Study Mandolin and Banjo Online with Mike Hedding!
This page will feature online instruction on a wide range of skills needed to play bluegrass mandolin and banjo.
Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced professional, there's always more to learn. I hope these lessons help you explore some new territory on the banjo!
Lessons will feature a combination of techniques and popular songs played on the banjo.
Mike Hedding has been a staple of the Minnesota bluegrass scene for the better part of a decade. He first started playing mandolin in 2005 while he was studying at the University of Minnesota. He had been listening to classic rock and jam bands for years, but started to develop his taste for bluegrass while learning the mandolin. He quickly decided he needed to widen his talents and picked up the banjo.
His whirlwind introduction into the genre soon found him in the field of teaching. He started teaching mandolin and banjo in 2009 and now teaches mandolin, banjo, bass, and guitar full-time. He has been studying Monroe-style mandolin with mandolin master Mike Compton since 2012 and remains self-taught on the banjo, utilizing classic bluegrass recordings and books to hone his craft.
10166 min10-part Banjo course89 CQ
From learning how to play "Up the Neck Scruggs" backup, to how to come up with your own blues banjo licks, discover some fun and essential skills and techniques for beginner to intermediate musicians.
11110 min11-part Mandolin course62 CQ
The mandolin is a gorgeous instrument to play. In this beginner mandolin course, learn everything you need to know about playing this instrument, from the basics to more advanced techniques.