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Ross H.

Pittsburgh, PA
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ross H.

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Music has a profound affect on our quality of life and perception. No matter the skill level, the joy of listening and performing music is something nearly every person finds valuable to their life. I feel it is a privilege to have the opportunity to share my understanding of music with others.

I have been teaching publicly and privately for over 10 years. I teach music using songs the student(s) listen to. Fundamentals are introduced using the music that you love. I studied Music Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) as well as classical guitar (IUP) and jazz guitar (IUP, Duquesne Faculty).

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

About Ross

Hello! My name is Ross. I've been teaching privately and performing in the Pittsburgh area for about 10 years. I studied Music Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I also studied classical, jazz and contemporary guitar. My lessons are designed to introduce the language of music thr

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Gregory V.

30 Reviews
South Park, PA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from Hands 4 Hope After School Arts Program;Lydia Floyd:CEO, Diane Allen:Program Director-North Hollywood Arts District
  • Teaching since 1987
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Gregory V.

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I've been teaching Guitar for 30 years and my students have gone on to play in their own bands and work with major artists everywhere. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to know your way around the instrument and as time goes on you'll be able to play like a pro. I specialize in Pop, Rock, R&B, Country and Gospel and love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Gregory

Los Angeles native currently looking for New Students who are excited about taking that first step and beyond! The most direct & illustrious methods to unveiling one's musical dreams! Empathic & motivating instructor bringing out the best in you and quite possibly the unexpected! I teach Voice, Gu

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Holly P.
Great teacher. I feel very comfortable during lessons. And I also feel confident that I'll grow and reach my goals with my acoustic guitar.
Diana Y.
First lesson was so informative. Jumped right in and he knew exactly where to start with me and what I needed. .Great personality and knows how to teach, that coming from a teacher myself. Looking forward to the next one!
Sean
Great Lesson!

Gabriel B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Gabriel B.

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Hi, my name is Gabriel and I teach guitar mandolin, and ukulele!
I teach all levels from beginner to advanced. Styles ranging from fingerpicking, Travis picking (folk Americana classical) chicken pickin (country), flat picking (bluegrass) economy picking(fusion jazz) , alternative , sweep picking and most styles of guitar.

I’ve been playing music for 20 years, and have been performing for 7. I’ve studied music theory at sierra college for 2 years. I also play with the band Brotherly Mud who are hailed as the best up and coming Americana band of the Northern California region. I find my students needs and work with them! Whether it be theory, songwriting, technique or improvising.
My guitar and mandolin influences range from
-David Grisman
-Billy Strings
-Doc Watson
-John Fahey
-Jerry Garcia
-John scofield
-Hendrix
-Tosin Abasi
-Marty Friedman
-Allan Holdsworth (worst guitar player from another galaxy)
-Yngwie Malmsteen (aka Phrygian dominant)
-Guthrie Govan
-Mateus Asato

About Gabriel

Most beginners I’ve encountered have no idea what they want to play or even why. my suggestion is before coming to your teacher pinpoint the what and the why. Why did you want to learn guitar? Was it a song, or a really cool sounding riff? Did you see someone play live and feel like “I could do th

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Alex M.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaches students 8 to 65
  • Teaching since 2003
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Alex M.

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I've been playing guitar for over 12 years & spend most of my professional & personal life doing so. I'm fluent in nearly every style of music in the Western world (as well as some from the East, such as Celtic music, ragas & Japanese traditional music).

About Alex

My name is Alex. I'm a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, Oud, bouzouki, keyboards, voice, drums, flute, etc.), composer, performer, recording artist, arranger/orchestrator/transcriber, recording engineer/producer & music educator. I graduated from the University of St. Thomas "Cum Laude" in

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Ron P.
Alex was awesome- I really enjoyed the time and learned a lot Alex has a great skill of being able to connect with people.
Cathleen
Alex is a terrific teacher. He really connects with my son and introduces new musical ideas to him. My son is always happy after his lessons with Alex whether they meet in person or streaming.
Richard B.
One cannot do better than lessons with Alex. He is extremely knowledgeable and explains the most difficult concepts in a clear and perceptive ways.
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Carlos H.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • B.A. Contemporary music from USFQ College of Music
  • Teaches students Male: 10 and up; Female: 8 and up
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Carlos H.

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I am a teacher with several years of experience, and I think that every student can develop their own voice on the instrument. I’m always trying to find new ways to play and teach, and also make music learning fun.

About Carlos

I am a professional jazz guitar player. I graduated from USFQ College of Music in Ecuador, and got my Master’s degree at the New England Conservatory of Music. Also, I’m currently studying music education. In the past couple years, I’ve recorded two albums as a collaborator, and had one tour throug

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Tene J.
Carlos definitely earned a 5 star rating! Bought lessons for a friend as a gift after I watched a couple of his YouTube videos. Before and after bookong, he was communicative and flexible on scheduling. My friend just took her first lesson and could not contain her excitement! Said she learned more in 45 minutes than she had in for plus years. She plans to continue learning from him. Thanks Carlos!
Charles W.
Coming from piano, the guitar has always seemed daunting to me. Prior to my lessons with Carlos, I had tried to teach myself songs/chords without much luck. Fortunately for me, Carlos turned out to be an extremely patient, friendly and competent teacher - I immediately knew I’d be progressing quickly with him! His qualifications speak for themselves, but I can’t recommend Carlos enough.
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McCann T.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Bachelors Degree in History and Political Science from Texas Tech University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2018
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McCann T.

2 Reviews
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Being able to play and create music is a wonder unlike any other. If you have a desire to take your guitar playing and preforming to the next level-- or even start from scratch, I would love to be apart of your musical journey. Let's get started and make some music.

About McCann

I am a Native Texan born and bred with a passion for guitar and all of its intricacies. I have had a love of music from a young age that makes teaching and playing guitar my favorite way to pass the time, I specialize in Country, Rock, the Texas Blues and Gospel music and I have preformed both f

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Colson
Gave me my first ever lesson, very helpful and patient with me!
Clay
My experience with McCann was definitely one that shaped my guitar skills in such an impactful way. When I first considering starting I was skeptical about whether or not I would have time or the money but Mr.Turner really took me by surprise. I was able to fully comprehend the basics of the Acoustic Guitar while also having time for for my full time job at planet fitness. At this point I am not confident in myself to play in front of others as I was very shy before. Thanks to McCann Turner I am now at a place in my life where I wanted to be.

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"Ahmad helped me crack the code and I'm learning and playing guitar with growing confidence.
The lessons are challenging and fun and I'm inspired to practice on my own.

Ahmad talent and experience as a guitarist, guitar teacher and performer come through in small things such as making sure your metronome is loud enough and with more important items like performance preparation strategies such as playing in front of a neighbor or co-worker.

I only wish I had started lessons sooner!"
Vince
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I actually feel I got somewhere on the first lesson. He starts by teaching a song. Love it."
Jennifer & Sarah
Took Guitar lessons from David C.
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"Eric is an excellent Teacher ! I've been a student for a little over a year and he has taught me a lot ! He has shown me things I've never even heard of . He will push you to go further than you think you can go and succeed . That's a Hallmark of a Great Teacher !!!"
Kimberly
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Enjoying my lessons. John understands my questions and answers them thoroughly. Has many materials at hand for the student."
Ken
Took Guitar lessons from John B.
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"Years ago I took Guitar Lessons at a local music store ( a very prominent one) as a raw beginner and quickly became frustrated with my lack of progress. Although my teacher was a great player and "very hot" to look at I soon began to feel like I was merely his "practice dummy."... I'd play the chords he showed me, endlessly,... while he seemed to be just practicing his solo playing. ... I then tried On-Line Lessons from various sites which were actually even less helpful and soon just lost interest completely.
A friend of mine said she had taken lessons from a Don DeBold for about 5 years before going off to college and highly recommended him.
I've now been taking lessons from Don for almost 2 years and having a blast ! I've learned how to play along with most of my favorite songs (mainly Blues and Rock) and now I'm learning to play Solo Guitar that needs no accompaniment !
Unlike my first teacher, during many lessons Don barely plays or even has his Strat on his lap because he's busy concentrating on what I'm doing !
He's a stickler yet lots of fun at the same time> I super recommend him as a Guitar and Music Teacher !!! Aneiah J."
Aneiah
Took Guitar lessons from Don D.
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"Jason is an excellent instructor. On my first lesson, he was able to efficiently gauge my level and provide clear and directional teaching. I look forward to taking my guitar playing to the next level. I also appreciated the communication with lesson planning and his punctuality."
Tina
Took Guitar lessons from Jason M.
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"I have taken lessons with Ahmad for a number of years. He has been very accommodating to my music interests and allowed me to work and learn at my own pace. Ahmad is friendly, helpful, very skilled musically, and good with kids. I have worked with Ahmad for a while, and he is a great guitar player with a wide range of interests and knowledge about music. He has made music easy and fun to learn."
Sunny
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Enjoyed the lesson! Donnie is an excellent teacher."
Marty
Took Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Nils is great to work with. He understood where I wanted to focus, and provided great direction. Very nice guy, too."
Chris
Took Guitar lessons from Nils B.
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"Jesse is a wonderful guitar instructor. He is very encouraging and has a gentle but effective way of communicating. He keeps the lessons moving well too. I strongly recommend him."
Zina
Took Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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