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I offer lessons in:

  • Accompanying
  • 5 String Banjo
  • Plectrum Banjo
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Jazz Guitar
  • Improvisation
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • Ukulele
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    Vince BrownOffering private lessons in
    Olympia, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    Vince has been performing and teaching acoustic music on guitar, tenor & 5-string banjo & uke in a variety of styles for over 30 years. He has played at venues & festivals, in pit orchestras and recoding studios around the world and now lives quite happily in his adopted hometown of Olympia, Washington.

    Recent performance projects include regular performances on solo jazz guitar; duo performances with many of the Northwests finest swing musicians; guitarist with The Greta Jane Quartet (regularly voted best jazz band in Olympia in readers polls); western swing style take-off guitar with Red Brown & the Tune Stranglers; guitar & plectrum banjo with the gypsy swing band Hot Club Sandwich; mandolin and banjoist with the Old Timey outfit Deaf Lester; and old time 5 string banjo with fiddller/ swing violinist Eliza Welch; as well as pick-up work with small combos and big bands.

    My Teaching Background
    Vince teaches guitar performance and theory in a variety of styles to beginners through advanced students in both a one-on-one setting as well as in the classroom. He also teaches ukulele and "old timey" clawhammer banjo.

    "As one of Vince's banjo students, I can most definitely recommend him. Why, I never did think I'd get the hang of that frailin' business, but with Vince as my guide, it's as easy as fallin' off an angry mule." - Former student.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    Individual instruction is tailored to the needs of each individual student. Whether you are looking to hone performance skills or just learn a few chords to play songs with friends and individualized approach will be developed to meet your needs.

    Rates And Availability
    Vince teaches out of his home on the eastside of Olympia. He charges $40.00 to $60.00 on a sliding scale for a 45 minute lesson.