We are really proud of our beginner section. With over 60 lessons it takes a student from zero musical experience to playing a song proficiently. Here are four sample lessons just to give you a taste of how we do things. However, if you’re serious about learning banjo then sign up for a month and experience our easy step-by-step method.

Holding the Banjo

We start at the very beginning to give you a great foundation to build on: How to hold the banjo. Our lessons are setup in an easy-to-follow step-by-step method. This is the first lesson.

Intro to Rolls

In the rolls section you’ll learn what a roll is. Then you’ll get started on the alternating thumb roll,  forward-backward roll, index leading roll, middle leading roll, foggy mountain roll, forward roll and backward roll. If you follow our suggested practice time for each of these rolls, you’ll be picking like crazy by the end of this section.

Chord Basics

If you’re new to music, you’ve heard the word “chords” thrown around. Now you’ll find out what a chord actually is and how to play it. Check it out – you’re well on your way to learning how to play a song!


If you follow all of the lessons in our beginner section you could be playing a song in less than 30 days. Not just any song but Banjo in the Hollow!! Check out how our song lessons are structured by watching the Banjo in the Hollow lesson.

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