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Karen D.

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

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If country picking, blue grass, or even pop/rock is a favorite of yours then banjo is a really fun instrument to learn. As with all instruments I teach, we would start with basics and in no time the be picking and strumming away on songs you love. I also incorporate learning the notes, chords, theory, and picking, strumming, techniques and rhythms to become a well rounded musician.

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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Mark B.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Certificate from Recording Institute of Detroit
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Artist Grant from Minnesota Legacy
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Mark B.

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I teach beginning to advanced students in Scruggs or 3 finger style, melodic style, Reno style and Minstrel or stroke style. Other areas covered are basic music theory, chord inversions, back up techniques, creating leads and many other valuable subjects.

About Mark

Mark B. is a Legacy Artist with the state of Minnesota on Banjo and has played and taught banjo and mandolin for over 30 years. He has performed as a solo artist with the program "Historical Notes" and with the Circle B Cowboys, The Blue Bell Lodge Wranglers, The Smokey Hills Wranglers, and has perf

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Pat
Mark has been wonderful! He has the knowledge of music theory and a lifetime of experience playing the banjo as a professional musician. He understands the importance of that feeling of accomplishment for a beginner, all while maintaining appropriate challenges for the student to aim for. He is easy to talk to and is always encouraging, which makes me feel comfortable to make mistakes as I learn more techniques at faster tempos. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone who is remotely interested in the banjo!
Ze D.
Mark is a great teacher. He is patient, flexible and quick at spotting what you are doing wrong and how you can improve it. I am a novice banjo player, and have been struggling for the longest time with some basic issues. Mark has been helping me move past these fundamental difficulties, and it has been fun too.
mike
Mark is a great teacher, especially for a beginner adult like me.
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Michelle Y.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michelle Y.

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-learn beginner to advanced clawhammer technique
-arranging tunes in your own style
-learn to play with other musicians
-learn how to participate in a jam session
-learn to play and pick up tunes by ear or with tablature
-advanced melodic clawhammer arranging
-learn to accompany yourself while singing
-writing and arranging tunes
-history of the banjo and of Appalachian old-time fiddle music, and history of each specific tune
-basics of three-finger style
-old-time
-bluegrass
-folk

About Michelle

Get to know me a little better by watching my intro video below, or click on the "Ask Michelle A Question" button right next to my picture! Hi! My name is Michelle. I’m a professional guitar and banjo player, and music teacher! I teach all levels of classical guitar, acoustic guitar, bluegra

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Rachel
Michelle is a wonderful teacher! She is patient and motivating, and helped me to set specific goals that advanced my classical guitar playing. I now have 4-5 pieces under my fingers that are so much fun for me to play and also taught me new techniques.
Terry
I've been learning the banjo from Michelle for the past 18 months. Never touched a musical instrument before. Now have learned a dozen clawhammer tunes and four banjo tunings. Michelle is amazing...so patient but keeps you moving! I highly recommend her.
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Learn basics about rhythm, harmony, and melody, and how they apply to the banjo.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Brenden R.
Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Thomas J.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
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Thomas J.

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If you want an in depth program which I recommend or if you are a person who wants to learn a few songs that's ok. If you are a newbie there are basics you need: hand position, tuning the banjo and learning a few basic rolls and simple chords. I can teach you Scruggs style, Don Reno style, Bill Keith Melodic Style, Pat Cloud Jazz style or other areas one wants to pursue.
I don't like to teach 1/2 hr lessons as it seems to short a time for a good lesson. If you insist I can do a 1/2hr lesson. I hate to add this, so many people will not practice and they lose interest quickly. I took lessons with Bill Keith every week and he told me if I didn't practice he would know it and cut me back to bi-weekly lessons and if I persisted with no practice he would fire me. He said I don't want to waste my time nor your father's money. It is worth the time to practice even though you can't see the point but suddenly you will reach a plateau where you sound great. By the way I never ...

About Thomas

I'm patient with my students and my main goal is to have them learn something that will give them pleasure in their life and the possibility of performing later on. If a student wants to go far then I can give him or her more in depth chord theory on the banjo and different scales like Pentatonic,

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Frankie P.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Berklee Achievement Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 1997
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Frankie P.

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A very fun instrument to play. I tend to focus on Earl Scruggs style rolls, understanding and incorporating melody, and chords.

About Frankie

Hello, future student. I want to tell you just a little about myself to see if you would like to study with me. I have over 20 years of teaching experience with degrees from West Virginia University, Berklee College of Music, the University of West London, along with a Doctorate in Music Educa

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Sarah
Enjoyed my first lesson! Got my work cut out!
Carter M.
Frankie’s great. My son has progressed well and is learning a lot!

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"My daughter has never played a musical instrument before and decided she wanted to play the banjo. After 3 lessons with Sam, I am truely amazed how far along she has come. I would highly recommend Sam to any child or an adult. My daughter so enjoys her banjo lessons weekly with Sam."
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Took Banjo lessons from Sam K.
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"I appreciate how patient and encouraging Grant is. Thank you."
Cindy
Took Banjo lessons from Grant H.
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"Had a great first lesson with Rich, who was funny, precise, and adaptable."
Scott
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Knowledgeable. Excellent corrective feedback. Appropriately challenging. Highly recommend."
Kent
Took Banjo lessons from John B.
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"Lynn gets down to basics from the get-go. Starting with tuning and the correct way to hold the banjo, she progresses to proper finger positions and chord structure from fret to fret. By the way, she's also very personable, and seems to enjoy a laugh from time to time."
Dave
Took Banjo lessons from Lynn K.
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"gets right to the music no small talk just what I needed had a good lesson can hardly wait to progress."
Lorraine
Took Banjo lessons from Lyle R.
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"After only three lessons Grant had me playing chords and finger rolls. Grant is a super instructor who is well organized and very patient. Great investment of my time and money. Thanks Grant"
Jack
Took Banjo lessons from Grant H.
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"Linda is easily the most patient and welcoming person I've ever worked with. She has incredible knowledge over a vast array of topics and she is eager to share with others. This, in my opinion, is the most important quality of all teachers. Her lessons have proved a great way to build a solid base in my field of interest. as well as providing me with a well rounded and wonderful mentor that I'm sure to rely on for many other lessons in the future- banjo or otherwise!"
Ella
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"Lisa is excellent in teaching certain rolls. Most impressive to me was when I wanted to transpose music to tablature. After transposing she wrote it out a different way to fit my style of playing. I needed to be more focused on the left hand rather than my right hand. Her level of patience is great and I feel very comfortable talking to her."
Jake
Took Banjo lessons from Lisa A.
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"Ray is a great patient teacher. I highly recommend him!"
Jana
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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