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Paul W.

82 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Performance / Jazz Guitar from Columbia College
  • Teaching since 2000
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Paul W.

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I tailor all my lessons to the individual students interests and wants.
Whatever your goals are, I'll help you get there.

About Paul

I have played the guitar for twenty years and have studied a wide variety of music including jazz, classical, folk, blues and rock. I’m skilled in acoustic, electric and classical styles of the guitar. I have an open mind about music and can appreciate any style or type. I have a firm background

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Carly
I had a great lesson with Paul! I felt like he took the time to listen to my music goals and provided me with the tools and techniques to get there. Looking forward to future lessons!
James J.
I cannot say enough good things about paul. First, despite having so many years of playing, he doesn't judge or look down on you for not having the same level of knowledge he has. Instead - he is able to communicate concepts, both basic and advanced, to you in a way that you can understand. Second, he caters to you in order to achieve the goals you want to achieve, not the ones he thinks you should have. Lastly, he's clearly passionate about playing, and music in general. he's a great guy to chat about, seems really down to earth, and goes above and beyond in order to make the most of the lesson.

I cannot say enough good things about paul. Highly recommend you take his lessons!
Maria M.
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Adam K.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Adam K.

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My teaching philosophy is all about self-education: not only will I teach you how to play the guitar but I will also help you learn how to teach yourself. The work required to learn an instrument doesn't come from 30 to 60 minutes of lessons from a professional, it comes from the intensity of focus you spend playing the guitar throughout your time outside of lessons.

We will start with the end in mind; what is your goal? What music or songs do you want to learn? Then, together we will build a lesson plan to accomplish that goal. Throughout the lesson plan, along with playing your favorite songs, we will cover several aspects of being a musician: proper technique; musical interpretation and expression; music theory, which will include understanding notes, scales, chords, harmonic progressions, and analyzing music; communication when performing with other musicians; and building habits and techniques toward effective practicing.

The great thing about this process is it establishes ...

About Adam

Hello future students! I am so excited you are here to learn a little about who I am and what I do. Before I talk about myself, I want to express how important music is for all of us. No matter how long you study or practice music - I have been playing guitar for 22 years - there is something unexpl

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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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James S.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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James S.

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I can help you master the guitar in the shortest amount of time! Experienced teacher with over 10 years of experience has helped many students achieve their goals on the instrument with guaranteed results. Everyone has their own journey with music and these lessons are here for you to achieve them. Whether you want to play electric or acoustic, learn songs or create songs. master the basics or go beyond the basics. Become a better player, musician, improviser, songwriter, artist.

About James

If you seriously want to learn the guitar, I’m an experienced and dedicated teacher who has studied with some of the greatest teachers, artists, authors. I will provide you with the advantage of not only having a solid foundation on the instrument, as well as developing technique so you can teac

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Nick H.
James is a great teacher - friendly, knowledgeable and patient. Thanks James!
Olivia
James is a great teacher! I left my first lesson completely energized and excited to learn more. He explains things really well and is very patient. I'm very happy with the choice I made!
Levi
My son just had his first lesson with James. My son said he felt at ease with him and that he was friendly and fun. My son said James made him feel confident that he could learn to play guitar. He's excited!
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Christopher R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Awarded Joan Marie Ramos Memorial for Classical Guitar Performance Scholarship from California State University, Fullerton
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Christopher R.

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Christopher Rogers has taught private and group lessons through several organizations in LA County since 2012 and received Suzuki teacher training in 2017. By focusing on achievable goals in each lesson, his students become confident with the guitar.  

He received his Bachelor of Music degree and Master of Music degree from California State University, Fullerton. While at CSUF, he studied with Vladimir Gorbach and GRAMMY award-winning artist Andrew York. He also received the *Joan Marie Ramos Memorial for Classical Guitar Performance* and the *Mu Phi Epsilon* scholarships.

Additionally, he has performed in masterclasses for Scott Tennant, Paul Galbraith, and Roberto Aussel.

He is now living in Spokane Valley, Washington while teaching online.

About Christopher

Christopher Rogers has taught private and group lessons through several organizations in LA County since 2012 and received Suzuki teacher training in 2018. By focusing on achievable goals in each lesson, his students become confident with the guitar.   He received his Bachelor of Music degree an

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Ethan H.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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"Classical guitar lessons with David

Off and on since my 20s I've fooled around with guitar lessons but never lasted very long. I am 62 now. I relayed this to David and he laid out an organized plan for systematic improvement. But he was very honest with me about the importance of good practice habits. I've been with him almost 5 months and showing progress. His enthusiasm and patience is appreciated. Thanks, Dave."
Frank
Took Classical Guitar lessons from David M.
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"OK, so here's the scoop. Ahmad is the best guitar teacher around, and I know because I had a deep background in piano and music theory, playing pretty much any sheet music you put in front of me. I took LAST summer 4 lessons with some guy and I got nowhere, fast. Then this August I started with a 5-pack from Ahmad, just to get started, and within 5 lessons I was already learning how to play REAL songs but with the foundations and skills (all those scales-drills) that you need to actually UNDERSTAND the guitar and see how it all comes together. Ahmad is an amazing teacher, his teaching space is great, and he's just a great guy. He will help ANY person start playing real guitar in a short time, and now I'm working with him for a long time trying to really become a PROFICIENT guitar player that can entertain people. If you're thinking about guitar lessons, get them from Ahmad. Totally affordable, and totally a good use of your time."
Bernard
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"One of the best guitar teachers out there"
Mariusz
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Trevor P.
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"Great instruction! The time was packed with information. Thanks Michael."
Kevin
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Michael L.
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"I've restarted my guitar lessons after few years and I'm so happy I found Amir. He is very patient and walks me through each piece in detail and makes sure I get it right. Thanks to him I'm enjoying playing guitar again. Thank you!"
Anahita
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Amir M.
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"HE IS HONESTLY AWESOME!! AND MY SON LIKES HIM A LOT. :)"
Louis
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Omar G.
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"Pretty cool! As impatient as I am, Jesse is pretty good at letting me know about improvements and how to play and still makes it a relaxed environment. SO much better than learning when i was a kid in public schools with instructors on a "lesson plan"."
Jackie
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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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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"Brendon is a really excellent teacher who caters to the student in terms of skill level, musical interest, and time constraints. Also he's super patient and nice! I have already learned so much from him! He's terrific"
Sabina
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Brendon R.
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"Ahmad does a Solid Job. My 11 year old son likes coming to hangout and play. I make this a priority for him."
James
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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