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.
Although James Turner has only played banjo for a short time, but with his knowledge of the acoustic guitar, and 8 years of teaching experience, he can still help a beginner develop their foundational techniques, and help them understand the theory surrounding the music. For more advanced banjo training, please call, and we will see if we can help you find someone who can teach you what you'd like to learn.