Ian McNally

Ian M.

New York, NY
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I can teach standard mandolin playing such as chords and scales, but I can also teach reading mandolin classically. We can learn mandolin in whatever style you like, and work on any songs you're interested in. If you don't have any specifications, don't fret! I have a curriculum planned with everything from traditional mandolin songs to playing movie theme melodies.
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Ian teaches



Ian delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 3+

Teaching since:
June 2013

Hi, I'm Ian, a 23 year old music major who just completed his B.A. At Hunter College. I try and play as many instruments as possible to expand my musical repertoire, but I am the most well versed in violin and guitar. I've been playing violin for 14 years and guitar for 9. I am involved in a number of musical projects and bands including my own, Cicero & the Orations. I also have a good knowledge of theory and have taken all but two of Hunters offered theory classes. I am currently a lessons instructor at a corporate site but I am always looking to teach music, since it's what I want to do with my life. I am quite patient with students and am always looking to take as much time as is needed for the student to learn whatever will better them.

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Aug 2012 - Jul 2016
Hunter College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jun 2016

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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Ian McNally

Open Mic Downtown

Open Mic Uptown

Live at The Sidewalk Cafe

Live at The Goldens Bridge Colony Barn

Playing fiddle for a friend


2 Reviews

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Daniel B. Oct 14, 2016
Guitar · In home

Ian's patience and knowledge of many types of music is awesome! He takes a very empathetic approach to teaching; he tailors what knowledge he shares and what instructional techniques he employs based on my learning style and past experiences. If your looking for a kind, down to earth teacher who's not elitist when it comes to teaching anything from classical violin to rock guitar, Ian's the guy.

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Chris Oct 10, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

He is uniquely sensitive to the learning style of his students, and able to meet musicians of any experience at their level. He will be a full time music educator in a couple of years, so get some time with Ian while you can!

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