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Andrew K.

5 Reviews
Potomac, MD
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • B.A. in Linguistics with Minor in Japanese Language from Carnegie Mellon Universtiy
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Andrew K.

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Experienced Guitarist of 10 years, here to help beginner/intermediate guitar students!
Want to learn your favorite songs? Or learn how to create some of your own? Looking to learn how to rock? Or perhaps play something softer? Want to learn how to play lead, or rhythm?

No matter what your goals are, this course will be tailored to your needs to have you jamming out in no time!

About Andrew

I am a member of a progressive rock band and have played guitar for over 11 years, and bass for about 10. I give beginner and intermediate students of all ages a relaxed one-on-one environment in which they can learn to play the guitar, or build upon their current skillsets. I'm very open to th

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Kieran
Great start, very friendly and flexible
jessica Glass
Andrew has taught me so much! I am really enjoying taking lessons from him. He is a great teacher and really knows a lot about guitar. He has made learning guitar a great experience for me!
Mark
I have been taking guitar lessons with Andrew, and he has been an excellent tutor. Though I started without too much experience in music or in guitar playing, Andrew demonstrated a lot of patience to ensure that I master the basics. His patience is definitely a rare trait for a musician who is as accomplished as Andrew, and in my opinion demonstrates not only his commit to music, but also his passion for sharing the joy of guitar to everyone. As a newcomer to learning this amazing instrument, I could not ask for a better instructor.
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Aleksis B.

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

40 Reviews
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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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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.
Mami Q.
Wonderful instructor.

David S.

13 Reviews
Clifton, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1996
  • B.A. in Music Composition from Salisbury University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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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 playin

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Brendan
I had to switch the lesson to in-home roughly 3 hours before the scheduled lesson. David was great and accommodating. He gave me a crash course on scales, which I didn't know anything about, and explained them so that I actually started to understand.
Samantha Gordon
My first lesson with David was excellent! He is very patient and knowledgeable. I now have extremely high expectations for learning to play the guitar. I highly recommend him. He gave me a thorough explanation about how guitars are made made, the parts, we tuned the guitar and I am ready to groove!
John B.
Feeling very confidant with my choice in instructor!

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David E.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David E.

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I thoroughly enjoy teaching guitar to all ages and levels! And in a myriad of styles too- Blues, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Flamenco, Country, Folk, etc. If you are looking to flourish and grow as a well rounded guitarist then sign up to begin your musical journey...

About David

A fun, friendly, and professional Music Instructor at your service for Voice, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, & Ukulele! I have a BA degree from Florida Atlantic University in Music Performance for Classical/Flamenco/Jazz/Blues guitar and I've also performed on the Piano/Keyboards for a couple differe

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Eric
I enjoy taking piano lessons with David. He motivates me to practice and improve. He is very knowledgeable and great at teaching.
Glenn G.
David quickly assesssed my skill level, and has shown and given me both excersizes and songs to play. Said plainly, he's a great instructor.
John H.
Really nice guy!
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Jason F.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jason F.

24 Reviews
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Learn to play your favorite songs, and write your own music. Learn and master fretboard logic, chord structures, scales, improvising, composition, sight reading, music theory. All ages, all styles and levels are welcome.

About Jason

Hi, I'm Jason. I've been teaching and performing as a full time career for 23 years. During that time, I've developed a diverse, flexible approach to teaching that is customized to the needs and interests of each of my students. I'll help you set up musical goals, and then use your preferred lea

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Brenden
I've been going to Jason for a few months now and I have significantly improved my playing ability and increased my music knowledge. Lessons are tailored to what I want to learn and there has been noticeable improvement even over a short period of time.
Tanna
He is really patient and kind, and he got playing songs in days.
Leslie
Jason tailors the course to a student's individual learning pace and needs. There is also a good combination between theory and learning cords to play a song. Technique is emphasized to build good habits and a foundation for future growth.

Andrew H.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Andrew H.

3 Reviews
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I place a strong emphasis on fundamentals like technique, theory and musicality. By taking a measured and detail oriented approach I can help you make quick progress through whatever musical style you'd like.

About Andrew

I'm a focused but easygoing guitarist and musician with over a decade of experience teaching students of various skill levels and backgrounds. I enjoy helping students discover their love of music and reach their personal musical goals, whatever they may be. I started teaching as the guitar tech

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Nico
Andrew is very professional and knowledgeable. He not only teaches you he also listens. I am excited for my future lessons with him.
Moses A.
great patience to teach. 2 thumbs up!!
Jamie
Andrew is such a great teacher! I'm a beginner guitar player who wanted to learn some of the basics and work on my technique, and Andrew was so patient and really took the time to work with me. Very easy-going and helpful, even though I know I'm not the best player. He clearly knows what he's doing when it comes to anything guitar-related and I cannot wait to set up another lesson. I already feel more confident in my abilities! Thanks Andrew!

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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 $24 and $276 per hour.
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"great teacher for popular acoustic guitar

Ian is a no nonsense well organized guy. He taught me using exercises he wrote out on paper mostly in tabulature form. He used a metronome from the first lesson and always introduced a music theory concept such as rhythm, pentatonic scales, and chord transposition. He will not move past any exercise until you can demonstrate proficiency so there is no choice but to draw your own conclusion that you need to practice more if you want to progress. He teaches out of his local all ages music venue, or will travel to your home."
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Took Guitar lessons from Ian M.
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"Our son took his first lesson with Ahmad this week and thoroughly enjoyed himself. Ahmad is patient and understanding, which are two traits that beginner guitar lessons absolutely require. He sent our son home with practice sheets, and wrote out the basic chords for "Smoke On The Water", which was awesome because he can learn to play something that he has heard on the radio, which inspires him to play more! Ahmad Guitar Lessons are a perfect starting point for the little Eddie Van Halen in your house as well!"
- Ivania
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"One word to sum up my first lesson: FANTASTIC. He's absolutely amazing and super talented!!"
- Aelita
Took Guitar lessons from Jaxon W.
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"Meeting Mike for the first time is like visiting an old friend. My initial session was both engaging and very informative. Mike exudes a great passion for the arts. During the session, he was insightful in terms of identifying areas I need to improve upon. He assessed my skills level, then providing the necessary tools to assist and guide me through the process. By the end of the session, I was encouraged and motivated to learn more. Thanks Mike!"
- Nadine
Took Guitar lessons from Mike B.
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"Just recently retired, I decided to try guitar. Cheryl C. has been my instructor for the last 4 months. Cheryl is knowledgeable and instructs at a good pace. She is quick to recognize strengths (and weaknesses), and gives good feedback and instruction. Cheryl is very interactive in the sessions, and always keys on the accomplishments, while letting me know what needs to be done to get to the next level."
- Austin
Took Guitar lessons from Cheryl C.
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- Ronan
Took Guitar lessons from David L.
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"David taught my son guitar for several years. We really loved him. He was a great guitar teach and Really related well with my son."
- Mary
Took Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Marvin has been teaching my 12 year old guitar for a couple of years. He is a patient and encouraging teacher who tailors the lessons to his interests and uses creativity. I highly recommend Marvin as an instructor."
- Bonnie
Took Guitar lessons from Marvin A.
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"On first lesson with our daughter, Claire quickly created rapport and engaged her easily. Off to a great start, thanks!"
- Stella
Took Guitar lessons from Claire G.
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"Shows great patience with a novice and extremely knowledgeable about music theory."
- Felicia
Took Guitar lessons from Omar W.
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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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