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Guitar with Rachel E.

Teaches online
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Age: 10+
Speaks English, Spanish
Teaching since 2016

    Guitar lessons that are easy to understand, fun, and enriching.

    Learn at your own pace with no pressure: - The best form and technique to protect your body, fingers, and joints from wear - Read any guitar chord, tab, and sheet music - Play multiple genres with ease and confidence - Play solos and jam on the spot - And much more Customize your lessons by learning songs you know and love! This also helps you apply what you study in a real way. Not only will you learn your favorite songs; but you'll also touch on songs, theory, and techniques in Latin jazz, funk, reggae, blues, jazz, pop, rock, and country. The lessons can even be tailored to build on the skills that you've developed through previous beginner lessons and programs. These are for absolute beginners to advanced beginners and everyone in between. Learn guitar at your own pace and skill level; in an encouraging and fun environment! Together, we'll learn what you should and shouldn’t be spending your time on so when you're finished with lessons, you'll be able to approach anything new comfortably. Whether you're 12 or 62, guitar lessons will enhance your life! All you need is a guitar, a little bit of time, practice, and dedication. If you just want to learn the basics or you want to become the best in the world, sign up for lessons today! Each lesson comes with: - Lesson packets that I provide to you, with all necessary done-for-you resources and guitar tabs - Customized lessons by learning songs, genres and techniques you love in the appropriate lesson - Video examples for all exercises and songs taught to use during practice - Private text/email/call help in between lessons (Mon-Fri from 8 AM-1 PM est) - Lifetime access to a private Facebook Student’s Group to learn even more (even if you finish lessons) - Invitations to play at open mics and other events - Grades, performance sheets and attendance records for homeschooled students Let me know if you have any questions by sending me a message. FAQ What does an actual lesson look like? I’ll have a lesson packet prepared for you that I’ll email to you 3-5 days before your lesson. The lesson packet will contain everything you’ll need for the next lesson plus video examples of the exercises/songs. If we had a previous lesson, the first half of the lesson would be a review of the previous lesson to make sure you understand what you just learned so you can move on. Everything you learn will be built on the previous idea or ideas. I get personal help outside of class? That's right! I talk with people 1-on-1 to help clear up any questions or confusion that come with learning guitar. During reasonable hours and with patience, of course! What do I need to start lessons? The 3 main things you'll need is a guitar, guitar picks, and a guitar tuner or app. I can help you pick out some awesome equipment if needed! Later on, you'll need a guitar capo and extra strings. Can someone take the class with me? Yes! I can teach groups of 2-5 people and would offer $5-$15 off per person per lesson, depending on the number of people. What if I can't make a class? That's ok! If you let me know within 24 hours of the class we can easily reschedule and you won't get charged. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the lesson, you’ll still be charged for the lesson. In certain emergencies, less than 24 hours would be ok. Can kids take your lessons? Yes, ages 10 and up. They'll learn the guitar and eventually play the songs they love in a fun, supportive, and comfortable atmosphere. How long will it take me or my child to be good at guitar? With steady practice, playing for others, and weekly private guitar lessons, kids to adults can play with basic proficiency in as little as 6 months. Some students reach the level of advanced guitarists in as few as 3-5 years, but it will vary. The bottom line is that it's not the songs you practice, but that you spend time playing the guitar. To see the best results, I recommend practice 5-6 days a week, 30-min a day. What happens after I purchase lessons? I'll send you a New Student Packet (as soon as I can) that will include a detailed syllabus, an equipment suggestions slide PDF w/ specific brand recommendations (that fits every budget), and the private lessons agreement. What if I want to stop lessons? No biggie! If you pay through Take Lessons, the class credits you have remaining will be returned to you and they will handle your refund. Am I too old to learn guitar? Determination and heart are stronger factors than age when learning guitar. Do you teach electric guitar or just acoustic? I can teach you how to play guitar on an electric guitar and know a little about working the amp with pedals/effects. I AM NOT an electric guitarist though and can only go so far in that area. What happens when I go through all the beginner lessons but want to keep taking lessons? You will take a Beginners Test which has a written portion and a practical portion. The test covers important topics from each lesson packet and important chords you'll need to have memorized. If you get 80% or higher, you can then move on to the Intermediate lessons.

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    Teaches Online
    Teaches Online

    Teaching Hours

    9 AM-3 PM
    9 AM-3 PM
    7 AM-1 PM
    7 AM-1 PM
    7 AM-1 PM
    Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
    30 minutes
    60 minutes

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