Mandolin Lessons in Fountain Valley. Amazing Teachers.

Flexible & affordable mandolin lessons. In person or online.

“Today is my opportunity to practice mandolin.”

Popular Mandolin Teachers in Fountain Valley, CA

Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Rodrigo R.

14 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Music Faculty Scholarship from El Camino College, Torrance CA
  • Teaching since 1986
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Rodrigo R.

14 Reviews
Book Now
Private Mandolin Teacher

melodic and rhythmic mandolin.

About Rodrigo

With an associates degree from El Camino, and lots of musical studies in Mexico, I have been fortunate to tour through the States and through my country. My lessons include real working tips for the real life, keeping it fun as the material is created for your specific needs. I am a multi-instrumen

Recent Reviews
Tui
My son is a BEGINNER beginner. Rodrigo is a very nice guy and seems to know his stuff very well. I would give him 5 stars but I don't think he realized that my son needed the basic, basic 1st lesson (i.e. how to hold the instrument). We've only attended one session so this is fully based on that one lesson. I'm sure he'll adjust his teaching from here on out.
Rosa Rodriguez
Mr. Rodrigo is a professional, respectful and super patient instructor. I could not made a better choice. I am looking forward to my next class @
Axel
Rodrigo is a great teacher, not only an expert musician, but he shares all his knowledge.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Calvin A.

29 Reviews
Costa Mesa, CA
Starting at $51
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • B.A. in Music from University of Southern California
  • Awarded Scholarship for Music Composition from Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Calvin A.

29 Reviews
Book Now
Private Mandolin Teacher

Mandolin playing requires a knowledge of chords, melody, picking technique as well as knowing songs to play all of which we will begin to learn in your first lesson.

About Calvin

As a teacher, I have worked with of many ages and backgrounds. One of my students, Skylar Stecker, has gone on to become a successful major label recording artist recently becoming the youngest artist to receive a number 1 on the dance billboard charts. I recently had the opportunity to tour with

Recent Reviews
Tracy M.
My son has received guitar lessons from Calvin, off and on, for about 5 years. He is an excellent teacher.
Jack
Great teacher
Jake
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Justin M.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 7 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Justin M.

4 Reviews
Book Now
Private Mandolin Teacher

After 20 years of playing and a BA in Music, I know how to break down the mandolin and teach it to anyone willing to learn. I take the 80/20 approach to learning mandolin and will get you up and playing in no time. If you are tired of trying to figure out how to learn mandolin online or you feel stuck at your current level, then I can show you the most effective and efficient way to get your playing to the next level. Lessons will teach you the following:

* songs you actually want to play
* how to read music and tablature
* music theory tailored to suit your needs
* composition and improvisation
* performance practices and music history
* how to play solo pieces and jam with your friends

About Justin

Like most guitarists, I had always wanted to play the guitar as a little kid. Luckily, my parents finally caved to the request (ok ok, incessant begging) and I began my guitar journey at the age of 11. After now 20 years of playing and 12 years of teaching, I am excited to share my experience and t

Recent Reviews
Carolyn H.
This was my first lesson ever on a stringed instrument but I was very impressed with Justin, my instrument ended up having an issue and he still came up with stuff for us to work on despite the mandolin having a malfunction. He also helped me figure out what needs to be adjusted for my mandolin to play correctly. I am looking forward to my next lesson.
Michael Y.
It was nice to have a teacher that is passionate and interested in hear other people’s perspectives. Good aspect and enjoyed the lesson
Joe
I enjoyed my first lesson. The time flew by. Justin was friendly and professional. I'm looking forward to the next lesson.

Meet Online Mandolin Teachers Serving Fountain Valley, CA

Geoff S.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA Music from George Mason University
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile

Geoff S.

13 Reviews
Book Now
Online Mandolin Teacher

Experienced in teaching mandolin for over 5 years. Experience in teaching other stringed instruments (guitar, bass, ukulele) for over 30 years.

About Geoff

I played on a toy piano when I was very young, learning a bit of sight reading from my Mother, while listening to classical, jazz, and rock music. When I was 12, I learned guitar and later took private piano lessons from a prominent Philadelphia instructor. After playing in a rock band in high sc

Recent Reviews
Cherry
I totally enjoyed my class with Geoff. We immediately started my lesson with tuning the ukulele. Then we went over the cords and strumming. I have been researching on playing the ukulele and his explanation on the strumming was a lot better than the book. He is teaching me how to play by listening to the notes which is great because I would be able to play the Hawaiian music for my hula classes. In addition, his studio is only a 5 minute drive from my house, which means I don’t have to deal with traffic.
Bill Smoot
great understanding of what I know and how to improve! Experienced instructor
McKinley Dyer
Geoff is great! Really knows what he’s doing. I’ve learned a lot in the three weeks that I’ve been working with him.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Eric L.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Music from Hartt School of Music / University of Hartford
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Award from Gigmasters
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Eric L.

23 Reviews
Book Now
Online Mandolin Teacher

I've been teaching for 30 years. My students have gone on to play professionally, have their songs on iTunes and teach at the college level. I typically use ‘’Mandolin Primer’’ or "Complete Mandolin Method" by Horne.

About Eric

Hi, Welcome to my TL's profile! If you're looking at this site, you're already on your way to becoming an AWESOME musician! Whether this is your first attempt at music lessons or you've been playing for a while and trying to improve your skills, I'm EXCITED about working with you. I am a p

Recent Reviews
Eric
It was a very good lesson
Casey K.
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!!
Gary
Outstanding first session. Eric is patient and clear with explanations. He is able to help me feel motivated and confident with working towards my goals.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Chris C.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music from Belmont University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Chris C.

39 Reviews
Book Now
Online Mandolin Teacher

Mandolin is a delightful instrument to study and is a great addition if you are already a guitarist or a singer looking to accompany themselves in unique ways. As with my guitar lessons, I design a student's curriculum to fit each individual's needs and desires. I can teach reading and music theory, but also get you strumming along to your favorite songs or learning how to flatpick basic bluegrass tunes. My goal with any instrumental lessons is to get a student to think for themselves on their instrument through a balance of ear training and functional knowledge of the instrument.

About Chris

Are you interested in being able to confidently play lead and rhythm parts in a band? Want to learn to write songs? Want to learn to just strum along to your favorite records by yourself? I will teach you or your child all of the knowledge and tools needed to do whatever your dream is on your instr

Recent Reviews
Ryan
Chris is very helpful and understanding. He wants to ensure you understand what he is teaching. He has a great ear and can tell when you are in tune, right chord, or if your using the wrong fret.

Highly Recommend Chris
MITCHELL
Chris has great energy and is super passionate about playing. I like that he teaches what I want to learn instead of a set curriculum!
JC
Mr. Collier was an amazing teacher for me. Going into guitar I was super nervous and had a hectic schedule but he worked with me around my schedule and made me super comfortable to play guitar in front of people. His vast knowledge and friendly vibes make for awesome lessons! Highly Recommend

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing mandolin teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream mandolin teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Fountain Valley, CA

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Fountain Valley is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $106 per hour.
30 min
$36 average
45 min
$48 average
60 min
$60 average

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect mandolin teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each mandolin lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Mandolin Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

Profile_200517_pi_Beckie%20Euson
"Beckie is wonderful. My 11-year-old daughter has been meeting her online for about 6 lessons now. Beckie is very patient and engaging. My daughter has asked to add on longer lessons. That is a good sign!"
SheriAnn
Took Mandolin lessons from Beckie E.
Profile_192603_pi_E928D6E0-A27A-4E5B-AF21-80F7361F69F8
"Very intuitive and easy to understand what Grant is teaching. Am excited about this class. Paul"
Paul
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
246375_48tj8lvb3bl373bgv9vm
"Jeff rocks!

Jeff took me from a raw beginner to a performer. He's unique in that he tailors his teachings to YOUR needs and then does what it takes to help you reach your goal. Additionally, if you want a teacher who relates to your musical sensibilities, Jeff's the man. His immense and eclectic music collection indicates a very wide range of musical appreciation. Can't say enough, if need hand holding or a taskmaster you can't do better. If you're not local Jeff's worth the drive."
Kevin
Took Mandolin lessons from Jeff S.
Profile_220102_pi_BC631ACC-D62D-459F-860B-6638F2DEA50A
"JT makes learning fun and is very knowledgeable in many areas of music!"
Lisa
Took Mandolin lessons from Jonathan T.
Profile_211308_pi_IMG_2835-1
"Kelvin is a very patient teacher! I knew absolutely nothing about mandolin or music and Kelvin has helped with that. I have a long way to go but, with Kelvins help I believe I can get there!
I highly recommend Kelvin!!!!!"
Susan
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
Profile_187946_pi_DSC01195resized
"Very patient with a beginner!"
David
Took Mandolin lessons from Victor S.
Profile_211308_pi_IMG_2835-1
"Mr. Lin was/is fantastic. I have absolutely no musical background and I left the first class even more excited about learning than when I arrive. Mr. Lin stressed the basics and insured that the topics covered were well reinforced. His teaching style is VERY user friendly while still maintaining a professional learning environment. Maybe if I had a teacher Like Mr. Lin when I was in Jr. High, I would have stuck with music. Instead I have waited over 40 years, but it would seem that scoring a teacher like Mr. Lin was worth the wait."
Dan
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
Profile_196322_pi_benpic
"Fantastic instructor. Ben started at the basic foundational instruction (including how best to hold the pick) and together we built a custom practice outline that has helped me to achieve my goals."
Alex
Took Mandolin lessons from Ben E.
Profile_220102_pi_BC631ACC-D62D-459F-860B-6638F2DEA50A
"Jonathan is a very patient and talented instructor, with a really broad depth of knowledge."
Spencer
Took Mandolin lessons from Jonathan T.
Profile_123897_pi_20429854_10203570669505197_4282354914846384664_n
"Fantastic Instructor and outstanding mandolin player"
Dan
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
View More
View Less

Popular Mandolin Articles from our Blog

How to Play The Mandolin for Beginners: 5 Steps to Get Started

So you want to learn how to play the mandolin. For beginners to playing an instrument, the mandolin is a great option for starting your musical journey. Many people ask, "Is the mandolin easy to play?" or "Is it hard to play the mandolin?" Fortunately, the mandolin is not a difficult instrument to learn. It’s lightweight and compact so you can practice anywhere. It also has less strings than many other instruments, like the guitar, which makes reading tablature much easier. The mand …

By Jessica Dais