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Frankie P.

24 Reviews
Salem, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Master of Music from Boston University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Frankie P.

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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

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A great first step for me to start my guitar journey, Frankie is very helpful ! 11/10 would recommend to everyone
Michael
good first steps
Sean
Works with you to find the best way forward for YOU. Fantastic instructor.
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Karen D.

28 Reviews
Somerville, MA
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  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

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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

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Kelly S.
Karen was not prepared for the lesson. She spent 15 minutes trying to send me photos from a beginner Tabla book available on Amazon. She did not own a set of Tabla drums. She ensured me she could teach anything, but could not pronounce the words used for proper Tabla technique, knew no history and could not even teach me to tune. She literally was reading out of the book figuring it out along the way. I lost a lot of trust from this and asked for a full refund for future lessons.
Erika H.
Karen is an incredibly skillful teacher. She is very passionate about music and it easy to be comfortable with her. She shares her training and knowledge very clearly. The vocal exercises seem very unique and holistic for body and voice health. She is very encouraging, caring, and soul-uplifting. I feel like I have a new connection with my voice and all that is connected to using it... as an instrument and the journey is only just starting. 45 minutes went by so fast. I am looking forward to my next lessons.
Earl L.
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Allyson C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Merit Scholarship Award from SFCM
  • Violin from San Francisco Conservatory of Music
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Allyson C.

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I can teach folk, classical, bluegrass, jazz- tunes from around the world. I’m patient and a highly trained musician.

About Allyson

I’m a friendly, passionate teacher with over twenty years experience and a drive to bring out the best in each student. Whether you are wanting to learn how to play with a great position and sound from the start, play your favorite songs, or wanting to apply to the Conservatory of your dreams with

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Adrian
Both really knowledgeable and really good at explaining things in a way you can understand!

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Joe S.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Joe S.

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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

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Carter A.
Just had my first lesson with Joe. I can already tell he cares a lot about the craft and is willing to adjust his instruction to fit the student.
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Don M.
Joe’s really down to earth, a good teacher and I look forward to a lasting relationship with him.
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Lucy L.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2018
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Lucy L.

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Just starting out on a new instrument or interested in taking your learning to the next level? I'll help you learn foundational basics, while learning music theory and playing technique along the way! Shoot me a message today!

About Lucy

Hi, there! I am mandolin player with Headin' Home Bluegrass. I've been playing music since I was only 4 years old when I first picked up the violin. I took professional lessons for many years and took up other instruments including mandolin and piano shortly after. I teach mandolin and piano le

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Alani S.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • General Education from Wilde Lake High School
  • Teaching since 2017
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Alani S.

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Have you ever wanted to play the mandolin, but never knew where to start? Do you have trouble learning correct technique, practice strategies, or struggle finding good repertoire to learn? Well, you've come to the right place!

In our first lesson, I will likely ask you to demonstrate your level to me, either by telling me or showing me what you know. I will use this to better understand your strengths and weaknesses and go from there. You can expect to come away from our first lesson with some learning materials, a plan for going forward, and an encouraging start to our journey as musicians together!

Some examples of things students can learn from me include: expanding repertoire, ear training, music reading, improvising, jamming, music theory, and technique.

About Alani

I am a multi-instrumentalist with a passion for bluegrass and old time music. I have been studying music since the age of 9, and fell in love with traditional music when I was 13. I love to perform and have had the opportunity to share the stage with many of my hero's. My interest in teaching st

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Dave M.
Really enjoying my lessons with Alani. She’s very knowledgeable and has good plans of action each week. I would Recommend her as teacher.
Fronia
Alani is an awesome fiddle teacher who gave me the personal attention needed for a beginner. As an adult student, she was quickly able to assess my strengths, weaknesses and learning style. She made me feel at ease and had lots of patience. I would highly recommend Alani to anyone looking to learn the fiddle. Can’t wait for my next lesson!
Colin
I saw a post on Facebook by Alani that she was giving fiddles lessons. It had been a while since I picked up the fiddle and thought that this was the best way to get back to playing. I messaged her and we set up a date and time for the lesson. The lesson was amazing, we were both a little nervous but it didn’t stop us from playing some awesome music. Alani was really patient with me as I hadn’t tuned or played my fiddle in a good while. After the lesson, Alani sent me audio files of the music we played so that I could listen back and continue learning. Overall a great lesson, and I hope to take another soon!!

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Newton, MA

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Newton is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $106 per hour.
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"This was my first lesson ever on a stringed instrument but I was very impressed with Justin, my instrument ended up having an issue and he still came up with stuff for us to work on despite the mandolin having a malfunction. He also helped me figure out what needs to be adjusted for my mandolin to play correctly. I am looking forward to my next lesson."
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Took Mandolin lessons from Justin M.
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"she made me feel very relaxed. I learn quite a bit even with the 1st lesson. Looking forward to the rest of the lessons."
Barbara
Took Mandolin lessons from Rachel C.
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"Very informative and educational."
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Jim is a very good instructor for me. He has great patience with me and proceeds in an orderly professional manner."
Walter
Took Mandolin lessons from James R.
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"Gio is priceless!Gio has been working with our 3 year old teaching him the mandolin for 6 months now. We find his commitment,expertise+personality impeccable. I would advise you to take lessons from no other. He is a star!"
Cynthia
Took Mandolin lessons from Gio A.
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"Enjoying the lessons. Phil is very knowledgeable and pleasant."
Yvonne Bryant
Took Mandolin lessons from Phil H.
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"I'm 13 and I'm learning fast. Andrew is a very good teacher"
Wolf
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"I've taken lessons with several mandolin teachers and found Andrew to be the best. He was able to tailor lessons to my musical tastes and abilities. With his beyond-expert command of the mandolin, he was easily able to find alternative chord shapes that my fingers could handle. A kind person and solid teacher!"
Amanda
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"Very informative and helpful. He knows his stuff and knows how to teach it."
David
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"Daniel knows music and teaching very well. Looking forward the next lesson!"
Jean-Baptiste
Took Mandolin lessons from Daniel E.
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