Paul Reed Smith and the Maryland Hall Take Annual Music School Online

Mike Lawson • News • July 8, 2020

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Last year, Paul Reed Smith of PRS Guitars teamed up with the Maryland Hall and several world-class musicians to offer a week-long Musician’s Clinic that culminated in a Teacher/Student Concert.

This year, Maryland Hall and Paul want to open up the program and offer the courses in a virtual setting allowing for a broader audience and safe learning environment. Paul and several distinguished musicians, including Dennis Chambers, YouTube guitar teaching experts Tim Pierce and Tyler Larson, session directors Gary Grainger and Greg Grainger, as well as some of Maryland’s best musicians, will be giving clinics and offering instruction. 

The four-day Virtual Program will take place August 10-13, 2020 and is open to musicians and enthusiasts of all ages around the world.  

The School’s theme is “Understanding Harmony, Melody, and Rhythm to Make You a Better Musician.” All sessions will be taught via live video stream and will include extensive interactive portions for students of all skillsets, ages, and instruments to engage with their teachers. Through a Master Class online environment, all attendees will be given real ways to view and experience music and improve their playing abilities. Master classes will include how to groove, beginner to advanced guitar, keyboards, vocals, drums, and bass.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for musicians to learn directly from these amazing teachers. Imagine learning how to groove from Dennis Chambers, or improving your technique with Tyler and Tim. That kind of input can help skyrocket your playing,” says Paul Reed Smith.

Tuition is $100 per person for all four days of all classes. Scholarships are available for Maryland based students through a grant from the Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians’ (AMFM) David Glaser Education Fund. For Scholarship information, contact the Maryland Hall Education Department at

To register, visit Maryland Hall.

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