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John L.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, spanish, french
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Jazz Performance from San Diego State University
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John L.

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I tried to teach guitar in the same manner in which I teach every instrument. First I teach students the rudiments of the instrument. Also I teach them how to read and a bit of music theory. From that point I like to follow the students lead. They bring in songs that they would like to learn, or possibly how to play lead guitar, or how to finger pick. At every point I try to point out general aspects of music that need to be learned from the material that they choose.

About John

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to inquire about studying music with me. Music and studying music has always been a passionate experience for me. I have been so blessed with the teachers and fellow musicians in my life. You should realize that your study of music may start with me,

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Emily C.
The first lesson was great. John is a great communicator .
Jeremiah
John is good teacher, I completely satisfied.
Aidan
Very comfortable atmosphere. John asked my son what his goals were and tgen taylored instruction to help him meet those goals..We were very pleased! We highly recommend him.
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Kathryn Z.

44 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, German, French, Italian
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kathryn Z.

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Rhythm guitar, picking patterns and reading notes on the guitar are all taught.

About Kathryn

Kathy believes that variety is the spice of not only life, but also music. Raised singing folk music with a musical family (think accordions, guitars and lots of vocal harmonies), she learned guitar and piano at an early age, but began singing even earlier. Her quest to give the world the best

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Mary-Clare
Amazing!!! A bright, joyful light!
Thiago
My experience with Kathy has been great. It's been roughly five months and I learned a lot and I'm also much more confident to sing. Learning the right techniques is crucial. Kathy is extremely patient and she adapts the classes to the student goals and aspirations. English is not my first language and she was also always very respectful and patient in explaining everything twice or maybe three times until I get it.
Kathleen
Kathryn has a terrific demeanor, and provides clear, thoughtful suggestions for technique!

Curtis L.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 9 to 75
  • AA Degree in Guitar Performance from Musicians Institute
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Curtis L.

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All Levels are welcomed! Please scroll down and view my student reviews, videos and pictures. Learning Songs of the students choice, Music Reading, Soloing/Improvising, Acoustic & Electric Guitar styles are all covered in private lessons with me.

About Curtis

Hello! I'm a supportive, positive and patient teacher who is passionate about helping my students. Each individual student learns differently and with my professional performance background and having studied in the world renown Guitar Institute of Technology(GIT) program at Musicians Institute, I

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Phillip M.
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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Alan
Curtis is a fantastic teacher! He is patient, enthusiastic, and encouraging. He teaches the type of songs you want to learn and not some song from a guitar guidebook. My first lesson was two hours and it quickly went by. I learned a lot, had a lot of fun and am looking forward to my next lesson. If you are in search of a guitar instructor, I would highly recommend him.
Jas S.
I think Curtis is a very very great teacher he taught me many songs. From Elijah .P

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Meghan L.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Italian
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Meghan L.

33 Reviews
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Hi, I’m Meghan! I’ve been playing guitar for over ten years. I will walk you through the basics of any style of guitar playing! How to read music, how to play by ear, how to play chords and put them together to jam on all your favorite songs. I can explain things in a way that is fun and stress-free! I have had success with students of all ages. I have spare guitars to use in-studio for those who are not yet ready to purchase their own.

About Meghan

Hi I'm Meghan! I'm a professional singer and vocal coach who has performed and taught professionally all over the country. I received a B.F.A. in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory with an emphasis in Vocal Repertory. I will provide detailed and constructive feedback on your vocal techniqu

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Lily
Meghan dove right into the lesson, customizing it at the perfect level for our daughter's experience. We liked that she was prepared and maximized the time. She has a youthful personality and knowledge of pop songs which is a great personality fit with our 13 year old daughter. She also customized the lesson and song choice in a way that would appeal to my daughter. My daughter is actually excited to take lessons and is already planning her list of songs she wants to learn.
Rivky C.
i am very new to singing and she totally made it a no pressure environment. she also made me feel empowered to try and explore exercises and techniques.
Rivky C.

Sally G.

1 Review
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Commerce from University of Auckland
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Sally G.

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I am a professional guitarist with international touring experience, endorsements, and qualifications in theory and composition. I have been teaching private lessons to students aged 8 to 65 for several years. Tailoring the lessons to reach the your goals, we can explore areas such as learning your favorite songs, writing your own, while forming a solid basis of musical knowledge, and the tools you will need to grow into a capable and fluent musician.

From my experiences in independent bands, I can also offer consultations and advice on soliciting endorsements, creating press kits, writing press releases, and other ways to promote your album.

About Sally

I grew up in New Zealand playing all sorts of instruments before focusing on guitar. My guitar took me all around the country touring with bands, and then eventually to the USA, where I was fortunate enough to tour extensively throughout the States and Canada as a session player. Since then, I have

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Mayesha R.
Sally's teaching style is great! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Looking forward to take more lessons from her.🙂
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Alex L.

7 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Student of the Year from Ohlone College
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Alex L.

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I have loved learning and teaching guitar for over a decade. I have a really great method that will string you through the lessons you need to get you on your feet!

About Alex

I was passionate about music when I was younger, but I never had the tools to get where I wanted. Music was always a mystery to me and I got stuck learning from tabs and not stepping out of my circle of knowledge. It wasn't until I pursued music seriously that my love for the art really took off. I

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Alex C.
My first lesson with Alex couldn't have gone better! He was patient and thoughtful in explaining Music Theory / Guitar 101, I'm really excited to see what comes of my next lessons.
Nicholas C.
Alex is very personable. Has good energy and it seems obvious he is passionate about his work. Good communication skills and tries to offer as much direction as possible in the time allotted. Am excited to continue working with Alex, advancing my education and skills.
Hailey Anne O.
Great with kids and thorough with his lesson.

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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 $63. 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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"I'm not new to guitar, but was looking for a way to freshen up my playing, and improve on old skills that hadn't been practiced in a while. Though I was worried I'd just be learning things I can do on my own, I signed up for lessons with Chris. So far, I've been thrilled.
He has helped me analyze my playing in a way I wouldn't do on my own. He is very responsive to the types of things I'm interested in working on. He always leaves me with a recording and notes from our lesson so I can refer back to it in the future. Least of all, his lessons are a great value at the price offered.
I play in a band, and at my first rehearsal since having lessons, a bass player who I've played with for 8+ years said "You must have been practicing!" I think that says it all!"
Daniel
Took Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"Ben is an amazing instructor. I hired him for a group lesson and he was fantastic!!!"
Kristen
Took Guitar lessons from Ben S.
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"Great instructor with a lot of patience. Highly recommended!"
Teagan
Took Guitar lessons from William C.
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"Great teacher, very knowledgeable of theory and can help you better understand your instrument and music in general. Highly recommended."
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Took Guitar lessons from Lucian W.
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"Kevin has been great with my 9 yr old daughter. He is patient and thoughtful. He challenges her every week. We are so happy to have you as her teacher."
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Took Guitar lessons from Kevin D.
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"Omar is amazing! He really makes the lesson engaging and fun, just as if you were in his studio! Omar is also very knowledgeable about the history of music, instruments and a variety of genres, which I really appreciate. He personalizes each lesson and moves along at my pace. I look forward to my lesson every week!"
Ashley
Took Guitar lessons from Omar W.
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"Though I was only able to take lessons with Jason for a couple months due to an unexpected move, I was able to learn a lot from him. I came in with very little guitar experience and no background in music. His lessons are very accommodating and I felt I walked away a little bit better every time. Jason is a great guy and it is easy to share your goals and ideas for the future with him. When working with Jason it felt like a team effort in order to help me reach my goals. In the short time I took lessons with Jason I learned a lot about the guitar and I am excited to build upon the music career he helped me to start. A definite Recommendation."
Patrick
Took Guitar lessons from Jason F.
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"Lars is great! He’s knowledgeable and very patient and encouraging. 2 lessons in and I already feel like I’m making progress. I believe having a teacher like Lars will make all the difference in helping me to commit to learning to play the guitar. Something I’ve always wanted to do :)"
Jessica
Took Guitar lessons from Lars N.
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"Immediately established a wonderful rapport with my son, which made his experience much more enjoyable! Jalen is already looking forward to his next session."
Jalen
Took Guitar lessons from Ronald A.
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"It was great - really excited about learning new stuff!"
Sue
Took Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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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 re

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ad 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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