Linda Levine

Linda L.

Tucker, GA
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Lesson Details

Banjo

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have been playing bluegrass banjo for over 20 years, and have performed for events such as Thanksgiving dinners at hotels, folk clubs, bluegrass festivals, and fundraisers. In addition to playing and teaching banjo, I play and teach guitar and piano, with guitar being my main instrument. I am no Earl Scruggs, but I am a great teacher for beginners and intermediate players. As a teacher, I am patient, intuitive, and always tailor the lessons to fit the interests and learning styles of each individual student.
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About

Linda passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Linda delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3 to 65 and special needs

Teaching since:
July 1979

*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not typically provide any equipment - but I am willing to select and purchase books for the students to learn from (cost of books to be reimbursed by the student/parent) when requested to do so.

I am also willing to provide stick-on note-names for the keyboard, for young children.

The students must have their own instruments, and provide a folder for sheet music and notes/instructions.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar, I specialize in the following styles: jazz, rock, blues, folk, bluegrass, and children's songs.
Piano: I prefer electronic keyboard to acoustic piano, but am happy to teach beginning students on a regular piano as well. I teach note-reading, playing by ear, and theory, with en emphasis on rock, pop, and folk music. I include arranging, chord theory, and use of the many features of an electronic keyboard, in the lessons.
Bass Guitar: I teach rock, pop, funk, and country music on bass.
Banjo: I teach bluegrass, country, and some blues and rock music. I can also teach a bit of old-timey frailing/clawhammer style.
English and Reading: I am highly qualified, to tutor/teach English (spoken, written, and reading comprehension) to both native English speakers and to those learning it as a second language.
*** I am particularly good at working with children who have a.d.h.d. and other learning disabilities!

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Experience

Music Teacher
Sep 1993 - Present
self-employed

I have been teaching private guitar, banjo, bass, and piano/keyboard lessons in the greater Atlanta area since 1993.
I currently teach part-time at the Atlanta School of Rock, too!

Music Teacher; Academic Subjects Tutor
Sep 1980 - Present
Self-employed

I have over 30 years of experience as a music teacher, for both private lessons and classes. In addition to teaching guitar, bass, piano, banjo, and percussion to students of all ages (including adult retirees), I have also taught music classes for toddlers and preschoolers, and have worked as a substitute music teacher in private schools, and as a summer camp song-leader.
I have also worked as a tutor for academic subjects for over 20 years. I have tutored students in grades K-10 in every subject, and have also provided G.E.D. test preparation help to homeschooled students.

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Education

Luthiery (Guitar building)
Jan 1982 - May 1982
Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery
Jazz Theory and Composition
Sep 1979 - May 1981
Mannes Conservatory of Music
Associates Degree in Jazz Theory and Composition
Sep 1979 - May 1981
Mannes Conservatory of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Hebrew
Professional Proficiency
Hebrew
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate of Luthiery
May 1982
Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery

Guitar building and repair, both acoustic and electric.

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10 Reviews

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Raye Jun 27, 2017
Ukulele · Online

Linda gave me a lot to work on for my first lesson. I am enthusiastic for the week ahead, practicing what she showed me. Great lesson!

Joe G. Jan 16, 2017
Banjo · In studio

Everything went great teacher is great can't wait until next lesson

Ella Aug 11, 2016
Banjo · In studio

Linda is easily the most patient and welcoming person I've ever worked with. She has incredible knowledge over a vast array of topics and she is eager to share with others. This, in my opinion, is the most important quality of all teachers. Her lessons have proved a great way to build a solid base in my field of interest. as well as providing me with a well rounded and wonderful mentor that I'm sure to rely on for many other lessons in the future- banjo or otherwise!

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April H. Jul 13, 2016
Piano · In studio

Linda is an excellent teacher! Linda is very patient and accommodating and flexible. Linda is extremely personable, extremely open minded and well rounded. She is a wealth of knowledge with all types and genres of music. Linda makes me feel calm and relaxed during our lessons!

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Julian F. Mar 1, 2016
Guitar · In home

Timely, fun and my son loved it!

Stephanie F. Nov 22, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Linda is incredibly experienced and knowledgeable in guitar and other matters of music. Her background and broad understanding of music and theory is why I chose her to be my instructor. She was able to pinpoint my areas of opportunity and craft a specialized plan to get me where I want to be. I really enjoyed my 1st lesson with Linda and am looking forward to continuing.

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Jimesa W. Nov 21, 2015
Banjo · In studio

Really nice, lets you learn at your own pace, lets you choose the type of music that she will teach you so that you stay interested throughout the program!

Glenda C. Aug 9, 2015
Banjo · In studio

Very helpful and lesson was at my growing edge- I look forward to more. Linda is very easy to relate to.

Forrest Jul 20, 2015
Singing · In home

My daughter really enjoyed Linda. She was a good instructor and enjoyed her lessons.

Jack Mar 25, 2015
Elementary Math · In home

Linda is very patient with my Asperger's/ADHD son. She has offered several different ways to approach his math work and clearly was thinking about new approaches between visits. She is a kind, gentle woman and having her help with the work has been so helpful. She even spent extra time to show him some guitar, in case we want to take lessons (upon my request because we're interested in that). Linda has offered advice on several resources that I didn't know about for my journey to assist my son with his challenges. We have been very happy with Linda.

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