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    Mark BridgeOffering private lessons in
    Park Rapids, Minnesota
    About MeContact Me
    My name is Mark Bridge and I offer banjo lessons to students of all ages and levels of playing ability. Playing styles covered are traditional 3 finger, clawhammer, minstrel, and melodic style banjo. Personal lessons are offered at various locations in Minnesota. Lessons are also available online using Skype.

    My Teaching Background
    Mark Bridge has played and taught banjo for over 30 years and has performed with the Circle B Cowboys, The Blue Bell Lodge Wranglers, The Smokey Hills Wranglers and has performed at venues like Disney World, the National Festival of the West, Medora Cowboy Poetry Gathering, The Journey Museum and many more.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    I believe all students are individuals and deserve personalized lessons. If you are committed to learning the banjo, I can help develop lesson plans that will show results.

    *You will be up and playing quickly with painless and fun lessons.

    *No need to read music lessons are taught using tablature.

    *Lessons are personalized for each individual student.

    *All age groups are welcome. You are never too old to learn to play.

    You will learn all of the important elements of banjo playing including:

    The primary banjo picking rolls.

    Banjo tuning

    Chord structure.

    Chord inversions.

    Playing up and down the neck of the banjo.

    How to read tablature (It's much easier than you think it is).

    Traditional bluegrass (Scruggs Style), clawhammer, minstrel, and melodic playing styles.

    Playing lead and back up with your banjo.

    Basic timing

    Maintaining your banjo and lots of other great information.

    Rates And Availability
    I currently offer lessons out of my home studio in Park Rapids, MN, at Headwaters School of Music in Bemidji, MN. I also offer online banjo lessons to students using Skype. Rates are $20.00 for a 1/2 hour session and $40.00 for a 1 hour long session.

    For information about online banjo lessons as well as free introductory online banjo lessons visit my website at: