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Rob D.

36 Reviews
Phoenix, AZ
Starting at $27
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Music - Vocal Performance from Phoenix College (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rob D.

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We're gonna HAVE FUN! Your lessons will be customized to your needs and what you want to do with your ability to play guitar. I can teach you either electric or acoustic guitar. I can prepare you for any genre as I include fundamentals (for example, scales and arpeggios) in your practice. I use Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method books for reference and/or lesson work. I can help you learn how to play with a pick, how to finger-pick, how to sing and play simultaneously, and even how to sightread.

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Hey there! I've been performing music for as long as I can remember, and performing professionally for over 30 years. I have formal training and 12 years of teaching experience. I teach with positivity, patience, and perseverance and help you express the music in you! *** Lesson Details ***

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Parker C.
Rob was great working with my 11 year old. This was our first lesson and it was obvious Rob has a background in teaching and working with kids. He explains things in a simple manor and has a lot of patients. We look forward to working with him.
Wayne L.
Rob Is there a professional knowledgeable and patient I was very satisfied with my very first bass lesson
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Karen R.

18 Reviews
Mesa, AZ
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor's in Elementary Education, Bachelor's in Music Education, and Master's in Reading and Curriculum from Grand Canyon University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Karen R.

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I teach the basics of learning acoustic guitar technique including: Selecting an appropriate guitar for the student, correct holding of the guitar, finger and hand placement, guitar notes and scales, guitar tablature, reading and playing guitar chords, strumming and picking, playing guitar songs from most genres and music theory. I also teach electric bass guitar and ukulele, beginner through intermediate. I teach guitar in most genres of music (except hip-hop and rap). I have been playing acoustic guitar since I was 10 years old, and have a great deal of experience in playing most genres and techniques, I am used to accompanying groups of people in different settings on the guitar. I learned to play ukulele as one of my first instruments. I learned to play electric bass guitar in stage band and in a rock group in high school. I love the guitar and it is one of my favorite instruments because of its versatility.

About Karen

Karen R. was born and raised in a musical family in Lindstrom, Minnesota. Karen has loved to sing and play instruments almost all of her life, and became passionate about music early in her childhood. She has played 7 instruments proficiently including piano, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele,

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Chelsea and Natalie R.
Today was our first lesson. Karen was on time and professional, and also very personable. She took the time to see what level each of my girls was at. I like that she teaches theory along with playing.
Imogene I.
Karen was wonderful with Imogene. She learned so much with just one lesson and she cannot wait for the next.
Thomas L.
Karen Is an amazing teacher! Karen gives great guidance to those willing to learn. She is very patient and takes all the time needed for everyone to develop their skills. She is very good and changing times to meet and is understanding that things change and is flexible. I can't say enough about how great she is at teaching.
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RasTaylor W.

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Phoenix, AZ
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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RasTaylor W.

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You will learn proven methods of technique, improvisation, warm up routines, chord & scale memory improvement, music theory, and how to play your favorite songs/albums of ANY genre. Yes ANY genre, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Classical, Flamenco, Finger-Tapping, Funk, Country.

About RasTaylor

20 years in Music. Taylor has created a proven method of practice guaranteed to keep the student on their finger tips! All skill levels are welcome: beginner intermediate advanced. All Styles, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Classical, Flamenco, Jazz, Blues, Heavy Metal, Rock, Reggae,

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Samuel
Great teacher, very patient and knows how to teach vocal technique.
Chava
Taylor was so patient and kind with our 6 year old son. He was very accommodating and explained in simple terms the beginning of playing the electric guitar. He was kind and soft spoken which helped with an energetic 6 year old. He was able to redirect my son’s attention when he would wonder. I am so glad we picked him as our son’s instructor.
Loira S.
thank you for your patience and for being able to discover my singing voice

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Jenelle R.

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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jenelle R.

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Want to learn how to play your favorite songs? Learn how to read music? Music theory even? I can help! I have an extensive background in teaching guitar, bass, and music theory from very beginners to advanced levels. I care about helping you achieve your musical goals whether it be improvisation, song repertoire, writing, improvisation, theory, reading notation, ear training, you name it! My background is in jazz, funk, pop, rock, rnb, blues, and more. I also have years of experience performing live and can prepare you for what you need to know when playing with others. I keep the lessons exciting and love to open up the possibilities you can achieve.

About Jenelle

I am a professional guitarist and bassist. I obtained a degree from the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, CA. I have been teaching for over 10 years to students of all ages. I spent years performing around the San Francisco Bay Area and the last few years performing in New Orleans. I’ve tou

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Mary Ann G.

35 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 1993
  • BA Music from CSLA
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Mary Ann G.

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All levels and all ages. I work with the individual to make the lesson fun and educational. I teach most musical styles except classical. You will learn songs you while building your technique.

About Mary Ann

I have been teaching for over 20 years. I am a singer-songwriter-guitarist and performer. A native born Southern Californian, her life focus has always been music, from her beginnings as a little girl in the church choir to playing guitar in her first all girl band by age 12. She received her forma

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Caroline
she is amazing she helps you with your voice in a fun way and can always make you happy and gives you tons of encouragement
Vicki - Brenda Y.
Good start to our lesson. I learned new cords and how to strum
Nolan
Mary Ann is very fun and can relate well to kids. She made my son feel comfortable while he learned many techniques on how to sing better.
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Cory P.

20 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Cory P.

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I have been the principal bassist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra since 2017. Upright bass is the instrument that I performa on professionally but I've been playing guitar for as long as I've been playing bass which is over 25 years. Most of my teaching comes from my experience as a professional upright bass player. I start my beginning students in the Hal Leonard guitar method books. These books provide a solid foundation and walk through a lot of concepts at a good pace.

About Cory

I have been the principal bassist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra since 2017 and professor of double bass at Nazareth College since 2019. I grew up around Atlanta, GA and started playing piano when I was around 7 years old and bass and guitar when I was 11. Most of my education has been

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Kaden F.
Cory was an awesome & patient piano teacher for my 4 year old son. He did hands on training and gave him work to do on his own which helped tremendously! Thanks Cory!!!!
Skip F.
My experience with Cory has been excellent. He is a good teacher who knows how to keep me going and understands my goals. I have temporarily with- drawn from the program as the erratic nature of my life and travel requirements makes it difficult for me to schedule reliably. Also, some problems with the communication software have, at times, made the learning difficult. Please understand that my decision to stop is in no way a reflection on Cory or his teaching ability. I will be glad to re-connect with him when conditions permit.

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Paradise Valley, AZ

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Paradise Valley is $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Robert is the most patient and informed instructor you could hope for. He has incredible knowledge, but knows how to share it in digestible chunks and adapt his style to who you are and what you are trying to accomplish. And as a bonus he has an awesome guitar yoga routine you start with which I always try to use now. A super guy and a great teacher!"
Randy
Took Guitar lessons from Rob D.
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"Really liked Joel, I think his experience will help me."
Garth
Took Guitar lessons from Joel J.
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"Avi has been teaching me for four months and somehow he has turned me into a semi-decent guitar player. I didn’t think it was possible to make so much progress so fast but it’s all due to Avi. I cannot imagine a better teacher. Knowledgeable, patient, kind and just has a way to take music from a page to the student’s hands. If I could give Avi six stars, I would."
David
Took Guitar lessons from Avi B.
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"Chris is thoughtful, patient, and always prepared. I've taken lessons with him since August and have learned theory, many songs, and my playing is essentially night & day versus before. More than that, I look forward to our weekly lessons because they're always fun and a chance to pepper Chris with questions that he always has the answer to. I have recommended many folks to Chris and you would be wise to take lessons with him, too!"
Jared Goralnick
Took Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"I enjoyed my lessons with Greg. He is very helpful, always upbeat, patient and positive. He takes things slow so that you don't feel like you have tons of things to practice. And over all he's just really nice and fun and a very good teacher to have."
Wenxing
Took Guitar lessons from Greg G.
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"Rebecca is a great teacher. She zeros in on your individual talents and needs. I must say, I'm doing better than I ever thought I would and I know it is because of Rebecca's insights to her students and her knowledge of music!
Happy teachers day Rebecca!!!"
Betty
Took Guitar lessons from Rebecca F.
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"Kelvin is very personable and truthfully critiques your skill based on the level you should be at. I look forward to the class sessions and enjoy practicing what I'm being taught."
Patrick
Took Guitar lessons from Kelvin L.
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"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND GREG FROM BEGINNER TO ADVANCED LESSONS!!!!!!"
Karen
Took Guitar lessons from Greg D.
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"Eric KNOWS HIS STUFF

Eric is a true musician, through and through. Not only is his passion instantly detectable, but his extensive background in music provides a solid foundation from which he bases his teachings off of. It is with this approach, fusing a wealth of knowledge and experience with a solid love for what he does, that makes Eric a remarkable teacher. I highly recommend him for anyone looking to expand their musical abilities."
Allie
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Super chill and incredibly knowledgeable. Teacher made it easy to understand and the lesson was very engaging."
Ralph
Took Guitar lessons from Sean H.
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Getting Inspired to Learn the Guitar in Paradise Valley

By Andrew A. - Tempe Guitar Teacher

Are you an aspiring guitar student in the Paradise Valley or greater Scottsdale area? Do you enjoy live music, or even dream of someday starting a band of your own? Well, you're in luck, because you are in a great place for guitar players! There's a reason why well-known touring bands like Jimmy Eat World, Meat Puppets, and Gin Blossoms all got their start and thrived in the Phoenix metro area music scene - and it's just as strong as ever. Luckily, you don't have to travel far outside Paradise Valley to have a great, guitar-filled time!

Musical Instrument Museum

Regardless of your age or musical tastes, there are always great experiences available around town as you take guitar lessons in Paradise Valley. In fact, just outside the western border of Scottsdale is the Musical Instrument Museum, the largest museum of its kind in the world. Among the thousands of instruments on display are many unique guitars from various time periods and countries around the globe, including guitars from well-known musicians like Carlos Santana and George Benson.

In addition, the MIM hosts a number of concerts every year; some examples of past performances include the classical guitar duo SoloDuo, a finger-style guitar event featuring four different artists, and renowned jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan. Overall, the MIM is a great spot to experience different styles of guitar that you may not get to see every day, and it is a great resource to get inspired and take your guitar playing in new and exciting directions.

Local Colleges

If you're interested in the types of performances the MIM offers but you're not too keen on the price, there are still plenty of inexpensive options to take advantage of when taking guitar lessons in Paradise Valley. Both Scottsdale Community College and Arizona State University have excellent music programs with free student and faculty performances, including jazz and classical guitar. ASU also has many low-cost concerts featuring touring classical and jazz guitarists, most notably the winners of the annual Guitar Foundation of America classical guitar competition, one of the most prestigious events in the classical guitar world.

Nearby Music Venues

Maybe rock or country is your thing, and you're more interested in watching live bands in a bar setting. Luckily, there is a fantastic and varied local music scene for the 21 and over crowd. There are far too many venues to list, but some of the most notable options include Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row, a full-on country music bar and restaurant; Rogue Bar, a venue that hosts acts ranging from rock, metal, or even folk with a dive-bar atmosphere; Rockbar, a place that lives up to its name while boasting the ambiance of a sports bar; and Culinary Dropout, a trendy restaurant where the live music is meant to be in the background, making it a great social experience.

Whatever your tastes, it's easy to find a venue with bands that play your favorite kind of music, and it's a great experience to see talented, local guitarists up close and learn by watching and listening to them. It will encourage you to keep working hard if your goal is to be up on that stage one day!

 

As you can see, the Phoenix metro area has something to offer for every guitar student. Whether you just want to watch and learn from local or touring guitarists, see the guitar from different perspectives to get some inspiration, or you aspire to play in a gigging band one day, there is a wide variety of venues and events to enjoy.

Best of luck with your guitar lessons in Paradise Valley, and enjoy exploring the local music scene!

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