Cassidy Beentjes
Cassidy Beentjes

Cassidy Beentjes

$60/hour
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Introduction: Please note that I reside in JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA...I encourage you to try lessons online if you live far away! I'm happy to give anybody a *free* introductory lesson! At Chetham's School of Music, where I studied for six years, I received private tuition in composition and performance from many teachers for whom I have great admiration and still learn from occasionally. During my time there, I studied the classical guitar, the piano, and the jazz guitar … this was amongst my auto-didactic endeavours in the percussion section of the orchestras and the banjo and the ukulele and such – they were short on percussionists when I joined, so I was roped in to pick up the remaining parts; I began to teach myself basic technique on the instruments I was assigned to play, after a few years graduating to the principle timpani parts. I also played tenor banjo in Rhapsody in Blue and ukulele and five-string banjo in works by my peers. In my final year, I conducted the premiere of a symphony for chamber orchestra by Andrew Keeling, a piece which I co-commissioned with the school having raised half of the money putting on concerts locally. Teaching, however, is perhaps the thing I am most passionate about. I devote a great amount of time to my students outside of the lessons, making pdfs, recording videos, answering to their queries during the week, etc. I normally charge 60$ per lesson, though some students pay much less. Lately I have received private tuition from Kristin Scott Benson, one of the great bluegrass banjo players of our time. While I studied classical music at school, I have a deep fondness for all kinds of music. Especially bluegrass! I also play clawhammer style as well. So please get in touch if you'd like to study the banjo, in any style, or the guitar. I also teach piano.
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Hired 3 times

Serves Jenkintown, PA

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2 years in business

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This pro demonstrates exceptional teaching skills and patience, catering to students with various abilities and musical backgrounds. They provide personalized instruction, resources, and encouragement, fostering progress and enjoyment. Customers praise their clear communication, musicality, and dedication.

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Eleanor G.
Feb 3, 2023
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Cassidy is a fantastic teacher who goes above and beyond! He is a kind a patient teacher on top of being a truly skilled musician himself. He plans fun and engaging lessons, gives material that is perfectly challenging, but not overwhelming. Most of all I feel he invested in my progress. He sends me videos to practice along with and inspirational material and he even creates TABs for me to read along with. It has been an absolute joy to work with him and he has has in a very short time fostered a love of the banjo in me. I want to practice and improve and I always look forward to our lessons. I can’t recommend him enough!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • No, the student cannot read music • Bluegrass • What my teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Banjo Lessons
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Adrian D.
Mar 4, 2023
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I decided to take guitar lessons after suffering the prolonged effects of ulnar nerve damage in my left arm and hand. I've been playing guitar for nearly forty years and the loss of the ability to play the way I used to has been depressing, to say the least. After only three lessons with Cassidy, it's clear that he has a strong knowledge of reportoire he can apply to my situation as well as various techniques. He puts time in to make sure I have resources to help me throughout the week. I feel that with Cassidy's concise approach to teaching, I'll be able to retrain myself and regain a lot of the ground I've lost these last few years.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • 4+ yrs of formal training • Yes, can read music staff • Electric • Rock • Jazz • Blues • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

Guitar Lessons
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Matthew S.
Apr 19, 2023
Top drawer lessons. I am not the brightest of sparks or the fastest of info-graspers, but Cassidy has the patience of a learned master and can explain things in any which way to help me. A rare find in the teaching world. 5 stars, 10/10, 100%, what else can I say?
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Vincent K.
Feb 5, 2023
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Very happy at the support and encouragement, the articulateness and clarity of instruction, and the obvious musicality and concern for the student.

Details: 65 years or older • No formal training • No, cannot read music • What the teacher recommends • Classical • No, but the student is planning to purchase an instrument • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location

Guitar Lessons
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John R.
Jan 5, 2023
Cassidy. Great Guitar Tutor. I am an older student and had never played the guitar before. I’ve learned so much from Cassidy in the last 9 months. Every lesson is structured and he is really patient which allows me to learn at my own pace. If I’m struggling he always helps me to address and correct the issues. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone. John Rimmer
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