I’ve worked my way through many of Mike’s beginner lessons and now I’m starting on the intermediate lessons. His arrangements are excellent at both levels, and his videos will walk you through all the trouble spots! These lessons are a great way to add to your repertoire. This music is fun to play!
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.
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 is well qualified and a great teacher. His videos are easy to follow. He is very approachable. I highly recommend you try his lessons.
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 have been using the videos for about 18 months now and I find the presentation very easy to follow – usually awaiting next release with interest.
Clear, easy to follow instruction. These lessons have made me want to learn more. I highly recommend you try them. What ever level you are at, they really are excellent.
I just happened to run across one of your free lesson’s on the Internet. I have been playing and just spinning my wheels for many years. I really started to improve after watching one of your lesson’s I was at the point of just giving up the banjo. I have only taken one lesson and that was twenty years ago. I am pretty much starting all over again and I really feel that because of you method I am really enjoying playing again. So thank you for doing what you do!
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 feel like you’re in the room teaching me the correct finger placement and chords. The former is extremely valuable because when I think I’ve done things correctly, I review the lesson and often times hear myself saying “oops!”. i’m a total beginner and have been practicing about one hour per day for a little over a year now. Progress is s-l-o-w, but your lessons make it fun. Thanks and keep ’em coming.
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!