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Maya M.

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  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Maya M.

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I've been teaching acoustic guitar for 7 years (since I was a teen myself!). Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to read and play from basic tabs, and as time goes on we can work on songs you pick yourself. I generally don't teach guitar students to read sheet music unless they ask; this is because in the "real world" of playing musicians, guitarists rarely use actual sheet music except in a classical setting. I specialize in beginner and intermediate acoustic, pop, country and fingerpicking style. Students should have and bring their own guitar. I will work with students ages 6+, but I recommend waiting until close to age 10 for guitar, as it requires some hand size/strength to reach many chord shapes. Ukulele is a fun option for smaller kids 6+ and I teach that too!

About Maya

- I am classically trained in piano and music theory (attended college for both from the age of 15) and have a strong emphasis on music theory and good technique in my lessons, but I also understand the importance of ear training. I practice with and encourage each student in developing relative pi

Thomas H.

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  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cleveland State University
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Thomas H.

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I teach my students how to apply fundamental music theory concepts to the guitar. In this way, students learn how to build their own chords, scales, and arpeggios all over the neck.

About Thomas

I grew up playing rock and roll, but as an adult learned to play classical and jazz guitar. I studied music education in college before getting a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Education. I'm currently working towards a Master's Degree in Music Composition as I teach with

Richard D.

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  • Teaches students 5 to 80
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Richard D.

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I can teach you how to play the guitar in many style's. Blues, Jazz, Finger Jazz, Country, Rock, Punk Rock, Classic Rock, Modern Rock, Classical Guitar, Metal & Thrash.

(In The Lessons) You will learn tuning, notes, reading tablature and/or notations, chords, strumming patterns, scales, pentatonic scales, wide pentatonic, patterns, scales, dimished scale, solo's, two hand taping and eight finger taping, arpeggios, tremolo bar, alternate picking, sweep picking, economy picking, over the fretboard picking, legato, technique, exercises, transposing, composing, song learning and more.

When taking a lesson from me, you will receive a .pdf file tab or a gpx tab that I transcribed for you to follow. I use guitar pro and it helps my students work on the lesson while they use the program.

I can teach you a lesson or you can suggest your own. All I need from you is a style, lesson, song name and artist and I can prepare a lesson ahead of time that will fit in what you would like to ...

About Richard

I started learning how to play the guitar around 15 years old. I have over 37 years experience. I took lessons for three years of reading, writing tab and notations, chord charts, melodies, classical guitar, soloing, taping, arpeggios, techniques, song learning, ear training and transposing. From t

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Garrett
My time with Rich was really strong. I took lessons from Rich for a short while when living in Connecticut. The time I spent with him was VERY helpful to me as a novice guitar player. Rich has an unbelievable knowledge of the instrument and is quite an accomplished player. He is a really strong instructor and genuinely wants his students to get better.

In short, Rich is a very talented instructor/player and I would definitely take lessons from him again.

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Dave B.

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Starting at $35
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dave B.

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Whether you're a first day student or a seasoned player, I've probably taught someone just like you before. I especially love teaching theory and fretboard logic, but I can help you learn whatever you're looking to take on.

With every student, I create a specific path for you that gives you what you're looking to learn (aka what got you excited about picking up the guitar in the first place) along with the essentials to help make your journey as smooth as possible. If there isn't quality tab readily available, I'm down to transcribe the tune for you and I guarantee you'll laugh and enjoy yourself (at no extra charge of course).

About Dave

I've been playing the guitar for 25 years now and teaching for nearly two decades. In 2006, I received his BA in Jazz performance from U-Mass Amherst and since then I've performed anywhere from local bars and cafes, in pits for musical theater, as a show band musician for Carnival Cruise Lines and

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Nicole
Had a great lesson with Dave! Fast-paced and challenging, I felt like he really made good use of our time!
Ken Chavez
Dave is the best instructor I could have hoped for. As an older beginner, I was not sure how much I could pick up but I have made good progress in the past year with his lessons. Lots of fun, look forward to learning more riffs and songs!
Samantha
My 11 year old has had weekly guitar lessons from Dave for two years now.
Her knowledge and confidence in playing the guitar, has greatly improved. Dave gets all the credit for that.
He works well with her, is communicative, and is as flexible as he can be, even last minute.
I have, and will continue to recommend Dave to anyone interested in taking guitar lessons
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Mark B.

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  • No degree from University Of The Pacific
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Awarded King Of The Blues from Guitar Center
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Mark B.

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I teach all levels of guitar lessons, from beginner to advanced professional...in all styles, except classical/flamenco.

About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. Now I am a bandleader and perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started taking guitar lessons

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Amit Dubey
Mark is a great instructor. Chill dude and lots of fun to work with. Loads of musical knowledge, and a ton on handy tips. If you ask nicely, he'll even teach you to play the uke behind your back or with your teeth.
Serena C.
Mark is an awesome instructor who makes learning the ukulele fun. I feel like I've already learned so much in the 7 classes I've taken. He is patient, creative, and easy to learn from.

Matthew W.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matthew W.

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I've been teaching guitar for over ten years and have taught all ages. I hold a B.S in Music and Masters in Education. In my lessons, I strive to teach students the different strategies that will help them develop the ability to learn on their own and at their own pace. The goal is not to just learn the instrument, but to be able to accomplish our goals. I look forward to working with you!

About Matthew

Hi! My name is Matthew. I'm a guitarist and teacher in Columbus, Ohio. I've been teaching for over ten years and have been playing for way longer! I really enjoy the experience of sharing the love of music with my students. I aspire to inspire all of my students to be the best musicians that they c

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"Melaena was an incredible teacher for my daughter's introduction to, and learning of guitar. She brought excitement, inspiration, magic and knowledge to each lesson and my daughter learned easily and with so much joy! I couldn't recommend a better instructor - Meleana is a fun, skilled and natural music teacher.

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"Ahmad is exactly the kind of teacher I've been looking for. I bought a guitar seven years ago thinking I could teach myself how to play (I played other instruments as a kid and figured, how hard could it be?). After several false starts, I never really made any progress until starting to take lessons this year. Ahmad is a terrific teacher - patient and encouraging, but also challenging you to do the things that seem difficult. He really listens to where you're at and what you want to accomplish and develops lessons around that. I already feel like I've made more progress in a few weeks than I had in seven (granted, largely not focused on guitar) years and am really excited to practice and learn more. Highly recommend!"
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"Jordan exceeded our expectations. He is fluid, thorough and makes the material easy and fun based on my son's age level. Thanks"
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"Tim did a great job of explaining the lessons and provided valuable information about reading music. Unfortunately, at the time I started, I also had a newborn making it very hard to stay on track with practicing. Now that my daughter is older, I have more time to practice, and look forward to taking lessons soon."
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Took Guitar lessons from Tim B.
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"Gavin is a great instructor! He is very patient with my 9 yr old son and keeps him super motivated in learning and practicing everyday! Also Gavin is very flexible with our schedule too!"
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Every time I leave my lesson with Joel I feel inspired and more confident than the week before. ~ He understands my goals and helps me develop a plan to attain them. He's very patient and helfpul. ~ All around an excellent teacher!"
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"Shon is very accommodating to helping you learn at your own pace. He is very patient, encouraging and insightful. Shon is very relaxed which helps me feel comfortable and not feel pressured. He gives reassurance all the time that the "growing pains" of learning guitar are normal things everyone fights through. I would highly recommend him."
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