Banjo Classes

Tony Trischka
Gerald Jones - Banjo / Mandolin
Alan Tompkins - Banjo

The banjo is a much maligned instrument but we know its just envy…

Our great banjo teachers will help and inspire you to be a better player. Alan Tompkins will teach a special beginner track. Banjo classes will feature all aspects of three finger-style playing, including:

  • Basics of Scruggs style
  • How to incorporate melody into your breaks
  • Chords 101
  • Playing up the neck
  • How to play with a band
  • How to learn by ear more efficiently
  • Fundamentals of backup
  • How to pick out tunes by ear
  • Creating your own solos
  • All the rolls you really need to know

2016 Teachers


Tony Trischka

Gerald Jones

Alan Tompkins


Jim Hurst

Dix Bruce

Tim May


Dix Bruce

Nate Lee


Gretchen Priest

Nate Lee


Finger Style Guitar

Dave Hamburger

Sam Swank

Clawhammer Banjo

Lee Thomas



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