What was it that first got you interested in playing the guitar, mandolin or banjo?
Listening to music with my grandma got me interested in the banjo. Then working at a music store I had the opportunity to purchase one and get lessons to start.
How long have you been playing and what’s your motivation to play?
Overall 6 years but seriously for 2 years. Trying to improve and the satisfaction from learning a new lick or song is my motivation to play.
What’s your favorite lesson on Ben’s site and how has it helped you improve?
The bag o licks lessons are always fun and building solos. It gives you different ways to think of approaching your playing.
What’s your goal when playing?
Always improve and enjoy the process
Are there any other instruments or genres of music that you enjoy playing?
I am a saxophone player and I really enjoy playing blues and jazz. I also really like playing rock n roll sax.
How long have you been a Gold Pick member?
What type of gear or accessories have you found that work best for you?
Get the best you can afford. I find pro level instruments are better to learn on
If money was no object, what would be your dream instrument(s)?
I would love to get a Stelling Virginian
How did you find out about Banjo Ben?
I saw his early videos on YouTube
Thanks for letting us feature you Mike!