Fun & illuminating private banjo lessons available for adult professionals & college students!

Private lessons are offered at Chris Conly Guitar Studio, in your home/office, or virtually through video-conferencing apps like FaceTime or Google Hangouts.

If you’re not already familiar with his custom designed teaching resources, check out his tutorial downloads for 5-String or Tenor Banjo where you can find out more about his teaching style, and see if private lessons are right for you.

A performer, songwriter & Berklee grad – Chris Conly been working with private banjo students for over 20 years, and knows how to get students to stretch beyond their comfort zones and achieve real results with the banjo.

Whether you’re just starting out as a beginner, or you’ve been playing your whole life, Chris can offer you a fun and insightful next step.

All new students are offered a 30m introductory lesson at his studio, where you can discover your goals.

The reviews are in!

Amanda Turen - Banjo

When I walk into a lesson with Chris, all I have to do sing a song in whatever key is comfortable for me, and within a SECOND he is writing a banjo arrangement - from scratch - for me to learn THAT DAY during the lesson.

As of this week, I have officially been studying banjo with Chris for one year. To say I am satisfied would be a gross understatement.

When I started learning the banjo, I was brimming with thousands of disorganized ideas for songs I liked to sing and wanted to accompany myself on as a professional singer.

Together, we have learned traditional styles like clawhammer & bluegrass, but we've also adapted many other contemporary songs from classic rock, to 70's folk, 80's pop and Broadway musicals to the instrument.

We've learned all this while incorporating banjo techniques like slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs and different open tunings like double C, and open D into our repertoire.

I am always motivated to practice because I get to play songs I actually like on a wonderful, uniquely American instrument. But, when life gets crazy and I can't devote the time I want to to my practice, Chris is never judgmental or impatient.

Chris has enriched my abilities not just as a banjo player, but also as a more confident singer & musician. My sonic range, appreciation, and comprehension of music have expanded greatly.

I could not be happier with the skills Chris has imparted to me on the banjo!

Amanda Turen Private Student Banjo 2017/02/01