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About Andy M.

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Lexington, MA

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My lessons are all about you and your progress!
I design practice plans tailored to your specific needs.

Beginner Level:
* Learn essential guitar basics
* Learn fundamental music notation and sight reading
* Learn a set of easy chords and some easy songs

Intermediate Level:
* Expand your knowledge of chords and rhythm guitar playing
* Understand music theory (intervals, chords & scales)
* Introduction to Blues & Phrasing
* Learn more complex songs

Advanced Level:
* Master Technique (Alternate Picking, Legato, Sweeping, etc.)
* Master Scales (Major Scale, Minor Scales, Pentatonic & Blues Scales, Modes, etc.)
* Learn any song you want
* Create amazing riffs and songs
* Learn high-speed improvisation

About Andy
Hi there! My name is Andy and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2002 and have loved helping my students to become good guitarists and musicians. I went to Berklee College of Music and earned a Bachelor of Music in 2002 (Magna Cum Laude).

I'm an open-minded and optimistic person. I have taught hundreds of students over the years and have developed a lot of my own teaching materials along the way. I'm very flexible in the way I teach and I always try to find out what type of learners my students are, so I can design a personalized practice plan for fast progress. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Tait June 11, 2019
· Electric Guitar · In home
He was amazing! My son could not be happier. Super great guy and wonderful teacher.
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Alexander December 17, 2018
· Blues Guitar · In studio
Andy was my guitar instructor for more than year. He is a master in theory and practice and is able to bring you to the highest levels. The breath of learning opportunities he offers in terms of techniques, styles, rhythms, songs etc is huge and allows for training and development in the desired areas at every possible level. And he can back up the lessons by the underlying music theory as needed. In practice, Andy quickly spots where issues lie and provides useful hints to overcome technical problems. In addition he offers useful material which helps when practicing at home.


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Juergen November 22, 2018
· Electric Guitar · In studio
Andy taught me a lot about playingstyles (Rock- & Jazz) and chord- & songbuliding. He was my teacher for more than 2 years and i wish i had taken my lessons a lot earlier.
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Andy M.

Lexington, MA 02421
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$30 / 30-min

About Frankie P.

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Salem, MA
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Guitar is my principle instrument. There is nothing I can't teach you when it comes to this instrument.

About Frankie
In addition to being a Berklee College of Music Graduate, I have a Masters in Music Education, and currently completing my Doctorate in Music Education from Boston University, I have been playing for over 30 years.

Lessons are written and tailored to you. I use music, printouts, and instructional material to make sure you progress as you should.

I have spots available every day of the week, so I'm confident that we can find something that works for both of us.

I know that learning to play any style of music whether it be Jazz, Blues, Soul, Motown, Funk, or Rock is a challenge, but with help from an experienced educator, your instrument becomes a rewarding lifelong enjoyment.

Please feel free to contact me. I would be happy to speak with you regarding any questions you may have.
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Carol March 1, 2019
· Banjo · In home
It's so rewarding to meet a teacher on the same page with me. Very personable, knowledgable and sets direction/goals clearly.
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Dwonka "Dee" C. December 3, 2018
· Songwriting · Online
I enjoy my song writing coach Frankie. His knowledge and patience was well appreciated.
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Stephen September 10, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Frankie tailors each music lesson to my needs and interests, while sharing his extensive knowlege of music, theory, and playing technique. I have enjoyed each lesson over past 8 years, as he has encouraged me to grow and develop my own knowledge and skill. An excellent instructor!
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Frankie P.

Salem, MA 01970
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About Maximillian L.

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Brookline, MA
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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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Leo C. June 23, 2019
· Ukulele · In studio
My son said it was great!
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Alan R. June 10, 2019
· Ukulele · In home
Max was prompt knowledgeable and easy to
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Very patient and I would recommend him for any
age student.
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Sean H. March 18, 2019
· Ukulele · In home
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 02446
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$30 / 30-min

About Poh Hock K.

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Allston, MA
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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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Julian October 26, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
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.
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Alex June 20, 2016
· Guitar · Online
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 02134
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$40 / 30-min

About Matt M.

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Boston, MA

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I have been teaching Rock, Jazz, Classical, Folk and just about any other kind of guitar lessons you can think of since 1998. I have a degree in Jazz Performance and also have an extensive background in music theory, ear training and music technology. I work as a freelance musician and private teacher in the United States as well as Europe. As a teacher I pride myself on being prepared and patient.

About Matt
I am a professional jazz guitarist, singer-songwriter and teacher. I've been teaching music to students of all ages privately and in groups since 1998. After graduating from William Paterson University with a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance I spent 10 years in New York City working as a freelance musician and operating my own guitar studio. Since that time I have also been affiliated with several teaching studios, private schools, public schools and international schools. With a comprehensive background in Jazz, Classical and Rock guitar as well as electric bass, piano, music theory and voice; I am uniquely qualified to teach students of all ages and levels.

As a teacher, I think it’s most important to provide my students with a well rounded musical education that focuses on and adapts to what they are interested in lea
rning. Music lessons should be fun and I always keep that as my number one priority while also making sure that my students are getting a solid musical education that they will be happy with now and in the future. I pride myself on being patient, enthusiastic, empathetic and always prepared. I’m familiar with all of the most popular methods and have also created a large library of my own teaching materials.

During my career, I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to teach several different populations in the US, Greece and Germany. These diverse experiences have been extremely challenging and helped make me into a stronger teacher. From 2001-2003 I taught at the Center for Individualized Training and Education(CITE) which is a special needs school in Providence, RI. At CITE, I worked with students ages 6-17 and learned a lot about how to use music to bring joy to students who are not necessarily able to engage in a traditional musical education. In 2016, I created a music program in Athens, Greece for refugee children seeking asylum. I worked in conjunction with the School Box Organization to raise money for instruments, and taught guitar and hand drum classes at a school they had set up in a refugee squat. Although I'm no longer at the school, I am still helping to oversee the program and plan to do more of this work in the future. During my time in New York City, I worked with kids attending some of the most exclusive private schools in the country and dealt with the challenge of fitting music into an extremely demanding and high pressure educational environment. All of these experiences have helped shape my teaching philosophy as well as my views on life and music. I am currently teaching students in Boston as well as online lessons in Canada, Europe and the US.
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Jessica July 16, 2019
· Guitar · Online
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Rebecca November 5, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Matt Macaulay has taught me guitar in his studio and at my home over the course of the last two years. He is a wonderful teacher, caring, thoughtful and thorough. I've had a lot of music teachers over the years but Matt stood out in his ability to provide organized and interesting teaching sessions which are well prepared for in advance and always entertaining. Matt is an amazing motivator and swiftly got me through the burdens of an early learning curve and into the fascinating world of music. I would warmly recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning - at any age - and is looking for a highly skilled and caring teacher!
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Matt M.

Boston, MA 02215
(2)
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$20 / 30-min
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About Tim C.

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Framingham, MA
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IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT - I can help you pinpoint what is keeping you from being the type of player you want to be, and I will help you improve by learning techniques through song.

IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU WANT - I can help you develop basic guitar fundamentals, a motivation to want to learn more about guitar, and to figure out what style(s) interests you most.

About Tim
My name is Tim C and I'm a music teacher at North Andover High School. I graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2016, majoring in Guitar Performance. I am well-educated and well-versed in many styles including blues, funk, R&B, classical, and rock. My only goal in teaching my students is to assist them in reaching their own goals and accomplishing what they want to achieve as a musician or guitar player.
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Tim C.

Framingham, MA 01701
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$34 / 30-min

About Max M.

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Brighton, MA

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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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David C. June 18, 2019
· Electric Guitar · In home
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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Max M.

Brighton, MA 02135
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$40 / 30-min

About Joseph L.

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Boston, MA
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I have years of teaching experience with the following features:

- Focusing on students personal musical interest
- Customizing music curriculum accordingly
- Teaching all styles, specializing in Jazz, Rock, Blues
- Offering beginner to advanced level lessons and theory
- Nurturing students passion for music
- Creating a soothing atmosphere
- Online and in-home lessons available
- All ages welcome

About Joseph
I am Joe L. from Lebanon, New Hampshire. I started playing guitar at age 11. Over the years I explored many different styles such as rock, blues, metal and classical. As I further devoted myself to music I started playing the flute, saxophone, piano, and bass. My passion for music led to several successes including earning first place in Tuck’s Rock Dojo’s regional music competition as a lead guitarist and media appearances including The Herald and Valley News newspapers. I was also teaching private lessons at the time to students with various interests and learning abilities. Upon approaching jazz, I studied with Don Mock and Scott Mullett. Soon after, I was accepted to Berklee College of Music as a guitar performance major, during which time I performed with several ensembles and studied with significant artists such as Richie Hart, She
ryl Bailey, Bruce Saunders. Currently, I’m focusing on establishing myself as a performing artist and growing as a music teacher.
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Calum August 6, 2019
· Blues Guitar · In studio
Taught me some cool new blues picking. This guy knows his shit!
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Matt August 5, 2019
· Electric Guitar · In home
Joe is a great guy and musician, a really easy person to work with, talk to, and hang with. Most importantly he is an extraordinary musician, he knows his stuff, and he knows how to communicate it to a student. His knowledge spans far beyond a pro and his teaching skills surpass many "professional" teachers I have worked with in the past. Nothing but a joy every lesson. Joe has opened my eyes to what the fretboard displays harmonically. I am grateful for what he has given me. Thanks Joe!
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Malik August 5, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
I'm currently taking electric guitar lessons from Joe. Without a doubt, it is the highlight of my week to spend an hour jamming with him. While learning a new instrument is always difficult (especially one as physically/mentally demanding as the guitar), Joe is endlessly knowledgeable and always has a cool new trick to show me to make everything less daunting and more fun. It has been such a joy to be instructed by someone so funny, talented, patient, and kind. I cannot recommend Joe enough!
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Joseph L.

Boston, MA 02215
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About Joshua S.

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Franklin, MA
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I have 34 years of experience playing guitar and coaching musicians. I play by ear and have trained myself to be comfortable sitting in with almost any band. I like to work with guitarists who know the basics and who are looking to take their music to the next level. I teach about song dynamics, techniques for playing with other musicians, transposing on the fly, achieving desired tone, rhythm, lead, finger picking, strum patterns, tuning, pedalboard arrangements, multi-effects, equipment selection, etc. Proficient with acoustic guitar and electric guitar. I do NOT teach how to read music or formal theory. If you are a guitarist who wants to explore a more organic style with less structure, we will probably get on well. I am especially fond of blues, classic & southern rock and praise/worship. I've worked with many church musicians as well as many rock/blues musicians to enhance their skills and bring a much more full range of ability to the table. I can also help you ...

About Joshua
I am passionate about music as a natural expression of mood, emotion and meaning. My focus is on fluidity and flexibility for any jam session as well as understanding where we fit... at that moment... in the overall sound. I help musicians to step out of the box without overpowering other instruments and I am good at identifying areas that need work. I am not a hard-line teacher... if you want to learn riffs, we can do that. If want to play cover songs, I'll teach you. If you would like to explore composition, I can help you achieve the right atmosphere with your instrument and vocals. I can work with beginners or intermediate-level guitarists. I'm excited to see what we can accomplish!
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Joshua S.

Franklin, MA 02038
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$84 / 60-min

About Amit D.

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Boston, MA
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I am a self taught guitar player. This, I think is what sets me apart from other teachers. I am not bound by a specific teaching style/ approach/ philosophy.
My only philosophy is that playing guitar should be fun. People have fun when they do what they want to do. I am a firm believer in the principle of specificity of training. I make sure that you are learning what you want to learn and not just practicing scales for 2 hours a day. :-)

About Amit
I am a self taught guitarist and I think that sets me apart from others. I understand that different people have different goals and I as a teacher need to facilitate my students meeting their goals (not mine :-)
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Amit D.

Boston, MA 02113
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$42 / 30-min

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