Just starting out

Hi all,

I am just starting to try and learn the banjo and eventually all of the main bluegrass intruments.(Bass, Fiddle, 6 string guitar, mandolin, and of course the banjo) I was wondering what everyone would suggest on which banjo I should get. Should I get a 5 string or 6 string? Should I spend lots of money to get the best even just starting out? Also, does anyone know a good banjo teacher in SW MO area? I am right in between Joplin and Springfield MO areas and cant seem to find any teachers anywhere. Thanks Everybody