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Cullen G.

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Downey, CA
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Philosophy from Whittier College
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Cullen G.

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My name is Cullen G. and I teach guitar, bass, and ukulele lessons in various styles of music and to people of all ages. I have been playing music for over 12 years now and have taught lessons throughout the last 6 years.

As someone who pushes themselves daily to further develop their musical skills, I find it very important to not only give back some of the knowledge I've acquired over the years but to also help others learn how to learn effectively and efficiently. Having spent time learning and playing in various settings, from high school jazz bands to jam sessions to recording sessions, I've been able to distill what's essential across different styles and present them in an easily digestible way, allowing for students to see the connections between their favorite music and the underlying elements of music in general.

For each student, I tailor a lesson plan built around the student's long term goals. Whether it's learning your favorite songs, how to write your ...

About Cullen

Having been a musician for the last 15 years and a music teacher for the last six, I feel that at this point I can distill the most valuable lessons I've learned over the years and present them in an easy to grasp manner. As someone who continues to actively improve their own skills, I understand h

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Ray
Very helpful and patient instructor. Breaks things down into understandable concepts for newer learners. Highly recommend!

Dave A.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Jeff S.

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Pasadena, CA
Starting at $35
  • 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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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, C

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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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Ryan P.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Awarded John Phillips Sousa Award from Helias High School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Ryan P.

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First off, I'm a patient, passionate and informative teacher! I realize that no two students are the same, which is why I'll create a unique lesson plan that is specifically tailored to you. Plus, my lesson plans are purely based on YOUR goals. Tell me what you want to do and I'll have you picking, strumming and playing it in no time. Signup for my stress-free, fun lessons today so we can start playing music, together!

About Ryan

I have been teaching guitar to students of all different ages and experience levels for nine years. My stress-free lessons are uniquely tailored to each and every student that I take on. My lessons are designed to accomplish what my student wants to learn and take away from the guitar. I welcome al

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Bryan G.
The first lesson was phenomenal. Instructor moves at your learning pace.
Jack T.
Ryan is great!
Leighton H.
Our daughter has had one lesson so far, but is beyond excited to show us what she has learned from Ryan. Her feedback is that he listens to her and makes the lesson fun. We are looking forward to future lessons!
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Andrew D.

2 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2017
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Andrew D.

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My goal is not so much teaching one how to play an instrument, but more broadly, to help one cultivate their own living musicality. My own areas of practice, study, and specialization are in free improvisation, sound art/Sonic sculpture, conceptual performance, and songwriting/composition. I've explored a vast number of different styles and genre. Jazz, classical, folk and bluegrass, spirituals, blues, punk rock, contemporary ghospel, electronic dance and ambient, to name a few... I love working with kids, I love teaching any age any skill level, I promise to listen, and fine tune our lesson to fit your specific personality and needs.

About Andrew

In practice over 12 years. studying the intersections of tradition music theory, performance, conceptual art , and free improvisation. I love teaching music and have been doing it since 2017. A musical practice is an opportunity for incredible self growth. And an exercise for our minds and awarenes

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Mike C.
Just what I was looking for.
Alexis L.
Andrew was a perfect fit! Non conventional and fun! The boys are eager to learn to play music they like!
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Joshua J.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Joshua J.

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Life long musician specializing in strings/voice/piano. Setting all players up for long term success with a solid mechanical foundation and understanding of music theory. Whether your goal is to learn to read sheet music or just play for fun, you'll build confidence in your skills and enjoy playing.

About Joshua

Lifelong musician/performer! Grew up playing mostly strings and singing but played french horn and cello throughout school aswell. Very comfortable teaching to play by ear or through theory (sheet music). Been teaching for over a decade in Chicago and have a patient flexible approach with all stud

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Ty
Been to many instructors in my time, but it finally stuck with Josh!! Thank you for the easy to remember phrases and patterns I can use for a lifetime.
Jerod
Joshua is great to work with. He’s very talented, patient and knowledgeable. I look forward to learning more from him.
Suri
Joshua is an excellent teacher. Patient with the children and very knowledgeable. The kids have a lot of fun.

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Average Cost of Blues Guitar Lessons in Playa del Rey, CA

The average cost of 60-minute blues guitar lessons in Playa del Rey is $66. 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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"Ryan was great! He's obviously a talented guitarist and he is very laid back and makes you feel comfortable. He shows you in detail what you need to do to become a better guitar player. My ONLY advice, and the reason he doesn't get 5 stars, is I think he should have more visual aids with his lessons. For example, write down the different scales or transcribe the first several measures of a song. Then, one has something to refer back to when you are practicing and invariably get stuck. Other than that, I would highly recommend Ryan as a guitar teacher!"
Mark Herr
Took Blues Guitar lessons from ryan S.
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"I came to Mich an with 8ish years of self-taught acoustic experience looking to make my first foray into electric/lead playing/improvising/soloing. After two weeks with Mich, my playing has improved exponentially. He's extremely patient and is more like your buddy showing you cool things than a rigid instructor. If you're committed to putting in the work and really wanting to get better, Mich the guy for you."
Justin Diamond
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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"If you want someone that has years of experience and is an all around awesome person this is your guy!!!"
Vince Galipo
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Adam is a patient and wonderful teacher. He writes down the lessons and is helpful by sending videos as well. He has reinforced my instrumental play by refreshing the basics, the major and minor pentatonic scales."
Bob
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Adam S.
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"William is a great guy, loaded with patience. I would recommend him to anyone who asks. You won't be disappointed."
Charlie
Took Blues Guitar lessons from William G.
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"Amazing teacher.. super patient and happy person"
Davide
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"I am a 64 year old woman who wanted to learn to play electric guitar blues lead. I have worked with musicians who teach and have been very disappointed. As soon as I read Chris' profile, I knew he would be a good teacher. I am a professional tutor and I could tell by the way Chris wrote about teaching that he would be skilled. I was absolutely accurate. Chris knows a lot about music and guitar playing, and he is also thoughtful and very present to the student. He is flexible and can move with a student who needs that. He also can work from a theory based place if the student needs that. To help me, he has written tab guitar licks for me, recorded Mp3 examples, and chord diagrams. I cannot speak highly enough about Chris as a teacher and highly recommend him."
Sandra
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Chris B.
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"I am finding Eric to be a very patient and encouraging instructor. I come out of the lessons eager to practice and try the new things he gives me. Thanks Eric for making this fun."
Bill
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Eric C.
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"Ahmad is awesome. Super knowledgeable, flexible and professional with scheduling, and a bad ass guitar player. If you're looking to take your playing to the next level give him a call!"
Joey
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I've been taking guitar lessons with Kimberly since the beginning of 2011. At the time I'd had several years of lessons using a traditional method on acoustic guitar and was looking for a teacher who could help me focus on electric blues rock and move me beyond my intermediate skill level.

Kimberly has a real focus on and talent for teaching. My lessons are tailored to meet my interests. A large part of the lesson is devoted to learning her method for blues soloing--at least 5 approaches to improvisation and comping. After several years, I've come to see how these approaches interweave, complement each other and have become an intuitive part of my musical vocabulary.

Also, because I expressed an interest, part of the lesson involves sight reading, learning blues and jazz theory, developing rhythmic playing sense, and learning a few favorite solos. Kimberly has an amazing ability to tab out and teach any song you give her. Which leads to the best part--after 6 months I was invited to play with one of her ensemble classes. While I was absolutely petrified with fear at the beginning, this has turned into one of the highlights of my week every week. It is just downright fun! It's a safe and forgiving environment where you can make mistakes and learn, or try things out that might flop, or turn into something cool. Every teacher and guitar magazine article all point to the need to play with other musicians to develop your skills and this is where Kimberly Allison really delivers. I feel that I could now sit in with other musicians and contribute.

I give my highest recommendation for taking lessons with Kimberly."
Peter
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Kimberly A.
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