Hi! Thanks for looking into lessons, there are some options and I would love to help you the way that best suits you!  Read below and drop me an email if you are interested (pickenchicken23(at)gmail.com).  Prices vary due to length of time and situation. Please email for specific details.

  • The PRIVATE BANJO LESSONS can be tailored to a variety of styles including (and not limited to); Bluegrass, Oldtime, Folk, Songwriting, Indie-Rock, etc...  I teach out of my apartment in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. About an 8 minute walk from A,C trains at Nostrand ave, or Bedford-Nostrand stop of the G train.  
    • New students buy package of 4, get one free! 
    • See teaching schedule for available times and dates
  • GROUP BANJO LESSONS can occur if you have a group of people that you would like to learn with.  We can choose a meeting spot.  If you do not have a group of people, please send me an email and I'll see if I can put you into a current group.


  • SOUND CLOUD LESSON Check out https://soundcloud.com.  It is easy to sign in and create an account.  You record yourself playing a tune you would like to work on through your computer's microphone and send it to me.  I will respond within  a certain amount of time with notes, comments, examples, demonstrations, and pictures of tab or other resources you need. I can provide new songs for you to work on as well.  This is a good option for people in other countries, long distance with time differences, or if you are on the go and don't have time to travel to a lesson and back.  Reduced rate.



  • Please let me know at least 24-hours in advance, I might be able to get someone else to come in in your place.
  • Please check train schedules, weekend trains can cause lateness so be prepared!



  • pickenchicken23(at)gmail.com