Banjo Classes

Beginning Clawhammer Banjo 1

Molly Tenenbaum
Five Saturdays, January 5, 12, (skip 19), 26, February 2, 9
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5 weeks, $125

Get started with the old-time banjo: tuning, holding the banjo, bouncing along in the basic frailing or clawhammer pattern, playing chords, accompanying songs, adding melody notes, and changing tunings. Each class offers a tune or song so you can make music immediately while mastering techniques for learning more. Written materials provided to help you practice at home. Recording devices recommended.

Beginning Bluegrass Banjo 1

Jason Stewart
Five Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5 weeks, $125

Learn the fundamentals of bluegrass banjo! Start with how to hold and tune the instrument, then quickly move on to using fingerpicks and playing first-position chords, rolls, and simple picking patterns. Please bring a five-string banjo (available to rent or purchase through our retail store).