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Matt O.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $39
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Matt O.

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My TENOR 4 STRING BANJO (Irish tuning) teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***LESSONS ARE TAUGHT IN PERSON AT MY STUDIO OR ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy.

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Evan
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.
Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
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Judy I.

1 Review
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Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1970
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Judy I.

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I can help you build a basic foundation and skill set that will propel you to the next level in your musical journey.

About Judy

In my early childhood, my parents owned a 77-acre riding stable. There was a radio in the barn that was always on “for the horses” and a jukebox (dating myself here) in the clubhouse. I loved hearing all those songs (of the ‘60’s) and singing along! One day, a man came to ride and also br

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Kendra
Just has taught two of my kids. Currently acoustic guitar and previously ukele with an exchange student. She was wonderful with my German daughter and teaching her to read music and use an instrument. Just keeps my ADHD son on task and challenges his fast moving brain using several techniques, practice methods, and pieces simultaneously. She's patient when he gets off task and quickly shifts gears when he needs a different explanation.
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Joshua K.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Secondary Music Education Instrumental from Ottawa University
  • Teaching since 2010
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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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Andrei P.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Associates in Music from Brookdale Community College
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Andrei P.

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I have been teaching since 2008 and have a BA in Music. I can teach all the basics any banjo player needs to get rolling. I can teach both 5 string and tenor banjos. I teach many different right hand banjo rolls, chord shapes, and their application in different songs.

About Andrei

Teaching music is one of my passions. I value each student and the time I have with them; helping them to explore the world of music. After each lesson, my students walk away with a deeper understanding of music and have enjoyed their time. Music is a lifelong skill that can always be practiced and

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Xenia W.
He was very encouraging and knowledgeable, and hope to take lessons with him again.
Larry
I have the pleasure of being a student of Andre he is a true master of the art of music. Now that my Cancer is in remission I can't wait to get back in the swing of things.
Aleksander F.
Great and thorough teacher!
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Bryan M.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, English
  • Awarded National Flatpicking, National Mandolin, and Fiddle Championship from Walnut Valley Festival
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Bryan M.

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Looking for someone to help you reach that next level? Whatever your stringed instrument, I can guide you there. From the rank basics to traditional tunes, to timing and tone, technique and theory, I can show you what you need to make your journey easier. Rely on my 15 years of music teaching experience to save you countless hours of bewilderment and frustration!

My journey as a musician which began at the age of 8 has now carried me to 48 states and a dozen countries, including 4 tours in continental Europe. I spent 7+ years performing, recording, and giving workshops with talented acoustic acts based in Nashville and the southeast. I am lucky to have been involved and contributed to a handful of IBMA and Grammy-nominated albums.

Increasingly, however, I turn my focus toward private teaching.
I find great joy and pride in helping a student reach their goals and surprise themselves with their own potential.
Go ahead and get in touch, and let's try a session together!

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About Bryan

In the last decade, I’ve logged a million miles and thousands of hours of playing time as a sideman for bluegrass and acoustic acts. I’ve applied my talents to award-winning projects with top artists, adding fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and often vocals, to these albums. I've been so please

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Mary H.
Just started, but Bryan provides just the right guidance and challenge. Very much enjoying learning to play and having a great instructor!
Prithika B.
David M.
The combination of being a really nice guy and he knows what he's doing, makes having a lesson with Bryan enjoyable, informative and gives me the sense that I'm a better fiddle player when the lesson is over from when it started.
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Mark B.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Certificate from Recording Institute of Detroit
  • Awarded Artist Grant from Minnesota Legacy
  • Teaching since 1990
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Mark B.

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I teach beginning to advanced students in Scruggs or 3 finger style, melodic style, Reno style and Minstrel or stroke style. Other areas covered are basic music theory, chord inversions, back up techniques, creating leads and many other valuable subjects.

About Mark

Mark B. is a Legacy Artist with the state of Minnesota on Banjo and has played and taught banjo and mandolin for over 30 years. He has performed as a solo artist with the program "Historical Notes" and with the Circle B Cowboys, The Blue Bell Lodge Wranglers, The Smokey Hills Wranglers, and has perf

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Pat
Mark has been wonderful! He has the knowledge of music theory and a lifetime of experience playing the banjo as a professional musician. He understands the importance of that feeling of accomplishment for a beginner, all while maintaining appropriate challenges for the student to aim for. He is easy to talk to and is always encouraging, which makes me feel comfortable to make mistakes as I learn more techniques at faster tempos. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone who is remotely interested in the banjo!
Ze D.
Mark is a great teacher. He is patient, flexible and quick at spotting what you are doing wrong and how you can improve it. I am a novice banjo player, and have been struggling for the longest time with some basic issues. Mark has been helping me move past these fundamental difficulties, and it has been fun too.
mike
Mark is a great teacher, especially for a beginner adult like me.

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"very cheerful and patient looking forward to next meeting"
Lorraine
Took Banjo lessons from Richard C.
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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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"Awesome lesson. Teacher could not have been better. I’m really excited."
Sam
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"Good Instructor, Taught Me Alot About Tuning and The Names Of The Strings."
Eric
Took Banjo lessons from Edwin I.
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"Edwin,

Thanks for your patience. Delaney really enjoyed her lesson.

Jen"
Delaney
Took Banjo lessons from Edwin I.
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"Really nice, lets you learn at your own pace, lets you choose the type of music that she will teach you so that you stay interested throughout the program!"
Jimesa
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"Having a great time learning the banjo with Ed!"
Chris
Took Banjo lessons from Ed D.
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"good teacher very relaxed and good attitude"
Lorraine
Took Banjo lessons from Linda L.
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"My 7 year old LOVED his first lesson. He's very excited for next weeks! Thanks Brian!"
Rhett
Took Banjo lessons from Brian Lee B.
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"Kelvin has taken me a long way in a short time. So grateful!"
Joe
Took Banjo lessons from Kelvin L.
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