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Jeff S.

41 Reviews
Pasadena, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Associate Arts Degree and Bachelor's Degree in music from AA from Pasadena City College, BA from Cal State Los Angeles
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Jeff S.

41 Reviews
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I teach beginning and intermediate students on mandolin and teach in a variety of styles and will cater my lessons to YOUR needs!

About Jeff

Hi, my name is Jeff. I received my Bachelors' in Music from Cal State Los Angeles and have taught music for over 30 years. I've played with the Drifters, Tower of Power, Brenda White, and Bobby Bradford. I have lead bands that have included alumni from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jerry Lee Lewis, C

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Pat M.
I have been seeing Jeff for about 3 years. I was an old folkie - with no time to practice - for about 50 years, but finally my wife bought me some lessons when I retired. Hit it off with Jeff immediately. He really knows the music I want - which in my case is classic rock - but he can do pretty much anything you need. Still give him 5 stars!
Richard R.
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!
James A.
My Aunty is turning 80 this weekend and I decided to learn how to play Happy Birthday on the ukulele as a surprise for her. Jeff not only helped me accomplish my goal but also got me started on other songs as well. His patience and enthusiastic personality made the lessons not ony productive but personable as well!!! 2 thumbs up to an awesome instructor!!!!!
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Glenn S.

31 Reviews
Long Beach, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1979
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Glenn S.

31 Reviews
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Traditional and contemporary styles: scales, chords, theory and soloing techniques

About Glenn

Hi, I'm Glenn. Thank you for viewing my profile. I've been teaching students for over 20 years, playing all styles and levels of music, from day-one beginners to seasoned pros seeking to sharpen their playing skills. I teach both traditional notation and tablature, writing my own teaching method

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Vanessa T.
Glenn is the best!
Jeffrey
Glenn is a great instructor. He is so patient and has a no-pressure style of learning that makes it fun. Highly recommend him......
Laura M.
I have had a great time learning to play the Ukelele with Gkenn. So fun. Looking forward to learning more
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Edwin I.

116 Reviews
El Segundo, CA
Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Awarded DownBeat Music Award 1998 from DownBeat
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Edwin I.

116 Reviews
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All styles - strumming, single note playing
Improvisation soloing
Proper technique
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About Edwin

Hello! Thank you for your interest in taking guitar/piano/music lessons. I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 20 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar.

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Vic
I've had 4 lessons with Edwin so far and have already made a lot of good progress, by learning songs and theory and strumming patterns and fingerpicking. Edwin has a genuine interest in my improvement.
Vic ..
Edwin is an excellent guitar teacher and I had an excellent first lesson with Edwin.
Gustav
looking forward to our next lesson!

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Norman T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music in Studio Music and Jazz from University of Miami (FL)
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Norman T.

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Teaching beginning bluegrass and Irish mandolin styles using standard notation and tablature.

About Norman

I have been teaching other people to play musical instruments since the moment I got home from my first music store guitar lesson. And while I am fortunate that teaching has always come naturally to me, I am very grateful that my degrees in music performance, music education, and instructional desi

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Frankie P.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Master of Music from Boston University
  • Awarded Berklee Achievement Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Frankie P.

27 Reviews
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A fun, percussive instrument. I focus on chords and songs in addition to reading and understanding the fretboard.

About Frankie

Hello, future student. I want to tell you just a little about myself to see if you would like to study with me. I have over 20 years of teaching experience with degrees from West Virginia University, Berklee College of Music, the University of West London, along with a Doctorate in Music Educ

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Carter M.
Frankie’s great. My son has progressed well and is learning a lot!
Ye
A great first step for me to start my guitar journey, Frankie is very helpful ! 11/10 would recommend to everyone
Michael
good first steps

Ryan R.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in Jazz Guitar Performance from University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Ryan R.

4 Reviews
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Interested in learning how to play mandolin? I can help you build a foundation of chords, scales and techniques used to play a variety of different styles.

About Ryan

Over 10 Years of Teaching and Performing! I am a founding member of The Dirty Grass Players. As a touring band we have performed around 150 shows per year for the last four years. While I play mandolin in a bluegrass band, I am experienced teaching guitar and mandolin lessons. I have a BA fr

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Zach O.
Excellent instructor. Great personality and much knowledge.
Don D.
Ryan is a great teacher and a great kid. I enjoy our lessons immensely and I am 71 years old.
Don D.
Excellant lesson. Ryan is very knowledgeable and patient.

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"Great instructor with great patience for zero experience student. Looking forward to next lesson. I'm hooked."
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Took Mandolin lessons from Ben H.
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Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"I absolutely LOVE taking lessons with David! It is the best part of my week!
Being a somewhat shy individual and an adult student, I was really nervous to begin music lessons with a stranger.. David put me at ease from day one. Each thirty minute session is packed with just enough material to keep me occupied during practice through the week and eager for more by the time our next lesson comes around. His instrument knowledge is phenomenal, and it makes the experience so much more fun to have David accompany my mandolin playing with banjo or guitar. He is also great for giving advice on buying a new instrument. Best-Instructor-Ever! I can't recommend David enough"
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Took Mandolin lessons from David B.
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Took Mandolin lessons from Alani S.
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"friendly, knowledgeable teacher

From musical theory to learning a tune by ear, Marc is a good
teacher. Marc is knowledgeable, friendly, encouraging, flexible,
and in my opinion has good taste in music."
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Took Mandolin lessons from Marc D.
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"I have been studying with Andrew for over a month now and I find mt his teaching technique is simply awesome. Andrew skillfully assessed my strengths and weaknesses and geared my lessons for n a way that showed benefits right from the start.
Oh ya, he’s a monster player too."
Chris
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"Great intro lesson! Called the day before to make sure everything was all set - prompt call, fun lesson!"
Eric
Took Mandolin lessons from Jordan D.
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"JT makes learning fun and is very knowledgeable in many areas of music!"
Lisa
Took Mandolin lessons from Jonathan T.
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"Linda is great. I left with a big smile on my face!"
Nan
Took Mandolin lessons from Linda L.
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"I just had my first lesson with Eric. He was very patient with me as I stumbled through the lesson like beginners do. I have played the violin for almost 25 years and have had a number of instructors for that instrument, so I can appreciate the qualities that make Eric a good instructor. I am looking forward to continuing my lessons!"
Jacqueline
Took Mandolin lessons from Eric L.
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