LESSONS, REPAIRS and SALES by Appointment

Famous Old Time Music Company is
ready, willing, and able, to serve your bluegrass interests with

Remember, Bluegrass is what we  KNOW, what we LIKE, and what we DO!


Both  Vernon and Kitty teach private lessons at their new studio in Oxford, Oh.  Vernon offers banjo and rhythm guitar lessons and Kitty offers fiddle, mandolin, beginning guitar, beginning banjo, and upright bass. 

Kitty also offers lessons at several other locations.  Her Finneytown studio is convenient for Cincinnati students.  Monday evening, Kitty teaches at Hamilton’s Fitton Center for the Arts. She also offers periodic classes concerning various aspects of playing in a band and as a soloist at the Oxford Arts Community Center. She is planning a Playing Harmony class for the fall of 2019.  

Call 513-607-1874 or email to schedule an appointment.


Vernon has his workshop set up and ready for all kinds of instrument repair.  Do you need your banjo adjusted so it plays just right and sounds great?  Do you need your guitar restrung and tuned up?  Does your fiddle have a crack to be glued? Have you broken the headstock on your mandolin? Vernon can solve any and all of these problems for you.

More information on repairs.  Call Vernon at  419-568-1220 and schedule an appointment.


Although the retail portion of the Famous Old Time Music Company is no longer active, Vernon does still have quite a selection of instruments, strings, picks, and parts available for sale.  Call him at 419-568-1220 and schedule an appointment.