This workshop is great for anyone looking to sing a little more while fingerpicking the banjo. Whether you are playing at a jam, performing solo, or singing harmonies with others, there are ways to make your life easier as a singing banjoist. We'll listen to examples of artists, explore different techniques, and play through and sing some bluegrass and oldtime picking songs to add to your repertoire.
Hilary Hawke is known for having a fluid ability to play and switch between many styles of banjo playing while preserving the integrity and the beauty of each style. She most recently had the honor of being the banjoist in the 2019-2020 Tony award winning revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! on Broadway, as well as being a sought after banjoist for regional and off-broadway theatre around the country. Hilary has coached major film and TV actors on banjo, guitar, and bass, as well as kept an active private studio teaching banjo for the past 15 years in Brooklyn, NY. Hilary has devoted herself to performing and teaching in bluegrass, old time, and folk music but also considers herself to be a music lover of all styles and brings this into her own songwriting, singing and performing. She has released 7 albums of music with her bands, Dubl Handi, the Wild Goats, and M Shanghai Stringband.