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

UPDATED 08/30/2021

NOTE: Registration for all classes at Blackstone River Theatre will require valid proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Masks will also be required to be worn in the class setting. By attending a Blackstone River Theatre class, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please email with questions or concerns and to provide proof of vaccination. Classes will be held in 3rd floor, larger room which will have an air purifier running.

6-week sessions with instructor Ed Sweeney
Saturdays, September 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 9, 23

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, September 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 9, (skip 16), 23. These will be small group classes geared toward adults or teens age 16-and-up. Fee is $95 per student per six-week session. 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!

So we can be assured of meeting the minimum needed to hold any of our class offerings, BRT NEEDS PRE-PAYMENT AT LEAST 5 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 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