Mandolin Lessons

Folk | Classical | Jazz

Mandolin Group & Private Lessons are a great way to learn and socialize

Mandolin's distinctive bright sound can be heard in songs as a solo instrument and also playing chords in classical, popular, folk, & jazz music. The instrument has double strings, tuned in fifth like a violin and is played with a plectrum. Its teaching has been around for centuries. Get ready to discover an entertaining musical world!

 

PRIVATE & GROUP LESSONS

3 Goals for the music

  • Learn the instrumental technique
  • Play the style dedicated to the instrument
  • Enjoy playing music with others
 
 
 

Learn the classical mandolin with specific goals

Master the art of the classical mandolin studying its wide repertoire of genres. By perfecting your sound and your instrumental technique, you will manage to perform brilliant tremolo and stunning arpeggios.

Play jazz mandolin and master the improvisation

Learn the essential tools for jazz improvisation and mandolin chord accompaniment. Through a selection of songs and adapted exercises, the ear develops and leaves room for musical intuition. 

Enjoy folk mandolin & have fun playing

Bring your playing to the next level by applying good instrumental technique. Among the selected pieces, you will overcome several challenges such as alternate picking, chord playing and soloing.

 
 

KIDS LESSONS

It's possible to learn mandolin starting age 5 or 6. Furthermore, If you child has violin notions they are directly transferable to the instrument. Contact us to learn more about the possibilities for 30 or 45 min private lessons.

 

 

Founder of Mando Montreal, Jonathan Bélanger is an active multi-instrumentalist musician, mandolin & guitar teacher, arranger, composer and conductor since 1998. He studied guitar at the Cégep de St-Laurent and film music composition at Université du Québec à Montréal. He perfected his mandolin classical and jazz playing studying studying with renowned musicians worldwide.

Jonathan goes much further than just teaching techniques. He manages to transmit his love for the mandolin and the special spirit of certain classical pieces. He shares with us is passion. That thing, very little music teachers know how to do it!
— Jean C.
I would recommend it to anyone! I am registered at Mando Montreal since its very beginning in 2014. I am delighted of the quality and the atmosphere of the the group classes.
— Diane D.
The help and the application brought through Mando Montreal was an unequivocal experience. After trying to learn by myself for 3-4 years, the classes I took with him opened my eyes on several points that I neglected.
— Matt DS.