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David B.

43 Reviews
La Mesa, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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David B.

43 Reviews
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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 ha

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Sara
He really took the time to see where I was in my playing, and gave me things to practice based on that assessment. I’m excited and ready for the next one.
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.
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Linda L.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Hebrew, Spanish, Hebrew
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 3 to 65
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Linda L.

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I have been playing bluegrass banjo for over 20 years, and have performed for events such as Thanksgiving dinners at hotels, folk clubs, bluegrass festivals, and fundraisers. In addition to playing and teaching banjo, I play and teach guitar and piano, with guitar being my main instrument. I am no Earl Scruggs, but I am a great teacher for beginners and intermediate players. As a teacher, I am patient, intuitive, and always tailor the lessons to fit the interests and learning styles of each individual student.

About Linda

I have been teaching music (guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, recorder, music theory, and classes for toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, and adults) for over 20 years. I am also a band/show director at the School of Rock! In addition to teaching music, I also tuto

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Nan -.
Linda is great. I left with a big smile on my face!
Dan T.
Linda is awesome. After 3 lessons I'm getting pretty good at a couple of basic rolls and have a song to work on. She is patient and knowledgeable, and has helped me get basic technique going. So far so good.
Megan K.
Linda was really awesome! I’m s complete beginner but she made me feel totally comfortable and at ease. Already working on a song! Looking forward to the next lesson!
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Rhonda C.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $23
  • Speaks Sign language
  • Teaching since 1970
  • Music Theory, Piano, Instrumental from Perry High
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Rhonda C.

9 Reviews
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We are going to HAVE FUN! I will be customizing your lessons to your needs, your skill level, your age, and most importantly, what you would like to learn on the Banjo.
I give lessons on the 5 string banjo, so if you still need to buy a banjo and you decide to have me as your teacher, please be sure to purchase a 5 string banjo.

I will be including the basic fundamentals such as fretting exercises and picking patterns that will be used as warmup exercises. I want to keep this fun, not grueling or boring. You will learn how to strum chords and finger-pick, which is the most common method of playing the banjo. Even though you see many banjo players using finger picks, I like to start all of my students using their fingers without picks. This helps the student to learn the strings with ease, which makes learning fun instead of frustrating, which can happen when using finger picks. They tend to fall off, the ability to feel for the correct string is greatly inhibited, which causes a ...

About Rhonda

Welcome to Rhonda's Instrumental Lessons! I love people and music and the two go superbly well together. I've been teaching piano, woodwinds, brass, strings, recorder, harmonica and even some accordion ever since I was 15 years old, which to date has been going on over 45 years of sharing my skil

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Anna D.
My ten year old granddaughter has zip experience with any musical instrument, but she elected to try the saxophone. Rhonda is an excellent instructor. Her praise is genuine and her corrections are gentle. My granddaughter’s comment after her first thirty minute lesson was, “ That was a short lesson..only about five minutes!” That says it all! Highly recommend Rhonda!
Catherine
Such a fun enjoyable first lesson!
Lois K.
Rhonda was knowledgeable, fun and professional. She started where I was at and moved me along at my own pace. The music choices were great. Challenging but absolutely doable. Can't wait for my next lesson!!
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Kevin F.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Awarded 1st prize- Georgia Music Teachers Association Competition from GMTA
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Kevin F.

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I teach Banjo rolls, proper techniques, songs, melodies, Scruggs Style, improvisation, and music theory to the highest degree. I am a classically trained guitarist that specializes in fingerstyle instruments to the most advanced level possible. I have over 20 years of teaching experience and have earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Classical Guitar and currently hold a position at a Major University.

About Kevin

My name is Kevin and I am a professional musician, performer, and teacher with over 20 years experience. I have earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Classical Guitar and have taught at 4 colleges, at 1 of which I am still faculty. I play Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, beginner P

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Norman Griswold
Kevin is an excellent instructor. He supports your desires for playing with great understanding of what you need to improve to achieve your goals. He is also very personable and easy to work with. His experience gives him the ability to understand what is difficult and how to master those situations.
Henry Curran
Kevin has guided me along my guitar journey for over 5 years. He is a patient instructor with musical knowledge and a pedigree to match any level student. From classical to Blue Grass, Kevin will help you reach your playing goals.
Jody
I have been taking banjo lessons from Kevin for a couple of years. Kevin is a wonderfully talented instructor and a great musician himself! He shapes my lessons around practical use in performance, always encouraging and ever-challenging, but with plenty of patience and just plain fun. Trust me, you will not find a better teacher!
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Matt O.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Speaks German, English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matt O.

25 Reviews
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My TENOR 4 STRING BANJO (Irish tuning) teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***ALL OF MY LESSONS ARE CURRENTLY TAUGHT ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy. I'

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Evan
I have been learning tenor banjo (Irish tuning) from Matt. Although I'm a complete beginner, Matt has been a very patient teacher. He balances lessons between learning songs and music theory. His wit and humor make every lesson enjoyable.
Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
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Kyle L.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kyle L.

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Clawhammer is the sound of the mountains to me, it is pure magic and total fun! I focus on the joy of music, lessons are meant to be fun and unstressed, like playing out on the lawn on a cool evening.

About Kyle

I am a music lover first and foremost, my roots are in mountain music, clawhammer banjo specifically. That music captured me from an early age and I hit the ground running with it. Though it didn't take long before I picked up other genres and instruments. Classical guitar quickly became one of my f

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in La Jolla, CA

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in La Jolla is $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"Rick is a great teacher! He keeps the lessons challenging and fun and helps you with music you want to learn as well as bringing in new music. I've really enjoyed my lessons with him."
Molly
Took Banjo lessons from Richard W.
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"Patient and knowledgeable, good teacher! First lesson went great, I feel I have learned a lot already."
Wolf
Took Banjo lessons from Robert M.
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"Edwin is just so patient and encouraging. If I'm struggling with something, he gives me different exercises to help me with it. He's an awesome instructor and Payton and I are really enjoying our lessons."
Payton
Took Banjo lessons from Edwin I.
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"I am still not real comfortable with the picks and how I am holding the neck. Next time!"
Nancy
Took Banjo lessons from Lyle R.
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"Jason was very patient with me and very nice. I loved what I've learned so far and can't wait to learn more!"
Ashley
Took Banjo lessons from Jason M.
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"Great lesson! We got so much accomplished during this time! Look forward to next week."
Joe
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Richard is a wonderful teacher. Very patient and knowledgeable"
David
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Great teacher. I was taught exactly what I asked for. Looking forward to practicing it now."
Alan
Took Banjo lessons from Mel P.
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"Ryan provides thorough and patient instruction."
Tim
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Kelvin was great! I learned allot in a short time. Thank you. Joe"
Joe
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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