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Mark S.

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

13 Reviews
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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
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1981
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Geoff S.

13 Reviews
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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.

91 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
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John B.

91 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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Timothy K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Timothy K.

3 Reviews
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About Timothy

I draw on my experience, as a professional musician of 25 years, in my teaching of others. This experience includes - Church music; both as a soloist and as a music director. Touring musician; stage presence, improvisation, sound. Carnival Cruise Lines staff musician; '99 -2000 *** Lesson Detai

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kevin
great communication! Very motivating!!!
Maryann
I'm not really good with word but Tim is a very knowledgeable Guitar instructor, very patient, and friendly!
Lynn M.
Excellent musician, vocalist and performer. Worth your time and money to utilize T King as your instructor.
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Matt O.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1997
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Matt O.

4 Reviews
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20+years of teaching experience with student paced learning that will involve:
• 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
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

I currently have 20+ years of guitar/string instrument teaching experience and a total of 30 years of guitar playing experience with a bachelor of arts degree in music. I focus my lessons strictly on the needs and skills required to ensure my students can perform ANY genre of music in front of

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Bobby
Took lessons with Matt for several years. He is great guy and an excellent teacher. He's very passionate about music and has a lot of technical training too. Would recommend to anyone at any level.
Michelle
My son took guitar and then bass lessons from Matt. Matt was thoughtful, patient, and ensured the lessons were tailored to my son's musical tastes. Through working with Matt, my son deepened his appreciation for music and learned how to perform at live events. He's awesome!
Adrian
Matt is a great teacher. Patient, knowledgeable, and always adding little interesting bits to the lessons. He pointed out my mistakes and was guiding me to make my playing much better. He opened me to the various interesting topics in music theory and pointed out importance of posture and exercise – playing scales and various simple arrangements. He has a great repertoire of songs of different genres at different levels, for his students – even those like me, who like classical music. I would very strongly recommend him for anyone wanting to learn or improve guitar playing skills.

Glenn S.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Awarded signed songwriter from BD4N Records
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1979
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Glenn S.

30 Reviews
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Online Mandolin Teacher

Traditional and contemporary styles: scales, chords, theory and soloing techniques

About Glenn

Hi, I'm Glenn. Thank you for viewing my profile. I've been teaching students for over 20 years, playing all styles and levels of music, from day-one beginners to seasoned pros seeking to sharpen their playing skills. I teach both traditional notation and tablature, writing my own teaching method

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Laura M.
I have had a great time learning to play the Ukelele with Gkenn. So fun. Looking forward to learning more
Laura M.
Highly recommend.
Jon
Great learning experience!

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"Excellent Instructor, Took his time with me and was very patience. Looking forward to more classes with him."
Jennifer
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"It was a perfect lesson! I highly recommend Connor as an instructor"
Joe
Took Mandolin lessons from Connor C.
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"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!"
Virginia
Took Mandolin lessons from Mark S.
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"Gio is outstanding!look no further."
Noah
Took Mandolin lessons from Gio A.
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"I immediately felt at ease with Jeff and it did not take him long to figure me out and point me in the right direction. Looking forward to many more lessons with him. I wish I lived here so it could be on a more regular basis. But happy with what I CAN get. Thanks Jeff!"
Richard
Took Mandolin lessons from Jeff S.
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"Kelvin has a great way of getting the most out of my playing and inspires me to do better. Very encouraging, very enjoyable!"
Jack
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Daniel really knows his stuff. I learned a lot today!"
Robert
Took Mandolin lessons from Daniel P.
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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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"She is very patient, very laid back, and so nice. Can't wait for more lessons"
Jules
Took Mandolin lessons from Rachel C.
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"Chris is great. He plays a bunch of instruments, so we'll often switch between mandolin, guitar, and bass in the course of a single lesson. He can be flexible or regimented depending on the needs of the student, and he's able to incorporate theory into the lesson seamlessly. Highly recommend."
Nate
Took Mandolin lessons from Chris C.
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