One-on-one lessons with Patrick or Dear Old Dad.

Dear Old Dad teaches basic frailing, rhythm and playing and singing,

Patrick teaches music theory, advanced frailing and what some call “the cool stuff”.

Students in the USA call (410) 968-3873 and talk to Dear Old Dad so he can get to know you before we schedule a lesson.

Students out of the USA write an email to ask.patrick@gmail.com introducing yourself Attach an audio or video file to the email so we can get to know you.

Lessons are usually on Skype. If you prefer a different platform let us know. We are pretty flexible.

We also teach at our home in Crisfield, Maryland. Call us to schedule a visit.

We do not charge for lessons. All we ask is that you don’t waste our time.

The Daily Frail – LIVE!

Patrick Costello is bringing his inspirational teaching style to live video!

The Daily Frail is vidcasting live every weekday morning from Patrick’s Facebook page.

How to Tune In:

Step One: Tune in at Patrick’s Facebook page (link) at 7 AM Eastern time.

Step Two:  There is no step two! It’s that easy!

Tabs are provided for each workshop. Look for the link in each video post, or join Daily Frailers and get an automatic update whenever Patrick makes a file available.

Join us tomorrow at 7 Am Eastern time on Facebook for the next episode of The Daily Frail – LIVE!

Maryland Folk Musicians Retreat 2018

We are already working hard to make the 2018 Maryland Folk Musicians Retreat even better than our last gathering.

It’s a tall order, but Dear Old Dad and I are up to the task.

One really exciting development for the retreat is alternative housing. We are keeping the luxurious Riverside Retreat and adding dormitory housing, RV campsites and tent campsites.

This not only makes the Maryland Folk Musicians Retreat more affordable, it also brings more musicians to the workshops and jam sessions.

Until 11/01/2017 we are offering special early-bird discounts on all of the accommodations for the 2018 Retreat.

Call Dear Old Dad (410) 968-3873 to pre-register and take advantage of the savings.

Looking forward to making music with you next year!