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Robert M.

18 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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Blake
Blake really enjoyed it & Robert was patient & very informative.
Mikhaela
Although I'm a fairly new learner, I chose Robert as a teacher because he teaches everything from beginner to advanced. I'm glad I did -- his depth of knowledge is clear and he understands my questions quickly and can answer from different angles to make sure I understand. After just two lessons I feel like I've gained a lot already and am excited to continue learning.
Michael
Robert is a super nice guy, great teacher, and extremely knowledgeable about the guitar.
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Eric L.

18 Reviews
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  • Bachelor of Music from Hartt School of Music / University of Hartford
  • Teaches students 8 to 80
  • Teaches Beginner
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Eric L.

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I've been teaching for 30 years. My students have gone on to play professionally, have their songs on iTunes and teach at the college level. I typically use ‘’Mandolin Primer’’ or "Complete Mandolin Method" by Horne.

About Eric

Hi, Welcome to my TL's profile! If you're looking at this site, you're already on your way to becoming an AWESOME musician! Whether this is your first attempt at music lessons or you've been playing for a while and trying to improve your skills, I'm EXCITED about working with you. I am a p

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Lois
Great 1st lesson! Learned how to tune electronically & hold my banjo. Very patient & understandable.
Christopher ..
Eric is very easy to work with and has a lot of patience. His depth of knowledge will suit a number of playing styles. He's been accommodating with schedule as things have come up on both sides requiring some flexibility. Overall, great experience through the first couple of lessons so don't hesitate to reach out to him.
Mercedes
Eric is a wonderful teacher! Thoughtful, clear, and encouraging.
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Rachel C.

39 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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Rachel C.

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I have taught music for 10 years and believe students should get to play what they want to play! Students are asked to come up with a list of songs and/or artists they would love to play. Through teaching chords, note reading and theory, the song possibilities are endless! I also can help the aspiring singer/mandolin player to be able to both play and sing simultaneously.

About Rachel

Hello there! I'm Rachel C., a bass player and singer on the stage who also enjoys playing and teaching all stringed instruments. I have a degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in Music Education. I've taught lessons for over 10 years and truly love working with eager students of all age

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Todd
Rachel's amazing. She is definitely teaching an old dog new tricks.
Peter W.
Best instructor ever. Very patient. Knows how to handle an old guy like me. My playing doesn't really deserve someone as good, but I'm thankful to have her.
Julie
We love Rachel!!! She is patient and kind. She carefully explains what my daughter can do to improve her technique and tone. She is intentional in her instruction, making sure the basics are solid. She is an excellent bass instructor. Thanks Rachel!
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Daniel P.

7 Reviews
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  • Speaks Rock and Roll, English, Classical (Baroque/Classical/Romantic), Celtic (Irish/Scottish), Blues, Bluegrass (The High Lonesome Sound)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Daniel P.

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Whether you want to play Bach, bluegrass, or learn jazz method I'll get you started on the right track with the right practice habits.

About Daniel

Daniel teaches and performs classical, jazz, gypsy swing, traditional irish music, old time fiddle, bluegrass and country, blues, and rock and roll. Instruments included but not limited to: cello, violin, guitar, mandolin, ukulele and bass. Daniel graduated in 2007 with a cello performance degre

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Kenneth M.
Daniel does a nice job explaining the lesson.
Kimberli H.
He is an amazing teacher! Very kind and I am advancing well. I highly recommend Daniel.
Sam O.
We’re very happy with how the lessons are going!
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Joe S.

26 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Sociology / Psychology from Illinois State University
  • Teaching since 1996
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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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Tyler
Great first lesson!
Carter A.
Just had my first lesson with Joe. I can already tell he cares a lot about the craft and is willing to adjust his instruction to fit the student.
Jim E.
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Rodrigo R.

14 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Music Faculty Scholarship from El Camino College, Torrance CA
  • Teaching since 1986
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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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Donna
I am so happy to have this opportunity to review Rodrigo Rodríguez. I have learned so much with him over the several years that I have been studying with him! He has totally transformed my guitar playing and has helped me to achieve my specific goals which are: To learn to play rhythmically with my right hand, to learn the fretboard better so that I can play more advanced songs, and to learn the repertoire of Spanish language music. He is so knowledgeable and talented! I have learned styles and songs from him from many different countries - Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Cuba, Colombia, and Mexico. In addition to all of that, he is a first rate human being who I feel fortunate to know! So, do yourself a favor and take lessons from him. He is a great teacher!
Barbara Judd
Rodrigo is a patient teacher who is a great musician. I have only had one lesson with him, but believe I will make good progress in learning the cajun accordion.
Daniel M.
He takes time to explain everything and looking forward to the next lesson

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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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"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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"Very intuitive and easy to understand what Grant is teaching. Am excited about this class. Paul"
Paul
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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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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"My first lesson was great! I am a brand new player and Tara made it very easy to understand. I am very excited to learn more."
Cindy
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"Mark is a talented musician who plays and teaches multiple stringed instruments. His lessons are always informative and supportive. They are driven by the student’s interest, so anything you want o learn— styles of music, how to do a particular technique, music theory— you can bring to class. And every now and then he organizes a recital— terrifying but great practice!"
Virginia
Took Mandolin lessons from Mark S.
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"OK, so this was my first lesson which might limit effectiveness, but Eric was patient, easy to work with, and moved me along pretty quickly. A positive experience."
Deena
Took Mandolin lessons from Eric L.
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"Will is great at understanding students' strengths and weaknesses and coming up with material that is challenging but accessible. The lessons are fun, and I've noticed improvement in only a few weeks."
Daisy
Took Mandolin lessons from Will R.
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"I had a lot of fun and am learning a lot."
David
Took Mandolin lessons from Speedy B.
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"great teacher.. demonstration then practice...."
James
Took Mandolin lessons from Ray M.
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"Great first lesson! Alex is a thoughtful and experienced mandolin player."
Leah
Took Mandolin lessons from Alex R.
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Mandolin Online Lessons

A mandolin is a small, stringed instrument, which is part of the lute family. There are several different styles of mandolin, including the flat-backed, round-backed, and curved top. Each style mandolin is associated with a specific genre, such as European classical music, American bluegrass, and Irish folk music. Some mandolins have eight strings, while others only have four or six strings. With so many different variations and sounds, there’s a lot to learn about mandolins.

If you’re interested in discovering the ins and outs of the mandolin world, turn to online mandolin instruction. With online classes, you can learn how to play the mandolin wherever and whenever.

Why Learn Mandolin Online?

Learning how to pick and strum this instrument can open up a world of musical opportunities. Whether you’re looking for a beginner’s guide to the mandolin or tips on perfecting your mandolin skills, mandolin lessons online are the way to go. With the help of a private instructor, you can master this instrument in an online classroom. Whether you use your smartphone or your computer’s webcam, all you need is an internet connection. It’s an easy, affordable, and hassle-free way to receive one-on-one instruction.

The Benefits of Mandolin Lessons Online

When you sign up for the best online mandolin lessons, you’ll be well on your way to playing all your favorite mandolin songs. If you’re a beginner, your instruction will start from the top. You’ll find out how to properly hold, strum, and pick the instrument. Your teacher will provide you with exercises for learning the notes and the proper finger positions. Not a beginner? No worries. Your certified teacher will assess your current level and provide the appropriate instruction. You can learn different styles of playing or challenge yourself with new kinds of music. No matter where you are in your mandolin playing journey, online mandolin instruction will get you where you want to be.

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At TakeLessons, we understand the importance of choosing a certified teacher who best suits your preferences. Our selection of professionals include teachers who can instruct at the beginner, intermediate, and advance level. We invite you to look at each teacher’s profile. Explore their educational and professional background, read reviews from past students, and contact them with any questions. Since the lessons occur 100% online, be sure your teacher can accommodate your schedule, too.

Once you find your ideal instructor, you can begin learning right away. Your one-on-one online courses can occur where and when you want. As long as you have an internet connection, you can set up anywhere. Learn from the comfort of your living room or in your at-home office. Our classes are inexpensive and convenient, and we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for all new students on their first lesson. Ready to learn mandolin online? Sign up for the best online mandolin lessons today.

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