Three-finger Banjo (Scruggs & Melodic Style)
"Banjo makes everything better."
I began teaching banjo in Boulder, Colorado in 2003. I focus on teaching the Earl Scruggs 3-finger, and melodic style Bluegrass banjo method, which involves learning particular roll patterns and back-up rhythm styles. I enjoy teaching students traditional Bluegrass songs as well as helping students learn and develop their own style. My intent is to find out exactly what my students want to get out of playing the banjo, and what their learning style is so that I can adapt to it.
Whether your focus is learning every bluegrass tune under the sun, how to improvise a solo, or just being able to hold your own at a campfire with the rest of them, I can help you with that. I believe that each student can successfully achieve the expression of musical artistry through efficient practice habits, and proper guidance. Once the technical elements of playing an instrument are achieved, the door is wide open to making music as a form of art.
I studied under banjo legend Alan Munde at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. On top of studying banjo, I also took courses in guitar, bass, Bluegrass history, audio engineering, and ensemble classes. More recently, I have studied with renowned banjo player Rob McCoury from The Del McCoury Band, and award winning banjoist Jayme Stone.
I have been the director of the bluegrass ensembles at Harmony since it's inception in 2009. I am also the owner of the studio.
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