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Derrick C.

Dedham, MA

The are four basic levels to which I try to develop students' ability. In the beginning, I focus on getting students comfortable with the instrument, showing them some songs they'll have fun with, and developing the dexterity in their hands. You'll get a huge amount of help from in learning songs as I'll give you sheet music, play along with you, and basically talk you through being able to play the song.

Once you're comfortable learning songs with that amount of help, I'll start giving you sheet music and having you take it home and practice, and then go over questions or problems you may have the next week.

When you're able to teach yourself songs from sheet music, then I'll start giving you some easy songs to try to learn by ear. I'll give you some hints in the beginning about what chords are used, or what key the song is in, but eventually I'll take the training wheels off and throw you in the pool, so to speak, and make you learn the songs by ear, and then tell you if you ...

About Derrick

I've been playing the guitar for twenty-six years now, and I've been working as a guitar teacher for the last twenty years. I've been making a living as a guitar teacher in the Boston area for fourteen years now, and I teach in two locations - Brighton and Dedham. Prior to that I also taught at Guitar Attention Center in Springfield, Ohio while I was in college, where I graduated with honors at Wright State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications.
I've also played in a variety of original and cover bands, and have written a number of songs of my own. I'm working on record
ing these as instrumentals in my home studio.
I also play in a rock cover band called Element 78. We play out every weekend, and even on some Sundays. The singer and I have also started doing some acoustic shows on Sundays and Thursdays as well.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach in two locations - I have a private studio in Brighton and I also teach out of my home in Dedham.

I'm happy to teach students songs they want to learn, but if you're looking for a teacher with a specific plan to teach you how to play the guitar, I do have that. There are specific exercises I'll teach you and songs by popular artists that I teach students to develop their skills. I have a method for teaching guitar that I've been using since 1997, and it definitely works as I've taught a lot of people to play over the years. All you have to do is practice what I give you for 30 minutes a day, 4-5 days a week, and be patient with yourself.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Finished basement, 2 guitar amps, recording equipment, stereo system

*** Travel Equipment ***
acoustic guitar, laptop

*** Specialties ***
Classic and Alternative Rock, Modern Country, Acoustic and Electric Blues, Fingerstyle Blues, Coordinating singing and playing guitar.
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Lilibeth J. October 28, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
He's very accomodating as to answer all my querries.
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Lilibeth J. October 26, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
He's very accomodating as to answer all my querries.
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Robb September 22, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Derrick was fantastic. His passion for music, and specifically for the guitar was evident. He was both personable and professional. I had no former musical education or training, so I appreciated his patience and his easy direction. I would recommend Derrick to any level student, at any age.
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Derrick C.

Derrick C.

Dedham, MA 02026
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starting at
$36 / 30-min
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Christopher S.

Boston, MA

The guitar is a fantastic and extremely popular instrument. Many people can pick up a guitar and play a few chords, or sing one song. I strong urge guitarist who come to me to be interested in learning the musician aspects of the guitar as well. Most people who learn to play an instrument have to learn theory, scales, and harmony as well. On the guitar you do not have to learn these things to be able to "play" the instrument but I urge people to because that will show in the music you make.

About Christopher

Hello! My name is Christopher S. and I am a classical guitarist, composer, linguist, and experienced language and music teacher.

I am a recent graduate with a Masters of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. There I studied with the world-renowned guitarist Eliot Fisk who is a direct student of the legendary guitarist Andres Segovia.

Currently I teach over 20 students at a variety different of music schools as well as in my in my home studio. I give regular performances throughout the Boston area and around New England. I am also in the midst of completing my debut al
bum titled, "The Music of Italy and Spain for the Guitar."

I began learning music when I was nine on the piano, however by the time I turned twelve I discovered my passion for the guitar. I began by learning songs and playing in a band with some friends. This was the start of my amazing journey into music. I started with blues, rock, and pop music but I quickly moved into more complex genres such as funk and Jazz music.

In college I began my studies of the historically endless world of classical music. This is also when I began teaching. After earning my degree, from Humboldt State University in Northern California, I began working as a music teacher.

I was hired as the main music instructor at a private music school called the Upper Valley Rock School. There I gave group lessons and private classes in guitar, bass, drums, piano and recording equipment. There I grew my experience of teaching to kids of all ages as well as adults.

After working awhile, I realized that in order to better my skills and become the guitar teacher I wanted to be I had to travel abroad. I moved to Seville, Spain where for two years I studied the art of classical and flamenco guitar.

I studied with a international known Spanish guitarist named Francisco Bernier at the Conservatory in Seville for two years and gave private guitar lessons part time. During this time I was also teaching English as a second language to high school and middle school students. From traveling and spending so much time in Europe, I also developed and studied my love of languages and I became fluent in Spanish and Italian.

If you are interested in having lessons with me, please contact me and we can begin learning the art of making beautiful music or learning the beautiful languages of the world! "Hasta pronto!" "A presto!" and "Speak to you soon!"
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Joyce May 25, 2016
Italian · Online
Verified Student
Good explanations.friendly, good humor. Helpful with pronunciation
And mysterious Sentence structures
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Ivy T. April 23, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very good and patience, was worth it. Looking forward to the next one..
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Abby January 25, 2016
Ukulele · In home
Christopher led a group lesson for several seniors who had never played the ukulele. He was wonderful! Very patient and positive. Would definitely hire him again!
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Christopher S.

Boston, MA 02115
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Kaoru N.

Brighton, MA

For Beginner, I will discuss your goal and a piece you want to work on. Subjects I'll talk in this class are; Pentatonic scale, Blues scale, Diatonic chords in major and minor keys, then basic 12 bar blues chord progression and common chord progressions that often used in Pop/Rock genre. I have handouts I can give you.

For Intermediate people, I'll talk about all 7 modes, Harmonic/Melodic minor scales and diatonic chords for each scales, all diatonic chords with 7th notes, 2-5-1 chord progressions and tritone substitution, 3 deceptive resolutions. In this class, your guitar sounds a little bit Jazzy.

About Kaoru

Hello, my name is Kaoru N.
I'm originally from Tokyo Japan and just graduated from Berklee college of music in 2013 as dual major of "Classic Composition" and "Contemporary Writing & Production" major.
Back in my home, I taught Karate to kids since 1996 to 2001.
I have tutored Japanese language and guitar, sometime even Karate to whoever interested in those things. I hope you are the next one who I can teach.
I have very good materials for learning Japanese and guitar that I use in my coaching all the time.
Let's start from figuring out what's your goal so I can help you out to achieve th
e goal.
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Konstantin April 23, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Kaoru is very attentive and thorough instructor. He matches my pace of learning and moves me forward in my skills. I feel motivated when I get home to practice and do the homework. Definitely would recommend him as a teacher!
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Raphael C. March 7, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My son enjoys his guitar lessons with Kaoru.
Kaoru makes it easy and exciting to learn. Looking forward to more lessons!
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Charlie R. February 28, 2016
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
My son looks forward to his lesson with Kaoru every week.
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Kaoru N.

Brighton, MA 02135
(9)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Stan M.

Coventry, RI

As my guitar student, you will learn any and all facets of guitar playing that interest you: chord strumming, note reading, blues jamming, singing while playing, learning the real guitar parts to your favorite recordings, ... the choice is yours. I hold a B.M. degree from Berklee College of Music and I have been teaching guitar and performing throughout southern New England for more than three decades. I look forward to helping you achieve your musical goals and dreams on the guitar!

About Stan

Hi! I am a private music instructor with a B.M. degree from Berklee College of Music and over 34 years' full-time experience in the field. I also have decades of experience as a professional jazz, rock, and theater musician. My teaching style is laid-back, gentle, informative, and very supportive. My focus is on enrichment and encouragement. I don't work with one-size-fits-all methods. Each lesson is customized to make the most of each student's own unique abilities and interests. I am very experienced in working with students of all ages, including very young children (ages 4 and up). I teach
real music -- students begin playing music they love almost from day-one. For example, many of my piano and guitar students pride themselves on learning to play the every song on Beatles One ... playing right along with the CD! Reading, playing by ear, improvisation, singing while you play ... there are so many ways to play and avenues to explore in music. Do you have a song or two in your heart. Contact me today!
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Steven May 16, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Stan Has been my instructor for eight months. Bottom Line...terrific! He is a master of his craft and a really-really gifted teacher. I tried a number of teachers over the years and got discouraged. There are many alleged "Music Teachers " that cant read music! Stan is a Suma Cum Laude (that's #1 in the class) Honors graduate of Berkley School of Music in Boston! The real deal!!

I walk away from every lesson as excited as the first. I highly recommend Stan to my family and friends!
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Nick May 15, 2016
Piano · In studio
Stan is an awesome teacher. He breaks down the subject material very intuitively but also finds a way to explain intricate concepts in a clear manner. I've learned so much and I would recommend him to anyone!
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Diane May 13, 2016
Piano · In studio
I have always wanted to learn how to play the piano and now I am thoroughly enjoying taking lessons from Stan. He's a very patient instructor who fills me with confidence. I look forward to my lesson every week and the time spent there just flies by so fast. Stan is very interesting and gives me a lot of information to help me understand music historically and in practice. He tailors his lesson to me. A great teacher! Thanks Stan!
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Stan M.

Coventry, RI 02816
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Pablo P.

Jamaica Plain, MA

I have a wide experience in teaching guitar. Have Master Degree in music and improvisation as well. My focus is rock, jazz, classical and Latin music. Improvisation, scales, chords and all you could imagine. My personal goal is to attend the student necessity, being beginner or advanced.

About Pablo

Hello! I am Pablo. Have a wide experience teaching guitar and music in general. I have an undergraduate and graduate degree in Music. Have a Master degree done in Brazil, also.
I speak excellent Portuguese and Spanish if you prefer so. I am very patient teacher and extremely personal in the development of each student. Hope you get in context and we can show you how is my work!
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Joseph P. May 6, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I've reached several goals thanks to Pablo's excellent tutelage. The best part is, in only 3 lessons my knowledge, understanding and over all playing has improved tremendously. I HIGHLY recommend.
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Wadson Mendes April 28, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome lesson. Pablo Passini is a real professional. Explains everything so simple and makes you understand everything, great teacher.
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Christian Aderbauer April 5, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
As I am a complete beginner, I could not have a better tutor for my first couple of lesson. I made really good progress the last couple or weeks and enjoying the lesson with Pablo. He is not just a great tutor, he is also explaining a lot in regards to understand the beat and the music.

If you want to learn Guitar or extend your playing, Pablo is the right person for you.

Thanks Pablo

Best
Christian
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Pablo P.

Pablo P.

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(6)
starting at
$28 / 60-min

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