Banjo Lessons In Vancouver

Strap on those Fingerpicks

At Horizon, we believe the best time to master your hammer-on/pull-off combinations is now. Be the banjoist you were always meant to be, and have fun doing it.

Private Banjo Lessons for Adults

Horizon School of Music is located in the heart of Vancouver, BC, offering easy access to transit and gritty views of the cityscape. It’s a friendly safe space with plenty of natural light designed to inspire banjo players of all levels. But if you prefer tweaking your twang from the comfort of your own home or if your current location/schedule doesn’t permit in-studio lessons, we offer remote tutorials via video chat platforms. Whatever setting works best for you, works best for us.

Learn with the Best

Our highly skilled instructors are widely considered the very best in their respective fields, and our banjo teachers are no exception. They are just as passionate about playing banjo as they are about teaching banjo. Backed by years of stage, studio and classroom experience, our teachers use proven instructional strategies and a positive approach that help students make continuous progress and reach their full potential. Come meet our titans of twang today and get inspired.

Schedule at Your Convenience

At Horizon, our goal is to make banjo lessons accessible to everyone, regardless of how busy they are with work, family and other commitments. That’s why we offer a flexible, stress-free scheduling platform that allows students to confirm, cancel and reschedule lessons as they see fit. No commitment, no contract, no getting locked into the same allotted time week in, week out – just the freedom and joy that comes from learning this iconic instrument on your own timeline.

Personalize Your Goals

To ensure every student gets the support and instruction they need to meet his/her particular goals, Horizon offers complimentary consultations. Our instructors are experts at tailoring their teaching methods so that students can achieve their picking & plucking ambitions. Whether you’re a clawhammer crackerjack looking to improve your “Scruggs style” or you’re a beginner just looking to learn a few chords from the Deliverance theme song, we got you covered!

Follow Your Musical Bliss

Be it 5-string, mandolin, guitar, plectrum, ukulele or tenor, the best place to learn any type of banjo is at Horizon School of Music. We specialize in all genres of music including bluegrass, folk, rock, Irish traditional and all points in between. Our well-versed instructors have the expertise to guide students looking to focus on any one specific area of banjo playing. And for students looking to explore every fingerpicking avenue, our teachers have a roadmap for that too.

...I'd highly recommend Horizon School of Music to anyone who wants to be part of a real music community that cares about your journey and learning.

Todd Mumford

When I have a lesson with Eli, its more like just jamming with a friend. He allows me to learn what I want to learn, not only what he wants to teach.

My face time lessons are easier than expected and I love that there are different guitar style clinics available so I can learn different genres.

James Robson

...The co-teaching with Eli on the monthly Metal Consortium has got to be the best metal group class ever to happen. I will close by saying I used to hate Mondays. I have my lessons on Mondays.... it's now my favourite day of the week.

Aaron Friesan

Featured Teachers

Madeleine Elkins

Madeleine Elkins

Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Vocals, Composition & Theory, Sight-Reading

Register For Banjo Lessons Now

Schedule an introductory call with our music instructors to discuss the best style and schedule to match your availability and goals!