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Al P.

19 Reviews
Phoenix, AZ
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Music, Jazz
  • Teaching since 1984
  • BA Percussion Performance from Berklee College of Music
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Al P.

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Through my work with the M Gray Music Academy (Macy Gray) and my tenure at the Hollywood School of Rock as teacher and musical director, I have developed successful programs for students ranging in age from 5 years old and beyond. I have mentored numerous young musical groups in beneficial rehearsal techniques, live performance and basically all the things you need to know about being in a band that wants to be great!

As we explore the exciting world of music, guitars, drums and percussion, we will cover all aspects of music theory, music history and ear training through video, audio and text examples. For beginner guitar 101 students, we will start with basic chord shapes, scales and common rock and blues forms. I also like to incorporate songs that students want to learn so it's not just a bunch of boring exercises.

Course topics for guitar 101 (beginner to intermediate) include:
Scales, modes, chord shapes and positions, rock and blues forms, arpeggios and learning you ...

About Al

Updated: 11-23-2015 Al P. (Powerman 5000-Martin Sexton-Cypress Hill-Everlast-Lance Lopez-DYS) is a multi instrumentalist, educator, composer, producer, drummer, music director. Widely known as co founder-drummer for DreamWorks recording artist and multi platinum selling rock group Powerman 5000

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Marie
Very fun guy, with an extraordinary amount of knowledge, talent, and overall passion for music. I’m really looking forward to my future lessons.
Steve M.
I am really lucky to have found Al. I am just learning my instrument as an adult and have tried three different teachers (as well as self-managed lessons) before Al. Why I am enjoying my lessons with Al so much is because he brings energy to the session, he encourages questions, he's ready (even excited) to dig deeper into the why of what I'm learning. He challenges you to get the basics and get them right, but he's also willing to indulge in a student's curiosity and let me take the lesson where I want to do as well. All this means I am developing a lot faster than I did when I tried to learn on my own. I'd highly recommend giving Al a try.
David L.
My son enjoyed the first lesson! He is very excited about future lessons and can't wait to mature musically. Al is very easy to talk to and understands what motivates kids.

Scott C.

2 Reviews
Mesa, AZ
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Scott C.

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I can teach multiple ways I have the ability to CONSISTENTLY turn average guitar students into great musicians. This goes far beyond merely teaching them to “physically play” their instrument - it requires me to turn them into self-reliant and creative musicians. THAT is the Holy Grail of being a master guitar teacher and is a big part of why I have wonderful success with all my students.

About Scott

Hi, my name is Scott and it's wonderful to meet you. I have been a guitar instructor for many years having great success with all my students. I was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in the suburbs of Old Bridge, NJ, came from an artistically gifted family. I picked up guitar playing in the 6

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Liz
Scott is a truly gifted musician and teacher. He's taken me from someone who "plays a little" to someone who feels like a real musician. He is challenging, but encouraging, and always makes making music fun. He is also my daughter's teacher (age 12) and because of Scott she really looks forward to lessons and playing. I would wholeheartedly recommend him as a teacher.
John Osbourne
I'm a self-taught guitar player who recently plateaued, and realized I couldn't improve without the tailored instruction and personal accountability a quality teacher such as Scott.

Prior to beginning lessons with Scott, my playing could be categorized as nothing short of reckless. I needed an intervention, before The Music Courts wrenched away custody of my beloved instrument for good; we are talking about the well-being of a guitar, after all.

Luckily, a friend gave me Scott’s contact info. I was pleased to find him immediately responsive to my email, and able to accommodate my difficult schedule so we could find a time to meet. The process began with statements of my goals, and a sober evaluation of my current skills. In just six months with him, I see massive improvements in myself, and enjoy playing in ways I never have before.

I would categorize Scott as professional, technically masterful, humorous, kind, and rigorous in his instruction. Scott's love and respect for his craft is abundant, and inspires me.

Victor Q.

13 Reviews
Phoenix, AZ
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Annual Conceto Competition from University of Northern Colorado
  • Teaches students 7 to 65
  • Teaching since 2002
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Victor Q.

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I am a string specialist. That means I teach and play violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele and piano. I earned B.A. earned from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley Colorado where I was a double major in classical guitar and double bass. In my senior year I was the recipient of the Annual Concerto Contest where I performed the "Concerto in A Major" on double bass with the University orchestra for the spring concert. I have played in both professional and semi-professional orchestras in Colorado and Arizona. I believe that any student will practice more if he or she likes the music they are playing. Periodically I will ask a student to give me a name of a piece of music that they would like to learn how to play. I notate it for them, often simplifying the rhythm and chords in Finale NotePad and give it to them free of charge. I teach students how to play music on their given instrument. Not just how to play the instrument but working on ...

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I believe that any student will practice more if he or she likes the music they are playing. Periodically I will ask a student to give me a name of a piece of music that they would like to learn how to play. I notate it for them, often simplifying the rhythm and chords in Finale NotePad and give it

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Joshua & Julia B.
Mr. Victor is teaching both of my kids, one guitar and the other piano. They are beginners, and he is very patient but keeps a good pace. I feel like they are learning a lot. He is a true music teacher and knows his stuff!
Victoria W.
It was awesome! Great pace and great mix of technical and practical.
Laura
Victor has been an amazing teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable not only about violin, but about practically every other stringed instrument there is. He also has an amazing grasp of musical theory, and has really helped me learn about my instrument. He has also helped me grow as a student. He keeps me interested in the music, and still challenges me to keep improving. I have had other music teachers, but he is definitely the best I've had.

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Brody B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Brody B.

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Hello! Does music play an important role in your everyday life? If yes, then you and I already share similar beliefs. Music is not only life changing, but can be life saving as well.

I first started playing guitar when I was 10 years old (15+ years of playing experience). I first started teaching guitar lessons/helping others master this beautiful instrument when I was 15 years old (10+ years of teaching experience). My goal when it comes to teaching my students is very simple, to achieve greatness over time, having fun doing so, while doing what we both love to do (teaching and playing). Whether it is learning basic chords, teaching you your favorite songs, mastering the art of fingerpicking, songwriting... etc, I am here to teach it all.

I pride myself in being very patient, outgoing, optimistic, & caring when it comes to my students. It's an absolute pleasure to be able to teach everyday, and I look forward to having the pleasure of hopefully teaching YOU!

About Brody

Hello, my name is Brody Bower! I am 25 years old. I have been teaching guitar for over 10 years now, while playing guitar since I was 10 years old. Guitar/Music play such an important roles in my life. I not only am an independant songwriter/producer/musician but I also play lead guitar on the wors

Gary S.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Gary S.

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Gary is a professional touring/recording guitarist,composer
and member of PERE UBU, ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS AND THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS.
A Graduate of Berkee College of Music, he has over 30 years of experience teaching and performing. He specializes in Contemporary and Classical Guitar. Lessons focus on the application of Music Theory to Guitar to help students acquire strong compositional and songwriting skills, knowledge of chord construction, the ability to play scales proficiently, and gain necessary skills needed for solo improvisation. In addition to a wealth of teaching experience, he has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe and has numerous songwriting credits on international releases.

About Gary

Gary is a professional touring/recording guitarist and composer most notably associated with PERE UBU, ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS AND THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS. He has earned a reputation as a virtuosic live performer and highly sought after professional guitar instructor. In 2011, he joined Rocket

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Carol S.
excellent teacher

Claire G.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Production and Engineering and Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Claire G.

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I am a songwriter and guitar player, performing in two bands around Boston. I play both acoustic and electric guitar, mostly in pop/rock/blues styles.

A graduate of Berklee College of Music, I have a good foundation of music theory, and try to incorporate this knowledge together with instrumental studies. I am a current Guitar Instructor at a local music school.

About Claire

2 decades of playing experience, I studied classical violin growing up and began teaching my first student at the age of 16 - I have been teaching violin to students of all ages for over 10 years of all levels and styles. I completed all the ABRSM exams and earned an ATCL diploma from Trinity Col

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Eileen R.
Claire really helped me with my technique and answered all of my questions
Vicky
very patient and responsible, good!
Wesley M.
Claire was very welcoming, she pushed my son and challenged him while also being very patient. We look forward to many more lessons to come.

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"Just started with Gavin, but have learned a lot in a short period of time. He's a great teacher and a great musician!"
Brent
Took Guitar lessons from Gavin L.
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"I've been taking Nikita's lessons for last 3 years and not only gained guitar playing and signing skills but also greatly enjoyed each and every lesson. Nikita's ability to adjust the education with respect to your level and personal interests is just amazing: classic music and modern songs, theory and practice, even your own favorite musical compositions make the educational program. This is much more than I could imagine!
Nikita has also been teaching my son for 5+ years and the result is simply awesome!
Thanks a lot Nikita, looking forward to keep attending your classes!"
Valentin
Took Guitar lessons from Nikita B.
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"Athena is a great teacher. Her instruction is easy to follow and I feel like I am off to a great start learning the guitar!"
Elise
Took Guitar lessons from Athena M.
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"Eric is a overall great instructor and taught me the basics in a two hour class.

Eric is amazing! He taught me to play the basic cords; proper handling including how to hold a pick, how to stand and sit with the guitar, how to place your fingers on the strings, and how to pick your strings. I learned all of these things in a two hour class. Overall, I think he is a great instructor for beginners, private, and group lessons. :D
Thanks, Laurenrj"
Lauren
Took Guitar lessons from Eric C.
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"Wonderful teacher. Helped me get started from nothing. Would recommend him to anyone looking to get started or quickly improve on the guitar."
Ashley
Took Guitar lessons from Andrew K.
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"Flexible and accommodating schedule. Works at my pace, challenges me and encourages me at every step! Enjoying every minute!"
Leslie
Took Guitar lessons from Lee Q.
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"As a self taught guitar player of more than 20 years I found myself "playing inside the box". William was able to give me techniques and advice to drastically improve my playing. From beginners to more advanced players, William is phenomenal. I worked at a large music store in Tempe for 12 years and for the last several years William was the only instructor I sent my clients to. I don't vouch for many people but I am more than confident vouching for William."
Paul
Took Guitar lessons from William G.
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"dave is amazing! he teaches electric guitar to our boys - ages 6 and 9. he is patient (i mean really patient) and so kind. he also understood immediately how different they are (our youngest wants to rock out and our oldest likes the Beatles); and so he took two different approaches, which have really paid off. would recommend him 100%"
jennifer
Took Guitar lessons from Dave M.
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"MARY ANN IS VERY PATIENT AND KIND. SHE HAS INSPIRED ME TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PLAYING THE GUITAR."
ROBERT
Took Guitar lessons from Mary Ann G.
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"Greg was awesome with my daughter. She struggles with confidence and has some learning difficulties. He was patient, kind and fun! I would highly recommend him!!"
Lyla
Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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