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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matt O.

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My Classical guitar teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***LESSONS ARE TAUGHT IN PERSON AT MY STUDIO OR ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy.

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Evan
I have been learning tenor banjo (Irish tuning) from Matt. Although I'm a complete beginner, Matt has been a very patient teacher. He balances lessons between learning songs and music theory. His wit and humor make every lesson enjoyable.
Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
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Nate H.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Master of Music, Master of Musical Arts from Yale School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nate H.

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I focus on the individual needs of each student, helping them craft a personal practice approach to meet their unique goals and aspirations. The wide-reaching diversity of my performance careers informs my teaching; I'm comfortable teaching classical guitar, jazz improvisation, finger style, folk music, electric guitar, sight-reading; all areas which have been the bread and butter of my 10+ year professional performing experience. I'm always excited to meet my students where they're at, be they first-time beginners or advanced players.

About Nate

I'm a professional musician and doctoral classical guitar student based out of New York City! I have degrees in guitar performance from the Yale School of Music (M.M, M.M.A '19, '20) and the University of North Carolina (B.M. '16), where I've studied classical & jazz guitar, early music, and gene

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Karl
I knew Nate as a friend before signing up for a lesson, and was not surprised to learn he's an awesome insructor too. I hadn't picked up an instrument in my whole life, and assumed a lesson was already light years ahead of where I was, but Nate made me feel comfortable and gave me a manageable amount of building blocks to practice and build on. I never felt like a noob, and am more excited to play, or at least learn, because of it. He gave me an hour which flew by, and the price was incredibly reasonable. Would highly recommend, Nate's the man, give him a chance!
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Ethan H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Commercial Music, BA from Florida State University
  • Awarded Certificate of Musical Skills from State College of Florida
  • Teaching since 2016
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Ethan H.

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Hello! I'm Ethan, a graduate of the Florida State University College of Music. I hold a B.A. in Commercial Music, and am currently pursuing a Masters degree in Music Therapy. For the last five years, I have been teaching high school music classes and private music lessons in Denver, Colorado, and am now happily returning to Tallahassee to help students of any age wanting to learn music!

I have 17+ years experience playing guitar in numerous bands, 13+ years singing in professional choral ensembles and taking private voice lessons, and 13+ years of practical and scholarly study of tonal music theory (which makes up virtually all of contemporary popular music).

I am classically trained in voice, guitar, and piano am well-versed in a variety of popular styles such as rock, metal, punk, folk, indie, hip-hop and country. I could offer you a steady curriculum, with routine scale patterns and musical exercises coinciding with music you love to perform. I could also encourage the student in

About Ethan

Hello! I'm Ethan, a graduate of the Florida State University College of Music. I hold a B.A. in Commercial Music, and am currently pursuing a Masters degree in Music Therapy. For the last five years, I have been teaching high school music classes and private music lessons in Denver, Colorado, and am

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Matthew O.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • A.A.S. In Music/Music Electronics Technology from QueensBorough College
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Matthew O.

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Born and raised in New York City, Matthew "Matt" is an accomplished and respected musician. Matt has been playing guitar for over 30 years and piano for over 15 years and is currently involved in several projects including three bands which have performed in some of NYC's hottest venues including b

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John S.
Great lesson
Lee
Matthew is patient with a solid understanding of music as well as guitar. His focus on learning the fundamentals was greatly appreciated.
Jody L.
Matthew is an outstanding, knowledgable instructor. Highly recommended!
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Justin M.

58 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • B.A. Music from California Polytechnic State University
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Justin M.

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After 20 years of playing and a BA in Music, I know how to break down the guitar and teach it to anyone willing to learn. I take the 80/20 approach to learning guitar and will get you up and playing in no time. If you are tired of trying to figure out how to learn guitar online or you feel stuck at your current level, then I can show you the most effective and efficient way to get your playing to the next level. Lessons will teach you the following:

* songs you actually want to play
* how to read music and guitar tablature
* music theory tailored to suit your needs
* composition and improvisation
* performance practices and music history
* how to play solo pieces and jam with your friends

About Justin

Like most guitarists, I had always wanted to play the guitar as a little kid. Luckily, my parents finally caved to the request (ok ok, incessant begging) and I began my guitar journey at the age of 11. After now 20 years of playing and 12 years of teaching, I am excited to share my experience and th

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Pablo Arango
Just finished my first lesson. We set some clear goals and a logical approach to learning the instrument. Very personable, put me at ease right away. Looking forward to next class
Lauren
Keeps me engaged and is honest about where I need to improve . I love the combination of learning how to play and learning about music. Very clear instructions and makes it fun.
MacKenzie S.
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Marija (pronounced, "Maria") K.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Best Female Guitarist from Rock City Awards
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Marija (pronounced, "Maria") K.

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Having taught Guitar for over 20 years, I can help improve your technique while also assisting with any pieces you are preparing to record or for live performance.

About Marija (pronounced, "Maria")

Greetings from Marija (pronounced, "Maria")! Anyone who is curious about playing music or has a passion for it can learn. Whether you are an adult who is brand new at it (and you are NEVER "too old to start"), have been away from playing for a while & would like to get back into it, a performer w

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Tina D.
She is soooo GREAT!!

She makes me feel so comfortable, and is a great teacher!

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The average cost of 60-minute classical guitar lessons in Barrington is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $300 per hour.
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"Searched for a guitar teacher for several weeks and was so happy to meet and eventually hire Joey. He is a great teacher and is patient and deliberate in his approach. My Son is very happy before and after each lesson and is preparing for his first performance! So glad we have Joey as his guitar teacher!"
Bill
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Joseph R.
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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."
Tom
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Greg L.
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"Great teacher!

I am a beginning student. Victor is a very patient teacher and has great ideas for improving my technique. He is reliable and flexible about scheduling lessons."
Annette
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Victor L.
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"David is really patient and a great instructor, can't believe how much I've learned already from one lesson!"
Margaret
Took Classical Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Alex is a great teacher! He is very knowledgeable and friendly when it comes to the lessons. Alex also helps make things fun which keeps my little one engaged in the lessons!"
Jessica
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Alex M.
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"Nothing but good things to say about Brendon. Aside from his insane talent as a composer and musician, he was phenom with our son Max. A few thoughts below...

We knew Brendon was the right person to help our son Max on day one with TakeLessons, when we wrote to 4 or 5 potential instructors. The other folks wrote back and just said 'sure, I'm here, happy to help'. But Brendon wrote back with thoughts about the pieces Max needed to learn for his audition, a rough outline of a plan, and shared enough about himself that we knew he had truly 'heard' what we needed were looking for. That kind of thoughtfulness is unique.

Brendon is great with kids, and created instant rapport with Max over the video lessons. Brendon will always spend a little extra time than budgeted, which is appreciated. And his scheduling was flexible which always helps with us busy families. We did a few in person lessons and Max came away inspired - for classical guitar but also for music in general. Max's skills grew throughout, and he never resisted practicing; he looked forward to the lessons and the chance to talk about some guitar-related thing with Brendon.

Brendon isn't a big disciplinarian so after a few weeks I had a little chat with Max about what it means to respect your teacher, even if they seem young and cool and are on video. That's something I think parents need to monitor a little.

Recommended w/o any hesitation. If you have Brendon in mind you're headed in the right direction for sure. -MR"
marc
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Brendon R.
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"Jessie has taught my daughter classical and regular guitar for a couple of years. There are many, many thing I like about Jesse's teaching. One of the things that I like most is that he asks my daughter what she wants to learn and then teaches it to her. He mixes up the theory and it's application with what she wants to learn keeping interest and motivation at a high. Another thing that I like is the breadth of material he brings. His students end up well versed in all types of music and are able to play well known pieces in many different genres. Yet another thing that I like is his creditability. He walks the walk. His group plays regularly. Any doubts that your teenager may have about him can be quickly and easily put to rest just by going to hear him perform. Jesse is a good teacher and I highly recommend him."
Irene
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"My daughter has been with David for 4 to 5 years, and he is an excellent teacher. He was extremely passionate, encouraging, and patient while teaching. I would 100% recommend David to anyone wanting to learn guitar."
Aravinda
Took Classical Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Jesse was wonderful at improving my techniques and inspiring me to do better."
Garth
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"I started lessons with Bill to learn classical guitar after 5 years of self-taught electric and steel string acoustic playing. My playing has improved immensely since I started working with him. Not only has he introduced me to classical guitar but he has taught me how to effectively practice to constantly improve. Bill has a wealth of experience and knowledge to draw upon and I cannot say enough good things. A++"
Brendon
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Bill B.
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