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Ray M.

32 Reviews
Arlington, TX
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ray M.

32 Reviews
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Beginner to intermediate.
Mandolin is mostly known for bluegrass, but in the last few years it's become quite prominent in country, as well as other genres. It's a very fun instrument, once one gets used to the size.
Mandolin lessons mostly entail building a chord
vocabulary, and maybe learning a basic scale or two. After that students are ready to learn tons of songs.

About Ray

Born in Arlington, Texas, I began playing guitar and bass guitar in high school. After studying for several years under Joey Faust, I studied Jazz, Classical Guitar, and Music Theory at TCC in Fort Worth. I began teaching in my free time to friends and family in 2003; by 2008 I was teaching full ti

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Bill J.
Ray is very patient and takes time to explain everything in a way you can understand.
Jimmy W.
Ray was very informative, and very passionate about teaching me and was very respectful and made me feel welcome.. I'm very excited about returning for my other lessons.
Jana
Ray is a great patient teacher. I highly recommend him!

Scott S.

6 Reviews
McKinney, TX
Starting at $27
  • Awarded Most improved Jazz Guitarist from Georgia Perimeter College
  • B.A. In Jazz Guitar from Kennesaw State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Scott S.

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I have been playing mandolin for about 5 years now. I really enjoy the bluegrass experience on mandolin

About Scott

Scott S. I started playing guitar while in high school. Then, I furthered my studies in guitar at the Atlanta Institute of Music (2 Years) and Georgia Perimeter College (2 Years) where I studied Music Theory and Jazz. It was during these few years when I played in several rock, Bluegrass and Jazz

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Scott
Scott is a very patient teacher. He adapts his lessons based on the students understanding music theory and what student wants to achieve on a personal level. Personally, I was very shy and with little understanding of theory but was willing learn and apply Scott's teachings. What I didn't expect, is a life long friendship. I would highly recommend anyone who from a beginner to experienced player to Scott Sadler to expand their knowledge in music.
Georgia
I took weekly in-home lessons with Scott from (roughly) age 6 to age 13 and I could not recommend him more highly. Though I should be reviewing Scott as a teacher and musician, I feel that I should first mention Scott as a person; Learning from such a young age and through an incredibly formative time of my life, Scott became for me a sort of mentor as well as a teacher. He encouraged me to do what I cared about, allow myself to be creative, and get over the fear of making mistakes and owning my own work. Scott listens to what his students have to say, whether it’s feedback, goals, or concerns, guitar and life related alike. Easygoing, positive, and never judgmental, he creates a space where a student feels genuinely heard, and for me this was very important.

When it comes to lessons, it is impossible to miss how passionate Scott is for what he does; Scott is always full of ideas for each student and how they can use their strengths and interests, and he puts time and energy into personalizing each student’s lessons instead of simply going by the book. He does this because he is genuinely passionate about each of his students. For me, this meant turning to song-writing when I « just can’t do Taylor Swift » as I remember a 6-year-old me sighing one day, helping me learn to craft my own solos, or teaching me to write my own tabs for songs I couldn’t find yet online. Scott introduced me to blues and jazz at a young age and showed me so much about music I would never have otherwise found, and he always taught me the theory behind what we did so I understood what I was doing and could apply it on my own. I’ll never forget learning Georgia On My Mind, learning how to solo over it on my own (and do it well), and the pride of seeing what I was capable of after all that work; even 4 years later, I still know the song by heart.

In terms of capability, Scott is highly proficient and can handle just about anything you throw at him. Because he seriously knows what he is doing, he can improvise and tailor lessons to teach you what you want to learn. While I was learning, I always looked to Scott to play a piece I was struggling with to see how it could be improved, as he always played it beautifully. Listening to Scott play, I was always re-inspired or re-motivated to learn and to improve.

I’m sure I’ve been rambling for far too long at this point and I could honestly continue for a while, but I’ll spare you and simply leave it at this: I am endlessly grateful to Scott for what and how he taught and cannot recommend him more highly to anyone who wants to really learn how to play. No matter your age, experience, interests or other concerns, Scott can teach you, and teach you well.
Kimberly
Scott taught my son for 4 years before he married and moved away. Heart breaking for my son bc Scott encouraged my son creatively while teaching him fundamentals and theory. In the end Scott was teaching my son how to compose songs that my son had written. Scott is honest and great with kids.
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Ben H.

24 Reviews
North Richland Hills, TX
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Professional certificate guitar performance from Musicians Institute
  • Awarded Best of teachers in 2015 from Thumbtack
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Ben H.

24 Reviews
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Have been playing the mandolin for over 10 years.

About Ben

Hello, my name is Ben and GUITAR IS MY BUSINESS...AND MY BUSINESS IS GOOD so please consider me. I've been playing guitar for over 18 years and have been in playing bands for 12 years. Recently after the band broke up, I decided to further my education and went to Musicians Institute in Hollywood C

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Britta S.
Pretty much let my kids run the show which meant not a lot got accomplished. He's nice the kids liked him though.
Johnathan P.
Ben was super understanding of my busy schedule. He jumped right in and worked well with my 15 year old son.
Suva P.
Ben is my kids’ first instructor. They have come along a long way just in 5 classes. I feel like my kiddos are in good hands. I would recommend Mr. Ben to anyone who is looking for music instructor.

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Allyson C.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Awarded Merit Scholarship Award from SFCM
  • Violin from San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Allyson C.

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I can teach folk, classical, bluegrass, jazz- tunes from around the world. I’m patient and a highly trained musician.

About Allyson

I’m a friendly, passionate teacher with over twenty years experience and a drive to bring out the best in each student. Whether you are wanting to learn how to play with a great position and sound from the start, play your favorite songs, or wanting to apply to the Conservatory of your dreams with

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Adrian
Both really knowledgeable and really good at explaining things in a way you can understand!

Speedy B.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1964
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors degree in Business Management from University of Redlands
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Speedy B.

13 Reviews
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I teach Mandolin using the Suzuki method and then branch out into into bluegrass mandolin playing. The mandolin is tuned like a violin double strings. So the left hand fingering is the same as the violin and the picking is similar to the guitar. If you play the violin then the main thing you need to learn is the right hand picking. If you play the guitar then you will need to learn the left hand fingering. Mandolin is a fun instrument to learn and to play.

About Speedy

I have been teaching music for over fifty years. I have taught many professional teachers and students over the years. I have played professionally in Many Classical and Jazz groups. My quick start method gets beginners playing music right away. I studied classical violin from Don Samuleson, Prof

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Preston S.
Wonderful with beginners! Very patient. Had a great experience. Thank you!
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Evan F.
speedy is an amazing teacher! Very patient man .
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Tom F.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Tom F.

17 Reviews
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I can teach all levels and many styles. I make it easy for you to learn at your own pace so you can achieve your goals and have fun playing music.

About Tom

Tom has a music degree focused in guitar performance and a combined professional teaching and performance career that spans over twenty years. Tom began teaching in 1994 and still practices today instructing students of all ages on guitar and bass techniques, as well as music theory. Tom is

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Frank G.
Great first lesson.
Steve B.
First lesson was right on and to the point. Thanks Tom...
George S.
No doubt Thomas will help fill in some gaps. I think he's got plenty he can tech me. Looking forward 👍👍

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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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"Highly recommended teacher

I am in my mid-30s and picking up Mandolin for the first time without much background in music. Scott has been really great to learn from, teaching me not only the basics of scales and chords but he also has me working on songs and solos which I never thought I'd be able to do so early. I would highly recommend Scott."
Steve
Took Mandolin lessons from Scott S.
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"Awesome first lesson! Looking forward to many more."
esther
Took Mandolin lessons from Ben E.
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"I've been taking lessons from Tara now for the better part of 4 years. She is talented, professional, engaging, knowledgeable, and most importantly, patient. She taught this old dog a lot of new tricks on the Mandolin. I still have a long way to go, but if you are looking for a Mando teacher, this lady is tops in my book. Sorry she left VA, but NY got themselves one good musician and teacher."
Al
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"Fantastic lesson, will co ntinue."
Anna
Took Mandolin lessons from Rachel C.
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"Andrew is great. Everything I was hoping for. He is so nice and fun to work with. I know I'm going to learn a lot from him."
Debbie
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"Great start. Tara was patient and easy going. I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future."
Rob
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"Ray is patient and encouraging. He challenges students to get better every week."
Michelle
Took Mandolin lessons from Ray M.
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"Extremely knowledgable, nice and overall great teacher. I'm extremely happy with my first mandolin lesson and can't wait to practice what Ryan taught me and return for my next lesson."
Brian
Took Mandolin lessons from Ryan B.
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"Early days, but Steve gave mea realistic foundation for learning"
Jeremy
Took Mandolin lessons from Steve G.
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