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Ryan B.

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

94 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 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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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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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Music from Roosevelt University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matt O.

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My TENOR 4 STRING BANJO (Irish tuning) teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***LESSONS ARE TAUGHT IN PERSON AT MY STUDIO OR ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy.

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Evan
I have been learning tenor banjo (Irish tuning) from Matt. Although I'm a complete beginner, Matt has been a very patient teacher. He balances lessons between learning songs and music theory. His wit and humor make every lesson enjoyable.
Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
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Andy K.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Andy K.

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I've been teaching music professionally for the past 15 years. In that time, I've worked with students of almost every conceivable age and ability level on a wide variety of instruments (ukulele, guitar, bass guitar, banjo, harmonica, piano) and am here to help make your musical dreams come true.

I customize my lessons to the needs/learning style of each individual student with a focus on technique, music theory, and songwriting. With all that in mind, I'd love to hear about your musical goals and figure out the best path to get you there.

About Andy

I'm a well rounded musician that plays/teaches a wide variety of instruments including acoustic, electric, and bass guitar, ukulele, banjo, harmonica, and piano/keyboards in addition to being a seasoned vocalist. I have a gained great deal of teaching and performance experience over the past 15 yea

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Tom
Andy has been a lifesaver during the pandemic! Before working with Andy, I felt like music was off limits to me. I went from zero experience to being competent in multiple instruments. I started with banjo and later went into acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, and a DAW.

His flexible teaching style was responsive to my musical growth and interests. As we went, Andy sprinkled in some easy to understand music theory. I learned a lot of my favorite songs (including several out of the mainstream). He worked with me to adapt songs written for guitar to banjo. He also helped me to pick quality instruments that were right for me and my budget.

Highly recommend!
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Andy G.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Fall 2020 Outstanding Resident Award from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
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Andy G.

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Andy is a multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, music teacher from Mesa, Arizona. He holds a bachelors degree in Music Learning and Teaching from Arizona State University. Andy is the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Fall 2020 recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Resident Achievement Award presented by Teachers College Dean Dr. Carole Basile.

In addition to private lessons, Andy currently teaches k-6 general music in the Gilbert Public Schools district.

About Andy

I have been teaching several instruments including guitar, ukulele, bass, tuba, trumpet, and trombone to hundreds of students of every age and ability since 2013. In addition to lessons, I am a certified k-6 general music teacher in the Gilbert Public Schools district. Many past guitar students o

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Chandra
We would highly recommend Andy! My daughter took lessons from him for about 5 years. He is incredibly patient and knowledgeable.
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Victor S.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Victor S.

22 Reviews
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I offer banjo for children and adults of all levels, from first time players to very advanced players. I offer lessons teaching three-finger Scruggs, Melodic and Reno-Style bluegrass banjo. I can provide a complete curriculum including tabs/sheet music or I can can give personalized lessons on skills or music of your choice. I teach both playing by ear and tablature. I can also prepare students to play in bands and jams.

About Victor

I am a professional teacher and performer in Boise, Idaho. I have been teaching guitar, banjo, and mandolin professionally since 2004. I have performed on all of these instruments and have played at numerous music festivals throughout the United States as well as teaching at many music camps on the

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Cindi
Very patient and persistent! Awesome instructor!
Lorelei L.
Victor is a great teacher as well as performer. He is patient and explains what is needed with clarity. I look forward to my regular sessions with him. I’m getting better but have a long way to go!
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Grant H.

179 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Waka Winter Classic Winner 2015 from Wakarusa Music Festival/Pipeline Productions
  • Teaching since 2007
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Grant H.

179 Reviews
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I like to make learning an instrument fun and easy to fit into your schedule!

If you're an adult finally getting around to learning your dream instrument or a child following your passion of playing music I tailor your lessons specifically to you. We look at what you want to play, pick specific songs that you want to learn, and learn the techniques you need to play these songs. It sounds simple, but it's so effective and much more fun to learn this way!

About Grant

Hi! I'm Grant! And it would be my pleasure to be your music instructor. I teach all of the fretted string instruments: Guitar | Banjo | Mandolin | Bass | Ukulele I structure my lesson plans specifically around what you want to learn and how you want to learn it. We will go as slow or fa

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James C. Harney II
thank you for your patience Grant is an awesome instructor
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The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in La Grange 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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"When the lesson started we got right to the point and decided the best direction to take with the limited experience I have. I have goals for the next lesson and something to work with and someone to help me along the way."
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Took Banjo lessons from Lyle R.
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"Extremely patient and helpful"
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Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"My son has just finished up with the first of 5 lessons, and has already learned SO much! David is very knowledgeable, and so easy to talk to and learn from. We are very pleased...worth EVERY penny!"
Kolin
Took Banjo lessons from David F.
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"David works really well with children. He keeps my daughter motivated and makes it fun. He is really knowledgeable and overall a great teacher. Recommend!"
Sunny
Took Banjo lessons from David B.
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"I have been learning tenor banjo (Irish tuning) from Matt. Although I'm a complete beginner, Matt has been a very patient teacher. He balances lessons between learning songs and music theory. His wit and humor make every lesson enjoyable."
Evan
Took Banjo lessons from Matt O.
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"First lesson but Mel is keen on understanding where the student is, strengths, weaknesses and charting a path forward. Strong teacher. Great personality. Look forward to the work ahead"
Tom
Took Banjo lessons from Mel P.
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"i have zero music experience. eric is patient and thorough."
Juli
Took Banjo lessons from Eric L.
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"Excellent choice for instructor. This will be fun."
Mike
Took Banjo lessons from Mike T.
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"Jason is a great teacher, very knowledgeable and patient. I don't have any musical background whatsoever, but he quickly got me started learning to play banjo and answered all my questions. I highly recommend this teacher."
Victor
Took Banjo lessons from Jason M.
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"He answered all my questions before I had to even ask them without talking down to me at the same time even though I’m a beginner. Loved it and can’t wait for more!"
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Took Banjo lessons from Robert M.
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