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Dave K.

Dave K.

4.8(22)
I have been teaching guitar for 18 years and have taught hundreds of satisfied students. When you sign up for guitar lessons with me, you will begin by learning the basics of the instrument including proper holding and playing position, tone production, rhythm, first position notes,basic chords and notation. Once you get the basics down, you will learn how to play your favorite guitar riffs and songs. All of this can happen within the first 4-6 months of playing.
$1$26
/30 mins
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Sebastian A.

Sebastian A.

5(17)
Electric guitar is by far my favorite instrument. It is extremely versatile and can be used in all genres. I can teach you the correct technique on how to hold, play and understand the electric guitar as well as understanding tones and effects. We will learn whatever genre you prefer and have fun doing it!
$1$50
/30 mins
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Paul W.

Paul W.

4.9(86)
I tailor all my lessons to the individual students interests and wants. Whatever your goals are, I'll help you get there.
$1$45
/30 mins
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James S.

James S.

5(26)
You will learn all the modern techniques and have a solid foundation on fretboard knowledge. Whether you want to learn how to improvise, create or be self sufficient to teach yourself any type of music no matter what style it is, you will be able to.
$1$15
/30 mins
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Donnie E.

Donnie E.

4.9(166)
I teach everything from basic chords to advanced lead guitar. If you have a desire to improve your skills and learn to play with the best sign up now! Check out my videos below to see what I can do!
$1$45
/45 mins
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Michelle W.

Michelle W.

4.9(60)
Lessons are simple & easy for all ages of begginner guitarists! Learn your favorite songs right away! Each lesson will consist of a unique and personalized curriculum to fit your needs! This will be done at a pace that allows for confidence to be built and a complete understanding of the material to become a pro guitar player! Along with your favorite songs, each student is taught what I call 'beginning fundimentals'. These are a basic set of skills that can help any guitarist become an independent and self-sufficient musician with a strong fundamental foundation. Crucial skills such as: reading music TAB scales various chords playing your favorite songs and more... will be taught in each lesson. Each lesson will be just as enjoyable as it is informative. *Note for in-person lessons at teacher's location* Due to current circumstances mask and temp check are required for in person lessons at teacher's locations. Thank you for helping keep everyone safe!
$1$20
/30 mins
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Jared G.

Jared G.

4.9(13)
Everything from vary beginning electric rock guitar techniques to advanced guitar techniques like whammy bar mastery, eight finger tapping, and sweeping. Multiple music styles, metal to jazz and everything in between. Song writing techniques, as well as music theory and music production.
$1$30
/30 mins
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Halec S.

Halec S.

5(37)
The best way to learn the guitar is by learning the songs you love. As a beginner, we will start by learning the foundation to guitar playing such as hand placement and picking techniques. We will quickly jump into playing simple chords and scales, and learning the theory behind them. Before you know it, we will be playing your favorite songs and how to play solos over them.
$1$15
/15 mins
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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.

Joe (Electric Guitar lessons with Matt O.)

Nils has been working with our son for a little over the past month, and we are very happy in finding such a talented teacher. Our son has some music background, having taken some guitar instruction i

Anirban (Electric Guitar lessons with Nils B.)

Great first lesson with Claire. She listens and understands and comes up with a plan accordingly. Very highly recommend.

Matthew Terhune (Electric Guitar lessons with Claire C.)

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 th

Sydney (Electric Guitar lessons with Matt O.)

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.

Joe (Electric Guitar lessons with Matt O.)

Nils has been working with our son for a little over the past month, and we are very happy in finding such a talented teacher. Our son has some music background, having taken some guitar instruction i

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