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Ryan B.

90 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
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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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Michael
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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Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Bachelor Music Performance from Northern Illinois University
  • 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.

John B.

105 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
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John B.

105 Reviews
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Learn how to play Banjo!

While learning the Banjo, students will learn specific rolls such as forward and backward rolls, chords strum patterns, rhythm playing and various songs such as Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Dueling Banjos. They will learn the styles of Bluegrass and Claw Hammer playing.

About John

I have been playing for about 35 years and teaching music and guitar for 25 years. I have a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Classical guitar. I've taught at the University level and currently maintain a professional studio in Arlington, Virginia. I am very well versed in many different styles of musi

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Tony H.
Just completed my first 45 minute lesson with John. He was really down to earth, listened to what I wanted out of my lessons and we worked on those things. I feel like I’m already make progress.
Lucy
I took my first lesson with John this afternoon for the 45 minute session. He is very patient and knows how to teach very well. You will leave with homework that is applicable to your skill level and geared for improvement.
Maya B.
John is an excellent teacher, very patient, and helps you work on your technique. He definitely is the best classical guitar teacher I have ever had.

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Lynn K.

47 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Music & Psychology from Old Dominion University
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Lynn K.

47 Reviews
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Both Scruggs 3 finger Bluegrass & Frailing/Clawhammer styles are fun & challenging! No experience necessary!

About Lynn

Whether you are 5, 25, or perhaps 85 years old when you make the decision to enter the world of music, you will be changing your life for the positive.   Your relationship with music & your chosen instrument is unique & will be lifelong.  I look forward to sharing your excitement as we pursue

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Allison Wilson
Always learninging something new
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Lynn has been teaching my children for almost 7 years off and on. She is a great teacher. Knowledgeable, patient, encouraging, friendly... a great person.
My children have done violin, ukulele, guitar, and mandolin, Highly recommended! 💫
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Damien S.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Damien S.

46 Reviews
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I have been teaching for over 10 years. My goal is to get my students quickly able to play, learn what they want to learn and have fun.

About Damien

St. Augustine based composer and guitarist Damien has made a name for himself as a writer of scores for film, theater and dance productions.;A graduate of Music Composition at SUNY Purchase (New York) and Musicology at the University College of Dublin (Ireland). Years of touring internationally and

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Corinne C.
Great first lesson. Took the time to see where I am with my skills and took it from there. Looking forward to working with him to get better.
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Karen D.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

33 Reviews
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Banjo:
If country picking, blue grass, or even pop/rock is a favorite of yours then banjo is a really fun instrument to learn. As with all instruments I teach, we would start with basics and in no time the be picking and strumming away on songs you love. I also incorporate learning the notes, chords, theory, and picking, strumming, techniques and rhythms to become a well rounded musician.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
Anthony F.
Karen is very patient & caring while teaching.

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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 $58. 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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"Damien is extremely professional and does an excellent job explaining the fundamentals. As Albert Einstein said, "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." Damien has a way of explaining concepts so they are easily understood and retained, even for more complex subjects."
Austin
Took Banjo lessons from Damien S.
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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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"Ryan is a great teacher."
Brian
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"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."
Elyse
Took Banjo lessons from Brian Lee B.
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"Mel is warm, welcoming, encouraging
He gave me lots of tips that I can practice on my own.
He was very patient and let me know when I got something right.
I was enjoying the class so much I didn’t want it to end..
Can’t wait for next one."
Angela
Took Banjo lessons from Mel P.
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"This was my first meeting an Banjo lesson. It was just perfect for my abilities. Homework was just great. One problem is my Web Cam is vertical not horizontal."
CPO Rob
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Eager to break down theory and provides a clear lesson plan."
Sydney
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Enjoyed my first lesson! Got my work cut out!"
Sarah
Took Banjo lessons from Frankie P.
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"Nick is very talented, knowledgeable and patient. He communicates material extremely well and is a pleasure to work with."
Kevin
Took Banjo lessons from Nick R.
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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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