Clawhammer Banjo for the Rank Beginner w/ Evie Ladin & Erik Pearson

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45 pm, beginning September 12
$130.00 advance / $140.00 after September 4

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Old-time clawhammer banjo is a unique sound in American traditional music. Once you get the basic technique, it's pretty easy to make music, and play along with all kinds of songs. We will start from scratch with basic technique and learn some songs and tunes from the standard repertoire. We will also discuss some basic music theory that is useful for any instrument, in any genre. For all ages. (Minimum class size 6 students)


*Deering Good Tyme Banjos are available for rent for the session, or sale at a discounted price. Contact if you are interested in renting or purchasing a banjo.


Evie Ladin is a banjo player, step-dancer, singer, and songwriter with a lifetime of experience in traditional American cultural arts. She grew up in a trad folk scene up and down the Eastern Seaboard of the US, travels the world, and calls the rich arts scene in Oakland, California home. With The Stairwell Sisters, all-gal old-time teardown, Evie performs traditional and original material on clawhammer banjo, vocals, clogging and hambone. With Keith Terry & Crosspulse, she performs rhythm-based multi-cultural music & dance works, bringing her Appalachian skills to collaborations with a variety of other cultural arts, including other styles with roots in the African Diaspora. Evie calls rowdy community square dances, performs for extremely diverse populations of school-kids, and tears it up at clubs and festivals.


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