Guitar and Banjo Lessons


Josh Goforth – Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, and Banjo

Josh Goforth, fiddle and banjo lessonsJosh is an award-winning Master Fiddler whose passion is encouraging a love of traditional music through teaching fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass and banjo lessons. Goforth is already much in demand as a music teacher and performs full time as well. He has performed all over the world and received a Grammy nomination in a collaboration with David Holt. One of his goals is to increase youth interest in traditional music. >>MORE


Jerry Sutton – Guitar, Banjo, and Ukulele

Jerry Sutton, widely respected as one of the “hottest old time pickers around,” brings to AFTA a life-time of playing experience and uniquely personal teaching style for students of the 6-string guitar and the 5-string banjo. Family and friends alike cite him as an important musical mentor. He can be heard on recordings with his father, Grover Sutton, with the Hominy Valley String Band and the Pisgah Pickers, as well as with his son Bryan on Sugar Hill Records. >>MORE


Bryan McDowell – Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, and Ukulele

Bryan McDowellBryan McDowell is a person predictable only in his consistent excellence. Fiddler, vocalist, and master of stringed instruments, his reputation is solidifying as a musician of great interest on the acoustic scene. With his move to Nashville in 2013, Bryan grounded his career in a 4 year tenure with Claire Lynch. He has logged considerable time on the road with bluegrass notables Sierra Hull, Alison Brown, Ron Block, & Molly Tuttle, and shared the stage and studio with an ever-expanding list of legendary names from the realm of roots and acoustic music. >>MORE


Tim McWilliams – Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, and Ukulele

Tim McWilliams is an accomplished musician embodying the diverse roots music traditions of Western North Carolina.  Upon receiving his M.A. in Appalachian Music: Roots & Influences from Appalachian State University in 2014, Tim launched his professional music career with a three month cross-country tour.  Since then, he has performed full-time as the leader his group, The Tim McWilliams Band, as well as a solo artist. >>MORE


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