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Wes C.

99 Reviews
Denver, CO
Starting at $19
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Physical Education from Forsyth Technical Community College
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Wes C.

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I love to help with all of the basics and then go from there with whatever specific genre or technique each student might be interested in!

About Wes

Hey guys! My name is Wes and over the last 6-7 years I've absolutely fallen in love with music. It's amazing to me to see that music affects every single human, no matter what specific genre they might prefer. And to be able to pick up and instrument and join in on it is such an incredible exper

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Finn A.
Great first guitar lesson with Wes. He was very patient with my boys, they liked his teaching technique and he's enthusiastic and motivating. Thank you.
Caroline A.
Aaron O.
My son was very reticent to meet a stranger and play piano. Wes very quickly gained his attention and interest
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Garrett W.

Denver, CO
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2021
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Garrett W.

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Want to learn to play guitar? Want to write your own songs like your idols on the radio? I can help you learn the basics of playing guitar. I have a unique ability of taking the more complex concepts in music and breaking them down into an easy to follow and understand method. With over 12 years of experience playing guitar, I have the knowledge and experience to help you start on a lifelong journey of playing music!

About Garrett

I am a professional singer/songwriter and recording artist. I have experience of playing guitar for over 12 years.

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Kevin J.

39 Reviews
Englewood, CO
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Kevin J.

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Kevin J. has been writing, recording, and playing music for over 25 years. Music is meant to be fun and it is his goal to help others enjoy music. He has been a teacher for 11 years and has composed hundreds of songs. He is passionate about teaching his students the songs they want to learn, no matter the difficulty. He specialized in guitar, drums, and song writing. Kevin has a great way of encouraging others to keep going no matter what challenge is in front of them.

The 75 minute session is to pay for a group jam.

About Kevin

I truly enjoy teaching. I've taught in the public school classroom for 11 years. Teaching music is so so much FUN! And it should be fun for the students to learn. When I'm teaching I tell all my students that if they don't enjoy and smile about something, then we need to change something.

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Lincoln G.
Kevin is a great teacher - he has brought out the drummer in my 2nd grader, and he has been able to do this through Zoom, not even face to face. Highly recommended!
Kristin
Kevin is an enthusiastic and professional teacher! He has built up my son's confidence, and given him opportunities to perform and hone his percussion skills. I highly recommend Kevin!
Aidan
I was out of town when my 15-year old son had his lesson with Kevin, so I sent a text to my son to find out how it went. "He is the best guitar teacher ever!!" my son replied. I think that says it all.

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Mark B.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 1978
  • No degree from University Of The Pacific
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Mark B.

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I enjoy teaching people what they want to learn. If they have specific interests, I will show them how to get the results they want. If a general musical education is desired, I will make suggestions as to what would be good for them. With over 35 years of teaching experience, I have found many different ways to communicate how and why the whole thing works on different levels.

About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. Now I am a bandleader and perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started taking guitar lessons

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Amit Dubey
Mark is a great instructor. Chill dude and lots of fun to work with. Loads of musical knowledge, and a ton on handy tips. If you ask nicely, he'll even teach you to play the uke behind your back or with your teeth.
Serena C.
Mark is an awesome instructor who makes learning the ukulele fun. I feel like I've already learned so much in the 7 classes I've taken. He is patient, creative, and easy to learn from.
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Ross H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ross H.

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Music has a profound affect on our quality of life and perception. No matter the skill level, the joy of listening and performing music is something nearly every person finds valuable to their life. I feel it is a privilege to have the opportunity to share my understanding of music with others.

I have been teaching publicly and privately for over 10 years. I teach music using songs the student(s) listen to. Fundamentals are introduced using the music that you love. I studied Music Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) as well as classical guitar (IUP) and jazz guitar (IUP, Duquesne Faculty).

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

About Ross

Hello! My name is Ross. I've been teaching privately and performing in the Pittsburgh area for about 10 years. I studied Music Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I also studied classical, jazz and contemporary guitar. My lessons are designed to introduce the language of music thr

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Duff D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Most Creative Soccer Player from Soccer Camp :)
  • Teaching since 1992
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Duff D.

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Improve Your Guitar Groove

Lessons and coaching to aspiring guitarists (Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Classical)

What makes my lessons unique?

While everyone learns in their own way, most people tend to learn in certain ways best.

While very much a student of music/guitar, I believe I can help a lot of folks with their own musical journey and learning process!

With over 200 articles & 50 videos on learning guitar and music, playing guitar for 30+ years, gigging for over 15+ years, and have composed/created/recorded music in a variety of styles, I can help many aspiring guitarists.

Besides the guitar, I am currently learning drums, congas, bass, piano, violin, viola, cello, bass flute, and singing. In other words, while I l started learning guitar along time ago, I am very familiar with many aspects of the musical learning process!

For aspiring jazz guitarists:
I focus on improving groove (as well as theory, technique, improv, repertoire, ear training). With groove, you'll really start

About Duff

Jazz guitarist with a mulit-instrumental, multi-genre teaching style!

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Srikanth
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Daniel E.
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"I have been taking lessons with Jimmy for about 3 years now and couldn't be happier. I remember being amazed at how quickly I progressed early on, which instantly got me hooked. He focuses hard on your guitar foundation as well a your music theory foundation, not just on how to play a few songs. Since Jimmy has his own studio, you have the capability to record your own songs as much as you would like. The studio also provides a new way of learning that no where else offers by going through your own recordings step by step to pinpoint problem areas. I look forward to going to Jimmy's every week. He is a funny, kind and easy to talk to guy with a passion for what he does.

-Doug"
Douglas
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from James R.
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"Adam is very professional and personable. He has only the best intent for his clients. I called Adam for guitar lessons and he worked around my schedule and was very flexible. He also went out of his way to pass on information for events etc. that would help me to appreciate music. Thanks Adam, for all your help."
Dan H.
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Adam K.
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"Andrea is a qualified musician and an incredible teacher! It’s always a pleasure to take his lessons.
He is very patient and he is able to explain very well the rudiments of guitar!
ABSOLUTELY RECOMMENDED!"
Gaia D.
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Omar is a great music teacher! We love that he is able to come to our home for lessons, plus he is flexible when we have to reschedule due to doctors appointments. He is very knowledgeable & talented in different instruments. He is currently giving our daughter piano lessons and our son guitar lessons once a week. They enjoy his patient, fun, and low key style vs feeling pressured or nervous. Our children are learning so much from him and feel confident in their new skills -enough to perform in front of others. His prices are very reasonable, and we feel very blessed to have him as our children's music instructor. We highly recommend him!"
Mike & Sylvia
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Omar G.
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"Andy loved his lesson and is excited for the next one! Thanks!"
Andy
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Chris B.
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"Greg is the kind of teacher that has the skill & ability to set you up with a strong musical foundation to carry the weight of becoming whatever you desire in music.
He does this with a good balance of understanding that not all players want to be the same 80's rock god he trained to be. He knows how to talk/instruct to someone from any age or musical background without being condescending or pretending that he knows better than you as to what sound you want to be able to make.

He's very diverse! This is perhaps, personally, my favorite thing about Greg.
Music is about so much more than technique & theory, it's about style & artistry. This is an understanding & guidance that YouTube could never give me like Greg did.

Though he was the guy who helped me pick out my 1st guitar, he also helped me fill in the other areas in my musicality by instructing me in some bass & drums. This has been invaluable as a worship leader to communicate to all parts of the band. (Seriously, if you pay for lessons, pay a REAL musician like Greg, who can see the gaps you can't)

The only reason he's getting a 4 out of 5 is for the setting in which I was taught.
It began in a hard to find downstairs area of a multiplex building. Then the backroom of a music store where he was constantly needed to step out & assist with other things because the store was a start up business.
It was like 10yrs ago, & the locations & setting have likely changed.
Call me harsh for docking his rating, but I was paying my own way & felt really upset by parts of my lesson time being taking up for other things, or waiting outside a locked building when things should have started on time."
Abigail
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"So far so good 🙂 We are happy campers"
Parker
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tanesha M.
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"Carla is a fantastic teacher! She keeps the lesson lively and interesting, pushes you along but not too much.
In just the handful of lessons I have had so far my level has jumped further than expected.
Carla has been very helpful with the "tricky-bits" that have caused me issues. Helped to remedy them and move on.
Look no further for a great teacher, better yet I'll keep her to myself."
Dennis
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Carla U.
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"just finished first 6 lessons, and I enjoyed Erik's ability to relate to my intentions, and a broader focus of music reading/writing in general..."
Alana
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Erik A.
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