Tony Trischka Partners w/ ArtistWorks to Produce Online Banjo School
Artistworks, the innovative online video-based learning company, has partnered with Tony Trischka, legendary banjo recording artist, performer, composer and educator, to open the most advanced online banjo school available.
The Tony Trischka School of Banjo uses ArtistWorks’ revolutionary “record-and-upload-anywhere” video exchange technology to offer a full range of instruction and learning opportunities as well as the social networking to create a worldwide online network of banjo players of all skill levels.
ArtistWorks’ powerful new technology enables Tony (from anywhere on the road) to use video to interact with students; review their video submissions and quickly respond to them with high-quality video recording and/or written responses. These student/teacher video exchanges also become Master Classes on the site for all students to view and learn from. As Tony comments, “My School of Banjo is an enormous leap beyond any other online banjo-teaching site.”
The site is expected to launch late July, 2009.
Tony Trischka is a giant among banjo virtuosos, with a star-power recording legacy, nominated for a Grammy in 2007 and winning the Independent Music Award in 2008 for Best Americana Album. Tony is highly regarded for his teaching books and erudition in banjo and Americana music history. David Butler, CEO of ArtistWorks, says, “We are very pleased to have Tony join us as our latest partner. He’s not only a virtuoso, he’s the consummate educator. It is our honor to be working together.”
ArtistWorks, Inc. is a Napa, California company that creates innovative, instructional subscription websites for such artists as Andreas Oberg, Jimmy Bruno, DJ Qbert, Tony Trischka, Christie-Peery Skousen and Howard Levy.