Mandolin Lessons in Mountainside. Amazing Teachers.

Flexible & affordable mandolin lessons. In person or online.

“Today is my opportunity to practice mandolin.”

Popular Mandolin Teachers in Mountainside, NJ

Or other areas around you:
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Nick R.

25 Reviews
Forest Hills, NY
Starting at $55
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1985
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Nick R.

25 Reviews
Book Now
Private Mandolin Teacher

basic mandolin technique; Bluegrass, Country, world music repertoire, rhythm training

About Nick

Professor Nick R. (guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, dobro/resonator/slide, lap steel, tenor guitar, baritone resonator, bass, drums, composition) is currently the adjunct professor at Essex College, Jazz clinician for over 19 years via Kupferberg Center (Queens College) and has been on the staff a

Recent Reviews
Robin
Fun classical guitar lessons. Very knowledgeable and thorough teacher. My son really enjoyed his lessons.
Jim K.
I've been self-taught for roughly 3 years and sought lessons to help me get out of the rut that I felt I was in.

Nick has exceeded my expectations. More than just a great banjoist, Nick is a fantastic all around musician. He's intimately familiar with genres of music I've never even heard of and is able to disseminate his vast knowledge of technique and theory into easy to understand lessons. One of my favorite things about Nick is he completely caters himself to you and your goals. On day 1, we laid down goals that I wanted to pursue, and every single lesson since has been centered around getting me there. Never once has Nick tried to trump what I thought was important to work on, he just works with me and helps me lay the ground work that I need to get moving closer to where I want to be. The other thing I really enjoy about Nick’s lessons is that he’s always respectful of me as an individual, and the environment that Nick sets up for his students often times make me feel like I'm just learning from an old friend rather than the expert, tenured, musician that he truly is. He has my highest recommendation to anyone looking to better their own musicianship.
Jabari K. Noel
Nick is an incredible instructor! He was able to prepare me for a professional guitar audition with in 2 hour long lessons. His attention to detail and deep understanding of advanced musical techniques makes him a gem of a teacher, and a pleasure to work with. Will definitely continue lessons!
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Allyson C.

1 Review
New York, NY
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Awarded Merit Scholarship Award from SFCM
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Allyson C.

1 Review
Book Now
Private Mandolin Teacher

I can teach folk, classical, bluegrass, jazz- tunes from around the world. I’m patient and a highly trained musician.

About Allyson

I’m a friendly, passionate teacher with over twenty years experience and a drive to bring out the best in each student. Whether you are wanting to learn how to play with a great position and sound from the start, play your favorite songs, or wanting to apply to the Conservatory of your dreams with

Recent Reviews
Adrian
Both really knowledgeable and really good at explaining things in a way you can understand!

Concetta A.

35 Reviews
Ridgewood, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Masters from Columbia University Teachers College
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile

Concetta A.

35 Reviews
Book Now
Private Mandolin Teacher

Mandolin lessons for people who want to learn classical music, bluegrass, folk or jazz. This instrument is so versatile there are so many types of music one can play. Students learn how to read charts, improvise, comp with chords as well as take lead solos.

About Concetta

Concetta is a NYC based violinist, strings specialist and composer. She writes original art songs inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry and everyday objects and sounds. She released her first solo album entitled Falling in Time in February 2015 on Waterbug Records. She was a visiting comp

Recent Reviews
Jim
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!
katherine
Concetta is a super knowledgable and supportive teacher! She adjusts her teaching to student interests and needs. She teaches in a lovely space and if you are super lucky you will meet her adorable dog, pepper <3. I highly recommend her!
Micaela
Hire Concetta, especially to support a beginning violin player! She is warm, professional and very adept at finding your child's musical strengths and then identifying material to help them access and enjoy the music and instrument. AKA GOOD TIMES for all and excited to continue...as it should be. Thank you Concetta for your expertise and flexibility with schedule. Keri-Ann

Meet Online Mandolin Teachers Serving Mountainside, NJ

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

John B.

98 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

John B.

98 Reviews
Book Now
Online Mandolin Teacher

While studying the mandolin, you'll learn how to read music in standard notation, tablature form or both. You will also learn how to play various chords, scales rhythmic patterns and improvisation while implementing them into various styles of music including, Bluegrass, Country, Basso Nova. or Blues.

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

Recent Reviews
Maya A.
Awesome first lesson. Friendly teacher. I have no musical talent but I was playing chords by the end of the first lesson.
John
Fabulous. John is very patient, extremely knowledgeable, and paces his lessons perfectly.
Keith P.
a great start, gonna be fun
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Karen D.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Karen D.

28 Reviews
Book Now
Online Mandolin Teacher

Mandolin:
An instrument in the lute family that is usually plucked with a pick or with fingers. Mostly used in folk music it is very versatile for all types of music. I have many teaching techniques. I could teach a student just to strum or pick to songs, or teach you the basics of notes, chords, theory, rhythm and soloing. How ever you like to learn I will be there for you.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

Recent Reviews
Erika H.
Karen is an incredibly skillful teacher. She is very passionate about music and it easy to be comfortable with her. She shares her training and knowledge very clearly. The vocal exercises seem very unique and holistic for body and voice health. She is very encouraging, caring, and soul-uplifting. I feel like I have a new connection with my voice and all that is connected to using it... as an instrument and the journey is only just starting. 45 minutes went by so fast. I am looking forward to my next lessons.
Earl L.
Excellent teacher
Catherine
I thought I wanted to take viola lessons. Then I read her website and I realized that she might be able to help me get my voice back! I thought there was no hope ever. She has been extremely generous with her time, and I haven't seen her yet, but I'm not buying the viola I was planning on buying. I play cello, and piano still, but I am going to see if she can help me with my voice. She sounds incredible. I never dreamed that I could even have HOPE like this!
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Alani S.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • General Education from Wilde Lake High School
  • Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Alani S.

7 Reviews
Book Now
Online Mandolin Teacher

Have you ever wanted to play the mandolin, but never knew where to start? Do you have trouble learning correct technique, practice strategies, or struggle finding good repertoire to learn? Well, you've come to the right place!

In our first lesson, I will likely ask you to demonstrate your level to me, either by telling me or showing me what you know. I will use this to better understand your strengths and weaknesses and go from there. You can expect to come away from our first lesson with some learning materials, a plan for going forward, and an encouraging start to our journey as musicians together!

Some examples of things students can learn from me include: expanding repertoire, ear training, music reading, improvising, jamming, music theory, and technique.

About Alani

I am a multi-instrumentalist with a passion for bluegrass and old time music. I love to perform and have had the opportunity to share the stage with many of my hero's. Over my years of learning and playing this music, I have been taught and mentored by many amazing musicians, which has inspired m

Recent Reviews
Fronia
Alani is an awesome fiddle teacher who gave me the personal attention needed for a beginner. As an adult student, she was quickly able to assess my strengths, weaknesses and learning style. She made me feel at ease and had lots of patience. I would highly recommend Alani to anyone looking to learn the fiddle. Can’t wait for my next lesson!
Colin
I saw a post on Facebook by Alani that she was giving fiddles lessons. It had been a while since I picked up the fiddle and thought that this was the best way to get back to playing. I messaged her and we set up a date and time for the lesson. The lesson was amazing, we were both a little nervous but it didn’t stop us from playing some awesome music. Alani was really patient with me as I hadn’t tuned or played my fiddle in a good while. After the lesson, Alani sent me audio files of the music we played so that I could listen back and continue learning. Overall a great lesson, and I hope to take another soon!!
Christine Cerezo
Alani has been wonderful. She was so flexible and understanding when I had to cancel due to family reasons at the last minute. She has taught me several types of tunes and songs and listens and lets me take the lead in what I would like to learn and answers all my questions. She even simplified one of my favorite songs by Nickel Creek that was way too complex for me to try to play as a beginner but now I can play it and work up to the more complex version if I'd like. She is good at helping me find answers to many of my questions myself and guides me so that I can figures things out on my own. She is a great teacher for an independent person and can give a great foundation for a student to build from and know how to teach themselves. (Like the teacher who teaches one to fish rather than just giving the student the fish)

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing mandolin teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream mandolin teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Mountainside, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Mountainside is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $106 per hour.
30 min
$38 average
45 min
$49 average
60 min
$61 average

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect mandolin teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each mandolin lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Mandolin Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

Profile_145036_266462_1294293121
"great teacher.. demonstration then practice...."
James
Took Mandolin lessons from Ray M.
Profile_142690_200427_23485
"David is the best teacher for beginnings - he can teach you any beginner level instrument and make learning materials relevant available to you both in and out of class. I am so grateful that I found him to be my teacher - it took me 5 weeks to find a good Mandolin teacher. He is absolutely AWESOME! Knowledgeable, patient, passionate, all you can name. I am excited to follow his lecture and practice more with my new mandolin."
Sylvia
Took Mandolin lessons from David B.
Profile_98423_pi_Linda%20-%20with%20Billy%27s%20Red%20Les%20Paul%20-%20edited
"Linda is great. I left with a big smile on my face!"
Nan
Took Mandolin lessons from Linda L.
Profile_101980_pi_JM%20Profile%20Pic
"This was my first lesson ever on a stringed instrument but I was very impressed with Justin, my instrument ended up having an issue and he still came up with stuff for us to work on despite the mandolin having a malfunction. He also helped me figure out what needs to be adjusted for my mandolin to play correctly. I am looking forward to my next lesson."
Carolyn
Took Mandolin lessons from Justin M.
Profile_88832_pi_IMG_0462-3-279x300
"I had a great experience with Alex. He is very flexible and catered each lesson to my learning style and goals. You can learn music theory, technique, and how to have fun playing music with your instrument. I kept finding that one hour flew by with the amount of music that was being played. I highly recommend to anyone on both sides of the spectrum; someone who knows exactly what they want to achieve and someone who doesn't know where to begin."
Jeremy
Took Mandolin lessons from Alex R.
Profile_192603_pi_E928D6E0-A27A-4E5B-AF21-80F7361F69F8
"Great lesson! Reviewed old material and covered new material.
Looking forward to next lesson."
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
Profile_185405_pi_edit3
"Great 1st lesson, he is patient and very knowledgable."
Tom
Took Mandolin lessons from William B.
Profile_192603_pi_E928D6E0-A27A-4E5B-AF21-80F7361F69F8
"Grant encouraged me as he taught me how to tune the instrument, strum, play 3 chords and start on a song. Great experience, Grant is. a patient and friendly instructor, who I think will have me playing well in no time. Really glad I signed up!"
Jen
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
Profile_37633_pi_Tara%20Linhardt
"The way Tara presents traditional tunes is straightforward and easy to digest, while staying as true to the tune as possible. Super friendly, and really easy to work with."
Aidan
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
Profile_88832_pi_IMG_0462-3-279x300
"Alex is a terrific instructor, who adjusts lessons based on what the student wants to accomplish. For example, my goals include learning the instruments (baritone uke in octave mandolin tuning and concert uke in mandolin tuning), fingerpicking, playing both melody lines and chords, being able to determine what chords to use without sheet music. So we work on music theory and ear training a lot, as well as learning tunes. Very good instructor who is both flexible and knowledgeable...highly recommend him to others."
Leander
Took Mandolin lessons from Alex R.
View More
View Less

Popular Mandolin Articles from our Blog

How to Play The Mandolin for Beginners: 5 Steps to Get Started

So you want to learn how to play the mandolin. For beginners to playing an instrument, the mandolin is a great option for starting your musical journey. Many people ask, "Is the mandolin easy to play?" or "Is it hard to play the mandolin?" Fortunately, the mandolin is not a difficult instrument to learn. It’s lightweight and compact so you can practice anywhere. It also has less strings than many other instruments, like the guitar, which makes reading tablature much easier. The mand …

By Jessica Dais