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Lonze R.

Lonze R.

4.9(68)
I began learning the language of music since the 3rd grade. I have used that knowledge and consistent practice to excel at 3 different instruments saxophone , piano and guitar . I love to sing , play old and current songs as well as write my own music on the guitar. I want to teach you all of the skills needed to play guitar effectively. I will teach you timing , how to form chord shapes , strum patterns , reading tab or notes on the staff , rhythm as well as solo guitar. Playing the guitar should be fun so I will show you fun easy riffs to play as we move forward to more challenging material along the way. When you sign up for lessons with me you will have a fun and rewarding experience so you can reach your musical goals.
$1$53
/30 mins
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Phillip Z.

Phillip Z.

4.9(37)
Guitar students start with five subjects. 1) Technique is concerned with the development of the physical mechanics involved in playing the instrument. 2) Scales are a part of basic music vocabulary and building blocks of the musical language. 3) Chords are also basic vocabulary of the musical language. 4) Note reading is not required for every student. It really depends on the students' goals. However, I strongly encourage everyone learn to read musical notation, (more than tablature). Literacy in reading music is analogous to literacy in reading in our English language. Can you imagine how much smaller our world would be if we couldn't read? 5) Songs utilize the skills and concepts of all the previously mentioned subjects and are the goal of studying music. The student chooses what songs they want to play, guided by my suggestions; Jazz, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, R &B - "How deep is the ocean, how high is the sky?" A beginning student will practice all these subjects as part of the daily practice routine. A half hour practice session will cover all subjects. Students that concentrate for thirty minutes a day four days a week make adequate progress. However, please know that very accomplished players devote a lot of time to each subject. These five subjects are developed and expanded as the student progresses. There are an infinite number of areas to explore, depending on the students interests, and can lead to a lifetime of learning and artistic expression.
$1$30
/30 mins
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Al P.

Al P.

4.9(22)
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 favorite songs!
$1$30
/30 mins
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Aaron B.

Aaron B.

4.9(18)
Build a foundation of techniques to be able to play riffs, scales, chords and songs as quickly as possible. Build strength and dexterity through different patterns and have an overall understanding of how the instrument works and how to be creative with it.
$1$25
/30 mins
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Prophet C.

Prophet C.

4.9(109)
I have 20 plus years in several styles of guitar including Rock, Metal, Blues, Worship styles. I also teach songwriting on guitar. If you desire to learn to play the guitar and grow very quickly then I am the perfect teacher for this. You can learn Popular Songs, original Songwriting and much more. I am a Heavy Metal Riff Master! Favorite bands include Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, August Burns Red and much more.
$1$30
/30 mins
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Morgan W.

Morgan W.

5(15)
Lessons with me are kind of like playing a video game that makes you laugh while you also get really good at the guitar. I can promise that you will see a huge increase in your guitar skills in a very short period of time using my unique approach to learning, and that we'll have a lot of fun along the way. Send me a message! I'd love the opportunity to discuss your musical goals and how I can help you reach them. I teach all levels of guitar from beginner to expert and have LOTS of experience teaching all ages :-D
$1$45
/30 mins
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Karen R.

Karen R.

4.8(22)
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.
$1$30
/30 mins
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Victor Q.

Victor Q.

5(15)
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 technique, finger dexterity, expert note reading ability and total musicianship. I stress vocabulary and music history and theory as part of being a well-trained musician.
$1$30
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Getting Inspired to Learn the Guitar in Paradise Valley

Andrew A.

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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