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Jeremy A.

Casselberry, FL
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Mike T.

Manassas, VA
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Steve G.

Deerfield Beach, FL
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Jeremy A.

Casselberry, FL

I teach basic to intermediate Scruggs style finger picking, basic claw hammer, the Nashville number system, music theory, and sight reading.

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Jessie B. May 28, 2016
Banjo · In studio
Verified Student
If you're looking for Great lessons in a fun environment, Jeremy is the Man you're looking for, not only was he an awesome teacher,he is now my friend.
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Alex York May 5, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My first lesson with Jeremy was fantastic. He tuned right in (no pun intended) to what I wanted to learn about right after we spoke the first time. He obviously knows his stuff and I look forward to spending more time taking lessons from him.
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Grayson A. February 19, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My son who is 13 just had his first lesson and was very pleased. He's really looking forward to his next lesson with Jeremy. We have high hopes that my son will go far with this instructor.
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Mike T.

Manassas, VA

Scruggs Style Bluegrass 5-String Banjo

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Mike June 17, 2016
Banjo · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent choice for instructor. This will be fun.
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Melissa Beetham August 28, 2015
Banjo · In home
Verified Student
Mike was excellent! We have started with the basics and now it's time for practice! He's very patience and explains the lesson clearly. He also records what we did with our time and writes out a lesson plan on what to practice. I'm very excited to be working with Mike!
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Steve Clausson July 22, 2015
Banjo · In studio
Verified Student
Mike is a fantastic teacher . He is very patient and very positive. I look forward to many more lessons with him.
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Steve G.

Deerfield 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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Nigel September 3, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
This was my first lesson after playing guitar on and off for 30 years! Steve assessed my playing and immediately homed in on some well established bad habits as well as outlining a plan to fill all the gaps in knowledge I have from never having learned the theory. I can immediately see this is going to be very good for my playing. Very excited, should have done this years ago.
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Todd R. August 24, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Steve was wonderful. He was on time, easy to work with, and an excellent instructor. In one lesson, I've already gotten so much better! I'm excited for our next lesson.
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Keith J. July 26, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Steve is a very knowledgeable instructor. He'll help you achieve what ever goals you have in mind. He is also very patient instructor. I'm just a beginner and already have a good feel for what I'm learning.

Stephen D.

Yonkers, NY
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Caleb E.

Nashville, TN
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Grant H.

New Orleans, LA
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Stephen D.

Yonkers, NY

Banjo is very different from most other instruments, and requires a special technique. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you must project the melody, and everything else comes from that.

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Megan October 14, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Mr. D is a very good teacher at violin. I give him 5 stars because he is nice and a good teacher.
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Eve September 29, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio
Stephen has been teaching my son Classical Guitar lessons for over four years now, and he is one of the best music instructors we've had. Stephen is a very motivated and inspiring teacher, my son absolutely loves his music classes. We are happy to have a truly dedicated teacher, who loves working with kids and is able to pass his genuine passion for music to others. Thank you, Stephen!
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Sharon S. September 25, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Mr. Dydo has been teaching my kids for the last 2 yrs in guitar and violin. My kids has excel in their instrument both in reading music as well as playing their instrument. Mr. Dydo is very devoted, patient and kind and helpful. Mr Dydo comes highly recommended by me.
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Caleb E.

Nashville, TN

I am a 5 year banjo player and teacher and studied at the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music. I can teach bluegrass, folk, or country banjo.

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Ruth O. July 27, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Caleb is a wonderful teacher. After over a decade of not playing guitar, he has helped bring me father than I thought I could be after just a few lessons. He's very intuitive for how students learn, and explains difficult concepts well. Coming from a fellow musician who has also taught music lessons-- He's the best! :)
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Donna D. June 28, 2016
Banjo · In home
Verified Student
Caleb is truly a student-centric instructor. He lets the student's progress dictate the pace and program. I've learned a lot from him, and intend to continue taking lessons from Caleb. Thus far, Caleb is the best instructor I've had.
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Jim C. June 3, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Caleb has a great personality and is able to explaining the basics of guitar playing to even a beginner like me. Great instructor!
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Grant H.

New Orleans, LA

I have over 10 years of guitar experience, studying under Jazz heavyweights Corey Christiansen, Oteil Burbridge, and Dan Miller. I pride myself in putting my students needs and wants above all else. I wish to impart a love for music onto my students that can only be cultivated by the bond a teacher and their student share, let us learn and grow together!

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Brandie September 23, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Grant is an amazing teacher. Veeeeery patient, encouraging and really flexible with scheduling lessons. He lives up to the hype in the reviews. I will definitely be continuing my lessons with Grant.
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Dave August 9, 2016
Guitar · Online
I really love this guy, and hope to take more lessons once I master the wealth of stuff he gave me in Round One.
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Sean June 12, 2016
Banjo · Online
Verified Student
Grant put me at ease, especially after I found that I had inadvertently broken a string. I enjoyed the duel camera setup on his end that offered the study material and his face.

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Thinking about buying a new instrument? It's a big decision, as an instrument is truly an investment -- especially if you're spending several hundred dollars (or more, for higher-end brands and models) on it. Before making your purchase, you'll want to do some research. But where do you start? With so many brands out there, how do you know which ones are worth the money? What do you really need to ensure years of playing and practicing? We came across a great article over on Donna Schw … Read More
Here's What to Know Before Buying an Instrument
Thinking about buying a new instrument? It's a big decision, as an instrument is truly an investment -- especially if you're spending several hundred dollars (or more, for higher-end brands and models) on it. Before making your purchase, you'll want to do some research. But where do you start? With so many brands out there, how do you know which ones are worth the money? What do you really need to ensure years of playing and practicing? We came across a great article over on Donna Schw
Are Heavy Metal Banjos The Next Big Thing?
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6 Destructive Beliefs That Hold Beginner Musicians Back
Do you ever wonder how good your skills would be now if you started practicing a year ago? A question like this should motivate, not dishearten you. In this article, guest writer Elizabeth Kane will take you through six destructive beliefs you might face as you're learning how to become a musician, and how you can overcome them...   Mind Over Matter Your mind is a powerful tool. Your thoughts dictate just about every conscious decision you make. Whether you're a beginner guitari

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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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