Jared Engel

Jared E.

Brooklyn, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Learn to play either 5-string Clawhammer-Style Banjo, or 4-string Jazz Banjo!

Clawhammer lessons will focus on technique and repertoire building, as well as general musicality.

Jazz lessons will focus on technique, style, improvisational ideas, repertoire, music theory, and rhythmic strengthening. We will also spend time listening to historic recordings of jazz banjo players from the 1920s and 1930s.

About Jared E.

Jared has been a professional musician since 2002, and has had a highlight filled career in those 19 years. He has performed all over the world (4 continents and counting), and has worked with famous and Grammy winning artists such as; Abigail Washburn, Tony Trischka, Steve Martin, David Grisman, Stephane Wrembel, Steve Earle & Darol Anger to name a few. He is currently a highly sought after musician in the NYC scene, due to his multi instrumentality (Upright Bass, Electric Bass, 4-String Plectrum Banjo, 5-String Clawhammer Banjo, Tuba), as well as his ability to play many different styles of music (Jazz, Bluegrass, Country, Swing, Rockabilly, Rock, Old-Time-Appalachian).

Jared has been teaching private lessons since 2000 and is currently available to teach lessons online or from his Brooklyn music studio.

Jared received his training at the Berklee College of Music where he studied from 2000-2003 before moving to NYC to launch his professional career.


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13 Reviews
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I’ve only forgotten the pandemic when I’m playing the banjo with Jared. I crave clear criticism and he gives me the specifics so I can truly improve. Jared has all the qualities you want in an excellent music teacher, but what takes it to the next level for me as a student is his enthusiasm and gentle humor.

Highly recommend.


Posted Jan 18, 2021
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I knew nothing about the banjo when I started taking classes with Jared, and I learned so much in a short amount of time. He emphasized not just how to read sheet music, but also how to transcribe a song from a recording which helped me learn songs more quickly and play together with others in an ensemble. His passion and patience are a great combo for a teacher!

Posted Jan 17, 2021
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I took lessons in clawhammer banjo with Jared, and learned quite a bit even though I started myself with clawhammer around 1958 or so. He was very thorough and a very pleasant person, and is very patient.

Posted Jan 15, 2021
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Jared is an incredibly patient and easygoing teacher! He taught me how to play banjo — I went from not even knowing how to hold the instrument to being able to read tabs, write my own parts and play some songs, too. I did not give him much to work with, since I have no other music experience, so he accomplished a lot!

Posted Jan 15, 2021
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I took an adult beginner banjo class with Jared a few years ago. It was a lot of fun, and taught me all the basics.

Posted Jan 14, 2021
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Jared is fantastic! I started learning the banjo and he was a great teacher for a beginner. Highly recommend!

Posted Jan 14, 2021
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Jared was my banjo teacher through Bantam Studios. He did a great job of keeping the lessons fresh each week and really developing our abilities. He was able to provide feedback in a way that felt helpful but not critical. If you are looking for a banjo teacher this is the best person for the job.

Posted Jan 14, 2021
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Jared is an excellent teacher on any instrument he offers. A deep reservoir of tunes and an impeccable approach to helping you learn an instrument, or move beyond where you currently are!

Posted Jan 14, 2021
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Jared is a super talented musician, an encouraging and skilled teacher, and a really nice guy! You'll have a great experience studying banjo or bass with Jared!

Posted Jan 14, 2021
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Jared was the best! He helped me build confidence as I learned the foundations of upright bass.

Posted Jan 14, 2021
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

He is an awesome teacher I learned and he has a great personalty.

Posted Jan 14, 2021
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Jared was my teacher in a beginner's banjo class. He was patient and clear with his instructions, making sure that everyone in the class really understood what they were doing. He was also willing to take feedback, which I think is a sign of a great teacher. I'd absolutely recommend him.

Posted Jan 14, 2021
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Jared is awesome! I was very nervous going into my first banjo lesson, but Jared put all my worries to rest. He’s incredibly patient and communicates direction well. I always left the lesson feeling energized and excited to get home and practice. I would definitely recommend Jared to anyone hoping to further hone their banjo skills.

Posted Jan 14, 2021

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Faculty Member at Bantam Studios - Bass & Banjo Teacher
Jan 2019 - Present

Bantam Studios

Bass Instructor at the New York Hot Jazz Camp
Apr 2016 - Apr 2017

New York Hot Jazz Camp

Bass Instructor at Django in June (Gypsy Jazz Workshop)
Jun 2005 - Jun 2007

Django in June


Professional Music
Sep 2000 - Dec 2003

Berklee College of Music

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