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John B.

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

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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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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!

Sam K.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Ben H.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Awarded Best of teachers in 2015 from Thumbtack
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Ben H.

25 Reviews
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Have been playing the mandolin for over 10 years.

About Ben

Hello, my name is Ben and GUITAR IS MY BUSINESS...AND MY BUSINESS IS GOOD so please consider me. I've been playing guitar for over 18 years and have been in playing bands for 12 years. Recently after the band broke up, I decided to further my education and went to Musicians Institute in Hollywood C

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Roy H.
Great
Britta S.
Pretty much let my kids run the show which meant not a lot got accomplished. He's nice the kids liked him though.
Johnathan P.
Ben was super understanding of my busy schedule. He jumped right in and worked well with my 15 year old son.

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Mel P.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Awarded EMMY award from The National Academy of Television Arts
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music Education from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
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Mel P.

30 Reviews
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.I can show you how to read notes, tabs and charts, play by ear and play like a pro.

About Mel

I have tons of experience and formal university training in music education. I know how to take the complex and make it simple. There are very good reasons my students rise to the top. Experience makes a difference, and I have more professional teaching experience than 99% of other instructo

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Thomas W.
First lesson but Mel is keen on understanding where the student is, strengths, weaknesses and charting a path forward. Strong teacher. Great personality. Look forward to the work ahead
Alan J.
Great teacher. I was taught exactly what I asked for. Looking forward to practicing it now.
Daniel J.
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Ani K.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Armenian, Turkish, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1991
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Ani K.

18 Reviews
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Learn to read and and easy hand positioning to aquire playing the notes.

About Ani

Lessons are tailored to the students' level and goal. Caring and compassionate instructor. Your dream is my dream and I will diligently work with you to help you on your path. If you have the will to learn and practice, you will see improvements and achievements. ‚Äč I've been teaching music to ch

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Ramona A.
I enjoyed it
Juanita
Ani is very patient & awesome!!!
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Antonio S.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Awarded Silver Medal from Mid-West Fleadh Cheoil 2015 Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Antonio S.

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I teach:
TENOR BANJO - MANDOLIN - TENOR GUITAR - ACOUSTIC GUITAR
Please go to the instrument listing and it will explain about that particular Instrument.

Hello,
I first want to explain a little about the Mandolin (Italian Mandolino) means small Mandola
In Italy it is featured prominently in European Classical and Traditional music.
The mandolin is common used in Celtic, Irish, British, Brazilian and Bluegrass folk music.
It's suitable for classical, folk and popular music of all kinds.

It has 4 sets of double metal strings tuned in unison.

The A - Style Madolin teardrop shaped is commonly used amongst Folk/Celtic musicians
It's used primarily to play melody.
Irish Mandolin Tuning: G, D, A, E - Same as a Tenor Banjo and Violin.

The F - Style Mandolin is more common amongst Bluegrass musicians
It's used to play back up rhythm, mostly on the off beat & in playing solos during the break in a set where the musican plays melody.

I accommodate all students ...

About Antonio

Hello everyone! I have been working as a professional musician since I was 14, playing Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Old Time and Bluegrass tunes. I'm the first in Texas to place first in Tenor Banjo & Mandolin in Mid-west Fleadh to compete in Ireland. I started the band Reel Treble with 2 ot

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Alyssa
Antonio is such a kind and patient teacher. He was able
to get me started on the basics of the tenor banjo in our first lesson and even made me my own binder of music for me to practice at home. It’s hard to come by someone who actually knows the tenor banjo and I feel lucky to have found a great teacher! He really look the time to make sure I felt comfortable practicing for our next session. I am looking forward to continuing my studies with Antonio.
Cara Wildman
Antonio is a great musician whose warm and encouraging personality will keep you smiling and progressing on the road of your your musical journey. Be sure and book your lesson today!!
Gordon M.
Antonio is a marvelous and very talented musician and performer with experience far beyond his years. He is very friendly and helpful with a warm personality. He is expert tenor banjoist and very proficient in many other instruments as well.

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"Daniel knows music and teaching very well. Looking forward the next lesson!"
Jean-Baptiste
Took Mandolin lessons from Daniel E.
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"Great instructor with great patience for zero experience student. Looking forward to next lesson. I'm hooked."
Joe
Took Mandolin lessons from Ben H.
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"Damien explains the concept very well and asks questions to find out how much I already know. He tailors the classes to my abilities (I used to play piano and guitar) and interests. I am inspired to practise the techniques so I can play the music I chose. Just my third lesson and Damien is already introducing “improvisation” and that I was ready as long as I practise my scales. Being taught by Damien is exhilarating. Very blessed."
Mona
Took Mandolin lessons from Damien S.
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"Daniel is a great fit for my son. My son was playing scales in no time, and they even did a little duet! Daniel even emailed me notes about what they worked on so my son would know what to focus on while practicing."
Hayden
Took Mandolin lessons from Daniel P.
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"I have been playing the mandolin for about four years now and have had several different teachers, of which Marc is by far the best one I have had. I wish I had started with him. Marc is very patient and works with you to bring out your best effort. He challenges me with interesting music to play, helps me to understand the piece and shows me different ways to finger the notes. When I started with Marc two months ago I was playing hornpipes and dances and now I've moved up to Bach and Vivaldi. Marc is also an accomplished instrument maker."
David
Took Mandolin lessons from Marc D.
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"Aiden enjoyed his first lesson, he’s quiet and shy but likes Matt"
Aiden
Took Mandolin lessons from Matt M.
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"Andrew is a monster player and a fantastic teacher. His lessons were fun, and he's got some great stories! Really was able to break things down in a way I understood perfectly. (I'm a beginner) highly recommend! Thanks Andrew!"
Owen
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"Great introduction- excited for more!"
Alana
Took Mandolin lessons from Andrew H.
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"Very patient with a beginner!"
David
Took Mandolin lessons from Victor S.
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"Knowledgeable and patient!"
Missy Kremer
Took Mandolin lessons from Alani S.
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