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Karen D.

35 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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Karen D.

35 Reviews
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If country picking, blue grass, or even pop/rock is a favorite of yours then banjo is a really fun instrument to learn. As with all instruments I teach, we would start with basics and in no time the be picking and strumming away on songs you love. I also incorporate learning the notes, chords, theory, and picking, strumming, techniques and rhythms to become a well rounded musician.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
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Matt O.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music from Roosevelt University
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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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Mel P.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded EMMY award from The National Academy of Television Arts
  • Teaching since 1968
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Mel P.

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5 string banjo Skruggs style bluegrass.

About Mel

I have tons of experience and formal university training in music education. I know how to take the complex and make it simple. There are very good reasons my students rise to the top. Experience makes a difference, and I have more professional teaching experience than 99% of other instructor

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Micaela C.
I had a great first lesson with Mel! He was very enthusiastic and encouraging. I appreciate how willing he is to work with me towards my goals, which are pretty specific. I look forward to continuing to work with him on fiddle and ear training!
Kaitlyn
Mel is fantastic! I have only been taking lessons with him for a short time, but I feel like I have really made a lot of improvement! He is extremely patient and really cares about music. You can truly tell he puts his all into his lessons and truly cares about his students. Music is his passion and his optimism and love for music is contagious.

I decided to learn the violin and had no experience or background at all. Mel helped me start off with the essentials and is making sure I know proper form! I am beyond grateful that I found him and recommend him to anyone looking to learn. I promise you won’t regret hiring him to help you along your musical journey. I am most definitely looking forward to all my future lessons! Thank you Mel!
Jack
I have been taking lessons with Mel for almost two months.
As an adult learner who tried to learn violin on my own for the last six months I have found Mel to be a lifesaver.
He has been very patient and has helped me to fix all the bad habits I developed. The lessons are a nice mix of theory, skill development and working on fun songs.
I highly recommend him.
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Norman T.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Music.
  • Bachelor of Music from Columbus State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Norman T.

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I have enjoyed teaching the banjo the past 12 years. I emphasize the basics of banjo technique for bluegrass style. I like to use the Banjo Method from Hal Leonard publisher. Yes, you can really learn to play some of your favorite bluegrass favorites!

About Norman

I am located in the Tampa, Florida area and I live in Lutz. In addition to providing lessons in your home, or in my studio, I am now available for online lessons through the TakeLessons Classroom! I have enjoyed teaching and helping students of all ages for 30 years in achieving their goals in lear

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Charlie M.
My son walked in saying, « why do you make me do this?! » and walked out smiling and saying, « hey! That wasn’t so bad! » Quite a change and can’t wait to return next week.
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Nick R.

55 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English
  • M.A. in performance from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nick R.

55 Reviews
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-5 string Bluegrass (Earl Scruggs technique)
-Tenor banjo (plectrum techniques)
-Plectrum banjo (plectrum techniques)
-Bluegrass, Country, Blues and Folk
-Gullah Geechee, North Indian classical music and other world music rhythms

About Nick

Nick performs with Paul McCartney, Jon Batiste (Colbert Show), Zeb Bangash, Antonique Smith, Rob Morrow, John Lithgow, The Hot Sardines, grammy nominated producer/composer/Indian percussionist, Deep Singh (tabla player with Sting, Katy Perry, Robert Plant) and grammy nominated producer/trumpet play

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Kara
Nick was a patient and enthusiastic teacher. I was nervous to start music lessons in my late 30s, but he made me feel comfortable and I never felt embarrassed. He taught me the songs I was interested in learning, but snuck in music theory and the basics along the way! Highly recommend
Shannon
Nick has done a great job with our 14 year old son! He has a great laid back style that is appreciated and keeps the lessons fun and engaging. Not only is he learning to play some of his favorite songs, but he is also getting ear training, music reading, picking, chord building, etc. We would highly recommend Nick!
Rachel
I would very highly recommend Nick as a guitar teacher. I've been taking lessons for five weeks and he has already helped me a lot with my technique. He has a great combination of the knowledge of a professional musician and also the patience and guidance of a very experienced teacher.

I also like that he is helping me with ear training. I've had previous experience with reading music, but he is really expanding my horizons with listening to music and trying to figure it out by using basic principles. This is a way to learn that I hadn't experience before in guitar lessons in the past, and I think it's a great way to learn.

I'm looking forward to many more lessons to come. This has really helped me to enjoy playing the guitar again!
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Andy G.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Bachelors of Music Learning and Teaching (BMUS) from Arizona State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Andy G.

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Andy is a multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, music teacher from Mesa, Arizona. He holds a bachelors degree in Music Learning and Teaching from Arizona State University. Andy is the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Fall 2020 recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Resident Achievement Award presented by Teachers College Dean Dr. Carole Basile.

In addition to private lessons, Andy currently teaches k-6 general music in the Gilbert Public Schools district.

About Andy

I have been teaching several instruments including guitar, ukulele, bass, tuba, trumpet, and trombone to hundreds of students of every age and ability since 2013. In addition to lessons, I am a certified k-6 general music teacher in the Gilbert Public Schools district. Many past guitar students o

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Chandra
We would highly recommend Andy! My daughter took lessons from him for about 5 years. He is incredibly patient and knowledgeable.

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The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Brighton is $61. 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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"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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"When the lesson started we got right to the point and decided the best direction to take with the limited experience I have. I have goals for the next lesson and something to work with and someone to help me along the way."
Mack
Took Banjo lessons from Lyle R.
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"David is on time, well prepared, flexible with scheduling and he tailors his lessons to his student’s wants and needs. Our 12 year old grandson enjoys his banjo lessons with David."
Leo
Took Banjo lessons from David F.
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"Really nice, lets you learn at your own pace, lets you choose the type of music that she will teach you so that you stay interested throughout the program!"
Jimesa
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"It's nice having a pro like Richard customize the lessons because he creates a greater understanding of music theory as a whole and then can bring it back down to a specific application like practicing scales with a clawhammer technique. I can tell he's gradually moving me along to meet my personal goals. You can't get that out of a book or a video."
Timothy
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Steve is friendly and passionate. He was very accommodating of and adaptive to my goals, stylistic preferences, and schedule. He is patient but also pushed me to play better during lessons."
Zac
Took Banjo lessons from Steve G.
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"My teenage son has had one lesson so far, and it went great! David was patient, encouraging, and specific with his feedback."
Jacob
Took Banjo lessons from David B.
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"Great Kelvin made my lesson fun learning the forward and back roll. Can't wait for my next lesson. Got to go, practice time."
Richard
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Richard was very kind and patient during our first lesson. He is a great teacher. Looking forward to our next lesson for sure!"
Brook
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"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!"
Kate
Took Banjo lessons from Daniel E.
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