ages 8 & up
One of the biggest myths about the banjo is that it is hard to play. If you've listened to blisteringly fast bluegrass licks on the five-string banjo, it might be easy to understand why this myth exists. Banjos are easier to play than a guitar due to the fact that they use lighter gauge strings than a guitar. This makes it easier to push the strings down on the fingerboard of the banjo and get a good tone.
Lessons are personalized to include music that the student requests. Most six- and seven-year olds start out with ukulele lessons until their hands and body grow into a banjo.
Performance opportunities are designed to keep our students of all ages moving forward and building confidence. Variety is the key with informal performances like the 815 to more formal settings such as the Winter and Summer Recitals.
We offer private 30-minute weekly lessons as young as 8 years through adults. We recommend students start ukulele at six or seven years after completing Kindermusik for the Young Child and banjo or guitar at eight years.