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Jon A.

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Cincinnati, OH
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA in Classical Guitar Performance from The College of Mt. St. Joseph
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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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Jeff W.
My first lesson was heavy on intro and establishing a practice routine consisting mainly of exercises. This traditional method is what I grew up with and I'm looking forward to learning with Jon.
Cathy Miller M.
One of the best teachers that we have had! Great Experience
Mariah R.
Jon is an awesome teacher! He is great at explaining things and has helped me learn so much already, all while learning some awesome songs
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Greg G.

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  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1989
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Greg G.

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We will cover music theory, technique, and getting to know the fingerboard, or I can teach you a specific song of your choice written out in tab.
Ideally both will be covered so you can learn the mechanics behind the music that you love to play!

About Greg

I have been playing music for over 30 years, and have been teaching music for almost half of that time. I have performed and recorded throughout the Midwest in a variety of cover and original bands ranging in styles from metal, rock, to R&B/Jazz and Blues. I teach these styles as well. The most i

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Wenxing
I enjoyed my lessons with Greg. He is very helpful, always upbeat, patient and positive. He takes things slow so that you don't feel like you have tons of things to practice. And over all he's just really nice and fun and a very good teacher to have.
Tanner
Greg is a great men also a great teacher, when i first meet with Greg for my first lesson that i known i will be learning by the great teacher.
I had played guitar in the past many, many years but for sometime in my life was so busy working, and focus on raising family but i had to put away my guitar i bought 25 years ago. finally, now i decided to learn to play my guitar again and find Greg on take lesson.com and he has been teaching me just like i am a beginner playing but i am now so happy that i am on a good hand and Greg had been teaching me playing my guitar again. so far so good. Thanks Gregory
Craig Cirbo
I took lessons from Greg when I was much younger say 12-13 for a year or more. He taught me a lot and had me playing guitar really fast, I always tried to do what he asked and he never ever got frustrated if I did it wrong or couldn't play what we were learning right away correctly!. Also all of what he taught me stayed in my head all these years some how and I kinda progressively got better and better!. I'm pretty happy with my playing and a lot of others are to!. Greg has something special about his students and teaching them to play the guitar correctly no matter what or how long it takes, he cares about you as a student. You get out what you put in ,but be patient cause it also takes time. But you'll see the difference later down the road that Greg was the right teacher for learning to play and the theory behind the guitar.....I recommend him as a great guitar teacher!. I myself take lessons from him again at the age of 38 , I was able to find him on Facebook after all these years and we do lessons via Skype, I'm a very happy student, very happy!. And I thank Greg Gladman for that!.
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Ian S.

41 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese
  • B.A. Chinese from Rutgers University
  • Teaching since 2006
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Ian S.

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I have been playing guitar for over 30 years, and have experience playing and teaching practically every style of guitar, including rock, blues, classical, jazz, country, pop, folk, metal, and fingerstyle. I have been teaching guitar professionally for 12 years. Let my experience and patience guide you on your way to mastering the guitar!

About Ian

A lifelong musician and songwriter, Ian S. has extensive experience teaching guitar and piano to students age 3 and up both as a private music instructor and as a staff music instructor at the Institute of Music for Children in New Jersey. With 28 years of experience on the guitar and 32 years on pi

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Bill
Ian is a talented, knowledgeable and thoughtful instructor. He listens to your needs and comes up with a plan to help you achieve what your looking for. Very personable and connects with his students immediately. Highly recommend.
Gary T.
I've learnt so much within a month! I'm so excited for the future! He's great!
Hayati
Even it was my first lesson I can feel the progress and I am confident about achieving my goal. Thanks Ian!!
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Brad F.

15 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Brad F.

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I'm a guitarist and educator based out of Raleigh, NC. I received training at the University of South Carolina (Bachelors of Music, 2011) and East Carolina University (Masters of Music, 2015). I am an active performer in the Triangle area, drawing inspiration from American roots music, classical, and jazz traditions.

I have seen hundreds of students over ten years of private teaching, working with beginner to advanced students of all age levels. I teach in a wide range of styles, and I specialize in classical guitar and flatpicking (bluegrass/old time).

I hope to help you along as you grow as a musician and a guitarist!

About Brad

I am a guitarist and educator based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. I received training at University of South Carolina (Bachelor of Music, 2011) and East Carolina University (Master of Music, 2015). I am an active performer in the Triangle area, drawing inspiration from American traditional music,

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He helps you play songs and teaches me very well!
Mia
Great first lesson!
Cindy T.
Brad is Very patient and easy to understand. He made my first lesson quite enjoyable and I'm grateful that he is prepared to go slowly as I start this new adventure.
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Paul W.

40 Reviews
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  • Speaks Dutch, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Paul W.

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Learn to play songs in no time at all.

About Paul

Professional musician, engineer, producer, music educator with a lot of experience teaching kids and adults alike. Taught and performed all over Germany, The Netherlands, Belguim, Canada, Great Britain,Portugal, Africa , U.S.A. etc. Still Performing, recording all around the United states.

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Ebru
We have been very happy with Paul, his motivating, positive teaching style. He has incredible communication skills and patience with students. He makes lessons fun and he understands student capabilities!
My daughter has got voice and piano lessons from him. He is amazing!
DeShawn S.
I really enjoyed my 1st meeting with Paul. He helped me to feel confident about learning to play the saxophone. I look forward to my next lesson.
Tori
Paul is so great! I'm an adult learning the alto saxophone with almost no prior music experience. He is patient with my many questions, very encouraging, highly skilled (as a musician and instructor), and fun to be around! The majority of our lessons are online and that is working well too.
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Sofia W.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • English and Creative Writing from Occidental College
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Sofia W.

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I have been a professional singer-songwriter for 8 years. I started playing guitar when I was 6 years old and have a passion for both learning and teaching the instrument. I am comfortable teaching beginner and intermediate students. My focus is in genres like folk, rock, pop, alternative, but happy to work on whatever the student is interested in.

About Sofia

My name is Sofia and I'm a recent Occidental College graduate with a degree in English and Creative Writing. I have been a professional singer-songwriter since I was in high school, touring both the US and the UK. I have a passion for teaching students of any age and working to design a personalized

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I've been taking lessons for about 4-5 months and have been improving with each lesson. The combination of learning music theory along with technique has allowed me to progress to being able to play some of my favorite musicians riffs. Along way to go but it's really fun learning with Matthew."
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"Ahmad is awesome! He took a lot of time to listen to what I needed before we met. I am a total beginner, and Ahmad has been patient and very helpful. I'm making progress! I highly recommend Ahmad."
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"Lisa is a very patient and kind teacher. She is also very qualified with music education and experience. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to take lessons."
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Took Guitar lessons from Lisa C.
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"As a 40 year old just deciding to play guitar I was quite intimidated to get started. From the first lesson Marc made me feel very comfortable. He does a fantastic job of customizing the lesson to your interests as well as targeting area's for improvement to help you reach the goals you've set.

He is patient and encouraging and is very effective at helping you to understand the learning timeline to keep you interested and motivated.

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Took Guitar lessons from Marc M.
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"I truly enjoyed my first lesson with Indigo. She's a wonderful instructor. She explains very clearly with a calm and precise approach. I truly feel she can teach me how to be a better guitarist in a structured, positive and comfortable way. She immediately put me at ease without judgement and without the dreaded "mansplaining" that I often got from male instructors in the past. I'm definitely coming back for more lessons."
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"I have been a student with Ahmad for about 6 months doing beginning acoustic guitar. I decided to try Ahmad based on the reviews, and am glad I did. Of all the music teachers I have had (previously I took piano lessons), I enjoy Ahmad's teaching style the most. He has taught me a good blend of theory and practice. This has kept lessons and practice interesting, while still letting me feel like I am learning all of the important fundamentals.

Ahmad's flexibility with make up lessons is also appreciated. There have been times where my work schedule has been hectic, so I had to miss a lesson, and he was able to squeeze my lesson in later in the week. There have also been a few times where I have had follow up questions about a lesson, sent him an e-mail, and gotten a response within a few hours.

I recently wanted to get an electric guitar, but had no idea what to look for, so I asked Ahmad for some recommendations. Instead of just giving me recommendations, he offered to go to a guitar store with me to try some out. We went and he helped me pick out a great beginner electric guitar!

Ahmad is clearly passionate about music and willing to go above and beyond for his students. I highly recommend Ahmad to anyone who is thinking about taking guitar lessons."
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"As an older beginner, I was a bit reluctant to try to learn to play guitar. However, working with Nils has allowed me to progress further and faster than I could have imagined. Nils has a way of making each lesson interesting, enjoyable, and very productive."
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Joe Mckenna
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"Great first experience and looking forward to more! Apart from his expertise in many different playing styles, the most important attribute that he has is his patience."
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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

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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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