Bill Thibodeau, a professional performing bluegrass musician and instructor, pursues his career at Rick’s Musical Instruments in Cumberland, RI, where he teaches mandolin, guitar, banjo and fiddle. With over 20 years of teaching experience, Bill continues to inspire and make music fun for his students. While playing in several regional and touring bands, Bill has hosted workshops, kid’s academies and slow jams. He is an active staff member of Tony Watt’s Bluegrass University. His dynamic mandolin style is a mixture of influences from Monroe to Gaudreau. Bill is currently involved in the future of bluegrass music as a founding and board member of Rhode Island Bluegrass Alliance.