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Early last year, my wife couldn't stand hearing me try to play clawhammer in the basement so she got me several lessons for Christmas from Larry Edmond in Bethel, Vt. (802-234-5668). When I went up, Larry immediately saw problems with my right hand (and thumb) and gave me exercises to get it right. Larry has been very patient and we practice a new song at each lesson and at the end he tapes the song at slow speed and up to speed so I can listen as I practice. Larry loves the Round Peak style and has put me onto some great music by Tommy Jarrell, Kyle Creed and others that has opened up a new world for me. Larry has a bunch of classic banjos around his house and it has been a pleasure to handle them as I have improved. If you live in Vermont or New Hampshire and want to get into the old time style, I can't say enough about Larry Edmond!
Overall Rating: 10
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