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The Virtual Banjo Roundtable with Tony Trischka, Noam Pikelny, & Alison Brown


On Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at 4:00 pm PT, ArtistWorks will be hosting a free virtual live-streamed event featuring all three of our world-renowned bluegrass banjo instructors: Tony Trischka, Noam Pikelny, and our newest banjo teacher Alison Brown (who’s course is currently available for pre-sale and will be launching to the public on August 1, 2023).


Together, these three master musicians will be discussing all things music, sharing exclusive performances, and answering viewer questions in real-time. So, if there’s a question that you’ve been dying to ask any of these truly amazing banjoists, now’s the perfect time to get it answered!


SIGN UP HERE to RSVP for the event, receive FREE sample banjo lessons, and enter for your chance to WIN a Deering Goodtime 5-String Banjo!




The Virtual Banjo Roundtable promises an exciting and engaging experience for banjo players and music lovers alike. The event will feature:


Live performances: Witness breathtaking banjo mastery as each artist showcases their unique skills and signature styles in individual performances.


In-depth discussions: Learn from the pros as they delve into the secrets of their banjo techniques, share stories from their careers, and discuss the future of banjo playing.


Q&A sessions: Have a burning question for one of the artists? This is your chance to get answers straight from the source during interactive Q&A sessions.


Giveaway Prizes: Sign up to RSVP for the event, receive FREE sample banjo lessons, and enter for your chance to WIN a Goodtime 5-String Banjo from Deering Banjos!


Now, let’s get acquainted with our star-studded lineup:


Tony Trischka

For nearly 40 years, Tony Trischka has been an inspiration for countless bluegrass and acoustic musicians. Tony made his recording debut with the band Country Cooking in 1971. Since then, he's recorded numerous solo albums, collaborated with artists like Peter Rowan and Stacy Phillips, and produced Steve Martin's Grammy-nominated album Rare Bird Alert. His 2004 album Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular also received a Grammy nomination and multiple IBMA awards. He has continued to push boundaries as one of the world's top banjo players, lending his expertise as music director for the documentary "Give Me the Banjo".


Noam Pikelny

Noam Pikelny has emerged as the preeminent banjoist of his generation. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the “pros’ top banjo picker,” Noam is a founding member of Punch Brothers, a string ensemble that The Boston Globe calls “a virtuosic revelation” and The New Yorker describes as “wide-ranging and restlessly imaginative.” Noam is a two-time International Bluegrass Music Association “Banjo Player of the Year” and in 2019, Noam, along with his fellow Punch Brothers, were awarded the "Best Folk Album" Grammy® for their release, All Ashore.


Alison Brown

Alison Brown is one of the most multi-faceted minds on today’s roots music scene. As a banjo player, she has thrown out the textbook when it comes to how the banjo is played, and the result is a sound that blends the rugged drive of bluegrass with the harmonic sensibilities of jazz, earning vast acclaim and a GRAMMY award in the process. In addition, Alison is the co-founder of the internationally recognized roots music label Compass Records Group, which Billboard Magazine has called “one of the greatest independent labels of the last decade.”



ArtistWorks online music lessons are recorded and taught by more than 40 world-renowned master musicians who not only have rich musical legacies but have a deep passion for teaching and sharing their knowledge.


Through the ArtistWorks platform, students have the unique opportunity to both learn at their own pace and also interact with and receive feedback from our faculty of master teachers in the form of Video Exchanges. ArtistWorks' patented Video Exchange Learning® platform allows students to submit questions to our master faculty in the form of a video, and our instructors then create personal video responses full of guidance, encouragement, and critical next steps to facilitate improvement.


Our teachers also provide notation, tablature, backing tracks, and other amazing supplemental materials to round out their holistic curricula in each course. Students can learn anything from electric and acoustic guitar to banjo, piano, mandolin, fiddle, saxophone, ukulele, how to sing—just about any instrument you can think of. And, our esteemed faculty can teach you how to play everything from bluegrass to jazz to rock to blues to classical and beyond.


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



Pre-Sale VIP Memberships for “On Banjo with Alison Brown” Now Available!

Beginner Banjo Lesson: Learn to Play "Blackberry Blossom" Using Barre Positions with Tony Trischka

Banjo Lesson: An Introduction to Single String Playing with Noam Pikelny




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)