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Justin M.

4 Reviews
Arroyo Grande, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
  • B.A. Music from California Polytechnic State University
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Justin M.

4 Reviews
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After 20 years of playing and a BA in Music, 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. If you are tired of trying to figure out how to learn guitar online or you feel stuck at your current level, then I can show you the most effective and efficient way to get your playing to the next level. Lessons will teach you the following:

* songs you actually want to play
* how to read music and guitar tablature
* music theory tailored to suit your needs
* composition and improvisation
* performance practices and music history
* how to play solo pieces and jam with your friends

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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Carolyn H.
This was my first lesson ever on a stringed instrument but I was very impressed with Justin, my instrument ended up having an issue and he still came up with stuff for us to work on despite the mandolin having a malfunction. He also helped me figure out what needs to be adjusted for my mandolin to play correctly. I am looking forward to my next lesson.
Michael Y.
It was nice to have a teacher that is passionate and interested in hear other people’s perspectives. Good aspect and enjoyed the lesson
Joe
I enjoyed my first lesson. The time flew by. Justin was friendly and professional. I'm looking forward to the next lesson.
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Sam G.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music: Contemporary Improvisation from Lawrence University Conservatory of Music
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Sam G.

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Hi there! My name is Sam Genualdi, I've been teaching music for close to 10 years now and have a great passion for helping my students realize their musical dreams. I taylor my lessons to the skills and objectives of each individual student, with the goal of developing their own unique musical voice.

I have experience on many instruments and in many genres. I earned my Bachelor of Music Degree from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, and after have done a number of artist residencies pursuing my own creative work. This has included a year long fellowship to travel the globe studying musical traditions and a year long residency in the remote Cascade Mountains composing music for a non-profit organisation.

About Sam

Hi there! My name is Sam, I've been teaching music for close to 10 years now and have a great passion for helping my students realize their musical dreams. I tailor my lessons to the skills and objectives of each individual student, with the goal of developing their own unique musical voice. I h

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Ari
Sam is a wonderful, patient teacher who will meet you on your level and mould his lessons to your interests! It’s always a pleasure to have a lesson with Sam.
Jonny
I first met Sam in Brazil a couple of years ago and recently contacted him for online lessons as I was looking to go further in exploring folk guitar techniques. Sam's lessons are the perfect balance for me between technical proficiency and learning new skills in a way that he makes intuitive to follow, and also conceptual approaches to the instrument which have made a big difference in the way I play. A combination of these two factors and Sam's down-to-earth and encouraging energy have made the lessons motivating for me. I always finish the lessons inspired and wanting to play and come up with new ideas! Organisation-wise and on the technical side of things, it's been very straightforward on Zoom. I thoroughly recommend Sam's lessons!
Izzy
He's an innovative teacher who's very good at enhancing your strengths and going from there. Whether it's songwriting, guitar, or other things, he makes me feel confident about what I'm doing well and then helps improve where I need to improve. He's also very patient and egoless.

Robbie V.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Worship Diploma from International House of Prayer University
  • Teaches students Male: 9 and up; Female: 8 and up
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Robbie V.

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Acoustic guitar is one of the most flexible instruments for accompanying yourself; you can be as simple or complex as you want, allowing you to give lots of characters to your songs. Making the songs you play have YOUR unique style and sound is what we’re after, so we’ll learn not just the basics of guitar, but we’ll learn finger picking and alternate chord voicing, and alternate tuning (and every other trick we can use to make our sound more colorful). I play primarily worship songs on acoustic, but we’ll incorporate some music from other genres as well to develop new skills.

About Robbie

Hey ALL! I'm excited to be your piano or guitar teacher. I've been teaching music for the last 5 years, and my teaching experience is backed by performance experience. I'm a Worship Pastor at a local church here in Arlington, and a worship leader at The Prayer Room Missions Base in Pantego, with a

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Tessa
Robbie is a gifted musician and patient teacher. He listens well to his students and creates an atmosphere that feels safe to learn without fear of making mistakes. His many years of experience make him an excellent choice for you, your friends, or your children!
Avanell Savage
Robbie enjoys playing and teaching piano. He is patient and considerate of his student. His warm, outgoing personality brings the music to life as he teaches. I would highly recommend him as you search for your future musical instrument instructor.
Steven
Robbie is a kind and patient instructor, he slows down the student and helps them to learn and whatever way best suits them. Everything from advanced theory down two basic rhythm he makes simple and easy to understand. I thoroughly enjoyed learning from him.

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Lori H.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music - Piano Performance from University of Denver - Lamont School of Music
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Lori H.

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With more than 35 years professional experience both performing and teaching, I understand what it takes to become comfortable and confident at the keyboard while having fun along the way. Every student has unique goals and abilities and I love matching their special talents to the methods and techniques that will help them feel successful and develop their love and appreciation for music.

About Lori

I have been a working professional pianist and instructor for 35+ years. After graduating from DU Magna Cum Laude with my degree in Piano Performance I began working professionally in the Denver area. I have performed as soloist with the Denver Symphony (now the Colorado Symphony), worked as primar

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zahra farazandeh
I really enjoyed the lessons. Lori is great and I'm excited to continue with her.
Carrie
Lori is awesome! You won’t be disappointed!
Kathleen
I met Lori at a recent voice competition where she was the designated pianist for my division. She rehearsed patiently, returned texts promptly, and kept a steady, cheerful attitude through two days surrounded by stressed-out singers. As for her playing, she performed challenging repertoire with grace and disciplined understatement that made it clear she was there to help us shine. It's hard for me to overstate just how good an accompanist she is.
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Sungho J.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Englsih, Korean
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 75
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Sungho J.

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Hello everyone, I look forward to working with you! My name is Dr. Jung, and I play and teach violin and viola. I debuted with the Seoul Grand Symphony Orchestra at age 13 and the Rainbow Youth Orchestra at age 14. Since then, I have gone on to win several competitions in South Korea and completed my education in both the Czech Republic and the USA.

In addition to over 10 years of private lesson teaching experience, I am violin faculty at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan and a violin instructor with the Jackson Symphony String Team.

When I'm not teaching, you can find me performing for the “If Music be the Food…Lansing” series and Camerata Michigan, Cello Plus Series directed by Suren Bagratuni. I was concertmaster for the Michigan State Concert Orchestra and have appeared with several regional orchestras, including the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra and Midland Symphony Orchestra.

About Sungho

Do you want to learn violin, viola, or both? I can help you with that! I received D.M.A from Michigan State University. I believe that my years of knowledge and experience will help students to improve their skills and reach their goals. I am excited for the opportunity to discuss how my skill se

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Gregory V.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from Hands 4 Hope After School Arts Program;Lydia Floyd:CEO, Diane Allen:Program Director-North Hollywood Arts District
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.A. Music Composition, Credits toward M.A. Music Education from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa
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Gregory V.

28 Reviews
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I've been teaching [subject] for [#] years and my students have gone on to [student accomplishments]. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to [beginning goal] and as time goes on you'll be able to [intermediate goal]. I specialize in [specialty, style], typically use [book names] books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: [equipment list]. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Gregory

Los Angeles & East Coast native currently looking for New Students who are excited about taking that first step to unveiling their musical dreams! The most direct & illustrious methods to unveiling one's musical dreams. Some prefer to take the round-about way...also my specialty. I am kind, unde

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Diana Y.
First lesson was so informative. Jumped right in and he knew exactly where to start with me and what I needed. .Great personality and knows how to teach, that coming from a teacher myself. Looking forward to the next one!
Sean
Great Lesson!
Conor M.
Great first lesson! Was great with my 7 year old son.

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"Christina rocks!!!! She helped me find my voice. I'm an older (some could say senior 😀) student. I never had any formal training. In one lesson she had me singing 100 times better. Surprisingly, I'm getting even better as the lessons progress. I started out watching Videos online which helped me, but at some point you need a professional to hear your voice.
I am the cantor at church, so I am so thankful for Christina and her focused direction. I think the congregation is thankful for her as well 😀. Love you Christina and thanks for helping me find my voice."
Cecelia
Took Singing lessons from Christina E.
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"I had been playing primarily heavy metal guitar for the past decade or so, but recently I had been itching to give classical guitar a shot. I chose Shaun primarily because he lived in my area and because he offered in-home lessons at a very reasonable rate.

After 6 months of lessons or so, I have to say I've had every expectation met and exceeded. He puts a lot of effort into designing his own instructional materials (exercises, theory work, etc), and he always comes to the lesson with a plan. He's also done a great job helping me develop proper technique (particularly in the right hand) and certain musicianship skills (e.g., improv, inflection/mood). The pieces he has chosen for me to work on have been both challenging for my skill level but also musically compelling.

Most importantly, he's just the nicest guy in the world, always has a lot of enthusiasm (but isn't over the top), and has an open mind when it comes to others' taste in music and what his students want to get out of the guitar.

In sum: my lessons with him have been very effective and have been a blast, I highly recommend him!"
Alex
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Shaun Z.
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"Great violin teacher! My daughter like the class so much!"
Cindy
Took Violin lessons from Gabrielle A.
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"Jeremy has been teaching my daughter, for the past nine months. He is a great instructor and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to take guitar lessons! He is very patient with my daughter and has a great knowledge of what he is teaching. Jeremy comes to our home to give lessons which is very convenient since I work full time. I am hoping he will be able to start giving my son lessons as well as he has expressed a great interest in playing since his daughter has started."
Jessica
Took Guitar lessons from Jeremy B.
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"I avoided the piano after I experienced a bad teacher when I was young, but Ryan made me excited to learn again. He is fun and encouraging, patient with my learning style, and makes me feel accomplished with everything I achieve. I cannot recommend him highly enough!"
Diana
Took Piano lessons from Ryan I.
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"Henry taught my son how to play all his favorite songs on guitar and was always prompt, polite and interested in our needs. We couldn't have asked for a better teacher!"
Sarah
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Henry A.
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"I had a great first lesson. Chelsea made me feel comfortable and at ease. I highly recommend her. I had zero experience with string instruments and she gave clear instructions, and even wrote in depth notes for me to study."
Stephanie
Took Harp lessons from Chelsea L.
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"Adam is a fantastic guitar teacher. He paced his lessons so that the amount of information I had to cover was reasonable for my busy schedule, and every week I came away feeling more and more confident in my playing!"
Andy
Took Guitar lessons from Adam H.
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Calvin
Took Singing lessons from Loretta M.
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