Dave Keenan

Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin

Dave specializes in roots music of all sorts, including bluegrass, country, western swing, old-time, fiddle tunes, and three-finger Earl Scruggs picking, among others. He also teaches rhythm and lead in all these styles and likes to work with songwriters and people in bands that want help working out grooves, parts, and leads. Music theory, ear training and technique are also part of his focus.

Dave Keenan got his start at the age of 8 when his dad taught him to play ukulele. He soon picked up all the instruments around the house, eventually studying Scruggs-style banjo at age thirteen, and teaching at age seventeen. Dave is a busy music camp instructor, teaching guitar, mandolin, and banjo at several camps each summer. He plays in many bands in Seattle, including The Downtown Mountain Boys, The Buckaroosters, and many other roots music bands. His playing is always twangy and tasty.

“Why do I teach?” he asks. “I was lucky enough to have good teachers and want others to have the same chance!”

 

Ages: All
Levels: All
Specialties: Bluegrass
Availability: Sunday
Rates: $40 for 30 min, $50 for 45 min, $60 for one hour
Website: davekeenan.com

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