Victor Skidanenko

Victor S.

Palo Alto, CA
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Lesson Details

Banjo

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I offer banjo for children and adults of all levels, from first time players to very advanced players. I offer lessons teaching three-finger Scruggs, Melodic and Reno-Style bluegrass banjo. I can provide a complete curriculum including tabs/sheet music or I can can give personalized lessons on skills or music of your choice. I teach both playing by ear and tablature. I can also prepare students to play in bands and jams.
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About

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

Teaching since:
January 2004

I am a professional teacher and performer based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. I have been teaching guitar, banjo, and mandolin professionally since 2004. I have performed on all of these instruments and have played at numerous music festivals throughout the United States as well as teaching at many music camps on the West Coast. I am currently performing in bands on electric guitar, banjo, and mandolin as well as recording sessions with many many excellent musicians.

Experience

Music Instructor
Jan 2006 - Present
Self-Employed

Professional full-time music teacher.

Music Instructor
Jan 2012 - Dec 2014
The Manzana Music School

I offered instruction on guitar, banjo and mandolin as well as general music theory.

Education

AA Music: General
Aug 2013 - Present
Foothill College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Here is a song where I recorded all the instruments.
Playing an old Johnson Mountain Boys tune
A video I made for a student demonstrating an advanced arrangement of an old Bluegrass tune
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9 Reviews

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Shani Oct 25, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Victor has been very helpful. He found my daughter the right size of guitar for her to start with. So far she has been learning chords and learning to strum. She has been enjoying it and we are looking forward to next week

Terry Oct 22, 2018
Guitar · Online

Helped me learn the basics of guitar and has helped me to learn songs that I like on my own. Very friendly and helpful.

Hailey Oct 22, 2018
Mandolin · Online

I have been taking guitar and mandolin lessons from Victor for around two years. I had originally started on guitar and eventually became interested in learning mandolin. He has been nothing short of accommodating both in my schedule and musically. Highly Recommended.

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Steve Aug 19, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

The lesson was great I told Victor the things I struggle with most & he started me off with some basics that I need to work on & also showed me some bad habits I needed to correct all with a patient pleasant attitude I'm looking forward to the next lesson.Steve S

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Steve Aug 19, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Victor was great I haven't picked up my Guitar in it felt like forever and I had picked up a lot of bad habits he was very patient and gave me the building blocks to help me get started back on the right track.

Shaheer M. Jan 25, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Had a great lesson with Victor! He knows music really well and is very patient with beginners.

Jade M. Jan 19, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Polite and thorough. We're off to a good beginning

Kevin Hughes Jan 6, 2016
Guitar · In home

Had a god lesson with Victor. Will be back next week!

Jenny Dec 8, 2015
Guitar · In studio

I took lessons for beginning guitar with Victor. Victor is a great teacher! He is clearly very competent, with a relaxed vibe. He was happy to create personalized guitar tab for me, and was very patient, even though I was a first time guitarist.

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