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Ryan S.

West Chester, OH
Starting at $20
  • High School G.E.D. from Lakota West High School
  • Awarded Music Achievement Award from Lakota West High School
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ryan S.

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Trained in jazz theory and can teach just about anything you'd like to learn. Easy-going, good with kids and beginners, and flexible!

I can teach you your favorite songs, help you learn to create your own, learn to understand the complexities of the fretboard, and learn the guitar in any style you'd like.

About Ryan

Hello! My name is Ryan S., I'm 23 years old, and I have 15 years of experience playing music on the electric and acoustic guitar. I'm in my own band from Cincinnati called Freak Mythology and have been in 20 other bands of all types of genres over my career as a musician. My goal as a teach

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Jon A.

19 Reviews
Cincinnati, OH
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
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Jon A.

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I teach and perform styles ranging from classical and Jazz to country, classic rock and even metal. I enjoy teaching all styles and ability levels.

About Jon

I have been playing guitar since the age of 9. I have studied Classical, and Jazz at CCM's Prep Dept. in middle school and throughout high school as well as rock, folk, country etc. with other local teachers. I started teaching lessons at the age of 18 in local music stores and have never stopped

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Katie
Jon is AWESOME! His patient yet enthusiastic demeanor made my 9yr old look forward to her lessons, and really enjoy learning! I plan to continue with him as long as her interest holds!!!!
Natalie
We love what Jon has taught our son. Our son has progressed so much in the past couple of years, and still enjoys meeting with his teacher despite him being a teenager. When you find a good teacher, you do all you can to stay with them.
J.G. M.
At 52 years old, my wife treated to lessons for Christmas. I haven't played in 30 years. Although, I have had a few lessons with several different instructors back in my 20's, I never felt any direction. I always heard 'you got it. just keep playing'. Unfortunately, I stopped as nothing made sense.
I have learned a ton from Jon in only 5 lessons. Bits and pieces are all quickly coming together. I have a long way to go, but know more already than I ever have. Jon is fun, friendly, and has a great demeanor for teaching. If he has the patience to teach me, he's the right guy for you.
J.G.

Shon M.

37 Reviews
Hamilton, OH
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches students 7 to 77
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Shon M.

37 Reviews
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Let me help you learn the guitar in an easy to comprehend and faster than you could imagine study. You will learn to play a simple strumming and chordal pattern of a song that you choose to learn with in the first 2 lessons. My goal is to customize your lessons to your learning style and musical preferences. I've played guitar for over 30 years in the studio and touring all over the US, Mexico, and Central America. I can teach you how to play with seemingly effortless technique, Understanding strumming and fingerpicking patterns, how to create unforgettable guitar parts, how to improvise solos, how to make your guitar sing, and bring thunderous energy into your playing venues! I look forward to speaking with you soon

About Shon

My Name is Shon M. I was raised in a family that has a tradition of passing the art of music down from generation to generation. I began playing at age 5 and I play 5 instruments professionally and 15 instruments in all. I studied music at Morehead State University and Musician’s Institute. I'v

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Adam T.
Shon is very accommodating to helping you learn at your own pace. He is very patient, encouraging and insightful. Shon is very relaxed which helps me feel comfortable and not feel pressured. He gives reassurance all the time that the "growing pains" of learning guitar are normal things everyone fights through. I would highly recommend him.
Jamie
Great instruction. Lots of knowledge. Great guy.
Vernom
Great personality, easy to work with, talented musician and teacher. A most pleasant experience.

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John M.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $38
  • Studied Music Theroy & Music History from Palomar College
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Awarded Triple A Album of the Year from Los Angeles Music Awards
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John M.

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Learn the Tricks of the trade and get up and going fast on Guitar!!! Please change "Subject" to see full bio for other instruments.

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I have 40 years of Professional drums & percussion experience and 13 years of teaching beginning and intermediate drummers by ear, performance & notation. Preforming drums has brought so much enjoyment to my life and has expanded my cognitive and creative mind more than I would have ever realized w

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Fred A.
I looked until I found the right instructor for my husband...and it was John!. He is very skilled as well as endowed with the ability to teach! Great personality and is a great fit!
Willy A.
I bought these lessons for my 15yo nephew and like others . he is spending most of his time during this social distance, with video games,,being cough up in a game he wanted to delay drum lessens, plus I think my nephew loves the drums but he didn't think he had a drummer in him so,anyway, I had my nephew call John and make arrangement for the lesson schedule ..well,, after John talked to my nephew, my nephew was so excited to take the lessons that he schedule for the next day,,, what ever John said got my nephew excited about music and my nephew realized that he does hv a drummer in him,,, bc,. after his lesson,, my nephew has been practicing ,,, and taking a break from his video games,,, thanks John,,,
Ronald
John, Is a knowledgeable and friendly drum teacher that is eager to help you reach your drum performance goals. Being a guitar player first, my lessons with John have been at a sporadic beginner pace as I attempt to generate time for both worlds. That being said John has been very patient and accommodating, and I'm sure he will help me dial in my drum skills.
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Andy M.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Awarded Best of 2015 from Thumbtack.com
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Andy M.

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I have played guitar for over 35 years professionally and currently do as well. As a music major at Broward college I studied theory and am able to apply and explain this in my teachings. i.e Rudiments, The staff guitar tabs, scales, chords, inversions, box systems, linear and horizontal scales, modes. etc. I can teach, rock, pop, classical and other genres of guitar, and have done extensive research in finger picking styles. Most importantly, when a student wants to learn a particular song, instead of showing it to them, I show them the process and give them the tools and theory behind figuring it out for themselves.

About Andy

With an AA at Broward College as a Voice major and piano minor, 3 years with Gold Coast Opera chorus, Former Musical Director and lead voice instructor at Paul Green School of Rock, and over 30 years teaching mentoring and performing, I am able to offer a diverse innovative range of educational res

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Greg
Nice easy to get along with - Very knowledgeable in music industry. Nice studio.
Rick C.
This is my first experience with a vocal teacher and I was a bit nervous. Andy is very knowledgable and friendly and I'm looking forward to my next lesson.
Don H.
Only one lesson so far, Andy uses the time well and gave me good homework to do.
So far very helpful and fun.

Sara C.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Piano Performance Certificate & A.A. Music from Riverside Community College
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Sara C.

43 Reviews
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I specialize in Classical guitar, teaching finger style techiniques in the style of Christopher Parkening. I also teach Folk guitar including reading notes, tabs 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. After I moved to California I became a freelance harpist. I performed with many orchestras and performed at Capital Records for the Stan Lee Documentary “With Great Power, The Stan Lee Story”. I started m

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Marie
Sara is a great teacher! She is patient and kind and she’s helping me in many different areas of music and harp. I’m learning so much from her.
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Kemi
Sara is awesome! I’m a beginner harpist and already I feel I’ve learned a tremendous amount. Sara is a wonderful teacher. She really helps you to learn proper technique, rhythm and music theory. I’ve really enjoyed my lessons with her. She’s definitely the kindest and most genuine teacher I’ve had for any sort of lessons. I highly recommend her :)

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Cincinnati, OH

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Cincinnati is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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Took Guitar lessons from Robert D.
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"JD is very patient and knowledgeable. He keeps the lessons fun and packed with the right amount of challenges according to growth level. It helps when you actually do the homework and practice in between classes."
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"I was fortunate enough to take lessons from Ahmad for a number of months last summer. Unfortunately I wasn't able to continue due to personal reasons, but my experience with him was wonderful and very fruitful.

I've been playing for a very long time, and sometimes in my position its hard to recognize your weaknesses and figure out where to make progress. Ahmad was able to talk to me openly and honestly about where my deficiencies were without making me feel bad in any way. He was encouraging and had a plan! I was able to make immediate progress on some very fundamental aspects of guitar that had been holding me back for a long time.

I don't think I've ever seen a more organized and efficient instructor, and it really helps in making incremental progress over the short term, and taking major strides over the long term. I'd highly recommend Ahmad to anyone looking for guitar lessons with disciplined and well-thought-out lesson plans. His focus on technique and fundamentals can help anyone through any style."
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Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Steve G: A Superb Instructor

I'm a student of Steve G.'s and am in my 40's. I had previously taken classical piano lessons from the age of 7 until 18, but I wanted to try my hand at guitar. Having come from a long line of teachers in my own family, I am well acquainted with the great (but often under-appreciated) skill it requires to be a quality instructor of any kind. A superb instructor (like Steve G.) should possess the following qualities:

1. Patient: Prodigies or masters of their art often lack the ability to convey their ability on a small scale to their pupils. Steve is an amazing performer and artist, and yet he is humble enough to walk alongside you, particularly when you are establishing the fundamentals of guitar technique. He will find the areas that need work and allow you to see how a small amount of persistence can result in large gains.

2. Encouraging: Steve is always optimistic. You can feel his passion for music in every word he speaks. He has the rare gift of making you see the flashes of your own talent, and he will help you build on those. He will not only help you figure out ways to overcome your obstacles in playing, but he will also deepen your appreciation of the instrument itself. He even went with me to the store to pick out an awesome acoustic guitar!

3. Individualizing: Steve doesn't have a once-size-fits-all method of teaching. He is a very keen and observant instructor who will challenge you based on your progress as well as your natural abilities. He will get to know you as a human being and as a budding artist. He will find ways to allow you to take your own inspirations and use them to drive you forward in your musical exploration.

4. Exemplary: Steve has tremendous integrity, not only as an artist but also as a professional instructor. He is also a tremendous guitarist with a broad repertoire, and watching him play will motivate you to become even better.

I hope this review is helpful to anyone who is considering taking lessons. Sign up with Steve and you won't regret it! Good luck on your journey!"
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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Guitar On In Cincinnati

Bet you can’t wait to get your hands on a guitar and start playing! Luckily for you, Cincinnati is a fantastic place to get into playing guitar, make friends in the music scene, and check out some great live performances. Before you get started with guitar lessons in Cincinnati, take a look at all the amazing things this city has to offer to aspiring musicians!

If you don’t have a guitar already, there are lots of places in Cincinnati where you can get one. Besides the big shops like Guitar Center and Sam Ash, you’ll find unique and welcoming local music stores that make you feel like part of the community. Mike’s Music in Cincinnati (http://www.mikesmusicohio.com/) has a huge selection of vintage and used guitars. If electric guitar is your thing, you can also pick up an amp and other accessories at Mike’s for a reasonable price.

Gary’s Classic Guitars (http://www.garysguitars.com/) carries a variety of acoustic and electric vintage guitars in excellent condition. At Gary’s Classic Guitars, you can also buy an amp to go along with your vintage electric guitar, and you know that you’ll be taking home something truly special.

Or, for a truly unique shopping experience, check out the annual Cincinnati Guitar Show (http://cincyguitarshow.com/). At the show, you can buy, sell, or trade guitars. You’ll see hundreds of instruments, and most likely learn a thing or two about guitars. It might not be the best event to visit alone if you’re a total newbie to the guitar, however, but perhaps your guitar teacher might like to take you and a few other students on a field trip!

When you’re ready to start meeting people and playing guitar together, look into some of the great guitar Meetup groups in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Very Amateur Musicians Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Cincinnati-Amateur-Musicians-Meetup/) is a particularly great group for beginners to join, as many of the other members are beginning to intermediate musicians.

Finally, you can always find great live music and inspiring performances any day of the week in Cincinnati. If you’re interested in taking in an intimate show by a national touring band, check out the upcoming events calendar at the Taft Theatre (http://tafttheatre.org/). Built in 1928, the Taft features music most nights of the week and has a great ambience for enjoying the show.

Riverbend Music Center (http://www.riverbend.org/) is another popular destination for checking out live music and getting inspired. Some of music’s biggest names come through this venue, so you can be sure that the shows you decide to attend here will be fantastic! Or, for more local music, check out Northside Tavern (http://www.northsidetav.com/cincy/). At Northside Tavern, you can enjoy live music in a fun, pub environment.

Enjoy your guitar lessons in Cincinnati, and don’t forget to take advantage of all the great things this city has to offer. Take advantage of them, and also be sure to practice every day. If you keep playing and keep a positive attitude, you’ll soon find you’re a better guitar player than you ever dreamed.

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