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Mike S.

3 Reviews
Napa, CA
Starting at $18
  • Speaks English, Thai, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from Elementary Institute of Science
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Mike S.

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Get your guitar playing to the next level. Guitar lessons with Mike S., a formally trained vocalist with global guitar experience as a Christian missionary, will provide as much personal encouragement along with the musical progress.

Now open to all ages and levels of expertise.

About Mike

YOUNG BEGINNERS: After your first 10 sessions with me, your son or daughter will have completed a few workbooks and memorized a couple new songs. Whether it is to impress friends, land a gig, or to feel a sense of pride as a growing musician, I can't wait to celebrate your child's success with you!

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Scott
Nice easy pace. Thank you
Bam D.
Only 1 hour of study. Mike is great teacher. He know my weak point and teach and advice me how to improve my English. ( I have Thai accent ). Most of Thai student felt in communication part of Tofel test ( to get in Master degree in USA )
Mikaela
So far everything has been great, I am now excited to practice on my own at home because I am sharing this experience with someone. It is worth it to have someone in person and I am happy to have a caring, positive and sincere person like Mike to help me!
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Peter H.

5 Reviews
Concord, CA
Starting at $30
  • Piano from Dallas School of Music
  • Awarded DiscMakers Gold from DiscMakers
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Peter H.

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I understand it's easy to lose drive when you're constantly drilling scales and fingering. I try to frame all of my lessons in reference to what music really is: the creation of songs. Through composition, my students won't just learn scale and chord structure, but they'll organically develop these skills while writing their own songs and building their personal portfolio.

About Peter

Over the past 10 years, I've worked as a professional touring musician (singer, guitarist, pianist) for the rock band, Inside Switch. I studied piano at the Dallas, Texas School of Music. I also attended the James Madison University music program. I have played piano for 20 years and guitar for 15.

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Belle R.
The lesson was very interesting. Peter was really nice & informative. Looking forward to more lessons with him.
Rose V.
What I Learned From Peter.

- THE METRONOME IS SO IMPORTANT
- The voice guides the guitar if you’re more of a singer
- Repetition is key
- Practice songs that aren’t in your style to ease your way into guitar
- The power resides in strumming rhythmically
- Focus is more difficult that it seems when combining singing and guitar
- Guitar is an art in itself and itself you shouldn’t master guitar, you should be it’s friend.
- Open mics and video content are the key to more success as they expose you to criticism (good or bad)
Again, the guitar is your companion.

For any aspiring musician or any musician that needs guidance and improvement on the guitar, Peter is a great teacher.
Dhiraj
Peter is very patient and great teaching my 9yr old son. We take father and son lessons together which has been amazing. Peter is naturally talented and plays many other instruments all in from his home studio. He is also extremely flexible and accommodating. Highly recommended!
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Mark B.

29 Reviews
Castro Valley, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1978
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Mark B.

29 Reviews
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I teach all levels of guitar lessons, from beginner to advanced professional...in all styles, except classical/flamenco.

About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. Now I am a bandleader and perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started taking guitar lessons

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The best
Amit Dubey
Mark is a great instructor. Chill dude and lots of fun to work with. Loads of musical knowledge, and a ton on handy tips. If you ask nicely, he'll even teach you to play the uke behind your back or with your teeth.
Serena C.
Mark is an awesome instructor who makes learning the ukulele fun. I feel like I've already learned so much in the 7 classes I've taken. He is patient, creative, and easy to learn from.

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Matt L.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks American
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Matt L.

12 Reviews
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We will learn how to play with proper technique so you can play as long as you want with no pain! We'll start by strengthening the fingers by doing various exercises and learning some notes. Whatever kind of music you are interested in is what we will be playing. It is important that you are having fun while learning. No need to sit through a boring book when there is tons of material to dig into out there!

About Matt

I attended West Chester University from 2011-2015 and graduated with my bachleor's in music education. I performed in the marching band, symphonic band, wind ensemble, jazz ensembles, various trumpet ensembles, and a brass quintet. One of my trumpet ensembles made it to the semifinals in the Nation

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Shreya S.
He explains everything to you. If you need help or if you don't get it he makes sure you know it before you move on.
Pedro L.
Matt is a fantastic instructor. Polite, knowledgeable and very encouraging. He was very patient with me and that fact that I am challenged breathing as a result of an accident. I hope I am able to continue. No reservation in recommending.
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Christopher J.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, ASL
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Christopher J.

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Guitar is my first and primary instrument. I love it so much because it is one of the most diverse instruments in the world. With that being said I try to be not only a diverse player but musician in general. This past year I performed in GFA's (Guitar Foundation of America) competition with my guitar quartet and as a soloist.

About Christopher

Christopher J. has been playing guitar for 14 years and has studied and performed genres such as classical, jazz, cumbia, Latin, Spanish, Brazilian, rock and pop. He has performed with many different artists/bands and has composed for a variety of styles. While in high school Christopher studied C

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Joseph
Chris is the most understanding, invested, and patient guitar teacher I have ever had. I have been playing for 11 years, and about 6 years into that I began learning classical guitar from Chris. He was able to teach me anything from beginner level until I was ready for advanced techniques. Very responsible and the best experience I’ve had with any guitar teacher.
Ragav
Chris is a CHEAT - he took our money and just vanished - made up many excuses via canceling classes and ultimately stopped responding to texts. He broke both my kid's confidence and till now they are very sad!
Gaspard
Great first lesson with Chris !

Marc M.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Marc M.

36 Reviews
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Online Guitar Teacher

I am very patient, and beginners to experienced players are all welcome!

About Marc

I teach all styles of guitar, as I have been in many different types of music situations: Soloist (Classical) Ensemble (Classical and Jazz) Lead and Rhythm (Various Rock and Roll bands) Songwriting and Recording. I am a people person that learned the guitar from many different sources. Most of my l

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Miki
I only had Marc for a couple months (unfortunately had to move), but he is a phenomenal teacher and I recommend to anyone. He's very easy to communicate with and strikes a great balance between the technical learning you need with having fun.
Fred Chin
First lesson. Marc was great
Chris
I only got to take lessons from Marc for a couple of months in the summer of 2016 (I had to move away for work), but he is hands down the best music teacher I've ever encountered. It's a year and a half later and I'm still benefitting from his tutelage. From beginner to advanced, you've found the right guy for the job.

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"Omar is knowledgeable and really patient. We've really enjoyed taking lessons with him!"
Lauren
Took Guitar lessons from Omar W.
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"I have had 3 lessons with Alexander so far and I have 2 more left. I'm still up in the air whether I will continue lessons with him or not. Here's why;

Sustains: Professional and Knowledgeable; Alexander definitely knows what he's talking about. I've noticed major improvements since I've started working with him. Keep in mind, I practice a lot on my own, but Alexander provides you with the tools and materials you need to continue growing in the fastest way possible. He doesn't have a teaching method set in stone. He tailors each lesson to benefit the student based on where he or she is skill-wise. Alexander observes you closely while you play and offers you advice and solutions to specific problems when he notices you struggling. Some of my issues are solved immediately.

Improves: Alexander lacks, in my opinion, a very important virtue that I believe all teachers should possess. A passion to teach you. You forget this when you are sitting with him in his studio, but the realization comes back and hits you when the clock hits 30 minutes exact and he says, "And that's all we have time for." Let me be very clear, -I'm receiving what a paid for-, so I'm not upset. I just think a teacher should invest in a student's growth and their commitment to the student shouldn't be based solely on what they make out of it financially. Unfortunately, I know that if the money ever stops coming in our lessons will end immediately. Once again, I can't complain or be upset. I paid for a service and I'm receiving it.

This was made clear to me again last week when I had to cancel a lesson.
The teachers need a 24-hour notice for cancellations which is fair and understandable. However, I didn't know this at the time so when I cancelled he only had about 4 hours notice. His initial response was that, "He understood but TakeLessons will charge you for the lesson anyway. Let me know if you still want to meet." After texting him back explaining my problem with that, he went ahead and ensured I wasn't charged. Let me repeat, -In the end he did help me-, but if I hadn't said anything he would've let TakeLessons charge me.

Conclusion: 4 stars. I paid for a service and I'm receiving it well. Alexander's talent for teaching really shines when you listen to his advice, act on it, and notice yourself improving. Understand that improvement comes from practicing on your own time, but Alexander will provide you with everything you need to expedite your growth.
Remember, however, this is a business. If they stop profiting from you don't expect any leniency."
Cole
Took Guitar lessons from Alexander A.
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"I've had the pleasure of knowing, learning, and working with Grant for about 7 years now. His knowledge and prowess are considerable & his gentle nature, lightheartedness, and ability to listen actively make him approachable, helpful, & enjoyable to be around. I hold Grant's perspective & outlook in high regard and find myself genuinely appreciating his insight whenever we meet. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in developing any skill he's teaching."
Brett
Took Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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"Christian was beyond what I have expected and look forward to our next sessions ...great teacher and took time to show and explain the correct way of playing"
Kevin
Took Guitar lessons from Christian L.
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"Lars is a wonderful teacher. He is very patient and teaches guitar with great enthusiasm. I really enjoyed playing music with him and was able to learn so many new techniques and songs from him."
Pravalika
Took Guitar lessons from Lars N.
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"Excellent lesson and teacher."
Mohamed
Took Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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"great humor, professional, makes learning fun and helps you progress quickly and properly"
Sharon
Took Guitar lessons from Mage L.
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"Patient, passionate about guitar and very reliable!"
Melody
Took Guitar lessons from Rob D.
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"Bill is an excellent guitar teacher. Very knowledgeable of a wide variety of styles and methods. Great attitude and very patient. He's always been flexible and accommodating with scheduling."
Matthew
Took Guitar lessons from Bill G.
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"Michael takes your current abilities and your goals to tailor lessons best suited for you. You can tell that he is very passionate about the guitar, music, and teaching music. He makes the lesson interesting. I would recommend Michael S. to anyone who is looking for a great Guitar Instructor."
William
Took Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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