Banjo, fiddle, mandolin classes offered in Asheville

Published 5:40 pm Friday, December 4, 2009

Classes for total beginners in bluegrass banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle and mandolin will be offered at the Log Cabin Cooking & Music Center in Asheville, N.C., starting January 12.

These beginning classes will be taught by Wayne Erbsen, who has been teaching for over forty years and guarantees he can teach anyone to play banjo, fiddle, or mandolin. Wayne has authored twenty-five books on playing various musical instruments and is host of Ashevilles Public Radio WCQS Country Roots radio program.

The Introduction to Bluegrass and/or Clawhammer Banjoclasses will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings starting January 12. Introduction to Fiddle & Mandolin will be from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings starting January 12.

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Partial beginners are also welcome. For registration, fees, instrument rental and additional information, call 828-299-7031, visit, or email

The Log Cabin Cooking & Music Center is located in the Haw Creek area of East Asheville at 111 Bell Road, Asheville, N.C.