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These Guitar teachers are highly rated by students in the Boston area, including Barrington, Newton, Charlestown, Waltham and Winchester.

Joe M.

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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Private Guitar Teacher

We can start from wherever you've left off. If you're a complete beginner, we'll start with the basics: guitar anatomy, strings, tuning, hand position, then work our way up through scales, single note exercises, and basic chords. You can expect to be fluent in open chords within 3 months and playing some of your favorite songs in 6.

As you advance, we can work on how to play with other musicians, as well as music theory, modes, and more complex scales.

About Joe

I can give you a solid start on the guitar. Whether you're just learning your way around the neck or ready to ...

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August 19, 2018
Audrey
Joe is an awesome guitarist!! I took lessons from him, and he was really good and knew just how to get me to improve. He also knows a TON about all different kinds of music and music theory--I signed up for guitar, but I ended up learning lots of other useful stuff too. Highly recommended!!!
February 15, 2018
Max
i took rock history, rock appreciation and rock theory from joe, who rocks

very good guitar teacher! joe is a PRO

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Joe M.

Jamaica Plain, MA

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Tyler A.

Waltham, MA 02453

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Private Guitar Teacher

I was a self-taught guitar player until i studied music at UMASS Lowell where i learned about reading music and theory. I can give a unique approach to teaching by utilizing aspects of ear training and note recognition. I also have much experience in improvisation from studying jazz and playing in an improvisational band where listening and reacting to one another are key. I also go through lesson books such as the Suzuki books up to the real book.

About Tyler

I am a very passionate music teacher, it's really who I am. I thrive off of opening the doors of music to people and teaching them a foundation upon which to grow. I graduated from UMASS Lowell with a Bachelors in Music Performance in 2014 and have 6 years of teaching experience in and around the Boston area. I play and manage a band called Skyfoot and have for about 3 years now. I have played in 35 different states, playing with all kinds of musicians across the United States. The times I spent playing and learning from the musicians at school and on the road have been some of the most insightful of my life.

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October 17, 2017
David G.
Been meeting with Tyler for 4 lessons now and cannot give anything but the highest praise for him. Before we began we set the outline for what
I wanted to do and how he could help - the planning was good but the execution far exceeded anything I could hope for. His insight, technical ability, and highly positive attitude makes him the perfect partner to "re-introduce" me to the guitar (35+ year break in playing). Cons: initially opted for 1/2 hour lesson - too short. Pros: understands my goals, appreciates the musical genre that is important to me, great balance between teaching during the lesson and giving me things to work on on my own, very positive and encouraging attitude....and many more "pros". My suggestion is - if you are thinking of going with him give him a call - very easy to talk to and you will likely find out what I have found - Tyler is top notch!!
January 24, 2017
Dylan Taylor
Extremely patient teacher, awesome with my kids. Accommodating and very receptive to tailoring the lesson to what I or my kids want. Would highly recommend!
November 19, 2015
Jordana
Tyler is a great teacher! He has taught me everything I know about song structure and chord patterns. Would highly recommend!

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Tyler A.

Waltham, MA

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Maximillian L.

Brookline, MA 02446

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Private Guitar Teacher

I like to cater the lessons to the student, so it all depends on what you want to get out of it! I will happily spend the time teaching you how to play your favorite songs, give you different techniques for different styles of playing, or dive into the endless depths of music theory which can lead to all new levels of learning possibilities!

About Maximillian

Since 2010, I have taught private music lessons to students of all ages. Focusing on instrument techniques and the concepts of music theory, I guide students along their musical journeys and help them find joy in the music-making process. The music instructors I had over the years made a lasting impact on my life and I will never forget them. I now strive to do the same for my students, to provide them with a meaningful learning experience in music. I studied music at Ramapo College of New Jersey, worked as a touring musician and audio engineer in Nashville for 3 years, and now reside in Boston, where I play with many different musical groups, ranging in styles from jazz to folk and everything in between. I also recently helped a platinum-record engineer build a new recording studio, QUAD Lakeside in Raymond, Maine, which is where I recor

d and produce bands from around the northeast.
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June 23, 2019
Leo C.
My son said it was great!
June 10, 2019
Alan R.
Max was prompt knowledgeable and easy to
work with.
Very patient and I would recommend him for any
age student.
March 18, 2019
Sean H.
Max was great. He is very skilled teacher and player. I look forward to working with him this year,

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Maximillian L.

Brookline, MA

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Poh Hock K.

Allston, MA 02134

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Private Guitar Teacher

I have been teaching classical and electric guitar for about 9 years and I structure my lessons according to a student's goals, and objectives on the instrument. My students have been able to learn tunes by ear, and understand chord progressions and structures, and play with a pick or finger style!
I specialize in rock, metal, classical and jazz, and I can also teach extended range guitars and alternate tunings. Learn to shred, sweep, alternate pick and hybrid pick like no one's business!

About Poh Hock

Hi! My name is Poh Hock. I have been playing music for at least 20 years and I have been teaching the guitar for about 9 years now. I provide lessons at your home, my studio and online!

I have a very hands-on approach to teaching and I believe that students should have fun while learning. I also do not teach based on a book unless requested and my lessons are tailored according to a student's needs, personality and goals.

I graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2013 with a degree in Music Performance and I am also a certified Yamaha Classical Guitar teacher. I currently play guitar with Metal Blade artist, Native Construct.

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October 26, 2016
Julian
Poh Hock is a great teacher that really has a passion for playing and teaching guitar. His style of teaching is very precise and methodical. I learned a lot of songs taking lessons with him but more importantly Poh Hock taught me how to practice material that I was working on. The lessons were really more like guided practice sessions. While some teachers that I've had might just use the lesson to teach material and have me practice over the week, Poh Hock used lesson time to really drill sections and get them to sound good. I absolutely recommend Poh Hock as a teacher for anyone who seriously wants to improve their playing and their approach to music in general.
June 20, 2016
Alex
When I heard that the lead guitarist for one of my favorite bands, Native Construct, was offering lessons, I knew I had to give it a try. Having had only a year of experience beforehand, my skills were shaky to say the least. I've taken weekly .lessons for a few months and have seen a marked improvement in my fundamental skills. Not only does Poh Hock create a great learning environment, but he also creates a very relaxed one. If I didn't improve as much as he thought I should've over the course of a week, he didn't get on me about practicing more. Instead, he worked with me to determine where I was struggling and then would help me overcome it. I really can't recommend Poh Hock enough.

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Poh Hock K.

Allston, MA

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Kevin W.

Woonsocket, RI 02895

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Private Guitar Teacher

I strive to honor and challenge each student’s musical identity. Some instructors say they teach the instrument. I tell people I teach students. I have advanced degrees in Composition and Music Education and over 20 years of experience as both an instructor and as a recording and performing musician.

About Kevin

I’ll strive to assess your musical goals as an individual and then tailor your instruction specifically to meet these objectives. In addition to over 20 years of experience teaching privately and 15 years of experience in a classroom setting, my credentials also include an extensive discography accumulated through years of recording, decades of experience as a seasoned performer in various musical genres, and dual Master’s degrees in Music Composition (University of Rhode Island) and Music Education (Boston University). From beginners who are just excited to getting started, all the way to experienced players who may just want a new angle, my years of experience as a multi-faceted musician will help me assist you in whatever direction you hope to go.

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January 28, 2019
Jess
Exhibits incredible patience and a wealth of knowledge. I would highly recommend his lessons.
January 28, 2019
Michael Graham
Kev is the best. Rare combination: super talented performance musician who can relate his craft to anyone willing to listen and practice. Do yourself a favor and take lessons from this guy!

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Kevin W.

Woonsocket, RI

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Aksel A.

Dorchester, MA 02122

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I am totally passionate about teaching, and I provide that spark that motivates my students into getting the best out of themselves.

I follow a modern customer-oriented approach based on win-win and long term success. The guitar student is an aspiring virtuoso, and I am as patient as possible with the students and following their own desires.

As long as he/she focuses on the image of the perfect player he/she wishes to become, I am committed to the full extend to motivate, encourage, help, assist, suggest improvements, correct mistakes, answer questions and everything that will speed up the student's ramp-up into becoming that perfect player.

About Aksel

Experience

Master professional guitarist with 25 years of experience playing a large variety of genres such as classical, blues, jazz, country, heavy-metal, flamenco, and more.

Cosmopolitan modern musician, songwriter, and improviser with a worldwide background including European, Latin, African, Middle-Eastern and Asian genres.

Exceptionally trained musical ears allowing seamless integration and pairing with bands and music setups.

Experienced guitar instructor and mentor focusing on achieving personal goals of each of my students coming from various skills, ages, backgrounds, and locations

Great band leadership and team-building skills based on goal driven and a win-win approach.

As a music guitar lover, I have been sharing my passion for my art gradually as soon as I ramped up my instrumental mastery. I have been free

lancing with guitar mentorship and tutorship for about 10 years now, and have had students from all over the world.

I mainly specialize in 2 types of students:
- Entry level students who are just getting started. Sometimes these students don't even own an instrument, sometimes they barely know what a guitar is made of.
- Players with a few years of playing guitar abilities who stalled for various reason: not enough practice, not enough motivation, bad habits initially acquired that hindered their progressions.

I can play a large variety of genres, from blues to jazz, metal to flamenco, classical to folk, etc. I stress on acquiring good habits early on while adapting to the student specific skills, or sometimes, limitations.

Teaching Method

I usually group all guitar skills in 3 different categories:
- Chords
- Arpeggios
- Solos
I then break all the unique intricacies and specificities based on the student interest and existing skill. Everything else depends on the student's favorite genre.
My standard procedure is to pick 3 songs from a genre that the student wants to play, ordered by level of difficulty, and break them down into fragments that subsequently constitute the homework for the next sessions.

My specialty is to make sure the student eventually becomes self-reliant and independent. I teach them the power of their ears. I teach them techniques to help them improve their ears to be able to play any song that they would like in the long term. There is a bit of theory involved, but it's mostly practice.

I am totally passionate about teaching, and I provide that spark that motivates my students into getting the best out of themselves.

I follow the students own desires. I use a modern customer-oriented approach based on win-win and long term success. The guitar student is an aspiring virtuoso. As long as he/she focuses on the image of the perfect player he/she wishes to become, I am committed to the full extend to motivate, encourage, help, assist, suggest improvements, correct mistakes, answer questions and everything that will speed up the student's ramp-up into becoming that perfect player.
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September 19, 2019
Yanis
I had a hard time trynna learn the skills i used to watch in concerts or youtube and with the help of Mr Allouch i made a drastic improvement and all of my struggling vanished, i'm pretty much able to play any song i can think of thanks to him!
September 18, 2019
Younes
Best instructor ever
June 2, 2019
Joey
Mr. Allouch is an excellent instructor. For me, placing my fingers on the guitar is hard, but he taught me to put my fingers in a perpendicular position and to make sure to press hard on the string so it will make a good sound. Thanks to that advice, it is easier to play the notes correctly. He has made it fun for me to learn guitar. He is an excellent guitar player and I am very happy that he has shared his passion with me. Merci beaucoup Mr. Allouch!

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Aksel A.

Dorchester, MA

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Elisa M.

Boston, MA 02115

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Private Guitar Teacher

Hi! Thank you for your interest in studying with me.

My name is Elisa and I am a Berklee College of Music alumni with a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance and Jazz Composition, and a minor in Conducting—Contemporary Track—. I have played guitar for 15 years, taught guitar and music lessons for over 5 years, and have a 10+ years experience with live performance in different genres (rock, jazz, pop and musical theatre).

I enjoy teaching, in all its aspects. I like giving lessons and advice, motivating and helping students so that they can get the most out of a lesson, in a one on one as well as in a classroom environment. If I find myself unprepared in front of students’ questions, I do my best to provide a satisfactory answer. I like being challenged and conducting further research about what my students would like to know. I love working with people of all ages, from children to adults, and with different goals in music.

About Elisa

Elisa is a guitarist, composer, arranger and conductor based in Boston, MA.

Despite not being born in a family of musicians, Elisa's musical talent manifested itself since she was a little girl. During preschool and elementary school, her natural inclination towards music was evident in her music classes, where she would play one of those plastic Yamaha recorders that were so popular in schools in the 1990s. Her musicality, sense of rhythm and dynamics were prematurely developed.

Elisa got her hands on a guitar for the first time when she was 11 years old. Her dad bought her a nylon string Yamaha C-60 for Christmas, and, soon after, she started taking lessons with a classical guitar player and teacher, Ugo De Panfilis. With Ugo, she prepared to audition for the Conservatory of Music of L'Aquila "Alfredo Casella", which she entered

a couple of years later. At the conservatory, she studied classical guitar with Maestro Filippo Rizzuto and Maestro Riccardo Fiori, and she studied choir repertoire and music with Maestra Rosalinda Di Marco. From the same institution, she obtained a Solfege License, studying with Maestro Claudio Contrevi, and a 5-year Diploma in Classical Guitar.

While attending the Conservatory and high school at the same time, Elisa bought an electric guitar and started her own rock band, Madness Waters, with her friend, bass player and mechanical engineer, Francesco Pignatelli. With the band, she played numerous shows, went on tour and recorded four demos, one of which sponsored by Icarus School of Music of L'Aquila. After high school, she attended the University of L'Aquila, where she got a "110 e lode"—the highest score and laude one could achieve—Bachelor Degree in Linguistic and Intercultural Communication, majoring in English and minoring in Spanish. In the meanwhile, she was still playing, recording and touring with Madness Waters.

After graduating University of L'Aquila, Elisa auditioned for and got accepted into Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Before moving to the United States, she took jazz guitar lessons with Italian guitar player Gianfranco Di Giovanni at Icarus Music Academy in L'Aquila, Italy, where she got the chance to attend a clinic with TV-famous Italian guitarist Luca Colombo and get a private lesson from U.S. American guitar player Neil Zaza, hosted by Icarus and guitar player Michael Petruzziello. She then moved to the United States, in May 2015, and has recently graduated Berklee College of Music.
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May 29, 2019
Peter
My name is Peter Gardner, and I am an English professor and professional clarinetist, teaching at Berklee College of Music. Elisa was one of our English tutors in the Liberal Arts Department at the college for four years, and she was one of the most engaging and productive tutors I have supervised in my 35 years running the tutoring program. She is bright, conscientious, gregarious, and humorous and, simply, a wonderful person to be around. She is a natural born teacher and connects very well with her students, both on a personal and academic level. I also know her to be an excellent musician, with an extensive background in both performing and teaching, and well-versed in all styles of guitar playing. I cannot speak highly enough about Elisa as a person, a teacher, and an artist. I recommend her to you, at whatever level you're at, as much as I have ever recommended anyone!

Best,

Peter Gardner
Professor, Liberal Arts Department
Berklee College of Music

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Boston, MA

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Max M.

Brighton, MA 02135

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Private Guitar Teacher

Learn the music you want to learn, achieve the goals you set. Learn music in a variety of acoustic and electric guitar styles including rock, blues, funk, r&b, pop, country and more. Have fun while learning the fundamentals of guitar technique from a Berklee-educated guitarist.

About Max

Learn the music you want to learn, achieve the goals you set! I'll work with you to determine a musical 'plan of attack' based on the type of playing you are interested in.

Learn music in a variety of acoustic and electric guitar styles including rock, blues, funk, r&b, soul, pop, folk, country, and more. For beginner students, the focus will be on having fun while learning the fundamentals of guitar technique from a Berklee-educated guitarist.

I'm an experienced performer, both as a singer-songwriter and as a lead guitarist with rock, funk, and country bands. I teach at my well-kept home studio located in Cleveland Circle, online, and I can also come to you!

I also have experience working with children and adults who have developmental and cognitive disabilities.

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June 18, 2019
David C.
I took both acoustic and electric lessons from Max, he was awesome! He is extremely talented and can help figure out any song you like and teach it to you.
He's also incredibly knowledgeable about music theory and can help with anything from rock to to jazz . He's a very patient teacher and I would recommend him to beginners, as well as advanced players trying to increase their guitar skills.

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