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Looking for a banjo teacher in London

GUEST,Will Kaufman (guest) 10 Mar 13 - 02:40 PM
The Sandman 10 Mar 13 - 02:50 PM
GUEST,Roger Knowles 10 Mar 13 - 02:51 PM
GUEST 10 Mar 13 - 04:21 PM
The Sandman 11 Mar 13 - 03:02 AM
GUEST,guest 11 Mar 13 - 05:16 AM
GUEST,Peter 11 Mar 13 - 06:58 AM
GUEST 11 Mar 13 - 09:57 AM
GUEST,John from Kemsing 11 Mar 13 - 10:11 AM
Les in Chorlton 11 Mar 13 - 10:58 AM
GUEST,matt milton 11 Mar 13 - 12:51 PM
GUEST,Jim Knowledge 11 Mar 13 - 01:47 PM
GUEST 11 Mar 13 - 02:17 PM
breezy 11 Mar 13 - 03:16 PM
Les in Chorlton 11 Mar 13 - 03:25 PM
The Sandman 11 Mar 13 - 07:35 PM
Les in Chorlton 12 Mar 13 - 05:07 AM
banjoman 12 Mar 13 - 07:34 AM
Manitas_at_home 12 Mar 13 - 08:33 AM
The Sandman 12 Mar 13 - 06:11 PM
GUEST,Will 12 Mar 13 - 08:23 PM
matt milton 13 Mar 13 - 07:24 AM
GUEST,Nick Hart 13 Mar 13 - 09:15 AM
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Subject: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: GUEST,Will Kaufman (guest)
Date: 10 Mar 13 - 02:40 PM

A friend of mine in London is looking for a good bluegrass banjo teacher (perhaps someone who can also teach claw hammer/frailing). Does anyone have any suggestions?

Many thanks,

Will Kaufman


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 Mar 13 - 02:50 PM

Tom Paley, is an excellent player old timey clawhammer frailing. i am not sure whether he likes bluegrass


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: GUEST,Roger Knowles
Date: 10 Mar 13 - 02:51 PM

Try my old buddy Pete Stanley,
15 Torriano Avenue,Kentish Town,

Tel: 0207 -9164178
He does bluegrass & frailling too. Give him my regards,
Roger


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Mar 13 - 04:21 PM

Is Tom Paley teaching?


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: The Sandman
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 03:02 AM

yes PETE STANLEY, HE IS VERY GOOD TOO remember seeing him with wizz jones back in 1966, and as roger says teaches both styles


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 05:16 AM

Dick Smith was in the Coal Porters, he taught my ex-wife in Merton a year or three ago.


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 06:58 AM

There is an extensive list of teachers for various instruments on the Hobgoblin website


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 09:57 AM

Many thanks, all!


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: GUEST,John from Kemsing
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 10:11 AM

When studying with the excellent Pete Stanley can one also get an in depth study of car wheel embellishers? I thought I saw a t.v. item about it.


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 10:58 AM

I am surprise nobody has thought this might be an act of revenge


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 12:51 PM

I would recommend Dick Smith or Ed Hicks.

I had a lesson with Pete Stanley once, but it wasn't so much a lesson as him telling me that I just needed to practice!


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: GUEST,Jim Knowledge
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 01:47 PM

I `ad one of them `opeful youngsters in my cab the other day wanting to do something in the folk music line. `e was `alf way there with `is beard trying to sprout and `is dad`s leather covered tankard.
`e said, "Cheers Jim. `ere, you and your band do the clubs down this neck of the woods. Where d`you reckon I could find a good banjo teacher?"
I said, "If I was you I`d try Euston Station. I saw one there last Friday, although, on second thoughts, the mob was only a few minutes be`ind!!"

Whaddam I Like??


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 02:17 PM

Heard a great one from John Hartford. Man's in an airport, carrying a banjo case, approaching the security barrier. The guard singles him out and beckons him over to the table.
   Says, "Excuse me, Sir, could you put that case on the table, please?"
   The man does so.
   The guard says, 'Now could you open up the case, please?"
   Sweating nervously, the man does so. Inside, for all to see, is a dismantled AK-47, a half pound of plastic explosives, and a map of the capital city with sensitive locations circled in red.
   The guard looks at for a minute, and says, "OK, you can close it up and proceed. You have a nice day, Sir. For a minute, I thought there was a banjo in there."


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: breezy
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 03:16 PM

Pete Stanley is a legend

well worth a lesson

Does he still perform ?

Monday nights Herga Folk Club , 50 years on

Tnight Webber and Fentiman


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 03:25 PM

Ok I appologise for my silly remark - it has clearly lowered the tone of an otherwise useful thread


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: The Sandman
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 07:35 PM

I had a lesson with Pete Stanley once, but it wasn't so much a lesson as him telling me that I just needed to practice!"
practise, you also need to practise your spelling.


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 05:07 AM

Check thine own GSS


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: banjoman
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 07:34 AM

Saw Pete Stanley with Wizz Jones many years ago. I also saw a TV prog where Frank Skinner was taught to play banjo but didn't get on too well with Pete Stanley. I believe he has a bit of a reputation for putting people off but still a great exponent of banjo.


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 08:33 AM

Frank has a bit of a start as he's a member of the George Formby fan club and can play ukelele.


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 06:11 PM

Les, to practise is a verb, practice is a noun., GET IN TO THE CORNER AND WEAR YOUR DUNCE CAP.


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: GUEST,Will
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 08:23 PM

Umm, fellas, any more ideas about banjo teachers ...?


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: matt milton
Date: 13 Mar 13 - 07:24 AM

Yeah, Will, what I was basically saying about Pete Stanley is that I'm not sure he's a great teacher. Very good banjo player though - and his house is really something else, with banjos of various kinds on every surface.

I would recommend Dick Smith. Or alternatively, the Saturday morning banjo lessons at Cecil Sharp House are a lot of fun, taught by Ed Hicks. It's frailing style (no three finger) but you start learning tunes immediately.


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Subject: RE: Looking for a banjo teacher in London
From: GUEST,Nick Hart
Date: 13 Mar 13 - 09:15 AM

Yeah, Ed Hicks is a great teacher and gives one on one lessons as well as teaching at cecil sharp house.
www.edhicksbanjo.com


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