News and Specials from Flatpik Central


March E-Blast

Flatpicking Hotline Newsletter

Celebrating 41 Years and Two Months Teaching and Touring!


 In This Exciting Issue:

  • New Live Group Lessons Begin April 3
    Read and Register HERE
  • Registration for Kamp Now Open - Info HERE
  • Steve's Upcoming Touring Schedule - Buffalo, NY, Maryville, TN and Norfolk, VA  - Upcoming summer - Alaska, Kansas, TN, WI, and more 
    Full Schedule HERE
  • Special of the Month - Learn to Flatpick Vol. 3 DVD
  • Special of the Week - Flatpicking Rags and Polkas - See it HERE
  • Africa 2017 - "Jamming in Africa" is our Theme.
    Read about it HERE - New Location!
                  Room still for One Couple........ It might be YOU!
  • Steve is looking for new places for the 2018 season- Stores, Associations, Private Individuals to host his Gold Award Winning Workshop and Concert Series - - Any Ideas?    
    Write to

All Good Stuff Here....... 

Read All About It - Take Your Time........



Classes with Steve in your own home...
Register Today for April Sessions

Beginning April 3
Live Group Flatpicking Lessons! 
Six Week Course - Meeting Once a Week.


Often students are nervous about starting classes but there is no need here. I do not open up your cameras.


You are all muted out unless there is a question or comment. So it really does feel like you are the only one in class. 

Let's get better at our instruments. Let's start today.

Find a class for you and register today.
Read more below. Register HERE
You will feel like you are the only one in the room.

Totally Live and Interactive Classes


April Sessions
Register for Beginner Intermediate Guitar Rhythm 102
Info and Registration HERE 
7PM till 8PM EST 
Start Date April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1 and 15

Register for Intermediate/ Early Advanced Guitar Rhythm 103
Info and Registration HERE 
8:15PM till 9:15PM EST 
Start Date April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1 and 15

Register for Upper Beginner Flatpicking Guitar Lead 102
Info and Registration HERE
7PM till 8PM EST 
Start Date April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2 and 16

Register for Beginner Intermediate Flatpicking Guitar Lead 103
Info and Registration HERE 
8:15PM till 9:15PM EST 
Start Date April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2 and 16

Register for Intermediate Flatpicking Guitar Lead 202
Info and Registration HERE 
7PM till 8PM EST 
Start Date April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3 and 17

Register for Intermediate and Advanced Intermediate Flatpicking Guitar Lead 203
Info and Registration HERE 
8:15PM till 9:15PM EST 
Start Date April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3 and 17

Register for Upper Intermediate Flatpicking Guitar Group 1
Info and Registration HERE 
7PM till 8PM EST 
Start Date April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4 and 18

Register for Upper Intermediate Flatpicking Guitar Group 2
Info and Registration HERE 
8:15PM till 9:15PM EST 
Start Date April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4 and 18  


Break for Kamp and the Summer
Sessions Resume September



Registration for Steve Kaufman's
Gold Award Winning Acoustic Kamps

Now Open

This is Your Time!


Over 50 Stellar Instructors

20 Amazing and Different Classes and Instruments Taught


Old Time and Traditional Week: June 11-17, 2017

Bluegrass Week: June 18-24, 2017


Kamp is located on the campus of Maryville College in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

17 miles south of Knoxville, TN


Come learn acoustic music from the best instructors in one of the
worlds prettiest locations. Register Today - You Are Ready!


Scholarships Available



See the Instructor Staff HERE

Folks are signing in to Kamp and that is so great to see.


During Old Time and Traditional Week, we are once again having our Wednesday Contra Dance. This was huge last year. This year Emily Abel from Asheville will call the dance. She is great and the band will once again be made up of our Top Shelf staff.


Lot's a great additions for 2017. Come check them out.


Call or write for your Free 2017 Kamp Brochure and make your plans to attend now!


Postage has gotten rediculus to mail them to Europe and Canada these days. Sorry but I don't set the rates and we all have to suffer.


Read about 2017 Kamp HERE

Register for 2017 Kamp HERE

See the new Online Brochure HERE

Look at the incredible line-up for 2017. It is aways stagering to see!


Write or call 865-982-3808




Steve's Upcoming Tour Schedule

All Workshops have a Concert to Follow

Open to the Public


Workshops are typically Friday Night from 7-9 and


Saturday from 9:30 AM till 3:30 PM

Concert to Follow - Public Invited



April 7-8 - Buffalo, NY- 4 Slots Left

2 Day Action Packed Hands On Gold Award Winning Flatpicking Workshop

Concert to Follow open to the Public

Contact Doug Yeomans at or call 716-604-6931


May 13 - Maryville, TN - Steve playing a small part at a Benefit Concert

Good Neighbors of Blount County is holding it's spring fundraiser on May 13th at River Oaks Community Church. Tickets available HERE


May 19-20 - Norfolk, VA

 Hosted by Amy Ferebee and the Saint Patrick Catholic School - Our Hosts. 2 Day Action Packed Hands On Gold Award Winning Flatpicking Workshop

Contact Amy Ferebee -


May 21 - Norfolk, VA 

 Steve's Upper Beginner and Intermediate Mandolin Workshop

Hosted by Amy Ferebee

Contact Amy Ferebee -

June - KAMP TIME - Register Today HERE


Special of the Month

Learn to Flatpick - DVD 3


Suggested Retail Price: $30.00

ON SALE - You Save $4.00!



Developing Speed and Style

90 minute DVD, includes music and tab
Level: Intermediate/Advanced


Move beyond the basics and get into the finer points of bluegrass flatpicking! You'll be jamming with the best of them once you've mastered the tunes and techniques on this final DVD in this series.


Steve Kaufman broadens your musical vocabulary by focusing on the essentials of good picking techniques. You'll learn to play six classic fiddle tunes - Liberty, Salt Creek, Blackberry Blossom, Clarinet Polka, Home Sweet Home and Ragtime Annie. Steve slows each one down, highlighting the tricky areas and then playing it up-to-speed so you'll hear how it should sound in performance.


You'll learn how to dress up your solos using slides, arpeggios, bends, accents and a variety of intros and endings. Detailed instruction in the intricacies of crosspicking will help give your playing more rhythmic appeal and style.


Steve devotes much-needed attention to one of the most challenging areas for intermediate players --how to build speed-- giving you invaluable advice on practicing, testing yourself and perfecting left and right-hand positions to help you accomplish your goals. 


Order Yours HERE


Special of the Week

Flatpicking the Rags and Polkas

Suggested Retail Price: $25.00

ON SALE - You Save $5.00!





Book with 2 CDs

Level: Intermediate/Advanced


This is a brilliant collection of ten favorites arranged for flatpicking guitar from top to bottom by three-time National Flatpicking Champion Steve Kaufman, with some tunes running 10 to 12 pages. These extensive and exciting arrangements are designed for the intermediate through advanced student who is looking for a real challenge. Performance of this type of tune will increase your awareness of concentration and build your stamina. Flatpickers generally play a two-part tune or AABB tune. These tunes are AA BB AA CC AA DD AA and possibly with an EE AA section. These electrifying arrangements will soon become favorites of yours and those around you through Steve's clear and precise arrangement notes and comprehensive text.

Table of Contents:
Understanding the Notes and Tablature System
CD References and Markers
Black and White Rag
Clarinet Polka
East Tennessee Rag
Jesse Polka
Lady's Fancy
The Lime Rock
Maple Leaf Rag
Temptation Rag
Tico Taco No Fuba
The Songs - Explanation of the Difficult Passages
Steve Kaufman's Discography
About the Author


Order Yours HERE



Single Song Lesson Downloads

Just Ten Bucks Each - Download and Keep Them


These are 8-10 minute instructional videos of single songs that YOU have asked for. Very popular songs at taught different levels. Each video includes a PDF of written material in Notes and Tab. And the best part is they are only $10 each.

Check them out and get that guitar and mandolin out and learn something new.


Special Note: It's time for me to record new lessons. Send me your "Want List" of songs and I will try to get them done for you. Send requests directly to me at 


Over 100 great lessons on line at


Click HERE for the short video explaining the lessons


Click HERE for the Lessons


Try A Freebie HERE



Steve Kaufman Fan Page - Like Us HERE or click on the FaceBook Button.

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Register for a Workshop Weekend near you.

Don't Sleep Through This Opportunity!


All registration info HERE




 Write Steve to see how easy it is to set up a

workshop and concert weekend in your area.


Help Bring Steve to Your Area


Send me a note and let me know if you or an acoustic music store or association in your area that might want to host our weekend and we'll take it from there.

write Steve directly at


Give a shout to see how you can bring

Steve and his roving award winning workshop and concert to your town.





Write me with any questions at

Put "Music Question" in the Subject line.

Stay in touch and we'll see you down the road somewhere.

The Type Tappin' Flat-Pickin' Editor


Steve Kaufman Enterprises, Inc

PO Box 1020

Alcoa TN 37701


865-982-3808 Voice and Fax