Peghead Nation FAQ

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Below are answers to common questions that we hear from our users and subscribers. You can also find information about our courses, subscriptions, and billing, and submit questions to us through our Peghead Nation Support page


What do I get with my subscription to a Course?

When you subscribe to a Course, you get access to all the online lessons currently on the Course’s home page. Lessons consist of streaming video lessons and in many cases downloadable sheet music or tab as well as MP3s. In many courses, there will be new lessons uploaded every month, and older lessons will remain online. As long as you are a member of the course you will have access to all the Course’s lessons. If you cancel your membership, you will not have access to the lessons. The videos are not downloadable, but the sheet music/tab and MP3s are.

How do I know if I'm choosing the right course for me?
There are a few ways for you to get a good idea about the level of a given course, the instructor's style, and what you can expect for future lessons.

  • Go to the String School Landing Page and click on any of the course titles and you'll land on the main page for each course. At the top of those main pages, you'll find a Course Overview video which includes clips from a few lessons in the course and some of the instructor's thoughts about what he or she has planned for future lessons and the overall arc of the course.
  • You'll also find descriptions of each of the lessons on the main course pages, which add more detail about techniques and songs taught in each course.
  • Having the right teacher can make all the difference in your learning experience, and we're happy to have this talented bunch of players and instructors on Peghead Nation You can learn more about all of our instructors by checking out their Peghead Nation Instructor pages. There, you'll find bios, videos, and links to their websites.

And you can always drop us a note at and we'll help you narrow down your choices!

I have a subscription to a Peghead Nation String School course. Can I add one or more courses?

Absolutely. You can add as many courses as you’d like, and after your first course, each one is half the price! So if you’re taking Advanced Flatpicking Guitar and you want to try your hand at Beginning Banjo, you’ll pay just $10 per month (or $100 per year) for the Beginning Banjo course. And you can add as many courses as you’d like.

There are three easy ways to add courses.

  • Go to your profile page and look for the "Add a Course" box on the right side of the page. Just choose the duration of your billing cycle (monthly or yearly), then choose the course you’d like to add and click the "Add Course" button.

From each Course page or Sample Lesson page, just click the “Enroll Now” button at the top of the page. You’ll be asked to verify the subscription term (monthly or yearly) and your credit card. Once you do that, your course will be added to the others in your account.

  • From the main Subscribe page. Choose the “Additional Course” option and follow the steps through checkout. You’ll be recognized as a Peghead with an existing subscription, and the pricing for your new course(s) will be adjusted accordingly.

And if you decide you want access to all of the Peghead Nation courses, you can change your current subscription to an All Access subscription following the directions below.

Can I change my current course to a different one?

Yes, you can. You are able to change courses two times per month per active course that you are enrolled in. To change courses, go to your account/profile page and click the “Change My Courses” link underneath the display of your existing course(s). From there, you’ll see buttons to either change or cancel your existing course(s). Your changes take effect immediately.

When you change from one course to another with the same subscription cycle (monthly or yearly), you won’t be billed until your original billing date. For example, if your subscription is billed to your credit card on the first of the month and you change from Beginning Guitar to Fingerstyle Guitar on the 15th of the month, you’ll still be billed on September 1st, but you’ll be billed for Fingerstyle Guitar.

How does billing work?

Billing for your course happens when you initially sign up for your course(s) and then happens automatically every 30 days for a monthly subscription or every 365 days for an annual subscription. Subscriptions are on an auto-renew basis and you can cancel at any time. Once you cancel (see below for instructions), the auto-renew billing is turned off, and your access to your course(s) will be turned off the day before your scheduled billing date. 

If the credit card on file fails for any of your payments, we'll alert you via email and with a notice on the site when you next log in. You'll have time to update your billing details before we suspend access to your course.

How do I cancel my course?

Go to your account/profile page and click the “Change My Courses” link underneath the display of your existing course(s). From there, you’ll see buttons to either change or cancel your existing course(s). Your cancellation will take place the day before your next auto-renewal date is scheduled.


When are you adding more lessons to my course?

We’ll be adding at lessons to many courses every month on Peghead Nation. Look for the new lessons, some of which will have multiple parts, to be posted on the first of the month. If you’re enrolled in a course, you’ll receive an email telling you that a new course has been uploaded.

I have a question or request for my Peghead Nation instructor. How can I get in touch?

You can send us an email at and we’ll forward it to the instructor. And most instructors have websites (with contact info) listed on their Instructor page.

I have a great idea for a course, instructor, lesson, or story for Peghead Nation. Who can I tell?

Send us an email at We look forward to getting your feedback on any aspect of the site. We are in the process of developing new courses, so we’ll be very interested to hear what you, as a subscriber, would like to see on Peghead Nation. We are also very interested in hearing what kinds of lessons you’d like to see from your instructor. We are recording lessons on an ongoing basis, so we should be able to respond fairly quickly to song requests, etc.


Where can I change my email address or password?

You can access your account details on your My Account page. You can always access this page from the red "Hi, NAME" button in the upper right of the website. From there, you can edit your email address, password, credit card on file. You can also change, add, or cancel courses from that page.

I’m having trouble logging in or getting access to my lessons. What do I do?

Please email us at or call (415) 448-7718 and we'll figure out what's wrong as soon as possible.


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Peghead Nation’s String School is your source for roots music instruction, bringing you full courses in guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, fiddle, and Dobro, featuring talented instructors, high-quality video instruction, accurate notation and tab, and fun songs to play right from the beginning. Enroll and become a Peghead today!