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Chris L.

Placitas, NM 87043


Private Guitar Teacher

All styles and levels

About Chris

I have studied music for 26 years. Piano was my first instrument and I have taken classical lessons from an early age and studied jazz piano for 14 years. I play guitar at the same level as piano. I play jazz, classical, flamenco and rock guitar; acoustic, electric and 9-string electric. I have studied at University of North Texas, Musicians institute and have a bachelor's of music from UNM. I have a certification in early childhood education and love to teach children, as well as adults of all ages.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very patient and flexible. I work with the student to design curriculum that is exciting and engaging for their individual level. Students enjoy studying with me because they can progress quickly if they practice and because I am easy to talk to and work with.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio

lessons are taught in the music room in the home which includes an 88 key weighted keyboard, 5 guitars, 3 amps

*** Travel Equipment ***
If I go to their house, I expect them to have their own instruments that they practice on during the week, a metronome, a tuner and the music books they are working on.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in jazz, rock and classical music. I usually allow the students or their parents to choose their method books based on their interests and goals.

August 30, 2016
michael M.
Great lesson.
March 19, 2016
He has taught me a lot. Lessons are not rushed. He allows me to learn based on my own interests, but also teaches a lot of basics of technique and music theory. The location is convenient to downtown Albuquerque and UNM neighborhood.
September 25, 2014
Nic C.
Chris is easy to learn with, and knowledgeable. Is always patient and never makes you feel rushed, yet, makes sure you are constantly improving. He directs your playing in the style and direction you want to reach while exposing you to new styles along the way. Great teacher.

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Chris L.

Placitas, NM

Private Guitar Teacher

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Blues, Rock, Country, Classical, Jazz, Folk
Reading Tablature
Playing By Ear
Music Theory

About Matt

I've been teaching guitar for almost 10 years now. Graduate of the University of Oregon music program, well versed in a wide range of techniques.


January 20, 2016
I take online lessons with Matt. He is a music theory genius and an excellent guitar player, and my guitar playing has come a long way since we first started. He's always on time and easy to communicate with. Highly recommended!

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Scotty P.

Rio Rancho, NM 87124


Private Guitar Teacher
About Scotty

I am an established performer having played in such bands as BigDamnCrazyWeight, Bring Back Dad and most recently, guitarist for Guadalupe Blue. I studied Music Theory at New Mexico State University with the amazing Dr. Don Hardisty and Composition with Dr. Warner Hutchison. I am passionate about music and love and explore every genre with equal interest, though I am known personally for my hard rock bands. If you want to learn how to REALLY play guitar or bass,I am the teacher for YOU!

*** Lesson Details ***
Don't let your instrument control YOU! Learn to control IT.

What I WILL teach you: A series of exercises designed to make you hands become connected to your mind and allow you to play the music you hear in your head. These are tried and true exercises that made me the guitarist I am today.
I will also teach you to understand

Music Theory and Composition. You will learn the WHY behind the music you love and comprehend it on a different level!

Rather than just teach you specific songs, I will teach you to understand the guitar so you can easily teach yourself any song you want to play. You will also learn how to take a song in one genre and remake it in your own style. As you progress, you will learn advanced Music Theory in and enable your own ability to write music of your own.

Knowledge is power, the power to control your instrument and make the music you have always wanted to make!

Let's teach you to ROCK!

*** Specialties ***
Rock, blues and jazz

*Other times not listed may be available, please contact TakeLessons*

August 18, 2013
Ginny S.
Great Teacher

Scotty is a excellent teacher.
I've been learning bass from him and he is very knowledgeable in everything from the history of music, theory, techniques and much more.
August 2, 2013
Corey S.
overall good teacher

I've been taking lessons from Scotty for over a year and have learned a lot about theory, form, and style. Had taken lessons from other instructors and felt that I should had been further along after 1 year. One hour lesson time is perfect for me and I always leave wishing I had more time.
July 29, 2013
nathan D.
Great Teacher

Great teacher takes time to cover theory of music, and does hour lessons unlike most teachers in town who do 30min lessons. Have taken lessons from other teachers in the past, and all they do is teach you songs without explaining the reasoning behind it. Have learned more in the last few months then I’ve learn in years with other teachers.

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Scotty P.

Rio Rancho, NM


Rachel H.


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Private Guitar Teacher

The Guitar is my first love. I customize every lesson for every individual student that I have, and base the heart of each lesson off of the infatuation I have for my six-stringed side kick. I love to use the guitar as a tool to expand my students creativity. My students learn to listen and appreciate a broad variety of styles and experience the full music spectrum.
Lessons will cover scales, theory, chords, jazz and blues progression as well as Crafting your tone for your amplifier,finger picking and performance techniques.

About Rachel

I started my musical path in a Ballet Studio. I fell in love with the crackle of the vinyl record playing as I learned to listen and dance with the rhythm.

I started playing the guitar when I was in elementary and took classical lessons until I was a teenager.I really enjoy the art of practice and the journey of patience. The process of learning has helped me carve out and cultivate my style of music. It's opened up a lot of doors for me in my life. I've had the honor to play with a lot of great performers and have been lucky enough to tour the U.S. and Canada with festivals and showcases such as Vans Warped Tour, South By Southwest and the Halifax Pop Explosion.I've been the opening act for Carolyn Wonderland, Maria Taylor, Tsunami Bomb, Tilly and the Wall, Basia Bulat, Rise Against, Strike Anywhere. Anathallo, Cursive, Milton Hopki

ns, and Pony Up.

When I have free time I volunteer with the Houston Chapter of Girls Rock Camp to help teach girls empowerment through songwriting and music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I began teaching as an afterschool job when I was 16. I was homeschooled, so I feel that the experience taught me that everyone learns differently and that there is not just one standardized method to playing music.

My teaching style varies with each student, but the one constant is my ability to make each and every client I encounter completely fall in LOVE with music. It's my super power.

Lesson plans are tailored for your specific needs and to help you achieve your musical goals and aspirations at your desired pace. I enjoy my students and making music with them.

Here is an overview of the lessons that I provide.

Finger Picking, Song Writing, Rhythm, Lead, Scales,Modes & Ear Training.

Songwriting and composition: Learn techniques, how to brain storm and plot your musical story line. This class pairs great with vocal lessons or guitar lessons.

Scales, Rhythm, Beginner and Advanced song structure, Ear Training

Ukulele :
Technique, Intro to Chords, Ear Training, Strumming patterns - Ukulele is one of my favorite classes to teach. You simply can not help but smile when playing this instrument!

Vocals :
Breathing techniques, Scales, Harmonizing

October 11, 2019
Absolutely wonderful! Kind, patient, friendly, knowledgeable, informative, down-to-earth. I look forward to each and every lesson.
August 28, 2019
Tony G.
Great explanation of scales. Excellent patience !
August 20, 2019
I knew nothing about singing...but I feel like I’ve already learned so much! She has a contagious passion for music and I’m looking forward to growing with her help!

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Billy D.


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Private Guitar Teacher

Whether you dream of becoming a singer-songwriter, or the lead guitarist in a rock band, I will provide you the tools you need to make those dreams come true. I have many years of experience playing many styles of music. If you want to learn to play your favorite songs, or even right your own music, I can help.

About Billy

I am a professional trombonist/guitarist living in New York City. I recently finished my Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance at the New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music. I have a lot of performing, touring, and teaching experience, performing in venues such as Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium and Zankel Hall), Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Jazz Standard, Smoke Jazz Club, and many other venues around the city. I have several guitar and trombone students, but include music theory, composition techniques, and ear training into my lessons as well. I have experience in a variety of different styles of music. I really enjoy sharing my love for music with my students, and my main priority is making sure that my students' learning experiences are as efficient and enjoyable as possible.


September 24, 2019
Andrew J.
Great teacher. Very kind, easy to understand, and covered quite a bit.
August 25, 2019
Trevor H.
Good focus on fundamentals with lots of tricks of the trade for newer players..very patient and helping my son focus on results. Very happy!
August 22, 2019
Billy is a great teacher! He was able to take my background in piano and apply it to the guitar really well. Within just a few weeks I could play a song! 100% recommend.

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Billy D.


Private Guitar Teacher

Expect to play the material and songs that interest you the most. Warmups are made out of any hang up in the material and just enough music theory is used to build the foundation for progression to the next level. Lead sheets are often used so we will learn to read standard notation, tablature and chord charts. This is great companion to musicians' greatest asset our ears!

I've been playing in various bands for the past 10 years in MPLS. Brat Pack Radio and Anthony Shore Elvis Tribute.

About Jack

Hi, there! My name is Jack Mansk and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2006 and have loved helping my students learn to play guitar better, through recitals and recording projects. I went to McNally Smith College of Music and earned a Bachelor degree in guitar performance in 2006. I'm an encouraging and engaging person and my teaching style is playing the songs you like to help you get better at guitar. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!


March 1, 2019
Linda W.
It was a great first lesson; Jack is very patient, encouraging, a lot of knowledge.
September 19, 2018
Jack is very accomplished guitarist who brings his passion and experience into his lesson room. He has a way of getting into your head and teaching you just what you need to elevate your playing no matter what your goals are.
His down to earth personality makes you feel at ease and eager to learn.

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William C.


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Private Guitar Teacher

I want students to excel the fastest they can on guitar. Though I know it is important to let students learn at their own pace, I will never cease to challenge them through difficult pieces or exercises. I will develop plans and keep track of progress so that students and I can stay organized and ensure the learning is fluent. I will direct lessons based on what the student wants to learn most and what genres of music they are interested in. I also change the structure of lessons based on how the student learns. The basics I want students to learn from my lessons are basic chords, fretboard knowledge and music theory, finger-picking styles, pick and strumming techniques, left-hand techniques, and most importantly I want to teach students how to listen. I will train students ears through ear training exercises and songs. I firmly believe the better the student’s ears can get, the better the musician they can be. Besides just teaching songs, I want students to understand the theory, ...

About William

Music has been a big part of my life since I was a child singing in musical theater. My passion for music led me to pursue a music degree at California State University, Sacramento. Throughout my time there I have learned a plethora about pedagogy, theory, musicianship, music history, composing, and arranging that I can use to help my students. I started to pursue guitar seriously in high school when I fell in love with a particular genre of music: jazz. Studying the techniques and theory of jazz musicians became my goal in high school, but as the as the years went by, my love for all types of music expanded. As a result, learning other genres of music has made me a more well-rounded musician. Every day I strive to become a greater musician by expanding my repertoire, improving my technique, improving my ears, and gigging locally as much

as possible. I often get the opportunity to often play locally with various jazz groups. I am a relaxed person, but I never stop aiming for excellence. Though I don’t want to be a burden to my students, I always try to push them to challenge themselves.

I teach because I am convinced that music has power to communicate ideas and feelings that could not be explained through words. Any student wanting to be the communicator in the experience should be encouraged to learn how, and my goal is to help that student grow to their fullest potential.

September 13, 2019
William is my first guitar teacher. As daunting as it can be to learn an instrument, he created a comfortable experience for me. He's incredibly talented and his love for music truly shows (which is inspiring). I initially started with the desire to learn jazz and William opened my eyes to explore other genres that integrate with jazz. Im excited to continue to learn and grow with music. I highly recommend anyone at any level to take lessons with William.

Thank you, William!
March 18, 2019
Sawyer H.
Still getting the hang of online lessons and don’t have much to compare it to but my son seems to enjoy it almost as much as live lessons.
January 14, 2019
Alec L.
My son loved his first class. Learned more in one day than he did in a month with his old teacher
Thank you William!

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Kevin T.

Albuquerque, NM 87120

Private Guitar Teacher

Fantastic lessons specializing in tailoring towards a student's Music needs & growth!

I have specialized in Classical, Flamenco, Jazz, and various other styles throughout my near 15 years of playing & teaching.

Extremely friendly, patient, and knowledgeable!

(Flexible scheduling available)

About Kevin

Hello! My name is Kevin and I have been teaching for as long as I can remember.
I have played Guitar for 15+ years and have taught for nearly as long!
I also teach Vietnamese in fluent English!

My style of teaching is friendly, patient, and tailored towards your success!

I am here for YOU through my flexible scheduling and 24/7 Support!


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Kevin T.

Albuquerque, NM

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"Concetta was wonderful with my daughter. My daughter had never even picked up a guitar before tonight's first lesson. Concetta showed a great deal of pati
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My daughter was very comfortable with Concetta and she is really looking forward to her next lesson.
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