Instructor: Matt Brown

Matt Brown is the education coordinator at the Louisville Folk School. He has taught a GRAMMY-nominee how to play clawhammer banjo, played a square dance at Curtis Institute of Music, recorded with Tim O'Brien and Brittany Haas, performed on the Grand Ole Opry and at The Kennedy Center, and collaborated with Chess Records legend Barbara Carr. Matt has produced 10 albums including On Big Shoulders, an all-star tribute to the city of Chicago. He spent seven years in The Windy City teaching fiddle, banjo, and guitar at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Now he teaches online private lessons to students around the world. Matt's mentors include Bruce Molsky, Brad Leftwich, Paul Brown, Ginny Hawker, Tracy Schwarz, Rayna Gellert, Kirk Sutphin, and Bruce Greene. Matt is the author of the tablature book Thumb Lead Two-Finger Banjo. He loves teaching fiddle & banjo classes at Louisville Folk School!