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Guilherme F.

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Roslindale, MA
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  • Speaks English, Portuguese, italian, spanish
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 16 and up
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Guilherme F.

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Berklee graduate devoted to helping you make progress, whether it is a song you want to master, a new technique or simply the basics.

About Guilherme

Hello! Let's make music! I am a recent graduate of Berklee, where I earned my degree in both Jazz Composition and Guitar Performance. Whether you've just picked up the guitar or you are looking to explore a new style, I enjoy motivating my students to learn. Growing up in Brazil, I have a strong ba

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Edgar S.
I really like the approach that Guilherme has. He understands the philosophy of teaching music to children. My son is amazed by his technique.
Luke
Guilherme has been extremely flexible and understanding with my 16 year old son. My son loves going to his lesson and knows he needs to practice a bit more at home.
I strongly recommend Guilherme!
Heath
I've taken about 10 flamenco (and some bossa nova) guitar lessons with Guilherme so far. I had taken flamenco lessons in the past with other instructors, but this is the first time I've actually made progress. He's done a great job of creating a lesson plan and teaching a very technical style, while keeping it fun and exciting. I really look forward to my lessons every week, which is a credit to Guilherme's ability to balance method with fun. If you're at all interested in latin styles or jazz, I very highly recommend Guilherme!
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David H.

16 Reviews
Melrose, MA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music
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David H.

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Specializing in Rock, Jazz, Blues, and many other styles. All levels welcome, whether you're a complete beginner or you're an experienced player feeling like you've taught yourself all that you can and you want to learn some jazz theory, arpeggios, scales, more complex stuff, etc.

About David

I am a 32-year old Massachusetts native and have been playing music since I was 8 years old, starting on the piano with a wonderful teacher in Beverly who also went to Berklee. I picked up the guitar and the bass in high school and got into rock, jazz and blues and haven't looked back. I received

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Robert
Dave was great. My daughter appreciated his style and ability to communicate.
Yvonne
David was very well prepared, very patient. He has a creative mind and is passionate about teaching.
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David is a wonderful teacher moving at a strong pace to get as much done in a short time as possible. He comes to the lessons very prepared with lots of great material to help the student learn and improve. Very knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. I highly recommend David as a teacher.

Karen D.

26 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Karen D.

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Guitar is one of my favorite instrument to learn and I began playing at age seven. To become a well rounded musician and player I always start with basics. Hand and finger technique, notes, rhythms, chords, learning the fretboard, soloing and songs. If the student is only interested in learning songs I am happy to have them bring in anything they want to learn. For students who want more advanced technique I will teach them theory and how it relates.

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Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Catherine
I thought I wanted to take viola lessons. Then I read her website and I realized that she might be able to help me get my voice back! I thought there was no hope ever. She has been extremely generous with her time, and I haven't seen her yet, but I'm not buying the viola I was planning on buying. I play cello, and piano still, but I am going to see if she can help me with my voice. She sounds incredible. I never dreamed that I could even have HOPE like this!
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She sounds like she is amazing
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Karen is a great teacher! I love her!

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Carson S.

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Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
  • Music from University of Akron
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Carson S.

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When I teach guitar, I try to give students the tools they need for creativity and expressing themselves with their instrument. I let them decide how far into any given subject matter we dive, because I want our lessons to be tailored to their goals and their experience with playing. While maintaining discipline and thoughtful technique, I want my students to discover their inner artist through the blank canvas of music that lies before them while their imaginations soar. I also want my students to understand that being proficient on an instrument is earned, and that it will take time to play those difficult songs. But my students should not fear, because I will make getting their fun and exciting!

As for my experience, I like to play a lot of classic rock, folk, blues, and even alternative and punk rock. I throw in a little jazz every now and again. I can teach standard picking, hybrid picking, and finger picking as well. If a student is interested in music theory, I base a lot of ...

About Carson

I am a guitarist, keyboardist, and songwriter and I have been playing and writing songs for nearly a decade. I like to compose, arrange, and produce my own material. I have been the lead guitarist for two bands in the past and have recently become the frontman/lead singer and rhythm guitarist for

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Ben B.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
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Ben B.

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Do everything you want to be able to do and learn everything that you hope to know about music and the guitar! I am a highly-qualified music educator with a degree in physics, four years of studies at Berklee College of Music, and nearly a decade of experience teaching private and group guitar lessons and ensembles. My lessons are energetic and focus on the learning-style of the individual student. I clearly communicate expectations to students (and parents) and establish practicing guidelines so that your progress is assured. Whether your child wants to rock out, you have been wanting to play guitar for years, or you want to take your playing to a new level, I can meet your needs. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your interest!

About Ben

Do everything you want to be able to do and learn everything that you hope to know about music and the guitar! I am a highly-qualified music educator with a degree in physics, four years of studies at Berklee College of Music, and nearly a decade of experience teaching private and group guitar less

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Peter
Ben is great. Really knows his stuff. I had my first lesson with Ben and look forward to many more with him.
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Joel S.

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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Business Management - Bachelors from Texas Tech University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joel S.

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I teach with a passion that builds enthusiam, creativity and dreams. If you are wanting to learn to play guitar, bass, percussion and many other disciplines we have the perfect teacher for you at an affordable rate. Not only do I teach lessons at my studio but I have created an online system to teach anyone remotely. If you are at work and need a creative lunch break I can schedule that lesson. If you are under the weather and at home yet still want to learn, the online lesson can accomodate - you don't even have to reschedule!

My name is Joel. I love music, but more than that, I love seeing the bulb turn on in someone's eyes when they discover their musical talent. Of course they light up. Musical success is fun, rewarding and life changing. Come to my studio to find what sparks your musical passion. Choose from acoustic, electric or bass guitar, percussion, dulcimer, ukelele, didgeridoo or even crafting your own pedalboard design.

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My name is Joel. I love music, but more than that, I love seeing the bulb turn on in someone's eyes when they discover their musical talent. Of course they light up. Musical success is fun, rewarding and life changing. i teach a number of disciplines in music:. Choose from acoustic, electric or ba

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Allston, MA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Allston is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $24 and $276 per hour.
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"Andrew has tons of skills and plenty of theory knowledge to not only play others music but to create your own music. Also, he is an amazing section leader; the best."
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Took Guitar lessons from Andrew S.
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"David was a great teacher for our 12-yr-old son who was beginning guitar -- we highly recommend him!"
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Took Guitar lessons from David W.
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"Geoff takes the time to make sure his students are really learning how to develop good habits when playing guitar and takes care to spend as much time as it takes to solidify different techniques. He cares that his students are actually learning and doesn't cut corners, making sure things are easy to understand. He's patient, friendly, and skillful, and each lesson is something to look forward to."
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"I highly recommend , if you are interested in developing your guitar skills and/ or expanding your knowledge of music theory , to schedule an appointment with Devin for a lesson . I came from my native Brazil to study jazz at an american college and he patiently introduced me to jazz music . I not only was able to succeed in my jazz ensemble classes with straight A's , but I also got prepared to audition successfully to universities and will be completing my bachelors degree in music soon. And I thank Devin for that ."
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"Corey Catalano is definitely one of the best instructors and players in the entire Las Vegas valley. Great skills in being able to easily explain scales, arpeggios, and theory in a way that's easy and fun to learn. Not only is he a great musician, but a great person and friend as well. Highly recommend Corey to all guitar players whether you're a beginner or an advanced player that needs that extra push and inspiration to get to the next level. Corey can definitely help you reach your goals!"
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"My Music background: Been in the church choir as a kid and teen. Love country and pop music. Never played any instrument whatsoever. Always wanted to learn to play the guitar. 2013 summer had taken beginner course at community college.

Lessons with Mr. Jeff: Taking group lessons at the community college, left me yearning for more as well as gave me the strong feeling that i was not learning my basics right. Hence decided to try private lessons. Was looking around on the web for Guitar teachers in/around Edison for couple of months. When i found Mr. Jeff online, and read his profile, I knew i had found my teacher. What impressed me most was:
1. His versatility in different genres of music. The vastness of his knowledge.
2. His specialized focus in finger-picking (My dream some day down the line!)
3. His flexibility in offering lessons - he even offers lessons on Skype.

Its been close to 6 months now. And i have enjoyed every moment in my music journey.

My greatest challenge was to unlearn many of the bad habits from the past. And Mr. Jeff has been greatly patient about it and has given me so many different options and tips/tricks to help me get better. He has a close eye and a sharp ear. There is not one note that i can slide under wrongly without him noticing. Right from handling the instrument right, finger positioning, to appreciating the playing of the instrument itself, he not only tells you how to do things right, but always backs it up with logical reasoning as to why he suggests certain ways. He never forces anything on you, but allows you to make your own choice - which i think is great, because since you are not forced to do anything that you are not convinced about, you have greater conviction to stick to it, because it was your choice.

While we follow the Hal Leonard's book for theory, from the very second lesson, i was encouraged to try playing songs that i liked - an effective approach to learn chords in parallel. And since i love to sing and play, (it was quite a challenge - which i didnt realise earlier), i couldnt just download the chords for a song from the net and start playing/singing right away. Mr Jeff puts a lot of effort in making the right chords for me, in the right scale that suits my voice and is in a comfortable range so that the end result is melodious to the listener. And given that am neither a great student (practicing regularly always a challenge!) nor a great singer, he has had to make so many versions in order to help reach my goals. Am honestly motivated by the fact he does not give up on me when i struggle with a song, but constantly finds ways of how I can conquer it. Maybe not how it is played in the actual record, but to an extent that gives me the satisfaction of being able to play that song within my capacity as a beginner. It is a great feeling when you play a song to tune for the first time.

Apart from being a keen observer, he is also very good with knowing the mood of the student and the student's perception to a particular music piece. He knows exactly what I think even before I can say it out loud. He clearly knows my strength and my weakness. This tells me that he is able to relate to me at my level and not from thousand feet high where he is. He is quick to appreciate when you do a good job and motivates you to stick on and persevere when it is not a great day at the lesson.
He also always remembers what was discussed in the previous lesson and the areas of improvement, so there is no escape. :) This has struck me most because, i know he is connecting to me as an individual student and that am not yet another student on the line.

He has also been most obliging with last minute schedule changes and has always accommodated me.

His home, where he gives his lessons is also very nice and warm. No awkwardness or discomfort of any sort. Thought i will mention this, because this was one of the thoughts in my head when i was searching for a teacher.

Overall I am very glad and thankful that he is my teacher. I will greatly recommend him to anyone who wants to start or take their skill to the next level, because he is not only knowledgeable and but "he can" teach. Hearing him play a piece, is motivation enough to persevere. I only wish I do him better justice by putting more time into practice.

Thank you very much Mr. Jeff."
- Sheeba
Took Guitar lessons from Jeff S.
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"He's a great teacher! He teaches around students knowledge and ability. It was an awesome lesson"
- Caitlin
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"Years ago I took Guitar Lessons at a local music store ( a very prominent one) as a raw beginner and quickly became frustrated with my lack of progress. Although my teacher was a great player and "very hot" to look at I soon began to feel like I was merely his "practice dummy."... I'd play the chords he showed me, endlessly,... while he seemed to be just practicing his solo playing. ... I then tried On-Line Lessons from various sites which were actually even less helpful and soon just lost interest completely.
A friend of mine said she had taken lessons from a Don DeBold for about 5 years before going off to college and highly recommended him.
I've now been taking lessons from Don for almost 2 years and having a blast ! I've learned how to play along with most of my favorite songs (mainly Blues and Rock) and now I'm learning to play Solo Guitar that needs no accompaniment !
Unlike my first teacher, during many lessons Don barely plays or even has his Strat on his lap because he's busy concentrating on what I'm doing !
He's a stickler yet lots of fun at the same time> I super recommend him as a Guitar and Music Teacher !!! Aneiah J."
- Aneiah
Took Guitar lessons from Don D.
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