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Ben H.

24 Reviews
North Richland Hills, TX
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Ray M.

32 Reviews
Arlington, TX
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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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
  • B.A. In Jazz Guitar from Kennesaw State University
  • Awarded Most improved Jazz Guitarist from Georgia Perimeter College
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Scott S.

6 Reviews
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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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Rodrigo R.

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

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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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Donna
I am so happy to have this opportunity to review Rodrigo Rodríguez. I have learned so much with him over the several years that I have been studying with him! He has totally transformed my guitar playing and has helped me to achieve my specific goals which are: To learn to play rhythmically with my right hand, to learn the fretboard better so that I can play more advanced songs, and to learn the repertoire of Spanish language music. He is so knowledgeable and talented! I have learned styles and songs from him from many different countries - Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Cuba, Colombia, and Mexico. In addition to all of that, he is a first rate human being who I feel fortunate to know! So, do yourself a favor and take lessons from him. He is a great teacher!
Barbara Judd
Rodrigo is a patient teacher who is a great musician. I have only had one lesson with him, but believe I will make good progress in learning the cajun accordion.
Daniel M.
He takes time to explain everything and looking forward to the next lesson
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Nick R.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • M.A. in performance from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
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Nick R.

25 Reviews
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basic mandolin technique; Bluegrass, Country, world music repertoire, rhythm training

About Nick

Professor Nick R. (guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, dobro/resonator/slide, lap steel, tenor guitar, baritone resonator, bass, drums, composition) is currently the adjunct professor at Essex College, Jazz clinician for over 19 years via Kupferberg Center (Queens College) and has been on the staff a

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Robin
Fun classical guitar lessons. Very knowledgeable and thorough teacher. My son really enjoyed his lessons.
Jim K.
I've been self-taught for roughly 3 years and sought lessons to help me get out of the rut that I felt I was in.

Nick has exceeded my expectations. More than just a great banjoist, Nick is a fantastic all around musician. He's intimately familiar with genres of music I've never even heard of and is able to disseminate his vast knowledge of technique and theory into easy to understand lessons. One of my favorite things about Nick is he completely caters himself to you and your goals. On day 1, we laid down goals that I wanted to pursue, and every single lesson since has been centered around getting me there. Never once has Nick tried to trump what I thought was important to work on, he just works with me and helps me lay the ground work that I need to get moving closer to where I want to be. The other thing I really enjoy about Nick’s lessons is that he’s always respectful of me as an individual, and the environment that Nick sets up for his students often times make me feel like I'm just learning from an old friend rather than the expert, tenured, musician that he truly is. He has my highest recommendation to anyone looking to better their own musicianship.
Jabari K. Noel
Nick is an incredible instructor! He was able to prepare me for a professional guitar audition with in 2 hour long lessons. His attention to detail and deep understanding of advanced musical techniques makes him a gem of a teacher, and a pleasure to work with. Will definitely continue lessons!
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Rachel G.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Best Americana Band 2017 from VEER Magazine
  • Bachelor's in Music--Violin Performance from University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Rachel G.

42 Reviews
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You decide what we learn--we can start with learning to read and play from a book for steady, foreseeable progress and goals, or simply start with the chords of your favorite songs from the radio--we can even learn tab--or all three! In our first lesson, we will discuss what your personal goals are for the mandolin and formulate a plan for your individual success, based on the type of music YOU want to learn.

Students describe me as patient, fun, and encouraging, and as your mandolin teacher, you can expect me to work with you from where you are, and with subjects and curriculum that match what you are interested in learning. *Please check my availability before signing up, as my time slots are quickly filling up!* I look forward to meeting you! Call Take Lessons today to sign up!

About Rachel

I have played and studied music for 30 years, performing internationally and appearing with groups on local and national radio and television, and have had the good fortune to share the stage and even record with some very talented individuals! As for teaching, I've taught hundreds of students o

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Kristi M.
My two daughters, 13 and 16, have been taking lessons from Rachel for about a year now. They were beginning and intermediate levels. Both of them have enjoyed working with Rachel. She has kept lessons fun and engaging and we have seen a lot of progress. My daughters love celtic fiddle songs and Rachel has helped them play more on pitch and taught them some neat techniques. Rachel has also been very patient with our scheduling changes and is a great communicator.
Cindy
Rachel is a terrific and inspiring fiddle teacher. Lessons were focused on achieving my goals (which I did) but lots of fun too. Rachel is great at suggesting a number of approaches to improving your skills and also suggested some great new fiddle tunes! I highly recommend Rachel for fiddle lessons.
Robyn
Great instructor. Awesome personality and easy to work with. Looking forward to more lessons!!

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"Andrew was incredibly helpful in taking my playing to the next level. I was a Novice and had difficulty with timing and loosing my place when playing. Within weeks he helped me to overcome those challenges and he made the process fun! Not only did he help me with my mando technique but he also helped me to listen better to others when playing. If he hadn't left CT I would still be taking lessons."
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Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"Joe was a great teacher! I had no experience with the mandolin and he was really helpful with explaining concepts and tailored the lessons for my personal goals and music preferences. Great experience overall, I highly recommend taking lessons with Joe!"
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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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Took Mandolin lessons from David B.
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"Great first lesson!! Looking forward to my next one."
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"John is an amazing teacher and an extremely talented musician. He is very patient and a great motivator. I highly recommend him :)"
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"Daniel really knows his stuff. I learned a lot today!"
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"I like Rachel's approach to learning and her attitude. Relaxed and upbeat. Always has the next thing for me to add to my practice and suggestions for improving areas im struggling with."
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Took Mandolin lessons from Rachel C.
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"Ben is a fun mandolin teacher and very thoughtful! He brings great tunes and gives helpful feedback to improve how you play."
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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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"She is very patient, very laid back, and so nice. Can't wait for more lessons"
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