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Henri B.

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  • Speaks Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • B.A. Religious Studies from Arizona State University
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Henri B.

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Students who study with me can expect for their lessons to be top-quality, personalized, and above all, extremely fun sessions that will cater to the students musical backgrounds, interests, and needs. I create extremely organized and specifically focused lessons so that students feel comfortable, not pressured, while learning their craft. The lessons I teach are a combination of developmental sight reading music, learning student chosen songs (depending on ability), inspiring and encouraging creative abilities, warm-up and strengthening exercises, proper technique, listening for internal hearing, composition dynamics, scales, fingerings, chords, and overall really how to get a great sound and feel from your guitar.

After 3 months of lessons together, students will have started learning several key elements to becoming an outstanding guitar player. They will have learned proper form and technique, warm-up/skill-building exercises, to read basic notation, and several scales. ...

About Henri

Henri is an experienced, focused teacher and musician who really enjoys seeing students achieve their goals and desires musically. Henri has studied privately with former Berklee Graduate Al Pahanish Jr (Powerman 5000), and former Capitol Records recording artist Morrison Moon. He is a goal-oriente

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Dennis B.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies, (Summa Cum Laude) from Howard University, Washington D.C.
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dennis B.

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I teach all levels of guitar in the areas of rock, blues and jazz, but I really focus more on the musical skills need to play guitar in any style. These include a thorough chord vocabulary, experience playing rhythm guitar, and a complete progressive study of scales and their use in improvisation (lead guitar) starting with pentatonic scales and progressing to major scales, different forms of minor scales and modes. All scales are learned in multiple positions and the student learns to perform with them in any key. In every lesson the student and I play exercises and study materials together to make actual music from the materials being studied.

About Dennis

I have been teaching guitar for 25 years in the Washington DC metro area. I work with students 12 years of age and up, but I am especially experienced at teaching adult students regardless of whether they are beginners or have previous guitar experience. I have performed in acoustic Celtic, new age

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Dennis has been a wonderful guitar teacher and mentor for me over the last 18 months or so. I am in my mid-50s and was starting essentially as a beginner when I signed up to work with Dennis. Thanks to Dennis' patient and individualized approach, I have made great strides and am pleased with how I have progressed. While he is a very accomplished guitarist, he is also a very experienced teacher. Dennis' teaching approach is not to ask the student to follow a rigid learning plan or replicate the journey he took to mastering the guitar, but rather focuses on tailoring the lessons to the student's abilities, musical interests, time constraints, learning modes, etc. The bottom line is that I enjoy working with Dennis each week and practicing what he has taught me.

The pandemic has obviously thrown a big wrench into the giving of guitar lessons. Before, Dennis was teaching me at his house. We now meet online using the Takelessons platform. Online lessons took some getting used to and are clearly not optimal, but I think Dennis has become more and more adept at making it work as well as possible.

I heartily recommend Dennis as a guitar teacher.
Mike M.
Dennis is easygoing and great to work with.
Mark H.
This was my first ever guitar lesson and I thought it was a blast. The instructor took the time to explain best practices and why they were so important. I also really enjoyed seeing the instructor's passion for the guitar and that passion made the whole experience even better!
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Jacob P.

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  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jacob P.

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I provide comprehension of theory and reading, alongside a goal-focused repertoire and improvisator selections. We're going to have fun making music the way you dream about doing it.

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I am a freelance musician - you can think of me as a general contractor for music! I've been teaching since I was in Highschool many moons ago, starting with showing my friends how to play their instruments in our rock band. We didn't know any bass players or drummers, so I trained them! Since the

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Dylan D.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Metal Band of the Year 2013 from Village Voice
  • BA Music & Music Business from New York University
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Dylan D.

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As a player and teacher I specialize in metal, rock, free improvisation, and classical but am also highly proficient in jazz, blues, funk, folk and more. I develop each curriculum based on the student's musical interests. We closely study the technique and theory behind songs and artists of the student's choosing. I encourage interdisciplinary courses of study that touch on many different subjects, including music theory and composition/songwriting, but ultimately the student's goals and interests guide my lessons. Specific topics I've covered with students in the past includes transcribing advanced jazz solos (Coltrane, Mingus, McLaughlin, etc), Bob Dylan strumming patterns, learning Megadeth guitar solos, developing arrangements for raw compositional ideas and thrash metal technique (Slayer, Metallica, Suffocation, Death, etc).

About Dylan

I have a BA in Music from NYU and have been teaching private guitar lessons for 10 years. I am an expert guitarist, composer, arranger and teacher. In my lessons I am able to cover many topics, including rock, metal, jazz, classical, improvisation, transcription, composition, harmonic and rhythmic

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Ronald R.
Dylan is a very good guitar coach. He is good at recognizing where you need the most work. And instructing you in that area.
Anton
Great teacher - patient, flexible, incredibly knowledgeable, and takes you where you want to go with the instrument. I highly recommend!!
Steve
Dylan's an awesome instructor! He's patient, friendly, and open to helping you learn whatever style of guitar playing you'd like. And really flexible and understanding with scheduling. I hadn't played guitar in years when I started back up with Dylan and he was great and informative with helping me through the basics again.
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Harold B.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Harold B.

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I focus on ear training and teaching songs that my students are interested in learning. The focus of my lessons is enjoyment of the instrument.
I believe that if you aren't having fun, you're doing it wrong.

About Harold

I am a self-taught multi-instrumentalist whose influences span many diverse genres. I have been performing regularly both solo and with groups since 2009.

Sam M.

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  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Professional Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sam M.

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The most important thing to me is to keep the student interested and engaged in the lessons. This way learning guitar is easy and fun, not a struggle. A great place to start is by learning songs you enjoy listening to. Then later moving on, applying theory and scales to the songs we have learned.

About Sam

Hi! I'm a recent graduate of Berklee College of music where I majored in professional music. This included music theory and guitar instruction, as well as reading and writing music notation and charts in different styles. I also play frequently, including shows at The 9:30 Club, The Howard Theater

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Jaye
Terrible experience. I bought a package of 20 lessons for my 9yo nephew. He looked forward to it ever day from Xmas to the first week of January. Sam canceled the first lesson only 2hours prior its beginning. Then canceled the second lesson 10 minutes before he was supposed to be there because he “forgot” he had a “recording session today”. During the only lesson my nephew had, Sam didn’t show any ability to tailor a lesson to a child. Instead he gave him a pick, which dismayed me, and taught him a rock song we never heard of.
When I contacted the company they were very nice about it but I had to challenge their vetting process of teachers.
Dara
It was an excellent lesson! I really learned a lot from it. I was able to learn one song and start on a second on my first lesson only! Definitely recommend Sam to anyone thinking about picking up the guitar!
Karen ..
Sam is awesome! He listened to my learning objectives and background, he instructs clearly (and kindly), and I’m super stoked for my next lesson.

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Northampton, MA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Northampton is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $276 per hour.
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"My first month of taking lessons with Brandon has been great!! He's a very well-educated instructor, and has pushed my knowledge and skills in several areas. He took his time to assess my skill, and created lessons that challenge me. He's introduced me to several genres already that I wouldn't have normally looked at before. He also does a fantastic job of teaching me the theory behind what I'm playing. Couldn't be more pleased with the experience, and look forward to taking many more lessons with Brandon."
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"Andrea is a great musician and teacher. My son loves taking lessons with him. I would recommend him to anyone."
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Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"My son loves working with Greg. He is patient, creative and encouraging. We are so happy with the lessons."
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Took Guitar lessons from Gregory V.
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"Excellent, my son loves the way he teaches"
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Took Guitar lessons from Dennis O.
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"Dylan does an excellent job of helping his students achieve their specific goals. When I started taking lessons with him I was only able to play basic rock rhythm guitar. We've moved onto lead playing and more advanced music theory. I can play solos by Tony iommi and frank zappa fluidly now."
Jason
Took Guitar lessons from Dylan D.
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"Athena was very knowledgeable as well as a great listener very tuned into the areas I want to improve in. I went away very encouraged and looking forward to our next lesson."
Randy
Took Guitar lessons from Athena M.
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"I've seen more improvement in my abilities in five lessons than I have in the last five years!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Rick P.
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"Chris is a great instructor. He is patient and is extremely generous with my learning curve. He teaches the subtleties of guitar and I love that he doesn't assume I won't understand. I look forward to seeing how my lessons progress. Can't wait to learn more from Chris!"
Michelle
Took Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"Great first lesson. I am an older student who was nervous about taking up an instrument. Steve took the time to listen to my concerns and desires and catered to my skills making the lesson both informative to my learning and exciting by showing me I COULD play a song. I think Steve has a knack for this and it will benefit me in my aspirations to play in front of other players."
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Took Guitar lessons from Steven E.
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