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Jared E.

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

17 Reviews
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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 19 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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Jared J.

98 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Associates Degree (General/Music) from Pasadena City College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jared J.

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I'm comfortable teaching the banjo in a variety of styles but will typically start in Bluegrass. I can teach both Scruggs style finger picking and basic to intermediate Clawhammer. My comfort zone is higher in the Scruggs style of playing however.

I also teach beginning to advanced Tenor Banjo (CGDA Tuning). Though it looks similar to the 5-string bluegrass banjo, the Irish Tenor Banjo and Tenor have only 4 strings and are played with a traditional guitar pick (a "plectrum" - though a "plectrum" banjo is tuned different then these other 2) and strummed rather then plucked with individual fingers.

I can teach the Plectrum Banjo as well (CGBD Tuning) but will be teaching you on a 5 string banjo that I only play with four strings.

About Jared

I am overjoyed and grateful to say I have been teaching music since 2008. I am a very friendly and fun teacher with a great deal of professionalism and patience. More importantly, I love teaching and playing music with a passion. I play a great variety of instruments and have had the opportunity

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Patient and engaging. Really helpful.
Karl
Great session. Jared is easy to learn from and I had a great time!! =)
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Andy K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, French, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Andy K.

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I've been teaching music professionally for the past 15 years. In that time, I've worked with students of almost every conceivable age and ability level on a wide variety of instruments (ukulele, guitar, bass guitar, banjo, harmonica, piano) and am here to help make your musical dreams come true.

I customize my lessons to the needs/learning style of each individual student with a focus on technique, music theory, and songwriting. With all that in mind, I'd love to hear about your musical goals and figure out the best path to get you there.

About Andy

I'm a well rounded musician that plays/teaches a wide variety of instruments including acoustic, electric, and bass guitar, ukulele, banjo, harmonica, and piano/keyboards in addition to being a seasoned vocalist. I have a gained great deal of teaching and performance experience over the past 15 ye

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Tom
Andy has been a lifesaver during the pandemic! Before working with Andy, I felt like music was off limits to me. I went from zero experience to being competent in multiple instruments. I started with banjo and later went into acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, and a DAW.

His flexible teaching style was responsive to my musical growth and interests. As we went, Andy sprinkled in some easy to understand music theory. I learned a lot of my favorite songs (including several out of the mainstream). He worked with me to adapt songs written for guitar to banjo. He also helped me to pick quality instruments that were right for me and my budget.

Highly recommend!

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Matt O.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Music from Roosevelt University
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Matt O.

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My tenor banjo (Irish tuning) teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***ALL OF MY LESSONS ARE CURRENTLY TAUGHT ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy. I

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Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
Joe
Matt is a great teacher with an extensive knowledge of guitar and music as whole. He is willing to help teach any song you want and has a great sense of humor.
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Daniel E.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Awarded Fastest Growth from KMC/Musicorp
  • Teaching since 1998
  • BA in Music from Florida State University
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Daniel E.

37 Reviews
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Beginner banjo lessons. Basic technique, chords, strumming. So much fun playing songs!
Disclaimer: I am not a traditional bluegrass player. I am finding many students nowadays that enjoy the sound of banjo, but want to play modern music with it. I have had a great deal of success with this type of student, but advise anyone looking for traditional scruggs lessons to seek that out. Thanks!

About Daniel

Teaching Background: * I have a record of success with students of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and goals * I teach using a variety of methods and styles, including my own authored books * I owned a music academy for 10 years where I trained others to be successful instructors * I have a

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Teri C.
Great first lesson!
Kate
Great lesson! Daniel was patient, upbeat, and gave very understandable explanations. We covered quite a bit of ground at a pace that kept it all easy to handle. Now it's time to practice!
Diman T.
Studying with Daniel has been an incredible experience. He is very knowledgeable but also very flexible. Whatever aspect of your music adventure you are looking to improve, Daniel has a path for you to follow.
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Norman T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Music in Studio Music and Jazz from University of Miami (FL)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1983
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Norman T.

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Teaching tenor banjo, five-string banjo, and clawhammer banjo styles using tablature.

About Norman

I have been teaching other people to play musical instruments since the moment I got home from my first music store guitar lesson. And while I am fortunate that teaching has always come naturally to me, I am very grateful that my degrees in music performance, music education, and instructional desi

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"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."
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Took Banjo lessons from Ben Z.
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"Great instructor! My son is high functioning autistic and I don't think we could have gotten anyone better. My dad was the one who found thus website and chose this instructor. I am so grateful!"
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"This is the only lesson I've ever had but Glenn is a receptive and nice person who got me started on basics in spite of my computer camera problems. I'm looking forward to my next lesson and hopefully no computer issues on my part."
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"Have been taking lesson from Edwin for about a month. He has really helped me adjust to learning an instrument without any musical experience at all.
Patience of a saint, really knows what he is doing. He has come up with a way to teach me at my own pace and level of understanding, yet ever so slightly helps push me to the next lesson. My confidence stays high!
I can not recommend Edwin enough, his style of helping me learn is top notch."
John
Took Banjo lessons from Edwin I.
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"Brian is very knowledgeable about the banjo, music theory, and technique. Most importantly, Brian’s approach is customized the skills, objectives, and interests of the student. Brian effectively uses the online platform to facilitate the lesson. All-in-all, a great instructor!"
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"Kelvin is a great teacher. He understands and teaches in a way that makes sense to me. If you’ve played the Banjo you know the teacher needs a lot of patience and he does. He provides the right direction and more importantly listens to my questions. There is no doubt in my mind if you have to learn or improve your banjo skills Kelvin can help."
Mike
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Great first lesson. Really helped me get familiar with the instrument and showed me some simple techniques to help train my muscle memory and get comfortable (as I'm left handed playing right handed). Looking forward to next week."
Jonathan
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"Great lessons progressing skills on a difficult instrument."
Michael
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"Jared is awesome. Very patient and loves to have fun. Incredibly knowledgeable, but still very accessible if you're completely new to music (which I was/am)"
Max
Took Banjo lessons from Jared E.
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"Richard was very kind and patient during our first lesson. He is a great teacher. Looking forward to our next lesson for sure!"
Brook
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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