Banjo Classes



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Our banjo classes are divided into three main styles: Clawhammer, Old-Time Two Finger, and Bluegrass. If you are not sure which style to play, try Introduction to the Banjo and get a taste of all three styles in one eight-week class.

Introduction to the Banjo »

Get a taste of all three styles (clawhammer, bluegrass, and two-finger) in one eight week class.

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List of All Banjo Courses for Adults (17 found)

Playing Tunes by Ear

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($23 members)

Monday with Chris Coole

Learn to be more comfortable in jam sessions with a simple method to learn melodies on the fly!

Introduction to the Banjo

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Monday, Tuesday or Thursday with Jonas Friddle or Matt Brown

For anyone attracted to the 5-string banjo but not sure which style to try first, this is for you!

Clawhammer Banjo 1

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Thursday with Jim Becker

Begin by using chords to strum simple songs with a technique known as frailing.

Clawhammer Banjo 2

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Tuesday or Thursday with Steve Rosen or Jonas Friddle

Go beyond the basics with Clawhammer techniques such as drop-thumbing, while playing more challenging songs and fiddle tunes.

Clawhammer Banjo 3

Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Thursday with Steve Rosen

Develop stronger left and right hand techniques in frailing and drop-thumb using hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides.

Bluegrass Banjo 1

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Thursday with Chris Walz

The first of five classes in the Bluegrass Banjo series that will take you through the techniques needed to play in a bluegrass style.

Bluegrass Banjo 1 Repertoire

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Monday with Dave Bragman

Now you've got some chords, right hand rolls, and tunes under your fingers, Bluegrass Banjo 1 Repertoire will teach tunes that will strengthen your bluegrass skills.

Bluegrass Banjo 2

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Tuesday with Keith Baumann

Pick up some advanced rolls and tunes, as well as rhythm and back-up playing.

Bluegrass Banjo 2 Repertoire

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Thursday with Chris Walz

Master advanced songs and build up the skills you have learned since Bluegrass Banjo 1.

Bluegrass Banjo 3

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Thursday with Chris Walz

Put all the pieces together - the right hand rolls and changing them inside of one measure, back up and fill in licks, and vamping positions with chops and rolls.

Bluegrass Banjo 4 - Earl Scruggs

Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Thursday with Chris Walz

Earl Scruggs was the father of Bluegrass Banjo and this class will study the tunes from the album “Foggy Mountain Banjo”.

Old Time Two-Finger Banjo 1

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Thursday with Matt Brown

This beginning level will start you off with simple melodies in the two-finger "thumb lead" style.

Old Time Two-Finger Banjo 2

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Wednesday with Matt Brown

We will build your repertoire of common tunes while also venturing into tunings beyond standard G and double C.

Old Time Two-Finger Banjo 3

Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Wednesday with Matt Brown

You will learn how to craft two-finger banjo melody parts to fit into an old time string band or to play a duet with a fiddle.

Old Time Two-Finger Banjo 4

Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Monday with Matt Brown

Doc Watson for Clawhammer Banjo

Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $92 ($82 members)

Trains & Rivers for Clawhammer Banjo

Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Monday with Michael Miles

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