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Dave T.

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  • Speaks English
  • Professional Guitar Player from Atlanta Institute of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dave T.

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Whether you are a complete beginner or highly advanced, I can help you get to the next level and beyond. My time tested and success proven curriculum was specifically designed to achieve maximum progress in the shortest amount of time possible. I fully understand that each and every student is unique and has different musical goals and dreams. For this reason our curriculum is always flexible and can be supplemented with customized instruction to meet the needs of the individual student.

I can teach you acoustic guitar and/or electric guitar. Choose from... Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Metal, Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Funk, R&B and more.

I can help you improve in many areas such as guitar fundamentals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, scales and modes, technique, music theory, chords, soloing and improvisation, flatpicking, fingerpicking, legato, ear training, music transcription, chord melody, sight reading, developing effective practice strategies, etc.

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About Dave

I am obsessed with helping YOU become a better guitar player. I started teaching after graduating from The Atlanta Institute Of Music in 1990. I've been a full time musician and guitar instructor since 1995. I have literally helped thousands of musicians become better guitarists. My approach works

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Eloy O.

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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eloy O.

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Let me take your playing to the next level! we are going to work on every detail and I'll make sure that you are making progress.
My main goal is to help you reach yours.

You can expect to learn:

1) All the techniques you need to become a very well formed guitarist.

2) All the concepts you need to know to understand the music you play.

3) we can work on your favorite songs

If you have any questions please feel free to ask me.

About Eloy

I have been teaching Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar and Music Theory for more than 10 years. I started to play the guitar when I was 12 years old, at the age of 14 I begun to study music at the Conservatory and I graduated as guitar teacher in 2011. In 2012 I released a solo album, it calls "Burn

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Joe Sullivan
Eloy is great! He is very talented and his lessons include a combination of theory and practice. He has put in extra time and has gone out of his way to tailor his lessons for my interests.
Ross
Eloy is a very advanced player. He is super nice and SUPER patient. I understand everything he is doing right out of the box for me. I have been playing on and off for about 5 years. I love to play lead. He starts me out with scales. The back bone of lead. He knows exactly where to start. I have had a really positive time with him and actually booked many many more lessons with him. I HIGHLY recommend Eloy for lessons. Thank you Eloy!!
Miki
I'm a newbie with the guitar, but I've learnt other instruments before, and I can tell you that Eloy is a superb teacher.

He's very methodical, patient, and has a great eye to help you with your technique. One thing that has greatly impressed me is how he plans the exercises to build onto each other, both in technique and in theory.

He can for real make an impact in your guitar playing no matter your level.

Thanks for everything and we'll keep at it!
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Alex M.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, Japanese, English
  • Music Performance - Guitar from University of St. Thomas
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alex M.

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I have been recording & performing blues music since late 2004, & in that time I've acquired a lot of knowledge on the nuances involved in making blues music truly sing on the guitar. We will cover rhythm guitar approaches, chord voicing, when to play (& not to play), developing leads, & working/blending as an ensemble member of a blues band.

About Alex

My name is Alex. I'm a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, Oud, bouzouki, keyboards, voice, drums, flute, etc.), composer, performer, recording artist, arranger/orchestrator/transcriber, recording engineer/producer & music educator. I graduated from the University of St. Thomas "Cum Laude" in 2

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Ron P.
Alex was awesome- I really enjoyed the time and learned a lot Alex has a great skill of being able to connect with people.
Cathleen
Alex is a terrific teacher. He really connects with my son and introduces new musical ideas to him. My son is always happy after his lessons with Alex whether they meet in person or streaming.
Richard B.
One cannot do better than lessons with Alex. He is extremely knowledgeable and explains the most difficult concepts in a clear and perceptive ways.
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John Henry J.

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  • Speaks English
  • Classical Guitar Training from University of Mary Hardin Baylor
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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John Henry J.

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Professional Teacher and performer with over 10 years of experience. Highly advanced at all forms of guitar playing on Acoustic, Electric, and Classical Guitar. John Henry will take your goals and form a specialized lesson plan for your needs. As an expert, John Henry will make sure you learn whatever techniques you need for long term success with specific instructions and guidance for your day to day practice to allow you to thrive!

About John Henry

John Henry Johnson is a virtuoso guitar player and an experienced teacher. From the age of 13 he has been constantly pursuing the mastery of the guitar in it’s three most common forms, electric, steel string, and classical. Having musical influences ranging from Pachelbel to Van Halen, His music

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Cece
John Henry was able to clearly and accurately address the areas of my playing that could use improvement. Within just a month I was already playing music that seemed out of reach before! I would highly recommend John to anyone looking for a teacher!
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Greg L.

31 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Greg L.

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I've played the blues guitar for over a decade. My students can expect a thorough study of the style and the techniques that make the blues unique.

About Greg

For the last thirty years, from the day that I got my first electric as a teenager, to my work today as an acoustic guitarist for the band, Timberwood, and currently as a teacher of more than forty students a week, my life has been devoted to the guitar. I'm an experienced veteran of the metal

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Greg quickly assessed the starting point for our lessons. He said it was helpful that I had filled out the survey form in advance of the first lesson. He seems to have a good balance between correct form and good sound. I’m looking forward to working with him.
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Mark S.

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  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mark S.

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With my broad performance and compositional background in folk, classical, jazz, rock, bluegrass, soul, blues, and musical theater, I offer students a wide musical perspective and tailor lessons to match student interests. I work with students on music of their choosing to improve technique and develop an understanding of music theory, improvisation, and composition.

For classical guitar students who would like to pursue the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) graded exams, Mark offers coaching in preparation for all aspects of the practical exams.

About Mark

I am a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter working in a variety of genres. I regularly perform around the Washington, DC, area as a solo guitarist, as a singer/songwriter, and with numerous classical, folk, rock, and musical theater groups. My primary musical influences include folk and

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Melody L.
Mark was very patient yet informative. He pointed out areas to improve upon and complemented me where I had been working hard. I was comfortable with his online lesson because he looked me straight in the eyes as though we were face to face. I know he will teach me how to play my mandolin; so looking forward to the next lesson!
Kristen
Mark has been a great teacher for this adult beginner! I take lessons in clawhammer banjo and ukulele with him, and his easy-going nature and skill in identifying ways to improve make it a joyful experience! Highly recommend.
SK
Mr. Sylvester is one of the greatest. He is not just an amazing guitarist, but he is also very kind. He treats people with so much respect. He speaks to me and my mom so nicely. He is very patient. He has a deep knowledge of music and knows how to get the most out of even the least talented people (like me!). He doesn't ever get mad if you make a mistake or forget to bring your music notes. We were so lucky to find Mr. Sylvester.

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The average cost of 60-minute blues guitar lessons in Apple River is $70. 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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"After messing around on the guitar for years I'm looking for a teacher who can go back and take me through all the building blocks of music, including scales, chords, and formations. After just one jam-packed 60 min lesson with Eric I know he's the teacher that can do just that. I feel like I've already learned more than I could in weeks of doing it on my own.

Super pumped to reignite my guitar learning with Eric as I know I'll be able to make progress faster with the proper guided direction.

Let the good times roll..."
Allan Stormon
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"I found Andrea to be an attentive, caring teacher with a positive attitude and a fun sense of humour. He is also highly qualified (check out his profile). I had not played guitar since high school, and was unsure that I would be able to pick it up again because it's been so long, but Andrea helped me get my confidence back. Would recommend to anyone seeking to improve their guitar skills or just learn the basics."
Luca
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Leaving a second review for William to tell players out there how awesome he is. Having worked with William for over a year, I can tell you his teaching style and ability to communicate are superior to that of other teachers. Moreover, William helped me develop a strong technical foundation for playing—and after 16 years of guitar playing with other teachers, I was surprised how far those little changes can go (i.e., how you hold the pick, where to put your thumb on the neck, the sequential order to playing notes on a chord, etc.) While that may sound basic, believe me, it's not. I almost had to relearn how to play. Overall, I highly recommend William if you're looking to crush your guitar playing goals."
Gregg Anderson
Took Blues Guitar lessons from William G.
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"TLDR; The guy is fantastic. He knows his stuff, he is a real performing musician, and he is a great and inspiring teacher.

Long format:

I've had a guitar sitting around my flat for about two years. The only thing I could do, other than looking at it, was playing three open chords very very very badly. And I just thought that playing music wasn't for me and that I didn't have the mind for it.

Because I am stuck at home for the quarantine, I decided to check if maybe I could do something productive with my time and decided to give taking some guitar lessons a try.

Doing research online for someone willing to teach me remotely, I found Nick, and I am thrilled I did.

We have now had only about 6-7 lessons, but he has ignited in me a passion for learning the guitar and also made me believe I can.

He has a style that will accommodate and inspire any sort of student.

In my case, I want to learn the blues. But because I knew nothing about guitar playing, I need someone that can take me through the basics in a structured way where things build on each other. Nick did just that.

The guy is a proper performing musician with a great personality and loads of experience under his belt.

I have been inspired and made confident by his way of teaching, and I want to study with him for years to come."
Pablo
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Nick R.
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"As a long time guitar player coming from an entirely self-taught background, Ryan has done a great job getting me on track to formalize my existing skills and give me new tools to approach my instrument and art. Very refreshing learning experience!"
Robare
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"One lesson in and I can tell Mel is the perfect instructor for me. I have been playing the guitar for about 2 years now with no formal instruction. Mel quickly identified my strengths and weaknesses, and immediately gave me practice drills to help correct bad fingering habits I had developed over the course of my self teaching. Furthermore, after only one lesson, it is very apparent Mel knows where I want to go with my playing and already has a plan to help me get there. I can't tell you how excited I am to have Mel as my online guitar teacher.
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Matt Demma
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Mel P.
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"Nick R. is truly an extraordinary guitar instructor. He is brimming with technical proficiency, enthusiasm, and a communication skill set that is unparalleled. His ability to hone in on exactly what you are doing wrong and right for that matter means you make progress rapidly and naturally. And he is a nice guy too!!"
Paul
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Nick R.
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"If you want someone that has years of experience and is an all around awesome person this is your guy!!!"
Vince Galipo
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Adam is a patient and wonderful teacher. He writes down the lessons and is helpful by sending videos as well. He has reinforced my instrumental play by refreshing the basics, the major and minor pentatonic scales."
Bob
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Adam S.
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"Amazing teacher.. super patient and happy person"
Davide
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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