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Jaren S. Windsor, CO

About Jaren

Hello :) my name is Jaren, I am 22 years old. I currently play in a band from Greeley, Colorado called Harkener. I started playing guitar at the age of 12, I learned on an acoustic guitar at first but quickly found that I liked the electric guitar a lot better. After I got the basics down I then found my acoustic guitar calling my name, and from there I was taught all kinds of unique acoustic guitar techniques from various people that I would love to teach to you! I have been teaching guitar and bass guitar professionally for four years now, I absolutely love teaching! I come from a christian background, being that my dad is a pastor, and that influences my teaching style. Instead of being rigid like some of the teachers I have had in the past, I truly just want to make sure that the ...

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Marie V. March 25, 2013
Guitar
Jaren is a WONDERFUL Teacher!

My 6 year old daughter started Guitar lessons. Her first teacher (NOT JAREN) told her that she was not able to play and had no rhythm (we fired him). She was devistated - until we found Jaren. He was amazing. He built on her strengths, made her feel confident, and had her loving Guitar again. He taught her with multiple methods - by reading music, by ear, by playing games, they even "wrote music" together. She loves him and misses him (he moved). But, if you are looking at this, maybe you're luck enough to live in an area that he can work with you or your child. He is fantastic.
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David S. March 24, 2013
Guitar
Great Guitar Teacher!

Jaren is an excellent guitar teach who brings both passion for the instrument and care for the student into the lesson.
Matthew S. Loveland, CO

About Matthew

I have a very extensive background when it comes to music. I learned piano at a very young age and once I started, I was hooked. I learned trombone, harmonica, guitar, and many other instruments. There wasn't anywhere in the world of music I wasn't willing to go! Throughout middle school and high school I took advantage of every opportunity I could. This included, Symphonic band, Jazz band, A Capella choir, Percussion Ensemble, and countless different small groups. When it came time to look at college, I took my commitment to music to an even deeper level. I decided to major in and exclusively study music. I continued in all of the ensembles I had been in and many more ranging from playing with string ensembles to playing in campus rock bands. This experience developed my skills ...

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Barbara H. October 29, 2014
Guitar · In home
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Matthew is very patient and takes his time with my daughter. She is really enjoying the lessons. Thank you Matthew!
Bonny S. Loveland, CO

About Bonny

Hi! I love music! I love to listen, play, teach, and compose music. My desire as a teacher is for you to learn to love music as much as I do. I will be encouraging and patient as I help you discover and develop your abilities. I will help you to reach your full potential because I will be positive and nurturing. I think you will find lessons with me to be challenging, but fun. Why don't you sign up now and unlock your future in music! *** Lesson Details *** I make lessons fun and motivating for all ages. There is no pressure or stress involved. I focus and build on the positive, helping each student to reach their full potential. You will not only learn to play or sing, you will learn the fundamentals of music theory and the patterns that create music. *** Studio Equipment ...

Janet P. Fort Collins, CO

About Janet

I am outgoing, encouraging, friendly, and have a good sense of humor. Music is a passion, and teaching is my vocation. I have been on the music faculty of Colorado State University, University of Puget Sound, and Duke University, and I was the contracted keyboardist with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra for many years. These professional teaching and performing experiences have taught me much about teaching and the needs of students, and all this I bring to your lesson. My musical interests are not strictly classical. I adore jazz and pop and was even the lobby pianist for the Westin Hotels. I am here to help you with whatever style music you adore. *** Lesson Details *** General Information about lessons— • In-studio lessons on grand piano and/or harpsichord • Ages 4 and ...

James H. Fort Collins, CO

About James

I was born into a musical family and grew up in N.Y.C. This included my father who was a guitar teacher,composer and band leader,my grandfather who was a violin maker and my great aunts who performed Hungarian Folk Music on the zither,violin,mandolin and guitar for President Roosevelt at the White House. I was exposed at a young age to the art of guitar teaching as I "tagged along" to my father's private lessons. This gave me a great foundation on which to build my own unique guitar teaching style. Musical performance has also been a part of my life ever since I first played the ukulele and sang at a wedding when I was only six years old. My experiences in performance also include playing rhythm guitar and forming a band in Middle School, performing at High School as well as college ...

Nicole F. Fort Collins, CO

About Nicole

Hello! I am currently finishing my last semester of my bachelor degree at Colorado State University in Violin performance and performance pedagogy (The art of private teaching). I teach a high energy class for beginners to late intermediate students. I will be teaching until the end of summer (2015) as I might be moving depending on the Graduate school I get into. This a great opportunity for students who might have never had private lesson and would like try it out!

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Upgrading Your Gear: Must-Haves For the Intermediate Guitarist
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