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Jeff S.

41 Reviews
Pasadena, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1977
  • Associate Arts Degree and Bachelor's Degree in music from AA from Pasadena City College, BA from Cal State Los Angeles
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Jeff S.

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I teach beginning and intermediate students on mandolin and teach in a variety of styles and will cater my lessons to YOUR needs!

About Jeff

Hi, my name is Jeff. I received my Bachelors' in Music from Cal State Los Angeles and have taught music for over 30 years. I've played with the Drifters, Tower of Power, Brenda White, and Bobby Bradford. I have lead bands that have included alumni from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jerry Lee Lewis, C

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Pat M.
I have been seeing Jeff for about 3 years. I was an old folkie - with no time to practice - for about 50 years, but finally my wife bought me some lessons when I retired. Hit it off with Jeff immediately. He really knows the music I want - which in my case is classic rock - but he can do pretty much anything you need. Still give him 5 stars!
Richard R.
I immediately felt at ease with Jeff and it did not take him long to figure me out and point me in the right direction. Looking forward to many more lessons with him. I wish I lived here so it could be on a more regular basis. But happy with what I CAN get. Thanks Jeff!
James A.
My Aunty is turning 80 this weekend and I decided to learn how to play Happy Birthday on the ukulele as a surprise for her. Jeff not only helped me accomplish my goal but also got me started on other songs as well. His patience and enthusiastic personality made the lessons not ony productive but personable as well!!! 2 thumbs up to an awesome instructor!!!!!

Jake H.

3 Reviews
Studio City, CA
Starting at $50
  • Awarded FreshGrass Duo Competition Winner from FreshGrass Music Festival
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Performance from Berklee College of Music
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Jake H.

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A two-time Acoustic Music Seminar participant and a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, mandolinist Jake plays and writes music that is galvanized by roots music from around the globe. Music has taken him all over the country, yet he was introduced to acoustic music in his hometown, the greatest bluegrass city of all time: Akron, Ohio. Jake joined his uncle’s bluegrass band (The Blue Ribbon Bluegrass Band) playing mandolin and spent the next two years refining his craft. In his years with Blue Ribbon Bluegrass Band, Jake recorded two CDs and played countless gigs all over the northeastern United States. After being urged by his friends and family, Jake applied to the Berklee College of Music, where he graduated in 2017 with a degree in Mandolin performance and American Roots Music, mentored by greats such as Joe Walsh, Maeve Gilchrist, David Wallace, and Matt Glaser. He now tours nationally with the band The Page Turners.

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About Jake

Hi fellow musicians! I am a professional touring musician, songwriter, and recording artist based in Los Angeles, CA. I graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Mandolin Performance and a minor in American Roots Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Every musician has their own voice

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Mark
Great teacher...patient and thoughtful. I’m a beginner but already learned so much in a short period.
Monte Leewen
Learned more in an hour than in the past 4 months with my previous instructor. Great lesson! I am very excited to learn from Jake.
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Rodrigo R.

14 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Music Faculty Scholarship from El Camino College, Torrance CA
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Rodrigo R.

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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

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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.

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Jameson B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from University of Arkansas
  • Awarded John Phillips Sousa Band Award from Mountain View High School
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Jameson B.

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As a hobby, mandolin playing had always come in seasons for me. I began playing during college and took lessons with the professor of guitar at the University of Arkansas during that time, James Greeson.

I intend to develop an archive very similar to my compilation of traditional music arranged for guitar. I have compiled a comprehensive list of common chords and scales, and a catolog of 20+ I've arranged we can use to study.

Using this information the lesson environment will challenge the student to be diligent with the material, but reward them with a great catalog of experience they will use for as long as they continue to play.

About Jameson

I'm a multi-instrumentalist with 15+ years of experience in composing, performing, improvising, and private instruction. I specialize in guitar and tenor saxophone. I grew up in a small town in Arkansas called "Mountain View" which lovingly calls itself "The Folk Music Capitol of the World". I l

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Music lessons from Jameson Burton don't simply teach you an instrument. You learn music. There is no other instructor that I hold in such high regards in terms of teaching the whole student. If you want to learn to be a musician and go beyond simply learning to play an instrument, then study under Jameson Burton.
Drew
Easy to follow instructions from a master player!
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Jose S.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 6 to 50
  • Business from Keiser
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Jose S.

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Hello I like to make learning an instrument fun and easy to fit into your schedule! If you're an adult finally getting around to learning your dream instrument or a child following your passion of playing music I tailor your lessons specifically to you.

About Jose

My name is Jose! I've been teaching private lessons to beginners and have loved helping my students feel the love of music. I look forward to helping you reach your goals! I, myself, continue to be a student of music. I still seek out instruction for myself in order to continue to grow as an hobbyi

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James R.
Jose is a great teacher. Always patience and friendly. He has a wealth of knowledge behind him.
Jose S.
Great first class with Jose! He made everything seem so easy and simple try him!

Daniel P.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Bachelor of Music from Belmont University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Daniel P.

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I currently tour with many bands playing mandolin. I have a lot of experience playing many different styles. I am mostly self taught, but did study with Tammy Rogers-King (Reba, and the Steeldrivers www.tammyrogers.com)

About Daniel

Daniel toured with the violin troupe, Barrage for two years playing Violin/Fiddle, Bagpipes, and Irish whistles. While touring with Barrage, Daniel performed for audiences in 11 different countries, and was involved with 103 high school and middle school workshops for over 6,861 students in 3 coun

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Dafna K.
He is soooooooooo NICE and VERY supportive.
Caryn M.
Daniel is incredibly patient and very accommodating to my ever changing schedule. That is to say don’t be like me. My name is Caryn and clearly by the current meme I’m not easy. Don’t be like me, be like Daniel.
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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Gardena, CA

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Gardena is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $106 per hour.
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$49 average
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"Great first lesson. Glad I finally signed up."
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Took Mandolin lessons from Jordan D.
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"Great instructor with great patience for zero experience student. Looking forward to next lesson. I'm hooked."
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"Off to a good start."
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"So much fun. Tara has an infectious attitude for teaching! You can tell she loves it."
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Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"Instructor with vast experience, I really enjoy learning from him"
Yasser
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"When I met Concetta online, I had never played the Mandolin before. Now after 4 going on 5 months I am in the beginning stages of learning Vivaldi's Concerto for Mandolin. This feat was accomplished by Concetta's knowledge, understanding and compassion for this student who was clumsy, awkward and with little self confidence. I now know where I want to go with the Mandolin and with Concetta's guidance and wisdom, I know I will be given a strong foundation to achieve it. This has been the best experience for me and I know it will also be for you as well....:)"
Mark
Took Mandolin lessons from Concetta A.
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"Mel has done a fantastic job getting me started on Mandolin. I have a tiny bit of musical background, and he has been able to help me quickly move to where I need to be in order to challenge me to grow. I highly reccomend him."
Russell Wyatt
Took Mandolin lessons from Mel P.
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"Super lesson. Had a refresher in some music theory.
Very educational."
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"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.
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"Great instructor. Very knowledgable."
Keith
Took Mandolin lessons from Max Z.
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