Learn from the world's top instructors at your own pace in your own home

Acoustic Online Music Academy

Academy Membership

From beginner to advanced, get immediate access to a world-class music education with the step-by-step lessons to start playing today.

With over 145 lessons utilizing 32 songs, you can progress at your speed and pace.

Plus you get exclusive discounts for personal sessions with our amazing instructors as well.

World-Class Fiddle Instructors

At Jim Wood Acoustic Music Academy, our world-class instructors are more than educators; they are seasoned musicians with a wealth of experience and an unbridled passion for teaching others. Under their guidance, you’ll not only learn the intricacies of the fiddle but also learn the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical evolution that develops when studying music.

Meet The Teachers

Jim Wood

Multi-Instrument Instructor

Jim Wood cut his teeth on the old-time music of his hometown of Fairview, Tennessee where his father, championship guitarist Jimmy Wood, was heavily involved in the local grassroots musical scene.

Michael Smartt

Multi-Instrument Instructor

Michael took interest in music through the influence of his father, Charlie Smartt, at the age of thirteen. Starting with bass and guitar, Michael eventually developed an interest in the fiddle.

Inge Wood


Inge Wood, a native of Escazu, Costa Rica (where she studied classical piano), came to the United States in her late teens and soon became involved in the folk music and fiddle traditions of Tennessee.

Proprietary Helix Method

A method of teaching that Jim Wood developed to smooth and broaden his student’s learning path. This system teaches standard fiddle tune repertory in six levels of technical difficulty.  Using these levels, you will learn the same song with increasing difficulty so that you can fully master one song before moving on to new material.

Online Academy Member Options

In the Academy, you will get immediate access to all lessons as well as the essential techniques you need to succeed. You may start at your preferred level – from beginner all the way up to our advance level six options.

Take advantage of our Students Only complimentary Facebook group or discounted pricing for live online lessons with our experienced instructors.

Monthly Student Membership


Six Month Student Membership

$200/6 months

Annual Student Membership

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