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Alex L.

21 Reviews
Fontana, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Alex L.

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From Renaissance to Beatles.

About Alex

Trained and educated (MM) in Russia and USA, over 20 years experience in teaching. Individual approach to the course development based on student personality, goals, skills. Major instruments are piano, classical guitar, accordion. Student must have own instrument and desire to learn! *** L

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Ilona
Soooo Smart! So much fun! Really, I couldn’t have felt more at ease and excited for the next one!
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Oana B.
We really enjoyed our first lesson with Alex

Omar G.

31 Reviews
Riverside, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • A.A. in music from Orange Coast College
  • Awarded Best Musician of the Year 1991 from Santa Ana High School
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Omar G.

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I've been teaching music for 15 yrs on guitar, piano, bass, cello and bass. My students have ranged from from 5yrs to 75yrs of age. I have seen many student go on to join orchestras, bands, broadway shows or simply continued their education to a university or college. Being able to read music profeciently has given me the opportunity to teach off many method books but like to use Alfred Method, Mel Bay and Frederick Noad Method books. I teach many styles ranging from classical, jazz & blues, rock, contemporary and pop. I do stress and recommend all my students to learn how to read music and usually by our second or third lesson they will playing simple songs. I am here to help you make music!

About Omar

Knowing that you are looking for a instructor to teach you music puts a smile on my face. You see, music has been a part of my life since the age of 3. Some of my first memories are of me accompanying my father at home with his rehearsals or just singing together to have fun as a family. I believe

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Louis G.
HE IS HONESTLY AWESOME!! AND MY SON LIKES HIM A LOT. :)
Hank N.
Omar was great very patient goes over as many times as it take for me to understand lesson can't wait till my next lesson to so him how much I have improved. walk out knowing I can do this what a confidence builder.
David N.
A great first lesson experience with Omar. Went through thr basics quickly and jumped right into learning how to play guitar and read music. Looking forward to more lessons.
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Dennis H.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Hungarian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 15 to 70
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Dennis H.

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I will help you develop your skills on the guitar from sight reading to chord comping. I work with students from all levels of proficiency from beginners to advanced. I will focus on your individual needs and custom design a learning program for you.

About Dennis

With a bachelor's degree in music from Rutgers University, I began teaching guitar over 20 years ago. I have recorded with Larry Coryell and many other artists over the course of my career. My teaching style is direct and to the point. We will go through all the necessary theory of music and apply

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It's been a great experience taking lessons from Dennis. He is clearly very knowledgeable about the subject matter, and is very patient and clear in his teaching instructions. He also takes the time to explain the theory behind the instructions and strives to keep every session interesting and fun.
Rick Payne
Dennis makes you comfortable right away. Very easy to relate to. He moves at a pace his students are comfortable with. I look forward to MANY more lessons.

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Brendon R.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • MM, Composition from Yale School of Music
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Brendon R.

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We'll focus on the fundamentals of good right- and left-hand technique through a mix of pieces and etudes. You'll learn to read standard notation, but my focus is on getting you actually playing music. We'll also talk about issues of muscle tension and musicality.

About Brendon

I am a composer, guitarist, arranger, engraver, and songwriter located in Brooklyn. I have taught extensively for the past ten years in a variety of settings, including teaching private guitar lessons at Saint David's School in Manhattan, teaching private composition lessons and TA'ing two electro

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Aidan C.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Awarded Guilford College Art Award from Guilford College Music Dept.
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Aidan C.

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About Aidan

I have been playing guitar since I was 10 and loving music my whole life. I have been in numerous rock bands, the high-school jazz band, classical guitar duos, trios, chamber ensembles, and even played mandolin in a bluegrass band. I received my Bachelor of Music at Guilford College as a student of

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Michael
Aidan is a very patient, easy-going instructor and he's a lot of fun to work with. I feel he explains things clearly, and he's always willing to go at my pace and answer any questions I have. I started learning on my own for several months, but working with him has accelerated my progress 4 or 5x. He not only makes my practice sessions more effective, but points out flaws in my technique that I doubt I ever would have discovered on my own. He's clearly invested in his students, and I highly recommend him to anyone looking to take their guitar playing to the next level.
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We were a little disappointed going into the lesson because we have had our last two instructors stop teaching to pursue other things and my son was bummed about another change. However, he said this was the best teacher yet and he learned so much in just his first lesson with Aidan! He felt more confident and excited for the next lesson! Thank you!

Noah T.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Digital Audio from Santa Rosa Junior College
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Noah T.

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The goal I have for my students is that they will fall in love with music. From the beginning my students will develop skills in :

-Theory
-Improvisation
-Note reading
-Composition
-Ear training
-Musical Interpretation
-Confidence and poise
-Initiative
-Attention span and concentration
-Visual and aural memory
-Time management and organizational skills

I primarily focus on popular music styles, but I do offer a classical focus if the student has interests in that realm. I primarily teach via the discovery method; Which makes learning more active so that the students grasp concepts more effectively and develop the ability to learn independently.

I understand that every student's interests, goals and learning styles vary. As an instructor I teach accordingly with custom made lesson plans that cater to who you are as a student. Whether you are studying to pursue therapeutic/recreational goals or studying to pursue professional endeavors I will help you get there.

About Noah

Teaching Philosophy: The goal I have for my students is that they will fall in love with music. From the beginning my students will develop skills in : -Theory -Improvisation -Note reading -Composition -Ear training -Musical Interpretation -Confidence and poise -Initiative -Attentio

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Sabine
Noah is a great teacher! He has taught me so much. When I started learning ukulele i had know idea how to do it. But now i can actually play songs. Even when i get something wrong he is patient with me and helps me through it.
Shannon
I have been under the instruction of Noah for a little over two months now and I really enjoy his teaching style. I am older and not a proficient reader of music so Noah has had to start with very basic skills for me. He has done a great job of making it understandable. I am learning to read music and to play the ukulele at the same time, and am enjoying the online lessons.
Cynthia
Noah has been a fantastic Giutar teacher and really takes the time tillI I understand it , he is really knowledgeable and inspirational .

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Average Cost of Classical Guitar Lessons in Riverside, CA

The average cost of 60-minute classical guitar lessons in Riverside is $64. 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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"I started lessons with Bill to learn classical guitar after 5 years of self-taught electric and steel string acoustic playing. My playing has improved immensely since I started working with him. Not only has he introduced me to classical guitar but he has taught me how to effectively practice to constantly improve. Bill has a wealth of experience and knowledge to draw upon and I cannot say enough good things. A++"
Brendon
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Bill B.
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"Could not ask for more..Fantastic teacher!

As someone who knew nothing about playing/reading music of any sort, I find myself recognizing and playing a few chords and notes just after about 10 classes! All thanks to John. I agree with the other reviewer that he truly has the patience of a saint. He is very laid back and helps me learn at my own pace while enjoying myself throughout the process irrespective of how much practice I put in. Whole heartedly recommend John for learning the guitar. Thanks very much John. You are the best!"
krishna
Took Classical Guitar lessons from John B.
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"I've really enjoyed being taught by Cole. He is very patient and has been great at answering all my questions. I'm still a beginner but I've tried various methods of learning classical guitar and from what I've seen through the various methods I've used, I believe I've learned more information that is going to project me forward faster through Cole in just a few classes than I have through the other methods I've tried so far."
Travis
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Russell P.
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"I was super nervous when I went to my first lesson, but Damien was very reassuring and helpful. He asked a lot of questions to find out where I was at, and then from there he started teaching me. So far, I think he's a great teacher and will help me reach my goals."
Esther
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Damien S.
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"I really enjoyed my lessons with Aidan. He is very knowledgeable about the guitar, a really nice guy, very easy going and it was so nice to take lessons in a home rather than a tiny music store studio. He explained things well and gave assignments that were appropriate for my level. Unfortunately I wasn't able to continue due to physical issues. I would recommend him 100%."
Susana
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Aidan C.
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"I love that the 5-star rating description is "Best instructor ever" because I often tell people that my son's guitar teacher is the best music instructor we have ever had. I have 5 kids, and they have played piano in the past. This year my oldest is taking guitar for the first time. The thing that I love most about KJ is that he doesn't just teach my son how to play the notes -- he teaches him how to play music. There is a big difference between those two, and KJ is helping my son to see the music beyond the notes. KJ does a great job teaching notes, theory, and technique, but he teaches so much more that that as well. I can't say enough good things about KJ."
Barbara
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Kirk R.
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"Really friendly teacher who instantly made me feel comfortable in his home. Very patient and always encouraging regardless of skill level. Opened up communication outside of lessons in the case that I had a question, David told me I could always contact him. Highly recommend!"
Rachel
Took Classical Guitar lessons from David M.
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"Every time I have a guitar lesson with Nick, it is wonderful. He is very passionate, dedicated, and knowledgeable. He always manages to find interesting pieces, beautiful to listen to but also fun to play. He is open to suggestions and new techniques and makes sure that his students enjoy the class and learn something. He is never hesitant to explain something again or in a different way. He is very kind and always gives the student a voice, encouraging them all along the way. I definitely recommend Nick to anyone wanting to learn guitar at any level or age."
Amelie
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Nick R.
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"Jordan, has been giving my 13year old daughter lessons for about 3-4 months. He has been so patient, kind, professional and knowledgeable! We started out in his studio, which is a great place, but it was difficult for me to get there from my location, so he has patiently switched to online. My daughter looks forward to her lesson every week, and we are thankful to have found him!"
Mary
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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"Mr. Sylvester is one of the greatest. He is not just an amazing guitarist, but he is also very kind. He treats people with so much respect. He speaks to me and my mom so nicely. He is very patient. He has a deep knowledge of music and knows how to get the most out of even the least talented people (like me!). He doesn't ever get mad if you make a mistake or forget to bring your music notes. We were so lucky to find Mr. Sylvester."
SK
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Mark S.
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