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Montclair, NJ 07042

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Richard Stillman
Online Music Lessons Available
Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Guitar, Concertina & Bagpipes

online music lessons

I have taught musical instruments for over 20 years as well as performing on Broadway, the Kennedy Center and in theaters and concert halls from NJ to Alaska.

(I have online sources for reasonably priced instruments and instruction manuals)


HERE ARE SOME OF THE INSTRUMENTS I TEACH


Five string banjo

I teach both the Scruggs finger picking style and the Clawhammer or Frailing style. 

5-String Banjo

TENOR BANJO

I teach both the Dixieland chord melody style and Irish single note style of playing. I am fine teaching in the CGDA or GDAE tunings.

Tenor Banjo

MANDOLIN

I teach Bluegrass, Italian and Swing styles of mandolin playing. 

MANDOLA

I also teach mandola, which is tuned the same as a tenor banjo- CGDA. 

Mandolin

UKULELE

I teach both Hawaiian and Swing style ukulele playing. I am particularly adept at the chord-melody style playing. 

Most of my students use the standard GCEA tuning, but I can also teach in the CGDA tuning for mandolin, violin, viola and mandola players.

Ukulele

GUITAR

I teach standard guitar in the EADGBE tuning. 

I also teach tenor guitar in the CGDA or GDAE tunings. 

Guitar

CONCERTINA

I teach the 30 Button Anglo/Irish Concertina. It is often used in Irish and Italian folk music and is a staple of sea chanty music. 

Concertina

BAGPIPES

I teach highland bagpipes, border bagpipes and Scottish small pipes. I start students off with the practice chanter and when they have mastered it they graduate to one of the full bagpipes. 

Bagpipes