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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Matt O.

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My 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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ryan S.

5 Reviews
Elgin, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks German, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
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ryan S.

5 Reviews
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I have been playing guitar for over a decade and have tons of performance experience gigging in a local rock band. Combine that with a curriculum that starts with fundamentals and expands quickly into playing your favorite songs and you have a great start to beginning or expanding your guitar playing abilities.

About ryan

Hi, my name is Ryan and I would love to teach you how to play guitar. I've been playing for over 10 years and have been gigging for a little less than that in my band. Over the years I have gained a lot of experience performing on stage and teaching to people of all ages. If you want to shred, jam,

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Joey M.
Learned a lot today! Very friendly and helped me improve the quality of existing recordings I made with gain staging and additional compression techniques
Joey M.
Very helpful and provided a lot of useful tips on difficult subject matter
Mark Herr
Ryan was great! He's obviously a talented guitarist and he is very laid back and makes you feel comfortable. He shows you in detail what you need to do to become a better guitar player. My ONLY advice, and the reason he doesn't get 5 stars, is I think he should have more visual aids with his lessons. For example, write down the different scales or transcribe the first several measures of a song. Then, one has something to refer back to when you are practicing and invariably get stuck. Other than that, I would highly recommend Ryan as a guitar teacher!
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Ethan H.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Music Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 8 to 80
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Ethan H.

6 Reviews
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We start with the music that excites you. We learn it, take it apart and study it from top to bottom. You use some of what you learn to improvise and compose your own music. We record or perform everything we worked on. Then we repeat. One step at a time, you'll master the guitar, learn how music works, and become capable of learning or creating any music you want to hear.

This approach works whether you're just beginning, or five years in. It's the fundamental set of actions that defines every musician you look up to, and my job is to guide you through the process, support you as you do the work, and help you adapt this process to your level of ability and the pace you learn at.

Shoot me a message if you're ready to get started :)

About Ethan

My musical life started at the piano when I was four. I've spent the last five years helping students understand the sounds that speak to them and bring them into their own music-making. I spent my early years playing piano, then picked up the saxophone, which took me to Berklee College of Music,

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Yoni L.
Ethan is such a great guy, and he taught me more about singing than I thought I was capable of learning. You're missing out if you haven't studied with him
Nicolas
Ethan is truly an amazing saxophone teacher! I started learning the saxophone on my own but had been plateauing for months. Thanks to Ethan, I learned very useful tips - ranging from music theory to practical advises - and I can now feel myself progressing again. What’s impressed me the most with Ethan are his passion for the music, his dedication to transmitting his love for the saxophone and his desire to find the find the best teaching approach for each of his students.
Matthew
The way I view music and life in general has shifted in the best way possible. Stoked to have been apart of Ethan's lessons and recommend anyone interested in music to do the same. The things I never even begun to understand about music are now commonplace and serve to better my understanding of music as a whole.
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Justin W.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German (Deutsch), English
  • Awarded First Place - Fifth Year/Advanced College Men from National Association of Teachers of Singing - North Florida Chapter
  • Teaching since 2007
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Justin W.

34 Reviews
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Learn proper technique, how to read sheet music and guitar tabs, how to play scales and chords, music theory, and more!

About Justin

Justin W. is a professional performer, composer, and educator based in Rockledge, Florida. Justin received his Bachelor of Music Performance in Voice from the University of North Florida and his Master of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Louisville. He has performed alongside the Loui

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Eamon H.
Great first lesson in-person.
Jay M.
As a 63-year old I was concerned it would tough for me to learn. I'm sure I don't retain and absorb like a 12-year old but I AM LEARNING TO PLAY. Justin is very patient and accommodating and I am inspired to practice weekly. Most of all I'm having fun.
Beverly
Lucas loved Justin. Too bad he moved. We wish him and his family the best.
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Christine C.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Christine C.

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I've been teaching lessons since 2005. In the guitar lesson, we will learn basic chords and note reading and playing. You will learn to play the individual notes in the song as well as play chords.

About Christine

Christine has been teaching private voice and piano lessons since 2005 and is currently available to teach lessons at Camp Hill Church of God. Christine has helped students of all ages pursue their love of music and develop their skills and education for many years. She loves teaching students in a

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Andrew G.
She was wonderful with my sons first lesson.
kaitlyn
Christine is a wonderful teacher for my 6 year old.
Glory
Great first lesson! Thanks!
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Andrew H.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance and Worship from Moody Bible Institute
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Andrew H.

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Guitar is one of the most enjoyable instruments to play. At least I think so! Join me as I teach you the fundamentals of guitar in a creative, student-customized way. Whether you're just starting out or have been playing for years, I'd love to help you get the next level. My specialty is teaching classical guitar. It's my firm belief that learning classical guitar will make you better at playing any and every other style of guitar. But that doesn't mean we will only focus on classical music. I'll tailor lessons to your interests as well. If you like blues, we'll learn tools to improvise up and down the neck. If you like pop, we'll learn chords and finger picking. And the list goes on and on. Most of all, my goal is to show you how fun playing guitar and making music can be. I've sure enjoyed it!!

About Andrew

I've been playing guitar for 15 years and have gained so much joy from it. I loved it so much, I got a degree in classical guitar performance. When I'm not playing or teaching, you can find me spending time with my wife, playing with my dog, or composing and recording music. I look forward to gettin

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Mary
Andrew is a knowledgeable guitar player with good ideas and methods for how to improve my playing. He teaches through encouragement and keeps me focused on enjoying the process. I highly recommend him.

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Rob instructed my daughter in both acoustic guitar and voice for nearly four years. His creative technique and wealth of musical knowledge helped her to increase her abilities, raise her confidence, and foster her own love of all things musical. With Rob's influence, she is now able to play multiple instruments and has fully overcome her performance anxiety. Rob is an amazing musician in his own right and is fully willing to share his wisdom with his students. I would highly recommend him to anyone who truly loves music and wishes to discover and extend their own latent abilities."
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Took Guitar lessons from Rob D.
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"This was my son's first lesson. He really liked Ryan. I would have given 5 stars but it's hard to say he's the best after one lesson. I have no reason to think he won't be a great instructor and my son is looking forward to his next lesson."
Kyle
Took Guitar lessons from Ryan B.
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"Great teacher! Makes excellent use of lesson time and I was able to immediately apply things I learned."
Brian
Took Guitar lessons from Nils B.
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"An outstanding teacher and an incredibly nice person!!"
Ted
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"A godsend. Matt is super approachable and got me launched back into playing in a meaningful way. Widely knowledgeable, he never missed a beat and was able to help with everything from details of technique to overall approach, and successfully introduce new and challenging music. When it came time to learn recording he was always ready a couple steps ahead to show efficient ways to get things done."
Lee
Took Guitar lessons from Matthew I
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"Very easy to learn from Steve, he explains very well and is excellent with children."
Ali
Took Guitar lessons from Steve G.
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"Tomas is an excellent instructor. I have no musical background and have been taking lessons since April. He is very patient and encouraging. I highly recommend Tomas for guitar lessons."
Karen
Took Guitar lessons from Tomas B.
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"Best instructor I've found and I'm sticking with him!"
Laurynn
Took Guitar lessons from Chris V.
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"Lars has picked up on what we wanted to learn from the start. He listens well and is a good communicator in instruction. My daughter had only learned how to play certain songs, which she did quite well. With Lars she is learning how to pick and other techniques in strumming and chord change that she's never been taught before. We look forward to continuing with Lars and adding some voice instruction as well. Wonderful personality, great disposition !"
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Took Guitar lessons from Lars R.
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"I'm really enjoying my lessons wirh Chris. He's personable, knowledgeable, and most importantly patient!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Christopher M.
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