Private Music Lessons

in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse
504 Garfield St., Avoca, Nebraska

Sneak peek into music lessons in The Old Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska.

(Videography by Django)

Teaching hours are from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturdays. If you have questions or would like to set up a specific lesson time call 402-275-3221 or send an email to g-s@greenblattandseay.com.

Private Lessons with Deborah Greenblatt

Deborah Greenblatt is a classically trained, professional musician who is equally at home performing on violin or viola in a symphony orchestra as she is fiddling up a storm playing tunes from a multitude of cultures and periods. Debby has been teaching privately for over 45 years and offers 60 minute lessons for $30 or 30 minute lessons for $20. In addition to classical violin, viola, and fiddle she also teaches recorders (soprano, alto, tenor, bass, and sopranino), acoustic guitar, mandolin, beginning banjo, baritone uke, hammered dulcimer, nyckelharpa, etc. Debby believes that one is never too young or too old to start an instrument as long as there is a desire to play.

Read what folks have to say about Debby’s teaching.

Private Lessons with David Seay

David Seay is mostly self-taught and has been teaching private music lessons for over 35 years. He offers 45 minute sessions for $25. Regular lessons are available for acoustic guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, beginning electric guitar, bass guitar, diatonic 10 hole harmonica, and pennywhistle. Introductory sessions are available for mountain dulcimer, upright string bass, bowed musical saw, bugle, didgeridoo, 3 hole English tabor pipe, and low D pennywhistle.

Read what folks have to say about David’s teaching.

Meet the Instruments

If you’re not sure what instrument you want to learn to play, then consider scheduling an exploratory encounter session. This gives Debby & David a chance to let you play several instruments, to see which one appeals to you the most.

If you already know which instrument you want to learn, but you don’t have one yet, then a session with us before you buy could help make you a smarter shopper.

Quotes about Debby...

“..both these guys, and obviously many others, owe a lot to you for their music education and upbeat approach to a creative musical life. You’re a major block in their foundations as productive citizens.”
...Happy parent of college students

“I marvel at the excellent quality of instruction I received from you as a child and am so thankful for the solid foundation.”
..Former student

“I just love my daughter taking lessons from you! It’s too fun!!”
..Proud parent of high school viola student

“I would like to express my appreciation to you. I learned more in our 45 minute lesson than any teacher I have ever had.”
...Happy adult violin student

“One reason I enjoy the drive to Avoca is to see my son relax in your presence and have fun while learning. The other reason I think it’s worth the drive to your school house, by the way, is that I can see you know what you are doing!”
..Mother of violin student

“Thank you for instilling in me the love of the violin, the love of practicing and the many music challenges you introduced me to.”
..Adult student

Quotes about David...

“You’re the best teacher I ever had! I hope you are still teaching whenever I have kids who are old enough to take lessons.”
..Teenage acoustic guitar/songwriter student

“I love your energy and how you have contributed to my music and performance education.”
..Adult guitar/mandolin/banjo student

“Thanks a lot for all your help in my bass experience so far. I absolutely love it!”
..Young adult electric bass guitar student

“My wife told me about the lesson and how much fun it was to watch. It’s been great to see our son progress, and we both love the way you teach music to kids.”
..Parent of fourth grade harmonica student

“I want to thank you for being so nice. You are just a wonderful teacher and I learned so much from you!!!”
..Adult acoustic guitar student

“You are a wonderful instructor. Thank you for taking the time to share your love of music with others.”
..Mother of pre-teen electric guitar student

“I walked in your school one day with a harp. I never put it away, I blow to this day... 20 yrs later I still stand. Because of you two. Your family gave me a gift I’m grateful for. Thank-you!”
...Ex-student/current harmonica player

Old Avoca Schoolhouse

Map to Avoca, Nebraska

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