Banjo Teachers

Hart Parnell

Hart Parnell

With a passion for music encompassing multiple styles, Hart Parnell combines classical training with years of playing in rock and blues bands. Having studied under classical guitar virtuoso Alex Dunn, Hart graduated from UVic with a BMus (2017). Equipped to teach guitar of all styles, ukulele, bass and piano, Hart believes everyone deserves the opportunity to learn to play music. Hart’s lessons focus on fun and enjoyment for the student while sprinkling in basic music theory. He's happy to transcribe anything from pop and rock songs to classical pieces to themes from video games and TV shows...
Troy Serson

Troy Serson

Troy Serson resides in Victoria, BC, where he’s been actively teaching guitar lessons, bass lessons and ukulele lessons for 9 years. He teaches a wide range of students: from beginners where focus and perseverance are instilled early; to dedicated youth building a skill set to express their own particular musical voice; to hobbyist adults with a methodical approach to help dive into the craft of musicianship. Troy studied Classical Performance at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and currently holds his Level 9 Classical Guitar with the Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada). Troy has exper...
Jesse Horwood

Jesse Horwood

I wear many hats in my life. I’m a father, a husband, a musician, a band leader/manager, a board member for the Victoria BC Ska and Reggae Society, and I’m now adding local business owner to the mix. One role that I’ve played for the past 17 years is that of a music teacher. 

Throughout the years I’ve learned a lot about students of all ages and backgrounds. I generally let the students guide the lesson while steering them towards the all important balance between fun and discipline.