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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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Elisa C.
Aleksis is a very patient and enthusiastic teacher!
Sommer F.
My 14 year old daughter enjoyed Aleksis’ laid back but knowledgeable style. Highly recommended for teenagers.
Sophie B.
Aleksis taught three consecutive lessons to our 9, 11, and 14 year old - two piano and one guitar. He was professional, patient, and fun. Kids enjoyed having him so off to a good start.
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John B.

92 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
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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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Basma E.
John is a great teacher and musician, he is really patient and professional, I enjoy every class.
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Ken M.
Enjoying my lessons. John understands my questions and answers them thoroughly. Has many materials at hand for the student.

Sergio R.

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

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks GERMAN
  • Finance from Arizona State University
  • Teaching since 2017
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Andrew K.

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Having trouble staying consistent with your practices? Do you know your potential but haven't been able to reach it? I can guide you to achievement, and this is how.

I believe a successful and prosperous person has 3 hobbies.
One to keep them healthy.
One to make them money.
And one to keep them creative.

My approach to these 3 activities is the same. HAVE FUN.
If you enjoy something, the consistent practicing will become secondhand. I will teach you your favorite songs, improvisational techniques, and music theory all in a way that will make you forget to check the time. What are we waiting for? Let's jam!

About Andrew

I started taking lessons when I was 9, focusing solely on blues and classic rock. As I grew up, I branched out into heavy metal, jazz, and classical. At the end of our lesson, my teacher would always write something with me and let me solo over it. I think this was super important for keeping it fu

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Duncan
Andrew has been an absolutely incredible teacher. Attentive, clear, patient, and able to work with me to find the activities and exercises that fit my goals. Honestly, I can't recommend him more. I appreciated him so much I signed my dad up for lessons with him!
Gautam
Would absolutely recommend Andrew for Guitar lessons. He goes out of his way and teaches you the instrument. Very personable :)
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Paul M.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1990
  • B.S. Business Management from St. John's University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Paul M.

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I am an experienced guitar teacher with over 20 years of experience. I teach students of all levels and ages. I structure your lesson around what you want to learn while also building a solid foundation in music theory. I usually use Mel Bay guitar instruction books.

About Paul

I have been teaching music for about 30 years mostly on the guitar but I also give lessons on the bass, piano, and ukulele. I give lessons to beginner and intermediate students of all ages. If you want to learn and have fun I am ready for your lesson. In addition to teaching I have played in var

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Guisella
Dion
instructor is great,student needs to study more
Dion
Very informative,good sense of humor,looking forward to future experiences.

Danny S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of Science in Music from SUNY New Paltz
  • Teaching since 2014
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Danny S.

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Classical, Modern, and Jazz Theory, Soloing, Jamming, Chord Soloing, Transcribing, Ergonomics, Repertoire,

About Danny

Skype Lessons are OK dannysilversmith.com/ I've taught hundreds of students over the past few years both privately and at the New York School of Music. My favorite guitarists of all time are Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Wes Montgomery, and Django Reinhardt. That being said, I love playing all kind

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Helen F.
DANNY MADE THE LESSON FUN AND EASY TO LEARN,HE WAS PATIENT AND KIND,I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT LESSON.
Andrew S.
I'm an experienced player and Danny taught me some cool new tricks, like tapping, and how to use guitar pedals more effectively. He is a great guy and really cares.
Alivia M.
Danny is an excellent teacher. He is patient, encouraging, and a lot of fun. He takes the time to plan lessons around the songs and styles that I'm interested in. He is knowledgeable and passionate about music, and the way he explains basic music theory has helped me understand it so much more than I thought I would. Learning a new instrument with Danny has been stress-free and inspiring. I highly recommend him!

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Washington, DC

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Washington is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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"Matt is a phenomenal teacher! He is knowledgeable, patient and caters his teaching methods to the individual student. My son and I have been taking lessons from him for a little over a year know and and we could not be happier with Matt. We highly recommend him to our friends and family."
Chad
Took Guitar lessons from Mathew M.
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"As a 40 year old just deciding to play guitar I was quite intimidated to get started. From the first lesson Marc made me feel very comfortable. He does a fantastic job of customizing the lesson to your interests as well as targeting area's for improvement to help you reach the goals you've set.

He is patient and encouraging and is very effective at helping you to understand the learning timeline to keep you interested and motivated.

I would highly recommend Marc to anyone beginner or advanced, he does a phenomenal job."
Bryon
Took Guitar lessons from Marc M.
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"Amir is a very good guitar teacher. I play classical guitar and I wanted to also learn Flamenco. Amir is specialized in this art-form and passionate about it. He has a lot of patience, and explains the concepts clearly. He also looks carefully at every aspect of my playing, pin-pointing and correcting errors I make that otherwise I would not be aware of. He is always ready to answer questions and insists that I play that piece of music very well, before going further. After only a few weeks with Amir my flamenco started to sound very well, and I am confident that soon I will play at the speed and accuracy that this music form demands. I look forward to many more great lessons with Amir."
Adrian
Took Guitar lessons from Amir M.
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"Robert was very nice and patient with my 4 year old and she told me she loves guitar!"
Emma
Took Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"Everything a music teacher should be

My worst nightmare was that taking guitar lessons as an adult would be similar to my forced and short-lived piano lessons as a youth. Mark quickly set my fears aside the first lesson by outlining what I would need to learn to reach my goals. He is very adaptive to the student based on music preferences and skill progression. Each week we focus on progressively harder songs.

Aside from guitar knowledge and teaching skills, Mark is also very flexible around your schedule. He really makes an effort to communicate and to reschedule when needed.

I'd recommend Mark to anyone looking for guitar lessons. I feel lucky to have found Mark as a teacher."
Marc
Took Guitar lessons from Mark B.
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"Sergei is a fantastic guitar instructor. In just a few lessons I was learning theory and technique in a way that was very concise and easy to comprehend. He's also a very personable and great guy to be around."
David
Took Guitar lessons from Sergei Z.
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"Chris was on time and well prepared. He spent time understanding where my 11-year old son was in terms of skills, experience and interests, and tailored the lesson accordingly. My son thinks Chris is "awesome", and is looking forward to the next lesson!"
Marshall
Took Guitar lessons from Christopher G.
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"Great intro. Very helpful."
Bruce
Took Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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"I can't recommend Paul enough as a teacher. I took one-on-one lessons with him from middle school through high school, and learned so much during that time. He was extremely flexible in his methods and approach, teaching me both notes/scales, as well as a good amount of ear training and improvisation. Anyone from beginners to those with more experience would greatly benefit from taking lessons from Paul!"
Cascino
Took Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"Marc is wonderful with my enthusiastic 8 year old son. From our first contact with him, he freely gave advice for beginners as we looked for an instrument and continued to help us with everything we needed to know. He was always encouraging and inclusive with the planned jam sessions. The lessons were the perfect balance of a fun hang-out vibe and focus on technique... and a little gum bribe :)... whatever works! We were very lucky to find such a great teacher."
Laura
Took Guitar lessons from Marc M.
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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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