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John B.

108 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1986
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John B.

108 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 music

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Welton B.
John is great! He is very patient and encouraging. He break everything down so you can digest it.
Tony H.
Just completed my first 45 minute lesson with John. He was really down to earth, listened to what I wanted out of my lessons and we worked on those things. I feel like I’m already make progress.
Lucy
I took my first lesson with John this afternoon for the 45 minute session. He is very patient and knows how to teach very well. You will leave with homework that is applicable to your skill level and geared for improvement.
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Mike T.

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

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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, includin

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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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Daniel E.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Daniel E.

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Beginner banjo lessons. Basic technique, chords, strumming. So much fun playing songs!
Disclaimer: I am not a traditional bluegrass player. I am finding many students nowadays that enjoy the sound of banjo, but want to play modern music with it. I have had a great deal of success with this type of student, but advise anyone looking for traditional scruggs lessons to seek that out. Thanks!

About Daniel

Teaching Background: * I have a record of success with students of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and goals * I teach using a variety of methods and styles, including my own authored books * I owned a music academy for 10 years where I trained others to be successful instructors * I have a v

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Teri C.
Great first lesson!
Kate
Great lesson! Daniel was patient, upbeat, and gave very understandable explanations. We covered quite a bit of ground at a pace that kept it all easy to handle. Now it's time to practice!
Diman T.
Studying with Daniel has been an incredible experience. He is very knowledgeable but also very flexible. Whatever aspect of your music adventure you are looking to improve, Daniel has a path for you to follow.
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Kyle L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
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Kyle L.

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Clawhammer is the sound of the mountains to me, it is pure magic and total fun! I focus on the joy of music, lessons are meant to be fun and unstressed, like playing out on the lawn on a cool evening.

About Kyle

I am a music lover first and foremost, my roots are in mountain music, clawhammer banjo specifically. That music captured me from an early age and I hit the ground running with it. Though it didn't take long before I picked up other genres and instruments. Classical guitar quickly became one of my f

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Nick R.

55 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nick R.

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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

Nick performs with Paul McCartney, Jon Batiste (Colbert Show), Zeb Bangash, Antonique Smith, Rob Morrow, John Lithgow, The Hot Sardines, grammy nominated producer/composer/Indian percussionist, Deep Singh (tabla player with Sting, Katy Perry, Robert Plant) and grammy nominated producer/trumpet play

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Kara
Nick was a patient and enthusiastic teacher. I was nervous to start music lessons in my late 30s, but he made me feel comfortable and I never felt embarrassed. He taught me the songs I was interested in learning, but snuck in music theory and the basics along the way! Highly recommend
Shannon
Nick has done a great job with our 14 year old son! He has a great laid back style that is appreciated and keeps the lessons fun and engaging. Not only is he learning to play some of his favorite songs, but he is also getting ear training, music reading, picking, chord building, etc. We would highly recommend Nick!
Rachel
I would very highly recommend Nick as a guitar teacher. I've been taking lessons for five weeks and he has already helped me a lot with my technique. He has a great combination of the knowledge of a professional musician and also the patience and guidance of a very experienced teacher.

I also like that he is helping me with ear training. I've had previous experience with reading music, but he is really expanding my horizons with listening to music and trying to figure it out by using basic principles. This is a way to learn that I hadn't experience before in guitar lessons in the past, and I think it's a great way to learn.

I'm looking forward to many more lessons to come. This has really helped me to enjoy playing the guitar again!
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Andy G.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Bachelors of Music Learning and Teaching (BMUS) from Arizona State University
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Andy G.

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Andy is a multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, music teacher from Mesa, Arizona. He holds a bachelors degree in Music Learning and Teaching from Arizona State University. Andy is the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Fall 2020 recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Resident Achievement Award presented by Teachers College Dean Dr. Carole Basile.

In addition to private lessons, Andy currently teaches k-6 general music in the Gilbert Public Schools district.

About Andy

I have been teaching several instruments including guitar, ukulele, bass, tuba, trumpet, and trombone to hundreds of students of every age and ability since 2013. In addition to lessons, I am a certified k-6 general music teacher in the Gilbert Public Schools district. Many past guitar students o

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Chandra
We would highly recommend Andy! My daughter took lessons from him for about 5 years. He is incredibly patient and knowledgeable.

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The average cost of 60-minute banjo lessons in Falls Church is $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"As always, I come away from each lesson with a boatload to practice because Richard genuinely wants to help me become the best player I can be."
Phillip
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"I am just starting to learn banjo. He was very patient."
Terrie
Took Banjo lessons from Victor S.
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"Ben was on time on Skype. In fact he called me earlier to make sure I was able to connect to his site. First time with on line class, so far would recommend Ben highly"
Sandra
Took Banjo lessons from Ben Z.
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"I have been playing the Banjo for only a few months now and have learned a lot. Damien is a very patient instructor. He ensures the student understands what he/she is doing in both playing and reading music. I have improved in every area of his instructions. Excellent Teacher!"
Darren
Took Banjo lessons from Damien S.
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"I am a beginner, and was very comfortable with Robert, made it very easy, and enjoy the lesson."
Terry
Took Banjo lessons from Robert M.
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"I went into banjo lessons not knowing if I could master the instrument or not, being nearly 70 years old. While by no means a master (and never going to be), I have learned so much from Sam and he has shown such patience with me. I often leave my lessons wondering how he ever puts up with me - but he does. His encourgement, laid-back style, expertise and knowledge of music (plus theory) and the banjo is impressive. His good nature makes my lessons so much more pleasant. I would say Sam is a a great teacher for both a beginner or an accomplished musician or in between. He likes to talk and demonstrate (nice and slowly if requested) so I would recommend hour-long lessons at first."
Karen
Took Banjo lessons from Sam K.
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"Love that my 11 year old can take the lessons from home. He is in a car a lot of the week, so being able to not loose time over sitting in traffic yet again, is really fantastic.
I don’t stay in the room for his classes, but what I notice with Ryan, is that my son is making steady progress and is taking up the banjo every day to practice, without me having to tell him too. That, to me, is an accomplishment on its own :)
Love these lessons, love Ryan who is friendly, relaxed and practical. Two thumbs up."
Max
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"I know nearly nothing about music, but just love to try. Lyle is patient, and able to be flexible if I have not been able to practice (as much as I should!)"
Patty
Took Banjo lessons from Lyle R.
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"Jason is an excellent instructor. He is patient, helpful, knowledgable and insightful. Looking forward to my next session."
Jeff
Took Banjo lessons from Jason M.
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"Great lesson! Daniel was patient, upbeat, and gave very understandable explanations. We covered quite a bit of ground at a pace that kept it all easy to handle. Now it's time to practice!"
Kate
Took Banjo lessons from Daniel E.
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