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Free Sample Music Lessons
Learning music at ArtistWorks is unique. Of course, players get access to many hundreds of lessons specifically designed to break down complex techniques and concepts so that any level of musician can make great strides in their playing. But where ArtistWorks takes learning music online to a new level is with Video Exchanges. Our master musicians accept and respond to video submissions from their online students. Each teacher records a thorough video response that is linked to the student's video so that everyone in the course can apply the instruction given to their own playing. Video Exchanges are incredibly helpful to all levels and experienced players, even beginners. You can only learn with Video Exchange at
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About these lessons

These free sample music lessons and sample Video Exchanges® are only a small preview of what you get when you take online music lessons at ArtistWorks. Join today and get unlimited access to hundreds of step-by-step video lessons, taught and recorded by today’s most heralded music masters. You also have the option to submit videos to your online teacher for personal feedback on your playing through our invaluable Video Exchange Learning® experience that you can’t get anywhere else. We’re here to help you with the right instruction and the most productive and effective environment for reaching your musical goals. You can become the player you always dreamed you could be by learning from master musicians at ArtistWorks.

About the Banjo Course

Tony Trischka has created a definitive video library that includes hundreds of banjo lessons, special guests, exclusive interviews, and performances. Students have unlimited access to all these online banjo lessons plus banjo tabs, backing tracks, and other study materials.

What ultimately sets these banjo lessons apart from other online offerings however, is the ability to submit a video for review using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange® learning platform. Tony Trischka reviews each submission and records a video response, offering tips about how to improve. All students can access Tony’s Video Exchange library, which has been steadily expanding since 2009 and may contain the key to unlock your playing.

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About Your Teacher

Tony Trischka has inspired countless bluegrass and acoustic musicians for more almost 4 decades now. Trischka made his recording debut in 1971 on 15 Bluegrass Instrumentals with the band Country Cooking. He went on to record three solo albums between 1974 and 1976: Bluegrass Light, Heartlands, and Banjoland. Since 1978 he has played with artists such as Peter Rowan, Richard Greene, and Stacy Phillips, and countless others. His Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular album, which came out in 2004, received multiple IBMA awards and a Grammy Nomination. In 2010 he produced Steve Martin's highly acclaimed Rare Bird Alert album, which was nominated for Bluegrass Album of the Year. Trischka was the musical director for the documentary "Give Me the Banjo", which aired on PBS in 2011. Aside from teaching, Tony continues to push the boundaries of banjo music on stage and in the studio.