Jim Krause



I am proud to have been a part of the Americana Music Academy teaching staff since 2004. I began teaching banjo, then added fiddle and guitar students over time. I teach all ages; youth to seniors. (It's never too late to learn!). My specialties are the old-time claw hammer, or frailing style of banjo; finger picking guitar, and old-time contra dance style fiddle.

Major influences are:

  • Guitar:  Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, Blind Blake, Roger McGuinn, Duane Eddy, James Burton
  • Banjo: Kyle Creed, Beverly Cotten, 
  • Fiddle:  Tommy Jarrell,  Henry Reed, 

 Beginners and intermediate students are welcome.