Banjo Faculty

Meet our banjo teachers!  We have lots of experience and can teach most playing styles.

Tom Faux 120 faculty banjo Tom Faux: clawhammer banjo, guitar, music theory for guitar players 

Tom teaches clawhammer banjo, the style most popular for old-time music. Tom likes to incorporate many more musical styles into clawhammer style playing, and his personal style of playing is very melodic. He knows his way around playing chords on the banjo very well too, and can show you whatever you want to learn.

Ken Holmes 120 faculty banjo Ken Holmes: Scruggs style banjo (emeritus instructor)

Ken is retired and not actively teaching at C4A, but he is on call to share his ideas and expertise with our other staff members.

Michael square headshot Michael Jones: Three-finger bluegrass banjo, guitar

Michael Jones has been playing bluegrass banjo and guitar for nearly forty years. He enjoys teaching the various techniques used in playing three-finger bluegrass banjo. Michael likes to see beginning students get off to a great start with their banjo technique.