Lyle Raymond

Lyle R.

Sun Prairie, WI
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We know that starting lessons is a big step and we want you to feel confident booking with us. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll help you find a new teacher or you can receive a refund for any unused lessons within the first year from the date of purchase.

Lesson Details

Banjo

Levels Taught:
Beginner
I have been playing and teaching banjo since 2006, and I'm always very excited to introduce new students to this unique instrument. I focus on the "Scruggs-style" method of playing 5-string banjo, and we'll work on techniques used in common bluegrass and folk tunes. As you advance, I'll help you in creating your own banjo solo breaks.
See all subjects

Lyle teaches

Loading-circle

About

Lyle passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Lyle delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 1989

- Degree in Music Theory / History from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.
- 25 years' teaching and performing experience.
- Fluent in all electric styles, plus acoustic and classical.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to cover the fundamentals while focusing on your personal goals. All stages of ability are welcome, from rank novice to pro. We'll determine what you wish to learn, and build a roadmap to get there.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home Office in his Townhouse: Music stand, recording equipment, two chairs.


*** Specialties ***
All types of jazz, from swing to modern. Rock, Metal, Blues and Country. Composition and improvisation.

Education

Bachelor of Music
Aug 1991 - Aug 1998
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Photos & Videos

Photo by Lyle R.

View
Photo by Lyle R.

View

17 Reviews

Write a Review
Mack M. Nov 7, 2017
Banjo · Online

When the lesson started we got right to the point and decided the best direction to take with the limited experience I have. I have goals for the next lesson and something to work with and someone to help me along the way.

Mack M. Nov 7, 2017
Banjo · Online

Mack M. Nov 7, 2017
Banjo · Online

Char Oct 9, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

I am a complete novice - my first ever guitar lesson. This lesson started from holding the guitar, pick, fingers and finger movement, and form. I started the book and I learned lots. Lyle was very efficient and professional.

Jalen Mar 18, 2017
Piano · In studio

Lyle is very knowledgeable and seems to have a good method of teaching piano. My son is enjoying it very much.

Patrick Jan 31, 2017
Ukulele · Online

Awesome teacher! only first time and I already know he is very nice and patient!

Sri G. Oct 14, 2016
Piano · In studio

He is been really good,explains very clearly. He can understand me very well. Good to have him as my teacher. These are words told by my daughter.

Patty May 15, 2016
Banjo · Online

I know nearly nothing about music, but just love to try. Lyle is patient, and able to be flexible if I have not been able to practice (as much as I should!)

kevin Z. Jul 7, 2015
Bass Guitar · In studio

Lyle provided a great first experience in my bass guitar lessons. He is very knowledgeable and created a custom lesson plan to what I am looking for.

Jakob J. May 17, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Excellent with my 9 year old son!

Adam K. Mar 27, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Lyle has been a great instructor so far. He has taught me how to think about and practice guitar better. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge that he shares in an easy-going way. I feel better prepared and confidant that I can reach my desired skill level, rather than it seeming like a fantasy. Highly recommended.

+ Read More
Jen M. Feb 5, 2015
Banjo · Online

Good combination of book learnin' and improvisational instruction.

Katrina G. Jul 11, 2014
Banjo · In home

Lyle is awesome! Lessons are fun and helpful, he focuses on helping you meet your musical goals. I am an adult absolute novice, never played an instrument before, and I feel really good about my progress. If a year ago someone would have asked me "will you ever play an instrument?" I would have said absolutely no and that I didn't think I was even capable of learning an instrument, I considered myself to be very non-musical; but not anymore. 1 star off because we've had a lot of cancellations and reschedules but that's partially my fault as well since our lessons are on Friday nights and he warned me he often plays gigs or has to travel to gigs on that night.

+ Read More
RAMA S. May 7, 2013
Guitar ·

Very Good Teacher

Very cool and has immense patience for my 6 year old son. The right guitar teacher for my son who has questions nonstop.

Nina H. Jan 28, 2013
·

Patient and willing to work with my son.

Lyle has been doing a wonderful job with my son. My son tends to lose focus a lot, but Lyle has never been cross or sharp with him. We are very pleased with the progress we are making.

JanF Jul 9, 2012
·

for Stella

she responds well to Lyle. We have worked flexibly with our schedules and she is getting along ok. She could practice more...but she likes what and how she has learned so far...

HortensiaG Feb 12, 2012
·

Excelent teacher; totally happy!

He's very knowledgable!!!His teaching is wonderful!!He cares for the student's learning and goals!!!

You may want to revisit

Previously viewed teachers: