The banjo is an instrument made of wood or metal, with a cover made of plastic or hide tightly stretched across the circular frame. The banjo typically has 4 or 5 strings, tuned in a variety of ways depending on the genre of music being played.
Historically the banjo comes most directly from African cultures, but is associated with many other cultures and musical genres since the early 19th century, where it played a central role in many minstrel shows. Some speculate that the close association with traveling minstrel shows gave the Banjo the now widespread influence in genres such as bluegrass, Irish folk, classical and country music.
While the Banjo is a very “non-typical” instrument to have for lessons, it is soaring in popularity; along with instruments like the Harmonica and the Accordion – as non-traditional ways to get your kids involved in music lessons and excited about music. Banjo lessons will typically involve bluegrass and folk styles of music instruction. Banjo lessons will help get your kids excited about music in a fresh, unique way. Sign up for Banjo lessons today!
To sign up for Banjo lessons, either email us ([email protected]), call us (971-227-4222), or use the contact form on our website. We will answer any further questions you have, and based on your address will recommend a teacher in your area. We will have the teacher contact you (usually the same day) and set up a free first lesson. After the free first lesson, if you decide you like the teacher, we will send you your billing information by email.
The Musicality Network is a Portland, Oregon based network of private music teachers, teaching a wide variety of instruments including Piano lessons, Guitar lessons, Drum lessons, Violin lessons, Voice lessons, and more! Our teachers can drive to your house, and we service the entire Portland Metro Area, including Vancouver, Clackamas, Troutdale, Gresham, Tigard, Beaverton, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Oregon City and more!