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Mike T.

18 Reviews
Manassas, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 16 to 75
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Mike T.

18 Reviews
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Scruggs Style Bluegrass 5-String Banjo

About Mike

I have played bluegrass banjo since I was 16 (I am now looking at Social Security). I have been instructing for eight years since semi-retiring from my day job. I use various teaching methods and aids and have participated in training programs with the finest banjo players in the country, includi

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Reed
Mike has done a great job teaching me. In a year and a half, I have gone from never playing a stringed instrument, to being able to jam with friends and family. I learned basic three-finger Scruggs style bluegrass banjo, and I making moves now to become an intermediate player. I really recommend Mike. He is kind and warm-hearted, and works with you to meet you where you are and improve your game. I now know about 10 songs that I can play lead on, and I can roll or vamp as back-up on any other bluegrass song. Mike has set me up now to work with intermediate techniques. Mike will help you learn!
Lorie
I have been taking banjo lessons with Mike for two months. The instruction has been really useful for me. I debated for a long time about whether or not to take formal lessons. I am so glad that I did. Mike is a very good musician and instructor. I am progressing and enjoying the experience. I highly recommend him as an instructor.
Billy C.
First lesson was great. I was nervous, but Mike put me at ease and made me feel right at home. The lesson flew by, and I can't wait until we meet again.
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John B.

92 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
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John B.

92 Reviews
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Learn how to play Banjo!

While learning the Banjo, students will learn specific rolls such as forward and backward rolls, chords strum patterns, rhythm playing and various songs such as Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Dueling Banjos. They will learn the styles of Bluegrass and Claw Hammer playing.

About John

I have been playing for about 35 years and teaching music and guitar for 25 years. I have a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Classical guitar. I've taught at the University level and currently maintain a professional studio in Arlington, Virginia. I am very well versed in many different styles of musi

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John
Fabulous. John is very patient, extremely knowledgeable, and paces his lessons perfectly.
Keith P.
a great start, gonna be fun
Aysha
Awesome! Very welcoming and extremely patient.

Speedy B.

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

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I teach the five string banjo from the beginning, I use the book "Bluegrass Banjo Level One by Edward T Wing. This is a great progressive method for learning banjo. I teach all the right hand picking and left hand fingering techniques for learning to be a great banjo player. You will enjoy this study. Banjo is great fun.

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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Noah
My son has really enjoyed his lessons and I have seen a lot of progress.
Dvorah C.
Very patient man.
Erin Walker
Speedy is very patient and kind. As an adult learner, I appreciated the great learning environment.

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Joe S.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Joe S.

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I have been playing banjo for about six years now as a supplement to my guitar playing. It has a been a real joy learning the different styles and techniques.

About Joe

I absolutely love teaching music! After over 20 years of teaching, performing, writing, and recording in all styles/genres, it continues to be a great adventure. It is a joy to pass this on to others...especially seeing my students that never touched the instrument going on to be very proficient

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Steven Bennett
its good
Christine M.
I was nervous about online lessons - but Joe was so patient and knowledgeable. My child has a learning disability but Joe never made this an issue giving my child amazing confidence. Great teacher so far highly recommended.
Stephen C.
This was my first lesson with Joe. He was very knowledgable, thorough and patient. I am looking forward to my next lesson with him.

Lyle R.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Bachelor of Music from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
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Lyle R.

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I have been playing and teaching banjo since 2006, and I'm always very excited to introduce new students to this unique instrument. I focus on the "Scruggs-style" method of playing 5-string banjo, and we'll work on techniques used in common bluegrass and folk tunes. As you advance, I'll help you in creating your own banjo solo breaks.

About Lyle

- Degree in Music Theory / History from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. - 25 years' teaching and performing experience. - Fluent in all electric styles, plus acoustic and classical. *** Lesson Details *** I like to cover the fundamentals while focusing on your personal goals. All stages

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Scott R.
So far so good. Very patient as mistakes after mistake was made. Corrected quite a few mistakes I was making so that my habits would be good habits from the start. Let me talk to myself as I messed up and complimented me when I was on the right track.
Nancy C.
Great lesson! Thanks!
Robert C.
complete novice; adult student. First lesson very relaxed. Excellent blend through-out lesson of questions and information my goals and background as well as instructor's goals for me and his background. First "technical" part of lesson was manageable and care taken by Lyle to make sure I understood what was being presented. I left the first lesson feeling this would be a good fit between instructor and student
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Lynn K.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Music & Psychology from Old Dominion University
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches students 7 to 85
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Lynn K.

38 Reviews
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Both Scruggs 3 finger Bluegrass & Frailing/Clawhammer styles are fun & challenging! No experience necessary!

About Lynn

Whether you are 5, 25, or perhaps 85 years old when you make the decision to enter the world of music, you will be changing your life for the positive.   Your relationship with music & your chosen instrument is unique & will be lifelong.  I look forward to sharing your excitement as we pursue

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Philip
For a beginner Good focus on basics. Firm enough delivery to promote the work needed
Dave S.
Lynn gets down to basics from the get-go. Starting with tuning and the correct way to hold the banjo, she progresses to proper finger positions and chord structure from fret to fret. By the way, she's also very personable, and seems to enjoy a laugh from time to time.
Allison Wilson
I always learn so much and have so much fun

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Alexandria, VA

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Alexandria is $52. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $100 per hour.
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$32 average
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$42 average
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$52 average

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"Dan has been really great to work with. He made sure to cover all of the necessary basics during our first session and gave me several techniques to practice on my own before our next lesson. I would definitely recommend him if you're looking to take lessons in the Jersey City / Hoboken area."
Tom
Took Banjo lessons from Daniel E.
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"Great lesson! We got so much accomplished during this time! Look forward to next week."
Joe
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Linda was really awesome! I’m s complete beginner but she made me feel totally comfortable and at ease. Already working on a song! Looking forward to the next lesson!"
Megan
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"I've had a great experience with Rick so far. He quickly identified my level of play and has provided good content for me to learn as well as new styles. Very knowledgeable on banjo, I would recommend to anyone looking to improve their banjo skills."
Nathan
Took Banjo lessons from Richard W.
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"He was very encouraging and didn’t rush me at all.
This was only my first lesson, but I feel good about my future as a banjo player."
Don
Took Banjo lessons from Brian Lee B.
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"Everything went great teacher is great can't wait until next lesson"
Joe
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"Excellent experience, Damien was very skilled."
Christopher
Took Banjo lessons from Damien S.
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"Great teacher, very clear, patient communication. Can't wait for the next lesson!"
David
Took Banjo lessons from Derek V.
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"Great lessons progressing skills on a difficult instrument."
Michael
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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"Excellent instructor. Easy to follow, even for a complete novice such as myself."
Rollin
Took Banjo lessons from Aaron D.
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