Lessons On Banjo

The five-string banjo is an incredibly versatile and fun instrument to play! I offer lessons in clawhammer and “two finger” styles, which are preferred for Old Time music, as well as “Scruggs style,” the definitive sound of Bluegrass. Lessons can focus on one style exclusively, or we can explore all of them. Whatever your preference, lessons will include extensive review of fundamental left and right hand techniques, repertoire, iconic recordings of master players, and reading musical notation (standard and/or tablature). l encourage teaching by ear in lessons, but provide notation and written instruction for all tunes and exercises to encourage consistent practice at home.

Clawhammer Demonstration: