South Hadley, MA
" Violin, Viola, Mandolin, Guitar Lessons"
Services: Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Violin
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Adam R Sweet is a South Hadley, MA based violinist, composer, bandleader and string fanatic who has been described as a "magician" by Face the Music, and as a player presenting a "stellar classical sound with a fantastic skirling style, his bow flashing colors across the imagination landscape" by Celtic Crossings. He specializes in Americana, Celtic, Klezmer and Classical; new music, improvisational forms and acoustic folk bands, while playing in many different genres and musical situations around the city and beyond, from concert halls to garden parties, dances to weddings. Current projects include Eastern European music with the Klezmer Project, traditional Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French Canadian, Nova Scotian and New England Contra with the Celtic Project, and acoustic traditional and new domestic music such as bluegrass, acoustic country, blues, jazz, swing and western swing with the Americana Project.
Lincoln S. July 28, 2011
"I am taking Celtic guitar lessons with Adam Sweet. He has a wealth of knowledge as a musicologist and has been very helpful with getting me acquainted with this wonderful music. I'm also learning a great deal about the guitar and music theory. I've learned how to read music, play scales and have built a repertoire of tunes that I can now play with my friends. "
Renee T. July 28, 2011
"I am currently taking fiddle lessons over Skype with Mr Sweet. It is working very well. At first I was apprehensive because I wasn't sure I would be able to hear or understand over the internet, but I was pleasantly surprised!"
Rick K. July 28, 2011
"Mr Sweet is an excellent instructor. He is personable, an expert in his field, a great communicator and quite affordable. He is flexible, provides a good service to the community and is someone I have a lot of respect for."
Rowena C. July 21, 2011
"I have been taking fiddle lessons from Adam Sweet for over a year. In that time, he has taught me music theory, how to read music, and how to improvise. I now come to his monthly jam sessions and am comfortable playing melodies with my friends. I went to a bluegrass festival this summer and jammed with some other people, something I have wanted to do all my life! Adam is a great teacher and a good soul. Highly recommended!"
Bob L. July 21, 2011
"I am currently taking mandolin lessons from Adam. He is a fantastic teacher! I've played guitar for many years and have not had the same experience with any of my former guitar teachers. He takes extra time to help me, he invites me to jam sessions at his house, he's taught me how to pick and chord and jam with others. I'm happy to tell everyone I know about him."
Mark N. February 23, 2011
"Mr Sweet has taught all over the Pioneer Valley at such fine institutions as the Northampton Community Music Center and the Keene Institute of Music and Related Arts; as well as out of locations such as the Fretted Instrument Workshop, Downtown Sounds and Belchertown Music. Now he offers music lessons out of his studio in South Hadley.
I highly recommend his Mandolin Group!"