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Chase R.

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Brookline, MA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Master's Certificate in Theory, Harmony, and Ear Training from Berklee College of Music
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Chase R.

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I can teach students theory, harmony, ear training, improvisation, how to play their favorite songs, how to create their own music, and how to read both tablature and sheet music.

About Chase

I started playing guitar when I was in the 8th grade. At that time I was into punk, and as I got older I moved into listening to classic rock, then blues, then all sorts of jazz and jam bands, and now classical and sacred art. And my playing of the guitar has following the same trajectory: I play

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Nichole Coyne
Chase and I did not work together long because of other commitments. However, in the short time we did work together I learned a lot. Chase is easy going, highly skilled, very patient, and his teaching style is such that it fosters student confidence. I was really nervous at first, because I wasn't sure what to expect. Chase quickly made me feel at ease during the lesson. We only had half hour lessons, but that was definitely enough time to learn new materiel and make progress. I highly recommend him for guitar lessons.
Declan D.
My son is 7 and really seems to like Chase. He came well prepared and finally someone has started to teach him some rock songs .
Christie
An Excellent Teacher!

Our daughter Charis has taken lessons from Chase for over 2 years. From the first lesson, his patient demeanor put her completely at ease. During that time we have seen her understanding of music and her love for guitar continue to grow.

Chase has a unique way of challenging his students to stretch in their ability while simultaneously making it a great deal of fun. I would absolutely recommend him to both the new and seasoned student alike.

Sergio M.

Boston, MA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English , Spanish
  • Bachelor Degree Performance, Master in Music Contemporary performance from Berklee College of Music, Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sergio M.

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Word Percussionist specialist in Flamenco rhythm and cajon, and afrocuban percussionwho have performed and toured around the globe accompanying some of the most important artists in the contemporary scene including names like Paul Simon or Wayne Shorter. Music Education is my vocation as well as

Gregg R.

1 Review
Boston, MA
Starting at $30
  • Certificate of Completion from The Guitar Institute Of Technology, Hollywood, Ca.
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Benjamin P.

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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Serbo-Croatian, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Benjamin P.

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I emphasize fundamentals like proper technique and form to help you have fun and learn how to play the guitar in the best way possible!

About Benjamin

I am a musician who has played mostly in the Christian music scene in Nashville as a bass player. I also have a lot of experience singing and playing guitar as a lead man. I enjoy playing genres like funk, Rock, Gospel, R & B, Blues, etc. I am a friendly and laid-back person and that is my teac

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Jordan C.

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  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2005
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Jordan C.

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-Care, patience, and guidance from a teacher who loves to teach and is here for the teaching/learning experience!
-Discover the joy of creating music!
-Lessons Tailored to your unique individual needs or Structured based on step-by-step methods
-Acoustic and Electric for Beginners
-Wide variety of musical styles
-Strumming and fingerpicking styles, soloing, pick techniques (alternate picking, crosspicking, hybrid picking, sweep picking, etc.).
-Learn Music Theory and How to Read Music
-19 years playing experience

-I will teach you a particular song that you want to learn how to play, and will show you the appropriate techniques, skills, and music theory (if you are interested) which apply to your song.
-Or I can guide you in a structured step-by-step way through various guitar techniques, assigning songs for you to practice as you learn each skill. We can use a guitar method book that you own and are working through, or we can use one of mine.

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About Jordan

-Care, patience, and guidance from a teacher who loves to teach and is here for the teaching/learning experience! -Discover the joy of creating music! -Lessons Tailored to your unique individual needs or Structured based on step-by-step methods -Acoustic and Electric for Beginners -Wide variety

John K.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • BA in English from University of Louisville
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John K.

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I've been teaching guitar since 2012, and will help foster a love of music with no pressure! All ages are welcome. Beginner to advanced. I cater to the student's musical interests and pace. With just the right dose of music theory, and modern guitar techniques, I'll show you the way to become a creative, polished, and most importantly, listenable musician. Whether its sounding like a favorite guitarist, learning a beloved song, or finding your own unique sound, I'll help get you there. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. Happy to chat about helping you reach your goals.

About John

Hello, my name is John, and I love the guitar! I've had one in my hands for decades now, and have done hundreds of live gigs, along with countless studio recording sessions. I want to help share the beauty of guitar music with you, and help light up your musical soul. I love kids and adults alik

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Laurie
John Krauss has been teaching our 4th grade boy acoustic guitar for the past year. When he started, our son could not clap a rhythm to save his life but now is learning to strum on beat and follow along with lessons successfully. John challenges our 9 year old with different styles and techniques that push him to the next level. He encourages our child in a warm and respectful way. We appreciate John's professionalism and patience with working with a young student. We highly recommend him. "John is a nice guy who helps me learn new chords and licks. I like my lessons!" says the 4th grader.
Mike
I thought trying to learn to play the guitar at the age of 35 with no musical background, with kids and a full time job was a daunting task. That was until I met John. I have had 30 minute lessons with John for the past year and a half. There was a steep learning curve for me in the beginning, but John remained very patient and encouraging. His knowledge of music and his ability to explain and teach in a way that I could understand is second to none! I can now play a couple dozen songs and have a great foundation of skills to play many many more! I recommend John to anyone of all ages who wish to learn how to play the guitar.
Mark
We are very happy that our son takes guitar lessons with John Krauss. John is a very skilled and versatile guitar teacher. He was adept at discovering my son's specific interests and learning style(s) and has tailored his lessons accordingly. My son enjoys, and looks forward to his lessons.
John brings a lot of experience as a musician to his teaching. For much of his life he has performed on stage as a Rock and Jazz guitarist. In addition to teaching music, John Krauss is an award winning sound engineer. He has recorded musical ensembles and soloists, as well as, audio books by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Senator Fred Thompson, and other well known authors, speakers, and public figures.

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in West Newton, MA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in West Newton is $62. 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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"Highly recommend Ahmad,
awesome instructor with over two decades of experience you can trust his teachings.
2 months went by really quick and I'm learning so much from tuning, strumming, bends, slides, taps harmonics and there's still so much more to learn. Ahmad is here for the long run if you want to shred like him. Take a chance and have fun learning guitar with Ahmad."
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Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Ryan is great with my 6yo. She’s engaged and excited for her weekly private with him. I asked her if there was anything else to add. She says he’s nice and she learns a lot."
Sherri ONeill
Took Guitar lessons from Ryan B.
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"Great instructor - patient and professional

Brian has been my daughters instructor for about 7 months now - she looks forward to her lessons and is making great progress. Brian is a patient instructor who keeps the material at the students level. His studio is clean and very professional."
Wayne
Took Guitar lessons from Brian L.
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"David is wonderful. He sees both me and my 7 yr. old son. He puts Jak at ease and meets him where he is at. He is enthusiastic about teaching. David is also kind, gentle, and encouraging. I am LOVING my lessons and Jak though he won't admit it is also having a great time learning to play the guitar. Thanks David!"
Clare
Took Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Trevor is an amazing teacher! He works with you to make a plan to learn whatever interests you. I can bring in any kind of music or style of playing and he will help me learn all of the elements. He is happy to go as far into theory as you want or stay more high level. Also has been very helpful in transitioning from learning tunes to writing and recording my own songs. Highly recommend."
Nathan S.
Took Guitar lessons from Trevor P.
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"Gives Outstanding Lessons; Produces Excellent Video Series

I am writing a review from a couple of different perspectives, as I've received lessons from Ryan in a number of capacities. I am an intermediate-level bass player who received his initial music theory training from Ryan, and his explanations were clear and concise.

Recently, I've become a geography professor at the University of Akron, and I teach a variety of topics, including Introductory Cultural Geography. Part of this involves looking at how different types of music spread throughout the world. Ryan created an excellent video that supplemented my lecture; he thoroughly, yet very clearly, described how the spread of the minor pentatonic scale contributed to the development of heavy rock and metal music across the globe. Without this insight, my lecture would have been less accurate, as well as less entertaining to the students!

As a stringed-instrument player and a professor who includes music geography and history in his classes, I highly recommend lessons with Ryan. His descriptions and instructional method are outstanding (please see his excellent video series, "Swing's Shred Tips" on YouTube), and he also clearly demonstrates a deeper knowledge about music. Rather than just playing fast to shred, he will teach the underlying ideas behind the music to improve your playing (as he clearly demonstrated in his custom lecture on geography/history in my class). Highest possible recommendation!"
Jeremy
Took Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"Tim took the time I needed to understand and explained things so well. Can't wait for my second lesson."
Jill
Took Guitar lessons from Tim K.
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"Robert has been working with my 9 year old daughter for about 2 years. She looks forward to her lessons with Robert every week and has learned a lot!"
Cortney Williams
Took Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"Prophet is wonderful. Very patient, easy to understand. My daughter truely enjoys her lessons and has learned a lot from him. I highly recommend him if your a beginner. Thank you Prophet for helping to teach Tori and your patience with her...."
tori
Took Guitar lessons from Prophet C.
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"Remi Has been an excellent instructor so far! Very patient and helpful."
Andrew
Took Guitar lessons from Raymond (Remi) L.
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