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Welcome to Kilby Music!

Kilby Music is the online home of Steve and Penny Kilby and your source for the best in traditional Appalachian music. Our products and services combine our love of traditional music with an eagerness to perform and share it.

Steve Kilby's specialty is flatpicking guitar on traditional fiddle tunes such as Black Mountain Rag, Alabama Jubilee, Sweet Georgia Brown, and about 2000 fiddle tunes. Be sure to check out Steve's CDs on our site. Steve can also be booked to perform Bluegrass and Old-time music live for your special occasions.

We offer a great selection of pre-recorded lessons for individual tunes as well as special courses by mail. Another of our offerings are the tunes from the "Tune of the Month" program. Our newest instructional package is called "Listen and Learn" where Steve teaches you to play 18 popular flatpicking tunes.

We also offer instruction in guitar, mandolin, banjo and bass in both individual and group workshop settings. Private lessons are available in our Southwest Virginia studios, and online lessons are available to students outside the area. Workshops for multiple participants can be arranged for both academic and non-academic settings.

If you would like to record your music, we can also book the studio and engineer the recording, supply studio musicians, make arrangements of your tunes, or actually produce your entire CD project. We also offer an entertaining and educational program ideal for libraries, schools, churches, senior and civic groups entitled Echoes of the Blue Ridge.

Kilby Music was originally formed as Alleghany Music in November 1999. We changed our name to Kilby Music and began using as our Internet domain name in 2003.

Please contact us with any questions.

Proud Owners & Managers
Steve & Penny Kilby