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.

* Tennessee children ages 18 and under from Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties receive free museum admission as part of Community Counts: Museum Admission Program for Locals. Up to two accompanying adults receive 25 percent off admission. Proof of residency required. For more information, please visit Community Counts or inquire at the Museum Box Office.