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Sam K.

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Banjo
Starting at $35
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.S. in Energy Technology Graduated 1985 from Penn State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Private Banjo Teacher

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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June 13, 2019
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!
June 18, 2018
Katharina K.
Sam is very patient with this novice student and has given great practice tips for improvement.
October 8, 2016
Marc S.
Great first lesson with Sam. Learned a lot the entire way through
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Michelle Y.

(26)
Banjo
Starting at $34
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Background Checked
  • Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • Teaching since 2003
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Michelle Y.

(26)

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Private 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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December 3, 2019
Kevin Golembeski
Absolutely wonderful first lesson. Michelle is a true professional. I am looking forward to my future lessons.
November 25, 2019
Rita O.
Michelle was very patient with me. I am 67 years old, not too coordinated, and rusty at most things. She explained everything and answered all my questions! Look forward to my next lesson.
November 6, 2019
Chele F.
I'm continuing to learn so much and having fun along the way :-)
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Jason M.

(98)
Banjo
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Associate of Arts in Music and Business from KPC, University of Alaska Anchorage
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Private Banjo Teacher

Bluegrass, Claw-hammer, Southern Rock, 5-string, 4-string Tenor, Metal, Rock, Pop and Country

About Jason

TakeLessons.com Instructor since 2005, Jason M. is now available for online lessons worldwide featuring multiple-camera angles and a share screen experience leaving no stone un-turned! Jason has been playing guitar for over 15 years and teaching music since 1996. Although trained in standard tea

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November 15, 2019
Samwise
He knows how to teach, but he taught from his iPad, iPhone, in his car. I kept asking him how to draw, and he kept showing me from his iPad. This didn't translate to a good experience. If he wants to teach, he needs to do it NOT from his car.
September 17, 2019
Ashley
Jason was very patient with me and very nice. I loved what I've learned so far and can't wait to learn more!
August 12, 2019
Beverly V.
Great lesson. Jason is working with my mom to tailor the lessons to her level. Mom enjoyed the lesson and is looking forward to more.

Meet Online Banjo Teachers Serving Pleasant Valley, NY

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Brian Lee B.

(4)
Banjo
Starting at $38
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio

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  • Teaches students Male: 6 and up; Female: 4 and up
  • Music Therapy from Maryville University
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Brian Lee B.

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Online Banjo Teacher

Banjo is my primary instrument. We can do old-time clawhammer or 3-finger bluegrass!

About Brian Lee

Learn to play guitar, piano, banjo, ukulele, or saxophone AND MORE from a PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN with over 28+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE in performance and instruction. I am also a MUSIC THERAPY STUDENT at Maryville University. I cater to ALL AGES AND ABILITIES.

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October 7, 2019
Ken
September 30, 2019
Elyse
If I could give Brian 10 stars, I would. He is enthusiastic, present, supportive and highly knowledgeable. Learning instruments has always been a challenge for me , but Brian makes being a banjo beginner an absolute joy. I look forward to practicing every day, and can really hear my progress - which amazes me because it's only been just over a month. I can see myself working with Brian for the long haul. He puts me at ease, and always gives great responsive tips that improve my playing immediately. I feel SO lucky to have stumbled across his profile.
September 27, 2019
Melissa T.
I look forward to working with Brian. He's easy going, funny and patient, but very knowledgable and goal focused.
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Ani K.

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

  • Speaks Armenian, Turkish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1991
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Online Banjo Teacher

Learn to read music and hand positions.

About Ani

Lessons are tailored to the students' level and goal. Caring and compassionate instructor. Your dream is my dream and I will diligently work with you to help you on your path. If you have the will to learn and practice, you will see improvements and achievements. ‚Äč I've been teaching music to ch

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September 5, 2019
A Z.
Ani K is the BEST. She taught me so many things and had so much patience and I left very happy and a lot music smarter
August 16, 2019
Jimmyse M.
Ani is an amazing singing teacher I'm looking forward and working with her again next thrusday
August 14, 2019
David
Ani is patient, kind and knowledgeable. I learned a lot and am looking forward to my next lesson.
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Caleb E.

(30)
Banjo
Starting at $45
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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  • Teaching since 2005
  • Awarded Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest Winner from Telluride Bluegrass Festival
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Online Banjo Teacher

I am a 8 year banjo player and teacher and studied at the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music. I can teach bluegrass, folk, or country banjo.

About Caleb

Caleb E. has been teaching music since 2005 and is available to teach at your home or his studio. Caleb has helped students from age 8 to 65 and believes that there is no age limit on learning and trying something new or even getting better. Caleb is a two year student of the Kentucky School of Blu

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June 19, 2019
Steve
Caleb has a wide music aptitude. He teaches several instruments. He is very patient working with novices like myself.
July 26, 2018
Robert G.
Very helpful.
August 13, 2017
Travis K.
Caleb has taught me so much in only five lessons! I now can play 4 songs that I love, and I'm getting a great refresher course on music theory. He's super patient and sets very realistic expectations. I really like that he cared to ask me what songs I liked and would like to learn instead of starting with generic songs like 'twinkle twinkle' because it gave me more motivation to practice and learn. I can't wait to learn more!

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Pleasant Valley, NY

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Pleasant Valley is $63. 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.
30 min
$37 average
45 min
$48 average
60 min
$63 average

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"Great teacher. I highly recommend Steve for banjo lessons."
- Mark
Took Banjo lessons from Steve G.
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"First lesson. Lots of fun.... very positive experience!"
- Martha
Took Banjo lessons from Derek V.
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"Great lessons progressing skills on a difficult instrument."
- Michael
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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"I'm continuing to learn so much and having fun along the way :-)"
- Chele
Took Banjo lessons from Michelle Y.
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"very helpful!"
- Bryan
Took Banjo lessons from Grant H.
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"Great teacher, goes at a great pace and really knows how to help you be your best."
- Bryce
Took Banjo lessons from Jason M.
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"Great teacher, very interested in customizing lessons to what you want. I look forward to learning much from her! Thanks, Julie!!!"
- Carol
Took Banjo lessons from Julie H.
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"Kelvin was great! I learned allot in a short time. Thank you. Joe"
- Joe
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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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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"Mike was awesome. He really worked on my banjo to get it into tip top shape. Lots of adjustments were made. He really knows his stuff, even builds instruments. He explained what we would be working toward and gave me a little exercise to start on. I enjoyed my lesson with Mike. I liked Barney the Bulldog too!"
- Sue
Took Banjo lessons from Mike T.
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