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Ben H.

26 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Best of teachers in 2015 from Thumbtack
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ben H.

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Have taken many classes on classical guitar. Have taught over 50 students from levels of beginner to advanced. Have the ability to help the student read music as well as technique

About Ben

Hello, my name is Ben and GUITAR IS MY BUSINESS...AND MY BUSINESS IS GOOD so please consider me. I've been playing guitar for over 18 years and have been in playing bands for 12 years. Recently after the band broke up, I decided to further my education and went to Musicians Institute in Hollywood Ca

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Roy H.
Great
Britta S.
Pretty much let my kids run the show which meant not a lot got accomplished. He's nice the kids liked him though.
Johnathan P.
Ben was super understanding of my busy schedule. He jumped right in and worked well with my 15 year old son.
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Francesca V.

104 Reviews
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Starting at $125
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • BM, Vocal Performance from CSULA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Francesca V.

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Having studied guitar in Spain with masters of the craft, Francesca has a personal passion for classical and Spanish guitar. The first instrument Francesca seriously studied was the classical guitar, starting at age 4. It is her first language. Francesca regularly travels to South and Central America, as well as the Caribbean to teach masterclasses and immerse herself in local musical cultures.

About Francesca

Alumnae of CSULAs music department with an emphasis in classical voice and guitar, Francesca's skills cover a vast array of information. With a background and formal education in opera and "the classics", Francesca is equally comfortable on stage with a chamber orchestra as she is with a rock band.

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Heather
Francesca is wonderful. My son has developed a love of learning piano and reading music. He looks forward to every lesson. I have never had to remind him to practice- he seeks opportunities to share what he is learning and is eager to share his progress with Francesca every week. She is supportive and motivating. I know she loves to develop a love music in her students by her obvious dedication to developing their love and understanding of music.
Nicole L.
My 7 year old son won't stop singing so I figured I'd put him in some lessons. She's a good mix of patient and fun while still keeping him on track. I thought it would just be a lot of scales, but she teaches him all aspects about singing/performance and uses his favorite genres to teach them. Excellent instructor!
Andrea D.
I've been working with Francesca for a few months now, and I feel I've grown so much. Prior to this I've sparsely attempted to play instruments, but she has taken her knowledge and passion and been able to pass that on to me while constantly reminding me that one day I will be good. And I believe it! I've come a long way to establish a regular practice routine, still working on it with her, and I have high expectations for the future. I recommend her to my own people and I recommend her to you.
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Charles C.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Oscar Peterson Jazz Scholarship from Concordia University
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Charles C.

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Want to learn Jazz, folk, blues, rock, music theory in a safe environment with a person you can trust? Compassionate, empathetic and patient, Charles teaches to students from all levels and all backgrounds! Based in New York City, he has taught music at New York University for 2 years and has recorded and performed alongside world renowned musicians Billy Drewes and Alan Ferber. He has taught guitar (acoustic, electric and classical), songwriting, music theory and arranging to students from all over the world. His approach focuses on reaching and building a relationship with his students in order to understand their preferred way of learning and reaching their goals in a timely fashion.

About Charles

Want to learn guitar, Jazz, folk, blues, rock, songwriting, music theory in a safe environment with a person you can trust? Compassionate, empathetic and patient, Charles teaches to students from all levels and all backgrounds! Based in New York City, he has taught guitar at New York University for

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Jimmy H.
Charles is the perfect teacher to learn guitar , very understanding and down to earth makes you feel comfortable in learning the guitar
annabelle J.
Charles has been my teacher for a few weeks now and I am so happy I found him on takelessons. He is an amazing guitar player but also an amazing teacher, he always comes prepared and the class is well organized. He is also open to hearing suggestions to learn your favorite songs. He is very encouraging which gives the motivation to keep going which is so important for a beginner. I am already seeing great progresses after only a few weeks, and I can't wait for more lessons this year. Highly recommend him if you are looking to get started with the guitar! You will really enjoy learning with him, he is also a very cool and fun guy so you can learn in a nice environment, whether it is in his studio at his place, at your place or online.
Gaurav Jung Pande
I learnt music theory and improvisation with Charles for 4 months in New York.

Charles is highly approachable and extremely knowledgeable. He walks the perfect line between making his students feel comfortable whilst also pushing them to become better in every single session.

I got a solid grasp of the basics of music theory and was able to fully improvise in different scales at the end of the course. The growth I had was tremendous - all thanks to Charles' guidance.

Charles will take the time to fully understand the needs, goals and struggles of his students. He will be there for them inside and outside of class time because he genuinely cares about music and his students becoming better.
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Glenn S.

33 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor's Degree; music composition from UCSB
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Glenn S.

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Right hand techniques, classical, or crossover with folk, pop, or jazz arrangments available

About Glenn

Hi, I'm Glenn. Thank you for viewing my profile. I've been teaching students for over 20 years, playing all styles and levels of music, from day-one beginners to seasoned pros seeking to sharpen their playing skills. I teach both traditional notation and tablature, writing my own teaching methods

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TERESA S.
Very knowledgeable. He's a good teacher with great people skills.
Vanessa T.
Glenn is the best!
Jeffrey
Glenn is a great instructor. He is so patient and has a no-pressure style of learning that makes it fun. Highly recommend him......
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David R.

17 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Most Improved Studio Composition Student, Purchase College April 1997, from Purchase College
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David R.

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For classical guitar the first thing I do when I meet a student is to interview the student and find out why they want to learn how to play the guitar and what are some of their goals. Then I find out what style of music they would like to learn. I have the student come up with ten songs they would like to learn. I take this information and structure future guitar lessons around the essential elements of these songs. I design each lesson to teach the specific skills required to learn those songs. I create an organized binder guitar workbook and having a teaching degree I create all of the lessons to meet each students individual needs that include lessons on theory, technique, chords, rhythm, scales, arpeggios, songs, song form, and exercises etc. I use a color coded method to teach scales, chords and theory that I created that help students not only understand scales but also they are able to see visually where chords come from. I break down each song into easy digestible parts so ...

About David

Hi my name is David and I love and enjoy teaching guitar lessons to students of all ages and I come to your home for lessons. My goal in life is to enrich people's lives with music. The first thing I do is interview the student and find out why they want to play the guitar and what are some of their

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Karen C.
I only have high accolades for David. I've learned more from David in the mere 5 lessons then I learned in a years worth of lessons in the past. His method of teaching is perfect with the right amount of homework. He customizes the lesson for the type of music I ultimately want to play with a good balance of theory and practical lessons to get me there. Bravo!!!
Ela
Lessons with David were very inspiring and so much fun. They were well planned, organized and productive. David also was very flexible and accommodating with scheduling the lessons.
James
My son had a great first lesson and knows what to do for practice this week and is excited to continue learning with his next lesson
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Kristen B.

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  • Teaches students 3 to 12
  • Teaching since 2015
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Kristen B.

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Guitar is such a fun instrument. Lessons are student based, we will learn what you want to learn, and the way you would like to learn! Your curriculum will be made just for you!

About Kristen

I’m Kristen! I am a mother to an adorable little boy named Beckett. I live on a farm with lots of animals. I love the spring time when all of the babies are born, I especially love baby goats (did you know they are called kids too!). During the weekdays you can find me teaching music lessons,

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"Ben is patient and a likeable instructor. He will challenge you but does so in a way that makes you want to demonstrate to him as well as yourself that you are learning and progressing. I feel good about my progress so far!"
Jeff
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ben S.
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"Bill is the best teacher around. His extensive performance experience makes all the difference - he knows every tip, trick and nuance in the book that changes every piece from just a set of notes to a performance of color, grace and subtlety. His knowledge of the guitar repertoire never fails to amaze. And he's wonderfully patient with everyone - you don't have to play like Bream or Russell"
Rick
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Bill B.
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"My main regret is that I did not start with him when I was much younger!

I have had the pleasure of lessons from Jesse Horner for two years. I started when I was 73 years old and never had any music training before, so I started from scratch. Jesse has been great in guiding me in the direction I seemed to want to go. With almost 40 years experience, I think Jesse has experience and knowledge of every aspect of music theory, guitars and guitar playing(also Ukuleles). He makes the lessons enjoyable and is very flexible and understanding in his teaching process. My main regret is that I did not start with him when I was much younger!

elgie"
Jesse
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"First lesson was more of an assessment of where I am as a musician, it was a good lesson but I'm sure the next will be better. Omar is obviously a professional. Hopefully he will be able to teach me how to read music as good as he soon."
Ed
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Omar G.
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"I pressed the wrong star on my review!!! I meant to press the last start, not the first!!! Alex was a wonderful teacher to our son from middle school all the way up to graduation. Because of Alex, our son developed a love for the guitar and plays for fun while in school and had the opportunity to play for worship bands this past summer!!!"
Diane
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Alex B.
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"I've had my very first lesson and I've learned so much of the bad habits that I built over the time that I was self-taught, I am looking forward to learning more and to keep pursuing what I love!"
Yanka
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Luke P.
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"Keith is patient, professional and supportive. i have made tremendous strides since studying with him. He's the BEST !!!!!"
sherylann
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Keith D.
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"Great instructor, focused lessons to meet my needs"
Jeremy
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jason M.
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"I really enjoyed my lessons with Aidan. He is very knowledgeable about the guitar, a really nice guy, very easy going and it was so nice to take lessons in a home rather than a tiny music store studio. He explained things well and gave assignments that were appropriate for my level. Unfortunately I wasn't able to continue due to physical issues. I would recommend him 100%."
Susana
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Aidan C.
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"Very nice and informative, knew how to keep lesson moving along while also explaining everything."
Kira
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Greg L.
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