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Popular Banjo Teachers

Jeremy A.

Casselberry, FL
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Edwin I.

El Segundo, CA
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Calvin A.

Costa Mesa, CA
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Casselberry, FL
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I teach basic to intermediate Scruggs style finger picking, basic claw hammer, the Nashville number system, music theory, and sight reading.

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Elias L. March 23, 2017
· Banjo · In studio
Jeremy is a gifted musician and teacher. He is very encouraging and knows a lot. I felt very comfortable learning banjo from him, and feel like I gained a VERY solid base for continuing with the instrument. Thanks a lot!
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Hayden H. February 4, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Jeremy was able to take my existing knowledge and direct the lesson towards what I wanted to work on. Great first lesson and I'm looking forward to many more!
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Jessie B. May 28, 2016
· Banjo · In studio
If you're looking for Great lessons in a fun environment, Jeremy is the Man you're looking for, not only was he an awesome teacher,he is now my friend.

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El Segundo, CA

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Earl Scruggs 3 finger style
Learning songs
Improvisation soloing
Proper technique
Repertoire
Music analysis

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Rene May 28, 2017
· Banjo · Online
Very patient and helpful.
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Lena May 25, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
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Kelly B. May 10, 2017
· Banjo · Online
Edwin is very kind, patient and encouraging! This was my first lesson, it was an hour long and he could tell when I was struggling with a specific segment of instruction and had me try something different that allowed me to keep moving forward. I'm looking forward to continuing to learn from him!

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Costa Mesa, CA

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After the first lesson you will be making music, playing songs and you will be on your way to achieving your musical goals with the banjo. Banjo playing requires a knowledge of chords, melody, picking technique as well as knowing songs all of which we will begin to learn in your first lesson.

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Grace F. January 8, 2017
· Banjo · In home
Grace loved it! She immediately took out her banjo and started practicing as soon as Calvin left. Calvin is fantastic! He's very encouraging and nurturing and a lot of fun!
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Greg S. November 9, 2016
· Banjo · In home
Awesome. Very knowledgeable and patient. Highly recommend.
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Glen September 30, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
As an older student just starting out I felt I hit the jackpot with Calvin. He worked with me to learn the music I was interested in and at the same time he taught the fundamentals. I always looked forward to our time together. He is kind, helpful, and honest. I highly recommend Calvin.

Lyle R.

Sun Prairie, WI
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Michael W.

Winter Haven, FL
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Andrew I.

Sunnyvale, CA
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I have been playing and teaching banjo since 2006, and I'm always very excited to introduce new students to this unique instrument. I focus on the "Scruggs-style" method of playing 5-string banjo, and we'll work on techniques used in common bluegrass and folk tunes. As you advance, I'll help you in creating your own banjo solo breaks.

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Jalen March 18, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Lyle is very knowledgeable and seems to have a good method of teaching piano. My son is enjoying it very much.
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Patrick January 31, 2017
· Ukulele · Online
Awesome teacher! only first time and I already know he is very nice and patient!
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Sri G. October 14, 2016
· Piano · In studio
He is been really good,explains very clearly. He can understand me very well. Good to have him as my teacher. These are words told by my daughter.

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Winter Haven, FL
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Banjo is a fun instrument to learn.....

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Jennifer L. June 22, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
He is very professional and a great teacher. Michael is very entertaining and makes learning fun. My daughter really liked him and is excited about her lessons.
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Rebecca C. October 12, 2015
· Piano · In home
I've only had a few lessons with Michael, but have enjoyed what and how he has taught me so far. He has been flexible with some changes to our schedule and he is on time.
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Rebecca C. October 12, 2015
· Piano · In home
I've only had a few lessons with Michael, but have enjoyed what and how he has taught me so far. He has been flexible with some changes to our schedule and he is on time.

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Sunnyvale, CA

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I teach beginner banjo with an emphasis on theory.

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Jude March 26, 2017
· Guitar · Online
Great lesson
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Victoria February 27, 2017
· Drum · In studio
Learned a lot my in first lesson. Andrew is very informative and lets you take the wheel on the first day. He's VERY patient and soft spoken but very direct with his instructions during the lesson. I'm 31 and didn't think it was possible for me to even understand the basics of reading music but Andrew really explains things in a way where it's easy to comprehend. I really look forward to being under his care as I learn.
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Daniel C. January 7, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Learned a lot in 30 minutes!! Portrayed confidence as well as friendliness. I'm very excited for my next lesson

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Here's What to Know Before Buying an Instrument

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Here's What to Know Before Buying an Instrument
Thinking about buying a new instrument? It's a big decision, as an instrument is truly an investment -- especially if you're spending several hundred dollars (or more, for higher-end brands and models) on it. Before making your purchase, you'll want to do some research. But where do you start? With so many brands out there, how do you know which ones are worth the money? What do you really need to ensure years of playing and practicing? We came across a great article over on Donna Schw
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Do you ever wonder how good your skills would be now if you started practicing a year ago? A question like this should motivate, not dishearten you. In this article, guest writer Elizabeth Kane will take you through six destructive beliefs you might face as you're learning how to become a musician, and how you can overcome them...   Mind Over Matter Your mind is a powerful tool. Your thoughts dictate just about every conscious decision you make. Whether you're a beginner guitari
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The banjo is a fabulous instrument which is most commonly used in country and bluegrass music. There are 4-string, 5-string, and even 6-string banjos, all of which are played like a guitar. Though it involves similar guitar playing concepts, playing the banjo has other tricks that are specifically intended for the instrument. In order to make your banjo playing more accurate and distinct, you need to learn all those techniques and technicalities. It will also help if you have music theory to back up your technique. In addition with the supervision of our professional banjo teachers, your study of the instrument will be more holistic and enjoyable. Your banjo instructor will teach you how to read banjo tabs, banjo chords, and tune your banjo, among others. Your instructor should also provide you with practical tips. For example, if you are going to purchase a banjo, you may want to consider a Gibson, Fender, or Epiphone Masterbuilt Banjo since they are great beginner brands. That is just one of the many tips you can get from our banjo lessons. So sign up now!

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