Carl Jones

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About Me

Carl jones is an American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born in Macon, Georgia. He presently lives in Galax, Virginia and is widely respected for his instrumental talents and original songs about the joys and tribulations of life in the south. Carl’s songs have been recorded by The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Kate Campbell, Rickie Simpkins w/ Tony Rice, and others. His song Last Time On The Road was on the grammy award winning album Unleashed by The Nashville Bluegrass Band. He played mandolin with Norman and Nancy Blake as part of the Rising Fawn String Ensemble and currently tours with his wife, fiddler Erynn Marshall and they have just released a new recording entitled Old Tin. For more info please visit

Teaching Style

I tailor every lesson to each student's needs and present the information in a fun and accessible manner. Some students learn best by ear, others work well with music, tab or chord charts which I can provide. I am happy to help students who have a preference of how they want to learn. I do encourage everyone to embrace some music theory along the way as this helps students to learn their instrument better and faster. Knowing the basics of theory also makes it easier to improvise or pick up tunes on the fly in jams. Feel free to contact Carl anytime with questions about lessons.

Available By

  • Zoom
  • FaceTime
  • Facebook Messenger
  • Skype

Payments Accepted

  • PayPal

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Your instrument and a recording device is recommended (some lesson platforms do record as well)

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