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Popular Guitar Teachers Near Douglasville

Ronald A.

Atlanta, GA
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Dave L.

Duluth, GA
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Tim H.

Atlanta, GA
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Ronald A. Atlanta, GA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory

About Me

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

*** Lesson Details ***
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 Playback
PA Speaker System
55" Flat Screen display for projection of materials
Record to Cassette Tape, and Computer

*** Travel Equipment ***
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*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Pop

Dave L. Duluth, GA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Composition, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

I have been playing guitar for over 20 years, and teaching for about 15 of those years.

Here's a little bit about my playing background. I started playing guitar while in college, and studied classical guitar with Mr. William Andersen for 2 years while attending the State University of NY at Albany. I also took advanced theory, composition, and musicianship classes while attending SUNY Albany. Near the end of my college days, the jazz bug hit, and I started by studying with Albany's local jazz guitar guru, Sam Farkas for 3 years. I continued my jazz guitar studies with Professor Peter Rogine of Five Towns College in NY, for another 3 years. Recently, I've completed a master certificate in arranging with the Berklee School of Music's online extension school. In between all of my studies, I play rock, pop and blues styles as well.

In my teaching practice, I've taught kids as young as 5, on up through adults. Part of my teaching philosophy is that the student needs to have fun regardless of what the topic is, so I have a very light-hearted approach. My teaching also has to be flexible because everyone of my students has different strengths, and I structure my approach according to those strengths.

If you have any questions, please contact me. I look forward to working with you!

Dave L.

*** Specialties ***
I teach all of the major guitar styles - rock, blues, jazz, classical and folk. I specialize in giving students a strong base of musical knowledge to help them create their own music.

Tim H. Atlanta, GA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording

About Me

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

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar(s), Amplifier if needed, stools, music stand, foot stool

*** Specialties ***
Classical
Blues
Rock

Scott S.

Duluth, GA
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Michael B.

Kennesaw, GA
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Wes F.

Atlanta, GA
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Scott S. Duluth, GA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

Scott S.
I started playing guitar while in high school. Then, I furthered my studies in guitar at the Atlanta Institute of Music (2 Years) and Georgia Perimeter College (2 Years) where I studied Music Theory and Jazz. It was during these few years when I played in several rock, Bluegrass and Jazz improvisational bands, that played out regularly in Metro-Atlanta. I have also run several "Open Mic Nights" in several restaurants and bars. I have studied with Trey Wright at Kennesaw State University and recently graduated with a B.A. in Jazz Guitar (Summer 2011), with a concentration in Jazz Performance. While at Kennesaw State, I spent 3 years performing in the KSU Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Guitar Ensemble, and Jazz Combo Bands.
I have been teaching guitar and music since 1999. I have had extensive experience teaching Guitar, Bass, and Mandolin.
I am currently working with my own Jazz Quartet (Fuze) and I am currently performing every Sunday with my brother in the house jazz band at Einstine's Atlanta. I really enjoy the group musical experience. Additionally, I am working on my own solo album.
I believe in a strict observance of “musical etiquette” that requires each player to critically listen to others, as well as listening to themselves.
My influences include: Jimi Hendrix, George Benson, Trey Anastasio and Phish, Led Zeppelin, Jon Scofield, Grateful Dead, Sting, Pat Matheny, Pat Martino, Horace Silver, Sam Bush, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Miles Davis.

Favorite musical quotes:

"The music exists in the universe, and if you’re lucky enough, or strong enough, to get your ego out of the way, the music comes through you." - Trey Anastasio

"You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only ones who do what you do."
-Jerry Garcia

"Don't play what's there, play what's not there." - Miles Davis


*** Lesson Details ***
I am a fairly laid back teacher who is extremely excited and passionate about music. While teaching a lesson, I tailor lesson plans for the individual student as well as combining the basic techniques necessary for playing. I use a very efficient self designed practice routine that focuses on the quality of practice and not the quantity. Consistent practice in small increments is the quickest path to mastery.

A beginning student can expect to learn within the first 3 months of lessons: their first one or two songs (of my choosing and student's), basic workings of the guitar, how to tune their instrument, universal strumming patterns and techniques, reading tablature, concepts in playing with other musicians, Basic Music Theory and the most common chords.

Beginner song examples: "Good Riddance Time of Your Life"- Greenday, "Wish You Were Here"- Pink Floyd, "You Belong With Me"- Taylor Swift, "Knocking on Heavens Door"- Bob Dylan

An intermediate student can expect to learn within the first 3 months: one or two more advanced songs, several guitar solos, movable Barre Chords, 5 positions of the Pentatonic and Major Scales, Arpeggios for the most common chords, improvisation concepts, Chord Harmony and Lead Sheet reading, and Power Chords.

Intermediate song examples: "Over the Hills and Far Away"- Led Zeppelin, "Johnny Be Good"- Chuck Berry, "The Ocean"- Led Zeppelin, "Red House"- Jimi Hendrix, "Freddie the Freeloader"- Miles Davis, "Hotel California"- The Eagles

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full basement: studio recording area, Jam Room, seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide the learning material. I expect the student to provide (2) 3 ring binders with sheet protectors.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in a specific practicing style/routine that accelerates the learning process. I am well versed in all styles of music, but I Really get excited about teaching Jazz, Blues, and improvisational concepts

Michael B. Kennesaw, GA

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Music Theory

About Me

Mike is a talented musician from Atlanta with a passion for jazz. In his musical career Mike has performed on 104.7 The Fish€™s Kevin and Taylor in the Morning Show and in local clubs. Mike has been playing guitar for ten years and graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Music Management. At Georgia State Mike has participated in the top Jazz Guitar Ensemble and top Vocal Ensemble. In addition to performing, Mike is a teacher and arranger. His arrangements have been performed by the GSU Jazz Guitar Ensemble. Mike has studied with Dave Frackenpohl and Marc Baldwin. Additionally he has had the opportunity to attend master classes with Jimmy Heath, Carl Allen and Jody Fisher.

*** Lesson Details ***
Mike is a stern but gentle teacher. He is very easy going, however, Mike is very willing to push a student to reach their potential should they need it. In his own studies, Mike focuses on Jazz and improvisation. He enjoys many other styles of music as well such as rock, pop and classical.

Mike's focus for beginners learning the guitar is on technique and theory. His approach is to use basic chord progressions and single note reading. In addition he incorporates any song the student brings in and would like to learn. Mike believes that learning comes best when the student has songs they are interested in. Of course the specifics of a student's curriculum will be shaped by that student's interests.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated studio setup in the basement with a piano and several guitars.

*** Specialties ***
Specialize in Jazz, Rock

Wes F. Atlanta, GA

Subjects Taught

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

About Me

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.

*** Lesson Details ***
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 progressing. I find that some students thrive with a lot of structure and others prefer a looser approach and I am quite comfortable teaching both ways. If the student maintains a consistent practice regimen, they should be able to play songs from the radio within 3 or 4 months.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the living room with an amp, keyboard, computer, desk, parents can sit on couch in a separate room

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my student to provide their instrument (including amp if necessary) and any instructional materials required.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I have had a lot of experience teaching beginning and intermediate students with method books, and have used them to teach reading, theory, technique, and repertoire. Most often, I take a slightly looser approach which I feel allows me to mold my teaching to fit the individual student's needs

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