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Popular Guitar Teachers Near Durham

Charles N.

Raleigh, NC
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David R.

Chapel Hill, NC
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Michael K.

Raleigh, NC
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Charles N. Raleigh, NC

I teach guitar, bass. piano, ukulele and mandolin to ages 5 & on to adults. Learning music theory (as it relates to the student's progress); developing a sense of rhythm, phrasing & melody; & learning techniques of improvising with chords & scales are also part of lessons. I offer lessons in individual and group lessons.

I have students at the very beginning of instrument studies & others who are playing advanced techniques in folk, country, rock, blues, and classical music. Students that can not read music notation begin simple reading exercises of note recognition, time signatures, note values, eye hand coordination and more.

About Charles

Charlie is a certified music teacher, who teaches in areas surrounding Clayton and travels to teach in the Raleigh and Knightdale areas. He first began teaching guitar and piano during his music studies at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. At the university and after receiving his degree in music education, he has taught and performed in various musical settings and venues which has included the genres of classical, jazz, blues, rock, folk and country. Besides teaching and performing, Charlie also is a songwriter who writes songs for his groups performances and teaches his more advanced students songwriting.

Drawing upon his education and experiences as both performer and teacher, he strives to relate his background to his student's learning ...

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Emily D. October 29, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We enjoy having Mr. Charlie come to our house and teach our 5 year old son Xavier how to play the piano. He makes sure our son stays focused and goes at a pace that works for him. Xavier has learned a lot, and we are grateful to Mr. Charlie.
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sue M. December 1, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
excellent teacher

Mr Nichols is an excellent teacher, he is always patient and understanding. He is willing to stop and review the lesson no matter how long it take the student to understand it.
David R. Chapel Hill, NC

About David

David discovered his love for music early on at the age of seven with the musical/movie: The Sound of Music. He and his siblings would entertain their babysitter by acting out the entire musical - singing and dancing along with the soundtrack. To make it even more fun, they would sometimes speed up the vinyl record and perform in extra-fast mode! (And that was way before 'Wii - Just Dance!')

He vividly remembers his first real musical instruction back in elementary school:
“Everyone in 4th Grade was given a Recorder to learn how to play 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star'. When the music teacher had the class play together, she noticed that I wasn't looking down at my music booklet as I played, since I was 'playing by ear'. Not only was ...

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Clare K. December 15, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
David is wonderful. He sees both me and my 7 yr. old son. He puts Jak at ease and meets him where he is at. He is enthusiastic about teaching. David is also kind, gentle, and encouraging. I am LOVING my lessons and Jak though he won't admit it is also having a great time learning to play the guitar. Thanks David!
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Okey N. April 22, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Excellent teacher - deep concept; excellent skill

David adapted very well to the student's skill level and helped student improve greatly. He communicates the concepts clearly, observes and offers advise or play an example to provide the required guidance.
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Cheryl S. February 4, 2013
Verified Student
This instructor is fantastic in every way...

We were very pleased with our instructor and felt he truly knew his subject and was able to share his knowledge with a young student. The setting of his home studio was amazing and made you feel like you were surrounded by the love of music and art!
We feel like our instrudtor would be perfect for any age and we highly recommend him!
Michael K. Raleigh, NC

Technique, Fingerboard Harmony, Ear Training, Reading Skills; all levels, Classical and Modern Guitar - Blues, Jazz, Singer/Songwriter...

About Michael

All students have special needs with regard to the learning process because all students learn in their own unique way. The right teacher can shape his approach to each student's unique learning patterns.

Sam K.

Carrboro, NC
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Billy J.

Durham, NC
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John S.

Yanceyville, NC
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Sam K. Carrboro, NC

I can teach guitar in a number of ways - all depending on the students needs/desires.

Various approaches I take include:
- Learning by ear
- Song-learning lessons
- Technique development/improvement
- Theory based learning (this often involves a keyboard as well)
- Chord Familiarity
- Improvisation
- Early beginner familiarity with the guitar

About Sam

I'm Sam. I'm a musician currently living in Carrboro, NC.
I'm eager to help students find and reach their potential - whether it's musical, academic, or otherwise.

Feel free to browse my profile to learn about my services offered, experience, education, etc. and don't hesitate to get in touch if you've got any questions!

Billy J. Durham, NC

Beginner to intermediate acoustic and electric guitar

About Billy

Novice to Intermediate Guitar Lessons

My name is Billy J., aka 'the Beard Man' and I have been playing guitar for almost 20 years. I've played in 2 bands' 'Conformity Falls' and 'Black Smoke Whiskey', as well as done some solo work.

Mission
My mission is to make music accessible to those who want it. Those who want to learn it, love it, and live it.

Description
I have decided to start this business and share my knowledge with the world! I generally work with people from ages 10 and up, but am willing to make exceptions if the student shows a true eagerness and passion for learning to play. I also can work with some special needs children.

Willing to travel more than 10 miles for lessons. Contact me for additional info on this.

John S. Yanceyville, NC

About John

Direct face-to-face Successor of a prestigious authentic Japanese lineage as a private student. This is a rare opportunity to learn the exact touch and technique through direct transmission: plus it is fun.

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Whether you are a beginner Guitar student, intermediate Guitar student, or advanced Guitar student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Guitar skills. Your choices for a Durham Guitar instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Guitar instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, background, photos, student ...

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