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Banjo lessons in London
Bluegrass Banjo teacher in London

Banjo teacher in London, Margate and Thanet.

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Do you fancy some cosy relaxed evenings in a candle lit bath with a glass of your favourite tipple, why not treat your partner/friend to some banjo lessons :) Gift vouchers are available.

WEDNESDAY CLASSES

New banjo classes starting in January 2020 in Walthamstow at 6:30 and 8:30!

Send me an email and let me know what level you are and if you have a time preference.

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TUESDAY CLASSES

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

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

Spaces are available so come and us join in these ongoing fun and relaxed classes. New terms starting in January 2020.

Send me an email or complete the contact form on this site.

Improvers/Intermediate 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. We are also chipping away at the vast wealth of 'back-up' techniques. A solid foundation of the banjo and/or other stringed instruments would be an advantage for these classes.

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WEDNESDAY 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 January 2020.

Ukulele Class: 7.30 - 8.30pm

Mixed ability intermediate class playing parts as an ensemble. We are developing some interesting arrangements of pieces/songs.

New Improvers Banjo Class: 8.30 - 9.30pm

If you have played for a short while and know some basic rolls, chords and tunes. Let me know what you know. Start January 2020.


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, Margate and Thanet areas.


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 London, Margate and Thanet areas.

Group banjo workshops in London

Dick Smith runs group banjo classes on Tuesday nights in Borough and Clapham and on Wednesday nights in 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