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Scott K.

24 Reviews
Tucson, AZ
Starting at $22
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College
  • 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, I

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Camden S.
A challenging, fast -paced lesson that was perfect for my son. He is motivated by the challenge. Love it!
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:-)
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Patrick K.

Tucson, AZ
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Private Instruction Classical guitar from Pima community College
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Patrick K.

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Im a performing guitarist who is interested in sharing the tools and knowledge Ive gainned in 30 years of performing and Im also interested in what inspires you. I specialize in Jazz improvisation , Blues ,R & B, and can teach beginning classical technique
Whether you want to learn a specific song , explore scales, or want to further learn the never ending possiblities of the fretboard ,I am hear to assist in a no pressure encouraging atmosphere .

About Patrick

Whether you are looking to have fun or to pursue the craft to where no guitarist has gone before. I am excited to see if I can be of help to you. My personal passion is jazz and R&B and I am currently playing in a local jazz trio, but am looking to help anyone learn the basics to help you on the

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Ray F.

14 Reviews
Tucson, AZ
Starting at $28
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • 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 includ

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Erica
So much more than a teacher - Ray has become a mentor to my daughter. He not only teaches her the technics of reading and performing music, but encourages her to grow professionally. Most importantly, his excitement and love of music make the lessons so much fun - I hear the (laughing and) improvement in her voice during every lesson.
Edward K.
Thoroughly enjoyed a great experience, fully met my expectations and more.
I like the combination of information and practical exercises. Learned a lot in 1st Lesson.
Stella E.
Very personable and focused-look forward to more
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Karen R.

22 Reviews
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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
  • Teaching since 2002
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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, t

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Samantha N
Karen knows her stuff and is very encouraging. She teaches all ages and speaks fondly of her all students. I had a great first piano lesson. She also teaches virtually as long as you have a keyboard or piano.
Irma J.
Karen is very accommodating and wants to make sure her students get the most out of their experience. Would definitely recommend her and use her again!
Steven W.
Karen is very patient with me. Her soft voice and gentle create the perfect environment for learning
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Matthew N.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Matthew N.

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Matthew has studied guitar for over 15 years. He has played professionally in the Chicago area for over ten years.

About Matthew

Matthew N. has been an educator and performer in the Chicago area and suburbs for over 15 years. Currently holding a studio of nearly 50 students he has become one of the area's many successful private instructors. Teaching piano, drums, and guitar Matthew can accommodate any student's needs and mus

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Veronnica P.
Practical, efficient, patient, supportive. Matthew is able to assess quickly and keep things progressing forward while still highlighting fundamentals. Great for adults. Gentle for those on the lower end of confidence with an instrument.
Kevin C.
Matt taught me for a 3 month period and helped me drastically with learning how to improvise guitar solos. I can't thank Matt enough for his help in helping me with a rather unorthodox time to start getting lessons. Each week he told me to bring 3 songs with a guitar solo I would like to learn in different genres and each week we broke down the solos for me to practice and gather their techniques. Thank you so much Matt!
Tejas A.
My 9 year old son had his first session yesterday, and he loved it. Matthew is great, responsive and especially patient! My son is looking forward to having more sessions!
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Eric W.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Guitar / Songwriting from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eric W.

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I offer lessons in all styles and types of guitar, acoustic, electric, fingerstyle, classical, jazz, blues, rock, metal, country, pop. I have been teaching for over 20 years and performing and recording with various bands for over 35 years. I attended the Berklee College of Music as a guitar major. I offer a core curriculum as well as customizing to the student's interests. Learn to play favorite songs as well as basic technique, theory and music reading.

About Eric

Music lessons for all ages and levels on guitar, bass, violin, cello, ukulele, banjo, piano/keyboard, voice/singing, and songwriting. Private studio in downtown Redmond, WA or online lessons. I have been teaching for over 20 years, and performing and recording as a singer/songwriter/guitarist for ov

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Josh W.
I'm an intermediate musician learning Ukele for the first time. Eric took the time to help me figure out the basics and ultimately helped me learn to how play two songs with very distinct styles, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and Dust in the Wind.
Bruce H.
Great teach after first lesson. Excited to continue.
Annastasia L.
Great to play with

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Tucson is $49. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $36 and $80 per hour.
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"My 9 year old daughter is currently taking lessons from Chris. We have been more than pleased with so many things about him.
With my daughter, he is patient, approachable and makes her comfortable and eager to learn. She is more and more excited about the things she is accomplishing and I feel that she is getting a firm grasp on the important fundamentals of guitar.
Honestly, we feel that we have found a jewel of a teacher and my family highly recommends him."
Danielle
Took Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"My guitar lessons with John have been terrific. John is very knowledgeable, encouraging and patient. He makes the lessons enjoyable while learning. I would recommend him to other students interested in learning to play the guitar."
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Took Guitar lessons from John B.
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"He is simply awesome"
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Took Guitar lessons from Gabriel H.
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"I was searching and searching until...Bing! Eric's website came up and I read over and it and soon enough it was my first lesson! He has gone slow and has taught me at my own pace. He is an amazing guy. He gets to know you and makes sure your comfortable and not awkward. He makes sure your doing well and even if you dont get it on the first try, you will always get it at the end! I suggest him to all ages."
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Took Guitar lessons from Eric C.
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"He is very patient! He has been able to teach my daughter different genres of music. Expanded her knowledge on different types of genres. Very sweet, very approachable. Very reliable!"
Patty
Took Guitar lessons from David E.
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"Tom is patient, kind, and well experienced. It's clear that he's instructed many people before, and is skilled with laying out a lesson plan and providing positive reinforcement. I've played guitar for a number of years, but I've learned a lot from just four sessions."
Lilith
Took Guitar lessons from Tom N.
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"I like the way Justin gives me bite size pieces of learning and explains it in a way that I can comprehend quickly. Also I like the feedback he gives me on my progress"
Alfred
Took Guitar lessons from Justin M.
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"Highly recommend Ahmad,
awesome instructor with over two decades of experience you can trust his teachings.
2 months went by really quick and I'm learning so much from tuning, strumming, bends, slides, taps harmonics and there's still so much more to learn. Ahmad is here for the long run if you want to shred like him. Take a chance and have fun learning guitar with Ahmad."
Ivan
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Patient, knowledgeable, professional"
Lorenzo
Took Guitar lessons from James R.
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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.

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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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