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Edwin I.

113 Reviews
El Segundo, CA
Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Edwin I.

113 Reviews
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Earl Scruggs 3 finger style
Learning songs
Improvisation soloing
Proper technique
Repertoire
Music analysis

About Edwin

Hello! Thank you for your interest in taking guitar/piano/music lessons. I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 20 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar.

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Gustav
looking forward to our next lesson!
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Justin D.
Fantastic first lesson. Edwin is patient and gets me focused on what really matters.
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Ronnie B.

49 Reviews
Redondo Beach, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Italian, French, German
  • Awarded Cutest Smile from Park near Perry Jr. Highschool
  • Diploma from Redondo Union
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Ronnie B.

49 Reviews
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Banjo is a beautiful instrument and an ol’ Friend. Wether you would like to learn any style, sit on the river and play or make use for composition I will do my best to aid you in you’re Journey to learning this sweet instrument.

About Ronnie

Hi,My Name is Ronnie. I have been playing music for eight years and I am currently Leader of "Blonde", my Rock N' Roll, Rhythm N' Swing Band. I Live in Redondo Beach and have Lived in the Southbay for most of my life.I was blessed to grow up around the local music scene! I've had the pleasure of pe

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Troy A.
Getting right to the point, Ronnie is an amazing choice for an instructor. You can't go wrong with this guy. In depth review follows this statement.

Now we can get to why this is. I am a teacher but definitely not a music teacher. However no matter what you teach there must be a defined plan with structure. Ronnie takes this to heart and provides authentic instruction with passion. The amount of video and photo examples on his bio are unparalleled, it gave me confidence in choosing him. I got see his character and enthusiasm with instruction.

I've never played Harmonica before and Ronnie laid out the foundation that I needed, in easily digestible steps, to become a skilled player on a simple looking yet complex instrument. He has provided guidance on harps to purchase, reference materials, practice schedule and artists to check out. Even with this being an online course he has been extremely attentive to what I'm doing and makes sure that I get all the technical aspects correct. Ronnie checked for my understanding on the concepts and clarified anything I was not clear on. He has been beyond what I expected from an instructor and he has made himself available for questions even outside of my lesson time. It is rare to find an instructor in any field with this passion and customer service. Thank you.
Isabelle
Best teacher ever!!
My daughter loves him: he is amazing! He takes the time to explain and has a lot of pedagogy with the children.
Nathan&Nathlie
Great lesson

Thomas D.

3 Reviews
Pasadena, CA
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
  • AA Guitar Performance from Los Angeles College of Music
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Thomas D.

3 Reviews
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3 finger banjo Scruggs style

About Thomas

Tommy is a musician from the bay area that has been in Los Angeles since the age of 18. Tommy started playing guitar at the age of 10 and started gigging and teaching private students around the neighborhood in 2011 at the age of 16. From 2013 to 2015 he studied at the Los Angeles College, where h

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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
Susana
Tommy has provided music lessons to both of my children for the past 3 years. He is a very nurturing and patient teacher. Both my children enjoy having music time with Mr. Drinkard.

Meet Online Banjo Teachers Serving Los Angeles, CA

Lyle R.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches Beginner
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Lyle R.

26 Reviews
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Online Banjo Teacher

I have been playing and teaching banjo since 2006, and I'm always very excited to introduce new students to this unique instrument. I focus on the "Scruggs-style" method of playing 5-string banjo, and we'll work on techniques used in common bluegrass and folk tunes. As you advance, I'll help you in creating your own banjo solo breaks.

About Lyle

- Degree in Music Theory / History from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. - 25 years' teaching and performing experience. - Fluent in all electric styles, plus acoustic and classical. *** Lesson Details *** I like to cover the fundamentals while focusing on your personal goals. All stages

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Scott R.
So far so good. Very patient as mistakes after mistake was made. Corrected quite a few mistakes I was making so that my habits would be good habits from the start. Let me talk to myself as I messed up and complimented me when I was on the right track.
Nancy C.
Great lesson! Thanks!
Robert C.
complete novice; adult student. First lesson very relaxed. Excellent blend through-out lesson of questions and information my goals and background as well as instructor's goals for me and his background. First "technical" part of lesson was manageable and care taken by Lyle to make sure I understood what was being presented. I left the first lesson feeling this would be a good fit between instructor and student

Ben Z.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, German
  • Business Administration from University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Teaching since 2003
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Ben Z.

17 Reviews
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Online Banjo Teacher

I can teach 5 string banjo basics to beginners. Emphasis on music fundamentals, popular banjo standards, and improvisation.

About Ben

Ben Z. has been helping people achieve their goals in guitar and music since 2001, and is passionate about teaching students of all ages and skill levels. As an instructor, Ben combines traditional teaching methods with ear training and improvisation to create well rounded experience for the studen

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Zoe W.
Great guy! Really easy-going and knows what he is doing. 10yr old daughter can’t wait for the next lesson!
Greg
Ben was really chill, and even though I had no experience at all, he was patient. His style is super easy to follow, and he encouraged me to really enjoy it.
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Lisa A.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA Vocal Music Education from Capital University
  • Awarded Honored Lifetime Member from Wellington Who's Who of Executive and Professionals
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Lisa A.

18 Reviews
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Online Banjo Teacher

I teach a 3 finger style of Banjo playing and how to read, hear, and play music. I teach you how to play the chords, read the tablature and play by ear.

About Lisa

Lisa Abrams has a Vocal Music Education Degree from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. She graduated in 1997 and has been teaching professionally, both in schools and privately, since that time. She has taught General Music grades K-8 in the Parochial School System. She has been the Music Dir

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Tyler
My lessons are great! She is incredibly knowledgeable in both experience, and the literature aspect of the piano instrument and I plan on keeping my lessons with her as long as I can.
Lorraine D.
going to be a lot of fun starting me out right where I want to be
Sean P.
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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Los Angeles, CA

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Los Angeles is $53. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $100 per hour.
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$45 average
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$53 average

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"Jason is an excellent instructor. He is patient, helpful, knowledgable and insightful. Looking forward to my next session."
Jeff
Took Banjo lessons from Jason M.
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"We had a lot of fun."
Joe
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Informative, friendly, patient and knowledgeable."
steve
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Damien is extremely professional and does an excellent job explaining the fundamentals. As Albert Einstein said, "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." Damien has a way of explaining concepts so they are easily understood and retained, even for more complex subjects."
Austin
Took Banjo lessons from Damien S.
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"Richard gives excellent instruction and has a kind and easy going demeanor. He is proficient in the banjo and his teaching style is great. He doesn't waste time during the lesson and gives you a full an honest time of instruction. His studio is clean and inspires learning."
Rick
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"This was my first meeting an Banjo lesson. It was just perfect for my abilities. Homework was just great. One problem is my Web Cam is vertical not horizontal."
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Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"My 13 year old daughter, Payton, and I enjoyed our first lesson tremendously! Edwin was so patient with both of us and explained things thoroughly yet simply enough that someone with zero experience, such as myself, wasn't overwhelmed. He politely corrected or pointed out our mistakes while letting us try to figure it out on our own. He was kind enough to let me take notes and repeat himself on an instruction if necessary. We're both already encouraged and looking forward to our next lesson next week. I would highly recommend Edwin to anyone any age regardless of their experience."
Kim
Took Banjo lessons from Edwin I.
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"very relaxed manner right on time easy to talk to. and the smile always helps"
Lorraine
Took Banjo lessons from Grant H.
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"I was a great experience and Ben is very knowledgeable easy to learn from"
Tim
Took Banjo lessons from Ben Z.
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"My first lesson was today - and I look forward to learning banjo from an experienced teacher!"
Jonathan
Took Banjo lessons from Lynn K.
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