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Justin M.

4 Reviews
Arroyo Grande, CA
Starting at $40
  • B.A. Music from California Polytechnic State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
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Justin M.

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After years of playing, I know how to break down the guitar and teach it to anyone willing to learn. I take the 80/20 approach to learning guitar and will get you up and playing in no time. Lessons will teach you the following:

* songs you actually want to play
* how to read music and guitar tablature
* chords and progressions
* music theory
* guitar technique for all styles to make you a well-rounded player
* learn how to write your own tunes and jam in any style with anyone

About Justin

Like most guitarists, I had always wanted to play the guitar as a little kid. Luckily, my parents finally caved to the request (ok ok, incessant begging) and I began my guitar journey at the age of 11. After now 20 years of playing and 12 years of teaching, I am excited to share my experience and t

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Joe
I enjoyed my first lesson. The time flew by. Justin was friendly and professional. I'm looking forward to the next lesson.
Walt C.
Justin is a very knowledgeable teacher who brings of experience to this teaching. I highly recommend Justin.
Lisa
Justin is an excellent teacher!! He is a master guitarist, always punctual, very courteous and gives 100% to my lesson. I am learning classical guitar and jazz guitar with him and I am delighted with the progress I've made in just a few months. I am playing beautiful songs and before his lessons I could not play any classical guitar songs at all. Justin tailors the lessons to help me learn the songs I am excited about learning to play. I most highly recommend him as a teacher for any style guitar. Amazingly he also teaches ukulele and mandolin too! He has a degree from Cal Poly in music and guitar and has over 20 years teaching experience. If you really want to learn how to play guitar easily and quickly, take lessons with him!

Evelie P.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Evelie P.

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I was gifted a guitar by my godmother when I turned 13. I am self-taught and come from a musical family, who are based around the world. I have lots of experience teaching in after school programs, Summer camps and with music agencies. I lead a lot of musical bands, ensembles and blend other instruments to support the music. I play many genres due to singing in 34 languages. I have over 50 years experience performing, writing songs, teaching. Come, let's strum!

About Evelie

I am a singer-songwriter, arranger, guitarist, band/chorus/ensemble director, music teacher and consultant with over 50 years experience in the music business. With my university chorus, I sang at the Kennedy Ctr Washington DC & the Lincoln Ctr, NY. I have 3 sold out albums and new material for a t

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Engaging, friendly, knowledgeable. She gauges my daughter skill level well.
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Christopher P.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • A.A.S Commercial Music and Jazz Studies from Spokane Falls Community College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Christopher P.

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Chris Phelps has been teaching private lessons since 1992 and is currently available to teach lessons at his studio, your home, and online. Chris has helped students learn music they enjoy, write their own songs, and become successful enough to also teach guitar lessons full time. His former students have their original music on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, and are even currently touring nationwide.

Chris received an A.A.S. in Commercial Music and Jazz Studies with a focus on guitar performance at SFCC in 1992, and BAs in Music Merchandising and Music Composition from EWU in 1996.

Chris's flexible, student focused teaching style keeps lessons exciting and fun while always building on small goals to reach long term success.

With over 25 years teaching experience, Chris looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals.

About Christopher

Hi, there! My name is Chris Phelps and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 1992 and have loved helping my students learn music they enjoy, reach their goals, and have fun learning about the guitar. I went to SFCC and earned a degree in Commercial Music and Jazz Stu

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Al
Been taking lessons from Chris since I was in my forties. Still enjoying it, twenty years later. I always feel that I am getting full value and would recommend him to anyone.

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Schuyler K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Music Education from George Mason University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Schuyler K.

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I am a well-versed guitar teacher in every style and genre and will work hard to help every student achieve their goals.

About Schuyler

Schuyler holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Instrumental Education from George Mason University. He is extremely passionate about teaching and performing all forms of music. Originally from Poughkeepsie, New York, Schuyler grew up in a thriving musical environment with both his parents having musi

Tony S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Korean, English
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Awarded Berklee Achievement-Based Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
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Tony S.

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About Tony

Hi, there! My name is Tony, and I'm a guitarist & clarinetist originally from D.C. I graduated from Berklee College of Music (Magna Cum Laude) with a Bachelor of Music in Performance, where I was a recipient of the WST and the BAS Scholarship. I've toured internationally and played at clubs all ove

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Denise C.
Tony is a great teacher!

I started learning the clarinet half a year ago after playing the piano for almost 25 years. Even though I have a lot of music background, I had to start from scratch since I have no experience in any of the woodwind instruments. I'm glad I found Tony to be my clarinet teacher because not only he is a very patient person, he also notices my strengths and also weaknesses, so that I could spend more time on things that I need to work on to be better at the clarinet.
He is very easy to communicate, lessons are always fun and productive, I've been having a lot of fun picking up this new instrument!
Harry C.
Amazing

Tony is an amazing teacher, very friendly, and very enthusiastic about teaching. :)
Ken E.
All great.

Tony is doing an excellant job. He was highly recommended and they were correct.

Chris A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Chris A.

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I am a professional Guitarist, Bassist, Pianist and Music Instructor based out of Haddonfield, NJ. I have taught hundreds of students between ages 4 and 70 from beginner to advanced in all musical styles. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2007, and was trained by top-tier musicians in Jazz, Classical, Blues, Rock, RnB, Pop and even Broadway.

My teaching style is to first identify what music motivates students, and then to carve out a path for them in fundamental practice towards achieving their goals, while preparing them for performance-level playing. Along that path, other musical styles, famous musicians and examples of mastery are introduced to broaden student’s understanding of what is achievable and to motivate them towards a higher level on their instrument.

About Chris

Chris is a degreed musician and music instructor specializing in guitar, bass, piano, percussion and voice. Based out of Haddonfield, NJ, Chris has taught hundreds of students between ages 4 and 70 from beginner to advanced in all musical styles. Whether you want to become an advanced player,

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Santa Maria, CA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Santa Maria is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $17 and $276 per hour.
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"Lyle has been a great instructor so far. He has taught me how to think about and practice guitar better. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge that he shares in an easy-going way. I feel better prepared and confidant that I can reach my desired skill level, rather than it seeming like a fantasy. Highly recommended."
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Took Guitar lessons from Lyle R.
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"Jerry is the best! Knowledgeable in all things music, he can help you not only learn your instrument but also the music theory that goes along with it. I still use his warm ups and practice routines he wrote out for me to this day (and it’s been 12+ years since he taught me!) Highly recommended."
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Took Guitar lessons from Jerry M.
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Took Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Anyone who gets an opportunity to learn how to play music from this guy should jump all over it. This dude is a well-rounded musician full of so much knowledge towards any aspect of a stringed instrument. I still to this day remember so much from his lessons and feel very thankful to have learned so much from such a wonderful teacher. Greg has enough patience to work with beginners and enough experience and skill to make an expert out of ya!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"I must say that Benjamin was great. I come from no musical background and had zero knowledge. Benjamin made me feel relaxed and broke down the sessions in an easy way so that I could understand the concept of what we were trying to accomplish. I look forward to future lessons and learning how to play the guitar"
Keith
Took Guitar lessons from Benjamin P.
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"Rachel is a great guitar instructor. I just met her for the first time and I got lot of lessons cover. I understand much faster because of the way she analyzed her materials. Rachel knows how to make a person loves playing guitar, not just learning. I highly recommend anyone who is thinking about guitar lesson should give Rachel a try."
Danny
Took Guitar lessons from Rachel H.
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"In the words of my 9 year old - "Best music teacher ever!!" Thank you, Judy, for an awesome first lesson and a great first impression on our boy!"
Vishal
Took Guitar lessons from Judy G.
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