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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaching since 1980
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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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Joshua K.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Secondary Music Education Instrumental from Ottawa University
  • Teaching since 2010
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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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Rhonda C.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $23
  • Speaks Sign language
  • Teaching since 1970
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Rhonda C.

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We are going to HAVE FUN! I will be customizing your lessons to your needs, your skill level, your age, and most importantly, what you would like to learn on the Banjo.
I give lessons on the 5 string banjo, so if you still need to buy a banjo and you decide to have me as your teacher, please be sure to purchase a 5 string banjo.

I will be including the basic fundamentals such as fretting exercises and picking patterns that will be used as warmup exercises. I want to keep this fun, not grueling or boring. You will learn how to strum chords and finger-pick, which is the most common method of playing the banjo. Even though you see many banjo players using finger picks, I like to start all of my students using their fingers without picks. This helps the student to learn the strings with ease, which makes learning fun instead of frustrating, which can happen when using finger picks. They tend to fall off, the ability to feel for the correct string is greatly inhibited, which causes a ...

About Rhonda

Welcome to Rhonda's Instrumental Lessons! I love people and music and the two go superbly well together. I've been teaching piano, woodwinds, brass, strings, recorder, harmonica and even some accordion ever since I was 15 years old, which to date has been going on over 45 years of sharing my skil

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Caleb
Lovely, fun, and professional lady.
Dale
Rhonda is a very well-versed instructor in a multitude of instruments. She is very patient with her students and very fun. What a great teacher! Highly recommend her
Jackie
More than 10 years ago, I told a good friend that learning to play the dulcimer was on my bucket list. He made my beautiful instrument and said " now you need to learn to play". 2021 is my year! Fortunately, Rhonda has become my instructor and I look forward to the weekly lessons. Her enthusiasm for teaching, her extensive knowledge, and many years of experience have given me the confidence that I can learn .
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Mark S.

14 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mark S.

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I play and teach both clawhammer and fingerpicking banjo styles. As a performer, I mostly play traditional and contemporary classical music, though I also have performed and recorded quite a bit of folk music on banjo. I enjoy working with clawhammer students as they create their own arrangements of tunes.

About Mark

I am a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter working in a variety of genres. I regularly perform around the Washington, DC, area as a solo guitarist, as a singer/songwriter, and with numerous classical, folk, rock, and musical theater groups. My primary musical influences include folk and

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Melody L.
Mark was very patient yet informative. He pointed out areas to improve upon and complemented me where I had been working hard. I was comfortable with his online lesson because he looked me straight in the eyes as though we were face to face. I know he will teach me how to play my mandolin; so looking forward to the next lesson!
Kristen
Mark has been a great teacher for this adult beginner! I take lessons in clawhammer banjo and ukulele with him, and his easy-going nature and skill in identifying ways to improve make it a joyful experience! Highly recommend.
SK
Mr. Sylvester is one of the greatest. He is not just an amazing guitarist, but he is also very kind. He treats people with so much respect. He speaks to me and my mom so nicely. He is very patient. He has a deep knowledge of music and knows how to get the most out of even the least talented people (like me!). He doesn't ever get mad if you make a mistake or forget to bring your music notes. We were so lucky to find Mr. Sylvester.
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Joe S.

40 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $47
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Sociology / Psychology from Illinois State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joe S.

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I have been playing banjo for about six years now as a supplement to my guitar playing. It has a been a real joy learning the different styles and techniques.

About Joe

I absolutely love teaching music! After over 20 years of teaching, performing, writing, and recording in all styles/genres, it continues to be a great adventure. It is a joy to pass this on to others...especially seeing my students that never touched the instrument going on to be very proficient p

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Stan
Joe is an excellent observer and listener. In our first lesson, was able to assess where I was at and immediately start providing constructive feedback. Looking forward to continuing!
Jim J.
Excellent
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Ben E.

7 Reviews
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  • History from American University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Intermediate
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Ben E.

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I can teach five string bluegrass, old time or folk banjo playing or four string tenor banjo. I can give you the basics of chords as well as the types of right hand technique you need to pick or pluck.

About Ben

Benjamin is a percussionist and mandolin player from North Carolina. Coming out of a folk music tradition he has expanded his interest into the world of electronic music, free improvisation and world music. He most recently visited Dublin to work with composer Cal Folger Day on a historical Operetta

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Stan W.
Ben knows his stuff...very pleasant. I've made another appointment.
Alex R.
Fantastic instructor. Ben started at the basic foundational instruction (including how best to hold the pick) and together we built a custom practice outline that has helped me to achieve my goals.
esther T.
Awesome first lesson! Looking forward to many more.

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"Joe’s really down to earth, a good teacher and I look forward to a lasting relationship with him."
Don
Took Banjo lessons from Joe S.
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"He's a great instructor who is very patient."
Eric
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"Second lesson on the banjo and Richard has taught me so much in just one week! If you want to learn from the ground up, he is the man! Laying the foundation is going to take time and practice, but he gives you so much to work with."
Phillip
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"He was very encouraging and didn’t rush me at all.
This was only my first lesson, but I feel good about my future as a banjo player."
Don
Took Banjo lessons from Brian Lee B.
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"Mike was excellent! We have started with the basics and now it's time for practice! He's very patience and explains the lesson clearly. He also records what we did with our time and writes out a lesson plan on what to practice. I'm very excited to be working with Mike!"
Melissa
Took Banjo lessons from Mike T.
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"My son has just finished up with the first of 5 lessons, and has already learned SO much! David is very knowledgeable, and so easy to talk to and learn from. We are very pleased...worth EVERY penny!"
Kolin
Took Banjo lessons from David F.
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"Very knowledgeable, easy to converse with. Joe is patient and corrects fundamentals with usefull suggestions."
Robert
Took Banjo lessons from Joe M.
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"Instructor is great. On line has its problems as connectivity can be spotty."
Kevin
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"I’m as new as a student can be, I have zero music training. Norman was very slow with his instructions and has plenty of patience, I never felt rushed or inadequate. He was very encouraging, only time will tell if I can pick it up.."
Steve
Took Banjo lessons from Norman T.
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"I thought I could figure out Banjo like I did the guitar- wing it. That didn't go so well, but after my first lesson with Richard, I now feel confident that I can actually play this banjo and KNOW what I'm doing. Great teacher!!"
Phillip
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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