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Hilary is known for having a fluid ability to play and switch between many styles of banjo playing, while preserving the integrity and the beauty of each style. As a multi-instrumentalist She has devoted herself to learning and studying various styles of music including folk, oldtime, bluegrass, but also considers herself to be a music lover and brings this into her own songwriting and performing. Hilary currently performs on Broadway as the featured banjoist for Oklahoma!, but is also a multi-instrumentalist and performs as a singer, guitarist, bassist, banjoist, clarinetist, and plays fiddle.  She is a banjo coach for TV and movie actors/actresses and enjoys being a side person in bands as well as performing in theatre productions around the country. 

 
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SHOWS

Performing Tues-Sunday in Oklahoma! on Broadway through January 2020.

Circle in the Square Theatre, Manhattan, NYC

OKLAHOMA! WEBSITE AND TICKETS

 

News & Updates

 

 
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Music

Hilary’s music. Bands and projects

The Clawhammer Banjo book for beginners is on sale!

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It includes 10 banjo tabs. Warm-up routine, chord chart, recommended artists and links to videos. 

Only $15! Shipping ONLY in U.S $4.95. Request digital copy if outside of U.S.

Song List

Sourwood Mountain, Georgie Buck, Greasy Meat, Cluck Old Hen, Cripple Creek, Sail Away Ladies, Willow Garden, Big Sciota, Red Prairie Dawn, Red Rocking Chair

INSTRUCTION

The soul of banjo music is relating to people, playing the music of human history.

Clawhammer and fingerpicking Lessons are available by audition only. Lessons take play via facetime or in my home studio in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Please email for details on sending a video, rates and any other questions!

You will play a lot in lessons. I believe in learning through playing, echoing, and call and response. This involves learning by ear, with reinforcement from tab and lyrics.

hilaryhawke@yahoo.com

LINK TO TESTIMONIALS