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Devon Wells Teacher Reviews

Submitted by SarahTolle (see all reviews from this person) on 7/20/2021

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I just got started with Devon Wells, and he's an amazing teacher. His enthusiasm for music and the journey of learning music is contagious! 

I asked Devon to introduce me to some challenges and exercises to grow my foundation for playing banjo, since I'm very new. In two weeks I've learned a couple of songs and got introduced to techniques I'd never heard of, such as vamping, and some tricks of the trade for being able to jam along with other players.

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by Jonny5 (see all reviews from this person) on 7/9/2015

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I recently sat down for a one hour lesson with Devon while he was travelling with his family he squeezed in some teaching time for me.

My request was for him to tab out a tune from a youtube video that had no banjo break (but needed one) just a guitar player covering the tune at break-neck speed.

Using just his phone Devon was able to improvise, both the A part and B part, along with the video without slowing it down and construct a tasteful banjo break true to the feel of the song and within the range of my abilities. He then made suggestion how to jazz it up as my abilities progress.

Devon had very little preparation time and moulded the lesson to my needs on the fly using excellent communication/listening skills.

Whenever I'm in a pinch I'll run to Devon for help.

Overall Rating: 10

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