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Marcel Square

Marcel Ardans

Big Bad Billy Goat

Marcel is a guitarist and teacher best known for his YouTube channel, Lessons With Marcel. The channel was created to help grow the online community and bring bluegrass guitar instruction to folks who needed more accessibility. Most recently Marcel has taught at the Blue Ridge Guitar Camp with Bryan Sutton, Chris Eldridge, Courney Hartman, Jake Eddy and Matt Munisteri.

Mickey is a phenomenal guitarist and mandolinist in Florida. He’s written articles and arrangements for Bluegrass Unlimited and Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. He’s a Suncoast Emmy Award winner and regularly hosts interviews for the LWM YouTube channel. Mickey brings a unique perspective to the team with new and innovative ways to talk about music, he’s taught for many years and has extensive experience in the bluegrass scene. 

Hayes has a Master’s in Contemporary Improvisation, toured internationally and his solo recordings reached the number one spot on the Local Spins Hot Top 5. Hayes runs a popular YouTube channel, is often featured in content with Marcel and spent time as an instructor at the famous Kaufman Kamp. He has a unique perspective as a touring artist and as a teacher for the bluegrass community.


Andy Hatfield


Andy is a guitarist and mandolinist, and he happens to be one of four people to win at the Winfield National Championship for Guitar and Mandolin. In total, he’s won three times. He’s been an instructor at Steve Kaufman’s Kamp and spent time teaching at other festivals and camps in the U.S. and internationally. Andy is an excellent instructor that’s been teaching for over 20 years so he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to lessons. 

Roger Ferguson

Bainbridge Music

Roger is a multi-instrumentalist with a lifetime of experience. Between earning a National Flatpicking Guitar Champion title, teaching at Olympic Community College, instructing at multiple camps and featuring in publications like Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, Roger still found time to tour nationally. He opened for artists like Doc Watson, Merle Haggard and Emmylou Harris. His experience and patience allows him to be strong, focused instructor.

Ryan has a Bachelor of Arts in Music in Guitar Performance, is a multi-instrumentalist and studied with Grammy nominated flatpicker Russ Barenberg. His popular YouTube channel, Music with Ryan, hosts a massive library of guitar lessons filled with great instruction. His experience in performance gives him an edge in teaching applicable concepts for all levels.

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