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Virginia 5-String Banjo Instructor List

Alexandria, VA

Name: Ira Gitlin
Style: Scruggs, Melodic, Bluegrass
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 301-270-0068


Name: Harold L. Maurer
3511 Martha Custis Drive
Alexandria VA 22302
Style: Beginning Scruggs/Advanced Clawhammer
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 703-578-3880
Cell: 571-232-8913


Name:Rosemarie Nielsen
Style: clawhammer
Email: [email protected]


Alexandria, VA

Kingstowne Acoustic Music has 2 banjo instructors
Jody Chalk 3-finger and clawhammer
Alex Hodge 3-finger
Kingstowne Acoustic Music
5830 Kingstowne Center #110
Alexandria, VA 22315
(703) 822-9090


Lew Stern
Clawhammer Banjo Lessons
Chief Surgeon
Little Bear Banjo Hospital
4700 South 9th Street
Arlington, VA 22204
[email protected]

Don Rusnak
Arlington VA.22203
703 303-0539
[email protected]
Teaching all old-time styles clawhammer. roundpeake, two and three finger,
Uncle Dave Macon, and bluegrass since 1969
Founder of the Capiatal Area Bluegass & Oldtime Music Association

Charlottesville, VA

Name: Mr. Kris Brooks
Styles: Scruggs, Stanley, Crowe, modern modal, softgrass
(beginner thru advanced for all styles)
Phone: (434) 295-2587

Falls Church, VA

Name: Randy Barrett
Style: Scruggs, Melodic, Bluegrass
[email protected]

Front Royale

Name: Gina Furtado
Styles: Scruggs
Email: [email protected]

Haymarket/Gainesville, Virginia

Bruce Gair
Scruggs beginner and intermediate
[email protected]
703 407-2327


Name: Jeffrey Hensley
Style; Scruggs (beginner thru intermediate)
Email: [email protected]

Phone: (540)289-3649

Herndon Name: Lea Coryell
Style: clawhammer
Email: [email protected]

Luray, Elkton, Va.

Name: Sue Custer
Style; Teaches both adults and children--total beginners thru intermediate (specialize in beginners)
Soundcheck Music in Elkton, Va
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 540-843-3563


Name: Bobbi Geyer
Style: Scruggs/Clawhammer
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 703-791-2829

City: Manassas, VA

Name: Mike Thomas
Style: Bluegrass
Beginner - Intermediate
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 703 754-2148
Centreville, Gainsville, Haymarket

Name: Bruce Gair, Haymarket, Gainesville, Manassas area of Virginia,
Style: Scruggs and melodic styles.
[email protected]  Phone 703-407-2327
Beginners and intermediates - Teaching for 17 years, kids and adults. 
Fairfax County Recreation Dep't, Drum & Strum Music (Warrenton), individual students


Name: Ricky Ellis
Style: Scruggs - teach at Rickys Bluegrass Connection (beginner to advance)
Email: [email protected]

Shenandoah Valley

Name: Lee Lenker-Baber
Style: Scruggs
Email: [email protected]


Name: Brooke Parkhurst
Style: clawhammer
Email: [email protected]


Name: Richard Dress
Style: Scruggs
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 703-255-2480


Name: Mike Simms
Style: Scruggs (Beg - Intermediate)
Email: [email protected]

Warrenton, VA

Name: Mark Maggiolo
Style: Bluegrass

[email protected]

540 364 3034

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