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Max Z.

5 Reviews
Austin, TX
Starting at $30
  • BA, Guitar and Mandolin Performance from Berkelee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Max Z.

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Private Mandolin Teacher

I offer private in-studio lessons tailored to your level and goals. Learn to play lead, rhythm, jam, and/or improvise. We can approach learning by using tab, standard notation, or by ear.

About Max

I am a Berklee College of Music graduate in guitar & mandolin performance, and play in two 4-piece bluegrass/country bands and an acoustic duo. I've played 100 shows or more since returning to Austin in 2016. Lessons are tailored to your level and goals. We can focus on tunes you want to play, i

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Christopher M.
Great teacher!
Matthew
Max was a great teacher. I walked in wanting to learn better soloing techniques for my bluegrass guitar. With Max's help, I got over several humps in my playing and solo creating skills. If you're looking for a solid teacher that listens to what you have to say, Max is your teacher.
Benjamin
Max is a great instructor and works really well with our 12 year old son. Our son looks forward to guitar lessons every week. Max's easy going attitude makes lessons fun and our son enjoys the jam sessions.

Derek V.

19 Reviews
Austin, TX
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Derek V.

19 Reviews
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Private Mandolin Teacher

Mandolin: any style, any level. :)

About Derek

TEACHING MISSION: Capture the joy of playing music. Inspire continual playing and/or practice, regardless of student's lifestyle/career choices. I start the first lesson with a student wish list (songs, goals, etc) and every lesson we take significant steps towards the goals. Skills: Guitar/Man

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Laura
Super Knowledgable. Psyched to learn more.
Dennis
Derek is a very knowledgable instructor, easy to talk to, and I found his teaching technique is very motivating. He set realistic practice goals for the next session, which will require me to do my part, but that's the reason we show up, to learn how to play a musical instrument.
I highly recommend him.
Luis R.
Derek was very helpful! No time was wasted! Awesome 1st lesson!

Ani K.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Armenian, Turkish, English
  • A.S. - Guitar Major from Kingsborough Community College
  • Awarded The Music Award to the graduating student for outstanding achievement and service to the music department. from Kingsborough Community College
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Ani K.

12 Reviews
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Private Mandolin Teacher

Learn to read and and easy hand positioning to aquire playing the notes.

About Ani

Lessons are tailored to the students' level and goal. Caring and compassionate instructor. Your dream is my dream and I will diligently work with you to help you on your path. If you have the will to learn and practice, you will see improvements and achievements. ‚Äč I've been teaching music to ch

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A Z.
Ani K is the BEST. She taught me so many things and had so much patience and I left very happy and a lot music smarter
Jimmyse M.
Ani is an amazing singing teacher I'm looking forward and working with her again next thrusday
David
Ani is patient, kind and knowledgeable. I learned a lot and am looking forward to my next lesson.

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Rodrigo R.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Professional Technician from Escuela de Música Martell
  • Awarded Music Faculty Scholarship from El Camino College, Torrance CA
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Rodrigo R.

14 Reviews
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Online Mandolin Teacher

melodic and rhythmic mandolin.

About Rodrigo

With an associates degree from El Camino, and lots of musical studies in Mexico, I have been fortunate to tour through the States and through my country. My lessons include real working tips for the real life, keeping it fun as the material is created for your specific needs. I am a multi-instrumen

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Tui
My son is a BEGINNER beginner. Rodrigo is a very nice guy and seems to know his stuff very well. I would give him 5 stars but I don't think he realized that my son needed the basic, basic 1st lesson (i.e. how to hold the instrument). We've only attended one session so this is fully based on that one lesson. I'm sure he'll adjust his teaching from here on out.
Rosa Rodriguez
Mr. Rodrigo is a professional, respectful and super patient instructor. I could not made a better choice. I am looking forward to my next class @
Axel
Rodrigo is a great teacher, not only an expert musician, but he shares all his knowledge.

Zander W.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Bachelor's Degree in Commercial Music from Belmont University
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 6 and up
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Zander W.

4 Reviews
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Online Mandolin Teacher

Fiddle tunes and improv

About Zander

I am a Nashville session musician, sideman and music teacher. I received a Bachelor of Music degree in Commercial Music with a Composition and Arranging Emphasis from Belmont University. Coming from a family of Classical and Jazz musicians, I have been exposed to music my whole life. Over the year

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Suzana
Wonderful instructor! I'm finally getting rid of my old bad habits. I very much look forward to every new lesson. Highly recommended.
Cate
Zander is extremely knowledgable and has the ability to communicate that knowledge in an easy tower and way. Great teacher!
David Otto
I am a first time stringed instrument student. Zander has a talent for structuring lessons to make me 'work' to see progress. He is patient and answers my questions in a manner that make sense. I'm fortunate to have connected with him. Given his multi instrument proficiency and obvious knowledge base I can't help but recommend his teaching skills.

Jason J.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2003
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Jason J.

10 Reviews
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Online Mandolin Teacher

Learn how to read for mandolin, how to play chop chords and more!

About Jason

Jason received his Bachelor of Music from UMKC Music Conservatory and went on to receive his Masters Degree in Music Performance at the Rudi E Scheidt School of Music where he studied with Lily Afshar. Jason has won several competitions including the "Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Competition" and h

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Mike J.
Great experience. Just 3 lessons and feel I am on the right path with Jason.
John Aldrich
Great first lesson. Can't wait for more
ralph H.
Very knowledgeable, easy to talk to. He has helped me with my technique, hand positioning which is very important with classical guitar. I highly recommend Jason.

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Austin, TX

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Austin is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $106 per hour.
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$48 average
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$61 average

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"I absolutely LOVE taking lessons with David! It is the best part of my week!
Being a somewhat shy individual and an adult student, I was really nervous to begin music lessons with a stranger.. David put me at ease from day one. Each thirty minute session is packed with just enough material to keep me occupied during practice through the week and eager for more by the time our next lesson comes around. His instrument knowledge is phenomenal, and it makes the experience so much more fun to have David accompany my mandolin playing with banjo or guitar. He is also great for giving advice on buying a new instrument. Best-Instructor-Ever! I can't recommend David enough"
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"Kelvin is an accomplished and effective teacher who makes online lessons both enjoyable and stimulating. He quickly spots bad tendencies so that they can be corrected early in the process and thus prevent future problems. Kelvin is personable, professional and knows what he's talking about. I look forward to each lesson to see what the next challenge will be and to get to spend time with Kelvin."
- Jack
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"Good instruction at an affordable rate which made it a really great value. Victor was helpful reinforcing mechanics, suggesting practice exercises and introducing good songs to learn. Additionally, he seems to have a deep knowledge of bluegrass history and is flexible in his instruction which is important given the limitations of online learning."
- Cole
Took Mandolin lessons from Victor S.
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"She is very patient, very laid back, and so nice. Can't wait for more lessons"
- Jules
Took Mandolin lessons from Rachel C.
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"David is the best teacher for beginnings - he can teach you any beginner level instrument and make learning materials relevant available to you both in and out of class. I am so grateful that I found him to be my teacher - it took me 5 weeks to find a good Mandolin teacher. He is absolutely AWESOME! Knowledgeable, patient, passionate, all you can name. I am excited to follow his lecture and practice more with my new mandolin."
- Sylvia
Took Mandolin lessons from David B.
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"Great instructor with lots of patience for someone who takes a while to learn things like me."
- Rob
Took Mandolin lessons from David F.
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"Very informative and helpful. He knows his stuff and knows how to teach it."
- David
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"Daniel really knows his stuff. I learned a lot today!"
- Robert
Took Mandolin lessons from Daniel P.
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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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