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Rebecca M.

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Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $50
  • Bachelor of Music – Popular Music Performance from University of Southern California
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2009
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Rebecca M.

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I've been playing guitar for 19 years and teaching for 10. In my teaching experiences so far, my students have gone from little or absolutely no experience, to playing their favorite songs in just a few short weeks. I will work with you to set goals and will customize lessons to work toward accomplishing them.

About Rebecca

Welcome! My name is Becca M. and I am an experienced songwriter, guitarist, and performer looking to share my knowledge and love of music with others. I am available for in-home, in-studio, and online lessons. I've been teaching private lessons since 2009 and graduated this May 2017 with a Bache

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Kenny
Becca is an excellent teacher. She is very patient and explains things very well. She's also prompt and communicative and easy to work with on scheduling.
Tommy C.
Based on our first lesson, I would highly recommend Becca for a teacher of young kids. She came to the class prepared, was very patient with my son, and left him wanting more and with something to work on. It was a very good experience.

Matthew B.

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La Puente, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matthew B.

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I’m well versed in more than one style! Let’s talk about your vision and goals and come up with a gameplan!

About Matthew

I'm a performer/instructor residing in Los Angeles,CA. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where I founded the band Synasis with my brother. We played several local shows, as well as opening for national touring artists. While living in Ohio I also attended The Recording Workshop, where I studied audio en

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Nils B.

44 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
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  • Speaks English, Dutch
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
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Nils B.

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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.

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. L

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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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Peter Q B.

14 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish, English, Spansih
  • B.A Music from Whitman College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Peter Q B.

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Acoustic guitar, Jazz Guitar, Singer-Songwriter guitar. All the guitar you want to learn!

About Peter Q

I'm a multi-instrumentalist from the Northwest with lots of love for teaching people to groove. I got my bachelor's degree in music from Whitman College with an emphasis in Jazz Performance. I can teach anyone to rock, swing or get unreasonably funky. Lessons can be casual or serious and I'm down t

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Brenda N.
My first lesson was a lot of fun! Peter is great at helping you feel at ease and comfortable. I was extremely nervous and he was great with making me feel like I was right at home with a friend! I also appreciate that he is not rigid in his teaching techniques or format. He caters your lesson to what your learning desires are and is very good at recognizing your skill level (or lack of 😁). I also appreciate how encouraging he is. I’m super excited to continue on my Saxophone journey!
Owen
My child really enjoyed his first lesson with peter. Peter is a very talented musician and he made the lesson fun! My child seemed to learn a lot from just one lesson with peter and he enjoys practicing what he learned at home.
John G.
Peter is a great teacher. He finds what your level is and goes from there. Peter finds what kind of style of learning best fits you.
For me, when Peter is playing the drums or Piano after he has given me the structures/scales makes it very easy to learn. Very patient and encouraging. Ask yourself- Why aren’t YOU taking lessons with Peter?
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Matt M.

22 Reviews
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  • Speaks english
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
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Matt M.

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I have been teaching Rock, Jazz, Classical, Folk and just about any other kind of guitar lessons you can think of since 1998. I have a degree in Jazz Performance and also have an extensive background in music theory, ear training and music technology. I work as a freelance musician and private teacher in the United States as well as Europe. As a teacher I pride myself on being prepared and patient.

About Matt

I am a professional jazz guitarist, singer-songwriter and teacher. I've been teaching music to students of all ages privately and in groups since 1998. After graduating from William Paterson University with a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance I spent 10 years in New York City working as a free

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Jessica R.
Matt is fantastic! He is encouraging and moves at a pace that is comfortable. Thank you!
Doug
Excellent lesson. He took the the time to assess my skill set and objectives. He got me going with an initial practice plan and sent me materials supporting the plan. Fantastic. Just what i wanted.
Doug
Excellent. Matt got a good understanding of my skill set and has an initial game plan setup for me to start working on.
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Daniel M.

13 Reviews
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  • B.M. in Classical Guitar Performance from California State University Northridge
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 to 90
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Daniel M.

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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

Danny has been teaching guitar privately for the last decade in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita areas, as well as online. His background and experience give him a unique perspective as a guitar teacher. Born and raised in San Diego, he started playing music when he joined the beginning band in m

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Pasadena, CA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Pasadena is $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Eric had been teaching my 15 year old for about 6 months. He's very professtial and my son really likes him. I can really see a vast improvement in his playing and musicianship. Takeslessons has been fantastic in terms of ease and progress for my son and Eric gas just made it perfect. Thanks Eric!"
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"Great teacher, great musician, endlessly patient and positive. Really grateful he's our first guitar teacher."
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Took Guitar lessons from Curtis L.
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"John was awesome he know exactly how to take me step by step with my very first lesson with the guitar, no rush and patient and showing me the propher steps. Can't wait to move onto the next lesson."
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Took Guitar lessons from John B.
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"Sergei is a fantastic guitar instructor. In just a few lessons I was learning theory and technique in a way that was very concise and easy to comprehend. He's also a very personable and great guy to be around."
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Took Guitar lessons from Sergei Z.
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"I got a lot more to learn in my first lesson than I could have hoped for.Looking forward to the next one."
Neeraj
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Roel came to each session fully prepared, having already learned the pieces I brought to him the week before. He was also very flexible scheduling-wise, which was great since I have an unpredictable schedule."
Lisa Chen
Took Guitar lessons from Roel R.
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Spencer Hadtrath
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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Eric has been teaching my my kid since he was 7 years old.
Eric is very patient and know how to get the kids motivated,

He know the weak points and strong points. My son Jesse loves Eric and if i kids likes his teacher the battle is half over!

Eric teaches my son rock... but my son also take classical guitar and music reading and get stuck sometimes with the homework but when Eric comes over he clears everything up for him,.
Nuff said! if you wan to learn guitar Eric is your guy!

If you don't believe this review look me up and you will see i know music!

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Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Been doing lessons with Alex and has found him to be a excellent teacher. He has help me progress in my guitar playing and understanding the world of music I would recommend Alex to anyone who would like to learn guitar He's great"
Tom
Took Guitar lessons from Alex B.
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"Super chill and incredibly knowledgeable. Teacher made it easy to understand and the lesson was very engaging."
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Took Guitar lessons from Sean H.
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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

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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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