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ArtistWorks Summer Series—Week 1: Tony Trischka


Welcome to the first week of the ArtistWorks Summer Series! Every week this summer, we’ll be dropping new lessons, performances, study materials, and more from some of your favorite ArtistWorks teachers.


This week, we’re excited to debut over a dozen brand new online banjo lessons from world-renowned bluegrass banjoist and one of the longest-standing members of our premier ArtistWorks faculty, Tony Trischka.


Tony’s new lessons cover material that spans the entire range of his banjo curriculum—outlining fresh concepts for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players alike. With these new lessons, Tony’s course now features a total of over 130 hours of video content.


LEARN MORE: Want to learn how to play bluegrass banjo from a master musician like Tony Trischka? Try some free online banjo lessons now!


Alongside Tony’s video instruction, these lessons include brand new learning materials to supplement Tony’s teaching, including tablature, play-along backing tracks, and more. Furthermore, in addition to lessons on a variety of new techniques and concepts, Tony also teaches how to play six brand new tunes, including “Go Tell Aunt Rhody,” “The Crawdad Song,” “Marching Jaybird,” and “Jonestown Blues.”


Want to dive in and start playing right away? Check out this online banjo lesson from Tony’s assortment of new videos in which Tony details the concept of Diatonic Chords, using the ascending chords that make up a G Major scale as an example.


Crafting Diatonic Chords with Tony Trischka:



If you’re a current student of Tony’s, dive in now and enjoy learning these brand new techniques and tunes. If you’re just joining Tony’s amazing online banjo community, welcome! There’s never been a better time to roll up your sleeves and start playing…


We’ll be announcing new content from one of the following ArtistWorks teachers next week, so keep an eye on our social media channels like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so you don’t miss our next surprise artist:


Guthrie Trapp Electric Country Guitar

Mike Marshall Bluegrass Mandolin

Martin TaylorJazz Fingerstyle Guitar

David ButlerBeginner’s Guide to Acoustic Guitar

Michael Daves Bluegrass Vocals

Caterina LichtenbergClassical Mandolin



Have you always wanted to learn how to play the bluegrass banjo? Through our comprehensive banjo lessons online and Video Exchange Learning platform here at ArtistWorks, you can learn from internationally renowned players, like Tony Trischka, and get personal feedback on your playing.


Tony’s course starts with the basics and teaches everything from beginner banjo to advanced performance techniques, classic bluegrass tunes, and more. So, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player, all levels are welcome and all students will grow and improve their skills as banjo players and musicians.


Sample some free music lessons here and see what makes ArtistWorks courses some of the best online music lessons around!



Bluegrass Banjo Lesson: Leapfrogging Sixths with Tony Trischka

Try Our Free Bluegrass Banjo Technique Builder Lessons!

Bluegrass Banjo Lesson: Righthand Positioning with Tony Trischka




Affordable Plans

Each subscription is for a single school. Pricing and features can vary slightly per school.

1 Month membership
renews monthly
Unlimited Access to Lessons
Unlimited Video Exchanges
Exclusive Content
$35/month (prepaid)
3 Month membership
renews every 3 months
Unlimited Access to Lessons
Unlimited Video Exchanges
Exclusive Content
$30/month (prepaid)
12 Month membership
renews every 12 months
Unlimited Access to Lessons
Unlimited Video Exchanges
Exclusive Content
$20/month (prepaid)