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Beginning Old-Time Banjo

NOTE: This class will not be offered in Fall 2020.


Ben Haravitch, Instructor
6 Wednesdays, October 23 - December 11, 2019 
    No class on October 30th and November 27th

     (Please note that these class dates are different from our catalog)
7:15-8:15 pm
Ages 12-adult, beginner

Join banjo master Ben Haravitch of The Brothers Blue and The Crawdiddies in this popular class delving into the world of claw-hammer banjo! Learn the basics of tuning your instrument through mastery of basic patterns that all old-time banjo players use. Participants will learn the joy of playing with others (that is the heart of banjo-playing), all in a fun, encouraging environment. 

Note: All participants should have a 5-string banjo. For help in locating an instrument, contact ben.haravitch@hochstein.org.

Fee: $10 registration fee, $102 tuition; $78 if enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein. (Fee as of Fall 2019)


Note: Bernunzio Uptown Music will give Hochstein students a 10% discount on any new banjo in stock. More info: https://bernunzio.com/

Click here for information about our Tuition Assistance program.

See below for a video from Ben Haravitch describing the Beginning Old-Time Banjo class.