Adam Sweet in the studio
I teach violin, viola, mandolin, guitar, Irish bouzouki and electric bass online using Slack.  Slack is a messenger platform that works great.  All you need is a laptop, Google Chrome and a webcam.  I recommend you get a decent microphone separate from the one in your laptop, I like the Blue Snowball.  You can get it on

I have been teaching music since the 1980s.  I work with all ages, but most of my students are adults.  I teach all styles, specializing in celtic, bluegrass, klezmer and classical.

Students begin with an introduction to music theory including scales, arpeggios, basic chord theory for fretted instruments.  The first couple weeks I spend more time on posture and the instrument - how to hold it, hold the pick or bow, and how to get the best tone out of it.

Lessons are one hour a week.  For people on a tight budget, you can register for a morning class which has more flexibility.

I teach from 9am until 7pm, with a 2 hour break between 12pm - 2pm M-F.  So 9am-12pm, 2pm-7pm.

Check my calendar for a day/time slot that works best for you, then contact me to register for classes by filling out the form on the sidebar, or emailing

Elsewhere on this blog I've mentioned that I'm the President of Mandolin New England, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to providing free concerts and masterclasses on mandolin-family instruments.  Because of the COVID19, we are not performing anywhere in person, but we will be holding group classes for people that want to study classical music in an ensemble on Wednesday nights from 7pm on YouTube LIVE.  If this is something you would like to sign up for, the cost is $10 per hour.  Contact me and I will email you a link!

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