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Cristopher E.

14 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Cristopher E.

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I teach all styles and levels of acoustic guitar including pick style and fingerpicking style; I can also help you with things like extended techniques such as playing percussion and other sounds, controlling dynamics, and controlling feedback when you play live.

About Cristopher

If you feel like you're stuck or hit a wall, I can help take your skills to the next level; I can help you improve your technique, learn difficult songs, learn more about gear and gigs and performing, help you learn how to play any chord, key, or scale in any position, or help you learn how to solo

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Lindsay and Aidan E.
My daughter (9), son (7) and myself are all taking lessons and Cris Is able to adapt for all our learning needs and makes it fun along the way too.
Derek R.
I had my first lesson today. Cris is the real deal. He is an excellent guitar player and was able to coax what little skill and talent I possess into a formidable lesson early on. I'll be booking my Son along with myself and returning. We are blessed to have someone in the Rancho Bernardo/Rancho Penaquitos area like Cris!
Yuka O.
Chis was a great teacher - very patient, knowledgeable, and inspiring.

John K.

4 Reviews
San Marcos, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Awarded Employee Of The Month from Ego Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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John K.

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I've been teaching guitar since 2012, and will help foster a love of music with no pressure! All ages are welcome. Beginner to advanced. I cater to the student's musical interests and pace. With just the right dose of music theory, and modern guitar techniques, I'll show you the way to become a creative, polished, and most importantly, listenable musician. Whether its sounding like a favorite guitarist, learning a beloved song, or finding your own unique sound, I'll help get you there. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. Happy to chat about helping you reach your goals.

About John

Hello, my name is John, and I love the guitar! I've had one in my hands for decades now, and have done hundreds of live gigs, along with countless studio recording sessions. I want to help share the beauty of guitar music with you, and help light up your musical soul. I love kids and adults alik

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Laurie
John Krauss has been teaching our 4th grade boy acoustic guitar for the past year. When he started, our son could not clap a rhythm to save his life but now is learning to strum on beat and follow along with lessons successfully. John challenges our 9 year old with different styles and techniques that push him to the next level. He encourages our child in a warm and respectful way. We appreciate John's professionalism and patience with working with a young student. We highly recommend him. "John is a nice guy who helps me learn new chords and licks. I like my lessons!" says the 4th grader.
Mike
I thought trying to learn to play the guitar at the age of 35 with no musical background, with kids and a full time job was a daunting task. That was until I met John. I have had 30 minute lessons with John for the past year and a half. There was a steep learning curve for me in the beginning, but John remained very patient and encouraging. His knowledge of music and his ability to explain and teach in a way that I could understand is second to none! I can now play a couple dozen songs and have a great foundation of skills to play many many more! I recommend John to anyone of all ages who wish to learn how to play the guitar.
Mark
We are very happy that our son takes guitar lessons with John Krauss. John is a very skilled and versatile guitar teacher. He was adept at discovering my son's specific interests and learning style(s) and has tailored his lessons accordingly. My son enjoys, and looks forward to his lessons.
John brings a lot of experience as a musician to his teaching. For much of his life he has performed on stage as a Rock and Jazz guitarist. In addition to teaching music, John Krauss is an award winning sound engineer. He has recorded musical ensembles and soloists, as well as, audio books by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Senator Fred Thompson, and other well known authors, speakers, and public figures.

Joe Danny O.

18 Reviews
San Diego, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joe Danny O.

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Whether you want to learn folk, pop, jazz, blues, rock, or more I can get you there. Let's jam!

About Joe Danny

Hello! Thanks for checking out my page. I've been playing guitar for more than fifteen years. I studied jazz performance and music theory with the Applied Musicians Program at Mesa College, which has changed my view on playing music across all instruments and styles. I've been playing other genres

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Drew S.
Joe was a great teacher. I had a bit of beginner knowledge and was looking to take my playing to the next level. Joe was great at creating a practice routine that had the perfect blend of learning and fun. My playing has gotten noticeably better and I'm well on the way to reaching my goals. 5/5 would recommend.
Matt C.
Joe taught my 13 year old son.

On the lesson side, he brought a great mix of fundamentals (scales, etc.) and keeping my son really engaged by also teaching him tunes he wanted to learn.

On the logistics side, he was equally perfect: great communicator, never late, personable.

A nice guy, great player/teacher, and professional: I can't recommend him highly enough.
Cole
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Matt L.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks American
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor in Music from West Chester University
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Matt L.

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We will play whatever songs the student would like to learn! I use the Hal Leonard guitar method book to give a good foundation to the students and a solid understanding of the fundamentals. I encourage students to pick songs that they hear on the radio or anywhere else that they enjoy and bring them to me for lessons so we can learn them together.

About Matt

I attended West Chester University from 2011-2015 and graduated with my bachleor's in music education. I performed in the marching band, symphonic band, wind ensemble, jazz ensembles, various trumpet ensembles, and a brass quintet. One of my trumpet ensembles made it to the semifinals in the Nation

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Shreya S.
He explains everything to you. If you need help or if you don't get it he makes sure you know it before you move on.
Pedro L.
Matt is a fantastic instructor. Polite, knowledgeable and very encouraging. He was very patient with me and that fact that I am challenged breathing as a result of an accident. I hope I am able to continue. No reservation in recommending.
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Carla U.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Awarded Novelty Song of the Year from Just Plain Folks
  • Teaching since 1990
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Carla U.

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Lessons are tailored towards the students goals and abilities. Play with or without a pick, learn popular songs, or write your own.

Over the last 25+ years of teaching guitar, I've found that most of my students want to learn to play popular songs they've heard on the radio (I teach all decades of songs, from 1920's to current hits, and I "take requests").

I can also teach note-reading and music theory (optional- recommended for those who want to major or minor in music in college, and for those who already play another treble-clef instrument).

My goal is to build confidence and make learning fun. I hone in on a students' strengths and weaknesses, build on the strengths and gradually improve the weaknesses.

Acoustic guitar is the most social musical instrument there is! So get started! I promise you will have a non-threatening, relaxed environment to learn in, and go at a pace that is just right for you.

About Carla

Music is my LIFE! After 30 years of teaching at music camps, music stores, 3 colleges and my home, I completely understand that the lessons are all about YOU, the student: what you want to learn, taught to you in a way that works for your brain and personality. And if you don't know exactly w

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Gracy
Carla is amazing. My daughter loves working with her and she made things easy to understand. I can’t recommend her enough.
Ted
Carla's teaching technique was perfect for me. I have played the guitar for longer than I care to admit and even I was tired of hearing my same old stuff. She incrementally moved me forward line by line, measure by measure to where I now have several fingerpicking style numbers in my portfolio.

Playing for my own enjoyment is now enjoyable once again.

My lessons were online and very effective - when I got stuck, Carla would send me a sample audio clip of her playing the difficult part which was a godsend for me in how I learn new musical things.

I highly recommend Carla and her Carlalology method of guitar teaching. You won't be disappointed.
Earl *.
Great teacher and she teaches many different styles of playing.
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Darrell M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from Bethany College
  • Teaching since 1973
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Darrell M.

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If you or someone in your family would like to learn to play the guitar, I have had years of experience and would love to assist. I teach using a note reading approach as well as a finger strumming technique that I believe is the best way to approach learning the guitar. Let's get started today!

About Darrell

My goal is to personalize a music lesson that is designed around each student’s learning style, skill level, schedule and interests. My specialty is in teaching elementary age students, but I have taught all ages, including adults through the years. My philosophy for teaching involves these eleme

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"Eric really listens to where you are at with your playing and builds off of that in order to help you reach your goals."
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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Eric C.
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"I started my lessons with Nick just one month. I know I am inquisitive, intense, overly involved and very detail oriented with my interests in general and I treat guitar the same way. I enjoy and immerse myself into it. I think Nick has a very broad knowledge of guitar playing and comes across as a very conscientious instructor in the way he handles my overachieving demands. I would surely recommend him."
Sabrina
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Nick R.
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Kaya
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Michelle W.
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"Ahmad helped me crack the code and I'm learning and playing guitar with growing confidence.
The lessons are challenging and fun and I'm inspired to practice on my own.

Ahmad's talent and experience as a guitarist, guitar teacher and performer come through in small things such as making sure your metronome is loud enough and with more important items like performance preparation strategies such as playing in front of a neighbor or co-worker.

I only wish I had started lessons sooner!"
Peter
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I really enjoy my first lesson. Tracy is so easy to talk with and very knowledgeable about the acoustic guitar. Cant wait for my next lesson to learn more."
Cooper
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tracy D.
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"Very interactive with student, and makes learning guitar easy and simple. Guitar is made fun for the student, and allows student to learn quickly."
Cynthia
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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"Francesca is fantastic!! By the end of our first lesson I already had a basic grasp on so many elements and was able to work my way through a couple songs! I didn’t expect that at all. Francesca is patient and intuitive, meaning that she seems to understand just what you need in a lesson and leads you right to it. I am looking forward to learning so much more!!"
Patti
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Francesca V.
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"Matt is an excellent teacher, he is very patient and thorough with his lessons. He is really knowledgeable on guitar and music theory. I totally recommend him as an instructor."
Rebeca
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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"Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! I've been taking lessons from Ahmad for about 6 months, and I can actually play the darn instrument now. Amazing. Ahmad is a complete treasure - skillful and smart, but laid back and fun. He seems to know exactly how to much to push without ever having to ask."
Mary Jo
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Joel did a great job of explaining why you need to do things certain ways which was helpful. He was very patient and encouraging."
Lisa Murdock
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Joel B.
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