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I teach all levels of students from beginners to advanced. My classes focus on building repertoire, improvisation, tone and technique in the idioms of Bluegrass, Americana, Country and Roots music. The goals of my lessons are for the student to have playable repertoire to expand on and find their own voice to jam with others and stay inspired about music. Private lessons can be expanded to group ensembles for friends who want to learn to play and jam together.
I teach workshops on bluegrass rhythm and lead guitar among other topics. I’ve taught workshops at festivals including Old Settler’s Music Festival in Austin, TX, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Oak Hill, NY and more.
I’ve taught classes at numerous camps including the California Bluegrass Association camp in Grass Valley, CA and the Big Sky Bluegrass Camp in Big Sky, MT. Topics i've taught range from rhythm and lead guitar to general music theory, harmony singing, and song and tune-writing.
"[Stash's] teaching is thoughtful and thorough, and structured, but always feels loose."
"[Stash] emphasizes creativity rather than rote learning which I found very helpful in thinking about my own approach to music"