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Nils B.

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Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Dutch
  • Guitar Institute of Technology from Musician's Institute
  • 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 even a few minutes of consistent daily practice anyone can learn music. 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. Li

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John
Nils is an extremely knowledgeable and accomplished instructor. He has extraordinary patience and excellent teaching skills. Coming from an adult student with high expectations, Nils has constantly delivered instructional value far beyond beyond what my paid "app" lessons were able to teach me. I highly recommend you give Nils a shot if you want to take your guitar playing to the next level.
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Nils is extremely knowledgeable and explains concepts thoroughly and patiently. He’s very much mastered both teaching and performing his craft and is equal parts artistic and technicality minded, a balance most of my previous creative instructors lacked, and one I believe plays an integral part in teaching a craft well.
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Jeff S.

41 Reviews
Pasadena, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associate Arts Degree and Bachelor's Degree in music from AA from Pasadena City College, BA from Cal State Los Angeles
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Jeff S.

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Almost all forms popular music in America got it's start in the blues. Musical genres such as both jazz and rock have their roots deeply in the blues. Some blues songs, such as Stormy Monday by T. Bone Walker were using basic blues chord patterns, but then on the 6th measure of each verse, T Bone would throw in a standard jazz chord progression. G9, Am7, Bm7, Bb13, Am7, D7b9, G9, followed by C9 back to the G9 and then the verse would end on a dominant 5th chord with a #9th, [D7#9]. This is where the 2 genres sometimes started to really mix with each other. Blues is the foundation where this all began. Rock and roll on the other hand, stayed closer to older and simpler blues chord progressions and licks, but played the tempos far quicker than a blues song would play, and the rhythm section would also play a lot more aggressively than a blues band would. Early rock and roll stayed very close to the original and more simple chord progressions of the earlier blues songs.
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About Jeff

Hi, my name is Jeff. I received my Bachelors' in Music from Cal State Los Angeles and have taught music for over 30 years. I've played with the Drifters, Tower of Power, Brenda White, and Bobby Bradford. I have lead bands that have included alumni from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jerry Lee Lewis, Co

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Pat M.
I have been seeing Jeff for about 3 years. I was an old folkie - with no time to practice - for about 50 years, but finally my wife bought me some lessons when I retired. Hit it off with Jeff immediately. He really knows the music I want - which in my case is classic rock - but he can do pretty much anything you need. Still give him 5 stars!
Richard R.
I immediately felt at ease with Jeff and it did not take him long to figure me out and point me in the right direction. Looking forward to many more lessons with him. I wish I lived here so it could be on a more regular basis. But happy with what I CAN get. Thanks Jeff!
James A.
My Aunty is turning 80 this weekend and I decided to learn how to play Happy Birthday on the ukulele as a surprise for her. Jeff not only helped me accomplish my goal but also got me started on other songs as well. His patience and enthusiastic personality made the lessons not ony productive but personable as well!!! 2 thumbs up to an awesome instructor!!!!!
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Jonah R.

29 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jonah R.

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With each one of my students, I take into account how much time they are willing to practice, what genres interest them, and what learning style works best. I then come up with a structured lesson plan that is specifically catered to their needs.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me. Look forward to hearing from you soon!

About Jonah

Learning to play the guitar is one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever have. Whether this is your first time picking up the guitar or you've been playing for years, I'll make sure your lessons are structured and paced in a way that's specifically catered to your goals. I've worked with

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Max
I've been taking lessons with Jonah for 6 years now (4th-10th grade) and the experience has been amazing! With Jonah's help, I have learned so much about the guitar, both in technical aspects and in simply "jamming." Jonah is always very patient, kind, encouraging, and his passion for music very clearly shows in his teaching. Every lesson I take is very enjoyable, and I always come out of the lessons feeling like I have made good progress on whatever it was we were working on that week. Whether you wish to learn about complex music theory and lead guitar (like I am currently doing), or just want to learn how to play a few songs, Jonah is a perfect choice as a teacher. Additionally, Jonah is very communicative and flexible with timing. Whenever I need to cancel or reschedule a lesson for whatever reason, Jonah responds to my messages quickly and is almost always able to find another day that week for our lesson to take place on. 5 stars, fantastic teacher, I highly recommend Jonah!
Jamie W.
Johah is very patient and flexible. He identifies and is willing to work on techniques, such as barre chords, in a way that finally helps me to stop the buzzing! I am looking forward to working with him.
Casey
My 15 year old son has been taking virtual guitar lessons with Jonah and has loved it. Jonah is a great teacher who really gets on my son’s level and connects. It’s a fun thing for him to do during this strange year.
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Randy G.

3 Reviews
Glendale, CA
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
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Randy G.

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My lessons are goal oriented and tailor made for YOU! We will discuss in your first lesson what your goals are, whether you have modest goals of playing your favorite songs, or you have ambitious goals to become a songwriter, learn music theory, improvise, improve your guitar technique, etc.

I already have a database of premade lessons that we will use to get the ball rolling and get you going onto your guitar playing journey!

About Randy

I am a professional guitarist and guitar teacher, with 15 years of experience playing guitar, and 8 years teaching guitar. I have helped many guitar students reach their goals, and am continuing to do so. I want to help YOU now! I have reached many of my own goals as a guitar player, I have writ

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Nicole
Randy is a good teacher. I just booked my next class!
Kim
He's great! I took my little brother before quarantine started. And then when it hit, he's accommodated well to his online lessons and he's continuing to make great advances in his progress. Highly reccomend!
Demitree
I play guitar in a band and as all musicians do, we always want to chase a new sound. I discover new techniques from others and naturally i want to learn them.
I always I find myself coming to Randy To further advance my playing because he explains the process to create the sound I want as simple as possible and we are able to get results quickly.
He is definitely someone who cares about making his students the best they can be in something they love!
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Edwin I.

120 Reviews
El Segundo, CA
Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Japanese, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Awarded DownBeat Music Award 1998 from DownBeat
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Edwin I.

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All styles - strumming, fingerpicking
Improvisation soloing
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About Edwin

Hello! Thank you for your interest in taking guitar/piano/music lessons. I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 20 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002 specializing in the guitar.

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Henry
Edwin is a fantastic teacher and so patient. I am amazed at how much my son has learned in just a couple lessons.
David S.
Had an excellent initial discussion with my instructor, Edwin, today. It was big picture but at the same time Edwin’s comments & suggestions gave me confidence in his command of the art (engineering, arrangement, composition & structure, and playing techniques), all the things I’m going to need help with to take my musical projects to another level.
Mike
Edwin is chill, flexible, and conveys a ton of relevant practice tips every lesson.
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Jacob B.

Canoga Park, CA
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  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jacob B.

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I am an experienced session player of about 5 years, specializing in classic rock, jazz, blues and pop! I have been playing guitar for 11 years and was self taught up until I studied music theory and performance at Los Angeles Pierce College. There I also played in the jazz ensemble and was a part of the choir where I played in multiple student concerts on and off campus, including at USC. Since then I have played lead and rhythm guitar in many bands around LA and released one album and two singles. My favorite artists include Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty and Talking Heads. I like working with people who are eager to learn and willing to ask questions to make sure they get what they want out of my lessons.

About Jacob

I’ve been playing guitar for about 11 years. I started out self-taught and decided to take it a step further in college with theory classes and playing in the jazz band. I grew up on classic rock, (Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Jackson Browne) and nowadays I like to keep up with indie rock

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Took Blues Guitar lessons from Tom S.
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"There's guitar teachers and then there's William! Being a classical guitar player himself, he is meticulous and precise when it comes to his instruction. He is exceptional in teaching students how to play guitar the correct way. He formulates his lessons to be student specific, and keeps record of the students progress. With William, you will learn how to crawl before you learn how to run, and you will learn it the right way, and will be a better musician because of his instruction and dedication to his students, which is the backbone to his dedication to music."
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Took Blues Guitar lessons from William G.
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"Andrea has been the best teacher I’ve ever had, hands down! I have been playing guitar for a few years now and had learned some licks on my own, but Andrea really helped me understand how to incorporate these licks and make my own using different chord progressions. He also taught me that it’s not always about how many notes you play, but the feel and meaning behind every note that matters."
Bryan Silver
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Jesse is an excellent guitarist who knows more tunes than you could ever imagine. He's knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and willing to adapt to many styles. He is rooted in jazz, but can teach to any preference. I highly recommend him for guitarists of any age/skill level in the market for a young teacher that is a quality veteran in his own right!"
Scott
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Jesse S.
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"Extremely prepared teacher, friendly and professional. Keeps things informal and fun while being highly organized in getting you closer to your goals. Highly recommend!"
Arthur
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Lessons with Nils have been a great experience. I've taken lessons on and off for several years and finally found an instructor that plays the music I want to learn."
Rick
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Nils B.
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"Adam is a great instructor and gave me some good new ideas for blues lead guitar"
Brian
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Adam S.
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"Ahmad has opened up the world of music to me. Before I started taking lessons with Ahmad, music was simply something I enjoyed listening to, but was a bit of an abstraction. I had always wanted to learn an instrument, specifically the guitar, but had suffered an injury to my finger when I was a teenager and thought there was little point in trying with a significant handicap. Now at middle age I decided to try anyway.

For two years I've been taking lessons with Ahmad every week or two and have found a lifelong hobby. Ahmad has been patient and understanding to my level of ability and has guided me to not only improve dramatically my level of playing, but also has taught me the basic fundamentals of music which makes me appreciate listening to and playing music more than I ever had. Ahmad is a gifted teacher who can quickly uncover and fix fundamental problems with technique and builds lesson plans to teach one how to play the guitar as a musical instrument.

I am so happy I found Ahmad. He has given me a lifelong passion to improve my playing and a deeper understanding of the music I've loved my entire life. If you've ever thought about learning the guitar, do yourself a favor and see Ahmad now."
Mike
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Excellent professional, great communicator. Outstanding!"
Larry
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Adam’s got some cool blues pockets. I’d never really thought about lead as pockets - kind of like a drummer would think about a fill. So I guess if you think about lead as discrete pockets it should be “easier “ to break down the lead guitar."
Ed
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Adam S.
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