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Continuing Beginner, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate 5-String Old-Timey Banjo

UPDATED 3/30/2020
With the increased severity and spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, Blackstone River Theatre must follow local, state and national guidelines and remain closed until further notice. There will be NO CLASSES in April, May, or June. We hope to resume our full class schedule in Fall 2020. 

6-week sessions with instructor Ed Sweeney
Saturdays, May 9, 16, 23 and TBD.

Blackstone River Theatre will offer CONTINUING BEGINNER 5-STRING OLD-TIMEY BANJO from 12:00 to 12:50 PM, ADVANCED BEGINNER 5-STRING OLD-TIMEY BANJO from 1:00 to 1:50 PM and INTERMEDIATE-AND-UP 5-STRING OLD-TIMEY BANJO from 2:00 to 2:50 PM with Ed Sweeney on Saturdays, May 9, 16, 23 and TBD. These will be small group classes 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. In these classes you will 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 why one would want to use different tunings. Participants must bring their own 5-string banjo!

HOW TO REGISTER 
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 banjo class, please:
1. E-mail russell@riverfolk.org 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