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Rhonda C.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Sign language
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1970
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Rhonda C.

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We are going to HAVE FUN! I will be customizing your lessons to your needs, your skill level, your age, and most importantly, what you would like to learn on the Banjo.
I give lessons on the 5 string banjo, so if you still need to buy a banjo and you decide to have me as your teacher, please be sure to purchase a 5 string banjo.

I will be including the basic fundamentals (for example, scales and arpeggios as warmup exercises when you practice) keeping them fun, not grueling or boring. You will learn how to strum chords and finger-pick, which is the most common method of playing the banjo. To do this, you will need finger picks, which we will use right away during your first lesson. Overcoming any obstacle is to face it right away and not put it off. Often times new banjo players will avoid using finger picks for various reasons, but I can assure you, once you get used to them, you will never look back!

I will help you sight read music (new songs) which is extremely useful should ...

About Rhonda

Welcome to Rhonda's Instrumental Lessons! I love people and music and the two go superbly well together. I've been teaching piano, woodwinds, brass, strings, harmonica and even some accordion ever since I was 15 years old, which to date has been going on over 45 years of sharing my skills and knowl

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Catherine
Such a fun enjoyable first lesson!
Lois K.
Rhonda was knowledgeable, fun and professional. She started where I was at and moved me along at my own pace. The music choices were great. Challenging but absolutely doable. Can't wait for my next lesson!!
Cody
Rhonda probably the best teacher I have ever had! for the many years that she taught me the violin, guitar, and trombone. she was always patient especially from the time I was young all the way till I was an “adult” preparing me for concerts and solo acts. Rhonda is a master of all and if you told her that you wanted to be the best triangle player or the best trumpet player she would make it happen. If there was an instrument that she has never used that you wanted to learn she would indefinitely buy it, become a master within the week and begin to teach you. She truly is the most genuine and talented person I have ever had the pleasure to work with!
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Kevin F.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kevin F.

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I teach Banjo rolls, proper techniques, songs, melodies, Scruggs Style, improvisation, and music theory to the highest degree. I am a classically trained guitarist that specializes in fingerstyle instruments to the most advanced level possible. I have over 20 years of teaching experience and have earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Classical Guitar and currently hold a position at a Major University.

About Kevin

My name is Kevin and I am a professional musician, performer, and teacher with over 20 years experience. I have earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Classical Guitar and have taught at 4 colleges, at 1 of which I am still faculty. I play Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, beginner P

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Norman Griswold
Kevin is an excellent instructor. He supports your desires for playing with great understanding of what you need to improve to achieve your goals. He is also very personable and easy to work with. His experience gives him the ability to understand what is difficult and how to master those situations.
Henry Curran
Kevin has guided me along my guitar journey for over 5 years. He is a patient instructor with musical knowledge and a pedigree to match any level student. From classical to Blue Grass, Kevin will help you reach your playing goals.
Jody
I have been taking banjo lessons from Kevin for a couple of years. Kevin is a wonderfully talented instructor and a great musician himself! He shapes my lessons around practical use in performance, always encouraging and ever-challenging, but with plenty of patience and just plain fun. Trust me, you will not find a better teacher!
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David J.

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  • Speaks English
  • Biological Anthropology from University of Michigan
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Mark S.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mark S.

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I play and teach both clawhammer and fingerpicking banjo styles. As a performer, I mostly play traditional and contemporary classical music, though I also have performed and recorded quite a bit of folk music on banjo. I enjoy working with clawhammer students as they create their own arrangements of tunes.

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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Melody L.
Mark was very patient yet informative. He pointed out areas to improve upon and complemented me where I had been working hard. I was comfortable with his online lesson because he looked me straight in the eyes as though we were face to face. I know he will teach me how to play my mandolin; so looking forward to the next lesson!
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.
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Gordon L.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Gordon L.

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About Gordon

Gordon L. began playing music at a very early age but didn't begin to learn the saxophone until he was in fifth grade. Gordon's interest in music grew when he began to work sound systems for bluegrass bands and eventually he started to experiment more with music. Soon after he would pick up gu

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Kathy
Patient, supportive, and accommodating my limited tech abilities by sending tunes to my email.
Really enjoying the lessons.
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Glenn S.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Glenn S.

33 Reviews
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I teach 5 string banjo, and have students learning contemporary songs as well as traditional styles. Soloing and right hand techniques, scales and a variety of styles covered.

About Glenn

Hi, I'm Glenn. Thank you for viewing my profile. I've been teaching students for over 20 years, playing all styles and levels of music, from day-one beginners to seasoned pros seeking to sharpen their playing skills. I teach both traditional notation and tablature, writing my own teaching methods

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TERESA S.
Very knowledgeable. He's a good teacher with great people skills.
Vanessa T.
Glenn is the best!
Jeffrey
Glenn is a great instructor. He is so patient and has a no-pressure style of learning that makes it fun. Highly recommend him......

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Altoona, IA

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Altoona is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"Chance really enjoyed her lesson. She said Zachary was encouraging, engaging, super nice and knowledgeable. She is looking forward to next week."
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Took Banjo lessons from Zachary J.
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"When the lesson started we got right to the point and decided the best direction to take with the limited experience I have. I have goals for the next lesson and something to work with and someone to help me along the way."
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Took Banjo lessons from Lyle R.
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"This was my first lesson. Richard was very patient with me.
I'm looking forward to my next lesson."
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Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Very nice first less. Generous with his time."
Sarah Cohen
Took Banjo lessons from Andrei P.
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"Eric has been really helpful in my learning experience. My schedule requires flexibility in scheduling and Eric has been great!"
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Took Banjo lessons from Eric L.
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"Linda’s an awesome Teacher"
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Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"Eric is amazing!
Not only is Eric patient, but he goes the extra mile for us. We have enjoyed every minute of our lessons -- and are recommending him to everyone we can.
Thank you Eric for everything!
-Bob M"
Mardell
Took Banjo lessons from Eric L.
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"a great start, gonna be fun"
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"Thanks. Great start to Anna's lessons."
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