Music Lessons on Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Uke and Lute. Ages 9 to 90 are most welcome!

Guitar:
Beginning guitar and guitar fundamentals on acoustic or electric
Finger styles, beginners to advanced
Classical, novice to advanced
Fretboard theory
Notation (including notes, tablature, and chord/charts)

Banjo:
5 String
Clawhammer / Frailing
Bluegrass/Melodic three finger style
Classical
4 String
Tenor in traditional tuning
Tenor in Irish or celtic tuning
Plectrum in C or Chicago tuning
6 and 7 string banjo

Mandolin:
beginners to advanced
celti
bluegrass
classical

Uke: Chords, strums, and melody for the contemporary player

Music Theory and Composition: juice up your instrumental and song writing skills!

Friendly, Fun, Supportive, environment . Lessons are tailored to your interests and needs.
Located in Downtown Greenfield. Free Parking.
Lesson times Monday-Thursday, check the website for available times.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Music lessons in Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Uke, Theory, Composition

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • BM Guitar Performance, MM Music Composition

Serviced Areas

  • Western Massachusetts

Payment Options

  • Money Orders, PayPal, Cash Only, Personal Checks

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Michael Nix, NixWorks
  City Greenfield , MA
  Zip Code 01302
  Address PO Box 400
  Phone Number (413) 772-0328

Business Representative

Michael Nix, NixWorks

Michael Nix performs on the seven string Banjar, an instrument he has designed, which combines elements of the five string banjo and the classical guitar. The Banjar's seven high tension nylon strings sound somewhat like a cross between the banjo and guitar or lute.

Combining lyrical expression with an insatiable musical curiosity Nix has forged an intriguing performance style incorporating various styles and textures drawn from classical guitar and banjo, jazz, blues, folk. His repertoire includes original compositions, jazz, ragtime, Irish and American popular songs from the 1800's, and folk songs.

As a soloist, Nix has performed on guitar, lute, banjo and mandolin, throughout the United States and Asia, and he performs with the Pioneer Consort, a trio playing "World Chamber Music" . For 17 years he played with the folk and bluegrass duo "Whole Wheat". He has composed solo music, songs, chamber music, symphonic works, electronic music, and opera. His work uses traditional classical techniques, with influences from electronic music, folk, jazz and world music. His music has been heard on NPR's "Weekend Edition", and on WGBH's "Morning Pro Musica".

He has five CD recordings including "Barton Cove" for solo banjar, and "World View" and "Noel" with the Pioneer Consort which feature the banjar.

“Wonderfully warm and inspiring”--Ruth Ehrenberg, Tuesday Morning Music, Springfield, MA "... breathtakingly beautiful to hear." --Peter Mix, "Acoustic Musician" Magazine.