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Kelvin L.

141 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Teaches students 4 to 80
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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My son is enjoying working with Kelvin
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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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Ryan B.

76 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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 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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Tim
Ryan provides thorough and patient instruction.
Bob D.
With Ryan's instructions, I am progressing. I've taken private lessons with another instructor before but have not progressed as quickly or learned as much as I have with Ryan.
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.

Dave K.

22 Reviews
Palos Heights, IL
Starting at $24
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Bachelor Music Performance from Northern Illinois University
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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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Jesse B.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA in Anthropology, Minor in Philosophy from Franklin Pierce University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jesse B.

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Offering lessons on beginner to advanced banjo, basic to intermediate guitar, and basic mandolin and upright bass. I include a recording of every lesson using state of the art equipment including an amazing array of microphones from Ear Trumpet Labs and Zylia! I am endorsed by ETL and The Deering Banjo Company.

About Jesse

I have a long track record of teaching in the realm of acoustic music. Beginning in 2010 (while living in Rhode Island) I decided to share my knowledge of stringed instruments as a traveling music teacher. Through the years of performing in various bluegrass outfits, I have always had students eage

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Pat C.
still learning.
pat
since this was my 1st lesson everything went well. looking forward to my next lesson and the lesson after that and so forth.
Gerald
Jesse is extremely talented and an excellent teacher. He is very patient and encouraging in his teaching style. He knows banjo and how to motivate his students. Establishing a strong foundation is the basis of his teaching method. Everything builds on this solid foundation.
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Frankie P.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Frankie P.

26 Reviews
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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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Michael
good first steps
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

Peter M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1974
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Peter M.

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About Peter

A musician for over 45 years, I play 5-string banjo, plectrum banjo, mandolin, hammered dulcimer and acoustic guitar, for which I have given private lessons since 1974 t the now closed Howrs Evert Guitar studio and Hamburg Music Center. In 1975, I started a banjo instruction class for the Hamburg C

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Park Ridge, IL

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Park Ridge is $52. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $100 per hour.
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$42 average
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"Michael is very patient. He is a fabulous teacher."
Avery
Took Banjo lessons from Michael E.
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"Kelvin is a great teacher. He understands and teaches in a way that makes sense to me. If you’ve played the Banjo you know the teacher needs a lot of patience and he does. He provides the right direction and more importantly listens to my questions. There is no doubt in my mind if you have to learn or improve your banjo skills Kelvin can help."
Mike
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Richard is a great teacher"
Mina
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"My 7 year old LOVED his first lesson. He's very excited for next weeks! Thanks Brian!"
Rhett
Took Banjo lessons from Brian Lee B.
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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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"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!"
Megan
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"Great, knowledgeable teacher. Highly recommend."
Matthew
Took Banjo lessons from Frankie P.
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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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"Everything went great teacher is great can't wait until next lesson"
Joe
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"Four lessons with Sam have been amazing. I had previous banjo lessons and plodded from one song to the next. Sam has expanded the entire scope of music for me. I continue with the lesions and enjoy music much more"
D. B.
Took Banjo lessons from Sam K.
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