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Popular Mandolin Teachers in Los Angeles, CA

Jake H.

2 Reviews
Studio City, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2012
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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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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.
Carolyn K.
Jake has helped me learn so much- everything from general musicality, to theory, and learning new tunes. Very inspiring guy and a great musician and teacher!
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Jeff S.

41 Reviews
Pasadena, CA
Starting at $35
  • Associate Arts Degree and Bachelor's Degree in music from AA from Pasadena City College, BA from Cal State Los Angeles
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jeff S.

41 Reviews
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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!!!!!
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Rodrigo R.

14 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Jared J.

73 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associates Degree (General/Music) from Pasadena City College
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Jared J.

73 Reviews
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I have been playing mandolin since high school. Most of my mandolin background is in folk/bluegrass but I am nonetheless comfortable playing a great number of styles. I often use the Hal Leonard Mandolin method book alongside my own worksheets to help teach basic bluegrass melodies.

About Jared

I am overjoyed and grateful to say I have been playing music for more than half of my life. It has never stopped being the light in my day and now it is my hope to shed some of that light onto you or your child. I am a very friendly and fun teacher with a great deal of professionalism and patience,

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J B.
Fun first lesson. Jared was ready on-time and figured out quickly where to begin working and also had very good integration with the computer, pulling up charts and sheet music and helping us follow along. We look forward to more lessons!
Hilda U.
he was calm and nice when I got things wrong
Marvin C.
I've had three banjo teachers over the past two and a half years. Judging by Jared's performance today, he's the best of the lot. The first banjo teacher expected too much too soon, and the second one started me out with the basics, as if I had never picked up a banjo before. Jared is starting our lessons at the right stage for where I am. He's patient and explains things well. If I had started with him two and a half years ago, I'd be a decent banjo player by now. Thanks, Jared!!!!!
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Joe S.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Joe S.

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I have been playing mandolin for about five years now. What started as a Led Zeppelin obsession has since moved towards a Chris Thile obsession...including studies following his learning methods.

About Joe

I absolutely love teaching music! After over 20 years of teaching, performing, writing, and recording in all styles/genres, it continues to be a great adventure. It is a joy to pass this on to others...especially seeing my students that never touched the instrument going on to be very proficient

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Carson C.
First lesson was great.
Analyzed previous progress with my 12 yr old and had a plan for future growth.
John P.
Very happy so far
Grant
Terrific instructor...just what i was looking for.
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Andrew H.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music from Elon University
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Andrew H.

35 Reviews
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*Adults*
Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years my comprehensive lessons will help you to quickly realize your musical goals. I tailor each lesson to fit your individual needs and will get you strumming your favorite songs, reading music, taking soaring solos, or writing your own melodies while simultaneously deepening your understanding of the language of music. At the end of each lesson you’ll receive an MP3 of all the material covered.

*Kids*
I believe in building music fundamentals while fostering a love of playing. My fun, imaginative, and age appropriate classes are just right for any budding musician! Each lesson is customized to get the individual student excited about music, that means playing songs they like and having fun while learning the essential techniques and developing musicality. I have extensive experience working with children 5-16 and adapt my teaching to promote success for each unique student.

*Genres*
Pop, Folk, Rock, Blues, Jazz, ...

About Andrew

*Adults* Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years my comprehensive lessons will help you to quickly realize your musical goals. I tailor each lesson to fit your individual needs and will get you strumming your favorite songs, reading music, taking soaring solos, or writing your o

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Richard C.
First lesson was introductory and time well utilized. Looking forward to next weeks session: "Piano Man"!
Michael D.
Andrew is a great teacher
Michael D.
Andrew is awsome, and has a wonderful teaching skills

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Los Angeles, CA

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Los Angeles is $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $106 per hour.
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$49 average
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$63 average

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"Very intuitive and easy to understand what Grant is teaching. Am excited about this class. Paul"
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Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Great instructor with great patience for zero experience student. Looking forward to next lesson. I'm hooked."
- Joe
Took Mandolin lessons from Ben H.
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"John is an amazing teacher and an extremely talented musician. He is very patient and a great motivator. I highly recommend him :)"
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"Great intro lesson! Called the day before to make sure everything was all set - prompt call, fun lesson!"
- Eric
Took Mandolin lessons from Jordan D.
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"John has been teaching me chords, which are very difficult on the mandolin. He's an excellent teacher."
- Bob
Took Mandolin lessons from John B.
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"First lesson helped to get a solid footing and decide what course to take with the lessons."
- John
Took Mandolin lessons from John B.
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"Extremely knowledgeable. Knew exactly where I stood in terms of proficiency after only a few strums and quickly implemented a lesson plan on the spot. Gave great direction and homework. Looking forward to the next couple of lessons. Highly recommend."
- Jacob
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"This was only my first session with Grant but he made me feel very comfortable and was concerned about issues i was having in regards to techniques and musicianship.
I felt really good after our lesson and looking forward to our next session."
- Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"I have been taking guitar and mandolin lessons from Victor for around two years. I had originally started on guitar and eventually became interested in learning mandolin. He has been nothing short of accommodating both in my schedule and musically. Highly Recommended."
- Hailey
Took Mandolin lessons from Victor S.
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