Turtle Hill Banjo Company



Turtle Hill
Banjo Company
David E. Schenkman
P.O. Box 2866
La Plata, MD 20646
301-274-3441


DC Area Banjo Instructors

District of Columbia
DC............................................. Linn Barnes
202-686-1887
e-mail Linn
Fingerstyle 5 string banjo instruction. Fingerpicks. Emphasis on
improvisation and right hand development. Linn also teaches fingerstyle blues guitar, lute, cittern, mandolin(Irish) and uilleann pipes (Irish bagpipes).

Maryland
Baltimore................................

Mike Munford
717-235-4058
e-mail Mike
Intermediate bluegrass
Mike also does banjo repair and set-up work

Brad Kolodner
410-404-9270
Clawhammer banjo.
email Brad

visit Brad's website

Cheverly.................................. Orrin Star
301-773-6149
visit Orrin's website
All levels of bluegrass banjo as well as beginning-to-intermediate clawhammer. Guitar and mandolin instruction as well.
Crofton.................................... Keith Arneson
301-351-4243
e-mail Keith
Beginner to advanced three finger style.
Hyattsville............................... Dan Mazer
(301) 277-2384
cell: 202/489-3028
e-mail Dan
All levels of three-finger banjo picking. Also beginning/intermediate guitar, mandolin and dobro, and music theory.
Owings.................................... Rickie Simpkins
(606) 521-6759
email Rickie
Rickie's website
In addition to banjo, Rickie also teaches mandolin and, of course, fiddle.
Takoma Park.......................... Ira Gitlin
301-801-0346
e-mail Ira
Bluegrass
Southern Maryland  Chad Jones
240-434-6939
cdjguitar@yahoo.com
 Beginner to advanced clawhammer banjo and old-time 2 and 3 finger styles. Also beginner bluegrass banjo. Chad also teaches guitar and mandolin.
Virginia
Alexandria............................... Ira Gitlin
301-801-0346
e-mail Ira
Bluegrass
Falls Church.......................... Randy Barrett
201 W. Greenway Blvd.
Falls Church VA
703-405-6230
e-mail Randy

Bluegrass style, beginners to advanced.
Washington............................ Brooke Parkhurst
540-675-3601
e-mail Brooke
Traditional frailing and clawhammer style; very good with beginners and with refining the style of more advanced players. Lessons $30 (generally 45 minutes; often up to an hour).


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