Richie Dotson

11000 Long Branch Drive

Chesterfield, Virginia 23932

 

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Richie Dotson

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Richmond, Virginia

Williamsburg, Virginia

Midlothian, Virginia

Chesterfield, Virginia

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Banjo Lessons

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Richmond, Virginia

Bluegrass Banjo Workshop Banjo Workshops Banjo Teaching Learning Instruction Virginia North Carolina the Best

 

Bluegrass Banjo Workshop

 

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Jim Mills 

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 Richie Dotson

 


Jim Mills has played professional banjo for the likes of Dolly Parton, Doyle Lawson, Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill, and the list goes on.  He is possibly one of the most influential banjo player of our time.  He plays with power, clarity and amazing precision. 

This is a rare opportunity to experience all day with a six-time Grammy Award Winner and IBMA Banjo Player of the year.  This will be a one day only “hands on” experience studying with a true master of the craft of Bluegrass Banjo.

Jim will also be talking about the heart and soul of the Pre War Gibson Banjo sound by showing you an original, Pre War Gibson Flathead 5-String banjo during this workshop!

Jim is one of most knowledgeable and easy going people you will ever meet. This will be a truly unique and exciting experience for any banjo enthusiast as Jim shares his playing secrets with you!   Scruggs and Crowe style will be covers as well as Jim's incredible backup skills explained up close and personal.  Seating will be strictly limited, so please reserve your spot as soon as the date is open!

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Richie Dotson started teaching banjo at the age of 19 and has developed one of the best teaching methods of any instructor in the field.  Some of Richie's teaching partners have included such well-known artists as Bill Evans, Bill Keith, Ron Block,  and now - Jim Mills.  

Richie possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of the banjo fingerboard and has over 25 years of professional teaching experience. His earthy, hands-on, and clear approach to teaching banjo will leave you with a firmer understanding of how your instrument's fingerboard as well as the mechanics of the Bluegrass Style of playing work.  Richie logically ties together common threads not used by other teachers to make the banjo much easier to understand than traditional methods.

His natural ability to render seemingly complicated subjects into easy to understand language will open many doors for you on your banjo, giving you a toolbox full of things to use that will help you every day you play the banjo.

To learn more about Richie Dotson, Visit his profile page by clicking here.


Click Here to download the Registration Form

 

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Seating will be limited to 25 people - so early registration is recommended!

 

The workshop price will be announced soon!

 

Location:

Somewhere in Tidewater - To be announced.


To Register or for more information please call or e-mail Richie Dotson at: (757) 613-9627 BanjoTeacher@cox.net

 

Space is Limited, so Early Registration is highly recommended

 

 

 

Hampton Roads, Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina Banjo Workshop History

 

Since 2005, when Bill Keith and I taught the first banjo workshop in Frisco, North Carolina, we have been conducting workshops and camps in the area ever since.  We look forward to our first workshop in Hampton, Virginia!

 

Musical guests and teachers the likes of Bill Evans, Megan Lynch, Bill Keith, Sierra Hull, Tony Trischka, Ron Block and John Lawless have all helped make these camps well worth planning your valuable time off around.

 

These workshops are well thought out and with plenty of handouts!  There will be materials available for sale by the artists, but unlike some other workshops, this IS NOT a sales pitch.  We provide the materials we teach in order to insure you can remember what you are being taught.

 

We think you will agree that what you learn here, coupled with the new friends you will make and reunite with upon each revisit, are priceless.  The knowledge, ideas and new directions you will discover through our workshops will last a lifetime.

 

Thank you,

 

Richie Dotson

 

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