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Banjo Lessons

Online, In-Home or Studio

So you bought a 5-string banjo, and now you are faced with the question, “where can I find an excellent banjo teacher?”  Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place!  We offer virtual (online) banjo lessons, as well as studio and in-home banjo lessons in Los Angeles area. We specialize in 5-string banjo – both bluegrass (Scruggs style), and “clawhammer” styles.

*If you haven’t picked up an instrument yet, please read our article, “Getting Started with Banjo.”

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Ethan is a superb musician, who enjoys teaching guitar, banjo, ukulele and mandolin in a wide range of styles. He creates individualized lesson plans for each of his students, based on their unique interests. “For me,” Ethan says, “music is about connection and communication. As a teacher, that means imparting information in a way that captivates and motivates the student, helping them discover the joy of making music, regardless of their skill…

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A multi-instrumentalist, Adam teaches banjo, guitar and dobro.  He is a dazzling player, with an organized, but easy-going teaching style, who really enjoys demystifying music for his students.  Adam is equally adept with country, rock, jazz and bluegrass. Adam earned degrees in music from both the University of Virginia, and Hollywood’s Musician’s Institute, and was a national merit scholar — no kidding! Adam currently performs and records with Billy Ray Cyrus – recently…