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Jared E.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
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Jared E.

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Private Banjo Teacher

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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Matt O.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music from Roosevelt University
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Matt O.

24 Reviews
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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.

Lyle R.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Bachelor of Music from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
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Lyle R.

26 Reviews
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I have been playing and teaching banjo since 2006, and I'm always very excited to introduce new students to this unique instrument. I focus on the "Scruggs-style" method of playing 5-string banjo, and we'll work on techniques used in common bluegrass and folk tunes. As you advance, I'll help you in creating your own banjo solo breaks.

About Lyle

- Degree in Music Theory / History from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. - 25 years' teaching and performing experience. - Fluent in all electric styles, plus acoustic and classical. *** Lesson Details *** I like to cover the fundamentals while focusing on your personal goals. All stages

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Scott R.
So far so good. Very patient as mistakes after mistake was made. Corrected quite a few mistakes I was making so that my habits would be good habits from the start. Let me talk to myself as I messed up and complimented me when I was on the right track.
Nancy C.
Great lesson! Thanks!
Robert C.
complete novice; adult student. First lesson very relaxed. Excellent blend through-out lesson of questions and information my goals and background as well as instructor's goals for me and his background. First "technical" part of lesson was manageable and care taken by Lyle to make sure I understood what was being presented. I left the first lesson feeling this would be a good fit between instructor and student

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Kelvin L.

154 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Awarded 4th National violin competition from Poland
  • Teaching since 1984
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Kelvin L.

154 Reviews
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"I've been teaching Banjo for 15 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of Banjo , study country, folk, Irish traditional and bluegrass music and more! Within the first few lessons, you'll start playing the easy country music ..you'll be able to play like a pro! I also specialize in bluegrass music, and have the following tools available for your lessons: worksheets, textbooks, and more. I love working with students of all experience levels and espero contar con su presencia!"

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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Joshua K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Joshua K.

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Josh has been playing and performing music for over 13 years. He has achieved a bachelor's degree in instrumental music education and has experience as an instructor teaching private students and group classes for over 7 years. He has studied instrumental music education including areas of classical music, jazz, theory, history, and improvisation.

About Joshua

Experienced with students of all ages, backgrounds, and styles. Josh has been playing and performing music for over 13 years. He has achieved a bachelor's degree in instrumental music education and has experience as an instructor teaching private students and group classes for over 7 years. He has

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Linda L.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Hebrew, Spanish, Hebrew
  • Teaches students 3 to 65
  • Teaching since 1979
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Linda L.

22 Reviews
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I have been playing bluegrass banjo for over 20 years, and have performed for events such as Thanksgiving dinners at hotels, folk clubs, bluegrass festivals, and fundraisers. In addition to playing and teaching banjo, I play and teach guitar and piano, with guitar being my main instrument. I am no Earl Scruggs, but I am a great teacher for beginners and intermediate players. As a teacher, I am patient, intuitive, and always tailor the lessons to fit the interests and learning styles of each individual student.

About Linda

I have been teaching music (guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, recorder, music theory, and classes for toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, and adults) for over 20 years. I am also a band/show director at the School of Rock! In addition to teaching music, I also tut

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Nan -.
Linda is great. I left with a big smile on my face!
Dan T.
Linda is awesome. After 3 lessons I'm getting pretty good at a couple of basic rolls and have a song to work on. She is patient and knowledgeable, and has helped me get basic technique going. So far so good.
Megan K.
Linda was really awesome! I’m s complete beginner but she made me feel totally comfortable and at ease. Already working on a song! Looking forward to the next lesson!

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"Grant is a very kind and patient teacher. He put me at ease and made me feel very comfortable. I am looking forward to working with him"
Jay
Took Banjo lessons from Grant H.
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"Listened well and adapted this first lesson to what I wanted and my level of experience"
Harvey
Took Banjo lessons from Glenn S.
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"Patient teacher and expert practitioner. Really cares about student's growth. He also reminds you to have fun. Always on time for lesson, too."
Barbara
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"First lesson, very positive, informative. Patient. Cant wait for next!"
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Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Richard is a great teacher. He answered all of my questions and made great suggestions. Can’t wait for my next lesson. Thanks, tabatha"
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Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"thank you edwin . I learned A lot see you next time. delaney!!!!!!!"
Jennifer
Took Banjo lessons from Edwin I.
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"My teenage son has had one lesson so far, and it went great! David was patient, encouraging, and specific with his feedback."
Jacob
Took Banjo lessons from David B.
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"Worked really well with my 10 yr old, super happy about our decision."
Cain
Took Banjo lessons from Aaron D.
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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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"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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