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Learn how to play Banjo! While learning the Banjo, students will learn specific rolls such as forward and backward rolls, chords strum patterns, rhythm playing and various songs such as Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Dueling Banjos. They will learn the styles of Bluegrass and Claw Hammer playing.
I have been playing and teaching banjo since 2006, and I'm always very excited to introduce new students to this unique instrument. I focus on the "Scruggs-style" method of playing 5-string banjo, and we'll work on techniques used in common bluegrass and folk tunes. As you advance, I'll help you in creating your own banjo solo breaks.
I have been playing banjo for more than 15 years, and performing professionally in varying capacities since 2005. I have been a teacher of all levels with the instrument for the past 7 years, and work to ensure that my students learn what they want to learn, and have the tools they need to relate to the musical world around them. With my passion for banjo, I have explored nearly every genre and what the instrument's role is within all of those. I specialize in teaching beginner-advanced students. It doesn't matter to me if you have never held a banjo, or if you are an advanced player wanting to take your playing into a new avenue, I am here to help!
so happy to finally find a relaxed person and you just know he enjoys teaching and doesnt hurry you. am excited for my next lessons
Lorraine (Banjo lessons with Kenton M.)
Ryan provides thorough and patient instruction.
Tim (Banjo lessons with Ryan B.)
Patient teacher and expert practitioner. Really cares about student's growth. He also reminds you to have fun. Always on time for lesson, too.
Barbara (Banjo lessons with Ryan B.)
Great first lesson, Ryan!
Ryan (Banjo lessons with Ryan B.)
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