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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaching since 2013
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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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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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Nick R.

54 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Awarded 2001 JAS academy full scholarship from JAS academy in Aspen Colorado (director, Christian McBride)
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Nick R.

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-5 string Bluegrass (Earl Scruggs technique)
-Tenor banjo (plectrum techniques)
-Plectrum banjo (plectrum techniques)
-Bluegrass, Country, Blues and Folk
-Gullah Geechee, North Indian classical music and other world music rhythms

About Nick

Nick performs with Paul McCartney, Jon Batiste (Colbert Show), Zeb Bangash, Antonique Smith, Rob Morrow, John Lithgow, The Hot Sardines, grammy nominated producer/composer/Indian percussionist, Deep Singh (tabla player with Sting, Katy Perry, Robert Plant) and grammy nominated producer/trumpet play

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Kara
Nick was a patient and enthusiastic teacher. I was nervous to start music lessons in my late 30s, but he made me feel comfortable and I never felt embarrassed. He taught me the songs I was interested in learning, but snuck in music theory and the basics along the way! Highly recommend
Shannon
Nick has done a great job with our 14 year old son! He has a great laid back style that is appreciated and keeps the lessons fun and engaging. Not only is he learning to play some of his favorite songs, but he is also getting ear training, music reading, picking, chord building, etc. We would highly recommend Nick!
Rachel
I would very highly recommend Nick as a guitar teacher. I've been taking lessons for five weeks and he has already helped me a lot with my technique. He has a great combination of the knowledge of a professional musician and also the patience and guidance of a very experienced teacher.

I also like that he is helping me with ear training. I've had previous experience with reading music, but he is really expanding my horizons with listening to music and trying to figure it out by using basic principles. This is a way to learn that I hadn't experience before in guitar lessons in the past, and I think it's a great way to learn.

I'm looking forward to many more lessons to come. This has really helped me to enjoy playing the guitar again!
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Eric L.

41 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1977
  • Bachelor of Music from Hartt School of Music / University of Hartford
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Eric L.

41 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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Juli
i have zero music experience. eric is patient and thorough.
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!
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Linda L.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Hebrew, Spanish, Hebrew
  • Teaching since 1979
  • Teaches students 3 to 65
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Linda L.

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I have been playing bluegrass banjo for over 20 years, and have performed for events such as Thanksgiving dinners at hotels, folk clubs, bluegrass festivals, and fundraisers. In addition to playing and teaching banjo, I play and teach guitar and piano, with guitar being my main instrument. I am no Earl Scruggs, but I am a great teacher for beginners and intermediate players. As a teacher, I am patient, intuitive, and always tailor the lessons to fit the interests and learning styles of each individual student.

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 tuto

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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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Norman T.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Music.
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Norman T.

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I have enjoyed teaching the banjo the past 12 years. I emphasize the basics of banjo technique for bluegrass style. I like to use the Banjo Method from Hal Leonard publisher. Yes, you can really learn to play some of your favorite bluegrass favorites!

About Norman

I am located in the Tampa, Florida area and I live in Lutz. In addition to providing lessons in your home, or in my studio, I am now available for online lessons through the TakeLessons Classroom! I have enjoyed teaching and helping students of all ages for 30 years in achieving their goals in lear

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Charlie M.
My son walked in saying, « why do you make me do this?! » and walked out smiling and saying, « hey! That wasn’t so bad! » Quite a change and can’t wait to return next week.
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Frankie P.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music from Boston University
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Frankie P.

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A very fun instrument to play. I tend to focus on Earl Scruggs style rolls, understanding and incorporating melody, and chords.

About Frankie

Hello, future student. I want to tell you just a little about myself to see if you would like to study with me. I have over 20 years of teaching experience with degrees from West Virginia University, Berklee College of Music, the University of West London, along with a Doctorate in Music Educa

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Sarah
Enjoyed my first lesson! Got my work cut out!
Carter M.
Frankie’s great. My son has progressed well and is learning a lot!

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The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Kenilworth is $59. 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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"Great first lesson, Ryan!"
Ryan
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Great instructor. Explains things clearly. A pleasure taking the lessons each week."
Henry
Took Banjo lessons from Frankie P.
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"Ray was very informative, and very passionate about teaching me and was very respectful and made me feel welcome.. I'm very excited about returning for my other lessons."
Jimmy
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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"My son loved his first lesson!"
Dawson
Took Banjo lessons from Daniel E.
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"very relaxed manner right on time easy to talk to. and the smile always helps"
Lorraine
Took Banjo lessons from Grant H.
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"Brian is fantastic. He quickly got a sense of where I am and customized our lessons just for me. Super knowledgeable, helpful and friendly!"
David
Took Banjo lessons from Brian Lee B.
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"Great, knowledgeable teacher. Highly recommend."
Matthew
Took Banjo lessons from Frankie P.
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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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"Dan is a patient and encouraging teacher. Even after taking months off I was able to pick up a song after just one lesson because he breaks everything down to your skill level. I highly recommend him for banjo or any music lessons!"
Eldora
Took Banjo lessons from Daniel E.
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"Good combination of book learnin' and improvisational instruction."
Jen
Took Banjo lessons from Lyle R.
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