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Vincent T.

East Brunswick, NJ
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Vincent T.

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About Vincent

I have taught for 18 years, giving both private and group lessons. I am a professional musician, having played in numerous bands, recorded and played shows. I have taugh all ages, and all elvels, and all styles. I play a number of instruments including piano, guitar, bass, violin, banjo, mandoli

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Gio A.

23 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • BA Music from University of Central Florida
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Gio A.

23 Reviews
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I began learning mandolin several years ago and am proficient with chords and tunes. Classical or bluegrass style. I can teach sight reading music notation as well.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wh

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Nick R.

25 Reviews
Forest Hills, NY
Starting at $55
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded 2001 JAS academy full scholarship from JAS academy in Aspen Colorado (director, Christian McBride)
  • Teaching since 1985
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Nick R.

25 Reviews
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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

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Bob
On 10/7/2019 I had my first banjo lesson with Nick Russo. Nick created a calm, relaxed atmosphere in his studio, he was clear when he gave me instructions about technique, and he was incredibly patient when demonstrating the correct way to play a particular passage. His knowledge of music theory in general, and of the five-string banjo in particular, is very impressive. I would recommend him highly both to a banjo beginner and to anyone (like myself) who is in need of a refresher course. I should mention that I have also taken lessons from Nick on the lap steel guitar, an instrument that I do not know well. Nick’s expertise on this rather obscure instrument, his teaching ability, and – it is worth mentioning again – his patience, made these sessions very enjoyable and productive. He is, by any measure, an outstanding instructor. He is also very nice guy, who clearly enjoys working with his students.
Fadila
Our daughter has taken classes with Nick as part of her after school program with a larger group of kids. After the COVID-19 situation she continued having classes via zoom, and she very much wanted to do so. We observed great progress in both her musical skills and her desire to continue engaging with the instrument, ukulele in this case. The transition between in person and online class went smoothly, and Nick's follow up emails made sure we are on track with topics covered as well as the homework. Nick has a lot of patience and he's ways of engaging with Students are at age appropriate.
We continued ukulele classes online in a small group (2x1) and we are absolutely happy with our decision to continue taking ukulele lessons with Nick.
Jim
I have been taking guitar lessons with Nick Russo since February 2018. In my opinion, Nick Russo is a terrific musician and an outstanding teacher. He is an active gigging musician with an encyclopedic knowledge of music theory and music history and is well-versed in various types of music including,but not limited to classical, jazz, metal, folk, world music, etc., etc. Nick comes from a musical family and is very passionate about music, and this comes accross loud and clear in his lessons.He lives and breathes music.

I came to Nick after taking lessons for several years with another teacher. I liked this teacher very much, and the lessons only ended because the teacher moved to another geographic location. Although I did like this teacher, the lessons were starting to get stale and repetitious. When I started working with Nick that feeling was turned around. Lessons with Nick are very stimulating and interesting. Although Nick knows sight reading and theory well, he places a great emphasis on aural (ear) training. I have worked with him learning intervals, scales and songs, using my ears instead of my head. It’s a little hard to explain, but it’s a very organic kind of way to learn music. You learn the instrument more intuitively and I have had a number of’ “aha” moments when some pattern or connection or aspect of theory makes sense in a deep way. In the time that I’ve worked with Nick, my knowledge of the fretboard, and my ability to figure things out by ear has improved tremendously although I still have a long way to go.

Nick is also an incredibly kind and compassionate person, and he has shown a great deal of patience when working with me. If I don’t understand something he will try to break it down or present it in such a way that it finally makes sense to me. He has also worked a lot with me on my technique, and has tried to help me play more efficiently and ergonomically. Earlier in my guitar playing career, I developed

tendonitis in my left hand from playing. In addition, I have chronic lower back problems. Nick has made numerous helpful suggestions so that I don’t exacerbate these problems or injure myself again. One suggestion that was particularly helpful was to use a bass guitar strap for my electric guitar. Because the bass strap is much wider than a regular guitar strap, the weight is more evenly distributed across my back, resulting in less back strain.

I began my lessons with Nick face-to-face, but this changed to video due to the coronavirus pandemic. We utilize Skype and it seems to work pretty well, although there’s no substitute for meeting in person. Nick seems very adept at working in this modality. For example, he will have me position the camera so he can see how I am playing something. He will also provide close-ups of his own fingering to show me how he is playing something. In addition, Nick sends his students notes regarding the most salient points of each session. This is something he did even prior to the pandemic. Nick allows me to audio tape the sessions, and when I am able to go through the tape I gain an even deeper understanding of whatever was covered.

In short I feel that Nick is great person and a terrific teacher and that I was very lucky to have found him. I would recommend him to anyone with no reservation.

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Gio A.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Gio A.

25 Reviews
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I began learning mandolin several years ago and am proficient with chords and tunes. Classical or bluegrass style. I can teach sight reading music notation as well.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wh

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
Christianna

Ryan R.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • BA in Jazz Guitar Performance from University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ryan R.

4 Reviews
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Interested in learning how to play mandolin? I can help you build a foundation of chords, scales and techniques used to play a variety of different styles.

About Ryan

Over 10 Years of Teaching and Performing! I am a founding member of The Dirty Grass Players. As a touring band we have performed around 150 shows per year for the last four years. While I play mandolin in a bluegrass band, I am experienced teaching guitar and mandolin lessons. I have a BA fr

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Zach O.
Excellent instructor. Great personality and much knowledge.
Don D.
Ryan is a great teacher and a great kid. I enjoy our lessons immensely and I am 71 years old.
Don D.
Excellant lesson. Ryan is very knowledgeable and patient.

Derek V.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, English
  • Guitar Performance from University of Colorado
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Derek V.

20 Reviews
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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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Brian B.
Wonderful, great experience!
Very satisfied
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.

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Westfield, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Westfield is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $106 per hour.
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"Great instructor with great patience for zero experience student. Looking forward to next lesson. I'm hooked."
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Took Mandolin lessons from Ben H.
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"This was my first lesson with Grant and the lesson was very personal,informative and educational.
Looking forward to the next lesson with him."
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Super lesson. Had a refresher in some music theory.
Very educational."
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Jim is a very good instructor for me. He has great patience with me and proceeds in an orderly professional manner."
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Took Mandolin lessons from James R.
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"Great instructor. Very knowledgable."
Keith
Took Mandolin lessons from Max Z.
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"Awesome lesson!
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.
Thank you!"
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Daniel knows music and teaching very well. Looking forward the next lesson!"
Jean-Baptiste
Took Mandolin lessons from Daniel E.
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"Kelvin is an accomplished and effective teacher who makes online lessons both enjoyable and stimulating. He quickly spots bad tendencies so that they can be corrected early in the process and thus prevent future problems. Kelvin is personable, professional and knows what he's talking about. I look forward to each lesson to see what the next challenge will be and to get to spend time with Kelvin."
Jack
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Tara's very knowledgeable about the mandolin and thorough in her teaching. She's also patient and keeps the session light and fun. Looking forward to learning more with her."
Brad
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"Excellent instructor, was prepared and presented me with great material that was exactly what I was looking for."
Corey
Took Mandolin lessons from Chris C.
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