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Joff Lowson's banjo academy has so much to offer that some members have stayed with us since the beginning (2014)...

"I recently purchased a banjo and subscribed to your online lessons. I absolutely love banjo and practice every single day-your lessons are fantastic!"

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Just $17.99 per month...

Subscribe now to get instant access to this treasure trove of banjo content. Start playing well-known classic banjo songs today.

More than 100 videos expertly crafted so you can start playing the banjo fast with less effort.

For the simple price of $17.99 per month. Get access to all 17 songs, 11 essential banjo skills, 4 different banjo licks plus so much more inside the academy.

The great news is, here at Joff Lowson Ltd we are continually looking for new ways to improve your experience. Which means we’ll keep adding new and improved features. You’ll see new songs and bonus content so you can get all the increasing benefits as long as you’re a member.

Joff Lowson Banjo Academy - learn to play banjo online
  • You’ll learn the secret to getting good fast that most banjo teachers don’t teach or even know.
  • The little-known (or used) banjo technique that’ll make playing the banjo more fun, more satisfying and easy. Without people realising you’re doing it.
  • Why most banjo lessons are too difficult for beginners. And how you can fast-track the challenges by doing a few simple things that’ll be more fun to play.
  • 17+ songs with more added so you can play well-known classics in front of your friends and family. Become the centre of attention at any social gathering.
  • Get the ultimate method for playing with other people, even if you’ve never done it before.
  • Benefit from 40 years of experience. You don’t have to take all that time learning the hard way through challenging hard-to-read books.
  • Enjoy content through any device from the comfort of your sitting room. Remove the pressure of other people listening to you.
  • Discover the critical banjo skills that’ll give you the boost to be able to play anything you want.
  • Over 120 pages of carefully crafted content including 96 videos with a total running time 10 hours 48 minutes; to give you the best chance of playing competently.
  • Take the easy root with the beginner’s section. Where it doesn’t matter what level you are at; you’ll have the basics down in no time at all.
  • Harness the power of ‘slow-motion’ and ‘close-up’ ‘technique-capture’ technology. You’ll be able to play even the more difficult parts with ease.
  • The best beginner friendly online banjo lessons on the web today.
  • Join 100’s of other members just like you. Everyone is discovering how much fun they can have playing this fantastic instrument. Either by themselves or in front of their loved ones.

We've packed the membership area with value for you; look at all the songs you'll be able to play...

Beverly Hillbillies
5 Pages of content plus tab
5 videos 28 minutes plus backing tracks
Worth $27.99
Buffalo Gals
5 Pages of content plus tab
5 videos 26 minutes plus backing tracks
Worth $37.99
Bury Me Beneath The Willow
2 Pages of content plus tab
2 videos 31 minutes
Worth $17.99
Country Roads
2 Pages of content plus tab
2 videos 10 minutes plus chords package 11 minutes
Worth $17.99
Cumberland Gap
3 Pages of content plus tab
3 videos 17 minutes
Worth $17.99
Dan Tucker
4 Pages of content plus tab
4 videos 34 minutes plus backing tracks
Worth $34.99
Duelling Banjos
8 Pages of content plus tab
8 videos 1 hour 49 minutes
Worth $97.99
Hillbilly Highway
1 Pages of content plus tab
1 video 15 minutes
Worth $9.99
I’ll Fly Away
4 Pages of content plus tab
4 videos 33 minutes
Worth $27.99
4 Pages of content plus tab
4 videos 27 minutes
Worth $27.99
Man of Constant Sorrow
4 Pages of content plus tab
4 videos 26 minutes plus backing tracks
Worth $34.99
Old Plank Road
8 Pages of content plus tab
8 videos 54 minutes plus backing tracks
Worth $97.99
Pick a Bale O’Cotton
5 Pages of content plus tab
5 videos 28 minutes
Worth $27.99
Cripple Creek
4 Pages of content plus tab
4 videos 32 minutes
Worth $27.99
Purple Rain
2 Pages of content plus tab
2 videos 8 minutes plus chords package 11 minutes
Worth $12.99
Waggon Wheel
2 Pages of content plus tab
2 videos 17 minutes plus chords package 11 minutes
Worth $12.99
That’s a $533.84 value for just the amount of songs in there, let alone all the bonus content!
You’re getting the Thumblead – The secret to playing any song on the banjo! Bonus Content
8 Pages of content
8 videos total running time 25 minutes
Worth $97.99
You’re getting the Chords – The secret of playing with other people! Bonus Content
9 Pages of content
9 videos total running time 23 minutes
Worth $97.99
Plus the Licks Bonus Content
5 Pages of content

  • Sliding lick from Cripple Creek
  • Double D lick
  • Shave + a Haircut
  • Bugle Call

4 videos total time 23 minutes

Worth $47.99
Plus the Banjo Essential Skills Bonus Content
4 Pages of content

  • The Forward Roll
  • The Square Roll
  • The Mixed Roll
  • Pulloffs

4 videos total time 27 minutes

Worth $47.99
And the Banjo Beginners Fast-Track Bonus Content
4 Pages of content

  • Get Comfortable
  • Beginners 1st Steps
  • Picks & Holding The Banjo
  • Melody

4 videos total time 19 minutes

Worth $47.99
That’s 96 videos with a total running time of 10 hours and 48 minutes worth a $873.79 value which you are getting for the simple price of $17.99 per month. Plus that’s just the content we’re listing here. There are also some great videos on how to tune the banjo. Improve your style and get comfortable if you’re a beginner…

The Banjo Academy is the easiest place for a beginner learn to play the banjo.

Our beginners can play accurately in a short amount of time.

If you’re a total beginner, then this is the place for you. Joff breaks everything down note by note, bar by bar, with all the essential bits repeated in slow-motion and close-ups. So you’ll find it so easy to make fast progress. Play songs that your friends and family will love to hear you play for years to come.

Subscribe right now and receive the added value of classical banjo training. Everything gets delivered through easy to learn songs that teach you skills without any ‘hard-to-understand’ theory.

Sign up for just $17.99.

Do you want to be able to play the banjo fast? With all that experience, all those songs and all that bonus content you can fast-track your way to enjoying the banjo. Be competent in front of others and enjoy the satisfaction by yourself, all from your own home. Or you could try the hard way. Buying challenging books that don’t help a beginner get started. Paying $100+ per month for a good banjo teacher. Struggling for 10 or so years and finally getting good enough to play only a few songs well. Take the easy and fun root and cut out the learning curve with Joff Lowson’s banjo academy.

We're confident because our members tell us what works and what they need...

"I have enjoyed this site!"

Keith Gainer Dec '18

"Continue to really like the content on here so thank you very much!"

Karl D

"The videos on here are great!"

Tim Ryan

"I am learning rather quickly thanks to your excellent instruction. Congratulations on establishing the best website for learning the banjo.  I’m a physician late learner, but I look forward to improving every day with your help. Exciting to learn more each day. "

Jack Carey

"I'm a new member and really enjoy the lessons. You have the best videos."

Jack Carey

"Great songs and great teaching"

Joshua Gott

"Your program is very good"

Betsy Vernon

"I enjoyed it. You do a great job."

Denise Darnell

"Joff, I want to thank you for getting me started on the banjo! Your approach is perfect for a beginner."

Steve Davis

"Your videos are superb. Easy to follow and understand."

Bob Coffey

"I love the instruction videos - so easy to follow."

Linda Watts

"I have the Dueling Banjos package and everything Joff said is true. I'm enjoying playing it and I'm close to playing it with my eyes shut."

George Senter

"I'm having some major arthritis that is making my middle finger hard to work with. This gives a person hope to play on! (FMB 2-finger)"

Jason Brown


Can I cancel my subscription at any time?

Yes, there is no lock-in, you can cancel whenever you like. Just let us know by sending us an email and we’ll cancel your membership.

Can I learn to play Duelling Banjos?

Yes, all the videos from the downloads package (normal price $24.99) are included in your subscription, plus some extra help.

Do I need to read music?

No, there is no need to read music, you can learn just by watching the close-ups and repeating.

How many songs can I learn in the Member’s Area?

There are 17 new songs in the Member’s Area, plus the extra sliding lick for Cripple Creek.  Each song is made into four or five separate teaching videos so you can learn at a comfortable pace, just like my free Cripple Creek videos with additional close-ups and slow-motion replays.

Is there any tablature?

Yes, TAB is provided for all the solos for all the songs.  You can print it out and use it in conjunction with the video teaching materials.

How many videos are there inside the Member’s Area?

There are over 80 videos currently available to members.

Can I see all the videos straightaway?

Yes, you get full access to all the teaching materials immediately upon signing up.

Are more videos being added regularly?

Yes, currently working on “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” Plus many more…

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