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.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

  • Build a Bracket-Style, Open-Back Banjo

    January 28th - February 3rd, 2018

    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 $255.

    John C. Campbell Folk School Brasstown, NC

    TO ENROLL

    To sign up click here. Tuition: $630.00

  • Build a Banjo with Patrick Heavner

    March 12th - March 17th, 2018

    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.

    Warren Wilson College Swannanoa, NC

    TO ENROLL

    This class is full. To put your name on the wait list, email nfalduto@warren-wilson.edu subject line "Banjo class wait list March"