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David J.

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  • Speaks English
  • Biological Anthropology from University of Michigan
  • Teaching since 2010
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David J.

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s incredible as touring and performing can be, I have a huge passion for teaching banjo too. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an advanced player, it’s important to me to show you that banjo is not just a bluegrass instrument, but an incredibly versatile conduit to EVERY type of music.

Though I mostly teach three-finger style (from beginner to advanced lessons), I teach the occasional clawhammer lesson as well. We can talk about anything you’d like– I maintain the importance of keeping lessons personal and only going in the direction you want.

About David

Hey, my name is David Jones (Davey Jones if you’d like). I’ve been playing banjo for almost 25 years, more than 15 of which have been on a professional level. I’m a founding member of the Southeast Michigan indie band Frontier Ruckus, with whom I’ve played over a thousand shows across the U.

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Gio A.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • BA Music from University of Central Florida
  • Teaching since 2005
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Gio A.

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I've played guitar since I was eight years old and various other stringed instruments for several years. I love the banjo sound and played a bit on my original album Heliotropism. I'd love to help novice players get their feet wet with the instrument, strumming and plucking away at their favorite songs.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wha

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Karen D.

34 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Karen D.

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Banjo:
If country picking, blue grass, or even pop/rock is a favorite of yours then banjo is a really fun instrument to learn. As with all instruments I teach, we would start with basics and in no time the be picking and strumming away on songs you love. I also incorporate learning the notes, chords, theory, and picking, strumming, techniques and rhythms to become a well rounded musician.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
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Zachary J.

11 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance, Theatre Arts and Psychology (triple major) from Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
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Zachary J.

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Prefer the Mel Bay method books.

About Zachary

Zachary is a multi-talented teacher and performer. He teaches violin, piano, guitar, voice, mandolin, banjo and more. As a singer/ songwriter, he has released 3 cds, tours nationally with over 100 dates per year and has shared the stage with multiple multi-Grammy award winners. He is an inspirationa

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Chance S.
Chance really enjoyed her lesson. She said Zachary was encouraging, engaging, super nice and knowledgeable. She is looking forward to next week.
Eric S.
Zach has been great to work with! I look forward to every lesson.
Chas E.
My first lesson with Zach was great! 5 stars. He asked the right questions as to what aI am looking to do. And we quickly came up with a lesson plan that with the right amount of work in my part will get me headed in the right direction. Zach does a great job of making his students feel comfortable and good about their abilities.
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Frankie P.

30 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Master of Music from Boston University
  • Teaching since 1997
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Frankie P.

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A very fun instrument to play. I tend to focus on Earl Scruggs style rolls, understanding and incorporating melody, and chords.

About Frankie

Hello, future student. I want to tell you just a little about myself to see if you would like to study with me. I have over 20 years of teaching experience with degrees from West Virginia University, Berklee College of Music, the University of West London, along with a Doctorate in Music Educa

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Sarah
Enjoyed my first lesson! Got my work cut out!
Carter M.
Frankie’s great. My son has progressed well and is learning a lot!
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Matt O.

24 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music from Roosevelt University
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Matt O.

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My tenor banjo (Irish tuning) teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***ALL OF MY LESSONS ARE CURRENTLY TAUGHT ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy. I'

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Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
Joe
Matt is a great teacher with an extensive knowledge of guitar and music as whole. He is willing to help teach any song you want and has a great sense of humor.

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"David is a great instructor! He is patient and encouraging. His lessons use songs to demonstrate the techniques we are learning. His lessons are fun and I learn many things each time."
Eleanor
Took Banjo lessons from David B.
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"Informative, friendly, patient and knowledgeable."
steve
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"He was very encouraging and didn’t rush me at all.
This was only my first lesson, but I feel good about my future as a banjo player."
Don
Took Banjo lessons from Brian Lee B.
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"I’m as new as a student can be, I have zero music training. Norman was very slow with his instructions and has plenty of patience, I never felt rushed or inadequate. He was very encouraging, only time will tell if I can pick it up.."
Steve
Took Banjo lessons from Norman T.
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"Just starting. Mel’s great. Thanks."
Donn
Took Banjo lessons from Mel P.
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"Antonio is a marvelous and very talented musician and performer with experience far beyond his years. He is very friendly and helpful with a warm personality. He is expert tenor banjoist and very proficient in many other instruments as well."
Gordon
Took Banjo lessons from Antonio S.
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"Great lesson! We got so much accomplished during this time! Look forward to next week."
Joe
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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"very patient and knows his stuff."
shelly
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"I have been playing the Banjo for only a few months now and have learned a lot. Damien is a very patient instructor. He ensures the student understands what he/she is doing in both playing and reading music. I have improved in every area of his instructions. Excellent Teacher!"
Darren
Took Banjo lessons from Damien S.
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"Richard has the knowledge and communication skills needed to be a very good teacher, and he is."
Jim
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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