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Thomas B.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
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Thomas B.

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I am a Brazilian guitar player who started by playing blues and rock on the electric guitar, and then moved into Samba, Bossa Nova and fingerstyle on the nylon-string guitar. Today, I play mostly Latin styles and a little bit of Flamenco. I also have a year of conservatory training under my belt, as well as a background in West African percussion, and culminate all of these styles together as a composer.

As a teacher, I cater to your aptitude and your goals and make sure that you are having fun while you grow. That means learning actual repertoire of music that you want to study. Some students want more music theory than others: and that's totally fine! But I like to always have a song as a context to study that theory. Afterall, we want to use theory to actually make music!

About Thomas

My name is Tomas. I am a Brazilian-American polyglot musician and language instructor. I play music and teach English/Portuguese for a living, and have been doing so for the past 7 years! I also learned Spanish and French through music, so I know a lot about those languages and the styles of music

Michael S.

46 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Michael S.

46 Reviews
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From topics such as reading sheet music to playing the guitar solo of your dreams, we can do it all! The desire and drive to learn is all you need!

About Michael

Expressing yourself is the ultimate goal of music and my job is to help you get your point across! Like any musician, music is my life. I love to soak it in any way I can! Whether it be listening to records, jamming with my friends or watching all the live concert footage of Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Spent my very first lesson with Michael today, learned a new guitar riff, he's a good teacher. Try it.
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Ryan B.

76 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA in Ethnomusicology from University of Illinois
  • Teaching since 2013
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Ryan B.

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I've been teaching guitar for 5 years helping students develop a love for the instrument and learn more about music along the way. There are many styles I'm comfortable teaching from folk (fingerpicking or flatpicking), rock, blues and funk and I would love working on developing a unique style of your own. Within the first few lessons you'll have a solid base of strumming, picking and chord changes and even a few simple songs under your belt. Moving on from there I will craft lessons to move you toward a "goal song," making sure to cater your progress to your needs while keeping a focus on good technique. I enjoy working with students of all ages and experiences and I can't wait to meet you!

About Ryan

Ryan is a musician from Jefferson Park who plays a plethora of different instruments. He specializes in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, but also dabbles in accordion, piano, drums, harmonica and several others. Learning to play instruments is one of the true pleasures in his life and he hopes

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Matt K.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Awarded Best Folk Band Nomination from Boston Music Awards
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Matt K.

3 Reviews
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I have spent a majority of my life playing the guitar on and off the stage, in the recording studio, and everywhere else in between. I attended Berklee College of Music and studied performance and music business. I have been lucky enough to work along side Grammy winning producers, and have performed at major music festivals such as SXSW, Bonnaroo, and Boston Calling. I teach all styles of guitar and specialize in blues and rock styles. Whatever techniques you want to learn I can teach them.

About Matt

Hi there! My name is Matt and I am very excited to work with you. I have been teaching guitar for over 10 years, and have been helping my students blossom into not only amazing guitar players, but competent musicians as well. I studied guitar at Berklee College of Music under the tutelage of so

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Jacob
When I started to play guitar, I did not know very much about the guitar or how to read music. Matt taught me pretty much everything since the beginning and I enjoyed it a lot. He went over the basics with the acoustic, then we went onto the electric. He understands this instrument very well with different techniques. He is also very patient, kind, and willing to help anybody. He's really the best out there.
Jake
I've taken guitar lessons from three different teachers and what I learned in the two years Matt has taught me definitely has improved my playing, songwriting, and musical interest like nothing else. This guy understands good songwriting and performance as well as just shredding. He's a nice guy and loves to talk music too, and he'll really work with you at any skill level and at any pace you are comfortable with.
Ben
When I moved to Boston one of the first shows I went to was a band called Grey Season. I was blown away by Matt's Guitar playing. When I found out he gave lessons I immediately got in contact with him. Now, 3 years later, I can say that I've learned so much from lessons with Matt. He is not only an accomplished guitar player but an inspiring teacher who has been dedicated in helping me become a better blues guitarist and all around musician.

Andrew B.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Andrew B.

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I understand that each person learns differently and has different musical goals. Because of this, I do not teach everyone the same. I do not teach out of any specific book or teaching program. Instead I design lessons around the student and their own personal style and goals. I feel that this creates a more motivating and driven curriculum and makes lessons more enjoyable for myself and my students.

About Andrew

My name is Andrew. I am a private guitar teacher in the Puyallup,WA area. I have been teaching professionally in the area for the past 6 years, and have been playing and studying the guitar since I was 11 years old. Music is my life, and teaching people to play this music on guitar is my passion. M

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Andrew is an excellent instructor. He is really knowledgeable in music theory. I took lessons for only a short time but was able to learn so much, because he used my knowledge of piano to help me understand guitar concepts and he focused on the techniques and songs that I was most interested in.

Matt O.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Matt O.

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If your a total beginner... I'm gonna suggest you check out my bass page. Bass is fun. I promise, I wouldn't play it if it wasn't.

Really, Like right now.

No?

Well if your still here, alright. Let's get crackin' on the 6 string. If you read my bio, you see I talk about the "waves" of music. We gotta learn how to surf the waves and stick with a band. The flashy solos will come in time, but just like real surfing, you gotta learn to ride the waves created by the bass and drums before you can start doing tricks on it. Once you have a grasp on meter (the pulse of the waves) we can start talking about some music theory and how the flashy solos can be built upon those waves.

Gonna mention the bass page again. They create the waves... its a lot easier to play in the waves when you know how to make them.

If you are so dedicated to rockin the 6-string that your reading this, then read no further. Message me and tell me what it is you want to play, and we will jump right in.

About Matt

Aside from being proficient at a craft, a good teacher needs the skill of communication. Being the best physicist in the world doesn't make you the best physics teacher. Knowing how to do something and knowing how to make other people understand it are two very different skills. Lets be honest,

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"I’ve been taking lessons from Corey for three years. Corey has taken me from beginner to an a** kickin’ guitarist with the ego to match ha. Seriously though, it’s one thing to take lessons, it’s another to take them from someone who has consistently played in front of huge crowds around the nation and the world. Patient, dedicated and knowledgeable are the phases that come to mind with this instructor. Money very well spent."
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Took Guitar lessons from Corey C.
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"Dave has been a great instructor and has helped me improve quite a lot, from basic technique to improvisation skills and music theory. Super friendly, patient, and funny. Thanks Dave!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Trevor S.
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"Logan was terrific teaching my 12 year old son. He can’t wait for his next lesson."
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Took Guitar lessons from Logan A.
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"Christian is great. Excellent communication and knowledge of the guitar. Most importantly, his enthusiasm for the guitar is infectious. I'm very much looking forward to my next lesson. Highly recommended."
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Took Guitar lessons from Christian L.
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"I took lessons with James for about 18 months. Simply put, James is awesome. He is an awesome guitar player, and a fantastic teacher. I started out a total novice at the time of our first lesson. I could barely switch chords in the beginning. When I look back on what he tought me, I totally appreciate the importance of an actual teacher vs self teaching through videos and articles etc. A teacher is totally necessary and James' lessons covered all styles of music, music theory, improvising, and all done on both acoustic and electric guitars. He made learning the guitar easy and fun, which is always what he emphasized - learning should be fun and enjoyable. At the end of the day it is up to the guitar student to practice practice and practice some more - and with that discipline combined with James' instruction and coaching, you will be set up for success."
Anthony
Took Guitar lessons from James S.
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"Very interested in helping his students.Gives loads of constructive criticism."
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Took Guitar lessons from Keith P.
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"First lesson, got off to a great start! Michael gave me a few things to work on that inspired me! I think he will be a great fit for my learning style."
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Took Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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"Jeff is a very diversified and organized instructor. He's taught me some classic rock, alternative, blues and even some mexican pop. No matter what type of genre you want to learn or what level you can play he can do it all. Would definitely recommend to anybody wanting to learn guitar."
John
Took Guitar lessons from Jeff C.
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