Lars Nagel

Lars N.

Atlanta, GA
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I've been a writing, recording, performing and touring artist for 21 years now. I play in a national band and also do singer/songwriter solo work.
All of it came from learning how to play the guitar. I firmly believe that anybody can learn this, if they want to put in the work and effort. I guess the saying is: ''you don't work music, you play it, but it takes work to learn to play it''. Anyways, I've gathered a lot of experience over the years and still learning everyday. I really enjoy the teaching aspect of music and to make those musical connections with people. I think Keith Richards said it best when asked about the best part of being a musician,: ''you pass it on''. I will stand by that. Looking forward to meeting you!

About Lars N.

My name is Lars and I am looking forward to teaching you guitar. I've been teaching guitar for 7 years. I believe that anybody can learn to play well, if they work hard, stick with it and have a passion for it. Because I did. It took a lot of work for me and did not come easy. It's never easy, nor should it be, because a person is learning a real skill. But the rewards of improving are wonderful, a sense of accomplishment and confidence is being built in a person as a result of the hard work they are putting in. This is especially great to see in young kids. And of course it's really fun and in my opinion the best thing in the world. The starting age doesn’t matter, old or young, a person can get so much out of music on so many levels.
In addition to music, I also teach the Swedish language, (conversation only) and Tennis. I was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. Grew up playing tennis, was a competitive junior player and also played briefly on the circuit. I’ve been coaching tennis in Atlanta since 1989. I worked at clubs, swim/tennis neighborhoods and independently. While having been a touring/recording musician I found the sports side being very complementary to it and probably kept me out of more trouble at times.

Looking forward to meeting you.



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23 Reviews
Profile-location-online Online

I've been taking lessons with Lars for a little over 2 months now and he has been awesome! The way he teaches is very easy to understand. I've had a few teachers in the past and Lars is by far the best!

Posted Jul 11, 2021
Malin M.
Profile-location-online Online

Lars had bern a wonderful teacher to my two daughters. While I am a Swedish speaker myself, I have found it challenging to keep up with teaching my children the language (much to my dismay). Lars is very patient and encouraging in his teaching approach. He is fun and easy going and my girls look forward to their lessons. Learning Swedish with Lars has been a great experience!

Posted Jun 5, 2021
Profile-location-online Online

The word “regal” is hidden in his name...coincidence? I think not. I’ve been learning guitar with Lars for about 4 months now and it has been liberating! Lars is a prophet. Patient, boisterous and professional to work with. He meets me where I’m at and our lessons are steered naturally. Lars energizes every lesson with his exuberant personality! The ride never ends! If I were rich, I would take daily lessons with Lars. I was referred to Lars by another magical musician friend, who once said, “Nagel teaches like the demon spawn of Albert Einstein. He’s easy on the eyes, his songs will make you cry, and if HE can’t teach you you’re dead inside. Nagel is Bill AND Ted.” -D.G. I couldn’t agree more!

Posted May 18, 2021
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lars is a wonderful teacher. He is very patient and teaches guitar with great enthusiasm. I really enjoyed playing music with him and was able to learn so many new techniques and songs from him.

Posted May 13, 2020
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

I've been learning from Lars for the past 6 years, and it has been a great time. He knows what he is doing, and does anything to make sure that the student gets the best instruction.

Posted May 13, 2020
Everett M.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Hi i'm Everett and i'm 16, I've been working with Lars for a few years now, He' been helping me write and make my own songs, even taking me to a professional recording studio to have the songs recorded. He's very good at communicating with me and helping me become my own guitar player and having taught me from not knowing a single thing, To being able to play with confidence. I would highly recommend him!

Posted Apr 13, 2020
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lars is a pleasure to work with. He is teaching our teenage son guitar and like many teens our son is not quick to express himself. However, with Lars our son has noted repeatedly that he really enjoys the classes and can see and appreciate his progress in playing. Lars is flexible and welcoming. At some point I'm hoping to hire Lars for my own lessons in addition to my sons. :D

Posted Mar 28, 2020
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I've been taking lessons with Lars for the last five weeks now and have to say he is an awesome instructor. He's extremely talented, knowledgeable and professional. I have no musical background and never took a music lesson of any kind my entire life. I've always wanted to learn to play guitar and Lars is making the process a lot of fun. It's REALLY hard work learning but he is very patient and explains things in an easy-to-understand and logical way. I'm always looking forward to my next lesson with Lars.

Posted Dec 21, 2019

Lars is an amazingly talented musician and teacher! His style is super cool, yet completely professional. As the mom of a teenage boy, I really enjoy listening to their sessions as music fills my home and my son is learning and loving it!

Posted Dec 19, 2019
Crystal Hopkins
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lars is the BEST! Highly professional but still warm and friendly making you feel super comfortable from the start! Lars is an incredibly talented guitar player and yet a very patient, understanding guitar teacher with the ability to produce encouraging and informative lessons! Highly recommended! :)

Posted May 27, 2019
Jamon Jones
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Lars is an amazing guitar teacher 😎 !! I learned more than I ever imagined in just a short period of time. He has a gift at teaching and makes you feel comfortable. Which makes it even better and easier to learn. He actually enjoys teaching and you can tell he has a passion for it and takes pride in teaching you! Hands down best teacher ive ever had!!

Posted May 27, 2019
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Teaching my 9 year old daughter. She enjoys the teaching and look forward for the class. We see her getting improved and he has patience required to teach kids.

Posted May 18, 2019
Bryan W.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lars has a gift of teaching guitar. Actually, I think he loves playing and sharing that love of music with others and it shows. He instructs my 5 year old (who has the music bug). Lars has a unique way of teaching him and keeping him wanting to learn more. One example, of many, is as he teaches my son new cords and rhythms he plays music with him. While my son does rhythm he does a riff. The effect is that my son calls it "band practice." It's amazing to how Lars has made it fun and made him want to practice. Lars also always take time to show me what to work on with my son during the week. You rock Lars!

Posted Feb 11, 2019
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lars is great! He’s knowledgeable and very patient and encouraging. 2 lessons in and I already feel like I’m making progress. I believe having a teacher like Lars will make all the difference in helping me to commit to learning to play the guitar. Something I’ve always wanted to do :)

Posted Jan 23, 2019
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lars is a really good teacher. He makes teaching fun. He teaches with great patience to my 5 year old since he is too little to handle guitar. My son loves the classes and eagerly waits for the next lesson. My elder one started to play lead guitar. We would highly recommend him.

Posted Apr 6, 2017
Dr. Robert
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lars is an awesome guitar teacher for my 14-year-old son, Robert! He's cool 😎 and he's also a really talented instructor. Not everyone has the gift of teaching, but Lars is really good with kids and patient with beginners. It's also super convenient to have him come to our home.

Posted Mar 5, 2017
Shweta P.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

He is a great teacher

Posted Apr 4, 2016
Steve V.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Excellent, easy to follow down to earth instruction with some simple items to work on for before the next lesson.

Posted Mar 18, 2016
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lars is a great teacher and an awesome guy. He makes teaching fun. He teaches in a flexible way that keeps my son wanting to always return, and keeps it interesting based on the music my son wants to learn. We would highly recommend him.

Posted Feb 26, 2016
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Our son is super excited about the guitar again because of Lars, he cannot wait until his next lesson! My son had never learned power chords before and was challenged in a good way. We look forward after each lesson to hear what Max has learned.

Posted Feb 25, 2016
Profile-location-home Student's Home

He is a very nice person. Makes the class enjoyable. Creates different ways to perform the music. He teaches so many new things and also gives good suggestions

Posted Feb 24, 2016
Mike R.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Just had lesson number two with Lars. I've never played any instrument before and am having a great time. Lars is patient and encouraging when teaching. I'm having a blast and hope he finds as much enjoyment teaching as I do learning. Growing up in the 60's doesn't allow me much time to become proficient. There just aren't that many years left in me. I won't be playing any Freebird riffs anytime soon, but I'm pretty confident as I learn more with Lars I'll be able to play a few ditties around the fire pit. Looking for a good instructor, he's your guy!

Posted Feb 23, 2016
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lars does a great job of connecting with our boys and keeping the lessons fresh. He mixes educational elements with contemporary and classic music that fits each of our son's styles - what a challenge!

One son is a lefty and the other is a righty with both having very different music tastes and styles of playing. Lars is a great guide for them and encourages them to find their rhythm. Both boys talk about the lessons for several days afterward and minimal issues - boys get distracted! - to get them to practice between the lessons.

I've recommended Lars to several friends who confirm our experience - a great teacher. I recommend him for your interests in guitar lessons for yourself, your spouse or children.

Posted Feb 22, 2016

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Singer/songwriter, solo artist, guitarist for THE EL CAMINOS



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