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Banjo II: Clawhammer

No class on April 22.

This is a great class for anyone who has learned the basic clawhammer (frailing) technique and would like to continue the journey of playing clawhammer banjo. During the classes, we will work on improving and expanding the right-hand frailing techniques while also working on left-hand techniques and chords. We will continue as in the clawhammer I class to learn tunes by listening, but tab will also be provided. We will begin to learn how to play more melodic tunes and tunes with rhythmic variations. This class should improve and expand your clawhammer banjo techniques, build your repertoire, and increase your knowledge of traditional old-time music.

Please contact instructor Janet Reing with any questions:

Classes are now being held at Winchester Thurston in Shadyside.

Your PayPal payment serves as your registration. You will be contacted closer to the start of class with more information.

Refunds, Pro-rates and Cancellation Policy: Refunds will only be issued if Calliope cancels a class due to insufficient enrollment. If that happens, you will be notified in advance and will receive a refund or credit within 30 days from the start of class. No refunds will be given to those who cancel their registration within 2 days before a class starts or after class begins. Classes may not be pro-rated; please plan accordingly. Confirmations will be sent approximately a week before a class starts via email (please specify if you prefer to be contacted by phone).

Class Dates

March 18, 2024 - May 13, 2024


Mondays, 6:30-7:45 PM


Janet Reing
Janet Reing plays banjo, hammered dulcimer, and guitar. She has been a part of the Pittsburgh folk music community since the 1970s and has been playing, performing, and teaching folk music in the Pittsburgh area for over forty years. She was a founding me... more



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