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Ben Z.

16 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ben Z.

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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.

Justin N.

San Diego, CA
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Master of Science - Earth Science from UC Santa Barbara
  • Teaching since 2017
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Justin N.

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I will give you the tools necessary to start understanding, playing, and enjoying the banjo as quickly as possible. I listen carefully to what you are interested in accomplishing musically and respond to your needs with customized lesson plans.

About Justin

I have been playing guitar since I was 12 years old, and I remember how awful my music teachers were at the time. I strive to do better than they did by truly listening to what you want out of music and giving you the tools to accomplish your goals. I love music and teaching and bring passion and e

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David B.

40 Reviews
La Mesa, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Music, Acoustics and Recording from University of Salford
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David B.

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Beginner to intermediate level, variety of styles

About David

After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I h

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Jacob P.
David has been a great teacher for my son. He's learned so much in a short amount of time.
Gabriela S.
David is an excellent teacher! Have been taking my 8 year old to him and she has learned a lot in three 30 minute lessons. Looking forward to continuing with David.
Aiden B.
David, Greg, and the female guitar teacher ( I have forgotten her name ) were all very welcoming and offered great insight into my son's advancement with his guitar and drum playing. He can't wait for his next lesson. Regards, Baron Baker

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Eric W.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Guitar / Songwriting from Berklee College of Music
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Eric W.

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Banjo is my newest instrument and a new passion. I have been teaching beginners to intermediate for over 3 years. I currently play banjo in a country band as well as on a couple songs in my rock band. I provide a core curriculum of technique and music knowledge as well as customizing to the student's interest. Traditional rolls, clawhammer and chord strumming.

About Eric

Music lessons for all ages and levels on guitar, bass, violin, cello, ukulele, banjo and voice/singing. Private studio in downtown Redmond or online lessons. I have been teaching for over 15 years, performing and recording as a singer/songwriter/guitarist for over 30 years. Berklee College of Music

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Bruce H.
Great teach after first lesson. Excited to continue.
Annastasia L.
Great to play with
Srinivasan
It has been a great experience so far and he does teach a LOOOTT in the hour that I learn from him!.. Its been a very pleasant experience so far!
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Nick R.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
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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-5 string Bluegrass (Earl Scruggs technique)
-Tenor banjo (plectrum techniques)
-Plectrum banjo (plectrum techniques)
-Bluegrass, Country, Blues and Folk
-Gullah Geechee, North Indian classical music and other world music rhythms

About Nick

Nick performs with Paul McCartney, Jon Batiste (Colbert Show), Zeb Bangash, Antonique Smith, Rob Morrow, John Lithgow, The Hot Sardines, grammy nominated producer/composer/Indian percussionist, Deep Singh (tabla player with Sting, Katy Perry, Robert Plant) and grammy nominated producer/trumpet pla

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Jim
I have been taking guitar lessons with Nick Russo since February 2018. In my opinion, Nick Russo is a terrific musician and an outstanding teacher. He is an active gigging musician with an encyclopedic knowledge of music theory and music history and is well-versed in various types of music including,but not limited to classical, jazz, metal, folk, world music, etc., etc. Nick comes from a musical family and is very passionate about music, and this comes accross loud and clear in his lessons.He lives and breathes music.

I came to Nick after taking lessons for several years with another teacher. I liked this teacher very much, and the lessons only ended because the teacher moved to another geographic location. Although I did like this teacher, the lessons were starting to get stale and repetitious. When I started working with Nick that feeling was turned around. Lessons with Nick are very stimulating and interesting. Although Nick knows sight reading and theory well, he places a great emphasis on aural (ear) training. I have worked with him learning intervals, scales and songs, using my ears instead of my head. It’s a little hard to explain, but it’s a very organic kind of way to learn music. You learn the instrument more intuitively and I have had a number of’ “aha” moments when some pattern or connection or aspect of theory makes sense in a deep way. In the time that I’ve worked with Nick, my knowledge of the fretboard, and my ability to figure things out by ear has improved tremendously although I still have a long way to go.

Nick is also an incredibly kind and compassionate person, and he has shown a great deal of patience when working with me. If I don’t understand something he will try to break it down or present it in such a way that it finally makes sense to me. He has also worked a lot with me on my technique, and has tried to help me play more efficiently and ergonomically. Earlier in my guitar playing career, I developed

tendonitis in my left hand from playing. In addition, I have chronic lower back problems. Nick has made numerous helpful suggestions so that I don’t exacerbate these problems or injure myself again. One suggestion that was particularly helpful was to use a bass guitar strap for my electric guitar. Because the bass strap is much wider than a regular guitar strap, the weight is more evenly distributed across my back, resulting in less back strain.

I began my lessons with Nick face-to-face, but this changed to video due to the coronavirus pandemic. We utilize Skype and it seems to work pretty well, although there’s no substitute for meeting in person. Nick seems very adept at working in this modality. For example, he will have me position the camera so he can see how I am playing something. He will also provide close-ups of his own fingering to show me how he is playing something. In addition, Nick sends his students notes regarding the most salient points of each session. This is something he did even prior to the pandemic. Nick allows me to audio tape the sessions, and when I am able to go through the tape I gain an even deeper understanding of whatever was covered.

In short I feel that Nick is great person and a terrific teacher and that I was very lucky to have found him. I would recommend him to anyone with no reservation.
Brian
He is fanstastic! A very patient teacher who was always willing to go the extra step to help me learn and improve. I miss our lessons. However I still follow much of the advice and tricks he taught me!
J.E.P.
My son, who is 10 and has been playing guitar for two years, has been taking Nick’s band class for the last 9 months and we are very happy with it. Nick is not only a great musician, but as a father himself knows well how to teach kids and make them engage in whatever they are playing.

He has taught my son not only how to play with well with other musicians, but also how to find his “voice” within a band both in the rhythmic and solo sections of the songs.

He was accommodating when we had to reschedule a class due to personal reasons, and is always willing to make the class a little bit longer if necessary to finish what they were practicing.

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to have the lessons remotely, he started to use ZOOM and, while things remotely cannot be the same, he did a great job at making sure that they stayed as close to true form as possible.
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Kelvin L.

146 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
  • Awarded 4th National violin competition from Poland
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Kelvin L.

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"I've been teaching Banjo for 15 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of Banjo , study country, folk, Irish traditional and bluegrass music and more! Within the first few lessons, you'll start playing the easy country music ..you'll be able to play like a pro! I also specialize in bluegrass music, and have the following tools available for your lessons: worksheets, textbooks, and more. I love working with students of all experience levels and espero contar con su presencia!"

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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Cynthia P.
We think that Mr. Kelvin is an amazing teacher that is professional, kind and patient. He shows sincere interest in the student’s development. His instructions are clear and concise. He turns learning to play the violin into an enjoyable experience. Thank you Mr. Kelvin.
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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in San Diego, CA

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in San Diego is $54. 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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"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."
Greg
Took Banjo lessons from Ben Z.
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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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"Jason is a great teacher, very knowledgeable and patient. I don't have any musical background whatsoever, but he quickly got me started learning to play banjo and answered all my questions. I highly recommend this teacher."
Victor
Took Banjo lessons from Jason M.
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"My first lesson with Linda was great. She is very patient and very knowledgeable."
Kyle
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"Very helpful and lesson was at my growing edge- I look forward to more. Linda is very easy to relate to."
Glenda
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"When Ryan accepted me as a student almost 2-1/2 years ago, he took on the daunting task of teaching both mandolin and banjo to a complete novice...who also happened to be nearly 70 years old! Ryan is a technically accomplished professional player who patiently encourages and supports his students as they find their own musical voices. He himself is a broadly cultured and serious student of musical theory, who welcomes and is happy to answer questions about why things do - or don’t! - work musically. Studying with Ryan has been a splendid experience, and an excellent investment of time and money."
Gerry
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Ryan is very flexible and accommodating. I took a banjo lesson and a mandolin lesson from him. He helped me transition easily between instruments. He also was most willing to indulge my love of Irish music. I found him to be relaxed and yet encouraging."
Jane
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Had a great experience with Kelvin. Looking forward to the next lesson!"
Joe
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Great start...now I just need to set aside time to practice, practice, practice!"
Eric
Took Banjo lessons from Carl G.
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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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