Open to all levels of players, especially beginners, Jim's lessons first emphasize proper right- and left-hand techniques and mastering the skills you'll need to play in a jam session or with a band. Other topics include Clawhammer/Frailing style, Scruggs style, melodic and single-string styles, back-up and playing with others, music theory, repertoire and banjo maintenance and set-up.
Lessons are geared to each student's individual needs. Longer sessions are available for students traveling from out of the local area. Even just one or two sessions could radically speed your progress on the instrument! Lessons are $40 per hour. The length and frequency of lessons is up to the individual student.