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Matt O.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Music from Roosevelt University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matt O.

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My electric 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

***ALL OF MY LESSONS ARE CURRENTLY TAUGHT 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. I'

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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!!
Joe
Matt is a great teacher with an extensive knowledge of guitar and music as whole. He is willing to help teach any song you want and has a great sense of humor.

Logan A.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Regional Champion of the "Colgate Country Showdown" from Colgate Country Showdown
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Logan A.

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A few quick things about me:
• Have been teaching for 16 years
• Am a professional studio musician
• Have played in several touring bands
• Play/teach nearly all genres
• Took 12 years of lessons from a master
• Love teaching all ages and genres

Enough about me! We all know that everyone learns differently and has different strengths and weaknesses. My process is to analyze each student's unique abilities and to create a personalized learning experience for everyone. I have taught people from 5 to 83. I believe it is important to be empathetic to each person's needs, for example, I have experience teaching left-handed people, kids with Cerebral Palsy, Asperger's syndrome, people with missing fingers and other difficulties. Parents always ask me how I can be so patient with their kids, (the real secret is that I don't have to take them home ;) but on a serious note, I always remember the extreme amount of frustrating hours I put in before I got any real results. It's the least

About Logan

Hi, I'm Logan. I'm 31 years old and I've been working with students of all ages since I was 16. I currently teach about 40 students locally at my studio. I play for several bands around Ohio and I'm also hired a as a studio musician to play on tracks for one of Ohio's biggest recording studios. I pl

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Logan was very helpful with developing my ideas on guitar and with finding out where to go next. I highly recommend him as your teacher!

Samantha W.

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Starting at $15
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 7 to 50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Samantha W.

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Personally I learned guitar online as well while already having a musical background with previous instruments. I was just excited to learn a new instrument and I wanted to learn as soon as possible. I am very enthusiastic about just teaching guitar and I do this purely because I love the instrument so much.

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Eamon R.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelors in Music from NYU Steinhardt
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eamon R.

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Students will be playing songs after first lesson. Will tailor lessons around the student's desires and goals. I can show how to play other songs, or write original ones and record them! I will teach scales, chords, riffs, and music theory so students can be jamming in no time.

About Eamon

I grew up in New York City and have been playing in bands since 2nd grade. I have a bachelors in music from NYU Steinhardt, I took AP music theory at Trinity High School in NYC, and I have completed composition programs at The Mannes School of Music. In addition to guitar, I play piano, sing, and

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Waleed & Jenna E.
Finished my first lesson with Eamon. I am a complete beginner, never took any lessons or anything. Ramon is great! After doing some exercises and sounding completely horrible, he gave me some pointers and immediately I sounded much better. He is great for anyone who is looking to learn a new skill and you can tell he knows what he is doing
Natasha Recoder
Great teacher! definitely recommend. Will work with you on what you want to work on or build a curriculum for you if you don't know where to start!
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Ahmad G.

216 Reviews
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Starting at $43
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Rank #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. from Slash/ Guitar Center
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Ahmad G.

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I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. and M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with John Mayer, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Lynch and many others. I have performed hundreds of concerts in the U.S. as well in Europe and the Middle East with Artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt, Sammy Hagar, Dokken and many others. I ranked #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. I was in the "list of top 5 guitar players ever" according to The Examiner, also picked as one of the best guitarists of 2013 and 2014 consecutively in the Rockwell UnScene magazine, and ranked 3rd in the Steve Vai Sam Ash Best in Shred competition.

I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, ...

About Ahmad

I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with

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J C
Ahmad is exactly the kind of teacher I've been looking for. I bought a guitar seven years ago thinking I could teach myself how to play (I played other instruments as a kid and figured, how hard could it be?). After several false starts, I never really made any progress until starting to take lessons this year. Ahmad is a terrific teacher - patient and encouraging, but also challenging you to do the things that seem difficult. He really listens to where you're at and what you want to accomplish and develops lessons around that. I already feel like I've made more progress in a few weeks than I had in seven (granted, largely not focused on guitar) years and am really excited to practice and learn more. Highly recommend!
Michael
I've been playing for three years this coming Nov.
I can truly say that there is NO WAY I would have progressed this far without my lessons from Ahmad.
And of course, it's been very enjoyable as well. Both my lesson time and the time spent on my own taking what I have learned and using it.
A+ all the way.
Jenny
I've been taking lessons with Ahmad for a year now. When I started, I was an absolute beginner having just taken a few guitar classes in high school. Now getting my Master's, I've been around A LOT of teachers and it's always clear early on whether you are lucky enough to have a great teacher. Some teachers, although they have excellent credentials, don't have the ability to convey their knowledge to their students in positive and effective ways.

In 6 months I've learned over two dozen chords, chord progression, strumming and playing in rhythm. I've learned my favorite songs from the Foo Fighters to Jenny Lewis. I definitely wouldn't be at this performance level without him. I've gone weeks without practicing and he would still be encouraging, adjusting his pedagogical approach so I can learn better or he would have suggestions for making my practice time more productive.

Ahmad has such enthusiasm for music and teaching and it shows in his playing (iTunes) and instruction. It's really inspiring as it's been a huge motivation for me to keep practicing to become confident enough to create my own music one day I think whether you are a beginner or more experienced, Ahmad has a good intuition of what a student needs to help them progress. The pacing for me is perfect, as I never feel like I have too little or too much to practice each week. Lessons are always light hearted but focused and educational. I'm always looking forward to the next one.

Andrew H.

42 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Independent Music Award from IMA
  • Teaching since 2000
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Andrew H.

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*Adults*
Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years my comprehensive lessons will help you to quickly realize your musical goals. I tailor each lesson to fit your individual needs and will get you strumming your favorite songs, reading music, taking soaring solos, or writing your own melodies while simultaneously deepening your understanding of the language of music. At the end of each lesson you’ll receive an MP3 of all the material covered.

*Kids*
I believe in building music fundamentals while fostering a love of playing. My fun, imaginative, and age appropriate classes are just right for any budding musician! Each lesson is customized to get the individual student excited about music, that means playing songs they like and having fun while learning the essential techniques and developing musicality. I have extensive experience working with children 5-16 and adapt my teaching to promote success for each unique student.

*Genres*
Pop, Folk, Rock, Blues, Jazz, ...

About Andrew

*Adults* Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for years my comprehensive lessons will help you to quickly realize your musical goals. I tailor each lesson to fit your individual needs and will get you strumming your favorite songs, reading music, taking soaring solos, or writing your ow

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Melissa H.
Andrew is awesome—you should definitely take lessons with him! He’s an exceptional musician, and really great at breaking down the process. Andrew teaches in a laid-back, fun and accessible manner. I’m really loving my lessons!
Wolf P.
I'm 13 and I'm learning fast. Andrew is a very good teacher
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The average cost of 60-minute electric guitar lessons in Barrington is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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"Donnie is awesome with my 13-year-old son who has attention issues. He is very patient, organized, and knowledgeable. We could not ask for a better instructor!!"
Amy
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Eric is a great teacher. Very patient and extremely knowledgeable."
Christopher
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Really good demeanor. Knowledgeable. Humorous. Patient. Great first lesson."
Jeff
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"If you're thinking about taking lessons from Ahmad, do it. For years I thought I just couldn't play the guitar. I tried learning online, but nothing stuck. I even took a group class, which was better than trying to learn online, but I still wasn't satisfied. So, I decided to look into private lessons, even though I was nervous about the one-on-one dynamic. For years I have struggled with performance anxiety and was afraid that would prevent me from ever really learning the guitar and playing with other people. I discussed this with Ahmad before and at my first lesson. I can't tell you how amazing it felt a few months later when we played a song together and I had no fear or anxiety.

I credit this to the fun and relaxing atmosphere Ahmad has created in his studio space which makes it easy to learn, ask questions and enjoy my lessons. He has a deep passion for music which is infectious. I leave every lesson feeling energized and excited to work on my new material.

If you're interested in learning how to play the guitar or improve your skills, give Ahmad a shot. You'll be so glad you did. Before, I thought I just couldn't learn how to play the guitar, now I'm looking forward to years of honing my skills, playing with friends and experiencing the joy of creating music."
Anna
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I have been taking lessons from Matt for about 4 years and highly recommend Matt as a teacher. Matt has also taught both of my daughters. As a 50 year old student who picked the guitar back up he has been instrumental in helping to elevate my skills and understanding of the guitar and music. He can teach any type of musical style and is always positive and supportive."
Chris Woodford
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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"Loren is the best. She has so much patience with our 9 year old beginner!"
Addi
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Loren P.
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"My son was given a guitar by a family member and showed variable interest until Greg started to teach him - Greg has woven elements of what my son needs to learn to improve with how these elements are used by some of the biggest and best guitarists ever and really changed practice from being a chore to something that can be fun. This is the way Greg said he would teach and he’s sticking very much to it! A great instructor that my son really enjoys going to - thanks Greg!!"
Nick
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg L.
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"Greg has been able to help me with all my questions about effects, amps and the terminology associated with their settings and what they actually do for any of my electric guitar setups !"
Michael
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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">great instructor communication, patience, and personality
>emphasis on rythym and pacing
> wide variety of tastes to get started with
> excellent learning environment"
Daniel
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Daniel is extremely knowledgeable and capable . He is patient, experienced and understands what students really want. Great instructor."
Gary
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Daniel E.
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