IN-PERSON: Beginning 3-Finger Banjo

with Trevin Nelson

Wednesday, November 3, 2021


IN-PERSON: Beginning 3-Finger Banjo

  • Bluegrass
  • Bluegrass, Contemporary
  • Bluegrass, Trad
  • Instrumental
  • School of Music class

This class will be a fun and exciting immersion into the big wide world of 3-Finger Banjo! Together, we will explore multiple genres including Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old Time, and Folk music. As we go along, you’ll become well acquainted with Scruggs style, Melodic style, and Single String style!
Throughout the course you’ll acquire the techniques and knowledge to deepen your understanding of the banjo, build technique, expand your repertoire, and start creating music of your own! 
Personal Note: My goal as a teacher is to create a space for my students to have fun and learn in a safe, judgement-free environment where they can express themselves openly and for all of us to enjoy the learning process together! I’ll share practical tools that you can utilize during the course and beyond! See you soon! – Trevin 
–  Willingness to Learn
Things to Bring

–  A 5-String Banjo
–  Banjo Picks (optional) 

–  Notebook (optional)

This class will be held from 6:30-7:45pm ET on Wednesdays, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15

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


Limited to 12 students (16 yrs of age or older);  Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Online sale ends 1 hour before the class begins. Tickets can be purchased at the door. 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.

Click here to read about our vaccination policy and extra safety measures the School of Music is taking.

Trevin Nelson

Trevin is a professional banjoist and music teacher who specializes in 3-finger and clawhammer styles, as well as, Bluegrass, Old-Time, Folk, Country Blues, Gospel, and American Roots genres. He has performed and opened for Lyle Lovett, Tony Trischka, Pat Pattison, Danny Paisley, Mark Simos and others. Trevin also plays with several local and regional bands including The Ruta Beggars, Turtle Vibe, Westbound to Nowhere, and Amber Wilds, which have appeared at Club Passim, Celtic Sojourn at WGBH, Grey Fox, Joe Val, Podunk, Thomas Point Beach, Northern Lights Bluegrass Festival, The International Bluegrass Music Association, and many more. In addition to music, Trevin is also a certified yoga instructor who teaches health and wellness for musicians. Trevin’s experience performing, recording, and with the somatic disciplines makes him a unique and dynamic teacher for all ages and skill levels!

IN-PERSON: Beginning 3-Finger Banjo

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