Banjo Lessons

Banjo Lessons

Search our extensive music teacher database to find a banjo teacher near you. Simply enter your address, and select “banjo lessons” from the drop down menu and then hit search. You can also search for online based teachers as well who are able to teach you from the comfort of your own home.

Beginner Students Welcome

All of our teachers are experienced and can offer lessons in a wide variety of genres and styles. Every teacher has their own teaching style and you can find out more about this by checking out their profile and reading through their information. If you have any questions you can get in touch with all the teachers directly to find out more.

A lot of our teachers offer a wide range of services including graded exams, helping with your technique and your general banjo playing. A lot of students also learn for fun so this is a great option for anyone who wants to take up the banjo as more of a hobby.

Many teachers can also cater to more advanced students. Students of all ages are welcome to take lessons and many of our teachers have experience teaching both young learners and adults. Lessons are generally tailored to the student and you can learn in whichever direction you want to.

Reach that next level on banjo

No two banjo lessons are ever the same here. We strongly believe in teaching students in a direction that they feel comfortable learning in. Because lessons are tailored to the student, this means that students are able to develop a wide range of skills that will stay with them forever. Banjo isn’t an easy instrument and our teachers intend on making the lessons both easy to understand and enjoyable.

We welcome students of all ability levels. Beginners, Intermediate players and more advanced players of the banjo are all more than welcome. Lessons can include everything from learning notes, reading music, performing live, learning songs, learning scales and much more. Regardless of your requirements and goals, our teachers will be with you every step of the way.

We also have some teachers in our community who can help you with learning to perform live and even compose your own music. Make sure to check the teachers profile to see if this is something that they can help you with. Lessons are always built around your goals and our teachers always have this in mind when creating a lesson plan for you.

Learners of all ages are more than welcome to take lessons. All teachers unless otherwise specified teach both young learners and adults and will make a lesson plan that best suits your needs as a player and learner.

It’s also worth remembering that every teacher has their own preference in terms of an appropriate age to start learning but it is easy to find this information on the teachers profile. There is however, no upper age limit on learning. Whatever your inspiration for learning is, we are confident that you and your teacher will be able to build an appropriate lesson plan that works on both your strengths and weaknesses while making sure the lessons are as enjoyable as possible.

Are you a banjo teacher?

As the number of students increases on we are always looking for new teachers to take on the flow of students. We are always interested to work with experienced and committed music teachers who can help young learners and adults achieve their musical goals. If you are interested in teaching banjo to more students then please fill out the teacher application form.

Banjo teachers in the community teach in a wide variety of ways including face to face, online or both. This is totally down to the teacher’s preference. In terms of location some teachers rent a teaching studio, some teach from home and others visit their students’ homes. Regardless of how you teach your students we would love to work with you so please do get in touch for more information about teaching banjo to our community of students.

For more information, as well as to apply to join the platform, you can find out more on the Teacher Sign-Up page.

Can Anyone Learn To Play The Banjo?

No instrument is easy and while banjo is often overlooked, It is an extremely difficult instrument to learn and the technique takes quite a lot of effort. Although it does help having some form of understanding of guitar first, beginners can also start the banjo and our teachers will be more than happy to teach you the basics before moving further with your playing. Learning any instrument can be slow to begin with but any learner should always remember that you need to walk before you can run, meaning that the basics need to be learned before moving on.

The answer to the question above is a simple yes, I firmly believe that anyone can learn to play the banjo. The question is more “Do I have enough time to learn the Banjo”. As mentioned before, it takes a long time to learn an instrument and you need to be willing to commit to both lessons and a practice routine. Sadly there is no magic shortcut to learning the banjo but if you have a genuine interest in learning then by all means go for it because I truly believe that anyone can learn.

If you can commit to a weekly lesson and try to practice 30 minutes a day then I truly believe that anyone can make progress when it comes to learning the banjo. It’s always good to have some songs in mind that you’d like to learn in advance for your teacher and then the lessons are even more tailored to your specifications. Theory and reading music can also be a stumbling block but our teachers will always make sure theory is presented in a way that is easy to understand and that you can enjoy learning theory in small chunks rather than everything all in one go.

There are a wide range of styles that can be taught by our banjo teachers. Clawhammer, Bluegrass, Folk, Dixieland, Jazz and more can be taught by our teachers. It’s more a matter of your preference and making sure that you learn in the direction you feel comfortable with. If you ever have something specific to focus on then please remember to contact your teacher and let them know so that it can be integrated into your lesson plan. If you have any prior knowledge of the guitar, ukulele, banjo or any other similar stringed instrument it will be worth letting your teacher know because there are a lot of connections and similarities between the instruments and techniques that can be explained in a way that’s easy to understand.

The age in which to start playing the banjo is totally down to the teacher so make sure you check out their profile before enquiring about lessons for a child. There is no bridge too far and if you have the desire to play and are willing to put in the time and effort then I truly believe that anyone can reach their goals that way. It’s never too late to start playing as well. Many people tend to give up on learning as they get older when learning an instrument or learning to play the banjo can be a great hobby to keep you busy and a great way to learn something new. I’ve always found that playing an instrument is great for stress and great for just escaping when I need to.

Banjo Classes

As well as searching through the teacher database you can also find one of our regional music hubs, where you will be able to find information about a professional banjo teacher in your area.

Banjo Centres in the United Kingdom


Cruz Arnold is a professional banjo teacher based in Central London. He offers banjo lessons to students of all ages and learning abilities, including complete beginners.