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Francis Brennan

Olympia, WA, USA

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Teaches Lessons: In Person

Styles: Clawhammer and Old-Time, Other, Bluegrass (Scruggs) , Classical

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teacher Since: 2007

Pricing: $35/hr

Listing Created: 2/20/2016
Listing Updated: 2/3/2018

More About Me

I am very excited to be offering banjo lessons at The Studio in
Tumwater. I have been playing 5-string banjo since 1997 and studied
composition, ear training, and music theory at Berklee College of
Music. I have performed with numerous local bands playing bluegrass,
jazz, and celtic music, and I also have experience playing blues,
pop/rock, latin, eastern european, indian music and more on the banjo.
I teach 3-finger style, fraiiling, "Pete Seeger" style, and melodic style.
I have developed an original banjo technique that utilizes mizrabs (sitar fingerpicks) and combines frailing with 3-finger picking.
Lessons are taught by tablature and by ear, tailored to your own individual
musical goals. I am accepting beginning, intermediate, and advanced
banjo students. I can also teach electric bass, pennywhistle (Irish
whistle), beginning guitar, beginning stand-up bass, and music
theory/ear training for any instrument.

When: Every Thursday, 45 minute sessions

Where: The Studio
How Much: $35 for 1 lesson
$30 for 4 lessons
$25 for 8 lessons

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