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Thomas D.

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  • AA Guitar Performance from Los Angeles College of Music
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Thomas D.

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Guitar lessons with me are unique because although I am young, I am a very experienced teacher already. I started learning guitar at 10 years old. By the time I was 16 I was gigging and teaching kids in my neighborhood and any Craigslist clients I could find. At 18, I took a 1.5 year program at the Los Angeles College of Music, where I graduated with an AA in guitar performance. Since then I have worked as a professional musician, and also as a teacher /consultant with Adopt the Arts, a non profit started by Matt Sorum (drummer of Guns N Roses, Hollywood Vampires) and director Abby Berman. In my time at Adopt the Arts I have amassed over 4000 teaching hours of teaching kids ages 4-13, so I am very experienced with kids and get along with them great since. I have also been giving other private lessons to people of all ages since 2011. Qualities that make me stand out as a teacher are relatability, patience, and an ability to identify the proper pace for the student to enjoy the ...

About Thomas

I am a musician from the bay area that has been in Los Angeles since the age of 18. As a professional guitarist and session musician I have worked on projects for such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Travis Barker, Tim Armstrong, Mondo Cozmo, Jonny West, and more. I started playing guitar at t

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Ryan B.
I felt really comfortable and not at all intimidated with my first lesson. Looking forward to the next lesson.
Gabriel
Taught at the basic level very well. If you know nothing about music or guitar Tommy's your guy. Goes through all the simple steps at an even pace making the entire experience relaxing. From there giving you the knowledge of your scales and blues scales, teaching you how to make mini solos on the spot really helps out with the musicality of it all. 10/5
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Alex L.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Associates of Music from Ohlone College
  • Awarded Student of the Year from Ohlone College
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Alex L.

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I have loved learning and teaching guitar for over a decade. I have a really great method that will string you through the lessons you need to get you on your feet!

About Alex

I was passionate about music when I was younger, but I never had the tools to get where I wanted. Music was always a mystery to me and I got stuck learning from tabs and not stepping out of my circle of knowledge. It wasn't until I pursued music seriously that my love for the art really took off. I

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Alex C.
My first lesson with Alex couldn't have gone better! He was patient and thoughtful in explaining Music Theory / Guitar 101, I'm really excited to see what comes of my next lessons.
Nicholas C.
Alex is very personable. Has good energy and it seems obvious he is passionate about his work. Good communication skills and tries to offer as much direction as possible in the time allotted. Am excited to continue working with Alex, advancing my education and skills.
Hailey Anne O.
Great with kids and thorough with his lesson.
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Amir M.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • LTCL Diploma on classical guitar from Trinity Collage of London
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Amir M.

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I have been teaching guitar full time from very young age its been about 12 years. and I have been helping many individuals to achieve their musical goals. I would encourage my students to learn essential elements of music properly and build the proper foundation from the start. building the good foundation doesn't mean to be boring it can be really fun at the same time. when you understand and be able to see the use of it in the process.

About Amir

I grew up in a family of musicians and at a very young age developed an avid interest in Playing guitar, which have influenced me ever since. started learning guitar with my father who is a professional guitar teacher as well. at 2006 traveled to Spain to study with world known Flamenco Masters. in

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Phillip S.
Making tremendous progress working with Amir! He truly understands body mechanics as well as how you learn. He is extremely advanced in Flamemco performance and instruction.
David S.
Amir is sensitive always on time master of his art and is a great teacher
Adrian N.
Amir is a very good guitar teacher. I play classical guitar and I wanted to also learn Flamenco. Amir is specialized in this art-form and passionate about it. He has a lot of patience, and explains the concepts clearly. He also looks carefully at every aspect of my playing, pin-pointing and correcting errors I make that otherwise I would not be aware of. He is always ready to answer questions and insists that I play that piece of music very well, before going further. After only a few weeks with Amir my flamenco started to sound very well, and I am confident that soon I will play at the speed and accuracy that this music form demands. I look forward to many more great lessons with Amir.
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Catherine W.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, mandarin
  • Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music
  • Awarded MSM Scholarship from Manhattan School of Music
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Catherine W.

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Only beginner and intermediate guitar.

About Catherine

Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the Ameri

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Sophia D.
Great with children very understanding knows a lot of information willing to help you succeed in success! Would recommend to anyone.
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Merlene
I had a great experience because Catherine is an amazing instructor.
She taught lessons with a high degree of professionalism and care. As a novice, I was able to learn a lot because Catherine was patient and attentive to my learning style.
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Brian C.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelor of Music from New York University
  • Teaches students 8 to 65
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Brian C.

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I teach Rock, Blues, Jazz and Classical Guitar Styles. My teaching goal is to make you a better player. During lessons you can expect each subject to be explained so that you understand its musical relevance to your playing. I am a very patient teacher who has had great success with students of all levels.

About Brian

I graduated Cum Laude from New York University, where I received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance. I have performed all styles of music on club dates, college shows, concerts, and recording dates. I have also released a full length commercial recording of my original pop/rock musi

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Sean L.
Outstanding vocal instruction from Brian. He has an abundance of vocal experience and exercises that really helped me approach singing and technique in a new way. Brian is a great instructor for vocal instruction of all levels, beginner to advanced! Would highly recommend!!!
Serena
My teenage son is enjoying his lessons. Brian is a very knowledgeable teacher and obviously wants his students to enjoy playing (chooses songs that interest them). He also gives a good amount of material for my son to learn throughout the week. Fun to hear him practicing!
Samuel
Brian is a wonderful teacher, our son has been learning and enjoying the classes. Would definitely recommend Brian.
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Michael F.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Michael F.

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Private instruction includes everything from basic chording to advanced theory and technique, with a focus on the mechanics of the instrument. Topics covered include rhythm and technique studies, chord and scale theory, chord progressions, songwriting, musicality and performance, and improvisation. These topics are studied at a rate commensurate with the studentʼs ability.

About Michael

My name is Mike, and I have been teaching the guitar for over 20 years. I have helped hundreds of musicians develop their skills. As a performer, I have played in many bands, and shared the stage with performers such as Imagine Dragons, Train, Blues Traveler, Camper Van Beethoven, and countless oth

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William G.
Michael had a first lesson with my son Will (who is also on the autism spectrum)- he worked very well with Will and sees solid potential in Wills ear and following directions. Will gave him a great review and is excited for his next lesson.
Mark
Awesome, methodical lesson. Great instruction.

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons is $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Works with you at your level

After several years of off and on self study I decided it was time to take instructor led lessons and Nathanial turned out to be a great teacher. He was willing to make use of the materials I already had. I really neede some work on my right hand technique, but it turned out that I was also strangling the guitar neck with my left hand. He really helped me lighten up my technique for both left and right hands which made playing and practicing much more enjoyable."
Scott
Took Guitar lessons from Nathaniel M.
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"Andrea is the best. He does a great job of meeting you where you are. His lessons are informal, helpful, and fun. Let him know what you'd like to accomplish and he'll get you there. I'm excited to continue working with Andrea - I suggest getting started right away. Thanks Andrea!!!"
Nikki
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Glenn is a talented musician & a patient and personable instructor. Able to adjust lessons instantly and answer my barrage of questions on songwriting, music theory and playing guitar. His in-home studio is comfortable & spotless! Very enjoyable. Highly recommend."
Susan
Took Guitar lessons from Glenn S.
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"I got more out of one lesson today than in all of my previous failed attempts."
Warren
Took Guitar lessons from Daniel O.
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"Daniel is a wonderful and very patient teacher. My kids loved all lessons they have had with him. Even though we were just visiting, and had a few lessons that could be scheduled, he made sure that the kids learnt something to take back home."
Baltej
Took Guitar lessons from Daniel E.
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"Best instructor ever"
Tomas
Took Guitar lessons from Mark B.
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"If you're looking for someone who will listen to your goals and create a lesson plan to help you achieve them, you've met your match! Great experience so far, looking forward to the next lessons."
Nick
Took Guitar lessons from Damien S.
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"I highly recommend Bryan

If you are looking for guitar lessons then Bryan is your guy. I have been taking lessons from him for 6 months now and had no experience prior. I have learned a lot from him and not just about playing a guitar but music in general. I highly recommend Bryan."
Devin
Took Guitar lessons from Bryan L.
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"Omar is very relaxed and patient, which makes for a constructive environment. And he's obviously very knowledgable on the guitar."
Wayne
Took Guitar lessons from Omar G.
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"I have worked professionally with Alex for several years. He is an inspiring teacher and talented musician. Alex has the technical abilities to teach a wide range of musical genres, and the patience and communication skills to help students learn. If you're looking for a guitar teacher, Alex is your guy!"
Steve
Took Guitar lessons from Alex R.
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There’s no better feeling than playing one of your favorite songs on the guitar. Whether you want to strum the acoustic or let an electric guitar solo fly, online guitar lessons can take your skills to new heights. From your very first lesson, you’ll get personalized feedback and guidance from an expert guitarist, who will help you stay motivated along your musical path.

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The guitar is one of the most popular instruments in the world, and for good reason. With just a handful of chords, you can play some of the most iconic pop, folk, and rock tunes ever made. Venturing into the worlds of jazz and classical guitar is always rewarding, and there is no shortage of brilliant guitar pieces to learn. The versatility of the guitar is what truly sets it apart!

If you’re looking for the best online guitar lessons for beginners, don’t settle for books and videos alone. A private teacher can give you the personalized feedback you need to take your skills to new heights. Whether you’re new to the guitar or you’re a seasoned pro, online guitar lessons let you connect in real time with the best players in the world.

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Online guitar lessons with TakeLessons combine the convenience of learning from home with the effectiveness of private lessons. Connecting with an expert guitarist and getting your music questions answered is as easy as video chatting with a friend. If you’re the parent of an aspiring guitarist, you’ll appreciate the scheduling flexibility that online guitar lessons provide, and nothing beats the motivation that a private tutor provides!

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