Matt Flinner Workshop

Mar 21 - Mar 21
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

317 Main Community Music Center

Yarmouth, Maine

Grammy-nominated mandolin player Matt Flinner will lead a workshop on the fundamentals of roots music composition.Due to the storm, we have moved the workshop with Matt Flinner to Thursday, March 21 from 7-9 pm. He will also be available for private lessons at 317 Main on March 20 and 21. Contact the Front Desk for more information and to register.


Nationally prominent multi-instrumentalist Matt Flinner returns to 317 Main on Thursday, March 21 to lead a hands-on workshop on the “Fundamentals of Instrumental Composition.” The workshop is geared toward players of all instruments.

Students will look at ways of writing tunes in a “roots” music style: bluegrass, fiddle tunes, old-time tunes, and new acoustic and/or jazz-related styles.

Matt will discuss what makes a good tune by looking at examples, examining common forms, exploring melodic development, and discussing how to create interesting textures.

Participants will also look at examples of works-in-progress or finished tunes brought in by fellow students.

Time permitting, students will write a tune together as a group.

The workshop is open to the public and will be held Thursday, March 21 from 7-9 pm at 317 Main in Yarmouth.

The cost is $25. Email the Front Desk at 317 Main to reserve your spot or call (207) 846-9559.


Matt Flinner is also available for private lessons on Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21 from 2 – 6 pm. Private lessons are $50 for a 45-minute lesson. Please contact the Front Desk for availabilities.