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John B.
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Master the Mandolin in No Time with Easy Lessons from a Blues Expert
While studying the mandolin, you'll learn how to read music in standard notation, tablature form or both. You will also learn how to play various chords, scales rhythmic patterns and improvisation while implementing them into various styles of music including, Bluegrass, Country, Basso Nova. or Blues.
About John B.

I have been playing for about 35 years and teaching music and guitar for 25 years. I have a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Classical guitar. I've taught at the University level and currently maintain a professional studio in Arlington, Virginia. I am very well versed in many different styles of music including, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical and Suzuki guitar. Students who decide to sign up with me, will have a lesson plan, a strategy for meeting their musical goals and will enjoy themselves in the process. *** Lesson Details *** Lessons are custom designed to meet the needs of every student, whether it is someone just starting out with the basics or for that seasoned player that wants to hone their professional skills. As a teacher, I consider myself easy going and laid back, with an emphasis on encouraging each student to do their very best. *** Studio Equipment *** Guitar, instruments, keyboards recording equipment, waiting room, seating for parents *** Travel Equipment *** Music stand, foot stool, cables.- Teacher Own instrument, amplifier if needed, notebook.-Student *** Specialties *** I have been teaching for about 25 years and am well versed in Jazz, Classical, Rock, Blues and Country genres. I focus on anything from note reading, theory, improvisation and composing.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

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Teaching since 1986


Bachelor of Music

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Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks English

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Teaches 7 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
South Hill Street
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
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30 minutes
45 minutes
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
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John is the best! He is super kind, patient, and friendly and he'll meet you where you are skill-wise so that improving at your instrument is fun and not intimidating! :-)

Posted Dec 21, 2021