Mandolin Lessons

Mandolin lessons are available to those of all ages at Eagle Rock Music Studio. Whether you are a folk or bluegrass connoisseur who has always wanted to learn to play, or if you have a child who has an ear for high-pitched acoustica, or your situation is something in between, Eagle Rock has something for you. At Eagle Rock, our mission is to help you transition from dreaming to doing, and it starts with learning your instrument.


Mandolins emerged in 17th and 18th century Italy, evolving from the lute family of instruments (which have existed for thousands of years, incidentally). A golden age of mandolins in late 19th century and early 20th century Italy resulted in the mandolin’s exposure to audiences worldwide as players traveled with their instruments. Though the wave eventually ceased, mandolins have remained with us across the globe ever since, with musicians using them in Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, rock & roll, and even classical settings.


As mentioned above, mandolins are still in use across a wide swath of genres, and have seen some prominent usage in popular music over the years. Probably the most recognizable use is in R.E.M.’s classic 1991 song “Losing My Religion,” which reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Another recognizable song that is built largely on the mandolin is Led Zeppelin’s “The Battle of Evermore,” which appears the track before “Stairway to Heaven” on their fourth album, which is one of the bestselling in history. The mandolin offers a particular flavor that is quite recognizable, and is still in high demand.


As the owner of a mandolin, you want your baby to be in good hands when you play it, and selecting the right mandolin teacher is paramount to your transition from a dreamer to a doer who is getting the full value out of your instrument. At Eagle Rock Music Studio, our staff consists of great players who have both the professional experience and the patience to reach students of all levels.

Only private lessons are available; they are scheduled at the student’s convenience. Our private lessons are completely customized to your skill level and to the particular style you wish to play. It takes hours of practice to develop a high level of proficiency on the mandolin, but actually mastering these skills and eventually becoming a professional requires an action plan developed with a teacher, who will help identify your goals and then assist you with working toward completing them.

We offer two course paths for mandolin players: one for professionals/those wishing to play competitively and recreation. While playing for recreation removes the stress involved from playing competitively, the same principles of identifying goals and working towards them with specific solutions in mind apply when teaching in this setting.

Eagle Rock Music Studios is located just north of downtown Los Angeles between Glendale and Pasadena. We look forward to seeing you come by. For more information or to set up a lesson, please call us at 323-309-8467.