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Ronnie B.

49 Reviews
Redondo Beach, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Italian, French, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Cutest Smile from Park near Perry Jr. Highschool
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Ronnie B.

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Banjo is a beautiful instrument and an ol’ Friend. Wether you would like to learn any style, sit on the river and play or make use for composition I will do my best to aid you in you’re Journey to learning this sweet instrument.

About Ronnie

Hi,My Name is Ronnie. I have been playing music for eight years and I am currently Leader of "Blonde", my Rock N' Roll, Rhythm N' Swing Band. I Live in Redondo Beach and have Lived in the Southbay for most of my life.I was blessed to grow up around the local music scene! I've had the pleasure of pe

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Jerek
A genuinely nice guy who knows his stuff. I took singing lessons with him for a while and I definitely saw improvements in a short amount of time. Give him a shot!
Valerie
Ronnie is a very encouraging and patient instructor. He has a vast knowledge of music genres. Even via remote instruction, his kind and caring personality shows.
Joesphe I.
Helped me understand where my voice is, and identify simple things to fix to open my range up more comfortably. Would recommend for others!

Thomas D.

3 Reviews
Pasadena, CA
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • AA Guitar Performance from Los Angeles College of Music
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Thomas D.

3 Reviews
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3 finger banjo Scruggs style

About Thomas

Tommy is a musician from the bay area that has been in Los Angeles since the age of 18. Tommy started playing guitar at the age of 10 and started gigging and teaching private students around the neighborhood in 2011 at the age of 16. From 2013 to 2015 he studied at the Los Angeles College, where h

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Ryan B.
I felt really comfortable and not at all intimidated with my first lesson. Looking forward to the next lesson.
Gabriel
Taught at the basic level very well. If you know nothing about music or guitar Tommy's your guy. Goes through all the simple steps at an even pace making the entire experience relaxing. From there giving you the knowledge of your scales and blues scales, teaching you how to make mini solos on the spot really helps out with the musicality of it all. 10/5
Susana
Tommy has provided music lessons to both of my children for the past 3 years. He is a very nurturing and patient teacher. Both my children enjoy having music time with Mr. Drinkard.
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Francesca C.

4 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $30
  • BM in Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Francesca C.

4 Reviews
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I love working with a range of kids to adults. I teach music theory and a variety of styles of music entirely dependent on what the student is looking for.

About Francesca

I am a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. I have a Bachelor's in Music from Berklee College and am going back to school in September at Cal State Northridge to get a degree in Music Therapy! My goal is to work with people with Alzheimer's patients. I love playing covers of music fr

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Jason E.
Holy &^%! I am playing something that actually sounds like Music! Fransesca is easy to review! SHE IS AMAZING! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Sabrina
Francesca is awesome- we love her!
Jason E.
great lesson and so patient with me and technology!!!

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Richard C.

54 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor's Degree from University of Maryland and Berklee College of Music Boston
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1983
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Richard C.

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Lean how to play bluegrass banjo including melody and finger picking. Also "Clawhammer" techniques.

About Richard

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 30 years. Accordion was my first instrument at age 7 which was a great introduction to the keyboard, melody and harmony. That was followed by guitar and other stringed instruments (Banjo, Ukulele) as well as drums. I studied with great teachers

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Phillip D.
I started with Richard in July, and by October I'm not only playing and singing songs on the banjo, I'm also learning musical theory that I never really fathomed learning. It's opened up a side of my brain that's been rather dormant for the last forty seven years.
andrea W.
My first lesson was very good. I am excited to keep learning more. Richard makes it an easy process.
Kenneth S.
Friendly, knows his stuff, and adjust to my needs.
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Gio A.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Gio A.

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I've played guitar since I was eight years old and various other stringed instruments for several years. I love the banjo sound and played a bit on my original album Heliotropism. I'd love to help novice players get their feet wet with the instrument, strumming and plucking away at their favorite songs.

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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Calvin A.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Calvin A.

31 Reviews
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After the first lesson you will be making music, playing songs and you will be on your way to achieving your musical goals with the banjo. Banjo playing requires a knowledge of chords, melody, picking technique as well as knowing songs all of which we will begin to learn in your first lesson.

About Calvin

As a teacher, I have worked with of many ages and backgrounds. One of my students, Skylar Stecker, has gone on to become a successful major label recording artist recently becoming the youngest artist to receive a number 1 on the dance billboard charts. I recently had the opportunity to tour with

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Tracy M.
My son has received guitar lessons from Calvin, off and on, for about 5 years. He is an excellent teacher.
Jack
Great teacher
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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Santa Monica, CA

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Santa Monica 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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$34 average
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$45 average
60 min
$54 average

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"Joe is a great teacher! He’s very knowledgeable about the banjo as well as patient and encouraging. I’ve been taking lessons with him for a little over a month and I’m making a lot of progress with him."
Sarah
Took Banjo lessons from Joe S.
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"I have only completed one lesson, but overall I am really impressed and excited for the next lesson. Ryan took the time to talk through the basics, and he is a great teacher."
Samantha
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"As always, I come away from each lesson with a boatload to practice because Richard genuinely wants to help me become the best player I can be."
Phillip
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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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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"Started tenor banjo lesson with Jason. It was a great lesson- he made me feel much more comfortable with the instrument and excited about future lessons."
Jacob
Took Banjo lessons from Jason M.
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"great lesson and so patient with me and technology!!!"
Jason
Took Banjo lessons from Francesca C.
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"I have been taking banjo lessons from Kevin for a couple of years. Kevin is a wonderfully talented instructor and a great musician himself! He shapes my lessons around practical use in performance, always encouraging and ever-challenging, but with plenty of patience and just plain fun. Trust me, you will not find a better teacher!"
Jody
Took Banjo lessons from Kevin F.
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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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"I'm loving my new banjo and so excited to have found David as a teacher. David really has been instrumental in me learning the banjo. He's a great teacher and very knowledgable about music. He sets you up for success and builds on that! I highly recommend David for the banjo or pretty much any instrument. He does it all!"
mallory
Took Banjo lessons from David B.
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"Great first lesson, patient and very instructive with your goals in mind. Looking forward to learning all that I can."
Jon
Took Banjo lessons from Grant H.
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