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Intro Exercise and Song Guides for Ukulele, Mandolin, Guitar, Violin and Viola


Intro Exercise and Song Guides are now available for the Ukulele, Mandolin, Guitar, Violin and Viola. These instruction and exercise guides were written for the newcomer. As such, all material for the plucked string instruments are presented in TAB format. These workbook have been in use in local Adult Ed classes, as well as in private lessons, […]

Harmonica Instruction & Exercise Guides


Hi. I recently finished revising “The Ten Hole Harmonica” instruction and exercise guide. This workbook has been in use for years in local Adult Ed classes, as well as in private lessons, to very good results. I also just completed the follow-up harmonica booklet, named “The Advanced Ten Hole Harmonica”. This latest guide builds on […]

New Concord Community Ed Course


I’ve recently begun delivery of an 8 lesson course for Concord Community Education dealing with the subject of harmony in music. The course addresses all of the basic facets of this subject, from scale degrees through intervals, chord definitions and construction, chords and scales, chord progressions, voicings and tensions. Student response has been enthusiastic. I […]

Concord Community Education Courses


Hi. I”ll be teaching a number of courses via our local Concord Community Education Organization throughout the coming school year. Each course will run for 8 weeks. The September courses consist of: How To Read Music, An Introduction to Finale Music Notation Software and Intro to the Electric Bass Guitar. The January, 2016 courses consist […]

Angie’s List Presence


I’m now part of the Business Center at Angie’s List. I’m listed as Mel Epstein/Epstein Music Instruction & Publication Services based in Ctr. Barnstead, NH. If you are already a member, just log in as usual, enter the main category of “Music Instruction” and any of the following keywords to locate me there. music teacher […]

New Song Samples Added


Sample songs for all versions of the Discovery songbook are now available at the site! Each sample consists of music performed on the instrument for which the book is arranged. This includes guitar, piano, mandolin, violin and banjo. Each sample provides a full run through each of the songs in the book. These recordings will […]