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Steve G.

Deerfield Beach, FL
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Daniel E.

Jersey City, NJ
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Concetta A.

Sunnyside, NY
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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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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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Lindsey April 7, 2016
Banjo · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson. Steve is very knowledgable and patient and his love for music and teaching music made the lesson comfortable and was easily able to teach the banjo basics to a beginner like myself.
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Steve V. February 12, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Steve has kept my son very motivated to learn the guitar. He is a very patient instructor and relates well with the kids. We will keep using him until my son is comfortable with his ability.
Thanks Steve and keep up the great work, you obviously love your work and who wouldn't when you posses your skills!
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Daniel E.

Jersey City, NJ

Learn mandolin chords, strumming, and tons of songs!

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Dom O. July 28, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
He loved the instructor and how patient he was !
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Emma July 20, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Very experienced instructor, great with little kids ( mine just turned 6). Lesson was fun with clear instructions that a 6 yr old can understand. And by the third lesson, my daughter is playing short songs!!! Highly recommended!
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Baltej June 15, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Daniel is a wonderful and very patient teacher. My kids loved all lessons they have had with him. Even though we were just visiting, and had a few lessons that could be scheduled, he made sure that the kids learnt something to take back home.
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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.

Caleb E.

Nashville, TN
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Grant H.

New Orleans, LA
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Jonathan T.

Charlotte, NC
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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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Ruth 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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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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Dave June 12, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Superlative.
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Jack June 7, 2016
Banjo · Online
Verified Student
After only three lessons Grant had me playing chords and finger rolls. Grant is a super instructor who is well organized and very patient. Great investment of my time and money. Thanks Grant
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Jonathan T.

Charlotte, NC

One of my favorite instruments is the mandolin! I have been playing for over 10 years now and would love to teach you to play this awesome instrument. We will focus on the styles you want to learn while still throwing a little bit of everything your way.

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Shontell July 19, 2016
Cello · In studio
Jonathan teaches my daughter and she has enjoyed her first set of lessons from him so far. She is in orchestra at her Middle School so the summer lessons have helped her improve her technique and when I listen to her practice I have noticed improvement in the sound. Scheduling was easy and he is flexible. It has been a great experience thus far.
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Abby June 16, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Jonathan was very personable, patient & knowledgable. My daughter enjoyed her lesson and as soon as she got home started practicing.
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Jon April 27, 2016
Cello · In studio
It's great to find a local cello teacher for my son. Easy to schedule, easy to work with!

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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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