Mike Compton to offer video lessons online

In addition to the material he has and will contribute to the bluegrasscollege.org site we referenced yesterday, Mike Compton will soon begin offering private, individual mandolin lessons online using chat software. A prospective student will need a high speed internet connection, a web cam of at least average quality, and the ability to record audio. Mike will initially accept about 24 students, each signing up for a 30 minute cyberlesson, for a fee of $1/minute ($30 for a half hour). Once he determines the level of interest and workability of this teaching format, he will consider accepting some students for longer lesson times.

Mike’s specialty is Monroe-style mandolin, and traditional mandolin styles in general. He has more details and an email link to sign up on his web site, where he also shares these comments:

“It is important to note that, although we will be able to swap information and see/hear each other play, we will not be able to play together in real time. There is a delay between the two parties that will prohibit this facility.

I am looking forward to getting underway and making the acquaintance of some more fans of the older style of bluegrass mandolin. We may even work on oldtime and country blues, providing I do my homework here! The well is deep. We might as well jump in and get our feet wet.”

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.