Beginner Old Time Banjo

Beginner Old Time Banjo

  • Acoustic
  • Folk
  • Instrumental
  • Old Time
  • Roots
  • School of Music workshop


Have you been wanting to learn to play clawhammer banjo during the pandemic? Now is your time to shine! This is a beginner-friendly workshop geared towards getting you acquainted with your instrument as well as learning the clawhammer (or “frailing”) banjo technique. Participants can expect to come away from our class with a basic knowledge of standard open tunings and chords, drills for increased facility on your banjo, and one full tune in open G. Above all, this will be fun, easygoing and pressure-free. BYOB (Bring your own banjo) and let’s get playing. 

This workshop will be held Saturday, Oct. 17th from 12:00-2:00pm ET.

Please note: Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Sales end 15 minutes before the class begins. 3 students are required for this class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and receive a full refund.

Kaia Kater

Montreal-born Grenadian-Canadian Kaia’s jazz-fueled voice and deft songcraft have garnered acclaim from NPR, CBC, Rolling Stone and No Depression. Her 2016 release ‘Nine Pin’ earned a Canadian Folk Music Award, sending her on 18-months of touring from Ireland to Iowa. Her new album ‘Grenades’ explores themes of migration and belonging and has been nominated for a 2019 JUNO award and long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize.

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