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Benson B.

Austin, TX
Starting at $67
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Finance and Economics from University of Alabama in Huntsville
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Benson B.

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I am a rock, metal, jazz, and pop player (a ton of genres - I know!) My claim to fame is precise musicianship and a steady ahdn for recording guitars. If you are a beginner, I will teach you the fundamentals of guitar, how to practice and how to grow quickly into a seasoned player.

For intermediate students, my focus is on cleaning up technique with drills and feedback, along with tips for songwriting, blending the guitar in with other instruments, and overall hand coordination.

About Benson

I am a guitarist, songwriter, composer, and artist hailing from Atlanta, GA. I have been teaching one-off lessons to friends and family for years, and have recently decided to take this gig in a bigger direction in Austin, TX. I currently play guitar for a metal band Ibex, as well as write my own

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Ian L.

Wimberley, TX
Starting at $50
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ian L.

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Barry Harris, the great Jazz pianist, and educator says, “I have such a ball in my classes, and I learn so much from my students. They probably don’t realize that I come to school here, too. I’m just the oldest member of the class. I wish everyone could experience the blessing of learning new things all the time.”

The above statement describes how I feel when I am teaching. I have been playing and performing for over 20 years in many capacities, and still, music continues to teach me new things every time. Not only do I want to share that experience with you, but I also want to guide you into having that experience for yourself.

About Ian

I started on the violin when I was about 8 years old. I began with classical music, studying in the Suzuki method. I loved my time in the Suzuki method; I wasn’t always the best student; however, in hindsight, I am incredibly grateful for the experience with my teacher, the method, and the strong

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Luther B.

54 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Father of the Year from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
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Luther B.

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The student will be instructed on the basics of proper playing techniques, music theory, and musicianship. They will learn to read music and also play by ear which will make them a well rounded player.

About Luther A.

Luther unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Aroun

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Stefanie B.
At 48 years old, I decided to embark on the life-long desire for vocal lessons. Mr. Blackwell works with me at my pace, as an amateur with a busy professional and home life, and supports me wherever I am in a given lesson. After 8 months of singing together, I have so much more confidence and enjoyment out of singing and like another reviewer said, he makes me feel like I could perform one day (beyond the kitchen, car and shower!).
Hadassah
Mr. Blackwell is very kind and is an amazing teacher. He takes time to help me understand music especially the theory sections. He is not just a music teacher but he is an excellent mentor.
Paul
Luther has been very helpful at teaching me the basics while also making sure we move at a pace in which I am comfortable before jumping into any new exercises. I look forward to having him as a teacher for a long time.
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Jesse W.

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Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Master's of Music - Jazz Studies from University of North Texas
  • Teaching since 2013
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Jesse W.

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I have been teaching lessons of all skill levels and styles to students of all ages for the last 6 years. I have a Masters in Music from UNT as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Music from TCU. I enjoy getting to meet new people and helping them to find what interests them in music. I enjoy seeing what I do benefit others as well as watching them progress steadily. The student always comes first!

About Jesse

Hi! I have been teaching lessons of all skill levels and styles to students of all ages for the last 8 years. I have a Masters in Music from UNT as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Music from TCU. I always put the interests of the student first, and structure each lesson to best fit their needs. The s

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Miracle Lindskog L.
Mr. Jesse is a very effective teacher and my 16 year old daughter has progressed very quickly in playing classical guitar and violin in just under two years. The lessons are very productive while still being very enjoyable. I'd recommend him for both for students who are learning a new instrument or already have a musical background.
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Ryan B.

94 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Ryan B.

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I've been teaching guitar for 5 years helping students develop a love for the instrument and learn more about music along the way. There are many styles I'm comfortable teaching from folk (fingerpicking or flatpicking), rock, blues and funk and I would love working on developing a unique style of your own. Within the first few lessons you'll have a solid base of strumming, picking and chord changes and even a few simple songs under your belt. Moving on from there I will craft lessons to move you toward a "goal song," making sure to cater your progress to your needs while keeping a focus on good technique. I enjoy working with students of all ages and experiences and I can't wait to meet you!

About Ryan

Ryan is a musician from Logan Square who plays a plethora of different instruments. He specializes in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, but also dabbles in accordion, piano, drums, harmonica and several others. Learning to play instruments is one of the true pleasures in his life and he hopes he

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Ryan
I have been working with Ryan on the Banjo for over a year now. He is incredible patient, encouraging and seriously knows his stuff!
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Maxwell C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 4 to 55
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Maxwell C.

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My teaching philosophy does not change across instruments, so the way I teach will give students a comprehensive understanding of their instrument in addition to the foundational music knowledge required to play with people and be an effective communicator.

About Maxwell

I began teaching myself guitar after two years of experience with the saxophone in middle school band. I furthered my understanding through my studies at UCLA, forming relationships with professors, music students, and LA-based professional musicians/composers. I am currently studying with Andy

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"Fantastic teacher! Ben is very professional, knowledgeable and easy to learn from. Can't wait till I get back into town to get some more lessons."
Mike
Took Guitar lessons from Benjamin K.
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"Knowledgeable and able to teach at my slow pace ;-)"
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Took Guitar lessons from Tom S.
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Took Guitar lessons from James R.
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"I have known Adam as a professional musician and as the father of a young boy for several years. He is a wonderful musician, a well organized, systematic thinker and a gentle, understanding person who gives guidance and encouragement in the most constructive and positive way. I highly recommend him as a guitar teacher."
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Took Guitar lessons from Adam B.
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"Tomas is a true professional. He is very talentted, kind, patient and understanding and always has the students well being in mind. He is incredibly passionate about his music and his teaching and is able to tranfer his passion to his students. I highly recommend him as a teacher"
John
Took Guitar lessons from Tomas B.
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"We have had 4 or 5 lessons now with Michael and with each one, my 9 year old son learns so much. I'm amazed at the pace at which he is moving; Michael had him playing a song after his first lesson. We sometimes do lessons at Michael's location and other times on Skype. My son really likes Michael and he wants to work hard and keep learning. I highly recommend guitar with Michael."
Jack
Took Guitar lessons from Michael L.
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"Tom S.

For the two years that I took guitar lessons with Tom S. I found that he possessed a real sensitivity to what I, the student, wanted to do musically. Tom often went out of his way to find supplemental material to augment the learning experience. If I wanted to learn something a bit beyond my capability he'd find a way for me to build to the next skill level without ever discouraging me. Proper technique was always stressed and the payoff was worth it. His respect for the music and the craft of guitar playing is something that impresses me still."
Dave
Took Guitar lessons from Tom S.
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"Adam has truly helped me approach the instrument in such a economical and efficient way! I am now able to properly build and create music from a greater perspective."
Sue
Took Guitar lessons from Adam F.
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"David is awesome!! He tailors lessons to fit your musical preference but also takes you out of your comfort zone to challenge you and help one build confidence...in three short lessons I've learned so much! Not just technically, but personally as well. Great teacher, fun sessions, highly recommend"
Marisa
Took Guitar lessons from David B.
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"What an incredible experience! James is a completely awesome instructor and all together a great person!"
Tony
Took Guitar lessons from James S.
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