Lessons & Workshops


Bill is well regarded as an outstanding teacher who generously shares his love of music with students of all ages. He teaches acoustic guitar, both fingerstyle and flat picking, and mandolin.

Bill works successfully with all levels of students -- from beginning students who are just starting out, to seasoned performers who are ready to add advanced techniques to their repertoire.

Bill teaches at Homestead Pickin' Parlor in Richfield, Minnesota. Contact Homestead to schedule private lessons: Just call 612) 861-3308 and they will be glad to help you. 

Homestead Pickin' Parlor 
6625 Penn Ave South 
Richfield, MN 55423 
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Bill is an also instructor at West Bank School of Music, located in St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information or to schedule lessons, please call 612-333-6651

West Bank School of Music
655 Fairview Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN 55104 
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Bill is called up to lead workshops and instructional jam sessions at festivals and music camps across the country. He can customize workshop topics to the level and musical theme of the event, including bluegrass, old-time, and Celtic.

As an instructional jam session leader, Bill welcomes players to beginning and intermediate sessions. He teaches basic chord progressions (one-four-five), helping the participants gain a feel for they way songs are structured. Students learn to anticipate chord changes and play back up, even on songs they haven't played before. Bill helps everyone build confidence before venturing out to jam on their own. 

Contact Bill Cagley directly to discuss your festival/music camp instructional needs:
Bill Cagley, bcagley@comcast.net651-636-9542