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Geoff S.

13 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1981
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Geoff S.

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Experienced in teaching mandolin for over 5 years. Experience in teaching other stringed instruments (guitar, bass, ukulele) for over 30 years.

About Geoff

I played on a toy piano when I was very young, learning a bit of sight reading from my Mother, while listening to classical, jazz, and rock music. When I was 12, I learned guitar and later took private piano lessons from a prominent Philadelphia instructor. After playing in a rock band in high sc

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Cherry
I totally enjoyed my class with Geoff. We immediately started my lesson with tuning the ukulele. Then we went over the cords and strumming. I have been researching on playing the ukulele and his explanation on the strumming was a lot better than the book. He is teaching me how to play by listening to the notes which is great because I would be able to play the Hawaiian music for my hula classes. In addition, his studio is only a 5 minute drive from my house, which means I don’t have to deal with traffic.
Bill Smoot
great understanding of what I know and how to improve! Experienced instructor
McKinley Dyer
Geoff is great! Really knows what he’s doing. I’ve learned a lot in the three weeks that I’ve been working with him.
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John B.

92 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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John B.

92 Reviews
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While studying the mandolin, you'll learn how to read music in standard notation, tablature form or both. You will also learn how to play various chords, scales rhythmic patterns and improvisation while implementing them into various styles of music including, Bluegrass, Country, Basso Nova. or Blues.

About John

I have been playing for about 35 years and teaching music and guitar for 25 years. I have a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Classical guitar. I've taught at the University level and currently maintain a professional studio in Arlington, Virginia. I am very well versed in many different styles of musi

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John
Fabulous. John is very patient, extremely knowledgeable, and paces his lessons perfectly.
Keith P.
a great start, gonna be fun
Aysha
Awesome! Very welcoming and extremely patient.

William B.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • A.S. Music Industry Recording Arts from SPC
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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William B.

7 Reviews
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The mandolin is an instrument mostly used in folk and bluegrass music, it's a very fun to play. I can get you started on songs right away along with basic foundation to grow into a serious player!

About William

Welcome to my profile! My name is William Beck. Most people call me Billy. I have been teaching mainly guitar and songwriting here and there for over 11 years. I started playing guitar at age eleven. I began writing my own songs at age thirteen and haven't stopped since. I am an artist above all

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Rebecca P.
Just had my first lesson with Billy and it was fantastic! He created the perfect balance of learning something enjoyable that I would be excited to go home and practice along with things that I had skipped over and knew I needed to re-visit in order to improve. I was impressed with his ability to quickly gauge my skill level and prior music knowledge so it didn’t feel mundane but challenged me just the perfect amount. Excited for our next lesson already!
D.G.
Billy helped me understand what i wanted out of music and tailored the lesson to do just that...started w the basics but then let me direct whete i wanted to take my playing...easy going and made it so much fun....i would recommend him to anyone at the beginner/intermediate level, as he is adept at getting to know who u are as a player and goes at the appropriate pace....great teacher!
Gail P.
William is an awesome teacher. He is exactly what I was hoping for, very knowledgeable, low key, great personality. I am excited to be learning from him!

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Connor C.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Irish Gaelic
  • BA in Piano Performance and Music Theory/Composition from Appalachian State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Connor C.

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I grew up in North Carolina, around bluegrass and Old Time music. I started playing mandolin as a teen and studied Irish mandolin in College for 4 years. I play bluegrass/Old Time and Irish mandolin and am comfortable teaching both. I also play pop style mandolin. I teach basic music theory with mandolin lessons, also fingering techniques, tunings, chords, and styles. I love to teach mandolin students tunes, so they can understand how mandolin works when played alone or with others. I love folk music, and I would love to share that love with students.

About Connor

I'm a film composer by trade, but I love teaching as well. I love sharing my passion for music with others. I have a BM from Appalachian State University in piano performance and music theory/composition. I also have an MFA in music composition for the screen from Columbia College Chicago. I st

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Eugene
Excellent lessons!
Eugene
Great teacher! Connor is very helpful, knowledgeable and fun to work with.
Mary L.
Connor is knowledgeable about music, let’s me work at my own pace and has a kind personality.

Nolan M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $85
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Arts, English & Archaeology from Binghamton University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nolan M.

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Mandolin is a magical instrument, that livens and spices up any occasion or form of music! The sweet high tones can be found in bluegrass and country music, Irish music, Italian traditionals, and many varied other musics around the world.... Come and explore the joys of mandolin! :-)

About Nolan

Nolan is an international music educator from NYC who has taught and performed in the US, India, Thailand, and Europe. He encourages creativity and improvisation in all of his students, combined with a well-rounded understanding of musical basics.

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Gregg P.
The knowledge gained was emence. 4 months into learning the guitar and 5 singing lessons have been a great experience. Yes you can sing and it does take a teacher and practice

Ani K.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Armenian, Turkish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded The Music Award to the graduating student for outstanding achievement and service to the music department. from Kingsborough Community College
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Ani K.

12 Reviews
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Online Mandolin Teacher

Learn to read and and easy hand positioning to aquire playing the notes.

About Ani

Lessons are tailored to the students' level and goal. Caring and compassionate instructor. Your dream is my dream and I will diligently work with you to help you on your path. If you have the will to learn and practice, you will see improvements and achievements. ‚Äč I've been teaching music to ch

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A Z.
Ani K is the BEST. She taught me so many things and had so much patience and I left very happy and a lot music smarter
Jimmyse M.
Ani is an amazing singing teacher I'm looking forward and working with her again next thrusday
David
Ani is patient, kind and knowledgeable. I learned a lot and am looking forward to my next lesson.

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Chevy Chase, MD

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Chevy Chase 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
$36 average
45 min
$49 average
60 min
$61 average

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"Alex is a terrific instructor, who adjusts lessons based on what the student wants to accomplish. For example, my goals include learning the instruments (baritone uke in octave mandolin tuning and concert uke in mandolin tuning), fingerpicking, playing both melody lines and chords, being able to determine what chords to use without sheet music. So we work on music theory and ear training a lot, as well as learning tunes. Very good instructor who is both flexible and knowledgeable...highly recommend him to others."
Leander
Took Mandolin lessons from Alex R.
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"Daniel is a Excellent teacher. Very patient with me. Look forward to many more mandolin lessons with him."
Jennifer
Took Mandolin lessons from Daniel P.
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"Linda is great. I left with a big smile on my face!"
Nan
Took Mandolin lessons from Linda L.
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"2nd online mandolin lesson.
Another great,educational,informative lesson!"
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"I have been playing the mandolin for about four years now and have had several different teachers, of which Marc is by far the best one I have had. I wish I had started with him. Marc is very patient and works with you to bring out your best effort. He challenges me with interesting music to play, helps me to understand the piece and shows me different ways to finger the notes. When I started with Marc two months ago I was playing hornpipes and dances and now I've moved up to Bach and Vivaldi. Marc is also an accomplished instrument maker."
David
Took Mandolin lessons from Marc D.
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"Chris was friendly, patient, and took time to talk about my learning style! Great first lesson."
Margaret
Took Mandolin lessons from Chris C.
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"John has been teaching me chords, which are very difficult on the mandolin. He's an excellent teacher."
Bob
Took Mandolin lessons from John B.
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"Mr. Lin was/is fantastic. I have absolutely no musical background and I left the first class even more excited about learning than when I arrive. Mr. Lin stressed the basics and insured that the topics covered were well reinforced. His teaching style is VERY user friendly while still maintaining a professional learning environment. Maybe if I had a teacher Like Mr. Lin when I was in Jr. High, I would have stuck with music. Instead I have waited over 40 years, but it would seem that scoring a teacher like Mr. Lin was worth the wait."
Dan
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"I had a great experience with Alex. He is very flexible and catered each lesson to my learning style and goals. You can learn music theory, technique, and how to have fun playing music with your instrument. I kept finding that one hour flew by with the amount of music that was being played. I highly recommend to anyone on both sides of the spectrum; someone who knows exactly what they want to achieve and someone who doesn't know where to begin."
Jeremy
Took Mandolin lessons from Alex R.
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"When I met Concetta online, I had never played the Mandolin before. Now after 4 going on 5 months I am in the beginning stages of learning Vivaldi's Concerto for Mandolin. This feat was accomplished by Concetta's knowledge, understanding and compassion for this student who was clumsy, awkward and with little self confidence. I now know where I want to go with the Mandolin and with Concetta's guidance and wisdom, I know I will be given a strong foundation to achieve it. This has been the best experience for me and I know it will also be for you as well....:)"
Mark
Took Mandolin lessons from Concetta A.
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