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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
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I've been teaching banjo for 4 years helping students develop a love for the instrument and learn more about music along the way. My specialty is Scruggs style picking, but I'm also comfortable teaching clawhammer, reno, or melodic styles and enjoy working on hybrid and progressive styles, too. Within the first few lessons you'll have a solid base of picking and chord changes and even a few simple songs under your belt. Moving on from there I will craft lessons to move you toward a "goal song," making sure to cater your progress to your needs while keeping a focus on good technique. I enjoy working with students of all ages and experiences and I can't wait to meet you!

About Ryan

Ryan is a musician from Logan Square who plays a plethora of different instruments. He specializes in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, but also dabbles in accordion, piano, drums, harmonica and several others. Learning to play instruments is one of the true pleasures in his life and he hopes he

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The best!
Ryan
I have been working with Ryan on the Banjo for over a year now. He is incredible patient, encouraging and seriously knows his stuff!
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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Music from Roosevelt University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Matt O.

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My TENOR 4 STRING BANJO (Irish tuning) teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***LESSONS ARE TAUGHT IN PERSON AT MY STUDIO OR ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy.

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Evan
I have been learning tenor banjo (Irish tuning) from Matt. Although I'm a complete beginner, Matt has been a very patient teacher. He balances lessons between learning songs and music theory. His wit and humor make every lesson enjoyable.
Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
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Brian Lee B.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $87
  • Teaches students Male: 6 and up; Female: 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship from State of Missouri
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Brian Lee B.

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Banjo is my primary instrument. We can do old-time clawhammer or 3-finger bluegrass!

About Brian Lee

LEARN TO PLAY: banjo or ukulele from a PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN with over 35+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE in music performance and instruction. I am also a Board Certified Music Therapist from Maryville University with an additional Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I founded Mimic Music based in St. Lou

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Tom
Brian is an excellent teacher. We were able to dive right into the lesson and go through some techniques for me to practice on my own. It was obvious he knew what he was talking about ranging from music theory to instrument care. Highly recommend working with him if you want to learn the banjo.
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Joe
Over 5 lessons in and Brian has proven to be knowledgeable, capable, and highly interested in helping me improve. He quickly zeroed in on my interests and puts effort into teaching the songs I like and styles I find fun. Every session feels streamlined and informative, leaving me excited to practice what I learned each time. My expectations have been greatly exceeded.
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Richard C.

101 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1983
  • Bachelor's Degree from University of Maryland and Berklee College of Music Boston
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Richard C.

101 Reviews
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Lean how to play bluegrass banjo including melody and finger picking. Also "Clawhammer" techniques.

About Richard

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 30 years. Accordion was my first instrument at age 7 which was a great introduction to the keyboard, melody and harmony. That was followed by guitar and other stringed instruments (Banjo, Ukulele) as well as drums. I studied with great teachers

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Karen
I needed to start at the basics and he did just that! I feel very confident with his instruction and my hard work, my goal of learning and playing the banjo will become a reality!
Paula
first time being back after i broke my arm and he was really helpful and understanding
Ryan R.
Richard gave me the full breakdown on the pieces of the banjo and how to properly manage it. The exercises assigned have helped tremendously even in the short time I've been practicing. I can feel my confidence and strength building.

Thank you Richard!

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Greg C.

425 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Worship arts from Worship arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1989
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Greg C.

425 Reviews
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Although I have been a professional fretted stringed instrument instructor since 1989, Banjo is my newest instrument. I am genuinely passionate about your success in becoming the best banjo player you choose to be! I like to teach with repetition (wax on wax off) and prefer to present the big picture first so that every obstacle may potentially never be an obstacle for you. I take years of teaching experience and what have been topics of frustration brought to me by students in the past. I try to smooth the road and teach you, so you get the highest yield of success for your money with as few headaches as possible :)

About Greg

Hey musician! I am EXTREMELY excited to help you get to your best potential through lots of flight hours as quickly as you like! I hope you will pick me to help you avoid common setbacks in your progress. I look forward to helping you be your best on your instrument! I play fretted and fretles

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Shannon P.
Greg is awesome. I'm learning so much so quick! Love it!
Shannon
Greg is awesome, helping me learn things in interested in and not just boring book work. Love learning the banjo with Greg.
Derek R.
Greg taught our son's guitar lessons for 3 years. He is so encouraging and engaging. Our son enjoyed the in-studio lessons very much. He has become proficient in guitar thanks to Greg's knowledgeable and steady instruction.
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Ronnie B.

76 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, French, Italian, Spanish, English
  • Awarded Cutest Smile from Park near Perry Jr. Highschool
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ronnie B.

76 Reviews
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Banjo is a beautiful instrument and an ol’ Friend. Wether you would like to learn 3-finger bluegrass style sitting on the banks of the river(dock of the bay?) and play or make use for composition I will do my best to aid you on you’re Journey. Received instruction from Noam Pickelney*

About Ronnie

Hi,My Name is Ronnie. I have been playing music for eight years and I am currently Leader of "Blonde", my Rock N' Roll, Rhythm N' Swing Band. I Live in Redondo Beach and have Lived in the Southbay for most of my life.I was blessed to grow up around the local music scene! I've had the pleasure of per

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Brandon L.
Just go to ronnie. Very knowledgeable from his mistakes and victories
Michael
Ronnie is an excellent teacher. He cares deeply about his students success. He is patient and instructs in a way that values the students learning style.
Miles
Ronnie's lesson are always great! We've made good progress and I've noticed some good improvement in my singing. I love how he knows so much about music and incorporates life lessons into the lessons as well. He's very passionate about music, is very patient, and I enjoy learning from him.

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Bucktown

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Bucktown is $52. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $55 per hour.
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"My first lesson was great! I'm already at home practicing the 5-6 rolls that Linds taught me in only 30 minutes. Look forward to learning more!"
Caleb
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"Mark has been wonderful! He has the knowledge of music theory and a lifetime of experience playing the banjo as a professional musician. He understands the importance of that feeling of accomplishment for a beginner, all while maintaining appropriate challenges for the student to aim for. He is easy to talk to and is always encouraging, which makes me feel comfortable to make mistakes as I learn more techniques at faster tempos. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone who is remotely interested in the banjo!"
Pat
Took Banjo lessons from Mark B.
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"It's so rewarding to meet a teacher on the same page with me. Very personable, knowledgable and sets direction/goals clearly."
Carol
Took Banjo lessons from Frankie P.
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"Greg is teaching our son how to play the banjo. He is amazing with our son! Our son loves going to his lessons and has learned so much! Thanks Greg for sharing your love and passion for music!"
Elizabeth
Took Banjo lessons from Greg C.
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"This was my first lesson. Richard was very patient with me.
I'm looking forward to my next lesson."
David
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"My teenage son has had one lesson so far, and it went great! David was patient, encouraging, and specific with his feedback."
Jacob
Took Banjo lessons from David B.
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"Very knowledgeable and very patient. Willing to take his time."
Alberto
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Great, knowledgeable teacher. Highly recommend."
Matthew
Took Banjo lessons from Frankie P.
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"Damien is extremely professional and does an excellent job explaining the fundamentals. As Albert Einstein said, "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." Damien has a way of explaining concepts so they are easily understood and retained, even for more complex subjects."
Austin
Took Banjo lessons from Damien S.
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"Patient and knowledgeable, good teacher! First lesson went great, I feel I have learned a lot already."
Wolf
Took Banjo lessons from Robert M.
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