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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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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Ryan B.

95 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
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Ryan B.

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I've been teaching banjo for 4 years helping students develop a love for the instrument and learn more about music along the way. My specialty is Scruggs style picking, but I'm also comfortable teaching clawhammer, reno, or melodic styles and enjoy working on hybrid and progressive styles, too. Within the first few lessons you'll have a solid base of picking and chord changes and even a few simple songs under your belt. Moving on from there I will craft lessons to move you toward a "goal song," making sure to cater your progress to your needs while keeping a focus on good technique. I enjoy working with students of all ages and experiences and I can't wait to meet you!

About Ryan

Ryan is a musician from Logan Square who plays a plethora of different instruments. He specializes in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, but also dabbles in accordion, piano, drums, harmonica and several others. Learning to play instruments is one of the true pleasures in his life and he hopes he

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Tony L.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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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Greg C.

432 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Greg C.

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Although I have been a professional fretted stringed instrument instructor since 1989, Banjo is my newest instrument. I am genuinely passionate about your success in becoming the best banjo player you choose to be! I like to teach with repetition (wax on wax off) and prefer to present the big picture first so that every obstacle may potentially never be an obstacle for you. I take years of teaching experience and what have been topics of frustration brought to me by students in the past. I try to smooth the road and teach you, so you get the highest yield of success for your money with as few headaches as possible :)

About Greg

Hey musician! I am EXTREMELY excited to help you get to your best potential through lots of flight hours as quickly as you like! I hope you will pick me to help you avoid common setbacks in your progress. I look forward to helping you be your best on your instrument! I play fretted and fretles

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Nancy
Greg is a wonderful teacher! He is very knowledgeable and I love his teaching style! I highly recommend him!
Luis
Very detail oriented and entertaining lesson. Highly recommend
William
I definitely endorse the teaching methods and vast musical knowledge of my instructor, Greg Campbell. As an intermediate level musician, he has taken my knowledge base to a new level. I recommend him to anyone at any level of learning the instrument.
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Richard C.

110 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor's Degree from University of Maryland and Berklee College of Music Boston
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Richard C.

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Lean how to play bluegrass banjo including melody and finger picking. Also "Clawhammer" techniques.

About Richard

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 30 years. Accordion was my first instrument at age 7 which was a great introduction to the keyboard, melody and harmony. That was followed by guitar and other stringed instruments (Banjo, Ukulele) as well as drums. I studied with great teachers

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Paula
good way of teaching and I would highly recomend him to anyone wanting to learn a new instrument
Naomi M.
Just had my first drum lesson and not only did I learn A TON but I had so much fun too! Highly recommend
Paula
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Phil H.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 1973
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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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"Michelle is a great teacher who has the knowledge, experience (and patience) to help me become comfortable playing the banjo. I look forward to my next lesson."
Jim
Took Banjo lessons from Michelle Y.
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"Patient teacher and expert practitioner. Really cares about student's growth. He also reminds you to have fun. Always on time for lesson, too."
Barbara
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"He answered all my questions before I had to even ask them without talking down to me at the same time even though I’m a beginner. Loved it and can’t wait for more!"
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Took Banjo lessons from Robert M.
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"Lynn is a master of her craft and has lots of patience."
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Took Banjo lessons from Lynn K.
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"It's so rewarding to meet a teacher on the same page with me. Very personable, knowledgable and sets direction/goals clearly."
Carol
Took Banjo lessons from Frankie P.
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"Ryan is extremely patient and helpful!"
Lynne Roberts
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"great lesson and so patient with me and technology!!!"
Jason
Took Banjo lessons from Francesca C.
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"Informative, friendly, patient and knowledgeable."
steve
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"I'm continuing to learn so much and having fun along the way :-)"
Chele
Took Banjo lessons from Michelle Y.
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"Steve has been very patient and shares a lot of his knowledge about music in general. He breaks it down in a way that is simple and easy to understand."
Kevin
Took Banjo lessons from Steve G.
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