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About Ricardo P.

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Broomfield, CO

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I teach all popular music styles including Blues, Rock, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, Latin American Styles. I can teach you to read by notes and/or by chords based on your preferences and styles you choose to pursue. I like to give a solid foundation to all beginners learning to read music and basic music theory and as they progress I will concentrate more on elements that are more important for the style you prefer. I am flexible in my approach as I know the most important ingredient for a student's success in music is for the student to be motivated to play more by enjoying the lesson and the practice time. I'll work with you to make it learning fun!

About Ricardo
I have been a professional musician and teacher all my adult life. Music is my passion and has always been how I make a living. I teach piano/keyboards, guitar, voice, bass and ukulele. I studied classical piano at SUNY at Buffalo and I initially learned to play guitar and singing on my own. Years later I studied voice and guitar with great professional instructors. I am familiar with different ways of learning music: from very structured and traditional methods (that we use in classical music) to more improvisational and "by ear" approaches as we often do in popular music. This helps me tailor my music teaching specifically to each student based on his/her musical preferences, abilities and learning style. I can teach all styles of music including: Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, many different Latin styles including Salsa, B
olero and Bossa Nova.
I have performed all over the US and toured many countries including Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, England and France. I have recorded more than 100 CDs for many artists (as well as my own original music) as a pianist/keyboardist, singer, guitarist and music producer. I have won many awards including most recently the Best Blues Band award as the pianist, guitarist and singer for the Lionel Young Band at the International Blues Challenge (the largest competition of blues bands in the world).
I have taught music through my whole career. Many of my students have gone on to study music as a career and have become successful professional musicians.
I am very comfortable teaching all levels from professional musicians to very beginners at any age.
I currently lead and perform with my group. We perform concerts, private events and some club work. My life as a professional musician has given me a lot of knowledge to share with my students.

*** Lesson Details ***
I adjust my approach based on what you want to learn, always with an emphasis on learning as much as possible while making the lessons fun and enjoyable. If you are a beginning piano/keyboard or guitar student I can teach you the basics of how to read music and how to play chords in the first few months and then we can decide whether you are interested in playing written music or more improvisational styles. I use different method books depending on the student and sometimes I use just my teaching materials if you are only interested in improvisational styles like Rock or Blues guitar or piano (for example). If you are a voice student, I teach with a combination of learning songs you like and using a CD/MP3s of vocal exercises that help develop good vocal technique. Whatever your instrument and musical preference you can be sure we'll have fun and you'll be making music from the very start!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Yamaha upright piano and keyboards. I have acoustic and electric guitars, bass and amps. I have Shure Sm-58 mics to teach microphone technique with.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Student must have his/her own instrument and metronome (or equivalent) must purchase course book(s) if needed..

*** Specialties ***
I teach different styles depending on the students goals. I can teach a traditional classical style for those interested in classical music and I can teach more practical approaches for popular music such as learning by chords (for instrumental students- not voice obviously) and learning improvisation through scales, arpeggios and music theory.
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Laura P. October 10, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Ricardo was readily able to determine my music level and goals. He has an apparent love of music and a gentle approach that focuses on proper technique.
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Adam June 20, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Great start to my guitar practice with Ricardo. Patient teacher who clearly has a tried and true method. Excited to keep learning and develop a great new skill with his guidance.
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Kiara A. June 6, 2018
· Piano · In home
We found Ricardo to be very professional.
He took the time to assess where to start the lessons. He reinforces the student and is very patient
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Ricardo P.

Ricardo P.

Broomfield, CO 80020
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About S. Parker G.

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Denver, CO

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Chords, Rhythm, Note-Reading, Soloing, and technique from the simplest to most complex levels

About S. Parker
Music became my life when I found a dusty guitar in the storage room at age 10. I owe a lot of really cool experiences to the guitar and so many of them center around learning. Teaching is fun and rewarding, but it is also my way of thanking the great teachers I've had.

-Studied Music Theory/Composition at Metropolitan State College of Denver

-Won a scholarship to the 2001 Summer Guitar Program at Berklee College of Music in Boston

-Frequent substitute at Arapahoe Community College (2004-2005)

-Teacher at St. Mary's Academy Middle School (2008-2013)

-Active member of Onsombley guitar ensemble

-Songwriter, Vocalist, Guitarist in The Penny Dreadfuls

-Creator of http://strumbystrum.com

-Takelessons teacher since 2008

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The best lessons I've ever had were lessons in wh
ich I walked away saying "Man, I never KNEW that!" and it's my goal for you have that experience, too. Whether its how to play that chord or write a melody, how to get the best sound out of those stomp boxes, or when genres like shoegazer and post-rock were invented and what they sound like... there's something to be learned in every lesson.

The most important benefit of taking lessons from me is my experience. I started teaching casually as a teenager and have followed every opportunity since. My passion for music has allowed me to teach private lessons (10+ years), middle school guitar class (including a guitar ensemble), and college-level music theory classes. Extensive experience in writing, recording, and performing has only helped that passion to grow. I've developed a method to blend theory with practice every step of the way, and make the journey fun!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stand, Guitar picks, Amplifier, 1/4" cable, Footstool, and paper hand-outs provided for Students.

Lounge area, Kitchen area, Restrooms,and Parking provided for Parents

*** Specialties ***
guitar, acoustic guitar, music, songwriting, classical guitar, electric guitar, music theory
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Hubert June 8, 2017
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He is a wonderful teacher !!!
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Charlie V. November 11, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
Parker is great and my 16-year-old son really likes him!
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Eli M. July 11, 2016
· Guitar · Online
Parker is a great teacher & a really nice guy. I have been working with him for about 18 months, and I have come a very long way in my technical ability as well as my understanding of music theory. He has a very low key, positive approach to our lessons, which makes them relaxing and fun, but at the same time he has the ability to get me out of my "comfort zone" and doing things that are new and challenging, from dabbling in different genres to creating new arrangements of old favorite songs to diving into the theory behind iconic riffs and chord progressions.
He has become a friend and I look forward to all of our online sessions.
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S. Parker G.

S. Parker G.

Denver, CO 80246
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About Jeffrey K.

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About Jeffrey
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Hi, My name is Jeff Keefer, I've enjoyed Teaching Guitar, Bass Guitar & Piano to 100's of students, Male & Female (Ages 12 & Up)..for over 20 years. Experience in both , Teaching, and Performing, along with plenty of patience and enthusiasm, I feel makes me an ideal Teaching Candidate!!!
Student Requirements***
I would expect my guitar students to own(or have) their own instrument. If upon inspection I see it's unplayable, I would try and recommend necessary repairs,etc. (same applies for bass students..and piano(especially the tuning..if not electric). .I would want all my students to have a spiral notebook, and/or music staff paper. If they're playing electric guitar or (especially elect. bass, they should own an amp. If they come to my studio, they would only need to bring their instrument(gtr/bass-NOT piano) and notebook, pic
ks..etc. I MAY suggest method books,etc.during the course of lessons, when appropriate.

*** Specialties ***
I prefer to teach popular styles(Rock, Country, Folk)..I can teach Jazz, and have, to students up TO intermediate level. My method, though flexible, tends to lean towards accompaniment. Learning to play their instrument along w/ their favorite song, w/ their own singing(or someone else)..or playing at some point w/ other musicians. Again I'm flexible, and not everybody wants to get in a band, but I find w/about 90% it's in the back of their mind. So to me it's about "SONGS". Learning the songs they like ,they in turn are learning a better understanding of their instrument. ..A better understanding of their instrument, and they can attempt a wider range of song material. It's one big circle, and I instill this to all my students, one way or another.
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Henry January 11, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
He is a great music teacher, period. Perfect for anyone who wants to learn piano, guitar or bass, in a simple, affordadle, and highly understandable way. I love the way he teaches, as it makes learning guitar fun, and I look forward to my lessons and practicing at home. He gives 45 minute lessons but they can extend sometimes, which is great. Also, he is super flexible, so rescheduling and changing a practice time with him is very easy. Overall, Jeff is a great music teacher with great skills and a great love for teaching people one of his passions.
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Lauren January 11, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Very knowledgeable, attentive, and patient
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C Stone January 11, 2019
· Piano · In studio
I've been taking piano lessons from Jeff for about 8 months now and am thrilled with my progress in such a short time. I had absolutely zero ability or experience in playing music prior to starting. Jeff has an amazing knowledge and passion for music, but more importantly, he has the ability to teach music in a way that is easy to pick up and fun to learn. He is patient with his students and would be an ideal teacher at any level. I would absolutely recommend Jeff to anyone looking to learn music and am looking forward to continuing my lessons in the coming year.
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Jeffrey K.

Jeffrey K.

Denver, CO 80231
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About Spencer C.

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About Spencer
I am originally from Northeast Kansas, where I started playing guitar and studying music at the age of 9.

While studying guitar, I had several influential teachers, including internationally renowned finger-style guitarist, Andy McKee, and University of Montana Professor of Music and Classical Guitar, Dr. Luis Millan.

Later, in my teens, I also began playing the Banjo, Mandolin, accordion, and other various instruments.

While attending college at Washburn University in Topeka, KS, I began teaching private music lessons to students of all ages, and experience levels in Northeast Kansas. During this time, I also recorded and regularly performed with my bluegrass/country/cajun band.

I have experience playing and teaching numerous genres including rock, pop, country, blues, jazz, bluegrass, cajun/zydeco, reggae, classical, folk, e
tc.

I relocated to the Denver, CO area in the spring of 2011 after completion of my degree from Washburn University. I continue to teach private music lessons in the Denver metro area.

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I create fun / structured lessons plans, according to each students' musical interests and experience level. I believe students should be challenged, but also enjoy what they are practicing. I will make sure that beginning students are able to demonstrate and understand various basic to intermediate concepts of music. My goal is that my students will become well-rounded knowledgeable musicians, and will be able to comfortably play and perform with other experienced musicians. I am an easy-going teacher that will make sure students are learning a wealth of information about music, while having a good time doing it.

*** Studio Equipment ***
doesn't really have a studio but could teach out of his home if student really wanted to go.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide Music Stand, amplifier, chords etc.

*** Specialties ***
I can teach a variety of styles of music, including but not limited to, jazz, pop, rock, bluegrass, country, cajun/zydeco etc. I teach music theory/ site reading, flat pick guitar/finger-style guitar, Scruggs style banjo playing, improvisation, etc.
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Steven October 6, 2017
· Banjo · In studio
After more than 30 years since I last picked up the banjo Spencer did a great job of getting me reacquainted with it in a easy going, yet effective way. Excited to continue down the path with him as my tour guide !
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Mel November 18, 2016
· Banjo ·
Spencer is an outstanding teacher. Very patient and very knowledgeable of both music and the banjo. I'm having a great time and learning faster than I expected.
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DeAnn R. February 11, 2016
· Banjo · In home
Great! I learned so much in a very short time and now I am off to a great new start!
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Spencer C.

Spencer C.

Denver, CO 80212
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About Nathan B.

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About Nathan
My name is Nathan I am a 31 year old husband and father of 3. My wife and I have been teaching music since 2007.

I am an experienced teacher of guitar, drums, and trumpet. My students range from age 6-60.

All lessons will be held at our home studio in Aurora, CO. Our home was built as a recording studio and it's perfect for lessons. Our dedicated, sound-proofed, teaching room includes a large viewing window so the student can be seen by parents while they wait without causing unnecessary distractions for the student. No drop-offs, please.

My teaching methods are based 100% on the student's abilities.
Here is a brief look at what lessons with Nathan B. will look like.

*** Lesson Details ***
Guitar:

Beginning players- I prefer to teach from the Hal Leonard book series. This is a great start for most students. I teach th
e string-by-string approach using simple songs to start. Your first lesson will be a combination of reading notes on a page and reading chords on a chord chart. You will come out of the lesson learning at least 3 notes and one chord. Weekly goals are set and a practice routine is discussed.

Intermediate players- After a quick assessment of your abilities we will discuss your future goals as a player. We could pursue classical guitar with additional lessons in note reading and fingering methods, or we could focus more on chords and strum patterns if you prefer to sing and play your favorite artists.

Advanced players- this is where it gets fun. We go where you want to go. I will provide guidance based on your strengths and weaknesses. We will choose music that can display your strengths, and challenge your weaknesses. Remember, there's always someone better than you!

Drum:

Beginning players- All of my lessons follow my own, proven teaching method. All lessons take place with the student at the drum kit playing 90% of the time. I approach all drum lessons beat-by-beat always with a metronome. My goal for the first lesson is to teach at least one basic pattern. We progress through a series of hundreds of different drum patterns that become increasingly more difficult. Every week is a new opportunity to practice clean technique and improve internal timing.

Intermediate players- After a brief assessment of your abilities we will begin discussing concepts of pattern construction. You will start coming up with of your own patterns and ideas. I will provide guidance for more complex fills and I will give tips to help you figure out the right groove for the right song. Every week is a new opportunity to add another tool to your kit.

Advanced players- come and teach ME something! I'm still working on super triplets and sextuplets in 5/4 time :-)

I also teach trumpet at beginner and intermediate levels. I have prepared many students for tryout pieces (solo, regionals, chair placement, etc). I also am experienced in tone improvement, endurance studies, range extension, and accuracy improvement. I use many different method books, but I prefer Arbans and Clarks.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drums
5 piece Pearl kit- full cymbals. Beginner half sized kit upon request.
Guitar- bring your own acoustic.
Trumpet- bring your own.
Chairs, stands, and some music provided.
Hal Leonard method book required for beginning guitar students.

*** Specialties ***
Acoustic guitar- Christian Praise&Worship, classical picking and positions, strum patterns.
Drums- 4/4, 3/4, 6/8, quarters, eights, sixteenths. Rock, funk, ballad, pop.
Trumpet- range, endurance, flexibility.
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Yvette A. January 11, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Nathan is a great musician and teacher. He works very well with my 12 year old who is rather introverted and reserved. She has been taking lessons from him about 2 years now and really enjoys learning with him. I highly recommend.
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susan February 10, 2017
· Trumpet · In studio
Made lesson to my level (beginner) but geared to adult intetest
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NORA L. January 7, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
My son likes a lot! Recommend!
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Nathan B.

Nathan B.

Aurora, CO 80012
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About Michael C.

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Hi, I'm Michael Chodosh of Chodosh Guitar. I play lead guitar and am the singer/songwriter for the band Cherry Veil.
We will start studying your style of music right away.
Whether you're into rock, blues, jazz, country, classical, flamenco, folk, funk, R&B, all types of world, ethnic and religious or spiritual sounds we will cover how to play those songs that will bring you toward your goal.
On top of that, you can expect scale studies, chord studies and if you like, theory, improvising, composing, arranging, recording and even music business studies. I've been a musician all my life and I'm still studying this stuff myself!
Most of all, we will be helping you to express and develop who you truly are as a musician. Private students who attend classes at the studio also attend group lessons for free! You are in for an adventure!

About Michael
Hi, I'm Michael Chodosh. I have been a professional guitar player my entire life. I love playing, writing, performing and I love teaching music. It's fun for us both. I use systems to bring the best out of my students. I think everyone is happier when they reach their own potential while staying in their heart. My job is to help you do that on guitar! With your playing, whether that's just some strumming and reading or if you want to play standards like a pro or even shred like a monster. I can help guide you there and inspire you to reach those goals that you presently might not even realize you can achieve!

Thank you for looking into lessons with me. You've either started or you're about to improve a wonderful relationship with music! - Michael.
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Christopher M. March 25, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
I have confidence that this will work for me.
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Bill S. May 30, 2015
· Music Theory · In studio
I started taking lessons with Michal Chodosh to learn music theory and reading music. In the time I have worked with Michael, I have learned a lot. When I began lessons, I didn't know scales or modes, knew only basic chords and wasn't able to read sheet music. In addition to that, I was barely able to follow tablature. Michael has taught me about all of those items and more. Lessons with Michael are a lot of fun. There is always great interaction between students so that newer students can learn from both Michael and from other students while becoming comfortable with learning about the guitar. Deciding to take lessons from Michael was a great decision. I've thoroughly enjoyed learning how to play the guitar.
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David F. May 28, 2015
· Music Theory · In home
My introduction to Michael came when he sat in with a band I was playing with....I was so blown away by his playing, I ended up taking lessons from him.

Micheal has helped open up new frontiers in playing and theory for me without ever making me feel like a dummy for not knowing things. One of the best things about him is that his teaching style makes students feel comfortable, but also challenged.

Michael has the experience, patience, and knowledge to help everybody from beginners to working professionals learn and improve. Heck, he even taught me to sing my first legitimate vocal harmony.

Time with Michael Chodosh is time well spent!
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Michael C.

Arvada, CO 80003
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About Adam S.

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Hello from Adam! My career has been an awesome mix of formal education, teaching and touring.

On the school side, I am a graduate of New York University's Music Business + Technology program.

I have been teaching since 2010, doing both private lessons as well as group and individual sessions at Denver's famed Swallow Hill Music. Part of my duties with Swallow Hill included working with their House Of Rock summer camp program instructing young adults in the 12-18 age range.

I am passionate about teaching guitar and someone that prides themselves on tailoring each lesson to the individual student by putting in the necessary time to prepare materials in advance. I don't have a one-size-fits-all "method" and strive to only provide helpful and applicable instruction. My comfort zone goes anywhere from kids just starting out to adults in working bands that need to add some tricks to their guitar ouevre.

I have been the subject of a full-page feature in Vintage Guitar magazine and ...

About Adam
According to Vintage Guitar Magazine I am "looking to bring a new sound to instrumental guitar music" and that my original songs are "a memorable mix of country, jazz, rock and soul that transcends all genres." As a sideman, my resume includes numerous tours with national acts and I've also had songs on SiriusXM Radio.

And I love teaching and sharing my knowledge of music! My teaching background has been with all ages and all levels of students. I've had great success with getting beginners off the ground and helping them play the music they enjoy. Nothing is off-limits whether it be pop songs, fingerpicking, metal anthems, country pickin', jazz standards, blues improvisation -- you name it.

I don't have a "method" but rather tailor our sessions to your individual needs. Everyone is different and I spend the time preparing material
that works for YOU.

*Dec 2018* update -- I have a built up a great student roster and am very full right now. My after work/school slots during the week are full so any lessons would have to be mornings or weekends.
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JD January 24, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Great first class!
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Zandra V. August 7, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Adam is a wonderful instructor. Your comfort is a priority because he clearly wants you to succeed. His desire to share and spread his love of music is genuine.
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Lenny July 26, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Great teacher
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Denver, CO 80227
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About Zachary S.

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From kids to adults - I love teaching guitar as a lifelong skill and outlet!

I was about 10 years old when someone taught me my first chords on a guitar, and I fell in love with it. I started getting serious with it when I turned 15, and I am now (15 years later) a full-time professional musician at a church. When I'm not working, you can usually find me in the mountains, working on my gear, or hanging out with my wife, Claire, and my dog, Cash.

I believe playing guitar should be FUN as well as relaxing - my best memories are of times I was playing guitar, and some of my best friends are ones with whom I've bonded through playing music. I love the idea of not just teaching technical skill, but teaching how to play as an outlet. Life can and is stressful, so learning a skill to manage the chaos is priceless.

Please send me a message with any questions - I look forward to working with you!

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About Zachary
I was about 10 years old when someone taught me my first chords on a guitar, and I fell in love with it. I started getting serious with it when I turned 15, and I am now (14 years later) a full-time musician at a church. When I'm not working, you can usually find me in the mountains, working on my gear, or hanging out with my wife, Claire, and my dog, Cash.

I believe playing guitar should be FUN as well as relaxing - my best memories are of times I was playing guitar, and some of my best friends are ones with whom I've bonded through playing music. I love the idea of not just teaching technical skill, but teaching how to play as an outlet. Music is cathartic, but it has to be taught that way!
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Zac September 20, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Zachary is really great. He has made learning guitar fun & easy. He is very personable to be around and I genuinely like going to lessons. He never makes me feel guilty for not practicing. He only helps me. I can tell he loves what he does and would recommend him to anyone!!
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Jackson Ross December 12, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar ·
Zach is wonderful with my 8-year old son who is a beginner with the guitar and requires some extra time and patience when learning. Zach takes the time and asks the right questions to make the guitar lessons fun and productive for my son. I would hire him again in a heartbeat!
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Kegan Warner June 29, 2016
· Guitar ·
Zach is a very talented guitarist, but not all guitarists are skilled instructors. Zach is the rare hybrid. My guitar and music theory lessons with Zach were the most effective I've had. He quickly got to know my skill level, and tailored my lessons to the things I wanted to accomplish. He made learning both music theory and guitar approachable and interesting.

Even better, he doesn't just teach you the mechanics of playing guitar. He will show you how to really put soul into your playing.

I highly recommend booking a lesson with Zach.

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Zachary S.

Denver, CO 80206
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About Joaquin L.

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I offer beginning guitar lessons, specifically for children as young as 5 up to adolescents, to help them get going and gain a better understanding of how to use their instrument! I also work with adults that are just starting out or trying to get a better understanding of how to play different rhythms or navigating different aspects of guitar playing. This can be done in conjunction with songwriting so that you aren't limited in your ability to get what you're looking for in terms of being able to take guitar playing to the next level!

About Joaquin
I've had bands since the early 90s and have been a teacher of K-12 music and theater for 12 years. I have a bachelor's degree in theater and a minor in music, which has been a large focus of mine since being in college.

In teaching, I've written songs with Kindergartners and up, and I've coached and taught around music and acting over those years. I spent a lot of time helping children to find their own voice in songwriting, and have several songs that I wrote specifically with children, which have been a great juxtaposition to the late-night scene that I've had in my bands.

For all the bands I've been in I was the primary songwriter. Although I've mostly played guitar and vocals, I also play bass guitar and piano. With this experience, I've learned the ins and outs of getting a band to work musically together. My role in these bands
was frontman, singer/songwriter, and guitar player. I toured throughout the country over the years, managed the bands, and booked shows, playing with famous ska bands and other musicians. I've gained experience in studio song recording and mixing, something we can do together when you have your song down!

The work in my bands highlights one of my biggest passions: songwriting. I have been able to write songs across genres, as well as am able to write songs about absolutely anything. I have an understanding of elements of musical expression that work in songwriting, such as chord progressions, song structure, and overlaying lyrics with the song, anything from musicals to dirty rock and roll.

Music is my passion, and I look forward to working with future students in helping them find their own voice in this process!
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Joaquin L.

Denver, CO 80204
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I teach singing~voice lessons & vocal coaching, guitar lessons: acoustic or electric, piano & keyboard lessons, electric bass guitar lessons and ukulele lessons. And you can learn them in any combination! I also teach workshops and classes in: Mindful Music, Mindful Music, home studio recording, kids rock band, songwriting and performance!

About John
HI! I'M JOHN...

I've been a full time music instructor and music school owner of Make Great Music since 2004. I teach adults and kids... beginners, hobby-ists and pro-musicians... out of my professional studio in the West Highlands Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. My students often comment that I'm patient, kind and intuitive... That I teach in down-to-earth and engaging ways... And that they learn more in a shorter time than they ever thought possible! I look forward to working with you!

SING. PLAY. AWESOMELY.

I teach singing~voice lessons & vocal coaching, guitar lessons: acoustic or electric, piano & keyboard lessons, electric bass guitar lessons and ukulele lessons. And you can learn them in any combination!

FREE INTRO LESSON

I offer a free, full length, introductory lesson (not a just consultation). So you can se
e if it's right for you.

LESSONS FOR ALL

Lessons for all ages: adults and kids. All abilities: never-ever, beginning, intermediate and advanced. And all reasons: just for yourself, just for fun, just curious, hobby-ist, and pro-musician or pro-vocalist.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

I also teach workshops and classes in: Mindful Music, Mindful Music, home studio recording, kids rock band, songwriting and performance!

ANY MUSICAL STYLE Learn any style you want: rock, folk, pop, blues, country, bluegrass, heavy metal, R&B, Broadway, world, jazz and almost any other style you desire.

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Your lessons are about you, and your musical wishes and desires! I offer fun, inspiring, practical, customized-to-you instruction geared to your individual interests, goals and pace.

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Denver, CO 80212
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A wise man once said, "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." Wait, that was Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf... But he does have a good point! One of the most fun ways to celebrate the holiday season is with music! With so much Chrismas music online, it can be hard to know where to start. In the spirit of the season, we're giving you this guide to our favorite Christmas song chords for guitar. Whether you're a beginner just learning guitar chords or a pro br … Read More

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