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Ryan B.

69 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
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Ryan B.

69 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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Barbara K.
Good teacher.
Jonathan M.
I'm three lessons deep into the ukulele and I'm really satisfied with Ryan. We've met once in person and twice online; I've had some health issues and he has been really accomodating switching this up for me. He's easy going and takes his time expaining history, theory, and taking it step by step while remaining encouraging and giving honest feedback. He wastes no time and you really get the most out of your lesson. I look forward to continuing on with Ryan. As a teacher and performer myself, I appreciate that he gets down to the business of doing the work but is just very nice as well!
Barbara K.
Patient and very professional musician and teacher.
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Kelvin L.

137 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
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Kelvin L.

137 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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Laura H.
Thoroughly enjoyed the lesson. Kelvin is very knowledgable and enthusiastic.
Mike
Kelvin was great! Very professional and welcoming. He was very open to know what I waned to learn. Kelvin was also incredibly patient with me and did not pass any judgement whenever I made a mistake. I'm really looking forward to my next lesson with him.

Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
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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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Brian Lee B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students Male: 6 and up; Female: 4 and up
  • Teaching since 1991
  • Music Therapy from Maryville University
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Brian Lee B.

4 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 guitar, piano, banjo, ukulele, or saxophone AND MORE from a PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN with over 28+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE in performance and instruction. I am also a MUSIC THERAPY STUDENT at Maryville University. I cater to ALL AGES AND ABILITIES.

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Elyse
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.
Melissa T.
I look forward to working with Brian. He's easy going, funny and patient, but very knowledgable and goal focused.

Ani K.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Armenian, Turkish, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • A.S. - Guitar Major from Kingsborough Community College
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Ani K.

12 Reviews
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Learn to read music and hand positions.

About Ani

Lessons are tailored to the students' level and goal. Caring and compassionate instructor. Your dream is my dream and I will diligently work with you to help you on your path. If you have the will to learn and practice, you will see improvements and achievements. ‚Äč I've been teaching music to ch

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A Z.
Ani K is the BEST. She taught me so many things and had so much patience and I left very happy and a lot music smarter
Jimmyse M.
Ani is an amazing singing teacher I'm looking forward and working with her again next thrusday
David
Ani is patient, kind and knowledgeable. I learned a lot and am looking forward to my next lesson.

Zander W.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 6 and up
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Zander W.

4 Reviews
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Online Banjo Teacher

Scruggs style 5 string banjo, melodic style and single string style

About Zander

I am a Nashville session musician, sideman and music teacher. I received a Bachelor of Music degree in Commercial Music with a Composition and Arranging Emphasis from Belmont University. Coming from a family of Classical and Jazz musicians, I have been exposed to music my whole life. Over the year

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Suzana
Wonderful instructor! I'm finally getting rid of my old bad habits. I very much look forward to every new lesson. Highly recommended.
Cate
Zander is extremely knowledgable and has the ability to communicate that knowledge in an easy tower and way. Great teacher!
David Otto
I am a first time stringed instrument student. Zander has a talent for structuring lessons to make me 'work' to see progress. He is patient and answers my questions in a manner that make sense. I'm fortunate to have connected with him. Given his multi instrument proficiency and obvious knowledge base I can't help but recommend his teaching skills.

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"This was an excellent first lesson. Frankie was patient, engaged, knowledgable, and very helpful. He was able to assess my skill level after talking a bit and had a clear plan to help me begin to learn to play the banjo and understand why I am playing what I'm playing. I'm looking forward to practicing and seeing where this all goes."
Bill
Took Banjo lessons from Frankie P.
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"It's hard to judge a man on the first meeting. He appears to be knowledgeable about music. Also, he was able to pick up on a deficiency i have playing music and recommended the best way to overcome it. I believe that David will be a good teacher for me."
Gordon
Took Banjo lessons from David F.
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"Good teacher."
Barbara
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"First lesson. I think this is going to be great. Super nice to work with."
Chris
Took Banjo lessons from Bryan M.
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"Mark has been a great teacher for this adult beginner! I take lessons in clawhammer banjo and ukulele with him, and his easy-going nature and skill in identifying ways to improve make it a joyful experience! Highly recommend."
Kristen
Took Banjo lessons from Mark S.
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"Ray is very patient, knowledgeable and makes the lessons fun. Ray is complimentary on my progress and that is exactly what beginners need.
Ray rocks!"
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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"Excellent personable instructor! Always look forward to my lesson each week and he is always encouraging and patient with your journey."
Abigail
Took Banjo lessons from Steve G.
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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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"My son said he wanted to take banjo lessons. I asked him to look on-line to find someone in our area. He came back to me to say that he had found exactly who he wanted to teach him, and it was Aaron. I was quite skeptical that an on-line lesson could actually be productive, but I said we could try it and see. And so happy we did. Aaron is such a great teacher! He is actually able to teach on-line and teach really well. My son has made a lot of progress in playing claw hammer banjo. Aaron is completely positive and always encouraging, and my son thinks he's the greatest! I do too!"
Shannon
Took Banjo lessons from Aaron D.
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