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Jason W.

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

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

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Bachelor Music Performance from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dave K.

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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.

Meet Online Banjo Teachers Serving Evanston, IL

jesey M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks english
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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jesey M.

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Experienced teacher of 5 years, jack of all trades! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing music in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Experienced in:
-k-12 Percussion
-World Percussion
-Music Production Technology
-Banjo and Folk Strings

About Jesey

I have been playing the drums for 15 years and have taught lessons for over 5. I have also well studied in many folk music traditions from around the world, including African Drums, Bluegrass, Jazz, Rock, Afro-Cuban, and Samba. In addition to acoustic music, Jesey has produced and recorded more tha

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Phoebe
Jesey is FANTASTIC! I'm an adult beginner with no prior music experience. I've had a couple online lessons so far and I couldn't be more pleased. I've learned something new in every lesson and he's been helping me learn some of my favorite songs. He's great!
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Steve G.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Steve G.

46 Reviews
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Beginning lessons include note recognition, finger positions,scales, and chords, and progresses up to strumming, frailing, and rolls with the right hand. Strumming with the hand and with fingerpicks is also covered. All geared to get you up and making music ASAP!

About Steve

Music has been a part of my life for over 4 decades. I stepped onstage when I was 15, and have been active in the music business ever since. I was raised in the New York / New England area, and played in many bands in the 70's and 80's, most notably the band AVALON. I moved to Florida in the late 8

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Frank P.
Steve puts you at ease during your lesson, he has patience and explains things very well. I have just started with Steve but I am excited to learn and I feel he can take my playing to where I want it to be. Thanks Steve!
Scott H.
Great instructions that is really tailored to what I want to achieve on the instrument. Steve always shows up with a super positive and enthusiastic attitude, it makes me enjoy the lessons even more.
Chris B.
Great communication. Thank you Steve!

Vincent T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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 Evanston, IL

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Evanston 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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"I have been playing the Banjo for only a few months now and have learned a lot. Damien is a very patient instructor. He ensures the student understands what he/she is doing in both playing and reading music. I have improved in every area of his instructions. Excellent Teacher!"
Darren
Took Banjo lessons from Damien S.
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"Amazing banjo teacher for adult student

Aaron is a great teacher - and I'm sure it doesn't matter what instrument he is teaching. For me, it's the banjo. He makes in fun, tailors his teaching to what you want to learn and what type of music you like, is very patient (I'm an absolute beginner), and reliable.

He's helped me get some important basics down that I never could have just scrolling through YouTube for instructional videos. I would recommend Aaron to any parents or students any age out there. You'll be happy you went with him."
Henry
Took Banjo lessons from Aaron D.
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"For a beginner Good focus on basics. Firm enough delivery to promote the work needed"
Philip
Took Banjo lessons from Lynn K.
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"I found Lynn after attempting a few other places. Those folks were interested in helping me learn the banjo - to a point. They were nice enough but I knew I wanted to get further than they were willing to assist. When I met Lynn I quickly learned that she was ready and willing to help a new banjo student. She made it clear that she expected practice and that dedication was the key, and she makes it clear in our lessons, too. She is professional but has a sense of humor (and patience) that helps when things get frustrating (or when I am frustrating). I'm very glad I found her and I intend to learn a lot from her. Thank you, Lynn!"
William
Took Banjo lessons from Lynn K.
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"Very pleased with Edwin. He took thel time to listen and get to know me before we got started. Easy to learn from and very patient teacher. Looking forward to my next lesson."
Wyatt
Took Banjo lessons from Edwin I.
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"First lesson down...many to go. Richard was great helping me tune and get my first finger placements down to practice with until our next session. Excited for the next one!"
Brook
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Ray is patient, knowledgeable and very talented. I am having fun learning to play the banjo."
Brenda
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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"Really nice, lets you learn at your own pace, lets you choose the type of music that she will teach you so that you stay interested throughout the program!"
Jimesa
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"Ryan provides thorough and patient instruction."
Tim
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"My first lesson with Linda was great. She is very patient and very knowledgeable."
Kyle
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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