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Nick R.

25 Reviews
Forest Hills, NY
Starting at $55
  • M.A. in performance from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1985
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Nick R.

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basic mandolin technique; Bluegrass, Country, world music repertoire, rhythm training

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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Jim
I have been taking guitar lessons with Nick Russo since February 2018. In my opinion, Nick Russo is a terrific musician and an outstanding teacher. He is an active gigging musician with an encyclopedic knowledge of music theory and music history and is well-versed in various types of music including,but not limited to classical, jazz, metal, folk, world music, etc., etc. Nick comes from a musical family and is very passionate about music, and this comes accross loud and clear in his lessons.He lives and breathes music.

I came to Nick after taking lessons for several years with another teacher. I liked this teacher very much, and the lessons only ended because the teacher moved to another geographic location. Although I did like this teacher, the lessons were starting to get stale and repetitious. When I started working with Nick that feeling was turned around. Lessons with Nick are very stimulating and interesting. Although Nick knows sight reading and theory well, he places a great emphasis on aural (ear) training. I have worked with him learning intervals, scales and songs, using my ears instead of my head. It’s a little hard to explain, but it’s a very organic kind of way to learn music. You learn the instrument more intuitively and I have had a number of’ “aha” moments when some pattern or connection or aspect of theory makes sense in a deep way. In the time that I’ve worked with Nick, my knowledge of the fretboard, and my ability to figure things out by ear has improved tremendously although I still have a long way to go.

Nick is also an incredibly kind and compassionate person, and he has shown a great deal of patience when working with me. If I don’t understand something he will try to break it down or present it in such a way that it finally makes sense to me. He has also worked a lot with me on my technique, and has tried to help me play more efficiently and ergonomically. Earlier in my guitar playing career, I developed

tendonitis in my left hand from playing. In addition, I have chronic lower back problems. Nick has made numerous helpful suggestions so that I don’t exacerbate these problems or injure myself again. One suggestion that was particularly helpful was to use a bass guitar strap for my electric guitar. Because the bass strap is much wider than a regular guitar strap, the weight is more evenly distributed across my back, resulting in less back strain.

I began my lessons with Nick face-to-face, but this changed to video due to the coronavirus pandemic. We utilize Skype and it seems to work pretty well, although there’s no substitute for meeting in person. Nick seems very adept at working in this modality. For example, he will have me position the camera so he can see how I am playing something. He will also provide close-ups of his own fingering to show me how he is playing something. In addition, Nick sends his students notes regarding the most salient points of each session. This is something he did even prior to the pandemic. Nick allows me to audio tape the sessions, and when I am able to go through the tape I gain an even deeper understanding of whatever was covered.

In short I feel that Nick is great person and a terrific teacher and that I was very lucky to have found him. I would recommend him to anyone with no reservation.
Brian
He is fanstastic! A very patient teacher who was always willing to go the extra step to help me learn and improve. I miss our lessons. However I still follow much of the advice and tricks he taught me!
J.E.P.
My son, who is 10 and has been playing guitar for two years, has been taking Nick’s band class for the last 9 months and we are very happy with it. Nick is not only a great musician, but as a father himself knows well how to teach kids and make them engage in whatever they are playing.

He has taught my son not only how to play with well with other musicians, but also how to find his “voice” within a band both in the rhythmic and solo sections of the songs.

He was accommodating when we had to reschedule a class due to personal reasons, and is always willing to make the class a little bit longer if necessary to finish what they were practicing.

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to have the lessons remotely, he started to use ZOOM and, while things remotely cannot be the same, he did a great job at making sure that they stayed as close to true form as possible.
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Gio A.

23 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2005
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Gio A.

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I began learning mandolin several years ago and am proficient with chords and tunes. Classical or bluegrass style. I can teach sight reading music notation as well.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wh

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Jason J.

10 Reviews
Valhalla, NY
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Jason J.

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Learn how to read for mandolin, how to play chop chords and more!

About Jason

Jason received his Bachelor of Music from UMKC Music Conservatory and went on to receive his Masters Degree in Music Performance at the Rudi E Scheidt School of Music where he studied with Lily Afshar. Jason has won several competitions including the "Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Competition" and h

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Mike J.
Great experience. Just 3 lessons and feel I am on the right path with Jason.
John Aldrich
Great first lesson. Can't wait for more
ralph H.
Very knowledgeable, easy to talk to. He has helped me with my technique, hand positioning which is very important with classical guitar. I highly recommend Jason.

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Vincent T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
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Vincent T.

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About Vincent

I have taught for 18 years, giving both private and group lessons. I am a professional musician, having played in numerous bands, recorded and played shows. I have taugh all ages, and all elvels, and all styles. I play a number of instruments including piano, guitar, bass, violin, banjo, mandoli

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Sam K.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sam K.

9 Reviews
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Online Mandolin Teacher

Popular Mandolin, Bluegrass, Old-Timey, Rock, Blues, chords, scales, licks

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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Jameson B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Awarded John Phillips Sousa Band Award from Mountain View High School
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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Jameson B.

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As a hobby, mandolin playing had always come in seasons for me. I began playing during college and took lessons with the professor of guitar at the University of Arkansas during that time, James Greeson.

I intend to develop an archive very similar to my compilation of traditional music arranged for guitar. I have compiled a comprehensive list of common chords and scales, and a catolog of 20+ I've arranged we can use to study.

Using this information the lesson environment will challenge the student to be diligent with the material, but reward them with a great catalog of experience they will use for as long as they continue to play.

About Jameson

I'm a multi-instrumentalist with 15+ years of experience in composing, performing, improvising, and private instruction. I specialize in guitar and tenor saxophone. I grew up in a small town in Arkansas called "Mountain View" which lovingly calls itself "The Folk Music Capitol of the World". I l

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Tai
Music lessons from Jameson Burton don't simply teach you an instrument. You learn music. There is no other instructor that I hold in such high regards in terms of teaching the whole student. If you want to learn to be a musician and go beyond simply learning to play an instrument, then study under Jameson Burton.
Drew
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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Valhalla, NY

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Valhalla is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $106 per hour.
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"Extremely knowledgeable. Knew exactly where I stood in terms of proficiency after only a few strums and quickly implemented a lesson plan on the spot. Gave great direction and homework. Looking forward to the next couple of lessons. Highly recommend."
Jacob
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"great teacher.. demonstration then practice...."
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"Thoughtful and focused on what Im trying to achieve."
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Took Mandolin lessons from David F.
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"Kelvin is an accomplished and effective teacher who makes online lessons both enjoyable and stimulating. He quickly spots bad tendencies so that they can be corrected early in the process and thus prevent future problems. Kelvin is personable, professional and knows what he's talking about. I look forward to each lesson to see what the next challenge will be and to get to spend time with Kelvin."
Jack
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Great Teacher very patiant."
Michael
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"Steve is bringing me along at a good pace that challenges me to improve each week. He is very patient and helpful in showing me how to achieve the right results on the mandolin, and makes each lesson enjoyable. I can hear the improvement in my playing each week."
Barry
Took Mandolin lessons from Steve G.
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"Good instruction at an affordable rate which made it a really great value. Victor was helpful reinforcing mechanics, suggesting practice exercises and introducing good songs to learn. Additionally, he seems to have a deep knowledge of bluegrass history and is flexible in his instruction which is important given the limitations of online learning."
Cole
Took Mandolin lessons from Victor S.
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"Kelvin is a very patient teacher! I knew absolutely nothing about mandolin or music and Kelvin has helped with that. I have a long way to go but, with Kelvins help I believe I can get there!
I highly recommend Kelvin!!!!!"
Susan
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Great teacher! We were so happy to have found Alex."
Maya
Took Mandolin lessons from Alex R.
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"Going over one of the previous pieces and went through a new piece using slides, accents, and fingering notes. Thanks, Grant"
Paul
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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