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Ray F.

9 Reviews
Tucson, AZ
Starting at $28
  • Teaching since 1977
  • Bachelor of Music Performance from Northern arizona university
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ray F.

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Acoustic folk country is my specialty. I have taught guitar for 35 years. played guitar professionally for over 40 years!

About Ray

I grew up in a musical family in Tucson, where my dad was a high school choir teacher for 25 years. I had the privilege to be in his choirs for 2 years! I attended Northern Arizona University studying music education/performance 3 years (music scholarship), Pima College music ed. 1 year. This inclu

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Dave Clark
Great instructor. Patient, intuitive, very knowledgeable
Robert D.
Ray is very knowledgeable and experienced. First lesson went very well.
David
Great teacher...works where you at, to get to where you want to go.

Scott K.

20 Reviews
Tucson, AZ
Starting at $22
  • Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Scott K.

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From producing your first note to shredding solos and slick jazz improv.

About Scott

As a composer I have found it necessary never to stray too far from performance. The shear exhilaration one can obtain through playing an instrument is unique and powerful. I have devoted my life to trying to understand and master this elusive beast we call Music. As a child, of a peculiar spirit,

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Calvin P.
We loved our first lesson.
Alisa M.
Scott knows when and how much to challenge you. He’s personable and doesn’t get TOO frustrated with me:-)
Alisa M.
He is very challenging but patient,
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Raymond (Remi) L.

213 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Papiamento, Dutch
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Two Bachelor Degrees from Conservatory of Music of San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Raymond (Remi) L.

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You can count on quality lessons!
From the first lesson you will be able to play a song on your Guitar.

The following topics are what you will be learning from me:
Basic Popular Guitar:
Introduction: The Guitar and its parts
Sitting positions
The right position (left and right hand)
Tuning
How to use the pick
Down & up Strokes Strumming
The diagram and Tabs
Basic Chords:
Harmonic Progression Reading
Repertoire (Easy American & Children Songs)

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Up- an downstroke Strumming
Arpeggio
Chords: Bridges, Substitutes, Altered, and Bar-chords
Tab reading
Repertoire (American, Latino & International Songs)

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Advance Strumming
Chords: Dominant 7, Minor 7 chords, Major 7, Minor 7, Diminished, ½ Diminished, Add 9, Add 6, 7th-5th, 6th/9th
Music notation reading
Repertoire (Other American & International Songs)

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"The Total Rock Guitarist" Method (by: Tobias Hurwitz)
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About Raymond (Remi)

I completed musical studies at the Conservatory of Music of San Juan, Puerto Rico and graduated MAGNA CUM LAUDE, with Majors in Musical Education and as a Performing Artist. I am a qualified multilingual Music Instructor. I have performed as a guitarist with several orchestras, musical groups, ba

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Chris Mahon
Remi is a great music theory tutor. He's very patient and wants to make sure you understand the material before moving on and does not pressure you to move faster at all. I encourage anyone who has questions on the subject to contact Remi!
Paula D.
Remi is very patient, compassionate, knowledgeable, inspiring, and has a very good sense of humor. I learn a lot and gain self-confidence and improve my guitar skills in my lessons with Remi. Most definitely several points above average.:)
Dana G.
Remi is a fantastic instructor!! He is not only extremely knowledgeable, he brings so much fun with it! I’ve learned so quickly and he is definitely the reason why! Do yourself a favor and book the lessons

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Charles C.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, English
  • Awarded Oscar Peterson Jazz Scholarship from Concordia University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Charles C.

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Want to learn Jazz, folk, blues, rock, music theory in a safe environment with a person you can trust? Compassionate, empathetic and patient, Charles teaches to students from all levels and all backgrounds! Based in New York City, he has taught music at New York University for 2 years and has recorded and performed alongside world renowned musicians Billy Drewes and Alan Ferber. He has taught guitar (acoustic, electric and classical), songwriting, music theory and arranging to students from all over the world. His approach focuses on reaching and building a relationship with his students in order to understand their preferred way of learning and reaching their goals in a timely fashion.

About Charles

Want to learn guitar, Jazz, folk, blues, rock, songwriting, music theory in a safe environment with a person you can trust? Compassionate, empathetic and patient, Charles teaches to students from all levels and all backgrounds! Based in New York City, he has taught guitar at New York University fo

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Gaurav Jung Pande
I learnt music theory and improvisation with Charles for 4 months in New York.

Charles is highly approachable and extremely knowledgeable. He walks the perfect line between making his students feel comfortable whilst also pushing them to become better in every single session.

I got a solid grasp of the basics of music theory and was able to fully improvise in different scales at the end of the course. The growth I had was tremendous - all thanks to Charles' guidance.

Charles will take the time to fully understand the needs, goals and struggles of his students. He will be there for them inside and outside of class time because he genuinely cares about music and his students becoming better.
Nicolas Parada
Super talented, yet super down to earth. Great teacher and ridiculously knowledgeable, yet super funny. I had been a self taught bass player for years before taking Charles' course at NYU and was hoping to try out a new instrument and learn it the "right way" through lessons, expecting things to be very academic. But Charles works in a way that is surprisingly individual-based, and so that while you do learn a lot, you do so at your own pace and having fun along the way. By blending your own formal course goals with his own knowledge and incredible feel for the instrument alongside the songs you want to learn (often times you learn them together- he is great at picking up new, unfamiliar tunes by ear) it creates an experience that keeps you picking up the guitar long after you leave the classroom. Where I am now with guitar and where I started at first are miles and miles apart thanks to him, and he's just a super chill guy who likes playing guitar. Who also happens to be ridiculously qualified. 10/10 would recommend.
Charles Pelletier-Gagne
After having played sax and flute for 7 years, I decided to start to learn the guitar during the quarantine. After a month of learning on my own and through apps, one of my good musician friends pushed me to seek out lessons. I had a few teachers in mind, but he told me that Charles would definitely be the best choice for me.
I have now been taking weekly lessons with him for the past three months, and my progress has skyrocketed. My guitar playing was quickly brought to the next level, and he also gave me a solid foundation in music theory that has helped me a lot on the sax and flute as well.
Charles is excellent at adapting to his student's needs and limitations. When I was traveling and had no access to a guitar, we had a lesson on facetime audio using my flute in the middle of a park, and that was one of the best I have ever had, even without video or the guitar.
Charles is a great teacher and also a great musical mentor. He will not let you stagnate, he will push you to reach your goals and provide you all the tools to do so. The homework he gives after each lesson also helps a lot to consistently reach the goals that have been set.
For any level, beginner, intermediate, or expert, I strongly recommend him to be your next guitar instructor.
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Jose S.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded 2010 Fighter of the year from Taekwondo
  • Business from Keiser
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Jose S.

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I Only teach accoustic guitar. Hello I like to make learning an instrument fun and easy to fit into your schedule! If you're an adult finally getting around to learning your dream instrument or a child following your passion of playing music I tailor your lessons specifically to you. I have lots of music theory training/background, and I enjoy sharing that knowledge as well.

About Jose

My name is Jose! I teach everything that I offer with takelessons. I've been teaching private lessons to all ages and have loved helping my students feel the love of music. My goal is to make sure your child or yourself start playing right away with ease! I try to introduce concepts/theory that’s v

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William Reyes
Jose is the best I mean I don't know where I would be without him.
Nancy
Wonderful!! First lesson and I’m already learning :)
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Michelle W.

50 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner
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Michelle W.

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Each lesson will consist of a unique and personalized curriculum to fit the student’s needs. This will be done at a pace that allows for confidence to be built and a complete understanding of the material. Each student is taught the basic skills of guitar so that they can become an independent and self-sufficient musician with a strong fundamental foundation. Crucial skills such as reading music, scales, various chords, and more will be taught in each lesson. Each lesson will be just as enjoyable as it is informative. After all, “pleasure in a job puts perfection in the work”. That is why I ask each Student to bring a song or piece that he/she enjoys working on. Overtime, all the skills learned will allow students to play with confidence!

About Michelle

I was in High School When I bought my first guitar and developed a passion for music. For me music opened the door to a new lifestyle and ultimately led me to begin teaching and sharing music with others. I have taught a variety of ages, ranging from children 4yrs up to adults. For beginner guita

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Sarah
Michelle is a great instructor! She is knowledgeable and patient and skilled!
Atinuke
Michelle is Patient, takes her time to explain in details. Especially for someone who is a visual learner like me who is also a beginner. And she is affordable too. Will recommend to every person who wants to learn.
Anna
I just completed my first lesson. Michelle is very patient and explains everything in a way that is easy to understand. I look forward to learning how to play the guitar.

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Tucson is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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"We love how Lena teaches, she cares about each teaching and makes sure we understand the chords and what kind a of music we will playing. Lena is quickly to respond to any song request we may have even if she is not familiar with the song. Especially if it's in Spanish. She has been the best teacher ever. We have taken classes in her house which is good if you are starting. But now that we understand more of the chords and it's position we do online and it works well."
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Took Guitar lessons from Lena E.
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"Mark is a fantastic instructor!!!

Mark is a fantastic guitar instructor!!! He is very knowledgable and patient, two very key qualities for an instructor. Mark spent time getting know me and my goals when we started. With this information, he has worked very hard to customize my lessons to meet my needs and goals.

I have really enjoyed each and every lesson I have had with Mark!!!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Mark F.
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"Fantastic mentor!

Rob instructed my daughter in both acoustic guitar and voice for nearly four years. His creative technique and wealth of musical knowledge helped her to increase her abilities, raise her confidence, and foster her own love of all things musical. With Rob's influence, she is now able to play multiple instruments and has fully overcome her performance anxiety. Rob is an amazing musician in his own right and is fully willing to share his wisdom with his students. I would highly recommend him to anyone who truly loves music and wishes to discover and extend their own latent abilities."
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"I'm really enjoying my lessons wirh Chris. He's personable, knowledgeable, and most importantly patient!"
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"I have been a student for Mathew for past few months and I enjoy his classes. In his classes, I've been learning songs, guitar techniques, music theory, and even a little about the music business from his experiences. He has a great in-home studio which is perfect for guitar lessons and I've have learned a lot from him and I look forward to his classes each week. In my opinion, he is the the best type of person to learn from because of his dedication and his ability to teach anybody at any level."
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Guitar Resources in Tucson

By Adam Tomar, Guitar Teacher in Tucson

Are you thinking about taking guitar lessons in Tucson? Although Tucson may not be a famous music destination like Nashville or Los Angeles, the city has a lot to offer to aspiring guitarists and/or hobbyists. Here are a few of my favorite places around the city to find inspiration, practice your skills, and buy some gear.

Chicago Music Store The Chicago Music Store is a local institution. They have been running a music store in the middle of downtown Tucson since the early 1900's and now have two locations. The store has an abundance of high-quality instruments for rent as well as accessories. What’s more, it's a great place to look through tons of vintage and new instruments. I know I've found a few treasures there over the years.

Metro Gnome Music Looking to trade in your old gear from some something new? Another music store I enjoy visiting is Metro Gnome Music located on Speedway Blvd. The music store has a nice selection of vintage instruments and encourages people to trade in older gear. Since it’s a local music store, they can be a little more flexible compared to some of the bigger national chains.

University of Arizona School of Music If you'd like to see some fantastic college musicians and get inspired, then check out the University of Arizona School of Music. Not only is this my alma mater, but they have also taught a ton of other classical and jazz artists throughout the years. Their symphonies and jazz bands are great, and their classical guitar department is considered one of the top 10 in the entire world. It's worth visiting the school and attending one of the many student or teacher performances.

Maker House Looking for somewhere to practice your skills in front of a crowd? Luckily for you, there are tons of places that hold open mic nights throughout Tucson. One mostly acoustic open mic is at Maker House located downtown. This is an eclectic crowd that has everyone from standard singer songwriters to standup comics. Open mic nights are held every Tuesday night, but double check to make sure of the sign up times.

Sky Bar If you play in a band or would like to try your skills in a louder venue, there's a great open mic night at Sky Bar located on 4th Ave. This is a great place if you really want to put on a show or play in a bar environment. Open mic nights are held every Wednesday night, but again check with them about sign up times because it can get crowded.

These are just a few of the resources available in Tucson for guitarists. There are tons of other music shops and venues in which you can practice your skills, gear up for a performance, or get inspired by other musicians. So, what are you waiting for? Book your guitar lessons in Tucson today!

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