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Chris C.

82 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music from Belmont University
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Chris C.

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Are you interested in being able to confidently play lead and rhythm parts in a band? Want to learn to write songs? Want to learn to just strum along to your favorite records by yourself?

I will teach you or your child all of the knowledge and tools needed to do whatever your dream is on your instrument. My aim is to help every student achieve their personal goals on their instrument within the context of a relaxed and patient environment that promotes a love of music!

I achieve this by:

1) Individualizing lesson plans so that each student stays engaged and learns in the style that is best for them as learners.

2) Ensuring that students learn BOTH how to play their instrument as well as the theory behind what they are playing. This creates a more well-rounded musician that is capable of problem solving on their instrument and being able to play in a variety of settings.

I have been playing music for over 10 years and teaching private lessons since 2014. I ...

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Are you interested in being able to confidently play lead and rhythm parts in a band? Want to learn to write songs? Want to learn to just strum along to your favorite records by yourself? I will teach you or your child all of the knowledge and tools needed to do whatever your dream is on your instru

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Khonnie G.
Chris is very very knowledgeable on the guitar and bass instruments. He is fun and very patient teacher. Highly recommend him!
Caitlin
Chris is great to work with. He's patient and very knowledgeable. I like that he focuses on music theory as well as playing. His approach to teaching makes for a well-rounded learning experience. I feel more confident learning songs on my own and understanding the structure behind them.
Jonas
Chris is an excellent guitar instructor. After picking up the guitar after a 40 year hiatus, he has quickly got me going again. Chris has been really good at customizing instruction to meet individual needs. For me, I wanted to get beyond just strumming chords. After just a few lessons, I feel we are well on our way to meeting that objective.
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Jake H.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Performance from Berklee College of Music
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Jake H.

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A two-time Acoustic Music Seminar participant and a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, mandolinist Jake plays and writes music that is galvanized by roots music from around the globe. Music has taken him all over the country, yet he was introduced to acoustic music in his hometown, the greatest bluegrass city of all time: Akron, Ohio. Jake joined his uncle’s bluegrass band (The Blue Ribbon Bluegrass Band) playing mandolin and spent the next two years refining his craft. In his years with Blue Ribbon Bluegrass Band, Jake recorded two CDs and played countless gigs all over the northeastern United States. After being urged by his friends and family, Jake applied to the Berklee College of Music, where he graduated in 2017 with a degree in Mandolin performance and American Roots Music, mentored by greats such as Joe Walsh, Maeve Gilchrist, David Wallace, and Matt Glaser. He now tours nationally with the band The Page Turners.

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About Jake

Hi fellow musicians! I am a professional touring musician, songwriter, and recording artist based in Los Angeles, CA. I graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Mandolin Performance and a minor in American Roots Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Every musician has their own voice

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Peter
Jake is a fantastic teacher. He is enthusiastic about the subject matter, and is excited to see you progress and grow as a player. He tailors the lessons to your goals and is pretty much game for whatever you want to focus on.

Since Mandolin is his focus as a musician, he has practical experience and knowledge on the instrument that helps us learn theory in a relatable fashion and has endless tips and tricks to help you grow.

Highly recommended!
Peter
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Mark
Great teacher...patient and thoughtful. I’m a beginner but already learned so much in a short period.
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Marija (pronounced, "Maria") K.

1 Review
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, English
  • Awarded Best Female Guitarist from Rock City Awards
  • Teaching since 1987
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Marija (pronounced, "Maria") K.

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Having taught Mandolin for over 10 years, I can help improve your technique while also assisting with any pieces you are preparing to record or for live performance.

About Marija (pronounced, "Maria")

Greetings from Marija (pronounced, "Maria")! Anyone who is curious about playing music or has a passion for it can learn. Whether you are an adult who is brand new at it (and you are NEVER "too old to start"), have been away from playing for a while & would like to get back into it, a performer w

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Tina D.
She is soooo GREAT!!

She makes me feel so comfortable, and is a great teacher!
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Kenton M.

15 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
  • BA: Liberal Arts from Berea College
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Kenton M.

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You can choose to learn by ear, notation, tab, or a combination of these. We will play standard tunes, and any of your favorites from Bill Monroe to Chris Thiles, and beyond. A mandolin is also great for strumming and singing.

About Kenton

I have been teaching for over fifteen years. I play various styles including jazz, rock, blues, classical, country, and bluegrass. Instruments I teach include guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele. I also teach the Q Chord. I have performed in many different bands including rock, top forty,

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Nancy D.
kenton is a very knowledgeable and capable instructor. He really knows his music
Nancy D.
very good advice and technique i will follow through
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Tara L.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $38
  • Speaks Thai, Nepali, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
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Tara L.

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I started playing acoustic guitar when I was seven years old. I then started traveling more and found the mandolin to be so much easier to carry around and so much fun, it was hard to stop playing it. I have been playing and teaching mostly bluegrass, old time, Irish, blues, folk, and swing jazz styles for many years. I have taught both privately and have also done various workshops at festivals. I have taught multiple years for instance at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival in PA, The Traditions week at Common Ground on the Hill Festival in MD, Delaware Valley Festival, Grey Fox Festival, etc. I have taught all ages of students- from young kids to folks in their 90's. I have taught for schools, art organizations, run my own music camps, and have taught at plenty of workshops and camps led by others. I have performed professionally in various line ups over many years in a variety of styles. I have performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, National Geographic, The 9:30 Club, Grey ...

About Tara

I have a Masters in Education as well as having spent many years performing, teaching in one on one and group settings both privately and at music camps and festivals. I play and teach bluegrass, old time, blues, folk, Irish, and swing jazz styles. I like my students to really enjoy playing music an

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Trevor
Tara is a wonderful, enthusiastic, and knowledgable teacher! As someone new to mandolin, she quickly broke down the basics and was able to provide me with the foundations of playing bluegrass, blues, jazz, and more on the mandolin. I feel much more confident with my playing because of her and plan to continue coming back to learn more in the future! You'll also be guaranteed to laugh from her jokes, which lightens the struggle of learning an instrument : )
Page
In just 2 of 5 lessons, I am already better. Tara has helped me build some basic chord theory and knowledge that I never understood as a G, C, D guitarist. I have not taken lessons since I was 10 and took piano - at 48, lessons are not so intimidating. Looking forward to learning more!
Stefan S.
Tara is a very knowledgeable and easy-going instructor. Her ability to teach theory in bite-sized chunks while keeping the lesson light and fun is extremely commendable. No grad-school music theory textbooks here, just color-coded fun. Her mnemonic devices are also hilarious. 6/5 stars
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Speedy B.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors degree in Business Management from University of Redlands
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Speedy B.

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I teach Mandolin using the Suzuki method and then branch out into into bluegrass mandolin playing. The mandolin is tuned like a violin double strings. So the left hand fingering is the same as the violin and the picking is similar to the guitar. If you play the violin then the main thing you need to learn is the right hand picking. If you play the guitar then you will need to learn the left hand fingering. Mandolin is a fun instrument to learn and to play.

About Speedy

I have been teaching music for over fifty years. I have taught many professional teachers and students over the years. I have played professionally in Many Classical and Jazz groups. My quick start method gets beginners playing music right away. I studied classical violin from Don Samuleson, Profe

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Steven C.
I felt that Speedy was patient and understood how to teach to encourage continued enjoyment.
Preston S.
Wonderful with beginners! Very patient. Had a great experience. Thank you!
Stefanie

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"Edwin keyed into where I was at in terms of musical knowledge, answered my questions with patience, taught me a great deal in just one hour and is professional. Highly recommend him."
Melinda
Took Mandolin lessons from Edwin I.
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"OK, so this was my first lesson which might limit effectiveness, but Eric was patient, easy to work with, and moved me along pretty quickly. A positive experience."
Deena
Took Mandolin lessons from Eric L.
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"Good instruction at an affordable rate which made it a really great value. Victor was helpful reinforcing mechanics, suggesting practice exercises and introducing good songs to learn. Additionally, he seems to have a deep knowledge of bluegrass history and is flexible in his instruction which is important given the limitations of online learning."
Cole
Took Mandolin lessons from Victor S.
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"I took mandolin lessons from Tara for about a year and a half, and I can't say enough good things about her. I was a complete beginner when I started with her, and now I feel prepared and comfortable when I play at jams. Tara taught me a wide repertoire of tunes. She taught me ways to play different chords, how to move chords, how different players may use different chords in different styles, how to read guitar chords, how to adapt when guitars use capos, and how to simplify or add chords. She has really good insight on how to start improvising and taking breaks. I think she adapts her teaching to use the technique that will help make the concept make sense to you. She is a lot of fun to learn from, and it is super inspiring to watch her play. Tara is an awesome teacher, and I highly recommend her!"
Kristin
Took Mandolin lessons from Tara L.
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"Gio is priceless!Gio has been working with our 3 year old teaching him the mandolin for 6 months now. We find his commitment,expertise+personality impeccable. I would advise you to take lessons from no other. He is a star!"
Cynthia
Took Mandolin lessons from Gio A.
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"Extremely knowledgable, nice and overall great teacher. I'm extremely happy with my first mandolin lesson and can't wait to practice what Ryan taught me and return for my next lesson."
Brian
Took Mandolin lessons from Ryan B.
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"When I met Concetta online, I had never played the Mandolin before. Now after 4 going on 5 months I am in the beginning stages of learning Vivaldi's Concerto for Mandolin. This feat was accomplished by Concetta's knowledge, understanding and compassion for this student who was clumsy, awkward and with little self confidence. I now know where I want to go with the Mandolin and with Concetta's guidance and wisdom, I know I will be given a strong foundation to achieve it. This has been the best experience for me and I know it will also be for you as well....:)"
Mark
Took Mandolin lessons from Concetta A.
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"This was only my first session with Grant but he made me feel very comfortable and was concerned about issues i was having in regards to techniques and musicianship.
I felt really good after our lesson and looking forward to our next session."
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Patient and skilled. Also a great listener."
Jim
Took Mandolin lessons from Grant H.
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"Mark seems to know the instruments well. He appears to have a lot of patience with me and is able to explain the nuances of playing both the banjo and mandolin."
Gordon
Took Mandolin lessons from Mark B.
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