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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
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Frankie P.

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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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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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  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Karen D.

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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

Nick L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BFA in Jazz and Contemporary Music from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nick L.

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Nick Lantigua is a musician and Composer based In New York, NY. He studied at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary music where he gained a firm grounding in music theory, arranging/compositional skills and jazz improvisation. He studied with Band leaders such as Gregoir Maret, Samir Chatterjee, and Adam Holzman; Jazz Guitarists Ed Maceachen and Richard Boukas and have taken lessons with banjoists Ryan Cavanaugh and Bennett Sullivan of Steve Martin’s musical “Bright Star”. He have been in numerous bands and ensembles ranging from Bluegrass to Jazz to even Orchestra for live film music, so he can easily help facilitate any players musical goals/interests.

About Nick

I'm Nick a banjoist and composer based in NYC. I am a banjo teacher of 2 years, available to students of all experience levels and ages. I like to arrange my lessons so that students learn what they want to learn (at their own pace), while also gaining strong theoretical and technical music skills.

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Chris H.
Good teacher. Sends good videos to help you practice during the week

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Bryan M.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, English
  • Awarded National Flatpicking, National Mandolin, and Fiddle Championship from Walnut Valley Festival
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Bryan M.

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Looking for someone to help you reach that next level? Whatever your stringed instrument, I can guide you there. From the rank basics to traditional tunes, to timing and tone, technique and theory, I can show you what you need to make your journey easier. Rely on my 15 years of music teaching experience to save you countless hours of bewilderment and frustration!

My journey as a musician which began at the age of 8 has now carried me to 48 states and a dozen countries, including 4 tours in continental Europe. I spent 7+ years performing, recording, and giving workshops with talented acoustic acts based in Nashville and the southeast. I am lucky to have been involved and contributed to a handful of IBMA and Grammy-nominated albums.

Increasingly, however, I turn my focus toward private teaching.
I find great joy and pride in helping a student reach their goals and surprise themselves with their own potential.
Go ahead and get in touch, and let's try a session together!

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About Bryan

In the last decade, I’ve logged a million miles and thousands of hours of playing time as a sideman for bluegrass and acoustic acts. I’ve applied my talents to award-winning projects with top artists, adding fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and often vocals, to these albums. I've been so pleased t

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Carmen T.
Oh that was great fun and I loved it. He is a great instructor. I really learned a lot in a short period of time.
Chris H.
First lesson. I think this is going to be great. Super nice to work with.
Tony C.
I am greatly encouraged by my progress. Except for the limitations of my hands, I want to continue with Bryan. Many thanks. Until January, have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Blessed Christmas.
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Jared J.

92 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Associates Degree (General/Music) from Pasadena City College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jared J.

92 Reviews
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I'm comfortable teaching the banjo in a variety of styles but will typically start in Bluegrass. I can teach both Scruggs style finger picking and basic to intermediate Clawhammer. My comfort zone is higher in the Scruggs style of playing however.

I also teach beginning to advanced Tenor Banjo (CGDA Tuning). Though it looks similar to the 5-string bluegrass banjo, the Irish Tenor Banjo and Tenor have only 4 strings and are played with a traditional guitar pick (a "plectrum" - though a "plectrum" banjo is tuned different then these other 2) and strummed rather then plucked with individual fingers.

I can teach the Plectrum Banjo as well (CGBD Tuning) but will be teaching you on a 5 string banjo that I only play with four strings.

About Jared

I am overjoyed and grateful to say I have been teaching music since 2008. I am a very friendly and fun teacher with a great deal of professionalism and patience. More importantly, I love teaching and playing music with a passion. I play a great variety of instruments and have had the opportunity

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Ben
My junior high aged son just had his first lesson with Jared and it was just what he needed. Jared is engaging, enthusiastic and inspiring.
Robert Silverman
5 star teacher - coach and mentor - Great patience for a beginner like myself - never played before but now I’m comfortable easing into lessons - he shows you why your playing and then guides you through the lessons at your own pace - he also has the latest technologies to help - like overhead screens and sheet music that you can understand- I just signed up for another discount series of 7 lessons - I never give reviews but in this case if I can help someone who us not sure were to start - he is the perfect instructor-
Zachary
Jared is an excellent piano teacher. Highly recommend!!

Ben E.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • History from American University
  • Teaching since 2000
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Ben E.

6 Reviews
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I can teach five string bluegrass, old time or folk banjo playing or four string tenor banjo. I can give you the basics of chords as well as the types of right hand technique you need to pick or pluck.

About Ben

Benjamin is a percussionist and mandolin player from North Carolina. Coming out of a folk music tradition he has expanded his interest into the world of electronic music, free improvisation and world music. He most recently visited Dublin to work with composer Cal Folger Day on a historical Operett

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Alex R.
Fantastic instructor. Ben started at the basic foundational instruction (including how best to hold the pick) and together we built a custom practice outline that has helped me to achieve my goals.
esther T.
Awesome first lesson! Looking forward to many more.
John Cardoza
Patient, highly knowledgeable. Works quickly and efficiently; making the most of our hour together. Looking forward to the next lesson!

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Waltham, MA

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Waltham is $54. 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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$45 average
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$54 average

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"Knowledgeable. Excellent corrective feedback. Appropriately challenging. Highly recommend."
Kent
Took Banjo lessons from John B.
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"Outstanding teacher. Ryan has a gift for teaching music. He made sure that I learned clawhammer banjo the correct way and gently steered me away from bad habits. If you want to play an instrument, all you need to do is take lessons from Ryan and practice. You will succeed. It's that simple."
Chris
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"I’m as new as a student can be, I have zero music training. Norman was very slow with his instructions and has plenty of patience, I never felt rushed or inadequate. He was very encouraging, only time will tell if I can pick it up.."
Steve
Took Banjo lessons from Norman T.
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"Ray is patient, knowledgeable and very talented. I am having fun learning to play the banjo."
Brenda
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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"Eric was very patient with me and that was important. He was also prepared and professional. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to learn to play an instrument."
Teresa
Took Banjo lessons from Eric L.
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"Mike incredibly skilled and patient, has a wonderful teaching manner, and is always encouraging--the perfect mix of traits for a terrific instructor."
Rita
Took Banjo lessons from Mike T.
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"This was my first lesson on the banjo and enjoyed learning from Richard."
Tim
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"On 10/7/2019 I had my first banjo lesson with Nick Russo. Nick created a calm, relaxed atmosphere in his studio, he was clear when he gave me instructions about technique, and he was incredibly patient when demonstrating the correct way to play a particular passage. His knowledge of music theory in general, and of the five-string banjo in particular, is very impressive. I would recommend him highly both to a banjo beginner and to anyone (like myself) who is in need of a refresher course. I should mention that I have also taken lessons from Nick on the lap steel guitar, an instrument that I do not know well. Nick’s expertise on this rather obscure instrument, his teaching ability, and – it is worth mentioning again – his patience, made these sessions very enjoyable and productive. He is, by any measure, an outstanding instructor. He is also very nice guy, who clearly enjoys working with his students."
Bob
Took Banjo lessons from Nick R.
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"Glenn is very patient and has a great sense of humor. Even though I only had a 30 minute beginner class with him, he gave me plenty direction and encouragement to start. With his lesson plan, practice exercises and his guidance, I feel confident that I have the tools to master my instrument."
Brian
Took Banjo lessons from Glenn S.
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"Grace loved it! She immediately took out her banjo and started practicing as soon as Calvin left. Calvin is fantastic! He's very encouraging and nurturing and a lot of fun!"
Grace
Took Banjo lessons from Calvin A.
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