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Jesse S Doswell, VA

Teach many styles of guitar from beginning to advanced; rock, bluegrass, classical, country, jazz, flamenco, blues, singer/songwriter. Can teach for performance and going to music school or teach for just having fun and learning whatever songs you would like.

About Jesse

I started to fall in love with music when I saw the Beatles Anthology on TV; got my first guitar when I was 15 and have been hooked ever since. I started playing in Rock Bands in high school and started teaching lessons my senior year of high school in Dale City Virginia; then I got real serious about music and decided to go to Music School. I received my Bachelor Degree in Music Performance from VCU in 2006 and have been teaching lessons in the Richmond area ever since. I play many instruments around Richmond and Central Virginia, and you can most notably see me playing mandolin with bands such as, The River City Band and A Good Natured Riot. I teach every style that a student is willing to learn, everything from Italian Opera to Hip-hop funk. If a student is passionate ...

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Steve S. March 25, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Jesse adjusted his teaching style to my prior knowledge of the guitar...which really wasn't much. His versatility helps a lot.
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Kristine M. February 10, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I am very pleased with Mr. Spencer's teaching. My Grandson is very anxious to go to his lessons on Tuesday and now after 4 lessons he has asked if he can continue. I highly recommend Mr. Spencer, when a friend asks who Xander is taking lessons from.
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Sharon D. October 15, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Jesse is a great guitar teacher. He is engaging and fun and tries to pursue whatever type of music your student is interested in. He has a high skill level and is very clear and patient when explaining theory. I highly recommend him!
Jeff H. Richmond, VA

About Jeff

Jeff began playing guitar at the age of ten. His very first performance was in the fifth grade, performing in a rock band. In high school he sang in the concert choir, chamber ensemble and studied music theory piano and classical guitar. After high school, Jeff obtained a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Music Composition from Virginia Commonwealth University and continued classical guitar studies with Jesus Silva who studied with Andres Segovia. After graduating college, he directed the guitar program at J Sergeant Reynolds Community College for nearly a decade, receiving a faculty recognition and achievement award for five or more years of outstanding service. Jeff currently performs with his own group called the Jeff H. trio, specializing in contemporary jazz performing at various ...

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CarlaH June 10, 2012
Jeff is a great teacher. He makes learning guitar and reading music fun, easy, and exciting. Jeff has great patience and experience in different genera's of music so, I am getting a variety of styles of music!
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EdY November 6, 2011
Jeff has been a great instructor! His patience, instruction, and quality have been remarkable. We could not have been set-up with a better instructor!
Connor T. Richmond, VA

With over 10 years of experience as a professional musician and a Bachelor of Music Degree from VCU, I prefer to teach music by coming at it from an angle my student is excited about. Whether that means the music of The Beatles, Taylor Swift, AC/DC, or anything else, people progress quickly when they love what they are learning! My experience covers all styles of music, with special expertise in rock, pop, jazz, and blues. I also have an additional expertise in improvisation in these styles with experience with country, bluegrass, funk, metal, and classical guitar.

About Connor

I first fell in love with music at the age of 7 after hearing Led Zeppelin's "¬úBlack Dog". I soon after received my first guitar and started learning all of my favorite classic rock songs. Over time my tastes began to branch out to include all kinds of music from country to jazz. Knowing that I wanted to pursue a long-term career in music, I decided to choose a college with a strong music program, and received a bachelor's degree in music performance and jazz studies from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2010. As a jazz guitarist, I perform regularly in a variety of settings with various ensembles. For the last several years I have played at various venues in the Richmond area, such as Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Tobacco Company restaurant, Havana 59, Maymont, and at ...

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JeffJ May 15, 2012
My kid loves his lessons.

Connor has done a great job with our 9 year old. He is very patient and tries to make the lessons fun. Our son is even more interested in learning guitar since he started the lessons.
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AlbertT August 20, 2011
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i'm having a good time learning and Connor has been great at keepimg my inteest in mind,rhanks
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SeanD April 4, 2011
Connor is a great teacher! He has alot of patience and takes his time with the students.
Jonathan G. Richmond, VA

I played guitar when I was a boy and now teach Acoustic Guitar plus Electric Guitar and Effects. I specialize in songs from the American Songbook (show tunes movie themes, etc) plus the blues and improvisation for working musicians.

About Jonathan

Professional musician since age 11 in NYC. Worked with the Coasters, Drifters, O'Jays, Platters & Temptations plus the Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey Circus before the age of 30. Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from VCU in 1985. Recorded with the Ray Charles rhythm section, Jimmy Knepper, Kenny Washington, Loren Schoenberg, Joel Futterman, Paul Renz, Russell Scarborough, Steve Bassett, The Upper East Side Big Band (Pollack Prize Winner), Central Virginia Jazz Orchestra (CVJO) which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Currently performing with my own Jazz Warriors, Emme St James & Her Jazz Gentlemen plus Attraction & CVJO. I teach students on an individual level according to what they want to accomplish. Each lesson is custom tailored to fit ...

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Jeanie M. December 29, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
He is GREAT at making me understand theory, which I never have. He's also exciting and challenging in learning how to look at music and anticipate/understand where it's going versus my habit of only looking one note ahead at a time. I wish he was a little more interested in teaching classical music, but I also understand that the new stuff I am learning from him will greatly improve my playing of that.
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Roy S. October 2, 2014
Verified Student
Jonathan has extraordinary knowledge of music and teaching technique. He has patience and understanding which is both helpful and encouraging. It is a pleasure and an honor working with him.
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Debra B. July 3, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Jonathan has an exceptional background in music theory, which has been implemented well throughout my daughter's lessons. He is positive and encouraging as her vocal abilities rapidly expand. Jonathan has gone above and beyond measures I expected. He is an excellent vocal instructor!
Steve A. Richmond, VA

About Steve

Steve A. is a musician, guitarist, composer based in Richmond, VA. His musical journey started upon hearing a rendition of “Puff the Magic Dragon”,played by his uncle along with other folks songs of the day.  Since then, he’s been soaking up every ounce of music that he can absorb.  Over the years, he has played guitar, bass, piano, violin, saxophone, and various other electronic instruments.  Guitar always and forever will be his primary instrument. He’s been playing for close to twenty-six years, teaching for ten. Having received a Masters of Music degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005, he’s continued at said institution as a member of both the guitar faculty and theory faculty. When not wearing my professorial hat in the classical realm, he keeps a roster of private ...

Michael M. Powhatan, VA

I have been helping students reach their goals on guitar for over 18 years! I have been playing guitar for over 20 years and am accomplished on almost any style. My teaching methods help students achieve success because I adjust to each student's needs and abilities individually to create a great experience. I couple traditional teaching with performances offer professional student shows and concerts throughout the year to help enrich the experience!

About Michael

Hello, My name is Michael and Im excited to meet you! I've been teaching private & Professional lessons since 1997! I love helping students accomplish their goals like, getting into college, hit auditions, and more, but above all I love to inspire the love of Music and Performance Arts! Though out my professional career I have toured and played with bands such as Soul Fire, 3 Door Down, and others, and have performed for companies such as 4 County Players in Virginia, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and Carolina Players in NC. I play multiple instruments from woodwinds, brass, to guitar, mandolin, violin and have training in singing and vocal training and more! I use a number of established teaching methods to instruct my studies as well as my own methods that I have perfected ...

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