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I floundered with a few banjo teachers for about a year before I found Chuck. I've been taking lessons for 6 months from Chuck and during that time I"ve grown to love the banjo and Old Time clawhammer. I think I've found my niche and look forward to many more years to expore this great style and its history with Chuck's help.
I was ignorant to both Old Time and clawhammer. Chuck's knowledge and dedication to his craft is impressive and it's evident he loves teaching it also. He's very involved in the Old Time community and uses much of his energy to help keep it alive.
I've gone through bouts of insecurity and worry over my progress and Chuck is always encouraging. He's very patient and takes as long as necessary to help me feel comfortable with a song I'm learning. We even play together at times (Chuck on the fiddle). It's definitely helping me overcome my inability to concentrate and will help me play with others in the future.
I highly recommend Chuck as a teacher. He's a great guy and friend.
Overall Rating: 10
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