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Ryan B.

90 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ryan B.

90 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 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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Antonio S.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Silver Medal from Mid-West Fleadh Cheoil 2015 Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Learning Technologies, Music, Business Music and Entrepreneurship from UNT / University of North Texas
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Antonio S.

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I teach:
TENOR BANJO - MANDOLIN - TENOR GUITAR - ACOUSTIC GUITAR
Please go to the instrument listing and it will explain about that particular Instrument.

Hello,
I first want to explain a little about the Mandolin (Italian Mandolino) means small Mandola
In Italy it is featured prominently in European Classical and Traditional music.
The mandolin is common used in Celtic, Irish, British, Brazilian and Bluegrass folk music.
It's suitable for classical, folk and popular music of all kinds.

It has 4 sets of double metal strings tuned in unison.

The A - Style Madolin teardrop shaped is commonly used amongst Folk/Celtic musicians
It's used primarily to play melody.
Irish Mandolin Tuning: G, D, A, E - Same as a Tenor Banjo and Violin.

The F - Style Mandolin is more common amongst Bluegrass musicians
It's used to play back up rhythm, mostly on the off beat & in playing solos during the break in a set where the musican plays melody.

I accommodate all students ...

About Antonio

Hello everyone! I have been working as a professional musician since I was 14, playing Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Old Time and Bluegrass tunes. I'm the first in Texas to place first in Tenor Banjo & Mandolin in Mid-west Fleadh to compete in Ireland. I started the band Reel Treble with 2 ot

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Alyssa
Antonio is such a kind and patient teacher. He was able
to get me started on the basics of the tenor banjo in our first lesson and even made me my own binder of music for me to practice at home. It’s hard to come by someone who actually knows the tenor banjo and I feel lucky to have found a great teacher! He really look the time to make sure I felt comfortable practicing for our next session. I am looking forward to continuing my studies with Antonio.
Cara Wildman
Antonio is a great musician whose warm and encouraging personality will keep you smiling and progressing on the road of your your musical journey. Be sure and book your lesson today!!
Gordon M.
Antonio is a marvelous and very talented musician and performer with experience far beyond his years. He is very friendly and helpful with a warm personality. He is expert tenor banjoist and very proficient in many other instruments as well.

Joseph W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of English from CSU-Pueblo
  • Teaches students 16 to 75
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Joseph W.

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I teach and approach the mandolin in traditional bluegrass country style of Bill Monroe. I can teach students to play by ear and how to play mandolin in a non traditional setting with drums electric guitar etc.

About Joseph

I have played mandolin professionally since 1999 and have performed with national musicians touring groups for 20 years. as listed below, I have been in a band for the duration of the 20 years. I have learned to play the mandolin by ear. I specialize in in the Bill Monroe traditional bluegrass styl

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Victor Q.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
  • B.A. in Music Education from University of Northern Colorado
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Victor Q.

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am private music teacher specializing in stringed instruments. I teach and play violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele and piano. Currently, I am looking for new students that live in our neighborhood. If you know of anyone that would like to enrich their lives by playing a stringed instrument, please have them contact me.

About Victor

I believe that any student will practice more if he or she likes the music they are playing. Periodically I will ask a student to give me a name of a piece of music that they would like to learn how to play. I notate it for them, often simplifying the rhythm and chords in Finale NotePad and give it

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Emma
It was a great lesson! It’s been a while since my daughter has practiced, gave her my the confidence that she needed. Thank you, Mr. Quintana.
Amy S.
My first lesson was amazing and I’m looking forward to many more lessons.
Victor is very knowledgeable and teaches well.
Joshua & Julia B.
Mr. Victor is teaching both of my kids, one guitar and the other piano. They are beginners, and he is very patient but keeps a good pace. I feel like they are learning a lot. He is a true music teacher and knows his stuff!
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Russell P.

63 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Performer of the Semester in Guitar from Western Kentucky University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Russell P.

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About Russell

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Max Z.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded 2017 Texas Flatpicking Guitar Championship- 3rd place from Bay Area Bluegrass Association
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Max Z.

9 Reviews
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I offer private in-studio lessons tailored to your level and goals. Learn to play lead, rhythm, jam, and/or improvise. We can approach learning by using tab, standard notation, or by ear.

About Max

I am a Berklee College of Music graduate in guitar & mandolin performance, and play in two 4-piece bluegrass/country bands and an acoustic duo. I've played over 400 shows since returning to Austin in 2016. Lessons are tailored to your level and goals. We can focus on tunes you want to play, inco

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Anne
When I started taking lessons with Max, I knew three chords and very little about music theory. I never thought I would get past G-C-D. His patience and structured lessons helped me become a better player. Max is very encouraging and that was most appreciated. I have more confidence in my playing thanks to him. I even understand the circle of fifths!
Larry S.
Max is a very patient and experienced teacher. I enjoyed my lesson with him and will be back for more.
Erika tatum
Max was prepared and was flexible with teaching both guitar and mandolin. He was very patient and knowledgeable.

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Chicago is $59. 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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$48 average
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"Great first lesson. Glad I finally signed up."
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Took Mandolin lessons from Jordan D.
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"First lesson helped to get a solid footing and decide what course to take with the lessons."
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Took Mandolin lessons from John B.
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"David is a mandolin/musical magician. Anyone would be very to lucky to have him as their teacher."
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Took Mandolin lessons from David F.
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"First lesson, and loved it. I am being forced to think. Now we'll see how well I can practice on my own."
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Took Mandolin lessons from Joe Danny O.
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"Tara is very knowledgeable and really connects well with her students."
Mercedes
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"Gio is priceless!Gio has been working with our 3 year old teaching him the mandolin for 6 months now. We find his commitment,expertise+personality impeccable. I would advise you to take lessons from no other. He is a star!"
Cynthia
Took Mandolin lessons from Gio A.
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"Kelvin has a great way of getting the most out of my playing and inspires me to do better. Very encouraging, very enjoyable!"
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Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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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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"Scott is awesome! Super knowledgeable in so many instruments, and he works with you to help you learn what you are interested in and establish a strong foundation to be able to grow as a musician. Lessons are always enjoyable, and I appreciate the time and effort he puts in to create tailored, individualized lessons. He has been my teacher for both mandolin and classical guitar. I would highly recommend lessons with Scott!"
Alyson Maris
Took Mandolin lessons from Scott K.
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"I've had 4 lessons so far with David and have learned so much about music theory and mandolin playing. He is an absolutely amazing teacher. I highly recommend him."
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Took Mandolin lessons from David B.
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