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Sharon Gilchrist has been teaching private mandolin lessons and instructing ensembles for twenty years. Her teaching approach is shaped by her own music education. A native Texan, Sharon grew up playing mandolin and upright bass completely by rote, performing at bluegrass festivals throughout the U.S. She later attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee earning a Bachelor's Degree in Mandolin Performance.

Sharon's playing style is primarily based in bluegrass and new acoustic music genres. Her teaching approach combines both her rural roots music experience with skills learned through formal training and education. In private mandolin lessons, she focuses primarily on technique, building repertoire, rhythmic accompaniment and improvisation skills. Sharon excels in breaking down and articulating fundamental technique and improvisation concepts, making them easily understood and applied. Much of her instruction is given by ear to develop aural skills needed for playing music outside the classical genre. Reading standard notation, transcribing and arranging skills are taught once the ear is developed and those skills can help to further one's musical development. All levels and all ages are welcome.

Sharon is available for private mandolin lessons in person and online via Skype. Ensemble instruction and band coaching are also available.



Sharon also offers the following four courses available for monthly subscription at www.pegheadnationcom: Beginning Mandolin, Intermediate Mandolin, Mandolin Fingerboard Method and Melodic Embellishment. 

ONE MONTH FREE TRIAL!!! Use the code: SharonLand to try out any of these four courses for FREE for one full month, anytime!


Keep your eyes out for more details on this very soon.... if you enjoyed Sharon's Zoom Workshop Series Jan-Apr of 2021, you are going to be pleased to know these follow-up workshops are happening SOON! Sharon will build on the material taught in her Melodic Embellishment zoom series and will be offering two other zoom workshops series this fall as well.

To schedule music instruction, contact Sharon at:

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