Tony Trischka is not only considered one of the most innovative of banjo players in the world, but he is one of its most respected and sought after banjo educators. He has received all sorts of accolades and awards such as the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s Banjo Player of the Year in 2007. His work with Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular was awarded IBMA Musical Event of the Year. He also can claim Grammy nominations, and the United States Artists Friends Fellow Award just to name a few other honors to his name.
Tony is a native of Syracuse, NY where he first started playing the banjo. He fairly quickly began his performance carrier and over the last 45 years he has performed with multitudes of the greatest bluegrass artists in the country and has toured all over the world both performing and offering instruction.
He has created fifteen instructional books as well as a series of DVDs. In 2009, he launched the groundbreaking Tony Trischka School of Banjo. It is an advanced, interactive, online instructional site that is the banjo home for students from around the world. His awards just keep coming too. He will be inducted into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame for his work in education and instruction in Sept of 2017. For more information on Tony and to see his tour schedules http://www.tonytrischka.com.
Tara Linhardt has arranged for him to come to Westchester to run a 3 hour Banjo Workshop on Saturday, May 13th from 2-5 PM.
People must contact Tara directly to preregister for the Workshop or for any questions they may have.