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Karen D.

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Somerville, MA
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  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Karen D.

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Acoustic guitar is such a great instrument for so many reasons. With my method, not only will the student learn the songs and styles they love, but they will become musicians while doing it.
So many guitarists feel limited, because they never learned the basics of notes, chords, technique, and theory. I will unlock the fingerboard and make learning music fun! Student will bring in songs they like to learn.

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 students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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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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David R.

Newton, MA
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2020
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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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Ethan H.

5 Reviews
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  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2016
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Ethan H.

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We start with the music that excites you. We learn to play it like a pro, then take it apart and study it from top to bottom.
You use some of what you learn and improvise or compose your own music. We record everything so you can share it with friends or reflect on it later. One song at a time, you master the guitar, learn how music works, and become capable of learning or creating any music you want to hear.

Sound like a lot? I'm here to guide you every step of the way- I make recommendations and design exercises for each student to help you bridge the gap between the music you want to make and your current skillset. Shoot me a message and we can get started!

About Ethan

My musical life started at the piano when I was four. I've spent the last five years helping students understand the sounds that speak to them and bring them into their own music-making. I spent my early years playing piano, then picked up the saxophone, which took me to Berklee College of Music,

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Nicolas
Ethan is truly an amazing saxophone teacher! I started learning the saxophone on my own but had been plateauing for months. Thanks to Ethan, I learned very useful tips - ranging from music theory to practical advises - and I can now feel myself progressing again. What’s impressed me the most with Ethan are his passion for the music, his dedication to transmitting his love for the saxophone and his desire to find the find the best teaching approach for each of his students.
Matthew
The way I view music and life in general has shifted in the best way possible. Stoked to have been apart of Ethan's lessons and recommend anyone interested in music to do the same. The things I never even begun to understand about music are now commonplace and serve to better my understanding of music as a whole.
J-P
Ethan has always shone as the most impressive of all my mentors in my eyes. Even since I started working with him four years ago, he has always put in the most effort for each of his students, and still continues to outdo himself. A great quality of his that proves more difficult to find out there is his raw passion and skill for leaving no bit of knowledge behind in sharing with his students. Whether it’s advanced music theory skills or pro-level composition techniques, he never fails to demonstrate his talent for spreading knowledge and helping his students learn. Ethan is an astounding instructor, mentor, and friend, and I hope other students can experience the same learning opportunities that I have.
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Jae Young J.

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  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Bachelor from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2002
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Jae Young J.

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I have been playing guitar for 20 years, and have experience playing and teaching most style of guitar including rock, jazz, pop and R&B.
I have taught guitar lessons for 10 years. I specialize in Jazz, Rock, Blues and Pop.

About Jae young

Hello. I am a guitarist/musician, currently living in New York City. I graduated from Berklee College of Music and NYU Steinhardt. I am looking for students who are seeking to become more comfortable with improvisation. Through many years of experiences, I have figured out various concepts for im

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Bill I.

8 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Bill I.

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With 40 years of teaching and touring experience and a Music Performance Bachelor Degree, Bill can teach a variety of styles be it rock, funk, blues, pop, or folk in a fun atmosphere. From beginner to pro either guitar or bass TAB or reading music manuscript charts, Bill teaches his students how to be their own prolific guitarist harnessing their own style with sophisticated harmonies and techniques. Bill C I. has the ability to instantly elevate the proceedings on any lesson or session by channeling the spirits of his own personal guitar heroes, George Benson to Larry Carlton, as well as Jimi Hendrix to Joe Satriani.

About Bill

I'm a rhythm and lead guitarist & songwriter for for multiple projects with worldwide social recognition. I graduated from San Jose State with a Bachelor's of Music in jazz guitar, and am currently teaching around 40 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My ve

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Peter
I've been studying with Bill for years, and I benefit from him tremendously! As a teacher myself, I love how he strikes a balance between letting me set the direction for a lesson with my questions and goals but also how he is sure to focus on things that all guitar players must know to get better. I feel like I leave every lesson with lots more tools for my toolbox. Highly recommend!
Peter
I've been studying with Bill for years, and as a teacher myself, I love his approach to lessons. I always leave each session with a bunch of new ideas for my toolbox for how to approach the particular tune we're working on. Bill is the perfect balance of letting me set the direction for my lessons by telling him what is challenging me or what I want to learn and having a professional guitarist decide on and teach me the things that every musician needs to know. Highly recommend!
Jesse
Bill instructs both of my children. One (14)on bass for about a year and a half. The other (10) on ukulele for about 6 months. They both enjoy their lessons and his teaching style. I have seen consistent growth in their playing. So happy to have found Bill!

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The average cost of 60-minute acoustic guitar lessons in Waltham is $68. 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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Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Parker B.
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"Thomas Dawson is a very informative, positive, and educational guitar teacher. He’s degree in music from University of Oregon is proof of his vast musical knowledge. His focus on rhyme will be sure to help you become a great guitar player. Above all he is a great person and fun to be around. After taking lessons with Tom my guitar skills and musicality vastly improved. I highly recommend him has a teacher."
Nick
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Tom D.
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"Scott is a great musician, an excellent communicator and a compassionate and caring human being! Life is more fun where Scott is. As Praise/Worship Leader of my congregation, the band, people and co-workers always enjoyed working alongside Scott and learned so much from him. He is a an excellent musician and is great to work with."
Mary B.
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Scott S.
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"Devin is remarkably patient with our awkward, shy son, who he's been teaching for around 5 years. He keeps lessons fun and lets our son lead with his music interests. Devin is always on time, communicative, and professional. Our son (who is easily distracted) says the time flies by!"
Vanessa
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Devin A.
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"I had some minor experience before meeting with Steve, and he did a really great job of building on my previous experience while really giving me a much better understanding of music and music theory. Highly recommended!"
Pearson
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Stephen O.
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"Absolutely wonderful! Kind, patient, friendly, knowledgeable, informative, down-to-earth. I look forward to each and every lesson."
Joe
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Rachel H.
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"Russel taught me so much about playing the guitar. Every lesson was fun but hard. He always gave me feedback on how I was playing and he also made sure I had something to work on in between the times we would have lessons. I got to choose the songs I wanted to learn and he would teach me. I loved it."
Brooke
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Russell S.
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"Ahmad is a fantastic instructor. He begins work by teaching proper technique with the type of music the student is interested in and goes from. He can work with interests from punk rock to classical, electric to acoustic, no theory to complex music theory. A very talented musician and an excellent, encouraging, patient instructor. My son was a music novice with an intense desire to learn and practice (2-4 hours a day). In just 18 months he advanced his music theory knowledge and skills so far that he was able to easily improvise jazz solos. You can't go wrong working with Ahmad!"
Kent
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"My son was so excited to have his first lesson with Donnie. He looks forward to his second lesson!"
Wyatt
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"After a long time trying to find a guitar instructor with affordable rates and availability that suits my needs, I am so glad to have been referred to Nathan. He radiates kindness and patience, making it easy to quickly feel comfortable with him. He moves at my pace and shows interest in the songs I want to learn and my own goals rather than working from an agenda. Nathan offers Covid conscious in-person as well as Zoom lessons which is convenient. I highly recommend him and I am so glad to learn from him."
Will
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Nathan M.
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