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Popular Guitar Teachers Near Belleville

Ryan B.

Saint Louis, MO
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Timothy P.

Saint Louis, MO
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Michael F.

Saint Peters, MO
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Ryan B. Saint Louis, MO

Subjects Taught

Flute, Guitar, Harmonica, Organ, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Trombone, Trumpet

About Me

Hello, my name is Ryan B. I appreciate the responsibility, dedication and hard work that comes along with being a music teacher. To me nothing is more rewarding than the students improvement and their personal feelings of success.

Since I have learned how to play a variety of instruments over the course of several years, I have learned how to gather and utilize skills and techniques that I have learned from many great musicians. That means I can take these diverse skills and pass them on to my students! And I am very good at finding just what the student needs to expand their musical horizons.


-I have been playing a variety of musical instruments (examples are guitar, piano, trombone, saxophone, trumpet, flute, and many more) for seven years
-I am very familiar with the different styles of American music and its history. I have taken music theory courses 1-4.
-I have received two years of private piano lessons

Accomplishments and awards:

-I have performed with six different jazz combinations at St. Louis Community College over the course of two years.
-I have been giving private music lessons for one year
-I have preformed with international touring artists.
-I received an award for outstanding achievement in jazz improvisation in the Spring of 2012 from St. Louis Community College


-Graduate of Parkway South High School, year 2006
-I am pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very personable and relaxed teacher, I also have very high confidence in the potential of my students. I give individually tailored music lessons because everyone learns differently. I use beginner to intermediate Hal Leonard and Real Easy books for saxophone, flute, piano trumpet and trombone (occasionally I use hannon exercises for piano).

I have developed some of my own unique musical exercises as well. I believe that after a couple of weeks my students will find that they are having more success and fun with practicing, playing, and performing. I am great with kids and I also cater to special needs students.

I am always interested in my student's musical background and personal interests. The first lesson would consist of assessing the student's present skills/talents, their short term and long term goals as well as introducing technique exercises and determining a song, or songs, to master (apply things learned during lessons). I encourage and set goals for every lesson, so practicing on your own is very important!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have an IPad with an I real book application. With this I can have an entire rhythm section to back myself and my students while we are practicing sight reading and Jazz improvisation. I also can provide a metronome, electric piano, music stands, instrument stands, and some sheet music.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have his or her own instrument. I can provide a metronome, music stand, instrument stands, and some sheet music. I also have an iPad that I incorporate in some lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I have experience teaching jazz, blues, rock, reggae, Afro beat and funk.

Timothy P. Saint Louis, MO

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

I've been around music all my life. My skills have grown through the education of school, which I was in band and choir, and also through life experience. I perform regularly as a guitar player/singer and eagerly seek students to learn what I've learned There are a lot of different aspects to playing guitar, whether you want to just sing and play rhythm, come up with cool riffs, or shred a mouth dropping solo in front of your friends, I can show you these things. I've taught a lot to myself through online resources and simply watching other guitar players on YouTube or in real life. So I want to show the student how to learn for himself also.

I've received A+ when I was in high school, so I started tutoring then in both basketball and some elementary education. I delved heavily into computers and music education in college. Even though my background on computers was programming and web design, I eventually used those skills to learn how to do music recording. So over the past 8 years my main focuses have been teaching, playing, and recording music. I hope you would like to learn some of these things.

*** Lesson Details ***
When you sign up with me, I will get a hold of the student before the first lesson. That way, I can get a quick assessment on the students experience and their goals so I can come with a prepared lesson based on the students needs. With any student I'll go over the basic knowledge of the instrument: tuning, explaining different parts of the guitar, correct posture, etc. From there, depending on the students goals, we can jump into learning any favorite song, learn basic chords and how to put them into progressions which form songs, or start understanding how to improvise and solo in different genres of music. I will also provide handouts, teach my student to read tablature, and how to research for information via online or books. I like to have fun and encourage any student to enjoy themselves even during the tough parts of learning. With perseverance you'll not only gain the ability to play something meaningful, but learn lifelong principals as well. I look forward to meeting you.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Tascam Us 1641 8 xlr input controller.
Bluebird Condenser Microphone
SM57 Microphone
Peavey Amp
Vox Valvetronix
12 String Guitar
6 String Guitar
Les Paul
Cubase LE4 Recording Quality

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring my own acoustic. I can provide a guitar for the student at first, but it's recommended for any student to have his own instrument. I'll bring my handouts and references for the lesson that day and next week. I will bring a music stand as well for easy reading and playing.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in many different styles either on the acoustic guitar or the electric. I've been in full bands, small bands, and solo acts. I can play anything from Blues, bluegrass, rock, folk, to funk or heavy metal. I can teach how to solo in any of these genres, or just to play rhythm and sing.

I have two acoustics, and one electric. I can provide a guitar if the student needs.

Michael F. Saint Peters, MO

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About Me

I have been playing guitar for 40 years!
I love to teach, and I specialize in beginner students.
I stress proper form and techniques,with an emphasis on acoustic guitar.My students have fun learning their favorite songs from the very first lesson,while learning to read music and strum chords.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back person with lots of patience.But I expect my students to practice as much as possible. I customize my curriculum to each students needs and wants.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lots of guitars for students use, and music stands, a separate music room

*** Travel Equipment ***
student should have his or her own guitar,I have all other necessary guitars and instructional material

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in acoustic finger style guitar

Dennis C.

Fairview Heights, IL
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Michael H.

Saint Louis, MO
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David M.

Saint Louis, MO
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Dennis C. Fairview Heights, IL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Songwriting

About Me

-14+ years of guitar, drum, and performance experience.

A military-brat born in Sacramento, California. Dennis spent the early years of his life on numerous bases in the US and overseas where his exposure to various people with different backgrounds and interests certainly influenced his eclectic taste in music. Dennis joined his school band at age 11, as a percussionist, and participated in orchestral, marching, and performance activities gaining experience on drum-set, marching drums (Snare, Bass, and Tenor), and auxiliaries like marimbas, hand-drums, tympani, and cymbals with emphasis in all genres from Jazz, Country, Rock, and Classical. Due to demand of multi-instrumental students, Dennis soon picked up guitar, bass, and piano to cover parts on various songs with emphasis in the same genres listed above. Dennis currently runs a home-studio and YouTube channel that promotes and collaborates with local artists to deliver music news, produce originals, covers, and music spoofs.

*** Lesson Details ***
My methods of teaching are dynamic in nature. I believe communication is the key component to effective learning; therefore, I tailor my style and methods depending on the personality, requests, and preferences of my students. I am a very animated, laid-back, individual. So, I tend to teach in a style that encompasses and exudes learning WITH FUN, in a more relaxed environment. However, for those who require or like a more directed approach, or for parents who want their children to have more of a focus on capability, I am completely comfortable with delivering a tutoring experience that has more emphasis on ability and progression. Most importantly, I deliver whatever my student wants, whether they prefer learning the basics in guitar or drums for terminology, technique, chords, rhythms, and songs; or they want more intricate lessons involving instrument history, maintenance, and techniques tailored to their preferable genre style.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Electric or Acoustic guitar can be provided if needed. Electronic drumset for in-studio lessons and can not be provided if traveling. Portable grand piano is available in studio, as well. Numerous picks, guitar straps, cleaner, and amps available. However, no instruments provided for lessons can be taken home.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Electronic drumset can not be provided if traveling. Acoustic and electric guitars can be provided if needed. Numerous picks, guitar straps, cleaner, and amps available. However, no instrument provided for lessons can be kept at students home. Equipment borrowed will be taken back at end of session.

*** Specialties ***
Drum- Rock, Metal, Country, Contemporary
Percussion- Marching, Orchestral/Classical
Guitar- Adult contemporary, Country, Alternative, Pop
Music Recording- Hip Hop / Acoustic
Song writing- Hip Hop, Rock, Country, Metal

Michael H. Saint Louis, MO

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Composition, Country Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

Active musician performing live and in the studio.
Band leader
Born and raised in St Louis, lived in CA 1983-2009, now in St Louis since June 2010
Completed guitar courses at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA and received scholarship for music study at Dick Grove School of Music in Studio City, CA
Taught individual lessons at Musician's Institute, Hollywood, CA.
Guitarist for The Crossing - Newport Beach CA, Calvalry Costa Mesa CA, Sand Canyon Church Irvine CA (acoustic and electric)
Music Arts and general education at Meramec Community College in St. Louis, MO.
I use Line 6 guitar amps, Fender amps and various efx, Fender Strat
I have worked as a product specialist and regional manager for PRS Guitars, Gallien-Krueger Bass Amplification, Line 6, D'Addario & Co.
Musical Director for The Kids from AtoZ and TnT teens in Orange County CA during 2008-2010(a singing and dance group of kids from age 5-19)
I am capable of teaching all ages and getting results that will have you playing guitar or bass for fun or a career.
I also tutor bands in preparing energetic entertaining shows
Additional experience with pro-audio, video, stage lighting and DJ gear.

*** Lesson Details ***
I can teach you all the latest songs by any of your favorite artists; Maroon 5, Jason Mraz, Bruno Mars, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, any classic rock or metal songs you love, even Taylor Swift. Every lesson you take gets you closer to your goal of being a guitarist or bassist. I can help you enjoy your practicing by showing you how to make the most of 5,10, 15 min or more of practice time. I know you want to play guitar or bass for fun. There are no tests in playing music; just fun times playing. In addition, If you want to read music and understand music theory I can also help you reach that goal, your choice.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Line 6 POD, DT25 amp, Stratocaster, Line 6 VariAx
Fender amps, MXR Dyna Comp, Cry Baby Wah

*** Travel Equipment ***
Line 6 POD, DT25 amp, Stratocaster, Line 6 VariAx
Jeep Liberty

*** Specialties ***
Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Electric Bass. Metal, Classic Rock, Alternative Rock, Blues. I enjoy and will teach any style of music.

David M. Saint Louis, MO

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

Composer and guitarist David began formal music training at the age of 5 on the drums. He taught himself guitar as a teenager and began playing in local rock bands. Initially entering college as a Journalism major, his passion for music led him to Meramec College where he studied Music Theory with Robert C. Howard and classical guitar with Larry Bolles. From 1990 through 1993, he attended Webster University, and became only the second composer in the school's history to receive the BM/MM Scholarship. While at Webster, he studied composition with Dr. Kendall Stallings, Robert Chamberlin, and Kim Portnoy, Jazz History with Paul Demarinis, and 18th Century Counterpoint with Dr. Eloise Jarvis. During his education, he performed with many student ensembles and sat in on master classes by the great sitarist and surbaharist, Imrat Khan and jazz guitarist Peter Leitch.

In 1993 he started St. Louis SoundWorks with Grammy nominated Adam Long and Mark McClanahan that specialized in mobile recording, and composing music for films and commercials.

As a musician, David has composed over 200 pieces for various instruments and combinations from small chamber ensembles to full orchestra. He was bandleader of two creative ensembles that focused on alternative notation compositions and improvised music, and later co-founded the avant-garde influenced rock band Diverted Course which released two CD's.

As a teacher, David has taught classical guitar and musicianship as an adjunct faculty member at Meramec College and Webster University. He has given seminars on the music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Anthony Braxton. He has been teaching privately for 23 years and many of his students have gone on to successful music careers and performed all over the world.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach students of all ages in a fun and positive manner. I am flexible and will tailor the lessons to satisfy your own individual goals. Whether you are a beginner that wants to gain a foundation in technique, sight reading, and basic theory or an intermediate or more advanced player that wants to increase their knowledge and polish their skills, I will devise a plan to meet your needs. I encourage regular practice and like my students to keep a journal to monitor their progress.

I teach a variety of styles including classical guitar, blues, rock, jazz, and avant-garde.

Ultimately, I believe everyone needs a creative outlet, a way to express themselves, and has something unique to say, and I aim to help those students find their own voice.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Extra guitars and amps at both places. Mixing board at the studio. Only has a upright piano at his home address but has a keyboard at studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
Expect my students to provide the guitar. Amplification is optional.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Classical, jazz, rock, blues, and avant-garde.

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