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Tim B.

62 Reviews
Newberg, OR
Starting at $23
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tim B.

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Experienced guitar teacher of 20+ years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of guitar skills. I use Hal Leonard books, & Award WInning #1 best program Steve Krenz's Learn & Master Guitar and also have the following tools available to use during lessons. I have a Mesa boogie all tube amp and Line 6 spider modeling amplifier, Cordoba Classical guitar, Ibanez and Epiphone Riviera deluxe electric, Taylor Acoustic, Presonus Recording equipment, sheet music, tab and more. Let's turn the amp to 11 and rock and roll!"

I can teach guitar fundamentals, that most songs only use 3 chords (1-4-5 song progressions the stuff that 85% of all music we listen to is made up of), left hand / right hand coordination, picking techniques, mute, & play notes on the guitar, soloing, strumming patterns, fingerpicking, using a capo, alternate tunings, acoustic blues, ...

About Tim

I love to help anyone who has been told they're not able to play guitar, has quit out of frustration, or been told they're too old or too young to play. *** Lesson Details *** Each lesson is customized to your learning style and different for everyone depending on what you want to learn. Most o

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Tim’s a great instructor. He’s very encouraging, enthusiastic and knowledgeable!
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Jesse M.

4 Reviews
Portland, OR
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Jazz Guitar from Lewis and Clark College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jesse M.

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Are you ready to learn the guitar the right way? Your expert instructor is here so that you can achieve the confidence playing you’ve always wanted. If you are new to guitar this is the best place to start. If you have the experience, you will reach the next level at my Guitar Academy.

Students at my Academy unlock their potential by focusing on the core skills that serve as the foundation to musicianship. You’ll be guided through a tried and trued methodology that has helped hundreds of students reach their goals on the guitar.

With specific exercises and lesson plans to cover topics such as technique, music theory, and ear training, you’ll constantly make progress, all while playing music that you love.

About Jesse

Study guitar with me at the top-rated guitar school in Oregon. I specialize in helping students reach their potential; if you are excited to learn guitar, I want you in our community! I'm Jesse, co-owner and full-time instructor. I am 100% dedicated to the craft of teaching guitar and am here t

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Elisse Johnson
Learning music can be overwhelming but Jesse made the process equal parts exciting, artistic, and intellectual. He is able to explain concepts better than any music teacher I have ever had (and I have tried many). He was able to meet me where I was at, inspire me when I was struggling and encourage me when I was excelling. I look forward to my lesson with Jesse every week and he has guided me from being a hopeful, dejected fangirl to being a confident, well-rounded musician.
Jeremy
I'm so happy with how fast I have advanced learning to play. What I like the most is that I have been learning chord theory, technique, practice methods, and music theory, all at the same time. Jesse makes it easy to assimilate all this information by gauging your progress and giving you only the information you need to succeed.
Haley
I started learning how to play the guitar 3 years ago and I hit a plateau with my playing. Finally signed up to take lessons and I’ve been studying with Jesse for 7 months now and made more progress during this time than I had in the first 2.5 years of playing! He is always prompt, professional, and does a fantastic job teaching online (which can be very challenging for problem-solving). He is also a very caring teacher and wants his students to get what they want out of lessons. Highly recommend him as a teacher!

Joel J.

12 Reviews
Beaverton, OR
Starting at $25
  • B.M.S. professional music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1988
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Joel J.

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Joel is author of an upcoming book detailing all common, and some uncommon principles of guitar music. Having taught guitar and participated in the music performance industry since the 80's, Joel is well-acquainted with the makeup of the complete guitarist and all steps leading toward fluent musicianship. Joel's teaching style is unique to each student- tailored to the student's own love of music, or toward the intentions of parents, so as to effectively set realistic goals and to reach them.

About Joel

Joel J. took his first guitar lesson in September 1980. A lifelong student and teacher of guitar and improvisation, Joel began playing in bands at age 14. Seeking a higher awareness of guitar, he left school at U-Michigan to study at Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA. While there, he receive

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Matty
Joel's music theory lessons are superb!
Rick
My first lesson went really well. I wanted to learn music theory as well as learn how to play.
Very knowledgeable and teaches in a way that is easy to understand.
I walked away from the first lesson with more than one 'ah-ha' moment and am excited to learn more.
Tommy R.
My son just had his first lesson but he is already excited about what he is learning. Joel is very patient and connects well with his student. Looking forward to the next one!

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Robert S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2007
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Robert S.

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About Robert

It is my experience that no matter what kind of music you end up playing a solid classical piano background is invaluable. I was privately trained in classical piano from the ages 5 - 17 in Los Angeles, California. My teachers were Mary Brady, Mae Gilbert Reese and Jeane Weiss. I graduated from Ha

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Lynn W.
He is very patient.
Tennessee O.
Really enjoyable lesson. Very pleased.
Moriya B.
Stop wasting your time - take Robert.

I only had the pleasure of taking piano lessons with Robert for two months since I got into Harvard and had to move to the East Coast, but I can confidently attest that he is a phenomenal teacher. To begin with, Robert brings to the table not only his classical training but also an open, creative, out-of-the-box approach. He is extremely knowledgeable and seasons lessons with fantastic facts about composers and pieces which makes everything a lot more interesting and memorable. lessons are versatile and designed to develop several key skills simultaneously. I never really played the piano before but after only two months with Robert I could read notes, develop my technique and actually play two beautiful pieces! If you are looking for a well-rounded, brilliant, cool teacher - search no more.
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Gregory M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Jazz Studies from DePaul University
  • Teaches students 3 to 85
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Gregory M.

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As a guitar teacher for 12 years, my lessons of a dynamic method which align with the individual goals of the student. Whether just starting out on the guitar, or looking to get over a plateau, we create a path that guides you to becoming a better player.

About Gregory

Hi! My name is Greg. I love music. I have played all kinds of music, from rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and classical professionally. My lessons come from years of study including a University Degree. My method is all about helping you attain your goals on the instrument. My lessons have helped peo

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Felipe R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $16
  • Speaks French, German, Italian, English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Felipe R.

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Been playing guitar since I was 10 and been teaching since I was 15

About Felipe

Spanish:Been speaking spanish almost since I started speaking, also 17 years out of my life where in Mexico, conversation and writing are my specialty. Music: I've been learning músic science I was 12 years old, and the first time I teached my brother to play guitar is when I realize that teaching

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"Ahmad is an exceptional teacher! Great with any song or style, and great at using technology: recording video tutorials, using GDocs for sketching out songs, and using Skype and Zoom for lessons."
Dave
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I have increased my lesson frequency to two one-hour sessions per week simply because of my progress under David's direction. After only three months of weekly lessons, I can now read music and play while reading. David has introduced me to effective melodic soloing, has significantly improved my understanding of barre chords up and down the fretboard, and has convinced me to abandon "guitaristic" thinking in favor of really understanding the potential of the guitar beyond shape memorization."
Mike
Took Guitar lessons from David F.
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"Cole has been working with my son for six months and it is great! He is very tuned in to Wylee's interest and is very helpful getting him going on the songs he wants to learn on both his electric and acoustic guitar. Wylee is very energized after each lesson. It is a great way to learn guitar from our rural location!! We are very happy with the progress he is making."
Pam
Took Guitar lessons from Cole P.
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"My daughter Zoe really felt comfortable and likes his style of teaching."
Zoe
Took Guitar lessons from RasTaylor W.
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"Alex was wonderful and my daughter enjoyed her lesson. He is very clear and responsive to questions. He helped her figure out what she needed and wanted from her lessons so no time was wasted. Alex has a good way about him when communicating with his students and my daughter is looking froward to her next lesson. Excellent teacher!!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Alexander A.
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"I would like to take a second and suggest Steve as a great guitar instructor.... I have been working with him fir a couple months now... my busy schedule does not always allow me enough time to practice like I should. But Steve has the patience needed to work through it with me. I am happy to learn from him, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for an instructor."
Gene
Took Guitar lessons from Stephen O.
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"I am taking my first ever guitar lessons as an older student. Greg has been customizing the lessons to fit my very basic skill set and lack of dexterity. He is the perfect instructor for an older student."
Steve
Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"I started taking lessons from Will when I was 15, and continued with him for about 3 years until I moved away. the first time I talked with him on the phone, he asked me several questions about what I wanted to play, what I liked to listen to, my goals as far as the instrument and then used this information to put together a personalized lesson plan that taught me not only what I wanted to learn, but what I needed to learn to become a real guitar player. I consider Will a personal friend and mentor, and whenever I go to visit him, I find that he is still teaching me, years later. If I have any regrets from my time under Will's instruction, it's that I never truely appreciated the quality and consistency of my lessons. If you are looking for the best guitar instructor from beginner to expert, you've found him and you won't be disappointed.

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2 years after I stopped taking lessons from Will, I stopped into a guitar store in Tempe and over heard a dad asking two of the employees about lessons for his son. They directed the man to a bulletin board covered In cards from local teachers and said " grab one that says Will Geiswite"."
Mason
Took Guitar lessons from William G.
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"Joel's great, I have learned a ton from him over the course of our lessons. He is very knowledgeable about a lot of different styles and techniques. Would recommend!"
William
Took Guitar lessons from Joel H.
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"First lesson was fun. Andrew tailors his lessons toward my music interests."
SCOTT
Took Guitar lessons from Andrew S.
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