Meet our banjo teachers! We have lots of experience and can teach most playing styles.
|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: 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.
|Jeremy Koch: Scruggs style banjo
Jeremy gives lessons in Scruggs-style bluegrass banjo. This style uses rolls that are a bit like guitar fingerpicking, and you’ll find it useful for playing bluegrass music and the kinds of music Bela Fleck plays.