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Lars R.

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Petaluma, CA
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 to 65
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Lars R.

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I am familiar with the many sonic possibilities of various types of acoustic guitars: nylon-string, steel-string, dobro, slide, twelve-string, seven-string . . . Many thanks!

About Lars

I began to teach guitar at 16 years of age. I have taught seven- to 60-year-old students in a wide variety of styles. I studied jazz guitar primarily with Randy Vincent, one of the San Francisco Bay Area's greatest guitar players, and continue to broaden my horizons under the guidance of Matthew Gra

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Abhi D.
Lars is an awesome instructor. Very knowledgeable and also very articulate with his instructions. I highly recommend him. I am an absolute beginner and yet he was able to share so much in the very first lesson itself! He also makes learning fun.
Subhabrata D.
very good!
Subhabrata D.
Very focused lesson
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Nick R.

57 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded 2001 JAS academy full scholarship from JAS academy in Aspen Colorado (director, Christian McBride)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nick R.

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acoustic guitar playing: both finger picking and playing with a pick

About Nick

Nick performs with Paul McCartney, Jon Batiste (Colbert Show), Zeb Bangash, Antonique Smith, Rob Morrow, John Lithgow, The Hot Sardines, grammy nominated producer/composer/Indian percussionist, Deep Singh (tabla player with Sting, Katy Perry, Robert Plant) and grammy nominated producer/trumpet play

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Steve B
Amazing instructor. Patient and knowledgeable.
Kara
Nick was a patient and enthusiastic teacher. I was nervous to start music lessons in my late 30s, but he made me feel comfortable and I never felt embarrassed. He taught me the songs I was interested in learning, but snuck in music theory and the basics along the way! Highly recommend
Shannon
Nick has done a great job with our 14 year old son! He has a great laid back style that is appreciated and keeps the lessons fun and engaging. Not only is he learning to play some of his favorite songs, but he is also getting ear training, music reading, picking, chord building, etc. We would highly recommend Nick!
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Corinthius M.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded General Music Specialist from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2007
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Corinthius M.

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A warm and caring teacher who wants you to become a successful musician and works to create a classroom experience that is stimulating, encouraging, and adaptive to your needs and goals.

About Corinthius

Corinthius is a multi-talented instrumentalist and string teacher. For over 5 years, he has trained musicians of all levels in Classical, Rock, Pop, Folk, R&B, and many other styles of traditional and contemporary music. He received a Specialist Certificate in General Music studies from Berkle

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Corinthius is an amazing teacher he has been my son violin instructor now for over a year best instructor ever hands down
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Another great lesson. not many people can find teachers to inspire and nurture
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Tim M.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music: Classical Guitar Performance from Hartt School - University of Hartford
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Tim M.

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It starts with where the student is and where they want to go. A personalized approach that involves the student some say in how we get there.

About Tim

I am a Hartt School of Music trained classical guitarist raised on the electric guitar. With over 20 years of teaching experience, I have helped students of all ages achieve their musical goals. Whether it's getting into the school jazz band, a college degree program or simply playing for friends, I

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Cullen
I have been a student of Tim’s for a little over a year now. I started playing guitar at age 52 and when I started with Tim I was very close to giving up or settling on just being able to strum a few chords. I have had many hand injuries in the past that have resulted in arthritis and lack of dexterity in my wrists and some of my fingers and I started doubting I would ever be able to progress in my ability to play. From the very first lesson where I told Tim about my hand issues and my frustrations, he told me he was sure we could work around any physical limitations I had, and he was right. Tim has been able to work with me on alternative ways to play the chords I was having trouble with and has shown me that these alternate techniques along with the bit of music theory he sprinkles into lessons can really expand my ability to play.

In the time I have been studying with Tim, I have done more than I thought I ever could. I went from a frustrated beginner guitar player to having enough confidence to play on stage with some of Tim’s other students and I am now looking forward to what I will be able to do on the guitar instead of being frustrated with what I can’t do.

Tim is a talented and passionate musician as well as a knowledgeable and very relatable instructor which is a rare combination and he's also a really great guy and any student of any age or ability will benefit from studying with him.
Sam
Tim is an excellent guitar teacher and an overall great guy. He provided me with structure and support, enabling me to make the most out of my practice and ultimately progress as a player. His warm personality and contagious enthusiasm for music kept me looking forward to our time together each week. He was also very flexible when it came to scheduling to accommodate for my dynamic schedule.
Brad
Tim is an excellent teacher, providing excellent advice, practice techniques, and insights. He makes learning and improving easy and enjoyable.
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Adam K.

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Starting at $50
  • Associate in Arts - Music Performance from Count College of Morris
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Adam K.

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My teaching philosophy is all about self-education: not only will I teach you how to play the guitar but I will also help you learn how to teach yourself. The work required to learn an instrument doesn't come from 30 to 60 minutes of lessons from a professional, it comes from the intensity of focus you spend playing the guitar throughout your time outside of lessons.

We will start with the end in mind; what is your goal? What music or songs do you want to learn? Then, together we will build a lesson plan to accomplish that goal. Throughout the lesson plan, along with playing your favorite songs, we will cover several aspects of being a musician: proper technique; musical interpretation and expression; music theory, which will include understanding notes, scales, chords, harmonic progressions, and analyzing music; communication when performing with other musicians; and building habits and techniques toward effective practicing.

The great thing about this process is it establishes ...

About Adam

Hello future students! I am so excited you are here to learn a little about who I am and what I do. Before I talk about myself, I want to express how important music is for all of us. No matter how long you study or practice music - I have been playing guitar for 22 years - there is something unexpl

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Ari S.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • BS, Liberal Studies from The New School for Public Engagement
  • Teaches students 5 to 85
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Ari S.

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From strumming simple chords to writing your own songs and beyond - the acoustic guitar is the originator, and I'll teach you the skills you need to explore your own voice on the instrument.

About Ari

I am a guitarist, bassist, writer and composer based in New Haven county. With international touring experience, songs licensed to film and television, and a degree from The New School, I have an approach that is both holistic and comprehensive. I am easygoing, adaptable and excited to approach musi

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Jonathan
Fantastic and versatile teacher, able to cover all styles comfortably. Definitely recommended for in-home lessons for adults or kids. Relaxed & easygoing, Ari can also push when you need to get over that next practice hurdle. Super nice guy and great teacher.
Carolyn
Wonderful teacher. Creative patient and kind
George
Ari is very knowledgable but presents information in a relaxed, approachable way. It's obvious that he really enjoys teaching and his low key manner makes students feel at ease. Highly recommended!

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"Jaden had gis first class with Tim and he loved it. Tim is very patient and provides a lot of positive feedback. Thank you Tim!"
Jaden
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tim K.
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"David is an enthusiastic and patient teacher and also is a well rounded musician. He breaks things down in manageable chunks. I recommend the dude."
Jason
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from David H.
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"Omar is a great teacher. My son didn't want guitar lessons originally but after his first class with Omar he was so excited for more. I'm very impressed. Great job Omar"
Cayden
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Omar W.
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"Jeff will take you from beginner to expert and from expert to master. I’d recommend in person or online lessons, both work well! If you’re on the fence about taking lessons, don’t be and go with Jeff 🎸."
Kylelar Maravich
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Jeff C.
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"Cant speak highly enough about Adam. I felt he went above and beyond for a guitar teacher. He challenged me to perform at an open mic fairly early (I couldnt play a full song before starting lessons) and took his own time to come support me. He teaches piano too and has a great understanding of music theory. This was big for me as music theory is fascinating to me. Our lessons were very relaxed and always left me excited to get home and practice more. My interest in guitar is fairly schizophrenic and I like to change focus all the time to cover as much ground in our precious weekly hour. Adam did a great job working with my idiosyncrasies and taught me a great amount in the few months we had lessons. (I moved out of town)"
Max
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Adam K.
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"Luke is a fantastic teacher! He is patient, kind, and extremely talented. He makes each and every lesson pure joy! He is excited to learn new songs himself so that he can teach them to me. He has made learning acoustic guitar such a fun experience! Highly recommend him!"
Velika
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Luke H.
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"I am a long time student having first started guitar lessons in my late thirties. Thanks to Paul’s patience and expertise, I quickly evolved as a guitar player and all around musician. He has a great studio with a full variety of instruments so it's very convenient to not have to bring one's own instrument if one prefers not to. The studio also has a quality recording system , and I've created numerous professional sounding recordings of my guitar playing as well. Today I enjoy playing bass and guitar in a string band and continue to expand my musical horizons with Paul. I think he is an excellent instructor and I highly recommend him for beginners or intermediate musicians of all ages."
Jeff
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Paul N.
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"Working with Chris is to learn guitar is one of the best decisions I've ever made concerning a music instructor. He is well rounded and knowledgeable in every aspect of his profession. His ability to match his intended instruction with my unique needs is unmatched. Music lessons with him have has influenced my life beyond the guitar. I can only imagine the impact he would have with in person lessons."
Sade
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"Great first lesson. Learning some theory and basic chords. Already playing a couple songs"
Matthew Stevens
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Adam S.
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"Working with Andrew has been an amazing experience. He teaches my son guitar, bass, a little piano, music theory... really, he can teach anything you request. Their time together hasn't skipped a beat since we switched from in-home to online lessons. Andrew can pretty much do anything and play any song my son requests to learn. He keeps him on track to progress through lessons and also finds time to just jam with him for fun. Andrew is the best!"
Stephanie
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrew P.
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