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Lyle R.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Lyle R.

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I have been playing and teaching banjo since 2006, and I'm always very excited to introduce new students to this unique instrument. I focus on the "Scruggs-style" method of playing 5-string banjo, and we'll work on techniques used in common bluegrass and folk tunes. As you advance, I'll help you in creating your own banjo solo breaks.

About Lyle

- Degree in Music Theory / History from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. - 25 years' teaching and performing experience. - Fluent in all electric styles, plus acoustic and classical. *** Lesson Details *** I like to cover the fundamentals while focusing on your personal goals. All stages

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Lorraine D.
gets right to the music no small talk just what I needed had a good lesson can hardly wait to progress.
Elizabeth H.
Scott R.
So far so good. Very patient as mistakes after mistake was made. Corrected quite a few mistakes I was making so that my habits would be good habits from the start. Let me talk to myself as I messed up and complimented me when I was on the right track.
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Gio A.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • BA Music from University of Central Florida
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Gio A.

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I've played guitar since I was eight years old and various other stringed instruments for several years. I love the banjo sound and played a bit on my original album Heliotropism. I'd love to help novice players get their feet wet with the instrument, strumming and plucking away at their favorite songs.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wha

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Joshua K.

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Starting at $30
  • Secondary Music Education Instrumental from Ottawa University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joshua K.

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Josh has been playing and performing music for over 16 years. He has achieved a bachelor's degree in instrumental music education and has experience as an instructor teaching private students and group classes for over 10 years. He has studied instrumental music education including areas of classical music, jazz, theory, history, and improvisation.

About Joshua

Experienced with students of all ages, backgrounds, and styles. Josh has been playing and performing music for over 13 years. He has achieved a bachelor's degree in instrumental music education and has experience as an instructor teaching private students and group classes for over 7 years. He has

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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Michelle Y.

38 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Thomas J.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Thomas J.

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If you want an in depth program which I recommend or if you are a person who wants to learn a few songs that's ok. If you are a newbie there are basics you need: hand position, tuning the banjo and learning a few basic rolls and simple chords. I can teach you Scruggs style, Don Reno style, Bill Keith Melodic Style, Pat Cloud Jazz style or other areas one wants to pursue.
I don't like to teach 1/2 hr lessons as it seems to short a time for a good lesson. If you insist I can do a 1/2hr lesson. I hate to add this, so many people will not practice and they lose interest quickly. I took lessons with Bill Keith every week and he told me if I didn't practice he would know it and cut me back to bi-weekly lessons and if I persisted with no practice he would fire me. He said I don't want to waste my time nor your father's money. It is worth the time to practice even though you can't see the point but suddenly you will reach a plateau where you sound great. By the way I never ...

About Thomas

I'm patient with my students and my main goal is to have them learn something that will give them pleasure in their life and the possibility of performing later on. If a student wants to go far then I can give him or her more in depth chord theory on the banjo and different scales like Pentatonic,

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"My first lesson was very good. I am excited to keep learning more. Richard makes it an easy process."
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Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Working with Richard has been a blast! He is patient while working with a true beginner and always encouraging. Looking forward to work with him as our lessons continue."
Adam
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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"Ray is very patient and takes time to explain everything in a way you can understand."
Bill
Took Banjo lessons from Ray M.
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"I bought the lessons for my mom and she came home and told me she loved it! Thank you David!!"
Heather
Took Banjo lessons from David B.
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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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"I had a lot of fun and enjoyed him a lot. He made things very clear for me. I think he has a cool mustache!"
Levi
Took Banjo lessons from Mark B.
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"Always great lessons with Kelvin!"
Joe
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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"Joe’s really down to earth, a good teacher and I look forward to a lasting relationship with him."
Don
Took Banjo lessons from Joe S.
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"Michelle Younger is a GREAT banjo teacher!!
Her musical knowledge is very deep, yet she knows how to convey it at just the right speed for the individuals ability. She is extremely perceptive, and can offer valuable suggestions after watching you play through once, whatever it is you are working on. She has me believing I can actually do this! I look forward to each lesson, because she is a delightful person to work with, has keen skills, a good sense of humor, and a whole lot of patience!
~ Michael Branden"
Michael
Took Banjo lessons from Michelle Y.
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"My daughter has never played a musical instrument before and decided she wanted to play the banjo. After 3 lessons with Sam, I am truely amazed how far along she has come. I would highly recommend Sam to any child or an adult. My daughter so enjoys her banjo lessons weekly with Sam."
Peggy
Took Banjo lessons from Sam K.
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