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Paul W.

82 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
  • Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Performance / Jazz Guitar from Columbia College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • 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
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
  • 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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Music from Roosevelt University
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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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Jorge S.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Commercial Music from University of Texas El Paso
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Jorge S.

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Private Classical Guitar Teacher

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When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Do you feel stuck on guitar? Have you tried "free" YouTube lessons and haven't felt confident? Maybe you've taken lessons already and it didn't work out for you...

I am a CERTIFIED Guitar Teacher with 6 years of experience teaching public school curriculum. I have a degree in guitar and I can teach many musical subjects. I have taught 15 years of private lessons and have grown to create a very personal learning experience for each of my students. I have worked with artists such as: Khalid (Artist), John Karpowich (Producer/Santana), Jamie Merrill (Artist), Mark Saenz (LiK / American Stone), Eric Boseman (Rhianna / Whitney Houston), and many others!

*After you purchase your lesson package, I will contact you to set up a 30 min meet and greet, send you tons of materials and resources, and get to know your goals so we we waste ZERO lesson time!

*Teaching Goals - Electric Guitar
I do NOT ...

About Jorge

Jorge is a versatile musician who has worked alongside some of the industry's top performers. His collaborative work and solo work has reached many audiences throughout the world. Aside from recording in many studios, writing, and performing, he is also an accomplished educator with 5 years experien

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Max K.
Jorge is fantastic! He has a really pro setup with a great webcam so it's really easy to follow along while he teaches. He has an endless amount of resources and you always leave with plenty of material to practice with during the week. Amazing guitar player, great teacher. Stop reading this and book a lesson with Jorge!
Peter
Friendly teacher, listens to your goals and helps you quickly pick up fundamentals and almost immediately start building towards those goals. Has lots of resources and is extremely personable.
Ben G.
Jorge is awesome! Not much else to say. He really knows his stuff and teaches extremely well!
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Billy N.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Awarded Composers Residency from Yadoo
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Billy N.

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I've been teaching 20 years. Classical Guitar technique is the foundation for most fingerpicking styles. Exploring the repertoire of Bach, the classic guitar composers - Sor, Guliani, Carcassi and learning how to arrange melodies for the guitar even if not written for guitar are some of the goals when I teach this style. My specialty is Brazilian Guitar and I have available vast repertoire of guitar music for the "Classical Guitar" plus I've explored the works of Piazolla and Leo Brouwer to name 2 guitarists. For Beginners we begin with 2 fingers, basic reading, getting a feel for your instrument, all made fun through the use of melodic material from various sources, sometimes pop tunes chosen by the student

About Billy

Billy N. has played Jazz, Brazilian and Classical music in the NYC area for the last 20 years. He has actively taught both finger-style and pick guitar for the last 20 years. He was on staff at the American Institute of Guitar for 11 years. His book on Brazilian Guitar is published by Alfred Music a

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Matt H.
Great! Loved it! A high-level teacher, extremely knowledgeable and accomplished. This will certainly challenge me as a beginner.
John
I was a beginner wanting to learn some Brazilian guitar: samba, bossa nova, etc. Billy was great for that as a very accomplished guitarist of that genre. He is very engaging and enthusiastic. He was patient with me in working on the difficult chords and strumming that this type of music requires. Having literally, "written the book", he had an organized approach. I also enjoyed his humor and occasional stories about guitarist he has know. Acho que ele tem Jeito para ensinar violao.
Rolf T.
So far great - just started
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Cindle V.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Music Education from Malone University
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Cindle V.

19 Reviews
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I am a music educator with 12 years teaching experience in private lessons, public schools, and private schools. I play many instruments and many different styles. I brake the material down in a way everyone can understand and I don't let students walk away confused about the material or have unanswered questions. I love to teach all age groups and all learning styles.

About Cindle

Hello, my name is Cindle V. and I love teaching music and chess. I have been teaching for 12 years. I have a bachelor's degree in music education and am currently teaching around 30 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My experience working with all types of l

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Beth
Clear instructions
Walter
While only the first lesson, Cindle had me thinking about chess in a way that I never had.
Matt M.
Very knowledgeable and helpful.

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"I have been taking lessons with Ahmad since June - I was referred by a mutual acquaintance. I bought myself a guitar for my birthday a year ago and realized I needed some outside motivation to play it. While I'm relatively new to guitar and this is my first time taking guitar lessons, I have been drumming for 13 years with private instruction and university courses. I would highly recommend Ahmad. He is inspiring, professional, informative, and patient; a shining example of what a great teacher should be.

Over the past five months, I've already seen significant improvement in both my guitar performance as well as my understanding of the guitar and music in general. Ahmad is very good at balancing the scale between creativity and technique, while never losing sight of what your goals are as a student. As with any learning process, I would suggest you understand your own goals and level of commitment before jumping in to lessons. As I've seen, Ahmad will probably motivate you to practice more than you originally thought, which I really appreciate. It's with practice and strong understanding that I've gotten to a point where I am proud of my abilities on the guitar. Work with Ahmad and I hope you find the same!"
Brent
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Ahmad is no doubt one of the most humble, approachable, and skillful guitar teacher you can find around the bay area. I have been studying with Ahmad for the past 3 and a half months. Ahmad was not the first music instructor I had. He is however, the best one so far by a large margin. Since the first lesson Ahmad has been extremely professional and organized in his teaching methods. He is able to quickly identify my strengths and weaknesses as a player, tailor his lessons to fit my capabilities, and help me improve in great effectiveness.

I took lessons once a week with Ahmad, and every week I could see noticeable improvements because Ahmad assigned me homework that was fun and challenging but never frustrating. But beyond this, not only have I become a more skilled guitar player, through Ahmad's help I was also able to apply a lot of the theoretical music knowledge in other aspects. When I hear a piece of music, I find that I am slowly able to identify parts of the music, break it down into logical steps, and connect the music to the fretboard of the guitar.

I am a college student with a busy schedule both on and off work, but with Ahmad I was able to greatly improve nonetheless. Thank you Ahmad, I really look forward to coming back to the Bay Area and be your student again."
Danny
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I have been a student of Bill's for almost three years. Bill's teaching is characterized by clarity of expression, high standards, patience and an upbeat and pleasant disposition. He is always clear and direct when explaining the technical aspects of playing- no matter how complex the matter at hand. He holds you (and himself) to a high standard- no shortcuts- you learn to do it right. Yet he is so pleasant to be with that every minute of every lesson is truly enjoyable. Every time I leave I am ready to practice and can't wait to return."
Steve
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Bill B.
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"We can't believe our good fortune in finding Ahmad; he's a top-notch teacher and musician. He teaches my 11 year old, and the progress he's made in just under a year is really unbelievable. Ahmad is patient, flexible and easy going, yet keeps my high energy kid focused and motivated.
Can't imagine going to anyone else!"
J P
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I look forward to my lessons with Aidan. He is encouraging and helpful. I enjoy the relaxed home atmosphere."
Susana
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Aidan C.
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"Robert is a super nice guy, great teacher, and extremely knowledgeable about the guitar."
Michael
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"I never thought I'd study classical guitar, but Mr Josh showed me how important it is to have a good foundation to build from. Highly recommended!"
Casey
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Joshua A.
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"Great first lesson. My daughter was super happy after her lesson with Edwin, and very inspired to practice. Edwin was very polite and patient with her during the lesson. I look forward to seeing her make progress in future lessons."
Antonia
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Edwin I.
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"Ahmad is great. I started with him in November last year and have been seeing him weekly since. He's that perfect blend of very, very smart about guitar+music, but down to earth in his style and methodology. He's also a great guy and makes lessons fun. I discovered Ahmad from the Internet then found out that a close friend had learned guitar from him a couple of years ago. She raves about him. Bottom-line: if you're looking for quality guitar instruction from a genuine and very capable teacher you can't do better than Ahmad."
Jimmy
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Raphael has a comprehensive approach to teaching and teaches in an enjoyable way He also gave me some lessons on wooden flute"
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Raphael M.
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