John has been playing banjo and multiple other instruments for more than 40 years. His keen sense of musicianship along with his multi-instrumental ability gives John an understanding of music from several different perspectives. Students love his vast knowledge, capacity to play various styles, and his easy going personality. John has numerous years of teaching experience with both Drum & Strum and Fauquier County Public Schools, as well as many years involved in special education. John is a tremendous asset to Drum & Strum and to his students regardless of their age or ability.