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

UPDATED 08/24/2023

6-week session with instructor Ed Sweeney
Saturdays, September 23, 30, and October 7, 14, 21, 28

Blackstone River Theatre will offer BEGINNER 5-STRING OLD-TIMEY BANJO from 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., CONTINUING BEGINNER 5-STRING OLD-TIMEY BANJO from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m., and ADVANCED BEGINNER 5-STRING OLD-TIMEY BANJO from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m. with Ed Sweeney on Saturdays, September 23, 30, and October 7, 14, 21, 28. These will be small group classes geared toward adults or teens age 16-and-up. Fee is $95 per student per six-week session and pre-payment is necessary. Minimum two needed to hold class. Maximum 5 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!

If you are interested in a banjo 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