Jeff Burke 

has been a professional musician for over 18 years, specializing in mandolin, guitar, and banjo. He began his career at age 21 as half of the duo Jeff & Vida, performing thousands of shows around the US and Europe. He relocated to Nashville, TN in 2005 and has since gone on to play, tour and record with numerous bands. He began teaching in 2010 and has taught at The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Station Inn Nashville, TN, The Folk School of St Louis and numerous music camps including Nashcamp and Bluegrass Camp Ireland.   Jeff's performances include The Ryman auditorium, Bluegrass Underground, Merlefest, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to name a few.  He is a member of The International Bluegrass Music Association and was a recent panel member on education at their 2017 Leadership Bluegrass Conference.  He holds a bachelors degree in music and philosophy from New York University.       

What Jeff's Students Have to Say

Jeff is a very good and helpful instructor with a wide variety of experience and was very knowledgeable on every instrument as well as singing. Jeff was very patient at all times.
Jeff is a wonderful instructor. He is very passionate about music and it shows through in the class. He offers both positive and constructive feedback. I made huge strides in this eight week class
Jeff has a true passion for the music he teaches. He is able to convey difficult material into manageable lessons and encourages you to build on what you’ve learned...even if it feels uncomfortable at first. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Jeff Burke is an amazing teacher. Positive, patient, encouraging. Never makes you feel your question is silly. Fantastic teacher!