Mandolin 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

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