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Jason J.

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

20 Reviews
Forest Hills, NY
Starting at $55
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded 2001 JAS academy full scholarship from JAS academy in Aspen Colorado (director, Christian McBride)
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nick R.

20 Reviews
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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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Peter
I first heard Nick play about 4 years ago and a friend of mine took lessons from him. When I decided to start lessons, I naturally decided to go to him. As I went to his place, I thought, "Oh wow! I forget to ask my friend whether he's a good teacher!" I need not have worried. He's superb. He focuses on musicality: listening, hearing, enjoying; and then pulls out the technical things you could improve at and delves deep. I leave every lesson feeling great, and (proof of the pudding) people I jam with comment on how much my playing has improved. I'm an "advanced intermediate" player, but Nick also teaches kids, beginners, etc. In the age of coronavirus, our lessons are on Skype, and they are great, too. He comes out of jazz and plays trad as well as modern, but he also has an Americana band, and he knows classical, and the student before me is learning Hendrix-style rock. So no matter what direction you want to go, Nick is your man!
Cris
I’ve been trying to teach myself guitar from online videos and just started taking lessons with Nick. It’s making a huge difference. He’s worked on my posture, left and right hand positions, started me on basic ear training, sight reading and understanding of rhythm. He’s given me exercises to help with chord changes I’ve been struggling with. Nick’s a great musician who loves to play but also loves to teach, so a beginner with no music training can gain from his knowledge. He’s a kind, patient teacher and an enjoyable person to spend time with. My guitar playing sounds better already.
Bob Tilton
This was my first lesson with Nick. He is a very nice guy. He created a calm, relaxed atmosphere in his studio, and he was clear when he gave me particular instructions. His knowledge of music theory in general, and of the five-string banjo in particular, was quite impressive. I would recommend him highly to both a beginner and to anyone (like myself) who is in need of a refresher course. I am very much looking forward to my next lesson.
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Daniel E.

33 Reviews
Bayonne, NJ
Starting at $32
  • Teaches Beginner
  • BA in Music from Florida State University
  • Teaching since 1998
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Daniel E.

33 Reviews
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Learn mandolin chords, strumming, and of course songs!

About Daniel

- 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 own a music academy where I train others to be successful instructors - I have a very high student retention rate - I'v

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Gary A.
Daniel is extremely knowledgeable and capable . He is patient, experienced and understands what students really want. Great instructor.
Eldora M.
Dan is a patient and encouraging teacher. Even after taking months off I was able to pick up a song after just one lesson because he breaks everything down to your skill level. I highly recommend him for banjo or any music lessons!
Girish Shahdadpuri
Daniel is very knowledgeable and kind. He understands student's strength and weakness and also the areas to focus on. I am a beginner and have self learned on and off for a few years. Daniel teaches progressiveIy and I throughly enjoyed my first session with him!

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Zachary J.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance, Theatre Arts and Psychology (triple major) from Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
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Zachary J.

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About Zachary

Zachary is a multi-talented teacher and performer. He teaches violin, piano, guitar, voice, mandolin, banjo and more. As a singer/ songwriter, he has released 3 cds, tours nationally with over 100 dates per year and has shared the stage with multiple multi-Grammy award winners. He is an inspiration

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Chas E.
My first lesson with Zach was great! 5 stars. He asked the right questions as to what aI am looking to do. And we quickly came up with a lesson plan that with the right amount of work in my part will get me headed in the right direction. Zach does a great job of making his students feel comfortable and good about their abilities.
James A.
Great experience with Zach. I'm still learning how to sing properly, though.
Aubrey C.
Great with kids!
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Andrew M.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Andrew M.

8 Reviews
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Want to learn some blue grass or old time jigs? Pick up the Mandolin and we can start jammin together.

About Andrew

I have loved music since I was a child. I began playing clarinet when I was 11 years old and slowly picked up new instruments like the saxophone, harmonica, guitar, ukulele, flutes, whistles, kazoo, and others. I enjoy any style of music and have a desire to learn as many instruments as possible.

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Nathaniel M.
Excellent experience. Learned a great deal on the first day. Hoping to get fluent in playing this instrument.
Aaliyah F.
Very professional and knowledgeable of music and playing the instruments. He is a wonderful teacher who is optimistic and truly works hard too bring out the best in his students. My daughter Aaliyah has learned so much in such a short time and we are greatful.
Tracy H.
Simply put, Andrew is the best. His genuine love and passion for all-things music was obvious the first day we met him. He is great with kids. He is flexible yet reliable. We love the fact that he tailors his lessons, homework, and incentives to the needs and interests of each individual student. We are confident that we could not find a better guitar instructor for our daughter.
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Jonathan S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jonathan S.

6 Reviews
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Mandolin principals of chord shapes, scales, and alternate picking are taught to the student.

About Jonathan

About I am a Florida native, active doctoral student, teacher and practitioner. My career includes performing and recording as a guitarist and teaching subjects such as music or math. Grade-school academic strengths in mathematics represent my enthusiasm for the subject. The math equivalent in m

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Jay
Jonathan is truly outstanding. I was fortunate enough to meet him and begin working on guitar again with him in person when he lived in Virginia. He was so helpful I have continued lessons online and I continue to feel the quality and what I'm getting out of the lessons is as good as when we were able to be in the same room. The best thing I can probably say is that I have really enjoyed learning from such an accomplished musician while never feeling intimidated or thinking, "he must think I really stink at this!" He's very supportive and will make you a better player...whatever that means to you.
Gina A.
Jonathan is a wonderful teacher. I would recommend him to others for lessons.
Shanna T.
Great instructor...very good at breaking things down to help you succeed.

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"Very productive! Happy with the experience and looking forward to upcoming lessons"
Nicole
Took Mandolin lessons from John B.
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"Super lesson. Had a refresher in some music theory.
Very educational."
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"I've taken lessons with several mandolin teachers and found Andrew to be the best. He was able to tailor lessons to my musical tastes and abilities. With his beyond-expert command of the mandolin, he was easily able to find alternative chord shapes that my fingers could handle. A kind person and solid teacher!"
Amanda
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"she made me feel very relaxed. I learn quite a bit even with the 1st lesson. Looking forward to the rest of the lessons."
Barbara
Took Mandolin lessons from Rachel 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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"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
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Kelvin has a great way of getting the most out of my playing and inspires me to do better. Very encouraging, very enjoyable!"
Jack
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Connor is the absolute best! Couldn't possibly find a more talented musician or a more wonderl teacher!"
McKenna
Took Mandolin lessons from Connor C.
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"Daniel knows music and teaching very well. Looking forward the next lesson!"
Jean-Baptiste
Took Mandolin lessons from Daniel E.
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"Andrew is a monster player and a fantastic teacher. His lessons were fun, and he's got some great stories! Really was able to break things down in a way I understood perfectly. (I'm a beginner) highly recommend! Thanks Andrew!"
Owen
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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