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Aaron D.

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Guitar is my main instrument which I have been teaching for 13 years. I like to start beginner students with a basic knowledge of chords and rhythm to get them playing as soon as possible, and then supplement that knowledge with some music theory.

About Aaron

Hello fellow and future musicians, and thanks for checking out my profile!

To tell you a little about myself, I was exposed to music at a very young age since my dad was a musician. I first picked up the drums at the age of 5, and took piano lessons for a year when I was 6. I later played the saxophone in 4th grade, and finally discovered the guitar when I was 9. (Ironic since my dad is a guitarist and the guitar was around the house forever!) He showed me my first chords and really got me started on the instrument, and I played in several local bands in high school playing a range of musical styles from rock, blues, funk, and reggae. I really didn't take music seriously until I was in college, and began studying under Jerry Coelho, a member of the very first graduating class of the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA, and

Dominic Castillo, a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, who was a student of Jerry's as well. After studying under these talented musicians, I went on to pursue my education in music and received my BA in Music from San Jose State University in 2004. I started teaching music privately during my time with Jerry and Dominic and continued to teach during college up until the present, and have taught hundreds of students since. I now live in San Diego where I teach, work as a freelance musician, and play in local funk/jazz/rock group Science Fiction Jazz and gypsy/kickstomp outfit Quel Bordel!

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I am a very easy going, friendly individual who believes that learning music is built upon a strong relationship between teacher and student. This relationship involves good communication, honesty, open mindedness, and most importantly the desire to LEARN and have FUN. I approach teaching music by knowing and understanding the student's musical goals, and teaching fundamentals, theory, and technique through the style(s) of music that the student wants to learn. For beginners, I tend to teach basic techniques and chords through simple songs to get the student playing music as quickly as possible.

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Living Room: couches, table and TV, music stand, student can borrow instrument for first lesson, parents can sit in on lesson

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My main musical styles that I perform and teach are rock, blues, jazz, funk, R&B, and reggae. I studied jazz in college so I also have extensive knowledge of jazz theory.
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August 6, 2019
Lukas M.
May 10, 2019
Cain C.
Worked really well with my 10 yr old, super happy about our decision.
November 8, 2018
Mackenzie R.
Aaron has been teaching my 13 yr old daughter for a few weeks now and it's going great. He's teaching her songs she wants to learn and great tips to create her own songs. I would recommend him to teach anyone.

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Aaron D.

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Ranging from learning the basics of guitar, to integrating style, and to mastering how to play songs with ease.

About Austin

Hello! My name is Austin, and my personal life motto is: doing my best to help others realize and reach their best! I have been teaching a number of topics ranging from music, fitness, to technology, writing, and religious texts for over 7 years. Over these years, I have also worked a myriad of jobs to receive invaluable experience as well as learn how to interact with all kinds of people.

It has always been my deep passion and true joy to journey along with someone who is simply willing to learn the many gifts that life has for us to enjoy! I am currently studying for my masters at Western Seminary, interning at a church, and a certified teacher here at TakeLessons.

Time and time again, I have come to realize that life is about serving, teaching, and loving others with what we already have; teaching is such a simple yet profound

way to practice this!

I look forward to doing my best in order to help you realize, reach, and ultimately relish your best!

Best regards,

Austin
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April 4, 2019
Phoenix H.
My son enjoyed his first lesson with Austin and we hope there are many more to come!
October 22, 2018
Casey
Austin is an excellent instructor. He was very patient with me and helped me to work on the areas that I felt needed the most improvement, developing new techniques and skills to take my game to a higher level. I highly recommend!
March 27, 2017
Neha S.
I am an adult and absolute beginner in volleyball and was looking to learn some basics and Austin did a great job of teaching me.

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Austin Y.

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You will learn proven methods of technique, improvisation, warm up routines, chord & scale memory improvement, music theory, and how to play your favorite songs/albums of ANY genre. Yes ANY genre, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Classical, Flamenco, Finger-Tapping, Funk, Country.

About RasTaylor

20 years in Music. Taylor has created a proven method of practice guaranteed to keep the student on their finger tips!
All skill levels are welcome:
beginner
intermediate
advanced.

All Styles, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Classical, Flamenco, Jazz, Blues, Heavy Metal, Rock, Reggae, Funk, Soul, Country

You will learn proven methods of technique, improvisation, warm-up routines, chord & scale memory improvement, music theory, and how to play your favorite songs/albums of any genre.
Instruments:
-Guitar Lessons
-Vocal Lessons
-Song Writing Lessons
-Drum Lessons
-Piano Lessons

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May 19, 2019
Allison
Taylor is a gifted musician and an excellent instructor. And very patient. I look forward to my lessons with him each week.
January 10, 2019
Adam T.
Ras is very patient and methodical which is perfect and necessary for learning flamenco guitar.
July 1, 2018
Jade
Taylor is awesome, very dedicated and patient with helping his students understand what hes saying. I’m not a quick learner but wow I play guitar 100x better than I did before our lessons ! He’s very nice. Thanks Taylor (:

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RasTaylor W.

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I've been playing guitar for the last 15 years and giving lessons for almost as long! I have a degree in music from the University of Miami and am currently touring out of Nashville. I'd like to think I have a fairly wide range of musical tastes (jazz, country, blues, acoustic, gypsy jazz, rockabilly, rock, etc.) and I enjoy the different challenges that each of my students bring to the table. So whether you're just wanting to strum a few old favorites at home, or if you're on your way to being a Nashville pro like me, I'd be happy to help you along your musical journey!

About Matthew

I picked up the guitar (at my father's encouragement) back in 2003 and never quite turned back! Originally from Kansas City, MO, I first got regular exposure playing in my high school's jazz band and in various other jazz groups, and was lucky enough to study extensively with local guitarists Rod Fleeman and Danny Embrey. I still make occasional trips back to my hometown to perform and record, and played on a couple of records with the KC-based group The Matt Cook Collective in 2016 and 2017.

My next stop was the University of Miami, where I attended the Frost School of Music from 2012-2016 and was fortunate enough to study with John Hart, Brian Russell, and Tim Jago I played with my first Grammy winner (multi-instrumentalist guru Charlie McCoy) and released an EP with Big City Folk Band in 2015. In between school semesters, I performe

d with country and jazz groups in Kansas City and gave lessons at KC Music, a local music store.

In 2017, I relocated to Nashville, began touring with country artist Derryl Perry, and recorded and released my first solo album, Aces. In between tour dates, I've been enjoying the task of expanding both my teaching studio and my guitar resume in this growing city.

I have also taken lessons from Gonzalo Bergara, Dan Wilson, Lorne Lofsky, Charlie Hunter, Jim Campilongo, Randy Vincent, Greg Koch, Guthrie Trapp, Brent Mason, and many more!

Update: will be at the Smoky Mountain Opry in Pigeon Forge TN in 2018!
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January 18, 2019
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August 19, 2018
Sunil M.
Great start.

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Matthew C.

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20 years experience in private teaching, 15 years as Head of Juilliard Pre-Colkege Guitar Program. I use my own method and love teaching all level and ages of enthusiastic students. I specialize in Classical, Tango , Spanish and Sounth/Latin American Music.

About Tali

I have been teaching since 16 years old and love it. I have taught professionals amatuar and children of all ages . My only rule is the student has to be enthusiastic about learning. I have studied in 3 continents have Master degree from the Juilliard school, bachelor from the Jerusalem Rubin Academy and studies certificates from Germany Cologne academy, Sienna Italy Academy .

I have been the Head of Juilliard Pre College Guitar Studies since 2004 and taught as has of guitar program in New York University 2008-2012 and Narnia Festival Italy 2012-2016.

I am a concert guitarist, a teacher, a wife and a mom to wonderful 5 year old son.

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Tali R.

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I'm a massive people person (which is very helpful when playing guitar) I have a very cool teaching method that makes learning fun .

About Brian

I have played in bands, duets, and as of right now solo. The joy of playing the guitar can be so rewarding , the sound of applause, people dancing, oh yeah getting payed to have a blast. I will make learning the guitar something to look forward to.
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Brian

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Josh R.

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Guitar was my first instrument, the one that set me off on my musical journey, and guitar lessons were what helped me develop my passion for music. My goal now is to inspire a love for music in others and guide those who are seeking a career in music. I am a patient teacher well versed in classic rock, pop, blues, acoustic, metal, funk, and r&b. I also teach jazz and classical guitar, and can prepare those planning to attend college for music. In lessons we will develop a personalized lesson plan that best suits your goals, whether you’d like to learn your favorite song or prepare an audition/jury piece. Music theory will be incorporated as it pertains to your overall goal, and music lessons will center around tablature as well as lead sheets, playing by ear, and traditional music notation. Concepts like the circle of fifths, chord progressions, scale theory, improvisation, and transposition will all be covered. Included in the cost of lessons are all printed materials, play along ...

About Josh

I am a Composer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Bassist, and Keyboard/Synth player. My passion is modern music and art with a focus on excellence and attention to detail. I love music of all genres from old to modern, high class to low brow, and seek to instill a similar appreciation in my students. Encouraging pupils to achieve and create new goals is my passion.

My educational background is split between the composition of music and the study of music technology, allowing for a broader range of study should the student desire. Recipient of BA in Music Composition and BA in Music Technology, Cum Laude.

I have been playing and teaching for the past 10 years and can guide students through their own musical journey. I can teach students to read/write music and pursue the study of music with academic rigor, to learn how to create contemporary

music using chord sheets, or both depending on the goals and preference of the student.

Currently I play bass guitar in a modern Jazz/Neo-Soul band where we perform original songs as well as arrangements of "jazz standards", improvise in response to various prompts, graphic scores, art pieces, and perform for community events.
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November 28, 2018
Shane H.
Ive really enjoyed my experiences with Josh. He is well versed in all styles of composition and specializes in more modern avant-garde styles. Our lessons in modern counterpoint have really improved my harmonizations skills and expanded what I thought was capable for chords in a band setting.(i.e. jazz big band, concert band, orchestra, etc.)
November 28, 2018
Kaitlynn
Josh R. is extremely helpful and intuitive. He was extremely helpful during my time with him. He is hard working, dependable and creative. I would definitely recommend him!
November 28, 2018
Ben
Instructor really knows his music history and theory! Can’t wait to sign up for more composition lessons.

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Josh R.

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Having taught for 8+ years, I specialize in teaching beginner and intermediate students! All ages are welcome, and lessons are customized and catered to each student’s goals and needs. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation in musical theory, sight reading, technique, and much more. Let's get started!

About Maria

I am a professional vocalist, pianist, and guitarist.

Having played many lead roles including Princess Jasmine, Mrs. Lovett, and Peter Pan (to name a few) in my musical theatre journey, I want to teach my students how they can do the same by getting the lead role in their next audition!

Not only have I performed in lead roles, I have also lead worship at several churches, accompanying myself on the acoustic guitar and/or piano/keyboard.

I enjoy playing an array of other instruments as well including the violin, ukulele, mandolin, flute, saxophone, djembe, and whatever else I can get my hands on. (I love music!)

I have sung in Carnegie Hall, and have toured South Africa on a musical service learning opportunity with the elite choir at Mississippi College, Singers. I have performed on stage longer than I can remember, and am

the third generation of piano teachers in my family.

In my classroom (whether online or in-person), students can expect a comfortable and encouraging atmosphere in their lessons where mistakes can be had, but corrections will be made in both a respectful and caring way. I am here to encourage and correct, not to criticize.

All lessons begin with music theory training. Whether you are learning to sing, play the piano or guitar, music theory is the foundation of learning to play all music. The lesson will then go into the lesson curriculum I require for the specific instrument, and will then continue to the student’s performance pieces. Piano lessons have an added bonus at each lesson which includes a time of improvisation with the teacher!

I look forward to teaching and encouraging you along your musical journey that you are sure to love!
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June 4, 2019
Stephanie
Maria is amazing on all levels. She is professional and builds a friendship with your children. Her faith and talent are a 10. I wish we could have kept her in south Mississippi but we know we had to let her go.
May 30, 2019
Tammy
Maria is an amazing teacher who puts a lot of emphasis on building correct vocal technique and making sure singers are using their voice properly and not damaging their voice. She has been trained by the best teachers and has quite an extensive resume with performances in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York. As well as touring South Africa. She builds on what she has learned and shares that knowledge with her students. I highly recommend Maria!!!
May 30, 2019
Michelle
My granddaughter just loved Maria, she really connected with her quickly. Maria has a great personality. She is very passionate and really enjoys teaching.

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Kristi
"Easy to Learn From.

My daughter enjoys going to her guitar lessons with Eric.
He is patient and "easygoing' according to her, and he's always very pleasa
nt to me #the mom#also. We've had a couple of time conflicts to reschedule and that has been no problem so far. My daughter was able to play "Happy Birthday" for me after just 3 lessons, which was a nice surprise."
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Jahnavi
"Farrokh was a wonderful teacher - very helpful and patient. Also did a great job of incorporating music theory and production into the lessons. Would defi
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Fred
"As a complete beginner, I began searching for a guitar teacher. Upon meeting Ahmad, I was struck immediately by his passion for music and teaching. That w
as what kept me coming back to the lessons.

Having now spent a year and a half with Ahmad, my progress has been phenomenal.

As a former music major studying saxophone, I have had my share of music teachers. I can say that Ahmad has been the most influential and effective of all. His manageable lessons challenge you enough to make you better without overwhelming you with techniques and theory that you don't understand. Every lesson builds on priors so that you are not wasting time learning scattered and incomplete lessons that you may find in books or video lessons on youtube.

We began simply learning pentatonic scales to build basic right and left hand technique. After spending months learning this, we moved onto major scales, and understanding harmonizing and more music theory. Throughout this, we have also spent time on learning basic rhythms.

Finally, we have moved onto modes, arpeggios, and blues. Although there was a lot of work learning to play scales and arpeggios, it was absolutely necessary in order to understand how to solo over rock and blues music. While I have a long way to go with the instrument, it is so satisfying to have the tools to write music, play solos, and make them sound like you know what you are doing. I would have never been able to do this without Ahmad.

Ahmad is not a magician--you have to put in the work yourself. But he makes your practice efficient so that your time is spent learning valuable skills, instead of bad habits.

If I had to do it all over again, I would have started sooner!"
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Marcia
"I have had a very positive experience with Adam as my guitar instructor. He is very knowledgeable, patient, and encouraging. I could see myself making p
rogress and look forward to my next lesson!"
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Ameet
"Fantastic Instructor

Summer is an outstanding guitarist and a phenomenal teacher. She goes above and beyond to tailor lessons to my own musical liking an
d goals. She is extremely patient and really sets a tone that is conducive to learning."
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Bill
"Cheryl laid back person with a great teaching method. Can't wait until next lesson."
Bernie
"First lesson

Took my first lesson today and I have to say that I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would. Looking forward to the next one...now off to
practice!"
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Chad
"Great instructor!"
Ed
"Michelle is very patient especially for a late learner of guitar like me. She's very knowledgeable about her craft. Able to explain things that I'm not f
amiliar with. My understanding of tabs, chords and basic musical notes open up and widens because of her instruction and guidance. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn to play guitar."
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