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Mandolin with Lynn K.

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Teaches online
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Age: 7-85
Speaks English
Teaching since 1983
  • 2 Repeated Students

Exciting mandolin lessons with a trained performer and musician

All styles, technique, chords, individual notes, scales, theory, performance, Monroe stlye, bluegrass

Instructor details

Teaches Online
Teaches Online

Teaching Hours

5 AM-1 PM
3 PM-4 PM
5 AM-3 PM
3:30 PM-4:30 PM
5 AM-6:30 AM
10 AM-3 PM
4:30 PM-5 PM
5 AM-4:30 PM
5 AM-3 PM
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60 minutes

About Lynn K.

Whether you are 5, 25, or perhaps 85 years old when you make the decision to enter the world of music, you will be changing your life for the positive.   Your relationship with music & your chosen instrument is unique & will be lifelong.  I look forward to sharing your excitement as we pursue the path to comfort, confidence & the eventual, inevitable joy you will achieve with your new friend. *** Lesson Details *** In a calm, easy going atmosphere you can expect to laugh a bit, as it is called 'playing music', as well as become focused & disciplined to succeed. You will learn to have an understanding of how to read & play a minimum of 3 songs each month, & will be picking up enough music theory as it applies to your instrument each week to feel confident & inspired to continue on as far as you desire. We will learn how to 'play well with others' in informal as well as more structured gatherings every few months, with no pressure, only compassion & encouragement. For those wishing to join in the fun of playing bluegrass music, we will start out with technique exercises, scales, basic melodies & accompaniment patterns to prepare you to learn this unique & exciting style of American music. There are many gatherings in the area called 'Pickin' Parties' that I want to get you ready to participate in as soon as is humanly possible. If you are one of those brave souls undertaking the lovely but challenging fretless instrument, the violin, my main focus is to get you started with the all the necessary basic techniques - holding the instrument & bow correctly, getting the best possible tone & pitch using efficiency & accuracy, mixed with a great deal of ear training & heart. Specific songs you'd like to learn? Your reward for accomplishing what I deem necessary on whichever instrument you've chosen will be for us to then listen to & analyze your desired piece, & I will then write it out in either tablature or standard notation. *** Studio Equipment *** Lesson studio contains music stand, tuner, metronome, & there is easy parking in the well-lit front lot. *** Travel Equipment *** The student must have own instrument & be willing to purchase necessary tools as recommended at their first lesson for their instrument & playing level, such as music stand, tuner, pick, book, strap, etc. at a local music store or online. *** Specialties *** Bluegrass, Country, Country Rock, Contemporary Christian, Americana, Ragtime Blues Guitar, Fingerstyle, Flatpick, Accompaniment, Ear Training, Theory, Harmony
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56 Reviews
Jennifer Brandt
Teacher's studio
Lesson was fun, and I learned a lot!
Posted May 23, 2024
Lynn is an excellent teacher. I appreciate her knowledge and that she is a stickler for making sure I learn the basics that will help me as I progress. The time I have to practice is limited but she makes me want to sit down and spend a few minutes whenever I can. I wish I could take lessons from her in person as I do struggle with the online format. There is a delay and also the sound cuts out at times, but I am enjoying them regardless because she is helping me make progress. I also almost feel some kind of dyslexia because I find it so difficult to follow where her fingers are on the fretboard. Being an older learner has its challenges but I am determined to learn as much as possible and I appreciate Lynn's patience with me!
Posted Mar 22, 2024
Posted Feb 15, 2024