Mason Via

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About Me

I have experience teaching private lessons (all ages) as well as teaching with the local JAM program (Junior Appalachian Musicians). I have been an instructor at the Fingerlakes Grassroots Culture Camp in Ithaca NY. I have interned in my local school system as an Elementary Music teacher (Grades K-5). I am a college graduate with a minor in Traditional Music, while at school I studied flat-picking guitar, jazz bass, music theory, music history, flatfooting, etc. I am an award winning singer, guitarist, mandolinist, and my band was the recent runner up winner of the Floydfest On-the-Rise competition. I have also completed a VA Folklife apprenticeship in songwriting.
I have experience in many different genres of music: funk, bluegrass, folk, rock, jam, blues, swing, jazz, country, pop, hip hop, gospel, etc.

I worked for 2 and a half years in the Warren Willson College Sound Lab as a Studio Engineer. I primarily use Studio One for all of my recording. I produced a number of EPs through working in the WWC sound lab and am currently producing a rising artist's album, Casey Noel.

Teaching Style

When you signup to take a lesson with me, we will embark on an educational journey together. I intend to help mentor you in your learning process in order to benefit your development.
I encourage my students to present to me what they wish to learn. We will base your curriculum off of a mixture of what you want to learn and what I feel that you need to learn. I will also provide each student with a slowed-down/summarized video at the end of each lesson.

Available By

  • Zoom
  • FaceTime
  • Facebook Messenger
  • Google Hangout
  • Skype
  • WhatsApp
  • Other

Other Platforms

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Payments Accepted

  • PayPal
  • Venmo

Some Supplies You Might Need

This varies depending on what class you are taking from me.


*TRAIN is a free service offered by the Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities, which receives no proceeds from instruction. Our mission is to connect artists directly with students, and all instructional arrangements and financial agreements are made exclusively between the artists and the students. The Virginia Folklife Program does not assume responsibility or liability for these arrangements.