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Robert T.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks french, english
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Robert T.

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I specialize in 5-string banjo, using the three-finger (bluegrass) technique. More specifically, I use a hybrid style of Scruggs/Melodic/Reno bluegrass techniques.

Banjo is the cure for sadness. Fact. It is also an incredibly diverse instrument, capable of playing simple chord accompaniments, or playing hyper-complicated Bach Sonatas (seriously, it's a thing).

Lessons with me will cover anything and everything from basic chord shapes and picking patterns (rolls), to single note techniques, melodic playing, scales, improvising, song tabs, chord charts, song writing, jamming with friends, and playing by ear.

For banjo I usually assign listening homework to my students. I feel that music appreciation is a huge component of being a good musician.

About Robert

Robert Taylor is a guitarist, banjoist, and ukuleleist with over 20 years of teaching experience. Some notable achievements in Robert’s career include winning the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Championship and touring internationally as a recording artist with CandyRat Records. Robert’s music has als

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Oriana
Robert is extremely knowledgeable and super funny. I have learned so much from taking lessons with him.
Connor
Robert is really awesome and patient. I'm like a total noob but he obviously really likes teaching me, I've learned a lot, too.
Edith
My daughter, Samantha, takes ukulele from Rob and she loves every minute of it. She even has her own YouTube channel now where she sings and plays! I'm such a proud momma!
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Edwin I.

113 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • B.M. in Studio Music and Jazz Instrumental - Guitar from University of Miami
  • Awarded DownBeat Music Award 1998 from DownBeat
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Edwin I.

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Earl Scruggs 3 finger style
Learning songs
Improvisation soloing
Proper technique
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About Edwin

Hello! Thank you for your interest in taking guitar/piano/music lessons. I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 20 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar.

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Gustav
looking forward to our next lesson!
Suzanne W.
Justin D.
Fantastic first lesson. Edwin is patient and gets me focused on what really matters.

Justin N.

Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Master of Science - Earth Science from UC Santa Barbara
  • Teaching since 2017
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Justin N.

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I will give you the tools necessary to start understanding, playing, and enjoying the banjo as quickly as possible. I listen carefully to what you are interested in accomplishing musically and respond to your needs with customized lesson plans.

About Justin

I have been playing guitar since I was 12 years old, and I remember how awful my music teachers were at the time. I strive to do better than they did by truly listening to what you want out of music and giving you the tools to accomplish your goals. I love music and teaching and bring passion and e

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Ronnie B.

50 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Italian, French, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Ronnie B.

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Banjo is a beautiful instrument and an ol’ Friend. Wether you would like to learn any style, sit on the river and play or make use for composition I will do my best to aid you in you’re Journey to learning this sweet instrument.

About Ronnie

Hi,My Name is Ronnie. I have been playing music for eight years and I am currently Leader of "Blonde", my Rock N' Roll, Rhythm N' Swing Band. I Live in Redondo Beach and have Lived in the Southbay for most of my life.I was blessed to grow up around the local music scene! I've had the pleasure of pe

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Troy A.
Getting right to the point, Ronnie is an amazing choice for an instructor. You can't go wrong with this guy. In depth review follows this statement.

Now we can get to why this is. I am a teacher but definitely not a music teacher. However no matter what you teach there must be a defined plan with structure. Ronnie takes this to heart and provides authentic instruction with passion. The amount of video and photo examples on his bio are unparalleled, it gave me confidence in choosing him. I got see his character and enthusiasm with instruction.

I've never played Harmonica before and Ronnie laid out the foundation that I needed, in easily digestible steps, to become a skilled player on a simple looking yet complex instrument. He has provided guidance on harps to purchase, reference materials, practice schedule and artists to check out. Even with this being an online course he has been extremely attentive to what I'm doing and makes sure that I get all the technical aspects correct. Ronnie checked for my understanding on the concepts and clarified anything I was not clear on. He has been beyond what I expected from an instructor and he has made himself available for questions even outside of my lesson time. It is rare to find an instructor in any field with this passion and customer service. Thank you.
Isabelle
Best teacher ever!!
My daughter loves him: he is amazing! He takes the time to explain and has a lot of pedagogy with the children.
Nathan&Nathlie
Great lesson
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Eric L.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1977
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Award from Gigmasters
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Eric L.

18 Reviews
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Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play recognizable tunes. First, starting off with simple arrangments and then building as you become more advanced. I typically use Banjo Primer, Claw Hammer Banjo Primer and "You Can Teach Yourself Banjo" These books break everything down and gets you up and running very quickly. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Eric

Hi, Welcome to my TL's profile! If you're looking at this site, you're already on your way to becoming an AWESOME musician! Whether this is your first attempt at music lessons or you've been playing for a while and trying to improve your skills, I'm EXCITED about working with you. I am a p

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Lois
Great 1st lesson! Learned how to tune electronically & hold my banjo. Very patient & understandable.
Christopher ..
Eric is very easy to work with and has a lot of patience. His depth of knowledge will suit a number of playing styles. He's been accommodating with schedule as things have come up on both sides requiring some flexibility. Overall, great experience through the first couple of lessons so don't hesitate to reach out to him.
Mercedes
Eric is a wonderful teacher! Thoughtful, clear, and encouraging.

Thomas D.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2011
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Thomas D.

3 Reviews
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3 finger banjo Scruggs style

About Thomas

Tommy is a musician from the bay area that has been in Los Angeles since the age of 18. Tommy started playing guitar at the age of 10 and started gigging and teaching private students around the neighborhood in 2011 at the age of 16. From 2013 to 2015 he studied at the Los Angeles College, where h

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Ryan B.
I felt really comfortable and not at all intimidated with my first lesson. Looking forward to the next lesson.
Gabriel
Taught at the basic level very well. If you know nothing about music or guitar Tommy's your guy. Goes through all the simple steps at an even pace making the entire experience relaxing. From there giving you the knowledge of your scales and blues scales, teaching you how to make mini solos on the spot really helps out with the musicality of it all. 10/5
Susana
Tommy has provided music lessons to both of my children for the past 3 years. He is a very nurturing and patient teacher. Both my children enjoy having music time with Mr. Drinkard.

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"Ray is very patient, knowledgeable and makes the lessons fun. Ray is complimentary on my progress and that is exactly what beginners need.
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Brenda
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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"Mark is an exceptional teacher. I have been taking banjo lessons with Mark, both bluegrass style and clawhammer. He is able to teach well so many other string instruments like ukelele, mandolin and guitar. His wide knowledge base allows him to help you with any instrument or situation. He is very patient, observant and detail oriented. I like that he is able to assess my issues quickly and provide good feedback. He builds confidence in you. The best thing that you can hear from Mark is "for you the best way to approach this...". His lessons are really tuned to you as an individual with the best plan and strategy that will work for you and your weaknesses and strengths. You end up doing things that you thought were too difficult for you just a week before. He's great!"
John
Took Banjo lessons from Mark S.
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"Aaron has been very patient with my my 8-year daughter, who has been dying to learn how to play the banjo. He is a great teacher and I'd recommend him to anyone!"
Brittanie
Took Banjo lessons from Aaron D.
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"Patient, highly knowledgeable. Works quickly and efficiently; making the most of our hour together. Looking forward to the next lesson!"
John Cardoza
Took Banjo lessons from Ben E.
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"Great instructor. Explains things clearly. A pleasure taking the lessons each week."
Henry
Took Banjo lessons from Frankie P.
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"David works really well with children. He keeps my daughter motivated and makes it fun. He is really knowledgeable and overall a great teacher. Recommend!"
Sunny
Took Banjo lessons from David B.
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"Grace loved it! She immediately took out her banjo and started practicing as soon as Calvin left. Calvin is fantastic! He's very encouraging and nurturing and a lot of fun!"
Grace
Took Banjo lessons from Calvin A.
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"Great lessons progressing skills on a difficult instrument."
Michael
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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"After more than 30 years since I last picked up the banjo Spencer did a great job of getting me reacquainted with it in a easy going, yet effective way. Excited to continue down the path with him as my tour guide !"
Steven
Took Banjo lessons from Spencer C.
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"Dave has increased my banjo skills greatly since I started taking lessons."
Jack
Took Banjo lessons from Dave K.
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