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Nick R.

20 Reviews
Forest Hills, NY
Starting at $55
  • Awarded 2001 JAS academy full scholarship from JAS academy in Aspen Colorado (director, Christian McBride)
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nick R.

20 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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Peter
I first heard Nick play about 4 years ago and a friend of mine took lessons from him. When I decided to start lessons, I naturally decided to go to him. As I went to his place, I thought, "Oh wow! I forget to ask my friend whether he's a good teacher!" I need not have worried. He's superb. He focuses on musicality: listening, hearing, enjoying; and then pulls out the technical things you could improve at and delves deep. I leave every lesson feeling great, and (proof of the pudding) people I jam with comment on how much my playing has improved. I'm an "advanced intermediate" player, but Nick also teaches kids, beginners, etc. In the age of coronavirus, our lessons are on Skype, and they are great, too. He comes out of jazz and plays trad as well as modern, but he also has an Americana band, and he knows classical, and the student before me is learning Hendrix-style rock. So no matter what direction you want to go, Nick is your man!
Cris
I’ve been trying to teach myself guitar from online videos and just started taking lessons with Nick. It’s making a huge difference. He’s worked on my posture, left and right hand positions, started me on basic ear training, sight reading and understanding of rhythm. He’s given me exercises to help with chord changes I’ve been struggling with. Nick’s a great musician who loves to play but also loves to teach, so a beginner with no music training can gain from his knowledge. He’s a kind, patient teacher and an enjoyable person to spend time with. My guitar playing sounds better already.
Bob Tilton
This was my first lesson with Nick. He is a very nice guy. He created a calm, relaxed atmosphere in his studio, and he was clear when he gave me particular instructions. His knowledge of music theory in general, and of the five-string banjo in particular, was quite impressive. I would recommend him highly to both a beginner and to anyone (like myself) who is in need of a refresher course. I am very much looking forward to my next lesson.

Gio A.

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

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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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Is a very good teacher he's very patient.
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I am learning consistently and step by step.

Tara L.

19 Reviews
Hastings on Hudson, NY
Starting at $38
  • Speaks English, Nepali, Thai
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Tara L.

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I started playing acoustic guitar when I was seven years old (off and on). I then started traveling more and found the mandolin to be so much easier to carry around and so much fun, it was hard to stop playing it. I have been playing and teaching mostly bluegrass, old time, Irish, blues, and swing jazz styles for many years. I have taught both privately and have also done various workshops at festivals. I have taught multiple years for instance at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival in PA, The Traditions week at Common Ground on the Hill Festival in MD, etc
My students learn to have fun with music. Students can work on rhythms, melodies, improvisation, song writing, arranging tunes, music theory, getting into and/or hanging on in a jam session, etc.

About Tara

I have a Masters in Education as well as having spent many years performing, teaching in one on one and group settings both privately and at music camps and festivals. I play and teach bluegrass, old time, Irish, and swing jazz styles. I like my students to really enjoy playing music and their less

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Aidan K.
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.
Jillian A.
Anaiyah
Pure Awesomeness!
Thank you Ms. Tara.
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Spencer C.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best Bluegrass Band from Westword
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Spencer C.

6 Reviews
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Comprehensive mandolin instruction- fun and individualized lessons tailored to each student's skill level and interests

About Spencer

I am originally from Northeast Kansas, where I started playing guitar and studying music at the age of 9. While studying guitar, I had several influential teachers, including internationally renowned finger-style guitarist, Andy McKee, and University of Montana Professor of Music and Classical G

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Steven
After more than 30 years since I last picked up the banjo Spencer did a great job of getting me reacquainted with it in a easy going, yet effective way. Excited to continue down the path with him as my tour guide !
Mel
Spencer is an outstanding teacher. Very patient and very knowledgeable of both music and the banjo. I'm having a great time and learning faster than I expected.
DeAnn R.
Great! I learned so much in a very short time and now I am off to a great new start!

Connor C.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Irish Gaelic
  • BA in Piano Performance and Music Theory/Composition from Appalachian State University
  • Teaching since 2013
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Connor C.

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I grew up in North Carolina, around bluegrass and Old Time music. I started playing mandolin as a teen and studied Irish mandolin in College for 4 years. I play bluegrass/Old Time and Irish mandolin and am comfortable teaching both. I also play pop style mandolin. I teach basic music theory with mandolin lessons, also fingering techniques, tunings, chords, and styles. I love to teach mandolin students tunes, so they can understand how mandolin works when played alone or with others. I love folk music, and I would love to share that love with students.

About Connor

I'm a film composer by trade, but I love teaching as well. I love sharing my passion for music with others. I have a BM from Appalachian State University in piano performance and music theory/composition. I also have an MFA in music composition for the screen from Columbia College Chicago. I st

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Mary L.
Connor is knowledgeable about music, let’s me work at my own pace and has a kind personality.
Richard T.
teacher was good, but i am not in favor of internet lessons vs direct personal lessons.
Norman S.
excellent lesson

Scott K.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Bachelors of Music (Cum Laude) from Belmont University
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Scott K.

2 Reviews
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Online Mandolin Teacher

Mandolin has become a more popular style of playing lately and not just used in Bluegrass. It is a great instrument to play for the folk sound of today.

About Scott

Scott has been teaching music for over 30 years. His method has evolved over time to meet the demands of changing musical styles and he has developed plenty of material to help students achieve their musical goals. His ambitions for each student are simple- he wants them to enjoy music and experien

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Jaya
I appreciate Scott's relaxed style. He is able to make a realistic practice schedule for me to fit in to my work week. It is obvious he is very knowledgeable and has given me a lot of good tips so far. I would definitely recommend Scott.
Rush
I took weekly electric guitar lessons with Scott from 2004 to 2012. He is without a doubt an extremely talented, enthusiastic, and compassionate teacher. Whether he was helping me learn basic chords or teaching me complicated songs, Scott never wavered in his dedication to teaching. Over the eight years as his student, Scott gave constructive criticism in a courteous manner. He was on time, inquisitive about the songs and music I was listening to, and ended lesson with new material for me to practice. I wholeheartedly recommend Scott to any aspiring guitar student.

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Westwood, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Westwood 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 $106 per hour.
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$48 average
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"Great start. Tara was patient and easy going. I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future."
Rob
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"Very informative and helpful. He knows his stuff and knows how to teach it."
David
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"Good instruction at an affordable rate which made it a really great value. Victor was helpful reinforcing mechanics, suggesting practice exercises and introducing good songs to learn. Additionally, he seems to have a deep knowledge of bluegrass history and is flexible in his instruction which is important given the limitations of online learning."
Cole
Took Mandolin lessons from Victor S.
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"Chris was friendly, patient, and took time to talk about my learning style! Great first lesson."
Margaret
Took Mandolin lessons from Chris C.
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"I had a lot of fun and am learning a lot."
David
Took Mandolin lessons from Speedy B.
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"Enjoying the lessons. Phil is very knowledgeable and pleasant."
Yvonne Bryant
Took Mandolin lessons from Phil H.
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"Grant is incredibly thoughtful and talented musician. I'm looking forward to continuing to explore the tradition of bluegrass music!"
David
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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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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"Jimmy is very knowledgeable and very approachable. In a short time, he has helped me to unlock the fretboard. Highly recommended."
Mike
Took Mandolin lessons from James R.
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"First lesson, and loved it. I am being forced to think. Now we'll see how well I can practice on my own."
Janet
Took Mandolin lessons from Joe Danny O.
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