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"As well as being a highly respected music teacher in Hertfordshire, Chris is also responsible for influencing a lot of local talent - including myself. Chris has been very active within the live music scene, including bands such as Tappalachian Dance Band, The Gallows Hillbillies, & The Hellbellies."

Martyn Banks

TEACHER OF OLD-TIME & BLUEGRASS BANJO, MANDOLIN, CLASSICAL / ACOUSTIC / ELECTRIC / BASS GUITAR                                                        

I teach classical and rock guitar at Junior and Secondary schools in Hertfordshire. At home I teach all ages (from 7 to 70 !!) on Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin and Bass. Beginners are welcome, and remember you are never too old to learn !!

I have up to date police enhanced disclosure and safe guarding children certificates.

For 3 years I was the South East Area Representative for British Bluegrass Music Association.

My interests include collecting antique guitars and banjos, playing badminton, and a Choir Member of the Holy Trinity Church.

Chris' Banjo Bash is a successful American Bluegrass and Old-Time session established by myself in 2000. It is run at Leverstock Green Cricket Club in Hemel Hempstead.

I'm a member of the Musician's Union

My teacher's contract with HCC started in 1985

Winner of Enfield Music Festival 1986

Passed ALCM Practical in 1987