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Carl G.

12 Reviews
Santa Rosa, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Field or Study Jazz Trumpet, Jazz Tenor Saxophone, 5 string Banjo and Singing from University of Sonoma State College, Rohnert Park, CA
  • Awarded PEDAL STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD 1995 from California Country Music Association
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Carl G.

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Bluegrass Guitar Lessons, Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced students by Professional Teacher and performer. 38 years of Teaching privately and performance. Lessons will focus on Basics, Picking technique, Chords, scales, Licks, Songs and performance. Lessons can be once a week, one every 2 weeks or once a month. Schedule of lessons are flexible to meet the needs of the student. Rates and location of lessons will be discussed and confirmed by e-mail contact.

About Carl

Private Music Instrument Lessons by Professional Player. Lessons for Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced students. Focus will be reading, Basics, Sound production and performing. 30 minute, 45 minute and 60 minute sessions. Lessons can be once a week, one every 2 weeks or once a month. 38 years exp

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Loren B.
Carl, is patient and a great teacher
Bruce
Finally, after years, I get feedback with a live, face-to-Face instruction! Looking forward to my next lesson!
Eric
Great start...now I just need to set aside time to practice, practice, practice!

Max Z.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • BA, Guitar and Mandolin Performance from Berkelee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Max Z.

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Private Bluegrass Guitar Teacher

Learn to play lead, rhythm, jam, improvise

Beginner to advanced, ages 12 and up

Private in-studio lessons tailored to your level and goals

If you’re just starting, we’ll begin with
Basic technique (holding the pick, struming)
Playing chords
Playing simple melodies

As you advance, you’ll be working on

Good tone production
Keeping solid time
Alternating bass patterns, single-string lead notes
Various picking techniques, dynamics, fingering
Variations, ornamentation, slides, hammers, pulls
Learning your favorite licks
Increasing repertoire
Learning more complex rhythms and improvisations
Developing fast and clean picking

Learn by tab, standard notation, or by ear

We'll focus on tunes you want to play, or take a broader approach incorporating reading music, ear training and theory

About Max

I am a Berklee College of Music graduate in guitar & mandolin performance, and play in two 4-piece bluegrass/country bands and an acoustic duo. I've played over 400 shows since returning to Austin in 2016. Lessons are tailored to your level and goals. We can focus on tunes you want to play, inco

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Anne
When I started taking lessons with Max, I knew three chords and very little about music theory. I never thought I would get past G-C-D. His patience and structured lessons helped me become a better player. Max is very encouraging and that was most appreciated. I have more confidence in my playing thanks to him. I even understand the circle of fifths!
Larry S.
Max is a very patient and experienced teacher. I enjoyed my lesson with him and will be back for more.
Erika tatum
Max was prepared and was flexible with teaching both guitar and mandolin. He was very patient and knowledgeable.
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Robert H.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Robert H.

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With over 10 years of teaching experience, I look forward to helping you grow as a musician. I studied at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles under some of the best in the business, and I am currently based out of Lousiana. The concepts I cover will help build a solid foundation in technique and theory, as well as learn to identify and perform multiple styles and genres whether its Rock, Jazz, Country, R&B, or anything else. I can also help with advanced theory and less common styles such as finger style chord melody, and slide guitar. I can help you learn not just how to play music, but also provide you with the tools to create.

About Robert

I am a professional guitarist, song writer, arranger, and producer with experience in a wide array of genres and styles. I studied at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California under some of the best in the business. I was born and currently reside in Louisiana and have preformed and recorded

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Roger A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Roger A.

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I have been playing guitar for 36 years. 30 years of that has been spent performing with a number of music bands & groups. I have been performing with Utah's own Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand for the past 25 years and have received national recognition through record labels in Nashville. I have been teaching for 25 years with an invitation to teach at UVU's Community education program for 8 years.

About Roger

I have been playing guitar for over 35 years and currently perform with Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand.

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Alex M.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Music Performance - Guitar from University of St. Thomas
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Alex M.

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From strumming chords & holding a pick, to using thumb & finger picks, alternate tuning & capo strategies, I work to inspire & elevate technique, musicality & fluency in the bluegrass genre.

About Alex

My name is Alex. I'm a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, Oud, bouzouki, keyboards, voice, drums, flute, etc.), composer, performer, recording artist, arranger/orchestrator/transcriber, recording engineer/producer & music educator. I graduated from the University of St. Thomas "Cum Laude" in

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Ron P.
Alex was awesome- I really enjoyed the time and learned a lot Alex has a great skill of being able to connect with people.
Cathleen
Alex is a terrific teacher. He really connects with my son and introduces new musical ideas to him. My son is always happy after his lessons with Alex whether they meet in person or streaming.
Richard B.
One cannot do better than lessons with Alex. He is extremely knowledgeable and explains the most difficult concepts in a clear and perceptive ways.
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Mel P.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Teaching since 1968
  • Music Education from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
  • Awarded EMMY award from The National Academy of Television Arts
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Mel P.

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Online Bluegrass Guitar Teacher

Flat pickin to finger pickin and even chicken pickin!

Lets get pickin!

About Mel

I have tons of experience and formal university training in music education. I know how to take the complex and make it simple. There are very good reasons my students rise to the top. Experience makes a difference, and I have more professional teaching experience than 99% of other instructo

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Jack
I have been taking lessons with Mel for almost two months.
As an adult learner who tried to learn violin on my own for the last six months I have found Mel to be a lifesaver.
He has been very patient and has helped me to fix all the bad habits I developed. The lessons are a nice mix of theory, skill development and working on fun songs.
I highly recommend him.
Adam L.
My 17-year-old son looks forward to his lessons with Mel. My goal was to restore my son's love of the violin that he started to play many years ago. Lessons with Mel did just that. My son says that Mel's delightful and personable style makes it safe for kids to be kids who are learning and growing. I hear Mel play things during my son's lessons and as a musician, I can tell he is a violinist and a musician of the highest order. I was so impressed. He keeps the lessons focused but fun. My son is already improving and more importantly, he is in love with the violin again. My son and I highly recommend him. He's a gem.
Tess I.
Mel is a great teacher. He is teaching me fundamentals and music theory along the way. He gives me just the right amount of things to practice each week.

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Average Cost of Bluegrass Guitar Lessons in Sonoma, CA

The average cost of 60-minute bluegrass guitar lessons in Sonoma is $86. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $300 per hour.
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$72 average
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"Alex has been my guitar teacher now for about 9 months and I have thoroughly enjoyed the lessons. He is always enthusiastic with the music we're learning and has a very clear way of explaining new ideas. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a guitar teacher!"
Catherine
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Alex R.
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"Max was a great teacher. I walked in wanting to learn better soloing techniques for my bluegrass guitar. With Max's help, I got over several humps in my playing and solo creating skills. If you're looking for a solid teacher that listens to what you have to say, Max is your teacher."
Matthew
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Max Z.
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"Very insightful — was able to immediately diagnose issues with my playing and offer solutions."
Wilfred
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"Really good instructor. Appreciated his flexibility."
Bob
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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"Tara has been teaching our 8 year old Evan Bluegrass guitar for a little over two years. He looked forward to his weekly opportunity to learn and play with Ms. Tara. To watch her interact - educate - and entertain Evan - was just a joy. We are sorry she has left Virginia - impossible to replace - if you get the chance - take it! She is an amazing teacher and a great friend of our Son."
Don
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Tara L.
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"I had a wonderful first lesson with Richard. It was fun and he taught me exercises that I can actually do and really make music right off the bat. I was scared that I'd be overwhelmed and not be able to do anything right but Richard broke things down into small steps that were easy to follow. I'm really looking forward to my next lesson. Thanks Richard!"
Janice
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Richard C.
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"Lucian will listen to whatever it is that you want to learn and give you all the building blocks to play how you want to play and explore your options on the neck in many different ways. I am a intermediate guitar player and within a few lessons with Lucian I was given tools to work on and practice for months to improve my skills and technique/ approach to playing. I would recommend his lessons to ANYONE looking to improve!"
Chase
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Lucian W.
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"Brad Farmer is a classically trained guitarist with an emphasis in Bluegrass guitar. He has the perfect teacher "temperament" and never gets frustrated with me...very patient and able to provide great insight on the best ways to practice so that you can obtain your goals quickly. While taking lessons with Brad, I have made marked improvements in a short period of time. Highly recommended!"
Landon
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Brad F.
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"Brad is an excellent instructor. Willing to work with the student on their goals."
Tim
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Brad F.
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"I get a lot out of every lesson and a lot to take away and work on in practice as well. Great experience and I've noticeably improved after just a few lessons."
Matthew
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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