Class Details

  • Beginner
  • 5 Students
  • 10+
  • 45 mins.

What You’ll Learn

  • Q&A with professional guitar instructor

  • Brainstorming about goals for playing guitar

  • Practice your skills and learn basic techniques to boost your confidence

Weekly Curriculum

Thursday November 2nd: Rudiments: Tab reading, parts of the guitar and easy songs

Thursday November 9th: Introduction to chords on the guitar

Thursday November 16th: Reading music on the guitar

Thursday November 30th: Introduction to Scales on the guitar

Requirements

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A laptop or desktop computer if you’re joining from home - The Google Chrome web browser is recommended for computer users

  • A tablet or smartphone if you’re on-the-go - The TakeLessons app (for Android or iPhone) is required for smartphone users

  • A built-in or external webcam

Description

These online guitar classes are great for beginners who are considering private lessons. You’ll work with an expert instructor to brainstorm goals, learn basic technique, and practice skills to boost your confidence. Jump start your learning today!

Teachers

To provide the greatest availability of start dates we have assigned multiple teachers to this class. All teachers will cover the same class material however their teaching styles may vary.
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Edwin I.
I am a professional teacher/studio musician/performer/producer with over 17 years of private teaching experience and a graduate of the University of Miami Studio Music and Jazz program in 2002. During 1996-98 I studied jazz guitar at the New World School of the Arts music program under the direction of J.B. Dyas and Dr. Roby George. Upon graduation, I was immediately accepted to the University of Miami jazz guitar program under the direction of Randall Dollahan. It was during this time that I also refined my skills as a classical guitarist and as a composer/arranger. In addition, I began passing my knowledge onto friends and eventually began working as a teacher.

My ability to play almost any genre of music is the fruit of past experience playing with an impressive variety of music groups, including jazz combos, symphony orchestras, Andean world music ensembles, and several rock and pop groups as well. As a studio guitarist I have recorded for various artists including Jaci Velasquez, Carlos Ponce, Alexandre Pires, and Noelia.
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Jared J.
I am overjoyed and grateful to say I have been playing music for more than half of my life. It has never stopped being the light in my day and now it is my hope to shed some of that light onto you or your child. I am a very friendly and fun teacher with a great deal of professionalism and patience, even more importantly I love teaching and music with a passion.

I have been playing an instrument since the 4th grade (cello) and, as I learned more about how music works, was slowly able to pick-up a greater variety instruments with an increasing degree of ease. In high school, I decided to pick-up the guitar just to "have fun and rock out". I joined a band, played in the high school orchestra, joined the high school jazz band and began to practice songwriting and cover songs. Still, it was not until after I took my first class on music theory that I knew how much I not only loved the thrill of playing music but the discovery of how it worked. With this experience I can show you or your child why learning an instrument can be not only an exciting experience but an interesting and enthralling one as well.

Reviews

7 Reviews
Perfect Balance

Jared has been teaching my 11 year old son Guitar and for almost 2 years now. Watching him in action and seeing how much my son loved it, inspired me to pick up the Bass Guitar and have Jared teach me as well.

Jared has a wonderful way of making the entire experience both fun and rewarding. He has a wonderful way of communicating with my son and keeps his interest while they learn.

I couldn't speak more highly of Jared and would highly recommend him as an instructor to anyone of any age, he's simply fantastic!
Greg N.
Nov 14, 2013
Excellent Teacher

Jarrod is very patient, easy going and a born teacher. I am very shy and self conscious, he is easy to be around so I am able to relax and learn. Jarrod knows when to change tack and how to get you to push your self a little further. He really is an excellent teacher I would not want anyone else. I would recommend to anyone. when my son is ready I want Jarrod to be his teacher.
Mari J.
May 5, 2013
First class and my son is very enthusiastic!
Victor V.
Mar 20, 2015
Jared is very patient and good with young students.
Caleb W.
Feb 1, 2016
Jared is a fantastic instructor. We were a little anxious about doing online music classes, but this is amazing. Jared is very patient and obviously knows how to teach music. I was impressed how well the online lesson went. My 11 year old thinks he's the coolest!
Danni B.
Apr 26, 2016
Jared is awesome! He is very knowledgable, thorough and patient. Can't wait for my next lesson!
Jennifer
May 21, 2016
Jared is awesome. Very knowledgeable, fun and relaxed. Highly recommend:)
Amelia B.
Oct 29, 2016