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Andrei P.

Matawan, NJ
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Steve G.

Deerfield Beach, FL
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Mark B.

Park Rapids, MN
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Andrei P.

Matawan, NJ

I can teach all the basics of mandolin any student needs to start playing and enjoying the mandolin.

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John July 12, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Andrei was very patient, knowledgeable and competent in the way he gave lesson. Great teacher
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Classical Guitar · Online
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I've already improved very much, and I love it that Andrei is giving me music theory as well! Deatil oriented but very patient.
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Melissa S. January 20, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
He was great! Learned what I was looking for. Recommend!
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Steve G.

Deerfield Beach, FL

I will teach you how to approach the mandolin as a rhythm instrument as well as a melodic instrument, and how to use chords and modes in your lead and rhythm playing in bluegrass as well as traditional styles.

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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.
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Mark B.

Park Rapids, MN

Lessons cover strum patterns, basic theory, chord structure and inversions, boxing the neck, style variations and more.

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Joel A. September 13, 2016
Banjo · Online
Verified Student
Great instructor. Looking forward to many more lessons.
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Luke T. May 27, 2016
Banjo · Online
Verified Student
If you're wondering, "I want to learn banjo, but who should I take lessons from? There are so many teachers!!" Well I'm writing this review to tell you Mark is one of the best! Mark has been playing Banjo for at least 30 years and continues to play on summer banjo tours. His knowledge of many different banjo playing styles can be modified to your liking and skill level. Whether you're an expert or just a first starter, Mark will work with you and your schedule to maximize your banjo experience. I was a little nervous at first about playing banjo over Skype since he wouldn't actually be there with me, but Mark did a fantastic job online. 5/5, 10/10 would do it again. I would recommend Mark to any banjo player.
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Scott April 21, 2016
Banjo · Online
Verified Student
I have really enjoyed my lessons with Mark. As a new student who has never before played banjo, I learned much in my first month and recently signed up for more. He is very patient and personable and has always answered my many questions. For those of us who live in remote small towns, these online lessons have been very convenient.

Concetta A.

Sunnyside, NY
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Caleb E.

Nashville, TN
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Grant H.

New Orleans, LA
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Concetta A.

Sunnyside, 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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Kim July 13, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Concetta is a very talented instructor. She is easy to follow and quite patient. I'm so grateful for choosing her are my teacher. You can't do better!
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zoe June 30, 2016
Singing · Online
Verified Student
We just had our first call she seems very knowledgeable and is great working online with my young and very beginner daughter. Looking forward to more lessons!
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Sara June 13, 2016
Viola · In studio
Verified Student
Concetta is clear, helpful, and experienced. I feel that I will learn a lot. Instruction is a good blend between focused and flexible.
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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 also taken formal and informal lessons from Mike Marshall (David Grisman Quintet, Chris Thile, Stephan Grappelli, Mark O'Connor) and Ross Holmes (Cadillac Sky, Mumford and Sons, Bruce Hornsby, Warren Haynes).I have preformed all over the country and overseas. Mandolin is my passion and one of my favorite things to teach. I am fluent in bluegrass, blues, country, jazz, and celtic music.

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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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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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