Reflections on a lesson with Dear Old Dad

Alex writes:

Hi there Pat and Patrick,

Many thanks for the lesson on Saturday, was really good to meet you in person and I have been practising hard since!

Would love to jam with you at some point over Skype if you really are up for that, I’ll try and get Jacqui along for it too (although I don’t really trust the technology!)

I’ve blogged about the lesson here in case you are interested:

Thanks again so much!

Dear old Dad is still accepting students. Here is how you can join in on the fun:

  • Be certain that you want to frail. If you are happy paying to learn melody only fiddle tunes from tab sheets we can not help you
  • At the very least be sure to have worked through at least the first twenty one pages of The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo. If you do not have a copy just click on the How-To at the top of the blog page.
  • A the very least have watched and worked a bit with Patrick’s Basic Frailing Techniques video . Again, it is available on our How-To page.
  • Have an idea of what you want. Think about what first attracted you to the banjo.
  • Be patient. There are no short cuts. Almost everything that you see Patrick do is based in the skillful application of the basic techniques.
  • Don’t sell yourself short. You can do this.
  • Call me at 410-968-3873 or email (be sure to include your phone number)

Ambler Tavern Open Mic

Hi Patrick
hope you are well, we have got a little open mic night going in the West Midlands UK and would love to attract a few more players. We have a very open policy to styles and tastes and welcome budding musicians to get up and have a go. We have no financial interests in the event and run it on a voluntary basis just for fun.
Amber Tavern Open Mic

Thanks for the generous sharing of your talents
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