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Benjamin K.

Benjamin K.

4.7(16)
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.
$1$35
/30 mins
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Nathan D.

Nathan D.

4.9(20)
6, 7, or 8 string, anything and everything guitar is my specialty. 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 pop/rock/punk/metal/blues/jazz and more. 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 give you access to thousands of songs. Also I can show you how to play with a capo or slide, fingerstyle or pick. If you want to learn grunge or sing deep, I can show you how to play in lower tunings as well! I can give tips on playing live or being in a band, as well as marketing yourself. I can also tell you what apps and programs to try, or websites and videos to watch. If you don't desire to be the world's fastest, then I will not bore you with countless finger drills and complex scale practice runs. We don't have to dive head-first into theory or technical terms if you just want to learn a few songs. You let me know what is comfortable. Here's a breakdown of points I can teach: pick techniques (types of picks, holding, positions, attack areas, wrist techniques, slides, scrapes, tapping/knocking, nut scrapes) finger picking tuning (maintaining, alternate, open, dropped, capo) proper technique (posture, instrument length/scale, using your strap, position, hand positions) volume swells and related techniques pickup selections tone changes chords (open/CAGED-method, barre (closed), power, intervals, inversions, positions, voicings) intervals scales (chromatic, pentatonic, harmonic, exotic/foreign, pattern/designer) theory (keys, sharps/flats, basic composition, song patterns) note length slides bends (forward and reverse) whammy bar (fixed vs. floating, dives/pulls, chirps, floating tremolo tuning, intonation, and maintenance) one string techniques string skipping linear techniques quarter-step techniques slide guitar harmonics (natural, harp, artificial) tapping (closed, open, multi-string, multi-finger) sweeps effects (how to chain them, using chorus, reverb, delay, flange, phase, compression, envelope, equalizer, harmonizer, talkbox, wah whammy pedal, etc.) string pushing style/mood changes recording yourself "jamming" with others playing in front of an audience and other performance notes parts/maintenance/repair
$1$32
/45 mins
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Jonathan H.

Jonathan H.

4.9(38)
classical and jazz/ rhythm and classical/ pick and fingerstyle
$1$40
/30 mins
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Ryan S.

Ryan S.

4.9(39)
Basic out line of blues guitar approach touching on the I IV V progression and pentatonic scales to play lead lines, solos and melodies. Heavy investigation of note bending, breathing and space. Learning to let the notes "breath" and speak is key to good blues.
$1$36
/30 mins
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James S.

James S.

5(27)
I can help you master the guitar in the shortest amount of time! Experienced teacher with over 10 years of experience has helped many students achieve their goals on the instrument with guaranteed results. Everyone has their own journey with music and these lessons are here for you to achieve them. Whether you want to play electric or acoustic, learn songs or create songs. master the basics or go beyond the basics. Become a better player, musician, improviser, songwriter, artist.
$1$15
/30 mins
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Donnie E.

Donnie E.

4.9(166)
If you are a beginning guitar enthusiast and want to learn how to play the right way, I can help you. I have been playing guitar for 15 years and have experience playing rock, jazz, and blues guitar. Plus, I use an award winning program that I'll personally tailor to your needs! Please feel free to ask me any questions! Book now to take advantage of my new premium quality guitar lessons!
$1$45
/45 mins
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Andrew C.

Andrew C.

5(93)
Fun and personalized lessons for aspiring Guitarists of all ages. Whether you are a complete beginner or advanced, my years of experience can show you a practical approach to learning music and exploring the guitar. Enjoy learning your favorite songs in a relaxed environment at my studio or online from the comfort of your own home. My students have many different musical tastes and lessons are always unique from person to person. Learn at your own pace. I build my program around your interests and goals. Become the musician you've always wanted to be and have fun doing it!
$1$57
/30 mins
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Aaron B.

Aaron B.

4.8(20)
I've been a full time professional musician for 18+ years and have toured all over the world performing with music icons like Chacka Khan, Beyonce, and many more. I have a lot of experience with many different styles of music and I love sharing this gift with anyone who's interested. My teaching philosophy is simple: Get students playing music! It's much easier to understand the nuts and bolts of music when put into the context of the music you like. *** Lesson Details *** I like to design a lesson plan for each individual student. The first lesson will begin with a basic assessment of skill level. We will discuss goals for the lessons then get down to work! Students will learn: 1 Technique. the proper physicality to increase dexterity and avoid injury. 2 Music theory and comprehension. Usually through learning songs and analyzing different concepts they incorporate 3 Ear-training/pitch recognition. Strengthening the ability to "pick up" new material more quickly and translate ones Ideas to the instrument. 4 Music appreciation/Musicality. Listening to new and different types of music focusing on the different elements that make up a great performer/performance. *** Studio Equipment *** Music Studio: piano, stereo system, no drum there! room to sit for parents A1: drum kit, whole performance set up with recording studio, room for parents to sit in on lesson *** Travel Equipment *** amplifiers, cd/mp3 player *** Specialties *** ear training, most musical styles (pop/rock, r&b, reggae, jazz , world)
$1$50
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I really enjoy taking lessons with Ryan and without equivocation consider him to be one of the best instructors I've had the privilege of working with. I am in my 40's and have taken many music lesson

George Potash (Guitar lessons with Ryan S.)

I really like Ryan approach. He is friendly and makes you comfortable. I'm 63 years old and I'm just trying to learn to play some Jazz & Blues and after several years of jumping all over the place wit

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Ryan is a great teacher! He understands his instrument as well as music. He never finds fault with a student and looks for ways to help you enjoy his lessons. He always looking for ways to make you be

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Ryan takes his time and tailors my lessons specifically to my level and to the type of music I’d like to play. He covers everything from the basics – like the proper way to hold the pick – to more ad

Shelly (Guitar lessons with Ryan S.)

I really enjoy taking lessons with Ryan and without equivocation consider him to be one of the best instructors I've had the privilege of working with. I am in my 40's and have taken many music lesson

George Potash (Guitar lessons with Ryan S.)

I really like Ryan approach. He is friendly and makes you comfortable. I'm 63 years old and I'm just trying to learn to play some Jazz & Blues and after several years of jumping all over the place wit

Greg Henley (Guitar lessons with Ryan S.)

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