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About David B.

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Lakeside, CA

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After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I have been teaching lessons, recording bands and writing music for independent film ad video games for the last 6 years. Throughout this time I've been continually performing live in venues all over California.

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I teach both from a privately rented studio in Santee and from my home studio in La Mesa. Both are fully equipped for guitar, bass and drum lessons and even have recording facilities! In my lesson plans I try to combine theory and technique with practical application (that is, playing music and rocking out!).

A typical lesson begins with a warm up and review of last weeks' lesson, and then moves to a new concept or technique. Once this new idea is understood, we give it a practical application by using it a song the student is familiar with. We finish up by setting some homework and answering any questions the student my have.

My lessons are structured and goal orientated (I want my students playing songs they love as soon as possible to keep the inspiration and excitement going!) but I adapt each lesson plan to suit the student, accommodating different musical tastes and learning styles. Most important I keep the lessons fun and engaging - it's the best way to learn!

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Fulling equipped, professional teaching studio.
Guitars, drums, amps, PAs, Pianos, Mandolins and much more!

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Very versatile both in preferred styles and my ability to adapt to students requests. Can cover anything from jazz to metal, or pop to blues, on guitar, bass or drums.
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Marisa P. July 11, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
David is awesome!! He tailors lessons to fit your musical preference but also takes you out of your comfort zone to challenge you and help one build confidence...in three short lessons I've learned so much! Not just technically, but personally as well. Great teacher, fun sessions, highly recommend
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Bren May 3, 2019
· Mandolin · In home
I've had 4 lessons so far with David and have learned so much about music theory and mandolin playing. He is an absolutely amazing teacher. I highly recommend him.
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Kris March 23, 2019
· Guitar · In home
Really fun and listened very well. I’m excited to start this musical journey.
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About Jennifer K.

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Brooklyn, NY
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I teach beginner and intermediate guitar to children (6 and up)
I also teach adults beginning to advanced levels.

About Jennifer
I have a Master's degree in music. My purpose as a teacher is to utilize all of my skills and education to realize my students' goals. I strive to inspire students towards musical excellence! I do this with much positive reinforcement, dialogue and critical analysis. With adults and advanced students, I include self-evaluation and discussion with the student so that they can become involved in their own development and musicianship.

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Tailoring each lesson to the individual needs of my students, I use a multi-faceted approach that includes memory, sight reading, ear-training and theory. This way students quickly build their repertoire and confidence on their instrument. Sing-a-longs train the musical ear, clapping reinforces rhythmic training, and new, exciting music strengthens reading skills. We often pla
y together, or have mini concerts to display the finished product of students' labor and encourage them towards new musical heights!

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Yamaha Grand Piano, Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar

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Guitar and my jeep

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When teaching piano, because I specialize in classical, I emphasize sight-reading, theory and performance from the very first lesson. As soon as possible, I have student memorize pieces appropriate to their level. I begin each lesson with memory work, move into sight-reading and analysis of the new work, or exercise. This way a student has a multi-faceted approach to music they are learning, and once they have learned it, they are continually adding to their repertoire. I work this way because many students are overwhelmed at the beginning of the learning stage. Examining the theory behind the composition helps them understand it, and approach it with less apprehension. Also, having pieces they can play from memory every week reminds them of the finished product of their labor and encourages them towards the new work.
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Doug June 12, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Jennifer is great with my high-energy seven-year-old. She's very patient and she is able to make him engage. She also takes the skills he's learned in his music class in school, and builds his skills lessons around his abilities. Finally, she gives homework in a notebook that is clear and measurable, so he knows exactly what to do on his own throughout the week.
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TomekaR October 23, 2011
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Jennifer is knowledgeable of her craft, patience, encouraging and both Elijah and I are thrill that she sharing one of her many loves with us. Even when Elijah is trying her patience she remains cool, calm and collective...very professional
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EmmanuelE September 15, 2011
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she's a good instructor that listens, understands and carries her students along just for u to learn and understand too the basic concept of being a great player.
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About Kirk R.

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Athens, GA
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I am currently only accepting students interested in specializing in classical guitar.

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Over the course of many years, I have taught various styles of guitar to many different types of people. Whether you're interested in learning to play a specific song, or if you've just always wanted to play guitar but weren't sure where to start, I will join you in your journey and help you discover the tools that you need to reach the level that you want.
I help my students figure out and understand how the instrument and their own hands work, so that they are able to get full control of the guitar and play in various styles with ease. I work to make sure as many doors as possible are open to my students, and I leave it up to them to decide which doors they want to walk through.

About Kirk
I have been studying music for most of my life and began teaching when I was 16. I have been given the opportunity to learn from some of the best musicians and teachers around. Before relocating to Denver, I regularly gave performances throughout the Cincinnati area, as well as in surrounding states. I earned a bachelors of music in guitar performance at The College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. While studying there I was able to meet musicians with different approaches to music and broaden my perspective on the way that I played and taught. Since moving to Denver, I have begun graduate studies at the Lamont School of Music.

I have taught students of all ages and skill levels and have been able to watch my students meet goals of all sorts in their lessons. One of the studios that I teach at was also recognized in the category of
"Best Music Instruction" by Cincy Magazine.

If you have never picked up an instrument before, I would love to introduce you to the basics of music as well as the guitar. If you have played some guitar, or another instrument, and are looking to hone your skills and maximize your potential, it would be my pleasure to help you along that track.
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Deanna April 28, 2017
· Ukulele · In studio
Very good experience with Kirk! He was knowledgeable and patient, and I could tell he really enjoys teaching.
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Deanna April 13, 2017
· Ukulele · In studio
Kirk was very patient, knowledgeable, and encouraging as he taught me to play a special song on the ukulele for my husband to be. Highly recommend!
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Tiviane V. November 29, 2016
· Guitar · Online
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About Mathew M.

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Camas, WA

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My lessons are custom built to fit my students’ learning styles, and help them achieve their unique goals. Lessons will cover chords, songs, scales, technique, theory, and much more. I offer recording services to my students at no cost. Students can learn to write and record their own songs! I also make use of drums and bass to give students experience playing with other instruments. I provide a positive and encouraging environment to help my students achieve their goals, and enjoy playing music.

About Mathew
I have been teaching guitar for 13 years. And have been performing guitar, bass, and drums with rock bands for 18 years. I have studied music and guitar performance through years of private lessons with graduates from Berklee College of Music and Musicians Institute. I specialize in classic and modern rock, and heavy metal. But I enjoy teaching students any genre of music they choose. My goal is to provide custom private lessons for my students to help them reach their musical goals, build confidence, and develop creativity.
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Ryan November 5, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Mathew is wonderful! My son loved his first lesson!
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Shawn October 17, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Mathew has made learning fun and stress free for my son. Without Mat's patience and support I do not believe my son would be taking lessons for more than a couple of months much less a year later. My son looks forward to lessons, he trusts Mat, and considers Mat a friend. I can not praise Mat enough for all his contributions to my son's new skill and his part in the building of my son's self esteem!
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Chrystal April 4, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Mathew is patient and kind. He has provided my son with techniques to help him succeed. I highly recommend Mathew!
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About Don D.

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Lake Katrine, NY
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As everyone is different with different goals, ages, and levels of proficiency so to is my method of instruction for each individual... Beginners will expect to quickly begin enjoying the instrument without intimidation by it ... they will learn... 1. Proper left and right hand, arm, and body positioning. 2. Proper (not common !) pick grip and angles. 3. Strongly "suggested" reading of music. 4. How to play notes and first position chords. 5. Rhythm focus to play along with all previously listed to some of their favorite songs... An intermediate to advanced Classical student may expect a doses of technique, sight reading, and theory within a particular lesson for say, ABRSM exam prep.. An Intermediate to Advanced Blues, Rock, or Shred student may expect more focus on scale and arpeggio applications for improvisation.

About Don
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My name is Don and have been teaching guitar for many years. Currently I teach at my home studio in Lake Katrine, N.Y. From 2015 - 2017 I taught at the New York School of Music in Walden, N.Y. From 2003 -early 2015 I was a staff instructor at Imperial Guitar and Soundworks of Newburgh, N.Y.
I teach all levels and ages for such styles as Classical/Flamenco Guitar(including ABRSM EXAM PREP.), Blues, Rock, Shred, Metal, Jazz, Country, and General Instruction for Beginners and those just wanting "to know how to play some tunes.".
I tailor instruction to my students' goals... not mine. Goal #1..we're having fun as we learn !.. this is not to be confused with Navy Seals Training !
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Brett B. April 2, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Don was wonderful with our son Brett, who enjoyed his first lesson immensely. We are definitely in this for the long haul with Don! He was very patient and very attentive to Brett.
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David August 15, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
Had a great first lesson with Don. I believe I will progress nicely under his tutelage. Already have a lot to work on.
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Aneiah November 7, 2015
· Guitar · In studio
Years ago I took Guitar Lessons at a local music store ( a very prominent one) as a raw beginner and quickly became frustrated with my lack of progress. Although my teacher was a great player and "very hot" to look at I soon began to feel like I was merely his "practice dummy."... I'd play the chords he showed me, endlessly,... while he seemed to be just practicing his solo playing. ... I then tried On-Line Lessons from various sites which were actually even less helpful and soon just lost interest completely.
A friend of mine said she had taken lessons from a Don DeBold for about 5 years before going off to college and highly recommended him.
I've now been taking lessons from Don for almost 2 years and having a blast ! I've learned how to play along with most of my favorite songs (mainly Blues and Rock) and now I'm learning to play Solo Guitar that needs no accompaniment !
Unlike my first teacher, during many lessons Don barely plays or even has his Strat on his lap because he's busy concentrating on what I'm doing !
He's a stickler yet lots of fun at the same time> I super recommend him as a Guitar and Music Teacher !!! Aneiah J.
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About Sally G.

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Woodhaven, NY
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I am a professional guitarist with international touring experience, endorsements, and qualifications in theory and composition. I have been teaching private lessons to students aged 8 to 65 for several years. Tailoring the lessons to reach the your goals, we can explore areas such as learning your favorite songs, writing your own, while forming a solid basis of musical knowledge, and the tools you will need to grow into a capable and fluent musician.

From my experiences in independent bands, I can also offer consultations and advice on soliciting endorsements, creating press kits, writing press releases, and other ways to promote your album.

About Sally
I grew up in New Zealand playing all sorts of instruments before focusing on guitar. My guitar took me all around the country touring with bands, and then eventually to the USA, where I was fortunate enough to tour extensively throughout the States and Canada as a session player. Since then, I have released an album with my own band, picked up endorsements with my favourite companies, and shared the stage with many of my musical heroes.

As a teacher, I love to help students begin their own musical journey and find their voice. From the beginning, I want to help give you the tools you will need to express yourself on your instrument, and can tailor the lesson plan to suit your goals and interests. I have taught students from ages 7 to 65, both as a private teacher, and as the in house instructor for a guitar store.

In NZ, I complet
ed the Royal Schools of Music Theory certification, and Cambridge AS Level Music.
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Mayesha R. June 23, 2019
· Guitar · In home
Sally's teaching style is great! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Looking forward to take more lessons from her.🙂
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About Jonny A.

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West Bloomfield, MI

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Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate guitar student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of music theory, ear training, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Jonny
I am a Music Instructor for Guitar, Bass, Songwriting, and Recording. I am also a Recording Engineer and Music Producer, having graduated from the Recording Institute of Detroit. I am an accomplished musician/songwriter with experience both on the stage and in the studio.

My students can expect to improve weekly with their musical knowledge, skill, and technique. Every student has a unique musical personality; I teach the skills and technique they need to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to perform music with freedom, confidence, and expression.

I work with guitarists, bassists, & songwriters at the beginner/intermediate skill level in my creative and comfortable home teaching studio in West Bloomfield.

Some of the musical styles I regularly teach: Rock, Indie Rock, Metal, Hard Rock, Alternative, Pop, Pun
k, and Blues.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
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Eleanor February 28, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Jonny is such a great teacher: friendly, energetic and knowledgeable. Look forward to learning a lot and having fun doing it.
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Mrs. D. January 8, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Thank you, Jonny! My son has really enjoyed his lessons with you! He loves the guitar and you have inspired him with your playing!
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Mark December 17, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Jonny helped me quickly go from a beginner to an intermediate level on the guitar! I had struggled to make progress on my own---it really makes a difference to have a supportive teacher to show you the way! Thanks, man!
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About Eric T.

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I have been a full time musician for the last 10+ years and have played over 3000 gigs. I am self taught so I understand how to teach beginners quickly to get them playing asap and then teach the theory later. I can play virtually any song but have a current song list of over 600 cover songs. I also have released a few albums on iTunes, Spotify, etc. I also play several instruments including acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, drums, harmonica, and I sing. In addition I can teach recording concepts and Ableton Live basics. I have taught several students for a few years at a studio and in home ranging from kids to adults. Learn from a pro not just a teacher. Plus I'm laid back and I like to make learning fun! Hope to talk with you soon! :)

About Eric
Full time gigging musician from Tampa Bay ready to teach you how to play like the pros! I've played over 3000 gigs and currently know over 600 cover songs. I'm self taught and I love to teach people how to play. Hopefully I can share my knowledge with you and get you playing asap! Peace!
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Eric T.

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About Jackson F.

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Seattle, WA
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An experienced teacher of 4 years, an active member of the Seattle music scene, and a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts. I strive to make lessons an exciting and fun process by creating individualized lesson plans for each student to help you reach YOUR goals!

I strive to teach students the necessary foundation skills that would make them a strong musician while working through material and songs that the student enjoys.

I am knowledgeable in many styles, ranging from Blues, Jazz, Rock, Classical guitar, metal, country, etc.

Hope to hear from you soon!

About Jackson
I try and keep lessons fun while also incorporating real life advice that I've learned from playing professionally for 5 years. I am not here to make you go through the cookie cutter routine of method books. I'm here to help you achieve your musical goals whatever they may be! I place a strong emphasis on the student taking an active role in their learning. I will work with you to come up with an individualized lesson plan that is best suited to your needs and interests.
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Jackson F.

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About Justin E.

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Riverside, CA
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I am a current student of music at California State San Bernardino and the first of my class to graduate with a Bachelors of Music.

My lesson plan will be tailored to what you want to get out of guitar, not some copy and paste curriculum like other institutions.

My degree concentration is in the classical guitar but in my spare time I have personally perused shred guitar as a hobby. Anything you want to learn we will learn together! So please, do not be intimidated. Jazz, pop, country, folk, and R&B are just some extra genres I can help you with.

When learning with me you won’t just learn how to play songs but you will also learn your instrument, as well as the building blocks of music theory. I can also help with students who wish to learn to read music as well.

About Justin
Hey! If you’re reading this, it’s because you’re interested in playing guitar and you’re lookin for someone who might be that right teacher for you. I’ve been playing guitar since I was a youngster at 12. My mom got me my first guitar from a music store that was no more than 50$. But ince I plugged it in I knew I was hooked. Rock and roll became a way of life and people only knew me as that one kid with the guitar.

Time has gone on but the fire for music still remains. The power of music is something that should not and cannot be ignored. It brings people in from the worst of times and lifts them up in the best of times. I remind myself everyday as an instructor that music is a lifelong pursuit and although you’ll learn a new song here and there, youll never truly stop learning. That’s what keeps it interesting.

Whether its Shred Guita
r, Metal, Blues, Country, Jazz , R&B, Classical, Folk or whatever, my job is to help you reach your goals as guitar player and fuel the inner musician in you.

Don’t be afraid to contact me if you have any questions. Remember, there was a time when I was in your shoes and looking for an instructor just like you. So I understand the hesitation but don’t be afraid and make that leap. I’ll be looking forward to hearing from you!
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