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ryan S.

5 Reviews
Elgin, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, German
  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Art specializing in 3d Animation/modeling from American academy of art
  • Teaching since 2015
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ryan S.

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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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Paul W.

79 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Performance / Jazz Guitar from Columbia College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Paul W.

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I tailor all my lessons to the individual students interests and wants.
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About Paul

I have played the guitar for twenty years and have studied a wide variety of music including jazz, classical, folk, blues and rock. I’m skilled in acoustic, electric and classical styles of the guitar. I have an open mind about music and can appreciate any style or type. I have a firm background

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As a young female, I was apprehensive about choosing a male teacher that teaches in his home. However, Paul has been professional and I have not had any concerns since meeting him and working with him. He is a well-planned, experienced teacher who artfully progresses students from week to week in a manner that is constructive and fun. In only 5 weeks I have learned more about playing guitar and guitar theory than I would have thought. He has been attentive to my goals and it is precisely the experience that I pay for.
Darian B.
I've been with Paul for about 3-4 months. I came to him having a minor in music and a lot of guitar under my belt, but frustrated with my consistency. I did a check in on my abilities recently and I'm able to play pretty much any song in the real book now after 1 or 2 tries. This is great, especially because I don't feel like I'm working that hard. So yeah he's great. I recommend him.
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Kelvin L.

141 Reviews
Bolingbrook, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Awarded 4th National violin competition from Poland
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kelvin L.

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This is an enriching curriculum that will utilize the student’s love of music and provide the valuable skills necessary to play guitar
Students will learn the basics of rhythm and counting while exploring a variety of strum techniques and much more..

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis. I am very comfortable with all aspects

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Cynthia P.
We think that Mr. Kelvin is an amazing teacher that is professional, kind and patient. He shows sincere interest in the student’s development. His instructions are clear and concise. He turns learning to play the violin into an enjoyable experience. Thank you Mr. Kelvin.
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Phillip Z.

27 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Phillip Z.

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Guitar students start with five subjects.

1) Technique is concerned with the development of the physical mechanics involved in playing the instrument.

2) Scales are a part of basic music vocabulary and building blocks of the musical language.

3) Chords are also basic vocabulary of the musical language.

4) Note reading is not required for every student. It really depends on the students' goals. However, I strongly encourage everyone learn to read musical notation, (more than tablature). Literacy in reading music is analogous to literacy in reading in our English language. Can you imagine how much smaller our world would be if we couldn't read?

5) Songs utilize the skills and concepts of all the previously mentioned subjects and are the goal of studying music. The student chooses what songs they want to play, guided by my suggestions; Jazz, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, R &B - "How deep is the ocean, how high is the sky?"

A beginning student will practice all

About Phillip

I teach music. The guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele just happen to be the particular instruments I choose. Music as a language, discipline, and art, is the goal. I've been teaching, performing, studying, composing, for some thirty years. I've studied and gigged in the classical, jazz, rock, bl

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Thomas
Phillip demonstrated a high degree of professionalism while making my son feel very comfortable.
Carolyn P.
Phil is a naturally gifted teacher. He listens well and took time to understand what I feel I need to concentrate on right now. He knows how to work with a person effectively.
Carolyn P.
Phil is a naturally gifted teacher. He listens well and took time to understand what I feel I need to concentrate on right now. He knows how to work with a person effectively.
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Elena D.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Vocal Studies and Vocal Performance Certificate from Musician's Institute
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
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Elena D.

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I teach young children using fun songs, games and classical guitar technique. I also teach adults and specialize in contemporary guitar. I welcome many styles of music, pop, rock, as well as folk genres of Latin America. I emphasize good posture, tone and musicality, and always a high level of enjoyment with the process!

About Elena

Hello! Music is my life and my biggest passion. I've been a working musician and a teacher for several years and there's nothing more rewarding than sharing all I've learned so far with my students, to nurture their goals and aspirations and to make them aware of the great instrument they already

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Joseph A.
Michael W.
She had such a great personality and seems very knowledgeable. lol look forward to continuing working with her!
Allen M.
Pretty good lesson. Looking forward to the next.

Alese H.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Speaks ASL ( American Sign Language), English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Alese H.

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Hi! My name is Alese. I have been playing guitar since I was 12. And piano since I was 13. I have an understanding of music theory and have been teaching for over a year now. I have taught mostly children. I love love love teaching! I am very adaptable to every student's individual needs. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I hope we get to work together soon!

About Alese

Hi! My name is Alese. I've been playing guitar for 5 years, piano for 4 years and singing all my life! I love music and I love teaching. I've been teaching for almost a year now, it's something I really enjoy. I teach children and adults. I hope we get to work together soon!

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Noemi
Alese has been a very dedicated and patient instructor. She has much experience playing various instruments. I would recommend her to anyone!
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"I retired from 25 years in the Air Force and decided to take up my life-long ambition to play the guitar. Phil showed me rock, blues, classical, and fingerstyle techniques. If you want to play it, Phil can teach it. I thoroughly enjoyed our lessons every week."
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Took Guitar lessons from Philip L.
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"One of a kind

Eric, is such a great teacher, also I think he is a guitar genius. He is thorough and patient. He will always explain the material well . He finds out what you want to get better at and guides you through the ways. Lessons with Eric have helped me with my songwriting."
Kerry
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Matt is a highly skilled musician with many years of writing, performing, and teaching.

I have been taking Guitar Lessons from Matt for a couple of years now. He is very good at looking for what his students want and formulating lessons that target those wants while further developing areas of focus. In addition, Matt is passionate about music and teaching and best of all he is a fun teacher!!! It's a blast to go through a lesson and then jam with him at the end!!! Matt is HIGHLY recommended for lessons whether you are just starting on guitar or if you are like me playing for many years but wanting to take it to the next level."
James
Took Guitar lessons from Matt B.
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"Excellent teacher with deep knowledge of the guitar and music."
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Took Guitar lessons from Ed F.
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"Greg is both knowledgeable and extremely patient. He taught me the fundamentals of guitar, and his lessons have stuck with me more than any others I’ve had. I have him to thank for getting me started, and I continue to improve with what he taught me in mind! If you’re looking for a teacher who will teach you while breaking down the technique, he’s definitely your guy!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Greg M.
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"I learned SO much and I am thoroughly enjoying practicing what I learned!"
Tammy
Took Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Wow! Shaun has far exceeded my expectations. He is an amazing teacher. He is prepared every week with lesson plans, he is a walking Encyclopedia for all things music and he is an extremely nice guy. Shaun is the real deal. He has the skills to teach everyone form the beginning guitar player to a seasoned professional looking to advance their skills. He is a patient person that takes the time to make sure you understand what he is teaching and more importantly he can explain why something has to be done a certain way. Shaun takes some the most complicated aspects of the guitar from rhythm to scales and makes it easy to understand and apply in the real world."
Jim
Took Guitar lessons from Shaun Z.
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"So far so good. I’ve had 3 lessons so far and I cannot express how quick I’m learning. I’m 20 years old, male, I admit I was nervous getting guitar lessons because I never learned an instrument before. I really appreciated Erik’s patients and encouragement with me."
Baruch Haimov
Took Guitar lessons from Erik A.
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"After just my first lesson I could tell I would really thrive as a guitarist under his guidance. Trevor’s teaching style is a balance between encouragement and challenge. I am looking forward to many months of growth and achievements under his guidance."
Mark S.
Took Guitar lessons from Trevor P.
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"Just the first lesson so hard to judge but James was very professional and seems like he is heavy on technique as well as theory which will be good for me, looking forward to applying myself and seeing if I can get some good playing skills"
Blake
Took Guitar lessons from James R.
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