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Jason W.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jason W.

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I teach 3 finger, frailing, and a full spectrum style. Theory, technique and an emphasis on performance and playing songs that you love! I will work with your level and provide a fun experience.

About Jason

Hey I am Jason, I have been playing banjo for 15 years. I have played professionally with folk, rock, hip hop and jazz bands as well as working with songwriters. I also play piano, guitar, ukulele, accordion, mandolin, drums and various percussion instruments and have worked as an engineer in recor

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Kelvin L.

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

141 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

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Erica M.
Kelvin was an incredible teacher! He somehow made the very technical art of origami a bit easier to digest and do on our own from home. He was supportive and cheering us on, and his passion for origami was extremely evident. We can't wait to work with him again. Thanks, Kelvin!
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Ryan B.

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

76 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 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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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.
Kian
Ryan is a fantastic teacher who's love of music shines through in his lessons. No question is too tangential or unimportant, and everything you ask will be answered in a depth you didn't even realize existed!

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Gio A.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Gio A.

23 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 wh

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Is a very good teacher he's very patient.
ramon
I am learning consistently and step by step.
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Sam K.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • B.S. in Energy Technology Graduated 1985 from Penn State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sam K.

9 Reviews
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Bluegrass (Scruggs/Keith) and Old-Timey (Clawhammer)

About Sam

I play and teach Guitar (Electric/Acoustic), Bass (Electric/Upright), 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass and Old-timey), Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Piano Accordion. I have been teaching in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and owned my mus

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Catherine
Sam was awesome - is a wealth of knowledge and skill and had so much to share. I will definitely be going back for many more lessons!
Katharina K.
Sam is very patient with this novice student and has given great practice tips for improvement.
Marc S.
Great first lesson with Sam. Learned a lot the entire way through
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Joe S.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Sociology / Psychology from Illinois State University
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Joe S.

30 Reviews
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I have been playing banjo for about four years now as a supplement to my guitar playing. It has a been a real joy learning the different styles and techniques.

About Joe

I absolutely love teaching music! After over 20 years of teaching, performing, writing, and recording in all styles/genres, it continues to be a great adventure. It is a joy to pass this on to others...especially seeing my students that never touched the instrument going on to be very proficient

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Christine M.
I was nervous about online lessons - but Joe was so patient and knowledgeable. My child has a learning disability but Joe never made this an issue giving my child amazing confidence. Great teacher so far highly recommended.
Stephen C.
This was my first lesson with Joe. He was very knowledgable, thorough and patient. I am looking forward to my next lesson with him.
Maria P.
Joe is awesome, patient and kind. Makes feel no pressure. Learned a lot in my first lesson.
Highly recommend! -Maria🙂

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Elgin, IL

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Elgin is $54. 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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$32 average
45 min
$43 average
60 min
$54 average

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"Amazing first lesson and Steve is awesome! Can't wait for more lessons already."
RJ
Took Banjo lessons from Steve G.
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"I wish I had found Mike sooner!

I tried to learn banjo on my own. Bought books, instruction CDs, videos on You Tube. It just wasn't happening for me - I was about ready to give it up. Met Mike at a Bluegrass event and after just a few lessons I was really moving forward! After a few months he had me going to Bluegrass Jam Sessions. Wow is that fun!

Mike is very patient and non-judgmental. He easily accomodates my work schedule. While he is a fine banjo player himself - our lessons are always about me and how to improve my playing. I always look forward to our next lesson."
Keith
Took Banjo lessons from Mike T.
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"Good combination of book learnin' and improvisational instruction."
Jen
Took Banjo lessons from Lyle R.
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"My daughter has never played a musical instrument before and decided she wanted to play the banjo. After 3 lessons with Sam, I am truely amazed how far along she has come. I would highly recommend Sam to any child or an adult. My daughter so enjoys her banjo lessons weekly with Sam."
Peggy
Took Banjo lessons from Sam K.
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"Had a great experience with Glenn. Wondered how things would go online but he was very patient and well experienced with using skype for lessons"
Lisa Taylor
Took Banjo lessons from Glenn S.
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"Great instructor for a beginner like me. Provided a lot of valuable history on the banjo, then seamlessly transitioned into more practical information and drills. Looking forward to more lessons with Ryan!"
Micah
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"What a great experience! I like Ray's approach and his willingness to share no nonsense remarks about his expectations. Yes, practice is key to becoming a good banjo player. Imagine that!
I appreciate the fact that Ray was so open in sharing the fact that many of his students underestimate the importance of regular practice. I whole-heartedly agree. Since we share the same philosophy and approach, this is the start of a great relationship. (Can't give it 5 stars though, solely because of the traffic. The lessons are worth the trip!)"
Sue
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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"My Banjo Lessons

Ray has already helped this 47 Year old kid to make large leaps in my understanding of music theory and my instrument. I really appreciate Rays knowledge of music and his ability to break it down so that anyone can understand and put into practice the knowledge gained very quickly. My hour lessons go so fast that I wonder where the time went.

Ray has been very flexible to this student and has been very accommodating to all the questions I have. He is patient and will go over anything again until you understand the lesson.

I Highly recommend Ray to any level of student all ages just starting out or someone who wants to gain more knowledge with the instrument you have.

I appreciate what he has taught me so far and am very excited to see where this journey takes me."
Alex
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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"Great teacher! Looking forward to more lessons"
Steve
Took Banjo lessons from Jason M.
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"Excellent choice for instructor. This will be fun."
Mike
Took Banjo lessons from Mike T.
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