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BETTER BANJO WAY

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TRANSFORM YOUR BANJO LIFE with Proven Systems, clear Instructional Videos and Weekly LIVE Lesson Sessions.

Studying under the guidance of an EXPERT INSTRUCTOR and the support of a COMMITTED COMMUNITY is hands-down the most effective way to BOOST Your banjo SKILLS.

Build more MUSICAL CONFIDENCE and achieve more RAPID and lasting SATISFACTION from your efforts!

Leveraging the power of a supportive community of like-minded banjoists can keep you motivated, energized and inspired to actually go out and live your banjo dreams!

FULL LIFETIME ACCESS TO BETTER BANJO LESSON LIBRARY

Hundreds of CLAWHAMMER BANJO lesson videos, clear tabs, play along tracks, courses, lesson packs, 100+ fiddle tunes, practice strategies and more.

3 LIVE INTERACTIVE COACHING SESSIONS EACH WEEK

Drop in on regular weekly sessions:

Ask me anything Q&A

LIVE banjo lesson

Guided jam session

MONTHLY LIVE BANJO BRAINSTORM SESSIONS

This is where the magic really happens!

Gain clarity on next steps in your personal banjo journey with these powerful, monthly roundtable check-ins.

FULL DAY BETTER BANJO WORKSHOPS

(Pathfinder Level)

Get ready for a quarterly blast of banjo know-how.

In each full day intensive (4 per year) Ryan will introduce you to tools and techniques you need to supercharge your banjo results.

Take a sneak peak inside the BETTER BANJO WAY members area...

What You're Getting Inside the Complete
BETTER BANJO WAY experience...

8 Full Lesson Packs + Bonus Lessons

100+ tabs, tunes & songs

Key of A Tunes
Key of D Tunes Vol. I & II
Key of C Tunes
A Modal Tunes
Key of G Tunes
Southern Illinois Tunes
People's Choice Repertoire Builder

& more...!

7 Complete Courses

Clear, step-by-step instruction

Clawhammer 101
30 Days to Better Banjo
Arranging Melodies for Banjo
Clawhammer Blues
Jigs for Clawhammer Banjo
Perfect Practice Course
Beginner Clawhammer Crash Course

& more to come...!

150+ Live Opportunities/year

+ Access to replays of each event

Weekly Question & Answer Session
Brand New Weekly Live Lesson
Weekly Guided Jam Session
Monthly Banjo Brainstorm
Regular Guided Practice Planning & Goal Mapping

& quarterly full day intensives...!


Becoming a BETTER BANJO WAY member is as easy as...

Why You Can NO LONGER AFFORD to Leave Your Musical Progress to Chance...

The "do-it-yourself" approach can only get you so far.

If you decide to learn in a vacuum, you're putting all of the pressure on yourself.

In my 25+ years of teaching and mentoring banjo players I've observed that the single most common reason that students fail to achieve their musical dreams is that they fail to harness the power of proven systems, expert mentors and supportive community.

If just having access to banjo lessons was all that you needed to get you from where you are right now to where you want to be, then I could just hand you the keys to the Better Banjo Way Lesson Library and that would be that.

But getting your hands on the treasure map is just the beginning.

To experience true and lasting success, you'll need a COHERENT, EASY-TO-FOLLOW SYSTEM...that's the Better Banjo Way.

You'll need a trusted coach to offer guidance and answer any questions that arise... that's the Better Banjo Way.

Finally, you'll need a group of like-minded students who are right there with you, providing vital encouragement, understanding and motivation...that's the Better Banjo Way.

"I live in Australia, and have struggled a bit to find a good Banjo teacher, but your website is just the best! I feel like I've improved a million times over in less than a month, so thanks a bunch."

- Nic F. (Marrickville, N.S.W., Australia)

"I just wanted to thank you for your lessons. They are amazing and provide so much detail!"

- Rachel S. (Cincinnati, OH)

"Just wanted to let you know how much I'm enjoying the course so far. I'm amazed at how much I've learned in the first 10 days! "

- Joseph S. (Bethel, AK)

"Thanks."

"Your responsiveness to my questions, suggestions and requests has been nothing short of stellar!"

- Chris P. (Albuquerque, NM)

How Much Does It Cost to Join the Better Banjo Way?

Better Banjo Wayfarer

When you join at the Better Banjo Wayfarer level you'll activate:

  • One year's access to 150+ live training opportunities ($2550 value)
  • Lifetime access to the FULL Better Banjo Lesson Library ($1100 value)
  • 4 full day intensive workshops ($600 value)

Special Bundle Price:

$457*

Or 3 monthly payments of $161

*This is the cost for one year of Better Banjo Wayfarer membership. This is a ONE TIME fee. You will NOT be automatically charged at the end of your year.

You will have the OPTION to renew at the end of your year but you will NOT be automatically charged.

Whether you renew or not at the end of your year, your LIFETIME access to the FULL Better Banjo Lesson Library NEVER expires!

The only element subject to expiration is your yearly access to the weekly and monthly live sessions...your access to the FULL lesson library is for lifetime and will NEVER expire!

Better Banjo Pathfinder

When you join at the Better Banjo Wayfarer level you'll activate:

  • One year's access to 150+ live training opportunities ($2550 value)
  • Lifetime access to the FULL Better Banjo Lesson Library ($1100 value)
  • 4 full day intensive workshops ($600 value)

Special Bundle Price:

$997*

Or 3 monthly payments of $367

Sorry...Pathfinder Level has closed.

*This is the cost for one year of Better Banjo Pathfinder membership. This is a ONE TIME fee. You will NOT be automatically charged at the end of your year.

You will have the OPTION to renew at the end of your year but you will NOT be automatically charged.

Whether you renew or not at the end of your year, your LIFETIME access to the FULL Better Banjo Lesson Library NEVER expires!

Absolutely No Risk!

If at any time during the first 30 days of your Better Banjo Way experience, you aren’t completely satisfied,  just let me know and I’ll refund your tuition immediately.

No Questions Asked.

BONUS #1: LESSON ON DEMAND ($97 value)

As a special bonus gift when you join the BETTER BANJO WAY, I will create a video lesson + tab for a banjo tune or song of your choice.

You make the request.

I'll do the rest!


BONUS #2: FREE ALBUM DOWNLOADS ($57 value)

As a special bonus gift when you join the BETTER BANJO WAY, you'll receive a selection of 4 FREE album downloads from my personal discography:

Artist
Ryan Spearman

Albums
Outtakes
Pain & Time
Goodbyes, Broken Strings & Dollar Signs (unreleased)
Live at the Chapel


BONUS #3: BANJO BENEVOLENCE (Immeasurable)

5% of EVERY Better Banjo Way purchase will go to help local (Saint Louis, Missouri) banjo players in need.

Saint Louis has a vibrant and inspiring old time and roots music scene but gigs for hard-working musicians have all but disappeared in recent months.

Your contribution will help to relieve the strain for one or more of our hard-hit hometown banjoneers.

Get Started With Better Banjo Way Today!

Meet Ryan

Ryan Spearman is a professional folk musician, singer/songwriter, educator, radio DJ and music promoter living in St. Louis, MO.

For six years he was an instructor at Folk School STL, where he now serves as Curriculum Consultant/Special Projects Manager.

He has taught classes covering several traditional musical subjects including: clawhammer banjo, old time & bluegrass fiddle, country blues guitar,  jug band, improvisation, music theory, & folk ensemble performance.

He was the co-founder of The Green Strum Project and The St. Louis Folk & Roots Festival and a co-producer of the Interactive Jug Band Exhibit at the National Blues Museum.

​When not teaching online or in his private lesson studio,  Spearman stays busy performing, recording, presenting workshops and touring the United States and Europe.


"For more than two decades, It’s been a driving passion of mine to help folks make music on stringed instruments  - giving banjo lovers of all ages and all skill levels the tools they need to unlock the music that is inside of them."

-Ryan S.