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Richard W.

19 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $26
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Richard W.

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I teach all styles, including Clawhammer and Scruggs. Currently I play Banjo in local bands The Como Avenue Jug Band, Four Pints Shy, and The Brian Just Band.

About Richard

Rick's been teaching Guitar, Banjo, and Ukulele at his home, and at the Mount Olivet School of Music in South Minneapolis, ever since graduating with a degree in Music from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2003. He plays around town in 3 bands and also does the occasional Pit Orchestra and Wedd

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Bob
As a 57 year old student Rich understands life and its commitments. I enjoy the half an hour with him. My appreciation for music has grown with Rich. He introduces me to material I would have never picked on my own. I am still taking banjo lessons because of Rich.
Thank you Rich. Bob
Jordan G.
Richard is awesome! Really knows his stuff and funny too!
Andrea
As an adult learner, I was put at ease and able to work on songs I was interested in right away. Wonderful teaching style.
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Victor S.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Victor S.

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I offer banjo for children and adults of all levels, from first time players to very advanced players. I offer lessons teaching three-finger Scruggs, Melodic and Reno-Style bluegrass banjo. I can provide a complete curriculum including tabs/sheet music or I can can give personalized lessons on skills or music of your choice. I teach both playing by ear and tablature. I can also prepare students to play in bands and jams.

About Victor

I am a professional teacher and performer in Boise, Idaho. I have been teaching guitar, banjo, and mandolin professionally since 2004. I have performed on all of these instruments and have played at numerous music festivals throughout the United States as well as teaching at many music camps on the

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Cindi
Cindi
Very patient and persistent! Awesome instructor!
Lorelei L.
Victor is a great teacher as well as performer. He is patient and explains what is needed with clarity. I look forward to my regular sessions with him. I’m getting better but have a long way to go!
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Daniel E.

37 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • BA in Music from Florida State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Daniel E.

37 Reviews
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Beginner banjo lessons. Basic technique, chords, strumming. So much fun playing songs!
Disclaimer: I am not a traditional bluegrass player. I am finding many students nowadays that enjoy the sound of banjo, but want to play modern music with it. I have had a great deal of success with this type of student, but advise anyone looking for traditional scruggs lessons to seek that out. Thanks!

About Daniel

Teaching Background: * I have a record of success with students of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and goals * I teach using a variety of methods and styles, including my own authored books * I owned a music academy for 10 years where I trained others to be successful instructors * I have a v

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Teri C.
Great first lesson!
Kate
Great lesson! Daniel was patient, upbeat, and gave very understandable explanations. We covered quite a bit of ground at a pace that kept it all easy to handle. Now it's time to practice!
Diman T.
Studying with Daniel has been an incredible experience. He is very knowledgeable but also very flexible. Whatever aspect of your music adventure you are looking to improve, Daniel has a path for you to follow.
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Ronnie B.

75 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Italian, French, German
  • Diploma from Redondo Union
  • Teaching since 2011
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Ronnie B.

75 Reviews
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Banjo is a beautiful instrument and an ol’ Friend. Wether you would like to learn 3-finger bluegrass style sitting on the banks of the river(dock of the bay?) and play or make use for composition I will do my best to aid you on you’re Journey. Received instruction from Noam Pickelney*

About Ronnie

Hi,My Name is Ronnie. I have been playing music for eight years and I am currently Leader of "Blonde", my Rock N' Roll, Rhythm N' Swing Band. I Live in Redondo Beach and have Lived in the Southbay for most of my life.I was blessed to grow up around the local music scene! I've had the pleasure of per

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Michael
Ronnie is an excellent teacher. He cares deeply about his students success. He is patient and instructs in a way that values the students learning style.
Miles
Ronnie's lesson are always great! We've made good progress and I've noticed some good improvement in my singing. I love how he knows so much about music and incorporates life lessons into the lessons as well. He's very passionate about music, is very patient, and I enjoy learning from him.
Or E.
Just had my first lesson with Ronnie. I have to say Ronnie is easy to talk with, very knowledgeable. He has a great way of teaching and his very patient.
Looking forward to our next lesson.
Definitely will recommend to family and friends.
Thank you Ronnie for helping me with my first steps into the Harmonica world
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Kyle L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Kyle L.

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Clawhammer is the sound of the mountains to me, it is pure magic and total fun! I focus on the joy of music, lessons are meant to be fun and unstressed, like playing out on the lawn on a cool evening.

About Kyle

I am a music lover first and foremost, my roots are in mountain music, clawhammer banjo specifically. That music captured me from an early age and I hit the ground running with it. Though it didn't take long before I picked up other genres and instruments. Classical guitar quickly became one of my f

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Mark S.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $40
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  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mark S.

14 Reviews
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I play and teach both clawhammer and fingerpicking banjo styles. As a performer, I mostly play traditional and contemporary classical music, though I also have performed and recorded quite a bit of folk music on banjo. I enjoy working with clawhammer students as they create their own arrangements of tunes.

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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Melody L.
Mark was very patient yet informative. He pointed out areas to improve upon and complemented me where I had been working hard. I was comfortable with his online lesson because he looked me straight in the eyes as though we were face to face. I know he will teach me how to play my mandolin; so looking forward to the next lesson!
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.

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Minneapolis, MN

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Minneapolis is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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$37 average
45 min
$47 average
60 min
$61 average

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"Great 1st lesson! Learned how to tune electronically & hold my banjo. Very patient & understandable."
Lois
Took Banjo lessons from Eric L.
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"Rich really has a great feel for the needs of the student, And he has a great way of teaching music and music theory to someone who has no background in it. The lessons were a gift from my four boys and I plan on continuing the lessons going forward"
Robert
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"So far so good. Very patient as mistakes after mistake was made. Corrected quite a few mistakes I was making so that my habits would be good habits from the start. Let me talk to myself as I messed up and complimented me when I was on the right track."
Scott
Took Banjo lessons from Lyle R.
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"Great lessons progressing skills on a difficult instrument."
Michael
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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"Rich continues to provide very helpful and patient instruction on banjo and other instruments."
Tim
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Ray is very patient, knowledgeable and makes the lessons fun. Ray is complimentary on my progress and that is exactly what beginners need.
Ray rocks!"
Brenda
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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"I wish I had found Mike sooner!

I tried to learn banjo on my own. Bought books, instruction CDs, videos on You Tube. It just wasn't happening for me - I was about ready to give it up. Met Mike at a Bluegrass event and after just a few lessons I was really moving forward! After a few months he had me going to Bluegrass Jam Sessions. Wow is that fun!

Mike is very patient and non-judgmental. He easily accomodates my work schedule. While he is a fine banjo player himself - our lessons are always about me and how to improve my playing. I always look forward to our next lesson."
Keith
Took Banjo lessons from Mike T.
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"My first lesson with Linda was great. She is very patient and very knowledgeable."
Kyle
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"I have taken banjo lessons off and on for years and Richard is the first instructor who quickly figured out where to start with me and wasted no time getting started. He is skilled, pleasant, calm, patient and helpful. Looking forward to next week's lesson!"
Chris
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"very cheerful and patient looking forward to next meeting"
Lorraine
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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