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Karen D.

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

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Mandolin:
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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Scott K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelors of Music (Cum Laude) from Belmont University
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Scott K.

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Mandolin has become a more popular style of playing lately and not just used in Bluegrass. It is a great instrument to play for the folk sound of today.

About Scott

Scott has been teaching music for over 30 years. His method has evolved over time to meet the demands of changing musical styles and he has developed plenty of material to help students achieve their musical goals. His ambitions for each student are simple- he wants them to enjoy music and experienc

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Alyson Maris
Scott is awesome! Super knowledgeable in so many instruments, and he works with you to help you learn what you are interested in and establish a strong foundation to be able to grow as a musician. Lessons are always enjoyable, and I appreciate the time and effort he puts in to create tailored, individualized lessons. He has been my teacher for both mandolin and classical guitar. I would highly recommend lessons with Scott!
Jaya
I appreciate Scott's relaxed style. He is able to make a realistic practice schedule for me to fit in to my work week. It is obvious he is very knowledgeable and has given me a lot of good tips so far. I would definitely recommend Scott.
Rush
I took weekly electric guitar lessons with Scott from 2004 to 2012. He is without a doubt an extremely talented, enthusiastic, and compassionate teacher. Whether he was helping me learn basic chords or teaching me complicated songs, Scott never wavered in his dedication to teaching. Over the eight years as his student, Scott gave constructive criticism in a courteous manner. He was on time, inquisitive about the songs and music I was listening to, and ended lesson with new material for me to practice. I wholeheartedly recommend Scott to any aspiring guitar student.
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Nick R.

59 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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basic mandolin technique; Bluegrass, Country, world music repertoire, rhythm training

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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Dee F.

59 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 90
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Dee F.

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I have taught mandolin lessons for over 10 years and played mandolin professionally in two bands for over 20 years. Note reading, chords, theory, all styles. Have fun learning and progressing quickly in lessons with me!

About Dee

I have been a private studio teacher of piano, guitar, voice, violin, mandolin for over 30 years. I have taught band, orchestra, and choir in public schools for over 20 years, which enables me to teach many instruments and voice. I hold an ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ENDORSEMENT, K-12, from Univers

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Reesa
I have been taking lessons for over a year with Dee. I started with mandolin and then switched to piano. Dee is very knowledgeable about both instruments and is an extremely patient and approachable teacher. I’m an older student so I really appreciate her patience and ability to challenge me at the right level. I’ve tried other teachers that were either too rigid or too unstructured and Dee is neither. I highly recommend Dee as a music instructor, she clearly has a lot of experience and knowledge about how to teach.
Mike O.
Very patient and understanding person. At my age of 62 and trying to learn the bass along with the challenges of issues brought by life, these sessions have become therapeutic in nature....
Mike O.
Dee was very informative and answered all my questions. She understands that myself an older student returning to music has a different approach and she is going to work with me. I am looking forward to next week.
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Mark S.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mark S.

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I play and teach a wide variety of mandolin styles. As a performer, I mostly play traditional and contemporary classical music, though I also play quite a bit of folk music on mandolin.

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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Elias S.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portugese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Oberlin College
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Elias S.

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In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 27 years of playing. I firmly believe that anyone can learn anything at any time, given the proper tools!

In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. It's my job to help you along this path while keeping things fun.

To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I always provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired.

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violins, viola, mandolin, guitar, bass, piano, recording equipment

About Elias

At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a profes

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Ryan
I've been taking lessons with Elias for over 6 months now and it has been a great experience. I started taking lessons as an adult who previously studied a little violin and wanted to learn Fiddle. He is knowledgeable, patient and has come up with lessons that were perfect for my background. I'm thrilled about the progress I've made so far and taking lessons from someone who loves music as much as Elias has added a real highlight to my week.
Sara
Elias is the best! Such a knowledge and passion of music. He has been my sons guitar instructor going on 5 months. My son has learned so much and always enjoys and looks forward to his lessons. My son is is not only learning guitar but violin as well from him. Fantastic instructor A+
Joni
I am very impressed with Elias! He listened well, offered helpful suggestions, laughed and was very congenial to work with. We discussed how to hold a bow and, since I have some arthritis in my hands, he was very open to other possible options that might work better for me. Taking lessons from him will be a bright spot in my week. I would recommend him in a heart beat!

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"I took mandolin lessons from Tara for about a year and a half, and I can't say enough good things about her. I was a complete beginner when I started with her, and now I feel prepared and comfortable when I play at jams. Tara taught me a wide repertoire of tunes. She taught me ways to play different chords, how to move chords, how different players may use different chords in different styles, how to read guitar chords, how to adapt when guitars use capos, and how to simplify or add chords. She has really good insight on how to start improvising and taking breaks. I think she adapts her teaching to use the technique that will help make the concept make sense to you. She is a lot of fun to learn from, and it is super inspiring to watch her play. Tara is an awesome teacher, and I highly recommend her!"
Kristin
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"Very patient with a beginner!"
David
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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"Grant is incredibly thoughtful and talented musician. I'm looking forward to continuing to explore the tradition of bluegrass music!"
David
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"This was only my first session with Grant but he made me feel very comfortable and was concerned about issues i was having in regards to techniques and musicianship.
I felt really good after our lesson and looking forward to our next session."
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Tthe lessons were very enjoyable and fun!"
Janina
Took Mandolin lessons from Beckie E.
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"Great instructor. Very knowledgable."
Keith
Took Mandolin lessons from Max Z.
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"Super lesson. Had a refresher in some music theory.
Very educational."
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Really flexible and very helpful. Prompt and friendly."
Nancy Cook
Took Mandolin lessons from Ben H.
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"Excellent lessons! Alani is great! Very patient and friendly! I'm so glad I started these lessons."
Dave
Took Mandolin lessons from Alani S.
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