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Jared E.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2000
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Jared E.

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Learn to play either 5-string Clawhammer-Style Banjo, or 4-string Jazz Banjo!

Clawhammer lessons will focus on technique and repertoire building, as well as general musicality.

Jazz lessons will focus on technique, style, improvisational ideas, repertoire, music theory, and rhythmic strengthening. We will also spend time listening to historic recordings of jazz banjo players from the 1920s and 1930s.

About Jared

Jared has been a professional musician since 2002, and has had a highlight filled career in those 14 years. He has performed all over the world (4 continents and counting), and has worked with famous and Grammy winning artists such as; Abigail Washburn, Tony Trischka, Steve Martin, David Grisman,

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Janette
I’ve only forgotten the pandemic when I’m playing the banjo with Jared. I crave clear criticism and he gives me the specifics so I can truly improve. Jared has all the qualities you want in an excellent music teacher, but what takes it to the next level for me as a student is his enthusiasm and gentle humor.

Highly recommend.

—Janette
Pauline
I knew nothing about the banjo when I started taking classes with Jared, and I learned so much in a short amount of time. He emphasized not just how to read sheet music, but also how to transcribe a song from a recording which helped me learn songs more quickly and play together with others in an ensemble. His passion and patience are a great combo for a teacher!
Ethan
I took lessons in clawhammer banjo with Jared, and learned quite a bit even though I started myself with clawhammer around 1958 or so. He was very thorough and a very pleasant person, and is very patient.
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Kenton M.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA: Liberal Arts from Berea College
  • Teaching since 2002
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Kenton M.

12 Reviews
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I teach Earl Scruggs three finger style and also claw hammer banjo. You will learn most of the standard repertoire or you can request any of your favorites. Banjo is a very exciting instrument and one that people love to hear. You will enjoy either learning or improving you skills on this crowd pleasing instrument. Contact me, and we will get started.

About Kenton

I have been teaching for over fifteen years. I play various styles including jazz, rock, blues, classical, country, and bluegrass. Instruments I teach include guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele. I also teach the Q Chord. I have performed in many different bands including rock, top forty

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Joyce B.
I'm very happy with the communication and technics I have from Kenton. He makes me feel supported in my progress.
Joseph J.
very good dulcimer instructor, especially for a beginner
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Ryan B.

85 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaching since 2013
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Ryan B.

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I've been teaching banjo for 4 years helping students develop a love for the instrument and learn more about music along the way. My specialty is Scruggs style picking, but I'm also comfortable teaching clawhammer, reno, or melodic styles and enjoy working on hybrid and progressive styles, too. Within the first few lessons you'll have a solid base of picking and chord changes and even a few simple songs under your belt. Moving on from there I will craft lessons to move you toward a "goal song," making sure to cater your progress to your needs while keeping a focus on good technique. I enjoy working with students of all ages and experiences and I can't wait to meet you!

About Ryan

Ryan is a musician from Logan Square who plays a plethora of different instruments. He specializes in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, but also dabbles in accordion, piano, drums, harmonica and several others. Learning to play instruments is one of the true pleasures in his life and he hopes he

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Ryan was great. Prepared, patient and very helpful
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Bryan M.

13 Reviews
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  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Bryan M.

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Looking for someone to help you reach that next level? Whatever your stringed instrument, I can guide you there. From the rank basics to traditional tunes, to timing and tone, technique and theory, I can show you what you need to make your journey easier. Rely on my 15 years of music teaching experience to save you countless hours of bewilderment and frustration!

My journey as a musician which began at the age of 8 has now carried me to 48 states and a dozen countries, including 4 tours in continental Europe. I spent 7+ years performing, recording, and giving workshops with talented acoustic acts based in Nashville and the southeast. I am lucky to have been involved and contributed to a handful of IBMA and Grammy-nominated albums.

Increasingly, however, I turn my focus toward private teaching.
I find great joy and pride in helping a student reach their goals and surprise themselves with their own potential.
Go ahead and get in touch, and let's try a session together!

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About Bryan

In the last decade, I’ve logged a million miles and thousands of hours of playing time as a sideman for bluegrass and acoustic acts. I’ve applied my talents to award-winning projects with top artists, adding fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and often vocals, to these albums. I've been so pleased t

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Mary H.
Just started, but Bryan provides just the right guidance and challenge. Very much enjoying learning to play and having a great instructor!
Prithika B.
David M.
The combination of being a really nice guy and he knows what he's doing, makes having a lesson with Bryan enjoyable, informative and gives me the sense that I'm a better fiddle player when the lesson is over from when it started.

Sam K.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.S. in Energy Technology Graduated 1985 from Penn State University
  • Teaching since 1992
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Sam K.

9 Reviews
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Bluegrass (Scruggs/Keith) and Old-Timey (Clawhammer)

About Sam

I play and teach Guitar (Electric/Acoustic), Bass (Electric/Upright), 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass and Old-timey), Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Piano Accordion. I have been teaching in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and owned my mus

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Catherine
Sam was awesome - is a wealth of knowledge and skill and had so much to share. I will definitely be going back for many more lessons!
Katharina K.
Sam is very patient with this novice student and has given great practice tips for improvement.
Marc S.
Great first lesson with Sam. Learned a lot the entire way through
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Kevin F.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Bachelors In Music Performance-Classical Guitar from Kennesaw State University
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Kevin F.

5 Reviews
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I teach Banjo rolls, proper techniques, songs, melodies, Scruggs Style, improvisation, and music theory to the highest degree. I am a classically trained guitarist that specializes in fingerstyle instruments to the most advanced level possible. I have over 20 years of teaching experience and have earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Classical Guitar and currently hold a position at a Major University.

About Kevin

My name is Kevin and I am a professional musician, performer, and teacher with over 20 years experience. I have earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Classical Guitar and have taught at 4 colleges, at 1 of which I am still faculty. I play Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, beginner

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Norman Griswold
Kevin is an excellent instructor. He supports your desires for playing with great understanding of what you need to improve to achieve your goals. He is also very personable and easy to work with. His experience gives him the ability to understand what is difficult and how to master those situations.
Henry Curran
Kevin has guided me along my guitar journey for over 5 years. He is a patient instructor with musical knowledge and a pedigree to match any level student. From classical to Blue Grass, Kevin will help you reach your playing goals.
Jody
I have been taking banjo lessons from Kevin for a couple of years. Kevin is a wonderfully talented instructor and a great musician himself! He shapes my lessons around practical use in performance, always encouraging and ever-challenging, but with plenty of patience and just plain fun. Trust me, you will not find a better teacher!

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"Eric is amazing!
Not only is Eric patient, but he goes the extra mile for us. We have enjoyed every minute of our lessons -- and are recommending him to everyone we can.
Thank you Eric for everything!
-Bob M"
Mardell
Took Banjo lessons from Eric L.
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"Lyle is awesome! Lessons are fun and helpful, he focuses on helping you meet your musical goals. I am an adult absolute novice, never played an instrument before, and I feel really good about my progress. If a year ago someone would have asked me "will you ever play an instrument?" I would have said absolutely no and that I didn't think I was even capable of learning an instrument, I considered myself to be very non-musical; but not anymore. 1 star off because we've had a lot of cancellations and reschedules but that's partially my fault as well since our lessons are on Friday nights and he warned me he often plays gigs or has to travel to gigs on that night."
Katrina
Took Banjo lessons from Lyle R.
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"Edwin is just so patient and encouraging. If I'm struggling with something, he gives me different exercises to help me with it. He's an awesome instructor and Payton and I are really enjoying our lessons."
Payton
Took Banjo lessons from Edwin I.
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"Brian is a very patient and knowledgeable musician. He can work with and teach a person at any age and/or skill level. I've made so much progress on the banjo in a pretty short amount of time, and could not have done so without a teacher. He charges great prices and the lessons and material are worth every penny!"
Sean
Took Banjo lessons from Brian Lee B.
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"Dave had a relaxed informative approach, a knowledgeable teacher who took his time with me, a real novice."
Terry
Took Banjo lessons from Dave K.
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"Dan has been really great to work with. He made sure to cover all of the necessary basics during our first session and gave me several techniques to practice on my own before our next lesson. I would definitely recommend him if you're looking to take lessons in the Jersey City / Hoboken area."
Tom
Took Banjo lessons from Daniel E.
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"Grant is a great teacher. He is good about explaining things. He is a good banjo player. (Caleb-12)"
Caleb
Took Banjo lessons from Grant H.
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"Love that my 11 year old can take the lessons from home. He is in a car a lot of the week, so being able to not loose time over sitting in traffic yet again, is really fantastic.
I don’t stay in the room for his classes, but what I notice with Ryan, is that my son is making steady progress and is taking up the banjo every day to practice, without me having to tell him too. That, to me, is an accomplishment on its own :)
Love these lessons, love Ryan who is friendly, relaxed and practical. Two thumbs up."
Max
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Mike was excellent! We have started with the basics and now it's time for practice! He's very patience and explains the lesson clearly. He also records what we did with our time and writes out a lesson plan on what to practice. I'm very excited to be working with Mike!"
Melissa
Took Banjo lessons from Mike T.
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"Richard is a fantastic instructor that is flexible with may many questions. He answers succinctly, and is willing to go down the rabbit hole with me (I'm a philosophy major). But, he is quick to bring me back to instruction in the playing itself. His patience and persistence are noteworthy. I couldn't have asked for a better instructor to teach me my first instrument."
Tony
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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