Mandolin Lessons

The MMA Experience


Whether you aspire to play the Blues, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, or Gospel, Maryville’s dedicated mandolin instructors will help you become the musician you want to be. Our faculty will introduce you to the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, and incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons.  Watch this video to learn more about our mandolin lessons.

What’s the #1 reason to study the mandolin at the Academy?‍

Our mandolin instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with each individual or parent to craft a lesson plan that fits the student’s unique needs and favorite type of music. Whether you're playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the mandolin after many years, our teachers will share their love for the mandolin and help you set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.

The Maryville Music Academy is the number one mandolin lessons program in Maryville, Tennessee and Blount County.

What styles of mandolin do you teach?‍

We teach all styles, from rock, pop and jazz to country, blues, gospel,  and classical.

How qualified are Maryville Music Academy's instructors?

Our mandolin faculty have received their musical education from prestigious institutions worldwide as well as vast years of professional performance and teaching experience to your lessons.

What will I learn from mandolin lessons at the Academy?

Whether you want to learn the Blues, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, Gospel or Classical, our teachers are dedicated to helping you become the musician you want to be. They will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, and incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons.

Do I have to know how to read music?

‍No. Beginners are welcome!

 We offer a variety of mandolins appropriate for beginners, starting at just $60.00.

Are there mandolin recitals?‍

Absolutely! Every year our students have the opportunity to perform. Unlike most of our competitors, we do not charge students a fee to perform. And admission is free, so you can invite all of your family and friends.

At each recital, we give our students the red carpet treatment with photo opportunities in front of our academy repeating background and an actual red carpet runway.

Meet Our elite guitar instructors

Jordan Martin - Bachelor's Degree in Guitar Performance at Berklee College of Music. Over 12 years of experience in teaching students of all ages and all levels. 


Ready to start? You have nothing to lose. 

Sign-up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff seven days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.

Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson! 


$35/30 minutes or $70/60 minutes. 

Lessons are available six days a week and scheduled once a week. A one-time registration fee is $25 (due only at the time of registration).

Call 865-333-6726 or you can email us or Request more info.