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Karen D.

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

34 Reviews
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Mandolin:
An instrument in the lute family that is usually plucked with a pick or with fingers. Mostly used in folk music it is very versatile for all types of music. I have many teaching techniques. I could teach a student just to strum or pick to songs, or teach you the basics of notes, chords, theory, rhythm and soloing. How ever you like to learn I will be there for you.

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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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!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
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Mel P.

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

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.I can show you how to read notes, tabs and charts, play by ear and play like a pro.

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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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.
Adam L.
My 17-year-old son looks forward to his lessons with Mel. My goal was to restore my son's love of the violin that he started to play many years ago. Lessons with Mel did just that. My son says that Mel's delightful and personable style makes it safe for kids to be kids who are learning and growing. I hear Mel play things during my son's lessons and as a musician, I can tell he is a violinist and a musician of the highest order. I was so impressed. He keeps the lessons focused but fun. My son is already improving and more importantly, he is in love with the violin again. My son and I highly recommend him. He's a gem.
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Ben H.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Professional certificate guitar performance from Musicians Institute
  • Teaching since 2006
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Ben H.

26 Reviews
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Have been playing the mandolin for over 10 years.

About Ben

Hello, my name is Ben and GUITAR IS MY BUSINESS...AND MY BUSINESS IS GOOD so please consider me. I've been playing guitar for over 18 years and have been in playing bands for 12 years. Recently after the band broke up, I decided to further my education and went to Musicians Institute in Hollywood Ca

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Roy H.
Great
Britta S.
Pretty much let my kids run the show which meant not a lot got accomplished. He's nice the kids liked him though.
Johnathan P.
Ben was super understanding of my busy schedule. He jumped right in and worked well with my 15 year old son.
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David B.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Music, Acoustics and Recording from University of Salford
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David B.

43 Reviews
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Country, folks and tradiitional

About David

After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I ha

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Sara
He really took the time to see where I was in my playing, and gave me things to practice based on that assessment. I’m excited and ready for the next one.
Eleanor C.
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.
Andrew G.
Great teacher and very patient.
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Will R.

44 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Viola Performance Major from University of Georgia
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Will R.

44 Reviews
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I am an experienced gigging mandolinist, specializing in beginner and intermediate students. I have an expansive knowledge of music theory, improvisation, and technique, and I especially like to highlight the multi-genre capabilities of the mandolin! From classical to rock to bluegrass, I can customize our lessons to make sure you’re playing and learning exactly what you want to be. Let’s get started and discover the endless possibilities the mandolin has to offer!

About Will

Hi there! I have been a musician for 14 years, and have been teaching private lessons for 5 years. I studied Viola Performance and Jazz Performance at the University of Georgia, as well as played in the University Symphony. Currently I am working with a string quartet, a bluegrass band, a jazz trio,

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Kay H.
My daughter only responds to teachers that are fun, positive and talk at her level. Will is the perfect match. She was playing her self-taught "sponge bob square pants" theme song while there was an internet glitch, and Will heard a portion of it, so asked her to play it again, and complimented her. She was so proud. That flexibility and positive feedback is keeping her engaged in lessons. Thank you Will!
Alexander
I am sooooo happy with Will, he is so nice, friendly and open to questions and comments. :)
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Linda L.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Hebrew, English, Hebrew, Spanish
  • Associates Degree in Jazz Theory and Composition from Mannes Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 3 to 65
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Linda L.

22 Reviews
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I have over 30 years experience as a music teacher. Although guitar is my main instrument, I play several stringed instruments, including mandolin, well enough to teach beginners of ALL ages - children, teens, and adults. I have played mandolin with bluegrass bands, in the past.
Mandolin is a good first instrument for those who have never played a stringed instrument before, and for young children whose hands are not strong enough to play a larger instrument such as a guitar. It is fairly easy to learn, and fun to play.

About Linda

I have been teaching music (guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, recorder, music theory, and classes for toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, and adults) for over 20 years. I am also a band/show director at the School of Rock! In addition to teaching music, I also tuto

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Nan -.
Linda is great. I left with a big smile on my face!
Dan T.
Linda is awesome. After 3 lessons I'm getting pretty good at a couple of basic rolls and have a song to work on. She is patient and knowledgeable, and has helped me get basic technique going. So far so good.
Megan K.
Linda was really awesome! I’m s complete beginner but she made me feel totally comfortable and at ease. Already working on a song! Looking forward to the next lesson!

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Melrose, MA

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Melrose is $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $100 per hour.
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"She is very patient, very laid back, and so nice. Can't wait for more lessons"
Jules
Took Mandolin lessons from Rachel C.
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"Instructor with vast experience, I really enjoy learning from him"
Yasser
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"John is an amazing teacher and an extremely talented musician. He is very patient and a great motivator. I highly recommend him :)"
Kate
Took Mandolin lessons from John B.
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"Daniel is a great fit for my son. My son was playing scales in no time, and they even did a little duet! Daniel even emailed me notes about what they worked on so my son would know what to focus on while practicing."
Hayden
Took Mandolin lessons from Daniel P.
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"Great Class today. Grant is so patient with me."
Jennifer
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Mark was very patient yet informative. He pointed out areas to improve upon and complemented me where I had been working hard. I was comfortable with his online lesson because he looked me straight in the eyes as though we were face to face. I know he will teach me how to play my mandolin; so looking forward to the next lesson!"
Melody
Took Mandolin lessons from Mark S.
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"Excellent Instructor, Took his time with me and was very patience. Looking forward to more classes with him."
Jennifer
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Going over one of the previous pieces and went through a new piece using slides, accents, and fingering notes. Thanks, Grant"
Paul
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Excellent instructor, was prepared and presented me with great material that was exactly what I was looking for."
Corey
Took Mandolin lessons from Chris C.
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"Thoughtful and focused on what Im trying to achieve."
Josh
Took Mandolin lessons from David F.
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