Folk Instrument Instruction

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Scott Sutherland offering Tenor Banjo lessons

Scott Sutherland – Mandolin, Tenor Banjo, Guitar, Bass, Hurdy Gurdy

Multi-instrumentalist Scott Sutherland brings his musical knowledge and enthusiasm to his lessons, offering a variety of methods of instruction based on the skill levels and interests of his students. Scott has been playing the mandolin since high-school and has used a variety of methods to learn the fundamentals of Celtic, Classical, and Bluegrass music.  Scott is able to teach Mandolin, Guitar, Tenor Banjo, Electric Bass, and more!

On the Tenor Banjo, Scott teaches the “Irish Banjo” tuning of G-D-A-E, which makes for an easy transition for mandolin players and bowed string players alike.

He enjoys incorporating modern music into his playing and is influenced by bands that blur the lines between traditional music and hard rock.  Scott is accepting new students for Mandolin lessons and Tenor Banjo lessons.

Scott loves playing music live and can be seen playing throughout New England. He has played with such artists as Erin’s Guild, Andrea Szirbik, The Brasen Hill Band, James Gilmore, and solo performances as an instrumentalist.

He is a full time employee at Ear Craft Music, working behind the scenes on the website as well as assisting customers on the floor. He enjoys playing acoustic and electric guitar, drums and percussion, mandolin,  and tenor banjo. He is also studying the Hurdy Gurdy, a medieval instrument often described as a “wheel fiddle.” He is a graduate from the University of New Hampshire where he studied History & Italian.