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Beginners 5-String Banjo - with Garry MacFadden

Overview

Class Code – B5M

MONDAY class for BEGINNER level 5-string banjo.

As the 5-string banjo is primarily an American instrument, Garry will teach “Scruggs” (‘Duelling Banjos’ /‘Foggy Mountain Breakdown) style. Though the classes are aimed at primarily Scruggs style, they will look at melodic “Keith” style, single-string “Reno” style and a 5-string approach to Celtic traditional tunes.

The classes will be fun and informative. (Guitarists may find banjo easy to adapt to – there are some similarities between the instruments).

Class Details

  • 7:30-9:15pm Monday
  • John Wheatley College
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Improvers 5-String Banjo - with Garry MacFadden

Overview

Class Code – BJ5

WEDNESDAY class for IMPROVER  5-string banjo.

As the 5-string banjo is primarily an American instrument, Garry will teach “Scruggs” (‘Duelling Banjos’ /‘Foggy Mountain Breakdown) style. Though the classes are aimed at primarily Scruggs style, they will look at melodic “Keith” style, single-string “Reno” style and a 5-string approach to Celtic traditional tunes.

The classes will be fun and informative. (Guitarists may find banjo easy to adapt to – there are some similarities between the instruments).

Class Details

  • 7:30-9:15pm Wednesday
  • John Wheatley College
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Membership Fees

Adult Class 1

£70

7 classes per term from 7:30 to 9:15 with a half time break

Additional Class 2

£63

Class 2 fees are for the same person learning more than one instrument in the same term. e.g. Monday Whistle, Wednesday Fiddle

Concession Class 1

£54

Concession fee applies to those in receipt of state pension: students on a recognised full-time education course: and those in receipt of certain state benefits such as Jobseeker’s allowance or Disability Living allowance.

Additional Concession 2

£48

Concession 2 fee, if you qualify for a concession, and take 2 classes in the same term e.g. Monday Whistle, Wednesday Fiddle

Junior Term

£37

Wednesday early evening 1 hour classes – 615-715pm

Member Only

£7

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