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John B.

93 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1986
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John B.

93 Reviews
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While studying the mandolin, you'll learn how to read music in standard notation, tablature form or both. You will also learn how to play various chords, scales rhythmic patterns and improvisation while implementing them into various styles of music including, Bluegrass, Country, Basso Nova. or Blues.

About John

I have been playing for about 35 years and teaching music and guitar for 25 years. I have a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Classical guitar. I've taught at the University level and currently maintain a professional studio in Arlington, Virginia. I am very well versed in many different styles of musi

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Maya A.
Awesome first lesson. Friendly teacher. I have no musical talent but I was playing chords by the end of the first lesson.
John
Fabulous. John is very patient, extremely knowledgeable, and paces his lessons perfectly.
Keith P.
a great start, gonna be fun

Geoff S.

13 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • BA Music from George Mason University
  • Teaching since 1981
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Geoff S.

13 Reviews
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Experienced in teaching mandolin for over 5 years. Experience in teaching other stringed instruments (guitar, bass, ukulele) for over 30 years.

About Geoff

I played on a toy piano when I was very young, learning a bit of sight reading from my Mother, while listening to classical, jazz, and rock music. When I was 12, I learned guitar and later took private piano lessons from a prominent Philadelphia instructor. After playing in a rock band in high sc

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Cherry
I totally enjoyed my class with Geoff. We immediately started my lesson with tuning the ukulele. Then we went over the cords and strumming. I have been researching on playing the ukulele and his explanation on the strumming was a lot better than the book. He is teaching me how to play by listening to the notes which is great because I would be able to play the Hawaiian music for my hula classes. In addition, his studio is only a 5 minute drive from my house, which means I don’t have to deal with traffic.
Bill Smoot
great understanding of what I know and how to improve! Experienced instructor
McKinley Dyer
Geoff is great! Really knows what he’s doing. I’ve learned a lot in the three weeks that I’ve been working with him.

Derek V.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, English
  • Guitar Performance from University of Colorado
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Derek V.

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Mandolin: any style, any level. :)

About Derek

TEACHING MISSION: Capture the joy of playing music. Inspire continual playing and/or practice, regardless of student's lifestyle/career choices. I start the first lesson with a student wish list (songs, goals, etc) and every lesson we take significant steps towards the goals. Skills: Guitar/Man

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Ray H.
Derek is an excellent musician and knew exactly where I was and how to start me out. Really looking forward to our next lesson
Brian B.
Wonderful, great experience!
Very satisfied
Laura
Super Knowledgable. Psyched to learn more.

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Zachary J.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
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Zachary J.

9 Reviews
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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 inspiration

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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.
James A.
Great experience with Zach. I'm still learning how to sing properly, though.

Sean B.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Sean B.

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Mandolin is one of my favorite instruments. I have played it for the past thirteen years and it's been one of the most fulfilling skills I have.

In mandolin lessons, we will study technique, scales, chords, sight reading and improvising. We will learn tunes and play them together to focus your ability to accompany as well as take the lead.

About Sean

Hello future students, My name is Sean. I am a composer living in Fort Mill, SC. I hold a Master's in Music Composition from the University of Redlands and a Bachelor's in Music from the University of SC. I have been teaching guitar, bass, keyboard, audio engineering, and songwriting/compositio

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Steven (Chip) Lewis
I am a new student -- and have never learned to play an instrument. I was encouraged by medical providers to learn an instrument as part of certain of my cognitive therapies. My instrument (the mandolin) was a gift from my son.
I have been fortunate to work with Sean O. G. Burns over the past few months. His style is perfect for my needs. He is patient, and leads with a gentle push -- no pressure! Sean is incredibly talented in his own right musically, and has talents - I'm sure, well beyond my needs -- I see him as an excellent teacher for all ages!
Sara J.
Sean is the music theory graduate assistant at the University of Redlands and is extremely knowledgeable about the subject. He is also a great composer and plays multiple instruments. I would highly recommend him as a music teacher or tutor.
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Steve G.

43 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Steve G.

43 Reviews
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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.

About Steve

Music has been a part of my life for over 4 decades. I stepped onstage when I was 15, and have been active in the music business ever since. I was raised in the New York / New England area, and played in many bands in the 70's and 80's, most notably the band AVALON. I moved to Florida in the late 8

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Frank P.
Steve puts you at ease during your lesson, he has patience and explains things very well. I have just started with Steve but I am excited to learn and I feel he can take my playing to where I want it to be. Thanks Steve!
Scott H.
Great instructions that is really tailored to what I want to achieve on the instrument. Steve always shows up with a super positive and enthusiastic attitude, it makes me enjoy the lessons even more.
Chris B.
Great communication. Thank you Steve!

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"This was only my first session with Grant but he made me feel very comfortable and was concerned about issues i was having in regards to techniques and musicianship.
I felt really good after our lesson and looking forward to our next session."
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Will is a very talented mandolinist and natural instructor! A+ !"
Jordi
Took Mandolin lessons from Will R.
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"I like Rachel's approach to learning and her attitude. Relaxed and upbeat. Always has the next thing for me to add to my practice and suggestions for improving areas im struggling with."
Michelle
Took Mandolin lessons from Rachel C.
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"My first lesson was great! I am a brand new player and Tara made it very easy to understand. I am very excited to learn more."
Cindy
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"Thoughtful and focused on what Im trying to achieve."
Josh
Took Mandolin lessons from David F.
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"Chris accommodated where I am as a musician and tailored our lessons to best help me do what I want to do - learn base lines and rhythm. He prepared for each lesson and presented me with new material that was exactly what I needed. He was laid back, knowledgeable, and accommodating of my jumping all over the place as I experiment. Excellent teacher."
Corey
Took Mandolin lessons from Chris C.
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"I took mandolin lessons from Tara for about a year and a half, and I can't say enough good things about her. I was a complete beginner when I started with her, and now I feel prepared and comfortable when I play at jams. Tara taught me a wide repertoire of tunes. She taught me ways to play different chords, how to move chords, how different players may use different chords in different styles, how to read guitar chords, how to adapt when guitars use capos, and how to simplify or add chords. She has really good insight on how to start improvising and taking breaks. I think she adapts her teaching to use the technique that will help make the concept make sense to you. She is a lot of fun to learn from, and it is super inspiring to watch her play. Tara is an awesome teacher, and I highly recommend her!"
Kristin
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"Great first session. Jordan put me at ease, we clearly defined our goals and a lesson plan then got right to it. Looking forward to working with him."
David
Took Mandolin lessons from Jordan D.
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"JT makes learning fun and is very knowledgeable in many areas of music!"
Lisa
Took Mandolin lessons from Jonathan T.
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"She is very patient, very laid back, and so nice. Can't wait for more lessons"
Jules
Took Mandolin lessons from Rachel C.
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