I began playing banjo in 1976 at the age of 9, and during my
teenage years I spent a great deal of time traveling with
Bluegrass and Gospel bands, playing on local radio and
television shows in Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia and
Ohio, and working part time as a studio musician. I began
teaching banjo at the age of twenty and have had the
privilege to lead workshops and teach with professional
musicians like: Bill Keith, Bill Evans, Ron Block, Sierra
Hull, Megan Lynch and others.
I have the experience, patience and knowledge as well as the
real world performing experience and teaching skills
necessary to become your personal guide into the exciting
world that is Bluegrass Banjo.
Building each new lesson on the back of the last and placing
great emphasis on accuracy and confidence, each student will
be encouraged to develop their new-found skills by engaging
other musicians at or near their own levels during the
occasional (and strictly voluntary) “Student Gathering”
sessions. This begins to build confidence, reinforce the
materials learned during the private lessons, and allows you
to swap ideas and make new musical friends.
Real music is studied using real Bluegrass songs. The
highlights of each lesson in the form of MP-3 files and
videos are recorded for you to take home and study when in
the comfort of your own home and at your convenience.
I do teach with Tablature, but can also teach strictly by
ear, but either way your ea will be trained so that you can
play the banjo not just learn to read tablature.
Thank you for