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Popular Mandolin Teachers Near New York

Evan C.

Brooklyn, NY
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Gio A.

New York, NY
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John S.

Toms River, NJ
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Evan C. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Banjo, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Theory, Ukulele

About Me

I never knew I had any talent for music. My mom's guitar was too intimidating, with its long neck and all those strings. But when a new music store opened down the street, I had to check it out. My twelve-year-old eyes took one look at that ukulele hanging on the wall and immediately I was crunching the numbers in my head to figure out how many weeks I'd have to save up my allowance before I could take it home.
Once the uke was in my possession, I wasted no time in learning how to play it. I quickly realized that playing music was not only easy, but a lot of fun! This realization excited me to a new passion for all kinds of music, such that I never would have imagined. Me and my uke were inseparable. We sometimes even shared a bed!
Soon, I had moved on to learning guitar (which was so much easier once I could already play ukulele). It didn't seem so intimidating anymore, now that I had discovered through the ukulele how rewarding the experience of playing music can be.

Within a few short years, I was playing a broad variety of plucked strings, expanding on my skill set, and learning how all the different instruments fit together. Now, I continue to perform on all of them in a broad variety of venues and genres. It makes me so happy to be able to share my passion with so many people!

I never knew I had any talent for music. Now I can help you to discover yours!:: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::
Evan is a music student at Sarah Lawrence College. He is an active soloist, accompanist, and ensemble player. He studies classical and jazz guitar, and commands extensive knowledge of the history and theory behind both genres. His performance credits include various recitals and concerts on campus, as well as a number of professional solo shows.

The ensembles in which he is presently active include Baroque Ensemble, Bluegrass Ensemble, Blues Ensemble, and Guitar Chamber Ensemble. He has also participated in the chamber choir, and played a feature role with the Sarah Lawrence Orchestra on four string banjo for Rhapsody in Blue.
He graduated from Pocono Mountain East High School with National Honors and and award of Distinction in Choir. There, he was active in the school jazz band, the concert band, the concert choir, and the vocal jazz ensemble. He was also selected two years in a row to represent his school in the prestigious District Chorus and one of those years went on to the Regional level. Even then he was very active in music outside of school, playing electric guitar each week in church and as a bassist in several informal rock groups.
Evan has been teaching guitar to students of all ages and levels of experience for six years.

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The content and direction of lessons will address the needs and goals of each individual student. Beginning students, naturally, will be required to learn the basic techniques necessary to play their instruments, starting with tuning, but once the basics have been covered, the direction of the lessons will be tailored specifically to each student's personal interests.All students will learn basic chord shapes. The essentials of melody and harmony. Once those have been mastered, the skill set will be expanded to playing barre chords and inversions up the neck using different groupings of strings and in all positions. Students will learn to read music (chord symbols, tablature or standard notation, as needed) and also to play by ear.Not all guitar students need learn the classical approach. Where appropriate, we will devise a curriculum together based on the student's interests, whether they be pop, rock, country, singer/songwriter, bluegrass, blues or jazz; electric or acoustic; steel strings or nylon; flat picking or fingerpicking. Students will find me to be very flexible and versatile. It is important for each musician to discover his/her own voice.
Classical guitar students will begin by learning to read music (standard notation) and by learning the correct way to pluck the strings. Strong emphasis will be placed on proper right hand and left hand technique. The student will also learn theory to whatever extent is appropriate. (For example, a ten-year-old needn't be able to identify a German Augmented Sixth chord or a whole tone melody, but should be able to tell the difference between major and minor.) Students will learn studies by Sor, Brouwer, Carcassi, Carulli, Giulliani, et. al., and solo/duet material by Dowland, Bach, Tarrega, de Falla, Villa-Lobos, and Piazzolla, just to name a few.Banjo students will learn rolls, fills, and the melodic style of playing. Once those skills have been mastered, the student will learn material that puts all of those skills together, most likely in the form of fiddle tunes at first, and then moving on to more advanced material. Emphasis will be placed on playing in time, improvising, playing solos, and playing backup.Students interested in playing clawhammer (frailing) style or tenor banjo will also be accepted.Mandolin students, after learning the basic chords, will learn barre chords and chop chords. We will also focus on a variety of right hand techniques such as simple strumming, chopping, sparkling cross-picking, and a clear, singing tremolo. Material will include fiddle tunes and country/bluegrass music, repertoire from the classical tradition of mandolin playing, some classical violin repertoire, jazz, and music from the pop/rock catalogue.
Remember, what you get out of lessons is equal to what you put into them. Practice!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Spacious, well-lit music facility with various practice rooms, music stands, pianos...During the right hours there's even a library with various materials which I can help you access.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will come prepared with an instrument and any gear or teaching materials I'll need.Students, similarly, should provide their own instrument, book, and any gear they'll need to play with (picks, music stand, amp and cables for electric guitar, footrest for classical guitar, etc.)

Gio A. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Algebra, AP Calculus, Audio Engineering, Basic Math, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Calculus, Chess, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Climbing, Conga Drums, Djembe, Drum, Elementary Math, English, ESL, Geometry, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Math, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, Pro Tools Software, Trigonometry, Ukulele

About Me

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums.

I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is what I'm passionate about and it's what I enjoy. I want to inspire that same passion into the hearts and minds of others.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid-back teacher, fun, and I focus on the needs, abilities, and ambitions of the student. In turn, students must realize that learning an instrument takes a lot of work and dedication. One can't expect to learn very much if s/he only practices or thinks about the instrument during the lesson. If the student is willing to put some time into practicing, then I will help them go far.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have several guitars, a drum kit, djembe, mandolin, clarinet and full-size keyboard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring my own guitar or mandolin for lessons, but piano and drum students must have their own instruments.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar: Classical, jazz, American or Irish folk, rock and pop; lead or rhythm.
Drums & Percussion: All genres
Piano: Classical (includes sight reading)

John S. Toms River, NJ

Subjects Taught

Accordion, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Drum, Fiddle, Flamenco Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin

About Me

I am a multi-instrumentalist who has taught for 41 years. I have had both Zakke Wilde and Dave Sabo of Skid Row in lessons, as well as countless music school scholarship students. Many of my students have embarked on performing careers as well as teaching at the school and college level. The lessons are laid back, friendly and above all- helpful. We will study and work on the music of your choice,but, with a slight twist from the traditional, that I incorporate not just playing the song, but to get you the student ready to be able to work out the songs harmony, theory, notation and phrasing on your own. I feel this must be done in order to get a student to be able to perform with others. Lessons should always be about instructing a student to know and utilize every musical concept so that they will be able to perform with others.

*** Lesson Details ***
You can expect to be well grounded in theory and being able to play an instrument with solo and chords, comping, etc., in all keys - as well as song structure and song learning.We will analyze all aspects of the song. We will do a song together, then, i will through theory, show the student how to work out a song on their own.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have amps, cables, recorders, books, sheets, etc here at the studio. You need only your instrument and a music writing book.

*** Travel Equipment ***
they must have instrument

*** Specialties ***
All methods are my own. We work through theory and analysis to enable a student to learn how to put a song together and perform it on their own.

Mike D.

Madison, NJ
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Sam S.

New York, NY
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Brian P.

Middletown, NY
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Mike D. Madison, NJ

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Country Singing, Ear Training, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Vocal Training

About Me

As a lifelong musician with extensive recording, and performing experience, I will help you reach your personal goals in music. You may already know me from my years at both the Chatham School of Rock, or more recently the Chatham music Center here in NJ
My private studio is available for lessons for adult students only.

*** Specialties ***
I own and operate a small recording studio, and am more than happy to record students demos.
I also teach Pedal Steel guitar.

Sam S. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele

About Me

I got my degree in music from the University of Vermont in 2009. I've played guitar, mandolin, bass and ukulele with in rock bands, bluegrass bands, country bands, and as a solo performer. As a member of Actors' Equity Association, I often play instruments in plays and musicals-and have done so all over the United States.

I have experience with kids and adults. I've worked in preschools and summer camps. I'm excited about all styles and genres.

My love of music is contagious.

*** Specialties ***
Folk, Rock, Blues, Country, Finger Picking

Brian P. Middletown, NY

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Composition, Country Guitar, Drum, Ear Training, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Pro Tools Software, Songwriting, Synthesizer

About Me

Brian is a professional music teacher, performer, composer, arranger, band manager, and producer. He also is getting further involved with booking and promotions in the Hudson Valley. His latest endeavors have been writing music for film and gaming. His previous band These 3 Poisons has their hit song €œLight up the Eyes€ on Rock Band 3. "Do what you love and love what you do." This is why he chose music as his career. His passion for music is immeasurable. Music is his calling, his reason to be. For the past 17 years Brian has been heavily involved with studying, composing, arranging, and performing music of several genres and styles. Over the years he also found teaching music to be both a talent and a passion of his. For the past 10 years, he has had the pleasure of sharing his knowledge and love for music with hundreds of students. In 2013/2014 he functioned as an adjunct professor at Mercy College, teaching Music Theory and Composition 1 and 2. He has plenty of ensemble experience, which in summary would entail Orchestra, Chamber, Choir, Jazz band, several rock and pop bands, and plenty of solo work. He is currently playing lead guitar for the progressive rock/metal band €œThe Assailant.€ He also plays keyboard in a pop duo called €œThe Lion & the Wolf. His main instruments are guitar, bass guitar, and keyboard, but he also has experience as a drummer, percussionist, vocalist, mandolin player, ukulele player, and clarinetist.

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