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Popular Guitar Teachers Near Decatur

Ronald A.

Atlanta, GA
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Tim H.

Atlanta, GA
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Paul S.

Decatur, GA
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Ronald A. Atlanta, GA

Guitar instruction customized to the student with regard to:

age,
degree of dedication,
practice time available
skill level,
musical interests.

At the core, each student will master the instrument. All students will learn:

how music works and how to apply it to the guitar.

About Ronald

I am an experienced professional with a background in music performance, education, composition, theory and arranging.

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Few musicians or music students have identical goals, musical interests or physical size. So, It is NECESSARY to customize the course of study to meet student requirements. There are common issues for any serious pursuit of learning involving the guitar; right and left hand technique, fingerboard knowledge, chord knowledge, reading and interpretation.

However, to progress, it is also necessary for the student to practice daily.

I try to maintain a healthy balance between the focus on performance and technical issues.

*** Studio Equipment ***
16 Channel Mixer for Recording and Playback
16 Channel Audio Interface for Recording and ...

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Dennis L. May 5, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
The best teacher I've ever had...

My learning experience with Ron has been great! I'm truly getting to know my instrument and what it takes to be a good musician. The lessons are designed to my specific needs and cover the full spectrum of musicianship. I'm confident that with Ron's guidance and routine practice, I'll finally be the guitarist/bassist I always wished to be.

Thanks!
Tim H. Atlanta, GA

About Tim

I have eight years teaching experience and a bachelors in guitar performance. I attended AIM on bass guitar and have been playing for eighteen years. Through my education and experience I have had success in teaching the fundamentals and getting my students up to speed by teaching technique and strong music fundamentals. I teach all ages and am enthusiastic about conveying my love for the instrument.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students can expect to work on technique, rhythm, theory, developing a repertoire and having fun. I teach music fundamentals and in three to six months expect to be a proficient guitarist in first position. I teach rock, folk, blues and classical.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Basement studio: amps, guitars, audio recording, mics, computer

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Diane D. September 8, 2012
Verified Student
I really enjoy my lessons

He is a great teacher with a lot of patience, good at pointing out what I need to work on, and how to do it
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SandeepS April 8, 2012
feedback for the guitar lesson

Good teacher . Good approach for teaching which give sound base for rest of your life . Thank Sandeep
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RobertS2 January 17, 2011
My Son Michsael

I can't begin to say how greay my 16 yo son feels coming out of a lessom. Tim is amazing amd so positive----great role model for him----he is progressing by leaps and bonds----he comes extremely highly recommeded---thanks Tim
Paul S. Decatur, GA

I have been playing the guitar (as a secondary instrument) and learning/writing songs for the past 10 years or so, beginning with lessons at my local music shop. This instrument is an important and versatile one, but I don't recommend it for students younger than 9 or 10 due to the guitar's required physical facility. We will begin by learning the foundations of technique and rhythm; I like to use the Hal Leonard method book. However, since each student is different, I will cater to individual needs.

About Paul

Hello students and parents!

I am a native of Atlanta, Georgia who has been studying music for 17 years. My first instrument was the piano at age 6, and I began playing percussion in my middle school band when I was 11. My deep love of music drove me to pursue a Bachelor of Music Performance degree, which I earned Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia in 2012. In college, I studied percussion with Tim Adams, retired principal timpanist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Music (and especially percussion) is an exciting and enormous world that I am eager to share with you, either at your home or in my studio. I am a patient, funny, and outgoing teacher who caters to your specific needs as a student. While I have studied classical music for many years, I also offer lessons ...

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Erin C. September 30, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Paul is an awesome instructor! He is always willing to answer questions and makes every lesson fun and educational.

Wes F.

Atlanta, GA
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Aimee W.

Mableton, GA
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David P.

Atlanta, GA
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Wes F. Atlanta, GA

My years of teaching have helped me to understand what it takes to make consistent progress in learning the guitar. My approach is focused on helping the student acquire habits that will aid them in forging solid technique and musicianship, consequently removing limitations to allow access to all the joy that music has to offer.

About Wes

I studied classical guitar and composition at Asbury College and later more in depth guitar studies rock, jazz, and classical at the Atlanta Institute of Music. I have been teaching steadily for the past ten years as well as spending my time with various other musical projects such as leading worship for my church, performing for various parties and weddings, and composing and recording music for a short film. I use my experience and broad understanding of music to inform the way that I teach, so that my students have a robust experience of all aspects of music.

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I have a lesson plan that I follow for beginning students to get them through the basics. As a teacher I am laid back, and positive, but always try to give the student a clear reflection of how they are ...

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Jennifer R. June 16, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Wes has been teaching my son, age 7, for four months now and we could not be happier! He manages to be very informative while keeping it fun and interesting without being silly or boring. Wes's enthusiasm for the guitar is contagious. I am thrilled with my son's progress and level of continued interest. Thank you Wes!
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Christina T. June 12, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Wes is a great teacher -he has a lot of experience and excellent technique. It is evident he loves music/guitar and is equally as passionate for teaching what he loves. He makes learning to play the guitar easy to grasp and he is very patient and encouraging. Looking forward to more jam sessions!
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Paul M. November 3, 2012
Guitar
Verified Student
Excellent Instructor

Wes is an excellent instructor. He is patient, clear, encouraging, fun, and totally professional. I highly recommend him to anyone (young or old) wanting to learn the guitar.

Wes listens to what the student wants to learn and sets his lessons to help the student achieve their goals. Our lessons are in the instructor's studio, which is a safe, accessible, and clean environment.

I look forward to our future sessions and continuing my guitar learning under his instruction.
Aimee W. Mableton, GA

I teach Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels. I was a a self-taught guitarist until the age of 19. I played various forms of rock, blues, and folk. I studied classical guitar for 12 years. I emphasize correct technique and physical knowledge about and in reference to the guitar with all my students. Regardless of which style or genre of music they choose to do.

About Aimee

I have had successful experiences with ADD/ADHD both female and male students. I have also had success teaching guitar to autistic children as well.

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mark E. November 30, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I found Aimee through TakeLessons after not being very satisfied with my daughter's previous guitar teacher. From my first conversation with Aimee, I knew choosing her was going to be the right decision. Her experience and expertise shows as she knows how to teach and is good at it. My wife and I feel blessed to have found Aimee and that she is our daughter's teacher now. We are planning to have her start teaching our youngest son piano.
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Kokea M. July 22, 2014
Guitar · In studio
My son, Joe, has been taking guitar lessons from Mrs. Aimee since he was in kindergarten. He is now in third grade. In second grade, he also started taking voice lessons from Mrs. Aimee. She has been a God-sent to us! She is a professional, hard-working guitar instructor. She also worked with our crazy schedule and taught Josiah through Skype a few times when we could not make it to her location on time. Mrs. Aimee is a consistent teacher who also is very patient and loving with her students. She made the lessons fun and interesting for my son by incorporating the kind of music genres that he liked. She is not only Josiah's guitar teacher but has now become a friend of the family.
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Donna H. July 11, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I just had my first lesson with Aimee. Even though it is only my first I have no qualms about testifying to Aimee's ability as a teacher. I am very impressed. Aimee was boundless with her praise, encouragement and enthusiasm yet she tempered everything with constructive criticism which zeroed in on my particular needs. You must understand that I had had 2 years of classical guitar lessons (and I use the word 'lessons' loosely) with another instructor not associated with "Take Lessons", and I was at a point where I still felt like a novice and was even asking myself whether or not I would ever get any better. Fortunately for me, I found Aimee. She made my lesson time fun, sorely lacking with my previous instructor. She made it exciting! Her praise and encouragement was genuine and heartfelt. Her knowledge of her craft and instrument was extremely impressive. In my opinion, she is a gifted teacher and I very much look forward to a long and rewarding association. Need I say it? Well, I will anyway. Aimee is a very competent teacher and I highly recommend her. My time with her was well spent and productive. She has given me hope and excitement again about learning to play guitar.
David P. Atlanta, GA

I've been teaching guitar for almost 20 years.

I am comfortable teaching from a book, but I generally teach guitar based upon the student's musical tastes and goals.

I can get beginners playing songs quickly and I can develop finger skills, soloing, and more advanced chording in students with more experience.

About David

I have a recent background check from a CNA (nursing assistant) certification course which I took in the Fall and Winter of 2013-14. I will gladly email it upon request.

I grew up in Birmingham, AL, Boston, MA, and Cleveland, OH, and was classically trained on violin in all three cities. I began studying theory in 7th grade at The Alabama School of Fine Arts.
Upon graduating Emory university in 1992 I played professionally in Destin, FL as a bassist, guitarist, violinist, and vocalist.
I relocated to Atlanta in November of 2013.
I have taught individuals and group lessons on violin, bass, and guitar since 1997 and for several consecutive years at Playground Music in Fort Walton Beach.

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