Tenor Banjo Lessons

The Tenor banjo is the 4 string member of the Banjo family. Originally the strings were tuned the same as a viola ( CGDA ), but these days, more commonly  it is tuned to an octave below the violin ( GDAE ). It is mainly used for playing traditional Irish and American music and if you learnt the violin at school, youre off to a head start.

Im very fond of my tenor banjo. It dates from the 1920s and I got it for a song on Ebay.

I take all levels of students, from complete beginners and upwards, so if youre just starting out, dont worry.  Lessons can be 30 mins or an hour, its 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