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Mark Goldenberg is a guitarist who has played on records for numerous artists, including Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Eels, Natalie Imbruglia, Chris Isaak, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Peter Frampton, and, yes, William Shatner. He played lead guitar for Jackson Browne from 1994 to 2010. Mark teaches the Guitar Chord Theory course.
Tony McManus is recognized throughout the world as one of the leading guitarists in Celtic music, adept at both fingerstyle and flatpicking, as well as a myriad of styles, including classical and baroque music played on the steel-string guitar. Tony teaches the Celtic Guitar course on Peghead Nation.
Grammy-winning guitarist Scott Nygaard is one of the most inventive and original flatpicking guitarists in the bluegrass/acoustic music scene. In addition to being a co-founder and the editor of Peghead Nation, Scott teaches the Advanced Flatpicking Guitar, Roots and Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar, and Weekly Guitar Workout courses.
With his gorgeous tone, dead-on intonation, and unrelenting musical creativity, Mike Witcher is one of the best resonator guitar players in the world. At Peghead Nation, he can get you started on the resophonic guitar in Beginning Dobro and/or help you take your playing to the next level in Dobro Workshop.
Marcy Marxer is a multi-instrumentalist, studio musician, performer, songwriter, and producer with 30 years of experience and a shelf of impressive awards. She's also a tireless ambassador for her beloved ukulele. She'll get you started with the mighty dancing flea in her Peghead Nation Ukulele course.
Sharon Gilchrist has performed and/or recorded with Darol Anger, Peter Rowan and Tony Rice Quartet, Uncle Earl, and many other luminaries in the acoustic music scene, on both mandolin and upright bass. She'll get you started out right in our Beginning Mandolin course and keep you going in Intermediate Bluegrass Mandolin.
John Reischman is one of the premier mandolinists of his generation, a master instrumentalist capable of swinging between re-inventions of traditional old-time tunes, deconstructions of the bluegrass repertoire, and compelling original tunes. John teaches some of his favorite tunes in his Melodic Mandolin Tunes course.
Known for his exemplary tone, technique, and taste, Berklee College of Music mandolin instructor Joe K. Walsh is emerging as one of the best mandolinists of his generation. At Peghead Nation, he explores the entire gamut of contemporary mandolin music and technique in The Advancing Mandolinist and teaches some great bluegrass jam session tunes in Bluegrass Mandolin Jam Favorites.
Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and genre-bending artists in contemporary roots music, Danny Barnes’ musical interests are varied and adventurous. Here at Peghead Nation, he reveals his unique and systematic approach to the banjo in his course The Banjo According to Danny Barnes.
Bill Evans is an internationally recognized five-string banjo life force. As a performer, teacher, writer, and composer, he brings a deep knowledge, intense virtuosity, and contagious passion to all things banjo. Here at Peghead Nation, you can get started on the banjo in his Beginning Banjo course or hone your bluegrass chops in Bluegrass Banjo - or both!
Preternaturally adept at old-time, bluegrass, Celtic, and a host of international fiddle styles, Brittany Haas is one of the most influential fiddlers of her generation. In Peghead Nation's Fiddle Styles Workshop, Brittany hosts some of the best fiddlers on the planet as they demonstrate their individual styles with cool and unusual tunes.
Bluegrass, old-time, and swing fiddler Chad Manning plays with the David Grisman Sextet, the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, and Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands. An avid instructor, having taught hundreds of young fiddlers in the fiddle studio he shares with his wife, Chad shares his secrets in Peghead Nation's Bluegrass Fiddle, Beginning/Intermediate Fiddle, and Theory for Mandolin and Fiddle courses.
Bruce Molsky is "one of America's premier fiddling talents" (Mother Jones) and a two-time Grammy nominee. The first permanent visiting professor in Berklee College of Music's American Roots Program, Bruce is the go-to guy for the next generation of fiddlers. He teaches the Old-Time Fiddle and Wade Ward-Style Banjo courses here at Peghead Nation.
Martin Hayes’ assessment of Dale Russ as “one of the greatest fiddlers I know in Irish traditional music” is shared by all who hear him. Dale has been playing Irish fiddle since his move in 1973 from his native Connecticut to Washington State, where he is now regarded as “the shining jewel of Northwest fiddle players.” He teaches Peghead Nation's Irish Fiddle course.
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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!