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Tara L.

20 Reviews
Leesburg, VA
Starting at $38
  • Speaks English, Nepali, Thai
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded first place at many music competitions from Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, Maury River Fiddler's, Deer Creek Fiddlers, etc
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Tara L.

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I started playing acoustic guitar when I was seven years old (off and on). I then started traveling more and found the mandolin to be so much easier to carry around and so much fun, it was hard to stop playing it. I have been playing and teaching mostly bluegrass, old time, Irish, blues, and swing jazz styles for many years. I have taught both privately and have also done various workshops at festivals. I have taught multiple years for instance at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival in PA, The Traditions week at Common Ground on the Hill Festival in MD, etc
My students learn to have fun with music. Students can work on rhythms, melodies, improvisation, song writing, arranging tunes, music theory, getting into and/or hanging on in a jam session, etc.

About Tara

I have a Masters in Education as well as having spent many years performing, teaching in one on one and group settings both privately and at music camps and festivals. I play and teach bluegrass, old time, blues, folk, Irish, and swing jazz styles. I like my students to really enjoy playing music a

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Stephen Z.
Great!
Aidan K.
The way Tara presents traditional tunes is straightforward and easy to digest, while staying as true to the tune as possible. Super friendly, and really easy to work with.
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John B.

105 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1986
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John B.

105 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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Maya B.
John is an excellent teacher, very patient, and helps you work on your technique. He definitely is the best classical guitar teacher I have ever had.
Anna
John is very patient and listens to what you are trying to get out of your lesson. I cannot recommend him enough.
Syed M.
Very approachable and knowledgeable!

Vincent T.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
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Vincent T.

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About Vincent

I have taught for 18 years, giving both private and group lessons. I am a professional musician, having played in numerous bands, recorded and played shows. I have taugh all ages, and all elvels, and all styles. I play a number of instruments including piano, guitar, bass, violin, banjo, mandoli

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Jake H.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jake H.

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A two-time Acoustic Music Seminar participant and a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, mandolinist Jake plays and writes music that is galvanized by roots music from around the globe. Music has taken him all over the country, yet he was introduced to acoustic music in his hometown, the greatest bluegrass city of all time: Akron, Ohio. Jake joined his uncle’s bluegrass band (The Blue Ribbon Bluegrass Band) playing mandolin and spent the next two years refining his craft. In his years with Blue Ribbon Bluegrass Band, Jake recorded two CDs and played countless gigs all over the northeastern United States. After being urged by his friends and family, Jake applied to the Berklee College of Music, where he graduated in 2017 with a degree in Mandolin performance and American Roots Music, mentored by greats such as Joe Walsh, Maeve Gilchrist, David Wallace, and Matt Glaser. He now tours nationally with the band The Page Turners.

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About Jake

Hi fellow musicians! I am a professional touring musician, songwriter, and recording artist based in Los Angeles, CA. I graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Mandolin Performance and a minor in American Roots Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Every musician has their own voice

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Peter
Jake is a fantastic teacher. He is enthusiastic about the subject matter, and is excited to see you progress and grow as a player. He tailors the lessons to your goals and is pretty much game for whatever you want to focus on.

Since Mandolin is his focus as a musician, he has practical experience and knowledge on the instrument that helps us learn theory in a relatable fashion and has endless tips and tricks to help you grow.

Highly recommended!
Peter
Solid
Mark
Great teacher...patient and thoughtful. I’m a beginner but already learned so much in a short period.

Sam K.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • B.S. in Energy Technology Graduated 1985 from Penn State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
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Sam K.

9 Reviews
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Popular Mandolin, Bluegrass, Old-Timey, Rock, Blues, chords, scales, licks

About Sam

I play and teach Guitar (Electric/Acoustic), Bass (Electric/Upright), 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass and Old-timey), Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Piano Accordion. I have been teaching in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and owned my mus

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Catherine
Sam was awesome - is a wealth of knowledge and skill and had so much to share. I will definitely be going back for many more lessons!
Katharina K.
Sam is very patient with this novice student and has given great practice tips for improvement.
Marc S.
Great first lesson with Sam. Learned a lot the entire way through
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Rodrigo R.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Connor Bulakites
Rodrigo is very knowledgeable and helpful—he helped make many concepts clear to me in only a few lessons. I am excited to practice and continue to improve my playing!
Mariano S.
Great first lessons
Cassidy
Rodrigo is an excellent instructor! He explains everything thoroughly and makes the accordion less intimidating to play.

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Average Cost of Mandolin Lessons in Fairfax, VA

The average cost of 60-minute mandolin lessons in Fairfax is $61. 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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"Rachel was very patient at my first lesson which really relaxed me as I am a beginner beginner. She didn't skimp over the basics and was gracious with praise."
Laura
Took Mandolin lessons from Rachel C.
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"Gio is outstanding!look no further."
Noah
Took Mandolin lessons from Gio A.
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"Andrew really understands the mandolin keyboard and he conveyed the many ways to shape a chord to achieve a nice sound and the variety in playing that could be introduced by altering chord structures/ positions. He stressed improvisational playing around a key signature, the blues or the pentatonic scales. He stressed development of fingering and using them all in exercises to develop strength and speed. he was very responsive to questions and seemed genuinely pleased when we "got" the lesson. It wasn't just a boring reitieration of a practice lead sheet."
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Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"2nd online mandolin lesson.
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Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Thoughtful and focused on what Im trying to achieve."
Josh
Took Mandolin lessons from David F.
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"Great lesson! Reviewed old material and covered new material.
Looking forward to next lesson."
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Lesson 1 was Great! Ryan assessed my skills first and reviewed the foundation. He zoned in on details that I need to be mindful of when playing. He gave me homework to work on which is good. I took notes because I value his guidance and suggestions. In conclusion, Ryan is a patient and knowledgable teacher and you should take lessons with him because it is fun to learn more and hear the difference after you play it!"
Kathy
Took Mandolin lessons from Ryan B.
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"I immediately felt at ease with Jeff and it did not take him long to figure me out and point me in the right direction. Looking forward to many more lessons with him. I wish I lived here so it could be on a more regular basis. But happy with what I CAN get. Thanks Jeff!"
Richard
Took Mandolin lessons from Jeff S.
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"Grant is incredibly thoughtful and talented musician. I'm looking forward to continuing to explore the tradition of bluegrass music!"
David
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"OK, so this was my first lesson which might limit effectiveness, but Eric was patient, easy to work with, and moved me along pretty quickly. A positive experience."
Deena
Took Mandolin lessons from Eric L.
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