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Tim M.

11 Reviews
Manchester, CT
Starting at $35
  • Bachelor of Music: Classical Guitar Performance from Hartt School - University of Hartford
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Awarded Hall of Fame - Instrumental from Manchester Arts
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Tim M.

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If you wanna rock, let’s do it. I’ve been doing since I was a teenager and encourage students to perform together in bands in my studio.

About Tim

I am a Hartt School of Music trained classical guitarist raised on the electric guitar. With over 20 years of teaching experience, I have helped students of all ages achieve their musical goals. Whether it's getting into the school jazz band, a college degree program or simply playing for friends,

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Cullen
I have been a student of Tim’s for a little over a year now. I started playing guitar at age 52 and when I started with Tim I was very close to giving up or settling on just being able to strum a few chords. I have had many hand injuries in the past that have resulted in arthritis and lack of dexterity in my wrists and some of my fingers and I started doubting I would ever be able to progress in my ability to play. From the very first lesson where I told Tim about my hand issues and my frustrations, he told me he was sure we could work around any physical limitations I had, and he was right. Tim has been able to work with me on alternative ways to play the chords I was having trouble with and has shown me that these alternate techniques along with the bit of music theory he sprinkles into lessons can really expand my ability to play.

In the time I have been studying with Tim, I have done more than I thought I ever could. I went from a frustrated beginner guitar player to having enough confidence to play on stage with some of Tim’s other students and I am now looking forward to what I will be able to do on the guitar instead of being frustrated with what I can’t do.

Tim is a talented and passionate musician as well as a knowledgeable and very relatable instructor which is a rare combination and he's also a really great guy and any student of any age or ability will benefit from studying with him.
Sam
Tim is an excellent guitar teacher and an overall great guy. He provided me with structure and support, enabling me to make the most out of my practice and ultimately progress as a player. His warm personality and contagious enthusiasm for music kept me looking forward to our time together each week. He was also very flexible when it came to scheduling to accommodate for my dynamic schedule.
Brad
Tim is an excellent teacher, providing excellent advice, practice techniques, and insights. He makes learning and improving easy and enjoyable.
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Cameron S.

5 Reviews
New Britain, CT
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 10 and up; Female: 8 and up
  • Awarded Hot pick! from Pacific Songwriting Competition
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Cameron S.

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We'll work on learning your favorite songs, ear training, theory, improvisation, and nailing the sounds and styles of your favorite guitarists!

About Cameron

STUDYING WITH ME: Learning guitar should be interesting and fun! While we're studying all the different aspects of the instrument, you'll also be learning how to play your favorite songs and solos! I approach each student as an individual and structure their lessons according to what I determine

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Tristan
I've taken guitar lessons on and off for a while, and Cameron is hands-down the best teacher I've had. He points out specific technical good points and bad points, and offers concrete suggestions and examples for improvement. The lesson material is progressively challenging, but not overwhelming, and is targeted to the student's interests, and lessons are fun and interesting. Fantastic instructor.
Tessa
Cameron is an excellent teacher for me. I am 11 years old and have been playing for almost a year with him. He is patient and makes me stretch to be a better guitarist. He takes time to find songs at my level of learning and accommodates my tastes in music. I would recommend him for anyone who is interested in playing guitar.
Kim K.
I enjoyed my first lesson with Cameron. He explained things clearly so I could understand. Can't wait for my next lesson.
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Shane S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Shane S.

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I offer a varied curriculum for all my students. Teaching students music they're interested allows me to make learning the guitar fun while stressing the importance of the fundamentals.

About Shane

Welcome to Penny Lane! Over the last ten years I’ve had the privilege of teaching in several private lessons studios, countless public schools in the Chicago metro area and built an online community of students around the country. What I’ve found time and time again is having a defined lesson curri

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Soledad
Shane is a great music teacher. Very profesional, and amazing working with kids. He encourages his students and manages to keep my 7 and 5 y/o focused and interested in the class in a very friendly and fun manner.
Noelle
Mr. Shane is the hands-down best music instructor! He gives my son piano lessons and they also work on music production. Shane is enthusiastic, professional, flexible, creative and connects really well with my child. He is fantastic at making the lessons fun and instructional. He teaches a variety of instruments, which I think we will end up exploring at some point! Highly, highly recommend Shane!
Emma
Shane is a superb teacher.

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Rio W.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $18
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Rio W.

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I have been teaching guitar and music theory for over 20 years and have been successful in helping many people to understand how to make the guitar applicable in any musical situation.

I specialize in explaining exact details that are constantly glossed over in YouTube videos and in most instructional environments. I teach in a manner that instructs the student to become self-reliant, to eventually become their own teacher.

About Rio

Hi everyone, my name is Rio Wallace and am from Texas. I started guitar lessons in January of 1986. I quickly developed because of an insatiable drive to create chill-inducing music, initially inspired by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Randy Rhoads, Alex Lifeson and Eddie Van Halen. After more experien

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Holli
We found Rio online. He has been my son’s teacher for 2 years now and my son has learned so much from him! He is very knowledgeable on all things guitar, from guitarist history to guitar maintenance and is an amazing guitar player!! You will definitely benefit from taking lessons from him!

Warren M.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Music from University of North Texas
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Warren M.

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Learn electric guitar styles; pop, classic rock, blues and jazz.

About Warren

I began my musical journey at an early age. My early influences were my mother who was trained as a classical pianist / visual artist and father who played Johnny Cash and Ventures tunes on the guitar. Growing up music was always in the around the house. From Debussy, Ravel, Tchaikovsky to folk, co

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Blake
Warren was my first and only private lesson teacher outside of a school program. I first started taking lessons with Warren back in 2012 when I was 12 years old. At this time I got my first guitar and had no prior music knowledge. After a few lessons, Warren taught me the very basic blues progression and made it very fun and interesting. My first few lessons is the reason I stuck with him for 6 years and kept returning weekly. Throughout those years Warren shaped me to become my own as a musician by teaching me how to play the instrument as a whole rather than songs (although we did go over plenty of essential songs). As I grew as a musician with more questions, Warren presented me with practices, theory, and other concepts to give me all the answers I was looking for. I highly recommend him as a teacher as he will work with you and be loyal to your musical journey. He was even generous enough to teach me some basic piano! I would not be as involved in music as I am now if I had any other teacher.
Prithvi
My son is learning to play acoustic guitar from Warren McDonald and has been doing so for several years. Warren is an excellent guitar and music teacher. First he is formally trained and clearly has a strong theoretical music background. His teaching style and personality and knowledge of various musical genres is well suited to teaching musicians of all ages and interests. I have heard Warren play classical guitar and classic rock and folk guitar music. He also is a fine pianist. He has inpsired my son who is 15 and has been taught how to play some fairly impressive classic rock and instrumental pieces. I highly recommend Warren McDonald.
Noah
I have studied with Warren for several years. He has helped me grasp music theory and enabled me to take my playing to the next level. I highly recommend Warren to anyone looking to start with the guitar and also for students looking for a new direction with their playing.
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San G.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Music Education/Jazz emphasis from Capital University
  • Awarded Best New Music Educator from State of Vermont
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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San G.

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LOVE MUSIC? PLAY IT!
I am a former classroom music teacher, with an MA in Music Education, and I have been a working musician/recording artist for 30 years. I am patient and experienced in getting results. I believe the recipe for music education is Knowledge, Practice, and Fun = Joy. Spreading joy is a valuable service for good community.

I can help every student achieve his or her goals, whether it's to lead a campfire circle or play Carnegie Hall someday. (One of my students opened for B.B. King, and most of my students will play music for the rest of their lives. Some have grown to lead their own bands.)
I offer lessons in:
Guitar: All styles: Beginner to Advanced.
Piano, voice, ukulele, saxophone, and recording: Beginner to Intermediate.

About San

I have played music since I was able to sit at a piano at age 5. I began guitar at age 9 and wrote my first song shortly after that. My first real gig was at age 23 for three years in a specialty 1950's Rock and Roll band. I went on to record a CD as a solo artist in 1996, and was the leader of

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Kathie Borges
I played the Flute in high school and have not played music since. San is the director of music at the RV park my husband and I currently reside (snowbirds). The park has a band composed of residents and San is the director. I have enjoyed listening to the band play for the park residents so much and Sans offered classes to park residents so I have always wanted to learn guitar so I signed up for classes.

San has made classes enjoyable and challenging. She always gives me something to strive for, gears the lessons to my knowledge/ability and keeps me interested and wanting to learn more. I highly recommend Sans as an instructor. She will not disappoint!
Joe
I first got into guitar as an adult, with no prior musical experience. I took lessons with San for several years, and she was great. Always willing to work with me on things I wanted to explore and also good at pushing me in directions I hadn't thought of to help me get where I wanted to go.
Sean
San taught me to play guitar back when I was a kid, and the knowledge and skills I learned from her have since followed me through to adulthood and my career in audio engineering. She's a very talented musician and gifted instructor, I highly recommend her instruction.

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The average cost of 60-minute electric guitar lessons in Portland is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Matt is a great teacher he has helped me learn Enter sandman, wherever I may roam, and seek and destroy By Metallica. I have done lesions for 3 years now and never had a bad experience with him."
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"Donnie is very patient and I love that he understands that different techniques work for different people. I will continue to work with him to become versed at playing guitar."
Herb
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Luke is a very kind and thoughtful teacher! He made the lesson fun and education and I left each day with something new to practice! He found the best way to teach me quickly and was overall a great teacher!"
Savannah
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Luke H.
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"I have been taking lessons with Halec for a few months and I see a lot of progress in my playing. He's patient and makes the lesson fun!"
Osman
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Halec S.
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"Chris is a great teacher. I met him in group lessons. And now I’m using him for personal lessons. It was a good lesson."
Ronald
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Chris V.
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"As someone who has played guitar for over ten years and taken lessons from several other accomplished guitar teachers, I can safely say that Ahmad is the best guitar teacher I've taken lessons from.

He determines what you hope to take away from the lessons and what your goals are as a player and is very dedicated to finding a way to get you there that is both educational and enjoyable. His instruction is very flexible and has no hesitation dropping one exercise and focusing more on styles of learning that are suitable for you as a student.

For someone who has been playing for a long time he was quickly able to open up a whole new set of possibilities and refresh the instrument for me as well as better my understanding of music harmony and melody in general."
Harry
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I first got to talking with Zach back in 2015, I had been looking for an accomplished musician to play at my husbands birthday party. He did not disappoint! ! Everyone was very impressed with his music style and professionalism. Through that connection we got to talking, and I also learned that he teaches music all over the south bay! Years later now in 2019, My 16 year old son had been wanting to take electric guitar lessons, but we had not been finding a good fit with a teacher. My son is very smart and artistic, however struggles with a mild learning disability. I reached out to Zach, and we discussed giving it a try. Zach is very patient and breaks up the music information in a way that is very understandable for my son, and is hands on pointing out the best techniques to help him excel, and stay engaged. My son has been taking lessons from Zach once a week for a few months, and I cannot believe my sons progress!! He actually enjoys learning the guitar and is feeling very inspired to continue to learn more because he is learning to play all the songs he is interested in. MY son is now teaching me how to play some new songs..I am thankful to Zach for empowering my son to unlock his musical ability and keeping him interested in learning in a stress free environment. Zach although very professional, he is a relaxed teacher, and very relatable to young people, teens and young adults which I think makes lessons fun! I am very picky about who teaches my kids, and Zach I would say checks off all the right boxes!!"
Erika
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Zach P.
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"Great teacher who really cares about the student’s success!!"
Clara
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Donnie is an excellent teacher. He a good sense of picking up on parts that may be difficult for a student and working out a new way or technique to learn it. He is very patient."
JADEN
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"I have been taking lessons from Matt for about 4 years and highly recommend Matt as a teacher. Matt has also taught both of my daughters. As a 50 year old student who picked the guitar back up he has been instrumental in helping to elevate my skills and understanding of the guitar and music. He can teach any type of musical style and is always positive and supportive."
Chris Woodford
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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