What’s your favorite lesson on Ben’s site?
The Build A Break lessons are my favorite but truthfully, I love them all!
How long have you been playing?
How long have you been a Gold Pick member?
For nearly 3 years.
What’s your favorite hobby?
Photography, which is also my full time job. I have 8 grandchildren, all of whom I’ve introduced to the banjo. I also just became a skydiver so I now refer to myself as a “banjo pickin’ skydivin’ Gammie’!
Which character on banjobenclark.com do you resonate with most and why?
Banjo Ben…he’s just plain goofy, down to earth, ultra talented, kind, and inspiring.
What’s your instrument of choice?
What was your inspiration to learn how to play the banjo?
One day while visiting my mom (who had taken some banjo lessons), I picked up her banjo, strummed it and decided to learn how to play it. Once I returned home, I found a local teacher, bought a banjo, and have never looked back! I also hoped to become proficient enough to play with our church’s worship team. I’ve been doing that for over 2 years.
During my time in lessons (and of course with Ben), I’ve learned that I can do anything. When I first learned the chord shapes, I found it nearly impossible to play an “F” in the G shape down the neck and even doubted I could. When I finally realized I could, (and there are many more examples of doubt) I now know I can overcome any obstacle on the banjo!