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Russell S.

22 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Russell S.

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If you are ready to start taking your guitar skills SERIOUSLY then stop wasting time and money on teachers who don't fully understand the instrument or subject matter themselves. My name is Russ and I have been playing guitar professionally for 20 years and teaching music and producing records for over 15. I have a Platinum #1 Billboard charting record under my belt, worked with artists such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, Red Velvet, Lifehouse and more; and have composed music to 100s of your favorite TV shows! Feel free to browse my official website for a full list of credits.

Want to learn to shred guitar? Produce beats? Write your own songs? Dive into theory? Record yourself? This page is the one stop shop. Feel free to reach out with any requests or questions!

About Russell

Russell is an American Platinum-Selling record producer / songwriter / and guitarist based in Los Angeles, CA. With his first #1 Billboard record under his belt and previous clients such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, and Red Velvet, Russ has found endorsements and support from major music companies

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Max H.
Very skilled, helpful, and easy to work with! Highly recommend!
Joe
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!
Jera
Russ is such a wonderful teacher. He's so passionate and teaches in a way that's interesting, easy to grasp and fun! I've learned so much so quickly
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Susan T.

42 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students Male: 8 to 90; Female: 7 to 90
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from Arlington ISD
  • Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University
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Susan T.

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My own former guitar teacher once told me, "Guitar is one of the easiest instruments to play, but the most difficult to master." Now that I teach guitar including theory, I understand exactly what he meant.

We will start with finger-strengthening exercises while learning basic music fundamentals; then on to sight reading, string by string, note by note; we will learn to group notes together (chords) a bit later (after you have mastered the rest and free strokes.

Be prepared to purchase Hal Leonard's Classical Guitar Course (or Finger-Style Guitar (I get 30% off retail), and/or A Modern Approach to Classical Guitar (including Easy Classical Guitar Duets - both of these can be bought on Amazon). Other supplies: metronome/tuner, picks, and a classical-nylon stringed guitar of course.

Music contains two things: pitch and rhythm, so using a metronome right from the beginning will help you learn rhythm if you have problems in that area (many students do). We will do ...

About Susan B.

After 30+ years of professional musicianship spanning across two continents (North America and Europe) with original published songs available digitally (on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.) and two CDs on the market (a third containing jazz standards/originals mastered) I retired from "performing" in

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David
Susan is the best guitar teacher I have used and definitely recommend her to others.
Liz
Susan is a wonderful teacher. I'm an adult student (a senior) whose primary goal is to stop cringing when I hear the sound of my own voice, and she has tailored our lessons to help me achieve more than I thought I could. I highly recommend her!
Ashley
I’m an adult student and Ms Taylor has formed a perfect plan to teaching me according to my goals, skill level and speed of progress. I find she has a great balance of correction and encouragement - both so important. She’s never met any mistakes with impatience and that has helped tremendously. I find myself striving for goals I didn’t expect and achieving things faster than I thought possible. We play both necessary music to learn key skills as well as fun and enjoyable pieces that keep me engaged. I am so grateful for her care, influence and tutelage. All of my children are anxious for an opportunity to study under her. Thanks again Ms Taylor!
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Spiros S.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Greek, English, Swedish, Swedish.
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Spiros S.

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I have been teaching classical guitar for many years with lots of happy and satisfied students!

My experience as a teacher, performer and recording artist guarantee your progress !

About Spiros

Hello and welcome to my lessons! I teach Guitar, Bass, Bouzouki ,Ukulele and Music Theory lessons and classes and I also teach Modern Greek language! All of my students find my lessons very pleasant and informative, they benefit greatly from them, and it makes me happy to watch them progre

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Christina A.
My daughters and I take lessons with Spiros and are learning a lot! He is very friendly and makes learning fun.
Wayne
Great work with my 6th grader!
Flexibility when needed to accommodate schedule changes. Builds an excellent relationship and keeps him motivated.
Anthony K.
Does exactly what he says he will in a straight forward and fun manner.
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Francesca V.

109 Reviews
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Starting at $125
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • 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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Tara Romano
Francesca explains the underlying emotional blockages that are holding you back as an individual, from using your voice, and teaches you how to clear those blockages. One lesson has been life changing.
Lisa
Francesca is AMAZING. As an adult beginner, I was very intimidated to start singing lessons, but Francesca put me at ease and has been extraordinary--she is equal parts brilliant singing teacher and life coach (it turns out that singing is a metaphor for life!), and I have been having the time of my life with her. She is warm and encouraging and funny while at the same time offering incisive critique. I would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone!
Aleisa
Francesca is an extraordinarily knowledgeable instructor with clear guidance and such a joy to learn from. Provided plenty of resources and truly understands my goals and how to reach them. Highly recommend!
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David M.

49 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded B.M./M.M. Scholarship from Webster Universty
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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David M.

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Sight-reading, right-hand technique, repertoire development.

About David

Composer and guitarist David began formal music training at the age of 5 on the drums. He taught himself guitar as a teenager and began playing in local rock bands. Initially entering college as a Journalism major, his passion for music led him to Meramec College where he studied Music Theory with

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Dave will work with you to help you learn
Chris
Dave is one of the best teachers I've ever had. He's extremely kind and easy to work with, and always pushed me further. He built a balanced curriculum around technique, theory, and playing songs that had me seeing great improvements in a short amount of time. You will not be disappointed! This man knows a great deal about a large variety of topics, and will tune your curriculum to what specific things you want to learn.
Danielle
Dave is a great teacher!
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David R.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks Italian, Italian
  • Teaches students 6 to 96
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David R.

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David’s 35 years of teaching and performing experience, coupled with intensive years of formal studies with many of the world's greatest guitarists, have afforded him a rich and in-depth understanding of music and the guitar. He shares all of this with his students in an insightful and uniquely original manner. David is committed to helping students enjoy and excel in playing the music they love.

About David

David discovered his love for music early on at the age of seven with the musical/movie: The Sound of Music. He and his siblings would entertain their babysitter by acting out the entire musical - singing and dancing along with the soundtrack. To make it even more fun, they would sometimes speed u

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Nanette
I’ve decided to take up the guitar again after many years. There’s lots for me to learn and to unlearn. David has been very patient and inventive about finding ways to help me. He’s a great teacher!
Srini K.
David is an excellent Guitar instructor. My son has been learning for a while. We are very happy with his progress and he is also preparing for the ABRSM exams. I highly recommend David. Very good teacher and handles kids well. He is one of my son's favorite instructors
Patrick Holmes
First rate instructor.

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The average cost of 60-minute online classical guitar lessons is $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $23 and $225 per hour.
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"I look forward to my lessons with Aidan. He is encouraging and helpful. I enjoy the relaxed home atmosphere."
Susana
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Aidan C.
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"Could not ask for more..Fantastic teacher!

As someone who knew nothing about playing/reading music of any sort, I find myself recognizing and playing a few chords and notes just after about 10 classes! All thanks to John. I agree with the other reviewer that he truly has the patience of a saint. He is very laid back and helps me learn at my own pace while enjoying myself throughout the process irrespective of how much practice I put in. Whole heartedly recommend John for learning the guitar. Thanks very much John. You are the best!"
krishna
Took Classical Guitar lessons from John B.
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"Randall was a pleasure. He is very patient and very thorough. I was given far more information than I expected. I'm very anxious for my next lesson. I would recommend Randall to anyone wishing to take up classical guitar."
Rick
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Randall C.
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"Kevin is an excellent instructor. He supports your desires for playing with great understanding of what you need to improve to achieve your goals. He is also very personable and easy to work with. His experience gives him the ability to understand what is difficult and how to master those situations."
Norman Griswold
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Kevin F.
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"Best teacher ever. . . Very knowledgeable and makes lessons fun."
Neville
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Joe M.
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"Incredible teacher! Super kind and patient, I can’t wait to book more lessons with her!"
Alejandra
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Dayna N.
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"Jon has exceeded my hopes and expectations as an instructor. His depth of knowledge in all aspects of guitar instruction continues to be an inspiration to me in my journey with the guitar."
Nick
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jon A.
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"I love that the 5-star rating description is "Best instructor ever" because I often tell people that my son's guitar teacher is the best music instructor we have ever had. I have 5 kids, and they have played piano in the past. This year my oldest is taking guitar for the first time. The thing that I love most about KJ is that he doesn't just teach my son how to play the notes -- he teaches him how to play music. There is a big difference between those two, and KJ is helping my son to see the music beyond the notes. KJ does a great job teaching notes, theory, and technique, but he teaches so much more that that as well. I can't say enough good things about KJ."
Barbara
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Kirk R.
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"I like Mark a lot even though I just had my first class with him. Great great teacher - very patient and be able to teach and inspire me both on skills and spirit of the instrument."
Junnian
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Marc M.
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"Edwin inspires, challenges, and encourages. My son couldn't be more excited about the instruction he is receiving. Thank you, Edwin!"
Brandt
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Edwin I.
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Classical Guitar Lessons Online

Have you always dreamed of learning the classical guitar? Some of the most beautiful music in the world has come from classical guitarists. With just six nylon strings, you can have an entire orchestra’s expressive range, from lush chords to striking solos. Online classical guitar lessons have made learning more accessible and fun than ever before, empowering the next generation of guitarists.

Learn Classical Guitar Online

Whether you’re a seasoned player or you’ve never touched the guitar before, online lessons are a great way to take your skills to the next level. From fundamental fingering techniques to reading sheet music, working with a private teacher is the best way to become a well-rounded musician. Since there are a variety of classical guitar styles out there –

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from flamenco to folk – it’s important to find a teacher who is an expert in your favorite style.

When you search for a teacher online, you vastly expand the pool of available instructors. Even if you don’t have any guitarists in your neighborhood, you can learn from the comfort of your home with a TakeLessons teacher. This means you can zero in on the perfect tutor who can help you accomplish your musical goals as fast as possible.

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If you’ve had a video chat with friends or work colleagues before, then you’re ready to take an online guitar lesson. Yes – it’s that easy! All you need is your laptop, tablet, or smartphone, along with your guitar, and get connected with your teacher from anywhere in the world. From your very first online lesson, you’ll notice improvements in how you approach the instrument. Plus, you can get real-time feedback and personalized guidance that pre-recorded videos can’t provide.

Are you the parent of a busy kid? Online classical guitar lessons are easy to fit into any schedule. Parents and kids alike both enjoy the scheduling flexibility and convenience of online learning, and nothing beats having lessons delivered directly to your home. By starting your child’s musical journey now, you’re setting them up for a lifetime of expression and enjoyment!

The best online classical guitar lessons are those that are personalized to your own unique musical goals. TakeLessons makes learning classical guitar online simple. Search for a teacher, check out their profile, and book a lesson! With a wide variety of teachers to choose from, you are sure to find one who can take you where you want to go.

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