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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons is $56. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $28 and $95 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$32 average
$70
45-min $20
 
$44 average
$75
60-min $28
 
$56 average
$95

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute mandolin lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute mandolin lessons are 22% less expensive at $44, and 30-minute lessons cost 43% less at $32.

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Mandolin Lesson Reviews from Students

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Chris S.

Temecula, CA
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Thomas F.

Torrington, CT
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Costa Mesa, CA
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Emi R. June 15, 2017
· Ukulele · In studio
My daughter Lilli has been taking lessons from Chris for almost a year now and he is an amazing teacher. There are times when Lilli isn't paying attention or not responding to Chris and he has amazing patience with her. I couldn't have found a better Ukulele teacher anywhere else.
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Tina W. May 9, 2017
· Cello · In studio
Special thanks to a wonderful and talented teacher, Chris, on National Teacher's day!!
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Rachael W. March 2, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Chris is a great instructor! He is a very skilled musician and most importantly, a very skilled teacher. I chose him as my instructor because of his background in many different instruments and musical styles.

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Torrington, CT

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I can teach all levels and many styles. I make it easy for you to learn at you're own pace so you can achieve your goals and have fun playing music.

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Ed C. March 21, 2017
· Blues Guitar · In home
Very knowledgable so far after one lesson

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Costa Mesa, CA

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Mandolin playing requires a knowledge of chords, melody, picking technique as well as knowing songs to play all of which we will begin to learn in your first lesson.

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mike July 10, 2017
· Banjo · Online
What a great teacher - can wait for my next lesson!
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Vikki July 3, 2017
· Bass Guitar · Online
There are musicians who teach on the side, but Calvin is not only a talented musician, but has a real talent for teaching as well. He tailor-made the lessons towards the skills I wanted to develop. He knows how to direct the student to just the right practice method to improve on a particular skill. Calvin is patient, positive, and encouraging, and takes the time to explain anything the student does not understand. Overall, Calvin is a great music teacher who truly cares about his students learning their instrument. I wouldn't hesitate recommending Calvin to anyone.
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Susan G. June 6, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
So impressed with not only his talent and ability, but how he was able to help and encourage me with my own playing and arranging. Can't wait for our next lesson!

Steve G.

Deerfield Beach, FL
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Andrew C.

Henderson, NV
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James R.

North Brunswick, NJ
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I will teach you how to approach the mandolin as a rhythm instrument as well as a melodic instrument, and how to use chords and modes in your lead and rhythm playing in bluegrass as well as traditional styles.

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RJ K. June 22, 2017
· Banjo · In studio
Amazing first lesson and Steve is awesome! Can't wait for more lessons already.
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Greg L. April 2, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Helping me progress with correct technique.
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Alexandra March 11, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Mr. Steve, is amazing with kids! He has gotten my boy to love the guitar and to practice at home without me mention it! I'm so blessed to have found him!

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Henderson, NV

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from basic instrument setup, chords, and techniques to various songs and styles

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Hewan .. May 26, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
it was good start
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Wes C. March 1, 2017
· Banjo · In studio
Very informational instructor!!
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John G. February 10, 2017
· Banjo · In studio
It was a great first lesson. Andrew is quite knowledgeable on banjo, and I feel it was a positive first step on the journey ahead.

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North Brunswick, NJ

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It's all about Music Theory and Technique.

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Ugur July 11, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
He is a very good instructor.
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Justin T. May 16, 2017
· Guitar · Online
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Roger K. March 28, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Great first session - he took my fear away 👍 ... looking forward to next session!

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Mandolin Lessons

The mandolin has a distinct and sustained home in American bluegrass and country music made popular by Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass. This instrument features eight strings and can be played as a rhythm instrument or lead like a violin or guitar. However, it is a while the mandolin is similar to these instruments it is most definitely a different instrument altogether. For example, the approach when playing the mandolin differs from what one would learn with the violin or the guitar. If you want to learn the correct technique in playing the mandolin, we suggest that you consider signing up for our mandolin lessons. Our lessons can help shape your talent in playing this unique-sounding instrument. In addition, through your mandolin lessons you can learn more about its application in today’s music and receive a background in music theory for the mandolin. Your certified mandolin instructor will also teach you the basics including simple mandolin chord formations, how to tune a mandolin, how to pick the right mandolin for you, and how to read mandolin tabs. Intermediate and advanced students can learn mandolin arpeggios as well as other complex mandolin chords and techniques. So if you are looking for a total educational package for your mandolin study, enroll with us today!

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