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Mark S.

14 Reviews
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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 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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Richard W.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA in Music from U of Minnesota, Duluth and Twin Cities Campuses
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Richard W.

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I teach all styles, including Clawhammer and Scruggs. Currently I play banjo in local bands The Como Avenue Jug Band, Four Pints Shy, and The Brian Just Band.

About Richard

Rick's been teaching Guitar, Banjo, and Ukulele at his home, and at the Mount Olivet School of Music in South Minneapolis, since graduating with a degree in music from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2003. He gigs around town in various bands, pit orchestras, and weddings. He also taught at Da

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Bob
As a 57 year old student Rich understands life and its commitments. I enjoy the half an hour with him. My appreciation for music has grown with Rich. He introduces me to material I would have never picked on my own. I am still taking banjo lessons because of Rich.
Thank you Rich. Bob
Jordan G.
Richard is awesome! Really knows his stuff and funny too!
Andrea
As an adult learner, I was put at ease and able to work on songs I was interested in right away. Wonderful teaching style.
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Frankie P.

30 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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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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Alex B.

39 Reviews
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  • Speaks German, English
  • Bachelors of Music Performance from McNally Smith College of Music
  • Awarded Best of 2015 from Thumbtack
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Alex B.

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My Banjo method is easiest if you already play guitar. I take you through simple bluegrass songs and melodies, you will learn how to read music with the banjo.

About Alex

Born and raised in north Minneapolis, Alex began taking guitar lessons at age 11 and after high school graduation was accepted to both Berklee and McNally Smith College. Alex graduated from McNally and also studied classical music in Germany at Musikhochschule Luebeck. Alex believes that well-rounde

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Janny V.
Very professional and detailed
Holly
Alex has inspired my son to love playing music for the rest of his life. I can't think of a more wonderful gift. His technique in teaching allowed my son to enjoy learning guitar by playing songs he wanted to play. This made him want to practice just for the fun of it! Alex taught my son from the time he was 9 years old until he was 15. The easy going, positive attitude Alex exudes encouraged my son along his journey and made a strong bond and connection between the two of them. I wholeheartedly encourage anyone who would like to learn to play guitar to sign up for lessons with Alex!
Christopher
Alex is a superb teacher and is very patient and well schooled. I look forward to my lessons every Friday.
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Richard C.

109 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1983
  • Bachelor's Degree from University of Maryland and Berklee College of Music Boston
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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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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
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Kevin F.

5 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Kevin F.

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I teach Banjo rolls, proper techniques, songs, melodies, Scruggs Style, improvisation, and music theory to the highest degree. I am a classically trained guitarist that specializes in fingerstyle instruments to the most advanced level possible. I have over 20 years of teaching experience and have earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Classical Guitar and currently hold a position at a Major University.

About Kevin

My name is Kevin and I am a professional musician, performer, and teacher with over 20 years experience. I have earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Classical Guitar and have taught at 4 colleges, at 1 of which I am still faculty. I play Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, beginner P

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Norman Griswold
Kevin is an excellent instructor. He supports your desires for playing with great understanding of what you need to improve to achieve your goals. He is also very personable and easy to work with. His experience gives him the ability to understand what is difficult and how to master those situations.
Henry Curran
Kevin has guided me along my guitar journey for over 5 years. He is a patient instructor with musical knowledge and a pedigree to match any level student. From classical to Blue Grass, Kevin will help you reach your playing goals.
Jody
I have been taking banjo lessons from Kevin for a couple of years. Kevin is a wonderfully talented instructor and a great musician himself! He shapes my lessons around practical use in performance, always encouraging and ever-challenging, but with plenty of patience and just plain fun. Trust me, you will not find a better teacher!

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"I am a 71 year old Grandma and have wanted to learn how to play my old banjo for a very long time. I took weekly lessons with Will and he is an amazing teacher. He customized lessons to my interests and abilities and he was never irritated if I failed to practice. Will is patient, kind, and talented. Over the years, I've had three banjo teachers and he's by far the best!"
Gini
Took Banjo lessons from Will V.
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"Richard was awesome! This was my first lesson ever and Richard was engaging, fun and patient with me!! The plus was getting comfortable with my instrument! I’m so excited for my next banjo lesson!"
Khadijah
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"First lesson down...many to go. Richard was great helping me tune and get my first finger placements down to practice with until our next session. Excited for the next one!"
Brook
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Very patient, personable, professional, and purposeful. Each lesson is packed full of building blocks for dexterity and familiarity with the instrument."
Timothy
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Patient and knowledgeable, good teacher! First lesson went great, I feel I have learned a lot already."
Wolf
Took Banjo lessons from Robert M.
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"Ryan provides thorough and patient instruction."
Tim
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"I found Lynn after attempting a few other places. Those folks were interested in helping me learn the banjo - to a point. They were nice enough but I knew I wanted to get further than they were willing to assist. When I met Lynn I quickly learned that she was ready and willing to help a new banjo student. She made it clear that she expected practice and that dedication was the key, and she makes it clear in our lessons, too. She is professional but has a sense of humor (and patience) that helps when things get frustrating (or when I am frustrating). I'm very glad I found her and I intend to learn a lot from her. Thank you, Lynn!"
William
Took Banjo lessons from Lynn K.
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"This is the only lesson I've ever had but Glenn is a receptive and nice person who got me started on basics in spite of my computer camera problems. I'm looking forward to my next lesson and hopefully no computer issues on my part."
Gary
Took Banjo lessons from Glenn S.
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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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"Great first lesson. Steve is very knowledgable and patient and his love for music and teaching music made the lesson comfortable and was easily able to teach the banjo basics to a beginner like myself."
Lindsey
Took Banjo lessons from Steve G.
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