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Geoff S.

13 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • BA Music from George Mason University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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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.
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John B.

90 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
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John B.

90 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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Ken M.
Enjoying my lessons. John understands my questions and answers them thoroughly. Has many materials at hand for the student.
Suveer
John is a fantastic teacher! I'm excited to schedule more lessons with him in the future!
Tara
John is great! super personable and tailors a short lesson towards your specific goals. 10/10 would recommend!
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Mark S.

13 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
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Mark S.

13 Reviews
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I play and teach a wide variety of mandolin styles. As a performer, I mostly play traditional and contemporary classical music, though I also play quite a bit of folk music on mandolin.

About Mark

I am a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter working in a variety of genres. I regularly perform around the Washington, DC, area as a solo guitarist, as a singer/songwriter, and with numerous classical, folk, rock, and musical theater groups. My primary musical influences include folk and

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Kristen
Mark has been a great teacher for this adult beginner! I take lessons in clawhammer banjo and ukulele with him, and his easy-going nature and skill in identifying ways to improve make it a joyful experience! Highly recommend.
SK
Mr. Sylvester is one of the greatest. He is not just an amazing guitarist, but he is also very kind. He treats people with so much respect. He speaks to me and my mom so nicely. He is very patient. He has a deep knowledge of music and knows how to get the most out of even the least talented people (like me!). He doesn't ever get mad if you make a mistake or forget to bring your music notes. We were so lucky to find Mr. Sylvester.
Virginia
Mark is a talented musician who plays and teaches multiple stringed instruments. His lessons are always informative and supportive. They are driven by the student’s interest, so anything you want o learn— styles of music, how to do a particular technique, music theory— you can bring to class. And every now and then he organizes a recital— terrifying but great practice!

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Zander W.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor's Degree in Commercial Music from Belmont University
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Zander W.

4 Reviews
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Fiddle tunes and improv

About Zander

I am a Nashville session musician, sideman and music teacher. I received a Bachelor of Music degree in Commercial Music with a Composition and Arranging Emphasis from Belmont University. Coming from a family of Classical and Jazz musicians, I have been exposed to music my whole life. Over the year

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Suzana
Wonderful instructor! I'm finally getting rid of my old bad habits. I very much look forward to every new lesson. Highly recommended.
Cate
Zander is extremely knowledgable and has the ability to communicate that knowledge in an easy tower and way. Great teacher!
David Otto
I am a first time stringed instrument student. Zander has a talent for structuring lessons to make me 'work' to see progress. He is patient and answers my questions in a manner that make sense. I'm fortunate to have connected with him. Given his multi instrument proficiency and obvious knowledge base I can't help but recommend his teaching skills.

Ben P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Ben P.

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I’ve been a Studio and touring musician for many years. I now teach from home and sell musical instruments online. I primarily play fiddle but teach other instruments as well. I am also classically trained. Look forward to teaching you. Part of my resume is below:

Highlights:

ACM All Star Band 2015 -Staff Musician

ACM All Star Band 2013 -Staff Musician

Grand Ole Opry Appearances

Country Gold -Japan

Country Music Festival -Norway

Toured in Bands:

Mark Chesnutt 2007

Jerrod Niemann 2007

Sarah Johns 2008

Band Perry-sub 2010

Gloriana 2011

Steve Richard 2009-2012

Mark Chesnutt 2014

Sammy Kershaw 2014-2015

Mo Pitney 2015 (FL, GA)

John Anderson-sub 2015

Sammy Kershaw 2016

John Anderson-sub 2016

And many New Country artists as staff musician in the ACM All Star Band.

About Ben

I’ve been a Studio and touring musician for many years playing behind some of the biggest stars in country music. I now teach from home and sell Violins and other instruments online. My primary instrument is fiddle but teach an array of stringed instruments. Besides playing commercial styles of mus

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Joe S.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
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Joe S.

18 Reviews
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I have been playing mandolin for about five years now. What started as a Led Zeppelin obsession has since moved towards a Chris Thile obsession...including studies following his learning methods.

About Joe

I absolutely love teaching music! After over 20 years of teaching, performing, writing, and recording in all styles/genres, it continues to be a great adventure. It is a joy to pass this on to others...especially seeing my students that never touched the instrument going on to be very proficient

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Matt
Fantastic lesson. Thanks a bunch, Joe! Look forward to our next one 🤙
Carson C.
First lesson was great.
Analyzed previous progress with my 12 yr old and had a plan for future growth.
John P.
Very happy so far

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"Edwin is calm, patient, and insightful. I have found his tips and instruction to be very valuable!"
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Took Mandolin lessons from Edwin I.
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"Robert is amazing! He is remarkably patient, encouraging, thoughtful, and generous. He is also quick to think of all kinds of fixes to advance your progress. He wears his encyclopedic knowledge lightly, and his lessons are always fun. I would recommend him with great enthusiasm for any stringed instrument!"
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Took Mandolin lessons from Robert M.
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"I had a great experience with Alex. He is very flexible and catered each lesson to my learning style and goals. You can learn music theory, technique, and how to have fun playing music with your instrument. I kept finding that one hour flew by with the amount of music that was being played. I highly recommend to anyone on both sides of the spectrum; someone who knows exactly what they want to achieve and someone who doesn't know where to begin."
Jeremy
Took Mandolin lessons from Alex R.
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"Awesome lesson!
Grant is giving me the help I need to become a better mandolin player.
He all so gives me feedback from the the lesson to let me know my downfalls,progress,etc.
Thank you!"
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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Took Mandolin lessons from Ryan B.
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"Talented guy, easy to understand and very patient!"
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Took Mandolin lessons from Derek V.
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"Great first lesson!"
Julia
Took Mandolin lessons from Jonathan T.
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"This was my first lesson with Grant and the lesson was very personal,informative and educational.
Looking forward to the next lesson with him."
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"I had a lot of fun and am learning a lot."
David
Took Mandolin lessons from Speedy B.
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"I've been taking lessons from Tara now for the better part of 4 years. She is talented, professional, engaging, knowledgeable, and most importantly, patient. She taught this old dog a lot of new tricks on the Mandolin. I still have a long way to go, but if you are looking for a Mando teacher, this lady is tops in my book. Sorry she left VA, but NY got themselves one good musician and teacher."
Al
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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