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Thomas B.

Oakland, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2014
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Thomas B.

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About Thomas

I've been playing various stringed instruments in different ensembles for the last 15 years. I studied electronic music composition and recording at UC Santa Cruz. *** Lesson Details *** I want to encourage students to explore new musical frontiers including and building upon the styles of music a

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Jared J.

100 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Associates Degree (General/Music) from Pasadena City College
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Jared J.

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I'm comfortable teaching the banjo in a variety of styles but will typically start in Bluegrass. I can teach both Scruggs style finger picking and basic to intermediate Clawhammer. My comfort zone is higher in the Scruggs style of playing however.

I also teach beginning to advanced Tenor Banjo (CGDA Tuning). Though it looks similar to the 5-string bluegrass banjo, the Irish Tenor Banjo and Tenor have only 4 strings and are played with a traditional guitar pick (a "plectrum" - though a "plectrum" banjo is tuned different then these other 2) and strummed rather then plucked with individual fingers.

I can teach the Plectrum Banjo as well (CGBD Tuning) but will be teaching you on a 5 string banjo that I only play with four strings.

About Jared

I am overjoyed and grateful to say I have been teaching music since 2008. I am a very friendly and fun teacher with a great deal of professionalism and patience. More importantly, I love teaching and playing music with a passion. I play a great variety of instruments and have had the opportunity

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Sally Y.
I m very lucky to have Jared as my instructor. Excellent teaching. I will book another ten lesson with him. Thank you.
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Patient and engaging. Really helpful.

Thomas D.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • AA Guitar Performance from Los Angeles College of Music
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Thomas D.

5 Reviews
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3 finger banjo Scruggs style

About Thomas

I am a musician from the bay area that has been in Los Angeles since the age of 18. As a professional guitarist and session musician I have worked on projects for such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Travis Barker, Tim Armstrong, Mondo Cozmo, Jonny West, and more. I started playing guitar at t

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Ryan B.
I felt really comfortable and not at all intimidated with my first lesson. Looking forward to the next lesson.
Gabriel
Taught at the basic level very well. If you know nothing about music or guitar Tommy's your guy. Goes through all the simple steps at an even pace making the entire experience relaxing. From there giving you the knowledge of your scales and blues scales, teaching you how to make mini solos on the spot really helps out with the musicality of it all. 10/5

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Kenton M.

13 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kenton M.

13 Reviews
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I teach Earl Scruggs three finger style and also claw hammer banjo. You will learn most of the standard repertoire or you can request any of your favorites. Banjo is a very exciting instrument and one that people love to hear. You will enjoy either learning or improving you skills on this crowd pleasing instrument. Contact me, and we will get started.

About Kenton

I have been teaching for over fifteen years. I play various styles including jazz, rock, blues, classical, country, and bluegrass. Instruments I teach include guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele. I also teach the Q Chord. I have performed in many different bands including rock, top forty

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Nancy D.
Joyce B.
I'm very happy with the communication and technics I have from Kenton. He makes me feel supported in my progress.
Joseph J.
very good dulcimer instructor, especially for a beginner
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Eric L.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Award from Gigmasters
  • Teaches students 8 to 80
  • Teaching since 1977
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Eric L.

39 Reviews
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Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play recognizable tunes. First, starting off with simple arrangments and then building as you become more advanced. I typically use Banjo Primer, Claw Hammer Banjo Primer and "You Can Teach Yourself Banjo" These books break everything down and gets you up and running very quickly. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

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

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Lois
Eric has taught me a lot in 5 months! He is patient but also corrects my technique which I appreciate. He explains the various skills and techniques making sure that I understand them using efficient fingering. He is also left handed which helps me see the mirror image as I am right handed. Highly recommend him!
Lauren M.
Eric Bybee
I’ve had two lessons with Eric and both have been fun and informative. Eric’s approach allows the student to discover while learning, a useful approach to instruction. As an adult learner retuning to music after many years I’ve found Eric’s method refreshing.
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Zachary J.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance, Theatre Arts and Psychology (triple major) from Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
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Zachary J.

11 Reviews
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Prefer the Mel Bay method books.

About Zachary

Zachary is a multi-talented teacher and performer. He teaches violin, piano, guitar, voice, mandolin, banjo and more. As a singer/ songwriter, he has released 3 cds, tours nationally with over 100 dates per year and has shared the stage with multiple multi-Grammy award winners. He is an inspiration

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Chance S.
Chance really enjoyed her lesson. She said Zachary was encouraging, engaging, super nice and knowledgeable. She is looking forward to next week.
Eric S.
Zach has been great to work with! I look forward to every lesson.
Chas E.
My first lesson with Zach was great! 5 stars. He asked the right questions as to what aI am looking to do. And we quickly came up with a lesson plan that with the right amount of work in my part will get me headed in the right direction. Zach does a great job of making his students feel comfortable and good about their abilities.

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Lafayette, CA

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Lafayette 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 $130 per hour.
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$38 average
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"Great first lesson! Ryan broke down into very digestible parts both the history of the banjo and how a beginner should approach the banjo from the very start. Well done!"
Sean
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Ryan was great. I am looking forward to my next lessons."
Kevin
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"A wealth of information. Well organized. Listened to what I wanted. I believe he'd be good with kids too since he's in several schools. And obviously really enjoys his work."
Harvey
Took Banjo lessons from Steve G.
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"David is punctual, very patient, and makes lessons fun as well as challenging which is essential for progress."
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Took Banjo lessons from David F.
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"Glenn is a great teacher, although we've only had 3 lessons so far it's clear that he is very knowledgeable in both the instrument and the teaching technique. It's not enough to know the instrument well, you also have to be able to connect with the student and teach that knowledge. Glenn has both qualities, and I enthusiastically recommend him to anyone considering him as a teacher!"
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Took Banjo lessons from Glenn S.
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"Joe’s really down to earth, a good teacher and I look forward to a lasting relationship with him."
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Took Banjo lessons from Joe S.
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"Informative, friendly, patient and knowledgeable."
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Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Had a great experience with Kelvin. Looking forward to the next lesson!"
Joe
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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"an honest gentleman."
Ramon
Took Banjo lessons from Daniel P.
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"Very nice first less. Generous with his time."
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Took Banjo lessons from Andrei P.
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