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Thomas B.

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

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1997
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Matt O.

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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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Brian Lee B.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Teaches students Male: 6 and up; Female: 4 and up
  • Music Therapy from Maryville University
  • Awarded Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship from State of Missouri
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Brian Lee B.

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Banjo is my primary instrument. We can do old-time clawhammer or 3-finger bluegrass!

About Brian Lee

LEARN TO PLAY: banjo or ukulele from a PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN with over 35+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE in music performance and instruction. I am also a Board Certified Music Therapist from Maryville University with an additional Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I founded Mimic Music based in St. Lo

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Joe
Over 5 lessons in and Brian has proven to be knowledgeable, capable, and highly interested in helping me improve. He quickly zeroed in on my interests and puts effort into teaching the songs I like and styles I find fun. Every session feels streamlined and informative, leaving me excited to practice what I learned each time. My expectations have been greatly exceeded.
Susan
I love learning to play the ukulele! Brian is an excellent teacher. As I have a background in piano and some violin, Brian has helped me to integrate what I remember and apply it to the ukulele. He is friendly, interested, and patient. Most of all, he makes learning to play the ukulele fun! I highly recommend him for beginners on up!
David
Brian is fantastic. He quickly got a sense of where I am and customized our lessons just for me. Super knowledgeable, helpful and friendly!

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Victor S.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Victor S.

21 Reviews
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I offer banjo for children and adults of all levels, from first time players to very advanced players. I offer lessons teaching three-finger Scruggs, Melodic and Reno-Style bluegrass banjo. I can provide a complete curriculum including tabs/sheet music or I can can give personalized lessons on skills or music of your choice. I teach both playing by ear and tablature. I can also prepare students to play in bands and jams.

About Victor

I am a professional teacher and performer in Boise, Idaho. I have been teaching guitar, banjo, and mandolin professionally since 2004. I have performed on all of these instruments and have played at numerous music festivals throughout the United States as well as teaching at many music camps on the

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Cindi
Very patient and persistent! Awesome instructor!
Lorelei L.
Victor is a great teacher as well as performer. He is patient and explains what is needed with clarity. I look forward to my regular sessions with him. I’m getting better but have a long way to go!
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Jared J.

100 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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.
Hilda U.
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Patient and engaging. Really helpful.
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Damien S.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • BFA Studio Composition from SUNY Purchase
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1997
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Damien S.

46 Reviews
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I have been teaching for over 10 years. My goal is to get my students quickly able to play, learn what they want to learn and have fun.

About Damien

St. Augustine based composer and guitarist Damien has made a name for himself as a writer of scores for film, theater and dance productions.;A graduate of Music Composition at SUNY Purchase (New York) and Musicology at the University College of Dublin (Ireland). Years of touring internationally and

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Corinne C.
Great first lesson. Took the time to see where I am with my skills and took it from there. Looking forward to working with him to get better.

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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!"
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Took Banjo lessons from Steve G.
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"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."
Dan
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"Thank God for Grant’s patience. Great first lesson. Have plenty to practice throughout the week."
Mike
Took Banjo lessons from Grant H.
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"My first lesson with Ryan went very well. I look forward to continuing our lessons. He is very knowledgeable and friendly to work with."
Waylon
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Kelvin has taken me a long way in a short time. So grateful!"
Joe
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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"What a great experience! I like Ray's approach and his willingness to share no nonsense remarks about his expectations. Yes, practice is key to becoming a good banjo player. Imagine that!
I appreciate the fact that Ray was so open in sharing the fact that many of his students underestimate the importance of regular practice. I whole-heartedly agree. Since we share the same philosophy and approach, this is the start of a great relationship. (Can't give it 5 stars though, solely because of the traffic. The lessons are worth the trip!)"
Sue
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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"Great teacher. I highly recommend Steve for banjo lessons."
Mark
Took Banjo lessons from Steve G.
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"Always great lessons with Kelvin!"
Joe
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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"love learning banjo with Grant!"
Bryan
Took Banjo lessons from Grant H.
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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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