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Lee Q.

Lee Q.

4.9(73)
Lee teaches acoustic guitar using a holistic and minimalist musical approach — you only learn what you really need to know. Learn how to play songs and have fun while you increase your guitar skills. Students can learn on a steel-string acoustic guitar, or a nylon string (classical) guitar. No note-reading is required to learn chord progressions, song structure, and effective strumming and picking patterns for folk, blues and rock acoustic guitar. Lee offers her own visual materials and chord grids, popular acoustic songs, and select acoustic guitar method books. She's also a Beatles expert and can take you from "Twist and Shout" to "Blackbird". Lee has performed and recorded as a singer-songwriter-guitarist since 2001, including hundreds of performances in the New Orleans area, ten years of performances at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and appearances at acoustic venues across the USA. • Award-winning performing singer-songwriter • Bachelor of Music Education from Loyola University, New Orleans (Instrumental Music) • Master of Music from Belmont University, Nashville (Instrumental Pedagogy) • Guitar Instructor for community college, high school and middle school  • "Acoustic Intensive" instructor in acoustic guitar, music theory and songwriting for the National Guitar Workshop in New Orleans, Austin, Chicago, and Nashville
$1$50
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Jeff S.

Jeff S.

4.8(42)
I teach all levels of acoustic and electric guitar, from beginning to advanced. I teach in a wide variety of genres including jazz, rock, blues, pop, country, folk, and r & b, I cater my lessons to the individual students' wants and needs. In other words, I will teach you what YOU want to learn!
$1$35
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Nils B.

Nils B.

4.9(58)
Obviously also depending on your specific goals and experience, besides learning your favorite songs, we'll discuss techniques, music theory and creating music yourself (improvisation and songwriting). I can also provide helpful advice on guitar related aspects like sound/equipment, instrument setup /maintenance and recording.
$1$55
/30 mins
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Russell S.

Russell S.

4.9(23)
If you are ready to start taking your guitar skills SERIOUSLY then stop wasting time and money on teachers who don't fully understand the instrument or subject matter themselves. My name is Russ and I have been playing guitar professionally for 20 years and teaching music and producing records for over 15. I have a Platinum #1 Billboard charting record under my belt, worked with artists such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, Red Velvet, Lifehouse and more; and have composed music to 100s of your favorite TV shows! Feel free to browse my official website for a full list of credits. Want to learn to shred guitar? Produce beats? Write your own songs? Dive into theory? Record yourself? This page is the one stop shop. Feel free to reach out with any requests or questions!
$160
/60 mins
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Phil C.

Phil C.

5(27)
I teach every student the technical skills and applied theory necessary to work in any contemporary style on guitar. I use the "Be better than you have to be" approach. Want to be the best on a bad day? Be better than your chosen style requires. I studied classical and jazz in order to excel at rock, folk and blues. You will learn to read music and charts for guitar, as well as movable scale patterns, movable chord forms, and how to apply it all to master the fretboard. Have you hit a road block? I can help. Are you brand new and want to be sure you understand the instrument completely? I can help.
$1$75
/60 mins
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Jason M.

Jason M.

4.9(106)
Fully Vaccinated as of 5/19/21!! Basic Chords, Rhythm Techniques, Intermediate Chords, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Adult Contemporary, Country and Pop. Artists like Jason Mraz, Green Day, Taylor Swift, the Eagles, Johnny Cash, John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Johnson, the Who, Pink Floyd and more are great to play on the acoustic guitar. I have the techniques to get you those sounds. I also teach songwriting, so if you aren't the type to play other people songs and want to write some of your own I have an extensive background to help get you on the road to accomplishing your goals.
$1$65
/30 mins
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Sergei Z.

Sergei Z.

5(15)
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.
$1$65
/60 mins
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Mike S.

Mike S.

4.9(22)
I teach reading, "proper"classical technique and how to play with emotion!
$1$35
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Guitar Resources in Pasadena

Are you thinking about taking guitar lessons in Pasadena? Lucky for you, the city has a great music scene for aspiring guitarists and hobbyists. From guitar shops to live music venues, there are tons of resources available to students who want to supplement their guitar lessons. Below is just a sample of the different resources in which students can take advantage.

Levitt Pavilion Pasadena

Want to get inspired? Located on North Holly St., the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena is a beautiful outdoor venue where you sit back and relax while listening to music. During the summer months, the venue puts on free concerts featuring a variety of well-known and up-and-coming artists from different genres including jazz, Americana, Latin, and more. This intimate setting is the perfect place to meet other aspiring musicians and get up close and personal.

Red Zone Guitar Works

Are you looking to get a new guitar or does your current one need some repairs? Red Zone Guitar Works, located on East Colorado Blvd., has everything guitarists need. From amps to acoustic guitars, the shop has an array of high-quality products. The friendly staff is not only helpful, but extremely knowledgeable.

redwhite+bluezz

One of the best ways to perfect your guitar skills is playing in front of a real crowd. If you are an aspiring jazz guitarist, then redwhite+bluezz is the right place for you. Voted the “Best Jazz Club” by Pasadena Magazine and Pasadena Cosmopolitan, the restaurant has live jazz music every night of the week. Whether you want to take the stage or sit back and enjoy the music, redwhite+bluezz is something every jazz musician must check out.

The Pasadena Pick-up Band Meetup

Meeting other local musicians is another great way to supplement your guitar lessons in Pasadena. Luckily, there are tons of musical meetups in which guitar players gather to have jam sessions and swap tips and tricks. The Pasadena Pick-up Band Meetup, for example, is a group of amateur musicians who meet and play music with one another.

Griffins of Kinsale

Located on Mission St. in South Pasadena, Griffins of Kinsale is the quintessential Irish restaurant and bar. The restaurant features live traditional Irish music sessions every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If you like the sounds of the Irish guitar and authentic Irish food, then check out the Griffins of Kinsale’s live music scene.

The Fretted Frog

The Fretted Frog, located on West Colorado Blvd., has a wide variety of musical instruments and accessories. On a tight budget? The shop has a lay-away option in which customers can put down a third of the price then pay off the rest over a two to six month period.

Taking guitar lessons is just the first step to becoming a successful musician. It’s important that you also immerse yourself in musical culture and soak up all of the tips and tricks you can. Remember, the fastest way to get better is to practice as much as you.

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