If you want to learn to play Bluegrass or Old-Time music there is no substitute for one-to-one lessons with a good teacher. Many people find lessons via Skype (free video telephone service) work for them, and this has the advantage you can have lessons with any teacher you like, anywhere in the world.

Joff offers lessons via Skype with a free introductory session so you can make sure this type of teaching is going to work for you before committing to spend any money. If you find taking lessons remotely doesn’t appeal to you, contact joff and he can put you in touch with any of these UK-based teachers.

Cambridge – Richard Partridge teaches Fiddle, Double Bass, Mandolin & ukelele

Bath – John Breese teaches bluegrass banjo

Bath – Charlotte Carravick teaches clawhammer banjo, mandolin & guitar

Bath – Laura Carravick teaches fiddle & dobro

Manchester – Bill Dalton teaches dobro & ukelele

South Wales – Chris Moreton teaches banjo & guitar

Kent – Rick Townend teaches fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo & dobro

Birmingham – Pete Ainsworth teaches banjo

Hemel Hempstead – Chris Lawrence teaches banjo, guitar & mandolin

Stourbridge – Hazel Rider teaches banjo

Hereford – Martin Blake teaches banjo and also runs a session

Gloucestershire – Phil Smithson teaches bluegrass and frailing banjo

Tenbury Wells – jim Allen teaches guitar & clawhammer banjo

Edinburgh – Pat McGarvey teaches banjo and runs the Southern Tenant Folk Union

Cornwall – John Dowling teaches banjo

Bristol – Simon Fossey teaches banjo

London – Dick Smith teaches banjo

Brighton – Dan Stewart teaches guitar, mandolin, bluegrass & old-time banjo

Dorset – Jonathan Quinney teaches banjo, guitar & bass

Norfolk – Howard Burton teaches Scruggs style banjo

Blackburn – Mick Smith teaches guitar, bass, banjo & mandolin

London – Ed Hicks teaches bluegrass & clawhammer banjo

Yorkshire – Pete Bolton teaches guitar, mandolin, ukelele, bluegrass & frailing banjo

Farnborough – Dave Marshall teaches bluegrass & old-time clawhammer banjo