News and Specials from Flatpik Central


This is with my 7-String SK Model Gallagher Guitar


November E-Blast

Flatpicking Hotline Newsletter

Celebrating 42 Years Teaching and Touring!
(Don't I get a Parking Place?)


 In This Exciting Issue:

  • Lost Emails: If you have emailed me about bookings or any other issue, Your Contact info and our correspondence is lost. Please get in touch with me at
  • Upcoming Trips - AZ, NC, VA, MO, VA, NY, then Kamp Time
  • New DVD - Bluegrass Guitar Licks-ercises HERE
  • February Online Classes - Beginner through Advanced
    Flatpicking Guitar - Beginning the Week of February 19

What's Happening....

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


Hi Friends Happy New Years and continued health through 2018.


I hope you never go through this but because we started using a new server for the new web site, all my past emails and contacts were wiped. 


So if in the past couple years we have been in contact about potential workshop and concert weekends, please get back in touch with me at and I hope this never happens to you.



Kamp 2018 Registration Now Open



Maryville, TN Maryville College

June 10-16 and June 17-23

Our 23rd Year


Register Today! It Only Takes a Moment.


Make Plans to Attend the most awarded Acoustic Kamp in the World.


Flatpicking, Bluegrass and Old-Time Banjo, Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddle, Bluegrass and Old-Time Mandolin, Hammered Dulcimer, Mountain Dulcimer, Ukulele, Reso Guitar, Bluegrass and Old-Time Vocals and Harmony, Fingerstyle, Ensemble Work and much more. Small classes and lots of personal attention.


All info HERE



Africa 2017 Photos Now Online


We had a wonderful trip to South Africa led by Kevin and Tricia Dooly out of Alb. NM

We left out of Atlanta and flew to Johannesburg and the journey began. The way I like to display my photo journal is to show the photos as they were taken through the day and at the day's end, I will show a sunset. Each day and evening was magnificent. The end of my online photos takes us to Victoria Falls. WOW!

You should plan on joining us next November for this trip of a lifetime.

Here are some of my favorites...

Just before he pushed the tree a twig....


Nobel Animal


Cheetah Catching a Drink with eyes ahead.


White or Wide Rhino


A Pair of Warthogs


Resting Cheetah after lunch


Enchanting Zebra


Lots of Lions - They are the King


Another Beautiful South African Sunset


Check out all the photos HERE

You will see the 2014, 2016 and 2017 photos at this link

Come with us next year - November 8-18
Jamming In Africa Photo Safari - Info HERE



Kaufman University Coming To You


Upcoming Tour Schedule

Tempe, AZ - January 26-27 - Flatpicking Workshop and Concert

Acoustic Vibes Music - 602-295-5946 or email


Burlington, NC - February 9-10 - Flatpicking Workshop and Concert
Lowe Vintage Instrument Co. Contact or call 336-524-6250


Virginia Beach, VA - March 1-3 - Cabin Fever - Stop by our booth.


Kansas City, MO - March 9-10 - Flatpicking Workshop and Concert
Bradford & Franzke Fret Shop - or call (816) 283-0400


Clifton Forge, VA - March 23-24 - Flatpicking Workshop and Concert

Contact or call 915-525-6317


Buffulo NY - April 6-7 - Flatpicking Workshop and Concert with Doug Yeomans

The Bakery - or call 716 604-6931 or 716 570-6520


Chesapeake VA - Flatpicking Workshop and Concert with Amy Ferebee or call 757-434-5385


All info found at


Then on to Kamp Time YEA!


Register for the Big 2018 Acustic Kamp Now at

June 10-16 and June 17-23

Old Time and Traditional Week and Bluegrass Week

Make This your Year!


Register HERE


That's the past and now for the future. I've got lots of great road trips scheduled for 2017 and 2018. Some into 2019 so check them out fully at Steve's Tour Schedule.



Steve's Live Online Classes

Beginner to Advanced


The Next Sessions Begin Very Soon so Register Today

February Sessions Begin Soon


You can Register Now HERE



Six Week Live Classes - Meets Each Week Same Time


One Hour a Week unless you take two classes a week.


Only $175 for the Six Weeks. That's Under $30 a Week.


Learn from the

World's Flatpicking Teacher


From Your Own Home. It's easy and professional.

All Levels - Upper Beginners to Advanced




Classes are Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday and Thursday. I am doing two classes a night - Eight Classes a Week. There is a place for you from beginner 101 to Intermediate 203. I suggest you to register for the class lower than you think you are because my classes are deep and highly involved. We go over tons of techniques, songs, topics, chords, fingerboard theory and much, much more. 


The cost is less than $30 an hour and each course runs six weeks. 


You get:

The Lesson PDF

The Lesson played on an MP4 Video

The hour long class recorded in a private YouTube link

Live lessons with me - the Champ Champ Champ.


I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and register now. Classes begin Monday. 


Click the link above to read all about it and the links below to register for the class securely through PayPal or go to my site and pay through our secure server HERE


The cost for the six week course is only $175.00. 

That's just $29.16 an hour lesson with the Champ-Champ-Champ!


Beginner Rhythm Guitar 101

February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
7PM till 8PM EST
Click Here to Register and for more information

Intermediate Guitar Rhythm 102

February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
8:15 PM till 9:15 PM EST
Click Here to Register and for more information

Level 1 Flatpicking Guitar - Lead 101

February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27
7PM till 8PM EST
Click Here to Register and for more information

Level 2 Beginner Flatpicking Guitar - Lead 102

February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27
8:15 PM till 9:15 PM EST
Click Here to Register and for more information

Level 1 Intermediate Flatpicking Guitar - Lead 201

February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28
7PM till 8PM EST
Click Here to Register and for more information

Level 2 Intermediate Flatpicking Guitar - Lead 202

February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28
8:15 PM till 9:15 PM EST
Click Here to Register and for more information

Upper Intermediate Class 1

February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
7PM till 8PM EST
Click Here to Register and for more information

The student should have completed the Level 200 Series in order to join this class. 

Upper Intermediate Class 2

February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
8:15 PM till 9:15 PM EST
Click Here to Register and for more information

The student should have completed the Level 200 Series in order to join this class.




Bluegrass Guitar Licks-Ercises


Price: Only $30.00
Bluegrass Guitar Licks-ercises


Turn Powerful Exercises into an Arsenal of Licks and Tunes

Taught by Steve Kaufman

120 minutes Includes PDF Booklet on the disc. 

Shipping the Last Week of November 2017!


Steve Kaufman's Licks-ercises course will provide you with dozens of bluegrass licks, songs and instrumentals while building your hand strength, coordination, precision, dexterity and the ability to move seamlessly around the fretboard.

Presenting his lesson in four chapters - Licks from the Past; Jumping Licks; Patterns, Licks and Scales; and Inserting Licks - Steve covers a vast amount of material that will keep you busy for months.

You'll learn standard bluegrass songs and instrumentals in the styles of Riley Puckett, Don Reno, Doc Watson and Tony Rice, including Blackberry Rag, Nine Pound Hammer, Stony Point, Three Thin Dimes, Rickett's Hornpipe, Arkansas Traveler and Blackberry Blossom. Steve expertly builds up your skills until you can tackle Nothing To It, a bluegrass standard that contains double-stop runs, fills, improvisation and a not-to-be-missed closing riff that will serve any aspiring bluegrass picker for years of jamming.

Whether you are just getting started as a bluegrass player or are an experienced picker who wants to freshen up your arsenal of licks, you will find lots of invaluable information and powerful tools in this excellent lesson.


Order Yours HERE



January Special


 20 Bluegrass Guitar Solos That Every Parking Lot Picker Should Know

Volume 1

Six CDs plus Large Book with music and tab


Original Price $70.00
You Save 14% For a Limited Time!

$60.00 Through January

Level: All

These six one-hour CDs and 163-page book will change the way you flatpick! Whether you're just starting out or have been playing for years, Steve Kaufman's unique formula works for players at all levels.

Beginners learn to pick the melody in its most basic form Intermediate pickers learn powerful licks and runs Experienced players learn how to solo like a pro.

Extra! The lead guitar on the right channel and the rhythm tracks (guitar, bass and mandolin) on the left provide a back-up band that allows for invaluable practice sessions.

Songs: Arkansas Traveler, Big Sandy River, Bill Cheatham, Billy In The Low Ground, Blackberry Blossom, Under The Double Eagle, Flop-Eared Mule, Fisher's Hornpipe, Forked Deer, Gold Rush, Old Joe Clark, Salt Creek, Soldier's Joy, St. Anne's Reel, Nothin' To It, Ragtime Annie, Red-Haired Boy, Sweet Georgia Brown, Turkey In The Straw, Whiskey Before Breakfast. 


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



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Don't Sleep Through This Opportunity!


All registration info HERE





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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

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

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PO Box 1020

Alcoa TN 37701


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