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Steve G.

50 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Steve G.

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Beginning lessons include note recognition, finger positions,scales, and chords, and progresses up to strumming, frailing, and rolls with the right hand. Strumming with the hand and with fingerpicks is also covered. All geared to get you up and making music ASAP!

About Steve

Music has been a part of my life for over 4 decades. I stepped onstage when I was 15, and have been active in the music business ever since. I was raised in the New York / New England area, and played in many bands in the 70's and 80's, most notably the band AVALON. I moved to Florida in the late 8

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Wendy C.
we got right to it. lots for me to learn!
Kevin V.
Steve has been very patient and shares a lot of his knowledge about music in general. He breaks it down in a way that is simple and easy to understand.
Kevin V.

Jared E.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jared E.

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Learn to play either 5-string Clawhammer-Style Banjo, or 4-string Jazz Banjo!

Clawhammer lessons will focus on technique and repertoire building, as well as general musicality.

Jazz lessons will focus on technique, style, improvisational ideas, repertoire, music theory, and rhythmic strengthening. We will also spend time listening to historic recordings of jazz banjo players from the 1920s and 1930s.

About Jared

Jared has been a professional musician since 2002, and has had a highlight filled career in those 19 years. He has performed all over the world (4 continents and counting), and has worked with famous and Grammy winning artists such as; Abigail Washburn, Tony Trischka, Steve Martin, David Grisman,

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Janette
I’ve only forgotten the pandemic when I’m playing the banjo with Jared. I crave clear criticism and he gives me the specifics so I can truly improve. Jared has all the qualities you want in an excellent music teacher, but what takes it to the next level for me as a student is his enthusiasm and gentle humor.

Highly recommend.

—Janette
Pauline
I knew nothing about the banjo when I started taking classes with Jared, and I learned so much in a short amount of time. He emphasized not just how to read sheet music, but also how to transcribe a song from a recording which helped me learn songs more quickly and play together with others in an ensemble. His passion and patience are a great combo for a teacher!
Ethan
I took lessons in clawhammer banjo with Jared, and learned quite a bit even though I started myself with clawhammer around 1958 or so. He was very thorough and a very pleasant person, and is very patient.
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David B.

42 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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David B.

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Beginner to intermediate level, variety of styles

About David

After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I h

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Eleanor C.
David is a great instructor! He is patient and encouraging. His lessons use songs to demonstrate the techniques we are learning. His lessons are fun and I learn many things each time.
Andrew G.
Great teacher and very patient.
Jacob P.
David has been a great teacher for my son. He's learned so much in a short amount of time.

Meet Online Banjo Teachers Serving Discovery Bay, CA

Ani K.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Armenian, Turkish, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • A.S. - Guitar Major from Kingsborough Community College
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Ani K.

18 Reviews
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Online Banjo Teacher

Learn to read music and hand positions.

About Ani

Lessons are tailored to the students' level and goal. Caring and compassionate instructor. Your dream is my dream and I will diligently work with you to help you on your path. If you have the will to learn and practice, you will see improvements and achievements. ‚Äč I've been teaching music to ch

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Ramona A.
I enjoyed it
Juanita
Ani is very patient & awesome!!!
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Mel P.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Teaching since 1968
  • Awarded EMMY award from The National Academy of Television Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Mel P.

30 Reviews
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Online Banjo Teacher

5 string banjo Skruggs style bluegrass.

About Mel

I have tons of experience and formal university training in music education. I know how to take the complex and make it simple. There are very good reasons my students rise to the top. Experience makes a difference, and I have more professional teaching experience than 99% of other instructo

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Thomas W.
First lesson but Mel is keen on understanding where the student is, strengths, weaknesses and charting a path forward. Strong teacher. Great personality. Look forward to the work ahead
Alan J.
Great teacher. I was taught exactly what I asked for. Looking forward to practicing it now.
Daniel J.
Great
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Steve G.

50 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
Teaching Locations:
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Steve G.

50 Reviews
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Online Banjo Teacher

Beginning lessons include note recognition, finger positions,scales, and chords, and progresses up to strumming, frailing, and rolls with the right hand. Strumming with the hand and with fingerpicks is also covered. All geared to get you up and making music ASAP!

About Steve

Music has been a part of my life for over 4 decades. I stepped onstage when I was 15, and have been active in the music business ever since. I was raised in the New York / New England area, and played in many bands in the 70's and 80's, most notably the band AVALON. I moved to Florida in the late 8

Recent Reviews
Wendy C.
we got right to it. lots for me to learn!
Kevin V.
Steve has been very patient and shares a lot of his knowledge about music in general. He breaks it down in a way that is simple and easy to understand.
Kevin V.

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Discovery Bay, CA

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Discovery Bay is $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $115 per hour.
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$49 average
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"He has great patience and makes the instructions clear. He is very nice and friendly."
Shannon
Took Banjo lessons from Aaron D.
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"My first lesson worked out great! Ryan is a very relaxed knowledgeable musician who takes the time to teach and listen."
Doreen
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Jared is a lot of fun and knows his banjo. I had never picked then thing up when I started and it has now become a hobby. Big fan."
Dean
Took Banjo lessons from Jared E.
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"My teenage son has had one lesson so far, and it went great! David was patient, encouraging, and specific with his feedback."
Jacob
Took Banjo lessons from David B.
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"Jared was my banjo teacher through Bantam Studios. He did a great job of keeping the lessons fresh each week and really developing our abilities. He was able to provide feedback in a way that felt helpful but not critical. If you are looking for a banjo teacher this is the best person for the job."
Sean
Took Banjo lessons from Jared E.
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"Ryan is extremely patient and helpful!"
Lynne Roberts
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"A great banjo instructor, and helped me with some general music and theory!"
Ben Sinclair
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"I have wanted to play Banjo for years. Ive taken a few lessons here and there and something seemed to always get in the way. I never got very far at all other than wasting time. I started my lessons with Take Lessons 3 weeks ago. Being a novus I was kinda weary about how long it was going to take me to learn just a basic song and was nervous about being too slow and yada yada yada. I was nervous. When my 1st lesson started with Eric I felt very comfortable. There was no rush and he explained how to correct every mistake I made. (a bunch) and now by my 3rd lesson I can actually play a SONG!! Its slow mind you but its a song! Eric gives me tips on how to practice correctly and gives me assignments for the week which I love. I can practice on my own terms through the week and then come into my lesson, show what I have learned, get great lessons on how to improve and then pick up new material for the coming week. I love it!! Its lessons in my own home, no gas, no crowds and Eric is awesome. I plan on getting more and more lessons fo sho!! Thanks Eric!!"
Casey
Took Banjo lessons from Eric L.
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"Second lesson on the banjo and Richard has taught me so much in just one week! If you want to learn from the ground up, he is the man! Laying the foundation is going to take time and practice, but he gives you so much to work with."
Phillip
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Damien is a fun, kind and extremely patient teacher. He structures lessons well and makes sure you understand why you're doing/learning certain things. He knows how to keep lessons interesting yet helpful."
Jackie
Took Banjo lessons from Damien S.
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