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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Looking for good auxiliary tenor banjo teacher for Midwest Banjo Camp

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swerbin - Posted - 12/26/2019:  14:51:37

Midwest Banjo Camp is a 4-day camp at Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan. The 2020 camp will be held from June 4-7, 2020.  We are primarily a 5-string banjo camp (although we also have tracks in Mandolin, Guitar, Dobro, fiddle, and tenor banjo.  Yes, TENOR BANJO.  This will be the 3rd year we have had a track in tenor banjo, and we're thrilled to have Don Vappie as our primary tenor teacher.  But our primary teachers generally teach 6 or 7 classes, and we need someone to teach a couple of other classes to fill out the program.  We are looking for someone within driving distance of Olivet, with a solid background and teaching experience in tenor banjo (jazz/dixieland style), who might be interested in this position.  Please drop us a note at if that might be you!


Stan Werbin and Ken Perlman


mainejohn - Posted - 12/26/2019:  17:44:37

This is good news and encouraging. And perhaps eventually both Irish tenor (GDAE) and plectrum style (usually CGBD) will also be considered. for inclusion. I'm primarily a 5 string player, but have also played plectrum style for decades, which shares the Dixieland/jazz/20's-30's genre with tenor jazz players, and have witnessed the sad decline of plectrum popularity, which had a second rebirth in the 60's, only to gradually fade ever since to the point where most plectrum players are over 65.

Edited by - mainejohn on 12/26/2019 17:46:56

Parker135 - Posted - 12/26/2019:  20:04:23

I second the suggestion for some GDAE Irish sessions. I would gladly return to Midwest Banjo Camp. There is a real dearth of Irish camps and learning opportunities in the midwest.

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