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Get Inspired: Guitar Lessons in Louisville

Everyone hits a rough patch now and again when it comes to playing music, but look no further than guitar lessons in Louisville to find some motivation! With live events every week, two festivals dedicated to the guitar, and plenty of options to pick up new equipment, accessories, and music, the city is a musical haven for guitarists. Unsure where to begin? Check out these top choices.

Live Music Venues

Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar http://www.stevieraysbluesbar.com/#news-and-location Opened in 1994, Stevie Ray’s began as a pure blues bar; today, the venue also hosts rock, jazz, funk, and Motown performances from the best musicians in Louisville. Come down any day between Tuesday and Saturday to listen and dance to music from some of the most talented local guitarists. You can even get on stage yourself during a jam night and show off everything you have learned during your guitar lessons in Louisville.

Haymarket http://www.haymarketwhiskeybar.com/calendar/ This whiskey bar and bottle shop features a large music hall that can hold up to 225 people where local and visiting bands and artists perform all genres. Check out the events calendar beforehand to find out when guitarists will be playing your favorite music styles!

Festivals

U of L Guitar Festival and Competition https://louisville.edu/music/guitarfest Whether you are a student, professional player, or simply someone with a passion for the guitar, you are invited to the Guitar Festival and Competition at the University of Louisville. A chance to improve your playing, learn more about the instrument, and meet other musicians, you are sure to return inspired to your guitar lessons in Louisville. Held over a weekend in May, you can attend the entire festival and competition or just some of the concerts. If you have what it takes to win the competition, you could even be walking away with a cash prize, a concert guitar, and a slot to play at a concert in the Guitar Festival the following year.

Latino Arts Guitar Festival http://www.latinoartsinc.org/Strings/GuitarFestival.htm The Latin Arts Springs Program holds the International Guitar Festival at the beginning of each year. Another chance to win a competition for your playing, you can also attend master classes and classical guitar concerts.

Guitar Stores

Guitar Center http://stores.guitarcenter.com/louisville If you love everything guitar, this is the place to go. The Guitar Center has a variety of new and used products, including amps, tuners, pickups, performance aids, picks, sheet music, and books — all of which can help make your practice more interesting.

Guitar Emporium http://www.guitar-emporium.com/ Check out the huge range of electric and acoustic guitars, amplifiers, effects pedals, and more. This store stocks all top brands in new, used, and vintage; plus, they are able to make repairs on your current instrument. After you pay the Guitar Emporium a visit, you will not be able to put your down guitar for hours.

Take your guitar skills to the next level! Pick up prizes at the next guitar competition or get up on stage to play at one of these venues. The best way to achieve your goals is through private lessons in Louisville, so start your search today for a qualified tutor who can meet your needs!

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Jared L.

Louisville, KY

About Jared

I've been teaching in the Louisville area for nearly six years and have worked with over 100 clients for over 5,000 lessons. I've worked with students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Whether you're looking to learn to play an instrument you've always wanted to play, learn how to play some of your favorite songs, or just want to learn for fun, I'm here to help you!

*** Lesson Details ***
I enjoy teaching all ages and abilities, from 5-year-old beginners to advanced students who'd like fine tuning. I'm relaxed and laid back while encouraging you to reach your potential. Whether you'r
e an absolute beginner or a seasoned expert in need of some fine tuning, I'll carefully evaluate your strengths and weakness and create a lesson plan suited to your individual learning style, interests and needs. We'll discuss where you'd like to go with music, and I'll help you get there! After 3 or 6 months with me, you'll learn the musical foundations of rhythm, ear training, posture, technique, music theory and performance, and maybe a few of your favorite songs!
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Todd T. May 28, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very patient with a person who has never picked up a guitar Jared has a great mannerism and way of teaching. I
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Dona A. October 8, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Jared is an excellent teacher. I am 62 and took lessons from Jared for about 6 months. He individualizes his lessons, he is very knowledgeable in every aspect of music. He communicates and gives as much or as little information as you desire. We also covered a lot of theory as part of the lessons which I enjoyed.

He has a nice manor and is respectful.
I recommend him highly.
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Michelle (Trevor) N. June 29, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Trevor is learning very quickly and is having fun. Jared has been so patient and really enjoys teaching. He has been very willing to change the schedule to meet Trevor's needs. So happy with the way things are going so far.
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Jared L.

Louisville, KY 40223
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$30 / 30-min
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Thomas M.

Crestwood, KY

About Thomas

I am a professional musician who can give instruction on many musical styles ranging from Classical to Folk Music from several different countries. All ages are welcome!
As a student, I was involved for many years as a violist with The Louisville Youth Orchestra, I became a graduate of the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville, Ky. in 1981 majoring in music and theater. I have since performed in a a broad spectrum of musical involvements including accompanying international folk dance troupes, performing Celtic and traditional music at events in several countries, composing music for,
and directing several theatrical productions. At the same time I have been involved in educating children in music in several Community Schools throughout the Eastern U.S.. I now reside in Crestwood, Ky, where where I teach and operate a music shop called 'Hewn from the Mountain Music Cafe''. I also perform in the viola section of the Louisville Philharmonia, as well as serving as Public Relations Director on the Board of Directors.

*** Lesson Details ***
My objective is to encourage enthusiasm and diligence in my students towards Music and the Performing Arts, focusing on self-esteem, presentation, and public performance. For strings, I incorporate sight reading with ear training using various acclaimed methods modeled after the Suzuki method, which I am in the process of obtaining certification. I value the importance of ensemble playing, and will orchestrate many such activities.

The TakeLessons.com program has many advantages because it is a completely interactive data sharing system for Teachers, Students and Parents. I believe it will be well worth your investment.

I HAVE SEVERAL INSTRUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR MY STUDENTS TO USE ON A SHORT-TERM RENTAL BASIS.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio / repair shop. Parents are encouraged to sit in on lesson. The shop is a facility where I repair and restore old violins as well as manufacture small lever harps and other folk instruments.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Instruments, stands, learning material and recording equipment as necessary.

*** Specialties ***
classical, traditional folk, international folk, Israeli folk dance music, popular dance music, others
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Megan S. March 1, 2014
Guitar
Verified Student
Very patient and thorough

Tom is a great teacher! He takes his time to get to know the level of the student. This was my son's (8y.o.) first guitar experience, and he did a great job with starting with the basics. I appreciated how he focuses on form and posture too.
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Thomas M.

Crestwood, KY 40014
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$25 / 30-min
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Justin W.

Louisville, KY

Students will utilizing standard music notation and guitar tablature while learning familiar songs, proper technique, and music theory. Students are required to have their own guitar, lesson book (Hal Leonard's Guitar Method, Complete Edition), guitar picks, and all other necessary supplies, and bring them to each lesson.

About Justin

Justin received his Bachelor of Music Performance degree from University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida, as well as an Associate of Arts degree from Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College) in Cocoa, Florida. Justin currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky, where he is pursuing his Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting at University of Louisville.
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Julia A. October 29, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Justin is the essence of professionalism. He's never without a smile and is simply an amazing teacher. We are so glad we found him.
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Sasha B. October 29, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Justin is a great piano teacher

My 6 year old has piano lessons with Justin. He enjoys his lessons and I'm a proud mother when I listen to him play. My son is a little talker but Justin is always kind, very patient, and uses relatable examples for him to better understand. He encourages which motivates my son to want to practice more. He is also very polite, never without a friendly smile, and without a doubt loves teaching music. I hope Justin continues teaching music by the time my now 1 year old is old enough to take lessons. My family truly appreciates him.
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Linda L. August 1, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Excellent Teacher

Justin is a very reliable teacher. My children has been taking singing and piano lessons from him for about 6 months. Both kids improved a lot in skills, and they like him very very much!
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Justin W.

Louisville, KY 40242
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Benjamin G.

Louisville, KY

I can teach you just about anything, most especially stuff I know! but really, I know plenty, and can help you to achieve new heights on guitar! I'm a patient guy and have taught a handful of people to become great at guitar!

About Benjamin

Hello to all future students! My name is Benjamin, I am a guitar teacher, and have been fascinated with learning and teaching for several years. I have been playing guitar for 11 years, and relatively new to teaching. I'm fun and outgoing, and have a lot of knowledge to give. I am currently a student at UofL, in their Computer Information Systems program. I have experience teaching all levels of players, from honing advanced techniques, to teaching the basics. I have helped a handful of students learn to play, from reading tabs, to keeping basic time, to learning techniques such as sweep picki
ng, tapping, and soloing within scales. Though I may be a bit unorthodox in my teaching style, I feel that guitar is an expression of the soul and should be a form of my student's self expression! I am also a fountain of knowledge on gear, and helping beginner players work on their instruments and help with minor fixes and set-up issues.
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Benjamin G.

Benjamin G.

Louisville, KY 40208
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$20 / 30-min
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Jordan T.

Louisville, KY

I have studied with Grammy Award winning guitarists and earned my undergraduate degree from the number one music school in the Southeast - Schwob Conservatory of Music. I've taught guitarists ranging from the new amateur to the advanced music student and have given concerts and masterclasses across the U.S. and abroad. I have run sound in Columbus, Georgia's best music halls and engineered CDs for the top record labels in the world.

About Jordan

I am a classical guitarist currently pursuing a graduate degree in music performance at the University of Louisville. I graduated from Columbus State University's Schwob Conservatory of Music in 2014 with a Bachelors in music performance and minor in audio technology. I have toured all over the United States, Europe and Africa with concerts ranging from private house concerts to universities to diplomatic halls. I have been a finalist in 6 international guitar competitions. I have maintained private teaching studios in Texas, Georgia and Kentucky teaching ages 4 to 60. I released my first albu
m entitled 'Sketches' in 2014 - This album was self-produced,self-edited and self-mastered. I have been lead engineer on projects for Summit Records and Sony Records. Whether it is performance, teaching or audio engineering I pride myself with holding the highest standards for myself and my students.
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Davis July 1, 2015
Music Theory · In studio
Jordan has a great way of getting you to understand the subject you are working on. He is easy to get along with, very personable, and a fantastic teacher! Five out of five stars, would definitely recommend!
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Sarah June 30, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Jordan was a great teacher! He was always well prepared, organized, professional, and personal. He is one of the few teachers I've had that genuinely care about the success of his students wether they are aspiring guitarists or just somebody looking to strum some chords. Highly recommend!
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Jordan T.

Louisville, KY 40202
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$35 / 30-min

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