Build Your Own Banjo WORKSHOPS

Learn to build your own banjo with Patrick Heavner, owner of Pisgah Banjos.  Patrick has been teaching these workshops since 2013 with every student walking away with a completed banjo from scratch in less than a week!  No woodworking skills necessary. See below for upcoming classes.


  • Build a Bracket-Style, Open-Back Banjo

    February 7th - February 13th, 2021

    Handcraft an open-back banjo from native hardwoods. We’ll start from scratch by steam-bending rims and carving out necks while discussing banjo design and theory. As the banjo comes together, learn about fretwork, finishing techniques, and setup. Even beginners with no woodworking experience will walk away with a finished banjo, ready to learn to play clawhammer style. Note: Additional materials fee is estimated at $300.

    John C. Campbell Folk School Brasstown, NC


    To sign up, visit the folk school's website. Tuition: $630.00