2020 Old Time Banjo
Old-Time Banjo Track
We offer four levels or tracks of instruction in old-time banjo: Novice, lower intermediate, upper intermediate, and advanced.
The novice track in old-time banjo is for students with well under a year’s playing experience. Recognizing that novices have unique learning requirements, we offer a systematic course of instruction that starts from scratch, and which is designed to impart both needed skills and effective practice-attitudes.
Lower Intermediate Track
The lower intermediate track is for those players who are above the novice level but are still in the process of mastering basic techniques. The focus here is overwhelmingly on acquiring the skills you’ll need to grow as a player. Our best guess is that students who have been playing between nine months and two years will feel most comfortable here.
Upper Intermediate Track
This track is for students who have been playing at least two years. Classes in this track are not necessarily technically demanding, but they generally require that students have considerable familiarity with the instrument.
These challenging classes give our instructors the opportunity to offer students the full depth of their expertise and experience.
Our old-time banjo program specializes in clawhammer (frailing) but we always offer a few classes in old-time fingerpicking, including various 2-finger, 3-finger, and hybrid styles. There is generally an introductory class in old-time fingerstyle; most other old-time fingerstyle classes are at the intermediate or advanced levels. Check out 2020 schedule for offerings when it comes out. Meanwhile, see the 2019 Schedule for our last round of offerings.