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Mel P.

20 Reviews
Union, MO
Starting at $29
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded EMMY award from The National Academy of Television Arts
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Mel P.

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5 string banjo Skruggs style bluegrass.

About Mel

I have tons of experience and formal university training in music education. I know how to take the complex and make it simple. There are very good reasons my students rise to the top. Experience makes a difference, and I have more professional teaching experience than 99% of other instructo

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Thomas W.
First lesson but Mel is keen on understanding where the student is, strengths, weaknesses and charting a path forward. Strong teacher. Great personality. Look forward to the work ahead
Alan J.
Great teacher. I was taught exactly what I asked for. Looking forward to practicing it now.
Daniel J.
Great
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Richard C.

65 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor's Degree from University of Maryland and Berklee College of Music Boston
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Richard C.

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Lean how to play bluegrass banjo including melody and finger picking. Also "Clawhammer" techniques.

About Richard

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 30 years. Accordion was my first instrument at age 7 which was a great introduction to the keyboard, melody and harmony. That was followed by guitar and other stringed instruments (Banjo, Ukulele) as well as drums. I studied with great teachers

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Timothy B.
It's nice having a pro like Richard customize the lessons because he creates a greater understanding of music theory as a whole and then can bring it back down to a specific application like practicing scales with a clawhammer technique. I can tell he's gradually moving me along to meet my personal goals. You can't get that out of a book or a video.
Janice
I had a wonderful first lesson with Richard. It was fun and he taught me exercises that I can actually do and really make music right off the bat. I was scared that I'd be overwhelmed and not be able to do anything right but Richard broke things down into small steps that were easy to follow. I'm really looking forward to my next lesson. Thanks Richard!
Timothy B.
Very patient, personable, professional, and purposeful. Each lesson is packed full of building blocks for dexterity and familiarity with the instrument.

Sam K.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.S. in Energy Technology Graduated 1985 from Penn State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sam K.

9 Reviews
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Private Banjo Teacher

Bluegrass (Scruggs/Keith) and Old-Timey (Clawhammer)

About Sam

I play and teach Guitar (Electric/Acoustic), Bass (Electric/Upright), 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass and Old-timey), Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Piano Accordion. I have been teaching in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and owned my mus

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Catherine
Sam was awesome - is a wealth of knowledge and skill and had so much to share. I will definitely be going back for many more lessons!
Katharina K.
Sam is very patient with this novice student and has given great practice tips for improvement.
Marc S.
Great first lesson with Sam. Learned a lot the entire way through

Meet Online Banjo Teachers Serving Union, MO

Ben Z.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ben Z.

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I can teach 5 string banjo basics to beginners. Emphasis on music fundamentals, popular banjo standards, and improvisation.

About Ben

Ben Z. has been helping people achieve their goals in guitar and music since 2001, and is passionate about teaching students of all ages and skill levels. As an instructor, Ben combines traditional teaching methods with ear training and improvisation to create well rounded experience for the studen

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Zoe W.
Great guy! Really easy-going and knows what he is doing. 10yr old daughter can’t wait for the next lesson!
Greg
Ben was really chill, and even though I had no experience at all, he was patient. His style is super easy to follow, and he encouraged me to really enjoy it.

Jared E.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
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Jared E.

18 Reviews
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Learn to play either 5-string Clawhammer-Style Banjo, or 4-string Jazz Banjo!

Clawhammer lessons will focus on technique and repertoire building, as well as general musicality.

Jazz lessons will focus on technique, style, improvisational ideas, repertoire, music theory, and rhythmic strengthening. We will also spend time listening to historic recordings of jazz banjo players from the 1920s and 1930s.

About Jared

Jared has been a professional musician since 2002, and has had a highlight filled career in those 19 years. He has performed all over the world (4 continents and counting), and has worked with famous and Grammy winning artists such as; Abigail Washburn, Tony Trischka, Steve Martin, David Grisman,

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Janette
I’ve only forgotten the pandemic when I’m playing the banjo with Jared. I crave clear criticism and he gives me the specifics so I can truly improve. Jared has all the qualities you want in an excellent music teacher, but what takes it to the next level for me as a student is his enthusiasm and gentle humor.

Highly recommend.

—Janette
Pauline
I knew nothing about the banjo when I started taking classes with Jared, and I learned so much in a short amount of time. He emphasized not just how to read sheet music, but also how to transcribe a song from a recording which helped me learn songs more quickly and play together with others in an ensemble. His passion and patience are a great combo for a teacher!
Ethan
I took lessons in clawhammer banjo with Jared, and learned quite a bit even though I started myself with clawhammer around 1958 or so. He was very thorough and a very pleasant person, and is very patient.
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John B.

103 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1986
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John B.

103 Reviews
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Learn how to play Banjo!

While learning the Banjo, students will learn specific rolls such as forward and backward rolls, chords strum patterns, rhythm playing and various songs such as Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Dueling Banjos. They will learn the styles of Bluegrass and Claw Hammer playing.

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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Syed M.
Very approachable and knowledgeable!
Scott B.
John is very patient and extremely knowledgeable. He is the best instructor/teacher i have had in the many years I have taken lessons.
Judith W.
Excellent and it's just my first lesson!

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Union, MO

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Union is $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $115 per hour.
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$49 average
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$58 average

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"thank you edwin . I learned A lot see you next time. delaney!!!!!!!"
Jennifer
Took Banjo lessons from Edwin I.
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"Great teacher. I was taught exactly what I asked for. Looking forward to practicing it now."
Alan
Took Banjo lessons from Mel P.
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"David is on time, well prepared, flexible with scheduling and he tailors his lessons to his student’s wants and needs. Our 12 year old grandson enjoys his banjo lessons with David."
Leo
Took Banjo lessons from David F.
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"Lisa is excellent in teaching certain rolls. Most impressive to me was when I wanted to transpose music to tablature. After transposing she wrote it out a different way to fit my style of playing. I needed to be more focused on the left hand rather than my right hand. Her level of patience is great and I feel very comfortable talking to her."
Jake
Took Banjo lessons from Lisa A.
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"I thought I could figure out Banjo like I did the guitar- wing it. That didn't go so well, but after my first lesson with Richard, I now feel confident that I can actually play this banjo and KNOW what I'm doing. Great teacher!!"
Phillip
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Grant put me at ease, especially after I found that I had inadvertently broken a string. I enjoyed the duel camera setup on his end that offered the study material and his face."
Sean
Took Banjo lessons from Grant H.
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"Jared was my banjo teacher through Bantam Studios. He did a great job of keeping the lessons fresh each week and really developing our abilities. He was able to provide feedback in a way that felt helpful but not critical. If you are looking for a banjo teacher this is the best person for the job."
Sean
Took Banjo lessons from Jared E.
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"Richard patient and good."
Steve
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Damien is extremely professional and does an excellent job explaining the fundamentals. As Albert Einstein said, "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." Damien has a way of explaining concepts so they are easily understood and retained, even for more complex subjects."
Austin
Took Banjo lessons from Damien S.
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"I’ve only forgotten the pandemic
when I’m playing the banjo with Jared.

I crave clear criticism
and he gives me the specifics
so I can truly improve.

Jared has all the qualities
you want in an excellent music teacher,
but what takes it to the next level
for me as a student is his enthusiasm and gentle humor.

Highly recommend.

—Janette"
Janette
Took Banjo lessons from Jared E.
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