Continuing and Advanced Beginner 5-String Old-Timey Banjo


UPDATED 3/25/18

6-week session
Saturdays March 31, April 7, 14, 21, (NOT 28) May 5, 12 with instructor Ed Sweeney

Blackstone River Theatre will offer CONTINUING BEGINNER 5-STRING OLD-TIMEY BANJO from 1:00 to 2:00 PM and ADVANCED BEGINNER 5-STRING OLD-TIMEY BANJO classes with Ed Sweeney from 2:00 to 3:00 PM on Saturdays March 31 through May 12 (not April 28). This will be a group class geared toward adults or teens age 16-and-up. Fee is $90 per student per six-week session. Minimum three needed to hold class. Maximum 6 students, This class is open to continuing beginners who will continue to learn the basics of playing the old-time Appalachian banjo style including tuning, ornamentation and basic frailing to drop thumb melodic playing. We will work on ear training and as we progress, discover the many different tunings of old timey banjo and perhaps why one would want to use different tunings. Participants must bring their own 5-string banjo!

So we can be assured of meeting the minimum needed to hold any of our class offerings, BRT NEEDS PRE-PAYMENT AT LEAST 3 DAYS BEFORE THE START OF ANY CLASS (and hopefully sooner!) or we'll need to cancel at that time.
If you are interested in a class, please:
1. E-mail to pre-register and then,
2. Put a check payable to Blackstone River Theatre in the mail ASAP to: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864