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Gabriel R.

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Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $23
  • Speaks English, Français, Español
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2008
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Gabriel R.

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Private Blues Guitar Teacher

Experienced guitar instructor of over 10 years, offering highly-personalized lessons built around the musical preferences, needs and goals of my students. I teach students of all ages in a warm, welcoming, LGBTQIA+ friendly environment.

For beginner students the focus will be primarily on getting you able to play songs from artists you love quickly and enjoyably, with a focus on developing good rhythm, technique, guitar care and a solid foundation of chords that can be used in innumerable songs. Theory will be given in small, easily-digestible pieces, and always within the context of actual musical examples. If you're interested in learning to sing while playing, I'll also help you find ways to incorporate it early on so that it becomes more natural as you progress.

For students with some experience the direction of our lessons will be largely determined by your personal needs and goals, but subjects we might cover include songwriting, finger-picking, expanding chord vocabulary, ...

About Gabriel

I am a professional guitarist, singer, and songwriter, with 10 years of experience helping budding guitarists reach their musical goals and grow as musicians. I have never found anything more fulfilling than watching my students learn to love and take ownership of music, and discovering the individ

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Kayden I.
He was polite and patient with my daughter.

Nathan D.

9 Reviews
North Wales, PA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelor of Arts from West Chester University of Pennslyvania
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nathan D.

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Private Blues Guitar Teacher

Anything and everything guitar is my specialty. If you wanna shred like Stevie Ray, I can show you! I can teach improvisation over 12-bar blues and other blues patterns and scales, as well as teach the history from Robert Johnson to B.B. King and beyond.

Electric or acoustic welcome. We will cover the parts of the instrument and why everything is so darn important (like how to stay in tune!). We can perfect your guitar's signal flow, pedals, and amplifier settings, too!

All kinds of styles from simple note picking and open chords to whammy bar techniques and amp feedback.

Want to learn basic rhythm? lead? fast strumming? how about making those big chords without making your hands hurt? I can help! You'll be jamming along with your favorite songs and with friends in no time.

I typically will teach and write guitar using tablature instead of standard sheet music. These are a simple set of lines and numbers that are much easier to read, and once learned will instantly ...

About Nathan

Hello! My name is Nathan, but you can also call me Nate or Nay. I have played guitar, bass, and drums for over twenty years. I also sing, play piano, and play several wind instruments. I compose music, and I have been involved in numerous live performance bands and recording studio proj

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Karen
Nathan is an excellent teacher. He is very clear in his explanations and helped me to better understand guitar chords, strumming patterns and fingering. He gave me several exercises to work on in the coming weeks. I am looking forward to my next class.
-Karen A
Brian S.
Great lesson. Look forward to next week.
Gavin
Excellent. Friendly and met my son where he’s at!
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Adam K.

28 Reviews
Philadelphia, PA
Starting at $44
  • Speaks Hebrew, English
  • Master Of Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Adam K.

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Private Blues Guitar Teacher

Students can expect to learn rhythm and lead (solo) guitar in the Blues style, which is the basis for Rock and Blues Rock guitar. I will also show you how these skills can can be applied to other popular genres. Learn how to play the fundamental blues rhythm based on the "I, IV, V" progression and the pentatonic scales to play melodies, lead lines, and solos/improvisation. Lead technique will include slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs, note bends, and vibrato. My approach emphasizes the use of ear training and transcribing by listening to classic songs by the "the masters," the most notable Blues players like BB King, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, etc.

About Adam

Learn to play your favorite songs, sing while playing, or even write your own songs! I have been passionate about music all of my life. I have been teaching guitar and piano for 10 years. I'm a doctoral student at Chestnut Hill College pursuing a degree in clinical psychology with plans to becom

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Veronica T.
Adam is a wonderful guitar instructor. He is very knowledgable and he is always calm, patient and very encouraging. He taught me a lot of ways to practice and enjoy music. Thank you Adam! I would highly recommend!
Kristin
I took acoustic guitar lessons with Adam and he was a wonderful teacher. I had little knowledge of the guitar and felt I developed my skills quickly. Adam was patient, nice and came up with fun exercises and song selections. Would highly recommend Adam as a teacher!
Julie
Adam’s superpowers as a guitar teacher are commitment and a calm demeanor. It was clear from my first lesson that Adam was singularly dedicated to my advancement even at times when my dedication wavered. I was able to successfully learn a Death Can for Cutie song that I had loved for years (I will follow you into the dark). Though i had taken lessons in the past, i felt i had the most chemistry with Adam’s thoughtful approach to teaching guitar. Our lessons were fun and laced with lighthearted humor. I moved to NYC and Adam was 100% committed to ensuring our lessons continued via Skype. Unfortunately the move was a big life change that refocused my priorities. I wish that Adam lived in NY so we could continue playing together!

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Don S.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, French
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Don S.

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Online Blues Guitar Teacher

Acoustic and electric blues-- specializing in lead and rhythm playing

About Don

Upbeat, fun and patient. Professional performer/teacher with a BA in music (with honors) and English from Wesleyan University, graduate study in music education from University of St. Thomas and film production/screenwriting with honors from Minneapolis College (MCTC). Don specializes in helping y

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Dean
Don is a super experienced musician that promotes local singer songwriters. He is very flexible with his schedule and lesson plans.
Brittany
Don was very kind, patient, and encouraging. He brought over a lot of his own materials so it was much less stressful trying to find things to do.
Barbara K.
Don does an outstanding job! He is able to connect authentically my son and customized the lessons to fit his learning style and needs. Don has drawn so much out of him musically and has also built a community of students that play together. He makes the lessons fun and engaging. He has opened up my 7-year old to the joy of playing and performing and has helped create a love of music. I highly recommend Don as a music teacher.

Paul S.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Paul S.

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Online Blues Guitar Teacher

Fun With the Fundamentals

About Paul

Hey guys! My goal is to have this lesson be all about you! Whether you want to learn the basics or just your favorite song, I'm here to teach and have fun!

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Adalia A.
My 9-year old daughter's first lesson was great! Paul was patient as he showed her how to tune and play her guitar. She has never played or taken lessons, and this first experience set her up for to enjoy playing, an taking more lessons.
Call M.
The kids adored him and are super excited to continue learning with Paul.
Nick
Wow. Laid back and listened to me. I’m playing music I like now. Thank you Paul. Beginning a new chapter

Dan T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dan T.

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Online Blues Guitar Teacher

My lesson style changes depending on who I'm teaching. There are essential things everyone needs to understand, and at the same time, the student's personality requires a customized explanation. I pride myself at being good at communication.

About Dan

I played piano as an adolescent, and started guitar at 11 to be like Green Day, Nirvana, Metallica, and all the best rock bands at the time. Then, joined a band in 7th grade, where I sang and played guitar. We performed Enter Sandman by Metallica for the talent show. In 8th grade we performed an or

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Average Cost of Blues Guitar Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The average cost of 60-minute blues guitar lessons in Philadelphia is $70. 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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$56 average
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"I had been trying to learn the guitar for a while and met several teachers along the way. However it was with Ahmad that I developed the interest and excitement you experience when you play a guitar. Ahmad is the best guitar teacher hands down. In a very short time I have been able to understand not just how to play the guitar but also music in general. Ahmad is a very enthusiastic teacher who keeps the momentum going throughout the session. If you are in the area and want to learn the guitar you should definitely pay Ahmad a visit."
- Ravi
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Extremely happy with Paul through three lessons. My son needed some help with a few songs for an upcoming performance, and Paul has been helping him master those songs. Paul is very knowledgeable and patient, and my son loves learning and jamming with him. Highly recommended!"
- Alex
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"I booked my lessons with Ahmad and he's awesome!! He goes out of his way to send extra notes and links even after the lesson is over. Rock on!"
- Mick
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Couldn't ask for a better instructor! Ahmad is an unbelievably talented player, but more than that, he has a system for instruction which breaks down a number of complex concepts and makes it easy to absorb new things. I can tell from listening in on his other lessons (when I arrive early) that he's great at tailoring his lessons to the individual's goals. For some, it's music theory and structure, for others its riffs and teaching particular songs."
- Ken
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I’ve worked with Paul C. for several years with great success... Paul was masterful in transitioning me from Blues, to Country, and even even did a bit of Jazz.
Are you Looking for a dedicated Musican, one who loves the craft, will instill that passion into you, then I’d recommend Paul.. the raw skills Paul taught me, reading music, playing scales, learning songs, and stepping out of the closet and playing live has been awesomely executed.. Paul is family now.. I’d recommend him absolutely... give him a try, I think you’ll enjoy music more than ever at the hands of Paul.."
- Glen
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Paul C.
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"Phil is a phenomenal teacher - right from the start, he will get you on track with exercises and practice routines that keep you focused on learning to play the guitar. He will cover the areas that you must know to become proficient on the guitar, including forms, modes, chords and progressing toward learning to read music.

After struggling to teach myself to play the guitar, I realized that I had hit a wall in my self-instructed learning and I needed to find a guitar teacher. I found Phil through word of mouth - and I have made great progress under his tutelage.

If you want to learn to play the guitar, Phil is the teacher you want - if you just want to learn to play songs, well, there’s YouTube."
- Greg
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Phil C.
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"Great guy to work with. If you have been playing for a while and the playing is getting no where. See Ahmad! He has tips that will make you a better player."
- Norman
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Guy helped give me the tools I needed to methodically build upon the skills that I already had and push me forward."
- Ben
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Guy L.
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"Just started taking lessons with Grant, but I am looking forward to working with him for a long time."
- Stephen
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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"Trevor is a knowledgeable and capable teacher. I am not a beginning student, I have a degree in music and I have played guitar for many years. I was looking for someone to help take my playing in a different more refined direction. Trevor is excellent. He knew I had an understanding of music already and came to me with a nuanced and exciting curriculum.

He is personable, professional, and most of all, an excellent teacher."
- Christopher
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Trevor H.
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