Banjo Lessons to Start September 6

After informal teaching on and off for the past 30 years, I’m going to start ‘officially’ teaching on Thursday, September 6, 2007. Teaching and learning seem to fit my personality well, and I can think of few things more enjoyable than banjos!

If you’re interested, or know someone who is interested in learning how to play the banjo in the Huntsville / North Alabama area, then contact me at and I’ll send you all the details!

Of course, learning to play one is only part of the fun. Some banjoists collect banjos, or banjo-related items, or tablature, maybe. Personally, I’m also very keen on the history and social context that surrounds the banjo, and the various people and personalities you encounter along a most delightful journey.

About Phill Gibson

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama where I work as a Systems Engineer and part-time banjo and mandolin instructor. I've been playing various instruments since my teen years. I started mandolin at about age 17 and banjo at 20. I love just about all kinds of music. In terms of banjo styles, I play Scruggs and melodic and am working on becoming more advanced with single string. I'm also working on 4-finger banjo, which is way off the beaten path. I would like to see more jazz techniques integrated into bluegrass situations; counterpoint, especially. So long-term, that's what I'm doing. I'm also very keen on astronomy, ATM (amateur telescope making), birding, christian homeschooling, martial arts, organic gardening and about 30 other distracting hobbies to a (mercifully) lesser extent.
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