Rik Roberts is one of the few teachers of five string banjo in the area. He teaches 1 to 1 lessons in this fascinating instrument at Poynton Music School, in the education block of The Centre in Poynton. He also offers lessons via SKYPE (webcam). Click here to inquire.
In complete contrast to the guitar, the banjo is a little tricky to begin with but then becomes easier after a few months. This is due to the basics of banjo playing being 'finger-picked rolls' rather than strummed chords.
Learners who are keen to go out and play with others are taught with the goal of joining one of the local monthly / bi-monthly jam sessions in the area, which can be possible after a few months of lessons.
Lessons can be pay-as-you-go or paid for in blocks of 5 or 10.
£18 for 30 minutes
£24 for 30 minutes
£34 for 60 minutes
Tuition Videos: Our Youtube Channel
What students say...
'I am so glad to have found Poynton Music School as a mature student. It's never too late to learn. I have been enjoying a range of group guitar classes for a year now and I'm now tempted by the ukulele. It's great to have clear guidance from Rik to enable us to have fun playing a range of songs together'.
(Hev Taylor, Guitar)
'I've done a few of Rik's courses and they never disappoint! I'm on the improvers ukulele course at the moment and really enjoying it. The classes give just the right amount of challenge to keep me working hard to better my skills and techniques. Also, it's great fun to play with a group of like-minded people'.
(Brenda Griffin De Tapa, Ukulele)