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San Diego, CA
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Nikola M is locally recognized as a guitarist extraordinaire that specializes in teaching and performing progressive rock. Nikola's proven teaching methods have been acknowledged by San Diego's finest musicians and his students range from beginners to highly accomplished professionals.

In addition to stints in various rock bands, studio session work and 16 years of playing experience, Nik's development of teaching guitar was made possible by having achieved a firm musical background throughout his earlier years of performing with orchestra ensembles. As a classically trained brass player, Nikola studied music under college guitar professor Gary Tuttle and award winning SDSC band director/guitarist Phillip S. Marcus.

Nikola's client list has included the likes of music producer and composer Toby Weiss (son of jazz legend and Guitar I
nstitute of Technology co founder Joe Diorio) pro touring guitarist Christopher Eck of the band Masterguru, former students of guitar virtuosos Greg Howe and Joe Stump and many other serious amateur and professional musicians.

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Heavily influenced by legendary virtuoso guitarists Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen, Nikola's goal as a teacher is to convey his knowledge and expertise of the guitar on to others while emphasizing his own style, which exemplifies speed, intensity and finesse. While his exploits in rock guitar gymnastics continue to attract and inspire new players, Nik's approach to teaching is simplistic, yet highly effective and suitable for young beginners and adults of all ages.

Nikola M's guitar lessons are professional, insightful, progressive and cover a wide and exciting spectrum including:

The Rudiments of Music

* Chords
* Rhythm studies
* Scales
* Warm up stretches
* Sight reading for beginners
* Theory
* Modes

Technique and Repertoire

* Lead improvisation
* Ear training
* Dynamics

Master Class

* Sweep picking
* Speed picking
* Arpeggios and pentatonics
* Two-hand tapping
* Chicken picking
* Blues improvisation

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Heavily influenced by legendary virtuoso guitarists Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen, my goal as a teacher is to convey my knowledge and expertise of the guitar on to others while emphasizing my own style, which exemplifies speed, intensity and finesse. In addition to teaching various genres like pop, jazz, country and folk, I specialize in instructing virtuoso rock and progressive metal guitar techniques.
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IrisL May 5, 2011
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He's an excellent instructor and very talented musician. He is very knowledgeable of all the music theory and techniques I need to be a good bass player. I highly recommend him to anyone.
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About Rachel C.

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Nashville, TN
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I have taught guitar for 10 years and believe students should get to play what they want to play! Students are asked to come up with a list of songs and/or artists they would love to play. Through teaching chords, note reading and theory, the song possibilities are endless! I also can help the aspiring singer/guitar player to be able to both play and sing simultaneously.

About Rachel
Hello there! I'm Rachel C., a bass player and singer on the stage who also enjoys playing and teaching all stringed instruments. I have a degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in Music Education. I've taught lessons for over 10 years and truly love working with eager students of all ages. It's never too early or too late to pick up an instrument and make music! I look forward to working with you!
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Peter W. August 6, 2019
· Fiddle · Online
Charming and knowledgeable. Makes it easy for the student to understand.
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Carolyn H. May 8, 2019
· Upright Bass · Online
Rachel is knowledgeable and so easy going. Really enjoying lessons.
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Randal M. March 21, 2019
· Violin · Online
She's very knowledgeable and patient. It's been many years since I've played but I feel completely comfortable and confident with her guidance.
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About Lucas M.

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Altadena, CA
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I teach many different styles of acoustic guitar playing. Including classical, flamenco, fingerstyle, folk, singer/songwriter, slide, and blues.

About Lucas
I have a deep passion for music making and music education. I take pride in watching my students progress, develop and excel. I have helped all level of students, from early beginners getting over the beginner lessons hump, to students preparing to enter college and hobbyists or professionals trying to sharpen their skills. I am proud of the work that I have done and love to share my knowledge and experience with others!
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Barry April 19, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Great first lesson. Was really fun.
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hector April 13, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
This instructor very good. Very patient and I learned a lot today.. very happy customer
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Bonnie B. April 13, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Lucas accompanied me yesterday playing jazz guitar while I sang some jazz standards. The experience was incredible and touching. I look forward to singing with Lucas again. Thanks.
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About Marie G.

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Anyone CAN play the Guitar! I teach Acoustic Guitar Styles for all levels. Fingerpicking, Flatpicking, Chord Progressions, Folk, Acoustic Blues, Open Tunings, Slide and Straight up Rhythm! From the Campfire to the Studio. Let’s focus on YOUR musical needs!

About Marie
I am a classically trained guitar player who ventured off into a variety of styles such as Blues, Jazz, Rock and Open Tunings. The greatest thing about being a teacher as well as a performer is that I am able to recognize and hone in on your natural music skills and teach you how to incorporate them into creating your own style of playing.

I’ve been teaching guitar since 2006 and enjoy finding the time to help my students move forward through all levels of learning and always keep it fun! I studied music and theater at Hunter College and The New School Guitar Study Center and have performed with some of music’s greatest players. I was mentored throughout my career by the late great Hugh McCracken one of the music industries greatest producers and top 100 guitar players and also had the pleasure of performing with the late B.B. King,
Wyclef Jean, Dr. John and many more. I have written and recorded songs for Off Broadway, Film and TV as well as teacher/consultant for many actors behind the scenes for networks such as WARNER BROTHERS, NBC, ABC, NETFLIX, HBO AND SHOWTIME.
I produced and recorded an Internationally successful CD titled “RESTLESS ANGEL” released in Australia and have been reviewed and featured in several top music publications such as PERFORMING SONGWRITER MAGAZINE, AUSTRALIAN MUSICIAN, AUSTRALIAN GUITAR, BEAT MAGAZINE, AMAZON AND MODERN DRUMMER. I can teach and play just about any style of guitar with specialties in Electric guitar, instrumental fingerstyle, Blues, flatpicking, fingerpicking, lead guitar, open tuning's, slide and Dobro.
My style of teaching is unique and includes traditional and non-traditional styles of theory, rhythm and ear training combined with various styles of muscle techniques that I’ve developed in order to reach notes and not get bored and tired! I believe that ANYONE can learn guitar if they have the drive and desire. I'm a kind, motivated and patient person and my teaching style is straight forward, focused and fun! I look forward to working with you and helping you reach your musical dreams and goals!
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Belinda Sinclair February 22, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
I was certain It would take a long time before I would be able to play a song on the guitar.. Marie Gabrielle, the famous “Restless Angel” blues guitar player and singer- songwriter, who occasionally opened for B.B. King, proved me otherwise..After every lesson I was able to play a song, and understand enough theory to use those principals in other areas of my music.. I was creating, and writing, and playing and right away...oh what funnnnnn...Marie Gabrielle is a super talent and makes you feel like one too..any chance to spend time with her and learn your way around a fret or two is a real treat.. run, don’t walk... magic Indeed...
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About Loren P.

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Euless, TX

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I play guitar, ukulele, charango, piano, and I sing! I've been a musician since 2000, and I've successfully turned a hobby into something my husband and I have been doing full time for several years. For beginners, something that works best is taking a song that you LOVE and turning it into your anthem on the instrument of your choice. So pick your song and message me!

About Loren
I'm an artist, musician, and language aficionada. I have a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Georgia, graduating with honors as a Magna Cum Laude in Spanish and French Linguistics. I am fluent in both languages. One thing I love about teaching is bringing the arts into the process of learning. We may sing in the language and even paint to help learn. I've taught younger than Kindergarten all the way to adults, so feel comfortable that you'll grow in your conversational skills, as well as, beginner vocabulary. Let me highlight that I'm passionate about "phonetics," which is the study and classification of speech sounds. In other words, you are going to learn how to sound like a native speaker when you take my class.

Why do I like to bring art and music into the learning journey? Let me tell you one of the biggest secrets I've dis
covered. Art and music can allow you to make a joyful memory, which takes the fleeting moment into the longterm part of your brain, causing you to remember more and put it into what you call "muscle memory" all because you're happy!

Speaking of the arts, I play guitar, ukulele, charango, piano, and I sing! I've been a musician since 2000, and I've successfully turned a hobby into something my husband and I have been doing full time for several years. For beginners, something that works best is taking a song that you LOVE and turning it into your anthem on the instrument of your choice. So pick your song and message me!

Last but not least, I'm a painter. Painting is my favorite part of any day. About my childhood, I can candidly say I had the best stepmom. She would let me take her enormous canvases, oil paints, and brushes and just let me at it. Of course at first they were all of my hand prints and rainbows, but she got me curious, and eventually we started going to museums. I've seen Vangogh, Monet, Divinci, Picasso, and many more as they toured through our city. I began to study their techniques and grow my gift. My "Mama Sue" gifted me a hunger for creativity and excellence, and I can't thank her enough. Painting with me, you will grow in your technique, skill, and confidence, and pick up a little artist history along the way.

I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping you accomplish your dreams!
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Philip August 17, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Loren is a absolute joy! You will feel so empowered to learn guitar for her even after the first lesson. Plus, she uses many other methods to teach guitar that it feels like you’re having fun and learning at the same time.
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Rebecca July 9, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Amazing! Loren is a wonderful instructor- I can’t believe how much I learned during my very first lesson. She was knowledgeable, patient, thorough and such a kind person. I can’t wait for my next lesson!!
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Jennifer June 30, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Loren is awesome! She is so knowledgeable, encouraging and kind. I have learned so much in just a short time and I always look forward to my lessons. A+++
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About Brett B.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Learn how to play Finger-style or with a pick. Finger and pick for chickin-pickin or even thumb. Whether Songwriting or playing a Jazz Standard instrumental the acoustic guitar is a diverse instrument!

About Brett
Hello, my name is Brett! I have worked as a professional Musician/Guitarist for ten plus years as well as giving guitar lessons. I attended University of North Texas and graduated from Berklee College of Music. I teach a wide range of styles and methods depending on what the students goals and interest are. Some of the catogories include:
Guitar Performance/Improvisation, Music Theory, Ear Training, Reading Music Notation (and TABS, Chord Charts), Technique- Finger Style, George Benson Picking, Thumb playing.
Styles- Jazz, Funk, Blues, Rock, Fusion
Learning and getting better on an instrument through music can be an incredibly rewarding experience! If you are looking to start or continue your musical journey I would love to see if I am the right fit for you. Please feel free to contact me for my lessons schedule or even if you just want
to find out more about me. Hope to hear from you soon!
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About Maria B.

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Having taught for 8+ years, I specialize in teaching beginner and intermediate guitar 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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Stephanie June 4, 2019
· Piano · In home
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.
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Tammy May 30, 2019
· Classical Voice · Online
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!!!
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Michelle May 30, 2019
· Piano · In studio
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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About Robert H.

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Marietta, GA

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Let me guess. You’ve been wanting to learn your favorite songs. You’re hearing music in your mind and are struggling to write it down. Or maybe you’re attending concerts wondering how to transition to the stage. Well I’ve got news. I can help you to make those things happen. I’ve performed alongside world class artists, studied music with dedicated experts, and professionally taught lessons for over 10 years! My lessons are structured to provide a solid music foundation. You’ll learn music theory, proper music notation, and fundamental techniques, all while catering to your own personal creativity. Ready to make a mark in music? Let’s get started!

About Robert
I am a professional guitarist, composer, and educator committed to providing quality educational experiences in music. I graduated form Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors of Music, specializing in Jazz Performance.

I’v been enthralled with music since childhood and this has given me a life filled with rich experiences. I’ve had the pleasure of performing with world class talent and studying music with key experts. I’ve taught private music lessons for over 10 years! I currently perform with my own personal ensembles, The RH Group and the RH Trio, throughout the greater-metro Atlanta area.

I have an in-depth knowledge of the guitar, music history, music theory, and proven knowledge of technical skills that facilitate masterful improvisation. My goal is to help students improve weekly and unlock their own unique musical creativity
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About Timothy S.

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Chicago, IL

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My name is Tim and I am a seasoned performer and teacher living in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. Come to my home and let's get learning!

I have performed in all of the big jazz clubs in Chicago (and all of the small ones too ;) and have been teaching guitar for 20 years. I have a Master's Degree in Guitar Performance from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and an undergrad degree in guitar too.

I have serious 'chops' but also love teaching kids and have two of my own! I love teaching beginners but also we could learn about Coltrane changes, or what Freddie Hubbard's favorite ii-v-I phrase!

Let's have a fun time and do what you'd like to do, and learn what you'd like to learn. I can help you!

About Timothy
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My name is Tim and I am a professional guitarist based out of the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. I have an undergraduate degree in guitar performance, and a Master's Degree from The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance.

BUT - I do not only teach jazz! I love all styles of music and started out playing bluegrass and fingerstyle guitar, which I still deeply enjoy.

In our lessons, we will work towards your own personal goals, while I keep an eye on your technique. I make sure you learn things the right way ~the first time~ so you don't have to re-learn things you feel like you already know. This is one of the hazards of learning the guitar from the internet that a great teacher (like me!) will help you with. I want to save you time, frustration, and hard work! Let's do it right the first time!

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y, I work very often around town. I play places in Chicago like the California Clipper, the Green Mill, the Whistler, Cafe Mustache and the Green Mill. I work mostly in Jazz contexts but also do whatever I get called to do! I want to help you meet your performance goals (because I have met mine), or get you started from the beginning.

LASTLY - while I love jazz, I also love pop music and can teach any and all styles. No matter what you'd like to play, good technique and learning it the right way the first time is essential! Let's get started!
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About John C.

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Cooperstown, NY

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Over 10 years of experience in teaching guitar and 18 years of playing. My goal is to help you obtain your goals and to get you playing full songs in a timely manner. I will teach you basic fundamentals, chords, scales, strum patterns, chord progressions, how to read music charts, and much more!

About John
I am a professional Singer/Songwriter with over 15 years of experience in the music industry. I fell in love with music and especially guitar when I was in middle school and haven’t been able to put it down since then. During my high school career I was a member of a National Championship marching band, I played lead guitar for FCA, and jazz band, and even started my own band which toured all over the country. Since then I have worked with fellow musicians all over and I am currently residing in Cooperstown, New York and I work as a songwriter for a record label based out of Nashville, TN called Big Machine. My goal as a guitar teacher is to make sure you become the best musician and guitarist you can be. I can’t wait to get started with your lessons! Feel free to ask any questions you may have!
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