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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Learn basics about rhythm, harmony, and melody, and how they apply to the banjo.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Brenden R.
Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Matt O.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music from Roosevelt University
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Matt O.

24 Reviews
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My tenor 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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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!!
Joe
Matt is a great teacher with an extensive knowledge of guitar and music as whole. He is willing to help teach any song you want and has a great sense of humor.
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Ryan B.

93 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ryan B.

93 Reviews
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I've been teaching banjo for 4 years helping students develop a love for the instrument and learn more about music along the way. My specialty is Scruggs style picking, but I'm also comfortable teaching clawhammer, reno, or melodic styles and enjoy working on hybrid and progressive styles, too. Within the first few lessons you'll have a solid base of picking and chord changes and even a few simple songs under your belt. Moving on from there I will craft lessons to move you toward a "goal song," making sure to cater your progress to your needs while keeping a focus on good technique. I enjoy working with students of all ages and experiences and I can't wait to meet you!

About Ryan

Ryan is a musician from Logan Square who plays a plethora of different instruments. He specializes in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, but also dabbles in accordion, piano, drums, harmonica and several others. Learning to play instruments is one of the true pleasures in his life and he hopes he

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Michael
The best!
Ryan
I have been working with Ryan on the Banjo for over a year now. He is incredible patient, encouraging and seriously knows his stuff!
Frank
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Andy K.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, English, Spanish
  • Bachelor's of Arts (English & Music) from University of Delaware
  • Teaching since 2005
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Andy K.

2 Reviews
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I've been teaching music professionally for the past 15 years. In that time, I've worked with students of almost every conceivable age and ability level on a wide variety of instruments (ukulele, guitar, bass guitar, banjo, harmonica, piano) and am here to help make your musical dreams come true.

I customize my lessons to the needs/learning style of each individual student with a focus on technique, music theory, and songwriting. With all that in mind, I'd love to hear about your musical goals and figure out the best path to get you there.

About Andy

I'm a well rounded musician that plays/teaches a wide variety of instruments including acoustic, electric, and bass guitar, ukulele, banjo, harmonica, and piano/keyboards in addition to being a seasoned vocalist. I have a gained great deal of teaching and performance experience over the past 15 yea

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Tom
Andy has been a lifesaver during the pandemic! Before working with Andy, I felt like music was off limits to me. I went from zero experience to being competent in multiple instruments. I started with banjo and later went into acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, and a DAW.

His flexible teaching style was responsive to my musical growth and interests. As we went, Andy sprinkled in some easy to understand music theory. I learned a lot of my favorite songs (including several out of the mainstream). He worked with me to adapt songs written for guitar to banjo. He also helped me to pick quality instruments that were right for me and my budget.

Highly recommend!
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Robert M.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Bachelor of Arts from University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Robert M.

27 Reviews
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About Robert

Professional musician in the Asheville, NC. area offering private guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, and bass lessons. I am also available for studio recording and live performance. With over 28 years experience, I have been teaching all ages, styles, and levels. This is not a hobby or part-time j

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Robert C.
Very informative - tailors the lesson to the student. Understands musical theory and practice. Strong communicator and a pleasant demeanor that makes the experience a true joy.
Paula W.
So helpful and knowledgeable. It has to be really hard to teach a music lesson online, but this experience has been great! Can't wait to learn more :-)
Blake
Blake really enjoyed it & Robert was patient & very informative.
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Melvin R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University
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Melvin R.

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I am a banjoist from Texas with over 4 years of playing experience from self-teaching myself how to play the instrument through various books and contemporary methods. My style is 3-finger picking "Scruggs-style" Bluegrass but is also open for all genres including country and rock. I am excited to join this team in order to utilize my experience of 2 years in teaching in order to provide specialized lessons in beginner/intermediate levels and guaranteeing the utmost success for all of my students who choose to enroll and learn at a rate that they have never thought was possible through my unique self-teaching regimen that has allowed me to learn music independently for many years.

By enrolling, you will expect to receive whatever help and assistance you need in order to become a skilled banjoist. Such examples, but not limited to, include tab reading, music theory, tuning, sight reading, technique. Thank you for your time in reading!

About Melvin

I will keep this short and sweet and just give a brief description of my background :) I am a multi-instrumentalist and music producer with decades of experience in playing the violin. Some other instruments that I have self-taught include the banjo, guitar, piano, and trumpet. Alongside with being

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Los Gatos, CA

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Los Gatos is $60. 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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"Ryan provides thorough and patient instruction."
Tim
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Great first lesson. Really helped me get familiar with the instrument and showed me some simple techniques to help train my muscle memory and get comfortable (as I'm left handed playing right handed). Looking forward to next week."
Jonathan
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Great first lesson! I know nothing about music and was a bit scared, but Richard made it easy to understand. I am excited to continue playing. Thank you!"
Lynn
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Steve is a fantastic teacher. He breaks things down so they are easy to understand for beginners. He is dedicated to making sure you have all of the tools you need and even sends backup tracks to practice along with. I would highly recommend Steve!"
Allison
Took Banjo lessons from Steve G.
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"Very nice first less. Generous with his time."
Sarah Cohen
Took Banjo lessons from Andrei P.
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"Great lessons progressing skills on a difficult instrument."
Michael
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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"Ryan is a great teacher."
Brian
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Richard is a fantastic instructor that is flexible with may many questions. He answers succinctly, and is willing to go down the rabbit hole with me (I'm a philosophy major). But, he is quick to bring me back to instruction in the playing itself. His patience and persistence are noteworthy. I couldn't have asked for a better instructor to teach me my first instrument."
Tony
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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Jason is both patient and professional. My schedule and practice have not been consistent, even so he has been upbeat and encouraging. This is very helpful for a 54 year old athlete trying to become a banjo player!
Thanks Jason..."
Susan
Took Banjo lessons from Jason M.
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"First time using a banjo was a bit awkward trying to keep my fingers on
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Ed
Took Banjo lessons from Rebecca F.
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