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Ben E.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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Ben E.

6 Reviews
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I can teach five string bluegrass, old time or folk banjo playing or four string tenor banjo. I can give you the basics of chords as well as the types of right hand technique you need to pick or pluck.

About Ben

Benjamin is a percussionist and mandolin player from North Carolina. Coming out of a folk music tradition he has expanded his interest into the world of electronic music, free improvisation and world music. He most recently visited Dublin to work with composer Cal Folger Day on a historical Operetta

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Alex R.
Fantastic instructor. Ben started at the basic foundational instruction (including how best to hold the pick) and together we built a custom practice outline that has helped me to achieve my goals.
esther T.
Awesome first lesson! Looking forward to many more.
John Cardoza
Patient, highly knowledgeable. Works quickly and efficiently; making the most of our hour together. Looking forward to the next lesson!
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Eric L.

38 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 8 to 80
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Eric L.

38 Reviews
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Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play recognizable tunes. First, starting off with simple arrangments and then building as you become more advanced. I typically use Banjo Primer, Claw Hammer Banjo Primer and "You Can Teach Yourself Banjo" These books break everything down and gets you up and running very quickly. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Eric

Hi, Welcome to my TL's profile! If you're looking at this site, you're already on your way to becoming an AWESOME musician! Whether this is your first attempt at music lessons or you've been playing for a while and trying to improve your skills, I'm EXCITED about working with you. I am a pr

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Eric Bybee
I’ve had two lessons with Eric and both have been fun and informative. Eric’s approach allows the student to discover while learning, a useful approach to instruction. As an adult learner retuning to music after many years I’ve found Eric’s method refreshing.
Eric Bybee
This was my first professional music lesson in many years. Eric was great. He listen attentively to all my questions and provided solid answers with reasonable goals. This is my first experience with virtual lessons but Eric made the session both challenging and fun. I'm looking forward to continuing my sessions.
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Kenton M.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kenton M.

12 Reviews
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I teach Earl Scruggs three finger style and also claw hammer banjo. You will learn most of the standard repertoire or you can request any of your favorites. Banjo is a very exciting instrument and one that people love to hear. You will enjoy either learning or improving you skills on this crowd pleasing instrument. Contact me, and we will get started.

About Kenton

I have been teaching for over fifteen years. I play various styles including jazz, rock, blues, classical, country, and bluegrass. Instruments I teach include guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele. I also teach the Q Chord. I have performed in many different bands including rock, top forty,

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Joyce B.
I'm very happy with the communication and technics I have from Kenton. He makes me feel supported in my progress.
Joseph J.
very good dulcimer instructor, especially for a beginner
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Frankie P.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Awarded Berklee Achievement Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
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Frankie P.

30 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 Educa

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Enjoyed my first lesson! Got my work cut out!
Carter M.
Frankie’s great. My son has progressed well and is learning a lot!
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Joe M.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joe M.

10 Reviews
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All styles and levels

About Joe

Professional musician, vocalist and entertainer. Perform at: Hershey Park, Musikfest, Steel Stacks, Mesa, The Sands Casino............ BA Moravian College, MM Combs College Dir. of Guitar Studies at Lebanon Valley College Adjunct Professor

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Robert
Very knowledgeable, easy to converse with. Joe is patient and corrects fundamentals with usefull suggestions.
Mary Ellen
Excellent musician. Joe will be able to take me to the next level of singing.
Karyn G.
Really enjoying my lessons with Joe. He's patient and encouraging. I feel like I'm really learning the basics of music and guitar.
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Kelvin L.

157 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Awarded 4th National violin competition from Poland
  • Teaching since 1984
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Kelvin L.

157 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 o

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Diego
This rating is based on just a single 30 minute lesson. We may try to make it longer for our next two lessons. Our grandson, 9, really enjoyed it.
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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in River Forest, IL

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in River Forest is $53. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $85 per hour.
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"Great first lesson. I like goal setting and getting email about lesson."
Janet
Took Banjo lessons from Lyle R.
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"Very payient witj me, so far."
Joseph
Took Banjo lessons from Rebecca F.
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"Very patient, personable, professional, and purposeful. Each lesson is packed full of building blocks for dexterity and familiarity with the instrument."
Timothy
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"STEVE HAS EXCELLENT SKILLS.

STEVE IS NOT ONLY A WONDERFUL INSTRUCTOR BUT ALSO A VERY NICE AND CARING PERSON.WHEN I GET DISCOURAGED HE KNOWS THE RIGHT WORDS TO SAY TO PICK ME UP AND GET ME BACK ON TRACK.HE IS A GREAT MUSICIAN,KNOWS THE BANJO VERY WELL.HE GIVES ME VERY CLEAR EXERCISES TO PRACTICE EACH WEEK AND ENCOURAGES ME TO FOLLOW THRU.I AM VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE STEVE FOR MY INSTRUCTOR. I'M SO GLAD I CHOSE TAKE LESSONS TO FIND A TEACHER FOR THE BANJO."
PATTY
Took Banjo lessons from Steve G.
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"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."
Bob
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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"Thanks for a great first lesson. I appreciate your patience and ability to understand where I'm at and how to push me forward."
Joel
Took Banjo lessons from Grant H.
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"As an adult, I was hesitant about learning a new instrument. Nick has been amazing at helping me learn the banjo! He is encouraging, patient, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Nick to anyone at any age."
ellen
Took Banjo lessons from Nick R.
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"Informative, friendly, patient and knowledgeable."
steve
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Outstanding teacher. Ryan has a gift for teaching music. He made sure that I learned clawhammer banjo the correct way and gently steered me away from bad habits. If you want to play an instrument, all you need to do is take lessons from Ryan and practice. You will succeed. It's that simple."
Chris
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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