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Andrew H.

33 Reviews
Pittsburgh, PA
Starting at $35
  • Music from Elon University
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Andrew H.

33 Reviews
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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.

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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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Michael D.
Andrew is awsome, and has a wonderful teaching skills
Patrick K.
Thanks. I’m nervous about my brain working it all.
Michael D.
Great Teacher very patiant.

Sam K.

9 Reviews
Oakdale, PA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.S. in Energy Technology Graduated 1985 from Penn State University
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Sam K.

9 Reviews
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Private Mandolin Teacher

Popular Mandolin, Bluegrass, Old-Timey, Rock, Blues, chords, scales, licks

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

Joshua K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Joshua K.

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Josh has been playing and performing music for over 13 years. He has achieved a bachelor's degree in instrumental music education and has experience as an instructor teaching private students and group classes for over 7 years. He has studied instrumental music education including areas of classical music, jazz, theory, history, and improvisation.

About Joshua

Experienced with students of all ages, backgrounds, and styles. Josh has been playing and performing music for over 13 years. He has achieved a bachelor's degree in instrumental music education and has experience as an instructor teaching private students and group classes for over 7 years. He has

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Randall C.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Music from Gulf Coast College
  • Teaching since 1968
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Randall C.

6 Reviews
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Online Mandolin Teacher

A wonderful instrument with much more application than one can imagine. I can help you build an excellent foundation

About Randall

My love of music and musical talent was discovered when I was just five years old. An uncle gave me a plastic recorder and, without lessons or help from anyone, I was playing melodies within days. Soon after I started taking private lessons on Saxophone and Clarinet. I played my first paying job

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Trevor
I have been Randall's student for a few years. Randall is very knowledgeable about music and an excellent teacher. Additionally, Randall is courteous, professional, and punctual. I highly recommend Randall as your new music instructor.
Tammy
Randall has been teaching my son clarinet for the past 2 years in his home and we couldn't be more pleased with my son's outcome. He knows how to work With students and get them to advance to their highest potential.
Philip
Randall has been teaching guitar to my 12 year-old son for about 3 years. He is very knowledgeable and patient. He knows and can teach many different styles of music on several different instruments. I highly recommend Randall for students of any age.

Joshua K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Secondary Music Education Instrumental from Ottawa University
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Joshua K.

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Josh has been playing and performing music for over 13 years. He has achieved a bachelor's degree in instrumental music education and has experience as an instructor teaching private students and group classes for over 7 years. He has studied instrumental music education including areas of classical music, jazz, theory, history, and improvisation.

About Joshua

Experienced with students of all ages, backgrounds, and styles. Josh has been playing and performing music for over 13 years. He has achieved a bachelor's degree in instrumental music education and has experience as an instructor teaching private students and group classes for over 7 years. He has

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Jesse B.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2010
  • BA in Anthropology, Minor in Philosophy from Franklin Pierce University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jesse B.

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Online Mandolin Teacher

I have a long track record of teaching in the realm of acoustic music. Beginning in 2010 (while living in Rhode Island) I decided to share my knowledge of stringed instruments as a traveling music teacher. Through the years of performing in various bluegrass outfits, I have always had students eager to learn how to begin or advance their skills in stringed instruments through one on one lessons, coaching, and jamming with others. During the 2015-2016 school year I held the position of Music Therapist In Residence at the CITE School in Providence, RI working with developmentally challenged and disabled students, which allowed me greater insight into different coaching and music education techniques. I am currently endorsed by Ear Trumpet Labs of Portland, OR and The Deering Banjo Company.
If you're looking to start fresh, brush up, or get some coaching/advice on advanced improvisation techniques on the banjo, we can get it done together! If you're ready to start down the road and ...

About Jesse

I have a long track record of teaching in the realm of acoustic music. Beginning in 2010 (while living in Rhode Island) I decided to share my knowledge of stringed instruments as a traveling music teacher. Through the years of performing in various bluegrass outfits, I have always had students eage

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Pat C.
still learning.
pat
since this was my 1st lesson everything went well. looking forward to my next lesson and the lesson after that and so forth.
Gerald
Jesse is extremely talented and an excellent teacher. He is very patient and encouraging in his teaching style. He knows banjo and how to motivate his students. Establishing a strong foundation is the basis of his teaching method. Everything builds on this solid foundation.

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Pittsburgh, PA

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Pittsburgh is $63. 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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$49 average
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$63 average

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"Good instruction at an affordable rate which made it a really great value. Victor was helpful reinforcing mechanics, suggesting practice exercises and introducing good songs to learn. Additionally, he seems to have a deep knowledge of bluegrass history and is flexible in his instruction which is important given the limitations of online learning."
- Cole
Took Mandolin lessons from Victor S.
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"David is the best teacher for beginnings - he can teach you any beginner level instrument and make learning materials relevant available to you both in and out of class. I am so grateful that I found him to be my teacher - it took me 5 weeks to find a good Mandolin teacher. He is absolutely AWESOME! Knowledgeable, patient, passionate, all you can name. I am excited to follow his lecture and practice more with my new mandolin."
- Sylvia
Took Mandolin lessons from David B.
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"David is a mandolin/musical magician. Anyone would be very to lucky to have him as their teacher."
- Rachel
Took Mandolin lessons from David F.
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"Great experience. Got songs and chords, but also technique and cultural info around the various styles."
- Matt Welker
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"Will is a very talented mandolinist and natural instructor! A+ !"
- Jordi
Took Mandolin lessons from Will R.
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"Daniel really knows his stuff. I learned a lot today!"
- Robert
Took Mandolin lessons from Daniel P.
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"Concetta was/terrific and extremely helpful and kind."
- Joseph
Took Mandolin lessons from Concetta A.
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"Instructor with vast experience, I really enjoy learning from him"
- Yasser
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"It was a perfect lesson! I highly recommend Connor as an instructor"
- Joe
Took Mandolin lessons from Connor C.
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"Super lesson. Had a refresher in some music theory.
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- Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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