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Esther B.

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Sacramento, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Korean, English, Korean
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
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Esther B.

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I have been teaching the guitar 10 years. I'm building a strong foundation of techniques.I specialize in Blues, classical &typically use MelBay books and also have the following to use the Sheet music.
In addition,I emphasize how to read a good sight reading.

About Esther

I'm Esther, a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself piano and singing in a choir at the age of 9. I moved to the U.S. in 1992 and studied music for 10 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music at California State University of Sacramento. I studied and trained with Claudia Kitka &

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Jacey
Mrs. Esther is a really kind, patient, and honest piano teacher. She helped me work through my mistakes and told me what I needed to work on in order to improve. Her way of teaching is effective and it helped me gain more knowledge about piano and the techniques of being a good pianist. She is very caring and understands when I'm in a difficult situation and she always encourages me to keep going. I enjoyed all the experiences I had with Mrs. Esther and the unique personality she had. For the past 9 years, I have learned a lot about music and the hard work that goes into playing the piano. I will never regret having Mrs. Esther as my piano teacher and the adventures I had.
Lawrence
Mrs. Esther has taught me piano over the past 9 years. Over those years, I was able to learn a lot about the innerworkings of the piano, both theory and playing. Mrs. Esther carefully taught me piano with both elegance and patience and created wonderful experiences through the community concerts that she holds. Her kindness reached me in times where I was overburdened with both the study of piano and my schoolwork. The 9 years of piano that I spent with her have been very rewarding and an experience that I will continue to cherish as I continue pianoing.
Hoai-Anh
Thank you for your lesson. I’ve learned a lot today. You’re so understanding and easy to learn from. I’m very excited and waiting to see you for next lessons.

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Colin M.

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Sacramento, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA Music from California State University Sacramento
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Colin M.

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I'm a believer that almost anyone can learn to play music well, and guitar is no exception. It's something which seems difficult at first, but has a series of specific steps (like any instrument) which take the mystery out of it, and get you playing in no time! I love seeing students improve on this instrument and seeing how much fun they have once they begin to play songs they love.

About Colin

I'm a life-long musician with a passion for the art and a love of teaching it. In 2012, I graduated from Sacramento State with a Bachelors in Music. Through my schooling and personal study, I have become a well-rounded musician able to teach many instruments effectively. Making music with others

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Jason
Our first lesson was great! Colin was very patient with my son and helped him come out of his shell. It was a very informational lesson and we look forward to our next one!
Scott B.
Colin is a good dude. Great person to learn from. Very patient and helpful
Kelly
Colin has been a fantastic teacher for my 12-year old son, who is learning his first instrument. Colin is kind, friendly, personable, and easy-going. He keeps the lessons fresh and fun. My son has made a very nice connection with Colin and really enjoys his lessons.
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Andrzej G.

6 Reviews
Folsom, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Andrzej G.

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My goal with each and every student is to make sure that you will be getting a healthy diet of music theory, guitar technique, and genre awareness that is coupled with a technology to make lessons easier to digest.

My custom lesson plans cater to anyone interested in:
- Composition
- Learning and Playing Songs by Ear
- Reading Standard Nomenclature including tabs and sheet music
- Modern Guitar technique, like tapping, sweeping and legato
- Learning to Play WHILE you Sing
- Improvisation
- Technology and its utilization

Perks working with me:
- 24 hour support on questions pertaining to guitar, lessons and gear.
- Never forget to practice! I require my students to send weekly videos of their progress before lessons begin.
- Weekly digest of guitar-centric music
- Learn some of the technology aspects of playing guitar
- Learn what its like to play for work

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About Andrzej

Hello! My name is Anj, and my goal with every student is fun! My biggest priority when giving lessons, is making sure that you are enjoying the process. Not only will you be getting a healthy diet of music education and guitar technique but I also utilize technology to make lessons easier to d

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Kristina H.
Anj was patient, kind and offered a great first lesson. He left me with a lot to practice. I’m excited to see what’s in store next!
Orion
Have loved taking lessons with Andrzej, he's a very personal teacher, will get to know you and what your goals are and will help you focus on those things specifically, teaches you what you want to learn right out of the gate and gives you a lot of exercises to practice throughout the week as well. And his music tastes are great! :)
Brady
Andrzej is a great teacher with expansive knowledge on all subjects and techniques in guitar and he can explains every confidently and clearly. I’ve learned so much from him!
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Alex L.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Student of the Year from Ohlone College
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Alex L.

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I have loved learning and teaching guitar for over a decade. I have a really great method that will string you through the lessons you need to get you on your feet!

About Alex

I was passionate about music when I was younger, but I never had the tools to get where I wanted. Music was always a mystery to me and I got stuck learning from tabs and not stepping out of my circle of knowledge. It wasn't until I pursued music seriously that my love for the art really took off. I

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Alex C.
My first lesson with Alex couldn't have gone better! He was patient and thoughtful in explaining Music Theory / Guitar 101, I'm really excited to see what comes of my next lessons.
Nicholas C.
Alex is very personable. Has good energy and it seems obvious he is passionate about his work. Good communication skills and tries to offer as much direction as possible in the time allotted. Am excited to continue working with Alex, advancing my education and skills.
Hailey Anne O.
Great with kids and thorough with his lesson.
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Billy K.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Guitar performance from Musician’s Institute
  • Teaches students 8 to 80
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Billy K.

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I have developed a standardized, systematic approach to guitar instruction based on the belt system used by traditional martial arts. As students progress through the ranks, they are awarded different color “belts”. Beginners are white belts. The next level is yellow belt. Orange is next followed by red, purple, blue, and finally a black belt! I use pre existing text books so that the learning material is organized and easily accessible. I have had great success with my methods and my system makes the learning a lot more fun. I can also customize lessons for intermediate to advanced students who need to focus on certain key areas and can also prepare students for college entrance auditions. Group classes are available in special subject such as theory, note reading and advanced harmonic and melodic concepts. I am an energetic and enthusiastic instructor who insures that students enjoy their learning experience while being able to gauge their progress toward their personal musical ...

About Billy

Most of what I do as an instructor stems from my frustration as a student. I am convinced that the way I was taught to play music on the guitar is NOT the best way to learn it. I have spent a great deal of time developing my own methodology and feel as though I have a much better way to convey infor

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Jose
Billy is the go to teacher. He helps me advance while retaining everything we learned.
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Tom D.

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  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Tom D.

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I teach Kids/Adults how to play and compose their own music. We work on music theory, chords, scales, and learn your favorite songs. I also encourage students how to play to a click so they can learn how to keep a consistent tempo. I have been teaching for many years and I have watched my students grown to be very successful when it comes to development.

About Tom

My name is Tom Douglas and I am a working musician. I have been playing drums/guitar since i was 10 years old. I have played many gigs and have done many recordings. I was accepted to berklee college of music when i was 21 and I have worked with many professional musicians that have played on broadw

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"Great teacher, large knowledge of many genres.

Paul is an overall great teacher. Before I took lessons with him, I knew next to nothing about playing guitar. I might have known the "box" minor pentatonic scale and possibly aeolian as a mode. Then I started taking lessons with him for Metal, my personal genre of choice and I started learning at a far more accelerated rate. Fast forward to about 9 months ago (January 2012) and I'd also grown an interest in Jazz. Fortunately Paul is an excellent teacher in both genres and helped my tastes (in both) genres develop and now he teaches me in Jazz. I even went to the Berklee school of music five week summer program (I'm to young to apply to the school's full time program) and thrived there. I recently got my report card for the class and his extensive teaching of how to play guitar from playing jazz chords to complex music theory (we're learning about chromatic harmony with the use of secondary dominants and tritone substitutions) helped me get only A's and B's. The areas where I got A's include classes such as high level theory, ensemble classes, ear training and genre specific guitar labs. I only got B's in my reading and chord labs, my reading which has always been poor, and my chord lab which involved nothing but right handed chord charts (I'm a left handed guitarist). I dont think I would have been able to get these grades if i had a different teacher or were self-taught, even with my music classes I'd taken at school I was always ahead of the rest of the class thanks to my extensive knowledge of theory with Paul. Paul comes to my house, which makes getting ready for my lesson as easy as turning my amp onto standby for the Tubes to warm up."
Jake
Took Guitar lessons from Paul S.
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"Our son Caleb has had three lessons so far with Jordan and we really like him. Jordan is patient and laid back, but still manages to challenge and get results from his students. Caleb is really enjoying it and cannot wait it see how far he has come in the next few months."
Caleb
Took Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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"I had several great lessons with Nils. He helped me break through a plateau I was on in terms of modal soloing and also with recognizing chord shapes and how the lie underneath scale structures. He was responsive, knowledgeable and quick to grasp what I, as an already experienced player, needed to improve. Highly recommended!"
Adam
Took Guitar lessons from Nils B.
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"I started receiving lessons from David a few years ago, to improve my guitar abilities. I always used to tell people, "I've been playing guitar since the Eighties, though you would never know it." At the time I started, I knew some Metal riffs, three-chord Punk Rock progressions, and simple 12-bar blues. Though I took two guitar classes and first-year Music Theory in college in the early Nineties, the only scale I could say I knew was "blues pentatonic," emphasis on the quotation marks.

My goal was to relearn Modes/Scales, and brush up on theory, so that I could write more complex material. David taught me that, and so much more. Over these few years, I've learned Progressive Rock, Fusion/Jazz, and even some Country styles, as well as a great deal more about Metal and, yes, even Punk from David. I can play leads and solos with much more proficiency, in timing with the rhythm, and more tonally correct, than I ever could before. He has also helped me read music better, construct more professional-sounding compositions, and has started me on my own path to produce my own recordings, from recommending and using recording software, to capturing dynamics with mic placement, to mixing the rough takes to get the most out of the sound.

For a musician of any level or caliber, having an instructor like David is a true asset--for he has the knowledge and skills to take an entry-level musician every step of the way to becoming a professional performer, recorder, mixer, engineer, and producer. The only limit to the lesson's potential is your own level of determination, which David quite expertly helps you to improve with every session. Even if your goal is to simply learn to play one song on one instrument--and David teaches MANY instruments--he will have you playing that song like the musician who wrote it before you realize it--as long as you stick with your practice between lessons. That part's up to you!"
Marc
Took Guitar lessons from David C.
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"Just finished my third lesson and I am impressed. I am essentially a beginner, and John took me through basic chords and scales, challenging me accordingly, but at the same time making it fun. John is a great teacher - very capable, extremely patient. I feel fortunate to be learning from John!"
Tim
Took Guitar lessons from John B.
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"Real nice lesson, great to find an experienced instructor who is patient, skilled and extremely knowledgeable about the instrument and who tailors instructional strategies on what your really want to learn on guitar! Many thanks Gavin see ya next week!"
Liv
Took Guitar lessons from Gavin L.
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"Excellent lesson. He took the the time to assess my skill set and objectives. He got me going with an initial practice plan and sent me materials supporting the plan. Fantastic. Just what i wanted."
Doug
Took Guitar lessons from Matt M.
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"Dave has been a great instructor and has helped me improve quite a lot, from basic technique to improvisation skills and music theory. Super friendly, patient, and funny. Thanks Dave!"
Chris
Took Guitar lessons from Dave B.
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"Brian is patient, motivating, and encouraging.

I am the most beginner guitar player possible and Brian is very patient with me and is very encouraging. Every week I visit with him the lessons get more challenging and I feel myself gradually getting more competent. He is very professional, kind, and reliable. I would highly recommend him to any students looking to improve!"
Shelby
Took Guitar lessons from Brian P.
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"I learned SO much in this first lesson! I'm so grateful! Can't wait for the next one!"
Rebecca
Took Guitar lessons from Gregory V.
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