Beginning 5-String Banjo

Welcome to Deering’s Banjo 101 Lessons!

This page features an eight part video series presented by our friend Bob Hamilton who is a musician and banjo teacher based in Palm Springs, California. Bob has taught banjo to students aged four to eighty five, using innovative, creative and individualized methods to best suit each student's particular needs. He has also performed throughout the continental U.S. and Europe and draws from decades of experience performing multiple musical genres alongside hundreds of musicians.

We thoroughly hope you enjoy these lessons, designed specifically for Deering to get you started in the wide world of banjo.


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For the best learning experience,  we thoroughly recommend viewing each video in order. However, should you need to navigate to other videos, simply click the list icon in the top left of the video screen.