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Ryan B.

76 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • 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 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.
Patient teacher and expert practitioner. Really cares about student's growth. He also reminds you to have fun. Always on time for lesson, too.
Ryan
Great first lesson, Ryan!
Vincent
He seemed angry and disinterested, not really wanting to teach the lesson. Bad experience and bad teacher in general.
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Kelvin L.

141 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1984
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Kelvin L.

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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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Cynthia P.
We think that Mr. Kelvin is an amazing teacher that is professional, kind and patient. He shows sincere interest in the student’s development. His instructions are clear and concise. He turns learning to play the violin into an enjoyable experience. Thank you Mr. Kelvin.
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Jason W.

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

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mark S.

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I play and teach both clawhammer and fingerpicking banjo styles. As a performer, I mostly play traditional and contemporary classical music, though I also have performed and recorded quite a bit of folk music on banjo. I enjoy working with clawhammer students as they create their own arrangements of tunes.

About Mark

I am a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter working in a variety of genres. I regularly perform around the Washington, DC, area as a solo guitarist, as a singer/songwriter, and with numerous classical, folk, rock, and musical theater groups. My primary musical influences include folk and

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Kristen
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.
SK
Mr. Sylvester is one of the greatest. He is not just an amazing guitarist, but he is also very kind. He treats people with so much respect. He speaks to me and my mom so nicely. He is very patient. He has a deep knowledge of music and knows how to get the most out of even the least talented people (like me!). He doesn't ever get mad if you make a mistake or forget to bring your music notes. We were so lucky to find Mr. Sylvester.
Virginia
Mark is a talented musician who plays and teaches multiple stringed instruments. His lessons are always informative and supportive. They are driven by the student’s interest, so anything you want o learn— styles of music, how to do a particular technique, music theory— you can bring to class. And every now and then he organizes a recital— terrifying but great practice!
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Chris E.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Certificate Guitar Mastery from Guitar Mastery Method
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Chris E.

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About Chris

I teach beginner to intermediate guitar. I can also teach ukulele, bass, banjo and mandolin. I can teach any genre of music and have been teaching for over 4 years. I will teach you, not only know how to play but teach you what you are doing, musically. If you're a beginner, we can start from th

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Tony
Chris is an excellent guitar instructor and combines theory into practice mixed with fun! He explains things thoroughly and makes learning a lot easier than other instructors. He is also very flexible with his schedule. He is by far the best instructor I have had.
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Frankie P.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Master of Music from Boston University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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 Educ

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Sean
Works with you to find the best way forward for YOU. Fantastic instructor.
Aidan B.
Frankie focuses on the piece at hand and doesn’t overload me with information
Georgia A.
It was only my first lesson but I've had to take lessons constantly during my younger years and it was always made difficult to understand. Frankie let me choose what I wanted to learn and has made it easy to get excited about it.

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Oak Park, IL

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Oak Park 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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$44 average
60 min
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"I've been taking Piano lessons from Michael for about 5 months. I am an adult and took years of piano as a kid. I decided to take lessons again when we bought a baby grand from a garage sale. I searched for a teacher that would be fun! This time I wanted to learn pop songs with chords; music that I enjoy. It has been so much fun but I'm also learning about music theory in a way that I really understand. Michael is patient, funny, and very talented. I tell him what song I want to learn and he picks it out by ear, writes it down, then helps me figure out the best way to play it. He has written a great book that breaks down all the chords so it is easy to learn and remember. I'm having a great time and keeping the cobwebs from forming in my brain!"
Jennifer
Took Banjo lessons from Michael E.
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"A great experience with Joe. He is able to motivate and encourage you with great skill and experience."
Frida Rundell
Took Banjo lessons from Joe M.
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"Ryan provides professional and patient instruction, Highly recommended."
Tim
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"First lesson. Lots of fun.... very positive experience!"
Martha
Took Banjo lessons from Derek V.
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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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"Ryan is very patient and encouraging. I am a slow learner so that's a good thing. Its only my third lesson but I see he has a strategy for progress."
Dwayne
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Damien is a fun, kind and extremely patient teacher. He structures lessons well and makes sure you understand why you're doing/learning certain things. He knows how to keep lessons interesting yet helpful."
Jackie
Took Banjo lessons from Damien S.
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"First lesson was great. I was nervous, but Mike put me at ease and made me feel right at home. The lesson flew by, and I can't wait until we meet again."
Billy
Took Banjo lessons from Mike T.
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"Nick took me on as a banjo student and did an amazing job of quickly finding out how much I already knew and then ran with it, pushing me further while letting me direct us into areas that I wanted to pursue. He's very patient and insanely knowledgable. Every lesson has been packed with a ton of information, practice, instruction and music theory. (He's also a very nice guy to have a conversation with.) I couldn't recommend Nick highly enough as an instructor."
Ramsey
Took Banjo lessons from Nick R.
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"Grant is a very kind and patient teacher. He put me at ease and made me feel very comfortable. I am looking forward to working with him"
Jay
Took Banjo lessons from Grant H.
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