Country Music Hall of Fame


Family Program: Beginning Banjo Workshop

Saturday, August 05, 2017 - 10:30am

Program takes place:

• 10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 
• 11:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m

In this hands-on workshop, participants learn banjo basics, including a few chords and an old-time Appalachian technique called up-picking, great for playing the melody and accompanying singing. Anna Uptain will lead this introductory class. Uptain is a music educator and multi-instrumentalist who has extensive knowledge about Appalachian music and mountain instruments. Banjos provided or bring your own.

This activity takes place in the Museum's Taylor Swift Education Center and is designed for guests ages 7 and up.


Admission is included with Museum ticket* or Museum membership.

*Youth from Davidson and bordering counties may enter the museum free as part of the museum’s Community Counts initiative. Up to two accompanying adults receive 25% off admission. Proof of residency required. For more information, please visit Community Counts or inquire at the museum box office.