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Nick R.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Awarded 2001 JAS academy full scholarship from JAS academy in Aspen Colorado (director, Christian McBride)
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nick R.

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basic mandolin technique; Bluegrass, Country, world music repertoire, rhythm training

About Nick

Professor Nick R. (guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, dobro/resonator/slide, lap steel, tenor guitar, baritone resonator, bass, drums, composition) is currently the adjunct professor at Essex College, Jazz clinician for over 19 years via Kupferberg Center (Queens College) and has been on the staff a

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Robin
Fun classical guitar lessons. Very knowledgeable and thorough teacher. My son really enjoyed his lessons.
Jim K.
I've been self-taught for roughly 3 years and sought lessons to help me get out of the rut that I felt I was in.

Nick has exceeded my expectations. More than just a great banjoist, Nick is a fantastic all around musician. He's intimately familiar with genres of music I've never even heard of and is able to disseminate his vast knowledge of technique and theory into easy to understand lessons. One of my favorite things about Nick is he completely caters himself to you and your goals. On day 1, we laid down goals that I wanted to pursue, and every single lesson since has been centered around getting me there. Never once has Nick tried to trump what I thought was important to work on, he just works with me and helps me lay the ground work that I need to get moving closer to where I want to be. The other thing I really enjoy about Nick’s lessons is that he’s always respectful of me as an individual, and the environment that Nick sets up for his students often times make me feel like I'm just learning from an old friend rather than the expert, tenured, musician that he truly is. He has my highest recommendation to anyone looking to better their own musicianship.
Jabari K. Noel
Nick is an incredible instructor! He was able to prepare me for a professional guitar audition with in 2 hour long lessons. His attention to detail and deep understanding of advanced musical techniques makes him a gem of a teacher, and a pleasure to work with. Will definitely continue lessons!

Archana M.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Archana M.

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Our first lesson will begin with a quick assessment of your musical background, experience with the instrument, and your musical goals. Your next lessons will build on that foundation to support the goals you want to achieve.

Whether it's starting a band with friends, getting stronger on technique, or learning how to play in a new style or genre, we'll work together to reach your goals!

I teach hindustani classical  music with harmonium , guitar, violin, tabla, flute (basuri), mandolin, piano.

About Archana

I have been playing Indian classical music, vocal and instrumental for 24 years and am excited about the opportunity to share my passion for the instrument with you! I have been conducting classes on a regular basis under Swarali Sangeet Vidyalay since 2005 and I have 15 years of teaching expe

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Matt O.

15 Reviews
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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 mandolin 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
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

I currently have 20+ years and 20,000 hours of guitar/string instrument teaching experience and a total of 30 years of guitar playing experience with a bachelor of arts degree in music. I focus my lessons strictly on the needs and skills required to ensure my students can perform ANY genre of m

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Will
I have taken lessons from matt for over 5 years and have progressed immensely as a guitarist and a musician. He is versatile in all sorts of playing and can help no matter what style of music interests you. 10/10
Kyle Melles
Matt was my guitar teacher from 5th grade to 10th grade, teaching me electric guitar for over five years. Now as a Junior in college, I am still thankful for the lessons Matt taught me to have a great foundation in playing guitar. Matt is one of the most knowledgeable people a student could learn from. He pays special detail to the habits that many guitar players fall into when beginning, and made sure these habits were eliminated quickly. I had both parents, grandparents, and friends sit in on our lessons and all were impressed with the careful and thorough approach of Matt’s teaching. Thank you Matt!
Donny Mcneel
Matt has taught me electric guitar through High School and I had learned techniques beyond I thought I could ever conquer. He is a exceptional teacher and is very inspiring to my guitar playing and music capabilities.

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Gio A.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Gio A.

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I began learning mandolin several years ago and am proficient with chords and tunes. Classical or bluegrass style. I can teach sight reading music notation as well.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wh

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Will R.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Presidential Scholar from University of Georgia
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Will R.

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I am an experienced and gigging mandolinist, specializing in beginner and intermediate students. I have an expansive knowledge of music theory, improvisation, and technique, and I especially like to highlight the multi-genre capabilities of the mandolin! From classical to rock to bluegrass, I can customize our lessons to make sure you’re playing and learning exactly what you want to be, and I have an open schedule to cater to your time restraints. Let’s get started and discover the endless possibilities the mandolin has to offer!

About Will

Hi there! I have been a musician for 14 years, and have been teaching private lessons for 5 years. I study Viola Performance and Jazz Performance at the University of Georgia, as well as play in the symphony, a string quartet, a bluegrass band, a jazz trio, and write music for a variety of these en

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Abby
Can't wait for next lesson! So awesome!
Abby
Learning so much!
Abby
5 stars! Learning so much!
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Chris D.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $37
  • Bachelor of Arts: Music (Performance and Pedagogy) from North Central University
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Chris D.

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The basics on mandolin through some standard bluegrass tunes. Personally, I'm a fan of all-things Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, his solo material, etc...) but it's great to dive into the bluegrass classics to get started!

About Chris

Chris grew up hearing his dad play guitar around the house and at live shows. He “caught the bug” around age 13 and hasn’t stopped playing since! He’s been teaching guitar since 2003 and received his Bachelor of Arts in Music at North Central University in 2008 where he studied jazz, blues, rock, c

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Renee
My 15 year-old son started guitar this summer. He has truly enjoyed working with Chris. Chris is patient and encouraging, as well as being a cool guy that my son looks up to.
Helen
My 13-years old son was reluctant to take music lessons. He had not liked piano (with a different instructor) when he was younger, but agreed to try guitar. Since the first trial lesson, he has been excited to learn more!

Chris is a fun teacher who knows his stuff and who communicates well with both his students and their parents. I have three kids and have found it’s difficult to find a teacher who is responsive to parents + engaging with youth + gifted at music.

His rates are very reasonable for our area. His in-home lesson space is professional and comfortable — I get to sit on a comfy couch and get work done during my son’s weekly lesson. In addition, Chris goes above and beyond to make sure the lessons are meeting our expectations. He tracked down strings for us when we accidentally broke one. He has rescheduled lessons due to our busy schedules. He is genuinely kind and such a pleasure to work with — we couldn’t be more thrilled!
Brian
Our kids have loved working with Chris. He picks songs they're excited to play, teaches them patiently, and has a lot of fun with them. They've made a ton of progress since they started with Chris, and they're always excited to see him!

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"Great teacher! We were so happy to have found Alex."
Maya
Took Mandolin lessons from Alex R.
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"Early days, but Steve gave mea realistic foundation for learning"
Jeremy
Took Mandolin lessons from Steve G.
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"Kelvin is a talented, caring and effective teacher, able to spot technical, as well as musical, errors online. It has been a pleasure to take lessons from him - and I have progressed well beyond my expectations thanks to his expertise. I highly recommend him."
Jack
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"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!"
Richard
Took Mandolin lessons from Jeff S.
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"Edwin keyed into where I was at in terms of musical knowledge, answered my questions with patience, taught me a great deal in just one hour and is professional. Highly recommend him."
Melinda
Took Mandolin lessons from Edwin I.
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"Andrew is a monster player and a fantastic teacher. His lessons were fun, and he's got some great stories! Really was able to break things down in a way I understood perfectly. (I'm a beginner) highly recommend! Thanks Andrew!"
Owen
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"Outstanding, quite talented instructor with very broad experience"
Yasser
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"It was only my first lesson but I've had to take lessons constantly during my younger years and it was always made difficult to understand. Frankie let me choose what I wanted to learn and has made it easy to get excited about it."
Georgia
Took Mandolin lessons from Frankie P.
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"Instructor with vast experience, I really enjoy learning from him"
Yasser
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"I found Eric on the Take Lessons website and he was the perfect choice for adult beginner mandolin lessons. He took my previous music experience into account and made my lessons enjoyable and educational. He helped me pick music for the musical styles I was interested in , as well as teaching me about music theory. Whatever musical talent level you are at, and any age, I highly recommend Eric Lesko. Thanks Eric! Lesli"
Lesli White
Took Mandolin lessons from Eric L.
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