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

UPDATED 03/19/2022

NOTE: Beginning April 1, Blackstone River Theatre plans to change our classes covid policy and no longer require masks or proof of vaccination status. If you wish to still wear a mask that is of course totally fine ... (and we WILL ASK you to wear a mask if you are not vaccinated). By attending a Blackstone River Theatre class, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Blackstone River Theatre will continue to monitor our COVID policy with hopes a return will not be needed.

6-week sessions with instructor Ed Sweeney
Saturdays, April 2, 9, 23, 30 and May 14, 28 

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, April 2, 9, 23, 30 and May 14, 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. 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!

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 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 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