Learn single-string and melodic style banjo, with lessons on fingerboard theory, improvisation, and more. Sign up for news about the launch of Wes’s course!
by Dan Gabel
August 16, 2019
We’re excited to welcome Wes Corbett to our crew of banjo luminaries teaching on Peghead Nation! In early September, we will launch Contemporary Bluegrass Banjo with Wes Corbett. In this new course for intermediate to advanced players, Wes teaches the style of contemporary three-finger banjo used by Béla Fleck, Noam Pikelny, Ron Block, and others. With lessons on single-string and melodic style, fingerboard theory, improvisation, and more.
Watch Wes’s course introduction video above, and sign up below to receive email updates about the launch of his new banjo course!
A banjo player of uncommon grace and facility, Wesley Corbett began classical piano at the age of two. He began playing banjo in high school and has spent the last 17 years studying, touring, and teaching. Wesley has recorded and performed with numerous musicians, including Joy Kills Sorrow, the Bee Eaters, the Biscuit Burners, the David Grisman Quintet, Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull, Sarah Jarosz, Yonder Mountain Stringband, Chris Eldridge, Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, Robert Earl Keen, Crooked Still, Bruce Molsky, Tony Trischka, Alan Munde, and many others. Wesley was professor and grant manager in the banjo program at Berklee College of Music between 2011 and 2015, and he toured internationally with the critically acclaimed acoustic string band Joy Kills Sorrow, which was featured on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion and Mountain Stage, and included Peghead Nation’s new bass instructor Zoe Guigueno. After a few years with the Molly Tuttle Band, he now makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is working on his first solo album and performing in a duo with hammer dulcimer virtuoso Simon Chrisman.
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