Want to learn how to play banjo? Write Songs?
Like you, I loved that sound and dreamed of one day playing the banjo at jams and on stage. The path to accomplishing this goal is a bit daunting without some help along the way.
I was in your shoes over 20 years ago and still remember all the headaches and dead ends. With zero musical background I made the leap of buying my first banjo at the age of 19. For that reason, I'm well aware of the many pitfalls in this journey. If you are new to the banjo or just feel like you are stuck then I can help.
I have taught dozens of people over the past 10+ years. It doesn't matter if you are young or old, never picked up the banjo or you're already playing in a band or going to jams. A qualified instructor can help you get results. My only caveat is that you have to practice and do so mindfully. You don't even need to practice for great lengths each day, you just need to be focused when you do.
As many of you know, I love to write songs and especially love to sing and perform songs while playing banjo. There's not many of us doing it but I can assure it's very doable. Yes, you'll stand out from the huge crowd of guitar players. People will mention your name alongside John Hartford and that's a great thing!!
I can do lessons via Facetime, Skype, Zoom (whatever you prefer). Simply reach out via my Contact page and we can start a conversation about what the first steps are. My rates are competitive and my schedule is flexible. **Given the current situation with people being out of work and struggling financially due to Covid-19 I'm happy to teach on a sliding scale. No judgement on my part. Happy to help.***