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Karen D.

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

36 Reviews
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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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Mel P.

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

41 Reviews
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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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Steve G.

54 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Steve G.

54 Reviews
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Beginning lessons include note recognition, finger positions,scales, and chords, and progresses up to strumming, frailing, and rolls with the right hand. Strumming with the hand and with fingerpicks is also covered. All geared to get you up and making music ASAP!

About Steve

Music has been a part of my life for over 5 decades. I stepped onstage when I was 15, and have been active in the music business ever since. I was raised in the New York / New England area, and played in many bands in the 70's and 80's, most notably the band AVALON. I moved to Florida in the late 80

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Keith C.
Steve is a great instructor. He's knowledgeable and patient. I'm a beginner mandolin player but more experienced at guitar. Steve knows the right approach and progression to my lessons, incorporating the experience I already have. Highly recommend!
Daniel K.
Steve actually researched a style of play that he was unfamiliar with to teach me. Obviously a master musician, he analyzed the basics of the style and started from my baseline, teaching me the technique from the ground up. A dedicated and friendly teacher, I'd recommend him to anyone.
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Robert M.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts from University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Robert M.

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About Robert

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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Andrei P.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Andrei P.

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I have been teaching since 2008 and have a BA in Music. I can teach all the basics any banjo player needs to get rolling. I can teach both 5 string and tenor banjos. I teach many different right hand banjo rolls, chord shapes, and their application in different songs.

About Andrei

Teaching music is one of my passions. I value each student and the time I have with them; helping them to explore the world of music. After each lesson, my students walk away with a deeper understanding of music and have enjoyed their time. Music is a lifelong skill that can always be practiced and

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Xenia W.
He was very encouraging and knowledgeable, and hope to take lessons with him again.
Larry
I have the pleasure of being a student of Andre he is a true master of the art of music. Now that my Cancer is in remission I can't wait to get back in the swing of things.
Aleksander F.
Great and thorough teacher!
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J. Scott P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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J. Scott P.

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Banjo fun.

About J. Scott

Hi, folks! My name is J. Scott P. and I can't wait to meet and talk music with you! I've been teaching in both public and private education since 2008 and have loved helping students gain confidence in their music. I went to East Tennessee State University where I participated in the world reno

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"Fantastic first lesson. Edwin is patient and gets me focused on what really matters."
Justin
Took Banjo lessons from Edwin I.
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"Edwin is very kind, patient and encouraging! This was my first lesson, it was an hour long and he could tell when I was struggling with a specific segment of instruction and had me try something different that allowed me to keep moving forward. I'm looking forward to continuing to learn from him!"
Kelly
Took Banjo lessons from Edwin I.
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"Holy &^%! I am playing something that actually sounds like Music! Fransesca is easy to review! SHE IS AMAZING! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!"
Jason
Took Banjo lessons from Francesca C.
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"Mike has done a great job teaching me. In a year and a half, I have gone from never playing a stringed instrument, to being able to jam with friends and family. I learned basic three-finger Scruggs style bluegrass banjo, and I making moves now to become an intermediate player. I really recommend Mike. He is kind and warm-hearted, and works with you to meet you where you are and improve your game. I now know about 10 songs that I can play lead on, and I can roll or vamp as back-up on any other bluegrass song. Mike has set me up now to work with intermediate techniques. Mike will help you learn!"
Reed
Took Banjo lessons from Mike T.
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"Superb experience! Mark and I have worked together once a week now for a couple of months, and my banjo playing has improved leaps and bounds as a result of his technical knowledge, sensitivity to my situation, and great ability to communicate some fairly difficult concepts. He's provided me with material aimed at expanding my ability for me to work on during the week, I work on that and then play it for him during our lessons and he provides feedback to get me through the parts I'm having trouble with and set the stage for future work. I've been trying to play the banjo for some time, but I've never made the kind of progress that I've made while working with Mark. We're going to continue for another 12 lessons and I'm certain that my ability and confidence level will much improve as a result. Great job, Mark--I'd recommend him to anyone who wants to get serious about their banjo skills!"
Wayne
Took Banjo lessons from Mark B.
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Jason is both patient and professional. My schedule and practice have not been consistent, even so he has been upbeat and encouraging. This is very helpful for a 54 year old athlete trying to become a banjo player!
Thanks Jason..."
Susan
Took Banjo lessons from Jason M.
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"I've really enjoyed my lessons with Michael. He's a good and patient teacher"
Brian
Took Banjo lessons from Michael W.
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"Brian is a great instructor. Perfect mix of easy going and knowledgeable. Im really happy with my progress and I'm feeling confident that I'm on the right path. If you want to learn but you're on the fence about taking lessons, make the move. Also the online format is working well, I was worried about that but pleasantly surprised.

-Damon"
Damon
Took Banjo lessons from Brian Lee B.
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"Grant is a great teacher. He is good about explaining things. He is a good banjo player. (Caleb-12)"
Caleb
Took Banjo lessons from Grant H.
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"So patient and funny! Just had my first lesson and can't wait to come back."
Eryn
Took Banjo lessons from Damien S.
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