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John B.

92 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Basma E.
John is a great teacher and musician, he is really patient and professional, I enjoy every class.
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Ken M.
Enjoying my lessons. John understands my questions and answers them thoroughly. Has many materials at hand for the student.
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Mike T.

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

Zander W.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 6 and up
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Zander W.

4 Reviews
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Scruggs style 5 string banjo, melodic style and single string style

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.

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Jason W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Jason W.

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I teach 3 finger, frailing, and a full spectrum style. Theory, technique and an emphasis on performance and playing songs that you love! I will work with your level and provide a fun experience.

About Jason

Hey I am Jason, I have been playing banjo for 15 years. I have played professionally with folk, rock, hip hop and jazz bands as well as working with songwriters. I also play piano, guitar, ukulele, accordion, mandolin, drums and various percussion instruments and have worked as an engineer in recor

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Mark S.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
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Mark S.

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I play and teach both clawhammer and fingerpicking banjo styles. As a performer, I mostly play traditional and contemporary classical music, though I also have performed and recorded quite a bit of folk music on banjo. I enjoy working with clawhammer students as they create their own arrangements of tunes.

About Mark

I am a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter working in a variety of genres. I regularly perform around the Washington, DC, area as a solo guitarist, as a singer/songwriter, and with numerous classical, folk, rock, and musical theater groups. My primary musical influences include folk and

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Kristen
Mark has been a great teacher for this adult beginner! I take lessons in clawhammer banjo and ukulele with him, and his easy-going nature and skill in identifying ways to improve make it a joyful experience! Highly recommend.
SK
Mr. Sylvester is one of the greatest. He is not just an amazing guitarist, but he is also very kind. He treats people with so much respect. He speaks to me and my mom so nicely. He is very patient. He has a deep knowledge of music and knows how to get the most out of even the least talented people (like me!). He doesn't ever get mad if you make a mistake or forget to bring your music notes. We were so lucky to find Mr. Sylvester.
Virginia
Mark is a talented musician who plays and teaches multiple stringed instruments. His lessons are always informative and supportive. They are driven by the student’s interest, so anything you want o learn— styles of music, how to do a particular technique, music theory— you can bring to class. And every now and then he organizes a recital— terrifying but great practice!
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Nick R.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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-5 string Bluegrass (Earl Scruggs technique)
-Tenor banjo (plectrum techniques)
-Plectrum banjo (plectrum techniques)
-Bluegrass, Country, Blues and Folk
-Gullah Geechee, North Indian classical music and other world music rhythms

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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Peter
Nick is an amazing ukelele teacher! He has been teaching my 9-year-old son for about 8 months now. He is cheerful and enthusiastic, and an undeniable talent. His teaching style is at once relaxed ("feeling" the music over strict adherence to technique), and rigorous (dropping in some heavy music theory early on). He's teaching my son to be a "musician", not just a "ukulele player". He encourages creativity and tailors the lessons to what our son enjoys. He sends a great summary email after each lesson with notes and reminders and things to work on for the next week. And his lessons even carry over nicely to how my son is learning piano. We would recommend him highly.
Josh
Nick is a great ukulele teacher. He works with my daughter in her after school program but we've also done online/virtual lessons and even I learn so much! He's fun, easy going, super encouraging and a true talent that he can see what my daughter (and I) are doing right and wrong. He's the best music teacher you can find.
Elizabeth
My son takes beginning band with Nick. This group of very young players is learning how to hear a piece of music, break it down, play it together, and make it their own. Along the way, Mr. Nick teaches them theory, technique, and joy in playing music. Nick has the patience of a saint. His expertise is in guitar and banjo, but he knows his way around the whole band, and can teach rhythm and technique on a wide range of instruments. I highly recommend. Note, we’ve done lessons both on line and in person. Both were good.

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Average Cost of Banjo Lessons in Arlington, VA

The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Arlington is $54. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $100 per hour.
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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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"Mike incredibly skilled and patient, has a wonderful teaching manner, and is always encouraging--the perfect mix of traits for a terrific instructor."
Rita
Took Banjo lessons from Mike T.
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"Had a great experience with Glenn. Wondered how things would go online but he was very patient and well experienced with using skype for lessons"
Lisa Taylor
Took Banjo lessons from Glenn S.
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"Grant is a very kind and patient teacher. He put me at ease and made me feel very comfortable. I am looking forward to working with him"
Jay
Took Banjo lessons from Grant H.
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"My 7 year old LOVED his first lesson. He's very excited for next weeks! Thanks Brian!"
Rhett
Took Banjo lessons from Brian Lee B.
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"Best Banjo player!

I'm new to the banjo, having spent most of my life playing the guitar, acoustic, of course. I'd met Mike at a jam and was very impressed by his abilities. I was surprised to learn that we lived near each other, and I was in touch with him when I returned home. I started lessons with Mike and am now playing much better, due to his help. He's very patient, taking the time to show me not only how to play better, but also how to play with others in a "group" situation. I will continue to take lessons until
I'm as good as he is!"
sheila
Took Banjo lessons from Mike T.
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"Excellent experience, Damien was very skilled."
Christopher
Took Banjo lessons from Damien S.
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"Eric is a knowledgeable, friendly and patient teacher."
Matthew Feltus
Took Banjo lessons from Eric L.
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"Glen is a cool teacher

He's been a great teacher, I've learned a lot of fun songs. I'm learning to play the banjo, this is the dirt instrument I've learned and I've had a lot of fun learning thank you Glen!"
Eunice
Took Banjo lessons from Glenn S.
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"Had a great experience with Kelvin. Looking forward to the next lesson!"
Joe
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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