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Brian Lee B.

Saint Louis, Missouri

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About Brian Lee B.

LEARN TO PLAY: banjo or ukulele from a PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN with over 35+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE in music performance and instruction. Hi! I’m Brian. I love cooking BBQ, watching the Muppets, hanging with my nieces, and I’m also really into teaching and playing music. In addition to playing and teaching the banjo and ukulele, I am also a Board Certified Music Therapist with a degree from Maryville University with an additional Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I founded my music school, Mimic Music based in St. Louis, in 2017. I am qualified to and PASSIONATE ABOUT about helping YOU discover, meet, and exceed your musical goals. Whether it’s learning a new instrument because you want to explore a new hobby or returning to your instrument, I can help you! I cater to ALL AGES AND ABILITIES and have been teaching ONLINE since 2012. I am currently teaching over 30 students, across 4 time zones, between the ages of 9 and 81. Together, we play anything from Bach to bluegrass to "We Don't Talk About Bruno" I invite you to read my reviews. == PLEASE NOTE: you will be expected to learn how to read banjo and ukulele tablature ==

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since 1991

Music Therapy

Age: 6-105

Speaks English

Has background check

Instructor details
Subject: Ukulele
Teaches 2 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
Brittin Place
Teaches Online
Teaches Online

Work hours

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Teacher's studio

Brian is very responsive to my progress and the direction I want to go.

Posted Feb 14, 2023
Teacher's studio

First meeting, easy to talk to Brian. He is sending information for my future lessons. I feel inspired. Looking forward to the next lesson.

Posted Jan 3, 2023
Teacher's studio

I have been trying to learn to play the banjo for about 6 months watching Youtube videos, I learned more in my first couple of minutes with Brian than I ever did on Youtube. Great personality and is encouraging. I did the 3 classes for 30 dollar special Takelessons put out and it was the best thing I could do to learn the Banjo. I am putting things together now in the yard and it is starting to sound like something, not just some guy picking strings.

Posted Aug 26, 2022
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American Music Therapy Association
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AMTA's purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. Predecessors, unified in 1998, included the National Association for Music Therapy founded in 1950 and the American Association for Music Therapy founded in 1971. AMTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession.
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