Banjo Workshop

with Allison de Groot

Thursday, May 17, 2018


Banjo Workshop

  • Americana
  • Country
  • Folk
  • Instrumental
  • Old Time
  • Roots
  • School of Music workshop
  • Trad

Come learn a few new tunes, each with a focused concept you can apply to tunes you already know and your playing in a broader way. This workshop is aimed at those who are already comfortable with the mechanics of clawhammer banjo (bum-ditty, drop thumb) and we will build throughout the hour to accommodate advanced beginner, intermediate & advanced. Bring a recording device with you!

This class will be held from 7:00-9:00pm on Thursday: May 17th.

Please note: The Passim School of Music is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator. 

Allison de Groot

  • Bluegrass
  • Folk
  • Old Time
  • Traditional

Allison de Groot combines love for old-time music, technical skill and a creative approach to the banjo forming her own sound – unique and full of personality.  Although firmly rooted in old-time and music, she has shown her ability to collaborate and create outside this genre, pushing the boundaries of the clawhammer banjo.

​Allison has toured all over the world with various groups, performing at venues such as Newport Folk Festival, Stockholm Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival and Tønder Festival in Denmark.  The music scene in her hometown of Winnipeg, Canada, immersion in Appalachian old-time communities, a performance degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and touring extensively throughout North America and Europe have all had a great impact on her playing. She is dedicated to honoring old-time music, the community that music creates and exploring the clawhammer banjo style. She is currently performing with Bruce Molsky’s new project Molsky’s Mountain Drifters and The Goodbye Girls, among others.

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