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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks German, English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1997
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Matt O.

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My country 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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Alex M.

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

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I have been studying country guitar since 2005, playing professionally as a country guitarist since 2007 for nationally acclaimed acts, such as Paulette Carlson (of Highway 101 fame), & Doug Allen Nash (America's #1 Johnny Cash tribute). In our lessons we will cover many techniques techniques, such as chicken picking, using a slide, capoing techniques, performing double- & triple-stops, soloing strategies, etc. We'll also look at how to achieve good country tones, looking to the great players of the genre for examples to follow.

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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Ethan H.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Certificate of Musical Skills from State College of Florida
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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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Jason M.

104 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Voyage Air Guitar VAD-06 from ASCAP
  • Teaching since 1996
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Jason M.

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Private Country Guitar Teacher

Modern Metal isn't everyone's thing. That's how I discovered Country Guitar. As a fan of greats like John-5 and Brad Paisley, there are a lot of talented people that can play great guitar in country style.

I do a lot of modern country. Like older Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Scruggs and Flats, Luke Bryan and others upon request. Open chords are a big part of the genre as well as Major Pentatonic Scales.

Will do my best to make sure you accomplish your country goals.

About Jason

-=FULL VACCINATED as of 5/19/21!!=-TakeLessons.com Instructor since it's inception, Jason M. is available for in person and online lessons worldwide leaving no stone un-turned! Jason has been playing guitar for over 20 years, ukulele, bass, banjo and keyboard for over 10 and teaching music in gen

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Phoenix L.
My son, 9, loves Jason!
Mark
patient, thorough in explaining things
James S.
Five Stars for the teacher.
Three Stars for technology.
Patient, knowledgeable, easy to work with.
Did I say patient?
A fantastic ear and knows what I need to accomplish.
In time, Jason will help me master my goal and in time to jam with friends this summer.
Cheers.
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Phillip Z.

35 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Phillip Z.

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Private Country Guitar Teacher

We will cover the fundamentals (technique, scales, chords, note reading (not for everyone), and as the student progresses, we will cover more sophisticated concepts of improvisation and performance with special attention to 'country' artists and repertoire.

About Phillip

I teach music. The guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele just happen to be the particular instruments I choose. Music as a language, discipline, and art, is the goal. I've been teaching, performing, studying, composing, for some thirty years. I've studied and gigged in the classical, jazz, rock, blu

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Tim L.
We're off to a great start!
Rhea
Phil is a consummate musician and is extremely knowledgeable and patient. He helped me to arrange several songs and encouraged me to write my own arrangements, as that really helps one better understand the instrument. I loved our lessons on learning all the scales and modes, too.
Orlando R.
Phillips teaching is very low key and suttle but very effective. I am astounded at how much he has taught me in a few weeks.
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Brad F.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Brad F.

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I'm a guitarist and educator based out of Raleigh, NC. I received training at the University of South Carolina (Bachelors of Music, 2011) and East Carolina University (Masters of Music, 2015). I am an active performer in the Triangle area, drawing inspiration from American roots music, classical, and jazz traditions.

I have seen hundreds of students over ten years of private teaching, working with beginner to advanced students of all age levels. I teach in a wide range of styles, and I specialize in classical guitar and flatpicking (bluegrass/old time).

I hope to help you along as you grow as a musician and a guitarist!

About Brad

I am a guitarist and educator based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. I received training at University of South Carolina (Bachelor of Music, 2011) and East Carolina University (Master of Music, 2015). I am an active performer in the Triangle area, drawing inspiration from American traditional music,

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Tanya K.
He helps you play songs and teaches me very well!
Mia
Great first lesson!
Cindy T.
Brad is Very patient and easy to understand. He made my first lesson quite enjoyable and I'm grateful that he is prepared to go slowly as I start this new adventure.

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"Thanks for all of your help Wes!"
Anthony K
Took Country Guitar lessons from Wes C.
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"This is the best guitar lessons I've ever had. He makes learning fun, and helps you learn based on exactly what you want to play."
Tyler
Took Country Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"I have been taking guitar lessons with Ahmad Since 2011. Music has always been important to me and my lessons with Ahmad have been a continual source of inspiration and joy. I love Ahmad's musical philosophy and regardless of what I'm interested in he is always able to help me better myself. I continue to be very busy in my life but always find myself coming back to music. Through taking lessons with Ahmad I have been able to achieve many of my musical goals and know that if I keep practicing I will be able to achieve even more of my goals.

Ahmad is extremely talented, intelligent, and friendly and is always there to support me in whatever new musical concept I wish to learn next. He can help anyone looking to better themselves in a wide variety of areas regardless of the style of music you are interested in. I have been studying country and jazz with him primarily, as my goal is to be able to write my own music and put together a band some day. I have no intention of stopping music lessons with Ahmad as they continue to be something I look forward to every week. Anyone would be lucky to have such a great teacher."
Steven
Took Country Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"James was very friendly and patient. He is knowledgeable and talented at what he does. I really enjoyed my first lesson with James and I’m looking forward to the rest of the classes."
Greg
Took Country Guitar lessons from James S.
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"Where should I start?!?! I heard about trey via mutual friend and the rest is history! I’ve been playing for about 3 or so years now and want to advance my playing to become a dominant figure in the country music field. I found the answer. Treys knowledge on the fretboard was uncanny to the numerous quantities of other teachers I’ve had previously. Not only were the lessons, organized and meticulously detailed, they were extremely easy to comprehend and apply to my playing capabilities. I would highly recommend to any that are looking for a fun teaching environment, someone to drive you towards success on the guitar, and also, a potential catalyst to make money pursuing your passion. Thanks trey!"
Doyle
Took Country Guitar lessons from Trey H.
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"I've been working with Ahmad for a little more than 2 years. I'm one of those folks that had the intention to learn guitar for many years, but never got over the hump. The Summer that I started taking lessons with Ahmad, it really took off for me. He's fantastically talented and skilled, but he makes it clear that his abilities came with a ton of work, and he gives you a system to get the best results out of your own practice time. He'll work with you on any song, and seems to have a taste for just about any genre of music (especially if its got some good guitar). He'll teach you some theory and get you to read music, but patiently diet this out while recognizing your excitement to learn songs (at least, this is what I'm putting him through, and I imagine others would to). He'll give you practical drills for learning scales, chords, rhythm, etc., and find ways to overlay them so you can start to stitch things together. "Putting it all together" is still a work in progress for me, but I've been pretty happy with the results over the past 2 years, and I've iteratively "ratcheted up" my expectations for where it can all go, heavily due to Ahmad's encouragement. I hope to keep getting lessons from him for a long time!"
Dave
Took Country Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"My first lesson with Ben was great. He got straight to what I was interested in learning and even helped me figure out the chords to a song I've been wanting to play. Can't wait to learn more :)"
Lance
Took Country Guitar lessons from Ben Z.
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"Fantastic lesson. Thanks a bunch, Joe! Look forward to our next one 🤙"
Matt
Took Country Guitar lessons from Joe S.
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"Playing the guitar has been on my bucket list for a long time and I finally started taking lessons. I am so happy my first try was with Ahmad. I have been with Ahmad about a year and half, maybe more. Ahmad has so much knowledge and experience I get a really deep instruction from him, from chord formation and music theory and primarily practical practice learning my favorite songs.
Ahmad is relaxed and kind and that goes along way too."
Oleg
Took Country Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I had the pleasure of having Adam instruct me the basics of acustic country guitar for a few months. By the end of the lesson , I was able to play three songs from start to finish and was really happy about that! Adam is patient and skilled and I would definitely book him again for another session."
Molly DeWitt
Took Country Guitar lessons from Adam S.
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