Banjo Lessons

The banjo has had a fascinating journey, from itís African origins to America where it developed via the 19th century minstrel banjo to the instrument we know today. The current design was finalised in the 1940ís and popularised through Bluegrass. I have two resonator banjos and a Gold tone openback that I really love playing. Iím also very fond of my minstrel banjo. It is made very simply of wood and skin, with no frets and has a very mellow sound which I like a lot.

I take all levels of students, from beginning and upwards, so if youíre just starting out, donít worry. Lessons can be 30 mins or an hour, itís up to you. The first step is to contact me and we can discuss your needs and interests.

I am available in Edinburgh from 9am to 8pm on weekdays, and some weekends.

In Glasgow, I am available one Saturday a month, by arrangement.

Prices ( per half hour )



Weekdays until 5pm



Evenings 5 - 8pm and weekends



Your first three lessons are paid individually, thereafter payment is one month or 4 lessons in advance.

CANCELLATIONS - If you cancel with more than 24 hrs notice, you will not be charged and you can opt for a catch up lesson in addition to your quota, or carry your credits over to your next scheduled time.
If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, then you will be charged for the full lesson price or you can opt for a catch up lesson in addition to your scheduled quota. If no notice is given of cancellation, then you will be charged the full lesson price and you will not be given the option of a catch up lesson.
CATCH UP LESSONS - any cancellation will result in a full charge for the lesson