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Sam K.

9 Reviews
Oakdale, PA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
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Sam K.

9 Reviews
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Private Banjo Teacher

Bluegrass (Scruggs/Keith) and Old-Timey (Clawhammer)

About Sam

I play and teach Guitar (Electric/Acoustic), Bass (Electric/Upright), 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass and Old-timey), Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Piano Accordion. I have been teaching in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and owned my mus

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Catherine
Sam was awesome - is a wealth of knowledge and skill and had so much to share. I will definitely be going back for many more lessons!
Katharina K.
Sam is very patient with this novice student and has given great practice tips for improvement.
Marc S.
Great first lesson with Sam. Learned a lot the entire way through
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Nick R.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • M.A. in performance from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1985
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Nick R.

25 Reviews
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Private Banjo Teacher

-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

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
Nick is an amazing ukelele teacher! He has been teaching my 9-year-old son for about 8 months now. He is cheerful and enthusiastic, and an undeniable talent. His teaching style is at once relaxed ("feeling" the music over strict adherence to technique), and rigorous (dropping in some heavy music theory early on). He's teaching my son to be a "musician", not just a "ukulele player". He encourages creativity and tailors the lessons to what our son enjoys. He sends a great summary email after each lesson with notes and reminders and things to work on for the next week. And his lessons even carry over nicely to how my son is learning piano. We would recommend him highly.
Josh
Nick is a great ukulele teacher. He works with my daughter in her after school program but we've also done online/virtual lessons and even I learn so much! He's fun, easy going, super encouraging and a true talent that he can see what my daughter (and I) are doing right and wrong. He's the best music teacher you can find.
Elizabeth
My son takes beginning band with Nick. This group of very young players is learning how to hear a piece of music, break it down, play it together, and make it their own. Along the way, Mr. Nick teaches them theory, technique, and joy in playing music. Nick has the patience of a saint. His expertise is in guitar and banjo, but he knows his way around the whole band, and can teach rhythm and technique on a wide range of instruments. I highly recommend. Note, we’ve done lessons both on line and in person. Both were good.
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Edwin I.

113 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • B.M. in Studio Music and Jazz Instrumental - Guitar from University of Miami
  • Awarded DownBeat Music Award 1998 from DownBeat
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Edwin I.

113 Reviews
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Private Banjo Teacher

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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Justin D.
Fantastic first lesson. Edwin is patient and gets me focused on what really matters.
Suzanne W.
Antonia D.
Great first lesson. My daughter was super happy after her lesson with Edwin, and very inspired to practice. Edwin was very polite and patient with her during the lesson. I look forward to seeing her make progress in future lessons.

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Ryan B.

76 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Ryan B.

76 Reviews
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Online Banjo Teacher

I've been teaching banjo for 4 years helping students develop a love for the instrument and learn more about music along the way. My specialty is Scruggs style picking, but I'm also comfortable teaching clawhammer, reno, or melodic styles and enjoy working on hybrid and progressive styles, too. Within the first few lessons you'll have a solid base of picking and chord changes and even a few simple songs under your belt. Moving on from there I will craft lessons to move you toward a "goal song," making sure to cater your progress to your needs while keeping a focus on good technique. I enjoy working with students of all ages and experiences and I can't wait to meet you!

About Ryan

Ryan is a musician from Jefferson Park who plays a plethora of different instruments. He specializes in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, but also dabbles in accordion, piano, drums, harmonica and several others. Learning to play instruments is one of the true pleasures in his life and he hopes

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Ryan
Great first lesson, Ryan!
Vincent
He seemed angry and disinterested, not really wanting to teach the lesson. Bad experience and bad teacher in general.
Kian
Ryan is a fantastic teacher who's love of music shines through in his lessons. No question is too tangential or unimportant, and everything you ask will be answered in a depth you didn't even realize existed!

Gus C.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Gus C.

3 Reviews
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Online Banjo Teacher

I have been teaching banjo for 4+ years to people of all ages. We can focus on whatever you're interested in, whether it be clawhammer or bluegrass style. I can easily accompany you on guitar while we build up your repertoire of performable tunes.

About Gus

Hello future students! I am a multi-instrumentalist and teacher of many instruments. I love music and teaching equally and strive to make learning music FUN, even if we are just working on the basics. I have taught hundreds students of all ages over the last 4 years and have witnessed a very pos

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Chris C.
Gus was super knowledgeable, patient and fun to work with. He directed the lessons skillfully and we were able to make good progress together. He is friendly, open to conversation, and can tell you everything about Abelton and more!
Dan
Gus seemed knowledgable and we got right to work on key areas to improve in a fun and friendly way.
Elaine M.
Gus is great! Super patient and creative in helping me. elaine

Daniel P.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Bachelor of Music from Belmont University
  • Teaching since 2004
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Daniel P.

9 Reviews
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Online Banjo Teacher

I play banjo with several different country acts. Knowledge of bluegrass and pop/country banjo styles.

About Daniel

Daniel toured with the violin troupe, Barrage for two years playing Violin/Fiddle, Bagpipes, and Irish whistles. While touring with Barrage, Daniel performed for audiences in 11 different countries, and was involved with 103 high school and middle school workshops for over 6,861 students in 3 coun

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loved it it was so so so much fun :)
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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Pittsburgh, PA

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Pittsburgh is $53. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $100 per hour.
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"Linda was great...very patient. Loved her!!!"
Phyllis
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"Edwin,

Thanks for your patience. Delaney really enjoyed her lesson.

Jen"
Delaney
Took Banjo lessons from Edwin I.
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"Teacher has excellent sense of humor ans explained the lesson clearly."
Bill
Took Banjo lessons from Michael E.
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"Very payient witj me, so far."
Joseph
Took Banjo lessons from Rebecca F.
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"Great lesson! We got so much accomplished during this time! Look forward to next week."
Joe
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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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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"Stephen is amazing and talented. He is very understanding of the initial frustration of learning a new instrument and makes it interesting and fun."
Sandra
Took Banjo lessons from Stephen D.
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"Very pleased with Edwin. He took thel time to listen and get to know me before we got started. Easy to learn from and very patient teacher. Looking forward to my next lesson."
Wyatt
Took Banjo lessons from Edwin I.
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"Mike has done a great job teaching me. In a year and a half, I have gone from never playing a stringed instrument, to being able to jam with friends and family. I learned basic three-finger Scruggs style bluegrass banjo, and I making moves now to become an intermediate player. I really recommend Mike. He is kind and warm-hearted, and works with you to meet you where you are and improve your game. I now know about 10 songs that I can play lead on, and I can roll or vamp as back-up on any other bluegrass song. Mike has set me up now to work with intermediate techniques. Mike will help you learn!"
Reed
Took Banjo lessons from Mike T.
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"going to be a lot of fun starting me out right where I want to be"
Lorraine
Took Banjo lessons from Lisa A.
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