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Popular Guitar Teachers Near San Antonio

Julian E.

San Antonio, TX
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Jesse S.

San Antonio, TX
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Felipe G.

San Antonio, TX
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Julian E. San Antonio, TX

Beginner guitar includes chords, chord progressions, reading

About Julian

I have been a professional musician for over 25 years. I have toured all over the US as well as performed in Canada, Mexico and Switzerland. My career has enabled me to do some cool things over the years, including, record on numerous CD's, including a Grammy award winning CD, music videos, video game music and various special events around the US.

Through my experience, I can help you or your child achieve their musical goals using techniques that I have developed over many years of real life performing.

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I specialize in children's beginner guitar and bass guitar for all ages and levels.

My approach to teaching is simple, use real life techniques and incorporate simple music theory.

My kids guitar students learn to read music as well as chords ...

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Samuel V. October 5, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Julian is an outstanding instructor. He has an amazing teaching ability, offering a great deal of knowledge and patience for people of all levels. I am really glad to have found a way to really learn what playing bass is all about. Thanks to Julian, I feel like I am able to hold my own if I ever try to look for a band to play with. I now feel like I can play and sound good doing it. Highly recommend!!
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Frank D. September 3, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I started out with absolutely no musical training at all. The first few sessions we spent on learning the basics of how to hold the instrument properly. Julian then asked me why I wanted to learn so that he could find the right method for me. Its been about 4 years and I feel I keep getting better. I have learned more than I ever thought id be able to. I even played live in front of fans before a stars game at the AT&T Center. Julian is a great instructor and will tailor your sessions based on what you want to learn, all the while giving you the proper tools to grow on your own and find your own sound.
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Alexis M. August 29, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Mr. Julian is a 5 star instructor. My granddaughter has been taking lessons for a year now, he has patience with kids. I highly recommended him. His knowledge of music is amazing!
Jesse S. San Antonio, TX

Students can expect to be very comfortable taking lessons from me. I am very laid back but my teaching methods are very effective. I am deeply involved in my lessons, there will be no "here's your lesson, see you next week" type of thing. I am always available either by phone or e-mail to answer questions, and I also compose original practice material for students.

A major complaint I hear from students about other guitar teachers is that they get frustrated and impatient with the student. It really bugs me when I hear that because it can make a person sour towards the guitar. I encourage practice but will never expect too much from you. I am very patient, I don't want you to feel like "he's going to kill me if I don't get this down by next week!" Everyone has a different pace, and I will always go at your pace. Guitar should be fun, and I promise to keep it that way!

About Jesse

Hello everyone! My name is Jesse and I teach guitar here in San Antonio, TX. I currently hold a degree in guitar from Berklee College of Music that I earned with a 4.0 GPA. I am a seasoned musician that has played many gigs and I have been featured on the radio as well. I promise I can help you achieve your goals. Whether you want to start a music career, compose your own material, serenade your significant other, learn that one song, or just impress your friends, I can help you get there!

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StacyK July 1, 2009
Jesse is the best teacher!

After only 3 lessons I was able to play the Blues. It's not a long song. But my husband was very impressed with how far I have come in such a shot period of time. And my lessons are only 30 mins long.
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DebO April 23, 2009
We love Jesse!

Ari and I had an amazing time at our lesson. Jesse made an incredible impression on us and we would recommend him to everyone!
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JesG April 16, 2009
Exceptional Instructor

Jesse is an exceptional instructor. My daughter is excited about taking lessons and even about practicing. He has an easy to understand teaching style. He encourages the students and it shows--she came out of her room last night, estatic over being able to play a song all the way through--after only three weeks!
Felipe G. San Antonio, TX

Playing guitar is so much fun and I can help you discover your inner rockstar! Materials used in guitar lessons include various Hal Leonard publications, such as Guitar Method books 1, 2, & 3, and Guitar aerobics, as well as the Guitar Grimorie series published by Carl Fischer. For children's guitar lessons, I use Children's Complete Guitar Method from Alfred.

About Felipe

Hello and thank you for viewing my profile. My name is Felipe Garcia and I am a self-taught, multi-instrumentalist. I began teaching music in 2010 and have loved it ever since. I believe learning to play music can be fun and easy, and I work hard to make sure your experience with music is one that will inspire you to play for the rest of your life, for as Friedrich Nietzsche said, “without music, life would be a mistake.”

In addition to being tons of fun, learning to play music can affect your life in so many ways. Studies show that learning to play music facilitates the learning of other subjects and helps to develop the areas of the brain that are associated with language and reasoning, as well as supports spatial intelligence. Learning music also helps creative thinking, ...

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Amanda M. December 2, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Felipe has been a fantastic instructor! My son is 4, nearing 5, and like most his age, has a limited attention span. Felipe has been able to keep him engaged and has been extremely flexible and easy to work with. He has introduced my son to not only drums, but also any other instrument he shows an interest in. I highly recommend him.
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Ruth V. November 12, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Felipe has such a wonderful talent in teaching music to those who seek musical enlightenment. Felipe specializes in finding the method that works best for your learning environment. With Felipe, the learning will never stop!
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Noemi N. October 29, 2014
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Felipe is a great teacher! He is patient and very knowledgeable. He makes it fun in a relaxing setting. I'm grateful to be his student. I thought at my age (40's) it would be intimidating, but Felipe makes you feel comfortable and confident that anything is possible. So if you have considered learning to play guitar or other instruments...just do it! And call Felipe!

Rick P.

San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio, TX
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Rick P. San Antonio, TX

I design my guitar lessons around each individual student and strive to keep the lesson light and enjoyable while also aiming for a high standard of education. Whether you are looking to play for pleasure at home,around the campfire,or want to learn practical music theory for composition and/or improvisation. I have instruction programs for all levels and styles from beginner to advanced and from ages 7 years on up.

About Rick

I been playing the guitar professionally for over 20 years. In that time I had the good fortune to perform and record with some really good musicians. I've played in various bands ranging from rock to jazz and flamenco. I received my bachelor's degree in recording engineer and record producer from LBCC.

I'm currently a Guitar Teacher for different music schools and have a number of private students as well.

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NEW :GUITAR LAB PLUS MUSIC CREATOR 6 SOFTWARE; Learn how to use GUITAR PRO 6,Basic PRO TOOLS RECORDING and FL STUDIO 10 (Fruit Loops)I will show you how to do things the best way from the start. We will pick up the best book for your level, there are too many to list just one. Also: alternate picking, sweep picking, tapping, two hand ...

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Jasen W. August 4, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I've been taking lessons from Rick for over 1.5 years and have shown steady improvement thanks to him. He is always prepared and gears the lessons toward the style of music I enjoy playing. He is patient and keeps the lessons at a comfortable pace while also making sure to push me to progress my abilities.
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Chris H. August 4, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I'm a mid 40's guy who's wanted to play guitar since I was a kid. After a failed attempt in my teens, I hadn't revisited it (unless air-guitar counts) until this year. Fortunately for me, through Take Lessons, I found Rick. He is so very patient, friendly and flexible. The one thing I most enjoy about our lessons is that it's like visiting with a friend for an hour each week - whether we talk about music theory, new guitars or just about our lives, he always is engaged and accessible.

I can't say enough about Rick, he is a very knowledgeable musician, he genuinely cares that you reach your goal and is a really, really pleasant person. If your dream is just to play some of your favorite songs, or to go on to be a professional musician - Rick is definitely who I would recommend.
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Bill B. November 26, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
First rate instructor - fabulous

I'm a 50 something music student who loves guitar but has no particular talent. Rick has been patient with me and his lessons have improved my playing after a short time. I'm playing songs that I would otherwise never attempt.
Michael K. San Antonio, TX

Whether you want to grow as a classical/jazz guitarist or become the next Bob Dylan, I can help! I love writing original songs and lyrics, learning new challenging classical pieces, and gigging with guitar anytime I have a chance!

About Michael

With a Bachelors in Music Marketing and certificate in Jazz from University of Texas at San Antonio, years of live performing, large in-home instrument room and relaxed environment, personalized and imaginative learning techniques will be applied to promote maximum learning synthesis to instill long term love for music.

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I have plenty of experience working with kids, have gigged around town and encourage older students to do the same. I'm extremely passionate about music and willing to study instrument technique or theory.

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Audio recording of lessons are available, and encouraged!

A variety of instruments are available including...

Piano, Guitar, Trumpet, Bass, Drums, and Clarinet

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Very friendly and ...

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Kyle K. October 18, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
After just a few lessons with Michael I could see instant improvements in my guitar playing and truly started to understand more and more about my instrument, and just music in general. My lessons are always a good time with Michael and i look forward to each one every week. He's a great teacher and musician and I definitely recommend him to everyone.
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Jewel M. May 1, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
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Michael has been wonderful. He seems very young to this old woman, but his maturity is remarkable. I have never had a teacher handle 'Thias the way Michael does. Somehow he seems to always be a step ahead of his young student and has a distinct ability to keep 'Thias focused on the lesson. Mathias has learned so much in the last four weeks, his playing sounds much more mature and organized and he is enraptured with the music he is making. I have always had to keep an eye on the lesson to make sure that Mathias was engaged. Somehow I do not feel the need to do that anymore. I guess I can say that Michael has given me the chance to relax and "enjoy the music". Thank you, Michael, You are making my dream and Mathias's dream come true.
Austin Z. San Antonio, TX

Rock and roll and heavy metal are my specialty. Open to students of all styles and experience! I am college educated and an active musician. My students receive personalized lessons based on their needs and interests. My goal is to help you reach all of your goals on the guitar and enjoy doing it!

About Austin

I have been playing for 12+ years and rock and heavy metal is my specialty! Last summer I completed my Associate of Arts in Music at San Antonio College and am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Music at UTSA. In 2013 I was named winner of the Steve Vai Best in Shred Contest and my current heavy metal band Æternal Requiem has shared the stage with Steve Vai, Finntroll, Metsatoll, and Blackguard. In past bands I have opened for Symphony X, Powerglove, Sabaton, Mayhem, and Sepultura. I have studied guitar with local legend Ron Jarzombek and Teemu Mäntysaari of the Finnish band Wintersun!

I help students of all styles and levels of experience! Every lesson is tailored to your specific needs and goals.

We will cover: Technique, Music Theory, Your favorite songs, Chords, ...

How San Antonio Guitar Students Can Transform Into Musicians

By Jim B. - San Antonio Guitar Teacher

When a student decides to take guitar lessons in San Antonio, they want to see how they will do at playing the instrument. Typically, the student wants to learn enough to see how much potential they have to become a guitarist. They need to acquire the basics in a short period of time to see how they like playing the guitar.

As someone who is passionate about teaching, I realize that most of my students have a desire to get results quickly. For this reason, I focus on each student’s musical background and natural abilities, and then clearly explain the basics of playing the guitar. I have found that students excel and become self-inspired when they are learning at their own pace and not following books or programs. This way they can learn as ...

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