Mandolin Lessons in Alpharetta, GA

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At North Fulton School of Music, anyone can learn to play the Mandolin

At the North Fulton School of Music, our mandolin teachers are dedicated to providing a well-balanced style of instruction. We believe that learning should be both enjoyable and substantial, blending fun and engagement with thorough technical teaching. Our instructors are adept at guiding students of all ages and levels of performance.

The focus of our mandolin lessons is not just on playing the instrument but on nurturing the overall musicianship of each student. To achieve this, we start by building a strong foundational understanding of music and mandolin techniques. This foundation paves the way for students to explore and grow in their musical journey, encompassing various styles and techniques specific to the mandolin. Our commitment is to develop not only skilled mandolin players but well-rounded musicians.

Girl playing Mandolin

Our Approach to Mandolin Lessons

We Make Mandolin Lessons Fun!

Ever found yourself enchanted by a melodic mandolin rhythm and wishing you could join in? At North Fulton School of Music, we ensure every time you pick up the mandolin, it’s a truly enjoyable experience.

Whether your goal is to play folk melodies around a campfire or to become a mandolin virtuoso, our experienced instructors are here to support you at every stage. Your enjoyment and progress in mandolin playing are our top priorities.

We Emphasize Healthy Technique

Regardless of your ultimate goals, our teachers will prioritize strong fundamentals including proper posture, hand positioning, chords, fretting, picking, and strumming. As students progress, these basics will become second nature – and serve as the foundation from which students can apply their skills across a variety of genres and styles.

We want our mandolin students to be literate, well-rounded musicians. Beginners and seasoned performers alike will find value in our approach, coupling technical instruction with elements of music theory and music history in each lesson.

We Care About Your Musical Interests

Take ownership of your own musical style and grow your talents! Our dedicated instructors are committed to hearing your goals and helping you reach them. We pride ourselves on equipping each student with the tools they need to reach their fullest musical potential.

Creativity, self-discovery, and passion come to life at North Fulton School of Music. Whether your goal is to pursue the mandolin professionally in an orchestra or as a soloist, or just to play for your own personal enjoyment, your mandolin teacher will support you throughout your musical journey.

We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget


30 min Lesson



$30 Enrollment Fee
$45 Trial Lesson



45 min Lesson



$30 Enrollment Fee



60 min Lesson



$30 Enrollment Fee


What you can expect

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“My two daughters have been part of North Fulton School of Music for a few years and I can honestly say that it has been the greatest thing I have ever done. Under new management I strongly believe that it has been for the best, the owner shows interest in what goes on, makes everyone feel welcome.”

— Alexandra M.

“My son has been attending lessons at the North Fulton School of Music for a few months now and absolutely loves it! He’s only 8 but his weekly lesson is what he looks forward to most. The teachers are patient and just wonderful.”

— Nicky S.

“North Fulton School of Music is perfect for anyone with musical pursuits, whether it’s a desire to improve technique and skill, or develop better performance. The school creates opportunities to suit the needs of its students and the teachers are very capable and experienced. ”

— Starting Fires Band

“My 2 children and I have been taking lessons for the last several years from the North Fulton School of Music. All of us have improved in our musical prowess. I have since produced and recorded several original songs, and the guidance from the instructors at the school has been fantastic!”

— Anand S.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What Age Should My Child Start Mandolin Lessons?

The minimum age recommended for starting mandolin lessons is 7 years old. Starting age will largely depend on the student, some may need to wait longer than others depending on factors such as fine motor skills, attention span and overall interest in music.

Do I Need a Mandolin to Start the Lessons?

Yes, you will need a mandolin to start the lessons. Without an instrument, you won’t be able to practice between lessons and make weekly progress. If cost is a concern, good beginner mandolins are inexpensive and most music stores have a 30-day return policy if it’s not for you.

The #1 Reason to Study Mandolin at North Fulton School of Music

Our instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you, or your child, to craft a lesson plan that fits individual needs and the student’s favorite type of music.
Whether you’re playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the mandolin after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.

We use a variety of mandolin method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring CDs or their iPod, or iphone to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes. If you have an interest in mandolin lessons – we got you covered!

How Qualified are Your Mandolin Instructors?

Our mandolin teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions all over the country. Each is highly qualified to teach and create personalized lesson plans for their students.

What Will I Learn from Mandolin Lessons with North Fulton School of Music Teachers?

Beginner mandolin students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory.

Our instructors balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson presents a new technical challenges or theory concept, and ends with something fun, such as your favorite riff or song.

We use a variety of mandolin method books, and encourage students to bring their smartphone or CDs to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.

Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory.

Ready to Get Started?

We are ready to partner with you to help you become a more accomplished musician. We truly believe that consistent, compassionate private instruction is the key to your musical growth. We are happy to evaluate and discuss your interests, goals and plans!

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