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Popular Mandolin Teachers in Laurel, NY

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Patrick M.

(17)
Mandolin
Starting at $33
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaching since 2008
  • Awarded Fiddle Player of the Year from International Bluegrass Music Association
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Patrick M.

(17)

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Private Mandolin Teacher

Hi everyone! I am an experienced teacher & performer of 15 years. I love working with all ages and skill levels! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be learning tunes in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of technique, music theory, and ear training. I'm stoked to meet you! I'm excited to help you on your musical journey!

Education/Accolades:
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from Towson University 2011
International Bluegrass Music Association's Fiddle Player of the Year 2017
Strathmore Performing Arts Center Artist in Residence 2016-17
International Bluegrass Music Association's Momentum Award Instrumentalist of the Year 2015

Teaching Experience:
Waldorf School of Baltimore
Odyssey School, Baltimore
Mike's Music, Ellicott City
Augusta Heritage Bluegrass Week, Davis & Elkins College
Common Ground on the Hill, McDaniel College
Fiddlestar Academy

About Patrick

Patrick M. is available for online lessons worldwide! Patrick has been playing violin and mandolin for over 25 years and has taught music since 2008. The International Bluegrass Music Association named Patrick "Fiddle Player of the Year" for 2017, one of the music industry’s highest honors. He teac

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November 4, 2019
Trica E.
October 28, 2019
Evan T.
Evan is loving his lessons with Patrick. He has improved so much in such a short time and is having fun!
July 31, 2019
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Thomas F.

(16)
Mandolin
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio

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  • Music from Dean College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Thomas F.

(16)

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Private Mandolin Teacher

I can teach all levels and many styles. I make it easy for you to learn at your own pace so you can achieve your goals and have fun playing music.

About Thomas

Tom has a music degree focused in guitar performance and a combined professional teaching and performance career that spans over twenty years. Tom began teaching in 1994 and still practices today instructing students of all ages on guitar and bass techniques, as well as music theory. Tom is

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August 6, 2019
Steve B.
First lesson was right on and to the point. Thanks Tom...
May 23, 2019
George S.
No doubt Thomas will help fill in some gaps. I think he's got plenty he can tech me. Looking forward 👍👍
May 23, 2019
George S.
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Speedy B.

(12)
Mandolin
Starting at $25
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors degree in Business Management from University of Redlands
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Speedy B.

(12)

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Private Mandolin Teacher

I teach Mandolin using the Suzuki method and then branch out into into bluegrass mandolin playing. The mandolin is tuned like a violin double strings. So the left hand fingering is the same as the violin and the picking is similar to the guitar. If you play the violin then the main thing you need to learn is the right hand picking. If you play the guitar then you will need to learn the left hand fingering. Mandolin is a fun instrument to learn and to play.

About Speedy

I have been teaching music for over fifty years. I have taught many professional teachers and students over the years. I have played professionally in Many Classical and Jazz groups. My quick start method gets beginners playing music right away. I studied classical violin from Don Samuleson, Pr

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August 20, 2019
David
I had a lot of fun and am learning a lot.
July 15, 2019
Ashton G.
Speedy is an awesome instructor. We have had one guitar lesson with him and he was kind, and covered a lot of material and walked us through the lesson wonderfully.
July 15, 2019
Logan G.
Our first violin lesson with Speedy was awesome! He is kind and walks you through the lesson and covers a lot of pertinent material without overwhelming the student. He did a wonderful job!

Meet Online Mandolin Teachers Serving Laurel, NY

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Tara L.

(18)
Mandolin
Starting at $38
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
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  • Speaks English, Nepali, Thai
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA from University of Wisconsin- Madison
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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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May 21, 2019
Jillian A.
May 16, 2019
Anaiyah
Pure Awesomeness!
Thank you Ms. Tara.
Respect.
April 4, 2019
Paul P.
A gifted teacher and a lovely person. I couldn't ask for more.
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Dee F.

(35)
Mandolin
Starting at $35
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Home Home

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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 to 90
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Dee F.

(35)

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Online Mandolin Teacher

I have taught mandolin lessons for over 10 years and played mandolin professionally in two bands for over 20 years. In home lessons only starting Feb. 1 2019

About Dee

*** Travel Equipment *** Books. Students must have their own instrument (keyboards are acceptable for taking piano lessons). I always council students on brand, quality of instrument they are purchasing before they buy it. *** Specialties *** I have been a public school music educator for

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April 19, 2019
TONY
I just recently started with Dee. She is doing a great job of helping me realistically assess my performance, and constructively set goals to improve the aspects that need work. It's been fun and very helpful.
April 8, 2019
Bonnie
Our 8 year old son had his first Guitar lesson with Dee this past weekend, and she was amazing. She wasted no time getting down to brass tacks with our son, showing him the various parts of the guitar, how to hold it and within minutes he knew two chords. She was able to keep our kiddo engaged, offered great praise and positive feedback/reinforcement and kept him on task for the entire 45 minute lesson. We could not be happier and cannot wait to see what he learns during his next lessons with her!
January 29, 2019
Scott
See is patient, knowledgeable, and makes lessons fun.
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Justin M.

(2)
Mandolin
Starting at $40
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Justin M.

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Online Mandolin Teacher

After 20 years of playing and a BA in Music, I know how to break down the mandolin and teach it to anyone willing to learn. I take the 80/20 approach to learning mandolin and will get you up and playing in no time. If you are tired of trying to figure out how to learn mandolin online or you feel stuck at your current level, then I can show you the most effective and efficient way to get your playing to the next level. Lessons will teach you the following:

* songs you actually want to play
* how to read music and tablature
* music theory tailored to suit your needs
* composition and improvisation
* performance practices and music history
* how to play solo pieces and jam with your friends

About Justin

Like most guitarists, I had always wanted to play the guitar as a little kid. Luckily, my parents finally caved to the request (ok ok, incessant begging) and I began my guitar journey at the age of 11. After now 20 years of playing and 12 years of teaching, I am excited to share my experience and t

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November 14, 2017
Lisa
Justin is an excellent teacher!! He is a master guitarist, always punctual, very courteous and gives 100% to my lesson. I am learning classical guitar and jazz guitar with him and I am delighted with the progress I've made in just a few months. I am playing beautiful songs and before his lessons I could not play any classical guitar songs at all. Justin tailors the lessons to help me learn the songs I am excited about learning to play. I most highly recommend him as a teacher for any style guitar. Amazingly he also teaches ukulele and mandolin too! He has a degree from Cal Poly in music and guitar and has over 20 years teaching experience. If you really want to learn how to play guitar easily and quickly, take lessons with him!
November 13, 2017
Chris
Justin has been awesome. He really knows his stuff, and he has a natural gift for teaching. I am learning everything from reading tabs to playing my favorite songs. I'm having a blast!

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Laurel, NY

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Laurel is $62. 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 $106 per hour.
30 min
$37 average
45 min
$49 average
60 min
$62 average

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"David is a mandolin/musical magician. Anyone would be very to lucky to have him as their teacher."
- Rachel
Took Mandolin lessons from David F.
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"I immediately felt at ease with Jeff and it did not take him long to figure me out and point me in the right direction. Looking forward to many more lessons with him. I wish I lived here so it could be on a more regular basis. But happy with what I CAN get. Thanks Jeff!"
- Richard
Took Mandolin lessons from Jeff S.
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"Caleb is great! He is very talented and an AWESOME instructor!!!!"
- Macey
Took Mandolin lessons from Caleb E.
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"Andrew really understands the mandolin keyboard and he conveyed the many ways to shape a chord to achieve a nice sound and the variety in playing that could be introduced by altering chord structures/ positions. He stressed improvisational playing around a key signature, the blues or the pentatonic scales. He stressed development of fingering and using them all in exercises to develop strength and speed. he was very responsive to questions and seemed genuinely pleased when we "got" the lesson. It wasn't just a boring reitieration of a practice lead sheet."
- chris
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"I absolutely LOVE taking lessons with David! It is the best part of my week!
Being a somewhat shy individual and an adult student, I was really nervous to begin music lessons with a stranger.. David put me at ease from day one. Each thirty minute session is packed with just enough material to keep me occupied during practice through the week and eager for more by the time our next lesson comes around. His instrument knowledge is phenomenal, and it makes the experience so much more fun to have David accompany my mandolin playing with banjo or guitar. He is also great for giving advice on buying a new instrument. Best-Instructor-Ever! I can't recommend David enough"
- Erika
Took Mandolin lessons from David B.
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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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"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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"Will is a very talented mandolinist and natural instructor! A+ !"
- Jordi
Took Mandolin lessons from Will R.
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"It was a great first lesson - she assessed where I was, fixed some technique problems I was having and gave me things to work on for next time. She's very friendly and approachable, which is great for new-student anxiety ;-)."
- Susan
Took Mandolin lessons from Connor C.
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"Andrew was incredibly helpful in taking my playing to the next level. I was a Novice and had difficulty with timing and loosing my place when playing. Within weeks he helped me to overcome those challenges and he made the process fun! Not only did he help me with my mando technique but he also helped me to listen better to others when playing. If he hadn't left CT I would still be taking lessons."
- Nathan
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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