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Tara L.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Speaks English, Nepali, Thai
  • Awarded first place at many music competitions from Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Maury River Fiddler's, Deer Creek Fiddlers, etc
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Tara L.

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I started playing acoustic guitar when I was seven years old (off and on). I then started traveling more and found the mandolin to be so much easier to carry around and so much fun, it was hard to stop playing it. I have been playing and teaching mostly bluegrass, old time, Irish, blues, and swing jazz styles for many years. I have taught both privately and have also done various workshops at festivals. I have taught multiple years for instance at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival in PA, The Traditions week at Common Ground on the Hill Festival in MD, etc
My students learn to have fun with music. Students can work on rhythms, melodies, improvisation, song writing, arranging tunes, music theory, getting into and/or hanging on in a jam session, etc.

About Tara

I have a Masters in Education as well as having spent many years performing, teaching in one on one and group settings both privately and at music camps and festivals. I play and teach bluegrass, old time, Irish, and swing jazz styles. I like my students to really enjoy playing music and their less

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Aidan K.
The way Tara presents traditional tunes is straightforward and easy to digest, while staying as true to the tune as possible. Super friendly, and really easy to work with.
Jillian A.
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Pure Awesomeness!
Thank you Ms. Tara.
Respect.

William B.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • A.S. Music Industry Recording Arts from SPC
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William B.

7 Reviews
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The mandolin is an instrument mostly used in folk and bluegrass music, it's a very fun to play. I can get you started on songs right away along with basic foundation to grow into a serious player!

About William

Welcome to my profile! My name is William Beck. Most people call me Billy. I have been teaching mainly guitar and songwriting here and there for over 11 years. I started playing guitar at age eleven. I began writing my own songs at age thirteen and haven't stopped since. I am an artist above all

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Rebecca P.
Just had my first lesson with Billy and it was fantastic! He created the perfect balance of learning something enjoyable that I would be excited to go home and practice along with things that I had skipped over and knew I needed to re-visit in order to improve. I was impressed with his ability to quickly gauge my skill level and prior music knowledge so it didn’t feel mundane but challenged me just the perfect amount. Excited for our next lesson already!
D.G.
Billy helped me understand what i wanted out of music and tailored the lesson to do just that...started w the basics but then let me direct whete i wanted to take my playing...easy going and made it so much fun....i would recommend him to anyone at the beginner/intermediate level, as he is adept at getting to know who u are as a player and goes at the appropriate pace....great teacher!
Gail P.
William is an awesome teacher. He is exactly what I was hoping for, very knowledgeable, low key, great personality. I am excited to be learning from him!

Terry S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • agriculture from University of Kentucky
  • Teaching since 1978
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Terry S.

3 Reviews
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Bluegrass Musician, Teacher.
Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Bass and Violin

Specializing in Multiple Genres with over 50 years in music.Teaching Since 1978

About Terry

I’ve been a music educator for more than 40 years. I started teaching in 1978 and have run a full time music studio for 25 years. Our past and present students total well over 3,500 taught. I teach a variety of music styles: bluegrass, gospel, country, southern rock, contemporary Christian, and

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Helen
Amazing Teacher with 40 plus years of teaching
Susan
Love Terry's online teaching style. Learning so much
Jim
Great teacher both online and in his studio

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Geoff S.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • 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.
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Sam K.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.S. in Energy Technology Graduated 1985 from Penn State University
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Sam K.

9 Reviews
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Popular Mandolin, Bluegrass, Old-Timey, Rock, Blues, chords, scales, licks

About Sam

I play and teach Guitar (Electric/Acoustic), Bass (Electric/Upright), 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass and Old-timey), Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Piano Accordion. I have been teaching in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and owned my mus

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Catherine
Sam was awesome - is a wealth of knowledge and skill and had so much to share. I will definitely be going back for many more lessons!
Katharina K.
Sam is very patient with this novice student and has given great practice tips for improvement.
Marc S.
Great first lesson with Sam. Learned a lot the entire way through
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Justin M.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. Music from California Polytechnic State University
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Justin M.

6 Reviews
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After 20 years of playing and a BA in Music, I know how to break down the mandolin and teach it to anyone willing to learn. I take the 80/20 approach to learning mandolin and will get you up and playing in no time. If you are tired of trying to figure out how to learn mandolin online or you feel stuck at your current level, then I can show you the most effective and efficient way to get your playing to the next level. Lessons will teach you the following:

* songs you actually want to play
* how to read music and tablature
* music theory tailored to suit your needs
* composition and improvisation
* performance practices and music history
* how to play solo pieces and jam with your friends

About Justin

Like most guitarists, I had always wanted to play the guitar as a little kid. Luckily, my parents finally caved to the request (ok ok, incessant begging) and I began my guitar journey at the age of 11. After now 20 years of playing and 12 years of teaching, I am excited to share my experience and t

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Carolyn H.
This was my first lesson ever on a stringed instrument but I was very impressed with Justin, my instrument ended up having an issue and he still came up with stuff for us to work on despite the mandolin having a malfunction. He also helped me figure out what needs to be adjusted for my mandolin to play correctly. I am looking forward to my next lesson.
Michael Y.
It was nice to have a teacher that is passionate and interested in hear other people’s perspectives. Good aspect and enjoyed the lesson
Joe
I enjoyed my first lesson. The time flew by. Justin was friendly and professional. I'm looking forward to the next lesson.

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Ida Grove, IA

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Ida Grove is $62. 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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$37 average
45 min
$49 average
60 min
$62 average

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"Tara's very knowledgeable about the mandolin and thorough in her teaching. She's also patient and keeps the session light and fun. Looking forward to learning more with her."
Brad
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"Jeff rocks!

Jeff took me from a raw beginner to a performer. He's unique in that he tailors his teachings to YOUR needs and then does what it takes to help you reach your goal. Additionally, if you want a teacher who relates to your musical sensibilities, Jeff's the man. His immense and eclectic music collection indicates a very wide range of musical appreciation. Can't say enough, if need hand holding or a taskmaster you can't do better. If you're not local Jeff's worth the drive."
Kevin
Took Mandolin lessons from Jeff S.
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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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"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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"friendly, knowledgeable teacher

From musical theory to learning a tune by ear, Marc is a good
teacher. Marc is knowledgeable, friendly, encouraging, flexible,
and in my opinion has good taste in music."
dean
Took Mandolin lessons from Marc D.
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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, Took his time with me and was very patience. Looking forward to more classes with him."
Jennifer
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"This was my first lesson ever on a stringed instrument but I was very impressed with Justin, my instrument ended up having an issue and he still came up with stuff for us to work on despite the mandolin having a malfunction. He also helped me figure out what needs to be adjusted for my mandolin to play correctly. I am looking forward to my next lesson."
Carolyn
Took Mandolin lessons from Justin M.
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"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."
Mona
Took Mandolin lessons from Damien S.
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