Banjo lessons over Skype?
August 31, 2013 1:06 AM   Subscribe

There are a number of instructors who offer banjo lessons over Skype. Does anyone have a personal recommendation? I am interested mainly in bluegrass style, though would be open to other styles if the instructor is strong. (I currently live in South Asia, so local lessons do not seem feasible.)
posted by whitewall to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Chris Quinn, though the time difference from Toronto might be difficult.
posted by scruss at 4:04 AM on August 31, 2013

Not from personal experience, and not over Skype, but Tony Trischka's banjo school includes video lessons and personal video responses (so instead of interacting live via skype, you record yourself and he records a response), and I've heard a number of people rave about how much they enjoyed and learned from him. The asynchronous nature eliminates any time zone problems. And Trischka's just an amazing banjo player.
posted by hades at 10:32 AM on August 31, 2013

My friend - a Brit living in Spain - has lessons over skype with this guy in Florida. By all accounts he's very good and has pupils all over the world, incuding Japan.
posted by Brian Lux at 5:11 AM on September 2, 2013

Response by poster: Thanks, hades! At the end of the day, I did Tony Trishchka's banjo school and it was exactly what I was looking for! Thank you also, scruss and Brian Lux, for the good suggestions, as well.
posted by whitewall at 8:06 AM on May 1, 2014

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