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Christopher M.

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English only
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Christopher M.

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Become the guitar player you've always wanted to be! Learn to play along to your favorite songs, how to figure out your favorite songs, how to solo in ANY genre and ANY key, how to use modes, construct any chord arpeggiate/sweep, write your own songs, music theory, ear training, reading music and more!

About Christopher

My name is Chris and I am a professional guitar player. I have been teaching sense 2008 now and sharing the joy of music with others has become a passion of mine. I started playing the piano at the age of five, the trumpet at nine and the guitar at thirteen. Over the years I have also learned to

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Cohen G.
I loved it! Best lesson ever. Went into full detail with the chords!
Benjamin H.
Chris is a stellar teacher. He helped me learn Knockin on Heaven's Door and Tequila Sunrise in the first 2 sessions. Love his thoughtful approach to learning.
Mike C.
I'm really enjoying my lessons wirh Chris. He's personable, knowledgeable, and most importantly patient!

Josh R.

3 Reviews
Crestline, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts Music Composition from Cal State University San Bernardino
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Josh R.

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Guitar was my first instrument, the one that set me off on my musical journey, and guitar lessons were what helped me develop my passion for music. My goal now is to inspire a love for music in others and guide those who are seeking a career in music. I am a patient teacher well versed in classic rock, pop, blues, acoustic, metal, funk, and r&b. I also teach jazz and classical guitar, and can prepare those planning to attend college for music. In lessons we will develop a personalized lesson plan that best suits your goals, whether you’d like to learn your favorite song or prepare an audition/jury piece. Music theory will be incorporated as it pertains to your overall goal, and music lessons will center around tablature as well as lead sheets, playing by ear, and traditional music notation. Concepts like the circle of fifths, chord progressions, scale theory, improvisation, and transposition will all be covered. Included in the cost of lessons are all printed materials, play along ...

About Josh

I am a Composer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Bassist, and Keyboard/Synth player. My passion is modern music and art with a focus on excellence and attention to detail. I love music of all genres from old to modern, high class to low brow, and seek to instill a similar appreciation in my students. Encour

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Shane H.
Ive really enjoyed my experiences with Josh. He is well versed in all styles of composition and specializes in more modern avant-garde styles. Our lessons in modern counterpoint have really improved my harmonizations skills and expanded what I thought was capable for chords in a band setting.(i.e. jazz big band, concert band, orchestra, etc.)
Kaitlynn
Josh R. is extremely helpful and intuitive. He was extremely helpful during my time with him. He is hard working, dependable and creative. I would definitely recommend him!
Ben
Instructor really knows his music history and theory! Can’t wait to sign up for more composition lessons.
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Milton J.

39 Reviews
Corona, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Ethnomusicology/African-American & African Studies from University of California Davis
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Milton J.

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I've been teaching guitar for over four years. I've previously been a part of two bands during my formative years and recently have been a session guitar player for four upcoming indie rock, alternative, and R&B/Soul albums.
For children and beginners, I use the Mel Bay publication Children's Guitar Chord Book as well as Hal Leonard's Guitar Method series. I also apply basic music theory that includes learning the Circle of Fifths and basic reading of sheet music.

For intermediate guitar players, I utilize the Hal Leonard Guitar Method series to teach Power Chord Formation and Delivery, Fingerpicking, Pentatonic Scales, Reading Tabulature, and tackling some of classic rock and jazz's favorite tunes.

For guitar lessons at my studio, I leverage Guitar Pro to project and display tabs and play-alongs with ease. For in-home lessons, I use the software for select lessons as we begin song selection and play-alongs.

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About Milton

Hey there, everyone! My name is Milton J. and I teach vocal, guitar, piano, and musical theatre lessons in the Inland Empire area. I help those young, middle-aged, and not-as-young tap into their own soul through music so that they may help others find theirs as well. I believe that in orde

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shanti G.
Made me feet so comfortable. He is patient and breaks down lesson into steps with clarity.
Mystie
We got SUPER fortunate to come across Milton as a piano teacher for our son who is diagnosed with Moderate/Severe Autism. If you are considering a special needs piano teacher, you too, lucked out finding Mr. Milton.
He is incredibly patient and calm, but firm. He has a cool vibe about him that creates a “jam session” atmosphere instead of the traditional stiff ol’ lady kind of approach. He has been great with incorporating our home and school behavior program to ensure our son is successful. He is also adaptable in how he teaches to ensure he is reaching our son that is most effective to his learning style. But most importantly he was honest with us as we began this road into special needs piano lessons. We were not sure if our son was even teachable. He was open to trying a few lessons to see if there were some foundational strengths he could work with . Mr. Milton was very articulate about what strengths he saw in our son despite his impairments that allowed us to decide to continue with investing in lessons. He wasn’t just trying get another client and take our money. We love Mr. Milton, and even on our son’s worst days , he always love to see him too.

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Mike D.

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Starting at $50
  • Art and Music from Gannon University
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students Male: 11 to 69; Female: 11 to 49
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Mike D.

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Learn to improvise in rock and blues. Build your vocabulary of guitar phrases.
Understand basic music theory and how it is useful. Learn the styles of Clapton, Page, SRV, BB King, Southern Rock, Albert King, Joe Bonnamassa and more.
Study with an experienced professional that will teach you as an individual. Mike loves what he does and can help you get more enjoyment out of the guitar!
Get past the pentatonic scale, book a lesson today!

About Mike

I have 40 years experience helping guitarists get better with more enjoyment. I have taught and played professionally all my life. I have performed at many festivals and concerts. I used to sit in with Les Paul in NYC , I am globally known for my video demos on line. I've been the opening act for

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Ray M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Awarded St. Cecelia Fine Arts Award from Catholic Diocese of Memphis
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ray M.

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I've played guitar for 20+years! Let me help you get started and then I'll coach you along the way!

About David "Ray"

I have played piano since age 5, saxophone since age 13, and guitar since age 15. I received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Memphis, a Masters of Education from Union, and have taught music for Memphis City Schools for the past 6 years. I love and play a wide variety of music includ

MrTony R

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Teaches Online
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  • Speaks English, Spanish, Italian, Korean
  • Teaching since 1982
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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MrTony R

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I’m a firm believer in thoroughly covering all subject matter, including music theory and staff and chord chart reading. Learned in acoustic, electric and bass guitar and piano instruction, I incorporate computer-aided teaching techniques to capture students’ attention and maintain a logbook of student progress, supplementing reports with digital images of each student’s technique. I’ve developed a chord specific teaching methodology and created my own teaching curriculum. I Offer points of motivation and obtainable objectives to encourage each student’s growth and developed a teaching system for challenging, attention deficit and neurologically challenged students. I pride myself on providing clear instruction and developing well thought out lesson and practice plans

About MrTony

Passionate about sharing my love of the guitar with students of all ages, I've been teaching for more than 30 years. A trained Flamenco guitarist, I found, at the tender age of 7, my passion when I heard the world-renowned Flamenco guitarist Sabicas. Studying Flamenco since then, I began, during

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Anita and Samantha Green
My daughter finds Mr Tony to be very patient, calm and enthusiastic about her piano playing. "He never gives up on me," she says.
He mixes classical with fun music from her favorite, Taylor Swift. Whenever there has been a scheduling conflict he is very flexible and open to makeup sessions. We enjoy his style of piano reaching and have been very pleased so far.
Patricia C.
Delilah my daughter loves Tony. He is an amazing teacher. Extremely professional. We love you Tony😘

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Riverside, CA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Riverside is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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"Matt continues to challenge me. His teaching methods are great - he doesn't just teach techniques, he immediately puts techniques to work by applying them to a song I would like to learn. He is also very good about explaining the reasoning behind certain techniques/habits."
Kevin
Took Guitar lessons from Matt M.
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"I began taking guitar lessons from David over year ago after several years of lessons with other teachers. I feel quite lucky to have found David, who is not only an extremely talented guitarist but an exceptional teacher. The guitar can be a somewhat intimidating instrument for a “mature adult” student such as myself, but David makes every lesson a positive, fun experience that I always look forward to. He patiently demonstrates techniques, explains concepts in clear, understandable terms, and gently critiques my playing. I have made a great deal of progress in a short amount of time under David's mentorship and I unequivocally recommend him to anyone who wants to become a better guitarist."
Paul
Took Guitar lessons from David R.
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"This guy is not only talented but an amazing human being that has the love for music and making you better.

He is patient, funny and easy going. He makes the class fun and zero stress. Day 1 to where I am now is unbelievable and it's due to my practice but Andrew's lessons and guidance.

Thanks buddy!
You should seek him out for sure!"
Liz
Took Guitar lessons from Andrew D.
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"Rob is a fantastic teacher who makes lessons enjoyable and extremely informative. He is great at breaking down and explaining concepts in an easy to learn manner. Overall incredible teacher, very talented and I definitely recommend him!"
Eric
Took Guitar lessons from Rob S.
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"Joe continues to work with my 7-year-old daughter, she loves his technique and style."
Sophie
Took Guitar lessons from Joe B.
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"I took lessons about 40 years ago from other teachers, not sure what I was expecting. However Geoff far exceeded whatever they were. Very knowledgeable, an excellent teacher."
Michael
Took Guitar lessons from Geoff A.
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"My son and husband are taking lessons from William. I am so pleased that we have found a true musician., they seem to learn a lot in a few short lessons. My son starts to teach me guitar. His method makes the lesson easy for me to learn. His enthusiasm makes learning fun and 20 minutes lesson tolerable. I start to like my son more! William has changed my boy after only 2 lessons!"
Christopher
Took Guitar lessons from William C.
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"Puts a fun spin on learning!

My daughter is 10 and has been taking lessons with Brandon for about 3 months now. She has learned a lot and is starting to feel more comfortable with the guitar. She was starting from a total beginner, so Brandon has also been teaching her the basics of music theory.
He is always in a good mood and has fun with the lesson, but also does a good job of keeping the focus on learning. He has a plan for what she needs to learn next, but he allows the student to make the choices and set the direction. He is patient about certain aspects being more difficult to learn.
It think Brandon could teach anyone to play guitar, since he really lets the student set the tone, but his demeanor is great for kids. My daughter looks up to him and knows that he is cool, which helps her remember that learning the guitar is cool.
I appreciate that he isn't an over/under communicator and that he is always there and on time for the lesson. He is professional, but not overly strict or "all-business."
Thanks Brandon!"
Kelly
Took Guitar lessons from Brandon P.
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"Masa is great. I think he will provide the structure, while having a bit of fun, that my daughter needs."
Rylee
Took Guitar lessons from Masashi (Masa) N.
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"Mark was very informative can't wait to get going.got homework to practice should be fun"
Joe
Took Guitar lessons from Mark F.
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The Guitar Scene in Riverside

By Taylor P. - Riverside Guitar Teacher

Learning to play and perform the guitar can be a fun and challenging experience. TakeLessons has qualified music instructors in the Riverside area who can assist students in their quest for musical growth. Whether you are interested in playing in the comfort of your home or performing on stage, teachers continue to help and inspire students to develop their talents from proper technique of the instrument to stage presence.

For the student who is interested in taking guitar lessons in Riverside with the performance aspect in mind, Riverside has many places and various hot spots for local musicians to get involved and become an active part of the music community. Local Coffee houses such as Jazz-n-Java, Back to the Grind and Borders host weekly open mic nights for musicians of all styles and skill levels to perform. Local restaurants and bars such as The Plum House, Lake Alice and Romano’s also host open mic nights and feature local bands on various nights.

Downtown Riverside hosts a monthly Art Walk on the first Thursday of every month. This event is open to the public and an excellent place to see and meet local musicians. The Riverside Plaza is another place to enjoy local music from genres ranging from Rock to Jazz, Blues and Swing. Schedules and lineups are available online as well as in the Inland Empire Weekly, a local paper specializing in the local music and art scene.

Riverside is also home to the historical Fox Performing Arts Center, which features performances by a wide variety of well known and respected music artists. Another favorite amongst guitarists is Wild West Guitars and the exclusive Voodoo Lounge. Featuring big names in the guitar community and a collection of prized instruments, these sites are a must see for any aspiring guitarist. The Fender Museum (just outside of Riverside) is also a fascinating place for a guitarist to visit as well as to see big names perform.

As a teacher and performer, I always stress the importance of attending concerts and seeing local artists play to my students who are taking guitar lessons in Riverside. It’s a way of learning through others, getting perspective, and becoming inspired. I enjoy hearing my students talk about how a certain musician inspired them after seeing a performance. Being involved in the music community is beneficial to all music students who are taking guitar lessons in Riverside. Networking and meeting with other musicians is how ideas can develop and grow.

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