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Nathan Y.

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Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $18
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nathan Y.

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Learn a variety of styles from classical to jazz, from alternative to heavy metal. My diverse musical background has given me a unique perspective on how to teach the guitar. I aim to inspire my students and motivate them to play the music that they have always dreamed of playing.

About Nathan

Since I started playing guitar 10 years ago, I have played in a rock band, performed with several jazz ensembles, received awards in multiple classical guitar competitions, and studied with an array of masters in multiple styles. My diverse musical background has given me insights on how to simplif

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I was apprehensive about guitar lessons in general, but Nathan has changed my mind as a tutor. I am well pleased with how keen he is to tailoring lessons to one's goals. He is clear and precise in his teaching, and is also fun. I highly recommend him to whoever is considering it. I have learned so much in a couple lessons and always leave looking forward excitedly to the next one. Good man.
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honest and patient.
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David M.

45 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $24
  • B.M./M.M. Music Theory and Composition from Webster University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Awarded B.M./M.M. Scholarship from Webster Universty
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David M.

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Acoustic Guitar, Blues Guitar, Jazz, Rock, Metal.

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Composer and guitarist David began formal music training at the age of 5 on the drums. He taught himself guitar as a teenager and began playing in local rock bands. Initially entering college as a Journalism major, his passion for music led him to Meramec College where he studied Music Theory with

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Brian O.
Patient, encouraging, extremely knowledgeable, and always there to answer questions. Everything you could want in a teacher.
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Dave is great. Very patient and a good teacher.
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Richard D.

23 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $28
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor's of Science in Business Management (Marketing Emphasis) from University of Missouri St Louis
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Richard D.

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I teach guitar from a wide background in many genres. You can expect to learn chord and scale theory, as well as mechanics, tone control, note and key identification, and ear training. We can explore any genre of interest, however my specialties are in blues, rock, classic rock, bluegrass, and country.

About Richard

Music is my life. Since the age of 16, I have studied the guitar extensively. During my high-school years I was involved in band, marching band, choir, and independent music theory. I started my first band when I was 19 in the U.S. Army, and my life has never been the same since. I played music

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Greg
Richie is a great instructor who strikes a good balance between keeping things new and fun while also creating a healthy challenge. I'm only halfway through my lessons with him, and I've enjoyed each one of them so far!
Richard W.
This was my first lesson with Richard, he was awesome. Richard is very knowledgeable, good listener and explained in detail what we were covering for the lesson this evening. Richard is very patient and explained he enjoys working with beginners, highly recommend Richard if you’re looking to learn to play the guitar. Looking forward to learning more from Richard.
Jason
Richie is very knowledgeable and presented the information in an easy to understand way. I would highly recommended him as an instructor!

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Calvin A.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. in Music from University of Southern California
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Calvin A.

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After the first lesson you will be making music, playing songs and you will be on your way to achieving your musical goals with the guitar. Whether you have an electric or acoustic guitar, your lessons will be tailored to you and your instrument. Guitar playing requires a knowledge of chords, melody, picking technique as well as knowing songs all of which we will begin to learn in your first lesson.

With 10+ years as a music teacher and professional musician I have picked up many approaches that will insure you are making the most progress and truly finding your musical voice.

About Calvin

As a teacher, I have worked with of many ages and backgrounds. One of my students, Skylar Stecker, has gone on to become a successful major label recording artist recently becoming the youngest artist to receive a number 1 on the dance billboard charts. I recently had the opportunity to tour with

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Curtis H.
Great Work! Wonderful teacher! I'm really encouraged to keep this music dream alive! I had some basics and now Calvin has given me positive reinforcement and some practice exercises that will push me past my 'learning plateau'! Thanks!!
Dawn
Calvin is an awesome teacher, patient and encouraging!
Tracy M.
My son has received guitar lessons from Calvin, off and on, for about 5 years. He is an excellent teacher.
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Steven S.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $33
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Andres Segovia Memorial Scholarship from California State University, Northridge
  • Teaching since 1981
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Steven S.

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Guitar lessons are fun for all ages, styles and levels. I'd love to help you learn to play the songs that YOU love on the guitar! Beginners are encouraged to apply. You'll have fun while reaching your musical goals. In addition to learning great songs, you'll learn improvisation and applied music theory. Also, I'll enjoy assisting the you in creating a practice regimen that fits in your time schedule.

About Steven

Steven graduated with his bachelor of music degree from California State University, Northridge and obtained his teaching credential from Cal Lutheran University. While at C.S.U.N., Steven was the winner of the Andres Segovia memorial scholarship and the Randy Rhoads memorial scholarship. Also, St

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Thomas S.
Fun experience.
Fredrick B.
Steve is an exellent instructor. Easy going and brings a beginner like me to ease and motivated. Look forward to my next class!
Linda
Wow! My son had absolutely NO prior experience and after just 4 lesson's he was rocking it and even reading music! Steven is absolutely wonderful with teens. My son looked forward to every lesson. Best teacher ever!!!!!

Buck B.

1 Review
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Starting at $29
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Guitar Performance from Berklee College of Music
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Buck B.

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I can teach you: Acoustic, Electric, Fingerstyle, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Folk, Country, Slide, Lap Steel.
Harmony, Theory, Compostion and much more.
Learn how the pros do it in the real world!

About Buck

*** Specialties *** Guitar: Almost all styles: electric and acoustic; Jazz, Rock, Blues, Fingerstyle, Folk, Bluegrass, Lap Steel and Slide too! Songwriting: I know, no one can actually teach songwriting; but i can help you with yours-song form, rhyming, harmony and more. Studio Production and

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Fairview Heights, IL

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Fairview Heights is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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"Cheryl is a patient and caring teacher. Very professional - helped us with finding the right guitar, books and so on. Very caring. My shy daughter is very comfortable with her and we highly recommend her."
Jacqueline
Took Guitar lessons from Cheryl C.
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"Very patient, All of a sudden my grandson decided he didn't want to learn guitar, he is six, didn't want to go to the class. However, Michelle's patience got him interested and I was very pleased with her ability to teach someone so young."
Ronin
Took Guitar lessons from Michelle W.
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"Jordan will show you everything you need to know about playing guitar even as far as music theory and basic need to know lessons he ensures that you are playing to your best potential, but the best thing is that he ensures is that you are having fun and learning at the same time you will be amazed with your results and i promise you with this teacher you will also see major progress."
Isaiah
Took Guitar lessons from Jordan G.
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"My Music background: Been in the church choir as a kid and teen. Love country and pop music. Never played any instrument whatsoever. Always wanted to learn to play the guitar. 2013 summer had taken beginner course at community college.

Lessons with Mr. Jeff: Taking group lessons at the community college, left me yearning for more as well as gave me the strong feeling that i was not learning my basics right. Hence decided to try private lessons. Was looking around on the web for Guitar teachers in/around Edison for couple of months. When i found Mr. Jeff online, and read his profile, I knew i had found my teacher. What impressed me most was:
1. His versatility in different genres of music. The vastness of his knowledge.
2. His specialized focus in finger-picking (My dream some day down the line!)
3. His flexibility in offering lessons - he even offers lessons on Skype.

Its been close to 6 months now. And i have enjoyed every moment in my music journey.

My greatest challenge was to unlearn many of the bad habits from the past. And Mr. Jeff has been greatly patient about it and has given me so many different options and tips/tricks to help me get better. He has a close eye and a sharp ear. There is not one note that i can slide under wrongly without him noticing. Right from handling the instrument right, finger positioning, to appreciating the playing of the instrument itself, he not only tells you how to do things right, but always backs it up with logical reasoning as to why he suggests certain ways. He never forces anything on you, but allows you to make your own choice - which i think is great, because since you are not forced to do anything that you are not convinced about, you have greater conviction to stick to it, because it was your choice.

While we follow the Hal Leonard's book for theory, from the very second lesson, i was encouraged to try playing songs that i liked - an effective approach to learn chords in parallel. And since i love to sing and play, (it was quite a challenge - which i didnt realise earlier), i couldnt just download the chords for a song from the net and start playing/singing right away. Mr Jeff puts a lot of effort in making the right chords for me, in the right scale that suits my voice and is in a comfortable range so that the end result is melodious to the listener. And given that am neither a great student (practicing regularly always a challenge!) nor a great singer, he has had to make so many versions in order to help reach my goals. Am honestly motivated by the fact he does not give up on me when i struggle with a song, but constantly finds ways of how I can conquer it. Maybe not how it is played in the actual record, but to an extent that gives me the satisfaction of being able to play that song within my capacity as a beginner. It is a great feeling when you play a song to tune for the first time.

Apart from being a keen observer, he is also very good with knowing the mood of the student and the student's perception to a particular music piece. He knows exactly what I think even before I can say it out loud. He clearly knows my strength and my weakness. This tells me that he is able to relate to me at my level and not from thousand feet high where he is. He is quick to appreciate when you do a good job and motivates you to stick on and persevere when it is not a great day at the lesson.
He also always remembers what was discussed in the previous lesson and the areas of improvement, so there is no escape. :) This has struck me most because, i know he is connecting to me as an individual student and that am not yet another student on the line.

He has also been most obliging with last minute schedule changes and has always accommodated me.

His home, where he gives his lessons is also very nice and warm. No awkwardness or discomfort of any sort. Thought i will mention this, because this was one of the thoughts in my head when i was searching for a teacher.

Overall I am very glad and thankful that he is my teacher. I will greatly recommend him to anyone who wants to start or take their skill to the next level, because he is not only knowledgeable and but "he can" teach. Hearing him play a piece, is motivation enough to persevere. I only wish I do him better justice by putting more time into practice.

Thank you very much Mr. Jeff."
Sheeba
Took Guitar lessons from Jeff S.
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"My 7 year old son is taking lessons from Greg and he is FUN, engaging, helpful, down to earth, and very knowledgeable! Looking forward to continuing his lessons!"
Sarah
Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"William is an awesome teacher. He is exactly what I was hoping for, very knowledgeable, low key, great personality. I am excited to be learning from him!"
Gail
Took Guitar lessons from William B.
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"Robert is really great! Very attentive and thoughtful. Awesome teacher for my daughter."
Cyn
Took Guitar lessons from Rob D.
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"Very knowledgeable with great passion. Great musician AND teacher"
Terri
Took Guitar lessons from Richard D.
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"I've taken a few lessons so far with Remi. I am a fairly musical person and started playing piano and cello when I was very young, but never picked up the guitar. Remi's approach seems to be well-tailored toward the individual. He puts things in terms I can understand and appears to use my strengths to my benefit and to give me items to practice that work on my weaknesses. Really enjoying the lessons."
Robert
Took Guitar lessons from Raymond (Remi) L.
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"Steve is extremely enthusiastic, passionate, and knowledgeable about the guitar! He is very patient, and encouraging... traits that are so valuable in a teacher.
A true talent! I'm blessed to be learning from him"
Sarah
Took Guitar lessons from Steve G.
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