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- Alan Friend
Old time banjo, guitar, concertina and fiddle in Brooklyn.
Alan teaches old-time clawhammer banjo in Park Slope. Individual lessons for beginning & intermediate level students. May travel to you if it's an easy subway ride.
- Alex Kramer
Teaches all styles of 5-string banjo, old-time & folk guitar, old-time fiddle, and songwriting.
Teaches in lower Manhattan or Brooklyn.
- Barry Mitterhoff
Long-standing killer mandolinist & great guy who teaches mando, uke & tenor guitar in NYC and N.J.
Currently with Hot Tuna. Formerly with Bottle Hill Boys, Silk City, Skyline, Hazel Dickens, Tex Logan, Klezmer Mountain Boys & more. Versatile styles from orchestral to chamber music, choro, Italian, Broadway musicals, you name it, he's also a champion at sight-reading & theory. Also teaches tenor guitar, tenor banjo & ukulele.
- Bennett James Sullivan
Bluegrass banjo and guitar teacher and performer
Teaches bluegrass banjo & guitar at his place in Park Slope, Brooklyn near the Atlantic Avenue Subway Station.
- Bob Green
Longtime New York fiddler and mandolinist may have moved upstate?
Bluegrass, folk and theatrical music have taken him to 12 countries, 23 states, Carnegie Hall Lincoln Center & plenty of dives in and around NYC.
- Boo Reiners
Performs and teaches guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass in Hoboken, NJ
Demolition String Band front man teaches guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass guitar at The Guitar Bar in Hoboken, NJ
- Buddy Merriam
Performs all over, and teaches mandolin in Sound Beach, NY
As in, "Buddy Merriam and Back Roads."
- Cynthia Sayer
Teaches plectrum & tenor banjo, jazz. Upper West Side, Manhattan
All levels from complete beginners to professionals. Outside NYC area lessons via Skype available. Master classes available upon request, in-person only.
- Dan O'Dea
Fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, bass and vocal lessons in West Orange, NJ.
Plays with Eagle Ridge and hosts a jam Wednesdays at Union Republic, 340 3rd St., in Jersey City.
- Dave Shapiro
Guitar instruction all styles, Morristown, NJ.
Finger picking, flatpicking, jazz, folk, rock, bluegrass, blues. Electric and/or acoustic. Solid in theory and a very patient and thoughtful teacher, he tailors lessons to each student's abilities and interests. If you need to record yourself for admissions or demos, he's got a fully-equipped studio for it.
- David Bennett Cohen
Killer barrel-house & boogie woog-er who teaches piano and guitar in Forest Hills, Queens
Pianist for the original Country Joe & The Fish, he still gigs a lot and teaches piano and guitar in Forest Hills, Queens
- Doug Malcolm
Teaches bluegrass banjo in Ridgewood, NJ
- Eli Smith
Teaches banjo (clawhammer & other old-time styles), guitar, harmonica & autoharp in Manhattan & Brooklyn.
DownHome Radio Show host delivers lessons to your house in Manhattan or Brooklyn unless it's really far. All Ages / Reasonable Rates / Beginners Welcome!
- Elio Schiavo
Mandolin teacher for all levels & ages—bluegrass, jazz, classical.
Comfortable one-on-one lessons tailored to your needs. He delivers to Brooklyn & Manhattan, too.
- Emily Eagen
Singer and international award-winning whistler teaches private & group singing lessons.
Emily teaches voice—classical, early, contemporary & traditional American folk genres in and around NYC. She teaches a monthly bluegrass/old-time/gospel harmony class at Jalopy in Brooklyn.
- Faser Hardin
Teaches hammer dulcimer in Manhattan evenings & weekends.
All levels and types of music, including Irish, Scottish, Old American Fiddle Tunes and classics such as Bach, Scarlatti and Couperin. Indiana University School of Music graduate, evenings or weekends. Manhattan.
- Gene Lowinger
Teaches fiddle in Millburn, NJ, and a kickass photographer.
He's an authentic Bluegrass Boy, who played with Monroe at the Grand Ole Opry, folks! And he's an author and photographer, to boot. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hilary Hawke
Bluegrass & feel-good country, clawhammer & fingerstyle banjo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Also banjo instructor at Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook, Brooklyn with group sessions starting every 8 weeks, and leads oldtime slow jam
- Jeep Rosenberg
Learn to play ukulele this summer!
I'll get you started with good technique and strong fundamentals, and then move you into the style you want to focus on...campfire, raccoon coat, Hawaiian & Caribbean, rock, jazz, you name it. My students call me clear, organized, patient, and fun. If you want, I'll teach you to sing & play, a skill of its own.
Guitar players quickly converted. Semi-private ("buddy system") lessons highly recommended...it's cost effective and a great motivation system.
National Endowment Fellow, Jazz/Folk/Ethnic Music; award-winning songwriter.
- John Carlini
Teaches jazz and swing guitar and 5-string banjo in Berkeley Heights, NJ
Legendary guitar player with massive chops!
- John Scholle
Flatpicking, bluegrass, swing & blues guitar in Westchester County
A New York area heavy, and wonderful player.
- Ken Jewell
Teaches 5 String Banjo in Neptune, NJ
All levels Scruggs bluegrass.
- Kenny Kosek
One of NY's most talented and versatile fiddlers and teacher on the Upper West Side.
Teaches various fiddle styles including bluegrass, old time & western swing to individuals and groups at workshops and festivals. And he's funny.
- Laura Feddersen
Experienced fiddle teacher for all levels located in Brooklyn
Can teach at her place or come to you. Specializes in Irish & Old Time American styles.
- Marty Laster
Teaches bluegrass, swing and blues fiddle
Beginners through advanced levels from the author of Blues Violin for the Young Beginner and Getting Into Blues Violin, both published by Mel Bay.
- Melody Allegra
Plays and teaches fiddle in Manhattan and beyond
Has a couple of her own bands, plays with the Dive Bar Dukes and with Gangstagrass
- Michael Daves
One of our best high lonesome local bluegrassers, and popular teacher.
Teaches guitar and mandolin in Brooklyn.
- Phil Zimmerman
Performer, teacher and photographer of all things bluegrass.
Mandolinist, banjo picker, singer and teacher from Cromwell, CT. And great photoographer of bluegrass musicians doin' what they do.
- Richard Stillman
Teaches bluegrass banjo, tenor banjo and mandolin Montclair, NJ
Teaches bluegrass & clawhammer banjo, Dixieland & Irish styles on tenor banjo, uke and mandolin, and coaches singing. And he can use Skype,
- Rick Snell
Teaches guitar—bluegrass, old time, Irish trad, Gypsy swing & bebop in Brooklyn.
Also Mississippi John Hurt & Doc Watson styles.
- Rob Hecht
Teaches fiddle, mandolin, guitar and more.
Violin/fiddle is his primary instrument. But he teaches mandolin, guitar, basic piano, saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet and music theory. I'm guessing Brooklyn?
- Robin Greenstein
Private lessons in acoustic guitar, banjo, uke and voice in NYC
Guitar: classical, flat-picking, finger-style. Basic rock guitar rhythm licks and leads. Banjo: frailing, double-thumbing, old time 3-finger picking, basic bluegrass. Lessons generally include a little music theory. Can use tab, or if you want to learn to read music, she can write out pieces for you.
- Ross Martin
Teaches bluegrass flatpicking, jazz & country guitar in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Bachelor of Music degree in jazz studies. Lately been playing with Matt Flinner Trio.
- Sandy Israel
Teaches banjo in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
5-string banjo; Bluegrass (Scruggs), clawhammer and old-time. Class credit available for NYU students. Specializes in getting beginners started.
- Stacy Phillips
Performs and teaches fiddle & dobro in New Haven, CT
Prodigious author of important fiddle tune collections. Teaches dobro over the net.
- Tara Linhardt
Teaches mandolin, guitar in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Bluegrass, old time, celtic & swing jazz styles for all levels & ages. Also teaches bouzouki, ukelele & tenor guitar.
- Terry McGill
Plays and teaches bluegrass banjo New Jersey
Currently playing with the Feinberg Brothers. Major chops.
- Toby Walker
Guitar Lessons, fingerpicking blues, ragtime & slide in Denville, NJ
Also, lessons via Skype
- Todd Collins
Mandolin, guitar & banjo in Basking Ridge, NJ
Has transcribed and published lots of learning material. Has taught mandolin, guitar and clawhammer banjo for over thirty years. Lessons can include fretboard study, solo construction, improvisational concepts, harmony, sight reading, solo analysis and developing repertoire.
- Tony Trischka
World class banjo giant gives lessons in N.J. when he's not gigging.
Yup, he's they guy who taught Bela Fleck. Lessons also available through ArtistWorks.com
- Wayne Fugate
Performs & teaches mandolin in Southern NY State & Northern NJ
Dedicated teacher and author of Mastering Mandolin also offers interesting workshops.