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John B.

90 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1986
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John B.

90 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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Ken M.
Enjoying my lessons. John understands my questions and answers them thoroughly. Has many materials at hand for the student.
Suveer
John is a fantastic teacher! I'm excited to schedule more lessons with him in the future!
Tara
John is great! super personable and tailors a short lesson towards your specific goals. 10/10 would recommend!
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Mark S.

13 Reviews
Silver Spring, MD
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mark S.

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I play and teach a wide variety of mandolin styles. As a performer, I mostly play traditional and contemporary classical music, though I also play quite a bit of folk music on mandolin.

About Mark

I am a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter working in a variety of genres. I regularly perform around the Washington, DC, area as a solo guitarist, as a singer/songwriter, and with numerous classical, folk, rock, and musical theater groups. My primary musical influences include folk and

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Kristen
Mark has been a great teacher for this adult beginner! I take lessons in clawhammer banjo and ukulele with him, and his easy-going nature and skill in identifying ways to improve make it a joyful experience! Highly recommend.
SK
Mr. Sylvester is one of the greatest. He is not just an amazing guitarist, but he is also very kind. He treats people with so much respect. He speaks to me and my mom so nicely. He is very patient. He has a deep knowledge of music and knows how to get the most out of even the least talented people (like me!). He doesn't ever get mad if you make a mistake or forget to bring your music notes. We were so lucky to find Mr. Sylvester.
Virginia
Mark is a talented musician who plays and teaches multiple stringed instruments. His lessons are always informative and supportive. They are driven by the student’s interest, so anything you want o learn— styles of music, how to do a particular technique, music theory— you can bring to class. And every now and then he organizes a recital— terrifying but great practice!

Geoff S.

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

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • History from American University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ben E.

4 Reviews
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In addition to being a percussionist, I am also a mandolin player with experience playing Celtic, Bluegrass and Old Time music. With an emphasis on rhythm and technique I can help take your mandolining to the next level!

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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John Cardoza
Patient, highly knowledgeable. Works quickly and efficiently; making the most of our hour together. Looking forward to the next lesson!
Danya
Ben is a fun mandolin teacher and very thoughtful! He brings great tunes and gives helpful feedback to improve how you play.
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Jake H.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded FreshGrass Duo Competition Winner from FreshGrass Music Festival
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Jake H.

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A two-time Acoustic Music Seminar participant and a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, mandolinist Jake plays and writes music that is galvanized by roots music from around the globe. Music has taken him all over the country, yet he was introduced to acoustic music in his hometown, the greatest bluegrass city of all time: Akron, Ohio. Jake joined his uncle’s bluegrass band (The Blue Ribbon Bluegrass Band) playing mandolin and spent the next two years refining his craft. In his years with Blue Ribbon Bluegrass Band, Jake recorded two CDs and played countless gigs all over the northeastern United States. After being urged by his friends and family, Jake applied to the Berklee College of Music, where he graduated in 2017 with a degree in Mandolin performance and American Roots Music, mentored by greats such as Joe Walsh, Maeve Gilchrist, David Wallace, and Matt Glaser. He now tours nationally with the band The Page Turners.

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About Jake

Hi fellow musicians! I am a professional touring musician, songwriter, and recording artist based in Los Angeles, CA. I graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Mandolin Performance and a minor in American Roots Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Every musician has their own voice

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Mark
Great teacher...patient and thoughtful. I’m a beginner but already learned so much in a short period.
Monte Leewen
Learned more in an hour than in the past 4 months with my previous instructor. Great lesson! I am very excited to learn from Jake.
Carolyn K.
Jake has helped me learn so much- everything from general musicality, to theory, and learning new tunes. Very inspiring guy and a great musician and teacher!
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Ryan B.

71 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ryan B.

71 Reviews
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I've been teaching mandolin for 4 years helping students develop a love for the instrument and learn more about music along the way. Mandolin is an often underappreciated instrument which is fantastic for both melodic and rhythmic playing styles. Within the first few lessons you'll have a solid base of strumming, picking, chord changes and melodic playing, with a couple simple songs too. Moving on from there I will craft lessons to move you toward a "goal song," making sure to cater your progress to your needs while keeping a focus on good technique. I enjoy working with students of all ages and experiences and I can't wait to meet you!

About Ryan

Ryan is a musician from Jefferson Park who plays a plethora of different instruments. He specializes in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, but also dabbles in accordion, piano, drums, harmonica and several others. Learning to play instruments is one of the true pleasures in his life and he hopes

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Shaelyn J.
He's great.
Barbara K.
Good teacher.
Jonathan M.
I'm three lessons deep into the ukulele and I'm really satisfied with Ryan. We've met once in person and twice online; I've had some health issues and he has been really accomodating switching this up for me. He's easy going and takes his time expaining history, theory, and taking it step by step while remaining encouraging and giving honest feedback. He wastes no time and you really get the most out of your lesson. I look forward to continuing on with Ryan. As a teacher and performer myself, I appreciate that he gets down to the business of doing the work but is just very nice as well!

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Takoma Park, MD

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Takoma Park is $60. 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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$36 average
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$48 average
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$60 average

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"Our first lesson went very well. Rachel was very kind, patient, and complimentary. I look forward to my next lesson."
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Took Mandolin lessons from Rachel C.
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Took Mandolin lessons from Ryan B.
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"Very intuitive and easy to understand what Grant is teaching. Am excited about this class. Paul"
Paul
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Great start. Tara was patient and easy going. I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future."
Rob
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"David is a mandolin/musical magician. Anyone would be very to lucky to have him as their teacher."
Rachel
Took Mandolin lessons from David F.
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"Rodrigo is the best teacher! He has a keen understandings of main concepts of music and showed me the proper postures and fingerings of the instrument. While he was teaching me how to play the instrument, he also introduced me a various genres and styles of music.He is very knowledgeable of music theory such as chord transpositions, terminology, as well as the musical notations. He also was willing to modify the lessons to meet my needs and abilities so that I can be successful. He truly is a multi-talented teacher and very very nice one, too. Most of all, it was so fun to take lessons from him."
Kyoung
Took Mandolin lessons from Rodrigo R.
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"Joe was a great teacher! I had no experience with the mandolin and he was really helpful with explaining concepts and tailored the lessons for my personal goals and music preferences. Great experience overall, I highly recommend taking lessons with Joe!"
Alanna
Took Mandolin lessons from Joe Danny O.
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"great teacher.. demonstration then practice...."
James
Took Mandolin lessons from Ray M.
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"Great instructor with lots of patience for someone who takes a while to learn things like me."
Rob
Took Mandolin lessons from David F.
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"Beckie is wonderful. My 11-year-old daughter has been meeting her online for about 6 lessons now. Beckie is very patient and engaging. My daughter has asked to add on longer lessons. That is a good sign!"
SheriAnn
Took Mandolin lessons from Beckie E.
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