Travis Barrett's Interest in playing and performing music began in his high school years as vocal1st and keyboard player in a band with hometown friends.
He then joined his church's youth choir and began playing guitar. He developed a love for many genres of music but grew especially fond of acoustic
and bluegrass styles, which led him to learn to play banjo and Appalachian dulcimer.
Wrth over 30 years of playing and perlonning gospel quartel folk, and bluegrass music, Travis presently plays banjo and sings with the bluegrass gospel
group 'Crossroads' performing at churches, barbaques and weekly at a local restaurant.
Travis has three recording projects to his credit: On his most recent project. which features his banjo, guitar and vocals. he recruited sevenal Nashville
recording artists and studio musicians such as Mark Fain, Cody Kilby, Justin Moses and Darrell Toney.
Travis's teaching method begins with learning tablature, a form of musical notation indicating finger and fret location rather than musical pitches.
As his students progress, he guides them in moving beyond tablature to develop the ability to 'learn by ear' as is common in bluegrass music. He understands
that each individual learns at his/her own pace and will promote the technique he/she needs to be a more independent learner .