Adam Sweet 117 Amherst St, none, Granby MA, 01033
Instruments:Ear Training, Ethnomusicology, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Business, Music Therapy, Musicology, Recording, Suzuki Method, Theory, Viola, Violin, World Music

Styles:Classical, Jazz, Folk – Country – Bluegrass, Rock – Alternative, Blues, World, Other
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:32 years
Rate:$65 / hr


Personal Statement

Hi! My names Adam Sweet. I play and teach mandolin and violin-family instruments (mandolin, mandola, mandocello, violin, viola). Im the founder of the South Hadley Mandolin Orchestra, co-founder of the traditional Irish duo Celticado, and the acoustic country and bluegrass trio The Americana Project. I have a BA in Ethnomusicology with a minor in Music Therapy from Hampshire College where I graduated in 1985. I opened my studio in 1986 and have been teaching adults (and some mature teenagers) how to play since.

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 began teaching private and group lessons in 1986.

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-present
Music Teacher Certification: American String Teacher Association 1986-present
Member: American Federation of Musicians 1986-present
Member: Boston Bluegrass Union 1990-present

Adam Sweet