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Jared G.

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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Diploma from Desert Mountain Higschool
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Jared G.

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All styles of guitar. Specializing in Rock. From very beginner to advanced shred. Using Popular songs from throughout the history of rock, from Chuck Berry to AC/DC to Ozzy to Nirvana and everything in between as etude studies to teach technique, theory, and scale theory.
Most importantly getting the students playing songs they enjoy within the first lessons and doing it properly with flawless technique and learning the theory behind it as well

About Jared

I have been teaching guitar almost 20 years and as an instructor, My teaching method comes from a curriculum I have developed which uses popular guitar driven rock tunes as musical etudes. Educating the student with valuable theory, reading, technique, and scale theory, while remaining fun. As a so

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Scott
Great teacher! He caught numerous hindrances to my technique immediately and I love that he incorporated theory from the beginning.
Gerard O.
I am 4 or 5 lessons in with Jared and I am truly and entirely thrilled with the progress I am seeing and the depth of guitar knowledge I have gained. Jared has a way of teaching that not only allows for actually playing right away but learning the foundations of knowing the guitar and music. I can see that this allows for not just playing "songs" but making music of my own. This is the freedom of "knowing" the guitar.
Alex
Headline: Jared is amazing teacher.
Jared has excellent knowledge of music foundations and music theory.
Knows styles and genres, knows not only how to play but create too... And how this style was born.
He helps to build habit to do things right - I'm talking about technique - or, in other words - how to use your hands!
Same time he's extremely patient.

I'd like to recommend Jared for everyone who want's to learn play guitar (don't look at your age), his teaching approach works great, because he is teaching you and adjust classes for you.
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Kevin T.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin T.

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If you wish to learn guitar as a performer, I am the coach for you. Unlike other coaches, I also offer a Master Class for those who wish to sing & learn an instrument. In this class you will learn more than the fundamentals. Besides, strum/picking techniques, bar chords, chord progressions & the music theory, the master class will cover, microphone technique's used while performing, Eye contact with audience and using other chord inversions that help this process. My regular classes are packed with key focus on the fundamentals. I offer packed sessions with the fun of progress. Parents tell me that I have a wonderful way with there kids and my adult students are thriving. I have a number of budding stars that are learning how to play in a band, how to perform as a soloist, or how to combine singing with learning the guitar. I've been performing for 40+ years in NYC so I share what I know from an entertainers perspective. My emphasis is on teaching a broad range of styles of music. ...

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Hi there, I am not going to bore you with all of the wonderful things I've achieved as a professional entertainer. I'd rather tell you what I can do for your quest. This is a very creative pursuit where the right coach can help you go 70mph instead of 20mph. In either case you would make some progr

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Dennis
I would definitely recommend Kevin for anyone who want to attain there music goals. Kevin is professional and experienced in what he teaches. Whatever avenue you choose he, will help you get there. He also makes learning fun which relieves stress and nervousness. He has been an excellent teacher. I have learned and grown much with his guidance. He has taught me to believe in myself and my potential as a musician. To have confidence in myself and my talent. He has taught me how to set goals and to attain those goals. Awesome teacher.
Phillip
Kevin is a great teacher who “Toylor’s” lessons to fit my son’s abilities. This has Developed my son into a superb musician, and he is still improving.
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Ian M.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Ian M.

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I'm 26 years old and have been playing the guitar for 20 years. I will teach you what you want to learn. Whether it's scales, theory or some of your favorite songs. I've performed with the original Beatles drummer Pete Best, I've shared the stage with Greg Hawkes from The Cars. I play in 2 Beatles tribute bands and I have my own original band. I currently teach at 2 music schools and have experience teaching all ages and all levels. I can teach you the tools you need to really connect with the instrument.

About Ian

Ian is a 26 year old multi-instrumentalist from Massachusettes. He has been playing the guitar for 20 years, teaching for 8 at two music schools. He has shared the stage with The Beatles original drummer Pete Best, Greg Hawkes from the Cars, Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork of The Monkees. He is a par

Mikael B.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
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Mikael B.

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I’m a Brazilian Musician, with 13 years of experience. I have been teaching all ages. Levels and styles. I Studied at a famous brazilian university (ULM) with the best teachers of Brazilian Music and studied jazz at Berklee College of Music. Since 2005 I have been teaching Brazilian music to students from all over the world!

About Mikael

I'm a guitarist and I've been playing since I was 12. I play in a jazz and Brazilian music band. I love teaching from beginners to professional musicians looking for improvement. I graduated in guitar at brazilian GIT, music theory at ULM and Jazz Improvisation at Berklee College of Music. I als

Rodrigo D.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Portuguese, English
  • Bachelor of Arts, Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Awarded Latin American Scholarship Tour from Berklee College of Music
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Rodrigo D.

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I teach electric guitar to students of all levels and ages. My lessons are customized to the student's needs and goals as well with the support of methods that I consider specially important to the learning of the guitar technique, such as: "Fundamentals of Guitar" by Miles Okazaki, "A Modern Method for Guitar Vol. 1, II, III" by William Leavitt, followed by uncountable songs that will be suggested either by the student or me.

About Rodrigo

Rodrigo Moreira is a guitarist/bassist and music educator born in Brazil, Florianopolis/SC, and has resided in NYC area since 2019 where he works with students of all ages and teaches courses focused on Harmony, Improvisation, Guitar/Bass Proficiency, and Musical Beginning to kids and adults. He gr

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Joao
Great teacher! I've learned a lot of cool songs and it was nice how Rodrigo pays attention to details that I wasn't aware of.
Hugo
Rodrigo is a very inspiring guitar teacher! He made me love music even more by helping me overcome every obstacle that came up along the way. Truly recommend having him as a teacher!
Lucas
Rodrigo is an amazing guitar player and teacher. Classes are always fun and informative, I feel like I learn something new every week. I went from not being able to play a single chord to playing my favorites songs on guitar! Highly recommend him!

Timothy K.

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  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Timothy K.

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I draw on my experience, as a professional musician of 25 years, in my teaching of others. This experience includes - Church music; both as a soloist and as a music director. Touring musician; stage presence, improvisation, sound. Carnival Cruise Lines staff musician; '99 -2000 *** Lesson Detai

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kevin
great communication! Very motivating!!!
Maryann
I'm not really good with word but Tim is a very knowledgeable Guitar instructor, very patient, and friendly!
Lynn M.
Excellent musician, vocalist and performer. Worth your time and money to utilize T King as your instructor.

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Why Learn to Play Guitar?

Of all of the commonly used instruments today, guitar is by far one of the most popular and one of the most widely used across a variety of musical styles and genres. You can find guitar in classical music, folk, jazz, RnB, and pop, not to mention its starring role in rock music and its many subgenres.

The modern guitar gets its basic design from several ancient instruments, the primary inspiration being the lute. The lute had a hollow body like today’s acoustic guitar but had a rounded back, while modern guitars have a flat back. The first appearance of a guitar that resembles the guitars of today was the classical guitar. The classical guitar is an acoustic model with nylon strings that was extremely popular in Spain, particularly for playing in the Flamenco style.

The classical guitar design was brought to America and outfitted with steel strings, which influences the twangy sound we typically associate with the early folk, country, and rock music of the 30s, 40s and 50s. The electric guitar was invented in the 30s but didn’t particularly come to prominence until the 50s when rock’n’roll became all the rage in popular culture. Today, both acoustic and electric guitar is used in musical genres across the board and remains one of the cultural staples of modern music in America and across the globe.

Guitar isn’t just commonly used in the performance of several styles of music; it’s also one of the most popular instruments to learn for kids who love music as well as adults wanting to pick up a new skill. Plus, due to its affordability when compared to larger instruments like the piano, picking up the guitar is available to almost everyone that has a drive to learn.

Why Learn to Play the Guitar?

If you’re a music lover that wants to be able to play your favorite songs or even write music of your own, it’s difficult to find a more versatile instrument than the guitar. With so many different playing styles, interesting and complex guitar chords to learn, and various types of picks used to produce different sounds, the possibilities are truly endless.

Another major benefit to picking up the guitar as opposed to other instruments is its convenience. Guitars are light enough to carry around throughout your day and can even be worn backpack-style, yet they are powerful enough to produce deep, resonant sound that can carry far distances when played correctly.

Learning guitar is suitable for all ages and all experience levels. In fact, nearly all major music stores that sell guitars also feature slightly smaller models for children so that they can learn the proper guitar tabs and guitar chords on a model that fits their size and isn’t too big to hold. As soon as they grow out of their smaller guitar, they can size up to a model that they can truly appreciate now that they’ve learned the basics.

Additionally, guitars are affordable for most budgets and price ranges. One of the most helpful features about the guitar community is its incredibly wide range of makes, models, and materials that all play a role in a guitar’s final price. This means that a beginner can find a starter guitar for around $200 or less while knowing that they can easily upgrade to the $500 or even $1000 range once they feel that their skills and abilities reflect it.

Guitar Tabs: What Makes the Guitar Unique

When it comes to written music for musicians to learn and play, most modern instruments follow the classical notation method that has been used around the world for hundreds of years. However, this is where the guitar and most other popular instruments differ.

When taking lessons with a professional guitar teacher, most guitar students will learn to read guitar tabs. Also referred to as tablature, this method of musical notation represents the different finger positions used to achieve a certain note or chord as opposed to the traditional method of notation, which is to represent the desired note or chord itself.

Many potential guitar students can become intimidated when faced with the task of learning to read guitar tabs. However, the process of learning guitar tabs is extremely similar to that of learning standard music notation, which you would be learning if you took up another common instrument such as piano or even singing.

In fact, many guitarists that have learned to read standard notation in addition to guitar tabs find tabs to be easier to read and understand in real time. Many guitar students learn common guitar chords over time through the specific shapes that their fingers have to make to achieve these chords, and the concept of guitar tabs reinforces this shape-based way of thinking.

Finding a Guitar Teacher Online

In addition to learning guitar tabs and guitar chords, potential guitar students have to navigate finding the right teacher for them and their needs. When it comes to finding a teacher that will help you to achieve your specific guitar-related goals, there are a few important pieces of information to keep in mind.

The first thing to determine is what kind of style you’d like to primarily learn and work on with your teacher. Like many other instruments, you can easily play songs from multiple styles and genres on the guitar; however, if you have a specific genre in mind that you’d like to get better at, your teacher can help you to do that by focusing on the skills you’ll need for that genre more than other unrelated skills.

Additionally, it’s important to make sure that your potential teacher’s personality is a good fit with yours. This is particularly important for adults seeking guitar lessons for themselves as opposed to lessons for their child. Your guitar lessons and practice will likely become an escape from the other areas of your life, and you’ll enjoy it that much more if your teacher is someone that you’d enjoy spending time with whether or not they were teaching you to play guitar.

Why Take Guitar Lessons Online?

Learning guitar chords and simple picking patterns on your own can only get you so far. If you really want to improve your guitar playing skills, you’ll have to hire a teacher to work one-on-one with you to identify the areas in which you struggle and provide you with the crucial information and training you need to get better.

Though taking guitar lessons is so beneficial for those that want to learn guitar, it’s not always easy. Commuting to and from a weekly guitar lesson can be extremely inconvenient or even impossible if you’re a particularly busy person. Plus, the idea of entering a professional guitar teacher’s studio as a beginner can be daunting enough for some to forget about seeking lessons altogether.

This is where online lessons with TakeLessons can save the day. Without having to worry about time spent commuting or looking for a parking spot, you’ll be able to fit your guitar lessons into a slot in your schedule that works best for you while being able to immediately move on to your other responsibilities. Another added bonus is the fact that you can take your lessons from the comfort of your own home, where you’re more likely to pursue your new skill with confidence and curiosity.

The one potential downside to online lessons is the perceived lack of real time communication. However, as long as you have a device with a microphone and camera as well as a reliable Internet connection, you shouldn’t have any trouble receiving immediate feedback and support from your online guitar teacher. This way, you won’t have to worry about missing out on the plus sides of in-person teaching—you’ll receive all the same benefits that any other student would.

Narrowing Down Your Online Guitar Teacher Search

With TakeLessons, you can find a guitar teacher online that works with your specific needs and schedule in just a few clicks. Our customizable search feature allows you to enter in your weekly budget for lessons, your preferred lesson length, your skill level, your scheduling availability, and more in order to be matched with the best online guitar teacher for you.

Once you’ve narrowed down your search, it’s easy to find the perfect candidate by browsing each teacher’s personalized profiles. Here you can see their training, the languages they speak, and how many years they’ve been teaching as well as useful ratings and reviews left by current and previous students. These reviews can really help to give you a clearer picture of exactly how your potential teacher organizes their classes, what their personality is like, and how effective their teaching style tends to be.

If you’re sick of playing the same few guitar chords over and over and want to improve your skills, it’s time to take action. TakeLessons offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you can be sure that you won’t regret taking the first step on your journey to becoming a better guitarist.

Average Cost of Online Guitar Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons 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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"Ahmad is a fantastic teacher, and not just for beginners but for experienced players as well!
I've been playing guitar for about 20 years, but haven't taken any formal lessons in the past 15 of those. I felt like I was in a rut with my playing so I started taking lessons with Ahmad a few months ago. He was able to immediately help me improve my technique and help me correct some inefficiencies that I didn't even notice I was doing. The word "inefficiencies" in the last sentence was chosen very deliberately because Ahmad has a great way of showing that there are multiple ways to play the instrument and not one specific "right" and "wrong" way.
I feel like I've made more progress in the last 4 months than I had in years."
Evan
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"Ryan really enjoyed his first lesson with Daniel E. It was thorough and interesting enough to keep his attention. Daniel had good rapport with him through the online interface."
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"Great teacher and very easy to talk to or ask questions. He clearly understands my needs and adjusts to meet my expectations. I'd recommend Jordan to anyone interested in learning how to play an instrument."
Dan
Took Guitar lessons from Jordan G.
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"GREAT TEACHER!!!!!!!!!

Best guitar teacher ever! He made guitar easy to understand and fun to play! I'm looking forward to what I'm going to learn next! I highly recommend him as a guitar teacher!"
Ritzel
Took Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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"Ben is an amazing instructor. I hired him for a group lesson and he was fantastic!!!"
Kristen
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"Exactly what your looking for.

I took private lessons from Mike at Musicians Institute the entire year and a half I attended the school. I didn't have interest in any of the other teachers because I found out right away how talented and versatile Mike is! He's very soft spoken about it all but make no mistake, he knows everything that there is to know about guitar. I highly recommend him for beginner, intermediate and advanced players. He is also very knowledgeable with recording songs! He helped make one of my songs come alive by adding a very nice harmony over the original riff and made the song feel much better. he knows music theory as well as you could ask from a guitar teacher. From the modes to the circle of fifths and everything in between. He's also very flexible, since my lessons counted for a grade at the school, if I ever missed a lesson he would always make it up with me at a different time without any questions. I promise that you will not find a better teacher for whatever he charges, it's worth it! My $30,000 degree from M.I. tells me so.
- Brandon"
brandon
Took Guitar lessons from Mike F.
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"I have taken lessons from matt for over 5 years and have progressed immensely as a guitarist and a musician. He is versatile in all sorts of playing and can help no matter what style of music interests you. 10/10"
Will
Took Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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"Chris is a great teacher who really knows how to make the process of learning easy and fun. You can really tell how much he loves music when he teaches. He is able to break down concepts in simple terms and most importantly shows me how to apply it! I love learning from him and have become a better musician thanks to Chris!"
Kevin T.
Took Guitar lessons from Chris V.
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"My kids had great lessons with Ahmad. A friendly instructor with a definite love for music and teaching evident. I think he is a very approachable person for anyone nervous about improving their musical skills."
Nancy
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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