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Clawhammer Banjo Jam Tunes

No class on April 23 or April 30th. 

This clawhammer banjo class will focus on expanding your repertoire of tunes, coordinating some of the tunes we learn with the fiddle repertoire class so you’ll have some new tunes to take to your next jam! We’ll also cover some strategies for arranging old-time fiddle tunes idiomatically for the banjo and you’ll gain practice picking out tunes by ear while you learn some more advanced right and left-hand techniques. This class will be taught mostly by ear but tab will be provided for some tunes and exercises. This class is open to students of all levels but will be best suited to intermediate to advanced players with 1+ year of playing experience who are comfortable with clawhammer right-hand techniques and chords in standard G and double C tuning.

If you have further questions about this course, please contact Adam Schweigert at

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 19, 2024 - May 14, 2024


Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45 PM


Adam Schweigert
Adam Schweigert is a reformed classical musician who has been reborn as an old-time banjo player. As a banjo player, he’s been fortunate to learn from folks like Allison de Groot, Jake Loew, and Aaron Jonah Lewis among many others. A native of Akron, Oh... more


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