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John B.

107 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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John B.

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Learn how to play many styles of guitar, including Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country and Suzuki guitar. Through one on one instruction, students will learn scales, improvisation and solo phrasing, note reading, theory, chords and chord progressions. In addition, students will also learn how to play their favorite song/s, whether it be Led Zeppelin, Greenday, Wes Montgomery, Miles Davis or Stevie Ray Vaughn. Through the useful tools on line and the many great music software programs that are now available, students will find learning a song to be very easy and enjoyable.!

About John

I have been playing for about 35 years and teaching music and guitar for 25 years. I have a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Classical guitar. I've taught at the University level and currently maintain a professional studio in Arlington, Virginia. I am very well versed in many different styles of music

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Tony H.
Just completed my first 45 minute lesson with John. He was really down to earth, listened to what I wanted out of my lessons and we worked on those things. I feel like I’m already make progress.
Lucy
I took my first lesson with John this afternoon for the 45 minute session. He is very patient and knows how to teach very well. You will leave with homework that is applicable to your skill level and geared for improvement.
Maya B.
John is an excellent teacher, very patient, and helps you work on your technique. He definitely is the best classical guitar teacher I have ever had.
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David S.

28 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David S.

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David enjoys teaching students from all different backgrounds and levels of proficiency. Whether you are just starting out or a virtuoso shredder in the making, he is happy to teach you! Over all, he is fairly laid back, as long as you practice. He usually combines work with reading off of the treble clef (what he likens to "eating your vegetables." You may not want to do it, but it will make you a healthier musician!) with learning more popular songs (or songs the student says they would like to learn) through tablature and chord charts, depending on the style of the song.

David is also very pro music theory. He usually incorporates music theory into the curriculum in conjunction with the material already being discussed. He is also very knowledgeable about composition/songwriting, and if the student is interested in learning more about this area, he is happy to share what he knows!

About David

David is a successful singer/songwriter/guitarist out of Fairfax, VA. He has a bachelor's degree in Music with a concentration in composition from Salisbury University, where he also studied jazz and classical guitar . In the 25 years he has been performing (20 of those professionally) and playing

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Neci Guy
Patient, talented and easy to learn from!
Hannah
Great teacher!
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Wilma Evangeline B.

38 Reviews
Bowie, MD
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English, Tagalog
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 4 to 60
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Wilma Evangeline B.

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I've been teaching String Instruments like Guitar and Violin for Beginners and Intermediate level for many years. My students get to know all the parts of their string instruments like the guitar, from frets to strings, and learn how to tune their own instrument. After that, they will explore the fundamentals of music notation and find out how to produce clear, beautiful notes and chords

Enrolling in this course will take your musical talent to the next level. By the time you're finished, you'll be well on your way to becoming a skilled guitar player.

About Wilma Evangeline

*** Studio Equipment *** Upright Piano Yamaha Electric Keyboard, Guitar, Violin, Flute & Drums *** Travel Equipment *** Guitar, Keyboard, *** Specialties *** Early Childhood Music, General Music Education, Music Therapy & Special Education Services

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Sophia
My 6 year old couldn't stop talking about her first lesson. She was very nervous but the instructor put her at ease and provided constant encouragement.
Adrienne E.
This has been an amazing process with my God son. He has ADHD and while initially he had some difficulty being focused he is beginning to slow down and is grasping the ability to learn. Wilma is very patient and an excellent instructor. We really approach her.
Keion G.
WILMA is very good working with Keion. He is very hyperactive however she is very patient with him and after one session he has learned a lot
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John N.

13 Reviews
Chantilly, VA
Starting at $39
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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John N.

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Blues Guitar and Bass, Rock Guitar and Bass, Chords and Chord Progressions, Basic Music Theory, Performance, Vocals, Songwriting

About John

I have been playing guitar and bass for over 35 years and traveled the world playing concerts in Clubs and Stadiums. My band ESTUS was signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, I played with the Eddie Kirkland Blues Band, formed Fat City in Woodstock NY, and played toured nationally with Quicksilv

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Cameron R.
Fantastic 1st lesson
Gregory M.
fun interesting & helpful. good start.
Matt
John is great to work with. Very laid back and has a natural feel for just what you need to learn.
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Paul R.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches students 18 to 65
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Paul R.

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The guitar is a versatile instrument. With my help, you will learn the meaning of chord progressions, chord shapes, scaling, improvisation, and rhythm. Learning how to listen is also something that is invaluable to any musician, which is also something that I will also cover in our lessons.

About Paul

To all potential students, I believe that my education in vocal technique and my 7+ years of performing either solo or with an ensemble can be an asset to you. I’ve had 3 years of formal vocal training from High School and College, have studied music theory as a music major in college, and am

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Eric
Paul is a very gifted performer and teacher. He is knowledgeable, patient and just a great guy to learn things from.
Phil
Paul is not only the epitome of what it means to use your own creative voice, but he's an outstanding vocal performer with a beautiful range. And his understanding of what any contemporary vocalist needs is very strong.
Bryan
Paul is an amazing vocalist. He will open your eyes to help you find your best voice. Not only is he an extremely talented musician with years of experience, but he’s also a great person who wants to help you improve with each lesson.
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Dwayne J.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
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Dwayne J.

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Hi, I'm Dwayne and I teach students of all ages and skill levels. What makes my lessons unique is that I create customized lesson plans that cater to your interests and desire to want to learn.

I have been teaching private guitar lessons throughout Colorado for over a decade and have brought my special training skills and methodology to many, many students within that time. I am an accomplished musician who teaches in the studio on Saturdays and provides in-student home lessons during the week. I am also a published author of many guitar instruction books that I am currently selling on Amazon & eBay.

I have a very unique and exciting approach that quickly gets students of all ages having fun playing guitar. I am left-handed (which makes learning from me easier) and my enthusiasm and love for teaching shine through with every lesson I prepare.

So whether you prefer to play for fun or professionally, acoustic or electric, are a beginner, intermediate or advanced ...

About Dwayne

Hi, I'm Dwayne and I have been teaching private one-on-one guitar lessons throughout Colorado for well over a decade. I have brought my training skills and methodology to many, many students throughout this time. What makes my lessons unique is that I cater to your interests and desire to want t

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Tim
Awesome....looking forward to next week. Which is TODAY cheers...

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"I took lessons with James for about 18 months. Simply put, James is awesome. He is an awesome guitar player, and a fantastic teacher. I started out a total novice at the time of our first lesson. I could barely switch chords in the beginning. When I look back on what he tought me, I totally appreciate the importance of an actual teacher vs self teaching through videos and articles etc. A teacher is totally necessary and James' lessons covered all styles of music, music theory, improvising, and all done on both acoustic and electric guitars. He made learning the guitar easy and fun, which is always what he emphasized - learning should be fun and enjoyable. At the end of the day it is up to the guitar student to practice practice and practice some more - and with that discipline combined with James' instruction and coaching, you will be set up for success."
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Took Guitar lessons from James S.
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"You can definitely tell a very experienced teacher. You'll find yourself reaching your goals in no time. I struggled so much trying to learn from the internet, Andrea has a way of putting you on the right track and improving at a fast pace."
Sarah
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Ryan takes his time and tailors my lessons specifically to my level and to the type of music I’d like to play. He covers everything from the basics – like the proper way to hold the pick – to more advanced teachings like music theory. Ryan is flexible, patient, easy going, and he consistently teaches at a pace that I’m comfortable with. He provides take-home practice after every lesson and always has helpful suggestions any time I have questions. What I find incredibly helpful is that at the end of the lesson Ryan will run through the take-home practice on his guitar and let me record it on my phone so it’s easier for me to remember. When I’m ready to practice the next day I just pull up his notes and the video and I’m ready to go!

It’s obvious that Ryan has a passion for music, and it shows in his lessons. I would easily give him my highest recommendation."
Shelly
Took Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"This was my first lesson ever! Richard was very professional, knowledgeable yet patient and kind!! He made this a great experience for me. I felt as if I were part of something...not just a first time student. Can't wait til the next lesson!"
Susan
Took Guitar lessons from Richard D.
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"Billy does a great job teaching both the instrument as well as the music theory. He keeps instruction interesting by practicing songs students enjoy. He is also extremely flexible and patient."
Diana
Took Guitar lessons from Billy D.
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"Integrity Rules

Ryan has a great knowledge of his craft. Highly educated in his field, he brings talent, history, patience and humor to his Students. It can be a tedious, learning any instrument, but like fine art practice, makes for new and Better adventures. Thank You Ryan for all you do! You're Awesome :)"
Lisa
Took Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"Peter was great, very kind and supportive. I will definitely consider another lesson with him."
Kristen
Took Guitar lessons from Peter H.
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"My son absolutely loves Austin! He's a very patient and allows him to play the type of music he's interested in. He started on acoustic at age 7 and at 8 is playing the electric guitar and love it even more!"
Angie
Took Guitar lessons from Austin K.
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"First lesson, got off to a great start! Michael gave me a few things to work on that inspired me! I think he will be a great fit for my learning style."
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Took Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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"Loving my teacher

I have studied with Alex for over 5 years, time in which I feel I have accomplished so much on the guitar. Alex is awesome! He has real passion for the music and the instrument he teaches, he is extremely patient, has great insights in explaining the music or the techniques and shows a great resourcefulness in approaching various methods to each musical style he teaches."
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Took Guitar lessons from Alex G.
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