Private Lessons

If you would like to set your own pace and the direction of the music you learn, private lessons may be for you. I offer private clawhammer banjo and guitar lessons in my home studio in northeast Portland. Currently all lessons will be held over Zoom or socially distanced on the porch. I work with all levels of banjo students from complete beginners to advanced players and I specialize in teaching guitarists from novice to intermediate players.

I donate 10% of my banjo lesson income to Black-led organizations such as Black Resilience fund and the Black Banjo Reclamation Project.


I charge $60 per hour-long lesson with sliding scale options. Semi-private lessons are $35 per hour. I have a few weekday openings and would love to work with you!


Call or text me at 5O3-756-2579 or email me at

Student Testimonials

The lovely Maggie Lind taught me how to play my banjo (and she is THE best teacher I have ever had). With her help I was able to write the songs that were in my heart and reach a lifelong dream of getting my words on iTunes.


Maggie, I’m not sure if I’ve ever told you, but those first few banjo lessons I had with you, followed by joining SBC, has opened an entirely new world for me these last four years, not only musically and with square dancing, but socially (jams, festivals, workshops, etc.) as well. And for that, I’m forever grateful to you.

D. R.

Maggie, [your guitar lessons] have changed my life forever. I appreciate all that you give of yourself each lesson and in between.

C. E.