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Austin L.

Nashville, TN
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Austin L.

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In our lessons, we can cover anything you'd like (your enjoyment of guitar is my top priority), ranging from basic technique all the way to advanced fretboard maneuvers. I can teach you anything from simple strum patterns or fun classic riffs all the way to the technical mastery of great guitarists like Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. I'm well versed in music theory and can give you insight on how and why ideas work and how they can easily apply to your playing (such as scales, arpeggios, etc.)

About Austin

Hello there, I'm Austin Lowrance. Raised on a balanced musical diet of classic rock and 90's country, I received my first guitar in elementary school and began taking the instrument seriously around 12 years old. I've been performing live for the better part of the last decade, and have taken vario

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Abigail O.

Nashville, TN
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2020
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Abigail O.

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I teach based off of student preference as much as possible. I want my students to as excited about what they're learning as possible. I believe excitement promotes an all around positive learning experience and allows for students to be invested in the learning process.

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My main goal is to help people learn the skill they want to in the most personal and welcoming atmosphere possible. I am passionate about learning and personal growth and I am so excited every time I get to be a part of that process with another individual.

Buck B.

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Brentwood, TN
Starting at $29
  • Guitar Performance from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Teaching since 1985
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Buck B.

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I can teach you: Acoustic, Electric, Fingerstyle, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Folk, Country, Slide, Lap Steel.
Harmony, Theory, Compostion and much more.
Learn how the pros do it in the real world!

About Buck

*** Specialties *** Guitar: Almost all styles: electric and acoustic; Jazz, Rock, Blues, Fingerstyle, Folk, Bluegrass, Lap Steel and Slide too! Songwriting: I know, no one can actually teach songwriting; but i can help you with yours-song form, rhyming, harmony and more. Studio Production and

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Ronnie B.

53 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Italian, French, German
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Diploma from Redondo Union
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Ronnie B.

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I have been teaching for 9 years. I am very patient, kind and will nurture your talent. My curriculum will be different depending on the style of music you want to be taught, but music history, references, and listening material are to be expected. I am just a guide who is helping you on your journey, where you wish to go I will do my best to show you the way. Thx!:)

About Ronnie

Hi,My Name is Ronnie. I have been playing music for eight years and I am currently Leader of "Blonde", my Rock N' Roll, Rhythm N' Swing Band. I Live in Redondo Beach and have Lived in the Southbay for most of my life.I was blessed to grow up around the local music scene! I've had the pleasure of pe

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Joesphe I.
Helped me understand where my voice is, and identify simple things to fix to open my range up more comfortably. Would recommend for others!
Nick P.
Ronnie is an awesome teacher and a really cool guy! He's super easy-going and very good at tailoring each lesson to your unique goals as a musician. Not only is a he an expert harmonica player he's also knowledgeable about the history of the instrument and the different styles and influential players which enhances the learning experience and makes lessons fun and informative. Super excited to be continuing lessons and my journey of learning the harmonica with him!
Nico
Very easy to get along with, and a very great teacher!

Shane S.

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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Guitar, Theory and Songwriting from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Shane S.

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I offer a varied curriculum for all my students. Teaching students music they're interested allows me make learning the guitar fun while stressing the importance of the fundamentals. I teach all ages, styles and skill levels and enjoy the diversity of students I meet through teaching.

About Shane

Welcome! I'm a guitar instructor and part owner at Tri Tone Music School in Mount Pleasant. I teach one-on-one 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons for guitar. In the lesson I offer a varied curriculum to meet the needs of my students interests. I find teaching students music they're interested in all

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Emma
Shane is a superb teacher.
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Adam K.

28 Reviews
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  • Speaks Hebrew, English
  • Master Of Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College
  • Teaching since 2006
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Adam K.

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Songs from classic to modern rock, folk, indie, grunge, R&B, Soul, etc. including Foster the People, Nirvana, Lenny Kravitz, Bush, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Corinne Bailey Rae, Yuna, and many more

About Adam

Learn to play your favorite songs, sing while playing, or even write your own songs! I have been passionate about music all of my life. I have been teaching guitar and piano for 10 years. I'm a doctoral student at Chestnut Hill College pursuing a degree in clinical psychology with plans to becom

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Veronica T.
Adam is a wonderful guitar instructor. He is very knowledgable and he is always calm, patient and very encouraging. He taught me a lot of ways to practice and enjoy music. Thank you Adam! I would highly recommend!
Kristin
I took acoustic guitar lessons with Adam and he was a wonderful teacher. I had little knowledge of the guitar and felt I developed my skills quickly. Adam was patient, nice and came up with fun exercises and song selections. Would highly recommend Adam as a teacher!
Julie
Adam’s superpowers as a guitar teacher are commitment and a calm demeanor. It was clear from my first lesson that Adam was singularly dedicated to my advancement even at times when my dedication wavered. I was able to successfully learn a Death Can for Cutie song that I had loved for years (I will follow you into the dark). Though i had taken lessons in the past, i felt i had the most chemistry with Adam’s thoughtful approach to teaching guitar. Our lessons were fun and laced with lighthearted humor. I moved to NYC and Adam was 100% committed to ensuring our lessons continued via Skype. Unfortunately the move was a big life change that refocused my priorities. I wish that Adam lived in NY so we could continue playing together!

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Nashville is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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"I started receiving lessons from David a few years ago, to improve my guitar abilities. I always used to tell people, "I've been playing guitar since the Eighties, though you would never know it." At the time I started, I knew some Metal riffs, three-chord Punk Rock progressions, and simple 12-bar blues. Though I took two guitar classes and first-year Music Theory in college in the early Nineties, the only scale I could say I knew was "blues pentatonic," emphasis on the quotation marks.

My goal was to relearn Modes/Scales, and brush up on theory, so that I could write more complex material. David taught me that, and so much more. Over these few years, I've learned Progressive Rock, Fusion/Jazz, and even some Country styles, as well as a great deal more about Metal and, yes, even Punk from David. I can play leads and solos with much more proficiency, in timing with the rhythm, and more tonally correct, than I ever could before. He has also helped me read music better, construct more professional-sounding compositions, and has started me on my own path to produce my own recordings, from recommending and using recording software, to capturing dynamics with mic placement, to mixing the rough takes to get the most out of the sound.

For a musician of any level or caliber, having an instructor like David is a true asset--for he has the knowledge and skills to take an entry-level musician every step of the way to becoming a professional performer, recorder, mixer, engineer, and producer. The only limit to the lesson's potential is your own level of determination, which David quite expertly helps you to improve with every session. Even if your goal is to simply learn to play one song on one instrument--and David teaches MANY instruments--he will have you playing that song like the musician who wrote it before you realize it--as long as you stick with your practice between lessons. That part's up to you!"
Marc
Took Guitar lessons from David C.
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"my son had his first guitar session with Mr. Joe today and he was all excited and happy and was saying why did not we find him earlier, I liked the way he went about it and showed my son how to use Rocksmith on XBOX , my son already use and play games on XBox and using Rocksmith for learning guitar was a great idea, Mr Joe showed him how to use it and gave instructions to prepare his first lesson for next week. He also have a weekly get together for kids to play in public that will help kids to show off their skill to outside world. looking forward to more classes with him"
sanjay
Took Guitar lessons from Joe B.
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"Chivan is excellent! I highly recommend his lessons."
Laney
Took Guitar lessons from Chivan L.
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"She is a very nice and experienced Guitar teacher. I enjoyed her teaching lessons for me!"
Ling-jia
Took Guitar lessons from Ayme F.
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"I took guitar lessons from Jon a few months ago.
the lessons were the best investment I ever made.
they were transformative.
they took me to the next level.
and there is just no comparison to the level I was at previously.
I grew in super fantastic ways.
lessons with Jon helped me to become a better guitarist and singer.
but, also a better musician. I learned a ton about how to be the best musician that I can be from him.
the guitar techniques that I wanted to learn from him, are challenging.
at the beginning, some of it was impossible.
he encouraged me. told me I could do it.
showed me a ton of super cool techniques.
told me stuff about how to use my mental powers (stuff like about HOW we learn).
he knows a lot about learning.
and he's super generous in teaching it.
I highly recommend for everyone to take lessons from Jon."
charles
Took Guitar lessons from Jonathan B.
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"Karen was wonderful with Imogene. She learned so much with just one lesson and she cannot wait for the next."
Imogene
Took Guitar lessons from Karen R.
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"Indigo is a great teacher. She is deeply knowledgeable! I highly reccomend lessons with her."
Michael
Took Guitar lessons from Indigo S.
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"Tim was very patient with me and it was very enjoyable!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Tim K.
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"Edwin is an Awesome Guitar Teacher !!

Edwin is really great and nice as a teacher. He has great skills in understanding what we know and what we want, and he teaches to the potential with much patience. His music ability is excellent and motivates us to learn more.
He is pleasant and makes us feel much comfortable while learning. I started of to learn guitar with zero music knowledge and in no time Edwin made me feel confident about what I learn and what I could."
KIRAN
Took Guitar lessons from Edwin I.
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"Cole is an excellent teacher! He's Very knowledgeable, professional and passionate . Goes out of his way to ensure that he's providing the best education possible. Would recommend!"
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Teaching Private Guitar Lessons in Nashville

By Tyler J. - Nashville Guitar Teacher

Thinking of trying out the Nashville guitar scene? Are you looking to take guitar lessons in Music City? Well, you’re not alone. For decades, Nashville has been one of the most influential hubs for popular music and entertainment. Thousands of musicians have made the move to Middle Tennessee with big aspirations; to become a superstar, to get hired as a sideman, or even just to start a band with like-minded individuals. Whether you want to play for fun or play to pay the bills, Nashville has plenty to satisfy any guitar player’s cravings for a musically rich environment.

First of all, while the country music industry is centered in Nashville, there’s much more than just country here. Rock, indie, pop, blues, and jazz are everywhere in the city, and for those who are interested in Christian and gospel music, you’re in luck: Nashville is the center for the Christian music industry.

I always recommend checking out lower Broadway first. Between the intersections of 6th and Broadway, all the way down to 1st, the streets are lined with live music venues. Some of the people playing on Broadway are playing for tips full-time to pay their rent, while others are playing for fun while they’re in town from being on the road. It’s a great place to network with other guitarists, so go on down, and take it all in. Over time, once you’ve become friends with some of the local players, they may ask you to come “sit in” for a couple songs while they take a break. It’s good to become a familiar face on lower Broadway if you’re looking for gigs on the road; many of these players are hired guns for some of the biggest names in the music business.

Music stores around town are also great places to hang with other guitarists. Corner Music on 12th Ave. South is a local staple for musicians, and Gruhn Guitars is an excellent place to see some vintage guitar gear. I should also mention major stores such as Sam Ash Music and Guitar Center – always great places to meet similar people.

There are plenty of open jam nights around town, too. If you’re ready to jam with some strangers (that soon will become friends), don’t be afraid to ask around for where the “hot spots” are. When I first got to town, the Fiddle and Steel bar on Printer’s Alley was the best place to go on Tuesday nights. There are places like that all over, so don’t be shy about asking people! Whether you go to play or not, it’s great to go and hang out at open jams to hear people play and to make friends.

Going out to the music venues in town is the best way to get some inspiration. Seeing successful players playing great shows is something that always motivates me to strive for bigger and better things. But music venues aren’t the only place you can find other guitarists. As a matter of fact, considering that Nashville has such a high concentration of musicians, you can go just about anywhere to meet players. Coffee shops and local churches are always full of people who are involved in the music business. Be kind, be considerate, and don’t be afraid to open up conversation. While Nashville has a reputation for being competitive, I’ve found it to be very welcoming to newcomers. Most musicians I meet around town are willing to be helpful to newbies looking for work.

Before you start your guitar lessons in Nashville, there are a couple things you should be working on, such as the Nashville number system. Ever hear of it? It’s a form of musical shorthand used to notate chord charts, and while people in most cities don’t use them, almost everyone in Nashville does. There are plenty of resources for learning the number system, including websites and books, so don’t hesitate to start learning now! Most music instructors in Nashville would be glad to help you become a fluent reader of number charts – and many of these instructors can be found right here at TakeLessons!

Something that isn’t all that surprising - but is often overlooked - is the fact that Nashville is all about relationships. Getting hired for a road gig or a spot playing downtown is often simply a matter of being a “good hang,” as I call it. Having a positive attitude, being reliable, and being trustworthy will get you far in life, and Nashville is no different. In fact, I’ve even found that you don’t have to be the most amazing guitarist in town to get hired – you just need to be a good team player.

Music City is glad to have an ever-growing number of musicians around. The metro area has seen unprecedented population growth in recent years, and the economy is booming, so there’s no better time to jump on board. So, if you’re looking to get involved in this local guitar scene and take guitar lessons in Nashville, you’re in luck, because Nashville is an exciting, eclectic, unique, and inspiring place to be. Beginners, intermediate players, and professionals are all welcome; so don’t be afraid to check it out. Good luck, and keep on playing!

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