Mandolin Lessons in Brookline. Amazing Teachers.

Flexible & affordable mandolin lessons. In person or online.

“Today is my opportunity to practice mandolin.”

Popular Mandolin Teachers in Brookline, MA

Or other areas around you:
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Frankie P.

24 Reviews
Salem, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Awarded Berklee Achievement Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Frankie P.

24 Reviews
Book Now
Private Mandolin Teacher

A fun, percussive instrument. I focus on chords and songs in addition to reading and understanding the fretboard.

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 Educ

Recent Reviews
Michael
good first steps
Sean
Works with you to find the best way forward for YOU. Fantastic instructor.
Aidan B.
Frankie focuses on the piece at hand and doesn’t overload me with information
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Jameson B.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Awarded John Phillips Sousa Band Award from Mountain View High School
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Jameson B.

3 Reviews
Book Now
Private Mandolin Teacher

As a hobby, mandolin playing had always come in seasons for me. I began playing during college and took lessons with the professor of guitar at the University of Arkansas during that time, James Greeson.

I intend to develop an archive very similar to my compilation of traditional music arranged for guitar. I have compiled a comprehensive list of common chords and scales, and a catolog of 20+ I've arranged we can use to study.

Using this information the lesson environment will challenge the student to be diligent with the material, but reward them with a great catalog of experience they will use for as long as they continue to play.

About Jameson

I'm a multi-instrumentalist with 15+ years of experience in composing, performing, improvising, and private instruction. I specialize in guitar and tenor saxophone. I grew up in a small town in Arkansas called "Mountain View" which lovingly calls itself "The Folk Music Capitol of the World". I l

Recent Reviews
Jo
Tai
Music lessons from Jameson Burton don't simply teach you an instrument. You learn music. There is no other instructor that I hold in such high regards in terms of teaching the whole student. If you want to learn to be a musician and go beyond simply learning to play an instrument, then study under Jameson Burton.
Drew
Easy to follow instructions from a master player!

Joe M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Bachelor of Music: Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile

Joe M.

Book Now
Private Mandolin Teacher

I can teach you to be proficient on the mandolin and have fun too; reading, playing chords, melodies, reading. We can work within whatever genre you are interested in.

About Joe

I've been playing guitar since I was 5 years old, playing live gigs since I was 10, writing songs since I was 14 and I love teaching and talking about music. I have played at Renaissance Festivals, Parades, Concert Halls, Live Theater, Film Scores and Video Game scores.

Meet Online Mandolin Teachers Serving Brookline, MA

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Joe S.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1996
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Joe S.

34 Reviews
Book Now
Online Mandolin Teacher

I have been playing mandolin for about five years now. What started as a Led Zeppelin obsession has since moved towards a Chris Thile obsession...including studies following his learning methods.

About Joe

I absolutely love teaching music! After over 20 years of teaching, performing, writing, and recording in all styles/genres, it continues to be a great adventure. It is a joy to pass this on to others...especially seeing my students that never touched the instrument going on to be very proficient

Recent Reviews
Jim E.
Don M.
Joe’s really down to earth, a good teacher and I look forward to a lasting relationship with him.
Judi F.
Very good. Can't wait until next lesson.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Elias S.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Oberlin College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Elias S.

2 Reviews
Book Now
Online Mandolin Teacher

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 profe

Recent Reviews
Gene
A fun and informative lesson. Looking forward to the next one.
Jacqui
Elias is great! My daughter is 7 and this was her first exposure to violin lessons. She loves Elias, says how patient and nice he is, and can’t wait for her next lesson each week. I highly recommend him!
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Steve G.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2002
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Steve G.

46 Reviews
Book Now
Online Mandolin Teacher

I will teach you how to approach the mandolin as a rhythm instrument as well as a melodic instrument, and how to use chords and modes in your lead and rhythm playing in bluegrass as well as traditional styles.

About Steve

Music has been a part of my life for over 4 decades. I stepped onstage when I was 15, and have been active in the music business ever since. I was raised in the New York / New England area, and played in many bands in the 70's and 80's, most notably the band AVALON. I moved to Florida in the late 8

Recent Reviews
Frank P.
Steve puts you at ease during your lesson, he has patience and explains things very well. I have just started with Steve but I am excited to learn and I feel he can take my playing to where I want it to be. Thanks Steve!
Scott H.
Great instructions that is really tailored to what I want to achieve on the instrument. Steve always shows up with a super positive and enthusiastic attitude, it makes me enjoy the lessons even more.
Chris B.
Great communication. Thank you Steve!

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing mandolin teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream mandolin teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Brookline, MA

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Brookline is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $106 per hour.
30 min
$39 average
45 min
$50 average
60 min
$61 average

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect mandolin teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each mandolin lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Mandolin Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

221857_399266_1336419006
"Very productive! Happy with the experience and looking forward to upcoming lessons"
Nicole
Took Mandolin lessons from John B.
Profile_237662_pi_f74e9a023cb2ad3a836d5c53807cfac4c7a7ccce
"Really flexible and very helpful. Prompt and friendly."
Nancy Cook
Took Mandolin lessons from Ben H.
Profile_192603_pi_E928D6E0-A27A-4E5B-AF21-80F7361F69F8
"As the lessons continue,it has been a amazing journey,"
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
Profile_123897_pi_20429854_10203570669505197_4282354914846384664_n
"Andrew really understands the mandolin keyboard and he conveyed the many ways to shape a chord to achieve a nice sound and the variety in playing that could be introduced by altering chord structures/ positions. He stressed improvisational playing around a key signature, the blues or the pentatonic scales. He stressed development of fingering and using them all in exercises to develop strength and speed. he was very responsive to questions and seemed genuinely pleased when we "got" the lesson. It wasn't just a boring reitieration of a practice lead sheet."
chris
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
Profile_142690_200427_23485
"I've had 4 lessons so far with David and have learned so much about music theory and mandolin playing. He is an absolutely amazing teacher. I highly recommend him."
Dr. Bren
Took Mandolin lessons from David B.
Profile_88832_pi_IMG_0462-3-279x300
"Great teacher! We were so happy to have found Alex."
Maya
Took Mandolin lessons from Alex R.
Profile_123897_pi_20429854_10203570669505197_4282354914846384664_n
"If you’re a non-musician and you want to become a musician, and you want to do that while learning the mandolin, work with Andrew. I came to him with a limited musical background and no previous mandolin experience; he was able to assess whatever musical knowledge and literacy I had and develop it. He was holistic in his approach: we worked on theory, we worked on fundamentals, we worked on right and left hand stuff, and I was never bored or bogged down the way many adult learners can be.

I would say that within six months of weekly lessons with him I was working on sight reading music in two or three genres at moderate tempos, I was able to learn songs from listening, and I was honing my technique to bluegrass playing and going to bluegrass jams in New York. He was always attuned to my level and to what I was doing with my playing. He put a great deal of thought into lesson planning and chose to work on pieces that appealed to my individual taste, prepared me for the musical community I was breaking into, and generally kept my momentum up during my first year of mandolin playing and got me to a place I was really happy with. He was on the line when I upgraded my mandolin, because when you’re dropping a couple grand on something you call your sensei. And he was and is a great sensei.

One of my biggest musical hurdles, if not my biggest, is performance anxiety. Andrew has a great disposition for making people feel relaxed in a lesson setting; he’s an easygoing, sensitive and cool guy who can show up for you wherever you happen to be that week. He also has a really great dog named Ryder who liked to hang out during lessons.

I would 10/10 1,000% recommend Andrew. If he is not already your mandolin teacher, hire him and congratulate yourself! You are on your way to mandolin greatness."
Louisa
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
Profile_194638_pi_Jordan%20Profile%201%20Studio%20A
"Great first session. Jordan put me at ease, we clearly defined our goals and a lesson plan then got right to it. Looking forward to working with him."
David
Took Mandolin lessons from Jordan D.
Profile_142690_200427_23485
"I absolutely LOVE taking lessons with David! It is the best part of my week!
Being a somewhat shy individual and an adult student, I was really nervous to begin music lessons with a stranger.. David put me at ease from day one. Each thirty minute session is packed with just enough material to keep me occupied during practice through the week and eager for more by the time our next lesson comes around. His instrument knowledge is phenomenal, and it makes the experience so much more fun to have David accompany my mandolin playing with banjo or guitar. He is also great for giving advice on buying a new instrument. Best-Instructor-Ever! I can't recommend David enough"
Erika
Took Mandolin lessons from David B.
Profile_236924_pi_e535dcddc04dca4cb863822f8e673a9eeec6f4e0
"Jimmy's been a great teacher and has made it exciting to learn music in general. I look forward to my future lessons with him."
Joe
Took Mandolin lessons from James R.
View More
View Less

Popular Mandolin Articles from our Blog

How to Play The Mandolin for Beginners: 5 Steps to Get Started

So you want to learn how to play the mandolin. For beginners to playing an instrument, the mandolin is a great option for starting your musical journey. Many people ask, "Is the mandolin easy to play?" or "Is it hard to play the mandolin?" Fortunately, the mandolin is not a difficult instrument to learn. It’s lightweight and compact so you can practice anywhere. It also has less strings than many other instruments, like the guitar, which makes reading tablature much easier. The mand …

By Jessica Dais