Saturday, 18 June 2011

World's first online bluegrass academy off to a flying start

The ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass has had a massive response from around the world in its first week of full operation, with students registering from the USA, Canada, Scotland, India, Greece, Norway, England, Germany, Italy and Spain. The Academy's CEO and founder David Butler said:

The enthusiastic embrace of the Academy of Bluegrass online has been pure enjoyment. The students are jumping right in to the Video Exchanges and making new bluegrass friends from all over the world!

The Academy offers direct online instrumental tuition from some of the biggest names in bluegrass music: Tony Trischka (banjo), Bryan Sutton (guitar), Darol Anger (fiddle), Missy Raines (bass), and Mike Marshall (mandolin).

Hundreds of high-quality beginner, intermediate, and advanced video lessons are available for each instrument. Every student can send their teacher a recorded video of themselves practising, and receive a personal video response with individualised instruction from the teacher.

Full details are available at the Academy website. Read the Academy's latest e-newsletter here.