About Our Instructors

Nathan McAlister

Nathan McAlister has spent the last 25 years studying traditional fiddle and banjo styles and is on the leading edge of old-time square dance music in the Ozarks. He blends a repertory of traditional Ozark fiddle tunes with an energetic raw approach to southern American fiddle and banjo music. He currently teaches fiddle and banjo at the Acoustic Shoppe in Springfield, MO.

Wayne Massengale

Wayne Massengale was the Arkansas State Fiddle Champion at age 17, as well as a founding charter member of the Arkansas Fiddlers Convention and host to many fiddle contests. He has been a legendary fiddle player in the Branson show industry for 37 years including the Roy Clark, Country Tonite and has been with Grand Country since 2005.

Pete Howard

Coming soon.

Larry Sifford

Larry Sifford is a native to the Ozarks. He began playing banjo when he was 21. He performed on the Mississippi River Boats, Huck Finn & Becky Thatcher, playing Dixieland music. He played in several country music groups throughout the years and was a founding member of the Missouri Boatride Bluegrass Band. His instrument of choice is the upright bass.

Brett Dudenhoeffer

Brett Dudenhoeffer is an Alumni of Ozark Mountain Music and camp. He is proficient in fiddle and guitar. He has been playing the fiddle since he was 3 years old and has a flair for entertaining. He is the fiddle player for The Finley River Boys. He performs regularly throughout the Ozarks. He has been an instructor for Ozark Mountain Music camp since 2018.

Isaac McCutchens

Isaac McCutchens studied mandolin under the legendary Ozark musician, Sam Coffee and Bill Monroe at his camp in Nashville. He has played with several bands including the Mountain Bloomers, Greenland Station, Dogwood Canyon, and Southern Strings who has placed in the top 5 in the Youth in Bluegrass Competition at Silver Dollar City. He teaches mandolin lessons in and around Harrison, Arkansas.

Tony Hinkle

Tony Hinkle has over 30 years of experience in the music industry as an entertainer, event management and production. He has developed educational programs for mid-18th century and Civil War era music. He has toured with several area bands and plays at festivals in the 4-state area with his current band, the Flyin Buzzards. He is a utility player for Nashville recording artist Shawn Campbell. Tony serves on the Board for Ozark Mountain Music and Greater Ozarks Bluegrass Association.

Noah Smith

Noah Smith is a student at Bethel University in TN, where he is lead singer and guitar player for the Bethel Bluegrass Band. He is also a member of the Bethel Renaissance Quartet. He has been singing and playing piano for six years and recently won best male performer at Bethel University. He has experience leading worship and working with youth.

David Scrivner

David Scrivner is one of the Ozarks’ premiere fiddle players with more than 30 years of experience. His repertoire includes more than 400 fiddle tunes, focusing mainly on Missouri and Ozarks fiddling. The Missouri Folk Arts Program recognizes him as a Master Fiddler for its Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program.

Mike Micham

Mike Micham has been performing with his wife for over 30 years. He is proficient in guitar, fiddle, banjo as well as comedy and dance. His emphasis is folk and Irish music. His specialty at camp is teaching kids a love of music, stage presence and to have fun! He will also help to organize the final show at the end of camp.

Kim Lansford

Coming soon.

Sophia Wright

Sophia Wright is an Alumni of Ozark Mountain Music and camp. She is proficient in guitar and fiddle. She attends Bethel University in TN as a Music Business major and is a member of the Bethel Bluegrass Band. She is also the guitar player for Southern Strings Bluegrass Band. She has been playing Old Time and Bluegrass music around schoolhouses and venues in the Ozarks for 10 years. She has been an instructor for Ozark Mountain Music since 2018.

Amanda Murphy-Roberts

Amanda Murphy-Roberts is an Alumni of Ozark Mountain Music and camp. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from MSU and is currently working on a Master of Music Performance. She has played music much of her life, playing classical violin and fiddle music for 19 years. She has performed for “Play His Praises Orchestra” for 10 years, where she also teaches violin and music theory. She has been an instructor for Ozark Mountain Music Camp since 2011.

Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas is an Alumni of Ozark Mountain Music and camp. He holds a degree in violin Performance from Evangel University. Aside from playing with various musical groups, he teaches violin and fiddle lessons privately. He has been an instructor for Ozark Mountain Music camps since 2011.

Mike McAdoo

Mike McAdoo is an accomplished lead guitarist who has played in over 5,000 Branson Shows, performed with the Osmonds, Tony Orlando, the Texas Tenors & won “Best Lead Guitarist at the Branson Entertainment Awards 3 years in a row. He has been recorded on over 150 albums and has published three guitar instrumental and vocal CDs as well as several performance CDs of his own. He has been profiled in ‘Guitar Player, Wood & Steel & Peavey Monitor’ Magazines and is a Taylor Guitar & Ernie Ball strings endorser. He is married to his beautiful, long time wife, Kim and they have a grown daughter, Mikayla.

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Phone: 417-631-2442