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Ryan B.

Allen, TX

I teach rhythm and lead acoustic and electric guitar for any style of music

About Ryan

Hey There! My name is Ryan B. I play and teach guitar, bass and drums, and piano and would love to teach you or help you improve your abilities! I have been playing all four instruments for 20 years, and I have a personal, laid-back style that helps connect with each student.

I have been with TakeLessons for over three years now, and am truly blessed to have worked with so many great students.I will teach you what YOU want to play, regardless of style or genre you like in music. I design my lessons around YOU, and what YOU want to learn!

For guitar, bass and drums, I can teach the ba
sic beginner to the advanced. I teach electric and acoustic guitar, electric bass and acoustic and electric drums

For piano, I teach beginner levels only.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect my lessons to focus on your goals. I cover a lot of fundamentals and basics to start, and then go through more advanced techniques as the student progress. In a short period of time, you will know chords, notes, techniques, rhythm and timings, just to name a few!

Guitar students will learn basic chords, barre chords and soloing techniques. Bass students will learn bass notes, bass lines and soloing.

Drum students will learn timing, fills, soloing and lead drumming.

Piano students will learn how to read music, fingering, chords and song performance.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Equipment available:
keyboard
6-string acoustic guitar
12-string acoustic guitar
electric guitar
2 amplifiers

*** Travel Equipment ***
acoustic guitar, bass guitar

*** Specialties ***
I use tab and chord chart methods, as well as sheet music.I have experience in all styles of music
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Kyle F. March 21, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
This was my son's first lesson. He really liked Ryan. I would have given 5 stars but it's hard to say he's the best after one lesson. I have no reason to think he won't be a great instructor and my son is looking forward to his next lesson.
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Adrian February 17, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Ryan is a great Teacher!
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Yshmael R. February 11, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome Teacher!!
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Ryan B.

Ryan B.

Allen, TX 75002
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Lisa C.

Rockwall, TX

beginner to intermediate
chord/note approach

About Lisa

I have been a music teacher and private lesson instructor for the past 17 years. I have a bachelor of science degree in Music Education and hold a teaching certificate for all-level Music Education. In my private studio I have taught students from 3-70 and have enjoyed them all! In addition to teaching music I also serve as the Music Minister for my church. Students coming to me can expect a tremendous amount of experience as well as a committed, honest and caring teacher.

*** Lesson Details ***
For beginning piano students I like to use the Alfred series, supplemented, of course, with
songs/styles of music that interest the student.

Guitar, clarinet, and oboe students can expect to begin with the Essential Elements series as a primer and introduction. I've had a lot of success with these books.

Voice students are a bit different in that I don't use a specific method to instruct. I have many books that I draw from when teaching voice due to the unique nature of the individual. Depending on the style of music, from classical to jazz/pop, I have music that will teach proper breath support, vowel placement and tone.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio: converted dining room with 3 guitars, young percussion instruments, upright piano and f/w keyboard. Seating available for parents.
Music ministry at First Christian Church in Terrell. Access to choir room with upright piano. Seating available for parents.

*** Specialties ***
Degree in all-level music education with specialty in voice.
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Abigail G. April 7, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Lisa is great. We are so glad we found her. Abby is excited about learning from Lisa.
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Victoria G. March 31, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Very enthusiastic and caring!
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Hannah Bishop March 27, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Great teacher! Patient and fun.
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Lisa C.

Lisa C.

Rockwall, TX 75032
(35)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Michael E.

Dallas, TX

Nothing can beat seeing an experienced person playing the guitar, except being able to ask that person questions and get answers. One on one private lessons are what I offer in a comfortable, relaxed environment. I can show you exactly how to make all the moves for playing correctly. This makes progress exponentially faster. We also get into theory, which is WHY you are playing the notes you play in songs. You want lead guitar? You've got it here. I teach all styles, old and new.

About Michael

My name is Mike E. I am a resident of Lake Highlands. I played by ear for eleven years before starting training on music and how to teach by Mr. Terrill Gardner. Terrill took me through music from the Rolling Stones all the way through "Modern Method for Guitar" books I, II, and III from Berklee College in Boston. He was my mentor and taught me a method that he spent thirty years perfecting. It works, guaranteed. He also taught me on bass guitar and banjo. I can help you.

Lessons are customized to meet the needs of the individual, with the primary focus on playing songs as soon as possible.
I am talking about playing along with the pros, not reading notes for months and playing "Mary Had a Little Lamb." I have combined my "by ear" knowledge with Terrill's training to provide a unique approach to music, chords, music theory, ear training, and more. Even piano lessons start with learning chords. Chords are what the musicians play behind the vocals.

Give me thirty minutes of your time and I will show you why students keep coming back to me, even after stopping for a while.

*** Lesson Details ***
Note Reading provided on request only.

Beginner Guitar - We start with simple chords and eight easy one-verse songs. These teach chords, timing, hand technique, ear training, song construction, and the start of music theory.

Intermediate to Advanced Guitar - all of the above plus tablature, different styles, advanced chord theory, performance, lead guitar, and more.

Beginning Piano - We start with simple chords and go straight into the songs the students like. These teach chords, timing, hand technique, ear training, song construction, and the start of music theory. I can teach you every major chord on piano in one sentence.

Bass Guitar - We start with learning the location of notes on the neck and move immediately into major chords so you can start playing with songs. The chords are divided into their single notes, but viewed as chords because that is what the other musicians are playing during the vocals.

Banjo - I teach from the book "I Can Teach Myself Banjo" but you really need a teacher/mentor to show you all the things that seeing and being able to ask questions covers that just can't be covered in a book.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, amplifiers, cords, computer, free WiFi, all in a spacious room with a window for parents to view the teacher and student. Parents have a large, comfortable waiting area. Restrooms and water fountain provided.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in mentoring, being a friend as well as a teacher. I have never gotten mad at a student and never will.

I have written three books on chord theory, "Chordmaster Chord Theory for Keyboard," "Chordmaster for Beginner Piano Students," and "Chordmaster Chord Theory for Guitar." You can learn more about these online.

You can read my article for Takelessons.com at http://takelessons.com/blog/lead-guitar-tips. Just paste the address in your browser.
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craig April 21, 2016
Banjo · In studio
Verified Student
Easy to learn with Michael's instruction method
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Helen L. February 16, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
It was so refreshing to find such a wonderful teacher, understanding,patient .
Looking forward to next lesson.
Helen
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Madhavan R. February 5, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Michael is an excellent and natural instructor whose joy of playing and teaching is very inspiring to the student from day one. Take it from me, because I just wrapped up my first lesson and can attest!
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Michael E.

Michael E.

Dallas, TX 75238
(6)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Clay S.

Carrollton, TX

Along with basic Guitar Theory, students can expect to learn a unique and customized lesson plan that caters to there beginning skill level and helps them obtain there overall goals.

I am an active musician and can provide a vast amount of knowledge on everything from making a living playing music to starting your own band.

About Clay

I started playing guitar when I was 14 years old, and I continued to pursue music as a serious profession when I attended McLennan College for Commercial Songwriting. Now I am currently teaching guitar and basic drums for a music school, while also performing in a live Top 40 cover band. I consider myself a serious songwriter as well, and I have been writing and recording my own tracks for 8 years.

I encourage my students to bring in music they are interested in learning because learning how to play guitar or drums is more than just theory and techniques. Music is meant to be fun! I also p
ersonalize each lesson for every student based on what they are looking to learn and improve. Every student learns at a different pace and there is no rush to get where they want to be -- patience is just as important as practice.
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Juan April 14, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Clay is an excellent instructor with a lot of patience and excellent music knowledge. He knows how to transmit his knowledge of the guitar and my son is very happy and motivated with his class. We recommend him and we think his class is really good.
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Anmol April 9, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Mr.Clay is very nice and talented. When I'm having trouble learning a song, he works with me very comfortably till I learn the song. He is the best guitar teacher ever!
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Jason April 2, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Clay is an awesome guitar teacher. My kids really enjoy talking classes from him.
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Clay S.

Carrollton, TX 75007
(13)
starting at
$23 / 30-min
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Kelly V.

Plano, TX

Whether you are a casual beginner or someone looking to hit the big-time I can help you reach your goals on guitar. I have a ton of experience in all styles. It's never too early or late to start lessons. If it has always been a dream then don't wait another day! This can be the best decision you ever make. It definitely was for me! My music has taken me so many different places in life. Let's get you on your way as soon as possible. And one more thing...Rock On!!!

About Kelly

Kelly has been teaching music in the Plano area for more than 20 years. His main goal as a teacher is to help each student achieve his/her individual goals. Motivating the student and illustrating the proper techniques are what he considers to be his primary responsibilities. Kelly teaches his students all the things that nobody ever showed him.

His teaching philosophy is derived from a blend of two distinctly different schools of thought. On the one hand, there is the "by the book" music theory approach. This approach consists of reading music and understanding the theories behind compos
ition, chord construction, harmonization, etc. The other approach is a more free-wheeling style where playing by ear and actual playing experience provides most of the basis for teaching. He uses both perspectives to teach because he believes there are benefits to both styles.

Kelly does his best to keep each student excited about learning music.
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Judith February 10, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Awesome teacher with lots of experience!
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Stefanie February 9, 2016
Piano · In studio
Kelly is an excellent teacher! He's very patient with his students and really tries to teach each student using their own unique way of learning. He is lots of fun, always punctual, always reliable, and so very talented. I'd recommend him to anyone!
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Kelly V.

Plano, TX 75074
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starting at
$30 / 30-min

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