Guitar and Banjo Lessons


Nick Dauphinais – Banjo, Guitar, and Mandolin

Beginning at a young age, Nicholas Dauphinais began his musical journey both in the bluegrass, and classical world. First picking up the mandolin, and then the guitar, he joined his father’s bluegrass band by the age of seven where they performed all over New England. Eventually, Nick would go on to study classical and jazz trombone, studying with greats such as Max Culpepper, Nic Orovich, Ron Barron, and many others. After studying classically, he refocused on his bluegrass studies and moved to Asheville, NC where he has performed and recorded with the Larry Stephenson Band, Grammy award-winning Jim Lauderdale, Grammy award-winning Bobby Hicks, Roland White, the Mountain Faith Band, the Dauphinais Brothers, and many local bands as well. >>MORE


Josh Goforth – Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, and Banjo

Josh Goforth, fiddle and banjo lessonsJosh is an award-winning Master Fiddler whose passion is encouraging a love of traditional music through teaching fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass and banjo lessons. Goforth is already much in demand as a music teacher and performs full time as well. He has performed all over the world and received a Grammy nomination in a collaboration with David Holt. One of his goals is to increase youth interest in traditional music. >>MORE


Jerry Sutton – Guitar, Banjo, and Ukulele

Jerry Sutton brings to AFTA a life-time of playing experience and uniquely personal teaching style for students of the 6-string guitar and the 5-string banjo. Family and friends alike cite him as an important musical mentor. He can be heard on recordings with his father, Grover Sutton, with the Hominy Valley String Band and the Pisgah Pickers, as well as with his son Bryan on Sugar Hill Records. >>MORE


Tim McWilliams – Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, and Ukulele

Tim McWilliams is an accomplished musician embodying the diverse roots music traditions of Western North Carolina.  Upon receiving his M.A. in Appalachian Music: Roots & Influences from Appalachian State University in 2014, Tim launched his professional music career with a three month cross-country tour.  Since then, he has performed full-time as the leader his group, The Tim McWilliams Band, as well as a solo artist. >>MORE


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