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Banjo Lessons

The banjo is a 4, 5, or 6 metal stringed instrument with a thin membrane stretched over a frame or cavity as a resonator. African slaves in the colonial Americas were responsible for refashioning the instruments in the New World. The banjo is commonly associated with country, folk, traditional Irish, and bluegrass music.

Banjo students learn the fundamentals of the instrument which include: tuning, hand positions, knowledge of the fretboard, and chord construction. In addition to chord construction and other techniques, students will work on right hand picking patterns which are taught continuously throughout their training up to advanced levels. The instrument has recently gained recognition through musicians Mark Johnson, Emory Lester, and comedian Steve Martin.

Meet Our Banjo Instructor

  • "Thank You Melissa for helping with my confidence in singing and also telling me that I am capable of hitting those notes!"

    - Chloe

Raquel O.
Raquel O.
2023-02-13
Verified
My 5 year old son wanted to take piano lessons so we reached out to JF music academy. They were running a special for January plus a free introductory class. Ms Lorraine is our sons teacher and he's really enjoying his sessions. He is enjoying his sessions so I'm hoping he will continue his Interest in learning.
Lili M.
Lili M.
2021-12-17
Verified
Nicest people in the world! I brought my niece for her first guitar and the teacher was great, along with the young lady who helped us out in the front. My niece is loving the lessons and I couldn't be happier about who amazing they are l, and the level of professionalism.
Sam S.
Sam S.
2021-08-05
Verified
I started taking guitar lessons with Alex about 2 months ago. It has been fantastic. Everyone at the school is incredibly nice, and it really has a low-key small town community type atmosphere. My lesson is one of the best parts of my week and I look forward to it every time. Most of the students are children, but I'm not. If you think you are too old to start an instrument or to take music lessons, you are incorrect! It's never too late to strike up the band. Give it a try, you will be glad you did.
Mitch M.
Mitch M.
2021-01-26
Verified
They're really professional there. I got to take piano lessons while in high school, and although I didn't appreciate it then, it was a great experience. I later took guitar and piano lessons there as an adult, and I was happy with their teachers. The staff was always accommodating. When I have kids, I will definitely be taking them there. The teachers are great!
Kathleen S.
Kathleen S.
2020-06-01
Verified
Online zoom call lessons have been working great. Patient teachers, service oriented front desk staff, charter school payment allowed. This place has been excellent for my 3 children. We took guitar, song writing, mandarin, piano, and tried out a music application type class for our youngest preschool age child.
Mark O.
Mark O.
2019-03-09
Verified
The spring performance was amazing and Joshua had an extremely wonderful experience with Mariah as his vocal coach.
Richard V.
Richard V.
2018-11-16
Verified
I'm very happy to be here. All the instructors have been excellent. Sad to see Denise go but looking forward to my new instructor. I have been here for 30+ lessons and will continue to come. The staff is great and Mario is a class act.

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