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Banjo lessons in London
Bluegrass Banjo teacher in London

Looking for a banjo teacher in London or Margate?

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The Trinity: 202-206 Borough High St, Borough, London SE1 1JX

The Bread and Roses: 68 Clapham Manor St, Clapham, London SW4 6DZ

Dick is no longer in Tooting SW17 and now has classes at these two new venues that alternate from week to week.

Improvers Class: 6.30 - 8.00pm

This class is for students that have progressed from beginners with a few rolls, chords and tunes under their belt. Currently working on useful left-hand techniques including: Hammers; pulls/pushes; Slides and chokes.

Intermediate/Advanced Class: 8.00 - 9.30pm

This class is currently looking at more traditional bluegrass playing with an emphasis on 'up the neck' versions of tunes. A solid foundation of the banjo and/or other stringed instruments would be an advantage for these classes.


The Quaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 4QU

New Beginners Banjo Class: 6.30 - 7.30pm

Brand new absolute beginners class to start in this slot early May 2019!

Ukulele Class: 7.30 - 8.30pm

Mixed ability intermediate class playing parts as an ensemble.

Improvers Banjo Class: 8.30 - 9.30pm

If you have played for a short while and know some basic rolls, chords and tunes.

Dick’s banjo can be heard on all 4 seasons of the multi-award winning comedy ‘Catastrophe’, starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney originally aired on Channel 4.

A professional banjo player and multi-instrumentalist with decades of experience, Dick Smith offers 5-string Bluegrass banjo lessons in London and Margate.

Whether you are in your 20s or 80s, a complete beginner or have some banjo playing experience, you can arrange private one-to-one banjo lessons with Dick or join in one of his group banjo classes in London.
Described as a musician with an ordinary name but with extraordinary skills, Dick Smith has been teaching Bluegrass banjo lessons for more than 25 years.

London banjo teacher Dick Smith

Find out more about Dick Smith

Private banjo lessons in London

Dick provides 5-String Banjo music lessons to adults of all levels of experience and expertise. Private banjo lessons are an hour and available to book in Walthamstow and Tooting.

Group banjo workshops in London

Dick Smith runs group banjo classes on Tuesday nights in Tooting and Wednesday nights and Walthamstow. From beginners and improvers to intermediate/advanced levels, there are up to ten places in each workshop.

Banjo classes in London

Group ukulele workshops in London

Dick Smith runs one ukulele class in Walthamstow on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. This is an intermediate class of fairly mixed ability, currently working on arrangements with parts played by different sections of the group.

Ukulele Classes in E17