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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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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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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matt O.

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My TENOR 4 STRING BANJO (Irish tuning) teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***LESSONS ARE TAUGHT IN PERSON AT MY STUDIO OR ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy.

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Evan
I have been learning tenor banjo (Irish tuning) from Matt. Although I'm a complete beginner, Matt has been a very patient teacher. He balances lessons between learning songs and music theory. His wit and humor make every lesson enjoyable.
Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
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Eric W.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Guitar / Songwriting from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Eric W.

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Banjo is my newest instrument and a new passion. I have been teaching beginners to intermediate for over 10 years. I currently play banjo in a country band as well as on a couple songs in my rock band. I provide a core curriculum of technique and music knowledge as well as customizing to the student's interest. Traditional rolls, picking patterns, leads and chord strumming.

About Eric

Music lessons for all ages and levels on guitar, bass, violin, cello, ukulele, banjo and voice/singing. Private studio in downtown Redmond or online lessons. I have been teaching for over 15 years, performing and recording as a singer/songwriter/guitarist for over 30 years. Berklee College of Music

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Josh W.
I'm an intermediate musician learning Ukele for the first time. Eric took the time to help me figure out the basics and ultimately helped me learn to how play two songs with very distinct styles, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and Dust in the Wind.
Bruce H.
Great teach after first lesson. Excited to continue.
Annastasia L.
Great to play with
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John B.

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

109 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 music

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Eugene N.
John is great!
Welton B.
John is great! He is very patient and encouraging. He break everything down so you can digest it.
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.
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Judy I.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 1970
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Judy I.

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I can help you build a basic foundation and skill set that will propel you to the next level in your musical journey.

About Judy

In my early childhood, my parents owned a 77-acre riding stable. There was a radio in the barn that was always on “for the horses” and a jukebox (dating myself here) in the clubhouse. I loved hearing all those songs (of the ‘60’s) and singing along! One day, a man came to ride and also br

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Kendra
Just has taught two of my kids. Currently acoustic guitar and previously ukele with an exchange student. She was wonderful with my German daughter and teaching her to read music and use an instrument. Just keeps my ADHD son on task and challenges his fast moving brain using several techniques, practice methods, and pieces simultaneously. She's patient when he gets off task and quickly shifts gears when he needs a different explanation.
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Daniel E.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • BA in Music from Florida State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Daniel E.

37 Reviews
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Beginner banjo lessons. Basic technique, chords, strumming. So much fun playing songs!
Disclaimer: I am not a traditional bluegrass player. I am finding many students nowadays that enjoy the sound of banjo, but want to play modern music with it. I have had a great deal of success with this type of student, but advise anyone looking for traditional scruggs lessons to seek that out. Thanks!

About Daniel

Teaching Background: * I have a record of success with students of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and goals * I teach using a variety of methods and styles, including my own authored books * I owned a music academy for 10 years where I trained others to be successful instructors * I have a v

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Teri C.
Great first lesson!
Kate
Great lesson! Daniel was patient, upbeat, and gave very understandable explanations. We covered quite a bit of ground at a pace that kept it all easy to handle. Now it's time to practice!
Diman T.
Studying with Daniel has been an incredible experience. He is very knowledgeable but also very flexible. Whatever aspect of your music adventure you are looking to improve, Daniel has a path for you to follow.

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"Very knowledgeable, received the information I needed to continue on my own."
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"David is a great instructor! He is patient and encouraging. His lessons use songs to demonstrate the techniques we are learning. His lessons are fun and I learn many things each time."
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"Dan is very patient and helpful, I enjoy every lesson."
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Took Banjo lessons from Daniel E.
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"Patient, highly knowledgeable. Works quickly and efficiently; making the most of our hour together. Looking forward to the next lesson!"
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"Jason was very patient with me and very nice. I loved what I've learned so far and can't wait to learn more!"
Ashley
Took Banjo lessons from Jason M.
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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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"Eager to break down theory and provides a clear lesson plan."
Sydney
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"When Ryan accepted me as a student almost 2-1/2 years ago, he took on the daunting task of teaching both mandolin and banjo to a complete novice...who also happened to be nearly 70 years old! Ryan is a technically accomplished professional player who patiently encourages and supports his students as they find their own musical voices. He himself is a broadly cultured and serious student of musical theory, who welcomes and is happy to answer questions about why things do - or don’t! - work musically. Studying with Ryan has been a splendid experience, and an excellent investment of time and money."
Gerry
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Great, knowledgeable teacher. Highly recommend."
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"thank you. it was fun."
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