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Richard D.

25 Reviews
Saint Louis, MO
Starting at $28
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
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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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Joe M.

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Ballwin, MO
Starting at $30
  • Jazz Guitar Performance from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Joe M.

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An experienced guitar player of 15 years. Especially good with beginners including both very young and older students. It's never too early or late to start playing! Will cater a specific personal lesson plan to your desires to make sure we move at YOUR best pace. We'll build a solid foundation so that you can learn how to teach yourself and continue to grow and love music long after these lessons. We can get you up and running with your favorite tunes or start delving into the musical theory side of things. I make sure that our lessons are fun but also challenging and I make sure we spend some time learning how to build finger strength, how to improvise, and (most importantly) how to play with other musicians!

About Joe

I've been playing multiple genres of guitar for over 15 years and currently a student at SIUE studying jazz guitar for a degree in Jazz Performance. I perform, teach, write, and record my own music. I have experience teaching children as young as 5 years old and adults of all ages. I emphasis not o

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Manny
I spent a lot if time searching/researching/talking with various guitar instructors....finding teacher fit is PRIORITY #1 for me. Joe was patient, thoughtful and most importantly all about what will work best for my young son. Lesson one was a big success in my book.....I am grateful and blessed to have found Joe. On to lesson #2. :)

Kwame S.

5 Reviews
Belleville, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2013
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Kwame S.

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Have you ever wanted to play an instrument or sing? Do you have a genuine passion for music? My lessons properly prepare students for what is needed to execute their journey as a musician. Lessons will be customized to meet the needs of the students. I have five years of teaching students from ages five to fifty and over twenty years of experience as a musician. Students will learn core music essentials such as music theory, ear training, sight reading, and more. And for songwriters I offer lessons on songwriting and structuring.

About Kwame

Hello, my name is Kwame. I have been a musician for over twenty years. I started out in music when I was in grade school and have continued my musical journey throughout my adulthood. I have five years of experience teaching a wide range of age groups. Adjacent to being a musician, I am also a sin

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Thanh
Kwame is a genuine vocal coach who cares about your goals and your journey. Our first session felt comfortable and insightful. I look forward to our future lessons~!
Henry W.
This was my son's first piano lesson so we didn't know what to expect. Kwame was great with my son. He was both patient and encouraging, knowledgeable and professional. My son is excited for his next lesson!

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Robb V.

3 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Bachelors of Music from Shenandoah Conservatory
  • Teaching since 1999
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Robb V.

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I studied hazz and classical guitar at Shenandoah Conservatory receiving my degree as what amounts to a double major double minor in Jazz piano/Recording engineering and jazz and classical guitar. I teach reading, writing, theory, improv, etc

About Robb

Hi! I'm Robb: .piano, guitar and bass teacher. I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself. I started playing piano at 6, all classical music, and by 10 was playing in piano guilds and scoring very highly. However, around 11 or 12 i was searching for something other than 200 year old music a

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Kristen
Robb is classically trained and a brilliant teacher! He taught our son guitar! He can really reach the kids and engage them!
Colleen
My son has been taking lessons from Robb for over a year now. He loves his instruction from Robb!
Cole
Robb is great guitar teacher! He’s fun to talk to, very knowledgeable and always can take what I say I would like to learn and come up with creative tools or exercises to help me achieve that goal.

Sam M.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sam M.

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The most important thing to me is to keep the student interested and engaged in the lessons. This way learning guitar is easy and fun, not a struggle. A great place to start is by learning songs you enjoy listening to. Then later moving on, applying theory and scales to the songs we have learned.

About Sam

Hi! I'm a recent graduate of Berklee College of music where I majored in professional music. This included music theory and guitar instruction, as well as reading and writing music notation and charts in different styles. I also play frequently, including shows at The 9:30 Club, The Howard Theater

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Mady
Sam is great! He is attentive and great with my 9 yo. He is also flexible and easy to schedule. We plan to continue in-home guitar lessons with him for a foreseeable future.
Jaye
Terrible experience. I bought a package of 20 lessons for my 9yo nephew. He looked forward to it ever day from Xmas to the first week of January. Sam canceled the first lesson only 2hours prior its beginning. Then canceled the second lesson 10 minutes before he was supposed to be there because he “forgot” he had a “recording session today”. During the only lesson my nephew had, Sam didn’t show any ability to tailor a lesson to a child. Instead he gave him a pick, which dismayed me, and taught him a rock song we never heard of.
When I contacted the company they were very nice about it but I had to challenge their vetting process of teachers.
Dara
It was an excellent lesson! I really learned a lot from it. I was able to learn one song and start on a second on my first lesson only! Definitely recommend Sam to anyone thinking about picking up the guitar!
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Trevor S.

33 Reviews
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  • Contemporary Music: Performance from Santa Fe University of Art & Design
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Trevor S.

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Want to learn how to play your favorite songs on the guitar and learn how they work? I'm the teacher for you! I teach all ages and styles and will tailor the curriculum to your needs and goals. I graduated from the Santa Fe University of Art & Design, and have been teaching for the last four years. Send me a message and let's get rockin'!

About Trevor

I am a diverse and skilled lead and rhythm guitarist. I play Rock, Jazz, Blues, and Balkan music. I started my journey with Eric Clapton and George Harrison in 2004. I graduated with honors from the Contemporary Music Program at Santa Fe University of Art & Design in 2015. During my time at school,

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Not an easy thing to give a group lesson to a 10 year old and his mum during covid! Great job!
Mark S.
I'm keeping Trevor for as long as he will have me as a student. I have learned so much more than I could dream of on my own, even with friends and all the goodies on-line. I really am starting to feel like a guitar player now thanks to Trevor.
Lorenzo
I liked my experience with Trevor, because he was very patient, and teaches the songs you want in an easy way.

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Waterloo, IL

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Waterloo is $62. 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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"Tailored the lesson perfectly to the music we were trying to learn. Highly recommend!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Cole P.
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"Had my first lesson today and loved it. Tom instantly knew what I need to learn. Looking forward to many more lessons with Tom."
Christine
Took Guitar lessons from Tom N.
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"Great first experience and looking forward to more! Apart from his expertise in many different playing styles, the most important attribute that he has is his patience."
Angela
Took Guitar lessons from Luke P.
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"Joe is a great teacher for my son - patient, enthusiastic and adapts the music for learning to my son's interest. Can't recommend enough - great!"
Beth
Took Guitar lessons from Joe S.
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"Wonderful time and attention given to me... A+..."
Willabe
Took Guitar lessons from Jon A.
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"Eric is a overall great instructor and taught me the basics in a two hour class.

Eric is amazing! He taught me to play the basic cords; proper handling including how to hold a pick, how to stand and sit with the guitar, how to place your fingers on the strings, and how to pick your strings. I learned all of these things in a two hour class. Overall, I think he is a great instructor for beginners, private, and group lessons. :D
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Lauren
Took Guitar lessons from Eric C.
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"He is very engaging, and easygoing. He allows some silliness when a child student may lose focus at times. He's a great instructor for children."
Tamara
Took Guitar lessons from Ronnie B.
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"Very prepared and adapts each lessons to the students level and needs. Has sheet music ready and makes sure to review the material before the end of each lessons. Answers every question in depth and is very capable of conveying concepts"
Charlie
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Brian is patient, motivating, and encouraging.

I am the most beginner guitar player possible and Brian is very patient with me and is very encouraging. Every week I visit with him the lessons get more challenging and I feel myself gradually getting more competent. He is very professional, kind, and reliable. I would highly recommend him to any students looking to improve!"
Shelby
Took Guitar lessons from Brian P.
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"Great first lesson with my son. Louis connected immediately and we look forward to continued progress. Thanks"
Richard
Took Guitar lessons from Louis J.
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