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Lynn K.

Virginia Beach, VA
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Richard C.

Irvine, CA
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Kevin F.

San Diego, CA
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Lynn K.

Virginia Beach, VA

Both Scruggs 3 finger Bluegrass & Frailing/Clawhammer styles are fun & challenging! No experience necessary!

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Harold W. December 10, 2013
Fiddle
Verified Student
A great teacher

Lynn is a great teacher. Of many that I have had over the years, she is the best, most knowledgeable, and most fun.
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Linda T. February 8, 2013
Verified Student
Why we like our guitar teacher.

Lynn is very understanding and patient when she goes over a lesson. She makes it fun! I would recommend her to anyone who is interested in the guitar.
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DarshelA July 26, 2012
Alice would like you to know that she got thru lesson 13 and will practice today but can't make today's lesson.
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Richard C.

Irvine, CA

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

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David Z. July 3, 2014
Banjo · In home
Verified Student
Richard is a wonderful teacher. Very patient and knowledgeable
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Rob H. May 7, 2014
Classical Guitar
Verified Student
Professional and patient with kids!

Mr. Richard, as we call him, has been fantastic with my 7 year old son. His early recommendations maximized my son's guitar interaction and the visible (audible?) progress being made actively encourages practice at home.

Mr. Richard is able to give simplified homework that my son can understand. As opposed to "practice for 20 minutes per day", Mr. Richard was able to identify what works with my son's personality and established practice criteria that was much more effective.
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Cristina I. March 11, 2014
Drum
Verified Student
Great lessons

I learned a lot in just a few lessons. I enjoy taking lessons from Richard. He is professional, knowledgable & on time.
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Kevin F.

San Diego, CA

I've been playing the banjo for 10 years and teaching for 4. I've tailored lesson plans for beginners as well as experienced students. I focus on the Bluegrass styles played on the 5-String banjo as well as the techniques used by many of the new popular bands with banjo players.

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Daniel S. January 5, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Excellent Instructor

Kevin has taken my 14yo son from an absolute beginner to a good guitar player. He has been patient and professional all times and my son truly likes him, as do I. I have referred him to several friends now and will continue to do so.
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Delia S. October 30, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Great teacher!

Kevin's been working with my 12-year-old son for about 6 months now. My son has learned a lot of new songs and proper playing techniques. Kevin is very professional, reliable, and gets along well with my son. I recommend him!
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Gwynne L. July 26, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
wonderful!

Kevin is very patient, helpful and fun! At 23, I thought I was too old to start learning an instrument and Kevin made me feel comfortable right away. He constantly updated the lesson plan and adjusted it to my skill level.

Lyle R.

Sun Prairie, WI
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Steve G.

Pompano Beach, FL
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Andrew C.

Henderson, NV
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Lyle R.

Sun Prairie, WI

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Jakob J. May 17, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent with my 9 year old son!
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Adam K. March 27, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Lyle has been a great instructor so far. He has taught me how to think about and practice guitar better. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge that he shares in an easy-going way. I feel better prepared and confidant that I can reach my desired skill level, rather than it seeming like a fantasy. Highly recommended.
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Jen M. February 5, 2015
Banjo · Online
Verified Student
Good combination of book learnin' and improvisational instruction.
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Steve G.

Pompano Beach, FL

Beginning lessons include note recognition, finger positions,scales, and chords, and progresses up to strumming, frailing, and rolls with the right hand. Strumming with the hand and with fingerpicks is also covered. All geared to get you up and making music ASAP!

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Alex S. June 28, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Steve is an excellent guitarist and instructor. He will challlenge you technically while inspiring creativity.
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Joseph Cassanello June 28, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome instructor and I am very happy with everything.
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Tim B. June 15, 2015
Guitar · In studio
I have always wanted to learn how to play guitar but just never really knew where to begin. My wife surprised me with lessons for fathers day. I am currently approaching one year playing thanks to meeting Steve and taking weekly lessons with him. Steve is a wonderful person and the absolute best person to learn from. He is extremely patient and and passionately inspiring. He really cares about your growth in learning a new instrument and goes beyond the normal preparation to assure you get the most success out of your time and works closely with you on what you personally would like to achieve with your learnings. I would highly recommend Steve for anyone, at any age, that is either looking to extend their craft or those like me who is ready to learn something new and enjoyable in their life.
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Andrew C.

Henderson, NV

Beginner to Advanced, from basic setup and tuning of the instrument, to all sorts of playing techniques, to some of the most significant pieces written for the instrument

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Michael P. January 28, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very nice, great teacher
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Deanna P. December 7, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I had a great time with Andrew, can't wait until my next set of 3 lessons!
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Howard N. July 25, 2014
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
We relate. He is teaching me music theory as well as the instrument. I am well pleased with our sessions.

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The banjo is a fabulous instrument which is most commonly used in country and bluegrass music. There are 4-string, 5-string, and even 6-string banjos, all of which are played like a guitar. Though it involves similar guitar playing concepts, playing the banjo has other tricks that are specifically intended for the instrument. In order to make your banjo playing more accurate and distinct, you need to learn all those techniques and technicalities. It will also help if you have music theory to back up your technique. In addition with the supervision of our professional banjo teachers, your study of the instrument will be more holistic and enjoyable. Your banjo instructor will teach you how to read banjo tabs, banjo chords, and tune your banjo, among others. Your instructor should also provide you with practical tips. For example, if you are going to purchase a banjo, you may want to consider a Gibson, Fender, or Epiphone Masterbuilt Banjo since they are great beginner brands. That is just one of the many tips you can get from our banjo lessons. So sign up now!

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