We Are Funky Banjo

A fun and easy method for learning to play authentic banjo music. 

The Hear It, Play It, Read It Method

Our teaching method takes the pain out of reading music, and the fear from learning a new instrument. New and experienced players learn music faster, so they can spend more time playing songs. 

Red ear icon showing that you listen to banjo music first before playing.

Hear It

We video-record the music, so you can experience the rhythm and flow of every song.

Red banjo icon showing that you play the banjo before learning to read music.

Play It

We teach you to play simple, fun melodies, and then add notes for more funk. 

Red music note showing that the last step in our method is to learn to read music.

Read It

Our method books are designed to give you a step-by-step tutorial on how to read music.

Method Books & Video Tutorials

Online/downloadable book comes with access to virtual tunes and tutorials

⇨ Delve into songs deeply rooted in black history culture

⇨ Enjoy fun origin stories and discover the music’s cultural importance

The Funky Banjo book with an outline of the features that are included in the book.

A Quick Sample

Technique videos 

Listen to each exercise and song before playing them

⇨ Tutorials in reading music notation and tablature

Additional Products & Partners

We have a unique collection of banjo-themed items that you can share as gifts or keep for yourself.

Coffee cup with our logo and site name (Funky Banjo).


Banjo-themed products include CDs, bottle openers and more. 

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T-shirt with funky going across one x and funky going across the other. Both words share the letter "n".


Strut your stuff in Funk Banjo swag including t-shirts, caps, socks, and more. 

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Banjo made of notes with underlining music below it.

Monthly Funk

A separate subscription service providing a new tune every month.

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We partner with the best, so you can have confidence in your future banjo-related purchases.

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Virtual & In-Person Events

Explore the five-string banjo in group settings. Songs include blues, claw-hammer, country/traditional folk, and others. 

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