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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.

100 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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John B.

100 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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Syed M.
Very approachable and knowledgeable!
Scott B.
John is very patient and extremely knowledgeable. He is the best instructor/teacher i have had in the many years I have taken lessons.
Judith W.
Excellent and it's just my first lesson!
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Norman T.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Music.
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1978
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Norman T.

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I have enjoyed teaching the banjo the past 12 years. I emphasize the basics of banjo technique for bluegrass style. I like to use the Banjo Method from Hal Leonard publisher. Yes, you can really learn to play some of your favorite bluegrass favorites!

About Norman

I am located in the Tampa, Florida area and I live in Lutz. In addition to providing lessons in your home, or in my studio, I am now available for online lessons through the TakeLessons Classroom! I have enjoyed teaching and helping students of all ages for 28 years in achieving their goals in lea

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Hank T.
Thank you!
Lynda D.
Knowledgeable in saxophone. Patient and explained things well
Kenneth C.
Outstanding instructor, only the first lesson with Norman but he explains everything in detail, and makes it easy to understand and learn. KC/USMC Retired. Looking forward to my next lesson.

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Ben E.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • History from American University
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Ben E.

6 Reviews
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I can teach five string bluegrass, old time or folk banjo playing or four string tenor banjo. I can give you the basics of chords as well as the types of right hand technique you need to pick or pluck.

About Ben

Benjamin is a percussionist and mandolin player from North Carolina. Coming out of a folk music tradition he has expanded his interest into the world of electronic music, free improvisation and world music. He most recently visited Dublin to work with composer Cal Folger Day on a historical Operett

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Alex R.
Fantastic instructor. Ben started at the basic foundational instruction (including how best to hold the pick) and together we built a custom practice outline that has helped me to achieve my goals.
esther T.
Awesome first lesson! Looking forward to many more.
John Cardoza
Patient, highly knowledgeable. Works quickly and efficiently; making the most of our hour together. Looking forward to the next lesson!

jesey M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks english
  • BA in music from The Hartt School of Music
  • Teaching since 2012
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jesey M.

1 Review
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Experienced teacher of 5 years, jack of all trades! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing music in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Experienced in:
-k-12 Percussion
-World Percussion
-Music Production Technology
-Banjo and Folk Strings

About Jesey

I have been playing the drums for 15 years and have taught lessons for over 5. I have also well studied in many folk music traditions from around the world, including African Drums, Bluegrass, Jazz, Rock, Afro-Cuban, and Samba. In addition to acoustic music, Jesey has produced and recorded more tha

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Phoebe
Jesey is FANTASTIC! I'm an adult beginner with no prior music experience. I've had a couple online lessons so far and I couldn't be more pleased. I've learned something new in every lesson and he's been helping me learn some of my favorite songs. He's great!
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Norman T.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Music.
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Bachelor of Music from Columbus State University
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Norman T.

14 Reviews
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Online Banjo Teacher

I have enjoyed teaching the banjo the past 12 years. I emphasize the basics of banjo technique for bluegrass style. I like to use the Banjo Method from Hal Leonard publisher. Yes, you can really learn to play some of your favorite bluegrass favorites!

About Norman

I am located in the Tampa, Florida area and I live in Lutz. In addition to providing lessons in your home, or in my studio, I am now available for online lessons through the TakeLessons Classroom! I have enjoyed teaching and helping students of all ages for 28 years in achieving their goals in lea

Recent Reviews
Hank T.
Thank you!
Lynda D.
Knowledgeable in saxophone. Patient and explained things well
Kenneth C.
Outstanding instructor, only the first lesson with Norman but he explains everything in detail, and makes it easy to understand and learn. KC/USMC Retired. Looking forward to my next lesson.

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"Linda was great...very patient. Loved her!!!"
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Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"Brian is very knowledgeable about the banjo, music theory, and technique. Most importantly, Brian’s approach is customized the skills, objectives, and interests of the student. Brian effectively uses the online platform to facilitate the lesson. All-in-all, a great instructor!"
Michael
Took Banjo lessons from Brian Lee B.
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"Always great lessons with Kelvin!"
Joe
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Very patient. Great ideas. Helpful"
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Took Banjo lessons from Edwin I.
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"Ray is patient, knowledgeable and very talented. I am having fun learning to play the banjo."
Brenda
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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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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"Great teacher! Looking forward to more lessons"
Steve
Took Banjo lessons from Jason M.
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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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"Mel is a great teacher and his many past experiences in the music field have given him tons of knowledge. he has a simple and effective way of teaching music and theory. he listens to the way you learn and adapts his methods to best suit you."
levi
Took Banjo lessons from Mel P.
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"Listened well and adapted this first lesson to what I wanted and my level of experience"
Harvey
Took Banjo lessons from Glenn S.
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