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PLAY BETTER BANJO is your one stop destination for clawhammer information and inspiration.
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You're always welcome at PLAY BETTER BANJO.
Take your time, make yourself at home and just let me know if you have any questions whatsoever:
FREE: Beginner Crash Course
Are you an ABSOLUTE BEGINNER without a lick of musical experience?
Or maybe you've messed around with the banjo a little bit but it just hasn't CLICKED yet?
This CLEAR and SIMPLE video course will take you from “zero to banjo” in three EASY-TO-FOLLOW sessions.
Are you a BEGINNER or INTERMEDIATE clawhammer banjo player that already knows the basics but is looking to learn NEW skills and NEW tunes?
Want to be a BETTER player with BETTER techniques, BETTER practice habits & a BETTER understanding of music theory and how it relates to your banjo?
FREE: 5 Days to Better Banjo
WHO IS RYAN SPEARMAN?
Ryan Spearman is a professional folk musician, singer/songwriter, educator, radio DJ and music promoter living in St. Louis, MO.
For six years he was an instructor at Folk School STL, where he now serves as Curriculum Consultant/Special Projects Manager.
He has taught classes covering several traditional musical subjects including: clawhammer banjo, old time & bluegrass fiddle, country blues guitar, jug band, improvisation, music theory, & folk ensemble performance.
He was the co-founder of The Green Strum Project and The St. Louis Folk & Roots Festival and a co-producer of the Interactive Jug Band Exhibit at the National Blues Museum.
If you want to know more about Ryan, his music, and his myriad endeavors, you can visit his personal website or just send him a message:
Rachel S. (Cincinnati, OH)
I just wanted to thank you for your lessons. They are amazing and provide so much detail!"
Nic F. (Marrickville, N.S.W, Australia)
"I Live in Australia, and have struggled a bit to find a good Banjo teacher, but you're website is just the best! I feel like I've improved a million times over in less than a month, so thanks a bunch."
Chris P. (Albequerque, NM)
"Thanks. Your responsiveness to my questions, suggestions and requests has been nothing short of stellar!"