I am a professional banjo player and producer, recognised as one of the "...fine young Banjo player with a melodic bent..." [Banjo Newsletter June 2020]
I have toured with my main band "Folkamiseria", a band that proudly oscillates between Funky and Fiddle Tunes, playing in some of the best Celtic and Folk festivals all around Italy and Europe.
I also have solo albums and various singles published that count a considerable number of streams on the main platforms.
I have also performed on stage or in the studio with some various Folk artist here in Italy, including Davide Van De Sfroos, whom I played in "San Siro Stadium" in front of 20k people in June 2017.
I'm a banjo teacher, offering private lesson or teaching in some schools in Northen Italy, one of them is "Albero Musicale", a renowned schools that offer traditional music courses.
I have taught one to one banjo lessons since 2014, both in person and online.
I always try to first build musicality and groove in my students, teaching MUSIC first of all.
We will start learning the basic clawhammer banjo technique, then
we will start with some tunes and exercises and we will use them to see some more advanced techniques, some basic theory and harmony, and some rhytmic solfege and patterns to improve your timing and groove.
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6 ReviewsEndorse Andrea Verga
Thanks Andrea for doing sucha a great job on my song. The parts you played were perfect and the quality of the recording was excellent! Will call you again when i need another great banjo track. Thanks again.
Andrea is a professional and flexible banjo and mandolin player and I've been happy to work with him, i wishing you all the best always.
Andrea was great! Came up with a cool, intuitive banjo part that also served the song well. Good clear recording and was happy to do a revision when I requested. Hope to work with again.
Total pro! Highly recommend.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Andrea! He is an incredibly gifted and talented musician worthy of estimable respect and admiration. His work ethic is second to none! The quality approach in his communication, coupled with his professionalism was swift and effortless throughout. He is a world-class (banjo) player; can't recommend him enough! I will undoubtedly be returning to him for more of his amazing talent and musicianship. Thank you, Andrea! 🙏
Andrea was an absolute pleasure to work with. Delivered an amazing performance on the track. More work coming his way from me in the future. I will be recommending him to all my industry contacts to add to a very small list of great players. He is now my go to guy for all things banjo/mandolin. Thanks again Andrea!
Interview with Andrea Verga
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen carefully to the song. Music is art, I mean, it's hard to go really wrong...if you do it's because you can't listen and understand the right rule of your instrument in a track.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've worked on most common "banjo friendly" styles, Bluegrass, Americana, Old Time...folk music in general. But I've also recorded for various artist from Pop to Electronic Music (sampling my banjo)
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I think that Banjo is a good texture to add in various genre of music, if played well, right in context, it can give groove or melody.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen carefully to the song, paying attention of the feel, and following the instruction I've received I set up all the gear is needed and I start tracking.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: DAW Reaper Ableton Live 10 MONITOR Yamaha NS10 Audio Technica m50x BeyerDynamic DT990 pro OUTBOARD Golden Age Project PRE 74 mkII MICS Shure sm7b Aston Origin Spirit Golden Age Project Ribbon SE 4400a
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Banjo tracking for songs, Banjo tracking for producer, Banjo parts arrangements for songs.