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Steven S.

15 Reviews
Ventura, CA
Starting at $37
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Andres Segovia Memorial Scholarship from California State University, Northridge
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Steven S.

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Guitar lessons are fun for all ages, styles and levels. I'd love to help you learn to play the songs that YOU love on the guitar! Beginners are encouraged to apply. You'll have fun while reaching your musical goals. In addition to learning great songs, you'll learn improvisation and applied music theory. Also, I'll enjoy assisting the you in creating a practice regimen that fits in your time schedule.

About Steven

Steven graduated with his bachelor of music degree from California State University, Northridge and obtained his teaching credential from Cal Lutheran University. While at C.S.U.N., Steven was the winner of the Andres Segovia memorial scholarship and the Randy Rhoads memorial scholarship. Also, St

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Chris
Steven is an extremely well versed and educated guitar teacher. Both in person and online, Steven managed to meet the interests and push the knowledge of music notation no matter what style. My son became a confident player in a short amount of time due to Steven’s vast knowledge and experience. As a 20+ year schoolteacher myself, I really appreciate his student connection and teaching style. An all over excellent experience.
Thomas S.
Fun experience.
Fredrick B.
Steve is an exellent instructor. Easy going and brings a beginner like me to ease and motivated. Look forward to my next class!
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Josh M.

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Camarillo, CA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Josh M.

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Hi! I teach acoustic guitar for all ages! I have 13 years experience playing and 3 years teaching. I tailor my lessons based on each individual students needs/goals. My specialty is playing and singing together, to include teaching students how to play cover songs to match their vocal range.

About Josh

My name is Josh and I love to play the guitar! I also enjoy teaching others and helping people find their passion through playing music I've been playing for 14 years, acoustic, electric, bass...you name it. I've been in a few bands (90s covers, Blues, Classic Rock) but find solo work to be my favo

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Audra
Josh is an outstanding teacher and great with children learning a new instrument. He finds things they are interested in learning to keep it fun and fresh and is flexible and patient. Excellent instructor online as well.

Paul N.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 2 to 90
  • 3 years / Education Classes from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
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Paul N.

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Teaching beginners, intermediate, and also advanced players.
Acoustic and electric guitar, reading, chords, songs, and more!

Beginner students are welcome and shown how to enjoy music in a simple and fun way along with learning songs too.
* Chords and strumming patterns
* play your favorite songs
* learn melodies and solos
* the basics of your guitar (tuning and maintenance)
* keeping time, reading music,
* or just taking it slow and having a little fun...

Intermediate students can improve areas in which they wish and learn new areas or another instrument.
* chord voicings, triads, music theory
* soloing, double stops, scales, arpeggios
* improvising, ear training,
* fingerpicking, classical/acoustic/pop

Advanced students can really improve their music by learning more difficult aspects of music, technique and songs. They can also use the recording studio for their lesson to practice or record their own music.
* advanced soloing and improvising techniques
* ...

About Paul

GREAT ONLINE LESSONS GIVEN ***My goal as a teacher*** I try to teach what the students are interested in and make it fun and interesting so that they learn the lessons and their favorite songs. Every student is different and needs to be taught in a way that makes learning easy and fun for th

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Kendice H.
Paul is a very nice and understanding guy who only got to give our child an introductory lesson.
Moses
I'm glad I found Paul on takelessons.com. I was looking for someone to help me take my decent but untrained voice to the next level. Paul is committed to helping me advance toward my goal of being a singer-songwriter. In addition to the exercises we work on to strengthen my voice and gain control, he has given me some strategies to track my progress and improve more quickly. He also encourages me to take risks and go out and sing karaoke. He is caring and authentic and genuinely invested in my growth, and I am becoming a better musician because of it. Thank you, Paul!!
Lorence O.
Paul makes learning fun and he’s very good at what he does!!!

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Wade B.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts w/Concentration in Jazz Studies from University of Indianapolis
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Wade B.

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I have a fluid teaching approach based on my REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE with an emphasis on improving technique, musicianship and a “truth is love approach” to ensure musical improvement within the first two weeks of lessons! I sincerely believe creating music should be a joyful & fulfilling experience and one that will be a positive change in someone’s life (as it has been for mine). I teach all genres of music on multiple instruments and specialize in audition preparation, real-life gig preparation and musical mastery. I want my students to reach their musical potential and aspirations, while having a good time doing something that they love.

About Wade

I am a GRAMMY Nominated educator, trumpeter, guitarist, bassist, pianist, singer/songwriter, composer/arranger, drummer and recording artist. I graduated from University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor’s of Arts with a concentration in Jazz Studies and the University of Cincinnati College Conservat

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Tim J.
Had a good first day. The time passed quickly. Looking forward to my next lesson.
Catherine D.
Wade is super personal and full of information! I learned a lot in my first lesson and he was very easy and fun to talk to. I'm excited to learn more from Wade! :)
Joyce
Wade is the rare combination of a talented accomplished musician with the ability to communication with the students. He continues to perform and study with experts in the music field. I was truly impressed with how he built relationships with the students. It is obvious that he cares about each individual and wants what is best for him/her.

Jason F.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jason F.

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Learn to play your favorite songs, and write your own music. Learn and master fretboard logic, chord structures, scales, improvising, composition, sight reading, music theory. All ages, all styles and levels are welcome.

About Jason

Hi, I'm Jason. I've been teaching and performing as a full time career for 23 years. During that time, I've developed a diverse, flexible approach to teaching that is customized to the needs and interests of each of my students. I'll help you set up musical goals, and then use your preferred lea

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Jeegar P.
Jason is a fantastic teacher and really easy to work with. We focused on fundamentals and understanding the fret board. This was a new approach for me as he weeded out bad habits and taught me proper form. It took a month or so, but when i was able to develop an ease with the fret board and spacial awareness with my strumming hand, I was able to navigate the guitar with so much more confidence.

Highly recommend working with Jason as he is patient and wants you to become a strong musician instead of learning a few songs really well. Also, he is upbeat and provides good feedback so you continue to develop and grow.
Brenden
I've been going to Jason for a few months now and I have significantly improved my playing ability and increased my music knowledge. Lessons are tailored to what I want to learn and there has been noticeable improvement even over a short period of time.
Tanna
He is really patient and kind, and he got playing songs in days.

Max Z.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded 2017 Texas Flatpicking Guitar Championship- 3rd place from Bay Area Bluegrass Association
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • BA, Guitar and Mandolin Performance from Berkelee College of Music
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Max Z.

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I offer private in-studio lessons tailored to your level and goals. Learn to play lead, rhythm, jam, and/or improvise. We can approach learning by using 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.

If you’re just starting, we’ll begin with basic technique (holding the pick, strumming), playing chords and playing simple melodies.

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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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Ventura, CA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Ventura is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Johah is very patient and flexible. He identifies and is willing to work on techniques, such as barre chords, in a way that finally helps me to stop the buzzing! I am looking forward to working with him."
Jamie
Took Guitar lessons from Jonah R.
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"The best teacher ever, very good guitar teacher, gets the point across while being very kind about it, very fun-loving and caring to his students, catering to their playing needs."
Marvin
Took Guitar lessons from Joe S.
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Took Guitar lessons from Trevor P.
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"Awesome! Caring! So good with children! Always accommodating!"
Susanne
Took Guitar lessons from Larry P.
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"Tom is patient, kind, and well experienced. It's clear that he's instructed many people before, and is skilled with laying out a lesson plan and providing positive reinforcement. I've played guitar for a number of years, but I've learned a lot from just four sessions."
Lilith
Took Guitar lessons from Tom N.
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Tony mixes solid music theory with fun rock 'n roll. Learn lots as you go while rocking out! Give him a call today."
Florita
Took Guitar lessons from Anthony G.
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"Great first lesson, my grandson is looking forward to learning from Norman"
Liam
Took Guitar lessons from Norman T.
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"It was a good getting to know you lesson. Trvor's a good lislener. He has a good easy going style. I am looking forward to future lessons."
Michael
Took Guitar lessons from Trevor H.
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"This was the first lesson. I'm starting from scratch with learning all about the guitar. Most of the lesson was spent with Kevin trying to show me how to tune my new guitar. Then there was a glitch with my trying to download the guitartuna app he recommended, so that didn't work. Little disappointed. By lesson #2, my guitar should be fine-tuned. Kevin provided practice lessons. I look forward to practice practice practice. Kevin was patient, very knowledgeable, and seems like a great instructor to learn from. I look forward to the next lesson."
Monique
Took Guitar lessons from Kevin J.
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"I was a little nervous about my first lesson but Bill put me at ease instantly. At the end of our lesson I had a lot of resources to take home for practice and was beginning to play one of my favorite songs. I already know if I stick with lessons I will make much more progress than I would on my own with only the internet as a guide. I should have signed up for lessons years ago."
Danya
Took Guitar lessons from Bill G.
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The Savvy Guitarist’s Guide to Ventura

Learning to play the guitar is one of life’s most excellent adventures, and if you’re reading this in Ventura, you’re in the perfect place to get started! Ventura is home to great music shops and local venues where you can get everything you need to live a great guitar-loving life. Before you start taking guitar lessons in Ventura, make your way to a few of these hot spots to see what all the fuss is about.

If you’re in the market for a new guitar, you can’t go wrong at Guitar Planet (http://www.guitarplanet.us/) on Main Street. From the funky painting in the front window to the great, affordable selection of guitars, amps, and pedals, you’re sure to have a great experience at Guitar Planet. If you’re ever having trouble with your guitar, you can bring it back to Guitar Planet fo

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r a tune-up or repairs if necessary.

Looking for a more high-end guitar? When you’re on a quest for a premium guitar in Ventura, make Parsons Guitars (http://www.parsonsguitars.com/) your first stop. Whether you want to order a one-of-a-kind custom guitar or one of a limited production, you will find a special guitar to treasure forever at Parsons.

One of the best ways to learn to be a better guitarist, outside of guitar lessons, is to check out great performances. In Ventura, one of the best places to do this is The Majestic Ventura Theater (http://www.venturatheater.net/). Several nights a week, the theater hosts intimate shows by big-name stars. Head out for an evening, and take in a show; you won’t regret it!

If you like your live music with a side of dancing and enormous burgers, check out Bombay Bar and Grill (http://www.bombaybarandgrill.com/). One of the most popular spots for music and fun in Ventura, you might just catch an amazing performance while you have the time of your life.

Finally, when you’re ready to get out there and start jamming, joining a guitar Meetup group in Ventura is just the thing to give you a little push. When you join a Meetup group, you’re sure to meet new friends and learn a lot about guitar. Songmakers - Ventura County (http://www.meetup.com/Songmakers-Ventura-County/) is a popular Meetup group for guitarists and other musicians who love playing folk, blues, country, oldies, and lots more! Check out the group and join in a song circle.

Newbury Park Tuesday Night Music Jam (http://www.meetup.com/Newbury-Park-Tuesday-Night-Music-Jam/) is another popular Meetup group for musicians in Ventura. If you’re ready to bust out your guitar and play with a diverse group of musicians, this Meetup group could be perfect for you.

So, you see, you’re truly in good hands with your guitar lessons in Ventura! Make sure you take advantage of all the wonderful things this city has to offer. Remember, nobody becomes a virtuoso guitarist overnight. Practice playing guitar every day, and have fun on your musical journey!

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