A Four-Hour Banjo Workshop with Telluride Bluegrass Champion ROSS NICKERSON
"Come join the fun! There will be others just like you here!" - Ross Nickerson
Saturday , September 18, 2004
- 5:00 p.m.
Location: Elderly Instruments
This four-hour hands-on five-string banjo workshop is specially designed for Beginning and Intermediate students, those who have been playing for six months to three years--those who know just a little or who feel they fall into an intermediate skill level.
Some of the topics that will be covered during the four hours are: Picking; Memorizing; Improvising; Timing; Backup; Practice Habits; Exercises and Drills; Playing in Different Keys; Speed Building; Jamming Skills; Right and Left Hand Technique; and Improving Songs You Know.
Twenty years of teaching experience have given Ross Nickerson valuable insight into common obstacles that hold banjo students back. Ross has been on the faculty of The Maryland Banjo Academy for their last two events put on by Banjo Newsletter and is also serving on the faculty of the SPGMA Banjo Newsletter workshop in 2004.
With his personable teaching approach, Ross will share many time-saving tips and encourage plenty of the hands-on workshop experience that will increase your feelings of fulfillment as a banjo player. Student testimonials to Ross's teaching ability and the comfort level in his classes run into the hundreds; here's one: "The workshop was great and was certainly worth the money! I have immediately seen improvement in my playing. I also bought The Banjo Encyclopedia while I was there, and it is full of great information...the most well-spent money I have ever put into my banjo playing." - Warren, a satisfied student.
Speaking of The Banjo Encyclopedia and Ross's many years of success as a banjo teacher, the book (subtitled Bluegrass Banjo from A to Z) was published by Mel Bay Publications in October, 2003, and immediately sold out its first printing. It's available again. Ross also has other popular instructional materials to his credit.
To reserve a space, call Elderly at (517)372-7880 with a credit card. Or stop in and check out Ross Nickerson's instructional books and his award-winning CD Blazing the West, which the popular magazine Bluegrass Now described as "hotly picked tunes that break new trail for demonstrating the great versatility of the instrument and its master."
The numerous testimonials to Ross's teaching lend credibility to his workshop welcome: "Come join the fun!...You will see that you are not alone, and the tips you get are guaranteed to save you hours of frustration trying to learn on your own."
Bring your banjo to the workshop, please.
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