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John L.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, spanish, french
  • Awarded Most Valuable Soloist from Berkely Jazz Fest 1995
  • Jazz Performance from San Diego State University
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John L.

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I tried to teach guitar in the same manner in which I teach every instrument. First I teach students the rudiments of the instrument. Also I teach them how to read and a bit of music theory. From that point I like to follow the students lead. They bring in songs that they would like to learn, or possibly how to play lead guitar, or how to finger pick. At every point I try to point out general aspects of music that need to be learned from the material that they choose.

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me,

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Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.
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Kathryn Z.

44 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, German, French, Italian
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Kathryn Z.

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Rhythm guitar, picking patterns and reading notes on the guitar are all taught.

About Kathryn

Kathy believes that variety is the spice of not only life, but also music. Raised singing folk music with a musical family (think accordions, guitars and lots of vocal harmonies), she learned guitar and piano at an early age, but began singing even earlier. Her quest to give the world the best

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Amazing!!! A bright, joyful light!
My experience with Kathy has been great. It's been roughly five months and I learned a lot and I'm also much more confident to sing. Learning the right techniques is crucial. Kathy is extremely patient and she adapts the classes to the student goals and aspirations. English is not my first language and she was also always very respectful and patient in explaining everything twice or maybe three times until I get it.
Kathryn has a terrific demeanor, and provides clear, thoughtful suggestions for technique!

Curtis L.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • AA Degree in Guitar Performance from Musicians Institute
  • Teaches students 9 to 75
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Curtis L.

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All Levels are welcomed! Please scroll down and view my student reviews, videos and pictures. Learning Songs of the students choice, Music Reading, Soloing/Improvising, Acoustic & Electric Guitar styles are all covered in private lessons with me.

About Curtis

Hello! I'm a supportive, positive and patient teacher who is passionate about helping my students. Each individual student learns differently and with my professional performance background and having studied in the world renown Guitar Institute of Technology(GIT) program at Musicians Institute, I

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Phillip M.
Curtis has been a great instructor for me. Curtis listens ,encourages and teaches in away that I am making progress each week on skills like strumming ,timing, and rhythm . The bottom line is that I truly look forward to my lesson every week with Curtis and I think you will too.

P.Milks Sacramento,Ca
Curtis is a fantastic teacher! He is patient, enthusiastic, and encouraging. He teaches the type of songs you want to learn and not some song from a guitar guidebook. My first lesson was two hours and it quickly went by. I learned a lot, had a lot of fun and am looking forward to my next lesson. If you are in search of a guitar instructor, I would highly recommend him.
Jas S.
I think Curtis is a very very great teacher he taught me many songs. From Elijah .P

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James S.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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James S.

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Hello, my name is James! I'm a professional musician, specializing in acoustic/electric guitar, drums, bass and keyboard. I've earned a Bachelors degree in Music in 2017, and have had extensive experience teaching students of all ages the benefits and fundamentals of learning music since 2014.

Taking any sort of music lesson with me will ensure that you get reliable and comprehensive knowledge of the instrument of your choice. I work with students of all skill levels; beginner, intermediate and advanced. I apply fun and effective ways to help you learn new songs and techniques. My goal is to get you to become the best musician you can be, and it would be my honor to help you achieve your goals.

About James

*Due to the current health situation happening in the world, Online lessons via webcam are highly preferred! * Hey, I'm James! I've been playing music professionally since I was a teenager, and I have earned my Bachelors of Science in Music in 2017. Since I graduated, I have been very active in

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James is patient and great. definitely has a plan
James is very patient with his students. He caters his lessons to his students level. Worth every penny.
James is a very thoughtful and patient instructor. I took piano lessons many years ago as a child and always wanted to learn more. James was very reassuring and made me feel comfortable. I finally have the confidence to continue what I started many moons ago.

Hugo B.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Hugo B.

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I am a professional guitar player. I graduated from Berklee College of Music in it's International Network in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm also a producer and mixing engineer. I've played in multiple rock/funk/fusion bands and have plenty of experience playing live. 

Whether you are just starting out, or are looking to further the knowledge you already have we can work together to help you to achieve your personal goals.
All the lessons will be focused on your interests and level of skill.
I can teach you different styles of music, how to jam with your band, and I can help you with the arrangements for your own songs.
The idea is to have fun while learning!!

About Hugo

I began playing guitar at the age of 13 as a hobby. When I was 23 I graduated from the Berklee International Network in Buenos Aires. From there, I was able to translate my musical skills to piano and other instruments to became a producer. Later on I started teaching music and guitar. Now, my

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Tuve una gran experiencia tomando clases de guitarra con Hugo!! Destaco su paciencia, cordialidad y simpatía!! Tiene mucha apertura a nivel musical. Siempre se adaptó a mi gusto personal. Asimismo, me hizo conocer muchas canciones y amplié mi repertorio!!
Jordi Sastre
I have enjoyed my first guitar lesson. Thanks to Hugo I am looking forward for the second one. Good mix between theory and practice.
He is an excellent instructor, I learned to play guitar very well.
If you want to learn Guitar I recommend him!

Michael B.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Awarded Jimi Hendrix Award from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2014
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Michael B.

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I am a recent Berklee College of Music graduate living in Chicago. At Berklee, I was the first rock/metal guitarist to receive the "Jimi Hendrix Award." This award is given to the best guitarist at the school. I've played and studied many styles of music ranging from classical, traditional, blues, country, rock, and metal.
Besides teaching, I have a passion for songwriting and performance. Here in Chicago, I am currently playing with various bands and writing my own music. My teaching style is very "goal-oriented," and I will teach students to set short-term goals, medium goals, and then demonstrate to them how reaching the short and medium-term goals leads to accomplishing long-term goals. I envision teaching much like my teachings at Berklee where once my lesson was finished, I only wanted to go home and learn more. If you want to learn multiple styles from someone who is truly passionate about the instrument, I'm your guy!

About Michael

Hello, my name is Michael! I have been playing guitar since I was 10-years old. Aside from being a teacher, performer, and songwriter, I would define myself as a "guitar nerd" because I love every aspect of playing. I still practice every day and have an insatiable hunger for new opportunities to pl

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Colin C.
I'm 2 lessons in and so far Michael has been a great teacher. He is exceptionally skilled and has a wealth of knowledge to share, as well as being very good at listening to what I am trying to accomplish and creating well thought out exercises to help me progress. Highly recommended!
Michael has incredible patience with students from beginner to extremely advanced. His excitement about mastering guitar is infectious. He instills confidence in any student and is genuinely thrilled when they achieve their goals. I highly recommend Michael as a teacher.
Michael is an amazing guitar player! He is extremely disciplined with a wide array of experiences. He was acclaimed by peers and professors at Berklee. Michael brings the dedication and talent that will help students succeed. If you want to learn from the best of the best, learn from Michael!

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Long Beach, CA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Long Beach is $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"After very poor experiences at School Of Rock and Bach To Rock, which emphasized the depletion of my wallet as opposed to actually teaching my son guitar, I went online to search for a Guitar Teacher in my area. Several instructors came up on my radar. but something about James' profile intrigued me and I gave him a call. Instantly, I knew he was the right choice. From his buoyant and effervescent personality, to his savvy curriculum that combines both theory and learning to play songs that appeals to the student's musical interests, James possesses a unique quality that other instructors in the industry should emulate. Every week, my son really looks forward to having his lesson with James, and so do I, since he brings a positive energy into the house that's infectious. My son has progressed where not only can he read music and charts, but also has an arsenal of songs that he can play. In fact, every song my son has requested, no matter how complex, James has been able to teach him efficiently and effectively. Without reservation, I can easily recommend James as a reliable, fun and great guitar instructor."
Took Guitar lessons from James S.
"Great teacher very patient"
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Took Guitar lessons from Lars R.
"My son was very happy with the teacher."
Took Guitar lessons from Curtis L.
"Best teacher I ever had in any subject. I have been taking lessons with him for the past 5 years and love it. Took me from an absolute beginner to being able to sit in with pros. Very friendly demeanor and impeccable professionalism."
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
"I've been taking guitar lessons with Ahmad for almost two months and I must say I'm very happy with how everything is going.

I've been playing guitar for years (15+) and truly I had plateaued on my guitar skills and practice routines. My whole idea of taking classes was to mainly be able to improve my overall technique and pull out of the plateau.

In just a couple of months I have been able to start building upon the library of technique tutorials Ahmad provides and keep a constant practicing routine. Ahmad is smart enough as a teacher to keep me entertained and being able to still deliver good technical advise so that I can build up my skills, without growing bored or unaware of the classes.

His schedule is surprisingly open which is a big plus for me -- I usually work 'til 7-8pm.

I see a lot of people taking classes with Ahmad at the beginner level but even if you already have some experience I'd still recommend Ahmad.

Hope this helps \m/!"
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
"I am so lucky have Jason as my daughter's electric guitar teacher. He is very professional, he knows what to teach and how to teach my daughter based on her level. My daughter really learned a lot from the first 5 lessons that she just completed. Of course I will sign her up to continue with Jason. Jason is also a very nice teacher. He never mind to teach extra time if he finds my daughter is still with passion to the music of the class, and Jason even lend his own guitar to my daughter for her jazz band audition. Thank you so much Jason!"
Took Guitar lessons from Jason M.
"Eric is an excellent, fun, patient, intelligent, educated and professional teacher. He provided easy tools and tips to strengthen my guitar playing. I highly recommend him. Like Frankie, he does it his way! ;) It works!"
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
"I really enjoy learning guitar with Robert, I've been playing for a two years and a couple of months. He really motivates you to keep trying and play a music piece until it sounds great. He's patient and easy going and it's great and fun to learn guitar alongside Robert"
Took Guitar lessons from Robert H.
"He is a good Guitar teacher! Very patient. Nice song selection to cover different chords and concepts. I would recommend to take lesson with."
Took Guitar lessons from Halec S.
"What I Learned From Peter.

- 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."
Took Guitar lessons from Peter H.
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