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Geoff S.

13 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1981
  • BA Music from George Mason University
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Geoff S.

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Experienced in teaching mandolin for over 5 years. Experience in teaching other stringed instruments (guitar, bass, ukulele) for over 30 years.

About Geoff

I played on a toy piano when I was very young, learning a bit of sight reading from my Mother, while listening to classical, jazz, and rock music. When I was 12, I learned guitar and later took private piano lessons from a prominent Philadelphia instructor. After playing in a rock band in high sc

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Cherry
I totally enjoyed my class with Geoff. We immediately started my lesson with tuning the ukulele. Then we went over the cords and strumming. I have been researching on playing the ukulele and his explanation on the strumming was a lot better than the book. He is teaching me how to play by listening to the notes which is great because I would be able to play the Hawaiian music for my hula classes. In addition, his studio is only a 5 minute drive from my house, which means I don’t have to deal with traffic.
Bill Smoot
great understanding of what I know and how to improve! Experienced instructor
McKinley Dyer
Geoff is great! Really knows what he’s doing. I’ve learned a lot in the three weeks that I’ve been working with him.
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John B.

93 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.

93 Reviews
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While studying the mandolin, you'll learn how to read music in standard notation, tablature form or both. You will also learn how to play various chords, scales rhythmic patterns and improvisation while implementing them into various styles of music including, Bluegrass, Country, Basso Nova. or Blues.

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.

Steven F.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Cum Laude Bachelors in Music Performance Double Bass from The Ohio State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Steven F.

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music.

My Teaching Philosophy

Left Hand-
Scales and arpeggios our the bedrock of music. They are the foundation of everything harmonically and melodically. We will begin with learning our major, minor and pentatonic scales and corresponding arpeggios. Once we have an understanding of those we will delve into our modes and more “exotic” scales.

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The right hand is our time machine. It gives us the ability to play in time and with groove and feel. We will work on rhythmic studies string crossings and practicing with a metronome. Remembering music is harmony, Melody and rhythm working as one.
For those who are new to playing music the hardest thing for some to master is rhythm/time keeping. It is the black and white right or wrong of the music world. Often times our want to progress quickly is hampered by skipping over the basic building blocks of rhythm and time keeping.
The first critical step is the concept of subdivision. Subdivision it the mind ...

About Steven

Steven F offers instruction for electric or acoustic bass guitar, upright bass, mandolin and ukulele as well as music theory. Steven F., a professional musician and teacher for over fifteen years, graduated cum laude with a performance degree in the upright bass from The Ohio State Universit

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Beau
I can’t believe how much material was covered in a 60 minute lesson! Steven was engaging and encouraging. My 16 year old son learned a lot and had a great time doing it. We are looking forward to future lessons!
Brad N.
Steven is an excellent teacher. He had a lot of helpful information and made a great effort to assess my needs. I’m looking forward to more lessons!
Will Peterson
Steven is an excellent instructor. He is patient and kind. He breaks things down to make it easier to learn and play. I see improvement in my lessons every week.

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John B.

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

97 Reviews
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While studying the mandolin, you'll learn how to read music in standard notation, tablature form or both. You will also learn how to play various chords, scales rhythmic patterns and improvisation while implementing them into various styles of music including, Bluegrass, Country, Basso Nova. or Blues.

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.

Easton N.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Bachelor of Music, Vocal Music Education from East Tennessee State University
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Easton N.

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As a mandolinist, I've performed with the Tweetsie Trio (band) at many venues in Northeast Tennessee. While mandolin is not my expertise, I will provide foundational skills on the mandolin, and each lesson is tailored to each student's goals and interests. Required materials: a mandolin, a pencil, and a notebook. Please feel free to send me an inquiry about the lesson.

About Easton

My name is Easton Nguyen, and I am a vocal /piano /guitar/ mandolin instructor. I will earn a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Music Education from East Tennessee State University in May 2020. I've been playing the piano for over 16 years, and I was trained classically for 13 years. I am currentl

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Robert
Excellent instructor. I'm very happy.
Judith B.
Great teacher! I learned a lot the first lesson about rhythm, setting the metronome on my Yamaha keyboard, better fingerng techniques, how to l!at without looking at the keyboard, etc. Looking forward to my next lesson in a couple ovcweeks with him.
Aidan M.
Easton did a great job connecting with an 8 year old and teaching him guitar. It was a great first lesson.
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Norman T.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1983
  • Bachelor of Music in Studio Music and Jazz from University of Miami (FL)
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Norman T.

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Teaching beginning bluegrass and Irish mandolin styles using standard notation and tablature.

About Norman

I have been teaching other people to play musical instruments since the moment I got home from my first music store guitar lesson. And while I sm fortunate that teaching has always come naturally to me, I am very grateful that my degrees in music performance, music education, and instructional writ

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Annandale, VA

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Annandale is $61. 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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"This was my first lesson with Grant and the lesson was very personal,informative and educational.
Looking forward to the next lesson with him."
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Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"When I met Concetta online, I had never played the Mandolin before. Now after 4 going on 5 months I am in the beginning stages of learning Vivaldi's Concerto for Mandolin. This feat was accomplished by Concetta's knowledge, understanding and compassion for this student who was clumsy, awkward and with little self confidence. I now know where I want to go with the Mandolin and with Concetta's guidance and wisdom, I know I will be given a strong foundation to achieve it. This has been the best experience for me and I know it will also be for you as well....:)"
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Took Mandolin lessons from Concetta A.
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"David is a mandolin/musical magician. Anyone would be very to lucky to have him as their teacher."
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Took Mandolin lessons from David F.
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"great teacher.. demonstration then practice...."
James
Took Mandolin lessons from Ray M.
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"Great 1st lesson, he is patient and very knowledgable."
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Took Mandolin lessons from William B.
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"Great introduction- excited for more!"
Alana
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"JT makes learning fun and is very knowledgeable in many areas of music!"
Lisa
Took Mandolin lessons from Jonathan T.
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"Great first lesson!! Looking forward to my next one."
Diane
Took Mandolin lessons from Lynn K.
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"Great Teacher very patiant."
Michael
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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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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