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4-String (Tenor/Plectrum), Bluegrass (Scruggs) , Classic
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teacher Since: 1977
Pricing: $25 per half-hour
Listing Created: 11/10/2016
Listing Updated: 11/10/2016
More About Me
My dad bought me my first guitar when I was 6 and got me started playing folk fingerstyle. My first real teacher, Mr Tom Anthony, was a classical guitarist and got me interested in that style- so much so that I majored in music in college. I then stared teaching at a local music store. One day the owner asked me if I taught banjo. I said, "No, I've never even played one." He handed me a banjo and said "Take this home and learn it because I have a bunch of banjo students and no teacher." So I did.
Over the years my love for the banjo and for traditional music has deepened as I have explored other styles like Irish trad and classic style, and lately have been playing some clawhammer as well. I don't teach any particular method; instead I cater to each student's individual strengths and weaknesses and their personal goals.