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Kenton D.

9 Reviews
Rochester, NY
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches Beginner
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Kenton D.

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I believe music can change the world.

Lessons with me start with a no-nonsense plan to growing as an artist on the guitar. With my program you will get a customized path with a healthy mix of foundational theory, skills, and (most importantly) playing fun songs!

Message today to see if we'll be a good match, I can't wait to share music with you!

About Kenton

Hi, there! My name is Kenton and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2019 and have loved helping my students learn the basics of guitar, music theory, and musicianship. I went to SUNY Brockport and earned a degree in Psychology in 2016. Following my undergrad I took a

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Jameson B.
My son has had a total of 3 virtual guitar instructors all of whom he has really liked but Kenton is his absolute favorite. “I like all of my instructors but Kenton is really the best, he really listens to me and takes into account what I know and what I want to learn when making my lesson. He’s really fun and great at his job”
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Hillary
Kenton is an amazing instructor. I wasn't sure anyone would have enough patience to teach my 7 yr old daughter, but he has such a gift for working with kids that she is actually learning to play and looks forward to every lesson! She is starting to understand how to read music, and Kenton's enthusiasm and encouragement are making it such a fun process. I would recommend him to anyone of any age, at any point of their musical journey!
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Delbert B.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Jazz Guitar from Temple University
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Delbert B.

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I have a fun but informative approach that helps beginners feel no pressure where they can relax and have fun and learn at the same time

About Delbert

Hello my name is Delbert, I have been playing and teaching guitar for over 20yrs I have had private lessons ,I have taught in a music store .I am teaching on line now due to the virus . I have also taught college students . I have performed in band since I was 16yrs old I have performed all over th

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Rene T.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rene T.

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I've been teaching Guitar for over 30 yrs.
Step by step guidance and exercises catered to the students ability and growing interest is key. My form of teaching helps all students through walks of life to establish a relationship with their instrument that helps them use the the time they have to better themselves at their pace.

About Rene

Knowing at the age of 5 that music was my life, by being brought up surrounded by praise music and gospel, my early exposure to music helped me to find every Instrument and style just my thing! I wanted to play everything and learn all aspects of music. I started with singing in the children's choir

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Poorva P.
Best Piano Teacher I have ever had in my life!
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James R.

120 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Private Lessons from Private lessons from teachers whom they them self were trained Musicians. You won't necessarily know their Names because in this Business it has a Lot to do with word of mouth, when it comes to teachers. Here are some of the people I studied with, Fortune Petri, Tony Scarpa (Guitar Lessons) Bill Riley, Kathy Schwartman (Vocal Lessons) Bob Ross (Music Theory) Lou Stallman (Songwriting Lessons) Big Noize Sound, RC Audio (Engineering, Live Sound, Mixing) Pulse Stage Lighting (Lighting Tech)
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James R.

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Please Read : OVERVIEW just below this, Thank you.

The Best way to achieve being a Great Guitar Player is buy Studying Music Theory, Learning Proper Technique and form on the Guitar. Anyone can just learn Chords or Songs buy just Practicing, even though you may be wrong and not know why. But to be Trained and develop the Correct way is 100% Faster, and help to eliminate any obstacles that you would encounter otherwise. You also would have a complete understanding of what you're doing, How it all works, and why.

About James

PLEASE READ : Thank you. I'm a trained Musician (Private Lessons) and have been Studying & Teaching for over 37 years. I've taught, Recorded & Played everywhere from small to Large venues from NJ, NY to CA and back. So you don"t just get the Lesson, You also get all that culture and experience al

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Dawne C.
Very passionate, knowledgeable and patient teacher
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AJ
Jimmy is great, super down to earth. Went in with zero knowledge and am astonished at the difference in such a short time.

Jimmy does a great job teaching you physical elements of singing and really helped me understand what my body is doing when singing.

Awesome guy, can't say much else!
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Munro D.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music. from The Juilliard School, Berklee School of Music, Arizona State University.
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Munro D.

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Munro is a dynamic composer and musician who has been teaching for over 25 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Arizona State University. He has attended the prestigious Juilliard School in NYC to further his study of composition and orchestration, and also Berklee School of Music in Boston.

During lessons, Munro utilizes modern teaching techniques to assure quality results for his students. He has experience and success working with students of all ages, regardless of previous musical experience.

He is well versed in Music Theory, Modern Contemporary Harmony. Other teaching styles Munro can accomodate are Blues-Rock Guitar, Improvisation, Composition, and Orchestration.

About Munro

Munro D (Teaches Online) Instruments: Piano, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, (Music Theory, Composition, Improvisation). Styles of Music: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Bossa Nova, Music Theory, Composition, Improvisation. Where I T

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Denise
Munro is the best ! The best teacher I have ever had. Very knowledgeable about music theory which enables the student to learn improvisation. He simplifies theory making it very easy to understand. He also understands that every student has his/her own learning curve and is never intimidating.
Anna
After studying with Munro for 5 years, I can say without a doubt, I would not be at the level I am now without him. From the first lesson, he had me playing a song. Munro is patient, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. I could not recommend Munro enough for future students!
Ed
I consider myself extremely lucky to have Munro as my instructor. I am in my 50's and only decided to learn to play piano several years ago. Munro can teach the most advanced techniques, music theory and composition, yet still has the patience for someone like myself, who is a casual learner that just wants to play for enjoyment and doesn't always have much time to practice. He is never frustrated by my slow progress, always supportive, and has a knack for finding music that will challenge but not overwhelm me. And while my competency at playing still has a long way to go, my understanding of music, and appreciation for composition are something I would not have received from most any other instructor.
I have no reservations endorsing Munro, regardless of your ambition, skill level or goals.
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Joshua B.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $49
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joshua B.

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Music should be fun, but just like anything, we must learn the techniques to become proficient. My goal is to help not only students learn to play the guitar, but also offer correlate it to other parts of their lives to enhance understanding.

About Joshua

I am a tutor who earned a music teaching degree, substitute taught, and didn't become a school teacher. I held professional tech retail jobs and am supplementing my life with my passion - education. Whatever subject or instrument I teach, I celebrate students' successes; and I enjoy helping learn

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Jj P.
Great with my 9yo son!!
Dee Dee B.
My son had a wonderful lesson and was well prepared for his exam
Cameron P.
Our son first time playing bassoon. Base on my son experience, he find Joshua to be very nice, patients, and explains a lot of information. It help him understand about the instrument and the sound when he play. He do have a sense of humor which help my son to have fun and be more comfortable. He also teaches other instruments, too. Highly recommended to everyone!!!!

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"Enjoyed it very much. Jacob's setting me up for a lot of work. He went over the guitar and explain everything. Can't wait for the next lesson. Now I have to produce. Thank JP!"
Michael Tocchini
Took Guitar lessons from Jacob P.
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"I have been taking lessons with Prawit for over a year, and I've learned more in that time than I had in my previous six years of playing without instruction.

For pretty much anything you want to learn Prawit will have 5 different excersises for it. I didn't really even know what I wanted to learn going into the lessons, but Prawit was able to take my vague idea and guide me to becoming a better musician and guitar player.

Beyond that he's a very kind and non-judgmental person. I would highly recommend taking lessons with him."
Olek
Took Guitar lessons from Prawit S.
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"This was my first lesson ever! Richard was very professional, knowledgeable yet patient and kind!! He made this a great experience for me. I felt as if I were part of something...not just a first time student. Can't wait til the next lesson!"
Susan
Took Guitar lessons from Richard D.
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"Russ is a straight up musical genius that has decades of experience playing the guitar. He will make you think of music in an entirely different way and his unique approach to the guitar makes learning so much easier. Definitely worth it!"
Joe
Took Guitar lessons from Russell S.
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"Great teacher, large knowledge of many genres.

Paul is an overall great teacher. Before I took lessons with him, I knew next to nothing about playing guitar. I might have known the "box" minor pentatonic scale and possibly aeolian as a mode. Then I started taking lessons with him for Metal, my personal genre of choice and I started learning at a far more accelerated rate. Fast forward to about 9 months ago (January 2012) and I'd also grown an interest in Jazz. Fortunately Paul is an excellent teacher in both genres and helped my tastes (in both) genres develop and now he teaches me in Jazz. I even went to the Berklee school of music five week summer program (I'm to young to apply to the school's full time program) and thrived there. I recently got my report card for the class and his extensive teaching of how to play guitar from playing jazz chords to complex music theory (we're learning about chromatic harmony with the use of secondary dominants and tritone substitutions) helped me get only A's and B's. The areas where I got A's include classes such as high level theory, ensemble classes, ear training and genre specific guitar labs. I only got B's in my reading and chord labs, my reading which has always been poor, and my chord lab which involved nothing but right handed chord charts (I'm a left handed guitarist). I dont think I would have been able to get these grades if i had a different teacher or were self-taught, even with my music classes I'd taken at school I was always ahead of the rest of the class thanks to my extensive knowledge of theory with Paul. Paul comes to my house, which makes getting ready for my lesson as easy as turning my amp onto standby for the Tubes to warm up."
Jake
Took Guitar lessons from Paul S.
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"Courtney and Chris are amazing. They really make sure that you know what your doing by the time you leave your lesson, and they are both so much fun. 10 out of 10 would recommend to anyone at any level of experience."
Kindall
Took Guitar lessons from Courtney K.
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"it makes a huge difference if you could have a great instructor like Ahmad. You can practice on your own for months without any progress and one day you decide to work with Ahmad, all of a sudden, you are on another level."
Tracy
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Can clearly explain the bigger picture and break concepts down accordingly. Great at taking bits and pieces of where you're at and recognizing which gaps need filled in order to build a good foundation moving forward."
Danny
Took Guitar lessons from Jared C.
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"Prior to meeting William, I took guitar lessons from another guitar teacher and my parents were noticing that after a few months of lessons, I was not improving from when I started. This is when I met William. From the get go, William requested that I bring a notebook, folders and my own pick which was vastly different from my last teacher who did not go by the book and never asked me to bring my own equipment.
Every lesson I had with William was structured, planned and never did I have a lesson where William was not prepared. In fact, the lessons in which we could not do much were my fault, not Williams due to me not practicing enough or forgetting my equipment. The lessons William teach are incredibly engaging as he does not go strictly by the book and is willing to cater the curriculum towards what a student is interested in. Although I am no longer taking classes with William due to schooling, it is because of Williams great teaching and remarkable persona that to this day I can still recall the lessons I learned.
Curriculum aside, William is a fantastic person who not only is funny and engaging, but has both the skill and love for teaching music. On a final note, one of the best aspects of taking lessons with Williams is that he genuinely cares about his students. There were many times were we reserved some time at the end of a lesson to talk about life or struggles that were hindering me in both music and in life. As a former student and friend of William, I cannot recommend a better music teacher than him, although I will say that if you like to slack and are not truly invested in music, than Williams might not be for you."
Julian
Took Guitar lessons from William G.
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"I first met Alex a long time ago when we were attending McNally Smith College of Music. Right off the bat, Alex impressed me with his ability to sightread and his dedication to his instrument. What started as a friendship quickly developed into a study partnership and then a learning opportunity that was of great benefit to me as a guitarist.

Alex spearheaded the forming of a Sight Reading Club and he was it's head instructor. Every week we would get together and work on our chops; very quickly I could see how valuable he was as a teacher and guitar coach. He helped me stick it out during the tough sessions and had the drive to sit patiently as I worked something out in my own time.

I would highly recommend Alex for his patience, persistence, punctuality, and (most importantly) Passion for teaching music. He is a fantastic instructor who I enthusiastically recommend to anyone looking to improve their ability to play the guitar!

Oh and BTW, he's a great blues player - just check out his videos!!!"
Ben
Took Guitar lessons from Alex B.
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