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Aleksis B.

41 Reviews
Germantown, MD
Starting at $37
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Aleksis B.

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Learn the songs you love either through playing by ear with music theory or learning to sight read on electric, acoustic, and classical guitar

About Aleksis

My name is Aleksis B., but many of my students know me as Mr. B. I am a professional instructor and performing musician who combines a love of music with a desire to help others who want to achieve their highest musical potential. I try to make that passion show in everything I do. My educatio

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Rahoul R.
It was fun!
Dan C.
I've had a few lessons with Aleksis now, and yesterday's was the best! Looking forward to next time!
Julie
Aleksis is awesome! I had questions about using the equipment I currently own to produce best vocal recording and I feel very satisfied with the way he answered my questions.
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John B.

92 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 musi

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Maya A.
Awesome first lesson. Friendly teacher. I have no musical talent but I was playing chords by the end of the first lesson.
John
Fabulous. John is very patient, extremely knowledgeable, and paces his lessons perfectly.
Keith P.
a great start, gonna be fun

Sergio R.

Clarksburg, MD
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2018
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Sergio R.

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Do you want to learn a large variety of songs, learn to write and record your own music, and gain a strong understanding of techniques? If so, I can help you with all of these things and more. I have been playing guitar for almost 5 years and I can teach you everything from the basics to advanced techniques, while at the same time keeping lessons fun and teaching fun exercises. I will try my very best to suit my lessons to your personal areas of interest musically and make sure you have a good time in the process. Send me a message if you're interested! I would love to get to know you!

About Sergio

I am a professional guitarist, bassist, and lead vocalist. Guitar has been my primary instrument, I have been playing for almost 5 years. My experience with the instrument(s), my calm and fun demeanor, and my classical training make sure lessons are very fun, while still teaching strong fundamental

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Daniel Z.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Bachelors in Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Daniel Z.

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Berklee student seeking a Bachelors in music, majoring in Contemporary writing and production I teach rock, blues, funk and a series of latin rhythms (Salsa, Boleros, Bachata, merengue, etc).

I teach both electric and acoustic guitar and im able to travel around Boston

About Daniel

My name is Daniel im originally from Valparaiso Chile, I study composition in Berklee College of Music with guitar as my principal instrument. I focus mainly on funk, rock, blues and a a big amount of Latin rhythms (Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Bachata, etc). Im living currently in Allston and im wi

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Michaela A.
Daniel is an amazing teacher! He has helped me learn multiple songs in only 3 weeks. He is Bilingual, plays multiple instruments and can play multiple genres of music. He is also just a very kind and patient person and i would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn anything on guitar!


¡Daniel es un maestro increíble! Me ha ayudado a aprender varias canciones en solo 3 semanas. Es bilingüe, toca varios instrumentos y puede tocar varios géneros musicales. También es una persona muy amable y paciente y lo recomendaría a cualquiera que quiera aprender algo a tocar la guitarra.
Petra H.
He's really great at teaching things about guitar and techniques with it plus he's really good.
Harvey
Great!

Lyle R.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lyle R.

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I cannot learn something without wanting to immediately begin sharing what I know. That's what inspired me to begin teaching, and it continues to drive me today.

My credo is, "Take fun seriously." There is a reason we say that we "play" music; it is meant to be entertaining, for the listener and the performer. I know you want to learn to play an instrument so that you have one more pleasure in your life, and not to take up a new profession. But I also assume the highest potential in my students. If something is worth learning, it's worth learning well. My goal is for people to say to each other, "There seem to be a lot of good guitarists coming out of the Madison area. What's in the water?" My bottom line: Whatever your personal objectives, it is my job to discover them and help you meet them, whether you're interested performing at the campfire or the concert hall.

If you do not live nearby, we can learn together through online chat via FaceTime, Skype, or Google Hangout. I ...

About Lyle

- Degree in Music Theory / History from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. - 25 years' teaching and performing experience. - Fluent in all electric styles, plus acoustic and classical. *** Lesson Details *** I like to cover the fundamentals while focusing on your personal goals. All stages

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Scott R.
So far so good. Very patient as mistakes after mistake was made. Corrected quite a few mistakes I was making so that my habits would be good habits from the start. Let me talk to myself as I messed up and complimented me when I was on the right track.
Nancy C.
Great lesson! Thanks!
Robert C.
complete novice; adult student. First lesson very relaxed. Excellent blend through-out lesson of questions and information my goals and background as well as instructor's goals for me and his background. First "technical" part of lesson was manageable and care taken by Lyle to make sure I understood what was being presented. I left the first lesson feeling this would be a good fit between instructor and student
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Kheagun F.

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  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kheagun F.

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I am an aspiring Country guitar player who started out taking lessons at my local guitar shop when I was 13. Mostly self taught since then, I really want to give back and help new students learn guitar.

About Kheagun

I am a 26 year old aspiring Country guitar player. Started playing guitar when I was 13 and haven't stopped since. Mostly self taught I did take lessons when I started out. I wish I continued lessons, which is why I want to teach.

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Washington is $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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"Excellent Instructor

Wes is an excellent instructor. He is patient, clear, encouraging, fun, and totally professional. I highly recommend him to anyone (young or old) wanting to learn the guitar.

Wes listens to what the student wants to learn and sets his lessons to help the student achieve their goals. Our lessons are in the instructor's studio, which is a safe, accessible, and clean environment.

I look forward to our future sessions and continuing my guitar learning under his instruction."
Paul
Took Guitar lessons from Wes F.
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"Lisa is a very patient and kind teacher. She is also very qualified with music education and experience. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to take lessons."
Delores
Took Guitar lessons from Lisa C.
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"Adam is a wonderful instructor. Your comfort is a priority because he clearly wants you to succeed. His desire to share and spread his love of music is genuine."
Zandra
Took Guitar lessons from Adam S.
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"Michael is a great teacher. He really cares about his students and takes teaching seriously. Currently, I am learning Jazz and Blues from him, and it is so much fun to learn new licks, theories, and applications. Michael really tries hard not to make me feel bored. He sends out weekly practice schedules after each lesson, which I think is very helpful. Overall, I think I was very fortunate that I have him as a teacher. I highly recommend Michael as your guitar teacher.
p.s. you can learn jazz and blues via Skype, which I think is super-cool."
Kyunglok
Took Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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"Lars is great! He’s knowledgeable and very patient and encouraging. 2 lessons in and I already feel like I’m making progress. I believe having a teacher like Lars will make all the difference in helping me to commit to learning to play the guitar. Something I’ve always wanted to do :)"
Jessica
Took Guitar lessons from Lars N.
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"Prior to meeting William, I took guitar lessons from another guitar teacher and my parents were noticing that after a few months of lessons, I was not improving from when I started. This is when I met William. From the get go, William requested that I bring a notebook, folders and my own pick which was vastly different from my last teacher who did not go by the book and never asked me to bring my own equipment.
Every lesson I had with William was structured, planned and never did I have a lesson where William was not prepared. In fact, the lessons in which we could not do much were my fault, not Williams due to me not practicing enough or forgetting my equipment. The lessons William teach are incredibly engaging as he does not go strictly by the book and is willing to cater the curriculum towards what a student is interested in. Although I am no longer taking classes with William due to schooling, it is because of Williams great teaching and remarkable persona that to this day I can still recall the lessons I learned.
Curriculum aside, William is a fantastic person who not only is funny and engaging, but has both the skill and love for teaching music. On a final note, one of the best aspects of taking lessons with Williams is that he genuinely cares about his students. There were many times were we reserved some time at the end of a lesson to talk about life or struggles that were hindering me in both music and in life. As a former student and friend of William, I cannot recommend a better music teacher than him, although I will say that if you like to slack and are not truly invested in music, than Williams might not be for you."
Julian
Took Guitar lessons from William G.
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"I learned a lot in my first lesson! Alex is easy to listen to and his instruction kind and understanding. Alex has patience and put me at my ease and I feel I will learn a lot. I highly recommend Alex as a professional teacher for the guitar."
Elena
Took Guitar lessons from Alex P.
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"Joel is a really good instructor! Easy to understand and he is patient with a student.
I recommend this instructor."
Mark
Took Guitar lessons from Joel J.
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"Excellent teacher

Edwin was able to assess quickly my abilities and background, and offered helpful studies for me to practice right from the beginning. A great teacher!"
Jonathan
Took Guitar lessons from Edwin I.
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"Richie D, teaching a lefty how to play guitar in a right handed world

I started taking guitar lessons with Richie having no previous experience with playing an instrument or reading music. Being left handed I was having difficulty making sense of the beginner guitar books and thought I'd give personal lessons a try.

Richie quickly taught me the basics of guitar and how to read music. Over the last 2-1/2 years he has helped me overcome my lack of rhythm, has taught me music theory, how to structure songs and techniques of soloing in various scales.

I've enjoyed getting out in my spare time and watching Richie perform in his acoustic and blues bands and have developed a new appreciation of music.

I now practice/play daily for enjoyment and only wish that my job wasn't taking me away from this area. Otherwise, I would be continuing my lessons with Richie for years to come."
Tom
Took Guitar lessons from Richard D.
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Private Guitar Lessons & Teachers Near Washington D.C.

By Bob W. - DC Guitar Teacher

Do you want to learn how to play the guitar? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private guitar lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher near you or online accelerates progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every beginner's chances of becoming an expert player.

Most guitar aficionados know of Andres Segovia's role in bringing the classical guitar to world prominence. However, I think fewer know about Segovia’s friend, Sophocles Papas, who also had a huge influence on guitar culture originating in the Washington, DC area.

Papas was born in 1893 in Sopiki, Greece. In his early teens, he began studying guitar and other instruments. He moved to Washington, DC in the early 1920’s to begin his career as a music teacher and performer. At that time, the guitar was not considered a serious solo concert instrument.

In 1928, Papas attended Segovia’s American debut, and saw the full potential of the classical guitar. Papas began to write about Segovia and his classical technique in a publication called Crescendo and began teaching it to his students, who in turn started a renaissance that began with their guitar lessons in Washington, DC and ultimately spread worldwide.

Some of these students include world-famous classical and jazz guitar player Charlie Byrd and John Marlow, who was commemorated by the International Conservatory of Music through its John E. Marlow Guitar Series. Another famous student, Aaron Shearer, worked with Papas to create the first known guitar degree program at major universities, including American University in Washington, DC, and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD.

Today, thousands of students take guitar lessons - whether via in-home, studio, or online classes - in Washington, DC and follow in the footsteps these famous musicians. Given the important history of guitar in the Washington DC area, I’m honored to represent TakeLessons in this great city and to have the opportunity to teach guitar lessons in Washington, DC.

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