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Jim M.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $75
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Awarded Solo guitar CD named "Best of the Year" by Acoustic Guitar Magazine from Acoustic Guitar Magazine
  • Teaches students 16 and up
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Jim M.

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I have been teaching guitar in the LA area for over 40 years, most recently at UCLA. With a Master's Degree from CalArts and professional experience including session work with Frank Sinatra and many others, I am uniquely qualified to teach a wide variety of styles, from, jazz, blues and classical to "Americana" and slide guitar. I specialize in fingerstyle acoustic technique, which allows students to progress from simple chord strumming to full arrangements with melodies, harmonies and bass lines. I also teach music theory, sight-reading and songwriting, Now's the time to begin the exciting, enriching, and FUN journey to guitar mastery!

About Jim

Hi! I'm a professional guitarist with 25 years of teaching experience. Along with performing and recording, my teaching career has been hugely rewarding. I truly enjoy meeting new students and applying my expertise to help them overcome the hurdles that all students eventually encounter. From b

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Mike R.

Pasadena, CA
Starting at $67
  • Associates Degree in Audio Engineering and Music Production from Los Angeles College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Mike R.

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My guitar lessons are unique, because I incorporate many different genres of music in my teaching. I tailor each lesson to the specific needs of the individual, and pace the lessons to the speed of learning for each student.

About Mike

Hello, my name is Mike and I have over 20 years of playing experience. I've been teaching for 10 years and can teach any level from beginners to advanced. I'm a pretty laid back guy but I am thorough and expect effort from all my students. I really enjoy teaching and look forward to meeting you!

Dave A.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dave A.

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Experienced teacher of 4 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate/advanced guitar student. All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more.

About Dave

I'm a Los Angeles based guitarist, widely known for work with musical agencies, local big bands, and my jazz-fusion group. I've shared the stage with such artists as Jeff Hamilton, Bob Reynolds and Bob Mintzer. I’m an experienced teacher of 4 years, specialized for the beginner/intermediate/advance

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Taylor B.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic and Country music degree from East Tennessee State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Taylor B.

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I am a soon to be a graduate from East Tennessee State University Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, and Country music program. I have played with the ETSU Bluegrass Pride band of Fall 2018, and played with professional players too. I write songs and play professional and willing to teach students. I have experience teaching students, and willing to work with students as long they need, making sure each student progress, and keep each student in a comfortable environment where they want to learn and practice and keep them motivated to keep learning and improve. My goal is to make the best musicians that they want to be and keep them forward to make music as a future career.

My Methods of teaching for begging students, is starting with basics. showing how the guitar works, help build chords, develop rhythmic patterns and basic exercise, and basic music theory to help building for intermediate level.

My methods for teaching intermediate and advanced students is showing step by step ...

About Taylor

Hello, I'm Taylor B. I have a lot of experience with Bluegrass, Old-Time, Country, Acoustic, Jazz, and Rock Music. I played with professional musicians and done so much songwriting. I'm very easy to get along, and maybe cut up a little just to make people laugh. I'm not one of those serious

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Nils B.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Dutch
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Nils B.

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Anything from Robert Johnson to Stevie Ray Vaughan...

About Nils

Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, age 5 or 500, in my experience, with just a little bit of practice each day anyone can learn to play guitar. Maybe your goal is to simply learn to play your favorite songs or maybe you want to learn to write your own music, improvise, or perform live.

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Dillon L.
I started with Nils after self teaching through YouTube, and would consider myself about an intermediate. I hit a point in my playing where I no longer had a good idea of how to get where I wanted to go. Nils has been really helpful in giving me direction towards my goals and exploring new guitar concepts through songs. He has a wide knowledge and has encouraged me to learn multiple styles, as well as improvisation which I used to shy away from. It’s really been invaluable to have someone like Nils as a guide in your guitar journey
Anirban M.
Nils has been working with our son for a little over the past month, and we are very happy in finding such a talented teacher. Our son has some music background, having taken some guitar instruction in the past, so Nils was pretty quick to pick up on where he is musically and right off the bat work how to adjust to his needs. His lessons are a good mix of theory and application, and we can see how they (the lessons) are progressing in terms of complexity and reach. While we, the parents, are very happy to let them work out the lessons themselves, Nils has taken great care in keeping us in the loop, and we certainly appreciate that as parents. Certainly looking forward to how these guys progress!
Daniel
Nils is a great teacher. He has really advanced my music theory knowledge.
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Sergei Z.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Master Certificate in Guitar, from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sergei Z.

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As a Berklee College of Music alumnus, Sergei applies its curriculum, approaches, and techniques that proved their effectiveness regardless of an age and level of students. Also, Sergei has an extensive educational experience including teaching the Guitar Performance Techniques, and Style classes for British Irish Modern Music Institute in Berlin, Germany, and being enrolled in a post graduate certificate program in Learning and Teaching provided by University of Sussex, UK.

About Sergei

Sergei is a Berklee alumnus, guitar player, improviser, composer, and educator. Awarded a Berklee Online Celebrity Scholarship in the name of Steve Vai, he now serves as a Berklee mentor. Sergei is a leader of the Los Angeles jazz quartet, Deuces Wild Jazz. He has more than 10 years of experience a

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I'm suprised how much my 13 year old daughter is learning after just a couple lessons, it is super fun to watch!

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Average Cost of Blues Guitar Lessons in Pacific Palisades, CA

The average cost of 60-minute blues guitar lessons in Pacific Palisades is $68. 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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"To be honest, I wouldn't know exactly where to begin to write this review so I am going to just speak from the heart - and a little bit of experience. I started with Christian about a month ago. I held off leaving a review because a good teacher of anything shows they are good by also showing how they build off what what they are teaching and how the student reacts to what he/she is being taught.

I can honestly say that Christian has exceeded my expectations, but it might be for the non-musical aspect that he has. As far as ability goes, just watch his videos and you will see he knows much more than necessary to teach anyone else how to play. However, what makes Christian so great at teaching is that he doesn't translate that ability into unreasonable expectations for his students. He realizes the personal nature of music and will help the student achieve their own personal goals and even more, if the student wishes to do so and puts in the practice and effort of learning.

He has been very good at building on what he has previously taught. Christian has also given much attention to where I seem to connect with music, which is personal only to me. I don't connect to music the same as he does. He knows that and makes an effort to see music from the way I am seeing it, at least he does that during our time in the studio together. This helps each student be the best that THEY can be. This is what a good teacher does. A great teacher also, with time, slowly makes himself obsolete. He teaches the student to figure out how to teach themselves. Christian does this as well. It is not his intention to lose students. But he absolutely wants me to see WHY I am doing what I am doing so I can apply that theory to other aspects of the guitar ON MY OWN.

So, I am not saying he is the best teacher out there. "Best" is a funny word anyway. What I am saying is: Christian will help you be as good as you can possibly be within the realm that you want to be in, as long as you want to actually learn the instrument fully by putting in the work -- work is always necessary.

So I should also mention that I am a song writer and a piano player, and have been for over 20 years. That is why I can say I am speaking from experience. I have had instructors before. I know what it is like and I know what to look for. You can't go wrong with Christian, if you are really looking to learn how to play the guitar and get the most out of your dedication to the instrument."
Arty
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Christian L.
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"Just started taking lessons with Grant, but I am looking forward to working with him for a long time."
Stephen
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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"Enjoying my Guitar Lessons with Mark. My strumming and rhythm has improved dramatically after just a couple lessons. Mark is a patient instructor and I am looking forward to my next session"
Lamar
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Mark M.
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"A great person and a very dedicated instructor with amazing knowledge. Highly recommend!!"
Sylvia
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"I have been a student of Tim’s for a little over a year now. I started playing guitar at age 52 and when I started with Tim I was very close to giving up or settling on just being able to strum a few chords. I have had many hand injuries in the past that have resulted in arthritis and lack of dexterity in my wrists and some of my fingers and I started doubting I would ever be able to progress in my ability to play. From the very first lesson where I told Tim about my hand issues and my frustrations, he told me he was sure we could work around any physical limitations I had, and he was right. Tim has been able to work with me on alternative ways to play the chords I was having trouble with and has shown me that these alternate techniques along with the bit of music theory he sprinkles into lessons can really expand my ability to play.

In the time I have been studying with Tim, I have done more than I thought I ever could. I went from a frustrated beginner guitar player to having enough confidence to play on stage with some of Tim’s other students and I am now looking forward to what I will be able to do on the guitar instead of being frustrated with what I can’t do.

Tim is a talented and passionate musician as well as a knowledgeable and very relatable instructor which is a rare combination and he's also a really great guy and any student of any age or ability will benefit from studying with him."
Cullen
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Tim M.
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"After messing around on the guitar for years I'm looking for a teacher who can go back and take me through all the building blocks of music, including scales, chords, and formations. After just one jam-packed 60 min lesson with Eric I know he's the teacher that can do just that. I feel like I've already learned more than I could in weeks of doing it on my own.

Super pumped to reignite my guitar learning with Eric as I know I'll be able to make progress faster with the proper guided direction.

Let the good times roll..."
Allan Stormon
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Ahh man, Alans great. He is patient and very good at explaining certain scales and techniques. He'll get you on that path you're trying to get on."
Chris
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Alan B.
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"Tim is great. I haven’t play guitar in many years and Tim got me back up and learning easily. The lessons are paced well and I’m covering both theory and the material I’m interested in. He’s very knowledgeable encouraging and gives me extra tips and tricks to make the lessons fun. I highly recommend Tim."
Paul
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Tim B.
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"I've been taking guitar lessons across the country since 1975, and Mark is the best instructor I've ever had. His expertise on the instrument is only surpassed by his ability to make something complicated appear simple for the student. I've had more fun taking lessons and practicing in the past 6 months as Mark's student than I have in the previous 40 years. I highly recommend him."
Steve
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Mark W.
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"Phil is a phenomenal teacher - right from the start, he will get you on track with exercises and practice routines that keep you focused on learning to play the guitar. He will cover the areas that you must know to become proficient on the guitar, including forms, modes, chords and progressing toward learning to read music.

After struggling to teach myself to play the guitar, I realized that I had hit a wall in my self-instructed learning and I needed to find a guitar teacher. I found Phil through word of mouth - and I have made great progress under his tutelage.

If you want to learn to play the guitar, Phil is the teacher you want - if you just want to learn to play songs, well, there’s YouTube."
Greg
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Phil C.
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