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Popular Guitar Teachers Near Tampa

Lisa P.

Valrico, FL
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Joel J.

Tampa, FL
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Joe M.

Saint Petersburg, FL
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Lisa P. Valrico, FL

I have been teaching guitar for many years and studied with many great teachers. I started guitar at 10 years old. I teach note reading, chords and tab.

About Lisa

My Background in Music:

My inspiration first started when I was seven years old and in second grade. I was pondering if I wanted to dedicate myself to the music field. A substitute piano teacher came in that day and played and my admiration decided me to pursue this ambition for my life work.

I studied and played guitar and auto-harp as a child because of our lack of piano. The guitar was a gift and I played it for years and studied vocal music throughout school.

When I was a young teenager I started playing with a group that I met in a barn and I was thrilled. Many other musicians have been part of my story and as a young person I studied privately with such greats as Michelle Barone Horsefield as well as with with studio musicians such as the Scott Steeleman Studio and ...

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Stephanie P. September 29, 2014
Songwriting · In studio
Lisa is an exceptional person, let alone teacher. I have had the privilege of having her as my Aunt, and writing and playing piano with her has always been a fond memory for me. She made it fun, and even when I struggled, she was able to lift my spirits with her positivity and her passion for music. As a teacher, she's able to explain things in different ways and cater to the individuality of the student, which I think is key to building a solid foundation when learning a new skill, and developing said skill over time. She has incredible drive, and I think any student who gets to work with her will excel, while having a good role model to aspire to!
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henry G. September 28, 2014
Music Theory · In studio
Lisa is by far the most experienced and practical piano teacher I have studied under in recent times. Her teaching methods and relate-able knowledge of brain-muscle memory were keys in helping me progress.
Being a studio engineer who is learning to produce, the fundamentals which Lisa has taught me are critical. Thanks Lisa!
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Santina R. November 3, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Excellent for children

Lisa is very structured and patient with my 8 year old son. She is clear with her instructions in class and for practice.. We are extremely happy with Lisa's teaching skills and highly recommend her.
Joel J. Tampa, FL

I earned my B.A. in music performance on guitar. I am classically trained. I believe very strongly that classical technique enhances all areas of guitar playing, therefore I embrace all areas of guitar playing. I have been playing for 13 years.

About Joel

Hi! I have been teaching for over seven years and am no stranger to the stage. While majoring in music performance at the University of West Georgia, I performed with jazz ensembles, guitar quartets, and percussion ensembles. I also performed many solo classical guitar recitals. The only thing I love more than performing, is teaching and sharing music.

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My lessons generally include three parts with content depending on your level of experience: technique, repertoire, and theory. I am an enthusiastic although laid back teacher, however I do push my students in order for them to realize themselves as a musician. I like to have fun with lessons because music is fun and I enjoy it. I hope you do too!

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Duncan B. December 20, 2014
Classical Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Joel is an excellent instructor. He is patient and knowledgeable. He is punctual and reliable. We appreciate the thought he puts into the lesson plans, and we highly recommend him.
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Larry S. October 2, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Joel is a great coach, he is very good at understanding and adapting in reference to your abilities thereby devising an individually appropriate lesson plan. He makes always makes himself available to assist with any issues that may arise in-between appointments which results in making your face time much more efficient.
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Michelle D. August 2, 2014
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Joel has been an EXCELLENT teacher! He is perceptive and very good at reading his student. He knows how to make them feel comfortable with whatever level they are at. He is extremely patient and encouraging. Joel knows how to inspire his students. The time in the lesson flies by quickly and the student walks out feeling very good about their progress, anxious to practice what they have learned and looking forward to the next lesson.
Joe M. Saint Petersburg, FL

All styles from Classical to Jazz and Blues. Rock Electric Guitar, learn Blues, Classic Rock, Acoustic guitar styles, Finger-Picking, and Solo Jazz Chord-Melody arrangements.

About Joe

A Blues Man at heart, who at the age of 24, began teaching music at Farrington's Music Center in Princeton, N.J., Joe has logged many years of professional performance experience with musical groups of all kinds and is now the owner of Ace Guitar and Vocal Studio, located in St. Petersburg, Fl. since 1998.
In addition to a stint in the 90's as Orchestral Guitarist aboard "The Monarch of the Seas" with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Joe served as Musical Director in 2001 for a Tampa, Fl. production of "Hair", and as Guitarist with numerous Broadway Show road companies such as "The Bernadette Peters Show," "Hello Dolly", and "A Chorus Line." Joe continues to serve the St. Petersburg area as a music instructor in addition to ...

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James T. October 9, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Joe is a real professional talent and teacher. He is extremely patient and thorough with beginners like me. He takes time to cover basic guitar instrument basics, guitar music theory, scales, notes, etc. He is very flexible and will always go over lessons that require review with the student. Being new to instrument lessons I feel very comfortable with Joe's suggestions for me personally for areas that require practice. His videos are very informative as well as other documents regarding reading music, sessions, clefs, etc. His ability to relate his professional experiences into the lessons make the experience that much more valuable. I would highly recommend him as a guitar teacher.
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Holly W. August 28, 2014
Classical Guitar · In studio
We have been using Joe for guitar lessons for several years. My oldest Son started with Joe and also participated in his Rock Shop events. Although he is no longer taking lessons, he was playing the guitar last evening and I asked him what song he was playing? It was his original piece and it sounded excellent. The lessons with Joe really paid off. My youngest Son is currently taking lessons from Joe and we are confident that he too will be able to write and play his own music in the future. Joe is very flexible with our changing schedule and always follows up regarding our appointments. We highly recommend Joe to families with kids of all ages.
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Yesh N. March 3, 2014
Classical Guitar
Great overview of the blues and classical history

I took lesson with Joe Mcintosh for a little over a year with the intent of leaning the basics of guitar playing and specifiaclly the blues. I got a lot of practical information and knowledge from Joe in various aspects of music and its history. I thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and the value it carried.

Joe is a very accomplished player and very patient with his students. I would highly recommend him for anyone with any skill level.

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William W.

Tampa, FL
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Chrissy D.

Tampa, FL
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Amanda S.

Tampa, FL
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William W. Tampa, FL

About William

Professional musician in the 434th Army Band, ten years teaching private lessons for guitar, bass, and mandolin (ages 5 to adult), ten years teaching music focusing on Elementary education, facilitated reading and music workshops for Hillsborough County, presented for MENC pre-conference 2007 and participated in the Hillsborough County Music Education Grant for Professional Development, lead teacher on the Guitar team at Florida Virtual School.

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A typical lesson starts with a warm up time, followed by a review, which is where the student gets to show off what they have accomplished from the previous week. Then a new concept or skill is introduced and we wrap up the lesson playing a student picked song.

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DebrorahT May 15, 2011
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Any time one takes up something new in later life it is a challenge to stay with it and not sink back into comfy life. i have enjoyed my singing lessons with William though it took me a couple to get past my self-conscousness. It helped that he moved the lessons to a church--from his home. Better setting for singing practice. And william has done a great job of matching our lessons to how i want to develop my voice.
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BerniceM February 28, 2011
I walked into the first lesson having absolutely no knowledge of guitar. It was nice to have a teacher that not only taught me how to play chords but also gave me a little bit of history of the guitar. Now, only three months later, I can proudly say that I know enough to play whatever song I want! He's very patient and encouraging. I would recommend him to anyone.
Chrissy D. Tampa, FL

My Guitar lessons are modern and fun. I use many different tools to teach guitar... books by Hal Leonard, authentic guitar tab song book, Rock & Pop music written for guitar. I also use the latest music gear, software/programs like Rocksmith, Garageband, Slash Amplitude,iRig, Line 6, Fender, Roland and more
I've been teaching for over 15 years. I teach all ages. Some of my students are successful working musicians on tour. Most just play for fun. No matter what your goal I can help you along the way.
I teach each student differently and provide a custom lesson based on the student. I want you to play the guitar and have fun while learning! I stay current and up to date on all new music. I play lead guitar for 3 different bands/artist including a former American Idol Finalist from season 5. I play shows almost every weekend and sometimes travel out of state to play concerts. I am mainly a Rock guitarist I do cross over to pop and modern country.

About Chrissy

Guitarist for American Idol Finalist Melissa McGhee. I have had a great deal of experience teaching guitar to kids and adults, both individually and in groups. I have given 1000's of guitar lessons. I also have real world playing experience I've toured all over the USA with different bands/artists. I use many different tools to teach guitar. I teach each student differently and provide a custom lesson based on the student. I want you to play the guitar and have fun while learning!

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I will go over your goals and work out a plan that works for you!

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Amanda Y. October 8, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Chrissy is always punctual and professional. After just three lessons I am seeing great improvements not only in my daughters guitar skills, but her confidence as well. She is also working with my husband. He is enjoying the lessons and is inspired by observing her rip out some rock tunes.
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Liz B. August 16, 2014
Guitar · In home
She was very good at explaining everything to me. It was a very great experience and I recommend if you want to start learning. You really get your money's worth.
Amanda S. Tampa, FL

Amanda has been playing the guitar since 2009 and focuses mainly on the acoustic guitar. She can teach you to read sheet music or pop chords, depending on the style you are seeking to learn. If you are an aspiring songwriter, she would love to help you develop your skills and can even record your musical creations (with professional-grade equipment) to have on a file or CD to take home after your lesson.

About Amanda

Amanda graduated from Florida College in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in music and is currently teaching lessons in the Tampa Bay area. Her main instrument is the violin and she has also studied piano, guitar, and voice for many years. She began playing the violin when she was 6 years old and has worked within many genres, starting with the Suzuki method and branching out to fiddle tunes and even pop/rock music. For the past three summers she has toured the country with the Florida College Friends band and was also the concert master for the FC String Ensemble.
Because of her diverse musical background, Amanda can accommodate a wide variety of musical interests--from Beethoven to Lindsey Stirling. She encourages her students to pursue music they are passionate about rather than ...

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Keri G. September 14, 2014
Violin · In studio
Incredible violinist!

I've seen her perform all over the country and I can tell you she is a very dedicated and talented young lady! Choral accompaniments, solo performances, and pop music--this music teacher has it all!
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Bryce C. September 14, 2014
Amanda is an amazing vocalist and an even more talented violinist! I have heard Amanda perform countless times in many different styles and settings and she never disappoints. If Amanda's musicianship alone were not enough, she is personable, friendly, fun, and an excellent instructor! She has one of the best ears in the business!

Learning to Play Guitar in Tampa

By Billy W. - Tampa Guitar Teacher

The first few months of your Tampa guitar lessons are no doubt exciting. Yet as the weeks progress, it will dawn on you that playing the guitar is not as easy as playing Guitar Hero. Your amount of practice time will begin to dwindle and as the weekly assignments get harder, you become less prepared for lessons. So, what can you expect after a few months of Tampa guitar lessons?

A new student should be able to play 3 chords, switch between chords, play/make up simple grooves, make up melodies, jam with the instructor, and play one or two songs from start to finish. Having said that, keep in mind that it takes time to master new skills and build the muscles needed to play the guitar. Setting a foundation of time will help keep you from ...

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