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Alex B.

39 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Awarded Best of 2015 from Thumbtack
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Alex B.

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My Banjo method is easiest if you already play guitar. I take you through simple bluegrass songs and melodies, you will learn how to read music with the banjo.

About Alex

Born and raised in north Minneapolis, Alex began taking guitar lessons at age 11 and after high school graduation was accepted to both Berklee and McNally Smith College. Alex graduated from McNally and also studied classical music in Germany at Musikhochschule Luebeck. Alex believes that well-rounde

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Janny V.
Very professional and detailed
Holly
Alex has inspired my son to love playing music for the rest of his life. I can't think of a more wonderful gift. His technique in teaching allowed my son to enjoy learning guitar by playing songs he wanted to play. This made him want to practice just for the fun of it! Alex taught my son from the time he was 9 years old until he was 15. The easy going, positive attitude Alex exudes encouraged my son along his journey and made a strong bond and connection between the two of them. I wholeheartedly encourage anyone who would like to learn to play guitar to sign up for lessons with Alex!
Christopher
Alex is a superb teacher and is very patient and well schooled. I look forward to my lessons every Friday.
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Phil H.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1973
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
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Phil H.

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About Phil

I have my degree from The Eastman School of Music and have played rock and roll for decades. My joy is bringing people to music and music playing. As Music is an infinite language it has always been an eternal joy to teach and relate to my beloved students what music can say to them and what they ca

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Doug D.
A great teacher. Patient and wise. He takes me from where I am and finds the next step.
Doug D.
A great start.
Doris F.
Very patient with an eight year old beginner.
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Mel P.

41 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Teaching since 1968
  • Music Education from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mel P.

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5 string banjo Skruggs style bluegrass.

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 instructor

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Hannah
I highly recommend Mel for fiddle. He had a lot of really good tips and was very willing to find songs that fit the kind of music I wanted to play. Highly recommend!
Ilona
I absolutely love Mel’s lessons and look forward to them every week! I haven’t played seriously in years and have developed some bad bowing habits and difficulty with pitch over time and was close to not playing anymore. After reading the other reviews, I decided to give him a try and am so thankful I did!! My bowing and intonation is improving, he incorporates some music theory appropriate to what we are learning to master the song. I can’t wait to see where I am in 6 months from now! Thank you Mel, my passion for music is returning and am looking forward to my audition in the community orchestra next season!
Hannah
I just started working with Mel and he is awesome! He really listened to my goals and the type of music I am interested in playing and he is planning our lessons based on that. He is very good at explaining things and giving examples. I look forward to our lessons. Highly recommend!
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Gordon L.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Associate of Arts Degree from Mesabi Range Community College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Gordon L.

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About Gordon

Gordon L. began playing music at a very early age but didn't begin to learn the saxophone until he was in fifth grade. Gordon's interest in music grew when he began to work sound systems for bluegrass bands and eventually he started to experiment more with music. Soon after he would pick up gu

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Nylah C.
It was a good first experience. But had a few technical issues with the internet.
Joshua K.
I'm afraid I don't really know what to say, except that he has a pleasant manner and seemed to give me the good information to start with. It's only my first lesson
Joshua K.
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Nick R.

59 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • M.A. in performance from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
  • Awarded 2001 JAS academy full scholarship from JAS academy in Aspen Colorado (director, Christian McBride)
  • Teaching since 1985
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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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Brian
Nick is a wonderful teacher. I came to him because I found that I was not able to translate what is in my head to the music, in my songwriting. I was literally hindered by my lack of knowledge and playing skills. I felt comfortable that Nick understood what I needed, and I like how he met me exactly where I was, providing lessons for me- individualized, personalized, and accessible yet enough to challenge me.

Thank you, Nick.
Steve B
Amazing instructor. Patient and knowledgeable.
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
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Tony L.

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Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.S. Language Arts Education, M.A.Ed English Education, EdS English Education from University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Tony L.

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I teach beginner and intermediate 5-string banjo and beginner and intermediate tenor banjo. Let's start with the tenor banjo. That great instrument is an integral element in New Orleans jazz and trad. jazz. I'll have you playing great old jazz standards in no time. Now, let's talk about the 5-string banjo. I will teach you to play 5-string banjo in the traditional three-finger style of the great Earl Scruggs. I'm a longtime pro musician and a longtime teacher. I take a practical approach to learning that emphasizes the fun and sense of togetherness that are such vital elements of playing music. Let's go!

About Tony

Hello! I'm Tony Lombardo, a 60 year old former high school English teacher (retired a few months ago) and longtime music teacher and pro musician. I love classic movies (Humphrey Bogart, De Niro, Woody Allen, Paul Newman, Diane Keaton, Judy Garland, etc.), books (Orwell, Kerouac, John Kennedy Tool

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"A great banjo instructor, and helped me with some general music and theory!"
Ben Sinclair
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"I am a 60+ guy that had gotten a banjo for Christmas. I had one many, many years ago and I wanted to start again with lessons. With Take a Lesson I met up with Ryan. Here is a Kool layed back kinda guy that is a musician and a real good instructor. He has taken me from zero to cords and rolls. He listens well and is flexible enough that you learn at your own speed. Get in line for this Guy. Thanks Ryan!"
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Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Mark was a great teacher. He was entertaining as well as insightful, and could play some mighty good bluegrass. Being online lessons it was certainly created its challenges, but Mark did a good job explaining ideas and I learned a few songs over the course of just a few lessons."
Graham
Took Banjo lessons from Mark B.
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"Learned more about music in just an hour than I ever did in the past."
Jack
Took Banjo lessons from Damien S.
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"Excellent. Patient. Informative. Looking forward to the next."
Tony
Took Banjo lessons from Bryan M.
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"Richard is a wonderful teacher. Very patient and knowledgeable"
David
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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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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"This produst was a great way to find a banjo teacher, when we had no idea where to even start looking.

Mrs. Fegan is a great instructor, who can explain things on all levels to make sure your child is truly learning. She has a fun disposition and you can tell she really enjoys teaching. My son loves her, learns more than just the banjo at lessons. She is very patient, yet expects my son to do his part too. We have been with her for a year, and now my son has added Baritone lessons as well, because of the encouragement and support, and respect she gives my son. Best teacher we have ever had! I truly believe Mrs. Fegan could teach my son anything, because she teaches the way a person seems to learn at their own ability."
Lory
Took Banjo lessons from Rebecca F.
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"Got more than was expected. A+"
Denis
Took Banjo lessons from Lisa A.
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"Greg is awesome. I'm learning so much so quick! Love it!"
Shannon
Took Banjo lessons from Greg C.
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