Rowan teaches private lessons for adults and children at Manning Music in Berkeley, CA.
Beginning level with a focus on rhythm and backup for bluegrass, old-time, country, and folk.
Beginning and intermediate level for bluegrass, old-time, country and folk.
Beginning and intermediate level banjo for old-time, and folk.
Beginning level for old-time and folk.
Rowan's teaching is focused on the student. He gears each lesson to the student's particular goals, whether that's just learning a few songs to play for themselves at home, going out to play in jams, or learning to play in a band. Rowan has also taught at festivals and music camps around California including the Parkfield Bluegrass festival, The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention's Spring Situation, and the California Bluegrass Association's Youth Academy.
You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a lesson.
"Rowan is a great mandolin player and a supportive teacher. He works with you to find the right practice material to focus on your musical goals. He always sets a piece in context, whether that's a traditional recording or a contemporary version. He can help you either transcribe breaks or work out new ones, creative but still grounded in tradition."
"Rowan McCallister is a delightful combination of musical expertise, musical passion and a keen ability to work with children. He is a calm teacher, whose quiet passion has helped our son enjoy learning music."