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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jesse M.

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Learn basics about rhythm, harmony, and melody, and how they apply to the banjo.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Brenden R.
Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Nick R.

55 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nick R.

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-5 string Bluegrass (Earl Scruggs technique)
-Tenor banjo (plectrum techniques)
-Plectrum banjo (plectrum techniques)
-Bluegrass, Country, Blues and Folk
-Gullah Geechee, North Indian classical music and other world music rhythms

About Nick

Nick performs with Paul McCartney, Jon Batiste (Colbert Show), Zeb Bangash, Antonique Smith, Rob Morrow, John Lithgow, The Hot Sardines, grammy nominated producer/composer/Indian percussionist, Deep Singh (tabla player with Sting, Katy Perry, Robert Plant) and grammy nominated producer/trumpet play

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Steve B
Amazing instructor. Patient and knowledgeable.
Kara
Nick was a patient and enthusiastic teacher. I was nervous to start music lessons in my late 30s, but he made me feel comfortable and I never felt embarrassed. He taught me the songs I was interested in learning, but snuck in music theory and the basics along the way! Highly recommend
Shannon
Nick has done a great job with our 14 year old son! He has a great laid back style that is appreciated and keeps the lessons fun and engaging. Not only is he learning to play some of his favorite songs, but he is also getting ear training, music reading, picking, chord building, etc. We would highly recommend Nick!
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Edwin I.

121 Reviews
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Starting at $49
  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • B.M. in Studio Music and Jazz Instrumental - Guitar from University of Miami
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Edwin I.

121 Reviews
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Earl Scruggs 3 finger style
Learning songs
Improvisation soloing
Proper technique
Repertoire
Music analysis

About Edwin

Hello! Thank you for your interest in taking guitar/piano/music lessons. I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 20 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar.

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Gigi
I decided to take lessons with Edwin for guitar because I had been trying to learn on my own but I just wasn't progressing fast enough. Edwin taught me things you just can't pick up unless you work one-on-one with a professional. He is always on time for our online lessons, friendly, and patient. Every week I felt like I was being challenged just a little bit more and picking up new things. I would recommend him to everyone I know in a heartbeat!
Henry
Edwin is a fantastic teacher and so patient. I am amazed at how much my son has learned in just a couple lessons.
David S.
Had an excellent initial discussion with my instructor, Edwin, today. It was big picture but at the same time Edwin’s comments & suggestions gave me confidence in his command of the art (engineering, arrangement, composition & structure, and playing techniques), all the things I’m going to need help with to take my musical projects to another level.
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John B.

108 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
  • Teaching since 1986
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John B.

108 Reviews
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Learn how to play Banjo!

While learning the Banjo, students will learn specific rolls such as forward and backward rolls, chords strum patterns, rhythm playing and various songs such as Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Dueling Banjos. They will learn the styles of Bluegrass and Claw Hammer playing.

About John

I have been playing for about 35 years and teaching music and guitar for 25 years. I have a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Classical guitar. I've taught at the University level and currently maintain a professional studio in Arlington, Virginia. I am very well versed in many different styles of music

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Welton B.
John is great! He is very patient and encouraging. He break everything down so you can digest it.
Tony H.
Just completed my first 45 minute lesson with John. He was really down to earth, listened to what I wanted out of my lessons and we worked on those things. I feel like I’m already make progress.
Lucy
I took my first lesson with John this afternoon for the 45 minute session. He is very patient and knows how to teach very well. You will leave with homework that is applicable to your skill level and geared for improvement.
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Richard C.

96 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor's Degree from University of Maryland and Berklee College of Music Boston
  • Teaching since 1983
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Richard C.

96 Reviews
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Lean how to play bluegrass banjo including melody and finger picking. Also "Clawhammer" techniques.

About Richard

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 30 years. Accordion was my first instrument at age 7 which was a great introduction to the keyboard, melody and harmony. That was followed by guitar and other stringed instruments (Banjo, Ukulele) as well as drums. I studied with great teachers

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Paula
going on to book two!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Annie S.
Very linear and fun teaching style!
Paula
worked on some new stuff
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Jason M.

104 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jason M.

104 Reviews
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Fully Vaccinated as of 5/19/21!!
Bluegrass, Claw-hammer, Southern Rock, 5-string, 4-string Tenor, Metal, Rock, Pop and Country

About Jason

-=FULL VACCINATED as of 5/19/21!!=-TakeLessons.com Instructor since it's inception, Jason M. is available for in person and online lessons worldwide leaving no stone un-turned! Jason has been playing guitar for over 20 years, ukulele, bass, banjo and keyboard for over 10 and teaching music in gen

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Phoenix L.
My son, 9, loves Jason!
Mark
patient, thorough in explaining things
James S.
Five Stars for the teacher.
Three Stars for technology.
Patient, knowledgeable, easy to work with.
Did I say patient?
A fantastic ear and knows what I need to accomplish.
In time, Jason will help me master my goal and in time to jam with friends this summer.
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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing banjo teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Average Cost of Online Banjo Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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$47 average
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Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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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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"Brian is a very patient and knowledgeable musician. He can work with and teach a person at any age and/or skill level. I've made so much progress on the banjo in a pretty short amount of time, and could not have done so without a teacher. He charges great prices and the lessons and material are worth every penny!"
Sean
Took Banjo lessons from Brian Lee B.
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"Amazing first lesson and Steve is awesome! Can't wait for more lessons already."
RJ
Took Banjo lessons from Steve G.
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"Mark is a great teacher, especially for a beginner adult like me."
mike
Took Banjo lessons from Mark B.
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"Today was my 3rd lesson with Steve. It's honestly been amazing! He's super understanding and is very prepared. He is so dedicated to his students being successful that he even emails me audio files of him playing guitar over a song I'm learning so I have someone to practice with. If you want an amazing banjo teach look no further."
Jack
Took Banjo lessons from Steve G.
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"Ryan is very patient and encouraging. I am a slow learner so that's a good thing. Its only my third lesson but I see he has a strategy for progress."
Dwayne
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Just starting. Mel’s great. Thanks."
Donn
Took Banjo lessons from Mel P.
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"My first lesson was great! I'm already at home practicing the 5-6 rolls that Linds taught me in only 30 minutes. Look forward to learning more!"
Caleb
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"Having a great time learning the banjo with Ed!"
Chris
Took Banjo lessons from Ed D.
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"Very patient, personable, professional, and purposeful. Each lesson is packed full of building blocks for dexterity and familiarity with the instrument."
Timothy
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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Banjo Lessons

The banjo has become the quintessential sound of country, folk, and bluegrass music. However, this instrument has a history that dates back to the 17th century in Africa and the Caribbean. At this time, the banjo played a big role in African American traditional music. Once it was introduced into America in the 19th century, though, the banjo slowly became a part of the country-western sound.

Today, we’re familiar with this stringed instrument. We hear the plucking sound of banjos in rock anthems and country tunes. If you’re drawn to the twangy sound of a banjo, then sign up for banjo lessons online. When you join an online course, you’ll learn your way around this fascinating instrument.

Why Take Online Banjo Lessons?

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play along to your favorite banjo songs, then it’s time to learn the banjo online. Our banjo instruction online will give you the tools you need to strum along to the radio or create your own tunes. With banjo lessons online, you’ll learn all about the different styles and techniques. Picking up a banjo for the first time? No sweat. You can take lessons that start from the beginning. But if you already have some banjo experience, take online classes to further expand your skillset.

The Benefits of Finding a Banjo Teacher

Here at TakeLessons, we have a wide range of professional banjo teachers who know everything about this stringed instrument. Focus on fingerstyles, like classical and folk, or discover pickstyle. You’ll learn how to tune your banjo and incorporate chords and melodies. Find out proper techniques and practice exercises. Our teachers provide one-on-one instruction for beginner, intermediate, and advanced musicians. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the basics or an intermediate student wanting to expand your banjo repertoire, an online instructor can help.

Find an Online Banjo Teacher Today

When you take banjo lessons online, you have access to certified teachers all across the nation. At TakeLessons, all of our banjo instructors are musical experts with backgrounds in banjo playing. What’s more, they will support and inspire all your musical dreams.

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