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Michael B.

Michael B.

Travel the world through music from the comfort of any seat in your home. I have been doing this for the past twelve years with my guitar. I have been through the rivers and amazons of Brazil, getting to know their rhythms that influenced the catchy Bossa Nova; I have walked the muck and mud of Southern USA, playing the Blues and training my fingerstyle technique to imitate that of my idols, and I have cleaned through the distorted grit of Rock around the world to find my own voice. These are only a few places I have travelled. After my education in Guitar, Production, and Songwriting at Berklee College of Music, I can help you cater to the lesson plan you need to take your skills to the next level, the next venue, and the pieces inside of you waiting to be manifested into notes. When do we start?
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Ahmad G.

Ahmad G.

I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. and M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with John Mayer, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Lynch and many others. I have performed hundreds of concerts in the U.S. as well in Europe and the Middle East with Artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt, Sammy Hagar, Dokken and many others. I ranked #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. I was in the "list of top 5 guitar players ever" according to The Examiner, also picked as one of the best guitarists of 2013 and 2014 consecutively in the Rockwell UnScene magazine, and ranked 3rd in the Steve Vai Sam Ash Best in Shred competition. I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, kind, flexible, and enthusiastic and I love working with children as much as adults. I strongly support basic skills: sight-reading, pitch and tone. I have 25 years experience teaching kids and adults guitar. Also performing live and in the studio. *** Lesson Details *** My objectives: to help students powerfully communicate through the essence of music and aid the development of children and adults by finding their strengths and weaknesses and to develop their skills and show their musical talents. I emphasize basic skills, good sight-reading, guitar technique, and theory. Lessons are held at either your home, or mine using composers from various time periods that speaks to the individual student. Also,I do prefer to work weekly with my students. A beginner lesson may be 10-15 min. for warm-ups and scales, 10-15 min. theory and rest playtime. In three to six months the student will be able to read sheet music and should be able to perform simple songs. An intermediate lesson has more focus on music and technique from a specific genre. A specialty is preparation for guitar auditions or doing live or studio gigs. I enjoy teaching children from age 5 up to adults. *** Specialties *** I teach the basic skills very strongly, and also encourage students and challenge them, as well. I also have new techniques for teaching Electric, Acoustic and Classical Guitar. I do prefer to teach a weekly lesson.
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I started taking weekly electric guitar lessons with Mr. Soukis at his Times Square studio, after watching many videos of him rockin' the blues at various venues in New York City. He is one of those r

CHRIS D (Blues Guitar lessons with Spiros S.)

Nils is a great teacher with a lot of experience. I highly recommend employing his help to improve your guitar skills!

Daniel T. (Blues Guitar lessons with Nils B.)

I came to Mich an with 8ish years of self-taught acoustic experience looking to make my first foray into electric/lead playing/improvising/soloing. After two weeks with Mich, my playing has improved e

Justin Diamond (Blues Guitar lessons with Michael S.)

Exactly what I have been looking for. Terrific lesson. Just enough practice material for next week.

bob (Blues Guitar lessons with Michael S.)

I started taking weekly electric guitar lessons with Mr. Soukis at his Times Square studio, after watching many videos of him rockin' the blues at various venues in New York City. He is one of those r

CHRIS D (Blues Guitar lessons with Spiros S.)

Nils is a great teacher with a lot of experience. I highly recommend employing his help to improve your guitar skills!

Daniel T. (Blues Guitar lessons with Nils B.)

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Blues guitar is part of a popular musical folk style that rose to popularity starting in the 1920s. Developed mostly by African American musicians, they used this genre as a way to express themselves.

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Blues guitar lessons cost an average of $63 per hour. However, depending on the teacher, their experience, and the location you choose, you should be prepared to spend between $15 and $300 per hour.

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The best thing about learning to play an instrument is that you can do it at any point in your life.

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As you browse the bios of our blues guitar teachers, pay attention to which instructors teach the age group you’re looking for. You’ll find that a lot of them will teach all ages! These experienced and qualified musicians will customize your time together to be sure that you are comfortable and learning blues guitar at an appropriate level and speed.

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Blues Guitar Lessons for All Levels

Never picked up a guitar before? Don’t worry! Everyone has to start somewhere. We offer exceptional blues guitar lessons for beginners.

In these beginner lessons, you will start with the basics of the blues guitar, including how to read music. Once you’ve mastered the foundation of reading music and playing basic chords, your teacher will increase the difficulty of your lessons.

Already know some main chords? Our blues guitar teachers will build off your existing foundation to have you playing well-known tunes in no time!

Or, perhaps you are looking to improve your existing talent. We can help you find blues guitar lessons to help you increase your skills to the level of an expert musician.

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Sample Curriculum for Beginner Blues Guitar Lessons

During blues guitar lessons for beginners, you can expect to learn the following topics:

  • How to read and understand music
  • How to hold the guitar
  • The parts of your guitar
  • How to tune your guitar
  • The difference between playing with a pick and playing with your fingers
  • A basic blues shuffle

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Blues Guitar Lessons

In intermediate lessons, your blues guitar tutor might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Popular blues riffs
  • Hammer-on
  • Pull-off
  • Bending
  • Vibrato
  • Sliding

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Blues Guitar Lessons

Advanced course content depends on the student's goals and interests, but your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Playing scales
  • Understanding musical keys
  • Understanding the fretboard
  • Playing more advanced songs

TakeLessons classes will help the student to feel more confident in their ability to play and perform blues guitar!

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What is the best way to learn blues guitar?


The best way to learn blues guitar is to find a musician who is well-versed in the blues genre. Blues guitar is different from many other genres and finding someone who truly understands the blues is important.

All of the blues guitar teachers listed on TakeLessons are experts at their craft!

How long does it take to learn blues guitar?


Learning an instrument really depends on the person. If you already know how to read music, or if you have naturally good musicality, learning an instrument may come easier for you.

Learning to play the blues guitar takes time, practice, and dedication. With the right teacher, you’ll be playing chords in no time!

How much do blues guitar lessons cost?


Our goal here at TakeLessons is to teach new skills at affordable prices. The average cost of blues guitar lessons is $63 for a 60-minute session. However, the price varies depending on the teacher and location so students can expect to pay between $15 and $300 per hour.

Should I learn blues guitar in person or online?


Students have seen success through both in-person and online blues guitar lessons. We have instructors who offer lessons online, in their studio, or in the student’s home, so you’ll be sure to find someone that can teach you in the location and format that you prefer!

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