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Banjo Lessons at Smithville Music Studio

FIVE STRING BANJO LESSONS

Beginning and Intermediate Banjo

• Traditional 3 finger Scruggs style taught in a step by step sequence using a proven private label method book and C.D.

• You will learn playing standard Bluegrass repertoire.

• Forward and forward-reverse 3 finger rolls using plastic thumb and two metal finger picks.  

• Starting with the basic chords in "G", understanding the "capo"  and advancing into moveable chords up the neck.

• Banjo is taught in "tablature" so no need to read music, but learning to play "timing" is a must.

• You will learn to play with a "guitar backup" so you'll be ready for a jam.


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You Can Play Banjo! Call now 816-873-2313
or text (816) 873-5055

Banjo is taught by Tim Sublette

Half hour private lessons Monday thru Thursday 11:30 - 8:00
To find out more about the instructor, check available lesson times and prices click below.

To call: (816)873-2313

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT WILL I LEARN IN BANJO LESSONS?

First you must know that not every Banjo Lesson is taught the same. Different students have different needs and lessons are tailored to the individual. Younger students may have to work with a capo to help “shorten the neck”. Students are taught proper right and left hand technique with a proven custom method to ease into rolls and chords.                                                                    

All banjo students learn by tablature with rhythm studies, theory and improvisation incorporated.

WHAT STYLES OF MUSIC CAN I LEARN?

For the beginning student the basics of banjo are the same regardless of genre. Students will cover Bluegrass, Country and Folk as they advance in their studies.

HOW LONG UNTIL YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY A SONG?

In most cases short songs or pieces of songs are taught almost from the beginning. However how soon it becomes music depends many factors including the amount of time spent practicing.

HOW DO WE PAY?

A $25.00 registration (non-refundable) fee must paid before a lesson time is scheduled. Lessons are paid in advance on the first lesson of the month($90/4wks, $112.50/5wks). We run rolling admissions so if you want start in the middle of the month, it is prorated @ $22.50 per lesson. We except cash or check only.

STUDENT TEACHER PROGRAM 
 
We support a program to help beginning teachers refine their skills as they develop into professional teachers. Only advanced long term students who are music majors or preparing to study music at a college level are screened for this program. Not only are their music skills considered but their goals and their abilities to communicate with others, especially younger student musicians. They hone their skills under the watchful eye of a mentor instructor and have access to address any teaching concerns they may encounter. Through this program we will advance the art of teaching music while allowing student teachers opportunity to earn financial support in their chosen field.

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