I teach clawhammer banjo lessons online these days. I like to meet folks where they’re at on their personal banjo quest, though I tend to focus on skills pertaining to groove, rhythm, playing by ear, and playing with others. I love that the clawhammer banjo can be incredibly rhythmic or incredibly melodic, or both at the same time. Another thing I like to do with students is provide another instrument to play along with. If I play chords on the guitar, you can play a melody over top. And if I play a fiddle tune, you can be the rhythmic accompaniment or the twin picker. Lessons are pretty laid back, and I like to follow your lead. But if you’re looking for a shot of inspiration or motivation, I can do that too. Check out the YouTube playlist below if you’d like to really dive into your rhythm practice.
I teach on Monday afternoons from Noon to 5pm in one-hour lesson blocks. Lessons are $40 for 45 minutes of screen time. Then I spend the next 15 minutes recording video or audio or gathering links to exemplify what we were working on. Check the booking calendar below to reserve a lesson spot at a time that’s convenient for you. Once you book it, I’ll follow up with more info.