To give an idea of what folks have said about our products and services,
following are a few testimonials....of course, we only keep the good ones :-)
About our Banjo II course...
Wayne Shrubsall, writing for Banjo Newsletter Magazine...
"...intellectually superior in many ways to just about any banjo instruction course I've seen in the last 30 years...no
other system I've seen is quite as complete."
David Finnery, Washington D.C...
"At last, it looks like someone has finally developed a course that tells banjo players what they need to know. In the
first five lessons, I learned more about working out tunes in Scruggs style than I thought possible, and now in
lesson 6, I'm learning the same things about melodic style. An incredible course!"
Joe Dolan, Pomona, California...
"Altogether, a fine course - well worth the modest sum charged. I am learning a great deal from it and find the
play-along sections extremely helpful."
Wayne Scott, San Jose, California...
"The first lesson was great. The philosophical discussions helped place the whole learning process in a much
better perspective. It's a revelation to me after playing for two years off of tabs that I actually arranged my
Randy Smith, Fairbanks, Alaska...
"Your Banjo II course is an excellent help to me. It has already answered a lot of my questions and I'm looking
forward to the next 19 lessons."
Joe Deitering, Tucson, Arizona...
"I feel very fortunate to be taking this course! I like your style of teaching and have a lot of confidence that
what you write down is well worth working on. It's the best banjo music I've heard anywhere, and it is not too
difficult for me to play, although I hesitated to tackle some of the backup arrangements, but they sounded so good
that I stuck with them until they became easier. "Old Time Religion" revolutionized my playing to where I revised all
of my tabs, but my favorite songs so far are "Dark Hollow", "When You and I Were Young, Maggie", "Poor Ellen Smith",
"Railroad Bill", and "Amazing Grace". Your information on theory is practical and easy to understand."
John Burri, Walnut, California...
"Your course is fantastic! I've already learned more from the first two lessons than I did with 9 months of
private lessons. I feel very strongly about the benefits of this course."
John Furuli, Conifer, Colorado...
"I wanted to write you to let you know how happy I am with your Banjo II course. I have bought lots of banjo books
over the years, but none of them have contained anything near the wealth of useful information I have found
in your course....I have listened to the first 6 lessons and am really pleased with how useful they've been...this
course has let me see that I can progress a lot farther than I ever thought I could - it has given me more optimism
about, and enthusiam for, the banjo than I have had for a long time...the price of your course is trivial compared
to the information it contains...I have already found useful information I don't think I would have otherwise learned,
and have invested much more over the years in books offering lots of tablature but little information on approaching
the banjo as a musical instrument."
excerpts of two letters from Doug Ritter, Waynesville, Ohio...
First letter: "I've had the course now for about a week. I'm working on lesson 2 and just had to write to you and tell
you how much I am enjoying it. It has already answered a thousand questions I have not been able to get answers for
before this. Working out new songs always seemed like magic to me before, but now I see there's a logical thought
Second letter: "I am working on Banjo II, lesson 7 now, and am amazed at how much I've learned already... your
timing and rhythm are just dead-on. I enjoy listening to the recorded examples so much that I sometimes listen to
them on the way to work in the truck - I've considered making a tape of just the examples."
Garry Griffiths, Briagolong, Australia...
"Having just completed your Banjo II course, I wanted to write to let you know how pleased I am. To me, the course is
an excellent distillation of banjo knowledge that has transformed my playing. I'm no longer at the mercy of other
people's tablatures, and I'm now able to make up my own arrangements. The course is a challenge every step of the way,
but not overly so. Keep up the good work, and thank you for having made the course available".
John Edwards - Mableton, Georgia...
"I can't say how much I appreciate your having developed the Banjo II course. I have been looking everywhere
for a teacher who could teach me to understand the "why" of banjo music instead of just teaching me the "how." I didn't
want to just learn how to memorize a bunch of songs that had already been tabbed out for me by somebody who held
some secret banjo knowledge. This course is effectively teaching me how to be my own teacher. You have helped me
lay down a solid foundation on which I can build my banjo playing for the years to come. You are honestly the best
banjo teacher I have ever had."
Brian Saulsman - Snohomish, Washington...
"I just wanted to write and say how much I am enjoying your Banjo II course. I really appreciate the thought
you've put into it, and the assignments that I have worked on so far have helped me to work through the types of things
that I have just faked in the past. I am only on lesson three. Even though I am not very far, I like how I have found
myself working things out more thoroughly, so that I feel a sense of completion. I realize that the songs are never
"completed" but I have had a tendency in the past to gloss over songs, not really advance them musically, and then
feel like I didn't progress. It's also been really fun to apply these ideas to other songs outside of the lessons.
Although I know that the goal is to not write the compositions down, I have found it very helpful as a
way to see how my ideas evolve. I am a middle school teacher, and I have also really appreciated your thoughts
about the learning process. Thanks for making this available. It is helping me structure some of my banjo playing time,
in a way that makes me feel much more successful about what I am playing. I am sure that you have many
satisfied customers -- you can add me to the list".
About a few of our other products and services...
Letter to Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine from Jim Berton - Bessemer, Michigan
"I'm writing to let you in on America's best kept secret on fingerstyle guitar. There's a guy out in Idaho named
Harold Streeter who sells his arrangements to over 2500 songs, and they are the best I have ever seen, heard, or played.
He arranges in standard and altered tunings, and has collections of songs at reasonable prices.
His arrangement of "Ave Maria" will send tingles up your spine. I can't say enough about this guy. I can also call
him directly if I have a question on one of his arrangements. A very pleasant person. I'm planning on taking a trip out
and take some private lessons from him. Like I say, he's America's "best kept secret!"
Dick Hefner - Gastonia, North Carolina...
"I started ordering music from you probably around 1975 or so, and I think I still have every tablature of yours
that I ever ordered. I've always considered it the very best instructional material I've ever found, and when my
other music books exited the house through yard sales or whatever, I always refused to part with yours."
John Gabbard - Pahrump, Nevada...
"Your arrangement of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" is fantastic - it really brought the song to life. Also, while in
Sedona, Arizona, I learned your composition "Ab Initio" that you wrote about Sedona's beautiful scenery, and every time
I hear or play it, I can see the beautiful mountains there. At age 65, I still try to practice 2 hours a day. I enjoy
the arrangements of yours I have selected, and I have music for a lifetime."
David Humphrey - Houston, Texas...
"I have enough of your material to last a lifetime, Harold, but I'm always looking at your lists for songs
I've always liked but couldn't figure out. Thanks for your work...it's given me great pleasure."
Scott Jones - Our Lady of Victory School, Post Falls, Idaho...
"Harold is a good friend of the staff here at OLVS and is very supportive of home study. In fact, you can hear
him play on many of the songs on our "Songs for God and Country" CD. Whether you are just beginning with the guitar,
banjo, or mandolin, or have played for years, we highly recommend his instructional recordings and sheet music for
all home schoolers."
Tim White - Austin, Texas...
"I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed working with the music you've sent me...I'm not sure if you realize
how difficult it is to find complete arrangements at a performance level but then again, I suppose you do since
you're very much in the business...I've learned as much from you in the few months I've had your material than
I have in the going on two years I've been torturing my five strings...I'm a light intermediate at best player
who is mostly self-taught, although I hesitate to use that term because no matter how we learn what we learn,
it ususally comes from that which came before us...it doesn't matter if you learn a thousand beginner pieces, you're
still playing at a beginner level and all of the intermediate material I've managed to get my hands on is always
incomplete arrangements...I preface this with; God bless Earl, because few can say they've redefined an instrument,
but even his book for the most part doesn't offer complete arrangements the way you do and with all the nuances
included as though you were there giving the lesson in person...please don't go anywhere because I'm sure I can find
more material in your library that I want to order".
Paul Moyer - Lexington, Oklahoma...
"Sir, with all due respect, you are absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed the previous
work and I am sure I will enjoy this. I am looking for more material. You are a treasure".
Dan Hill, Erie, Pennsylvania...
Harold, I wanted to tell you how much I'm enjoying your Primer materials--just like a
personal and very organized lecture. As I thought it would, your teaching experience shines throughout.
Peter McArdle, Christchurch, New Zealand...
Have you ever heard a song you thought would sound great with banjo accompaniment, or a song that includes banjo but
there is no tab available? I recently received a custom arrangement from Harold Streeter, one of several he has
arranged for me, and I am delighted with the results.
Rick Spencer - Boone, North Carolina....
I have been listening to some of the TablEdit Midis you sent. From the bluesy Hide Head Blues to Pachelbel's Canon
in D, they are magnificent. I may never master the canon . . . but whatever level of mastery or of success I can ever
have with it will be a joy. Thank you again for making these and all your tabs, cds, and midis available to us who
love the music and whose souls are enriched by the growth of the music within us that you help facilitate.
Very appreciative of both your efforts and your talents...
Ray Pelland, Port Ludlow, Washington...
Dear Mr. Streeter, I'm sure you don't remember me but I first met you I
believe, in Sandpoint, Idaho when I was living there back in the 70's or 80's. Then, I ran into you at a BG camp in
Sorrento, B.C. a few years after that. I didn't take your class there as I was doing banjo at the time but you heard me
and a friend working on a tune out on the grass and offered some advice as to chord changes that we were getting wrong.
Since then I have become a regular subscriber to Flatpick Guitar magazine and have slowly become a better musician and
flatpicker because of that. Today while working on a favorite tune from a back issue (Turn Your Radio On) it occurred
to me how often I end up on your page in those issues and also how well done your lessons are. It is apparent that you
put a great deal of effort in explaining yourself carefully and completely and in transcribing the tunes you present.
I just thought I'd take a few minutes to send you this message to tell you how much I appreciate your desire to help
amateurs like me become better pickers and musicians. Even though I've never taken an actual lesson from you, your
wisdom has helped me a great deal over the years. My world and the music world in general has been greatly enriched
by your presence. I just wanted to say thanks from my heart.
Terry Fohey, Bogart, Georgia...
Your work humbles me and I always give you credit from the stage as the arrangements are yours! Your tabs are the best
most detailed in the business and they have helped me enjoy music more. I like the challenges and they help me
advance - thanks again.