Here is where you can find Florida Folk Teachers!

North Florida

Daytona Beach

Jesse Sam Owens- 904.258.2246; flat-pick guitar.


Bill Perras- 386.734.9761; guitar- beginner, intermediate finger picked

Julian Lambertson, 386-801-6288,,, fiddle - Beginner - Advanced Traditional, Irish Fiddle, Beginner - Intermediate Old Time Fiddle


Art Crummer- 352.371.0942; Dobro & guitar, all levels

Tammy Murray- 352-
262-3218; banjo, fiddle, hammered dulcimer, lap dulcimer, mandolin, guitar, ukulele.

Lisa Martin- 352-371-3249 Celtic harp


Jerry Carris- 904.771.1374; swing guitar, flat-picking guitar- serious students only. Must be able to read music

David Milam Guitars United 904.268.0338 finger style guitar

Robin Plitt- Home- 904.733.5487 Cell- 904.486.0848 guitar all levels, specializing in finger style.

Lynn Wadley- 904.268.1771; Mountain dulcimer, beginner hammer dulcimer, beginner autoharp for singing


June & Gordon Scott 850-997-3453 hm; 850-386-7784 wk; 850-567-8026 cell, Gordon plays: banjo, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin, dobro. Jane plays: fiddle, piano, guitar, mandolin. They perform at old time dances as Greasy String Band and also perform bluegrass as Monroe St Band.


Carrie Hamby- 850.222.9693; ;  guitar, mandolin, bass, accordian, piano, voice.

Mary Z Cox-; Clawhammer banjo, mt. dulcimer (workshops, camps, festivals) See website for dates.

Steve Sternberg - 850-893-4219;;; Piano, saxophone, flute, harmonica

West Central Florida

Belleair Bluffs

Doris Sotirellis- 727.599.1427. ;Bass


Evelyn Janaro- 941.746.0269. Lap Dulcimer, beginner to advanced

John Botts- 941.929.9526;cell- 941-587-9916 All levels of guitar, piano, bass guitar, mandolin. Instruction in music theory, composition, songwriting, alternate guitar tunings, solo fingerstyle guitar. Ages 8 to ageless

Bradenton Beach

Scott Blum- 941.778.0392;  Drum Set, Congas, Bongos, Timbales, & Hand Percussion Instruments All Levels


Susan Boyer Haley- 727.669.9286;  beginner & intermed, lap dulcimer, guitar, psaltery

Bill Hansen- 727.599.1427. lead guitar, theory

Ft Myers / Lehigh Acres

Joyce Waltman- 239.369.7992; lap dulcimer all levels, beginning fiddle/violin, bowed psaltery

Gail Keel- 239.694.6123;  beginner concertina, beginner piano, beginner accordion


Richard Gilewitz- 352.860.2422 contact@richardgilewitz.com 6 & 12 string guitar, classical guitar, finger style, picking patterns,  composition & sight reading, standard & open tunings


Charley Groth- 727.585.5678; guitar, mandolin, piano, autoharp, Dobro, banjo, music theory, songwriting

Michael Godwin- 727.517.2165 Modern Music Workshops guitar- all levels-, gypsy jazz, blues, & Tony Rice style


Joe Reina-, 813-920-2651, , harmonica

New Port Richey

Spencer Whittington- 727.505.4190 Hammer Dulcimer All Levels

Palm Harbor

Elan Chalford- 727.938.1417; fiddle all levels

San Antonio

Rochelle Morris- 352.588.4803; Harmonizing


Ishmael Katz- 941.366.1423; ishguitar@yahoo.com guitar, mandolin, lap dulcimer, songwriting, basic harmonica, banjo, voice,
ukulele and bass

Elaine Silver- 941.954.4312; elaine@elainesilver.net clawhammer banjo all levels

Al Fuller- 941.918.8230,, guitar, any style, any level, harmonica any level, mandolin and banjo up to intermediate levels.

Tony Horowitz: 941-358-8249, Recorder, all levels; folk and classical

Spring Hill

Ken & Trisha Brooks-
352-610-4341; flat pick guitar, mandolin, fiddle, old-time banjo, Dobro, lap dulcimer, bass

St Petersburg

Charles Jones- 727.344.2926 (no email) guitar, Dobro, mandolin

Virginia Thompson- 727.576.0166 Thompson’s Music 321 A Southeast Blvd. Music Lessons and Classes Join the "Campfire Fiddlers” every Friday night at 7:30 p.m.


Cheryl Belanger- 813.920.5372; autoharp

Ray Belanger- 813.920.8773;  hammered dulcimer

Jeff Jones - 813-817-4970;;; Banjo(3 finger style), Mandolin, Guitar, Dobro, Fiddle, Bass

Kathie Aagaard- 813.234.0500 (no email) Fiddle


Richard Brobst- 941.408.9515 bluegrass, old time, fiddle tunes, folk, flat picking: beginners  through advanced.

Bud Buckley,-941-284-7779.  Acoustic Guitar, beginning harmonica & beginning voice, songwriting, music theory. All levels and ages. Folk, folk/rock, popular, classic pop/rock, beginning classical. Will adapt to every learning style.

Wesley Chapel

Lori Pegram – 812.994.7759 banjo

East Central Florida

Enterprise (near Deltona, Volusia County)

Katie Waller - 386-212-2428 I don't teach lessons but do enjoy teaching fiddle workshops: Beginning - Advanced and "How to 'Fiddlize' a Tune" and "Making Waltzes from Fiddle Tunes."


Richard Gilewitz,, 6 and 12 string guitar, classical guitar, finger style, composition, sight reading standard and opening tunings


Allen Eisenman-407.332.8921 beginner, intermediate fiddle, banjo, mandolin, all styles of bluegrass, & How to Play with a Band


Norman Rodham 518.334.1503 6 and 12 string guitar, all levels- children & adults- fingerstyle, blues & celtic back-up Celtic percussion- bodhran & bones

Robin Osgood 518.316.1256 Celtic & American old time fiddle, all levels- children and adults, Beginning folk cello


Tina Larkin- 352-787-3127 (no email) Celtic harp, authentic Irish fiddling. Hear her at

David Roberts- 352-787-3127; fiddling. Hear him at

Port St Lucie

Joette Giorgis - Port St Lucie - 772-905-8156;, classical and fingerstyle acoustic guitar; Suzuki Guitar for children age 4 and up,


Ruth Harnden-352-735-4907  Mountain Dulcimer Beginning-Intermediate. Also teach 4 equidistant strings

St Cloud

Bob Taylor- 407-369-9786 or cell  5 String Banjo, teaches solid Earl Scruggs Style picking. No frailing, No clawhammer and No old time, just solid Earl Scruggs style picking. Serious students only. If you want to learn the correct way to play the banjo Scruggs Style call Bob Taylor, The original Scruggs style banjo picker and founder of Groundspeed Bluegrass since 1994

Winter Garden

Dominic Gaudious - 407.656.9254;  Guitar, all styles all levels.

Winter Haven

Sally Anderson- 863.293.1510; hammered dulcimer

Winter Park

Sharon Hartmann- 407-325-7787 fiddle

Winter Springs

Stan Geberer- 407.644.5493; Harmonica

South Florida

Boca Raton

Lara Gallichio- 561.392.3396; vocal coaching, & voice performance, percussion

Bob Taylor- 407-369-9786 or cell 561-756-1442. 5 String Banjo, teaches solid Earl Scruggs Style picking. No frailing, No clawhammer and No old time, just solid Earl Scruggs style picking. Serious students only. If you want to learn the correct way to play the banjo Scruggs Style call Bob Taylor, The original Scruggs style banjo picker and founder of Groundspeed Bluegrass since 1994

Fort Lauderdale

Armando Zuppa at Penny Lane Music Emporium, Ft Lauderdale, specialize in folk instruments (guitar, banjo, mandolin, uke). Contact Armando Zuppa at Penny Lane Music Emporium:


Matthew Sabatella - Hollywood (South Florida). Teaching banjo - old-time styles including clawhammer and 2-finger. Phone 305-753-1850,,

Islamorada (in the Keys)

Dave Feder- 305.852.6331;; ; fingerstyle guitar


Vicki Silver- 561.746.1465;  beginner fiddle

David Jakubiak- 561.309.8616;  Guitar all styles- blues, bluegrass, flatpick, fingerpick, jazz & classical Banjo- 5 string- Scruggs, melodic, Don Reno. & others Mandolin, various styles Instructional CDs for sale & lessons emphasize theory & chord construction

Pamela Davis- 561.512.9583; Voice Lessons Vocal Coaching, Electric & Acoustic Guitar Lessons, Piano/Keyboards Lessons, Bass Guitar Lessons, Songwriting / Composition, MIDI & Computer Technology, Ukulele Lessons, Mandolin Lessons, Celtic Bouzouki, Octave mandolin

Lake Worth

Tony Arcaro-;  561-585-7198 5-string, tenor & plectrum banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin, piano accordion


Deborah Chupp-, beginning hammered dulcimer

Pompano Beach

John Amon- 954.943.6047   autoharp, and piano accordion

West Palm Beach

Sandra Marchman-561.683.3563 or 346.3983; chromatic harp,(autoharp); beginner piano, voice

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