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Corey D.

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Souderton, PA
Starting at $25
  • A.A. Music from Montgomery County Community College
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Corey D.

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Learn how to play all your favorite songs, straight from the radio to your own fingertips! Entertain your friends, your family, and yourself for a lifetime! When you study guitar with me, you will learn:

- Music Theory - notes, chords, reading, and rhythm that will allow you to pick up any song and play it.

- Technique - build strength and endurance, and learn the fingering, strumming, and picking used by all your favorite artists.

- Repertoire - songs! My lessons are based on the idea of practical application, so from very early on, we will be learning to play songs that you know and love!

- Other basics - terminology, guitar majntenance and tuning, changing strings, etc.

About Corey

My name is Corey, and I have been playing the drums, guitar, and piano for over 25 years. I am currently a full-time working drummer with the Philly-area modern country band Shot of Southern. My teaching style is focused on practical application, and my goal is to help my students acquire the s

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Steve
Corey is a fantastic drummer! Take advantage of time at home while learning new skills, and this is a great way to stay active and keep your energy up. Corey has been drumming for a very long time and has an excellent positive attitude, you can't miss!
Alex
A great experience! I have been learning with Corey for about two months, and am already improving. I am a guitar player with some basic drumming experience. I was looking to finally get to the next level so I could record my own drum beats (also drumming always looked like a lot of fun!), and Corey is helping me to achieve this. He is a talented drummer himself, and was able to quickly assess my playing level so we could start building on it. He has a great eye and ear for issues with my technique and always has an exercise to address them. In a short time I have experienced significant improvement, playing some more creative drum patterns, and am looking forward to continuing.
A lot of fun, very fulfilling, great instructor! Highly recommended!
Maria
Corey is an awesome drummer....truly knows the heart and soul of his craft! He's patient and kind...all around a cool dude! Check him out!

Benjamin K.

14 Reviews
Glenside, PA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of the Arts in Jazz Studies from Carnegie Mellon University
  • Teaching since 2003
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Benjamin K.

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Guitar is my main instrument. I teach all styles from blues, to rock, to shredding, to jazz to classical to flamenco. Learn how to pick like Johnny Cash or fly like Steve Vai.

About Benjamin

I grew up in Glenside moved to Pittsburgh for school and came back because I love it here...I've been playing for 17 years and have a smorgasbord of influences from Zeppelin to the Beatles to Phish to Radiohead to the dirty projectors to Jay Z to Kurt Rosenwinkel & John Scofield. I have been compos

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Mike
Fantastic teacher! Ben is very professional, knowledgeable and easy to learn from. Can't wait till I get back into town to get some more lessons.
john K.
Benjamin seemed knowledgeable and was very helpful.
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Jonathan H.

34 Reviews
Warminster, PA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks english
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner
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Jonathan H.

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classical and jazz/ rhythm and classical/ pick and fingerstyle

About Jonathan

I started my musical education in a children'€™s choir at age 6. When I turned 8 years old, I began piano lessons. I started violin at 9 and trombone at 10. After studying numerous instruments I am now proficient on the piano, electric/acoustic bass, and guitar. Having completed my tour of du

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Phil
My son was 6 years old when he started piano with Jon. Jon has encouraged him, motivated him and taught him everything he knows. My son really enjoys piano and has learned so much from Jon in a few short months. I highly recommend him as a piano teacher.
David-James L.
Jonathan was prepared and worked well with our son. We look forward to our future lessons.
Phil K.
This 5 star review is long overdue. My daughter has been taking piano lessons from Jonathan for 2+ years, and we couldn’t be happier. Jonathan is an extremely knowledgeable musician, and his approach is a great mix of instruction, patience, and fun. It’s been an overwhelmingly positive experience.

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Daniel M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Awarded Artist Across the State from Lied Center for Performing Arts
  • Teaching since 2001
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Daniel M.

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I have played guitar for almost 30 years and I've done concerts, performances and lectures in different states and also internationally. My biggest influences are Paco de Lucia and Tommy Emmanuel and I enjoy teaching guitar to any levels, ages and styles. My goal is to make sure my student will enjoy guitar lessons not matter how long it takes.

I am also the current guitar professor at Union College, Music Art Ambassador for Nebraska Arts Council, Guest teaching artist for John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Teaching Artist in Residence for The Lied Center.
I love sharing my knowledge and experience with my students. I like to see the progress of my students and how they grow into their music skills no matter the age.

About Daniel

I have played guitar for almost 30 years and I've done concerts, performances and lectures in different states and also internationally. My biggest influences are Paco de Lucia and Tommy Emmanuel and I enjoy teaching guitar to any levels, ages and styles. My goal is to make sure my student will enj

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Aaron L.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies from University of New Orleans
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Aaron L.

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I focus on bridging the students listening and personal taste to their playing. The students learn ear training and technical studies that fit the context of their musical goals.

About Aaron

Aaron L. is an experienced guitarist and composer based in San Diego. He completed undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of New Orleans, remaining for 16 years to absorbing the rich music and cultural heritage. His primary teachers were Steve Masakowski and Hank Mackie, and he curren

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Benjamin Joubert
Fantastic teacher. Aaron is great at identifying where you're at in your guitar journey and applying your own taste and preferences in music to the lessons and what you're learning. He also works a lot on ear training and connecting ear and mind to the instrument. If you're looking for someone who will help you tune your ear to the guitar, help you identify notes and scales, learn the songs you love, and all while learning theory and technique then Aaron is a great teacher for you.
Madeleine
Aaron is a wealth of music theory knowledge. I am an intermediate guitar player with a background in music, and Aaron tapped right into my level and ran with a challenging but approachable lesson tailored to me. The best part is that I know there's so much more he can offer! I look forward to a long, productive, fun, and beautiful mentorship with Aaron! L
Dominick
My lessons with Arron have been extremely beneficial and I recommend him to anyone that is trying to learn or get better at playing guitar. I have been playing guitar for a while now and what I’ve learned the most from Aaron is how to slow down and practice efficiently. He has taught me many different tools for practicing musical scales and has also been able to give me the “why” to all his methods. I’ve noticed so much progress in my playing and I’m so thankful.
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Letha H.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Italian, French
  • Teaches students Male: 10 to 18; Female: 10 and up
  • Awarded Scholarship for Studies in Cortona, Italy from City of Cortona, Italy
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Letha H.

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Beginning guitar lessons include concepts such as simple chords progressing to full chords, barred chords and power chords. Both tablature and classical guitar note reading are used in lessons, with an emphasis on good technic and musicianship.

About Letha

With a performance degree from the University of Georgia, teaching certification from Georgia State and over 25 years of professional teaching experience, I am able to offer my students a diverse range of instructional resources. Please note: While my traveling location is listed as a 10 mile ra

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Philadelphia 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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"I had Andrea teach bass to my 15 year old. What a great teacher he is! My son is always looking forward to the lessons and has made great improvement."
Donna
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Dennis has been a wonderful guitar teacher and mentor for me over the last 18 months or so. I am in my mid-50s and was starting essentially as a beginner when I signed up to work with Dennis. Thanks to Dennis' patient and individualized approach, I have made great strides and am pleased with how I have progressed. While he is a very accomplished guitarist, he is also a very experienced teacher. Dennis' teaching approach is not to ask the student to follow a rigid learning plan or replicate the journey he took to mastering the guitar, but rather focuses on tailoring the lessons to the student's abilities, musical interests, time constraints, learning modes, etc. The bottom line is that I enjoy working with Dennis each week and practicing what he has taught me.

The pandemic has obviously thrown a big wrench into the giving of guitar lessons. Before, Dennis was teaching me at his house. We now meet online using the Takelessons platform. Online lessons took some getting used to and are clearly not optimal, but I think Dennis has become more and more adept at making it work as well as possible.

I heartily recommend Dennis as a guitar teacher."
Tom
Took Guitar lessons from Dennis B.
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"I'm taking lessons with Andrea and I'm loving it. He is very informative and he answers all my questions in detail. He pushes me just enough to learn without pressure. He makes the sessions fun.
Would absolutely recommend."
Michael
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Great first lesson, looking forward to working together. Relaxed and accepting atmosphere. Personable instructor with positive attitude."
Ryan
Took Guitar lessons from Bill G.
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"What I Learned From Peter.

- THE METRONOME IS SO IMPORTANT
- The voice guides the guitar if you’re more of a singer
- Repetition is key
- Practice songs that aren’t in your style to ease your way into guitar
- The power resides in strumming rhythmically
- Focus is more difficult that it seems when combining singing and guitar
- Guitar is an art in itself and itself you shouldn’t master guitar, you should be it’s friend.
- Open mics and video content are the key to more success as they expose you to criticism (good or bad)
Again, the guitar is your companion.

For any aspiring musician or any musician that needs guidance and improvement on the guitar, Peter is a great teacher."
Rose
Took Guitar lessons from Peter H.
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"Excellent teacher and very patient."
Gay
Took Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"Excellent Teacher

Dennis is an all around great teacher. He is easy and comfortable to work with, but knows exactly how and when to get things done. Most importantly for me, Dennis was able to let me know which things I needed to work on to better my musicianship while also helping me figure out how to utilize what I had already accomplished to achieve new goals. As a metal player getting into jazz improvisation I had some really strong skills and many things that needed serious work. Dennis was able to help me use my strengths from previous experience to become better at something entirely new.
Mindful of tradition, but more interested in innovation, Dennis has a vast knowledge of modern styles, chord progressions, chord shapes, and scales you can't just learn from any guitar teacher. You can hear it on his record; Dennis is just as much of an individual in his playing as he is in his teaching. Unfortunately due to relocation I can no longer take lessons from Dennis but he got the ball rolling for me into new worlds of guitar playing and musical thinking that has been incredibly valuable to me."
Timothy
Took Guitar lessons from Dennis H.
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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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"Greg teaches guitar and music theory in a way that is fun and easy to understand. Would highly recommend him!"
Holly
Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Fantastic teacher! No regrets.

My almost 15 year old son, Braden has been taking weekly lessons from Jordan since the beginning of this school year and has learned so much in these few short months! He came to Jordan knowing how to read music and with 3 years of middle school band (trumpet) experience but knowing nothing about how to play guitar. He spends 30 minutes a week with Jordan. In that 30 minutes weekly, Jordan has taught him how to not only play the instrument but also how to do so for the specific purpose Braden is wanting to learn it - leading worship in youth group and someday maybe "big church". Jordan is very good at not only teaching but he always encourages Braden and gives him positive feedback and affirmation. However, at the same time, when he sees that Braden hasn't quite picked up on something or needs some tweaking or correcting, he doesn't hesitate to kindly do so.

We have a very complicated family schedule. Braden plays baseball, is in choir at school, and we are very involved in church as well as other family things. Jordan has been very flexible with us when we have had to occasionally move our lesson at times for various reasons. Very professional.

NOTE: Jordan truly has been a God-send. Braden loves playing guitar and all that Jordan has taught him. However, as awesome as Jordan is, he is NOT a miracle worker. Braden puts in a lot of time on his own practicing all that he learns during his lessons. You must be willing and committed to doing your "homework" in order to get the most out of your time with Jordan.

And most importantly, Braden would say, "He's cool." ;)"
Kristy
Took Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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Gutiar Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

Some of great musicians of our time have been guitarists from Philadelphia, from Kevin Eubanks and The Bacon Brothers to G. Love. If that does not inspire you to begin Philadelphia guitar lessons, think of the rich musical heritage of the city. Philadelphia is renowned across the world for its influence on rock and roll, hip hop, jazz and countless other genres. Whichever musical style interests you, Philadelphia guitar lessons with TakeLessons can help you achieve your goals!

Learning on your own or watching instructional videos online is not enough to master the guitar and truly live up to your abilities. Working with a private instructor, on the other hand, will give you the individual attention and feedback that will help you really improve.

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