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Ryan B.

90 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2013
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ryan B.

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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!
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Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Bachelor Music Performance from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dave K.

22 Reviews
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When you sign up for banjo lessons, you will begin by learning the basics of the instrument including proper holding and playing position, tone production, rhythm, first position notes,basic chords and notation. Once you get the basics down, you will learn how to play your favorite songs regardless of style. All of this can happen within the first 4-6 months of playing.

About Dave

Dave K. began playing guitar at the age of 10. His influences include Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Guthrie Govan, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny and Scott Henderson. At the age of 17 he began teaching private guitar and bass lessons to classmates

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Howard W.
I haven't played the violin since I was in middle school, and I wanted to re-learn to play it. I am so glad I picked Dave, he is very professional and made me feel very comfortable. I jumped in with both feet and Dave made the instructions at our first lesson easy for me to understand. Excellent location and studio is awesome.
Rushia Hendricks
Excellent lesson. Does a wonderful job at taking older students and gently holding their feet to the fire to bring out the best- even under the most challenging of circumstances. Kudos to being such a uniquely great teacher!
Tom L.
I realize it was the first lesson but I was a little disappointed that we spend nearly the entire time on housekeeping items, like canceling and re-scheduling appointments. I think that could have been covered with an e-mail or handout. I also thought we spent too much time going over the differences between acoustic and electric guitars - considering my age and background. Would have liked to see him demonstrate what I was asked to practice before the next lesson instead of just being told to refer to the workbook.
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Robert M.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Robert M.

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About Robert

Professional musician in the Asheville, NC. area offering private guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, and bass lessons. I am also available for studio recording and live performance. With over 28 years experience, I have been teaching all ages, styles, and levels. This is not a hobby or part-time

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Robert C.
Very informative - tailors the lesson to the student. Understands musical theory and practice. Strong communicator and a pleasant demeanor that makes the experience a true joy.
Paula W.
So helpful and knowledgeable. It has to be really hard to teach a music lesson online, but this experience has been great! Can't wait to learn more :-)
Blake
Blake really enjoyed it & Robert was patient & very informative.

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Brian Lee B.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Teaches students Male: 6 and up; Female: 4 and up
  • Teaching since 1991
  • Awarded Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship from State of Missouri
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Brian Lee B.

16 Reviews
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Banjo is my primary instrument. We can do old-time clawhammer or 3-finger bluegrass!

About Brian Lee

LEARN TO PLAY: banjo or ukulele from a PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN with over 35+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE in music performance and instruction. I am also a Board Certified Music Therapist from Maryville University with an additional Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I founded Mimic Music based in St. Lo

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Joe
Over 5 lessons in and Brian has proven to be knowledgeable, capable, and highly interested in helping me improve. He quickly zeroed in on my interests and puts effort into teaching the songs I like and styles I find fun. Every session feels streamlined and informative, leaving me excited to practice what I learned each time. My expectations have been greatly exceeded.
Susan
I love learning to play the ukulele! Brian is an excellent teacher. As I have a background in piano and some violin, Brian has helped me to integrate what I remember and apply it to the ukulele. He is friendly, interested, and patient. Most of all, he makes learning to play the ukulele fun! I highly recommend him for beginners on up!
David
Brian is fantastic. He quickly got a sense of where I am and customized our lessons just for me. Super knowledgeable, helpful and friendly!
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Eric L.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1977
  • Awarded Award from Gigmasters
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Eric L.

39 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 p

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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.
Eric Bybee
I’ve had two lessons with Eric and both have been fun and informative. Eric’s approach allows the student to discover while learning, a useful approach to instruction. As an adult learner retuning to music after many years I’ve found Eric’s method refreshing.

Vincent T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Vincent T.

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About Vincent

I have taught for 18 years, giving both private and group lessons. I am a professional musician, having played in numerous bands, recorded and played shows. I have taugh all ages, and all elvels, and all styles. I play a number of instruments including piano, guitar, bass, violin, banjo, mandoli

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Elmhurst, IL

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Elmhurst 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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$46 average
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"Kelvin is so great at catering to each students needs and keeping the lessons light and fun. He is so full of fun stories and encouragement as well as being a magnificent teacher."
Anna
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Richard is a great teacher. He answered all of my questions and made great suggestions. Can’t wait for my next lesson. Thanks, tabatha"
tabatha
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"I enjoy learning from Grant. he is relaxed, knowledgable and gives me bite sized assignments to improve step by step from one week to the next. Thanks Grant!"
Paul
Took Banjo lessons from Grant H.
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"Lyle is awesome! Lessons are fun and helpful, he focuses on helping you meet your musical goals. I am an adult absolute novice, never played an instrument before, and I feel really good about my progress. If a year ago someone would have asked me "will you ever play an instrument?" I would have said absolutely no and that I didn't think I was even capable of learning an instrument, I considered myself to be very non-musical; but not anymore. 1 star off because we've had a lot of cancellations and reschedules but that's partially my fault as well since our lessons are on Friday nights and he warned me he often plays gigs or has to travel to gigs on that night."
Katrina
Took Banjo lessons from Lyle R.
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"Outstanding teacher. Ryan has a gift for teaching music. He made sure that I learned clawhammer banjo the correct way and gently steered me away from bad habits. If you want to play an instrument, all you need to do is take lessons from Ryan and practice. You will succeed. It's that simple."
Chris
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Worked really well with my 10 yr old, super happy about our decision."
Cain
Took Banjo lessons from Aaron D.
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"If I could give Brian 10 stars, I would. He is enthusiastic, present, supportive and highly knowledgeable. Learning instruments has always been a challenge for me , but Brian makes being a banjo beginner an absolute joy. I look forward to practicing every day, and can really hear my progress - which amazes me because it's only been just over a month. I can see myself working with Brian for the long haul. He puts me at ease, and always gives great responsive tips that improve my playing immediately. I feel SO lucky to have stumbled across his profile."
Elyse
Took Banjo lessons from Brian Lee B.
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"4 weeks into banjo lessons has been great. He does a great job explaining and answering your questions. Im just a beginner but its going well. Thanks Ryan."
Stuart
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Very payient witj me, so far."
Joseph
Took Banjo lessons from Rebecca F.
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"a great start, gonna be fun"
Keith
Took Banjo lessons from John B.
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