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Banjo lessons in London

I love coming to class on Tuesdays - always look forward to it. Outstanding.

Victoria, South London

I really think I have achieved something. This is the first instrument I have learnt to play since the recorder at junior school. The lessons have been very enjoyable. 10/10.

Kate, South London

Tried to play the banjo?

What about the ukulele?

Dick also runs ukulele workshops. If you would like to sign up, please contact Dick now.


Group banjo classes and workshops

Dick Smith teaches 5-String Banjo classes in 3 finger picking/Bluegrass style for beginners and improvers. Classes are held in Tooting on Tuesdays and Walthamstow on Wednesdays. Please find the addresses below:

The Quaker Meeting House
1a Jewel Road
London
E17 4QU

The Antelope
76 Mitcham Road, Tooting
London

SW17 9NG


A professional musician with over 20 years experience, Dick has been teaching the banjo for 15 years.

Banjo class times and locations

There are group banjo classes for complete beginners, improvers and intermediate levels.

Please contact Dick to enquire as to what your ability may be, so that you can be placed into the appropriate group or held on a waiting list for the commencement of a new group.

Next term starts early January 2017, but you are more than welcome to join the current term.

Day and time Venue Level Reference Code
Tuesday
6:30pm
The Antelope Pub Improving Beginners/Intermediate BTA3
Tuesday
7:30pm
The Antelope Pub Brand New Complete Beginners to start in January 2017 BTA1
Tuesday
8:30pm
The Antelope Pub Intermediate BTA2
Wednesday
6:30pm
The Quaker Meeting House Brand New Complete Beginners to start in January 2017 BWQ1
Wednesday
8:30pm
The Quaker Meeting House Beginners
(started October '16)
BWQ2

Banjo workshop prices

  • The classes run concurrently with the school term times wherever possible. A term's duration is usually around 11 to 13 weeks.
  • The full term fees are paid in advance before the term commences. Classes are £15 per class.

Looking for one-to-one banjo lessons?

Dick Smith also offers one-to-one banjo lessons in Walthamstow and Tooting.

Interested in joining a banjo workshop?

  • Absolute beginners banjo classes on in Walthamstow on Wednesday evenings
    Starting early January 2017, you should join this workshop if you have a little or no experience of playing the banjo.

  • Absolute beginners, improvers and intermediate banjo class in Tooting on Tuesday evenings
    Starting early January 2017, you should join the Absolute Beginners if you are completely new to playing the banjo. The improver banjo workshop if you have have a little experience, and the intermediate if you have played for a year or so.