YouTube Channel Update: all instruction videos will be uploaded to Sweet Music Studio's YouTube Channel going forward. Click here to subscribe!

COVID19 UPDATE: Hampshire County Covid19 level is "medium/yellow", whereas the rest of the state is "high/red". Check The CDC Website. I'm being overtly cautious and restricting in person lessons. Watch this space for updates. If you had previously scheduled an in person lesson with me, please contact me directly to verify that the lesson slot is still available! Otherwise, assume lessons are online until further notice.

SUMMER SCHEDULE: I am accepting online students for the summer semester. Summer officially starts June 15, 2022 and ends September 3, 2022. Summer hours are different than school hours. I am teaching Monday through Wednesday, 11am till 5pm. The following blocks are currently open as I post this (5/16/22):

Mondays:
1-2pm
2-3pm
3-4pm

Tuesdays:
1-2pm
2-3pm

Wednesdays:
1-2pm
2-3pm
3-4pm

Greetings and thank you for visiting my website.

I am a classically trained musician with certificates in violin, performance and chamber music coaching from the New England Conservatory of Music, the Conservatory at Rivers and Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. I have a BA in Liberal Arts from Hampshire College, where I majored in Music and minored in Photography, with coursework in Jazz from UMass Amherst, Musicology and Composition from Amherst College, Theory from Mt Holyoke, violin and performance from Smith College. For more information about my music background, click here.

I offer private lessons on mandolin, mandola, mandocello, octave mandolin, tenor banjo, guitar, Irish bouzouki, violin, viola and fiddle and online workshops in Bluegrass, Celtic, Klezmer and Classical music genres.

Please visit and subscribe to my YouTube channel, as I regularly post lessons, workshops and product reviews! YouTube.com/c/AdamSweet

Balkan Dance: I have been working on a new website about Balkan Dance, with examples of the typical dance forms, videos, recordings and much more. Check it out