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Kelvin L.

141 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Awarded 4th National violin competition from Poland
  • Music MA from University of Nottingham
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Kelvin L.

141 Reviews
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I have been teaching mandolin lesson for almost 18 years.
Students will learn everything from the ground up. While they move from one skill level to the next, instruction will include not only learning how to play their mandolin, but instrument and equipment maintenance, passing a proficiency exam at the end of each session

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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Cynthia P.
We think that Mr. Kelvin is an amazing teacher that is professional, kind and patient. He shows sincere interest in the student’s development. His instructions are clear and concise. He turns learning to play the violin into an enjoyable experience. Thank you Mr. Kelvin.
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Amazing!
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Danny L.

Lisle, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
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Danny L.

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Chris Thile. Sam Bush. Sierra Hull. What do these players mean to you? If you're anything like me, they are a constant inspiration. But how on earth can we play like that? I'm here to help you reach those goals! In lessons, we'll explore technique, chords, scales, and most importantly, HOW to practice.

About Danny

I'm a professional musician from Lisle, IL with a wide range of musical knowledge and expertise. I hold two degrees in Upright Bass Jazz Performance (M.M. and B.A) from Northern Illinois University and University of Illinois at Chicago. I also play guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and love to produce mus

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Ryan B.

75 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
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Ryan B.

75 Reviews
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I've been teaching mandolin for 4 years helping students develop a love for the instrument and learn more about music along the way. Mandolin is an often underappreciated instrument which is fantastic for both melodic and rhythmic playing styles. Within the first few lessons you'll have a solid base of strumming, picking, chord changes and melodic playing, with a couple simple songs too. 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 Jefferson Park 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

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Barbara K.
Patient teacher and expert practitioner. Really cares about student's growth. He also reminds you to have fun. Always on time for lesson, too.
Ryan
Great first lesson, Ryan!
Vincent
He seemed angry and disinterested, not really wanting to teach the lesson. Bad experience and bad teacher in general.

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Victor S.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Victor S.

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I offer mandolin lessonsw for children and adults of all levels, from first time players to very advanced players. I offer lessons mainly encompassing Bluegrass style mandolin. I can also teach other genres such as Celtic music or Folks music. I can provide a complete curriculum including tabs/sheet music or I can can give personalized lessons on skills or music of your choice. I can teacher material in both standard notation and tablature as well as learning to play by ear. I can also prepare students to play in bands and jams.

About Victor

I am a professional teacher and performer in Boise, Idaho. I have been teaching guitar, banjo, and mandolin professionally since 2004. I have performed on all of these instruments and have played at numerous music festivals throughout the United States as well as teaching at many music camps on the

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Terrie O.
I am just starting to learn banjo. He was very patient.
Joyce
I have learned quite a bit in the short time we have been meeting. He is patient as well as instructive. But more than anything, I’m having a great deal of fun with my fledgling skill sets. He’s a fabulous instructor!!!
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Danny L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
  • B. A. in Jazz Performance from University of Illinois at Chicago
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Danny L.

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Chris Thile. Sam Bush. Sierra Hull. What do these players mean to you? If you're anything like me, they are a constant inspiration. But how on earth can we play like that? I'm here to help you reach those goals! In lessons, we'll explore technique, chords, scales, and most importantly, HOW to practice.

About Danny

I'm a professional musician from Lisle, IL with a wide range of musical knowledge and expertise. I hold two degrees in Upright Bass Jazz Performance (M.M. and B.A) from Northern Illinois University and University of Illinois at Chicago. I also play guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and love to produce mus

Diego R.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Jazz/Commercial Guitar Perfomanace from Towson University
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Diego R.

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I learned to play the mandolin because it is a very common instrument that guitarist double on in musical productions. From there I became interested in playing Irish folk music and bluegrass and formed an Irish folk group.

When teaching Mandolin I like to use these styles to teach students to read written music and chords so they can confidently join in on any jam and have fun.

About Diego

My main focus is to help you achieve whatever goals you have set for yourself. I tailor every lesson to each individual to ensure you are learning in a style that best suits your needs. Whether you are interested in rock, blues, country, jazz or any other style of guitar, I will work to make sure t

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Patrick
I left my first lesson feeling confident which is a first when it comes to past lessons I have taken with other instructors

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Chicago is $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $20 and $106 per hour.
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$36 average
45 min
$47 average
60 min
$58 average

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"I immediately felt at ease with Jeff and it did not take him long to figure me out and point me in the right direction. Looking forward to many more lessons with him. I wish I lived here so it could be on a more regular basis. But happy with what I CAN get. Thanks Jeff!"
Richard
Took Mandolin lessons from Jeff S.
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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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"Daniel knows music and teaching very well. Looking forward the next lesson!"
Jean-Baptiste
Took Mandolin lessons from Daniel E.
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"Linda is great. I left with a big smile on my face!"
Nan
Took Mandolin lessons from Linda L.
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"Joe is the most knowledgable & relatable instructor I've ever had the experience of learning from."
Glorene
Took Mandolin lessons from Joe Danny O.
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"Ben is a fun mandolin teacher and very thoughtful! He brings great tunes and gives helpful feedback to improve how you play."
Danya
Took Mandolin lessons from Ben E.
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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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"Good instruction at an affordable rate which made it a really great value. Victor was helpful reinforcing mechanics, suggesting practice exercises and introducing good songs to learn. Additionally, he seems to have a deep knowledge of bluegrass history and is flexible in his instruction which is important given the limitations of online learning."
Cole
Took Mandolin lessons from Victor S.
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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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"Chris is great. He plays a bunch of instruments, so we'll often switch between mandolin, guitar, and bass in the course of a single lesson. He can be flexible or regimented depending on the needs of the student, and he's able to incorporate theory into the lesson seamlessly. Highly recommend."
Nate
Took Mandolin lessons from Chris C.
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