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Geoff Hohwald’s Blog

October 2018 | Banjo Camp

Banjo Camps

The last Geoff Hohwald’s Bluegrass Music Retreat for 2018 was a great success! We had Curtis Jones, David Ellis and John English instructing. Had great food cooked by Chef Jaye Crawford. Looking forward to seeing you in 2019!…

September 2018 | Weekend Jam Camp

Banjo Camps

We just finished our September 2018 North Georgia Retreat and it was a huge success. Look forward to seeing all of you in 2019! In addition to Jamming and working on Back Up and Improvisation we worked on…

John C. Campbell Folk Campbell Class Taught by Geoff Hohwald

Banjo Camps

Sign up for one of Geoff's workshops through the John C. Campbell Folk School. Always a lot of fun, learn from one of the best banjo teachers! SIGN UP FOR GEOFF'S NEXT BANJO CAMP (Jan 24 - 27,…

June 2018 | Cambridge Springs, PA

Banjo Camps

SIGN UP FOR GEOFF'S NEXT BANJO CAMP (Jan 24 - 27, 2019 - Focus on Improvising) Hurry, class size restricted to six seats. SIGNUP NOW BE THE FIRST TO KNOW! #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your…

May 2018 | Weekend Jam Camp

Banjo Camps

This Banjo Retreat was different because it was very focused on each student. We ended up with three students and three instructors. This clinic was two days long but was almost entirely one on one instruction. We had…

April 2018 | Weekend Jam Camp

Banjo Camps

We did a March 8 and April 26th Camp. The April Camp had 4 Banjos, 1 Guitar and 1 Mandolin. We worked in small sessions on timing, technique. How to play in a jam or band and also…

Banjo Camp Interview With Geoff Hohwald

Banjo Camps

SIGN UP FOR GEOFF'S NEXT BANJO CAMP (Jan 24 - 27, 2019 - Focus on Improvising) Hurry, class size restricted to six seats. SIGNUP NOW BE THE FIRST TO KNOW! #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your…

January 2018 | Extended Weekend Jam Camp

Banjo Camps

JANUARY 2018 - NORTH GEORGIA BANJO CAMP We had 5 banjo players at the January Music/Banjo Retreat  hailing from Texas, South Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. With 3 instructors each student got close to 10 hours of individual…

October 2017 | Extended Weekend Jam Camp

Banjo Camps

OCTOBER 2017 - NORTH GEORGIA BANJO CAMP Six students gathered over the weekend at Geoff Hohwald's mountain retreat near Dahlonega, GA to learn new techniques and make new friendships. Geoff brought in Curtis Jones and David Ellis to teach…

Classical Teaching Method vs. Folk Teaching Method

Banjo Blog

There have been two main types of music instruction methods over the years - the Classical Method and the Folk Method. I. The Classical Method has been used for hundreds of years in Colleges and Universities and is…