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John L.

16 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, spanish, french
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2003
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John L.

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I tried to teach guitar in the same manner in which I teach every instrument. First I teach students the rudiments of the instrument. Also I teach them how to read and a bit of music theory. From that point I like to follow the students lead. They bring in songs that they would like to learn, or possibly how to play lead guitar, or how to finger pick. At every point I try to point out general aspects of music that need to be learned from the material that they choose.

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me,

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Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
Jeremiah
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Aidan
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.
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Kathryn Z.

44 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, German, French, Italian
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Master of Music in Voice from Cleveland Institute of Music
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Kathryn Z.

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Rhythm guitar, picking patterns and reading notes on the guitar are all taught.

About Kathryn

Kathy believes that variety is the spice of not only life, but also music. Raised singing folk music with a musical family (think accordions, guitars and lots of vocal harmonies), she learned guitar and piano at an early age, but began singing even earlier. Her quest to give the world the best

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Mary-Clare
Amazing!!! A bright, joyful light!
Thiago
My experience with Kathy has been great. It's been roughly five months and I learned a lot and I'm also much more confident to sing. Learning the right techniques is crucial. Kathy is extremely patient and she adapts the classes to the student goals and aspirations. English is not my first language and she was also always very respectful and patient in explaining everything twice or maybe three times until I get it.
Kathleen
Kathryn has a terrific demeanor, and provides clear, thoughtful suggestions for technique!

Curtis L.

23 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 9 to 75
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Curtis L.

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All Levels are welcomed! Please scroll down and view my student reviews, videos and pictures. Learning Songs of the students choice, Music Reading, Soloing/Improvising, Acoustic & Electric Guitar styles are all covered in private lessons with me.

About Curtis

Hello! I'm a supportive, positive and patient teacher who is passionate about helping my students. Each individual student learns differently and with my professional performance background and having studied in the world renown Guitar Institute of Technology(GIT) program at Musicians Institute, I

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Phillip M.
Curtis has been a great instructor for me. Curtis listens ,encourages and teaches in away that I am making progress each week on skills like strumming ,timing, and rhythm . The bottom line is that I truly look forward to my lesson every week with Curtis and I think you will too.

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Alan
Curtis is a fantastic teacher! He is patient, enthusiastic, and encouraging. He teaches the type of songs you want to learn and not some song from a guitar guidebook. My first lesson was two hours and it quickly went by. I learned a lot, had a lot of fun and am looking forward to my next lesson. If you are in search of a guitar instructor, I would highly recommend him.
Jas S.
I think Curtis is a very very great teacher he taught me many songs. From Elijah .P

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Sean H.

26 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Jazz Studies from San Diego State University
  • Teaching since 2012
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Sean H.

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I've been playing guitar in pop, rock, and jazz settings for several years, and strive to teach all of my students how to best express themselves musically. If you would like to play in a band, learn how to write songs, or even learn to improvise, I can help you achieve your musical goals.

About Sean

Hello! My name is Sean H, and I am very passionate about helping my students accomplish their musical goals. I have been teaching for over six years and also have extensive experience as a performer. I have received several musical awards, including the prestigious Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and hav

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Joshua
Sean is fantastic. An excellent, patient, and understanding teacher. 10/10 would recommend.
Juliette J.
Kris H.
Sean is an excellent instructor and was very patient with our 8-year-old.

Antonio G.

7 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Antonio G.

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Basic chords, right hand, left hand and technique for any type of guitar but more specialized for classical and flamenco guitarists

About Antonio

SPANISH GUITAR: Flamenco & Classical I give you the resources so you can play ANY genre on the classical/flamenco guitar: *Method combines the discipline of the classical guitar with fundamental flamenco basic technique. *Emphasis on building repertoire with the music you love and a bit o

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Brian S.
I’ve only done one lesson but the attention to detail and his music philosophy are exactly what I need right now. Its an incredible style to be learning from an amazing instructor.
Cierra Herring
Love Antonio's Spanish guitar, he is the only flamenco guitarist I have seen perform in the area! He makes his guitar sing:)
Daniel Oliveira
Had the opportunity of listening to Antonio at the Latino Festival in Provo. Brilliant technique and wonderful refreshing music, one of a kind in Utah

Neguine N.

11 Reviews
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  • Speaks Farsi
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music
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Neguine N.

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I have been teaching guitar for 1 year and my students have been able to create and write their own songs, play in bands, and perform out. Within the first few lessons, you will be able to learn how to form and learn chord names and as time goes on you will be able to play full songs. I specialize in genres such as pop/rock/folk and provide beginner level books for students to work on. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and cannot wait to meet you!

About Neguine

Neguine has been teaching private lessons since March of 2016 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home and her apartment in Arlington, MA. Neguine has helped students accomplish new skills in vocal training, guitar, songwriting, and works with all kinds of individuals such as indivi

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Matthew
Neguine teaches piano to my two children, ages 8 and 6, and she’s been wonderful. She comes to our house and immediately the house is a calm friendly place to learn music. She’s patient with my kids who love piano but are still little, and she has a good sense of humor when they want to try something a little quirky. They also have been making great strides with sightreading, and their eagerness to learn more has only increased. Neguine also does not rush the kids: If a child needs to repeat part of a lesson for another week as she is good about making sure kids reinforce what they’re learning, which is something I appreciate, and my kids have learned to appreciate that too. I highly recommend her!
Edgar S.
I think Edgar likes it.
Cristian R.
She is excellent highly recommended

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Tempe, AZ

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Tempe 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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I have been taking classes with Brett for over a month and have been learning a ton. Brett knows alot not only about playing instruments but also music theory which is super useful.
Highly recommended!"
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"Sebastian is the best teacher I have ever came across. He is a talented musician and an even better teacher. keep up the great work."
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Took Guitar lessons from Michael L.
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"Great first lesson...very patient and enthusiastic."
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Took Guitar lessons from Daniel O.
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"Works really well with my 11-year old son and treats him with respect. My son looks forward to the lessons."
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Took Guitar lessons from Jon A.
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"Ruben IS the TEACHER, calm, very knowledgeable a great professional and kind and KNOWS THE MATH behind the music. Even though I have dabbled for 40 years with the guitar I feel secure in my baby steps."
Francisco
Took Guitar lessons from Ruben D.
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"Excellent

I started taking classes with Eric in hopes of becoming a better guitar player. The first thing I noticed about Eric was his cool rocker style and his charming smile. Eric is professional, reliable, and patient. One thing I truly appreciate about Eric is he works with you at YOUR pace. I have never seen him show any signs of frustration while teaching me and his flexible schedule has been really good for a full time college student like myself. Overall Eric is a great musician and an even better teacher. I would recommend Eric to any of my friends or family."
matthew
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Edwin is chill, flexible, and conveys a ton of relevant practice tips every lesson."
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Took Guitar lessons from Edwin I.
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Getting Inspired: Guitar Lessons in Tempe

Angry that you haven't quite mastered that Metallica solo yet? Upset over the grooves in your fingers that still haven't turned to calluses? It's no secret that learning the guitar can be time consuming and frustrating. Luckily, if you live in The Valley of the Sun, learning the guitar can also be incredibly rewarding. There are many resources in the greater Phoenix area that can help guitarists to increase their appreciation for the instrument and skill on the instrument. Below are some places that I have found to be beneficial when beginning to learn guitar lessons in Tempe:  

We have fantastic local music stores.

Sam Ash (4402 W Cactus Rd., Glendale), Milano Music (31 W. Main St., Mesa), Guitar Pickers (2200 N Scottsdale Rd.), and various Guitar Centers are all a

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round the valley.

These places not only have a wide selection of axes, but they also let you PLAY THEM. What could be cooler than going into a store, picking up that $3,000 Les Paul that you have absolutely no intention of buying, and actually practicing on it? (Have it be known that I think that it's only fair that if you do go there all the time just to shred, you should give them business and at least buy a few picks or a capo.) The other beneficial thing about these stores is that it gives beginner guitarists a chance to listen to and be inspired by guitarists who are far more experienced.

If you are an advanced player, you can still show off your skills and improve upon them. You might gain students or even employment just because the right person listened to you practice in Guitar Center and was impressed (yes, this has actually happened to me). Sometimes these stores will even have nights where you can jam with a band or with other people who play your instrument.

There are tons of opportunities to jam.

Speaking of jam nights, if you are an emerging jazz guitarist or even if you just started taking guitar lessons in Tempe, "Sunday Jam @ The Nash" will provide you with the amazing chance to play standards with jazz players of all different levels. The Nash is a jazz club located in the heart of downtown Phoenix and it is easily accessible from all parts of the valley.

We have the Musical Instrument Museum

Finally, Phoenix is home to one of the greatest resources for any musician around: The Musical Instrument Museum (4725 E. Mayo Boulevard). This place has guitars that will make your head spin! From the American flag vintage Fender to the seriously odd "air guitar", the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is decked out with awesome axes.

Visiting MIM brings music history to life, although it unfortunate (yet understandable) that you are not allowed to play the guitars displayed. Regardless, MIM will increase your curiosity and appreciation for music as a whole and, having visited several times, I highly recommend it for anyone remotely interested in music.

 

These places are just a starting place - a jumping off point - for people who love the guitar. The instrument itself is magnificent, but it is much more magnificent when it’s not exclusively practiced under the watchful eye of a teacher. Guitar lessons are important, but guitar EXPERIENCES are just as important. So go out there after your guitar lessons in Tempe and learn, play, make mistakes, and become a better musician because of it!

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