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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 wh
ich 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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Jimmy H.

Columbus, OH

No matter what your skill level is we take a serious study addressing technique, theory, chords, scales, a whole arsenal of licks, riffs, and rhythm in a plethora of styles.

About Jimmy

*** Travel Equipment *** I will bring my own guitar and amp *** Specialties *** I am fluent in every possible style. At some point I have performed in every type of band and expose my students to many different styles and techniques. I recently got off tour with a country band from Nashville, but have performed jazz, metal, rock, blues, soul, classical, fusion. I specialize in those students who really want to put in the time to seriously learn their instrument, but if you want to have fun just playing by the campfire that's cool too. I'm cool, laid back and love a good laugh. I have taught hundreds of students on all levels and styles over the years and to answer your question yes anyone can play if they invest the time needed to learn and yes you are gonna have clumsy fingers from ...

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Jeff B. May 13, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
The lessons are very informative. I would recommend Jimmy to anyone.
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ANTHONY C. September 14, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
After a month studying under Jimmy my guitar skills have skyrocketed. I didn't realize how much I was stuck on a plateau until I compare recordings from a month ago. Jimmy has assisted me in reaching new levels of lead guitar and knowledge of theory so that I am now playing lead roles and improvising beyond what I thought capable. I have the technique, skills and self confidence to take lead with my band, and my fellow band members have all asked what my secret has been in my phrasing and solo's; the secret is simple a great instructor and structured practice. Now my practice time is much more productive. Jimmy really understands how to custom teach and improve weaknesses I was unable to even understand without his help. Thanks Jimmy for helping me reach new goals and my true potential.
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ANTHONY C. August 3, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
After 2 lessons with Jimmy I have improved on my overall technique and cleaning up my tones as well increased speed; more progress than past two months. Jimmy is extremely knowledgeable and takes you to the next level. If you listen to his instruction and do the practice time you will improve. I'll be so much more prepared for my next gig. Thanks Jimmy!
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Stuart L.

Columbus, OH

About Stuart

Currently, I play in various professional capacities from performing to producing to teaching. I work and exist in many genres, and pride myself on musicianship through enthusiasm. *** Lesson Details *** The student will tell me where they want to go, and I will help them get there. *** Studio Equipment *** Private practice room with a couple amps and a few guitars (if needed a student could use a guitar during the lesson). *** Specialties *** I specialize in guitar, but am interested and versed in various aspects of recording and performance.

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Jacob R.

Dayton, OH

About Jacob

If you want to learn piano, voice or guitar basics, this is a great place to start! I am available to teach at a student home and I can teach at any age or level. I like to have fun while encouraging a student to work and study hard to gain a strong foundation in music. I have my B.A. in music and I have studied at the graduate level. I am a professional singer and stage performer, I play piano and sing at churches and weddings, and I also have a rock band! Whatever your interest in music, whether you just want to learn a couple of songs on the guitar or you would like to become a studied and versatile musician, I can help you achieve your goals. *** Lesson Details *** Students can expect to learn the basics of music technique on their instrument. I encourage students to work hard ...

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Meghan G. April 21, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My teenager has had lessons with Jacob for 3 years, first guitar, then piano. He has a great personality and is a very encouraging teacher. She never once wanted to quit and never complained about going to the lessons, even with an otherwise very busy schedule, which is a testament to him and his teaching. He is a very dedicated and talented musician, and was always willing to work with whatever songs she wanted to learn. I would highly recommend him for any age kid or adult.
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Harold M. March 25, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent and very helpful and informative
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megan S. October 22, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jacob is amazing with my daughter.... Very patient and relates well to her.
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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 State University, Autumn 2012 Classics Fellowship --“ Indiana University, 2013-2014 Piano Training: Collegiate lessons from Steven Glaser and private lessons from George Haddad ...

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Sirisha B. May 20, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Ben takes the time to find out about what level you are in and what gaps are present. He is accommodating to my needs and is a great instructor.
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Joey D. April 29, 2015
Latin · Online
Verified Student
Ben is terrific!
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Tara B. April 10, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I am an adult beginner piano student and am very pleased with Ben as an instructor. He is patient, thorough and extremely knowledgeable. Ben is able to help explain concepts and techniques that I struggle to grasp so I am able to make real progress every week. I highly recommend Ben as a piano instructor.
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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. I've had two pieces of fiction published in Denison literary magazine "Exile." I also wrote a 130-page senior project.

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