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Shai B.

3 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English , Hebrew
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
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Shai B.

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Hey there!
My passions are technique and accuracy; by perfecting technique comes a deeper understanding of theory. I have lots of teaching methods that will encourage you to play your favorite songs and styles with the sounds you like.
I'll focus on the very basics of guitar theory in order to get to a higher level of understanding music theory.
I will challenge you! We will have lots of fun and you will see, hear, and feel your own improvements with my teachings.

About Shai

If you are fascinated about guitar technique and awesome weird sounds that you can do with your guitar, you will like having lessons with me. I began as a classical guitar player, studying traditional classical pieces and applying them to my guitar. During that time I began to explore and became

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Gary
Shai is amazing!!
Nir
This guy is much more than a guitar teacher :)
Probably the best there is.
Ely
I know Shai for many years and he is an amazing friend and incredibly dedicated musician! If you want to work hard at guitar, or musicin general, get those chops and timing going, flamenco, whatever it is, Shai is the man!!

Andrew H.

3 Reviews
Burbank, CA
Starting at $50
  • Bachelor of Arts from Humboldt State University
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Andrew H.

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I place a strong emphasis on fundamentals like technique, theory and musicality. By taking a measured and detail oriented approach I can help you make quick progress through whatever musical style you'd like.

About Andrew

I'm a focused but easygoing guitarist and musician with over a decade of experience teaching students of various skill levels and backgrounds. I enjoy helping students discover their love of music and reach their personal musical goals, whatever they may be. I started teaching as the guitar tech

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Nico
Andrew is very professional and knowledgeable. He not only teaches you he also listens. I am excited for my future lessons with him.
Moses A.
great patience to teach. 2 thumbs up!!
Jamie
Andrew is such a great teacher! I'm a beginner guitar player who wanted to learn some of the basics and work on my technique, and Andrew was so patient and really took the time to work with me. Very easy-going and helpful, even though I know I'm not the best player. He clearly knows what he's doing when it comes to anything guitar-related and I cannot wait to set up another lesson. I already feel more confident in my abilities! Thanks Andrew!
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Mike B.

14 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Mike B.

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Any genre, all ages. Teaching for 20 years. I tailor each lesson to the needs/goals of every student.

For beginners, I can write easy versions of your favorite songs for you, while giving you a well balanced music education.

For singers, I can show you how to easily accompany yourself and sound like a pro without reading a note.

I can give you ideas for jamming, soloing, and writing songs while showing you music theory, or I can teach you riffs to your favorite songs!

Being a drummer as well I can show you how to play "in the pocket" with rhythmic precision when playing with a band or by yourself.

For children, I make lessons fun and varied with learning and musical games to keep them excited and engaged.

For everyone, I can teach you the most efficient ways to learn any musical skill based on experience and leading scientific books on learning, while keeping lessons fun!

About Mike

I've studied piano and other instruments for 30 years, have been teaching music for 20, and have been a full time professional musician and music teacher for 11 years. As a musician who was raised on classical piano but has also spent his life playing in bands, jamming, and composing in several ge

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Sarah P.
Hi, Mike! I like the songs you pick for me to learn.
Max F.
Mike was awesome in my first lesson. He knew exactly how to keep pace with my progression...looking forward to #2!

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Eric F.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Music Education from Miami Dade College
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Eric F.

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to gain an understanding of guitar and allow the guitar to be an extension of one's creativity and ideas

About Eric

Multi-instrumentalist, Songwriter, and composer Eric Andres Ferrer; graduated from Miami Dade Music College earning a A.A. in Music Theory and Composition. Afterwards He Continued to Pursue His B.A. in FIU. once College was Complete Eric Ferrer set out to create a curriculum for his students that e

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Erin M.
Top of the line lessons & content. Enjoying how much progress I’ve made in such little amount of time. Thanks Eric
Jim Castleton
Eric Ferrer teaching style is very clear/simple/ and intuitive. He really shows you there’s simplicity in learning anything. I thought the piano was a stride i always wanted to take on. Yet with Eric the process in learning how to use both hands was so simple that I was very surprised.
John M.
I recently bought a drum set to starting how to play but coming from no experience I had no idea what I was doing. I felt sloppy and uncoordinated so I decided to try and find a teacher that can meet my schedule/expectations. That is when I stumbled upon Eric Ferrer’s profile. The lessons were soooooo Simplistic 😌 he really gave me peace of mind. Eric Broke the process into its barebones and revealed how simple it is to learn drums. I love my new teacher, he has the best patience, attitude, and commitment to you the student and the lesson.
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Nick R.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • M.A. in performance from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
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Nick R.

27 Reviews
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Classical Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Blues Guitar (including slide guitar)
Rock Guitar
Singer/Song Writer
Funk/fusion and many other genres

Finger-style and plectrum (pick) techniques

About Nick

Professor Nick R. (guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, dobro/resonator/slide, lap steel, tenor guitar, baritone resonator, bass, drums, composition) is currently the adjunct professor at Essex College, Jazz clinician for over 19 years via Kupferberg Center (Queens College) and has been on the staff a

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Bill
I have been taking lessons with Nick now for a little over a year and it has been a great experience. I appreciate that Nick tailors lessons to my ability and musical interests and incorporates a little musical theory at times. Having started with little knowledge of the guitar, I think I've progressed a lot and that's due to his teaching. Lessons are also a joy. Nick has an easygoing teaching style, while at the same time he's focused on helping me progress. I feel lucky to have found Nick as an instructor, and I would recommend him to anyone looking to learn the guitar.
ellen
As an adult, I was hesitant about learning a new instrument. Nick has been amazing at helping me learn the banjo! He is encouraging, patient, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Nick to anyone at any age.
Peter
Nick is an amazing ukelele teacher! He has been teaching my 9-year-old son for about 8 months now. He is cheerful and enthusiastic, and an undeniable talent. His teaching style is at once relaxed ("feeling" the music over strict adherence to technique), and rigorous (dropping in some heavy music theory early on). He's teaching my son to be a "musician", not just a "ukulele player". He encourages creativity and tailors the lessons to what our son enjoys. He sends a great summary email after each lesson with notes and reminders and things to work on for the next week. And his lessons even carry over nicely to how my son is learning piano. We would recommend him highly.

Jaster A.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Ableton Live from Dubspot
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jaster A.

8 Reviews
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Whether you're looking to start from scratch or want to improve your lead or rhythm playing I can help you break through to the next level! My lessons are both fun and constructive and completely tailored to your needs! I teach in the style of Guns N' Roses, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Van Halen, Hendrix, etc. Blues Rock Shred Guitar

About Jaster

I've been teaching private guitar lessons since 2001 and am currently available to teach lessons at your home, my home studio in Brooklyn and online! My approach to teaching goes far beyond tabs and theory. Im dedicated to helping you achieve your goals by creating a lesson plan specific to your ne

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Lorrel
Jaster is the best. i have learned SO much in just 2 lessons!
Dan L.
An excellent and patient instructor,
Jaster can help you achieve guitar success! Highly recommended teacher.
Fox
Great instructor. Very knowledgeable and patient. Explained everything so well and made it all easy to understand. Reasonable rate and flexible schedule.

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Santa Monica, CA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Santa Monica 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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Took Guitar lessons from Curtis L.
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I started with Ayme with no musical skills whatsoever. I wanted to learn the guitar to challenge myself. 10 lessons down the line I am comfortably strumming away and very happy my progress.
Great teacher to learn from; she knows her stuff!"
John
Took Guitar lessons from Ayme F.
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"Combined a great balance of practice, instruction, theory, and suggestions for "homework." Didn't feel inadequate, like I did with another instructor from school of rock."
Dave
Took Guitar lessons from Richard D.
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"Mike S will teach you how to allow yourself to learn a new instrument!

Mike really is incredible. The guitar looked so complicated and confusing before I met Mike. He really teaches you how to allow yourself to learn a new instrument. Within a month I was improvising over simple changes with my own ideas! And within 2 or 3 months, the amount of chord structures I had at my disposal was mind blowing. The speed at which I became comfortable with the instrument was amazing. I really believe that Mike's simple teaching style really was a key part in my ability to play and grow on a new instrument. Other than that, he is one of the greatest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet and play with. He gives so much of his time to his community by teaching anyone from child to infinity and even bringing them together to create bands to showcase every persons different talents. He is a beautiful human being and I do actively suggest him to anyone that tells me they want to learn either piano, guitar, or bass."
Aaron
Took Guitar lessons from Mike S.
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"Greg was a fantastic teacher! He is very knowledgable and has a wonderful teaching style. His teaching style made learning the guitar easy to comprehend and fun. I truly recommend Greg for a beginner or someone who has played a lot. Greg truly is great!"
Tyler
Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"David is great! I gave my husband lessons with David for his birthday. He’s is so excited to learn and picks up his guitar every day to practice. David is patient and knowledgeable. You will be glad you chose him."
Monti
Took Guitar lessons from David E.
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"Great first lesson! Was great with my 7 year old son."
Conor
Took Guitar lessons from Gregory V.
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"I had several great lessons with Nils. He helped me break through a plateau I was on in terms of modal soloing and also with recognizing chord shapes and how the lie underneath scale structures. He was responsive, knowledgeable and quick to grasp what I, as an already experienced player, needed to improve. Highly recommended!"
Adam
Took Guitar lessons from Nils B.
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"I'm a beginner at the guitar. My first lesson with Jason was very great. He starts with the basics and teaches you what you want to learn. Patient and nice."
Rosanne
Took Guitar lessons from Jason M.
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"Greg is an awesome teacher. He is very knowledgeable and makes himself accessable for any questions or concerns you may have. I would totally recommend Greg."
Eddie
Took Guitar lessons from Greg D.
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