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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
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I've been teaching mandolin for 4 years helping students develop a love for the instrument and learn more about music along the way. Mandolin is an often underappreciated instrument which is fantastic for both melodic and rhythmic playing styles. Within the first few lessons you'll have a solid base of strumming, picking, chord changes and melodic playing, with a couple simple songs too. 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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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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Chris C.

76 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music from Belmont University
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Chris C.

76 Reviews
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Are you interested in being able to confidently play lead and rhythm parts in a band? Want to learn to write songs? Want to learn to just strum along to your favorite records by yourself?

I will teach you or your child all of the knowledge and tools needed to do whatever your dream is on your instrument. My aim is to help every student achieve their personal goals on their instrument within the context of a relaxed and patient environment that promotes a love of music!

I achieve this by:

1) Individualizing lesson plans so that each student stays engaged and learns in the style that is best for them as learners.

2) Ensuring that students learn BOTH how to play their instrument as well as the theory behind what they are playing. This creates a more well-rounded musician that is capable of problem solving on their instrument and being able to play in a variety of settings.

I have been playing music for over 10 years and teaching private lessons since 2014. I ...

About Chris

Are you interested in being able to confidently play lead and rhythm parts in a band? Want to learn to write songs? Want to learn to just strum along to your favorite records by yourself? I will teach you or your child all of the knowledge and tools needed to do whatever your dream is on your instru

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Scott N.
Having not had a guitar lesson in almost 50 years, Chris made it easy to talk bout my goals, and immediately show me some techniques and licks that will be helpful. Also really appreciate the recorded video of the lesson and extra materials he sent as follow up.
Patrick
Chris took the time to find out my goals and where I was at as far as skill level, then tailored the lessons to be fun yet challenging. Looking forward to more lessons.
John G.
Outstanding teacher. I have had literally 20 teachers in my 40 years of on and off guitar playing and Chris is by far the best. He works to you and your capabilities and not to his pre-planned lessons. You feel no guilt and want to learn and push yourself more. I have progressed more with him than any instructor so far. Hire him!
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Jonathan T.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Nominated for Teacher of the Year from Albemarle Road Middle School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelors in Music Performance from Emory and Henry College
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Jonathan T.

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One of my favorite instruments is the mandolin! I have been playing for over 10 years now and would love to teach you to play this awesome instrument. We will focus on the styles you want to learn while still throwing a little bit of everything your way.

About Jonathan

Jonathan Todd has been performing and teaching in the Charlotte area and CMS Schools since 2012. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from Emory and Henry College and then went on to earn a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance with a concentration in Music Theory and

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Jonathan is very patient and professional.
Michael
My high school daughter has received trumpet lessons from Jonathan for over a year. He is an excellent instructor, very knowledgeable and patient. As a school teacher, he knows how to work with kids in a way that gives him an advantage over a non-teacher performing artist. We've done lessons both in person and online. I'd highly recommend Jonathan to any parent looking to have their middle school/high school student take private lessons.
Fan Z.
Jonathan is very patient with my kid and made the first lesson fun.
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Joel W.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music from Louisiana State University
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Joel W.

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Hi! My name is Joel. I've been teaching music lessons for over 10 years. My classes are fun, encourage creativity, and are student-paced. Instead of using a set curriculum, I like to find out what the student's interests and goals are. Based on that, we make a plan to learn those styles, songs, and techniques. I love working with beginners and have a long track record of helping students achieve their learning goals. Let's get started!!

About Joel

I'm passionate about sharing my love of music with students of all ages. Here's a little about me: I'm a composer, songwriter, and musician. I've been performing professionally for 10 years. I write music for film, games, and other media. I love working with beginners. *** Specialties *** B

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Jesse W.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Master's of Music - Jazz Studies from University of North Texas
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jesse W.

2 Reviews
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Learn Chords and Solo Techniques
Learn How to Read Music
Learn Bluegrass Tunes and Melodies
Learn Bach on Mandolin!

About Jesse

Hi! I have been teaching lessons of all skill levels and styles to students of all ages for the last 8 years. I have a Masters in Music from UNT as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Music from TCU. I always put the interests of the student first, and structure each lesson to best fit their needs. The s

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Madison
Jesse is a great teacher, excited for more lessons!
Miracle Lindskog L.
Mr. Jesse is a very effective teacher and my 16 year old daughter has progressed very quickly in playing classical guitar and violin in just under two years. The lessons are very productive while still being very enjoyable. I'd recommend him for both for students who are learning a new instrument or already have a musical background.
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Elias S.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Oberlin College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Elias S.

4 Reviews
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In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 27 years of playing. I firmly believe that anyone can learn anything at any time, given the proper tools!

In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. It's my job to help you along this path while keeping things fun.

To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I always provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired.

**Studio Equipment**
violins, viola, mandolin, guitar, bass, piano, recording equipment

About Elias

At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a profes

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Sara
Elias is the best! Such a knowledge and passion of music. He has been my sons guitar instructor going on 5 months. My son has learned so much and always enjoys and looks forward to his lessons. My son is is not only learning guitar but violin as well from him. Fantastic instructor A+
Joni
I am very impressed with Elias! He listened well, offered helpful suggestions, laughed and was very congenial to work with. We discussed how to hold a bow and, since I have some arthritis in my hands, he was very open to other possible options that might work better for me. Taking lessons from him will be a bright spot in my week. I would recommend him in a heart beat!
Gene
A fun and informative lesson. Looking forward to the next one.

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"I have been working with Eric for one year and he is an excellent instructor. He is quite knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. He is detailed oriented and provides lots of tips on improving my playing. He is also very flexible and allows me to select what I would like to work on whether it be new skills or selecting music I wish to learn. I would very highly recommend him as an instructor."
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Took Mandolin lessons from Eric L.
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"First lesson and it was great! Thank you, Justin!"
Penn
Took Mandolin lessons from Justin M.
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"Kelvin is an accomplished and effective teacher who makes online lessons both enjoyable and stimulating. He quickly spots bad tendencies so that they can be corrected early in the process and thus prevent future problems. Kelvin is personable, professional and knows what he's talking about. I look forward to each lesson to see what the next challenge will be and to get to spend time with Kelvin."
Jack
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Grant encouraged me as he taught me how to tune the instrument, strum, play 3 chords and start on a song. Great experience, Grant is. a patient and friendly instructor, who I think will have me playing well in no time. Really glad I signed up!"
Jen
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Alani has been wonderful. She was so flexible and understanding when I had to cancel due to family reasons at the last minute. She has taught me several types of tunes and songs and listens and lets me take the lead in what I would like to learn and answers all my questions. She even simplified one of my favorite songs by Nickel Creek that was way too complex for me to try to play as a beginner but now I can play it and work up to the more complex version if I'd like. She is good at helping me find answers to many of my questions myself and guides me so that I can figures things out on my own. She is a great teacher for an independent person and can give a great foundation for a student to build from and know how to teach themselves. (Like the teacher who teaches one to fish rather than just giving the student the fish)"
Christine Cerezo
Took Mandolin lessons from Alani S.
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"Extremely knowledgeable. Knew exactly where I stood in terms of proficiency after only a few strums and quickly implemented a lesson plan on the spot. Gave great direction and homework. Looking forward to the next couple of lessons. Highly recommend."
Jacob
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"I have learned more from Adam than I had from my two previous mandolin teachers. He is very knowledgeable and skilled in all of the instruments he teaches."
Nancy
Took Mandolin lessons from Adam S.
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"Great instructor with great patience for zero experience student. Looking forward to next lesson. I'm hooked."
Joe
Took Mandolin lessons from Ben H.
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"I was pleasantly surprised by Alani's calm and patience. Very knowledgeable and make understanding music easy."
Sharon
Took Mandolin lessons from Alani S.
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"Great intro lesson! Called the day before to make sure everything was all set - prompt call, fun lesson!"
Eric
Took Mandolin lessons from Jordan D.
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