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I have been taking banjo lessons from Richard Stillman for a year. He is a patient and inspiring teacher who listens to what his students want and adjusts his teaching accordingly. When I get stuck in between lessons, I can call him for advice. He will record difficult passages online so that you can reference them while practicing. If you want to play a particular style of music, he will find pieces for you. He is also an extremely talented musician and performer, with an impressive list of instruments that he has mastered. I highly recommend him.
I have been taking banjo lessons from Robin for the past year and she is an outstanding instructor. She's very flexible with scheduling appointments and since working with her my skill level has increased exponentially. I picked up the banjo on a whim and with Robin's instruction, it has been a great decision.
A truly amazing guitar teacher
Brian Boyle has learned the tricks of the trade through tireless study of many music styles with the guitar as his focus. His keen ear is informed by his experience performing and composing in a variety of music styles, including rock, jazz, folk and pop. I have been fortunate enough to share the stage as well as work in the studio with Brian on many occasions, and he has never failed to impress me with his musical sensitivity and endless creativity. His curiosity and natural talent is equally matched by his ability to explain difficult concepts to others. I would not hesitate to recommend Brian as a guitar teacher for anyone, of any level.
I have known Steve for over ten years; he was one of my first guitar professors at the County College of Morris, and later I studied with him privately for Grad School preparations. Steve is a master of his craft, and extremely gifted multi-instrumentalist. His knowledge and experience allow him to offer first-rate tuition akin to any University or Conservatory. I studied classical guitar and and some composition with him. Steve always demonstrated kindness, but was also very (helpfully) honest. He was always encouraging, and made me feel that what I was trying to achieve was very possible. I made leaps and bounds of progress while studying with Steve. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
I took lessons at Dan's Music Studio for over two years. I learned a great deal during that time. I am a better player as a result. Everyone there was helpful and friendly. I hope to go back after I get my degree and return back home. Thank you Dan's!!
Dustin is a great guitar teacher. He is able to translate his vast music knowledge into digestible pieces for his students. I have learned so much from him after just a few lessons.
Mr. Nick Russo is an absolutely great guitar player and music instructor. I'm a young professional jazz guitarist and instructor and have been taking jazz guitar lessons with Nick Russo weekly since September of 2014. Every lesson, I receive a lot of information that I didn't know before and Nick always give me proper quantity and quality of task Many ideas, information from his suggestions, including how to practice myself and instruction that goes beyond musical and guitar technique, also including psychological and philosophical concepts from Nick's experience and knowledge. His explanations are incredibly clear and easily to follow. I've been playing guitar over 15 years. In my experience, it's very, very difficult to find a mentor like Nick Russo. I truely appreciate meeting him and have tremendous respect for Professor Russo. Thanks as always Nick!! Koji Yoneyama (professional jazz guitarist and instructor), Dec. 23, 2014
Rob is an excellent guitar teacher. He really connected with my daughter and she has been taking lessons with Rob for many years. She always says that Rob, not only teaches her melodies and not just chords, but he can write the music down for her. She is so impressed with that since other musicians only play by ear and don't write and read music. Rob is a great person. He is always upbeat and kind. He is patient and excellent with kids as well as adults. We know more than a few other friends that also take lessons with Rob and they are all very pleased. I have also seen Rob play with his band more than a few times throughout the years, and I am yet to see a more skilled and amazing guitar player. He must be the best in Fairfield County and beyond. He is a true gentleman and talent! It is a pleasure knowing him.
3 of my kids take piano, voice and/or violin lessons at LSM and I'm always amazed with how much they learn from one lesson. They are always coming home with new assignments/skills/things to work on.
Jack of The Fretted Instruments School is the real deal. A living legend that will take your guitar and banjo skills to the next level whether you are a beginner or an advanced player. He is a real inspiration. Every lesson is stringed to the previous and connected to the next. Don't hesitate and you can stop looking around. You're in the right place.
I've had two other fine and seasoned banjo instructors and Pete is my favorite. He is engaged, patient, and earnest in teaching. He instills the balance of discipline and joy that is necessary to progress in learning. I appreciate his knowledge and openness to helping me learn progressive folk tunes in addition to traditional claw-hammer. Pete is a kind, young, and accomplished musician that plays like the best of the old timers! I hope to take lessons with him again when he's in Charlottesville.
Great teacher!! Really supports and encourages you when you're struggling the most and adjusts lessons to fit your skill level!
I combine Country 5 string banjo with Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz and Rock
We offer guitar and banjo lessons, guitar and banjo repair, guitar building, guitar and banjo sales, and guitar building classes. One-on-one lessons are $30 per half an hour. Take a video tour of my guitar shop at my website.
I understand music theory extremely well, and i understand which parts of it work best for easily writing advanced guitar parts. I know all the little tricks that make it easy for younger, or very novice players to understand what is being taught and how to apply the information.
I am a well-established, professional 4-string banjoist who tours worldwide. I also teach and welcome students -- both in-person and via Skype, so you can live anywhere! I am located in Manhattan. Briefly, my credits include working with leading jazz artists such as: Woody Allen, Bucky Pizzarelli, Les Paul, Wynton Marsalis, and many others. I headline at festivals and in concert with my bands and as a featured guest, have been inducted into the American Banjo Hall Of Fame, and am proud to have some award-winning recordings. Please visit my website for much more information. If you are looking for 4-string banjo lessons -- i.e. tenor banjo or plectrum banjo, and have an interest in jazz, swing, sing-alongs, theatrical, banjo parlor style, etc., then I look forward to hearing from you! PLEASE NOTE: If you are looking for 5-string banjo lessons -- i.e. bluegrass, clawhammer, etc., then I am NOT the right teacher for you. 4-string involves an entirely different tuning, playing approach, and genre. Thank you and warm wishes!
For over 20 years, The Little Red School and its teachers have dedicated their lives to spreading the joy of art and music to the Stratford community. Our talented staff encourages students to push themselves to their full potential while demonstrating the fun in self-expression through the arts. Stop on by because once you're here, you're part of the Little Red family! The Little Red School offers a variety of music and art lessons for every age and ability. Classes are offered privately or in small groups to ensure every student receives the one-on-one attention they deserve. Art Lessons Carolyn West, founder and head instructor, has made it her life's work to spread her passion for the arts with everyone she encounters. Her paintings have been commissioned by Hallmark Cards and the Danbury mint, and she has been featured in galleries in Europe, Jamaica and the United States. Carolyn uses her talent and overwhelming positive energy to engage and motivate her students to achieve their full potential. Art lessons are available for all ages in groups or privately by request. Group lessons are offered on the following schedules: * Monday-Friday, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. * Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Do you need a fun night out with friends? Don't forget to call, and ask about our ladies' wine and paint nights! Music Lessons The Little Red School offers music lessons on virtually every instrument. Our teachers are highly skilled and handpicked to give each student the best education around! Lessons available are as follows: * Voice * Piano * Guitar * Drums * Bass Woodwinds include the following: * Flute * Clarinet * Oboe * Recorder * Saxophone Strings include the following: * Violin * Viola * Cello * Ukulele * Banjo Brass includes the following: * Trumpet * Trombone * French Horn Private, one-on-one lessons are available in half-hour or 1-hour increments weekly. Please call for availability and to learn more about the programs offered!
The Jalopy Theatre and School of Music offers group music classes, taught by some of New York City's top musicians. We offer multiple levels of guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, voice and fiddle. We also offer workshops each week in subjects as diverse as playing the washboard, music theory, and mountain banjo tunings. Join us. We teach in a song-based style that allows you to begin playing tunes immediately. We charge $225 for an 8-week series of classes.
Folk singer/radio broadcaster Dave Sear teaches folk banjo and guitar for folk singers. NYC West 57th Street and Great Neck, NY studios. Did you ever want to sing and play the songs of Pete Seeger, Woody and Arlo Guthrie, The Weavers, the Carter Family, Doc Watson, Leadbelly, Sonny Terry, Big Bill Bronzy, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs, early Dillon, James Taylor, Leonard Cohen, Tom and Harry Chapin, Don McLean, and the other singers and players of "the great folk revival"? Folk singer/radio broadcaster Dave Sear takes his students through the vast literature of American folk music from the American revolution through today, directed by their individual interests and preferences teaching beginning to advanced techniques on the folk 5-string banjo and guitar, starting with chords and simple strums and then adding bass runs and other variations to make their accompaniments more interesting. All these can be accomplished without a music reading skill, and the average student usually comes out of the first lesson singing and playing a song of his or her choice. These simple techniques can be applied to singing all of the songs sung by the singers listed above. In time, a banjo student can learn to play square dance tunes like Old Joe Clark and Cindy, Southern Mountain model music like East Virginia and Pretty Polly, blues, frailing, double picking, claw hammer, and a raft of other styles. A guitar player can go on to arpeggio strums, two, three finger, and Travis picking, which are all still basic repetitive patterns that can be easily learned and that so many of the singers like Judy Collins and Tom Paxton and others listed above use to accompany their songs. Dave always asks his students to come in with a list of songs they know and like, and the music begins there and grows with Dave pulling from his extensive repertoire additional songs that leaves his students singing, playing, and with a deep appreciation of our country's vast body of folk music and the people who created it.
I offer music lessons for all ages and abilities in your home or my studio. I focus on fun and get you playing quickly.
Kew Gardens, NY