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Guitar Lessons in Houston: More than Just Strings

By Andrew D. - Houston Guitar Teacher

Have you ever wished that you had a secret world -one that you could retreat to any time you desired? A world that you alone could shape and, each time you returned, remained completely untouched by any hand other than your own? That world exists, and not in some distant galaxy or in the dreams of those deep in sleep (although they may exist there as well). That world exists in music; more specifically, that world exists when you dive into the world of learning to play music and musical instruments. Learning, growing, changing, and moving with music as it moves with you. When you take guitar lessons in Houston, all of these things are possible.

This is the reason I love to teach guitar lessons in Houston. To be able to share MY world that I have been building for so long is just such a powerful thing. Once you jump off that cliff into the open air that is the musical realm, you never stop falling deeper and deeper into it. It is truly something that stays with you for a lifetime. There is nothing I enjoy more than bringing somebody new to that cliff and showing them what lies beyond. It’s such a tremendous feeling when I see the look of understanding and excitement on a student’s face when comprehension washes over them, and then to see them turn around and use that new tool to shape their musical mind.

So awaken YOUR musical mind - take the plunge and begin to shape your world. Sign up for guitar lessons in Houston today!

About Kerry M.

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About Kerry
I am a Biology student at Texas Southern University with a minor in music. I am a band leader, singer, songwriter, percussionist, bassist and guitarist. I have been a contract music teacher for over 10 years. I have taught music in various schools from 1st grade to high school in the Houston Independent School District, Spring Branch Independent School District and several charter schools throughout the Greater Houston Area. I have instructed and led large guitar ensembles 25+, percussion ensembles, a pop/ rock/ stage band, an elementary school choir, one on one private lessons, etc. I have de
signed curriculum and written lesson plans.

*** Lesson Details ***
Fun lessons based on your personal favorite songs and music. You'll be exposed to and learn different styles of popular music. After a few months and a personal commitment to practice, students will have a thorough understanding of the musical instrument they are studying and how to sight read.
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Kerry M.

Kerry M.

Houston, TX 77021
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$29 / 30-min

About Andrew D.

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Hi there. I'm Andrew. I have been teaching for about 5 years now and it has become one of the things I truly love to do. When I am not writing, reading, gigging, touring, or recording, I love to teach people the things that have made my life so colorful.

With a little push in the right direction, you can become an active participant in the things you love. No more watching from the sidelines. Become the musician, writer, speaker, reader that you have always wanted to be. It's never too late! Trying something new or asking for help can be intimidating, but I am happy to show you that the rewards far exceed the costs. Trust me, I speak from experience (as a tutor should, I would think!). I've taught personalized lessons for over 5 years now without a single complaint. At this point in my musical career, the majority of my experience and attitude has come from being "in the field". I've played South By South West, Westheimer Block Party, opened up for bands like the Misfits and

About Andrew
Music is my life. As cheesy as that phrase goes, for me, it holds true. Everything I do and have been doing has been geared towards music. I've been in one working/gigging band or other without break for the past 10 years. I began intensely learning to play guitar at the age of 9 and have not stopped. The second I started learning I knew that that was what I wanted to do. Fast forward to now, and here I am loving every minute of it. I took lessons of my own as a kid, which helped shape me greatly. I then picked up bass at the age of 13.
I've taught personalized lessons for over 7 year
s now without a single complaint. At this point in my musical career, the majority of my experience and attitude has come from being "in the field". I've played South By South West, Austin City Limits, Westheimer Block Party, opened up for bands like the Misfits and the Shins, shared the stage with bands like The Wallflowers, Minus the Bear, and Echo and the Bunnymen, and been on tour and lived the whole life more often than not!
YOU can be an active musician. If you have the passion and desire. The first step though, is learning your instrument. Learning an instrument is something that stays with you for the rest of your life. It's an unfaltering companion that can benefit you in so many ways. I like to toss out the strict "teacher/student" regiment and create a laid back, fun, easy going atmosphere. I want to be buds and SHARE music with each other and introduce you into this world that I have grown to love so so much. There is nothing more rewarding. I promise. So let's get started!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very laid back. Your progress is directly linked to you. I will give it my all to teach you and help you, but if you don't practice or soak it in, that's on you! I hate having a tense, seminar type lesson atmosphere. Lessons with me will be easy going and relaxed. I don't want to have to put on a sweater vest and wag my finger as a I scold you. That's just not me.
However, I DO expect you to get things done. Why waste your time with lessons if you're not going to take them seriously on any level? The curriculum will be totally personalized for YOU. After all, not everybody likes the same music and style. The first lesson or two will be getting a handle on exactly what YOU want to learn and what YOU want out of it. Finding out your favorite bands/artists, guitar players, bass players, etc. There's nothing worse than being taught something you have no desire for, but having it drilled into your head week after week! So whether that be blues, folk, metal, whatever, that's the first step. With that information I'll begin constructing and laying out the rest of your lesson plan.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Although I assume you have an instrument of your own (if not I recommend getting one, it sort of helps), if you're looking to just try things out at first I have more than a few extra that I'd be happy to let you use. My teaching studio doubles as a recording studio as well. This means 2 things: if ever you would like to record some of your music you know where to go! And also, I have the means to record the entire lesson if you'd like. You'll need to supply the blank CD(s) of course. It's not a requirement to record the lesson, just an option! Basically, I have everything you could ever possibly need for music lessons here. So you're set.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitars, amps, etc. anything that would be needed I've got!

*** Specialties ***
I am versed in blues, rock, metal, folk, hardcore, acoustic-finger-style and various other acoustic styles, and more. Through teaching and experience as a working musician I have mastered most genres and styles. When sitting at home jamming in my free time, I probably most frequently find myself playing acoustic finger-style, blues, folk, or hardcore, but love and appreciate most styles. So, bring it on!
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Danny April 3, 2017
· Guitar · In home
I just finished my third lesson with Andrew and I am enjoying my lessons very much. In my first lesson I did not even know how to hold a guitar and he was very patient with me and teaches at a pace I was comfortable with. He is keeping me motivated to learn by introducing new skills and lessons and critiques me in a way that I want to improve. He always sends me home with assignments that I can use to practice and we typically spend the beginning of the next class going over it. He will make sure to correct any bad-habits that I may be developing and shows me ways in which I can improve. I feel this helps build a solid foundation that I hope to build upon in the years to come. I highly recommend learning guitar from Andrew.
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Mark April 3, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Andrew is the best teacher I could possible ask for. He is able to break things down where they are easy to understand and he tailors the lessons perfectly for each student.
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Alexander February 25, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Very knowledgable! Knows how to cater your lessons to you and what you know and want to learn, a very natural instructor.

Would highly recommend!
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Andrew D.

Andrew D.

Houston, TX 77018
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About Zane W.

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I have been plain guitar for 10 years now. (professionally for 3 years) and that is still my current occupation. There is no obstacle I cannot help you climb from the beginner student to the advanced.

About Zane
Zane W. starting taking lessons from Guitar Institute of technology graduate, Charlie Lair at 12 years of age and studied with him for 6 years. Zane began serious classical voice lessons when he was 18 from Dr. Paul Busselburg, and is now currently taking speech level singing. He has performed/worked with T.V. shows such as "The Voice" and "American Idol"

Zane has been teaching both singing and guitar lessons for 6 years; students have ranged in age between 6-80 years old.
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Ace April 19, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Sings well and plays well simultaneously. Phenomenal at replicating voices of famous singers. Took one of the best live improvised solos I have ever heard. This guy is a truly an artist in the fullest sense of the word.
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Samreen Z. October 14, 2014
· Singing · In studio
He's an awesome instructor! Made me feel very comfortable and went at the perfect pace for me.
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Zane W.

Zane W.

Houston, TX 77007
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$25 / 30-min

About William C.

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Like any guitar teacher, my lessons are designed to explain how the instrument works, and where to put your fingers, but I try to move past this to where students understand why the instrument works the way it does, why each placement of fingers produces the sounds it does, what a song is saying lyrically and musically, and the relevant history of both pop/rock music and the guitar itself which has lead to our present state. Please Email me your questions. I look forward to our first lesson.

About William
Hello, My name is William! I'm a singer/ songwriter, and guitar player. I have experience teaching music in private lessons as well as in groups, and I have experience delivering university style lectures. My B.A. is in English and History. I specialize in teaching beginners and students with experience. Like any guitar teacher, my lessons are designed to explain how the instrument works, and where to put your fingers, but I try to move past this to where students understand why the instrument works the way it does, why each placement of fingers produces the sounds it does, what a song is sayi
ng lyrically and musically, and the relevant history of both pop/rock music and the guitar itself which has lead to our present state. Please Email me your questions. I look forward to our first lesson.
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Richard T. October 8, 2016
· Guitar · In home
William knows the guitar very well and is great at teaching/explaining the basics to someone like me who has limited knowledge. I am confident that my skills will greatly improve with William as my instructor/teacher.
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William C.

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Houston, TX 77055
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About Shan K.

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For Beginners: You'll start out small and simple. Each lesson will be structured as Review/New/Drills/Questions.

Intermediate: Most folks in this category are usually the ones that have reached a guitar playing plateau. You may know chords, scales, some songs etc but can't quite go further. I'm well equipped to help you move forward. I'll assess your playing level and expand your skill set based upon what I discover.

Advanced: This is for those aspiring shredders out there. Sweep picking, legato, alternate picking, tapping etc. You will learn efficient practice and how to set and achieve goals.

About Shan
A long time ago, in a country far far away... when he was just a young lad, Zeshan was visited by one of his American cousins - a cousin who brought with him a guitar. And not just any guitar: a beautiful and stunning Les Paul. Zeshan had never seen a guitar before, but from the very first time he touched the strings, that was it: he was in love.

In the winter of 2006, with only a guitar, a backpack and a few hundred dollars in his pocket, Zeshan arrived in America to begin his journey through college. Determined to play to a live audience, he sought out and established several bands in the
Dallas/Fort Worth area, one of which went on to tour all over the US.

Zeshan has been playing guitar for over 15 years now, and continues to enjoy learning and refining his skills. In his opinion, a musician never truly stops learning. Along the way, he also learned to play the violin and piano. While living in Dallas, he studied Jazz Guitar under Paul Metzger, a well-established local jazzer, and studied Classical Guitar with the ever-so-humble Carlo Pezzimenti, one of Andre Segovia’s last remaining students. During this time, Zeshan completed his Associates Degree in Music Performance, graduating with Honors.

Zeshan's passion shines through in his teaching. He believes that anyone, young or old, can learn to play music with the right approach. He has a thorough understanding of guitar technique as well as experience with a variety of different learning styles, and he uses these as tools to make his students comfortable with the instrument, as he incrementally nurtures the inner musical voice that gives his students the joyful expression that they desire.
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Shan K.

Houston, TX 77098
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