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Aaron C.

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Cambridge, MA
Starting at $35
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  • Bachelor of Music in Composition from University of Southern Maine
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Aaron C.

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Experienced guitarist/composer specializing in beginner and intermediate guitar, theory, and composition lessons. Every student learns differently, so we will discuss your goals and then craft a lesson plan that will best help you to get where you want to be! Whether working through chord progressions and melodies on guitar, expanding your understanding of the underlying music theory, or working to develop original compositions, we will methodically work through these concepts at a pace tailored to best suit your learning needs. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or are interested in beginning your musical journey!

About Aaron

I am a guitarist, percussionist, and composer originally from Maine and now based in the Boston area. I graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the University of Southern Maine, where I also studied jazz guitar, and graduated with a Master of Music in Composition from the Longy School

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Aaron is a great instructor and very easy to work with
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Karen D.

35 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
Aidan V.
Karen was great!
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Sam L.

Medford, MA
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sam L.

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The most valuable thing I learned as a student and a teacher is that the learning process is worth infinitely more than the song or the chord the student was actually learning. I will almost never give a student the answer, because if we work together to find that answer, the student feels like they earned it, they have learned skills that will help them in all future things that they learned, and they also are much more likely to remember what they have just discovered. Spending time building a chord or transcribing a song together from scratch is infinitely more valuable than handing a student a list of things to memorize. Music is such a deeply rich and complex thing that absolutely everyone can experience, do and love, and I want to help everyone to that point.

About Sam

I started playing guitar when I was 7 and loved it. A couple years after that I started playing in bands, and a couple years after that I started writing music. I've done music programs and studied guitar at Interlochen Center for the Arts and Berklee School of Music. In the summer of 2019 I worked

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Jason S.

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Watertown, MA
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jason S.

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After earning my BA in Economics at Harvard, I followed my true passion and began playing music professionally. I'm a Berklee Music College Alumnus, and I did learn a lot there. My guitar heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton, Jimi Paige, John Lee Hooker, Duane Allman and Dickey Betts. I love all the inspired by the greats, but as well as listening to my favorite guitarists, I also listen to just about everything under the sun, and appreciate all types of music.

About Jason

I picked up a guitar when I was eight, and I never put it down. After earning my BA in Economics at Harvard, I followed my true passion and began playing music professionally. I'm also a Berklee Music College Alumnus, and I did learn a lot there. My guitar heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn

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The rhythm exercises were VERY helpful
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Patrick D.

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Hingham, MA
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Patrick D.

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I am a lifelong musician/music educator. I have a degree from Berklee and I have experience teaching at the University level. I have been a private teacher for over 10 years and I have taught a wide variety of students. I love to teach! Sign up for lessons today and take the next step in your musical journey...you deserve it!

About Patrick

A strongly devoted musical student throughout his grade school years, Patrick came to Boston in 2004 to study at Berklee College of Music. He is currently a multi-instrumentalist and music educator in the Boston area, touring with multiple New England groups. With a diverse background and teaching

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Michael S.
Patrick is very nice and easy to work with.
Steven
Quality lessons. Would recommend
Hayley
Great teacher!
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David R.

Newton, MA
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  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David R.

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Hi there! My name's David, I'm a musician and sound engineer that's gigged all around Boston in various local bands, I'm a Berklee student, and a guitar player with 8 years of experience on the instrument. I'm also a music lover who tries to listen to as much music as possible and deeply cares about the craft of making music both Live and on record. I want to help you translate your interests in music into skills that will let you manifest the sounds that you wish to create! Whether that means your looking for someone to help you get started learning your favorite song, learn how to shred your hero's solos, learn to play your own solos, learn how to get the tone and feel of your favorite players, round out your knowledge of music theory, or how to record yourself and start writing your own original music! I'll be here to guide you along at any skill level and give you tips and tricks to help you learn quicker and better. The best part of having a teacher is having someone around who ...

About David

Hi, I'm a professional Musician with 4 years of production experience and 8 years of guitar/ performance experience. I've played shows in the New England area as well as in new york at venues ranging from small bars to 100-250 cap venues as well regional festivals. I've produced, engineered, and pla

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"It has been a long-time wish of mine to take guitar, and learning with Janis, my passion for it continues to grow. She has recently taken on my sister for piano lessons as well, and helps us play songs we like, supplemented with theory and tips for better technique. As well as a kind and knowledgeable teacher, she is a sweet, funny, incredible person to be around."
Sabrina
Took Guitar lessons from Janis V.
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"Steven has been an amazing teacher over the past year. My son took lessons from him for just a few months before I decided that this is the kind of guy I could start learning guitar from as well. He gives me focused goals and customizes the teaching content to exactly what I need to continue learning."
Christopher
Took Guitar lessons from Steven E.
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"First lesson and am already super impressed. He really makes sure you not only learn how to play guitar, but that you understand why playing is so important. For any musician that is going to add guitar to their repertoire of instruments, he’s a must."
Alejandro
Took Guitar lessons from Ronnie B.
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"I've been playing for three years this coming Nov.
I can truly say that there is NO WAY I would have progressed this far without my lessons from Ahmad.
And of course, it's been very enjoyable as well. Both my lesson time and the time spent on my own taking what I have learned and using it.
A+ all the way."
Michael
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I played clarinet for ten years. I wanted to find a teacher who really knows how to focus on a student's goals and weaknesses. Kevin has provided me with weekly lessons that I can take home and make trues progress in picking, timing, reading, fingering, and listening, Kevin is a true professional."
David
Took Guitar lessons from Kevin T.
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"Damien does a great job of mixing theory with practical application."
David
Took Guitar lessons from Damien S.
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"He is very friendly and really seems to know the guitar! I like his teaching style and my son does too!"
Jonathan
Took Guitar lessons from Omar G.
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"A knowledgable musician. Summer has gone to College for music and you can sense this right away."
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Took Guitar lessons from Summer L.
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In 1977 I was taking guitar lessons and although I was developing as a guitarist I was not being taught the styles and techniques I really wanted to learn. Jeff was recommended by a bass player I went to school with and I went by the store he taught at, Guitar Corner in Arcadia to meet him and discuss what he could teach me.
After a 15 minute meeting I started taking lessons with Jeff and he took me from being somewhat frustrated with my instrument to truly understanding it and being able to make it do what I had imagined it doing. Within six months I had people thinking I'd been playing for 5 years or more. Jeff will make you sound good FAST!
He will help you with technique and teach YOU what YOU want to know. I was amazed and so will you! He is a great musician who has "lived the Blues" and puts 100% of his heart and soul into every note.
Learning from Jeff Stetson is an honor and you will not be disappointed.

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Took Guitar lessons from Jeff S.
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"I am a former singer and keyboard player who is trying to learn a new instrument, the guitar, and I just had my first lesson with Dennis last night. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable, and he made many great suggestions to counteract problems I was having. I love the exercises he gave me, which were designed to build on my own musicality (but which could build on anyone's innate and acquired knowledge of music), and am very much looking forward to the next lesson."
Linda
Took Guitar lessons from Dennis B.
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Do you want to learn how to play the guitar in Boston? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private guitar lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher near you - whether in-home, studio, or online classes - accelerates progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every beginner's chances of becoming an expert player.

TakeLessons is dedicated to providing quality guitar lessons in Boston with top instructors. Boston is a great place to take guitar lessons because this city is home to many great music schools (including Berklee College of Music, the New England Conservatory and the Boston Conservatory to name a few) and is an epicenter for music and the arts.

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renowned music schools have played a part in the lives of some of the world’s most talented guitarists from every genre, including John Mayer, Steve Vai, Pat Metheny and many others. The TakeLessons instructors who teach guitar lessons in Boston have had the unique opportunity to attend some of the most prestigious music institutions in the world and can therefore offer some of the best music instruction available anywhere to those seeking quality lessons.

Boston offers a wide variety of live musical styles easily accessed at any one of its many clubs, bars, restaurants or other musical venues, including the House of Blues, Boston Symphony Hall, the Berklee Performance Center and even the local T station. As guitar instructors in Boston, we are fortunate to be a part of a versatile and rich music environment. Students who take guitar lessons in Boston are not only receiving instruction based on their instructor’s own experience, but are also learning from the wealth of musical information that Boston has to offer the world.

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