Jeffyboy Music- Banjo, Dobro, Mandolin, Guitar
Jeffyboy Music- Banjo, Dobro, Mandolin, Guitar

Jeffyboy Music- Banjo, Dobro, Mandolin, Guitar

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
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Introduction: Hi, everybody, and thanks for stopping by. I've been teaching lessons and workshops in the bluegrass/folk arena in Kansas City since the 70's, and now I'm working ONLINE TOO. NOTE: SEE MY NEW VIDEO! I don't dabble in this, I'm a bluegrass guy. I teach banjo, dobro, mandolin, bass, and guitar, plus general folk musicianship. Fifty years of playing, 45 teaching, moving into video lessons now so not just limited to the Kansas City area. Right now I'm doing Zoom internet lessons on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings. CHECK OUT MY VIDEO IN THE PICS/VIDS SECTION! I offer quarterly tuition DISCOUNTS too!

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Serves Kansas City, MO

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46 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

6 reviews


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Larry W.
Jun 4, 2020
The lessons were tailored to fit my skill level. Having played guitar for years, I understood chords, alternate tunings, etc. Jeff spent our early lessons focused on right hand exercises, learning patterns, matching picking to the needs of the melody and building speed. We quickly moved from exercises to playing songs and that made the lessons even more rewarding. I should also mention that I was a non-traditional student starting banjo just before my 70th birthday! It was a great time and I still reach out to him when I need help over a challenging song. I would recommend him to anyone - he is a great coach, story teller, taskmaster and friend!
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Michael M.
Oct 26, 2020
Jeff is a very supportive, talented and methodical teacher. He does not waste time in your lessons, has a good strategy to get you to the next level and has the chops to back up his way of teaching. I would recommend Jeff to anyone wanting to get to the next step in their musical journey.
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Allen B.
Jun 12, 2020
Jeff has been my banjo teacher for several years. He is an expert picker himself and able to break down and simplify playing technique to students. I went from a novice to be able to play with a bluegrass group and comfortable with jamming.
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Karen K.
Jun 3, 2020
I felt Jeff was honest, and a caring teacher. He helped me figure out the music and also taught me about the history of my instrument and the music! It did make a difference how I played the tunes.
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David W.
Jul 7, 2020
Really enjoyed my lessons with Jeff
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My stock-in-trade has always been the weekly half hour lesson billed in advance and by the month. So that's $25 per 1/2 hr. Monthly tuition is $100 per month, and the 5th lesson is free when it rolls around. (4 per year) By the month only, no long term contracts, and l offer a quarterly discount. (Ask me about that) I bill credit card and take cash and checks. No chickens. I'll do occasional lessons at my home studio for the same price, or at your home in the Kansas City area for an extra fee. Details flexible. Can't be listed separately, but I give dobro and beginning mandolin, guitar and bass lessons in the bluegrass style too.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First a consultation- video or in person- to get to know the student's goals. Then we'll develop an overall plan to get there. Everybody starts with the basics. Music and mechanics at your pace. Then we ease into what the student is interested in and needs. And so we go from there.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Studied music in school, and 50 years of playing in bands, shows, musicals, and teaching. They wouldn't let me in the conservatory on banjo so I had to teach myself. (lol)

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