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Monday, August 1, 2016


Thanks for stopping by. I've uploaded MP3's and now have some videos too. I should be practicing like the rest of us. When you become professional you have to work at all the other things involved with the music business and sometimes and it can cut in to your playing time just like any job does.
I have my newest Books, CDs, DVDs, Online Lessons and other things available to help you learn and improve your banjo playing. I also have video lessons archived for all members at

Ross Nickerson performing in US, Australia, Europe, Canada and  Africa

Ross Nickerson's detailed schedule
Ross's Schedule
Banjo Lessons / Immediate Downloads / New DVDs
   All E-Books and all Online Lessons at are now available as immediate downloads.
No shipping costs, no waiting!
Ultimate Banjo:
Compilation CD featuring two songs by Ross Nickerson

Others on the CD are Earl Scruggs, Sonny Osborne, Eddie Adcock, Jim Mills, Greg Cahill, Pete Wernick, Scott Vestal, Kristen Scott Benson and more. Banjo CDs

Ultimate Banjo 

New Ross Nickerson CD called Let's Kick It.
Recorded with four members of top bluegrass band Blue Highway
Rob Ickes, Tim Stafford, Shawn Lane and Wayne Taylor
Sound clips and Reviews.
Let's Kick It

Newest DVDs available.  The titles are How to Practice Banjo, Rock Solid Timing and Backup Tips, and Playing in the Keys of C, D, E, F and G Up the Neck. I have DVDs completed for the Rhythm and Backup CDs Vol 1 and 2, a Gospel DVD and a new Banjo Songs for Beginners DVD. Also the Beginner Banjo Book and Banjo Songs Book DVDs. These were all filmed with Brance of Clear Blue Productions in Virginia. He is the same person who shot the Play Banjo By Ear and Learning to Jam DVDs I did last year. Split Screen, top quality stuff !
Ross's DVDs and Books 

I have a new free instruction article blog at
Free banjo instruction articles
Free Ask the banjoteacher questions and answers
The Banjo Cruise
Carribbean Banjo Workshop Cruise  
Nova Scotia Banjo Camp
Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia Canada 
The Banjo Safari

Ross's Band

Ross's Schedule
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Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

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Playing Since: 1973
Experience Level: Expert/Professional

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Occupation: Musician

Gender: Male
Age: 67

My Instruments:
Nechville Special Custom Vintage Model, 1936 Gibson TB1 with Burlile Tone Ring and Bellbird Neck. Stelling Staghorn, Nick Kick signature model by Bellbird. ResNick Resophonic Banjo.

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ross nickerson Ross Nickerson has recorded with some of the top names in Bluegrass music. His banjo playing has been featured on a compilation CD called Ultimate Banjo that included banjo legends, Earl Scruggs, Eddie Adcock, Sonny Osborne and Jim Mills. Ross has appeared on stages all over the world and been under contract with Disneyland and Opryland in Nashville. Ross has performed with The Riders in the Sky, The Oak Ridge Boys as well as picking with and sharing the stage with many of the best banjo players in the world. Ross’s CD Blazing the West won many awards including being named by Country Music Television as one of the top ten CDs to pick up in 2003. Ross's newest CD is called Let's Kick It that features hard driving traditional Bluegrass Banjo with Ross’s own personal touch. Accompanying Ross on the CD are members of the well known top Bluegrass Band "Blue Highway". Throughout his career Ross Nickerson has always enjoyed sharing his knowledge and helping others to learn to play the banjo. His many years of experience teaching privately and traveling the world to hold group workshops has helped him gain many unique insights into the common obstacles facing banjo students today. He has listened to his students, seen the challenges they face, understands what students are craving for and always delivers his practical, focused instruction in a personable and easy to follow manner. Ross Nickerson is the author of the top selling banjo book, The Banjo Encyclopedia “Bluegrass Banjo from A to Z” He has also written and recorded many other books, CDs and DVDs designed to help banjo students save time and learn the fun of playing 5-string banjo easier. Ross is a full time musician and on the road ten to fifteen days a month performing concerts, teaching banjo workshops and reaching new audiences. He has been selected as a faculty member for many prestigious bluegrass and banjo camps and is the founder and coordinator of the Nova Scotia Banjo Camp and the annual Banjo Cruise. Find Ross at his website or

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