Yes, it’s true, you can take hurdy gurdy lessons, and I teach them.

Lessons can be online or in person. Tuition is $50 / hour.

I have over 20 years experience teaching private lessons and ensemble classes. I studied music theory, composition and performance at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music and I use this foundation to teach gurdy by enforcing good technique and practice habits. I believe that if you learn how to play correctly then you can play anything you want on the gurdy. It is an instrument that is not limited, it can be anything you want it to be.

If you do not read music, do not worry, I will teach you how. If you have never played an instrument before, do not worry, the gurdy is a good instrument to learn on. If you do not own a gurdy, don’t buy one from Etsy, please either email me or visit to read about the Luthiers that make quality instruments. If you can take lessons in person with me, I have instruments available to rent.

Just contact me and I can help you. If you need instrument advice, I can help you with that too.

Modes, Modes, Modes

Here’s a little lesson on Modes you can DOWNLOAD.

Modes are very useful in HG music as the drone is one of the key components of the sound. Creating music based off a firm understanding of modal architecture in music theory helps you quickly master improvisation and compositional types.

Hurdy Gurdy Workshop & Retreat

Another thing to be aware of is that there will be a Hurdy Gurdy Workshop and Retreat starting this Summer 2024 at Geneva Point Center on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough, New Hampshire from August 25-29th with Sergio Gonzalez and me. So, if you are interested in really learning intensively, contact me and I can get you signed up for it. You can read more about this Workshop and Retreat here. Our first retreat was Summer 2023 and we intend to repeat this event yearly.

Sheet Music

You can find a load of great music to play on, including all of my tunes that I’ve managed to write out so far. If you have any tune requests for me to write out or transcribe, I’m happy to do that.