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Fundamentals in electric guitar playing both in rhythm and lead. explored in depth through exercises, scales, arpeggios, popular songs, and creative composing techniques.

About Ryan
Bio as Musician:

Ryan was born on Chicago’s South Side and started playing guitar at the age of fourteen. Born with a deep passion for a broad variety of musical styles, Ryan studied with Grammy award winner and jazz giant Frank J. Rumoro at the Chicago Acadamy of Jazz Guitar. Since that time he has made a name for himself as a teacher, performer, session guitarist, and true stylistic chameleon. With hundreds of live performances under his belt, he has been actively touring the East Coast with several nationally recognized artists since 2014.

As a session guitarist, Ryan’s skill and endless pursuit of unique sound, tone, and technique have established him as a fixture in the Philadelphia recording scene. As a solo experimental guitarist his work pushes the sonic envelope of modern-day technology in pursuit of new and original musi
cal ideas. A dedicated collaborator, Ryan bring his personality and passion for experimentation to each project, while always working to serve the vision of each employing artist.

Lesson Mission:

“Music study was a way for me to find structure, discipline, self worth and expression. Through that I have grown as a person and a musician. My sole reason for teaching is to help others find that passion and those qualities within themselves to live a beautiful and fulfilling life through his/her instrument.”

Qualifications/Education:

Lead Guitarist for:

-Soul Rock Duo - "Nalani & Sarina"

-"The Voice" Country Star, Audra McLaughlin

-Indie rockers - "The Electives" and "The Captain, Pilot Driver"

-R&B singer "Ces Picerno"

-Rock band, The RAKNOSS

-Hip-Hop recording artist, Drew Smith

-Italian pop singer, Giada J.

**endorsed by Wampler Effects Pedals**

**Hundreds of live gigs played**

Guest Lecturer at University of Akron, OH "Pentatonic Scales the Western Integration"

Philadelphia Session Guitarist 2013-Present

Featured online instructor via Ibanez Guitars USA

Author and teacher of online lesson videos. "S. Shred Tips"

15 years of Guitar repair and modification experience

Extensive knowledge of guitar effects and applications

Education:

2009-2013 Harmony and Theory at Rumoro Academy of Jazz Guitar in Chicago, IL

2004-2008 Experimental Sound/Production The School of the Art Institute Chicago

*** Lesson Details ***
Students should expect a relaxing learning environment that is cultivated to bring the fundamentals of guitar playing to the student and promote individuality in the player through a meditation of self-awareness while using the vehicle of Guitar. Lesson are taught out of my home studio space located in the East Falls/Manayunk Philadelphia!

Lessons are structured around: Finger exercises, Chord building, Strumming patterns, Scales, Arpeggios, Harmony studies and Improvisational chop building.

Some lesson materials referenced are:

The Real Book 6th Edition Jazz Standards
30 hour Guitar workout Steve Vai
The Music Lesson Victor Wooten

after just 3-6 short months, students will see an increase in comfortability with the notes on the fret board, basic chord progressions and single note soloing!

*** Studio Equipment ***
iMac i7 Mavericks

*** Travel Equipment ***
student only needs guitar and Binder for materials given in class

I have amps

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Blues, Country and Jazz approaches to guitar as well as home recording practices
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Dana M. September 29, 2017
· Guitar · Online
Ryan is professional and easy going at the same time. So far so good. I'm excited to keep going.
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Shelly S. November 9, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
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.
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Brandon October 4, 2016
· Blues Guitar · In studio
I have taken my first few lessons with Ryan and so far they have all been awesome!! Ryan is an extremely knowledgeable and talented guitarist, but he meets you right where you are. I feel my confidence growing more and more with every lesson. I look forward to many more!!
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About Rene B.

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All About Electric Guitar ever existed.

About Rene
~GRADUATED FROM MUSICIANS INSTITUTE HOLLYWOOD~

~LEAD GUITARIST OF THE WORLD FAMOUS METALLICA TRIBUTE BAND MASTERS OF PUPPETS~

~PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN ACTIVE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WITH MORE THAN 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE~
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Ryan H. December 2, 2014
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Rene has the ability to lift spirits with his guitar playing and a knack for teaching
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About Jeff C.

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Asheville, NC

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Learn To Play Electric Guitar.

Areas of Focus:
- Solo Skills & Improvisation
- Music Theory
- Technique
- Learning Songs & Solos

About Jeff
Are you looking to learn Guitar, Singing, Beatboxing or Songwriting? No matter what style you are in to, I can help you build the skills, confidence, & practice strategies to become a successful musician. Beginners, Intermediate, & Advanced all welcome!

Majoring in classical guitar performance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts I was a part of many performance opportunities. These included solo classical guitar recitals, weekly performance class, a collaboration with the Columbia City Jazz Dance Company, and a performance at the Columbia Museum of Art to name a few. Now I frequently participate in songwriting showcases, street performances, and collaborations with bands and music groups of many different genres.

In a lesson with me you will be focusing on four main areas:

1] REPERTOIRE: Songs you are working o
n in preparation for performance or just to play for fun!
2] MUSIC THEORY: Exercises in ear training, note-reading skills, sight-reading skills, and overall knowledge of how music works.
3] IMPROVISATION: Learn drills to improve solo skills and increase your confidence jamming with other musicians.
4] TECHNIQUE: Guitar lessons focuses on how to properly use the left and right hands in a way that that is relaxed and tension free. Voice lessons entail learning how to breath properly, prevent vocal strain, and expand your range.

In addition to instrument lessons I also provide Songwriting Lessons, Music Theory Lessons, and Music Performance Lessons for more advanced students + I teach Recording, Web Design, and Graphic Design subjects for Artists or others looking to learn how to promote themselves or their projects. (Subjects Include: Logic Pro X, WordPress, Web Design, Graphic Design, HTML, CSS, & More!)

Get started on your path to better musicianship today!
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Julia November 10, 2018
· WordPress · Online
Jeff was patient and very helpful. Really knew his product. I will be reaching out to him again!
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Peach October 17, 2018
· WordPress · Online
Jeff was great. I will be working with him again!
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Nicole August 3, 2018
· WordPress · Online
Very patient. Very competent.
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About Dane C.

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Detroit, MI

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For Electric, I have spent many years learning various techniques of Rock and Metal musicians and can impart those abilities on to you! Students should be prepared for high expectations and learning some amazing techniques.

About Dane
Greetings!

I am a current WSU student of Vocal Music Education with my principle instrument as voice (Tenor). I'm 25 years old, and a well rounded musician with a great sense of humor and a laid back attitude. This isn't to say that my lessons are all fun and games; there is a serious element to every session, but students have always give positive feedback in that they feel very comfortable with me.

I have been singing for 15 years and do so professionally in two churches, one of which I am the section leader of (Fort Street Presbyterian in Detroit). I am also the section leader of the WSU Concert Chorale, the audition level choir. For both voice and guitar, I have studied under numerous great men and women who have guided my practices to the point where I have began to pass my knowledge to others!

My studio for both discipli
nes follow and logical and practical guideline that will allow musicianship in it's greatest form to bloom forth from the student. Heavy emphasis on solid technique, artistry, theory, and ear training makes for a well rounded and informed player/singer! I can teach from my home, your home, online, or even from the practice rooms at Wayne State if Detroit is a good middle ground or closer for you!

Thanks for taking the time to read this :)
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Erin August 23, 2018
· Singing · In studio
It was my first time ever doing a private vocal lesson. I had an audition to prepare for, and went to the only person I would trust. He is so knowledgeable and made things super easy to understand. I felt not only relaxed, but he built up my confidence while teaching me the proper way to shape my vowels. He gave me some techniques for relaxing and breathing, too, which is super helpful for my anxiety. Wouldn't go to anyone else!
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Anthony July 16, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Dane is an excellent teacher to work with. You can get a lot accomplished with him any time you work with him. He'll make you feel super comfortable in your own abilities no matter what level you are, while also working with you towards realistic goals. He explains things very well and with patience. He'll treat you way more on a personal one on one level than anybody I've tried to work with thus far. Extremely understanding, and great teacher. 11/10.
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Ellisa July 12, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
Very helpful. Works at your pace. Makes it so you can easily understand new things. It's nice to not feel pressured to get something down quickly. I feel like I'm learn a lot comfortably.
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About Matthew M.

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Lorton, VA

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Experienced teacher and performer of 14 years. I teach all ages and keep lessons fun, yet challenging. I tailor every lessons to match my students interests and goals. I’ll teach chords, soloing techniques, songwriting skills, and music theory. Let’s rock out and learn some awesome songs!

About Matthew
I am a professional guitarist, songwriter, and drummer. I have been performing and teaching for over 14 years. I’m the singer/guitarist/songwriter of a local band and have gigged at all over the DMV area. I graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelors of Music, emphasis in Music Industry.

Guitar lessons – I specialize in rock, pop, blues, and folk styles. I teach acoustic and electrical guitar lessons to students age 5 through adult! I help students learn their favorite songs and can teach chords, soloing, note reading, improvising, and music theory.

Songwriting lessons – Songwriting is a deep passion of mine and I specialize in rock, pop, and folk. I teach students how to formulate ideas, use chord progressions, make beats/arrangements, overcome writer’s block, and develop solid polished songs.

Drum Set lessons
- I specialize in rock, pop, blues, and funk styles. I teach drum set lessons to students age 5 through adult! I help students learn their favorite songs and can teach beats, fills, note reading, improvising, and fundamentals.

I love teaching lessons and sharing music with eager students. Music should be fun, yet it teaches the value of hard work and the rewards that come with it. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your musical goals!
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Boris November 24, 2018
· Electric Guitar · In studio
Matthew is a great teacher. He is very knowledgeable & patient. He always answers my son’s questions, gives him advise and homework. My son has learned alot from Matthew and he always looks forward to his Guitar lessons. We are both very happy with matthew. If you need guitar lessons, contact Matthew. You won’t regret it. he is an excellent teacher.
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Jason November 3, 2018
· Guitar · In home
I am a novice guitar player and took lessons from Matt for 10 weeks to try to take my playing up a notch. Matt's teaching style is excellent and was driven by what I wanted. He didn't try to force any particular curriculum but built the lessons around what I wanted to learn. He taught me techniques to learn songs I wanted to play and even mixed in some music theory. I had asked to learn a little theory and Matt made it really interesting. I highly recommend Matt as a guitar instructor!
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About Jonathan G.

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All genres from blues/rock to Jazz. Application of technique to develop soloing styles and chord and voicing selection.

About Jonathan
Hi! my name is Jonathan, I've been playing guitar and multiple instruments for more than 18 years! Music has been my passion since I was a kid. I grew up in a family of musicians so instruments were always around. As a young player, I started learning traditional folk and bolero/flamenco music form Mexico (Home) I soon developed the skills to take music to the next level so I moved to Italy once finished high school. When I turned 18 I toured for the first time in Europe as a classical guitarist.

Today, I find myself teaching, performing and writing music 24-7 I currently live in the Los Angeles area. you might not know me personally but I'm sure you've seen me on TV if you watch Glee or other TV shows.

Call me or send me a text if you are ready to learn and to have lots of fun! :)
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Saul December 28, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Best Instructor ever.
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Angel December 27, 2018
· Blues Guitar · Online
Great Vocabulary and phrasing! just what I was looking for :)
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Melissa December 27, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Amazing! Love my teacher :)
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About Eric T.

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When it really comes down to it, the idea of learning an instrument can be very daunting. It's really easy to get discouraged and put off diving into something that should just be fun and rewarding. But a little direction goes a very long way! I can help you maximize your time and focus your efforts so you can make the most of whatever level of commitment you are comfortable with.

Want to start with the nuts and bolts? I can walk you through the basic fundamentals of Music Theory. We can explore chords, scales, intervals, rhythm, and melody all at a methodical and comfortable pace.

Just want to get the ball rolling and start learning some tunes already?! We can do it that way then! A few exercises and tips on technique will allow you to start honing your skills while you expand your song list.

About Eric
I've been playing guitar for almost 20 years and keyboards for about 15. I am also competent at bass guitar. I enjoy a wide range of musical tastes. I have been fortunate enough to share the stage with many talented people, as a guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist. I am currently working on a studio project. I want to share my passion for music with others!
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About Mark S.

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Silver Spring, MD

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With my broad performance and compositional background in folk, classical, jazz, rock, bluegrass, soul, blues, and musical theater, I offer students a wide musical perspective and tailor lessons to match student interests. I work with students on music of their choosing to improve technique and develop an understanding of music theory, improvisation, and composition.

For classical guitar students who would like to pursue the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) graded exams, Mark offers coaching in preparation for all aspects of the practical exams.

About Mark
I am a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter working in a variety of genres. I regularly perform around the Washington, DC, area as a solo guitarist, as a singer/songwriter, and with numerous classical, folk, rock, and musical theater groups. My primary musical influences include folk and world music, J.S. Bach, cool jazz, prog rock, American primitive, and contemporary guitar music.

I have recorded several CDs of my original compositions, including music for solo acoustic guitar, chamber music for classical banjo, and scores for live theater productions. I have also recorded and produced CDs of other recording artists.

I teach private and group lessons on guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and bass guitar at my home studio in Maryland, at several area music schools, and online. With my broad performance and compositional back
ground, I offer students a wide musical perspective and tailor lessons to match student interests. I work with students on music of their choosing to improve technique and develop an understanding of music theory, improvisation, and composition. For classical guitar students who would like to pursue the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) graded exams, I offer coaching in preparation for all aspects of the practical exams.
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Philip February 14, 2019
· Electric Guitar · In studio
Mark is teaching our teenage son electric guitar and has been doing so for more than a year. He really is a great guy and a terrific teacher. Patient and obviously knows music and music theory, inside-out. I also appreciate the fact that he is organized because it makes it a lot easier determining schedules and whatver.
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Maritza February 14, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I have been taking guitar lessons with Mark for 4 years, and I have enjoyed every minute of it! He is an excellent teacher, and is also kind, laid-back, and very funny. After my first year of lessons, I signed up my 2 children, and they have learned so much from Mark as well. Tuesdays are a treat!
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Maria February 14, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Mark is an absolute gem as an instructor. He is so talented, knowledgable, personable and so very patient with my daughter. We could not have asked for a better instructor and look forward to continuing more lessons with him. If anyone is on the fence about requesting Mark as an instructor, don't be. He's the best! You'll learn so much and enjoy every minute of it.
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About Nathan W.

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If you're looking for someone to teach you the nuts and bolts of music theory you might want to look elsewhere, but if you want to learn to play guitar for someone who's played in numerous rock bands on the road and in the studio and leads music every week at a large church, I'm your guy! I have a ton of experience and am eager to help you learn what you want to learn.

About Nathan
I'm a lead vocalist, guitarist, and pianist that has toured in a professional pop punk band and recorded albums. I've been a worship leader at a large church for 5+ years. I currently lead the worship ministry at my church, where I coordinate a large worship team of various instruments.

I play acoustic and electric guitar, and I'm very eager to pass on what I know to students! I've been teaching on a more casual level for years, but I'm new to teaching music professionally. If you're looking for a flexible, honest, and encouraging teacher who has experience playing some of the largest clubs in the country, recording albums with industry professionals, leading worship at large churches, and has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music, I might be the teacher for you!
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Average Cost of Electric Guitar Lessons in Washington, DC

The average cost of 60-minute electric guitar lessons in Washington is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $75 and $75 per hour.

30-min $34
 
$37 average
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45-min $57
 
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60-min $75
 
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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute electric guitar lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute electric guitar lessons are 24% less expensive at $57, and 30-minute lessons cost 51% less at $37.

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