Lessons & Workshops
Bill Gregg has been teaching private music lessons for more than 40 years. He frequently presents workshops and group classes on these instruments (listed below) at festivals, libraries and schools. He teaches instrumental music (strings) at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts (TCFA link) and at his Harmonic Resources studio near the village of Trumansburg, NY in the Fingerlakes Region of upstate New York.
Through Harmonic Resources he offers instruction in in Guitar with an emphasis in the beginning on good technique, reading and music fundamentals. As the student progresses he or she can focus on a particular style or genre ranging from classical and jazz to blues and rock. Bill incorporates music theory training at every level. He is a specialist in alternative guitar tunings.
Bill's first instrument was piano. Although he originally studied classical music, he has extensive experience performing in popular styles from rock to ambient. He now offers rapid, intensive keyboard instruction in boogie, blues, rock & jazz. By focusing on good keyboard technique, coupled with a clear and simple approach to theory & harmony, students quickly become proficient at popular styles. Potential keyboard students need to know that this course requires considerable commitment.
He also teaches fiddle with a wide range of repertoire from old-time Appalachian styles to New England dance music, Irish, English country dance tunes, southern style hoedowns and beginning bluegrass. He has presented fiddle workshops in recent years at the New England Folk Festival in Mansfield, MA. (NEFFA link) and at the annual Fiddlers' Fair at the Genesee Country Village and Museum in Mumford, NY (GCV link) . He has had several students perform & lead workshops for young fiddlers at the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame and Museum in Osceola, NY (Hall of Fame link)
He offers instruction in clawhammer (or frailing) banjo, bluegrass fingerstyle and the rare two finger (actually finger & thumb) style, all on the five string banjo.
Bill also teaches four string jazz plectrum banjo and beginning through intermediate Irish tenor banjo.
For those interested in mandolin, Bill is an accomplished mandolin player, and is able to quickly develop students' skills on that instrument.
He also teaches the appalachian (also known as the lap or mountain) dulcimer in both strummed and fingerpicking styles.
Bill has forty years experience playing the autoharp and teaches on both chromatic and diatonic versions. He is frequently asked to conduct autoharp workshops at folk festivals. In 2012 he won the coveted Leonard Reid Award for the most popular stage performance at the Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering in Newport, PA. (MLAG link)
And last, but not least, if you want either a quick start on the ukulele or to dive into more advanced techniques, he offers instruction in this fascinating little instrument.
Private Lessons Fee Schedule
$130 monthly for four 30 minute lessons
$195 monthly for four 45 minute lessons.
$260 monthly for four 60 minute lessons
(Monthly fee due at the first lesson of each month. Make up times available for lessons missed due to illness as long as I am notified prior to the time of the lesson.)
There is a 10% discount for more than one student from the same household.
Lesson fees at the Trumansburg Conservatory are found at this link (TCFA link)