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The five-string banjo

Lesson Prices Reduced for 2017

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East Texas State University Alumni

I attended East Texas State University in the 70’s and 80’s, graduating in 1982.  In 1976, Dr. Stuart Anderson was instrumental in bringing the First Annual Bluegrass festival to ETSU.  During the banjo competition, I won the contest by playing … Continue reading

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My Retirement Plan

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I first learned about paradiddles from Buddy Emmons.  He had a small board with ten short strings attached that he would use for warm up before a show. With this “Speed PiK”, by EZELL & HAWKINS, one could sit anywhere … Continue reading

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Kurt Stephenson

I met Kurt a few years ago in Mountain View Arkansas.  He is a great musician and can play any instrument.  He won the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship in Winfield Kansas in 2010.  I sure enjoyed shuckin’ some corn with … Continue reading

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