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Ahmad G.

Ahmad G.

4.9(255)
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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Sean S.

Sean S.

4.9(36)
The guitar is the most popular instrument to learn, and it is indisputably at the heart of country music. You'll learn some basic exercises to develop core skills, quickly mastering the basic "cowboy chords" that form the backbone of most country songs, and soon you'll find yourself moving smoothly between chords without missing a beat. Building on that foundation, you'll go from boom-chick rhythm strums to learning fingerpicking "banjo rolls," melodic riffs and fills, and alternate chord fingerings to master the whole fretboard. And woven into the practical lessons, you'll also learn practical elements of music theory including harmony and how to transpose to different keys. I'm often asked if you need to read music to learn guitar, and while it can be useful for advanced students, it is not necessary for beginners, and I don't place a lot of emphasis on it. While my approach is grass-roots, you'll learn to "work smarter, not harder," use scientifically-based learning techniques to train your brain and build "muscle memory." I believe that playing music should be enjoyable, and you should also be able to have a lot of fun in the process of learning it! Of course, it's important to devote regular time to practice in between lessons to make steady progress. This effort will bring its own reward as you start playing with greater ease of expression, and your self-motivation will help you gain momentum. I look forward to working with you and seeing your progress as you unfold your potential!
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Kyle Biondich (Country Guitar lessons with Francesca V.)

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James was very friendly and patient. He is knowledgeable and talented at what he does. I really enjoyed my first lesson with James and I’m looking forward to the rest of the classes.

Greg (Country Guitar lessons with James S.)

Francesca is a wonderful teacher! She's very knowledgeable but shares that knowledge in a way that's easy to understand. I've been an amateur musician for over forty years and I've read a lot of boo

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Country Guitar Lessons

Have you ever dreamed of being in the spotlight, playing a steel guitar while dancers two-step around a sawdust-covered dance floor? If so, we can help you make those dreams come true. Our country guitar lessons focus on the skills and styles necessary for producing country music and any number of subgenres, from Western Swing to modern country.

Our country guitar teachers will help you develop your guitar skills. We offer both online country guitar lessons and in-person options—in your home or at your tutor’s studio.

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Certified Country Guitar Teachers

Our certified, experienced country guitar teachers work with you to help you sharpen your guitar skills. One-on-one instruction from qualified instructors means that your tutor will encourage growth toward your goals, instead of following a standardized curriculum. Whether you want to pick guitar at a bluegrass festival or play with a band at your local honky tonk, we have country guitar lessons that will take you there.

The average cost is $37 for a half-hour lesson, $50 for forty-five minutes, or $64 for an hour. Since our teachers set their own rates, you can find country guitar lessons to fit your budget.

On each of our listings, a teacher’s credentials, student reviews, and prices are available, allowing you to choose the tutor who fits your learning style. You can even contact teachers beforehand to ensure that they are a good fit!

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Online Country Guitar Lessons for All Ages

Any time you can pick up a guitar is a good time! Both children and adults benefit from playing an instrument. Kids see improvement in both language and math skills, as well as a boost in brain growth. Meanwhile, adults may notice improved memory and concentration skills, stress relief, and increased creativity. Whether you are looking for country guitar lessons for kids or adults, we have great options for you.

The benefit of individualized instruction is that our country guitar teachers tailor their lessons both to your maturity and skills. You will learn country guitar at your pace and with your goals in mind.

Country Guitar Lessons for All Levels

Whether you have never picked up a guitar before or have been playing for years, we have a teacher for you. We offer country guitar lessons for beginners through experts, tailoring your experience to your skill level and interests.

Our country guitar teachers work with you at your current skill level to help you achieve your musical goals. By getting to know you as a student and a musician, your tutor will guide your lessons to focus on you. With such a wide selection of paths your music can take you down, individualized guidance will help you choose the ones that are right for you.

Country Guitar Lesson Curriculum

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Country Guitar Lessons

  • Holding your instrument
  • Basic chords
  • Hand and finger strength
  • Posture
  • Using a pick

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Country Guitar Lessons

  • Blues and country chords
  • Country musical phrasing
  • Picking and single-note melodies
  • Bends

Sample Curriculum for Expert Country Guitar Lessons

  • Solos and improvisation
  • Building a repertoire
  • Country subgenres
  • Country music scales

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What is country guitar?

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Country guitar is a style of playing that incorporates elements from many American genres, including bluegrass, rock and roll, blues, and jazz. Techniques range from simple chords to challenging, technical solos. While rhythm guitar is often fairly simple, consisting of three or four chords per song, lead guitar can take on much more advanced techniques. This range of skill provides opportunities for players of all levels to enjoy making country music.

Is country guitar hard to learn?

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Yes, country guitar can be more difficult to learn than rock guitar. Country music relies more on complete chords and more advanced solo techniques, while rock music frequently uses power chords. Country music often highlights and relies on guitar work for its unique sound, often incorporating acoustic guitars over electric and valuing the pure sound of the instrument.

That being said, there is ample opportunity for beginners to get out there and enjoy making country music. Much of country guitar is based on simple chord structures that are quite accessible for beginner players to learn in our country guitar lessons. While country guitar might be more technically difficult than rock, it is a rewarding experience that grows with you as a musician.

How long should you practice guitar a day?

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Aim for between fifteen minutes and an hour. Many say to aim for about half an hour, but keep in mind that short, consistent practice sessions with frequent breaks work best for building skill without tiring your fingers. Consistency is, of course, key; you should practice every day for the best results. Focus is often more important than length for practice sessions, as well. Try to schedule your practice for times that you can give your instrument your undivided attention.

Quality over quantity is the name of the game when working with a musical instrument. You will get more out of short practice sessions and frequent breaks than you will out of marathon sessions that last longer than your attention span. In the beginning, short sessions will minimize any discomfort you may feel while building calluses, but later, focusing on one technique at a time will improve your results. When you take country guitar lessons with us, your music teacher will help you develop a good routine.

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