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Joseph B.

Hollis Center, ME
Starting at $34
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  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joseph B.

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Each and every one of my lessons is tailored to the needs of the student, whether you're an absolute beginner who's never touched a guitar or you're an intermediate/advanced player who's looking to improve your shred game, I'll come up with a lesson plan for you. I cover a wide range of topics and genres, and I'm more than happy to discuss topics such as technique, music theory, song writing, improvisation, or any topic you're curious about. Not only will I teach you how to play guitar, I'll teach you how to be the most complete musician you can be.

About Joseph

Greetings fellow guitarists! My name is Joe, I've been a guitarist for 13 years, and have 8 years of teaching experience. I've played guitar and bass in numerous extreme metal bands throughout southern Maine and I'm currently one half of the guitar duo in the technical death metal band Ethereal Rot.

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Cole B.

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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Cole B.

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I believe that anyone deciding to learn anything about music is a beautiful thing, and I'm excited to share what I've learned with music-makers at any level. I am familiar with many styles of music and want to help you get wherever you want to go. Beginners welcome!

My approach to both playing and teaching the guitar is grounded in aural training - that is to say, using our ears to learn what it is we like most about our favorite music, and then learning how to make those sounds ourselves. I am interested in helping people learn how to ‘sound like themselves’ - to pursue their own musical interests, select their own repertoire and maybe write their own material, eventually. I am as comfortable exploring advanced questions of fretboard harmony, technique, and music theories as I am sharing the first joyous chords a beginning guitarist will learn.

As a guitarist, I have extensive experience performing jazz, rock, folk, and improvised musics. My teachers have included Joe Morris, ...

About Cole

I am active as a guitarist, a singer-songwriter/producer, and a composer. I graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in May 2019 (B.M., Contemporary Improvisation - minor in Music Theory - Pi Kappa Lambda Honors Society). I also attended Oberlin College for two years, where I took course

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Thomas
I’ve had a few guitar lessons with Cole. Throughout, it was clear that Cole had a thorough knowledge of a wide range of styles and was very open to exploring anything I wanted to talk about. He is incredibly patient and uses very simple, accessible language whenever complex topics arise. Altogether, I totally recommend him to anyone who’s curious about picking up a guitar and taking some lessons.
Kristen
Cole is extremely knowledgeable and communicates what he knows well, even to the most unknowing beginner. He employs a holistic approach to teaching, connecting what you're learning on guitar to music theory, history, as well as your own interests! Most importantly, he's patient, kind, and easy-going which keeps lessons fun, even in the frustration that comes with learning something new. I highly recommend him as a teacher!
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David B.

43 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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David B.

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All levels, all styles

About David

After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I ha

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Sara
He really took the time to see where I was in my playing, and gave me things to practice based on that assessment. I’m excited and ready for the next one.
Eleanor C.
David is a great instructor! He is patient and encouraging. His lessons use songs to demonstrate the techniques we are learning. His lessons are fun and I learn many things each time.
Andrew G.
Great teacher and very patient.
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Laura W.

21 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • B.A. in Music, Vocal Performance from Point Loma University
  • Teaches students 5 to 85
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Laura W.

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Acoustic Guitar, Beginning and Intermediate. Fingerpicking, Tab recognition, reading of notes, chord strumming variations.

About Laura

Because I teach voice, piano, and guitar, some students take more than one class from me. For example vocal and piano. My Music Degree from Point Loma Nazarene University is in Vocal Performance. I love what I do. I teach children through adults. I have lots of experience in worship leading for ch

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Michelle S.
She was great! I was traveling a ways and she was understanding about possibly being late. She’s great at explaining so I understand. I’m very satisfied. 🙂👍🏼
Reid M.
Very easy to work with, patient and knowledegable
John B.
Laura took time to learn about my 5 year old son & ask questions in order to connect before just jumping into the guitar lesson.
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Judy G.

26 Reviews
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  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Judy G.

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Greetings!
I've been playing guitar for 40 years, teaching guitar for over 15 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to tune the instrument and play easy songs.

My lessons tailored to the student. We’ll create a Lesson plan with goals and a have live performance opportunity quarterly.

I typically use Hal Leonard books, as well as various other books and songs. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels. I can't wait to meet you!

About Judy

Greetings! Thanks for checking out my lessons. My name is Judy aka Groovy Judy. I'm a guitarist, singer, songwriter and performer. I've been playing music for 45 years and teaching private and group lessons for 17 years. I teach guitar, ukulele, beginning electric bass, beginning piano and songwrit

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Nicholas
Judy has been an amazing teacher for our eight year old daughter Elizabeth! Rock on!
Megan
Judy is fantastic and super nice!!!!
Michael
I'm a reasonably advanced bass player who needs to pick up some other instruments including guitar. This puts me in the awkward position of knowing too much for my own good when it comes to learning.

Judy has been great about reigning in my tendency to expect to "get it" immediately. At the same time, she's helped me make real, concrete progress in becoming competent on guitar. In the short time I've been taking lessons from her I've gone from being able to noodle a bit with random blues licks to being able to play actual songs and recognize and play chords.

I went into this knowing I would be a difficult student no matter how hard I tried not to be. Judy has not only coped, she has excelled.
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Andrei P.

15 Reviews
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  • Speaks Russian
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Andrei P.

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I have been teaching since 2008 and have a BA in Music. I have been teaching guitar for many years. I teach all my students in various genres. I like to teach my students to sight read; although this is not a requirement. My guitar students have performed in many different ensembles and professionally.

About Andrei

Teaching music is one of my passions. I value each student and the time I have with them; helping them to explore the world of music. After each lesson, my students walk away with a deeper understanding of music and have enjoyed their time. Music is a lifelong skill that can always be practiced and

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Xenia W.
He was very encouraging and knowledgeable, and hope to take lessons with him again.
Larry
I have the pleasure of being a student of Andre he is a true master of the art of music. Now that my Cancer is in remission I can't wait to get back in the swing of things.
Aleksander F.
Great and thorough teacher!

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Portland is $65. 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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"Nick is an incredible instructor! He was able to prepare me for a professional guitar audition with in 2 hour long lessons. His attention to detail and deep understanding of advanced musical techniques makes him a gem of a teacher, and a pleasure to work with. Will definitely continue lessons!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Richard C.
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"Taking lessons with Sean has been fantastic. He is very kind and mellow, but also pushes enough to show that he has faith that you can get better! He's a great teacher. I can not believe how serviceable my playing has gotten in just a couple of months! I tried for years to just pick it up on my own and never got past a few basic chords. Over these weeks the guitar has made more sense to me and I am able to have a lot of fun with my voice, playing and singing songs I love. Just great!! Highly recommend."
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Took Guitar lessons from Sean S.
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"Billy is a very good and patient teacher. He understands that it takes time to learn something completely new (which for me is music theory) especially when besides the lessons you also work full time. My previous teacher didn't have that patience which makes me value Billy's approach even more. He will do his best for you to understand whatever topic you're struggling with. Highly recommend"
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"Robert is an amazing teacher. Both my children take from him and have improved dramatically since they’ve started working with him. He keeps my youngest focused and excited."
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