Jesse Burdick

Jesse B.

Smithfield, VA
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Mandolin

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
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 learn the rudiments of guitar, mandolin, or upright bass, we can start that journey. If you're trying to figure out where you fit in in a jam situation: let's find you a spot!
In addition to these education services I also provide a recording of each lesson using a variety of state of the art equipment, including Ear Trumpet Labs microphones and the Zylia Mobile Recording Studio.
I look forward to hearing from you, and hope that we can work together to unlock your inner musician.
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About

Jesse passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Jesse delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2010

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 learn the rudiments of guitar, mandolin, or upright bass, we can start that journey. If you're trying to figure out where you fit in in a jam situation: let's find you a spot!

In addition to these education services I also provide a recording of each lesson using a variety of state of the art equipment, including Ear Trumpet Labs microphones and the Zylia Mobile Recording Studio. I look forward to hearing from you, and hope that we can work together to unlock your inner musician.

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Experience

Music Instructor
Jan 2010 - Present
Private Business

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 learn the rudiments of guitar, mandolin, or upright bass, we can start that journey. If you're trying to figure out where you fit in in a jam situation: let's find you a spot!
In addition to these education services I also provide a recording of each lesson using a variety of state of the art equipment, including Ear Trumpet Labs microphones and the Zylia Mobile Recording Studio.
I look forward to hearing from you, and hope that we can work together to unlock your inner musician.

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Music Therapist In Residence
Jan 2015 - Feb 2016
The CITE School

Worked with developmentally challenged and disabled students in a classroom atmosphere to develop rhythm, become more socialized, and encourage group participation.

Education

BA in Anthropology, Minor in Philosophy
Aug 2001 - Aug 2005
Franklin Pierce University
College Prep
Aug 1997 - Jul 2001
Johnston Senior High School

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Now accepting banjo, guitar, mandolin, and upright bass students of all ages!
Lessons available on banjo, guitar, mandolin, and upright bass!

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3 Reviews

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Pat C. Feb 20, 2019
Banjo · In studio

still learning.

pat Feb 9, 2019
Banjo · In home

since this was my 1st lesson everything went well. looking forward to my next lesson and the lesson after that and so forth.

Gerald Nov 19, 2018
Banjo · In studio

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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