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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Karen D.

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An instrument in the lute family that is usually plucked with a pick or with fingers. Mostly used in folk music it is very versatile for all types of music. I have many teaching techniques. I could teach a student just to strum or pick to songs, or teach you the basics of notes, chords, theory, rhythm and soloing. How ever you like to learn I will be there for you.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Joshua K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Secondary Music Education Instrumental from Ottawa University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joshua K.

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Josh has been playing and performing music for over 16 years. He has achieved a bachelor's degree in instrumental music education and has experience as an instructor teaching private students and group classes for over 10 years. He has studied instrumental music education including areas of classical music, jazz, theory, history, and improvisation.

About Joshua

Experienced with students of all ages, backgrounds, and styles. Josh has been playing and performing music for over 13 years. He has achieved a bachelor's degree in instrumental music education and has experience as an instructor teaching private students and group classes for over 7 years. He has

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Marija (pronounced, "Maria") K.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, English
  • General Music from CalArts
  • Teaching since 1987
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Marija (pronounced, "Maria") K.

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Having taught Mandolin for over 10 years, I can help improve your technique while also assisting with any pieces you are preparing to record or for live performance.

About Marija (pronounced, "Maria")

Greetings from Marija (pronounced, "Maria")! Anyone who is curious about playing music or has a passion for it can learn. Whether you are an adult who is brand new at it (and you are NEVER "too old to start"), have been away from playing for a while & would like to get back into it, a performer w

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Tina D.
She is soooo GREAT!!

She makes me feel so comfortable, and is a great teacher!
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Victor S.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Victor S.

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I offer mandolin lessonsw for children and adults of all levels, from first time players to very advanced players. I offer lessons mainly encompassing Bluegrass style mandolin. I can also teach other genres such as Celtic music or Folks music. I can provide a complete curriculum including tabs/sheet music or I can can give personalized lessons on skills or music of your choice. I can teacher material in both standard notation and tablature as well as learning to play by ear. I can also prepare students to play in bands and jams.

About Victor

I am a professional teacher and performer in Boise, Idaho. I have been teaching guitar, banjo, and mandolin professionally since 2004. I have performed on all of these instruments and have played at numerous music festivals throughout the United States as well as teaching at many music camps on the

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Very patient and persistent! Awesome instructor!
Lorelei L.
Victor is a great teacher as well as performer. He is patient and explains what is needed with clarity. I look forward to my regular sessions with him. I’m getting better but have a long way to go!
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Robert M.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts from University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • Teaching since 1989
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Robert M.

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Professional musician in the Asheville, NC. area offering private guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, and bass lessons. I am also available for studio recording and live performance. With over 28 years experience, I have been teaching all ages, styles, and levels. This is not a hobby or part-time j

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Robert C.
Very informative - tailors the lesson to the student. Understands musical theory and practice. Strong communicator and a pleasant demeanor that makes the experience a true joy.
Paula W.
So helpful and knowledgeable. It has to be really hard to teach a music lesson online, but this experience has been great! Can't wait to learn more :-)
Blake
Blake really enjoyed it & Robert was patient & very informative.
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Jared J.

102 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Associates Degree (General/Music) from Pasadena City College
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Jared J.

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I have been playing mandolin for years. Most of my mandolin background is in folk/bluegrass but I am nonetheless comfortable playing a great number of styles. I often use the Hal Leonard Mandolin method book alongside my own worksheets to help teach basic bluegrass melodies.

About Jared

I am overjoyed and grateful to say I have been teaching music since 2008. I am a very friendly and fun teacher with a great deal of professionalism and patience. More importantly, I love teaching and playing music with a passion. I play a great variety of instruments and have had the opportunity

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Sally Y.
I absolutely recommend Jared's online class. He always can make student understand to avoid the mistakes or how to practice it effectively. I have gained a lot from his teaching. Another aspect I like about his teaching is that he is very flexible and make the pieces I like. Thank you.
Sally Y.
I m very lucky to have Jared as my instructor. Excellent teaching. I will book another ten lesson with him. Thank you.

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From musical theory to learning a tune by ear, Marc is a good
teacher. Marc is knowledgeable, friendly, encouraging, flexible,
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dean
Took Mandolin lessons from Marc D.
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"So much fun. Tara has an infectious attitude for teaching! You can tell she loves it."
joseph
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"Awesome first lesson! Looking forward to many more."
esther
Took Mandolin lessons from Ben E.
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"Great first lesson. Lots of information. Quite patient and very instructive."
Joyce
Took Mandolin lessons from Victor S.
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"we got right to it. lots for me to learn!"
Wendy
Took Mandolin lessons from Steve G.
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"Scales and new songs.......getting timing (and correct notes) down......dealing with different timings between 4/4 and 6/8........thanks Grant for all the great information......."
Paul
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"I was pleasantly surprised by Alani's calm and patience. Very knowledgeable and make understanding music easy."
Sharon
Took Mandolin lessons from Alani S.
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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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"Very informative and educational."
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Jim is a very good instructor for me. He has great patience with me and proceeds in an orderly professional manner."
Walter
Took Mandolin lessons from James R.
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