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Frank P.

Queensbury, NY
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 to 70
  • High school from Queensbury
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Frank P.

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The "Real World" style. Chords - Riffs - Scales - Songs - Basic Theory - Tabs - which can branch out into song writing and recording techniques. I start out with the basics and then focus on switching - getting your fingers moving/stretching - getting them ready for scales and songs. Different patterns and techniques of picking and strumming. Understanding timing and attention to movement. I don't teach traditional guitar musical notes with staff reading. Guitar Tabs I will teach you and easy exercises. For advanced beginners to intermediate I can proceed with what you need help with next by hearing your goals and what you'd like to cover whether it's more techniques - chords - playing style - song writing - techniques for studio playing.

I'm a rock recording artist that has been doing music full time for 10 years opening for national artists, playing gigs and recording here in Upstate NY. I'm an easy going instructor teaching the "real world" way of learning acoustic or electric ...

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I'm a rock recording artist that has been doing music full time for 10 years opening for national artists, playing gigs and recording here in Upstate NY. I'm an easy going instructor teaching the "real world" way of learning acoustic or electric guitar. I teach from my home studio or online where I

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Jason S.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • B.S. of Biology from Bethel University
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Jason S.

28 Reviews
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I have students that are in every walk of their guitar playing journeys. The material and methods we use to learn guitar will vary considerably based on your level of ability/knowledge and age.

About Jason

Music comes from the soul and is an incredibly vulnerable form of expression. When individuals perform for people, including a teacher, they put themselves and imperfections out to be seen. That's why it is important for students to feel safe and confident in their instructor, something you will

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Tory
I never touched a guitar before. I just went and bought one, found Jason, and my entire life has been changed. He is a great teacher and I am amazed at how learning guitar makes everything in your life better! I especially notice that it makes you smarter. I plan to train with him for many years!
James
Super patient and has a huge knowledge of songs and songwriting process
Tory
Great lesson. Am even more excited than when I started!

Christian L.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 15 to 82
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Christian L.

20 Reviews
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My main focus throughout my career can be broken down into 3 categories:

-Technique
-Knowledge of the fretboard
-Chord and Scale knowledge

I guarantee that if you are comfortable with these 3 areas, you will be able to play whatever you want, any style, any genre. Of course once the basics are finished we can then move into the specifics of your chosen style or chosen combination of styles. For example:

-Jazz-
We would start to focus more on larger chord voicings as well as a more complex scale language. Heavy emphasis on improvising

-Blues-
Less of an emphasis on chords and more on soloing, specifically articulation techniques like bending, sliding, vibrato, legato (hammer ons/pull offs), basically all of the things that will make you sound "bluesy"

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Less emphasis on lead playing and more on keys, chord voicing, and chord progressions. Also song structure and melodic note choice.

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Heavy emphasis on techniques such as hybrid ...

About Christian

My name is Christian L. and I am a 29 year old guitar/music instructor in the Orlando area. My interest in guitar began when I was 12 years old and blossomed into a full time obsession about 3 years later when I started playing small gigs as a solo guitarist playing simple jazz and classical pieces

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Dylan T.
A teacher of this caliber comes around once in a blue moon. His knowledge of the guitar and music is vast and he knows how to pass that on simply and effectively. He can take you where you want to go musically if you have the dedication. My creative potential has expanded beyond what I thought was possible. I am beginning to have a real experience of myself as a musician and the unfolding of my own music through the insight of his teachings. I definitely recommend learning from him!
Joseph
Christian was super helpful and helped me get a better idea of how i want to learn. Thanks so much!
Mayra
Christian is not only a talented musician, but he is also a true guitar teacher. So far, I have taken 4 classes and I've learned more with his methods than any other way. I've had tried from the Fender Play app, YouTube videos, to other instructors, but nothing compares to his teachings. He is patient and truly pays attention to what I am struggling with. He breaks everything down piece by piece. If one way doesn't work, he tries a different way until I understand. As mentioned before, he is a gifted teacher. One thing is to be a great guitar player who teaches how to play a few chords, and another is to be a great guitar player who puts him/herself in the student's shoes and help them progress with each lesson. He is one of a kind. Thanks, Christian!

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Jennifer P.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks French
  • Bachelors Degree in Media Studies and Production from Temple University
  • Teaching since 2014
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Jennifer P.

12 Reviews
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If you're looking to quickly learn the basics of guitar, I can help you with that. We begin by learning open chords, then move on to bar chords, and strumming patterns. Again, my lessons cater to each individual student's goals and taste in music.

About Jennifer

Hi, there! My name is Jennifer and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students play by ear, learn to read music, and improvise pop songs. I went to Temple University in Philadelphia and earned a degree in music production. I'm a stress

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Erica C.
Jen was incredible. She was attentive and caring and I am looking forward to my next lesson!
Trent W.
Very good natured, and easy to take instruction from.
More suited to electric guitar enthusiasts, than acoustic players. I would recommend Jennifer.
James S.
jENNIFER WAS VERY PATIENT WITH OUR 13 YO GRANDSON WHO IS IN HE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM. HE TOOK 5 LESSONS AS A TRIAL. WE HOPE HE IS NOW INTERESTED IN MUSIC AND MAY CONTINUE WITH LESSONS THIS SUMMER WHEN HE IS OUT OF SCHOOL
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Sara C.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Piano Performance Certificate & A.A. Music from Riverside Community College
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Sara C.

38 Reviews
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I am an experienced guitar teacher of 10+ years. I specialize in Classical guitar, teaching finger style techiniques in the style of Christopher Parkening. I also teach Folk guitar including reading tab and chords. I encourage my students to learn to read their notes. Most of my students learn more than one style and have gone on to perform for their school's talent shows and public recitals.

About Sara

Hi! My name is Sara. My studio began in 2000, teaching one violin student here in Bloomington. I took a break and went to college to earn my A.A. in Music and my Piano Performance Certificate from Riverside Community College in California. I graduated Great Distinction and was on the Dean's list. I

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Allison
Great experience.! Very professional teacher! My daughter loves her first lesson with Sara.
Holly
Sara possesses all of the qualities I admire in an excellent music teacher: musicianship, experience, patience, encouragement, gentle correction, clear communication, and dedication. Additionally, she is amazingly kind and selfless and an all around pleasant person to interact with and learn from. It is clear that she loves music and her students and is dedicated to helping them develop their abilities and confidence.
Karen ..
We have loved Sara for my 12 year old daughter. She is very patient and positive. She has really taught her a lot with gentle pushing.
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Claire A.

21 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BBA Music Business from Belmont University
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Claire A.

21 Reviews
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Are you ready to play guitar? Guitar is an incredibly fun and versatile instrument and I want to share my 20 years of playing and 8 years of teaching experience with you! As a professional guitarist and bassist, I've played and performed in a variety of ensembles, and toured nationally and internationally. In lessons, we'll go over the foundations of technique, theory, and improvisation in a plan that is customized for your interests and goals, all while having lots of fun!

About Claire

I am a professional bassist, guitarist, singer, songwriter and recording artist. I graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, TN with a Bachelors of Music Business, with an emphasis on Recording and Audio Production. I've performed in and written for and recorded with a variety of ensembles,

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Jordan
i had a lot of fun learning ode to joy
nora S.
My 6 year old had a great first lesson. Learned to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in first lesson and let everyone know.
Jordan
I had a lot of fun and I am so happy that I had learned how to strum with my thumb up and down.

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Ballston Spa, NY

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Ballston Spa is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $17 and $276 per hour.
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Took Guitar lessons from Paulette L.
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half the lesson let's me do the stuff i like. it's not boring
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Mary Ann
Took Guitar lessons from Mary Ann G.
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"Moa is everything I would want in a teacher. She takes into considerations my interests when planning my lessons, is incredibly patient, laid back and easy going, fun and an awesome guitar player.

I would recommend Moa to ANYONE wishing to learn the guitar without hesitation.

Thanks Moa!"
Caitlin
Took Guitar lessons from Moa M.
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"My first lesson, i haven't had any other instructors, so it is hard to say best instructor ever. I was nervous about what to expect, but the lesson went well. Tim is skilled and makes it easy to learn. Aside from my sweating from nerves and unsureness, i feel it was a great lesson and will be going back for more."
Michael
Took Guitar lessons from Tim K.
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"My son is very shy when he meets someone new. Daniel was great. My son started talking to him right off. My son loved his first guitar lesson and is so excited to go back to another class. I love the way his encourages the children letting them know they are doing great."
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Took Guitar lessons from Daniel B.
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"Henri is very attentive to his student's needs and very sympathetic to the needs of a rank beginner."
Joan
Took Guitar lessons from Henri B.
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"I am an adult learner with substantial time commitments, so things do not come to me as easy as they do for younger people. Mr. Blackwell totally understands this and uses a teaching method, that while challenging, it is not overwhelming. He also covers all the bases like sight reading, theory and improvisation, as well as a broad array is different styles of music. I really enjoy my lessons and my playing has greatly improved."
Richard
Took Guitar lessons from Luther B.
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"Very knowledgeable and easy going. Knows his stuff and provides excellent materials to help you learn theory. Provides everything you need to help you learn and practice. Thanks Chris!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Christopher N.
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