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Karen D.

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

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Banjo:
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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J. Scott P.

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Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • M.Ed Educational Media from East Tennessee State University
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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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Michelle Y.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music
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Michelle Y.

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-learn beginner to advanced clawhammer technique
-arranging tunes in your own style
-learn to play with other musicians
-learn how to participate in a jam session
-learn to play and pick up tunes by ear or with tablature
-advanced melodic clawhammer arranging
-learn to accompany yourself while singing
-writing and arranging tunes
-history of the banjo and of Appalachian old-time fiddle music, and history of each specific tune
-basics of three-finger style
-old-time
-bluegrass
-folk

About Michelle

Get to know me a little better by watching my intro video below, or click on the "Ask Michelle A Question" button right next to my picture! Hi! My name is Michelle. I’m a professional guitar and banjo player, and music teacher! I teach all levels of classical guitar, acoustic guitar, bluegra

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Rachel
Michelle is a wonderful teacher! She is patient and motivating, and helped me to set specific goals that advanced my classical guitar playing. I now have 4-5 pieces under my fingers that are so much fun for me to play and also taught me new techniques.
Terry
I've been learning the banjo from Michelle for the past 18 months. Never touched a musical instrument before. Now have learned a dozen clawhammer tunes and four banjo tunings. Michelle is amazing...so patient but keeps you moving! I highly recommend her.
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Jason M.

104 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Voyage Air Guitar VAD-06 from ASCAP
  • Associate of Arts in Music and Business from KPC, University of Alaska Anchorage
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Jason M.

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Fully Vaccinated as of 5/19/21!!
Bluegrass, Claw-hammer, Southern Rock, 5-string, 4-string Tenor, Metal, Rock, Pop and Country

About Jason

-=FULL VACCINATED as of 5/19/21!!=-TakeLessons.com Instructor since it's inception, Jason M. is available for in person and online lessons worldwide leaving no stone un-turned! Jason has been playing guitar for over 20 years, ukulele, bass, banjo and keyboard for over 10 and teaching music in gen

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Phoenix L.
My son, 9, loves Jason!
Mark
patient, thorough in explaining things
James S.
Five Stars for the teacher.
Three Stars for technology.
Patient, knowledgeable, easy to work with.
Did I say patient?
A fantastic ear and knows what I need to accomplish.
In time, Jason will help me master my goal and in time to jam with friends this summer.
Cheers.
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Joe M.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks spanish
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joe M.

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All styles and levels

About Joe

Professional musician, vocalist and entertainer. Perform at: Hershey Park, Musikfest, Steel Stacks, Mesa, The Sands Casino............ BA Moravian College, MM Combs College Dir. of Guitar Studies at Lebanon Valley College Adjunct Professor

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Robert
Very knowledgeable, easy to converse with. Joe is patient and corrects fundamentals with usefull suggestions.
Mary Ellen
Excellent musician. Joe will be able to take me to the next level of singing.
Karyn G.
Really enjoying my lessons with Joe. He's patient and encouraging. I feel like I'm really learning the basics of music and guitar.
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Gordon L.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associate of Arts Degree from Mesabi Range Community College
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Gordon L.

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About Gordon

Gordon L. began playing music at a very early age but didn't begin to learn the saxophone until he was in fifth grade. Gordon's interest in music grew when he began to work sound systems for bluegrass bands and eventually he started to experiment more with music. Soon after he would pick up gu

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Nylah C.
It was a good first experience. But had a few technical issues with the internet.
Joshua K.
I'm afraid I don't really know what to say, except that he has a pleasant manner and seemed to give me the good information to start with. It's only my first lesson
Joshua K.

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"Ryan did a great job getting to know my needs specifically and making sure I had the basics down before proceeding. Learned a lot in 45 minutes!"
Jeremy
Took Banjo lessons from Ryan B.
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"I wish I had found Mike sooner!

I tried to learn banjo on my own. Bought books, instruction CDs, videos on You Tube. It just wasn't happening for me - I was about ready to give it up. Met Mike at a Bluegrass event and after just a few lessons I was really moving forward! After a few months he had me going to Bluegrass Jam Sessions. Wow is that fun!

Mike is very patient and non-judgmental. He easily accomodates my work schedule. While he is a fine banjo player himself - our lessons are always about me and how to improve my playing. I always look forward to our next lesson."
Keith
Took Banjo lessons from Mike T.
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"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!"
Jody
Took Banjo lessons from Kevin F.
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"patient, thorough in explaining things"
Mark
Took Banjo lessons from Jason M.
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"Great first lesson. I like goal setting and getting email about lesson."
Janet
Took Banjo lessons from Lyle R.
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"I have been learning tenor banjo (Irish tuning) from Matt. Although I'm a complete beginner, Matt has been a very patient teacher. He balances lessons between learning songs and music theory. His wit and humor make every lesson enjoyable."
Evan
Took Banjo lessons from Matt O.
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"What a great experience! I like Ray's approach and his willingness to share no nonsense remarks about his expectations. Yes, practice is key to becoming a good banjo player. Imagine that!
I appreciate the fact that Ray was so open in sharing the fact that many of his students underestimate the importance of regular practice. I whole-heartedly agree. Since we share the same philosophy and approach, this is the start of a great relationship. (Can't give it 5 stars though, solely because of the traffic. The lessons are worth the trip!)"
Sue
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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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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"Glenn is very patient and has a great sense of humor. Even though I only had a 30 minute beginner class with him, he gave me plenty direction and encouragement to start. With his lesson plan, practice exercises and his guidance, I feel confident that I have the tools to master my instrument."
Brian
Took Banjo lessons from Glenn S.
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"My first lesson with Linda was great. She is very patient and very knowledgeable."
Kyle
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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