Sweet Music

Sweet Music

5.0 (6)
1 employee
36 years in business

About this pro

I have a BA in Music and certifications in violin and viola performance, chamber music coaching, music theory and composition from the New England Conservatory of Music, the Conservatory at Rivers, the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music and Hampshire College in Amherst.  I opened my studio in 1986 and have been teaching violin and fiddle, viola, mandolin and mandola, guitar, bass, Irish bouzouki and octave mandolin since.  I teach out of my home in Granby, MA and online.  Check out my YouTube channel and visit my website to get to know me better.

I have been teaching people how to play mandolin and violin since 1986, and I love it! Most of my students are adults although I have had some teenagers over the years, I prefer to work with adults and I have learned some special skills.

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Granby, MA 01033
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6 Reviews


  • Wendy Guo

    I came to Sweet Music initially to buy a mandolin, but after speaking with the owner I decided to sign up for lessons. That was 7 years ago. I've been taking lessons weekly ever since

  • Dr Jeff

    Mr. Sweet is good with adults like me. His skills and knowledge are appreciated

  • Will Melton

    I've studied mandolin with Adam Sweet for seven years, and I know him to be a truly committed musician and teacher. His sterling background of academic training and long record of performance in both classical and popular groups enables the student to easily cross boundaries of musical taste. He is a master of an orchestra of instruments-- mandolin, viola, fiddle, guitar, bouzouki--to name a few, and skilled in many musical genres including classical, celtic, bluegrass, klezmer, and others. He organizes ensembles of students to teach us group rehearsal and performance, His studio is within hailing distance of I-91 and the Mass. Pike, and his fees are fair. It's a good option if you are looking to take on a new instrument or to master your favorite.

  • Nancy Kida

    Adam is a skilled mandolin player and is well-versed in all genres of mandolin music. He has a vast knowledge of music and music history. Adam teaches you the proper hand position right from the beginning, unlike other mandolin teachers I've had. I have learned more in the 2 years that I have been with him than I had in the previous 8 years. If you are prepared to practice, you will definitely see improvement.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to discuss options over the internet or phone before we begin, to get to know you better and see how I can help

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a BA and Certificates from Hampshire College, the New England Conservatory of Music and coursework in Business and Marketing from the University of Westfield, UMass Amherst and Greenfield Community College  I taught ESL when I lived in China, and have a lot of experience working with clients online

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Lessons are by the hour generally 

How did you get started teaching?

My mother was a teacher as was my grandmother.  It's in my blood.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked primarily with adults, however I have had children over 9 years of age over the years

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I love weddings.  Recently, I planned a wedding for a young couple in Vermont.  It was sensational.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Be prepared to focus and do some every day

Lessons offered

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