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Chris C.

23 Reviews
Nashville, TN
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music from Belmont University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Chris C.

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Mandolin is a delightful instrument to study and is a great addition if you are already a guitarist or a singer looking to accompany themselves in unique ways. As with my guitar lessons, I design a student's curriculum to fit each individual's needs and desires. I can teach reading and music theory, but also get you strumming along to your favorite songs or learning how to flatpick basic bluegrass tunes. My goal with any instrumental lessons is to get a student to think for themselves on their instrument through a balance of ear training and functional knowledge of the instrument.

About Chris

Are you interested in being able to confidently play lead and rhythm parts in a band? Want to learn to write songs? Want to learn to just strum along to your favorite records by yourself? I will teach you or your child all of the knowledge and tools needed to do whatever your dream is on your instr

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Ryan
Chris is very helpful and understanding. He wants to ensure you understand what he is teaching. He has a great ear and can tell when you are in tune, right chord, or if your using the wrong fret.

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MITCHELL
Chris has great energy and is super passionate about playing. I like that he teaches what I want to learn instead of a set curriculum!
JC
Mr. Collier was an amazing teacher for me. Going into guitar I was super nervous and had a hectic schedule but he worked with me around my schedule and made me super comfortable to play guitar in front of people. His vast knowledge and friendly vibes make for awesome lessons! Highly Recommend
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David F.

7 Reviews
Nashville, TN
Starting at $24
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM in Music Performance/Jazz Studies from Morehead State University
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David F.

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I will work alongside you to help you achieve your goals. You will learn the music you want to learn!

About David

With a Bachelor's Degree from Morehead State University and five years teaching experience I can offer you the most fulfilling learning experience! *** Lesson Details *** Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced players welcome! Lessons for Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, or Electric Bass! ***

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Josh M.
Thoughtful and focused on what Im trying to achieve.
Rob P.
Great instructor with lots of patience for someone who takes a while to learn things like me.
Randy H.
Great job by David. Clear explanations, excellent demonstration, and good pacing. Very enjoyable.
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Jameson B.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from University of Arkansas
  • Awarded John Phillips Sousa Band Award from Mountain View High School
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Jameson B.

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As a hobby, mandolin playing had always come in seasons for me. I began playing during college and took lessons with the professor of guitar at the University of Arkansas during that time, James Greeson.

I intend to develop an archive very similar to my compilation of traditional music arranged for guitar. I have compiled a comprehensive list of common chords and scales, and a catolog of 20+ I've arranged we can use to study.

Using this information the lesson environment will challenge the student to be diligent with the material, but reward them with a great catalog of experience they will use for as long as they continue to play.

About Jameson

I'm a multi-instrumentalist with 15+ years of experience in composing, performing, improvising, and private instruction. I specialize in guitar and tenor saxophone. I grew up in a small town in Arkansas called "Mountain View" which lovingly calls itself "The Folk Music Capitol of the World". I l

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Music lessons from Jameson Burton don't simply teach you an instrument. You learn music. There is no other instructor that I hold in such high regards in terms of teaching the whole student. If you want to learn to be a musician and go beyond simply learning to play an instrument, then study under Jameson Burton.
Drew
Easy to follow instructions from a master player!

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Ryan B.

79 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
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Ryan B.

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I've been teaching mandolin for 4 years helping students develop a love for the instrument and learn more about music along the way. Mandolin is an often underappreciated instrument which is fantastic for both melodic and rhythmic playing styles. Within the first few lessons you'll have a solid base of strumming, picking, chord changes and melodic playing, with a couple simple songs too. Moving on from there I will craft lessons to move you toward a "goal song," making sure to cater your progress to your needs while keeping a focus on good technique. I enjoy working with students of all ages and experiences and I can't wait to meet you!

About Ryan

Ryan is a musician from Jefferson Park who plays a plethora of different instruments. He specializes in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, but also dabbles in accordion, piano, drums, harmonica and several others. Learning to play instruments is one of the true pleasures in his life and he hopes

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Tim
Ryan provides thorough and patient instruction.
Bob D.
With Ryan's instructions, I am progressing. I've taken private lessons with another instructor before but have not progressed as quickly or learned as much as I have with Ryan.
Barbara K.
Patient teacher and expert practitioner. Really cares about student's growth. He also reminds you to have fun. Always on time for lesson, too.

Diego R.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 10 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Diego R.

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I learned to play the mandolin because it is a very common instrument that guitarist double on in musical productions. From there I became interested in playing Irish folk music and bluegrass and formed an Irish folk group.

When teaching Mandolin I like to use these styles to teach students to read written music and chords so they can confidently join in on any jam and have fun.

About Diego

My main focus is to help you achieve whatever goals you have set for yourself. I tailor every lesson to each individual to ensure you are learning in a style that best suits your needs. Whether you are interested in rock, blues, country, jazz or any other style of guitar, I will work to make sure t

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Patrick
I left my first lesson feeling confident which is a first when it comes to past lessons I have taken with other instructors

Ben E.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2000
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Ben E.

6 Reviews
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In addition to being a percussionist, I am also a mandolin player with experience playing Celtic, Bluegrass and Old Time music. With an emphasis on rhythm and technique I can help take your mandolining to the next level!

About Ben

Benjamin is a percussionist and mandolin player from North Carolina. Coming out of a folk music tradition he has expanded his interest into the world of electronic music, free improvisation and world music. He most recently visited Dublin to work with composer Cal Folger Day on a historical Operett

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Alex R.
Fantastic instructor. Ben started at the basic foundational instruction (including how best to hold the pick) and together we built a custom practice outline that has helped me to achieve my goals.
esther T.
Awesome first lesson! Looking forward to many more.
John Cardoza
Patient, highly knowledgeable. Works quickly and efficiently; making the most of our hour together. Looking forward to the next lesson!

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Nashville, TN

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Nashville is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $106 per hour.
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$37 average
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$49 average
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$62 average

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"Great experience. Got songs and chords, but also technique and cultural info around the various styles."
Matt Welker
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"If you’re a non-musician and you want to become a musician, and you want to do that while learning the mandolin, work with Andrew. I came to him with a limited musical background and no previous mandolin experience; he was able to assess whatever musical knowledge and literacy I had and develop it. He was holistic in his approach: we worked on theory, we worked on fundamentals, we worked on right and left hand stuff, and I was never bored or bogged down the way many adult learners can be.

I would say that within six months of weekly lessons with him I was working on sight reading music in two or three genres at moderate tempos, I was able to learn songs from listening, and I was honing my technique to bluegrass playing and going to bluegrass jams in New York. He was always attuned to my level and to what I was doing with my playing. He put a great deal of thought into lesson planning and chose to work on pieces that appealed to my individual taste, prepared me for the musical community I was breaking into, and generally kept my momentum up during my first year of mandolin playing and got me to a place I was really happy with. He was on the line when I upgraded my mandolin, because when you’re dropping a couple grand on something you call your sensei. And he was and is a great sensei.

One of my biggest musical hurdles, if not my biggest, is performance anxiety. Andrew has a great disposition for making people feel relaxed in a lesson setting; he’s an easygoing, sensitive and cool guy who can show up for you wherever you happen to be that week. He also has a really great dog named Ryder who liked to hang out during lessons.

I would 10/10 1,000% recommend Andrew. If he is not already your mandolin teacher, hire him and congratulate yourself! You are on your way to mandolin greatness."
Louisa
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"Kelvin has a great way of getting the most out of my playing and inspires me to do better. Very encouraging, very enjoyable!"
Jack
Took Mandolin lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Chris was friendly, patient, and took time to talk about my learning style! Great first lesson."
Margaret
Took Mandolin lessons from Chris C.
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"Extremely knowledgeable. Knew exactly where I stood in terms of proficiency after only a few strums and quickly implemented a lesson plan on the spot. Gave great direction and homework. Looking forward to the next couple of lessons. Highly recommend."
Jacob
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"First lesson, and loved it. I am being forced to think. Now we'll see how well I can practice on my own."
Janet
Took Mandolin lessons from Joe Danny O.
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"Great first lesson. Lots of information. Quite patient and very instructive."
Joyce
Took Mandolin lessons from Victor S.
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"Great 1st lesson, he is patient and very knowledgable."
Tom
Took Mandolin lessons from William B.
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"Learned more in an hour than in the past 4 months with my previous instructor. Great lesson! I am very excited to learn from Jake."
Monte Leewen
Took Mandolin lessons from Jake H.
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"Great teacher! We were so happy to have found Alex."
Maya
Took Mandolin lessons from Alex R.
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