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Sylvia P.

Mascoutah, IL
Starting at $20
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Sylvia P.

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I don't teach long-term guitar, but I can teach you enough to get started. I have experience playing guitar in worship bands, so if you want to learn just enough to manage some Chris Tomlin songs, I can get you there!

About Sylvia

Hi! I'm Sylvia--I play piano, violin, and viola professionally, and guitar, flute, and clarinet amateurly. I'm in school to become a music therapist, since I've seen how powerful music can be in treating a huge variety of illnesses, both physical and mental.

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Neil J.

Teaches Online
Starting at $17
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  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Neil J.

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Legends of the stage were always surrounded by Guitarists who WOWED the crowd with their abilities. Les Paul, Chuck Berry, Hendrix, Van Halen all performed feets of amazement that left you smiling as you left their performance.

Playing guitar not only allows you to imagine you are one of the legends - but actually creates a sense of calmness and fulfillment when your able to surround yourself in your own created sound.

I travelled to Los Angeles at the end of the 1980's to become a "legend". I was fortunate to be in a number of bands. I'm a self taught guitarist that learned the instrument and stage attitude that was needed for the crowd. I never reached the legendary status but the love of guitar will always be there for me.

I hope the love of guitar will be there for you too.

About Neil

I have been playing guitar for 30 years and was in 10 bands from 1986-2000. From Funk-Rock, Punk, Acoustic, Country Rock, Hard Rock I learned not only the skills in playing guitar but the skills to entertain an audience. I'm self taught and understand the basics needed to teach you to entertain yo

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Alex B.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, German
  • Bachelors of Music Performance from McNally Smith College of Music
  • Awarded Best of 2015 from Thumbtack
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Alex B.

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20 years playing experience, 12,000+ lessons taught! You choose the music, I'll get you there. I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of technique and theory skills. I have taught many styles and will get you playing something you like right away!

About Alex

Born and raised in north Minneapolis, Alex began taking guitar lessons at age 11 and after high school graduation was accepted to both Berklee and McNally Smith College. Alex graduated from McNally and also studied classical music in Germany at Musikhochschule Luebeck. Alex believes that well-rounde

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Holly
Alex has inspired my son to love playing music for the rest of his life. I can't think of a more wonderful gift. His technique in teaching allowed my son to enjoy learning guitar by playing songs he wanted to play. This made him want to practice just for the fun of it! Alex taught my son from the time he was 9 years old until he was 15. The easy going, positive attitude Alex exudes encouraged my son along his journey and made a strong bond and connection between the two of them. I wholeheartedly encourage anyone who would like to learn to play guitar to sign up for lessons with Alex!
Christopher
Alex is a superb teacher and is very patient and well schooled. I look forward to my lessons every Friday.
Krystal
Alex is incredibly knowledgeable and great with students off every age group! I took lessons from him for five years and my only regrets were not having more time to practice so I could get more out of my lesson times.
During lessons we worked on sight reading, ear training, memorizing chords and scales, different picking and strumming patterns, theory lessons, and anything else that I discovered and wanted to try.
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Catherine W.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded MSM Scholarship from Manhattan School of Music
  • Teaching since 2014
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Catherine W.

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Only beginner and intermediate guitar.

About Catherine

Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the Americ

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Charlie B.
Catherine has been a terrific violin instructor for both my 14 year old daughter and 13 year old son. She is very passionate and methodical in keeping them motivated and engaged in learning the violin. She has been great and the kids love her as a teacher. I highly recommend Catherine for anyone considering an online violin teacher for their teenage kids.

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Amy O.
My daughter has resumed her violin playing now that she has lessons with Catherine. She had stopped for a year, and after a few lessons her tone started to sound just like it was when she left off. She improves with each virtual lesson, but most importantly she really enjoys them. I also appreciate that we can schedule lessons
at intervals other than weekly. Thank you, Catherine!
Sophia D.
Great with children very understanding knows a lot of information willing to help you succeed in success! Would recommend to anyone.
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Geoff S.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks
  • BA Music from George Mason University
  • Teaching since 1981
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Geoff S.

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Experienced in playing many guitar styles, including rock, folk, classical, jazz, blues, etc.. Experienced in teaching guitar for over 30 years.
Studied Classical Guitar with John Marlow (AU) and Larry Schnitzler (GMU). Studied Jazz Guitar with Rick Whitehead (GMU) and Roger McKinley (Guitar Shop in DC). Recording experience on numerous albums or CD.

About Geoff

I played on a toy piano when I was very young, learning a bit of sight reading from my Mother, while listening to classical, jazz, and rock music. When I was 12, I learned guitar and later took private piano lessons from a prominent Philadelphia instructor. After playing in a rock band in high sch

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Art B.
Cherry
I totally enjoyed my class with Geoff. We immediately started my lesson with tuning the ukulele. Then we went over the cords and strumming. I have been researching on playing the ukulele and his explanation on the strumming was a lot better than the book. He is teaching me how to play by listening to the notes which is great because I would be able to play the Hawaiian music for my hula classes. In addition, his studio is only a 5 minute drive from my house, which means I don’t have to deal with traffic.
Bill Smoot
great understanding of what I know and how to improve! Experienced instructor
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Guilherme F.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Portuguese, italian, spanish, English
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Awarded Dean's List from Berklee College of Music
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Guilherme F.

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Berklee graduate devoted to helping you make progress, whether it is a song you want to master, a new technique or simply the basics.

About Guilherme

Hello! Let's make music! I am a recent graduate of Berklee, where I earned my degree in both Jazz Composition and Guitar Performance. Whether you've just picked up the guitar or you are looking to explore a new style, I enjoy motivating my students to learn. Growing up in Brazil, I have a strong bac

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Sean
Great teacher. Definitely recommend.
Edgar S.
I really like the approach that Guilherme has. He understands the philosophy of teaching music to children. My son is amazed by his technique.
Luke
Guilherme has been extremely flexible and understanding with my 16 year old son. My son loves going to his lesson and knows he needs to practice a bit more at home.
I strongly recommend Guilherme!

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Highland is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Before I became a student under my teacher, I thought that my previous teacher was good. However, looking back, my first teacher (Not Robert Grant), was horrible. The one distinct difference between many of the casual guitar teachers and Robert is that he has a great curriculum for teaching kids and adults the proper techniques, different styles, and practices for playing the guitar. I remember on the first lesson, he immediately commented my wrong form for my picking hand. Since then he has assisted me in correcting bad technique, pursuing my strengths and passions, and expanding my knowledge in music theory, both specific for guitar and for music in general. His curriculum is equal if not better than many college courses for music(classical, jazz, etc. courses). I have been with him for 3-4 years now and I find myself greatly improved from when I first started. I would recommend going to Robert if you want to seriously learn how to play the guitar with a brilliantly structured course."
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Took Guitar lessons from Robert G.
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"I have known Christopher for the past 2 years. He is hands down the most solid guitar player I have ever worked with. Music is an integral part of his life day and night. His skills as a performer and composer are of the highest quality and he only keeps on polishing his craft. I have complete trust in him as a teacher for all ages and I hope he continues to bring and teach music to the world for the rest of his life."
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Took Guitar lessons from Christopher J.
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"Adam is a wonderful instructor. Your comfort is a priority because he clearly wants you to succeed. His desire to share and spread his love of music is genuine."
Zandra
Took Guitar lessons from Adam S.
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"Theresa is a human encyclopedia of musical knowledge. She is patient, understanding and is willing to take the time to break down a particular element of learning so it it's more readily understandable to a student trying to learn a new instrument. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn most any instrument since she teaches so many different ones."
Gerard
Took Guitar lessons from Theresa D.
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"So far we have had 3 lessons with Jonah. He has been patient and friendly with my daughter who sometimes gets distracted and difficult. He has been able to keep her engaged and interested. And after only 3 lessons, he has taught her how to play one of her favorite songs. So far he has been fantastic."
Callie
Took Guitar lessons from Jonah R.
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"He is so awesome. Patient, kind and explains things very clearly"
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Took Guitar lessons from Justin M.
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Jesse
Took Guitar lessons from Christopher M.
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"Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!"
Troy
Took Guitar lessons from Karen D.
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