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RasTaylor W.

11 Reviews
Phoenix, AZ
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music Composition from Glendale Community College
  • Teaching since 2009
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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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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
Allison
Taylor is a gifted musician and an excellent instructor. And very patient. I look forward to my lessons with him each week.
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Henri B.

36 Reviews
Scottsdale, AZ
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Henri B.

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Students who study with me can expect for their lessons to be top-quality, personalized, and above all, extremely fun sessions that will cater to the students musical backgrounds, interests, and needs. I create extremely organized and specifically focused lessons so that students feel comfortable, not pressured, while learning their craft. The lessons I teach are a combination of developmental sight reading music, learning student chosen songs (depending on ability), inspiring and encouraging creative abilities, warm-up and strengthening exercises, proper technique, listening for internal hearing, composition dynamics, scales, fingerings, chords, and overall really how to get a great sound and feel from your guitar.

After 3 months of lessons together, students will have started learning several key elements to becoming an outstanding guitar player. They will have learned proper form and technique, warm-up/skill-building exercises, to read basic notation, and several scales. ...

About Henri

Henri is an experienced, focused teacher and musician who really enjoys seeing students achieve their goals and desires musically. Henri has studied privately with former Berklee Graduate Al Pahanish Jr (Powerman 5000), and former Capitol Records recording artist Morrison Moon. He is a goal-oriente

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Nick W.
Very energetic and loves teaching
Jennifer Lee
HE IS THE BEST
Tracy K.
He was good and cool and Amazing
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Karen R.

16 Reviews
Mesa, AZ
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Magna Cum Laude Honor from Grand Canyon University
  • Bachelor's in Elementary Education, Bachelor's in Music Education, and Master's in Reading and Curriculum from Grand Canyon University
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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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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.
Ms Lee
Karen made me feel very comfortable & gave me what I needed so I have a very natural look using makeup. Would highly recommend her to anyone looking for help with cosmetics!

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John K.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Awarded Employee Of The Month from Ego Music
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John K.

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I've been teaching guitar since 2012, and will help foster a love of music with no pressure! All ages are welcome. Beginner to advanced. I cater to the student's musical interests and pace. With just the right dose of music theory, and modern guitar techniques, I'll show you the way to become a creative, polished, and most importantly, listenable musician. Whether its sounding like a favorite guitarist, learning a beloved song, or finding your own unique sound, I'll help get you there. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. Happy to chat about helping you reach your goals.

About John

Hello, my name is John, and I love the guitar! I've had one in my hands for decades now, and have done hundreds of live gigs, along with countless studio recording sessions. I want to help share the beauty of guitar music with you, and help light up your musical soul. I love kids and adults alik

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Laurie
John Krauss has been teaching our 4th grade boy acoustic guitar for the past year. When he started, our son could not clap a rhythm to save his life but now is learning to strum on beat and follow along with lessons successfully. John challenges our 9 year old with different styles and techniques that push him to the next level. He encourages our child in a warm and respectful way. We appreciate John's professionalism and patience with working with a young student. We highly recommend him. "John is a nice guy who helps me learn new chords and licks. I like my lessons!" says the 4th grader.
Mike
I thought trying to learn to play the guitar at the age of 35 with no musical background, with kids and a full time job was a daunting task. That was until I met John. I have had 30 minute lessons with John for the past year and a half. There was a steep learning curve for me in the beginning, but John remained very patient and encouraging. His knowledge of music and his ability to explain and teach in a way that I could understand is second to none! I can now play a couple dozen songs and have a great foundation of skills to play many many more! I recommend John to anyone of all ages who wish to learn how to play the guitar.
Mark
We are very happy that our son takes guitar lessons with John Krauss. John is a very skilled and versatile guitar teacher. He was adept at discovering my son's specific interests and learning style(s) and has tailored his lessons accordingly. My son enjoys, and looks forward to his lessons.
John brings a lot of experience as a musician to his teaching. For much of his life he has performed on stage as a Rock and Jazz guitarist. In addition to teaching music, John Krauss is an award winning sound engineer. He has recorded musical ensembles and soloists, as well as, audio books by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Senator Fred Thompson, and other well known authors, speakers, and public figures.
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Jeremy B.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Transfer Studies from Anne Arundel Community College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jeremy B.

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Students can experience a lesson plan directly formulated towards their own personal interests. This could range from basic guitar fundamentals, which include learning basic chords, scales, reading music, playing different rhythmic patterns and playing beginner level songs. More advanced topics could also be implemented such as, modes, rhythmic syncopation, and harmonic chord progressions. Also, if the student wants to learn how to play their favorite songs this can also be arranged.

About Jeremy

I have been an avid music lover my entire life and have also been playing music for almost 20 years, while having experience playing music in multiple bands around the Baltimore/D.C./Virginia area. I enjoy listening and playing all types of music and genres. I graduated from Anne Arundel Community

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David B.
Great instructor. He is very patient and makes learning the guitar exciting.
Stephen B.
Awesome instructor!!!
Reggie
I am a beginner guitar player inspiring to become the next Eddie Hazel (Of Funkadelic fame for you unenlightened ones). I was referred to Jeremy by a former music teacher at Anne Arundel Community College. I was able to set up a weekly time with him at his house. He has a very clean and professional setting. I have been taking lessons under Jeremy's tutelage for a few months now. I have to say I am surprised at my own progress. My technical skills are blossoming but it's the music theory that is the real gift that Jeremy has given me. I always shrugged theory off thinking if I can hear it, I can play it. But now I am beginning to see the doors that music theory can open. Music is a vast universe and I have to give him credit for opening my ears, eyes, and mind to the possibilities of soooouuunds.
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Letha H.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Italian, French
  • Awarded Scholarship for Studies in Cortona, Italy from City of Cortona, Italy
  • Teaching since 1989
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Letha H.

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Beginning guitar lessons include concepts such as simple chords progressing to full chords, barred chords and power chords. Both tablature and classical guitar note reading are used in lessons, with an emphasis on good technic and musicianship.

About Letha

With a performance degree from the University of Georgia, teaching certification from Georgia State and over 25 years of professional teaching experience, I am able to offer my students a diverse range of instructional resources. Please note: While my traveling location is listed as a 10 mile ra

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Ollie S.
Fantastic. Great teacher. Engaging, fun daughter really enjoyed her leason
Logan
Went very well- my son is so excited and spent the evening practicing his new skills!

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Scottsdale is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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"Eric is a professional career musician who composes, records, and tours. I've taken lessons with him for the past eight months. He teaches everything you'd need to know as a player to improvise and go on to write your own music. Furthermore, he works from his students perception of genres of music, artists, and songs, that are interesting to them - so you will always be playing something that excites you."
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Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Greg is a wealth of musical knowledge and a stand up guy. He is great at connecting with the kids and makes learning an instrument fun and understandable. Our son looks forward to his lessons with Greg and always comes home excited about what he learned that day!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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Took Guitar lessons from Jonathan H.
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"I have just started guitar lessons with Stan and the lessons are going very well. It's exciting to be learning note reading which is something I have always wanted to do. Stan is thorough and clear in his instructions and I look forward to each lesson. I feel lucky to have Stan as my teacher."
Rhinda
Took Guitar lessons from Stan M.
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Daniel is very patient"
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Took Guitar lessons from Daniel B.
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"Just after the first lesson I could see this teacher is for me. She is knowledgeable, patient and willing to find out what it is exactly I'm looking for in pursuing guitar lessons after a long hiatus. She found a great Beatles song for me to practice just a little beyond my level, as well as asked me to send an original song of mine that I would like to work on - since this is my goal. She was easy to relate to and she gave great advice about how to play bar cords easier. I am excited about going forward and further lessons. Thanks Concetta!"
Rosalie
Took Guitar lessons from Concetta A.
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"Rachel is an excellent teacher! I can see that she will help me to improve my technique. I am looking forward to learning new skills and expanding my horizons."
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Took Guitar lessons from Rachel H.
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"My grandson took lessons from Alex for 4 years. He started with an electric guitar and the last 6 months he played an acoustic guitar. No matter what song my grandson wanted to play, Alex was able to teach him. Alex is also very flexible if a lesson time needs to be changed."
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Took Guitar lessons from Alex B.
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"Excellent Edwin!

My husband and I took joint guitar lessons with Edwin for several months. He was outstanding! He is extremely musically literate, he can hear chords of songs you want to learn just by ear and teach them to you, he is patient and calm, he is smart and savvy, and list goes on. Our playing ability improved tremendously and Edwin always wrote out charts for us at the end of the lesson to practice in between sessions. I would highly recommend Edwin for any level of skill and any age of student. He even came to our home so we could study in the comfort of our own living room. Loved it! Thanks Edwin!!!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Edwin I.
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"My daughter has really embraced learning the guitar in part to the patience and encouragement Julia provides. The 1-1 attention Julia gives creates a unique and fun learning environment. Lessons with Julia are a highlight to the week so much that my younger son will be starting lessons with her!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Julia H.
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Scottsdale: Where Guitarists Can Perform, Listen, Learn and Be Inspired

By Dee F. - Scottsdale Guitar Teacher

Are you an aspiring guitarist looking to take guitar lessons in Scottsdale? Do you want to perform music or listen to your favorite performer to be inspired? Scottsdale, Arizona is a great place for you! As a part of the larger metro-Phoenix area, guitar players searching for a place to belong can easily find their niche, whatever their taste preference.

As both a guitar teacher and professional guitarist performing jazz shows in the Phoenix area, I can attest to the variety of opportunities here in the Valley of the Sun, including open mic performances, concerts, art walks, and festivals. Read on for some tips on things to do and see while taking guitar lessons in Scottsdale!

1) Open Mics As you’re taking guitar lessons in Scottsdale, be sure to check out the various open mic opportunities in your neighborhood. Or, check out who is playing at your favorite restaurant or pub. You may even find fellow guitarists who would like to form a band! There are also plenty of practice band spaces available to budding musicians in Scottsdale.

2) Notable Guitar Music Venues This very large valley features a plethora of venues with every musical style - not to mention a number of golf resorts with every type of live music! Whether you’re into rock, pop, rap, country or blues, you’ll be sure to find some great live performances in and around the city that will inspire you to continue on with your guitar lessons in Scottsdale.

To start, check out the following venues for some great live performances. Casino Arizona - (http://www.casinoarizona.com/entertainment/) Kazimierz World Wine Bar - (http://kazbar.net/) Handlebar J (They also have line dancing here!) - (http://www.handlebarj.com/) Orpheum Theater - (http://www.orpheum-theater.com/orpheum_theater_phoenix.php) Mesa Arts Center - (https://www.mesaartscenter.com/) US Airways Center - (http://www.usairwayscenter.com/) Crescent Ballroom - (http://www.crescentphx.com/)

3) P.F. Chang's Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon (http://www.runrocknroll.com/arizona/) This is a long-distance racing event featuring various rock 'n' roll bands playing along the sidelines of a very long course. Each year, the bands provide loads of fun and excitement! Whether you’re running the race or attending as a spectator, you’ll be sure to have a good time listening to great performers!

4) Music Instrument Museum (http://mim.org/) The Music Instrument Museum in Phoenix offers three floors of over 40,000 world instruments, an interactive listening and learning center, as well as an intimate concert hall, featuring weekly band performances of various musical genres. View a few of Eric Clapton's guitars, grab provided headphones to listen to guitar music from many countries, and play many types of instruments from around the world in the interactive center!

Whenever you go out in the very large Phoenix-Scottsdale area, you will find guitar performers, teachers, and fellow musicians who truly encourage and inspire you on your musical path! The sunny weather and beautiful desert landscape is also a plus!

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