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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.”

Lucas Red Pelican Music


Lucas is a film composer, music producer, songwriter, and teacher with one studio feature film recently scored under his belt and an eclectic catalog of music distributed internationally. He was raised up and down the west coast of the United States from its southern to northern tips, including 3rd grade through 7th grade in Mexico. Piano lessons at a young age lead to rock bands, flamenco guitar, and theatre in High School,…

Guitar Lessons Los Angeles - Red Pelican Music - Ethan 2


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…

Banjo Lessons Los Angeles - Red Pelican Music - Adam 1


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…