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Joe S.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Sociology / Psychology from Illinois State University
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Joe S.

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I have been playing mandolin for about five years now. What started as a Led Zeppelin obsession has since moved towards a Chris Thile obsession...including studies following his learning methods.

About Joe

I absolutely love teaching music! After over 20 years of teaching, performing, writing, and recording in all styles/genres, it continues to be a great adventure. It is a joy to pass this on to others...especially seeing my students that never touched the instrument going on to be very proficient

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Carson C.
First lesson was great.
Analyzed previous progress with my 12 yr old and had a plan for future growth.
John P.
Very happy so far
Grant
Terrific instructor...just what i was looking for.
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Ben E.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • History from American University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ben E.

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In addition to being a percussionist, I am also a mandolin player with experience playing Celtic, Bluegrass and Old Time music. With an emphasis on rhythm and technique I can help take your mandolining to the next level!

About Ben

Benjamin is a percussionist and mandolin player from North Carolina. Coming out of a folk music tradition he has expanded his interest into the world of electronic music, free improvisation and world music. He most recently visited Dublin to work with composer Cal Folger Day on a historical Operett

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Danya
Ben is a fun mandolin teacher and very thoughtful! He brings great tunes and gives helpful feedback to improve how you play.
Henry
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Concetta A.
Ben is a caring and thoughtful teacher. He helped me out at my studio teaching drum lessons for a 5 year old student and they had a great time working together! 5 Stars *****
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Robert M.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts from University of North Carolina at Asheville
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Robert M.

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About Robert

Professional musician in the Asheville, NC. area offering private guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, and bass lessons. I am also available for studio recording and live performance. With over 28 years experience, I have been teaching all ages, styles, and levels. This is not a hobby or part-time

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Wolf L.
Patient and knowledgeable, good teacher! First lesson went great, I feel I have learned a lot already.
Margaret
Robert has been teaching my 11-year old son electric guitar for the last few months and has done a brilliant job. My son loves his lessons and is inspired to practice and learn more. Robert works with my son's song choices and is amazingly patient and supportive. He is also an outstanding mentor for a young musician!
Bob
Robert is amazing! He is remarkably patient, encouraging, thoughtful, and generous. He is also quick to think of all kinds of fixes to advance your progress. He wears his encyclopedic knowledge lightly, and his lessons are always fun. I would recommend him with great enthusiasm for any stringed instrument!
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Mel P.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Music Education from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded EMMY award from The National Academy of Television Arts
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Mel P.

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.I can show you how to read notes, tabs and charts, play by ear and play like a pro.

About Mel

I have tons of experience and formal university training in music education. I know how to take the complex and make it simple. There are very good reasons my students rise to the top. Experience makes a difference, and I have more professional teaching experience than 99% of other instructo

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Alex A.
Hi my name is Alex I had my first violin lessons today I had so much fun learning about the violin
Alex A.
Hi my name's is Alex I had my first violin lessons to day . I had fun learning about the violin
Matthew
Very patient and calm.
Very talented teacher.
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Rodrigo R.

14 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Music Faculty Scholarship from El Camino College, Torrance CA
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Rodrigo R.

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melodic and rhythmic mandolin.

About Rodrigo

With an associates degree from El Camino, and lots of musical studies in Mexico, I have been fortunate to tour through the States and through my country. My lessons include real working tips for the real life, keeping it fun as the material is created for your specific needs. I am a multi-instrumen

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Tui
My son is a BEGINNER beginner. Rodrigo is a very nice guy and seems to know his stuff very well. I would give him 5 stars but I don't think he realized that my son needed the basic, basic 1st lesson (i.e. how to hold the instrument). We've only attended one session so this is fully based on that one lesson. I'm sure he'll adjust his teaching from here on out.
Rosa Rodriguez
Mr. Rodrigo is a professional, respectful and super patient instructor. I could not made a better choice. I am looking forward to my next class @
Axel
Rodrigo is a great teacher, not only an expert musician, but he shares all his knowledge.
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Andrew H.

35 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Independent Music Award from IMA
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Andrew H.

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*Adults*
Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years my comprehensive lessons will help you to quickly realize your musical goals. I tailor each lesson to fit your individual needs and will get you strumming your favorite songs, reading music, taking soaring solos, or writing your own melodies while simultaneously deepening your understanding of the language of music. At the end of each lesson you’ll receive an MP3 of all the material covered.

*Kids*
I believe in building music fundamentals while fostering a love of playing. My fun, imaginative, and age appropriate classes are just right for any budding musician! Each lesson is customized to get the individual student excited about music, that means playing songs they like and having fun while learning the essential techniques and developing musicality. I have extensive experience working with children 5-16 and adapt my teaching to promote success for each unique student.

*Genres*
Pop, Folk, Rock, Blues, Jazz, ...

About Andrew

*Adults* Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years my comprehensive lessons will help you to quickly realize your musical goals. I tailor each lesson to fit your individual needs and will get you strumming your favorite songs, reading music, taking soaring solos, or writing your o

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Richard C.
First lesson was introductory and time well utilized. Looking forward to next weeks session: "Piano Man"!
Michael D.
Andrew is a great teacher
Michael D.
Andrew is awsome, and has a wonderful teaching skills

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Average Cost of Online Mandolin Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $106 per hour.
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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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"Concetta was/terrific and extremely helpful and kind."
- Joseph
Took Mandolin lessons from Concetta A.
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"Mr. Willy helped me learn the song "Mean" by Taylor Swift!! I was so happy to play! I took the Stringed Instrument Workshop and I loved it! It was so much fun, and I was able to learn with my friends. It was easy to learn, and we learned how to play "Amazing Grace," together. We played it for my church and everyone loved it!!! :)

I will continue playing mandolin, and want to also learn violin, piano and guitar. I can even play "Mean" on the 12 string guitar now in open tunings!!"
- Etta
Took Mandolin lessons from Willy M.
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"Great instructor. Very knowledgable."
- Keith
Took Mandolin lessons from Max Z.
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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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"Rodrigo is the best teacher! He has a keen understandings of main concepts of music and showed me the proper postures and fingerings of the instrument. While he was teaching me how to play the instrument, he also introduced me a various genres and styles of music.He is very knowledgeable of music theory such as chord transpositions, terminology, as well as the musical notations. He also was willing to modify the lessons to meet my needs and abilities so that I can be successful. He truly is a multi-talented teacher and very very nice one, too. Most of all, it was so fun to take lessons from him."
- Kyoung
Took Mandolin lessons from Rodrigo R.
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"Great first session. Jordan put me at ease, we clearly defined our goals and a lesson plan then got right to it. Looking forward to working with him."
- David
Took Mandolin lessons from Jordan D.
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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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"Patient and fantastic"
- Kari
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Andrew is great. Everything I was hoping for. He is so nice and fun to work with. I know I'm going to learn a lot from him."
- Debbie
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"Great 1st lesson, he is patient and very knowledgable."
- Tom
Took Mandolin lessons from William B.
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