The 5-string banjo is the heart of many bluegrass, folk, and country bands. With it’s unique punchy twang, and open tuning style, it lends itself well to the fast fingerpicking it is known for. To play the banjo well requires a very careful development of your fundamental skills, as poor technique can really limit your ability to play many styles of music, and can make it difficult to reach the speeds necessary for most banjo playing. Having a thoughtful instructor to guide you through the learning process will be a big advantage.
We have 2 beginner banjo instructors available who are not primarily banjo players, but with their experience on the banjo, experience teaching other instruments, and thoughtful approach to the instrument, they can both help a beginner understand the basics on the instrument, develop their functional techniques and incorporate knowledge of music theory that will give a great foundation for further learning. If you feel you need a more advanced banjo instructor to take your playing to the next level, please call and we can still try to help you find someone in the area who can help you reach your goals.