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Alex M.

Minneapolis, MN

I've been playing guitar for over 12 years & spend most of my professional & personal life doing so. I'm fluent in nearly every style of music in the Western world (as well as some from the East, such as Celtic music, ragas & Japanese traditional music).

About Alex

Hey, my name is Alex. I'm a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, keyboards, voice, drums, flute, etc.), composer, performer, recording artist, arranger/orchestrator/transcriber, recording engineer/producer & music educator.

I graduated from the University of St. Thomas "Cum Laude" in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in Guitar Performance, with minors in Music Production & Composition. While attending St. Thomas I served as the Music Theory tutor, as well as the live sound/stage/light/recording technician for student & faculty recitals.

I have been playing professionally & teaching for over
a decade. My passion for music is something that I love to share with anyone else who feels inclined to make music. My goal is to share the skills & knowledge I've acquired throughout my experiences with those willing to learn & dedicate themselves to the craft of making music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am experienced in most major genres of music: classical, jazz, blues, rock, funk, folk, metal, acoustic fingerstyle/slap, instrumental rock, "shred," pop, world music, electronica, etc. & feel comfortable conveying the techniques, approaches & idioms to a student by breaking them down into digestible components, while making these new ideas relatable to material they are already familiar with.

In the end, I want the student to learn what they're most interested in learning. I'm here to answer any questions they may have & with my experiences, I feel confident that I will be able to either answer these questions or point them in the right direction. Some topics covered:

Scales/modes
Ear training
Instrument-specific techniques (ie bending, tapping, sweep picking, etc.)
Songwriting & Composition
Arranging & Orchestrating
Sight-reading
Improvisation
Chordal theory & how to read charts
Practice routines & approaches
Instrument maintenance
Instrument-based gear (guitars, amplifiers, effects, picks, slides, capos, etc.)

The student will learn at the pace they set for themselves & can only get out of it the amount of effort they put forth. I expect my students to practice on a regular basis (however brief each session may be). Consistency is key for progress to be made, & if they hold up their end of the bargain, the payoffs will be quite substantial!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Practice amplifier, tuner, music stand(s), guitar picks & cables.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide guitar neck paper. I expect the students to have their own instrument & any materials they may need to achieve the goals they've set for themselves (such as a weekly notebook).

*** Specialties ***
Progressive rock, classic rock, blues, jazz, funk, disco, classical, acoustic fingerstyle/slap, flamenco guitar; music theory, sight-reading, composition, songwriting, film scoring, music production.
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Kyle November 4, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very knowledgeable! Look forward to the next lesson!
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Anne June 28, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Really enjoyed meeting -- and starting lessons -- with Alex. Looking forward to learning a lot from him.
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Izzy G. February 24, 2016
Bass Guitar · Online
Verified Student
My daughter loves it! He goes at a pace that keeps her engaged and challenges.
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Alex M.

Alex M.

Minneapolis, MN 55406
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Eric C.

Saint Paul, MN

Wether you are just getting started or have been playing for years and have found yourself in a rut and want to refresh and do some new things, guitar lessons will help you to set and realize your goals in music.

About Eric

Performing and recording musician with several groups for over ten years. Current projects include, Hot Date and Batteryboy among others. I have been teaching private lessons and classes in community education to students of all ages since 2007. I have also taught music in early childhood education as well as music therapy programs at Minnesota Veterans Homes. I am always excited to witness my students joy as they reach and exceed their goals.

*** Lesson Details ***
Relaxed lessons geared toward the students goals. Various styles and techniques; Fun and efficient practice exercises; I
mprovisation; Patience and attention to progress; Wide Chord Vocabulary; Music Theory in a way that is easy to understand; Tone development and playing by ear.

Every student is an individual and responds better to different teaching styles as well as learn at their own pace. My goal as a teacher is to give you an enjoyable experience in learning a new instrument and to tailor the lessons based on your interests and goals. After the first few months a beginner student can expect to have learned basic techniques and useful skills to allow them to play simple songs and melodies with ease.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons are taught in a studio with amps, acoustic guitars and electric guitars, ukuleles, along with fretless and fretted bass guitars, drums, microphones, recording equipment and software, are available for a student to use during the lesson time.

*** Specialties ***
Simplifying concepts and process. Breaking down elements of how to play Pop, Jazz, Funk, Blues, Rock, Folk etc.
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Danna September 25, 2016
Guitar · In studio
My sons have been taking guitar lessons from Eric. They love him! He's patient, funny, and cool, and is a great example of a passionate working artist.
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Jennifer April 6, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Eric is absolutely wonderful to work with! He is so patient with our daughter and has a great approach to teaching her to play the guitar. We highly recommend Eric!
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Eleanor March 29, 2016
Guitar · In studio
I was searching and searching until...Bing! Eric's website came up and I read over and it and soon enough it was my first lesson! He has gone slow and has taught me at my own pace. He is an amazing guy. He gets to know you and makes sure your comfortable and not awkward. He makes sure your doing well and even if you dont get it on the first try, you will always get it at the end! I suggest him to all ages.
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Eric C.

Eric C.

Saint Paul, MN 55101
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Alex B.

Saint Paul, MN

20 years playing experience, 12,000+ lessons taught! You choose the music, I'll get you there. I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of technique and theory skills. I have taught many styles and will get you playing something you like right away!

About Alex

Born and raised in north Minneapolis, Alex began taking guitar lessons at age 11 and after high school graduation was accepted to both Berklee and McNally Smith College. Alex graduated from McNally and also studied classical music in Germany at Musikhochschule Luebeck. Alex believes that well-rounded people make the best musicians and has strived to impress that idea upon his students in over 10,000 lessons since 2008.
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Holly April 6, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Alex has inspired my son to love playing music for the rest of his life. I can't think of a more wonderful gift. His technique in teaching allowed my son to enjoy learning guitar by playing songs he wanted to play. This made him want to practice just for the fun of it! Alex taught my son from the time he was 9 years old until he was 15. The easy going, positive attitude Alex exudes encouraged my son along his journey and made a strong bond and connection between the two of them. I wholeheartedly encourage anyone who would like to learn to play guitar to sign up for lessons with Alex!
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Christopher February 10, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Alex is a superb teacher and is very patient and well schooled. I look forward to my lessons every Friday.
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Krystal November 10, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Alex is incredibly knowledgeable and great with students off every age group! I took lessons from him for five years and my only regrets were not having more time to practice so I could get more out of my lesson times.
During lessons we worked on sight reading, ear training, memorizing chords and scales, different picking and strumming patterns, theory lessons, and anything else that I discovered and wanted to try.
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Alex B.

Alex B.

Saint Paul, MN 55126
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Trey K.

Saint Paul, MN

Everyone has a different approach to learning guitar, and I want to help you find your own! Whether you are new to playing or you don't know what to learn next, I can help. Let's talk!

About Trey

I started playing music on the piano at 3 years old. My mom, a piano teacher herself, taught me the fundamentals of music theory and I was fortunate to develop a good ear at an early age. However, when I turned 6 my grandmother bought me a small acoustic guitar, and guitar became my instrument of choice.

For the early part of my childhood, I spent time performing at recitals and traveling in a touring boys choir. In my free time, I would often skip dinner to listen to music in my room and practice to perfect my craft. Once I was in high school, I started playing guitar with bands and during
Sunday church services. I also began writing music and creating electronic music with Ableton Live and Logic Pro.

Over the years I have studied under many different guitarists, including Craig Anderson and Mike Michaels through the Macphail Center for Music. Currently, I have been teaching guitar for almost 2 years, and I play with the Minnesota based band Crank The Thermostat.
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Dan November 21, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Trey is very patient and extremely knowledgeable guitar instructor. I've been playing rythum guitar for many years and decided to finally learn to play lead. Trey really helped me break through the clutter of what is important and to focus on solid techniques. The lessons that I took from Trey really enhanced my ability to play what I want to play, now rythum and some lead. Thank You Trey for guiding me and being patient while I had to re-learn better guitar habits.
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Trey K.

Saint Paul, MN 55104
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Josiah C.

Saint Paul, MN

I started playing guitar when I was 8 years old and I remember how difficult it is to WANT to play in the beginning stages! I love finding out how an individual learns things best and I want to cater to that to help you get where you want to be as a player. I also remember how valuable it was to have a positive environment while taking lessons every week and that's exactly what I offer. I especially love working with kids who are just getting started! Let's get you playing music you ENJOY!!

About Josiah

Hey, my name is Josiah! I bought my first guitar with ALL of my christmas money when I was only 8 years old and my journey as a musician hasn't stopped since! I took private guitar lessons all through my teenage years while also playing either guitar, bass or drums several times a week at local churches. Now, as an adult, I make a living gigging locally and nationally, songwriting and teaching guitar!

I LOVE learning and adapting to how individuals need to learn differently. When I was a young teenager, the weekly accountability with my music teacher to learn was so valuable as was the pos
itive influence on me over the course of my impressionable and developing years growing up. I hope to be able to be the same constant influence and guide for developing musicians today! I enjoy teaching kids who have no experience with music all the way through intermediate adult musicians who are looking to sharpen their skills!
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Josiah C.

Josiah C.

Saint Paul, MN 55127
starting at
$22 / 30-min

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