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Scotty P.

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  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Scotty P.

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Whether you just want to sing a song at the campfire, or stand on stage in platform heels blowing fireballs, learning to understand the theory behind the music, will enable you to fulfill that dream. The guitar fingerboard is full of shapes, and there are a lot of complicated ways to learn them. Let's learn some easy ones that do the same job, and allow your creativity to shine.

About Scotty

I am an established performer having played in such bands as BigDamnCrazyWeight, Bring Back Dad and most recently, guitarist for Guadalupe Blue. I studied Music Theory at New Mexico State University with the amazing Dr. Don Hardisty and Composition with Dr. Warner Hutchison. I am passionate about m

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Ginny S.
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Scotty is a excellent teacher.
I've been learning bass from him and he is very knowledgeable in everything from the history of music, theory, techniques and much more.
Corey S.
overall good teacher

I've been taking lessons from Scotty for over a year and have learned a lot about theory, form, and style. Had taken lessons from other instructors and felt that I should had been further along after 1 year. One hour lesson time is perfect for me and I always leave wishing I had more time.
nathan D.
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Great teacher takes time to cover theory of music, and does hour lessons unlike most teachers in town who do 30min lessons. Have taken lessons from other teachers in the past, and all they do is teach you songs without explaining the reasoning behind it. Have learned more in the last few months then I’ve learn in years with other teachers.
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Joe M.

10 Reviews
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  • Speaks spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Joe M.

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All styles and levels: Rock, Jazz, Classical, Folk, Reggae.

About Joe

Professional musician, vocalist and entertainer. Perform at: Hershey Park, Musikfest, Steel Stacks, Mesa, The Sands Casino............ BA Moravian College, MM Combs College Dir. of Guitar Studies at Lebanon Valley College Adjunct Professo

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Robert
Very knowledgeable, easy to converse with. Joe is patient and corrects fundamentals with usefull suggestions.
Mary Ellen
Excellent musician. Joe will be able to take me to the next level of singing.
Karyn G.
Really enjoying my lessons with Joe. He's patient and encouraging. I feel like I'm really learning the basics of music and guitar.
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Trevor H.

16 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, German, Latin
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Music from University of the Pacific
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Trevor H.

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Various genres of guitar including: rock, metal, shred, blues, funk, pop.

About Trevor

Every musician was first and foremost a fan of music. My love of music began when my mother took me to a performance of Beethoven's fifth symphony when, coincidentally, I was five. From that point, I started fervently listening to my mother's records (those are the huge, black monstrosities t

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Rowdy
I like to talk and learn with Trevor. I wish he could come everyday (Rowdy, age 6)
Alice F.
Trevor is wonderful, fun and patient every single class!!!! - Our 12 years old son has been with him for a year now and his playing is amazing. So much progress so fast and so many different kinds of style already - I love that my son gets so excited when it is the day of his guitar lesson with Trevor!!!!!
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Jeremy C.

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  • Speaks Italian, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Jeremy C.

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I teach guitar to all levels! I want to know your favorite songs and I will help you learn to play through the music that YOU like. Guitar is fun, even though it takes a lot of practice, and every time you have a lesson I want it to make your day better.

I have played many styles of guitar on booth acoustic and electric, including classical, jazz, blues, rock, funk, pop, folk, Latin, and Celtic. In my personal practice I am currently enjoying learning more about open tunings and live looping with a pedal. If you are interested in learning music theory, improvisation, and songwriting I have many of my own unique methods to help you on the road to creativity and composition as well as technical skill.

As a certified yoga teacher I also emphasize correct body posture and relaxation to help make your playing more efficient and decrease discomfort.

About Jeremy

I am a guitarist, percussionist, and songwriter/composer with a love of teaching. I have played guitar since age 11 and been involved in numerous bands throughout my life as a lead guitarist and often as band leader and composer. I have been teaching since I was 17 and have taught in many differ

Mandel L.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1994
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Mandel L.

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For the beginner we start learning immediately, by choosing what guitar and why. The different methods of sitting with the guitar, as well as standing.We then go over tuning your instrument, these things make us more familiar with the instrument. We then learn new songs by playing either chords (harmony) or melodic lines, (melodies or scales). The beginner will also learn to use "proper technique" which includes playing on fingertips, thumb placement for the fretting hand and other approaches. The picking hand techniques include and are not limited to finger picking, or the use of the plectrum.

For intermediate player it's all about theory and practice. This level of student will learn scale and chordal theory, and apply them to existing songs as well as learning the new songs with the theory in mind. More advanced picking techniques and the ability to know when to use what picking approach when reading the the rhythm figures on the staff. Knowledge of song composition is ...

About Mandel

Mandel Music Instructor and Performer Germantown MD. Career Objective Contribute to the success and direction of dedicated musicians, of all ages and levels, by encouraging and engaging them into learning to play music, entailing the presentation of music through listening, reading sheet m

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Nora
- Mr Mandel is the most patient instructor, which is good since he's dealing with an 8 year old girl who's not sure she even wants to play an instrument. Somehow, he manages to instruct and motivate her even when she'd rather be playing computer games.
- I also take lessons from him- I've got a music background but had no previous experience with the guitar before and Mr Mandel was able to adapt his teaching style to accommodate that nicely.
-I highly recommend him!
Claire
I am an adult who began guitar as an adult and I have taken lessons with Mandel for nearly a year. He is the single best music instructor I have ever had. He is incredibly knowledgeable and versatile, welcomes questions, and will take time to explain anything even if it interferes with his planned lesson. He is encouraging and incredibly professional. I leave every lesson ready to try again and encouraged to keep practicing. I highly recommend him as a guitar and music theory instructor.
Patrick
Mandel is an excellent guitar teacher, and is very professional at his craft. He shows patience and works with you effectively throughout every 30 minute session! Thumbs up!
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Joshua B.

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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joshua B.

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Music should be fun, but just like anything, we must learn the techniques to become proficient. My goal is to help not only students learn to play the guitar, but also offer correlate it to other parts of their lives to enhance understanding.

About Joshua

I am a tutor who earned a music teaching degree, substitute taught, and didn't become a school teacher. I held professional tech retail jobs and am supplementing my life with my passion - education. Whatever subject or instrument I teach, I celebrate students' successes; and I enjoy helping lear

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Jj P.
Great with my 9yo son!!
Dee Dee B.
My son had a wonderful lesson and was well prepared for his exam
Cameron P.
Our son first time playing bassoon. Base on my son experience, he find Joshua to be very nice, patients, and explains a lot of information. It help him understand about the instrument and the sound when he play. He do have a sense of humor which help my son to have fun and be more comfortable. He also teaches other instruments, too. Highly recommended to everyone!!!!

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Machesney Park, IL

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Machesney Park 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 $300 per hour.
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"At 39 I decided it was time to learn to play guitar, I had wanted to do it for years but just hadn't. So I bought an electric guitar and played around for a month or so before deciding lessons were in order.

I shopped around for someone cheap, don't do that, they are cheap for a reason. I eventually came across Phil and we hit it off well. He is very well versed in blues and rock music which I was looking for. He knows music theory and breaks it down well. He's a straight shooter and will call you out when you're lazy, but always gives kudos and encouragement when appropriate.

It's nice when your teacher has practical real world experience to back up the teaching. Phil can back up his teaching and truly loves entertaining people, he puts on a great live show.

I would certainly recommend Phil as a teacher as well as a musician. Phil is a "Rock Star"!

Years later I am still playing guitar and now bass with a band several times a week and having a blast.

Thanks Phil."
Dave
Took Guitar lessons from Phil C.
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"Curtis has been an excellent teacher in helping me start playing the guitar, with no prior experience. He is always in tune with the kind of goals I want to meet with my instrument while giving me useful exercises and tips to improve my skills. Would highly recommend him to other students looking to pick up the guitar or wanting to improve on your current skills."
Matthew
Took Guitar lessons from Curtis L.
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"Pat is a top notch NYC jazz musician with an excellent teaching style. He quickly zeroed in on my current level of ability and goals and helped design a practice plan that delivered results and kept me motivated. My strongest recommendation!"
Chris
Took Guitar lessons from Pat B.
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"Chris has had a great impact on my overall guitar playing. I needed to improve my lead technique and Chris helped out in a way that wasn't boring or tedious. He used specific songs that I liked as examples for key concepts. Chris is also a great communicator and patient. I would definitely recommend him!"
John
Took Guitar lessons from Chris B.
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"Great Teacher

Great teacher takes time to cover theory of music, and does hour lessons unlike most teachers in town who do 30min lessons. Have taken lessons from other teachers in the past, and all they do is teach you songs without explaining the reasoning behind it. Have learned more in the last few months then I’ve learn in years with other teachers."
nathan
Took Guitar lessons from Scotty P.
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"Chris is an excellent teacher. All his appointments are specifically tailed to the candidate."
Andrew
Took Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"My daughter had a very positive first lesson with Brandi! She is looking forward to next weeks lesson!"
Victoria
Took Guitar lessons from Brandi B.
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"Matt continues to challenge me. His teaching methods are great - he doesn't just teach techniques, he immediately puts techniques to work by applying them to a song I would like to learn. He is also very good about explaining the reasoning behind certain techniques/habits."
Kevin
Took Guitar lessons from Matt M.
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"Andrew has been teaching my son music lessons since July 2013, and we have been very pleased. He is always on time, communicates well, and is able to be flexible when our schedule is not 100% predictable.

My son was 7 when he began the guitar and after just over a year, we decided that it would be best to switch to the piano. Practicing the guitar was always a struggle. Andrew took this change from guitar to piano in stride and has enough piano skills to help my son learn all of the things that are important in music: reading, learning rhythm, etc. I have seen him teach younger students and I appreciate that he can adapt his teaching approach to match the age, ability and interest of the learner.

My son seems intrinsically motivated to learn the piano and practice. But even as he plodded away strumming his electric guitar unenthusiastically, Andrew always found a way to engage him. One of the more memorable techniques Andrew uses is to write out the music for the songs my son wants to learn. At that moment, it was a Pokémon song. I thought it was rather genius. Even though my son barely practiced, he wanted to learn that song.

By means of the piano, Andrew is teaching my son music, not just how to play songs on the piano. I am amazed at the progress he has made from not being able to reproduce rhythms to now being able to do so.

It is clear that Andrew enjoys teaching. He is personable and polite. I have referred him to family and friends and would not hesitate to hire him for drums, guitar and beginning piano."
Theresa
Took Guitar lessons from Andrew B.
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"Grant is an amazing teacher. Veeeeery patient, encouraging and really flexible with scheduling lessons. He lives up to the hype in the reviews. I will definitely be continuing my lessons with Grant."
Brandie
Took Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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