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John B.

92 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1986
  • 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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Aysha
Awesome! Very welcoming and extremely patient.
Laura
John is great! He was great at assessing where my level was and is moving me forward at a comfortable speed. Not too fast or too slow. He is a very nice person too!
Basma E.
John is a great teacher and musician, he is really patient and professional, I enjoy every class.

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.

Ryan R.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • BA in Jazz Guitar Performance from University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Ryan R.

4 Reviews
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Interested in learning how to play mandolin? I can help you build a foundation of chords, scales and techniques used to play a variety of different styles.

About Ryan

Over 10 Years of Teaching and Performing! I am a founding member of The Dirty Grass Players. As a touring band we have performed around 150 shows per year for the last four years. While I play mandolin in a bluegrass band, I am experienced teaching guitar and mandolin lessons. I have a BA fr

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Zach O.
Excellent instructor. Great personality and much knowledge.
Don D.
Ryan is a great teacher and a great kid. I enjoy our lessons immensely and I am 71 years old.
Don D.
Excellant lesson. Ryan is very knowledgeable and patient.

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Steve G.

45 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Steve G.

45 Reviews
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I will teach you how to approach the mandolin as a rhythm instrument as well as a melodic instrument, and how to use chords and modes in your lead and rhythm playing in bluegrass as well as traditional styles.

About Steve

Music has been a part of my life for over 4 decades. I stepped onstage when I was 15, and have been active in the music business ever since. I was raised in the New York / New England area, and played in many bands in the 70's and 80's, most notably the band AVALON. I moved to Florida in the late 8

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Scott H.
Great instructions that is really tailored to what I want to achieve on the instrument. Steve always shows up with a super positive and enthusiastic attitude, it makes me enjoy the lessons even more.
Chris B.
Great communication. Thank you Steve!
Jeremy J.
Early days, but Steve gave mea realistic foundation for learning
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Eric L.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Awarded Award from Gigmasters
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 8 to 80
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Eric L.

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I've been teaching for 30 years. My students have gone on to play professionally, have their songs on iTunes and teach at the college level. I typically use "Complete Mandolin Method" by Horne.

About Eric

Hi, Welcome to my TL's profile! If you're looking at this site, you're already on your way to becoming an AWESOME musician! Whether this is your first attempt at music lessons or you've been playing for a while and trying to improve your skills, I'm EXCITED about working with you. I am a p

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Gary
Outstanding first session. Eric is patient and clear with explanations. He is able to help me feel motivated and confident with working towards my goals.
Ziliang Che
Eric is very nice an patient, i am making solid progress under his instruction.
Hobart
Eric is infinitely patient. He's really attentive to detail and relaxed about it.
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Edwin I.

113 Reviews
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Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • B.M. in Studio Music and Jazz Instrumental - Guitar from University of Miami
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Edwin I.

113 Reviews
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All styles - strumming, single note playing
Improvisation soloing
Proper technique
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Music analysis

About Edwin

Hello! Thank you for your interest in taking guitar/piano/music lessons. I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 20 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar.

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Justin D.
Fantastic first lesson. Edwin is patient and gets me focused on what really matters.
Suzanne W.
Antonia D.
Great first lesson. My daughter was super happy after her lesson with Edwin, and very inspired to practice. Edwin was very polite and patient with her during the lesson. I look forward to seeing her make progress in future lessons.

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Kensington, MD

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Kensington is $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $20 and $106 per hour.
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Looking forward to next lesson."
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"If you’re a non-musician and you want to become a musician, and you want to do that while learning the mandolin, work with Andrew. I came to him with a limited musical background and no previous mandolin experience; he was able to assess whatever musical knowledge and literacy I had and develop it. He was holistic in his approach: we worked on theory, we worked on fundamentals, we worked on right and left hand stuff, and I was never bored or bogged down the way many adult learners can be.

I would say that within six months of weekly lessons with him I was working on sight reading music in two or three genres at moderate tempos, I was able to learn songs from listening, and I was honing my technique to bluegrass playing and going to bluegrass jams in New York. He was always attuned to my level and to what I was doing with my playing. He put a great deal of thought into lesson planning and chose to work on pieces that appealed to my individual taste, prepared me for the musical community I was breaking into, and generally kept my momentum up during my first year of mandolin playing and got me to a place I was really happy with. He was on the line when I upgraded my mandolin, because when you’re dropping a couple grand on something you call your sensei. And he was and is a great sensei.

One of my biggest musical hurdles, if not my biggest, is performance anxiety. Andrew has a great disposition for making people feel relaxed in a lesson setting; he’s an easygoing, sensitive and cool guy who can show up for you wherever you happen to be that week. He also has a really great dog named Ryder who liked to hang out during lessons.

I would 10/10 1,000% recommend Andrew. If he is not already your mandolin teacher, hire him and congratulate yourself! You are on your way to mandolin greatness."
Louisa
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"Very informative and educational."
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"I have a hearing problem and he didn't mine repeating when I need it."
Louis Risolio
Took Mandolin lessons from Ben H.
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"Robert is amazing! He is remarkably patient, encouraging, thoughtful, and generous. He is also quick to think of all kinds of fixes to advance your progress. He wears his encyclopedic knowledge lightly, and his lessons are always fun. I would recommend him with great enthusiasm for any stringed instrument!"
Bob
Took Mandolin lessons from Robert M.
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"Ray is patient and encouraging. He challenges students to get better every week."
Michelle
Took Mandolin lessons from Ray M.
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"Scales and new songs.......getting timing (and correct notes) down......dealing with different timings between 4/4 and 6/8........thanks Grant for all the great information......."
Paul
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"David is the best teacher for beginnings - he can teach you any beginner level instrument and make learning materials relevant available to you both in and out of class. I am so grateful that I found him to be my teacher - it took me 5 weeks to find a good Mandolin teacher. He is absolutely AWESOME! Knowledgeable, patient, passionate, all you can name. I am excited to follow his lecture and practice more with my new mandolin."
Sylvia
Took Mandolin lessons from David B.
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"As the lessons continue,it has been a amazing journey,"
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant 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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