Introduction to the Banjo

$202 ($192 members) · 80 minutes · Weekly for 8 weeks

This class is for anyone attracted to the 5-string banjo but not sure which style to try first (Clawhammer, Two-Finger, or Bluegrass). It will introduce you to the 5-string banjo and a few of the more common ways of playing it. Students will learn first-position chords, frailing (clawhammer), two- and three-finger picking, and a few fretting-hand techniques. By the end of the session, you should be ready to head off into Clawhammer Banjo 1 or Bluegrass Banjo 1 or Two-Finger Banjo with a running start.


No experience necessary.

Special Info

Banjos are available for rent or purchase at the Old Town School Music Stores.

Class Schedules and Availability

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000