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Danny L.

Lisle, IL
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Downbeat Student Music Award from Downbeat Magazine
  • B. A. in Jazz Performance from University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 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.

76 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ryan B.

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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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Kelvin L.

141 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Music MA from University of Nottingham
  • Teaching since 1984
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Kelvin L.

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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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My son is enjoying working with Kelvin

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Geoff S.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • BA Music from George Mason University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1981
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Geoff S.

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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.

Derek V.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Derek V.

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Mandolin: any style, any level. :)

About Derek

TEACHING MISSION: Capture the joy of playing music. Inspire continual playing and/or practice, regardless of student's lifestyle/career choices. I start the first lesson with a student wish list (songs, goals, etc) and every lesson we take significant steps towards the goals. Skills: Guitar/Man

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Ray H.
Derek is an excellent musician and knew exactly where I was and how to start me out. Really looking forward to our next lesson
Brian B.
Wonderful, great experience!
Very satisfied
Laura
Super Knowledgable. Psyched to learn more.
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Linda L.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Hebrew, Spanish, Hebrew
  • Teaching since 1979
  • Teaches Beginner
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Linda L.

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I have over 30 years experience as a music teacher. Although guitar is my main instrument, I play several stringed instruments, including mandolin, well enough to teach beginners of ALL ages - children, teens, and adults. I have played mandolin with bluegrass bands, in the past.
Mandolin is a good first instrument for those who have never played a stringed instrument before, and for young children whose hands are not strong enough to play a larger instrument such as a guitar. It is fairly easy to learn, and fun to play.

About Linda

I have been teaching music (guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, recorder, music theory, and classes for toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, and adults) for over 20 years. I am also a band/show director at the School of Rock! In addition to teaching music, I also tut

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Nan -.
Linda is great. I left with a big smile on my face!
Dan T.
Linda is awesome. After 3 lessons I'm getting pretty good at a couple of basic rolls and have a song to work on. She is patient and knowledgeable, and has helped me get basic technique going. So far so good.
Megan K.
Linda was really awesome! I’m s complete beginner but she made me feel totally comfortable and at ease. Already working on a song! Looking forward to the next lesson!

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"Very informative and helpful. He knows his stuff and knows how to teach it."
David
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"She was great. I May have to improve my computer bandwidth but we had a great time and she was very patient."
John
Took Mandolin lessons from Rachel C.
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"Mel has done a fantastic job getting me started on Mandolin. I have a tiny bit of musical background, and he has been able to help me quickly move to where I need to be in order to challenge me to grow. I highly reccomend him."
Russell Wyatt
Took Mandolin lessons from Mel P.
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"Early days, but Steve gave mea realistic foundation for learning"
Jeremy
Took Mandolin lessons from Steve G.
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"OK, so this was my first lesson which might limit effectiveness, but Eric was patient, easy to work with, and moved me along pretty quickly. A positive experience."
Deena
Took Mandolin lessons from Eric L.
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"Kelvin is a talented, caring and effective teacher, able to spot technical, as well as musical, errors online. It has been a pleasure to take lessons from him - and I have progressed well beyond my expectations thanks to his expertise. I highly recommend him."
Jack
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Kelvin is a very patient teacher! I knew absolutely nothing about mandolin or music and Kelvin has helped with that. I have a long way to go but, with Kelvins help I believe I can get there!
I highly recommend Kelvin!!!!!"
Susan
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"I took mandolin lessons from Tara for about a year and a half, and I can't say enough good things about her. I was a complete beginner when I started with her, and now I feel prepared and comfortable when I play at jams. Tara taught me a wide repertoire of tunes. She taught me ways to play different chords, how to move chords, how different players may use different chords in different styles, how to read guitar chords, how to adapt when guitars use capos, and how to simplify or add chords. She has really good insight on how to start improvising and taking breaks. I think she adapts her teaching to use the technique that will help make the concept make sense to you. She is a lot of fun to learn from, and it is super inspiring to watch her play. Tara is an awesome teacher, and I highly recommend her!"
Kristin
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"Glen is a very knowledgable teacher. He makes it easy to understand what I'm doing wrong, and right."
Rod
Took Mandolin lessons from Glenn S.
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"Fantastic instructor. Ben started at the basic foundational instruction (including how best to hold the pick) and together we built a custom practice outline that has helped me to achieve my goals."
Alex
Took Mandolin lessons from Ben E.
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