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Ryan B.

90 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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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
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dave K.

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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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Michael K.

1 Review
Teaches Online
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  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Michael K.

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I teach beginner banjo in two styles; clawhammer (old-time) or Scruggs style (bluegrass).

About Michael

My journey with music began when I picked up the banjo as a middle schooler in West Virginia, inspired by the sounds of old-time mountain music. Fiddle has been my main focus for the past eight years, and has become a defining and shaping force in my life. I have been actively growing food for abou

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Lynn K.

47 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches students 7 to 85
  • 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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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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Michael K.

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  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2020
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Michael K.

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I teach beginner banjo in two styles; clawhammer (old-time) or Scruggs style (bluegrass).

About Michael

My journey with music began when I picked up the banjo as a middle schooler in West Virginia, inspired by the sounds of old-time mountain music. Fiddle has been my main focus for the past eight years, and has become a defining and shaping force in my life. I have been actively growing food for abou

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Grant H.

168 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Creative Writing from Louisiana State University
  • Teaching since 2007
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Grant H.

168 Reviews
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I like to make learning an instrument fun and easy to fit into your schedule!

If you're an adult finally getting around to learning your dream instrument or a child following your passion of playing music I tailor your lessons specifically to you. We look at what you want to play, pick specific songs that you want to learn, and learn the techniques you need to play these songs. It sounds simple, but it's so effective and much more fun to learn this way!

About Grant

Hi! I'm Grant! And it would be my pleasure to be your music instructor. I teach all of the fretted string instruments: Guitar | Banjo | Mandolin | Bass | Ukulele I structure my lesson plans specifically around what you want to learn and how you want to learn it. We will go as slow or f

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Awesome, was worries but Grant made things so easy and relaxed

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Riverside, IL

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Riverside 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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$45 average
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$58 average

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"Over 5 lessons in, and Brian has proven to be knowledgeable, capable, and highly interested in seeing me grow. He quickly got to the root of my interests and focuses our lessons on the songs and styles that I enjoy and find fun. I notice improvements in my abilities every week and I'm excited to learn more. He has without a doubt exceeded my expectations."
Joseph
Took Banjo lessons from Brian Lee B.
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"I have taken banjo lessons off and on for years and Richard is the first instructor who quickly figured out where to start with me and wasted no time getting started. He is skilled, pleasant, calm, patient and helpful. Looking forward to next week's lesson!"
Chris
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"I am a 60+ guy that had gotten a banjo for Christmas. I had one many, many years ago and I wanted to start again with lessons. With Take a Lesson I met up with Ryan. Here is a Kool layed back kinda guy that is a musician and a real good instructor. He has taken me from zero to cords and rolls. He listens well and is flexible enough that you learn at your own speed. Get in line for this Guy. Thanks Ryan!"
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Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Dan is very patient and helpful, I enjoy every lesson."
Bess
Took Banjo lessons from Daniel E.
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"I know nearly nothing about music, but just love to try. Lyle is patient, and able to be flexible if I have not been able to practice (as much as I should!)"
Patty
Took Banjo lessons from Lyle R.
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"I have been taking banjo lessons from Kevin for a couple of years. Kevin is a wonderfully talented instructor and a great musician himself! He shapes my lessons around practical use in performance, always encouraging and ever-challenging, but with plenty of patience and just plain fun. Trust me, you will not find a better teacher!"
Jody
Took Banjo lessons from Kevin F.
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"Eric has been really helpful in my learning experience. My schedule requires flexibility in scheduling and Eric has been great!"
Coen
Took Banjo lessons from Eric L.
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"First lessons are like a first date...I look forward to the second date."
Fritz
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Ray was very informative, and very passionate about teaching me and was very respectful and made me feel welcome.. I'm very excited about returning for my other lessons."
Jimmy
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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"You are in good hands. He rapidly figures out where you are musically and then teaches a ton of good info."
Harvey
Took Banjo lessons from Steve G.
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