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Where the Journey begins.


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Where the Journey begins.


Bishline Academy banjo teacher, Tom Russell plays a little clawhammer style banjo while Rob picks it out Scruggs style. Tom is available for banjo lessons in person or by Skype @ bishlineacademy@gmail.com

A music destination

The Bishline Acoustic Academy is dedicated to not only teaching you how to play an instrument,  but also how to enjoy playing and performing with others. 

Rob Bishline has over 35 years teaching experience in Tulsa and has assembled a talented staff of teachers specializing in acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele and bass.

Classes include group, private, and band workshops. The Acoustic Academy also hosts monthly jam workshops where you can enjoy the fruits of your labor by making music with others.

No matter your age, it's never too late or too early to enrich your life through making music!

 

 

Lessons

 

jam sessions

 

performances

 

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Classes


A class for every level of musical experience.

Classes


A class for every level of musical experience.

The Bishline Acoustic Academy has classes for every experience level in guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass and ukulele.

PRIVATE LESSONS-

Technique, theory, and learning to play your favorite songs are all part of your private lessons. We will also prepare you to be able to jam with others.  Private lessons include weekly,  30 minute, one on one lessons. 

GROUP CLASSES

Rob offers a one hour, weekly group banjo class for intermediate and advanced pickers. In this class you will learn improvisation, playing in different keys, back up and lead breaks with others.

 

 

Jam Sessions

The second Saturday of every month from 10a-12n we host a  jam session. This is a great place to play what you've been learning with other students.

Workshops and House concerts-

We do occasionally host workshops and house concerts. Follow us on facebook to be alerted to our upcoming events. facebook.com/bishlineacademy

Contact us today for more information or to schedule your lessons!

bishlineacademy@gmail.com

918 551 6419

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Teachers


Teachers


RICK WILLIAMS GUITAR, MANDOLIN, BANJO, BASS Rick is a legendary teacher in Tulsa. He has taught for over 27 years and publishes his own bluegrass instructional books. Rick is also an experienced repair specialist and an authorized Taylor and Ovation technician.

RICK WILLIAMS

GUITAR, MANDOLIN, BANJO, BASS

Rick is a legendary teacher in Tulsa. He has taught for over 27 years and publishes his own bluegrass instructional books. Rick is also an experienced repair specialist and an authorized Taylor and Ovation technician.

ROB BISHLINE BANJO, GUITAR Rob has been teaching since he was 17 years old. (that was a long time ago!) Rob is not only the builder of Bishline Banjos, he still finds time to teach advanced banjo and acoustic guitar.

ROB BISHLINE

BANJO, GUITAR

Rob has been teaching since he was 17 years old. (that was a long time ago!) Rob is not only the builder of Bishline Banjos, he still finds time to teach advanced banjo and acoustic guitar.

JOSH WESTBROOK GUITAR, UKULELE Josh is one of the most accomplished guitar players in Tulsa. He specializes in Jazz, Blues, Classical and Funk guitar and beginning thru advanced Ukulele. He is easy going and fun to learn from.

JOSH WESTBROOK

GUITAR, UKULELE

Josh is one of the most accomplished guitar players in Tulsa. He specializes in Jazz, Blues, Classical and Funk guitar and beginning thru advanced Ukulele. He is easy going and fun to learn from.

TERRY BRUNHOLTZ

BANJO

After studying banjo with Rob for several years and retiring from American Airlines, Terry is teaching beginning banjo. He's as love-able as he is talented!

JENNIFER PHILLIPS VOCAL INSTRUCTION Jenifer  attended American Musical and Dramatic Academy.. She has directed, choreographed, and music directed over 50 musical in Tulsa and Oklahoma City over the past 15 years. She was the music/ drama teacher at Monte Cassino middle school from 2006-2016 and moved to St Pius X this school year.  She has taught private vocal music for the past 22 years in Texas and Oklahoma. 

JENNIFER PHILLIPS

VOCAL INSTRUCTION

Jenifer  attended American Musical and Dramatic Academy.. She has directed, choreographed, and music directed over 50 musical in Tulsa and Oklahoma City over the past 15 years. She was the music/ drama teacher at Monte Cassino middle school from 2006-2016 and moved to St Pius X this school year. 
She has taught private vocal music for the past 22 years in Texas and Oklahoma. 

BARRETT LEWIS ELECTRIC, ACOUSTIC GUITAR Barrett is one of the top musicians in Tulsa live music. He is very in tune with current music styles and has been teaching  for years.. He is also the leader of the Barrett Lewis Band.

BARRETT LEWIS

ELECTRIC, ACOUSTIC GUITAR

Barrett is one of the top musicians in Tulsa live music. He is very in tune with current music styles and has been teaching  for years.. He is also the leader of the Barrett Lewis Band.

TOM RUSSELL CLAWHAMER, SCRUGSS BANJO Tom is a very talented banjo player that is proficient in bluegrass and clawhammer styles. Tom brings years of banjo experience and knowledge into every lesson.

TOM RUSSELL

CLAWHAMER, SCRUGSS BANJO

Tom is a very talented banjo player that is proficient in bluegrass and clawhammer styles. Tom brings years of banjo experience and knowledge into every lesson.

ROY HOOD DOBRO,GUITAR,BANJO,BASS Roy can do it all. A talented musician with an easy going approach to teaching. Roy has taught in Tulsa for years and is the bass player for the rear-view mirror band.

ROY HOOD

DOBRO,GUITAR,BANJO,BASS

Roy can do it all. A talented musician with an easy going approach to teaching. Roy has taught in Tulsa for years and is the bass player for the rear-view mirror band.

KAYLA BENDER FIDDLE/VIOLIN, BANJO Kayla is a super talented musician who has studied for 10 years with Tulsa's finest instructors. Her knowledge and teaching skills are beyond her years!

KAYLA BENDER

FIDDLE/VIOLIN, BANJO

Kayla is a super talented musician who has studied for 10 years with Tulsa's finest instructors. Her knowledge and teaching skills are beyond her years!

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Repair


Repair


Rick Williams has 27 years repairing all types of stringed instruments. He is the owner of Running Dogs Music and handles all repair at Bishline Acoustic Academy. Rick is an authorized Taylor Guitar technician but has worked on virtually every major brand of acoustic and electric guitars.  He also specializes in Mandolin, Banjo, Bass and Ukulele repair. Call Rick directly for more information or to inquire about a repair.

918-630-6264.