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John K.

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

16 Reviews
El Cajon, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German, Latin
  • Music from University of the Pacific
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Trevor H.

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Various genres of guitar including: rock, metal, shred, blues, funk, pop.

About Trevor

Every musician was first and foremost a fan of music. My love of music began when my mother took me to a performance of Beethoven's fifth symphony when, coincidentally, I was five. From that point, I started fervently listening to my mother's records (those are the huge, black monstrosities t

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I like to talk and learn with Trevor. I wish he could come everyday (Rowdy, age 6)
Alice F.
Trevor is wonderful, fun and patient every single class!!!! - Our 12 years old son has been with him for a year now and his playing is amazing. So much progress so fast and so many different kinds of style already - I love that my son gets so excited when it is the day of his guitar lesson with Trevor!!!!!
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Chad N.

5 Reviews
La Jolla, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Masters from school of hard knocks
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Chad N.

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I teach with a fun approach that gets you up and running on your instrument and playing songs quickly. My lessons are completely tailored to each student depending on their goals. If you want to play songs I'll teach you the quickest way to learn how to play songs. If you want to be a great all around player I'll teach you how to play lead patterns, use theory for writing, play chords and how to play and write full songs.

About Chad

I'm an easy going and fun music teacher with real life experience. I build and taylor my lessons around "Your" goals not mine. Ultimately my goal is to make your experience FUN. Want to play songs? I can get you up and running within a couple weeks with simple strategies that accelerate your le

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Josh
Outstanding teacher!
Jennifer
Chad bring such an amazing dynamic to teaching my children. He really tailors his teaching to meet the unique needs of each child. My one daughter really likes to challenge herself, she is very focused and enjoys creating her own music. He honed in on this right away and each lesson is filled with just the amount of intensity and instruction along with patience and fun to allow my daughter to explore what she likes best in her music style.

My son is the opposite. He plays electric guitar. He is not focused, but he loves the sound and working with Chad. Chad makes him feel just as accomplished as my daughter and offers him great patience and redirection. My son always looks forward to his lesson and has maintained his enthusiasm for guitar whereas other things he's tried he has quickly lost interest.

Chad is simply the best there is. Not to mention he is EXTREMELY talented and has a great singing voice :)
Mike
Great teacher, great understanding of the students needs.

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Dominic P.

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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Sinhalese, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Dominic P.

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Learn to play your favorite music while understanding the theory behind them and learning to apply that information to create your own style.

About Dominic

Hi! I am a guitarist and bassist currently based in Orlando, Fl. I've been playing guitar for about 18 years now and playing bass for about 5 years. I've been teaching music theory and guitar since January 2016. I am currently studying music production at Valencia College while performing with

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Karl C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Karl C.

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I've been surrounded by music my entire life. I started on cello at age 5 and continued for 13 years, I also picked up piano at age 6 and still play today. I picked up and fell in love with Guitar when i was 15 and has been my axe of choice for over 15 years now. I'm involved with the live music scene in New York City as a booker, cinematographer, Photographer and projectionist. I love live music, and discovering new bands and talent. Everyone has an epic story to tell, If your new to the scene don't be afraid to start from the beginning and learning the basics.
can also teach logic pro / garageband

About Karl

Entry Level Guitar, Music Theory and Logic/Garageband teacher. currently have 3 students. One who's become the more advanced musician in his class. Have been involved with the live music scene for over 10 years and an avid enthusiast to rock, Jazz, Blues, and Folk music. Would love to pass on the k

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Tim K.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Awarded Gold/Silver Medals from Texas Association of PrivatenSchools
  • Teaching since 1989
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Tim K.

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I studied classical guitar at Trinity University under David Underwood. I taught classical guitar at Southside High School. I have had students score high rankings in UIL competitions.

About Tim (William)

My name is Tim and I live in Schertz, Texas. I hold a BM and a BME from UTSA and an MM from Texas State. I also studied drama for 3 years at Trinity University. I have been a music teacher for 29 years. I have taught elementary music, secondary choir and college level music courses. I have perform

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"My daughter has been taking lessons from Matthew for a few months now. She really enjoys his teaching style....she learns about valuable skills and theory and also has fun at every lesson. Matthew is very encouraging about her progress and keeps her motivated to practice to sharpen her skills. He's also very flexible with scheduling which is great for us because of school, commuting etc. Matthew is very friendly and knowledgeable and is an excellent teacher."
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Took Guitar lessons from Matthew H.
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"Taking lessons with Jared is a true gift; one that inevitably sends me out the door in better spirits then when I come in.
Jared is knowledgeable, experienced, respectful, flexible, funny, sensitive, patient, humble and kind.
I most appreciate his flexibility and understanding towards where I am in the moment, and believe that the ability for a teacher to meet the student where they're at is a true art.
I came to him for lessons in guitar, and am learning so much more. I have improved my skills on guitar, my understanding of theory, my confidence in song-writing, my awareness of the music industry, my comfort in singing, etc.!
Most importantly for me, is that taking lessons with Jared helps me be accountable to my own dreams of being a musician and he helps me take that seriously by celebrating the small victories and always being respectful to my ideas and efforts.
Jared has helped elevate and encourage my musicianship most importantly by simply being humble, human and easy to work with!
He shares his love of music and his joy in his students' progress, and he creates a community of learners that respect and cheer for each other at regular performances.
I am confident that Jared can help you learn what you want to learn, that you'll end up having fun and learning something you weren't expecting to learn along the way, and that he is humble enough to say if he ever gets stumped by a question and you'll end up learning something new together.
Have fun!"
Jessica
Took Guitar lessons from Jared C.
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"Kyle was so kind and attentive to my 4 year old grandson My grandson’s attention span is not long but Kyle kept his attention for 30 minutes"
Caen
Took Guitar lessons from Kyle B.
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"Great approach to teaching beginners."
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Took Guitar lessons from James W.
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"Excellent teacher and very patient."
Gay
Took Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"Finally, they got together for my Granddaughters first lesson! I heard from her and she said it went well!

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Kayah
Took Guitar lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Loving the relaxed atmosphere with David. Bargain prices for the one on one experience with such an awesome, educated and talented musician."
Raven
Took Guitar lessons from David C.
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"Listened well and taught me what I needed."
Mike
Took Guitar lessons from Scott S.
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"I would like to take a second and suggest Steve as a great guitar instructor.... I have been working with him fir a couple months now... my busy schedule does not always allow me enough time to practice like I should. But Steve has the patience needed to work through it with me. I am happy to learn from him, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for an instructor."
Gene
Took Guitar lessons from Stephen O.
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"I started lessons with David a couple of months ago unsure about whether I'd stick with guitar lessons at all. I mean, the web is full of tutorials for playing. But I figured I'd give lessons a try.

I have been extremely pleased with my lessons and my progress thus far. Our lessons are a nice mix of learning songs and techniques and always emphasizing what I want to be learning. Considering I'm 39 and years out of school, this is important for me.

David has also been a remarkable teacher for my 8 year old son. Both my wife and I are very happy with the instruction we have received. Yes, David is slightly more expensive than some others here, but you get what you pay for! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for anyone looking for lessons."
Sammy
Took Guitar lessons from David R.
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Private Guitar Lessons & Teachers in San Diego

By Aaron D. - San Diego Guitar Teacher

Do you want to learn how to play the guitar? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private guitar lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher near you or online accelerates progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every beginner's chances of becoming an expert player.

Many of you know San Diego for its beautiful beaches, great weather, Sea World and the zoo, but did you know that San Diego is home to a great many guitarists? As a new resident of San Diego, I recently realized the amount of talent present in this great city. Wherever you go, you can always hear the unmistakable sound of the guitar, whether it’s the strumming of an acoustic on the beaches of La Jolla, some blues licks played on a Les Paul in a downtown club, or the plucking of a classical in the streets of North Park, there’s always something exciting to hear from this great instrument. Many great guitarists, local and non-local, perform and have honed their skills in San Diego and the surrounding areas. Local jazz legend Peter Sprague can be caught playing almost nightly, and Carlos Santana learned to play on the streets of nearby Tijuana. Bands such as Blink 182, Switchfoot, and P.O.D. have all called San Diego home, and local talent such as Intransit Audio, Foreign Film, and Science Fiction are making their names and building followings in the bustling local music scene.

So as a San Diegan, you may ask yourself, “How do I become a part of all this?” Well, for one, I’m sure many of you have at least one friend who plays the guitar, and he or she is always willing to get you started in the right direction. Or you can always find a great teacher here at TakeLessons who can teach you guitar lessons in San Diego. Whatever your fancy, San Diego is a great place for guitarists and music lovers alike. Join the fun and sign up for guitar lessons in San Diego today!

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