Bill Hussey is a Salida resident with a passion for music and education. Bill is classically trained on the violin and a self-taught guitarist, mandolinist, and bassist all of which have been nourished by the vibrant musical community of the upper Arkansas Valley. Bill’s musical interests as well as his styles of teaching and performing include classical, folk (Irish, old time, bluegrass, and country), jazz, and rock. Bill has studied music education under his parents Kevin and Michelle and his sister Kate, all of which are multi-instrumentalists and public school music educators. Bill is currently studying music education under master violinist and 20+ year veteran music teacher Coleman Smith.
Coletrain Kids Clinic – 12 & Under
Course Description: This Coletrain Kids Music Clinic led by Bill Hussey will focus on string instruments including ukulele, guitar, mandolin, and fiddle, however if students are in private lessons on another string instrument these are welcomed as well. Students will learn strumming and bowing techniques, how to keep rhythm (we will provide some percussion instruments), how to perform and play well with others, and will also learn popular sing-along campfire songs.
What to bring:
- Instrument – if your child plans on using their own string instrument (we also have instruments available to rent if this is needed)