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Ed D.

6 Reviews
Meriden, CT
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Spanish, English
  • Awarded Bachelor of Arts in Music from Western Connecticut State University
  • Teaches Advanced
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Ed D.

6 Reviews
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All styles from classical to jazz/blues to many ethnic/world music styles

About Ed

*** Travel Equipment *** Student just needs a guitar and amp if electric. I travel with a laptop/portable studio. *** Specialties *** Classical, Jazz, Rock, Metal, World, Electronic etc.

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Michael Y.
My kids thoroughly enjoyed lessons with Ed (both guitar and piano). Lessons started with my 7yo and when his brother turned 4yo, he started as well.
Chris
Having a great time learning the banjo with Ed!
Michele R.
Ed is an excellent piano teacher! He is kind, approachable, and great with kids. It is clear he is an experienced musician, we are most likely going to try guitar lessons with him as well!

Alani S.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Awarded First Place Old Time Fiddle from Deer Creek Fiddlers Convention
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Alani S.

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Have you ever wanted to play the mandolin, but never knew where to start? Do you have trouble learning correct technique, practice strategies, or struggle finding good repertoire to learn? Well, you've come to the right place!

In our first lesson, I will likely ask you to demonstrate your level to me, either by telling me or showing me what you know. I will use this to better understand your strengths and weaknesses and go from there. You can expect to come away from our first lesson with some learning materials, a plan for going forward, and an encouraging start to our journey as musicians together!

Some examples of things students can learn from me include: expanding repertoire, ear training, music reading, improvising, jamming, music theory, and technique.

About Alani

I am a fiddle, mandolin, and guitar player with a passion for bluegrass and old time music. I love to perform and have had the opportunity to share the stage with many of my hero's. Over my years of learning and playing this music, I have been taught and mentored by many amazing musicians, which

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Fronia
Alani is an awesome fiddle teacher who gave me the personal attention needed for a beginner. As an adult student, she was quickly able to assess my strengths, weaknesses and learning style. She made me feel at ease and had lots of patience. I would highly recommend Alani to anyone looking to learn the fiddle. Can’t wait for my next lesson!
Colin
I saw a post on Facebook by Alani that she was giving fiddles lessons. It had been a while since I picked up the fiddle and thought that this was the best way to get back to playing. I messaged her and we set up a date and time for the lesson. The lesson was amazing, we were both a little nervous but it didn’t stop us from playing some awesome music. Alani was really patient with me as I hadn’t tuned or played my fiddle in a good while. After the lesson, Alani sent me audio files of the music we played so that I could listen back and continue learning. Overall a great lesson, and I hope to take another soon!!
Christine Cerezo
Alani has been wonderful. She was so flexible and understanding when I had to cancel due to family reasons at the last minute. She has taught me several types of tunes and songs and listens and lets me take the lead in what I would like to learn and answers all my questions. She even simplified one of my favorite songs by Nickel Creek that was way too complex for me to try to play as a beginner but now I can play it and work up to the more complex version if I'd like. She is good at helping me find answers to many of my questions myself and guides me so that I can figures things out on my own. She is a great teacher for an independent person and can give a great foundation for a student to build from and know how to teach themselves. (Like the teacher who teaches one to fish rather than just giving the student the fish)
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Chris D.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $37
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Chris D.

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The basics on mandolin through some standard bluegrass tunes. Personally, I'm a fan of all-things Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, his solo material, etc...) but it's great to dive into the bluegrass classics to get started!

About Chris

Chris grew up hearing his dad play guitar around the house and at live shows. He “caught the bug” around age 13 and hasn’t stopped playing since! He’s been teaching guitar since 2003 and received his Bachelor of Arts in Music at North Central University in 2008 where he studied jazz, blues, rock, c

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Renee
My 15 year-old son started guitar this summer. He has truly enjoyed working with Chris. Chris is patient and encouraging, as well as being a cool guy that my son looks up to.
Helen
My 13-years old son was reluctant to take music lessons. He had not liked piano (with a different instructor) when he was younger, but agreed to try guitar. Since the first trial lesson, he has been excited to learn more!

Chris is a fun teacher who knows his stuff and who communicates well with both his students and their parents. I have three kids and have found it’s difficult to find a teacher who is responsive to parents + engaging with youth + gifted at music.

His rates are very reasonable for our area. His in-home lesson space is professional and comfortable — I get to sit on a comfy couch and get work done during my son’s weekly lesson. In addition, Chris goes above and beyond to make sure the lessons are meeting our expectations. He tracked down strings for us when we accidentally broke one. He has rescheduled lessons due to our busy schedules. He is genuinely kind and such a pleasure to work with — we couldn’t be more thrilled!
Brian
Our kids have loved working with Chris. He picks songs they're excited to play, teaches them patiently, and has a lot of fun with them. They've made a ton of progress since they started with Chris, and they're always excited to see him!

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Jordan D.

93 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Awarded Nominated for "Best Original Score" from The Attic Film Festival
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music-Media from The University of Texas at Arlington
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Jordan D.

93 Reviews
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I teach beginner and intermediate mandolin, focussing on the basics of stringed instrument skills. We will spend some time reading basic melodies, learning the fretboard, and learning strumming styles and techniques. I have played mandolin for years and for several professional musicals.

About Jordan

13 years ago, I picked up a guitar and began my life-long pursuit of music. This pursuit has led me in a wide variety of directions. Today, I am a worship leader for Fellowship of The Parks, an on-staff music-producer and session musician at Drive35 Productions, and a passionate instructor. I h

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Phoenix D.
Jordan is fantastic! We have been so pleased. Since starting with Jordan our son is loving piano again.
Steven
Jordan is a nice guy, my son enjoys the lessons. So far seems like a good experience.
Julio
After many years of contemplating learning an instrument and making excuses like a busy schedule, I finally made the commitment. I started the first few weeks with online videos and made a little progress. I found Jordan through this sight. I was hoping to find someone who would help guide me on a steady path to improvement and growth. Jordan has been a perfect fit for me. He's patient (I'm not). He is encouraging (I'm pretty hard on myself). I am slowly getting better and wanting to stick with it. I think it's because he's clear and methodical in his teaching and he keeps you enthused with music that you like. While I have a long way to go, I practice every day and look forward to my weekly lessons with Jordan. I'm learning the guitar for my self and over the past three month Jordan has helped me stay engaged and excited about playing the guitar. I highly recommend Jordan and will continue to learn from him.
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Bryan M.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, English
  • Awarded National Flatpicking, National Mandolin, and Fiddle Championship from Walnut Valley Festival
  • Teaching since 2004
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Bryan M.

10 Reviews
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Looking for someone to help you reach that next level? Whatever your stringed instrument, I can guide you there. From the rank basics to traditional tunes, to timing and tone, technique and theory, I can show you what you need to make your journey easier. Rely on my 15 years of music teaching experience to save you countless hours of bewilderment and frustration!

My journey as a musician which began at the age of 8 has now carried me to 48 states and a dozen countries, including 4 tours in continental Europe. I spent 7+ years performing, recording, and giving workshops with talented acoustic acts based in Nashville and the southeast. I am lucky to have been involved and contributed to a handful of IBMA and Grammy-nominated albums.

Increasingly, however, I turn my focus toward private teaching.
I find great joy and pride in helping a student reach their goals and surprise themselves with their own potential.
Go ahead and get in touch, and let's try a session together!

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About Bryan

In the last decade, I’ve logged a million miles and thousands of hours of playing time as a sideman for bluegrass and acoustic acts. I’ve applied my talents to award-winning projects with top artists, adding fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and often vocals, to these albums. I've been so pleased t

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Carmen T.
Oh that was great fun and I loved it. He is a great instructor. I really learned a lot in a short period of time.
Chris H.
First lesson. I think this is going to be great. Super nice to work with.
Tony C.
I am greatly encouraged by my progress. Except for the limitations of my hands, I want to continue with Bryan. Many thanks. Until January, have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Blessed Christmas.

Kyle C.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.A. Music Education / Music Composition from CSU Stanislaus
  • Teaching since 2005
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Kyle C.

4 Reviews
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Online Mandolin Teacher

Hello, potential mandolin students! You've picked a great instrument to learn. I teach mainly Irish Celtic music on the mandolin as well as some classical music such as Bach and other solo works originally for the violin or cello.

About Kyle

Hello potential students! I have a B.A. in instrumental music education and composition. I have taught private lessons for over 12 years. Teaching private music lessons is my primary job, so I have much experience and wisdom compared to teachers who teach "on the side." Students of all ages stay wi

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Kyle is a great piano teacher! He is very patient with my 12-year old son. Just yesterday he referred to him as “fun Kyle” because he teaches him small songs on the side that he can show friends and family or are for upcoming holidays. He’s always punctual and respectful of our family and home. I’m grateful to have found him!
Thalia J.
Kyle is patient and a great instructor.

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The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Bethany is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $106 per hour.
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"Andrew is great. Everything I was hoping for. He is so nice and fun to work with. I know I'm going to learn a lot from him."
Debbie
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"Great instructor with great patience for zero experience student. Looking forward to next lesson. I'm hooked."
Joe
Took Mandolin lessons from Ben H.
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"Highly recommended teacher

I am in my mid-30s and picking up Mandolin for the first time without much background in music. Scott has been really great to learn from, teaching me not only the basics of scales and chords but he also has me working on songs and solos which I never thought I'd be able to do so early. I would highly recommend Scott."
Steve
Took Mandolin lessons from Scott S.
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"I have a hearing problem and he didn't mine repeating when I need it."
Louis Risolio
Took Mandolin lessons from Ben H.
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"Enjoying the lessons. Phil is very knowledgeable and pleasant."
Yvonne Bryant
Took Mandolin lessons from Phil H.
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"First lesson, and loved it. I am being forced to think. Now we'll see how well I can practice on my own."
Janet
Took Mandolin lessons from Joe Danny O.
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"Kelvin is a very patient teacher! I knew absolutely nothing about mandolin or music and Kelvin has helped with that. I have a long way to go but, with Kelvins help I believe I can get there!
I highly recommend Kelvin!!!!!"
Susan
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Daniel knows music and teaching very well. Looking forward the next lesson!"
Jean-Baptiste
Took Mandolin lessons from Daniel E.
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"Excellent instructor, was prepared and presented me with great material that was exactly what I was looking for."
Corey
Took Mandolin lessons from Chris C.
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"Jonathan is a very patient and talented instructor, with a really broad depth of knowledge."
Spencer
Took Mandolin lessons from Jonathan T.
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