Teaches Lessons: Online
Styles: Bluegrass (Scruggs) , Classical, Clawhammer and Old-Time, Other
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teacher Since: 2003
Pricing: $80 an hour
Listing Created: 11/15/2011
Listing Updated: 9/27/2023
Jody has done wonders for my banjo playing. I am no longer limited by keys and the the whole fingerboard has opened up to me. His system of learning chords is the best I've encountered. If you are looking for a patient and knowledgeable instructor, look no further. - JDsbanjo
I have tried several of those self learning banjo books and DVD's and You tube downloads and I just got confused and would jump from one method to the next trying to find one that worked for me.
I was just about to give up on the banjo when I decided that I need a good teacher and I started a thread "Looking for a teacher". Jody Hughes came to my rescue.
In the first 20 minutes of our first lesson on Skype he had me play a song I'd been learning and pointed out 3 things I was doing wrong that no self learning method could ever teach me.
Also, I'm finding my rhythm. I had it all the time but just needed a good instructor to help me dig it out.
Now I really enjoy my new hobby, the 5 string banjo. - billybop
I began playing banjo 12 years ago and after getting frustrated I put it in the case for eight years.
I am at it again and things are going great thanks to Jody. The songs I play are finally sounding like music. I don't know how I would have ever learned the
proper rhythms and accents of this bluegrass music without his instruction. I highly recommend him to anyone that needs an instructor. - Bobbythomsonfan
Jody is a Godsend when it comes to banjo teaching. The two other instructors I tried only wanted to hand me tabs and send me out the door. I'm finally getting
the hang of this banjo. He is teaching me how to create arrangements and things that can't be found in any book or video on the market. Thanks for everything Jody. - MattChastain
Thank you all for your kind words, it is much appreciated. - Jody Hughes
Hey, Thanks for unraveling this banjo mystery for me! No way I could have learned all these chords without you. - Banjofriend
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