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Zachary J.

9 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance, Theatre Arts and Psychology (triple major) from Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
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Zachary J.

9 Reviews
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About Zachary

Zachary is a multi-talented teacher and performer. He teaches violin, piano, guitar, voice, mandolin, banjo and more. As a singer/ songwriter, he has released 3 cds, tours nationally with over 100 dates per year and has shared the stage with multiple multi-Grammy award winners. He is an inspiration

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Chas E.
My first lesson with Zach was great! 5 stars. He asked the right questions as to what aI am looking to do. And we quickly came up with a lesson plan that with the right amount of work in my part will get me headed in the right direction. Zach does a great job of making his students feel comfortable and good about their abilities.
James A.
Great experience with Zach. I'm still learning how to sing properly, though.
Aubrey C.
Great with kids!
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Chris D.

11 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $37
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Arts: Music (Performance and Pedagogy) from North Central University
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Chris D.

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The basics on mandolin through some standard bluegrass tunes. Personally, I'm a fan of all-things Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, his solo material, etc...) but it's great to dive into the bluegrass classics to get started!

About Chris

Chris grew up hearing his dad play guitar around the house and at live shows. He “caught the bug” around age 13 and hasn’t stopped playing since! He’s been teaching guitar since 2003 and received his Bachelor of Arts in Music at North Central University in 2008 where he studied jazz, blues, rock, c

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Renee
My 15 year-old son started guitar this summer. He has truly enjoyed working with Chris. Chris is patient and encouraging, as well as being a cool guy that my son looks up to.
Helen
My 13-years old son was reluctant to take music lessons. He had not liked piano (with a different instructor) when he was younger, but agreed to try guitar. Since the first trial lesson, he has been excited to learn more!

Chris is a fun teacher who knows his stuff and who communicates well with both his students and their parents. I have three kids and have found it’s difficult to find a teacher who is responsive to parents + engaging with youth + gifted at music.

His rates are very reasonable for our area. His in-home lesson space is professional and comfortable — I get to sit on a comfy couch and get work done during my son’s weekly lesson. In addition, Chris goes above and beyond to make sure the lessons are meeting our expectations. He tracked down strings for us when we accidentally broke one. He has rescheduled lessons due to our busy schedules. He is genuinely kind and such a pleasure to work with — we couldn’t be more thrilled!
Brian
Our kids have loved working with Chris. He picks songs they're excited to play, teaches them patiently, and has a lot of fun with them. They've made a ton of progress since they started with Chris, and they're always excited to see him!
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Eric B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1998
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Eric B.

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I try to make the lessons as fun and educational as possible. I split my lessons into three parts. Theory , Technique , and songs. I use my own curriculum that I have created after 20 years of research and proven teaching. All students are different so I create individual lesson plans for each student. I teach beginners and also intermediate and advanced blues, jazz, and pop. I would love to be your teacher!

About Eric

Hi my name is Eric. I have been teaching over 20 years and I have Undergrad and a Masters Degree. All students are different and have different needs. Because of this, I write individual lesson plans for each student. I would love the opportunity to be your teacher!

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Jonathan S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Bachelor of Music from Stetson University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jonathan S.

6 Reviews
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Mandolin principals of chord shapes, scales, and alternate picking are taught to the student.

About Jonathan

About I am a Florida native, active doctoral student, teacher and practitioner. My career includes performing and recording as a guitarist and teaching subjects such as music or math. Grade-school academic strengths in mathematics represent my enthusiasm for the subject. The math equivalent in m

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Jay
Jonathan is truly outstanding. I was fortunate enough to meet him and begin working on guitar again with him in person when he lived in Virginia. He was so helpful I have continued lessons online and I continue to feel the quality and what I'm getting out of the lessons is as good as when we were able to be in the same room. The best thing I can probably say is that I have really enjoyed learning from such an accomplished musician while never feeling intimidated or thinking, "he must think I really stink at this!" He's very supportive and will make you a better player...whatever that means to you.
Gina A.
Jonathan is a wonderful teacher. I would recommend him to others for lessons.
Shanna T.
Great instructor...very good at breaking things down to help you succeed.

Derek V.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Awarded Supported Artist from Ableton, Izotope, Fishman
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Derek V.

19 Reviews
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Online Mandolin Teacher

Mandolin: any style, any level. :)

About Derek

TEACHING MISSION: Capture the joy of playing music. Inspire continual playing and/or practice, regardless of student's lifestyle/career choices. I start the first lesson with a student wish list (songs, goals, etc) and every lesson we take significant steps towards the goals. Skills: Guitar/Man

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Laura
Super Knowledgable. Psyched to learn more.
Dennis
Derek is a very knowledgable instructor, easy to talk to, and I found his teaching technique is very motivating. He set realistic practice goals for the next session, which will require me to do my part, but that's the reason we show up, to learn how to play a musical instrument.
I highly recommend him.
Luis R.
Derek was very helpful! No time was wasted! Awesome 1st lesson!

Zander W.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Bachelor's Degree in Commercial Music from Belmont University
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 6 and up
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Zander W.

4 Reviews
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Online Mandolin Teacher

Fiddle tunes and improv

About Zander

I am a Nashville session musician, sideman and music teacher. I received a Bachelor of Music degree in Commercial Music with a Composition and Arranging Emphasis from Belmont University. Coming from a family of Classical and Jazz musicians, I have been exposed to music my whole life. Over the year

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Suzana
Wonderful instructor! I'm finally getting rid of my old bad habits. I very much look forward to every new lesson. Highly recommended.
Cate
Zander is extremely knowledgable and has the ability to communicate that knowledge in an easy tower and way. Great teacher!
David Otto
I am a first time stringed instrument student. Zander has a talent for structuring lessons to make me 'work' to see progress. He is patient and answers my questions in a manner that make sense. I'm fortunate to have connected with him. Given his multi instrument proficiency and obvious knowledge base I can't help but recommend his teaching skills.

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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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"Gio is priceless!Gio has been working with our 3 year old teaching him the mandolin for 6 months now. We find his commitment,expertise+personality impeccable. I would advise you to take lessons from no other. He is a star!"
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Grant is giving me the help I need to become a better mandolin player.
He all so gives me feedback from the the lesson to let me know my downfalls,progress,etc.
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- Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"My first lesson with Concetta was great. I received a lot of good feedback and things to work on for this first week. Really looking forward to lesson 2 next week!"
- Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Concetta A.
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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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"I found Eric on the Take Lessons website and he was the perfect choice for adult beginner mandolin lessons. He took my previous music experience into account and made my lessons enjoyable and educational. He helped me pick music for the musical styles I was interested in , as well as teaching me about music theory. Whatever musical talent level you are at, and any age, I highly recommend Eric Lesko. Thanks Eric! Lesli"
- Lesli White
Took Mandolin lessons from Eric L.
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"Gio is outstanding!look no further."
- Noah
Took Mandolin lessons from Gio A.
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"Mr. Willy helped me learn the song "Mean" by Taylor Swift!! I was so happy to play! I took the Stringed Instrument Workshop and I loved it! It was so much fun, and I was able to learn with my friends. It was easy to learn, and we learned how to play "Amazing Grace," together. We played it for my church and everyone loved it!!! :)

I will continue playing mandolin, and want to also learn violin, piano and guitar. I can even play "Mean" on the 12 string guitar now in open tunings!!"
- Etta
Took Mandolin lessons from Willy M.
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"Very productive! Happy with the experience and looking forward to upcoming lessons"
- Nicole
Took Mandolin lessons from John B.
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