Dean Arnold

Classes

Banjo and Mandolin

Dean Arnold

Banjo and Mandolin
Dean has been involved in the folk and bluegrass music scene for several years. Starting out with banjo he has played and performed with many bluegrass bands. One of his early teachers on banjo was Eddie Shelton who was also Alan Munde’s first instructor. His primary style is three-finger “Scruggs” style, which is the foundational sound for banjo in a bluegrass setting. Dean honed his skills on the mandolin as well with the help of Roland White and Matt Flinner. He has played with several groups in the Chattanooga area and has performed at local venues such as the Three Sister’s and Boxcar Pinion bluegrass festivals and events at Miller Plaza. While teaching mostly bluegrass style he also teaches formal reading of music and classical, swing and jazz music styles as well. Beginner and intermediate students of banjo and mandolin are welcome.