Alan Epstein

Mandolin
5
65 Reviews
300+ lessons booked on Lessonface
Featured Teacher on Lessonface Since June 2013

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Base Fee: $35.00 / 30 Minutes

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About

Lessonface Mandolin Teacher of the Year in 2018 and 2019. I teach all styles of mandolin from bluegrass to ethnic and everything in between. I can help beginners get started and show experienced players how to fine tune their sound. 

I have been playing mandolin for the past 48 years and have been teaching for the past 24 years. I have played in bluegrass bands in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Michigan and New York. I have  been a contributing writer for Mandolin Magazine, and I was the founder of the modern day Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra. During that time I have always made a point of taking mandolin lessons and workshops from the top players in the world and I try to share what I have learned when I teach others in both individual lessons and workshops. I play all styles from bluegrass to ethnic music.

To hear an example of my mandolin playing check out my new CD  Sunset on Meriden Hill an all instrumental recording of some of my favorite tunes to play on the mandolin. 

I excel at helping students master fundamentals, giving them the confidence to enjoy a broad range of musical experiences. I teach all styles of mandolin from bluegrass to ethnic and everything in between. I can help beginners get started and show experienced players how to fine tune their sound. 


Group Class Now Enrolling

In addition to the one-on-one lessons that can be booked from this page, Alan Epstein is offering a group class titled Creating Mandolin Solos for Bluegrass Songs - October 2020. This class will meet for 5 sessions on Wednesdays, starting October 8. Learn more and sign up here.

Creating Mandolin Solos for Bluegrass Songs - September 2020

 

In addition to teaching private lessons on Lessonface, Alan offers a self-paced video course for beginners called "So You Want to Play the Mandolin.

Reviews of lessons with Alan Epstein

Always great
Pamela King-Hall, Verified Student
October 19th, 2020
5
Very happy
Pamela King-Hall, Verified Student
October 12th, 2020
5
I got exactly what I requested.
Pamela King-Hall, Verified Student
October 1st, 2020
5
Very helpful!
Deborah Stage, Verified Student
May 18th, 2020
5
Good use of humor and using prior student knowledge.
Jeffry Terrell, Verified Student
April 2nd, 2020
5
Alan's a great teacher! This is my first lesson in a couple of years, looking forward to getting back into it.
Verified Student
January 29th, 2020
5
I was happy with my first lesson. Alan listened to what I wanted to accomplish and provide suggestion to meet that goal
Dave G, Verified Student
October 15th, 2019
5
Alan is a wonderful teacher, very patient and understands everyone is not up on his level of playing,
Larry Harrison, Verified Student
October 10th, 2019
5
Alan is an amazing teacher. I just started - had one lesson packed with useful content tailored to exactly what I needed and wanted. Thanks Alan! I will definitely schedule more. Now it's time to practice. I really like it that you can record some parts for me!
Sonja Toutenhoofd, Verified Student
September 14th, 2019
5
Alan is great and very patient
Nathan McHenry, Verified Student
June 12th, 2019
5
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