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Agoura Hills, CA
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Learn the fingerboard, songs, technique

About Matt
I have been teaching guitar to students on the East and West Coasts of the United States for over 20 years. I was always interested in music and made my first “recording” at the age of 2 and a half. I got serious about playing the guitar when I was 10 years old after hearing the legendary Randy Rhoads for the first time.
I begged my parents for a guitar, which I received at Christmas, along with a parental demand that I take classical guitar lessons, and a warning that if I did not practice, my parents would sell the guitar. Six months later, I still had the guitar, and a brand new electric guitar. I never stopped practicing, and spent summers at the National Guitar Summer Workshop, where I even built a guitar at age 15.
By the time I was in high school, I was regularly playing in bands, recording in professional studios, and studying M
usic Theory. I credit my early development to my teachers, Ron Bluen, and Steve Famiglietti. I aspire to offer my students the same positive influence I received during my formative years.
After high school, I attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, where I honed my chops. From there, I played with various bands, including Hollywood Rose (the precursor to Guns N’ Roses) and with Bruce Bouillet (Racer X, The Scream, Epidemic) and Tommy Chong.
In 2006, I released my solo record, Contributions For An Atom Bomb. The Album has garnered a cult following and the respect of some of my all-time heroes.
Today, I continue to play live shows, teach, study, write, record and jam. Nothing makes me prouder than jamming with my students and watching them grow as musicians.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to focus on three things every lesson.
1. Technical Exercises- to get your fingers moving and build strength and coordination
2. Music Theory - the fingerboard and the way music works seem complicated, but I have a great methodical and simple way to break it down so it all makes sense.
3. Tunes - I like to work with the music you like. We take songs and break them down to understand the techniques and theory behind them. You won't just play the song like the recording, you'll understand the chords and scales and why your favorite artist chose them.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have guitars, a bass, pedals, cables, metronome, practice amps, etc. All you need to bring is your guitar.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my own equipment and materials, students must provide their own guitar, amp, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I teach students to understand theory and the fingerboard. All styles and genres are acceptable but I specialize in rock.
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Jennifer January 5, 2019
· Bass Guitar · In home
Matt was great! Made the experience enjoyable and applicable.
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Marilyn F. March 6, 2014
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Great teacher!

Matt has been friendly and encouraging, has considerable knowledge of his instrument, and has even inspired us to practice every day! He's a great teacher for younger children, has a passion for music, and is a source of inspiration.
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Peter S. March 26, 2013
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An excellent teacher

I started taking lessons with Matt when I was 16 and when we started up again this year (I'm now 31) we were able to pick right back up where we left off. That should tell you all you need to know about how much he cares about his students.

He's an especially excellent teacher because he's so passionate about music and his instrument. You'll never run out of new things to learn because he's always learning new things himself.

Nobody will teach you to love the guitar like this dude!
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Matt B.

Matt B.

Agoura Hills, CA 91301
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About Jaxon W.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Any style, any level!

I'll help you reach whatever your goal is. I've had SO MANY different students over the years and I use my training from my Master's Degree to design a perfect curriculum just for you. If at any point you want to move a different direction, just let me know and we'll shift gears. I'm uniquely proficient in many styles and am not a one-trick pony, so I'm a great teacher for you if you want to dabble in many styles from an expert, but don't want to keep switching teachers.

About Jaxon
*See further below for lesson details!*

Jaxon the Guitarist: I am a Doctoral Guitar Major at USC studying classical guitar. I have been playing the guitar for over 20 years and teaching for 15. My main style is classical, and due to the technical training I have had since I was very young, it has been very easy for me to learn and master other styles such as Flamenco, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Country. I have a passion for performing and have played hundreds of solo and ensemble concerts. As a classical performer I have won prizes in numerous competitions, including the Pacific Guitar Competition, San Francisco Guitar Competition, Sierra Nevada Competition, and the OSAA Oregon State Competition. I have played concerts all over the United States as well as in Spain and Mexico. As a performer of other styles I have played in many orig
inal and cover bands and have won high school and University level battle of the bands competitions. I was a Northwest regional finalist in Guitar Center's "King of the Blues" competition as well. I recently won a Fulbright Scholarship to study Spanish and Flamenco Guitar in Seville, Spain for 2015 and 16.

Jaxon the Teacher: I really love spreading the knowledge I've learned over the years about the guitar, bass guitar, songwriting, music theory, and everything music related to my students. I find a huge sense of fulfillment in seeing my students understand and enjoy learning and making beautiful music. I have a high level of knowledge and skills that I am very willing to use to teach students from the most beginner to the most advanced. Former students of mine have achieved lofty goals ranging from making it into a music program at the college level to winning their school's talent show to being accepted into their school's jazz band.

*** Lesson Details ***
My curriculum is based around YOU. I push my students hard, but I make sure they're always having fun and enjoying playing. I like to get my students playing real songs as fast as possible so they can see results immediately and get excited!

Online Lessons: I am a specialist in online teaching. and I go the extra mile to make sure you get your money's worth. Online lessons with me include personalized instruction, PDF's, play-along recordings, and instructional video recaps to help you practice.

Children: I am trained and specialized in teaching children fingerstyle guitar. I have taught hundreds of kids in schools, privately, and in groups over the years. The method I use is proven to give kids the best possible start to music and maximize their potential. If you have children and you want them to learn good technique and music principles through guitar, you don't need to look any further.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have stools, music stands, and an amp here so all you need to bring is your guitar!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not provide any equipment.
Student must have their own guitar and amp if they play electric.
I do have guitars available for rental.

*** Specialties ***
-Children's fingerstyle guitar
-Proficient in ABRSM and Suzuki method
-Specialist in classical guitar, though proficient up to advanced in any guitar style (blues, rock, country, jazz, pop, etc)
-Also very experienced teaching songwriting and music performance
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Biancana .. February 6, 2019
· Flamenco Guitar · Online
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John T. August 21, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Jaxon is an excellent guitarist but also a great educator and communicator. My son's guitar skills have significantly improved since he began lessons thanks to Jaxon's instruction. We highly recommend him as a teacher.
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Phillip S. August 6, 2017
· Flamenco Guitar · Online
Very great teacher! Extremely knowledgable on traditional and nouveau flamenco techniques. Appears very committed to the student and willing to spend time out of the sessions to make instructional videos on the material for the student to practice with. Very friendly as well!
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Jaxon W.

Los Angeles, CA 90007
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About Hector V.

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Burbank, CA
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My purpose is for my students to achieve his/her talents and to motivate them to study often. I'm strict in pursuing that, but I'm flexible too. My methods are utilizing different musical techniques that could help my students achieve their potential. Mostly every six months students participate in a recital to demonstrate what they have learned. My student's parents and friends are invited to the recitals so they can enjoy the student's performances.
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I have keyboards,guitar.
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Hector V.

Hector V.

Burbank, CA 91504
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$35 / 30-min

About Daniel M.

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Newhall, CA

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The guitar is a versatile instrument, with a variety of styles ranging from acoustic pop to heavy rock guitar solos. My background in classical guitar as well as being a guitarist in rock bands allow me to introduce the guitar to a student in many different styles and techniques. Depending on what YOU, the student, want to learn and explore with the guitar..

About Daniel
Daniel is more than just a guitar teacher, his intimate kowledge of an array of instruments, makes his approach to teaching Guitar more immersive to the student without confusing them. His approach is simple and effective, allowing the student to feel comfortable in their abilities and safe in the teaching environment. Daniel’s passion for teaching as well as learning instruments allows him to connect to the student and get them excited to learn. Daniel’s background in various musical groups and organizations allows him to understand how students may feel the first day of teaching and how to relate the music to their age and goals. Daniel also understand the importance of breaks and stretching between practicing and lessons. Daniel not only teaches students how to play their pieces but how to properly relax hands and take mental breaks th
roughout the lessons and during practice. Daniel’s motto isn’t just to teach Guitar but to really involve the student in all aspects of learning guitar, getting the student to engage in the pieces, teaching them how to properly warm up before and after pieces, and how to stretch and approach difficult pieces by allowing mental breaks and keeping the environment light and fun.
Daniel has played saxophone from 7 th grade until college.
Daniel was in drum corps for 5 years, 1 year on trumpet, 4 years on euphonium.
Daniel taught himself both drum set and guitar during high school.
Daniel went to CSUN to major in Classical Guitar.
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Magdalena V. May 25, 2017
· Guitar · Online
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Alexander V. May 11, 2017
· Guitar · Online
My son really looks forward to his lesson with Daniel. The method Daniel uses is working. My son is taking on-line lessons and in just a few lessons he's learned a lot. Daniel is very understanding and explain things clearly.
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Destiny January 31, 2017
· Guitar · Online
Daniel is an excellent teacher! Very proffesional, skilled and patient.. He's been teaching my son guitar lessons for about 4 months now and we couldn't be happier with the results!
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Daniel M.

Newhall, CA 91321
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About Rodrigo R.

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Long Beach, CA

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Classical, fingerpicking and Latinoamerican rhythms.

About Rodrigo
With an associates degree from El Camino, and lots of musical studies in Mexico, I have been fortunate to tour through the States and through my country. My lessons include real working tips for the real life, keeping it fun as the material is created for your specific needs. I am a multi-instrumentalist that will pass as much knowledge as you can practice...
Let's work together...

*** Lesson Details ***
We'll cover music basic theory and the most part of your lesson will be the music you want to learn, saving a small portion of the time to repertoire that I consider will help you grow musically.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Sibelius, Logic, apple, Kala ukes, U-bass, vihuela, charango, piano, keyboard, accordion, acoustic and electric guitars, panflutes, boss fx, amps, mics, and more.

*** Travel Equipment ***
instruments and books needed
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*** Specialties ***
mariachi, Catholic music, Andean music, Latin rhythms
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Rosa Rodriguez May 22, 2018
· Accordion · In home
Mr. Rodrigo is a professional, respectful and super patient instructor. I could not made a better choice. I am looking forward to my next class @
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Axel October 26, 2017
· Ukulele · Online
Rodrigo is a great teacher, not only an expert musician, but he shares all his knowledge.
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Miguel July 24, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Great introductory class, covering the basic fundamentals of singing the right way with confidence.
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Rodrigo R.

Long Beach, CA 90805
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About Daniel B.

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Long Beach, CA

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Experienced guitar teacher of 13 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of rhythm and ear training skills. I specialize in harmony and theory, typically use Hal Leonard books, and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: analog and digital recording equipment/studio, sheet music, stings and basic guitar set-ups. I can't wait to meet you!

About Daniel
Daniel was born to play music. He's on the path the be one of the greats! A true student of music, his influences are never-ending. As a result, he is a true jack of all trades. He can be seen playing anything from classical, folk, jazz, rock, reggae, punk, psychedelic, metal, and solo guitar, but, his passion for knowledge and self-improvement is what sets him apart from your everyday musician and teacher.
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Kim Thoa Nguyen February 20, 2019
· Guitar · Online
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Spencer February 20, 2019
· Guitar · Online
My first lesson with Daniel was great. Not only was he extremely friendly and easy to talk to, but he was able to pick up where I left off with lessons over a year ago and instantly made what I couldn’t understand back then “click”. Im now even more excited to practice and am looking forward to our next lesson.
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Kami S. February 4, 2019
· Guitar · Online
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Daniel B.

Long Beach, CA 90804
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About Andrew P.

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Los Angeles, CA

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I've been a guitarist my whole life, and I've been a teacher the past 10 years. I have a passion for helping students like you learn what YOU want to learn, and creating a clear path to your goals. I have a Bachelors in music from Columbia College Chicago, a thriving arts school in the heart of downtown Chicago. I've toured extensively as a songwriter, and written and recorded dozens of albums with the Chicago band Minor Characters. I now live in Los Angeles. I've helped beginner and intermediate students along into forming their own bands, play open mics, recitals, or just for themselves. Let's talk about what you want to do and if this is a good fit!

About Andrew
Hello! I've been teaching music full-time for the past 10 years. I graduated music school in 2008, holding a Bachelors in music from Columbia College Chicago, a thriving arts school in the heart of downtown Chicago. There, I primarily concentrated on music composition and guitar, while also studying piano and drums. My parents were musicians and school teachers, so music teaching is very much in my blood. I've been playing and writing songs in bands since I was 12 years old. I recorded 3 original albums in high school, which is a very unique thing. I played shows everywhere in Chicago through college and upon graduating started a successful band called Minor Characters. We worked on albums with Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Superchunk, Bob Mould) at April Base Studios (Bon Iver), toured extensively, and was featured at South By Sout
hwest Music Festival in 2012 and 2013. This past year I spent recording a number of online guitar courses that are available through my business Make Some Noise, Inc.

I did all of this while maintaining a full schedule of music students, where I put on recitals at cool music venues and had kids and adults play together in duos, trios, or bands. I'd love to do the same thing here in Los Angeles!
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Lisa February 9, 2019
· Piano · In home
Andrew is so good and patient with my children. He has a firm understanding of music and how to implement that into a kid’s life. He’s so positive and understanding of our needs. The kids have so much fun with learning piano, we’re so glad we found him!
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Donna February 8, 2019
· Piano · In home
Andrew is wonderful! He taught my son piano in our home for several years. Andrew taught all aspects of music, including theory, and gave my son a better base to grow. Besides being a talented artist and great teacher, he's simply a wonderful person.
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Dan February 8, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
Andrew is an extremely talented teacher. He's very patient and he doesn't just hear my daughter, he listens. Not only to what she plays but to what she says; I think this is why she has made such tremendous progress. I was not sure how the online lessons would work but they have not skipped a beat and if anything the online sessions are more productive. If you want a talented instructor that actually cares and will take you to the next level, look no further than Andrew!
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Andrew P.

Los Angeles, CA 90042
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About Anja W.

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Los Angeles, CA

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“I’m a professional guitarist with a dynamic sound. I navigate diverse styles of music with ease, including jazz, rock, blues, soul, pop, latin, and more. In addition to years of study on the guitar, I have studied different methods and approaches to music education. These include but are not limited to the Kodály Method, the Orff-Schulwerk approach, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, and Gordon Music Learning Theory. With a blend of these methods, I provide a unique and personalized experience for each guitar student based on their needs, strengths, and goals.”

When you take lessons with me, you will:
Take lessons catered to YOU
MAXIMIZE results
MAKE MUSIC immediately
Receive SPECIALIZED training with your goals and interests in mind
LEARN from an instructor with top-notch performance credentials AND formal pedagogical training
VISIT www.anjawademusic.com to LISTEN and LEARN MORE

About Anja
About me:
Based out of LA, I'm a professional guitarist with a dynamic sound. I balance work as a session guitarist, solo artist, and teacher. I can teach you whatever you'd like to learn on acoustic or electric guitar! Jazz, rock, blues, soul, pop, latin, and more.

About my teaching background:
I've been teaching for almost a decade and I love helping my students learn. In addition to years of study on the guitar, I have studied different methods and approaches to music education. These include but are not limited to the Kodály Method, the Orff-Schulwerk approach, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, and Gordon Music Learning Theory.

About my musical background:
My earliest influences were blues and rock guitarists such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Jimi Hendrix. Later, I fell in love with jazz as well - though I am just as into things like f
olk music and heavy metal! I studied guitar in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with Mark Koch (Pat Martino) and R.J. Zimmerman (Aaron Shearer). I am an avid performer as well as an educator.

What our lessons will be like:
I am passionate about teaching. We'll work on reaching YOUR goals and playing the music YOU want to play. I'll help you build a strong foundation for all things musical - theory, technique, song repertoire, etc. But we'll do it in a way that's tied to actually making music and experiencing music. We'll learn by doing, and we'll play as much as we talk - if not more!

For more information, feel free to check out my videos on this website or message me with questions!
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Cara February 19, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
We had the pleasure of having Anja teach both of our daughters their lessons for ukulele, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and piano. She is an excellent teacher that is able to connect with her students in a way that inspires them as musicians. She not only cares about their growth as technical musicians, but their growth in all facets of music education/leadership. She acts as a mentor and guide for her students as they find their passion.
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Sam November 6, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
We were lucky enough to have Anja teach my son electric guitar and piano for about two years. During that time, she inspired him to love both instruments. Her attention to technical detail is excellent; she spent a lot of time making sure that his finger positions were correct so that he learned how to play right the first time. S

he introduced him to some great music and also gave him the leeway to work on music that he gravitated towards. The results were amazing. He became very proficient very quickly, and most importantly, started to love playing music.

Anja is very personable and is great at motivating kids. My son loved working with her and we did too!
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Lexi October 25, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
My daughter started ukulele lessons with Anja when she was 6, then moved to guitar at 8. Anja motivated my daughter and inspired her to want to play and practice. She gave her a confidence from the very beginning. When I ask my daughter why she liked Anja so much, she says it's because Anja is "nice, funny and a really good guitar player." We couldn't have asked for a better instructor.
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Los Angeles, CA 90017
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About Petter E.

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Make the guitar a part of you!

Guitar playing is supposed to be fun, and so should learning the guitar be as well!
My guitar lessons focus on what you as a student wants to play, and your guitar and musical goals! Is it being able to play a specific song, is it focusing more on technique, scales or chords? No matter what, we'll get through it together!

My name is Petter Ekedahl, I'm a Swedish guitar player, and guitar teacher, who now is located in the Los Angeles area. I have about 5 years of music/guitar education in my back, and 1 year of teaching education. I've studied guitar in Sweden, London (UK), and most recently in Hollywood at Musicians Institute. I've been awarded 'The Best Overall' (at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance) and the 'Outstanding Student' (Musicians Institute)-Awards.
I play in several band around the city, both original and cover bands.
My specialties lies in the electric guitar, in a lot of different genres, such as blues, rock, pop, jazz, and

About Petter
My name is Petter Ekedahl, I'm a Swedish guitar player, and guitar teacher, who now is located in the Los Angeles area. I have about 5 years of music/guitar education in my back, and 1 year of teaching education. I've studied guitar in Sweden, London (UK), and most recently in Hollywood at Musicians Institute. I've been awarded 'The Best Overall' (at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance) and the 'Outstanding Student' (Musicians Institute)-Awards.
I play in several band around the city, both original and cover bands.
My specialties lies in the electric guitar, in a lot of different genres, such as blues, rock, pop, jazz, and country!
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Petter E.

North Hollywood, CA 91606
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About Daniel R.

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Hi! My name is Daniel. Im originally from Sweden. I've been playing guitar for 13 years. And I've been working as a teacher both in Sweden and for some private students so far here in Los Angeles. I've done shows all over the world and that's not slowing down anytime soon. I've played for major artists in Japan, Sweden and the US. And I would love to teach you what I've learned over the years! My favorite guitarplayers are Steve Lukather, David Gilmour and Jimi Hendrix. I love almost everything that has to do with music. I also play classical guitar. I want to teach you how to play with soul, power, feeling and great techniques! Witch I feel some other guitarplayer lack of. Of course you should have a good speed and chops, but whats mathers are what the notes you play, and how you play them! So If you'd like to be able to play like Hendrix, Gary Moore, Steve Lukather, David Gilmour and players like that, don't hesitate to contact me!

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My name is Daniel Rydholm! Im a 21 year old Swedish dude who lives in Los Angeles. I've lived here for 1 year now. And I love it. I've done major tours in Japan, Sweden and the US. I've also been a session guitarplayer back in sweden. From the year 2011 to 2018 I worked in a studio for almost 30 hours a week all year around. So I've have a great studio experience. I worked as a guitarteacher in Sweden before I moved here. I have taught all ages beetween 7 years old kids to grown adults. I frequently travel to Europe and Asia for music related work. And have been doing so for many years.

I started playing guitar when I was only 8 years old. My dad bought me a small 1/4 epiphone Les Paul guitar. And as soon as I started playing on that terrible guitar, I was hooked. Playing guitar became my life. There's nothing better in life then
to play guitar. When I was 10 years old I started taking lessons myself. Im so glad I started in that early age. Becouse now I understand how much I gained from my lessons. I stoped taking guitarlessons when I turned 18 and then I started teaching to others! It's so important to pay it forward. So thats what Im doing now! I, grew up listening to Guns N Roses. Slash was my hero for a long time. Slash is a great player. But I also found Steve Lukather (Toto) who is in my opinion the best guitarplayer alive.

Styles I can teach is Rock, Metal, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Alternative Rock, Punk, Pop Rock, Pop, RnB, Soul, Funk, Classical.
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Daniel R.

Los Angeles, CA 90028
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$42 / 30-min

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in West Los Angeles

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in West Los Angeles is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $65 and $65 per hour.

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As you learn Spanish, imperfect conjugations are bound to come up. Learn how to handle them and improve your Spanish grammar knowledge in this post by Fairfax, CA tutor Jason N...   As you probably already know, conjugation is crucial to learning Spanish! As we get to this fourth post in my conjugation series, you may be pleasantly surprised when you realize that it's all about mastering patterns and formulas! By now, you have come a long way; you know about conjugating basic S

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