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Karen D.

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Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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Karen D.

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Blues Guitar:
There are so many styles of blues to choose from and in our class we will touch on the ones that especially interest the student.
Starting with the basics (learning notes, chords, rhythms, techniques and scales) we will also be learning different picking and strumming techniques, playing slide, learning songs and soloing.

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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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!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
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David R.

Newton, MA
Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • 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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Sean S.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA, Human Development from Pacific Oaks College
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Sean S.

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I believe that learning music should be as fun and inspiring as it can be to play. We all have a vast wellspring of creative energy within us, and the goal of the relationship between the student and the teacher is to help nurture and develop that latent talent. For this reason, my approach to teaching music is highly individualized. I start out with the premise that the student has unique gifts and my job is to help them discover what those are, and develop and refine them in order to make beautiful and deeply satisfying music, through whatever instrument and in whatever style they are drawn towards.

Depending on one's starting level of experience, some basic exercises will be assigned to develop core skills, with increasing levels of technical challenge and complexity. Elements of music theory will be woven into practical lessons. Students will have the choice to incorporate material from popular and familiar music into their studies, and as they progress they will be encouraged to

About Sean

COVID-19 Update: I'm starting to resume in-person lessons for students who have received full COVID vaccinations, using proper safeguards of masks and social distancing. Please check with me for details. I will continue teaching lessons online, using the TakeLessons app or through your web browser

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Mike G.
always the best part of my week, even if I'm not in the mood when we start!
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Steven S.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $37
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Steven S.

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Guitar lessons are fun for all ages, styles and levels. I'd love to help you learn to play the songs that YOU love on the guitar! Beginners are encouraged to apply. You'll have fun while reaching your musical goals. In addition to learning great songs, you'll learn improvisation and applied music theory. Also, I'll enjoy assisting the you in creating a practice regimen that fits in your time schedule.

About Steven

Steven graduated with his bachelor of music degree from California State University, Northridge and obtained his teaching credential from Cal Lutheran University. While at C.S.U.N., Steven was the winner of the Andres Segovia memorial scholarship and the Randy Rhoads memorial scholarship. Also, Ste

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Chris
Steven is an extremely well versed and educated guitar teacher. Both in person and online, Steven managed to meet the interests and push the knowledge of music notation no matter what style. My son became a confident player in a short amount of time due to Steven’s vast knowledge and experience. As a 20+ year schoolteacher myself, I really appreciate his student connection and teaching style. An all over excellent experience.
Thomas S.
Fun experience.
Fredrick B.
Steve is an exellent instructor. Easy going and brings a beginner like me to ease and motivated. Look forward to my next class!
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Andrea B.

219 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Sicilian, English, Italian, Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Andrea B.

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Berklee Graduate with two degrees in Music and a Conservatory diploma. I love teaching and I have been doing it professionally for almost two decades. I have been the musical director for Grammy nominated artist Bobby Hurricane Spencer for the past 10 years.
I have extensive experience playing Blues professionally (credits include albums by Chitlin Circuit musicians, legendary venues as well as an appearance on an award winning blues documentary). I can teach any style of blues, electric, acoustic, Chicago, Texas, West Coast and Delta. I can get in depth with you on lead and rhythm guitar from its basics to its most advanced and contemporary aspects.

About Andrea

I have been teaching professionally for the past 15 years and love it! Academically, I hold two degrees (production & performance) cum laude at the prestigious Berklee College Of Music in Massachusetts and have ever since worked as a guitarist, bassist and producer. I was fortunate enough to work

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Stefano
Excellent Instructor! Friendly, kind and professional. He can play so many genres and what's most impressive is he has a strong teaching methodology for each. I have been making steady progress and it has been a pleasure to learn from him.
Lawrence
A phenomenal player and a really great person! Highly recommend!!!
Trevor
An amazing instructor and a pleasure to be around. The lessons have been fun and I'm a much better guitarist!
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Veronica M.

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Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Veronica M.

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I can teach many different styles. I'm always looking at ways to engage you the way you want to be engaged. Playing off of the strengths you already have

About Veronica

I was a Music Therapist for 11 years and it really changed the way I taught lessons. As someone who also records, produces, and performs, music is my whole life and that comes across in my lessons. I love to teach. I love to see lightbulb moments and am with you though the tricky parts. If you wan

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Average Cost of Blues Guitar Lessons in Jamaica Plain, MA

The average cost of 60-minute blues guitar lessons in Jamaica Plain is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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$57 average
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"Extremely prepared teacher, friendly and professional. Keeps things informal and fun while being highly organized in getting you closer to your goals. Highly recommend!"
Arthur
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"I'm an older self taught player that finally decided to take lessons. I have been working with William for a little over a month now. He began with cleaning up my playing position. This was really big for me as I have had issues that prevented me from playing as long as I would like due to back and hand pain.
William spent the time to figure out where I was and wanted to go. Im very pleased with the progress I'm making and am confident that taking lessons with William was a great choice. He has also been very giving of his time to help pick out instruments and gear to move my instruction along.
I see a lot of instructors here that are players trying to augment their gigging money by giving lessons. Williams education and background really show in his lesson presentation and effectiveness."
Kevin
Took Blues Guitar lessons from William G.
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"Lucky for me that TARA moved to NY when i decided to Take Acoustic Guitar Lessons.She is very Patient & Knowledgeable with Different Music Styles.I have been taking lessons for about a year with good results.
Great Teacher & Excellent Musician with Mandolin or Guitar Highly Recommend ."
thomas (63)
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Tara L.
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"Ahmad is awesome. Super knowledgeable, flexible and professional with scheduling, and a bad ass guitar player. If you're looking to take your playing to the next level give him a call!"
Joey
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Tim is great. I haven’t play guitar in many years and Tim got me back up and learning easily. The lessons are paced well and I’m covering both theory and the material I’m interested in. He’s very knowledgeable encouraging and gives me extra tips and tricks to make the lessons fun. I highly recommend Tim."
Paul
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Tim B.
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"The lesson went very well. Devin was patient and answered all of my questions of which I had many. He was very thorough in teaching me hand placement and strumming technique. I was very happy with the lesson and feel I quickly gained confidence."
Wayne
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Devin A.
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"Tim is a passionate instructor and flexible to meet your musical goals. It has been good working with him and I have learned a lot in my Blues Guitar sessions."
Max
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Tim B.
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"Adam is a great instructor and gave me some good new ideas for blues lead guitar"
Brian
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Adam S.
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"Very easy to understand and it makes it very fun!"
Victor
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"I started to take lessons 6 months ago and I am really surprised how far I have gotten. I am a 57 year old male on the verge of retiring and Donnie has been able to communicate with me effectively and keeps me challenged. I would really recommend him to any age because he is a great teacher and very personable to take instruction from. He has offered to take my lessons on-line while recover from surgery. This is really great because I get to keep my momentum up. If you want a great teacher for a reasonable price this is your guy."
William
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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