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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 guitar 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 adult and children's beginner guitar and also ba
ss 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 charts

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons are in my home music studio with a lobby for parents

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Bass Guitar and beginner acoustic/electric guitar for kids and adults
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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!
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Julian E.

San Antonio, TX 78228
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$15 / 15-min
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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 quickly!!!!

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar, Harmonica, and Recorder
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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.
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Thomas R.

Thomas R.

San Antonio, TX 78216
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Jim B.

San Antonio, TX

We will start with your skill level and build from there.

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

About Jim

My name is Jim-B. I am a guitarist and vocalist.
When I am not playing a guitar; I like to shoot video,
record music, hike, workout, read, watch movies,
travel, and hang with my wife and family.

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.

MY FOCUS IS TO TEACH YOU AS MUCH ABOUT MUSIC AS I CAN.

So, I’m HERE for YOU, When YOU are ready TO LEARN.

*** Skills that YOU will Develop ***

We will follow a Guitar lesson plan, use practice journals, show you the basics, and you
can then learn songs of your choice. You will learn the rhythm Guitar standard chords, advanced chords, power chords, barre chords, string techniques, music theory, music dynamics, picking/strumming, and alternate chord positions for sound/variety using transitions with chord progressions. I can teach popular music styles from 1920's to Current hits in your chosen styles and genre. 

****About Me****

I love music - so if you love music - we’ll get along great.

I believe every lesson you take gets you closer to being a guitarist.

I know that every time you pick up the guitar, you improve your talent.

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.

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 played most instruments. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music & Communications.

I love to learn as much as I love to teach.
I am a web developer.
I am also doing video production.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a tuner, cords, guitar amplifier, on-line computer, and a sitting area if you come with a friend or family. You need to bring your guitar, practice sheets, music journal books, and digital recorder (if you want to record a session).
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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.
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Jim B.

San Antonio, TX 78209
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$30 / 30-min
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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 comfortable, great with children, and motivating for all students. Guaranteed to enjoy!!
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Joe H. May 19, 2015
Music Theory · In studio
I recently began taking lessons with Michael on understanding more about music theory with the objective of becoming a better guitarist and song writer. Not only the knowledge I have gained, but the overall improvement of my musicianship in such a short amount of time has greatly surpassed my expectations. I would highly recommend Michael to any musician looking to take their craft to the next level.
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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
Afraid to write this review

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.
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Michael K.

San Antonio, TX 78212
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Andrew F.

San Antonio, TX

After understanding a student's level and what their interests with guitar are, we pick out suitable music to use for lessons, as the student progresses. I like to experiment, so, after the student gains a good understanding of playing a song or a piece, I like to go over various ways of playing the song to explore other kinds of expression through the guitar. With this approach, my students may learn to bring logic (technique, scales, theory) and feeling (how music is played) together. After a good level of understanding is obtained, I go over beginning lead guitar with students. I strive to make it a fun experience so that motivation is well-maintained and progress takes place. If desired, I can include singing in the lessons!

About Andrew

I have experience tutoring students as well as working with people individually and in groups, as an undergrad Psychology intern, a cognitive skills trainer, and a counseling student. As an undergrad intern, I worked with elementary school children as a tutor and a mentor. As a counseling student, I have worked with various populations, from grade school students (making healthier choices) to adults (stress, anxiety, career decisions, bereavement, etc.) to older adults in hospice care, as well as facilitate groups with individuals suffering from a mental illness. Also, I teach a beginner ukule
le class at a community education center. Through my personal, academic and vocational experiences, I have gained insight about the process of working with people, educationally, musically and developmentally.

My approach is one that is peculiar to each of my students. As an auto-didactic learner, I believe that everyone has their own way of learning. Therefore, I use an approach that I feel works well for each of my students, with regard to whether a student thinks abstractly or concretely, for example. With so many possible goals, it is important to be flexible to work effectively with each student's learning style.

I see the process as a wonderful opportunity for students to gain knowledge and awareness and to personally develop. With my patience, positive energy, personal insight and passion for working with people, I do my best during each meeting to help ensure my students are working effectively towards progress, while having a fun time doing it. I do this by helping my students create meaning and by keeping the focus of the lessons based on my student's interests and concerns. Further, I strive to feed the passion of each of my students through such means as inspiring and motivating, done genuinely. My hope is that this is undoubtedly clear during the process.

Two important things: I strive to maintain a positive collaboration with my students so that learning and development may occur. I believe this is one of the most important parts of the process. It is essential for students to share the same commitment. Also: I promote the idea of Soul. To me, Soul is any sincere display of passion. With Soul, we perform in a most genuine and graceful way. I personally believe that whether one is playing the piano, writing an essay, giving a speech, or anything (necessarily peaceful), one should do it with Soul.

Personal Development Coaching: Using my insight as a counseling student and my aforementioned experience with people, I am happy to provide my personal development coaching service. If interested, please, see the details I have provided under Life Coaching. I work with grade school students and adults (including college students).

I mentioned everything that is above so that it may be known and understood. Please, contact TakeLessons if you have any questions about any services I provide, my approach or anything!

A TakeLessons blog I have published:

http://takelessons.com/blog/find-the-right-piano-teacher

Peace be within you.
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eveline J. June 2, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Andrew is really good with kids. He has lots of patience. He teaches my daughter Singing, Ukelele and Reading. I would recommend him.
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Talia P. February 28, 2015
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
Andrew is excellent with my 5 year old daughter. I highly recommend him.
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Ruth V. November 12, 2014
Ukulele · In studio
Andrew has a wonderful talent for teaching music; ukulele, guitar, piano and especially voice. With every lesson you will not be disappointed and never feel like you are taking a step backwards.
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Andrew F.

Andrew F.

San Antonio, TX 78209
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starting at
$25 / 30-min

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