Tony Trischka is perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. For more than 35 years, his stylings have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians. He was not only considered among the very best pickers, he was also one of the instrument’s top teachers, and created numerous instructional books, teaching video tapes and cassettes.
Tony’s entire video curriculum will be posted and testers will be taking the lessons, recording themselves practicing, then uploading a video for Tony to review. No matter where Tony is, he will respond and posts his comments and further assignments to the site along with the student’s video submission available for viewing, only to members, in the Feedback Center.
Students are creating their Student Page where they can share photos, fun videos and tell fellow banjoists a bit about themselves, their careers or their experiences. Rich with socializing, the Tony Trishcka School of Banjo unites banjo players worldwide, not only in the Forums, but through the Chat Instant Messaging where members can have a conversation in real time with musicians who are signed into TTSB.
Throughout the site, other social features enhance the learning experience as members can leave comments or messages for members on their Student Page or react to a Master Class or just leave a passing comment in the Shout Box on Home Base. TTSB is bringing the banjo world a little closer by gathering players of all levels into one central place to immerse themselves not only in banjo, but in a breakthrough approach to distance learning that combines an extensive video curriculum and socialized learning. Members to the site learn from Tony Trischka, but they learn from each other as well.
Grand opening is set for late July or early August 2009