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David E.

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Kansas City, MO
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  • Speaks English, English
  • Classical Guitar/Classical Piano/Jazz Guitar from University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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David E.

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Comprehensive instruction includes an unique approach to fretboard symmetry, troubleshooting technique and musical blocks. Applied to multiple styles, including pop, rock, jazz, and classical.

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*Now also offering online lessons* Guitar David picked up the guitar when he moved from his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona in 2001 at the age of 19 and hasn't looked back since. 7 years and countless hours of practicing, performing and teaching later, David plays at multiple venues in the Kansa

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David is a good teacher.
Alexander S.
The lessons have been going really well. Within just 3 lessons we’ve already noticed significant progress.
Tammy A.
David is awesome! I've learned so much from him already, after only a few lessons.

Maya M.

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  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • 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

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Jimmy N.

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  • Speaks Vietnamese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of the Arts in Music Performance from Cal Poly Pomona
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Jimmy N.

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I have been teaching guitar professionally for 2 years. My approach to students is unique because I cater differently to each student. Because each person is different, I like to build my curriculum around each student's own individual interests. Coming from a performance background and from personal experience, it is extremely important that the student enjoy their lessons and performing their own music. With me, you can expect to learn music theory, sight-reading, guitar technique, and learning your favorite tunes!

About Jimmy

I am a professional soloist performer and a music teacher. I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelors in Music Performance in classical guitar. I have studied classical guitar since I was 14 years old. While in college, I also studied jazz guitar and arranging. I was a part of both classi

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Really enjoy the lessons as I am always learning new concepts, but would like to see us maybe continue practicing the same song for a longer period of time as new songs get introduced almost every other lesson. Overall, I have a great experience every weekend and look forward to each session!

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William R.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Masters of the Arts in Ethnomusicology from University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
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William R.

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I play and teach nylon-string guitar, steel-string acoustic guitar, and electric guitar. I specialize in finger-style classical guitar, jazz, and folk, but I also have a background in rock, bluegrass, blues, soul, pop, Hawaiian, Celtic music and more. I always start lessons with new students by getting to know what music they love to play and listen to, and I will develop my lessons accordingly.

If you have experience with guitar, I will probably ask you to demonstrate your skill level by playing a song you know. If you are picking up guitar for the first time, the first lessons will be devoted to learning correct posture and technique, and you will begin playing your first scales, exercises, and open chords. After a few lessons, you will begin to learn your first melodies and repertoire.

After a few weeks, our lessons will likely take several different, but parallel trajectories. You will learn to play the lead melodies to songs as well as play the rhythmic accompaniment. ...

About William

Thank you for visiting my profile and for your interest in studying music! Some of my greatest privileges have been studying and performing with master musicians from around the world in various styles, and I hope to be able to pass on what I have learned over the years. My history with music

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James
Bill taught me everything I know about playing the guitar. He made the learning process fun. His enthusiasm about music in general is contagious. I would highly recommend Bill Rice to anyone looking to learn the guitar.
Liz
Bill was a fantastic teacher for my 13 year old son. He was patient and tailored the lessons to my son's learning style.
Ray
Bill is an incredibly patient and insightful teacher! He presented an approach I had not seen before by past teachers, which proved to be useful and inspiring. Thank you Bill for an awesome lesson!

Michael B.

3 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Michael B.

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I am a recent Berklee College of Music graduate living in Chicago. At Berklee, I was the first rock/metal guitarist to receive the "Jimi Hendrix Award." This award is given to the best guitarist at the school. I've played and studied many styles of music ranging from classical, traditional, blues, country, rock, and metal.
Besides teaching, I have a passion for songwriting and performance. Here in Chicago, I am currently playing with various bands and writing my own music. My teaching style is very "goal-oriented," and I will teach students to set short-term goals, medium goals, and then demonstrate to them how reaching the short and medium-term goals leads to accomplishing long-term goals. I envision teaching much like my teachings at Berklee where once my lesson was finished, I only wanted to go home and learn more. If you want to learn multiple styles from someone who is truly passionate about the instrument, I'm your guy!

About Michael

Hello, my name is Michael! I have been playing guitar since I was 10-years old. Aside from being a teacher, performer, and songwriter, I would define myself as a "guitar nerd" because I love every aspect of playing. I still practice every day and have an insatiable hunger for new opportunities to p

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Colin C.
I'm 2 lessons in and so far Michael has been a great teacher. He is exceptionally skilled and has a wealth of knowledge to share, as well as being very good at listening to what I am trying to accomplish and creating well thought out exercises to help me progress. Highly recommended!
Lori
Michael has incredible patience with students from beginner to extremely advanced. His excitement about mastering guitar is infectious. He instills confidence in any student and is genuinely thrilled when they achieve their goals. I highly recommend Michael as a teacher.
Sarah
Michael is an amazing guitar player! He is extremely disciplined with a wide array of experiences. He was acclaimed by peers and professors at Berklee. Michael brings the dedication and talent that will help students succeed. If you want to learn from the best of the best, learn from Michael!
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Jonathan B.

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  • Speaks German
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jonathan B.

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I've been teaching guitar since 2010, starting with a classical foundation and branching out into about everything I could get my hands on. I learned that there is a fundamental set of skills that make just about everything possible. I encourage beginner students to start with whatever they are drawn to, no matter how obscure or cliche. As they come along I help them realize what is common to all things musical and develop the skills that are equally useful in all styles so they have the freedom to explore anything their heart desires effectively.

About Jonathan

I studied music therapy and music theory at Temple University from '06-'10. Learned a lot. Then again, I learned even more teaching at a school for kids with learning disabilities and working as a traveling street performer. Once you see the world and work with some unexpected challenges, you learn

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Erika
Jonathan is incredibly skilled, a great teacher, fun, and very patient with our gregarious and somewhat distracted 9-year old boy. He has creative, tailored teaching techniques, will try new things, but also keeps our son motivated and progressing. He responds perfectly and patiently to my son when he veers off task, and gets him back on task. We are absolutely thrilled and couldn't have found a better teacher.
Jackie G.
My son has special needs related to an anoxic brain injury. This can create frustration with simple things like learning a new chord that feels funny or is difficult to move your fingers to. He always checks in with us to see what concerns we have and then, helps us by offering suggestions on how to make something easier or less frustrating to learn. I think Jonathan does a good job of meeting us where we are. Jonathan is patient with both of us. Today, he talked to my son about practicing communicating so we can understand how to help him learn. He talked to me about it being ok to break away from the timing and to hit chords at the same time as my son so the song can come together.
Jackie G.
Jonathan is flexible and easy to work with. My son has some struggles as a result of an anoxic brain injury. Jonathan is very understanding and patient with my son. He has also helped me with advice and suggestions on how to work with my son. We love the spirit of the ukulele and the good vibes it has.

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Kansas City, MO

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Kansas City is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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"He is great with my 9 year old son! My son is always excited to go and really enjoys his lessons."
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"I've been taking lessons from Kimberly for three years now and still look forward to my weekly lessons. She is a great instructor and truly cares about your progress. After trying a couple instructors in the beginning then I found Kimberly I knew I never had to look again for a talented caring instructor I highly recommend her she's great!!"
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"Curtis has been a great instructor for me. Curtis listens ,encourages and teaches in away that I am making progress each week on skills like strumming ,timing, and rhythm . The bottom line is that I truly look forward to my lesson every week with Curtis and I think you will too.

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Took Guitar lessons from Curtis L.
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"Learn the guitar here.

If you want to learn everything about the guitar and music in general, Josh is your teacher. He is very patient with you and knows the pace you need to be on. Josh is unique in that he focuses on the songs that you want to learn. He will quickly learn the songs that you want to learn and will spell it out for you, step by step. In the way he explains the concepts of the guitar, you will be able to figure out many things on your own. He will tell you what you're doing wrong and help you fix it. He's very encouraging and doesn't let you say "I can't". It's more like Hey, hey, what can I do."
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Took Guitar lessons from Josh G.
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"Very knowledgeable! Look forward to the next lesson!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Alex M.
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"Awesome guy, awesome teacher. I got exactly what I was looking for, I highly recommend to anybody."
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Took Guitar lessons from Christopher M.
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"I recommend Phillip as a guitar teacher.

Besides being a very skilled guitarist, Phillip is very professional and reliable. He has a very laid back personality which really worked well for my shy 7-year-old daughter. He was patient and encouraging."
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Took Guitar lessons from Philip L.
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Took Guitar lessons from David M.
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"I'm a total beginner on the guitar. Watched a few youtube vids, learned some basics, but working in-person with Jeremy I've progressed a LOT faster. Worth the investment!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Jeremy P.
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"Mark is a fantastic instructor!!!

Mark is a fantastic guitar instructor!!! He is very knowledgable and patient, two very key qualities for an instructor. Mark spent time getting know me and my goals when we started. With this information, he has worked very hard to customize my lessons to meet my needs and goals.

I have really enjoyed each and every lesson I have had with Mark!!!"
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Guitar Lessons in Kansas City

Kansas City is rich in musical history and tradition, particularly among jazz and blues genres. If you want to take guitar lessons in Kansas City, you will have great support by way of great guitar stores, good repair and setup facilities, many great music venues, and awesome annual events that will expose you to a variety of musicians and help to keep you inspired to continue taking guitar lessons in Kansas City and keep practicing to get better.

Patience and Practice Require

Learning to play the guitar will take time. Few true prodigies exist, and even they need mentorship and a great deal of practice to become among the best. The first thing you will need to learn when you take guitar lessons in Kansas City are basic scales and chords. It also helps to learn how to read music, which most guitarists can’t do. The more you learn and the more you practice, the better you will become and the more likely you are to go from guitar aficionado to paid guitar player.

Many guitarists can solo or play lead but don’t know how to play chords or make changes when necessary to stay on key and keep a band sounding its best. Others might be good at playing rhythm but don’t know their scales. When combining both, you become a fully equipped guitarist capable of complementing virtually any band. Better still, if you take the time to learn to read music when taking guitar lessons in Kansas City, you will be able to make key changes as required and greatly increase your potential for earning a living as a truly professional musician.

Where to Look for Good Guitars

Kansas City has a multitude of good guitar shops where you can try out and buy a great guitar. Many will have layaway programs so that if you find a great guitar but don’t quite have all the money to buy it, you still can lay it away and buy it after saving up for a couple months. Among some of the more notable guitar stores in and around Kansas City are Guitar Syndicate, Big Dudes Music City, Funky Munky Music, Bentley Guitars, and Vintage Guitars.

When you take guitar lessons in Kansas City or anywhere else, you need a good guitar that will stay in tune, has a playable neck, and will make learning and practicing fun. If you are playing an electric guitar, you will want a good practice amp and, eventually, a good gig amp. Guitar Syndicate, Big Dudes Music City, and Funky Munky have a full line of many of the most popular guitar brands and models available to test, determine which one is best for you and that you can buy for your lessons. Bentley Guitars also offers new and used guitars, and Vintage Guitars can help you to find a great deal on a used guitar that is in good playable condition.

Proper Setup Needed for Playability

When you take guitar lessons in Kansas City, you will want to ensure your guitar is set up properly to make playing easier and won’t be plagued by fret buzz, a neck that needs adjusting, or other issues that make playing more difficult. Most guitar stores will have staff available to ensure guitars are set up properly before being sold, but not all stores are like that. If you choose to buy online or from a chain retailer, you might wind up with a guitar that has not been set up properly. Fortunately, you can find plenty of places in and near Kansas City that offer guitar tech and luthier services.

Where to go for Maintenance and Repairs

Even when you have a guitar that is set up properly, it eventually will need maintenance, especially if you are serious about continuing to take guitar lessons in Kansas City. A good guitar tech or luthier will ensure your neck has the correct relief, the action is how you want it, and your guitar is in the best possible playing shape. You can get those services done at Big Dudes Music City, Bentley Guitars, Wendler ElectroCoustic, and many more. Kansas City abounds with many great places for guitar setup and repair, and your guitar teacher should be able to recommend some good ones.

Kansas City Music Venues and Events

Kansas City is full of great music venues and events for watching your favorite bands, checking out new ones, and generally staying inspired to keep taking guitar lessons in Kansas City. Inspiring annual events include the annual KC’s 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival and Jazz in the Woods festival in overland park. The city’s many great clubs, like the Green Lady Lounge, RecordBar, Knuckleheads Saloon, and many others provide great opportunities to see local and touring bands every week.

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