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I am versitile in a variety of styles of guitar from rock, metal and pop to classical. Additionally I have experience teaching Suzuki method.

About Jason

Jason received his Bachelor of Music from UMKC Music Conservatory and went on to receive his Masters Degree in Music Performance at the Rudi E Scheidt School of Music where he studied with Lily Afshar. Jason has won several competitions including the "Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Competition" and has performed at various festivals including the Piccolo Spoleto festival in Charleston, South Carolina. He currently received an Artist Diploma from SUNY Purchase with Frederic Hand. Jason is passionate about teaching guitar to all ages. He has received Suzuki guitar training at the Frank Longay Conservatory of Guitar and is qualified to teach the method to children as young as three years old and older.

Jason is equally as proficient in Rock/Metal as he is in Classical and World music styles. He has studied rock music at various instit

utes such as the "National Guitar Workshop" in New Milford Connecticut.

Jason has been teaching guitar for over ten years.

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Do you want to raise your level of guitar playing to the next level? Are you a complete beginner and would like to learn the basics like: chords, scales, and how to read music? Do you want to learn music theory? I can teach you all of these things. I am classically trained as well as trained in a wide variety of other genres of music. I am passionate about teaching you what YOU want to learn. I have taught students as young as three years old and as old as sixty! I can teach all levels of players from beginners to advanced . My goal is to find what you most enjoy about guitar playing and music and help you to develop it. I encourage my students to find their musical voice through their own personality, aptitude and individuality.

I teach various methods, which depends on what the student wants to learn. I am a firm believer in building proper technique. This is crucial for the Rock player as well as the Classical player.

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lessons in studio with music stand, books, acoustic guitar(s), Electric guitar(s), amplifier, Cords.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide Music, Staff Paper, Music Stands. Will bring travel amp if necessary.

*** Specialties ***
I have experience as well as training in Suzuki method. I have experience teaching Classical/Rock/Metal/Pop/Folk
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September 1, 2018
Mike J.
Great experience. Just 3 lessons and feel I am on the right path with Jason.
July 30, 2015
John Aldrich
Great first lesson. Can't wait for more
July 21, 2014
ralph H.
Very knowledgeable, easy to talk to. He has helped me with my technique, hand positioning which is very important with classical guitar. I highly recommend Jason.

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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 Louisville Chamber Choir, Louisville Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and Brevard Symphony Orchestra, and has toured internationally with the prestigious University of Louisville Cardinal Singers under the direction of Dr. Kent Hatteberg.

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October 1, 2019
Jay M.
On time. Listened to my needs.
May 21, 2019
John
Justin is the quintessential professional in every way. His approach is to make you a better student of music not necessarily just learn guitar. He is patient with you and very positive and reinforcing. The passion he has for music is obvious from the first time you meet him. As with any good manager, just by the way he teaches, makes you want to be a better student.
February 4, 2019
Brayden S.
My son loves it. That’s what matters.

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After the first lesson you will be making music, playing songs and you will be on your way to achieving your musical goals with the guitar. Whether you have an electric or acoustic guitar, your lessons will be tailored to you and your instrument. Guitar playing requires a knowledge of chords, melody, picking technique as well as knowing songs all of which we will begin to learn in your first lesson.

With 10+ years as a music teacher and professional musician I have picked up many approaches that will insure you are making the most progress and truly finding your musical voice.

About Calvin

As a teacher, I have worked with of many ages and backgrounds. One of my students, Skylar Stecker, has gone on to become a successful major label recording artist recently becoming the youngest artist to receive a number 1 on the dance billboard charts. I recently had the opportunity to tour with her as her guitarist and pianist.

I have studied, performed and taught music for over 10 years. I hold a B.A. in music from USC. My professional experience as a musician and teacher has led me to many areas of the music business. I've worked as an apprentice to several established film composers and arrangers and have had the opportunity work with Lionel Hampton New York Big Band, Metropole Orchestra, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Clayton Brothers, Rachelle Farrell, Michael Buble, and Charles Aznavour. I play guitar, mandolin, piano,

bass, ukulele, banjo as well as write music.

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I am extremely patient and firmly believe that anybody can learn to play music.

I try to keep my teaching philosophy simple. We figure out your musical goals and aspirations and carve out a path to achieving them. Along the way I will try to illuminate how the path to attaining your goals and aspirations is best taken at an enjoyable, relaxed pace and with a strong work ethic.

I always prepare for your lessons based on your interests, integrating relevant books and videos, creating handouts tailored to what we are studying in order to maintain clarity.

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Guitars, Keyboards, Ukuleles, Microphones, Amplifiers, Recording Equipment

*** Specialties ***
Any style you prefer (Rock, Pop, Folk, Country, Jazz, Bluegrass, etc.)
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October 5, 2019
Lucas & Logan K.
Lucas and Logan really liked Calvin and looking forward to their next lessons.
January 22, 2019
Daisy
Just had the first session with Calvin. He showed up on time, he was very patient the whole time.
December 18, 2018
Skylar
Terrific young man. We look forward to more time with him. Super positive and professional.

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You will learn to play melodies: Mary Had A little lamb, Ode to Joy, etc. as well as chords to rhythm. If you have songs you wish to learn we can do that and if you want to learn to play guitar and sing that is possible. Any pop songs on the radio we can learn and have you playing for your friends.

About Andrew

I have loved music since I was a child. I began playing clarinet when I was 11 years old and slowly picked up new instruments like the saxophone, harmonica, guitar, ukulele, flutes, whistles, kazoo, and others. I enjoy any style of music and have a desire to learn as many instruments as possible. My line-up of new instruments to learn are: accordion, banjo, trombone, the cello.
I love to teach and share my passion for music with others. My hope to is make people into learners of music proficient in learning any instrument they wish.

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December 4, 2018
Nathaniel M.
Excellent experience. Learned a great deal on the first day. Hoping to get fluent in playing this instrument.
September 8, 2016
Aaliyah F.
Very professional and knowledgeable of music and playing the instruments. He is a wonderful teacher who is optimistic and truly works hard too bring out the best in his students. My daughter Aaliyah has learned so much in such a short time and we are greatful.
January 14, 2016
Tracy H.
Simply put, Andrew is the best. His genuine love and passion for all-things music was obvious the first day we met him. He is great with kids. He is flexible yet reliable. We love the fact that he tailors his lessons, homework, and incentives to the needs and interests of each individual student. We are confident that we could not find a better guitar instructor for our daughter.

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I customize my students curriculum based on their specific goals. I feel teaching students to play and transcribe songs and solos is my most important job. Most students come to me looking for structure so I try and provide a clear path for them to reach their goals. Although I love teaching music theory I understand that it is not for everyone, so I only offer theoretical principles when it is appropriate or asked for. I rarely use textbooks, but I do employ a lot of exercises and educational material when it applies to a lesson.  

For students with no prior music experience I use text books, and exercises to strengthen their technique, expose them to musical ideas, and give them a foundation of basic music theory.  After that is accomplished I move into a curriculum that is more personal to their specific goals.

About Jared

I have been playing instruments and performing live since I was 11 years old. Initially trained in classical piano I added guitar to my musical palette at the age of 14. In college I spent time continuing my studies in both piano and guitar and received a bachelors of fine arts with a concentration in jazz guitar from Columbia College Chicago in 2004.

I have since moved to Seattle, WA and have become a regular fixture in the music community as a guitar and theory teacher, songwriter/guitarist of the pop rock bands Electric NoNo and Warren Dunes, and co founder and producer of the The Big Ass Boom Box Festival Seattle and the Seattle X Southwest showcase at SXSW Festival in Austin. I have released five studio albums that have received regional and national attention, toured regionally and nationally, and perform regularly at Seattle ma

instays including The Crocodile, The Sunset, Columbia City Theater, and many more. My band recently performed at The Upstream Music Festival in downtown Seattle in March 2017.

I consider myself a life long student of music and I pride myself on my dedication to a complete understanding of my instrument. I offer beginner - advanced lessons for guitar and songwriting, and beginner - intermediate lessons for ukulele. I also administer a variety of workshops throughout the year for guitar, songwriting, and music theory, as well as bi annual student recitals.
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August 30, 2019
Raahil J.
He pays attention to detail, is super organized with a definite plan and knows how to keep a student's interest. He is balanced and very realistic in his approach. He is talented and meets the student where he is. He is even transcribing a Bollywood song for my son and my son is loving it! He is flexible... We are so happy to have found him.
December 7, 2018
Sofia
First lesson with Jared was great. Looking forward to many more in the future!
November 7, 2018
Danny
Can clearly explain the bigger picture and break concepts down accordingly. Great at taking bits and pieces of where you're at and recognizing which gaps need filled in order to build a good foundation moving forward.

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Hey there! My teaching career spans 10 years, from kids as young as 5 to adults in their 50s. I'm best with beginner/intermediate students looking to build their confidence on their 'instruments' - whether guitar, voice, or songwriting. It's most important that I get a feel for what *you* want to achieve from your lessons, thus I'm a flexible teacher - performing out, casual playing, professional writing, writing in your backyard, singing at parties, or singing behind the steering wheel. It's my job to provide you with the tools to sharpen your own, and bring other skills level with the areas in which you already dominate. As is the case for many (including myself as a kid), picking up an instrument often comes as the result of wanting to emulate another artist (my influences include Jason Mraz, John Mayer, and The Matrix songwriting team); this often translates to interest in the ability to play/write as early as possible. With this in mind, I've successfully promised my students ...

About Jake

Hey there! My name is Jake, and I'm a lifetime musician. I began playing guitar and taking lessons 19 years ago (at age 8), and writing songs at 5!... my grandma recalls asking me to play "number 5" on the piano, and I'd do as I was asked, right from memory. Guitar, songwriting, and singing have long been my deepest passions, and having the opportunity to help others explore their own creative abilities has always made me feel whole. My style as an artist is especially in line with the Jason Mrazs, Colbie Cailats, and Ed Sheerans of the world, while as a writer I lean towards the styles of Scott Harris and Geoff Warburton (Shawn Mendes). Looking forward to working with creatives and musicians of all types!

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November 14, 2018
Chris
Great first lesson!

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25+ enjoyable years teaching music to hundreds and hundreds of students. My specialty is teaching the great songs of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, RUSH, Journey, Motown, Pink Floyd, Clapton, Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel--there is just so much great music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. It never gets old!

It's helpful for a student to learn the names of the musical notes, how chords are made, and how scales work. And of course, each student has his or her own technique to develop. How are you supposed to hold the pick? What should I do with my thumb when playing a chord? How do you fingerpick?

If you love music I encourage you to learn to play an instrument. It's awesome!

About Lance

I fell in love with the great music of the 60s, 70s and 80s and I am *still* in love! My speciality is teaching the great songs of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, RUSH, Journey, Yes, The Who, Motown, Paul McCartney, Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel--most all the great songwriters from that period.

I teach electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and electric bass.

I graduated from GIT in Hollywood, California in 1990. I have been lucky to spend time around some amazing musicians: Les Paul, Andy Summers, Allan Holdsworth, Al Di Meola, John Entwistle, Billy Sheehan, Paul Gilbert, Robben Ford, Albert Lee, Alan Parsons and many others.

I am currently working on an album that I am very excited about.

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March 5, 2019
Neer
Lance was my guitar teacher for over 8 years. Lance is the best of the best! He can play any style of music and caters his lessons towards your interests. More importantly, he teaches you how to learn on your own. Lessons with Lance provided me with the skills to evolve as a person - with and without a guitar in my hand. Highly recommend!
July 19, 2018
Kolby
Lance was my guitar instructor for 5 years. I was brand new when I began, and Lance was extremely helpful and methodical with his teaching. He picked the first few songs I learned based on his decades of experience, and then from then on, I could either chose my own songs to learn or pick a suggestion of his. I learned countless Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Def Leppard, and Aerosmith songs. I also learned a few songs in their genres as well. Lance is quite proficient in being able to teach a song from just listening to it, which allows him flexibility to teach you almost anything you’d like.

Lance is also amazing at getting you to think about music and your life in ways that you may not have previously done. Lessons could be as theoretical or hands-on as I wished, and I learned a great bit about different ways to view the world from time I spent conversing with Lance.

I absolutely recommend Lance to anyone for his professionalism, genuine attitude, skill, and flexibility.
July 19, 2018
Miles
Lance is the best guitar teacher I could've ever asked for. He knows exactly how to teach you as you can tell he has a lot of experience instructing. He is very good at getting rid of bad habits quickly and will teach you whatever you want to learn and teach it at any level. He is a very good guitar player himself and can teach form, rhythm, and music theory very well. I've been learning from him for 11 years and I still learn more to this day!

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Over 20 years of teaching experience in Europe and Los Angeles. Since I worked as a professional musician so long, and played most of the styles of music on stage, I am very aware of different techniques of the Nylon String, Acoustic and Electric Guitar. I can also help with Latin, Brazilian Bossa-Nova, Jazz, Blues and Rock. I studied Music Theory and Composition extensively which makes my Guitar lessons more fun. All ages welcome, let's learn the Guitar and have a great time.

About Evren

I am a professional guitarist, composer and songwriter. I completed my education at Los Angeles Music College, and UCLA Film Scoring. I extended my studies with a 6 times Emmy award winner composer, and conductor for over 3 years privately in Hollywood, which provided me work for television, and independent films as a musician and a composer.

Music is my passion. I teach guitar students all different ages and levels. I worked professionally as a guitar and bass player for 2 decades, touring, and recording with artists all over the world. I have great and fun material for both guitar and bass guitar students which fits their levels perfectly. I also teach the Ukulele, and it has been one of the most fun experiences for me to connect with students working on Ukulele. I believe anyone can play the Uke.

Studying orchestration require me to

learn and improve my Piano skills whole a lot. I teach Piano now almost 10 years and have excellent books, and other material to learn the Piano in a fun way. I teach all ages, and specifically focus on beginner and intermediate levels since I also have taught Piano group classes last 5 years to same level students that are children and teenagers.

Since I have amazing opportunities to compose music for film and network TV shows, I got requests from students to teach them recording software, such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, and Garage Band as well as sample libraries. I can help you get better and faster on recording DAW.

I am open to work with anyone on any styles. Some of my favorites genres are: Classical, Jazz, Funk, Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, Rock, Blues, Film Music and World Music. I look forward to meeting you, and be a part of your musical journey.
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January 19, 2019
KrisLee
Mr. Evern is an excellent teacher: thoughtful and accommodating (to each child's temperament, abilities, interest and goals) which is most important to me as a parent. My kids are not "naturally" inclined to music and did not exhibit any "natural" talent, and they were skeptical about their ability to learn. But Mr. Evern was encouraging, funny, and fun - and this made all the difference. My children (each with his own very different traits) have taken acoustic guitar, uekelele, and piano with Mr. Evern, and they both love him. As a (non-music) teacher myself, I appreciate his pedagogical methods which take into account the context of each situation. As a parent, I appreciate his encouraging nature.
January 19, 2019
KrisLee
Mr. Evern is an excellent teacher: thoughtful and accommodating (to each child's temperament, abilities, interest and goals) which is most important to me as a parent. My kids are not "naturally" inclined to music and did not exhibit any "natural" talent, and they were skeptical about their ability to learn. But Mr. Evern was encouraging, funny, and fun - and this made all the difference. My children (each with his own very different traits) have taken acoustic guitar, uekelele, and piano with Mr. Evern, and they both love him. As a (non-music) teacher myself, I appreciate his pedagogical methods which take into account the context of each situation. As a parent, I appreciate his encouraging nature.
January 16, 2019
Erim
Evren is the best teacher ever. He taught me a lot on bass and he produced songs I wrote. He worked on these songs in ProTools and Logic and had a very strong command of these software platforms.

I learned a lot about bass from Evren, from jazz to funk and rock. He helped me improve my playing tremendously. I recommend him to everyone!

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"My son has zero background in music with any instrument. He decided he wanted to play guitar after finding one in a yard sale. He gets intimidated very
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"I played clarinet for ten years. I wanted to find a teacher who really knows how to focus on a student's goals and weaknesses. Kevin has provided me with
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"Eric really is an amazing teacher, I've been working with him for about 2 months now and my playing has gotten monumentally better. He's a great guy and r
eally is a super technical musician; you will be impressed by his vast knowledge of musical theory, especially his mastery of jazz music. His teaching style allows you to learn advanced musical theory techniques a lot easier than any other way I've ever learned. I also have a very unpredictable schedule due to my work and he makes it very easy to still get my lessons in. If you're on the fence about doing lessons I would tell you to definitely work with Eric, you will not be disappointed. He will without a doubt be the best teacher you can find.

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Soraya has been working with my 9 year old kid for two years. My daughter made incredible progress."
Charles
"I was so impressed with George he had me playing the first day really fast I have gotten so good everybody asks me to play now !"
Alex
"Eric was a perfect match for my 13 year old son. My son liked the fact that Eric could show him cords to practice immediately."
Sizhan
"Great teacher! I can tell he really cares about students' improvement. I am really happy to be taking lessons from Eric."

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