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Popular Banjo Teachers in Ballston Lake, NY

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Ben Z.

(15)
Banjo
Starting at $60
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  • Speaks English, German
  • Business Administration from University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Teaches Beginner
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I can teach 5 string banjo basics to beginners. Emphasis on music fundamentals, popular banjo standards, and improvisation.

About Ben

Ben Z. has been helping people achieve their goals in guitar and music since 2001, and is passionate about teaching students of all ages and skill levels. As an instructor, Ben combines traditional teaching methods with ear training and improvisation to create well rounded experience for the studen

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July 2, 2018
Greg
Ben was really chill, and even though I had no experience at all, he was patient. His style is super easy to follow, and he encouraged me to really enjoy it.
November 3, 2017
Tim D.
I was a great experience and Ben is very knowledgeable easy to learn from
August 9, 2017
Lance
My first lesson with Ben was great. He got straight to what I was interested in learning and even helped me figure out the chords to a song I've been wanting to play. Can't wait to learn more :)
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Damien S.

(39)
Banjo
Starting at $38
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  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Damien S.

(39)

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I have been teaching for over 10 years. My goal is to get my students quickly able to play, learn what they want to learn and have fun.

About Damien

Orlando-based composer and guitarist Damien has made a name for himself as a writer of scores for film, theater and dance productions.;A graduate of Music Composition at SUNY Purchase (New York) and Musicology at the University College of Dublin (Ireland). Years of touring internationally and score

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October 23, 2019
Ben Snyder
I really enjoyed my lesson and am very excited about learning to play the banjo and taking more lessons!
September 5, 2019
David R.
Damien does a great job of mixing theory with practical application.
June 13, 2019
Chris
Great first lesson
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Calvin A.

(28)
Banjo
Starting at $35
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, Italian
  • B.A. in Music from University of Southern California
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Calvin A.

(28)

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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.

About Calvin

As a teacher, I have worked with of many ages and backgrounds. One of my students, Skylar Stecker, has gone on to become a successful major label recording artist recently becoming the youngest artist to receive a number 1 on the dance billboard charts. I recently had the opportunity to tour with

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October 5, 2019
Lucas & Logan K.
Lucas and Logan really liked Calvin and looking forward to their next lessons.
January 22, 2019
Daisy
Just had the first session with Calvin. He showed up on time, he was very patient the whole time.
December 18, 2018
Skylar
Terrific young man. We look forward to more time with him. Super positive and professional.

Meet Online Banjo Teachers Serving Ballston Lake, NY

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Frankie P.

(20)
Banjo
Starting at $40
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master of Music from Boston University
  • Teaching since 1997
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Online Banjo Teacher

Fun instrument for which I focus on the claw hammer technique and Earl Scruggs style rolls.

About Frankie

In addition to being a Berklee College of Music Graduate, I have a Masters in Music Education, and currently completing my Doctorate in Music Education from Boston University, I have been playing for over 30 years. Lessons are written and tailored to you. I use music, printouts, and instruction

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October 21, 2019
Mary Krull
Frankie helped me with my clarinet tone within the first 15 minutes of the first lesson, and gave me many more helpful playing tips throughout the hour. He was really interested in what my goals were. Looking forward to many more lessons with Frankie.
March 1, 2019
Carol
It's so rewarding to meet a teacher on the same page with me. Very personable, knowledgable and sets direction/goals clearly.
December 3, 2018
Dwonka "Dee" C.
I enjoy my song writing coach Frankie. His knowledge and patience was well appreciated.
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Nick R.

(20)
Banjo
Starting at $55
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nick R.

(20)

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-5 string Bluegrass (Earl Scruggs technique)
-Tenor banjo (plectrum techniques)
-Plectrum banjo (plectrum techniques)
-Bluegrass, Country, Blues and Folk
-Gullah Geechee, North Indian classical music and other world music rhythms

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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October 7, 2019
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.
April 2, 2019
Melissa
Nick Russo is a fantastic tutor for kids and adults who would like to learn Ukulele, guitar, banjo or other instruments. He makes ‘learning fun’ he's friendly and cheerful. I don’t have any background in music but, Nick made it easy for me to understand the notes and how it works. I always look forward to every lesson. I Highly recommended Nick to everyone.
March 22, 2019
Bill
I’ve been taking guitar lessons with Nick now for a few months and it’s been a terrific experience — cannot say enough good things. Each lesson builds on the last and Nick tailors them to my ability and musical interests mixing in enough music theory, which makes learning both productive and enjoyable. Most importantly I feel like I’m beginning to understand how music works and not just blindly memorizing patterns or scales. I considered online courses before choosing Nick, but there’s no substitution for one-to-one instruction. Nick’s feedback and instruction are invaluable.

I was a little concerned about trying to pick up guitar in my early 40s, but its been a rewarding experience so far and I’m looking forward to more lessons with Nick.
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Michelle Y.

(24)
Banjo
Starting at $34
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michelle Y.

(24)

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Online Banjo Teacher

-clawhammer technique
-arranging tunes in your own style
-learn to play with other musicians
-learn how to participate in a jam session
-learn to play and pick up tunes by ear or with tablature
-advanced melodic clawhammer arranging
-learn to accompany yourself while singing
-writing and arranging tunes
-history of the banjo and of Appalachian old-time fiddle music, and history of each specific tune
-basics of three-finger style
-old-time
-bluegrass
-folk

About Michelle

Get to know me a little better by watching my intro video below, or click on the "Ask Michelle A Question" button right next to my picture! Hi! My name is Michelle. I’m a professional guitar and banjo player, and music teacher! I teach all levels of classical guitar, acoustic guitar, bluegras

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November 6, 2019
Chele F.
I'm continuing to learn so much and having fun along the way :-)
October 16, 2019
Chele F.
I am very inspired and excited! Michelle is fantastic :-)
October 13, 2019
Sarah

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Ballston Lake, NY

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Ballston Lake is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $40 and $130 per hour.
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$46 average
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"I am still not real comfortable with the picks and how I am holding the neck. Next time!"
- Nancy
Took Banjo lessons from Lyle R.
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"Thank God for Grant’s patience. Great first lesson. Have plenty to practice throughout the week."
- Mike
Took Banjo lessons from Grant H.
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"Damien is extremely professional and does an excellent job explaining the fundamentals. As Albert Einstein said, "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." Damien has a way of explaining concepts so they are easily understood and retained, even for more complex subjects."
- Austin
Took Banjo lessons from Damien S.
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"Very good at teaching technique as well as breaking songs down so they are easier to pick up."
- Christine
Took Banjo lessons from Mike T.
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"Awesome lesson. Teacher could not have been better. I’m really excited."
- Sam
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"Great lessons progressing skills on a difficult instrument."
- Michael
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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"Clear, concise, and motivating"
- Michael
Took Banjo lessons from Michael E.
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"As good as one can expect from online lesson. You will get better with him"
- Angel
Took Banjo lessons from Grant H.
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"Had a great experience with Kelvin. Looking forward to the next lesson!"
- Joe
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Glen is a cool teacher

He's been a great teacher, I've learned a lot of fun songs. I'm learning to play the banjo, this is the dirt instrument I've learned and I've had a lot of fun learning thank you Glen!"
- Eunice
Took Banjo lessons from Glenn S.
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