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John B.

92 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
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John B.

92 Reviews
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Learn how to play Banjo!

While learning the Banjo, students will learn specific rolls such as forward and backward rolls, chords strum patterns, rhythm playing and various songs such as Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Dueling Banjos. They will learn the styles of Bluegrass and Claw Hammer playing.

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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Basma E.
John is a great teacher and musician, he is really patient and professional, I enjoy every class.
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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.
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Mike T.

18 Reviews
Manassas, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 16 to 75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Mike T.

18 Reviews
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Scruggs Style Bluegrass 5-String Banjo

About Mike

I have played bluegrass banjo since I was 16 (I am now looking at Social Security). I have been instructing for eight years since semi-retiring from my day job. I use various teaching methods and aids and have participated in training programs with the finest banjo players in the country, includi

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Reed
Mike has done a great job teaching me. In a year and a half, I have gone from never playing a stringed instrument, to being able to jam with friends and family. I learned basic three-finger Scruggs style bluegrass banjo, and I making moves now to become an intermediate player. I really recommend Mike. He is kind and warm-hearted, and works with you to meet you where you are and improve your game. I now know about 10 songs that I can play lead on, and I can roll or vamp as back-up on any other bluegrass song. Mike has set me up now to work with intermediate techniques. Mike will help you learn!
Lorie
I have been taking banjo lessons with Mike for two months. The instruction has been really useful for me. I debated for a long time about whether or not to take formal lessons. I am so glad that I did. Mike is a very good musician and instructor. I am progressing and enjoying the experience. I highly recommend him as an instructor.
Billy C.
First lesson was great. I was nervous, but Mike put me at ease and made me feel right at home. The lesson flew by, and I can't wait until we meet again.
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Damien S.

41 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • BFA Studio Composition from SUNY Purchase
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1997
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Damien S.

41 Reviews
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I have been teaching for over 10 years. My goal is to get my students quickly able to play, learn what they want to learn and have fun.

About Damien

Orlando-based composer and guitarist Damien has made a name for himself as a writer of scores for film, theater and dance productions.;A graduate of Music Composition at SUNY Purchase (New York) and Musicology at the University College of Dublin (Ireland). Years of touring internationally and score

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Marta B.
Thank you Damien!!!! Patient, non-judgmental, slow, clear instruction. I had one particular song I wanted to learn and Damien walked me through, step by step, how to. And in the meantime, taught me a bit about music theory and reading ... at my level. Before I signed up, I felt frustrated and overwhelmed. Now I feel confident and inspired ... taking my "sweet time" to get that muscle memory. The best. Thank you.
Mona
Damien explains the concept very well and asks questions to find out how much I already know. He tailors the classes to my abilities (I used to play piano and guitar) and interests. I am inspired to practise the techniques so I can play the music I chose. Just my third lesson and Damien is already introducing “improvisation” and that I was ready as long as I practise my scales. Being taught by Damien is exhilarating. Very blessed.

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Steve G.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Steve G.

43 Reviews
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Beginning lessons include note recognition, finger positions,scales, and chords, and progresses up to strumming, frailing, and rolls with the right hand. Strumming with the hand and with fingerpicks is also covered. All geared to get you up and making music ASAP!

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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Jeremy J.
Early days, but Steve gave mea realistic foundation for learning
Zac
Steve is friendly and passionate. He was very accommodating of and adaptive to my goals, stylistic preferences, and schedule. He is patient but also pushed me to play better during lessons.
Robbie P.
Very good teacher and got me up and running on Pro tools. i have already set up another lesson.

Tyler M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tyler M.

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With over 10 years of music teaching experience, I try to tailor each lesson to the individual student.

About Tyler

In 2013, I was privileged to play at the Grand Ole Opry.

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Shon M.
Tyler is a wonder and talented musician who teaches. I have found the norm is that talented musicians play and the rest teach. Tyler does both wonderfully! He's a creative and encouraging teacher who know how to take complex material and explain it in a way anyone can understand! I highly recommend him to whoever is interested in learning a musical Instrument!

Zander W.

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

4 Reviews
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Scruggs style 5 string banjo, melodic style and single string style

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.

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Washington, DC

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Washington is $54. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $100 per hour.
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$32 average
45 min
$44 average
60 min
$54 average

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"Lisa is excellent in teaching certain rolls. Most impressive to me was when I wanted to transpose music to tablature. After transposing she wrote it out a different way to fit my style of playing. I needed to be more focused on the left hand rather than my right hand. Her level of patience is great and I feel very comfortable talking to her."
Jake
Took Banjo lessons from Lisa A.
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"Excellent personable instructor! Always look forward to my lesson each week and he is always encouraging and patient with your journey."
Abigail
Took Banjo lessons from Steve G.
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"Mike has done a great job teaching me. In a year and a half, I have gone from never playing a stringed instrument, to being able to jam with friends and family. I learned basic three-finger Scruggs style bluegrass banjo, and I making moves now to become an intermediate player. I really recommend Mike. He is kind and warm-hearted, and works with you to meet you where you are and improve your game. I now know about 10 songs that I can play lead on, and I can roll or vamp as back-up on any other bluegrass song. Mike has set me up now to work with intermediate techniques. Mike will help you learn!"
Reed
Took Banjo lessons from Mike T.
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"I am so glad I found Edwin on line. I live only one mile from him. I just turned 80 and wanted to learn an instrument. Edwin is so patient in understanding I might be a bit of a slow learner. I will recommend Edwin to anyone interested in learning or inproving their skills with any string instrument.
Thanks Edwin
Jim"
Jim Younger
Took Banjo lessons from Edwin I.
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"Ben was on time on Skype. In fact he called me earlier to make sure I was able to connect to his site. First time with on line class, so far would recommend Ben highly"
Sandra
Took Banjo lessons from Ben Z.
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"Lyle is awesome! Lessons are fun and helpful, he focuses on helping you meet your musical goals. I am an adult absolute novice, never played an instrument before, and I feel really good about my progress. If a year ago someone would have asked me "will you ever play an instrument?" I would have said absolutely no and that I didn't think I was even capable of learning an instrument, I considered myself to be very non-musical; but not anymore. 1 star off because we've had a lot of cancellations and reschedules but that's partially my fault as well since our lessons are on Friday nights and he warned me he often plays gigs or has to travel to gigs on that night."
Katrina
Took Banjo lessons from Lyle R.
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"Spencer is awesome! He's super talented and kind. I'd pay for the lesson just to listen to him play. Highly recommended."
Katelyn
Took Banjo lessons from Spencer C.
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"Derek is a very knowledgable instructor, easy to talk to, and I found his teaching technique is very motivating. He set realistic practice goals for the next session, which will require me to do my part, but that's the reason we show up, to learn how to play a musical instrument.
I highly recommend him."
Dennis
Took Banjo lessons from Derek V.
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"thank you. it was fun."
Rebecca
Took Banjo lessons from Daniel E.
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"Knowledgeable. Excellent corrective feedback. Appropriately challenging. Highly recommend."
Kent
Took Banjo lessons from John B.
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