Chapel Hill Mandolin Lessons Private Lessons from a Professional


Charles Pettee learned his fresh approach to the traditional arts of flatpicking and folksinging growing up in Asheville, NC.  He is co-founder of Flying Fish recording artist The Shady Grove Band from Chapel Hill, NC, which has delighted audiences across the North America and Europe for over twenty-five years with their acclaimed “new-timey” bluegrass music.  His distinctive mandolin style, voice, and original compositions are an essential part of the group’s appeal and garner airplay in over twenty foreign countries, as well as satellite and web transmissions.  He has hosted workshops on both guitar and mandolin technique at some of the most prestigious music festivals in the US and Europe (including Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS, and MerleFest, Wilkesboro, NC), and his educational programs are in high demand for their ability to both engage and entertain a wide span of generations and cultural backgrounds.  Either solo, or with The Shady Grove Band, Charles Pettee & FolkPsalm,or Chuck and the WagginEars, he has performed over four thousand-five hundred shows in his years as a professional musician. He is currently at work on his 13th CD.