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Scott M.

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Jamaica Plain, MA
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2008
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Scott M.

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I love teaching music. I first picked up my first guitar when I was 13, and haven't put it down since! I've had many different teachers over the years, but the ones that helped me grow the most, were the most patient, understanding, and encouraging. These are the values I bring to the forefront of my practice. I believe making music is something that everyone is able to do, when they find the process and conditions that work for them. It is my job to help you discover those things, and have fun in the process!

The guitar is a miraculous instrument because of its distinctiveness and versatility. It can sing lead, or backup the rhythm section. The direction you choose to pursue on the instrument is entirely unique to your experience and perspective. I've learned to create a wide range of sounds on the guitar from blues and rock to folk and soul, by playing with many different types of musicians over the years. I look forward to helping you learn the patterns and principals of music ...

About Scott

Hello fellow music lover! My name is Scott, and I'm a musician with 15+ years of performance experience. I've studied performance at Berklee College of Music and performed in various configurations from funk/soul ensembles, to folk-rock bands and I write my own music that I perform as a solo art

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Khalil
Great instructor with the knowledge to teach superbly, with the insight to reach high levels of efficiency!
Dan
Scott is a patient and supportive teacher. He helped me tap into my musical intuition while also supporting a practical understanding of music theory. Working with Scott felt like having a mentor, rather a teacher, to support me on my musical journey.
Kelly
Scott taught me introductory drums. Scott is warm, funny, and adaptable - he made learning fun and easy for me. I didn't feel dumb when I made mistakes, in no small part because Scott was very encouraging and pointed out the things I was doing well!

Another reason to take lessons with Scott - he's incredibly talented and plays multiple instruments. For example, I wanted to practice playing drums in a "band" setting, so Scott grabbed an electric bass and we started jamming.

10/10 would recommend, especially if you like laughing a lot while you learn a new skill!

Gregg R.

1 Review
Boston, MA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Gregg R.

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Hi there! I've been playing guitar since I was a teenager during the '70s. i play and teach rock,blues, jazz, fusion and read and compose music. What you can expect from me is a patient, serious, determined teacher who knows how to convey simple to complex technique and ability to those who are destined to be a student and musician. I can teach how to read, listen, interpret, improvise and evolve many musical skills.

About Gregg

I have had extensive jazz a rock studies from attending The Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, to becoming George Russell's teaching assistant at The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston before he retired. I learned from a true master of jazz and contemporary music regarding compos

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Mike Hays
Gregg was my musical instructor during the early 1980ties. What I learned in a few lessons with him was more that I could have expected. I was primarily focused on percussion, of which his vast knowledge was highly dynamic. I learned about poly-rhythms, Indian ti-hies, and complex time signatures. He had available much reference material that he provided me. And over the years his musical insights have not only supplemented my inquiries, but made me a better musician and person. I hope you have a chance to study with Gregg, as you will be introduced to a new and better way of musicianship!
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Daniel Z.

8 Reviews
Allston, MA
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Bachelors in Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Daniel Z.

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Berklee student seeking a Bachelors in music, majoring in Contemporary writing and production I teach rock, blues, funk and a series of latin rhythms (Salsa, Boleros, Bachata, merengue, etc).

I teach both electric and acoustic guitar and im able to travel around Boston

About Daniel

My name is Daniel im originally from Valparaiso Chile, I study composition in Berklee College of Music with guitar as my principal instrument. I focus mainly on funk, rock, blues and a a big amount of Latin rhythms (Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Bachata, etc). Im living currently in Allston and im wi

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Shirley S.
Daniel is a very good patient teacher and we have loved working with him

He is great with kids
Smithaziah C.
Daniel has been an amazing guitar instructor. I have taken 5 lessons only and I can already play a whole melody and tune the guitar . I have taken an online class as well when I couldn’t make it onsite. Daniel has taken encouraged me to practice all along and has take out time to answered my questions out of class schedule. I am definitely purchasing more classes. Best guitar teacher. I absolutely recommend.
Linh T.
Mr. Daniel is very patient with my 9 yrs old son who have zero experience with the acoustic guitar. My son is very excited for each lesson to start to show his progression and to learn new materials. Mr. Daniel is an excellent teacher and we are very lucky to have found him. Thank you Mr. Daniel!

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Adam B.

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  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Adam B.

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I'm a patient teacher with the ability to structure and pace lessons to meet the individual needs and ability levels of a wide variety of students. I am a professional performer, composer and recording artist with 20 years experience on stage and in the studio. I'm familiar with a wide variety of styles, and have studied blues, African, classical and Brazilian guitar at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. I offer lessons on acoustic or electric guitar, depending on student preference.

About Adam

I'm a professional performer, composer and recording artist, now accepting guitar students. I play folk, rock, blues and finger style guitar and have studied with African guitar scholar Nathaniel Braddock. I've toured extensively in Europe and North America, opened for the band Wilco, and played at

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Kara
Great first lesson with Adam!
Jerry
excellent teacher/mentor.. My Son, has enjoyed his lessons.
Jo
Adam is helping me get back to playing guitar after some 40 years in which I did not play at all. With his help, I’m refreshing what I used to know (basic chords and notes on the staff), and extending my skills into new areas, like finger-picking, barre chords, and tablature-reading--plus learning a lot of new songs. He’s an excellent teacher.
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Sebastian F.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sebastian F.

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I am a Berklee College of Music graduate with major in Guitar and Songwriting/Production. I have vast experience in the performing world having played at Lollapalooza, opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd and Frampton, won blues competitions, and many more. I specialize in rock, pop, funk, blues, alternative, acoustic, and so on. I can teach all levels of expertise and all ages. Book your lessons with a highly professional guitarist and musician and lets get you playing like a rockstar!

About Sebastian

First of all lets have fun doing what we love! Music is a great thing. I graduated from Berklee College of Music where I became a professional musician with vast knowledge about the industry and theory. I have experience performing at Lollapalooza, festivals alongside with Eminem, Alabama Shakes, T

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Raymond (Remi) L.

214 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Papiamento, Dutch
  • Teaches students 6 to 80
  • Teaching since 1980
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Raymond (Remi) L.

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You can count on quality lessons!
From the first lesson you will be able to play a song on your Guitar.

The following topics are what you will be learning from me:
Basic Popular Guitar:
Introduction: The Guitar and its parts
Sitting positions
The right position (left and right hand)
Tuning
How to use the pick
Down & up Strokes Strumming
The diagram and Tabs
Basic Chords:
Harmonic Progression Reading
Repertoire (Easy American & Children Songs)

Intermediate Popular Guitar:
Up- an downstroke Strumming
Arpeggio
Chords: Bridges, Substitutes, Altered, and Bar-chords
Tab reading
Repertoire (American, Latino & International Songs)

Advance Popular Guitar:
Advance Strumming
Chords: Dominant 7, Minor 7 chords, Major 7, Minor 7, Diminished, ½ Diminished, Add 9, Add 6, 7th-5th, 6th/9th
Music notation reading
Repertoire (Other American & International Songs)

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"The Total Rock Guitarist" Method (by: Tobias Hurwitz)
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About Raymond (Remi)

I completed musical studies at the Conservatory of Music of San Juan, Puerto Rico and graduated MAGNA CUM LAUDE, with Majors in Musical Education and as a Performing Artist. I am a qualified multilingual Music Instructor. I have performed as a guitarist with several orchestras, musical groups, ba

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Michelle
Raymond was GREAT!!! Super patient and so, so kind!!! Would highly recommend!!!
Harrison
Remi is a great teacher and has the patience with children, teens and I’m sure adults. He is organized and very structured which is ideal for my needs. Thank you Remi for all you do. The Smith Family.
Sheila Jaszlics
Mr. Lasten is a very patient and methodical teacher. He is polite and puntual. Every lesson is challenging. I recommend him.

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Cambridge, MA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Cambridge is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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"Juan is awesome. He makes learning guitar easy and never complicates it .. and makes it fun. He's a great teacher."
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Took Guitar lessons from Juan C.
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"Doyle was professional, encouraging, and patiently provided instruction for our son who is just beginning his journey with learning the guitar."
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Took Guitar lessons from Doyle B.
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"Chris is so awesome. I'm amazed by the way he deals with my son's distractive behavior and get him to learn a lot in few times."
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"Lena is great! Very patient and encouraging. I always look forward to having lessons with her."
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"I wish I would have started with Shon along time ago. I am fairly new, and he is very good at being patient with me but still allowing me to progress quickly. Lessons are packed with content, and I leave with "homework "to work on so by the time the next lesson comes around I have learned a tremendous amount. Two thumbs up !!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Shon M.
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"Greg was a joy to work with. He made it easy to improve and understands how to meet you at your level, which for me was quite low. He can be an intuitive instructor when needed, meaning he has a plan but isn’t captive to it when he sees the need for improvisation."
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Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"very helpful and understanding looking forward to more!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Steven E.
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"Phillip has been absolutley wonderful with my 7 year old son. He was able to teach him to play a song within the first two lessons. Since then he has laid the groundwork to build on to transform my son into a bonafide guitarist. He has worked on technique, reading music, chords, scales and keeping rhythm. He is very patient and jokes around keeping the lessons light and fun. He is very responsive to emails and is flexible with lesson times. I cannot recommend him highly enough!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Phillip Z.
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"I liked him a lot he gave me a lot of great experience"
Tanya
Took Guitar lessons from Daniel B.
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"Phillip is extremely knowledgeable in music. He is able to keep me on track of what my goal is and keeps me from wandering into areas that I am not ready for and wasting time. He stretches me in the written music, rhythm and timing. He is pulling me out of my slump."
Jeri
Took Guitar lessons from Phillip Z.
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Guitar Lessons in Cambridge, MA

Cambridge is a hub for live music. Home to a healthy club scene, Cambridge is exciting and vibrant 7 days a week. Whatever genre of music you love, you’ll find it here. If you’re taking guitar lessons in Cambridge, you’re in the perfect place to supplement your studies with a dose of listening to both live and recorded music. As a guitarist, it’s important to listen to other great players to develop a deeper understanding of the possibilities of your instrument. With several colleges like Harvard, Tufts and MIT bringing in internationally-acclaimed artists to perform, Cambridge is home to a rich musical tapestry.

Let’s explore some of the clubs, festivals, and record stores that an aspiring guitarist can experience to better hone their craft while taking guitar lessons in Cambridge!

Live Music Venues Cambridge and the surrounding cities are home to many live music venues featuring everything from experimental improvisation to classical, pop, punk, rock, soul, funk and blues! Major international guitar artists like Adrian Belew, Eric Clapton, and David Gilmour can be found often in residence. Berklee College of Music in Boston has produced some of the music world’s top guitarists, and they’re often found performing here as young students! Check out these live music venues:

1) The Middle East – Located on Massachusetts Ave in Central Square, the Middle East hosts live music on three stages 7 nights a week. Some of the best guitarists in the city perform here. (http://mideastoffers.com/me/)

2) The Lily Pad, Inman Square Cambridge – The Lily Pad is the home of the experimental music scene in Cambridge. Here you can find guitarists pushing the boundaries of their instruments - playing everything from noisescapes to improvised jazz. (http://lilypadinman.com/)

3) The Sinclair, Church Street, Cambridge – A 450-seat capacity club that features live local, regional and national acts. Recent performers have included Spandau Ballet and The Psychedelic Furs. Great sight lines and an eclectic line-up! (http://www.sinclaircambridge.com/)

4) Berklee Performance Center, Massachusetts Ave, Boston – Five minutes down Mass Ave from the Middle East is Berklee College of Music. With several recital halls and the 1200-seat Performance Center, live music happens every day at Berklee! John Mayer, Amy Mann and Steve Vai all attended and performed at Berklee. The best part about it? It often has free admission! (https://www.berklee.edu/BPC)

Festivals Cambridge and Boston host several annual music festivals featuring all genres of music. Here are just a few to check out!

1) Central Square Music Festival – A free street fair and music festival, the Central Square Music Festival features jazz, folk, roots and world music performances. (http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/fair/p14962.php)

2) JazzBoston Jazz Week – A weeklong celebration featuring the best local, national and international guitarists. Over 200 events take place throughout the area. Many are free! (http://www.jazzboston.org/)

3) Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival – An annual outdoor festival that celebrates the musical diversity of jazz! Every conceivable jazz genre is represented, from bebop to smooth jazz. (https://www.berklee.edu/beantownjazz)

Record Stores Cambridge is home to some of the most eclectic indie record stores in the country. Whatever genre of music you love, you’ll find it here! Make sure to visit In Your Ear, Nuggets, Newbury Comics, or Cheapo Records to find your favorite guitarist’s recording! (http://www.iye.com/html_index.cfm?page=home) (http://www.nuggetsrecords.com/) (https://www.newburycomics.com/) (http://www.cheaporecords.com/)

If you’re fortunate enough to be taking guitar lessons in Cambridge, make sure to get inspired by supporting live music! These are only a few of the musical opportunities Cambridge has to offer. Check your local listings for even more great clubs and shows. It’s a great way to get inspired!

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