Bluegrass Banjo 1

$202 ($192 members) · 80 minutes · Weekly for 8 weeks

Earl Scruggs took the three-finger banjo style he learned from Snuffy Jenkins, added finger picks, syncopation, and speed and created the sound of bluegrass banjo. The five banjo classes in the Bluegrass Banjo series will take you through the techniques needed to play in a bluegrass style. The classes will work from the book The Complete 5-String Banjo Player by Tony Trischka. In level 1, you will learn tuning, correct hand position, your first chords, right hand rolls, and songs. This class gets you ready for Bluegrass Banjo 1 Repertoire!


Introduction to the Banjo is recommended if you are new to the banjo. Players who are self-taught or have played in other styles can begin here.

Special Info

Students must have a copy of The Complete 5-String Banjo Player, as well as a thumb pick and two finger picks. All can be found at the Old Town School Music Stores.

Class Schedules and Availability

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000