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Richard D.

25 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $28
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's of Science in Business Management (Marketing Emphasis) from University of Missouri St Louis
  • Teaching since 2007
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Richard D.

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I teach guitar from a wide background in many genres. You can expect to learn chord and scale theory, as well as mechanics, tone control, note and key identification, and ear training. We can explore any genre of interest, however my specialties are in blues, rock, classic rock, bluegrass, and country.

About Richard

Music is my life. Since the age of 16, I have studied the guitar extensively. During my high-school years I was involved in band, marching band, choir, and independent music theory. I started my first band when I was 19 in the U.S. Army, and my life has never been the same since. I played music

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Greg
Richie is a great instructor who strikes a good balance between keeping things new and fun while also creating a healthy challenge. I'm only halfway through my lessons with him, and I've enjoyed each one of them so far!
Richard W.
This was my first lesson with Richard, he was awesome. Richard is very knowledgeable, good listener and explained in detail what we were covering for the lesson this evening. Richard is very patient and explained he enjoys working with beginners, highly recommend Richard if you’re looking to learn to play the guitar. Looking forward to learning more from Richard.
Jason
Richie is very knowledgeable and presented the information in an easy to understand way. I would highly recommended him as an instructor!

Matthew V.

Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $39
  • Associate of Arts Degree from Citrus College
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 14 and up
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Matthew V.

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I teach because I love it... I love seeing a student reach their goals. I’ve been working with music students for long enough now that I am able to quickly determine what their next best action should be… the action that will enable them to grow & evolve as guitar players. I have a keen sense o

Kwame S.

6 Reviews
East Saint Louis, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Degree & Certification Associates of Arts in Recording Technology from Southwestern Illinois College
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Kwame S.

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Have you ever wanted to play an instrument or sing? Do you have a genuine passion for music? My lessons properly prepare students for what is needed to execute their journey as a musician. Lessons will be customized to meet the needs of the students. I have five years of teaching students from ages five to fifty and over twenty years of experience as a musician. Students will learn core music essentials such as music theory, ear training, sight reading, and more. And for songwriters I offer lessons on songwriting and structuring.

About Kwame

Hello, my name is Kwame. I have been a musician for over twenty years. I started out in music when I was in grade school and have continued my musical journey throughout my adulthood. I have five years of experience teaching a wide range of age groups. Adjacent to being a musician, I am also a sin

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Thanh
Kwame is a genuine vocal coach who cares about your goals and your journey. Our first session felt comfortable and insightful. I look forward to our future lessons~!
Henry W.
This was my son's first piano lesson so we didn't know what to expect. Kwame was great with my son. He was both patient and encouraging, knowledgeable and professional. My son is excited for his next lesson!

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Mark F.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Outstanding soloist from West Mesa Jazz festival- Albuquerque. NM
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Mark F.

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I teach Acoustic or electric guitar. Specialize in younger players. I believe in fostering a love of the instrument, and teach in a manner that is centered around enjoyment.

I use Mel Bay Guitar method in most cases.

About Mark

I am a lifelong lover of music and education. I will use my 41years of performance experience to show students how to play guitar, bass, or sing, but more importantly, how to enjoy those things! I believe music is, first and foremost a source of joy, and my lessons are designed to bring that abo

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Joe G.
Mark was very informative can't wait to get going.got homework to practice should be fun
Eric S.
Mark teaches from different perspectives, excellent first lesson and I'm looking forward to being his student for future lessons!
Emily F.
Unfortunately, yesterday was my last lesson with Mark, as I am moving to Guam. I would definitely not be giving up my weekly lesson with him if that weren't the case! I've learned so much in the short couple months taking lessons from him. I would recommend him to anyone of any skill level. Very helpful and kind. :)

Ian C.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Ian C.

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Guitar is one of the best instruments to write music with and accompany yourself or others. I will teach the basics of the instrument so you have a good foundation to build on. After this is established we can focus on the style you are interested in and learn songs in that style. I have been a songwriter for many years and will gladly help you to start composing your own songs on the guitar. Guitar can seem intimidating I will help you break it down to be able to play your favorite songs.

About Ian

Hello, I am a musician with over 20 years of experience touring here in the states as well as internationally. I graduated Ithaca college with a BA in music performance. I have lived, performed, and taught music in Nashville TN for the last 15 years. I love to pass on my knowledge of music with my

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Micheline
Another great lesson with Ian this week! 30 minuets go so fast that I will definitely increase to 40 minute sessions next time. Excellent teacher,
Micheline
Ian inspired me with my first lesson, he is very friendly, knowledgeable and an excellent teacher.

Richard G.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communications from Rowan University
  • Teaches students Male: 6 to 80; Female: 6 to 70
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Richard G.

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I do not teach guitar for readers or cover artists. If you want to learn how to find your own style and build on what is unique and valuable in what you play, I can help you.

I typically can't offer much to an already advanced player as they've already acquired and embedded habits I will train less experienced players to either avoid or incorporate from a creative rather than copy-cat methodology.

Students will be taught "Expressive Practicing", a technique emphasizing skills earned through inspired playing. This is a highly individualized method based on the students instinctive capabilities such as having an natural "ear". Fundamentals are taught as applied through a run-before-you-walk set of exercises and structured improvisation techniques.

About Richard

I can't wait to work with you! I am passionate about the subjects I teach, and find nothing can compare to seeing a student "get it", so they may too enjoy the passion that comes from learning and doing something they love. Everything I teach I've learned most completely by doing as a Profession

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Doug B.
Very knowledgeable, I hope I can retain what he has taught me !!
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Teresa B.
Richard is so patient and knowledgeable. I am very happy with our lessons. Because of my background with classical guitar he wondered if the fact that he doesn't read music and I am renewing my mind back into it would not be a good teaching set-up. Not at all. I now have an electric guitar and the five years spent playing classical, now fifteen years ago, did not give me a good foundation for understanding music theory unfortunately. I have a genre I had already picked out fingerstyle electric and now with some thinking my way through the basics I did have I still need to learn just basic strumming etc. I understand what he is referring to in music so we still speak in the same key. Also and lastly my daughter has a severe seizure/dementia disorder that is very unpredictable and our caregiver's mom just passed away so there will be times when I just can't do a week/day. He has been very understanding. I am smiling from my soul because music is my healing path for difficult stuff I couldn't pay any doctor/therapist to even call me back for. Thank you so much for your assistance. Sincerely Teresa

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Alton, IL

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Alton 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 $300 per hour.
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"Max is a superb guitar instructor! Each of his lessons are tailored to the individual needs and wants of his students. Tablatures are prepared in advance and available when you arrive at your next session. Strong emphasis is placed on playing technique, and Max is always willing to play each phrase or passage at a slower speed. For my money, there is no better guitar teacher, than Max."
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"I have been playing for 20 years, and I have written many songs. I could never understand how to put together the formula to write, I have always written by patterns and sound. Now thanks to Tim, and about 5 minutes he explained to me how to write a song within structure and how to compose it, with many different choices. I no longer live in a box and am excited that my eyes are opened. I highly recommend Tim, he is great at encouraging you even through songs that I have said. "I'm not playing that" to "I played that and in perfect timing"."
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"Trevor is an amazing musician that will work through your toughest goals. He'll work with you at every step of a song and will spark your interest at any level you're in. I recommend him for anyone seriously considering to improve their skills."
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Took Guitar lessons from Trevor P.
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"I've learnt so much within a month! I'm so excited for the future! He's great!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Ian S.
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"Took class with Ahmad. He is very friendly and approachable. This is my first music class ever. I definitely enjoyed it. Now that my sessions package are over. I decided to continue classes with him. I highly recommend Ahmad if you are curious about guitar."
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Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I was fortunate enough to take lessons with Ahmad years ago and I can say he is the most committed and focused guitar teacher I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I've sorted through more than a few. When I returned to the area after a few years in a job out of state I very quickly looked Ahmad up and began working with him again. I believe he has a real skill at determining what his students need to focus on to arrive at their goals and he is equally adept at presenting the material in the right amount at the most beneficial time. His instruction bolstered my confidence as a musician and enabled me to achieve longstanding goals of playing with other musicians, in key and on time;) it is also very clear that teaching guitar is Ahmad's passion and I found that very important, it's what he does for a living sure, but his dedication is rooted in something deeper and it shows. There are many tips, licks, and tricks instructors out there and that can be fine, but a true teacher is rare indeed. If you follow his lead he'll make you better."
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Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Tom N. is amazing!! He is an excellent instructor for my 14 year old daughter...really knows how to teach/guide and takes his time with my daughter. He is so talented and such a nice guy, I am very glad that I chose Tom. My daughter is extremely happy and the progress she has made is outstanding. Tom N. is above and beyond what we expected. An amazing guitarist and instructor. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone looking to learn from the best!!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Tom N.
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"Jeff is a Patient with his students and a Skillful Master on Guitar

Along with Jeff helping me learn the guitar one chord and note at a time, he also became a true friend. Jeff's musical talents and abilities are God given but the best part about his teaching is you know he sincerely cares about your success as a guitarist and human being! I would highly recommend Jeff Stetson as your choice of Guitar Teachers, Phenomenal Guitarist and Human Being who has stayed true to his Art!!!

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Took Guitar lessons from Jeff S.
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"Andrew did a great job with me and was so patient with me. He is amazing at what he does."
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