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.
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!!
I enjoy the structure of the videos and arrangements of the tablature. Some parts of the videos challenge me, while other parts re-inforce my picking vocabulary. I just want to keep learning, have fun and keep the fingers rolling. Thanks.
im pretty new to the banjo and your tab is easy to play. great instructor! Thanks Mike
Mike creates very detailed lessons and writes excellent tabs. I’ve also had Mike do some lessons with my kids via Skype and have found he’s also a great one-on-one teacher. Thanks Mike!
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 Hedding’s instructional videos and tabs are a real asset for me, both as a banjo teacher – for providing my students with tablature and videos to watch between lessons, and for myself – to make learning new tunes quick and easy.
I enjoy watching and learning from your teaching of the banjo on YouTube. You are a great teacher, easy to understand, and so informative. You have a way of teaching and being able to apply the lessons to immediate playing. The lessons keep me interested and motivated!!!! Thank you for the free lessons and also reasonable prices for those who want to get more involved.
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’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!
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!