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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teacher Since: 1978
Pricing: $75 per hour
Listing Created: 11/20/2011
Listing Updated: 11/12/2012
More About Me
Simply put, Bill is one of the most in demand bluegrass banjo players, teachers and workshop leaders in the world. In a teaching, performing and recording career that now spans over three decades, Bill has performed with David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Dry Branch Fire Squad, and many others. He is also the author of "Banjo For Dummies," currently the most popular banjo book in the world.
Bill frequently teaches online workshops here at the Banjo Hangout and he has also taught at virtually every banjo camp in the world. He writes a monthly column for "Banjo Newsletter" magazine and directs his own annual camp with Sonny Osborne, the NashCamp Banjo Retreat, held outside of Nashville each fall (info at www.nashcamp.com). Over the years, this camp has included such teachers as Jens Kruger, Tony Trischka, Ron Block, Alan Munde and many others.
Bill hosts four popular AcuTab Power Pickin' instructional DVDs and is the co-author of "Parking Lot Pickers Songbook: Banjo Edition" for Mel Bay Publications. He has literally taught thousands of students from all over the world, and some of his students who are now professional players include Chris Pandolfi (The Infamous Stringdusters), Greg Liszt (Bruce Springsteen, Crooked Still), Jayme Stone and Wes Corbett (Joy Kills Sorrow).
But you don't have to have professional aspirations to study with Bill. He welcomes students of all ability levels in person at his San Francisco Bay Area studio or online via Skype and iChat. Sessions begin with learning great technique and move on to Scruggs, melodic and single-string styles, backup, improvisation, jam techniques and much, much more. Bill teaches what you want to learn, working with you to establish an individualized program to help you achieve your banjo goals.
The majority of Bill's students are adult learners, many of whom are returning to banjo after setting it aside for many years because of family and work requirements. Bill adapts lessons to your learning style and the emphasis is on fun and making the best use of your practice time.
You can learn more about Bill by visiting www.billevansbanjo.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. View performance and instructional videos on Bill's YouTube page.
Hi MR. EVANS....I have listened to your videos and am intrigued by your teaching methods... I just started learning Banjo playing. IO have learned from you ...I am still learning. Thanks.... - dragline
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