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What's under the hood?

Here's what you get with a Banjo by Ear membership:

Over 100 Video Lessons

Unlock a library of video lessons to guide your practice and challenge you to master new skills. You decide when and where you want to practice and how much to push yourself.

Two new lessons added every month plus, request new lessons easily right from inside the site.

25% Off Tunefox

Get the ultimate learning package with both Banjo by Ear and Tunefox subscriptions! 

Tunefox is a learning tool I co-created that teaches how to play licks in the context of tunes, so you can become a better improvisor and tunesmith! 

Private Members Community

The place where our members get the most value from their subscription! Get real-time feedback, ask questions on everything from technique to banjo set up and more. It's a forum for you to get answers, connect with the community and share the fun of playing banjo!

"It just all makes sense to me. I’m very happy with what I’ve learned and I love “hearing”. You’ve given me direction and now all I have to do is put in the effort. Thank you so much for sharing."

Murray P.
Basic Member

"As a beginner, I thought the Master Classes on the Premium Plan would be way beyond what I could use. But, as it turns out, they give you something to shoot for. Really a great resource."

Maddie E.
Premium Member

"I have studied books for years but knew my foundation was really shaky! Now I am studying and practicing the first 3 lessons almost every day. Can hardly wait to move on to the next lessons but I know I can take my time and feel a lot more confident learning my awesome banjo. Thank you!"

Carol G.
Basic Member

"Love the membership and the FB group even more than I thought I would. The metronome challenge was very important to me as I wasn’t aware in the slightest that my timing could be off…and was I surprised! Now the metronome is included in each and every practice session and I am seeing great strides."

Mike V.
Basic Member

"I continually go back to the Master Classes and re-listen to them. They are so dense that I always pick up new bits, or if it's been a while my perspective has changed and there is more to mine. They are solid gold."

Jason B.
Banjo by Ear Premium Member

"These master classes are gold mines of info and so inspiring. Plus, the site is so badass."

Jordan R.
Banjo by Ear Premium Member

Membership Options




Lesson Library - Two new lessons added every month

Beginners Essentials - Starting from the beginning? We got you covered.

Private Facebook Group - Share your progress and get unique feedback 

Tunefox - Get 25% off the Tunefox App

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You get everything in the Basic Membership, plus...

A 60-minute live Masterclass every month. Brand new topic each month.

Access to both Clawhammer 101 and Jazz Theory class recordings (originally $25 each)

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Hey, I'm Bennett

Welcome to Banjo by Ear! I've created this site so you can get the kick in the butt you need to learn by ear. Learning music from recordings was a game-changer for my music and allowed me to memorize tunes quicker, be able to jam on the fly, and understand how to improvise. It gave me an understanding of music that far surpassed anything I was working on with tab.

I want to share these tools and tricks with you and they're all within Banjo by Ear. Try it out for a free trial and please let me know if you have any questions! 

Happy picking,


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