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How San Antonio Guitar Students Can Transform Into Musicians

By Jim B. - San Antonio Guitar Teacher

When a student decides to take guitar lessons in San Antonio, they want to see how they will do at playing the instrument. Typically, the student wants to learn enough to see how much potential they have to become a guitarist. They need to acquire the basics in a short period of time to see how they like playing the guitar.

As someone who is passionate about teaching, I realize that most of my students have a desire to get results quickly. For this reason, I focus on each student’s musical background and natural abilities, and then clearly explain the basics of playing the guitar. I have found that students excel and become self-inspired when they are learning at their own pace and not following books or programs. This way they can learn as quickly as they want to learn during their gui
tar lessons in San Antonio.

Once each student realizes their potential, we can focus together on how to improve their guitar playing skills. We can then add more structured learning to ensure that the student can both play the guitar and reach a level of musical understanding, which means they know what they are doing and why. In this way, they become independent life-long learners, maturing musicians, and proficient guitarists all at the same time. I really enjoy my job as a professional guitar teacher in San Antonio, and I would love to work with you. Sign up for guitar lessons in San Antonio today!
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Julian E. San Antonio, TX

Beginner guitar includes chords, chord progressions, reading

About Julian

I have been a professional musician for 30 years. I have toured all over the US as well as performed in Canada, Mexico and Switzerland. My career has enabled me to do some cool things over the years, including, record on numerous CD's, including a Grammy award winning CD, music videos, video game music and various special events around the US. Through my experience, I can help you or your child achieve their musical goals using techniques that I have developed over many years of real life performing. *** Lesson Details *** I specialize in children's beginner guitar and bass guitar for all ages and levels. My approach to teaching is simple, use real life techniques and incorporate simple music theory. My kids guitar students learn to read music as well as chords and chord ...

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Samuel V. October 5, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Julian is an outstanding instructor. He has an amazing teaching ability, offering a great deal of knowledge and patience for people of all levels. I am really glad to have found a way to really learn what playing bass is all about. Thanks to Julian, I feel like I am able to hold my own if I ever try to look for a band to play with. I now feel like I can play and sound good doing it. Highly recommend!!
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Frank D. September 3, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I started out with absolutely no musical training at all. The first few sessions we spent on learning the basics of how to hold the instrument properly. Julian then asked me why I wanted to learn so that he could find the right method for me. Its been about 4 years and I feel I keep getting better. I have learned more than I ever thought id be able to. I even played live in front of fans before a stars game at the AT&T Center. Julian is a great instructor and will tailor your sessions based on what you want to learn, all the while giving you the proper tools to grow on your own and find your own sound.
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Alexis M. August 29, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Mr. Julian is a 5 star instructor. My granddaughter has been taking lessons for a year now, he has patience with kids. I highly recommended him. His knowledge of music is amazing!
Thomas R. San Antonio, TX

About Thomas

BA Music St. Mary’s University San Antonio Texas 1986 Cum Laude BA English UTSA 1989 Classical Guitar primary Instrument Familiar with all Genres Lived in San Antonio since 1979 Possess Texas Teaching Certificates for Elementary and Secondary Music Taught Music at the Elementary and Secondary Levels   *** Lesson Details *** We will establish your goals whether they be professional or amateur. Of course, you will have a lot input into what music you will play. First we will start with melody and then add interesting things to the melody. We will do a lot of duets and it will be about making music. I will also use harmonica, recorder, and piano so we will play a variety of music. We will also spend time on how to practice. Effective practicing develops your skills ...

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Georgianna G. November 19, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Very patient with young children, an outstanding guitar teacher!

Tom has been teaching my daughter guitar for her first year of lessons. She is now 6, and can be moody, very easily distracted and will not sit still for long. To keep her focused, Tom combines harmonica and slide whistle lessons along with her guitar lessons, and it works very well. He also brings in different kinds of guitars (electric and classical) to keep the lessons interesting for her. Every week he reviews what she has learned, and also brings new music and will even write requested songs (using fret # a good approach for kids at this age). He shows up for lessons like clockwork, and she has learned much more than we had expected her to.
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Sharon D. October 15, 2012
Guitar
Verified Student
Tom is knowledgable, patient and FUN!

Tom lets my son choose the type of music he wants to learn, even specific songs. He also has him work on other types of music in order to improve his technique, yet ensures that its music he likes. As his mom, I am particularly pleased that Tom discusses with him the types of things that my son should practice that will help his progress. Tom is a low-key individual, but has plenty of enthusiasm for his work. My son is always excited about his guitar lessons and thinks the world of Tom.
Jim B. San Antonio, TX

Cover standard, intermediate, barre, and power Chords.
Standard strumming, introductions, and finger picking.
Our work is in the framework of popular guitar songs.

About Jim

My name is Jim B. I am a guitarist and vocalist. When I am not playing a guitar; I like to hike, read, watch movies, travel, and hang with my wife. YOU ARE NEVER 'too young' or 'too old' TO LEARN guitar. I love taking the gift of music - give it on to others – then watch them come alive. I have promoted many concerts. I was a music DJ on a radio station and am presently a radio Senior Manager. I taught myself to play guitar. I have gone to school for music. I have been a teacher all my life. MY FOCUS IS TO TEACH YOU AS MUCH ABOUT MUSIC AS I CAN. I have played guitar and vocals in 3 bands and have played in coffee houses, schools and churches for years. I am college trained in voice, performance, music theory, composition, and have play most ...

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Bernice C. September 10, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Jim is very patient and kind. He helps me with different techniques and positions for holding the guitar for my fingers on the harder cords.
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ErnieO March 2, 2012
Fitness Trainer

Jim is a great guy and excellent teacher, but was not up to date on the oldies instrumentals and that was my main profile request. I did learn things from him in other areas that will help me with other songs. Thank you
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JoyceW January 6, 2012
New student

Very patient instructor! Love that he read my student questionnaire and formatted sessions based on my experience (just a little) and likes/dislikes. I can't wait for class each week; definitely recommend Jim to any student.
Rick P. San Antonio, TX

I design my guitar lessons around each individual student and strive to keep the lesson light and enjoyable while also aiming for a high standard of education. Whether you are looking to play for pleasure at home,around the campfire,or want to learn practical music theory for composition and/or improvisation. I have instruction programs for all levels and styles from beginner to advanced and from ages 7 years on up.

About Rick

I been playing the guitar professionally for over 20 years. In that time I had the good fortune to perform and record with some really good musicians. I've played in various bands ranging from rock to jazz and flamenco. I received my bachelor's degree in recording engineer and record producer from LBCC. I'm currently a Guitar Teacher for different music schools and have a number of private students as well. *** Lesson Details *** NEW :GUITAR LAB PLUS MUSIC CREATOR 6 SOFTWARE; Learn how to use GUITAR PRO 6,Basic PRO TOOLS RECORDING and FL STUDIO 10 (Fruit Loops)I will show you how to do things the best way from the start. We will pick up the best book for your level, there are too many to list just one. Also: alternate picking, sweep picking, tapping, two hand tapping, ...

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Jasen W. August 4, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I've been taking lessons from Rick for over 1.5 years and have shown steady improvement thanks to him. He is always prepared and gears the lessons toward the style of music I enjoy playing. He is patient and keeps the lessons at a comfortable pace while also making sure to push me to progress my abilities.
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Chris H. August 4, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I'm a mid 40's guy who's wanted to play guitar since I was a kid. After a failed attempt in my teens, I hadn't revisited it (unless air-guitar counts) until this year. Fortunately for me, through Take Lessons, I found Rick. He is so very patient, friendly and flexible. The one thing I most enjoy about our lessons is that it's like visiting with a friend for an hour each week - whether we talk about music theory, new guitars or just about our lives, he always is engaged and accessible.

I can't say enough about Rick, he is a very knowledgeable musician, he genuinely cares that you reach your goal and is a really, really pleasant person. If your dream is just to play some of your favorite songs, or to go on to be a professional musician - Rick is definitely who I would recommend.
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Bill B. November 26, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
First rate instructor - fabulous

I'm a 50 something music student who loves guitar but has no particular talent. Rick has been patient with me and his lessons have improved my playing after a short time. I'm playing songs that I would otherwise never attempt.
Michael K. San Antonio, TX

Whether you want to grow as a classical/jazz guitarist or become the next Bob Dylan, I can help! I love writing original songs and lyrics, learning new challenging classical pieces, and gigging with guitar anytime I have a chance!

About Michael

With a Bachelors in Music Marketing and certificate in Jazz from University of Texas at San Antonio, years of live performing, large in-home instrument room and relaxed environment, personalized and imaginative learning techniques will be applied to promote maximum learning synthesis to instill long term love for music. *** Lesson Details *** I have plenty of experience working with kids, have gigged around town and encourage older students to do the same. I'm extremely passionate about music and willing to study instrument technique or theory. *** Studio Equipment *** Audio recording of lessons are available, and encouraged! A variety of instruments are available including... Piano, Guitar, Trumpet, Bass, Drums, and Clarinet *** Specialties *** Very friendly and ...

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Kyle K. October 18, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
After just a few lessons with Michael I could see instant improvements in my guitar playing and truly started to understand more and more about my instrument, and just music in general. My lessons are always a good time with Michael and i look forward to each one every week. He's a great teacher and musician and I definitely recommend him to everyone.
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Jewel M. May 1, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
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Michael has been wonderful. He seems very young to this old woman, but his maturity is remarkable. I have never had a teacher handle 'Thias the way Michael does. Somehow he seems to always be a step ahead of his young student and has a distinct ability to keep 'Thias focused on the lesson. Mathias has learned so much in the last four weeks, his playing sounds much more mature and organized and he is enraptured with the music he is making. I have always had to keep an eye on the lesson to make sure that Mathias was engaged. Somehow I do not feel the need to do that anymore. I guess I can say that Michael has given me the chance to relax and "enjoy the music". Thank you, Michael, You are making my dream and Mathias's dream come true.
Ruth V. San Antonio, TX

About Ruth

Knowledgeable, patient, direct, and experienced teacher of many musical instruments. Performed with Orchestral groups, and chorale groups. Performed on the Carniege Hall stage a few times with a few chorale groups. Studied violin from top performers from the San Antonio Symphony. ***Capable of working with students who have special needs. I have a passion for the performing arts; every aspect of it. From learning a piece to committing it to memory. Twelve Benefits of Music Education Music Education Advocacy Resources on amazon.com 1. Early musical training helps develop brain areas involved in language and reasoning. It is thought that brain development continues for many years after birth. Recent studies have clearly indicated that musical training physically ...

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Felipe G. November 19, 2014
Violin · In home
Ruth is the best violin and piano teacher that TakeLessons has to offer. She's really patient, down to earth, and super talented. She knows and understands music just like a pro and can work really well with students of all ages! She's even given my infant son a few lessons on the piano and now he loves to play! If your interested in high quality lessons, you better pick Ruth!!!!!!
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Andrew F. November 9, 2014
Ruth is a gifted musician. I have had the pleasure of watching her perform numerous times and I have had the honor of singing along side her at Carnegie Hall. Ruth is a genuine person with has a lot of insight and a lot of soul. She has a passion that is contagious. You will not be disappointed by having Ruth as your teacher!
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Valerie L. October 22, 2014
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Ruth is awesome with my daughter..

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