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Mark H.

19 Reviews
Maple Grove, MN
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Ukrainian, Russian
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Mark H.

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Mark H. has been a professional teacher, musician, and singer for over 20 years. He has taught Voice, Guitar, Acting, Bass Guitar, & Music Theory to students of all ages in various settings ranging from private lessons to college classrooms. He is a fun, experienced, passionate teacher willing to

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Dawn W.
Mark is very knowledgeable and great to work with
Kerry R.
Mark is great! Looking forward to continuing my experience with him over the next several weeks.
Sami
My daughter loved this! We are signing up for more lessons.
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Eric C.

38 Reviews
Saint Paul, MN
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2009
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Eric C.

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Whether you are just getting started or have been playing for years and have found yourself in a rut and want to refresh and do some new things, guitar lessons will help you to set and realize your goals in music.

About Eric

Performing and recording musician with several groups for over 15 years. I have been teaching private lessons and classes in community education to students of all ages since 2007. I have also taught music in early childhood education, St. Paul Public Schools as well as music therapy programs at

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Mackenzie
Instructor was well prepared and very clear on what is expected.
River G.
Eric is very patient and personable.
Burnam
Always great!
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Paul K.

9 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2019
  • B.A. in Music from University of Minnesota
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Paul K.

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I have played blues, hard rock, fingerpicking, folk, and jazz music on the guitar since 2006. I have played onstage in rock bands and jazz combos and received years of private instruction. I am a chronic improviser, a composer, a creative musician, and a music theory geek.

My enthusiasm for the guitar is related to its irreplaceable role in genres that are uniquely and beautifully American like blues, bluegrass, and rock 'n' roll.

I can teach you how to play the basics, how to solo, how to write a song, how to play jazz chords, how to play rock riffs, how to groove, how to fingerpick, or whatever you want to learn.

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About Paul

I have played piano my whole life, and I also play guitar and trumpet. I love jazz, classical, contemporary, and rock music and many other diverse styles. I am an improviser, composer, and music theory enthusiast, very in touch with the creative side of music. I’m easygoing and patient. I put t

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Kj T.
Excellent first lesson. Looking forward to many more.
Edwin B.
Thank you.
Edwin B.
Only problem was the technical issues with his computer.

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Stephen T.

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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Stephen T.

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Experienced teacher of nearly 5 years; all ages welcome! I adapt my teaching style to each student but generally focus on songs rather than strictly technical exercises. I use songs as examples of theory and technique, allowing them to be short-term goals while still developing fundamentals. I also strongly encourage self expression- improvisation, songwriting and recording are some of my favorite subjects to teach. Everyone had an inner artist; let me help you find yours!

About Stephen

I am an Athens GA based classically trained pianist and guitarist. Music has been my passion since a young age - I got started on piano at the age of 7 and discovered my love of guitar in middle school. I have spent the past 5 years teaching music and going on tour as the guitarist and keyboard pla

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John K.

4 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Awarded Employee Of The Month from Ego Music
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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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Adam T.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $23
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.M. Commercial Music – Composing/Arranging from Azusa Pacific University
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Adam T.

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During lessons with me, we will tailor what techniques we study based upon your goals. I will always explain why we are working on certain things and how they fit into your goals as a guitarist. Lessons can be structured with any level or style in mind, whether it be classical guitar performance or simply jamming on an acoustic with friends for fun!

About Adam

Adam has been teaching private lessons since 2011, and is currently available to teach lessons at home or at your location of choice. Adam has taught over 50+ students, and many have gone on to read sheet music while playing guitar, make complex musical arrangements, and sing with healthy technique

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Mikhael K.
Highly recommended to anyone starting out with singing or hoping to advance their skills. He helps you build a strong foundation and make the most out of your voice.
A
My son shared that Adam was patient, kind and was clear in giving directions/instructions which is crucial when learning on an online platform. Great first lesson!
Lola
Adam is very good at explaining difficult music theory concepts, he is patient, and he makes sure you understand before moving on.

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Minneapolis, MN

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Minneapolis 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 $276 per hour.
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"My 9 year old son has been taking lessons with Ruben for a couple of years now. Ruben's patience is nothing short of amazing. He is so wonderful with my son and has instilled a love for music in him. He is an incredible teacher."
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Took Guitar lessons from Ruben D.
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"Katie is the best ever! My daughter really loved her teaching style, even though my daughter was really shy, Katie made her feel confident and comfortable. Katie really loves music and you can really tell that she is very sincere and great at what she does. So glad I found the best guitar—hopefully future voice instructor after guitar lessons!
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Tylee
Took Guitar lessons from Katie H.
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"David is patient and enthusiastic about teaching how to play the guitar. He is also encouraging!"
Aki
Took Guitar lessons from David W.
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"great as always and patient"
Jesse
Took Guitar lessons from Christopher M.
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Dmitry
Took Guitar lessons from Rob S.
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Rodrigo
Took Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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"One of the best teachers I've ever had he was incredibly patient during the lessons and flexible on working around my schedule to make sure we got our weekly lesson in. He is one of the few teachers I've had to show me the music theory behind the stuff that we are playing which helped me better understand what I was actually doing. I highly recommend him."
Tyler
Took Guitar lessons from Adam H.
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"Bernadette is a patient, through instructor. This was my first lesson and i am looking forward to learning much more from her."
Gina
Took Guitar lessons from Bernadette T.
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"We just had a first lesson with Joe. I asked him if he can do few people group lesson with mixed age then he agreed to try it. He handled all of them great and we decided to stay with Joe to taking more lessons!!"
Yuko
Took Guitar lessons from Joe B.
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"Omar is a patient and great teacher. He knows how to keep his students motivated by always trying new songs and challenges."
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Took Guitar lessons from Omar G.
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Guitar Lessons in Minneapolis

If you're considering taking guitar lessons in Minneapolis – congratulations! With patience and a good guitar instructor, you will find playing guitar to be very fun and rewarding. The ability to play music is something you can enjoy your entire lifetime and pass on to new generations. Playing guitar and learning to play music keeps your mind sharp, your fingers nimble, and can bring joy to family, friends, and complete strangers. Being located in Minneapolis is a bonus, as the Twin Cities is a very music-friendly community, as Prince and many other musicians know very well.

What You’ll Need to Learn Guitar

When you undertake guitar lessons in Minneapolis, you will need some standard gear to make the learning process much easier. You’ll need at least one, or preferably two, guitars of good to excellent quality and at least one good case or gig bag to protect them while going to and from your lessons (and, eventually, gigs). You also should have a guitar stand for each guitar you buy, to lessen the potential for dropping or damaging it when you aren’t using it.

A music stand will be needed to hold up your sheet music or guitar tablature and make it easier to practice and play. Guitar picks are essential items, and buying an assortment can help you to determine which one feels and plays the best for you. If you choose to play electric guitar, you will need a good practice amp and a guitar cable long enough to allow you to sit or stand comfortably while practicing. You’ll also need oil to keep your fretboard in good condition and help to prevent cracking or splitting.

Where to Buy Guitars in Minneapolis

There are many great places to buy guitars when you’re taking guitar lessons in Minneapolis. Twin Town Guitars on South Lyndale Avenue has new and used guitars and specializes in Fender and Gretsch brands (http://www.twintown.com/Store/pc/home.asp). Additionally, El Diablo Amps & Guitars on Broadway features custom and a large lineup of used and vintage electric and acoustic guitars (http://eldiabloamps.com/). The popular guitar store also offers a wide range of pedals and amplifiers.

Best Sources for Guitar Setup and Repair

Once you have your new guitar and are taking guitar lessons in Minneapolis, it’s just a matter of time before you will need to have it maintained. A good rule of thumb is to have your guitars worked on at least once or twice per year. When your guitar is maintained, a specialist will ensure the neck has the proper relief, the intonation is correct, and the action is smooth, which will make it play much better and with less effort.

Because of its large community of musicians and guitarists, the Twin Cities offers many excellent guitar techs and luthiers. Among the best places to take your guitar for maintenance or repairs is Leonard Shapiro Guitar Repair on Wabash Avenue across the river in St. Paul.

Another highly rated guitar repair shop is Madison’s Guitars on Northeast Central Avenue. Madison’s is noted for doing outstanding work in a reasonable amount of time and for a fair price. Twin Town Guitars, Willie’s American Guitars, The Podium, and El Diablo Amps & Guitars also are also known for high quality service.

Great Venues and Guitar Events

Staying inspired to continue taking guitar lessons in Minneapolis is easy to do when you attend the area’s many great venues and events. Among the best places to see a great show is First Avenue, where Prince cut his teeth and eventually became world-famous (http://first-avenue.com/). The club features many of the best touring acts in the nation, as well as the best local artists playing a wide range of musical styles. Cabooze on Cedar Avenue is another popular venue for live music in an intimate setting (http://www.cabooze.com/). The Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul and the Target Center in Minneapolis host the most popular touring acts in the United States and world.

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