I have been picking banjo for 2 years. My instructor is strictly Scruggs style and a traditionalist. I always show him any tabs I’ve downloaded for his approval before taking on any new projects. He has never once disagreed with your instruction techniques and has referred other students to your website as well. Thanks for all you do Mike and for helping me to increase my song list…James
I’ve found your lessons incredibly helpful. You explain everything really clearly and the material you choose is varied and interesting. I also really appreciate the fact that you have things to develop all the skills, as well as learning songs, and that you explain which skills a particular song will help with. I’ve learned a huge amount from your lessons. Thank you so much.
im pretty new to the banjo and your tab is easy to play. great instructor! Thanks Mike
I have been able to learn from your lessons quite well but as I am getting on in age 73, and it takes a while for me to commit it to memory. I find it easier to play if I am not looking at the tabs. I think it would help me personally if there were maybe sets of 3 or 4 phrases looped a few times to play along with.
I am an “old and in the way” beginner banjo player who is so carried away with Mike and his Banjoland method!!! It is just what I have been searching for!!! I highly recommend!!!! Thank you, Mr. Mike
Lessons always so helpful with varied content. I am in the UK so really benefit from speedy arrival of purchased lessons. Mike even tab’d a bluegrass tune for me from audio! Thanks.
Mike is a wonderful teacher. The lessons are clear and the tab for each measure,along the bottom of the video, make doing the lesson extremely easy. I have improved in my playing a great deal by using lessons provided by Mike.
I love the sound tracks in different speeds I play the song then I make up my own back up and return to the song it is as if I have my own band I love it.
I started the banjo at the age of 65. Being a guitarist and having visited the Appalacians in Georgia some years ago I got the urge after seeing the great pickers in that region. I have made a great deal of progress thanks to Mikes methodical and easy to follow approach. His tabs and backup tracks make this a foolproof way to learn. It’s only up to you to put in the time and effort.. I would recommend Mike’s method to anyone starting the banjo.
Mike has put together a great method for teaching the banjo, from beginner songs to intermediate songs. I know that these lessons have greatly improved my playing. I had played the banjo 35 years ago, but gave it up to raise my daughters and get them through college. I found Mike’s lessons on the internet. So I decided I needed a better instrument and purchased a Deering Golden Era banjo. Being retired, I practice one to two hours every day. I now attend as many jams in my area as possible. With mike’s lessons, I am once again playing at a high level. And having fun!!
Study Banjo and Mandolin at your own pace online with professional musician Mike Hedding! A veteran of the Minnesota bluegrass scene, Mike has taken the tricks he’s learned through years of teaching experience and condensed them into an online format that you can enjoy from anywhere in the world! With a variety of techniques, and original arrangements to classic songs, Mike walks through each lesson in detail so you understand not only “how” but “why.” With Videos, Tabs, and Practice Tracks included with each lesson, you’ll be equipped to take your playing to the next level while having fun in the process! Let’s start learning!