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Erick B.

North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Erick B.

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When studying acoustic guitar we'll explore basic theory, harmony, learn chords and songs, and explore techniques such as strumming and finger-style picking amongst other things.

I love tailoring my lessons to my students' specific needs. I have experience teaching students who have performed on tour in styles ranging from pop, rock, latin, even mariachi! :) Can't wait to jam with you!

About Erick

*** Lesson Details *** I have 15 years of music teaching experience and I have learned how to explain what seems "complicated" in the most effective and simple manner. My philosophy is that music must make us happy. We have to enjoy the process of learning, practicing, and performing music. It it

Claire G.

5 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Claire G.

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I am a songwriter and guitar player, performing in two bands around Boston. I play both acoustic and electric guitar, mostly in pop/rock/blues styles.

A graduate of Berklee College of Music, I have a good foundation of music theory, and try to incorporate this knowledge together with instrumental studies. I am a current Guitar Instructor at a local music school.

About Claire

2 decades of playing experience, I studied classical violin growing up and began teaching my first student at the age of 16 - I have been teaching violin to students of all ages for over 10 years of all levels and styles. I completed all the ABRSM exams and earned an ATCL diploma from Trinity Col

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Eileen R.
Claire really helped me with my technique and answered all of my questions
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very patient and responsible, good!
Wesley M.
Claire was very welcoming, she pushed my son and challenged him while also being very patient. We look forward to many more lessons to come.

Ben C.

Glendale, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Ben C.

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I enjoy passing on wisdom gained from years of playing in professional bands and studying music to people of all ages. I maintain a relaxed, anxiety-free teaching style that is focused on the individual goals of each student, no matter what their level of experience and stylistic preferences might be. You'll be playing fun songs right away, learn how to jam with anyone, and you'll have a blast!

About Ben

I play guitar for Video Game Metal band PowerGlove, as well as modern progressive metal band Lattermath. PowerGlove tours the US and Canada regularly with bands such as Dragonforce, mc chris, Symphony X, and Sonata Arctica. I have played on the Summer Slaughter Tour, and have appeared at Video Ga

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Brett R.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Español
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Brett R.

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Varying styles from finger-picking to strumming patterns, as well as riff-oriented and lead/scale techniques. As far as material, my preference is the student's preference!

About Brett

MUSIC INSTRUCTION AND ENJOYMENT OFFERED. Very enthusiastic and experienced musician available for instruction offering the following: # In-depth written music theory coupled with an equivalent of ear training and tone recognition # Introduction to performance skills with instruments

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Julie
I'm into my second month of weekly guitar lessons with Brett and can't believe how well I am playing already!! I've had some basic guitar lessons in the past but still very much a beginner. Brett knew precisely where to start and what I needed next to advance my playing, and broke it down into attainable steps. So far I've learned a good handful of strum patterns; I can finally play two songs pretty well and sing along; and I am in the rudimentary stage of learning to finger pick. Really love the fact that beautiful sounds are coming from my instrument! Highly recommend if you're ready to make the commitment to becoming a capable player.
Charlie E.
What a terrible experience. I signed up for lessons for my wife from Brett as a gift because he listed times that would work for my wife given that we have a young daughter, and have a hard time making time for lessons. Brett told us 3 days before the lesson that the time wouldn't work, then simply never showed for the rescheduled first lesson. Worse, he simply refused to do scheduling via email (he would leave voicemails and failed to return my wife's call when she called back as they were playing phone tag), and then told us he had another commitment during the slot we had supposedly reserved for him. Worse, he failed to update the site as he continually cancelled lessons and never showed up for scheduled times. I now have a huge hassle of getting a refund on the money I paid for lessons as opposed to a lovely gift for my wife. Life's too short and we're too busy for such an awful experience.
Scott P.
Great teacher for my young daughter

Brett has been a great teacher for my 5 year old daughter. She is just learning the basics of piano and Brett has been great at expanding her skill sets. She really enjoys practicing with him and actually looks forward to when he comes over every week!
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Ian M.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Ian M.

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About Ian

I started playing guitar originally in 1991. Over the years I eventually picked up bass and ukulele as well (not to mention a plethora of other instruments, such as voice, drums, piano, and harp). I started teaching in 2001 throughout the Chicagoland area. First in music stores, then schools, then

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Janet B.
Excellent!
William Z.
First lesson was great. It took a little time setting up and getting to know each other. For a first lesson, I came away with some very useful information on a song I was having a problem with. I like the direction it is going. Looking forward to the next lesson.
Krista S.
Well hello there budding musician- I started taking ukulele lessons with nearly zero previous experience and little idea what to expect a few months ago. As a teacher, Ian is extremely patient, accommodating, and attentive, but remains very much human throughout the whole process. His years spent teaching across instruments, ages, and levels of expertise make for a trustworthy experience. Definitely recommend.
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David P.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David P.

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I like making learning the guitar fun for anyone eager to learn. I know about the patterns on the fretboard that is unique to its tuning system. I am also familiar with arranging music and I know quite a bit of music theory to help you write your next hit song. You can count on me to help you achieve your guitar goals.

About David

Hi, are you looking to improve at guitar? Well, I can show you the things you need to know to get started being a great guitar player. I want you to achieve your musical goals and I'm sure you can get through with my help. I am a very patient teacher and will work hard to get you to where you need

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Manhattan Beach, CA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Manhattan Beach is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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"Out of all of the music lessons and music instructors that I ever had, Tom was by far my favorite. Never did a lesson seem boring or monotonous. He knows a wide variety of genres and music styles, and shows incredible passion to Music itself . Some instructors just teach you how to play an instrument, but Tom does more than that, by teaching music theory you not only have the ability to play music, but to understand and even write it as well. I am very grateful for being able to have had him as my guitar instructor and would definitely recommend him to anyone who is serious about learning and playing music."
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Took Guitar lessons from Thomas M.
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"Matt has been awesome with my son. My son's self esteem has been significantly higher these last few months because he is learning so much from Matt and he's got a skill he can show off to family and friends. Matt is great working with him and is very flexible when our family needs it. Thanks Matt!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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Took Guitar lessons from Daniel B.
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"Ms Paulette is a wonderful teacher. My 6 year old was very comfortable with her and is now very excited for her next music lesson. Thanks!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Paulette L.
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"I highly recommend this excellent, patient and creative teacher. He helped me grow as a musician and writer. If you are looking for an experienced and dedicated instructor, you will be pleased with Mr. Paul."
Lorrie
Took Guitar lessons from Paul N.
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"I took lessons from Greg when I was much younger say 12-13 for a year or more. He taught me a lot and had me playing guitar really fast, I always tried to do what he asked and he never ever got frustrated if I did it wrong or couldn't play what we were learning right away correctly!. Also all of what he taught me stayed in my head all these years some how and I kinda progressively got better and better!. I'm pretty happy with my playing and a lot of others are to!. Greg has something special about his students and teaching them to play the guitar correctly no matter what or how long it takes, he cares about you as a student. You get out what you put in ,but be patient cause it also takes time. But you'll see the difference later down the road that Greg was the right teacher for learning to play and the theory behind the guitar.....I recommend him as a great guitar teacher!. I myself take lessons from him again at the age of 38 , I was able to find him on Facebook after all these years and we do lessons via Skype, I'm a very happy student, very happy!. And I thank Greg Gladman for that!."
Craig Cirbo
Took Guitar lessons from Greg G.
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"He is pretty good at teaching and has great ideas to help me improve my skills quickly.

He also worked with me and was able to teach me a song he never heard before after just listening to it once"
Carissa
Took Guitar lessons from Bill G.
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"First lesson, but Sylivan is very professional and is very concerned with balancing one's work load expectations with what one actually has the time to accomplish. I look forward to our next lesson."
Rob Meade
Took Guitar lessons from Sylivan T.
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"Dave is very good with younger children. My 6yr old son loves his Guitar lessons with Dave. I was a little skeptical when I started as I was not so sure how much my son would enjoy the lessons, but it has been very good. I would strongly recommend Dave."
Avishai
Took Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Dennis has a great comprehensive approach to teaching guitar. He helps you understand the nuances of the instrument, and provides specific instruction based on your individual needs. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge, and shares anecdotes about those experiences to help better understand topics relevant to your own personal pursuit of improved playing.

Even if you aren't sure exactly what you want to get out of lessons, Dennis is quick to provide material that will help you improve your skills. They are laid out in a clear way and act as a great resource to add to your collection of practice material.

I'm happy I took lessons with Dennis, and others should definitely work with him if looking for a laid back atmosphere and a steady pace of improvement and understanding."
Andrew
Took Guitar lessons from Dennis B.
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