Andy Hatfield

If you have seen Andy on his Youtube channel you will know that he is a master flatpicker. His playing combines precision, musicality and terrific arrangements with ease. He is working with Music Muse Academy to produce a series of bluegrass modules, starting with beginner phrases which you can use straight away in your playing.

What is unique about Music Muse Academy?

Music Muse Academy has a special engine which provides you with "musical flashcards".

By learning a vocabulary of musical phrases, you train your:

Fretboard knowledge
Theory knowledge
Rhythmic skills
and you acquire phrases you can use straight away

In addition Music Muse Academy remembers what you have practiced, so you can review your practice schedule and fine tune it.

More about Andy Hatfield

Andy Hatfield is a creative musician and teacher from Peoria, IL. He has taught music full-time in the Peoria area since 2003, and is well-regarded both as a teacher and player. Locally, Andy teaches all styles of music, including Rock, Blues, Country, Acoustic, Bluegrass, Jazz, etc. He plays and teaches both acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, banjo, and bass.

Nationally, Andy is known for winning three National Championships: The 2011 and the 2017 National Flatpicking Championship, and the 2013 National Mandolin Championship. He is one of only four people (and the second from Peoria) to win both those contests in the 45+ year history of the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, where the national contests are held each fall. Andy competed in many guitar contests around the country from 2010 – 2015, and placed in the top 3 in every contest he entered.

Andy is a 2001 graduate of Bradley University, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Music.
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Let's take a look at a few of the great features we have to help you make the most of your practice time.

Here is an overview of the academy, please check it out to see how it works.

Focus mode allows the user to really concentrate in on parts of an example. Learning a lick in chunks like this will really make it easier. Sometimes even learning a acouple of bars at a time is too much.

With focus mode you can learn the examples a bar, half a bar or even a beat at a time. Focus mode, like the rest of our site, works really well on mobile devices.

Record mode allows the user to record themselves on the website and listen back.

Recording yourself is a great way to improve quickly. When you play it is difficult to hear exactly you sound. With record mode you get immediate feedback and you can compare your playing with the example to ensure you are getting all of the subtleties.

Each musical style has it's own feel and attitude. Using Music Muse Academy you can really absorb details of a style quickly.

We have modules in many styles including blues, jazz, metal, rock and bluegrass.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes you can. "You can checkout any time you want, AND you can leave".

Our teachers are professionals who have a wide experience playing and teaching in the styles that they teach. It is important to us that the vocablulary you learn is authentic.

The feedback that we receive from our users is that with Music muse academy that practice is more enjoyable and more effective than other methods. This means you will learn faster than before.

Yes, we have material for all levels. You can search by level to find suitable lessons.

Currently we teach blues, jazz, rock, bluegrass and metal guitar.

Yes, many of our users use the site on their phone.

Making money is not our top priority, most of the subscription fee price goes straight back into the pockets of the artists who create the lessons.