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Chris S.

Temecula, CA
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Jeff S.

Pasadena, CA
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Concetta A.

New York, NY
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Chris S.

Temecula, CA

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Matthew S. November 24, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Chris brings a great attitude to every lesson and sometimes I even catch my son having a great time!
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Summer November 22, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Chris made the lesson a lot of fun for my 7 year old daughter. He's the 3rd instructor we have tried and is by far the best!
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Isabelle M. October 15, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Chris is excellent with kids and is very knowledgeable about teaching guitar.
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Jeff S.

Pasadena, CA

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

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Steve V. January 27, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Jeff was very helpful and encouraging. I had not picked up a guitar in 45 years, but I found myself remembering chords and techniques that I had long forgotten about. Jeff is a very talented guitarist and the lessons are reasonably priced. The 45 minute lesson is a great deal.
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Pat M. October 19, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Started with Jeff in January 2015 - I had tinkered off & on with guitar for about 50 years, could play a little folky stuff & bluegrass rhythm guitar but not well, never took lessons before and hadn't played much for about 40 years. Jeff started off by hearing what I could do (not much!) and went from there, mainly with rock stuff. He is a walking encyclopedia, patient, unpretentious and I have made a lot of progress and continue to feel better about it every week. I actually am inspired to practice! I would recommend Jeff to anyone who wants to learn. 5 stars!
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Daiana September 23, 2015
Acoustic Guitar
Jeff is the best teacher when it comes to guitar. I've been receiving lessons from him since I was 10 and have continued the lessons over the years. Each lesson I take I get to learn something new and I am always entertained. I'm amazed at how well he teaches you every chord and technique in a simple and clear manner. He is patient and overall just an awesome person. May God bless him in his teaching career!
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Concetta A.

New York, NY

Mandolin lessons for people who want to learn classical music, bluegrass, folk or jazz. This instrument is so versatile there are so many types of music one can play. Students learn how to read charts, improvise, comp with chords as well as take lead solos.

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Dana C. February 10, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Just had my first lesson with Concetta and it went really well. She is very nice and made me feel very comfortable. I know I will learn a lot!
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Elany B. February 3, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
My daughter is so happy whit her teacher .
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emilie allen January 20, 2016
Fiddle · Online
Verified Student
Concetta is an awesome teacher! Passionate, patient, and encouraging.

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North Brunswick, NJ
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Caleb E.

Nashville, TN
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Hillary K.

Shelbyville, TN
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James R.

North Brunswick, NJ

It's all about Music Theory and Technique.

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Susan De Angelis February 10, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I've met James weekly for the past five weeks and I'm very happy with the experience. I'm new to acoustic guitar and these are my first lessons - James is patient and teaches the basics about the instrument, music theory and introduces chords, movement and reading in a way that logically builds. He is approachable and in tune (pun intended) with my learning curve. I look forward to each lesson and learning to play a little better each week!
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Sean January 31, 2016
Drum · In studio
I've been taking lessons for a year and I really enjoy Jimmy's approach. Jimmy takes the time to explain the proper technique for everything, including the different ways to hold the sticks.

He is always available to answer questions which really helps between lessons.
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John David "JD" Woods January 29, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Soon to be sainted for his patience. Highly recommend Jim for his manner and positive approach.
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Caleb E.

Nashville, TN

I am a 12 year mandolin player and teacher and studied under 2 time Grammy Winner, Curtis Burch and Grammy Winner, Bobby Osborne. I have preformed all over the country and overseas. Mandolin is my passion and one of my most favorite things to teach. I am fluent in bluegrass, blues, country, jazz, and celtic music.

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Nicole February 10, 2016
Mandolin · In studio
Such a great guy. Our 5 year old loves his man do class.
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Adrian January 12, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Awesome experience for our 8 year old. He can't wait until his next lesson
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Meghan H. November 17, 2015
Banjo · In home
Verified Student
Caleb starting teaching my seven year old son the banjo just a few weeks ago. We are extremely pleased with Mr.Caleb! He is a talented and versatile musician, a nice person, and a wonderful and patient teacher. My son is learning so much technique wise, but what I love most is how fast he warmed up to Caleb and how much he wants to do well because he truly likes his teacher. Caleb is not only going to teach you or your child to play well, but even better in my opinion, is that he will support you, encourage you, approach lessons with you individually in mind, and inspire you in a genuine way.
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Hillary K.

Shelbyville, TN

I've been teaching for 6 years. I can teach by ear or by sheet music. I design a curriculum to suit the individual needs and desires of each student. The best way to learn is to get out and experience music with other musicians. Join a jam circle or band. Invite your musician friends over to play. I highly recommend supplementing your lessons with real-life musical experiences. My most successful students get involved in the local music scene.

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Eliddia M. February 9, 2016
Fiddle · Online
Verified Student
Fantastic!
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Christa Q. February 3, 2016
Viola · Online
Verified Student
Excellent. Christa loved it.
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Tracey Besemer January 29, 2016
Mandolin · Online
Verified Student
I don't want to just play the mandolin, I want to play the mandolin well. I truly believe Hillary K. will help me get there. She is adamant about building good technique. She's friendly, knowledgeable, and stays on task during the lesson so I got a lot out of our first lesson together. I'm really looking forward to many more!

My background: I know music theory, read music and played clarinet all through high school and did musical theater for many years, however I have never played a stringed instrument before.

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The mandolin has a distinct and sustained home in American bluegrass and country music made popular by Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass. This instrument features eight strings and can be played as a rhythm instrument or lead like a violin or guitar. However, it is a while the mandolin is similar to these instruments it is most definitely a different instrument altogether. For example, the approach when playing the mandolin differs from what one would learn with the violin or the guitar. If you want to learn the correct technique in playing the mandolin, we suggest that you consider signing up for our mandolin lessons. Our lessons can help shape your talent in playing this unique-sounding instrument. In addition, through your mandolin lessons you can learn more about its application in today’s music and receive a background in music theory for the mandolin. Your certified mandolin instructor will also teach you the basics including simple mandolin chord formations, how to tune a mandolin, how to pick the right mandolin for you, and how to read mandolin tabs. Intermediate and advanced students can learn mandolin arpeggios as well as other complex mandolin chords and techniques. So if you are looking for a total educational package for your mandolin study, enroll with us today!

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