October 22, 2019

Intro to 5-String Banjo

  • December 11, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Want to learn to start playing banjo? This class is for you! Instructor, and local musician, Kyle Ollah is teaching a class for folks with not much (or any!) experience playing banjo. You don’t have to worry about theory or reading music – you’ll learn how to pick, learn a few chords and you’ll be making music in no time.

Join us as we dig into the the five string banjo and its role in this music. We will learn basic old-time banjo picking techniques, tunings, tunes, and also listen to some great recordings! You do NOT need to read music – we’ll be teaching through call and response, and learning to play by ear. We’ll learn to finger a few easy chords on a banjo and play a song along with a group.


You must want to learn to play old time music with a friendly group of like-minded people.

Registration Includes

Instruction, lots of music, and inspiration!

You should bring…

You should bring a banjo, note paper and something to write with.

Skill Level

Any level of experience can find joy in this class.

Best for Ages…

18 and older.

Feedback about Kyle’s teaching…

“Kyle’s relaxed teaching style makes it fun AND I learned lots about the banjo and music theory”

“Excellent communication and presentation skills, kept things moving and interesting.”

“Kyle was able to pay attention to all students and provide helpful feedback, encouragement and enthusiasm.”

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1917 W Superior St, Duluth Folk School Library, Duluth, 55806, United States


The Library is upstairs in the Duluth Folk School/Dovetail Cafe building.

Duluth Folk School Library Classroom

Note: The Library is up one flight of stairs, and we do not have an elevator.

Question or comment?


Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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