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Mar 2, 2024 - 6:52:10 PM
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Looking for instructor South of Houston Texas (Alvin). Recommendations?

Mar 2, 2024 - 7:10:01 PM

344 posts since 4/17/2011

I'd recommend seeking out Chris Hirsch and/or Tony Ullrich in Houston. Good luck!

Mar 3, 2024 - 1:47:52 AM

698 posts since 5/21/2020

quote:
Originally posted by BobPurnell

Looking for instructor South of Houston Texas (Alvin). Recommendations?


Hi Bob

Not exactly what your looking for but Banjo Ben Clark run's regular Cabin Camps on his Farm in Kilgore north of Houston Texas. I do believe his sister Katie Lou teaches banjo also.

https://store.banjobenclark.com/collections/cabin-camps

Mar 3, 2024 - 4:24:03 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

29975 posts since 8/3/2003

We have a teacher's list that you might check. You can do an advanced search and search for state and town and type of instruction. Go here: banjohangout.org/teachers/

Mar 4, 2024 - 10:56:12 AM

3734 posts since 4/5/2006

If you hold your mouth right, you might get Sherry to get you started. wink

Mar 4, 2024 - 7:36:53 PM

6180 posts since 12/20/2005

There used to be a very fine banjo instructor in Pearland. I only remember his first name, Kerry (I think).
I’ve not spoken to him in years, so I don’t know if he still teaches banjo, or even if he still lives in the area.
You might consider getting in contact with the Bay Area Bluegrass Association. They are not far from you and I am sure they could help you find an instructor.

Mar 4, 2024 - 8:11:30 PM

6180 posts since 12/20/2005

Update:
I’ve been able to locate the instructor’s name.
It is Kerry Jones. Again, I don’t have any current information. But at least there is someone to try to locate.

Mar 5, 2024 - 10:25:10 AM

DickieM

USA

36 posts since 10/30/2019

I've been taking weekly one-hour long lessons for almost 3 years via : lessonface.com It is done through ZOOM hookup...... out of the comfort of your own home, and your instructor does NOT need to be in your town or area..... I am very happy with it.

Mar 5, 2024 - 1:17:29 PM

9555 posts since 8/30/2004

Hi Dickie,
I've been teaching via Zoom for over two years now and it works great. There is no charge for teaching via Zoom. Teachers have to pay lessonface a fee. I'm glad it's working out for you. Lessonface uses Zoom. I teach people from all over the world...Jack

Edited by - Jack Baker on 03/05/2024 13:20:36

Mar 6, 2024 - 1:13:55 PM

DickieM

USA

36 posts since 10/30/2019

quote:
Originally posted by Jack Baker

Hi Dickie,
I've been teaching via Zoom for over two years now and it works great. There is no charge for teaching via Zoom. Teachers have to pay lessonface a fee. I'm glad it's working out for you. Lessonface uses Zoom. I teach people from all over the world...Jack


You are correct Jack.....  I've never done well with simply watching 'how to' video clips from the vast array on youtube.  I need the real time interaction that zoom provides if and since there doesn't seem to be anyone in my locale available to give lessons. 

I have though about approaching my instructor about 'cutting out' Lessonface,  but he seems to want to respect the set up and keep going through their 'toll booth'.....  my attitude is - the day I stop having a weekly lesson with my instructor, is the day I will stop becoming a better player!

Mar 6, 2024 - 1:31:29 PM

9555 posts since 8/30/2004

Hi Dickie,
I didn't know you had to pay extra. I thought only the teacher had to pay extra...Jack

Mar 6, 2024 - 6:16:20 PM

6180 posts since 12/20/2005

Speaking for myself, not knocking anyone’s preference, if there was a good instructor minutes away from my house, I would sign up in a heartbeat.

Mar 6, 2024 - 8:07:24 PM

DickieM

USA

36 posts since 10/30/2019

quote:
Originally posted by Jack Baker

Hi Dickie,
I didn't know you had to pay extra. I thought only the teacher had to pay extra...Jack


No... I'm not paying extra,  in fact I receive a 12% discount off of his 'standard rate' as a weekly student 'subscriber'

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