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Ryan B.

93 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ryan B.

93 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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Michael
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!
Frank
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Mel P.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1968
  • Awarded EMMY award from The National Academy of Television Arts
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Mel P.

36 Reviews
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5 string banjo Skruggs style bluegrass.

About Mel

I have tons of experience and formal university training in music education. I know how to take the complex and make it simple. There are very good reasons my students rise to the top. Experience makes a difference, and I have more professional teaching experience than 99% of other instructor

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Kaitlyn
Mel is fantastic! I have only been taking lessons with him for a short time, but I feel like I have really made a lot of improvement! He is extremely patient and really cares about music. You can truly tell he puts his all into his lessons and truly cares about his students. Music is his passion and his optimism and love for music is contagious.

I decided to learn the violin and had no experience or background at all. Mel helped me start off with the essentials and is making sure I know proper form! I am beyond grateful that I found him and recommend him to anyone looking to learn. I promise you won’t regret hiring him to help you along your musical journey. I am most definitely looking forward to all my future lessons! Thank you Mel!
Jack
I have been taking lessons with Mel for almost two months.
As an adult learner who tried to learn violin on my own for the last six months I have found Mel to be a lifesaver.
He has been very patient and has helped me to fix all the bad habits I developed. The lessons are a nice mix of theory, skill development and working on fun songs.
I highly recommend him.
Adam L.
My 17-year-old son looks forward to his lessons with Mel. My goal was to restore my son's love of the violin that he started to play many years ago. Lessons with Mel did just that. My son says that Mel's delightful and personable style makes it safe for kids to be kids who are learning and growing. I hear Mel play things during my son's lessons and as a musician, I can tell he is a violinist and a musician of the highest order. I was so impressed. He keeps the lessons focused but fun. My son is already improving and more importantly, he is in love with the violin again. My son and I highly recommend him. He's a gem.
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Kelvin L.

157 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kelvin L.

157 Reviews
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"I've been teaching Banjo for 15 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of Banjo , study country, folk, Irish traditional and bluegrass music and more! Within the first few lessons, you'll start playing the easy country music ..you'll be able to play like a pro! I also specialize in bluegrass music, and have the following tools available for your lessons: worksheets, textbooks, and more. I love working with students of all experience levels and espero contar con su presencia!"

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 o

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Diego
This rating is based on just a single 30 minute lesson. We may try to make it longer for our next two lessons. Our grandson, 9, really enjoyed it.
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Gio A.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • BA Music from University of Central Florida
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Gio A.

25 Reviews
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I've played guitar since I was eight years old and various other stringed instruments for several years. I love the banjo sound and played a bit on my original album Heliotropism. I'd love to help novice players get their feet wet with the instrument, strumming and plucking away at their favorite songs.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wha

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Jared J.

101 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Associates Degree (General/Music) from Pasadena City College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jared J.

101 Reviews
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I'm comfortable teaching the banjo in a variety of styles but will typically start in Bluegrass. I can teach both Scruggs style finger picking and basic to intermediate Clawhammer. My comfort zone is higher in the Scruggs style of playing however.

I also teach beginning to advanced Tenor Banjo (CGDA Tuning). Though it looks similar to the 5-string bluegrass banjo, the Irish Tenor Banjo and Tenor have only 4 strings and are played with a traditional guitar pick (a "plectrum" - though a "plectrum" banjo is tuned different then these other 2) and strummed rather then plucked with individual fingers.

I can teach the Plectrum Banjo as well (CGBD Tuning) but will be teaching you on a 5 string banjo that I only play with four strings.

About Jared

I am overjoyed and grateful to say I have been teaching music since 2008. I am a very friendly and fun teacher with a great deal of professionalism and patience. More importantly, I love teaching and playing music with a passion. I play a great variety of instruments and have had the opportunity

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Sally Y.
I absolutely recommend Jared's online class. He always can make student understand to avoid the mistakes or how to practice it effectively. I have gained a lot from his teaching. Another aspect I like about his teaching is that he is very flexible and make the pieces I like. Thank you.
Sally Y.
I m very lucky to have Jared as my instructor. Excellent teaching. I will book another ten lesson with him. Thank you.
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Eric L.

40 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 8 to 80
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Eric L.

40 Reviews
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Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play recognizable tunes. First, starting off with simple arrangments and then building as you become more advanced. I typically use Banjo Primer, Claw Hammer Banjo Primer and "You Can Teach Yourself Banjo" These books break everything down and gets you up and running very quickly. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Eric

Hi, Welcome to my TL's profile! If you're looking at this site, you're already on your way to becoming an AWESOME musician! Whether this is your first attempt at music lessons or you've been playing for a while and trying to improve your skills, I'm EXCITED about working with you. I am a pr

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Ken T.
I have been working with Eric for one year and he is an excellent instructor. He is quite knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. He is detailed oriented and provides lots of tips on improving my playing. He is also very flexible and allows me to select what I would like to work on whether it be new skills or selecting music I wish to learn. I would very highly recommend him as an instructor.
Lois
Eric has taught me a lot in 5 months! He is patient but also corrects my technique which I appreciate. He explains the various skills and techniques making sure that I understand them using efficient fingering. He is also left handed which helps me see the mirror image as I am right handed. Highly recommend him!
Lauren M.

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The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Deerfield 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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"Eric was very patient and we connected well - I'm excited for the next lesson and practicing beforehand."
Robert
Took Banjo lessons from Eric L.
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"It was a pleasure meeting Ms. Kelly today. She has a great personality and the lesson flew by. She was patient and her instructions were very helpful. I am looking forward to working with her as I learn to by the Banjo."
Bruce
Took Banjo lessons from Lynn K.
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"Easy to talk with, seems knowledgeable, patience. Pleased with my first lesson."
Robert
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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"Eric is encouraging, makes supportive comments and adjusts his accompaniment to my pace when I played.."
Janet
Took Banjo lessons from Eric W.
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"Excellent choice for instructor. This will be fun."
Mike
Took Banjo lessons from Mike T.
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"Jason was very patient with me and very nice. I loved what I've learned so far and can't wait to learn more!"
Ashley
Took Banjo lessons from Jason M.
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"A wealth of information. Well organized. Listened to what I wanted. I believe he'd be good with kids too since he's in several schools. And obviously really enjoys his work."
Harvey
Took Banjo lessons from Steve G.
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"A great banjo instructor, and helped me with some general music and theory!"
Ben Sinclair
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"First time using a banjo was a bit awkward trying to keep my fingers on
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Ed
Took Banjo lessons from Rebecca F.
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"David is punctual, very patient, and makes lessons fun as well as challenging which is essential for progress."
Lance
Took Banjo lessons from David F.
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