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Guitar Lessons in Columbus, OH

Simply taking guitar lessons in Columbus is often insufficient to mastering the instrument. Instead, you need to find motivation and discover new styles of playing by watching other musicians, learning more than just the pieces you cover in your lessons by purchasing sheet music and tablature, and enhancing your playing by performing live or finding new gear. Here are a few ideas to make the most of learning guitar in Columbus.

1) Guitar Festivals Jazz Guitar Festival Held at Denison University, the annual Jazz Guitar Festival is a weekend of performances, concerts, and clinics, all of which are free and open to the public. It is your chance to meet top guitarists, whatever your level of playing, and experience genres ranging from classical to bluegrass. Attend every October, and return to your guitar lessons in Columbus feeling inspired. (http://denison.edu/academics/music/whats-happening/18th-annual-denison-jazz-guitar-festival)

LMU Guitar Festival Loyola Marymount University holds the annual Guitar Festival every March, inviting guitarists from around the world to perform in a weekend of concerts. You can purchase tickets for individual performances or for the entire festival, with a discounted price for students. (http://cal.lmu.edu/event/11th_annual_guitar_festival#.VVo5Q2CZ5UQ)

Live Music The Tree Bar This bar and live music venue presents a different local or national act up to five nights a week. Come down when your favorite guitarists are playing or, better still, book the bar for your own band to perform. The Tree Bar is always welcoming to local talent, providing musicians with a platform to improve their recognition. (http://treebarcolumbus.com/)

Natalie’s With shows every night from Tuesday to Sunday, at Natalie's you can see guitarists and groups perform all styles of music, including genres that are difficult to experience elsewhere, such as soft rock, Irish music, Motown, swing, ragtime, Dixieland, and bluegrass. Check the event calendar before you go to find something that inspires you, as there are several guitar acts every week. (http://www.nataliescoalfiredpizza.com/calendar)

2) Music Stores Guitar Center The Guitar Center has everything guitar that you could wish for — from left-handed and vintage guitars to accessories and practice aids. Check out the selection to find material or equipment to improve your playing and supplement your enjoyment of guitar lessons in Columbus. (http://stores.guitarcenter.com/columbus?source=4GOA5AJBB)

Fifth Avenue Fret Shop Fifth Avenue Fret Shop is the place to go if you need to repair or restore your guitar. You can also order custom instruments or pick up spare parts, strings, and accessories. (http://www.fretshop.com/)

Only a qualified teacher is able to explain proper technique and ensure that you play to the best of your abilities. This means that, if you want to play as well as the musicians you see perform at events, festivals, and venues, you should start taking private guitar lessons in Columbus as soon as possible!

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Ben U.

Columbus, OH

Throughout my studies of theory and harmony, I realized how valuable it is to learn the basics of the guitar. I studied the guitar independently to learn the fingerings of the most useful chords. Students anxious to be able to play a song right off the bat are often pleased to discover that they can play through a whole song using only two or three chords. The guitar provides students with endless possibilities; they can experiment with different rhythms, never having to play a song the same way twice.

I grew up listening to classical music; I remember listening to a Mozart and a Grieg tape over and over again. By high school, I was interested in more recent popular music that carried on in the same tradition of greatness. Andrew Lloyd Webber first caught my attention. From there, I listened to the music of the ‘60s and became quite knowledgeable in the British Invasion. My ear for this type of music allows me to teach the guitar and provide students with an ample repertoire.

About Ben

Music Lessons & Tutoring

Welcome to my studio, where I will instruct you in your musical and academic endeavors. What sets me apart is that I offer diverse instruction in two different areas. In my music studio, I give lessons in piano, violin, guitar, and composition. In my tutoring center, I teach in multiple disciplines, from arts and sciences to SAT prep. I instruct students of all ages at different skill levels.

My in-studio lessons are given on a grand piano.

Education

BM Music Composition --“ Ohio State University, Autumn 2012
BA Classics (Greek and Latin) --“ Ohio St
ate University, Autumn 2012
Classics Fellowship --“ Indiana University, 2013-2014
Piano Training: Collegiate lessons from Steven Glaser and private lessons from George Haddad

Accomplishments

As a high school senior, under the tutelage of OSU Professor Emeritus and world-renowned pianist George Haddad, I performed the first movement of Shostakovich'™s Second Piano Concerto with the chamber orchestra.

I performed different self-composed pieces at seven OSU Composers'™ Workshops and won the Audience Favorite Award at the Johnstone Woodwinds Composition Competition in 2012. My Senior Composition Recital was performed on October 25, 2012. It showcased several of my three-movement works: string quartet, clarinet solo, set of classical songs for piano and voice, set of pop songs for piano and voice. Interspersed with these were two solo piano pieces and a duet for piano and violin.

My background makes me a knowledgeable and effective tutor. I was valedictorian at Delaware Hayes High School in 2009 and received OSU'™s Maximus Scholarship based on my ACT and SAT scores.
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Mauricio G. January 24, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
very nice person, gentle and with a lot of patience to explain you the basics. I really recommend him if any of you is interested to take violin classes.
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Maria S. December 16, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Ben is extremely patient with my children, very professional and explains things in a way a children understand and encourages them to work and help one another!
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Jacob S. October 8, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Thank you for my kids first lesson. I was a little nervous at first as my kids if always had lessons in a studio. Online worked ok really well. We look forward to many more lessons with Ben.
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Ben U.

Columbus, OH 43220
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Matthew S.

Columbus, OH

I'm an accomplished flatpicker who's spent four years studying under Denison University's Casey Cook (founding member of the Atlanta-based bluegrass group The Dappled Grays). I've studied the playing styles of Tony Rice, Norman Blake, Bryan Sutton, and David Grier. I performed in 8 Denison Bluegrass Ensemble Concerts for crowds of nearly 1000 and opened for Ricky Skaggs in front of a packed crowd at the Midland Theater.

About Matthew

I'm a recent graduate from Denison University where I double majored in Creative Writing and Bluegrass. I have 7 years experience playing guitar and 5 years experience on the banjo. I've performed at IBMA and opened for Ricky Skaggs at the Midland Theater.
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Matthew S.

Columbus, OH 43219
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Travis S.

Columbus, OH

Hello! I am offering my services as a music teacher. I have been playing guitar and piano since I was 10 years old (and I'm 26 now!). I was classically trained for over 10 years, until finally decided to cease private lessons and begin my music production and composing career.

I currently have multiple original compositions online with anywhere between 20,000 plays to over 1 million on youtube and other music hosting websites.

About Travis

Hello! I am offering my services as a music teacher. I have been playing guitar and piano since I was 10 years old (and I'm 26 now!). I was classically trained for over 10 years, until finally decided to cease private lessons and begin my music production and composing career.

I currently have multiple original compositions online with anywhere between 20,000 plays to over 1 million on youtube and other music hosting websites. My expertise lies in virtual instrumentation.

I can offer traditional music lessons in Piano and Guitar or, a more unique approach that would involve recording, pr
oduction, mastering techniques, virtual and digital audio and more.

I work well with children and youth. I work for the State of Ohio as a counselor for youth with disabilities. I have a masters degree in professional counseling.

If you have any questions about what I can offer, don't hesitate to contact me!!
Thanks for reading!

-Travis
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Cami November 28, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio
Travis is very talented and also very patient! My daughter loves him because he's kind and he doesn't get angry when she doesn't get it. He laughs with her and they just keep trying. He's the best teacher we've ever had (we've tried three). We'll be sticking with Travis!
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James November 24, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio
Wow, where to begin...I've been taking lessons from Travis for a few years now, and I can't describe how much I appreciate this man. He is an exorbitantly talented musician, composer and producer. His compositions are breath taking. I always tell him that I'm shocked he isn't in Hollywood scoring blockbuster films. His teaching style is fantastic. He always adapts and manipulates his teaching to the student. He never just follows a book - he uses books, internet resources, his own knowledge and a piece of paper and ANYTHING else he thinks will benefit the student. If you are taking lessons on guitar - he helps explain music theory on the piano. If you take lessons on piano, he helps explain things on the guitar. His vast knowledge is just perfect for teaching music lessons. I can't recommend him enough!
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Angela November 24, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
Incredible. My kids love him! They are so excited to go to lessons and see him every week. He is so good with kids! In fact, he might be a better teacher than he is a musician! (Okay, at least just AS good!). I love hearing what my kids have learned after having a class with him. Highly recommend!
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Columbus, OH 43207
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Christian F.

Grove City, OH

I have been playing for over 15 years. I have a lot of knowledge in music theory and yes I can read and teach you how to read sheet music. I love jazz and through that I have the ability to teach many different chords, scales as well as advance guitar techniques like counterpoint or sweeping. I can also teach to analyze any piece of music and make your own arrangement. Everyone will love hearing you do solo renditions of their favorite songs

About Christian

Hello,

My name is Christian, I have been playing guitar for over 15 years and teaching for the last three. I currently play in 3 bands that gig very frequently. My teaching philosophy is that everyone has a passion or a hobby. As a teacher it is my job to instill the theory, technique and confidence into every student. So that if one desires that hobby to become a profession, there will be support.
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Breah N. August 7, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Has been a great teacher for my daughter! He does a great job going at her pace and then stretching/challenging her a little. They have music theory lessons one week and then reviewing and playing the next week! It has been a good experience.
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Grove City, OH 43123
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Charley C.

Columbus, OH

I teach acoustic and electric guitar for rock, pop, folk, country, blues, and worship music. I've been playing guitar for 36 years, and teaching guitar for 14 years. When you study guitar with me you will learn chords, scales, practical music theory, improvisation, sight reading, tablature, and most importantly songs by your favorite artists!

About Charley

My name is Charley and I teach guitar, bass, and ukulele for rock, pop, folk, country, blues, and worship music. I've been playing for 36 years, and teaching for 14 years. I love to teach people to play music and especially to teach them to play songs by their favorite artists!
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cameron B. January 29, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Charley is very kind to my 13 year old. Cameron is excited to continue learning the base guitar
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Jerry October 14, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Charley's instruction was awesome! After a series of lessons 3 years back I decided to recommit to the guitar with an emphasis on praise music for use with Children and the Mission Field. Charley's laid back style and modern teaching techniques were just what I needed, he's a real pro!
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Alyson B. October 2, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Friendly, informative, helpful, great teacher. My daughter is really looking forward to practicing and learning more
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Charley C.

Columbus, OH 43228
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