Musician and Tutor
Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Bouzouki and more . .

What Dan Teaches

Banjo Tuition

I teach a range of banjo styles, including old time clawhammer banjo, bluegrass, and Irish tenor banjo. Please contact me if you’d like to chat about what style you’d like to learn, or have any other questions. I normally teach from home in Bexhill, East Sussex, but can also travel to you, particularly if it is around the Brighton area, or between Brighton and Bexhill. I also do lessons on Zoom and Skype.


  • £35 for a 60 minute lesson
  • Shorter lessons available for children
  • Group lessons can be arranged – please get in touch for more details


– “Dan is an excellent banjo teacher. He is very patient and encouraging and is extremely good at getting things across.  With well-chosen pieces of music, he has taught me many new techniques. I am very pleased with my progress. It is great to be getting so much enjoyment from my lessons and my playing.” – Ann Goodman, West Sussex

– “Dan Stewart is an outstanding teacher. His mixture of knowledge, patience, kindness, humour and an unerring eye for detail make lessons fun, exciting and productive. Given my advancing years and my having taught English for 38 of them, I’m probably not anyone’s idea of an easy pupil (particularly when you add my very limited musical abilities) but Dan has transformed my banjo playing into something that provides me with the sort of deep, personal pleasure that will enrich my remaining years on the planet. I don’t know quite how he did it: it’s a sort of wonderful alchemy, but I am immensely grateful.  Sign up with him this minute. You won’t regret it!” – Tony Scola, East Sussex

Feedback from students at the Saturday Workshops at Cecil Sharp House, London:

-“A very good introduction to the banjo, and a love for the instrument is deeply instilled now.”

-“Dan has a wealth of beautiful and challenging tunes to share

-“Quality of teaching has been very high by both tutors. Both tutors have always been well prepared, sympathetic and encouraging at all times

-“I have found that the teaching has been very attentive with the tutor responding to the personal needs of different students