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Alex M.

21 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaches students 8 to 65
  • Teaching since 2003
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Alex M.

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I've been playing classical guitar for 7 years & have performed hundreds of classical pieces for different events, ranging from concert halls to dinner parties to receptions for big businesses.

About Alex

Hey, my name is Alex. I'm a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, Oud, bouzouki, keyboards, voice, drums, flute, etc.), composer, performer, recording artist, arranger/orchestrator/transcriber, recording engineer/producer & music educator. I graduated from the University of St. Thomas "Cum Laude

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Richard B.
One cannot do better than lessons with Alex. He is extremely knowledgeable and explains the most difficult concepts in a clear and perceptive ways.
Mark
Alex was a great instructor! I have progressed mightily in the last 2 months of taking his lessons.
Gregory S.
Excellent lesson.Alex is very knowledgeable and the whole vibe was very
relaxed.Will be happy to continue my lessons with him.Great recommendation you made!๐Ÿ‘
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Chris D.

11 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $37
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Chris D.

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Chris grew up hearing his dad play guitar around the house and at live shows. He “caught the bug” around age 13 and hasn’t stopped playing since! He’s been teaching guitar since 2003 and received his Bachelor of Arts in Music at North Central University in 2008 where he studied jazz, blues, rock, classical, songwriting, and church music. He’s taught about two dozen lessons a week for the better part of 10 years; from age 8 to retiree, beginner to advanced, hobbyist to college-prep or gig-ready. He specializes in blues, rock, improvisation, โ€‹and songwriting. What he loves most about teaching is being able to pass on everything he has learned and continues to learn in his 20+ years as a musician, helping students take step after step to achieve their musical goals. As an active musician, Chris has been the lead singer/songwriter/rhythm guitarist for a local rock band and has performed/recorded as the lead guitarist for a number of other bands/artists. He currently plays lead guitar for ...

About Chris

Chris grew up hearing his dad play guitar around the house and at live shows. He “caught the bug” around age 13 and hasn’t stopped playing since! He’s been teaching guitar since 2003 and received his Bachelor of Arts in Music at North Central University in 2008 where he studied jazz, blues, rock, c

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Renee
My 15 year-old son started guitar this summer. He has truly enjoyed working with Chris. Chris is patient and encouraging, as well as being a cool guy that my son looks up to.
Helen
My 13-years old son was reluctant to take music lessons. He had not liked piano (with a different instructor) when he was younger, but agreed to try guitar. Since the first trial lesson, he has been excited to learn more!

Chris is a fun teacher who knows his stuff and who communicates well with both his students and their parents. I have three kids and have found it’s difficult to find a teacher who is responsive to parents + engaging with youth + gifted at music.

His rates are very reasonable for our area. His in-home lesson space is professional and comfortable — I get to sit on a comfy couch and get work done during my son’s weekly lesson. In addition, Chris goes above and beyond to make sure the lessons are meeting our expectations. He tracked down strings for us when we accidentally broke one. He has rescheduled lessons due to our busy schedules. He is genuinely kind and such a pleasure to work with — we couldn’t be more thrilled!
Brian
Our kids have loved working with Chris. He picks songs they're excited to play, teaches them patiently, and has a lot of fun with them. They've made a ton of progress since they started with Chris, and they're always excited to see him!

Phil O.

Burnsville, MN
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts - Political Science & Music Performance from Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Phil O.

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I’ve developed a unique approach to understand the guitar and bass. Whether someone is a beginner or even advanced. I’ve found a way that gives new insight to the instrument.

Even those who are advanced have commented, “My playing has gotten so much better – people are complimenting me on how much I’ve improved.” and… “You’ve really opened up the instrument to me.” One former student who had been playing 50 years prior to coming to Oslo Studio said, “I’ve learned more from you in the past 6 months than my last 30 years of playing!”

I’ve learned a lot from my students as well. Due to my open style of teaching. I’ve designed alternate ways for students to learn their instrument.

When I started teaching I was pretty set on each student having to learn how to read music. However, I found not everyone had this desire. This has led me to design different ways to learn music. I teach students ways to understand where the notes exist on the neck by reading chord charts and seeing ...

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I’ve developed a unique approach to understand the guitar and bass. Whether someone is a beginner or even advanced. I’ve found a way that gives new insight to the instrument. Even those who are advanced have commented, “My playing has gotten so much better – people are complimenting me on how mu

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Peter D.

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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education and Guitar Performance from The Hartt School of Music
  • Teaching since 2015
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Peter D.

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I am both an experienced musician and educator. Being an initially self-taught musician since the age of 6, I have been playing the guitar for more than 15 years, the piano for 6, and I started teaching lessons in 2016. With experience teaching a wide age range of students, I have come to believe that it is vital for my students to learn music that is engaging and that helps them establish technical mastery of the instrument. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance and Music Education at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford CT, and am offering online lessons. With high quality gear and experience, I am able to offer an online experience that is more-than-comparable to in person lessons.

About Peter

Peter Davis is a rising guitarist with experience in an eclectic mix of genres. Peter began his studies of the classical guitar in 2017 under the tutelage of New England Conservatory graduate, Bradley Stone, with whom he studied for several months. Most recently, Peter has performed with the Hartfo

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Kyle B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Kyle B.

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Want to play your favorite songs? Want to write your own? While focusing primarily on technique and theory, we'll also spend at least part of each lesson being creative together, whether improvising, or writing something, or just playing a game, because I believe that to be a well-rounded musician is to know how to communicate one's own ideas fluently. We'll also explore a variety of styles, including rock, country, pop, folk, and jazz, and we will learn songs both using a pick and using the fingers. I can also teach students to actually read music and not just tablature, if they're interested in exploring jazz and classical music. Message me today to see if we'd be a good match!

About Kyle

I am a professional violinist, violist, guitarist, pianist, composer, and educator. In addition to recording and touring with my own bands, I regularly arrange and record strings for artists and producers in a wide range of styles, from underground rappers to indie rock bands to grammy winning pop

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Vivian
We got right into it and he addressed all my questions and needs at the first lesson!
Justine L.
Kyle is a great teacher and has taught me some awesome songs to begin with. Looking forward to continue working with them!
Caen C.
Kyle was so kind and attentive to my 4 year old grandson My grandson’s attention span is not long but Kyle kept his attention for 30 minutes
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Gio A.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Gio A.

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I studied classical guitar at the University of Central Florida, performing solo and ensemble repertoire. I can teach proper technique with both hands, music notation, sight reading, harmonic theory, and how to realize "orchestral" compositions. From Sor to Villa-Lobos and everything in between!

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wh

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I am learning consistently and step by step.

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Average Cost of Classical Guitar Lessons in Minneapolis, MN

The average cost of 60-minute classical guitar lessons in Minneapolis is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $276 per hour.
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"Cory is a fantastic instructor. Having previously taken violin lessons with very impatient instructors, I was anxious that classical guitar lessons would be the same since I had no experience. But Cory is not only patient, willing to repeat concepts and move a pace that best suits you, but also kind and genuinely enthusiastic about your progress with the instrument. I would highly recommend him as a teacher."
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Cory J.
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"Joey is kind, friendly and patient with my son, Alex. Joey has vast musical experience and is an excellent teacher with great skill and enthusiasm. He makes my nine-year-old son want to learn; he is excited to practice daily! We highly recommend Joey. The highlight for me was hearing Alex play his first song after just a couple of weeks. Now, months later he is still thrilled to be playing the guitar with Joey.
Thank you for all you do!"
Hermine
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Joseph G.
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"Phil Hodges is a phenomenal and inspiring guitar teacher. Over the past year of guitar lessons with Phil, my daughter's playing ability has rapidly advanced and she is so enthusiastic about practicing. Guitar lessons with Phil is a highlight of her week!"
Natalie
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Phil H.
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"Best Instructor ever!"
Nonye
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Trevor P.
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"I sat in on every lesson Michael gave my daughter, who had not studied guitar before. He uses the time effectively, balancing sight reading, repertoire development, music theory (which he presents in very practical and immediately useful ways), and at all times instilling the technique necessary to sustain rapid progress. My daughter really enjoyed studying with him, and I really enjoyed watching her go from a blank slate to a guitarist you want to listen to. I completely and unreservedly endorse this teacher."
Tripp
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Michael R.
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"Matt is a great teacher. Patient, knowledgeable, and always adding little interesting bits to the lessons. He pointed out my mistakes and was guiding me to make my playing much better. He opened me to the various interesting topics in music theory and pointed out importance of posture and exercise – playing scales and various simple arrangements. He has a great repertoire of songs of different genres at different levels, for his students – even those like me, who like classical music. I would very strongly recommend him for anyone wanting to learn or improve guitar playing skills."
Adrian
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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"This is my 4th time taking guitar lessons and the first time I have ever truly enjoyed the process (and my progress shows it). Joe is amazing at identifying the individual strengths and interests of his students and uses that to create a totally customized learning plan. Bonus, he’s also one of the nicest people you’ll meet. If you want a truly supportive, patient and enthusiastic mentor on this amazing journey, look no further!"
Bailey
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Joseph G.
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"we had a great lesson I'm looking forward to are next"
Mart
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Joseph G.
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"I really like the approach that Guilherme has. He understands the philosophy of teaching music to children. My son is amazed by his technique."
Edgar
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Guilherme F.
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"Mark was great. Very knowledgeable. Has a calm approach. Nice guy."
Jessica
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Mark F.
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