David Benedict


Online Lessons

Want to get better at the mandolin? I’m offering a special deal on private lessons on Skype or in person in Cambridge, MA. I’ve been teaching private lessons for nearly a decade, and it would be my pleasure to help you reach your musical goals and get you to the next level in your playing ability. Together in our lessons, we’ll focus on establishing good technique, expanding repertoire, studying music theory, and exploring improvisation.  See below for more information on my lesson rates and policies:

Single Lesson Rates: $40 per half hour lesson – $60 per hour lesson

Bulk Lesson Rates: $140 for 4 half hour lessons – $210 for 4 hour lessons

Bulk Lessons Policy: A bulk lesson plan gives you 4 lessons at a discounted rate. Payment for all four lessons is required before first of the four meetings. If you are aware at that time that you will be unavailable for any of your scheduled lessons please let me know and you will not have to pay for that lesson. I will do the same on my end.

Single Lesson Policy: Payment is required before each lesson, and the cancellation policy below still applies to individual lessons.

Cancellation Policy: Life happens, unfortunately. If you need to cancel a lesson, please let me know as soon as possible. If you give me 24 hours’ notice, you will not be charged and we’ll reschedule our lesson as schedules allow. However, if you happen to not show up, forget, or otherwise not notify me at all, I will not reschedule and you will be charged for that lesson. If I have to cancel, you will have that lesson credit available for a future time.

Payment: I handle all my payments through PayPal. Before each lesson, I’ll send you an PayPal invoice by email which you can pay with your own Paypal account or any major credit/debit card. All invoices must be paid before the corresponding lesson or lessons.

Gear: For our lessons, you will be responsible for acquiring and bringing your own gear (instrument, case, picks, new strings, tuner, computer, Skype account, etc). I’d be happy to provide recommendations if needed. As part of your tuition fee, I will provide pdf tab/standard notation as well as recordings for songs and exercises that we will work on together.

If you have any other questions, please contact me: david(at)davidbenedictmusic.com

All the best,