Do you want to learn how to play the Mandolin, or Fiddle/Violin, Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele? I teach online using Zoom! email for more info.

Here is a video of Tim Connell and I playing Minor Swing at a house concert in Eagle, Idaho 2015


Brief Bio

Mando stamp carved in wood by Becky Smith

Posted info from Mandolin lessons, handy charts and links

Pettine's Daily exercises to develope coordination between the hands. 
Chord formula chart
Links to other great sites - some with lesson material
"Chordmaps" Music Theory website well written, easy to understand basic theory 
Tabledit tunes search
Tabledit Tablature Editor - free viewer


I had the great honor of sitting in with the David Grisman Quintet in Boise, Idaho, September 2003 at the Egyptian Theatre.

The Cypress Swamp Stompers
The band we formed in 1974 based out of Houston, Texas

In the summer of 2001, 2002 and 2011, I toured with the "Women In The Round, On the Road". Click on the links below for photos.
Click on the limo to take the virtual tour of Women In The Round On The Road - 2002 tour Presented by Selia Qynn

"I can't help but wonder where I'm bound"
Here I am, whooping it up with David Blume, Ann Armstrong, Carolyn Hester, Selia Qynn. Lynn Langham, Linda Lowe, Aura Lee, and Carla Maywald. Waterstreet reunion, North Carolina, July 2001

Stickerville - Weiser Friends of the Fiddle