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Lars R.

11 Reviews
Petaluma, CA
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 to 65
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Lars R.

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As personalized as you want it to be, the guitar is a wonderful mode of expression. I have been playing for twenty years as of 2019. Classical, jazz, blues, Indian classical, mostly acoustic guitar! Please contact me for more details.

About Lars

I began to teach guitar at 16 years of age. I have taught seven- to 60-year-old students in a wide variety of styles. I studied jazz guitar primarily with Randy Vincent, one of the San Francisco Bay Area's greatest guitar players, and continue to broaden my horizons under the guidance of Matthew Gra

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Abhi D.
Lars is an awesome instructor. Very knowledgeable and also very articulate with his instructions. I highly recommend him. I am an absolute beginner and yet he was able to share so much in the very first lesson itself! He also makes learning fun.
Subhabrata D.
very good!
Subhabrata D.
Very focused lesson
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Marc D.

9 Reviews
Petaluma, CA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Marc D.

9 Reviews
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Scales, technique, tunes, improvisation techniques,finger picking,flat picking

About Marc

I've been playing music since I was 14 years old. I studied classical guitar at State University in Buffalo, NY. and also studied guitar at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I love just about every style of music. I mostly play Celtic, Bluegrass, American traditional, jazz, and classical. I al

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Jana Harrington
I appreciate Marc’s knowledge, professionalism, and teaching methods. I also appreciate his practice of social distancing and mask wearing. He was thorough, good-humored, and patient during my lesson.
Roger H.
He is very good with me. I'm not a very good student. I have bad habits and I'm overly sensitive to criticism, yet he has not made me feel bad at all about my playing if you want to call it that. I also have a short attention span and can't read music fluently. But his patience is much appreciated, and each week get a little better at it all. I recommend him to those trying their best to sound a little better.
Avery B.
It was really good information and I had a lot of fun.
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Joshua A.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Joshua A.

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To me, learning any instrument is about balancing the exercises with the fun material that makes you want to keep playing. I am a technique-focused teacher insofar as making sure any student of mine is avoiding bad and sometimes unhealthy habits in their playing. I do, however, try to find fun ways to work on technique, with the end goal being playing repertoire that is fun for the student. I believe technical exercises have their place in learning any instrument, but that it's important to spend the majority of your practice time on material which is ultimately enjoyable to play.

I do have certain sets of books I like to follow depending on the student's interests and age, but I am always happy to tweak the lesson plan to fit the student's needs. I also tend to supplement whichever books I'm using with material of my own, to make sure we're also covering important topics such as music theory and maybe a bit of relevant music history in the process.

About Joshua

Hi there! My name is Josh, and I'd love to be your guitar teacher! I've been playing guitar since I was eight, starting out playing rock and roll, then focusing on classical training for my college career. In both undergraduate and graduate school, I studied classical composition as a classical guit

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Ashlyn
I was self taught when I started taking lessons, Josh helped me fix some bad habits that helped me push my playing to the next level!
Marco
I grew up on bossa, and wanted to learn how to play it. I had played guitar for years but mostly rock and folk. Josh was able to take what I knew and teach me how to play bossa music.
Casey
I never thought I'd study classical guitar, but Mr Josh showed me how important it is to have a good foundation to build from. Highly recommended!
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Eloy O.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Eloy O.

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I can help you to make real progress!

There are not shortcuts to become a great player but if you take lessons you can save a lot of time, don't waste your time doing things wrongly, I can help you reach your goals.

1) We will work on your technique and you will be able to play anything you want. These are some of the techniques that I can help you to master: Alternate Picking, Economic Picking, Hybrid Picking, Hammer-on/Pull-off, finger picking, tapping and more!

2) You will learn all the theory you need to understand the music you play. This is very important because when you understand what you play you can learn faster and memorize a lot of song and pieces.

3) You will learn all the concepts you need to improvise over any chord progression. As Bruce Lee said "Be water my friend" with this I want to mean you will be able to improvise within any situation.

4) We will work on you favorite music and songs. Yes! We will have fun too.

My main goal is to help you make progress, ...

About Eloy

I have been teaching Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar and Music Theory for more than 10 years. I started to play the guitar when I was 12 years old, at the age of 14 I begun to study music at the Conservatory and I graduated as guitar teacher in 2011. In 2012 I released a solo album, it calls "Burn

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David
Eloy is very good at adapting lessons to my level of knowledge and interests. He is very patient and his method of teaching is very efficient.
Joe Sullivan
Eloy is great! He is very talented and his lessons include a combination of theory and practice. He has put in extra time and has gone out of his way to tailor his lessons for my interests.
Ross
Eloy is a very advanced player. He is super nice and SUPER patient. I understand everything he is doing right out of the box for me. I have been playing on and off for about 5 years. I love to play lead. He starts me out with scales. The back bone of lead. He knows exactly where to start. I have had a really positive time with him and actually booked many many more lessons with him. I HIGHLY recommend Eloy for lessons. Thank you Eloy!!
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Phillip S.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Phillip S.

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About Phillip

Double bassist and violist da gamba Phillip is an active and enthusiastic performer of contemporary, solo, orchestral, and chamber repertoires. As a double bassist, Phillip has performed with EChO – the Evanston Chamber Opera Company, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Illinois Symphony, Lake Fo

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Laura
Dr. Serna is such a kind, patient, and super funny teacher. I took viola da gamba lessons from him for a few months during the height of the pandemic as kind of a passion project, and it was awesome! Highly recommend.
Andrew
Dr. Serna is a masterful musician and teacher who is easy going and tailors the lessons to your needs. He had a vast wealth of knowledge in music and history and could not be a kinder person. You will advance quickly under the tutelage of Dr. Serna and have fun doing it.
Jennette
Dr Serna has instructed my daughter on the Double Bass for a few years now. He has come to her school for weekly lessons and in-home. She has improved immensely with his instruction. Dr Serna is knowledgeable, personable and is very good at what he does.
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Michael O.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Michael O.

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Hello guitarists! My name is Michael O'Hara and I am so excited to teach you the guitar. I'm 33, and I've been playing the guitar, studying and making music for over 18 years. I studied jazz/fusion guitar at Berklee College of Music and have played with more people in more situations than I now remember.

I love working with students at all ability levels. My passion is bringing out the artistry in my students and teaching them that music can be something that feeds your soul for the rest of your life. Any level of player can do this and I am excited to help you put your voice into your playing!

About Michael

Hello! My name is Mike O'Hara. I've been playing, studying and writing music for over 18 years and can't wait to help you achieve your dreams on the guitar. My goal as your teacher will be to help you identify what moves you and help you to develop in the direction you choose. There are many, many w

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Tony
Mike was a fantastic instructor. He had the perfect balance of encouraging me in my strengths while also challenging me where needed, which pushed me to grow as a musician. He’s highly knowledgeable in the fundamentals and also has great innovative and creative ideas that he’s happy to share! I would definitely recommend getting lessons from Mike!
Ethan
Mike is an incredibly knowledgeable musician with a genuine knack for teaching. Mike catered our lessons to exactly the material I wanted to learn while helping me grow a deeper understanding of music theory in a way that was both highly informative and fun! I will absolutely be returning for more lessons and would recommend him to anyone looking to pick up the guitar for the first time or that wants to expand on their existing abilities

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"Had a great 1st lesson with Justin. He listened to my goals and I feel great about starting with him!"
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"An Excellent instructor! He has lot of patience specially with beginners. He is very knowledgeable in regards to music/ guitar.He is so kind to share his expertise with you.He is easy going and he show enthusiasm in what he does which invite you to keep going in you guitar journey.His studio is a peaceful, welcoming and inviting environment to play your guitar. He’s open in whatever music you feel comfortable to play with. He adapted to your needs and he knows how far you can go. He is an expert in what he does! You’re the best Aidan! I highly recommend him! Thank you so much for all your patience, enthusiasm and support!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Aidan C.
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"Greg is fully engaging with my children. We have extended his lessons because of his teaching methods. He is a great teacher."
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"Michael had a first lesson with my son Will (who is also on the autism spectrum)- he worked very well with Will and sees solid potential in Wills ear and following directions. Will gave him a great review and is excited for his next lesson."
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"Dennis is an outstanding teacher. He's insightful and patient, and customizes his lessons and practice assignments to your specific needs. I've been making great progress since starting lessons with Dennis and enjoy playing more and more as a result."
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