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Nathan M.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Awarded 1st Place, 2012 Sound Off! Competition from Seattle Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop, formerly E.M.P.)
  • Music Theory & Composition from Berklee College of Music
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Nathan M.

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Hi, I’m Nate and I want to help you build a lifelong relationship with the guitar! I’m an award-winning, nationally-toured musician / video game composer, and I’m passionate about fun and effective music education. I offer individualized lessons in beginning and intermediate guitar to students of all ages. I’ll support you in meeting your musical goals and help you develop the tools you need to follow your musical curiosity wherever it takes you :)

About Nathan

All my students receive: • Individually-tailored lessons for the music YOU want to learn • A pre-lesson questionnaire about your goals and interests • Coaching & support in building a sustainable personal music practice With me you can learn: • To play your favorite songs & riffs •

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Will
After a long time trying to find a guitar instructor with affordable rates and availability that suits my needs, I am so glad to have been referred to Nathan. He radiates kindness and patience, making it easy to quickly feel comfortable with him. He moves at my pace and shows interest in the songs I want to learn and my own goals rather than working from an agenda. Nathan offers Covid conscious in-person as well as Zoom lessons which is convenient. I highly recommend him and I am so glad to learn from him.
Brian
I've worked with Nathan as a songwriting collaborator on various projects in the past and I can attest to his talent as a guitarist and songwriter. Nathan is a very innovative composer and an incredibly kind and thoughtful person. I've had the pleasure of co-writing and workshopping songs with him and it's always an inspiring experience. I would strongly recommend him as a guitar instructor and songwriting teacher.
Adam
Nathan’s optimism and continuous support helped reignite my passion for writing and playing! It’s obvious that he puts in an abundance of time and energy into personalizing a lesson plan for you, constantly assessing (and reassessing) your goals and then laying out achievable steps you can take to reach those. He has never been discouraging or judgmental; on the contrary, I look forward to sharing my progress with him each week. He breaks otherwise daunting concepts into small, palatable portions, teaching and incorporating into your practice regimen seamlessly. Outside of musical theory and technique, he also has advice for a number of problems, whether it be regarding networking, stage presence, recording, or less music-based problems such as burning out or handling drastic life changes.

If you’re looking for a talented, empathetic teacher who truly cares about you and your pursuit of music, Nathan is my only recommendation!
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Karen D.

35 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches Beginner
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Karen D.

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The largest and lowest-pitched musical instrument in the brass family. Like all brass instruments, sound is produced by moving air past the lips, causing them to vibrate or "buzz" into a large cupped mouthpiece. I begin teaching from the beginning with the very basics of breathing, embouchure, fingerings, reading, notes, rhythms, songs, scales, theory and improvisation.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
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Ben H.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Professional certificate guitar performance from Musicians Institute
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ben H.

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I have taught all levels of acoustic guitar. From blues to rock to country. I am in a band where I sing and play acoustic for three hours a night. I can teach lead as well as rhythm with numerous strumming techniques. Took many classes on acoustic guitar as well at Musicians Institute in Hollywood Ca

About Ben

Hello, my name is Ben and GUITAR IS MY BUSINESS...AND MY BUSINESS IS GOOD so please consider me. I've been playing guitar for over 18 years and have been in playing bands for 12 years. Recently after the band broke up, I decided to further my education and went to Musicians Institute in Hollywood Ca

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Roy H.
Great
Britta S.
Pretty much let my kids run the show which meant not a lot got accomplished. He's nice the kids liked him though.
Johnathan P.
Ben was super understanding of my busy schedule. He jumped right in and worked well with my 15 year old son.
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Marta G.

5 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
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Marta G.

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Become a more natural and fluent speaker and writer in English! I've helped many students, and I can help you, too. Book a lesson today, and I'll show you how!

If you're like a lot of my students, you want to improve your English because you:

- have a job interview in English
- you want to apply for a promotion at work
- you have to take an IELTS exam
- you want to attend university or grad school in an English-speaking country, but your English isn't good enough yet because...

you're still translating in your head.

or it takes you a long time to think of what you want to say, and you still make a lot of errors when you speak.

or you use the same simple vocabulary words over and over in your speaking and writing.

or you've taken the IELTS exam a few times already, and haven't gotten a score you want.

I completely understand how frustrating that can be! So, what's the solution? Customized lessons with a dedicated teacher who uses authentic, interesting ...

About Marta

Hi! I'm a language nerd, writer, reader, and traveler. I discovered my love for teaching at university when I was leading writing workshops and helping students with their essays and papers. I thought, "I love this! But I can't teach!" That was before I knew I could teach ESL and work with ad

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Dani S.
Good teacher, good topics, and fun good classes.
Mariel
Marta was extremely helpful in improving my writing skills! I am in the process of applying for grad school, which requires a self-reflective and well thought out personal statement. Marta made sure I answered the prompt completely, helped make my paper more specific and meaningful, and corrected grammar and sentence structure to make it more readable. Her guidance made me more confident in my writing and expressing my thoughts. She is an excellent teacher!
Jin-Bo
Marta is an amazing teacher. She is patient that she would always listen very carefully to what I was going to say. One of our common interests is watching movies and series, so we spent a lot of time discussing them and exchanging our favorite shows. The classes with Marta were always helpful and relaxing. I really enjoyed the lessons and learned so much from her!
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Summer L.

55 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • B.M. Music Production and Engineering from Berklee College of Music
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Summer L.

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We will work together to develop your understanding of music, regardless of musical background, covering the inner workings of music theory as it applies to any genre, as well as ear training, arrangement, composition, and songwriting.

Lessons will be at your pace, tailored to your interests, and, perhaps most importantly, will foster a love and understanding of music.

About Summer

My primary goal as a teacher is to make music lessons a positive, life-enriching experience for my students. Above all, our lessons will focus on reaching your musical potential and goals. Lesson curriculum will cover the practical skills you need in order to develop musical fluency, creativity,

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Cathy
Great!
Luca
I'm a singing teacher and decided to take some piano lessons and get so lucky finding Summer! She is a fantastic teacher, great listener, amazing at figuring out how to teach you what you want to learn. On top of all that she is a wonderful person who makes lessons so enjoyable and fun.
Joseph
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Rachel P.

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  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2013
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Rachel P.

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I have 7 years of experiencing, and specialize in beginning and intermediate students. All ages are welcome. Lessons are customized and designed around the needs and goals of each student. Not only will you be playing beautiful music, but you will also be building a foundation of ear training, technique, note reading, music theory, and more. I love to inspire students and help them develop into strong, well rounded musicians. Laughter and fun are encouraged! Let's begin!

About Rachel

I am a professional pianist and teacher. In 2014 I graduated from John Brown University with a degree in Piano. The piano is my favorite instrument, and I love being able to help others learn to play it. Piano students can expect to grow and develop as a musician each week. I have taught beginners

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"I’m really enjoying my lessons with Eileen. Painting is hard but she’s moving me along through the steps of learning how to do it. We’ve been working together for three months and i can’t believe how much my paintings have improved."
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"Jessica Maffia is not only a profoundly gifted and skilled professionally trained artist, but she is also a highly intuitive instructor. Jessica will happily meet you exactly where you are in your craft and inspire you to really improve, learn and grow in your drawing. Jessica's decade plus experience as an artist and teacher makes her a perfect instructor for those wanting to take their drawing practice more seriously and begin to master all the elements of this fine art. I have not had a more talented and inspiring instructor; Jessica evinces so much creative passion and artistic integrity that it becomes contagious. I am much better for having worked with her."
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Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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Took Photography lessons from Brandie J.
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"I just completed my first lesson with Tabitha. I highly recommend her to anyone that wants to learn how to paint or to gain a better understanding of painting or drawing. Tabitha is an experienced professional with a wealth of knowledge. Her teaching style is excellent, she has a great, friendly personality & is super encouraging. I learned a lot during my first lesson & I can't wait until my next one.!"
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"I am an adult student (33) taking beginner drawing lessons with Jessica. My interest/goal is to draw realistic portraits (maybe in a few years), but with no background, I'd better start from the basics, and I am so glad to have Jessica as my teacher. Her philosophy about how to approach art alone is already teaching me so much - for example, what's the correct mindset, how to really observe a subject, how to practice drawing even when I am not drawing.

We have been working on building up foundational skills and their sequence, which gives me clear understanding on what each small step means in the long term. Based on my interest and what I knew and didn’t know, Jessica would design each lesson with a specific focus in mind, usually around practicing a certain technique. Her homework (I ask for homework since I draw slowly) also reinforces those learnings. I feel more confident with each lesson, and my progress is noticeable.

Also, she is incredibly encouraging, patient, and generous. I never feel judged or self-conscious practicing techniques in front of her (often clumsily) or showing her my new drawings. She always gives thorough feedback and encouraging words. Overall, she gives me confidence on my journey, and that is much needed for an adult student who didn’t have the chance to start when younger. Best teacher ever!"
Sizhan
Took Drawing lessons from Jessica M.
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"Guiseppe is patient and is able to motivate and empower you to want to draw more and more. His lessons are concise and very clear. He knows tips and tricks that make the process much easier than most beginners make it on themselves. He alone won't make you a great artist but he makes it so you want to practice and that's what will make you better. By far the best money I have ever spent on Takelessons.com."
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