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Adam Sweet
Sweet Music Studio, 56 Lincoln Ave, South Hadley MA, 01075
Instruments: Guitar, Mandolin, Musicology, Recording, Viola, Violin, Voice, World Music
Styles: Folk - Country - Bluegrass, World, Other
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience: 28 years
Rate: $60 / hr
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Personal Statement
 
For 30 years, I have studied 18th and 19th century secular dance music and song of Europe and the UK.  As a musicologist and historian, I am very interested in how these styles of music influenced American music and American culture.  I use this as a basis for The Sweet Method, which is what I call the pedagogy I use to teach students.  
 
Education / Training
 
I have a BA in Ethnomusicology and certifications in violin and performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music and Hampshire College.  I graduated in 1985 and opened the Sweet Music Studio in 1986.  
Adam R Sweet is a musician, educator and scholar.  He teaches fiddle and mandolin, is an expert in traditional wedding music, studies and teaches Americana, Celtic and Klezmer music, and enjoys playing for Irish Dancing.

Qualifications, Certificates and Associations:
Certification: Violin; New England Conservatory of Music 1980
Certification: Ensembles; Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music 1980
BA, Ethnomusicology, Hampshire College 1985
Music Teacher Certification: American Federation of Music Teachers 1986-2014
Music Teacher Certification: American String Teacher Association 1986-2014
Member: American Federation of Musicians 1986-2014
Member: Boston Bluegrass Union 1990-2014
 


 

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