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Frankie P.

24 Reviews
Salem, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Awarded Berklee Achievement Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
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Frankie P.

24 Reviews
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A very fun instrument to play. I tend to focus on Earl Scruggs style rolls, understanding and incorporating melody, and chords.

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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Ye
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
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

28 Reviews
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Banjo:
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

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.
Excellent teacher

Tyler M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Tyler M.

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With over 10 years of music teaching experience, I try to tailor each lesson to the individual student.

About Tyler

In 2013, I was privileged to play at the Grand Ole Opry.

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Shon M.
Tyler is a wonder and talented musician who teaches. I have found the norm is that talented musicians play and the rest teach. Tyler does both wonderfully! He's a creative and encouraging teacher who know how to take complex material and explain it in a way anyone can understand! I highly recommend him to whoever is interested in learning a musical Instrument!

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Matt O.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1997
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Matt O.

24 Reviews
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My tenor 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

***ALL OF MY LESSONS ARE CURRENTLY TAUGHT 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. I

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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!!
Joe
Matt is a great teacher with an extensive knowledge of guitar and music as whole. He is willing to help teach any song you want and has a great sense of humor.
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Brian Lee B.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Therapy from Maryville University
  • Teaching since 1991
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Brian Lee B.

9 Reviews
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Banjo is my primary instrument. We can do old-time clawhammer or 3-finger bluegrass!

About Brian Lee

LEARN TO PLAY: guitar, piano, banjo, ukulele, or saxophone AND MORE from a PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN with over 30+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE in music performance and instruction. I am also a Board Certified Music Therapist from Maryville University with an additional Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I

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Damon
Brian is a great instructor. Perfect mix of easy going and knowledgeable. Im really happy with my progress and I'm feeling confident that I'm on the right path. If you want to learn but you're on the fence about taking lessons, make the move. Also the online format is working well, I was worried about that but pleasantly surprised.

-Damon
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Don C.
He was very encouraging and didn’t rush me at all.
This was only my first lesson, but I feel good about my future as a banjo player.
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Calvin A.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Calvin A.

33 Reviews
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After the first lesson you will be making music, playing songs and you will be on your way to achieving your musical goals with the banjo. Banjo playing requires a knowledge of chords, melody, picking technique as well as knowing songs all of which we will begin to learn in your first lesson.

About Calvin

As a teacher, I have worked with of many ages and backgrounds. One of my students, Skylar Stecker, has gone on to become a successful major label recording artist recently becoming the youngest artist to receive a number 1 on the dance billboard charts. I recently had the opportunity to tour with

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Curtis H.
Great Work! Wonderful teacher! I'm really encouraged to keep this music dream alive! I had some basics and now Calvin has given me positive reinforcement and some practice exercises that will push me past my 'learning plateau'! Thanks!!
Dawn
Calvin is an awesome teacher, patient and encouraging!
Tracy M.
My son has received guitar lessons from Calvin, off and on, for about 5 years. He is an excellent teacher.

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Somerville, MA

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Somerville is $55. 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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$34 average
45 min
$45 average
60 min
$55 average

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"As an adult, I was hesitant about learning a new instrument. Nick has been amazing at helping me learn the banjo! He is encouraging, patient, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Nick to anyone at any age."
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Took Banjo lessons from Nick R.
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"Jason was very patient with me and very nice. I loved what I've learned so far and can't wait to learn more!"
Ashley
Took Banjo lessons from Jason M.
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"David is punctual, very patient, and makes lessons fun as well as challenging which is essential for progress."
Lance
Took Banjo lessons from David F.
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"Excellent experience, Damien was very skilled."
Christopher
Took Banjo lessons from Damien S.
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"Great first lesson. Steve is very knowledgable and patient and his love for music and teaching music made the lesson comfortable and was easily able to teach the banjo basics to a beginner like myself."
Lindsey
Took Banjo lessons from Steve G.
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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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"What a great teacher - can wait for my next lesson!"
mike
Took Banjo lessons from Calvin A.
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"Great first lesson! I know nothing about music and was a bit scared, but Richard made it easy to understand. I am excited to continue playing. Thank you!"
Lynn
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"This produst was a great way to find a banjo teacher, when we had no idea where to even start looking.

Mrs. Fegan is a great instructor, who can explain things on all levels to make sure your child is truly learning. She has a fun disposition and you can tell she really enjoys teaching. My son loves her, learns more than just the banjo at lessons. She is very patient, yet expects my son to do his part too. We have been with her for a year, and now my son has added Baritone lessons as well, because of the encouragement and support, and respect she gives my son. Best teacher we have ever had! I truly believe Mrs. Fegan could teach my son anything, because she teaches the way a person seems to learn at their own ability."
Lory
Took Banjo lessons from Rebecca F.
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"I have been taking banjo lessons from Kevin for a couple of years. Kevin is a wonderfully talented instructor and a great musician himself! He shapes my lessons around practical use in performance, always encouraging and ever-challenging, but with plenty of patience and just plain fun. Trust me, you will not find a better teacher!"
Jody
Took Banjo lessons from Kevin F.
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