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Popular Mandolin Teachers Near New York

Isaac G.

Brooklyn, NY
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Michael S.

New York, NY
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Mike D.

Madison, NJ
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Isaac G. Brooklyn, NY

Learn to play your favorite songs on the mandolin, you can even learn contemporary songs and songs that aren't traditionally played on mandolin.
Learn to basic theory and to improvise and play in different keys so that you can jam with other musicians and hold your own.
We can even learn to compose on the Mandolin.
We can always stick to bluegrass and folk if that's what you prefer.

About Isaac

ABOUT

I am a teacher, musician and songwriter born and raised in Brooklyn. I began taking piano lessons as a child, got my first harmonica at thirteen years old, and my first guitar the year after that. At sixteen I started teaching music lessons and learning advanced theory on the side. Later, I studied theory more formally in San Diego, learning classical guitar, composition, ear training, and piano.

In the summers I teach woodworking to 800 children in a day camp and coordinate a weekend series of free concerts in my local community garden. The rest of the year, when not performing and recording my own material, I teach music to adults and children of all ages. My love of music is combined with genuine enjoyment of teaching. I would describe myself as a confident, relaxed, ...

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helio T. February 14, 2013
Guitar
Great experience!

I started lessons with Isaac a couple of years ago and it has been a pleasure working together. I have learned so much about instruments in general and most importantly my own voice when I play. He is versatile in teaching and playing style. Til this day, we are still working together and I'm continuing to learn.
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ken M. February 5, 2013
Guitar
Lessons with a passion.

I hired Isaac to help my 15 year old son learn to play guitar.
After just a few lessons my son has shown great improvement. (Okay, in part it is due to my sons amazing abilities…hehe)

I had the pleasure of over seeing one of his lessons, and noted Isaac exhibited patience, & skill, with a relaxed personality. He made learning to play guitar a fun experience.

I highly recommend Isaac as a music teacher.
Michael S. New York, NY

About Michael

Michael has a long and versatile career in music. As a songwriter/composer, he's written for ABC, CNN, Showtime, PBS, and for several films. As a musician, he's played live or recorded with Diddy, MA$E, Richard Gere, Shawn Colvin, and many others. Because of his broad knowledge of American Music, he was asked to co-create the shows, "120 years of Popular Song" and "New York City - A Century of Songs." He was a conductor for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS during its original run, and has appeared or played in several other Broadway and off-Broadway shows.
If you want to learn music that goes beyond labels, Michael is your guy!

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"Lessons begin where the student is." That's my axiomatic principle. What do you know, and what are you ...

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AdaC April 29, 2010
Patient and Knowledgeable

Michael is great at listening to what I want to learn, and then teaching it to me in a way that I can understand easily. Also, he's very patient when there's a skill / technique that I'm trying to figure out how to master.
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TeresaP2 April 1, 2010
Excellent teacher with very effective teaching style.
Mike D. Madison, NJ

Play your favorite songs, learn to solo

About Mike

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.

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

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Phil T. August 8, 2014
Vocal Training · In home
I find Mike to be a professional. His understanding of the mechanics of vocalizing is an asset and his easygoing manner of getting it across an asset.

I have been singing w/ bands now for about 15 years and Mike has helped me understand how to maximize my range and power. I would highly recommend Mike for anyone looking to learn to sing for the first time and/or anyone looking to improve on their existing talents.



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Stacy J. July 23, 2014
Vocal Training · In home
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Mike's been great. I was a nervous new student, and he made me feel really comfortable from the get-go, and structured things so that I was proceeding at my own comfort level. Great input, and a great experience. Thanks Mike!
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Dave H. July 22, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I've worked with Mike for over a year, he is great for adults who love rock and blues music. He has helped me become a much more confident player. Taking lessons with him was one of the best moves I could have made.

Sam S.

New York, NY
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Ryan D.

Astoria, NY
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Tara L.

Hastings on Hudson, NY
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Sam S. New York, NY

Mandolin has always been one of my favorite instruments. I work with students on the technique needed to play their favorite music. I believe in a relaxed, positive environment where we can have fun learning to play the mandolin.

About Sam

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 pre-schools and summer camps. I'm excited about all styles and genres.

My love of music is contagious.

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Folk, Rock, Blues, Country, Finger Picking

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tanya G. March 1, 2014
Mandolin
Verified Student
Sam is the best!

My 6 year old daughter decided she wanted to play the mandolin, and Sam sounded perfect. He is! Sam has a wonderful way with children. He is kind, patient, and gives excellent directions. Makes mom want to play, too!
Ryan D. Astoria, NY

About Ryan

I've been a professional musician and teacher for 15 years, having played in Europe, Australia, Canada, and across the US with lots of different groups. I've even played on the Late Show with David Letterman and the Ellen DeGeneres Show! I love to play all kinds of music including classical violin and viola, but I'm also active as a fiddler in many different styles including bluegrass, old-time, swing, jazz, Irish, and Swedish folk. I play claw-hammer banjo (not three-finger style), and mandolin as well. I have a Master of Music in Violin from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

I love teaching because it makes me approach the technical details of music in different ways with each student. I love working with motivated students who come to each lesson with ...

Tara L. Hastings on Hudson, NY

I started playing acoustic guitar when I was seven years old (off and on). I then started traveling more and found the mandolin to be so much easier to carry around and so much fun, it was hard to stop playing it. I have been playing and teaching mostly bluegrass, old time, Irish, blues, and swing jazz styles for many years. I have taught both privately and have also done various workshops at festivals. I have taught multiple years for instance at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival in PA, The Traditions week at Common Ground on the Hill Festival in MD, etc
My students learn to have fun with music. Students can work on rhythms, melodies, improvisation, song writing, arranging tunes, music theory, getting into and/or hanging on in a jam session, etc.

About Tara

I have a masters in education as well as having spent many years performing, teaching in one on one and group settings both privately and at music camps and festivals. I play and teach bluegrass, old time, Irish, and swing jazz styles. I like my students to really enjoy playing music and their lessons as well as learning to become fluent in the language of music. It is not required that folks learn to read music necessarily, but it can be a part of the lessons if desired. I love to see my students able to continue learning and playing on their own, be able to hold their own at jams and on the stage is they so desire, or just enjoy making music for themselves. I have techniques that have proven effective to help get past jam phobia, that help folks learn to improvise who have not had any ...

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Kristin H. June 16, 2014
Mandolin · In studio
I took mandolin lessons from Tara for about a year and a half, and I can't say enough good things about her. I was a complete beginner when I started with her, and now I feel prepared and comfortable when I play at jams. Tara taught me a wide repertoire of tunes. She taught me ways to play different chords, how to move chords, how different players may use different chords in different styles, how to read guitar chords, how to adapt when guitars use capos, and how to simplify or add chords. She has really good insight on how to start improvising and taking breaks. I think she adapts her teaching to use the technique that will help make the concept make sense to you. She is a lot of fun to learn from, and it is super inspiring to watch her play. Tara is an awesome teacher, and I highly recommend her!
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Don D. June 7, 2014
Bluegrass Guitar · In studio
Tara has been teaching our 8 year old Evan Bluegrass guitar for a little over two years. He looked forward to his weekly opportunity to learn and play with Ms. Tara. To watch her interact - educate - and entertain Evan - was just a joy. We are sorry she has left Virginia - impossible to replace - if you get the chance - take it! She is an amazing teacher and a great friend of our Son.
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Al W. June 5, 2014
Mandolin · In studio
I've been taking lessons from Tara now for the better part of 4 years. She is talented, professional, engaging, knowledgeable, and most importantly, patient. She taught this old dog a lot of new tricks on the Mandolin. I still have a long way to go, but if you are looking for a Mando teacher, this lady is tops in my book. Sorry she left VA, but NY got themselves one good musician and teacher.

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