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About Max Z.

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Austin, TX
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I offer private in-studio lessons tailored to your level and goals. Learn to play lead, rhythm, jam, and/or improvise. We can approach learning by using tab, standard notation, or by ear.

We'll focus on tunes you want to play, or take a broader approach incorporating reading music, ear training and theory.

If you’re just starting, we’ll begin with basic technique (holding the pick, strumming), playing chords and playing simple melodies.

About Max
I am a Berklee College of Music graduate in guitar & mandolin performance, and play in two 4-piece bluegrass/country bands and an acoustic duo. I played about 140 shows in 2017.

Lessons are tailored to your level and goals. We can focus on tunes you want to play, incorporating reading music, ear training and theory.

Learn by tab, music or by ear.Many students prefer to have notes or tab in front of them. I will provide the notes/tabs of songs we learn.

I want all students to come away from their lessons feeling successful.

*** Specialties ***
Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, Fiddle tunes
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Matthew April 10, 2018
· Bluegrass Guitar · In studio
Max was a great teacher. I walked in wanting to learn better soloing techniques for my bluegrass guitar. With Max's help, I got over several humps in my playing and solo creating skills. If you're looking for a solid teacher that listens to what you have to say, Max is your teacher.
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Benjamin July 31, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Max is a great instructor and works really well with our 12 year old son. Our son looks forward to guitar lessons every week. Max's easy going attitude makes lessons fun and our son enjoys the jam sessions.
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Keith April 1, 2017
· Mandolin · In studio
Great instructor. Very knowledgable.
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Max Z.

Austin, TX 78746
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About Derek V.

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Austin, TX
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I've been playing guitar for 25 years, and teaching guitar for 10 years. I can teach a beginner from step one, or a jaded advanced guitarist looking for inspiration.

About Derek
TEACHING MISSION: Capture the joy of playing music. Inspire continual playing and/or practice, regardless of student's lifestyle/career choices.
I start the first lesson with a student wish list (songs, goals, etc) and every lesson we take significant steps towards the goals.

Skills: Guitar/Mandolin/Piano/Bass/Banjo/Recording/DJ Technology

Education: B.M. Classical/ Jazz Guitar Performance, University of Colorado, 2003
B.S. Audio Engineering/ Production, Middle Tennessee State University, 1997

Teaching Experience:
-The Musicians Woodshed (Austin) Sept 2013- Present
-Brooklyn Music Lessons (NYC) 2010-2013
-University of Colorado (Boulder) 2000-2010
-Naropa University (Boulder) 2007-2010
-The Lesson Studio (Boulder) 2005-2009

Performance Experience:
Freelance Musician/ Arranger/ Composer 2000-Present
I have played guita
r, mandolin, bouzouki, keyboards, or bass in folk, classical,
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Laura May 16, 2019
· Audio Engineering · In studio
Super Knowledgable. Psyched to learn more.
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Dennis May 16, 2019
· Banjo · In home
Derek is a very knowledgable instructor, easy to talk to, and I found his teaching technique is very motivating. He set realistic practice goals for the next session, which will require me to do my part, but that's the reason we show up, to learn how to play a musical instrument.
I highly recommend him.
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Luis R. March 15, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Derek was very helpful! No time was wasted! Awesome 1st lesson!
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Derek V.

Austin, TX 78748
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$35 / 30-min

About David L.

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Austin, TX
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I've been teaching guitar, acoustic and electric, for fifteen years. The first thing I like to do is get to know you, the music you enjoy and your goals. In a way, I like to begin by letting the student lead.

I believe anyone can play guitar. In most situations, we can learn the basics of playing some of your favorite songs in under a month. In the first few lessons we will learn open position chords and the basics of strumming and picking in 4/4 and 3/4 time. After you've memorized half a dozen or so songs this way, we can attempt barre chords and lead guitar playing.

About David
My name is David and I'm a professional musician who just moved to North Austin. I came from Cincinnati, where I went to the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, taught dozens of students at all levels and played regular gigs every weekend. I have been teaching for over fifteen years, and I'm looking to get a few new students.
I teach guitar, piano, bass guitar and even upright bass. If it's a tutor you are looking for I can also teach music theory and appreciation. I have a knack for teaching young people, probably because I was young when I started my musical journey. I've been very successful at inspiring a student's love of music and instilling the patience required to take on the challenge of playing an instrument.
The first thing I like to do is get to know you, the music you enjoy and your goals. In a way, I l
ike to begin by letting the student lead.
In addition to learning from you, I intend to present you with new information, to try and broaden your musical tastes and teach you how to be an active listener.
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Sophie T. May 24, 2019
· Piano · In home
David is very kind and sweet to my kid. He has so much patient. He makes the class fun, entertain and way beyond expectation.
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Luka January 7, 2019
· Upright Bass · Online
David was great. We just need to figure out why the connection was so fuzzy so we can communicate a little better.
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Chris December 13, 2018
· Upright Bass · Online
David is patient and each lesson is interesting and engaging. As an adult learner with a busy schedule, David helps me stay on track toward my goals.
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David L.

Austin, TX 78717
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About Darrell V.

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Austin, TX

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Electric, acoustic, classical, Spanish, bass

About Darrell
Why these lessons are different:
- Formally trained conductor/composer/producer
- Individual or group session options including full band production
- A long roster of satisfied clients
- Broad base of musical styles (rock, classical, jazz, blues, metal, bluegrass, folk, theater, big band, symphonic, pop, punk, country, march, gospel, avant-garde...)
- Over 20 yrs teaching experience and work with recognized professionals including work in some of the top-rated private schools in the United States
- Over 30 years performing experience

Instrument-specific instruction:
- Voice
- Guitar [Spanish, acoustic, electric]
- Electric Bass
- Piano/Keyboard
- Woodwinds [specializing in saxophones]
- Percussion
- Brass & Bowed Strings [performance preparation only]

My process is based on (but does not adhere strictly to
) the Classical approach to Western tonal harmony and asks that the students develop certain fundamentals of technique and theory. In my experience, this structure creates the strongest foundation for pupils to build the rest of their musical lives on, whether professionally or solely for personal enjoyment. All of my students are on the fast track to studying music theory. Whatever level they are at when I start with them, I guide their efforts into bringing the students up to a certain level of comprehension regarding the mathematical aspects of music and how it relates to their instruments. This understanding of theoretical principles of sound allows the students to play any style of music they wish, no matter how their tastes may change throughout their lives.

Curriculum Gradation:
Elements of rhythm
Elements of pitch
Elements of dynamics
Elements of articulation
Reading/Writing notation
Tone development
Finding/Expanding your range
Dexterity, speed, and accuracy
How to project
How to advance to the next level
Music theory
Playing by ear
Improvisational techniques
Finding your signature style
Expression/Lyricism
Composition/Arrangement
Project Management
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Trien B. March 4, 2019
· Piano · In home
Darrelia a good teacher. He is very knowledgeable and fun to work with. We would like to book him for a next 5 weeks.
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Harvill W. February 18, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Gave detailed assignments/homework to help learn reading script music. Great insight into stumbling blocks to avoid. Measured my effective voice range. Easy to get along with and very encouraging to a basic beginner. I told him I understand why his students gave him rave reviews.
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George July 20, 2018
· Arrangement and Composition · In home
Just completed another project with Dr D and I'm always impressed with his work ethic. His arrangement and production skills are top notch.
George Coyne, Parrot Tracks Studio
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Darrell V.

Austin, TX 78759
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$50 / 30-min

About Austin L.

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Dripping Springs, TX
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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 various college level music courses as well. In fact, I still take lessons from time to time from master guitarists like Redd Volkeart; Guitar is an instrument where there is always more to learn. I can help you learn anything from how to strum along to a country song, rock out your favorite AC/DC riffs, or even study the ins and outs of the brilliant technique of master players like Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Brad Paisley, or Brent Mason. I can also teach you music theory as it applies to the guitar; such as how to read music, build and
name chords (and why they work), scales and arpeggios (and how to use them in your playing), as well as an understanding of rhythm and time (a shortcoming of many aspiring guitarists!). I look forward to working with you!
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Austin L.

Dripping Springs, TX 78620
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About Trevor P.

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Austin, TX
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Learn to play the music that you love!

About Trevor
Learn to play music that you love. I offer customized lessons based on your interests and the things you most want to learn. Using proven techniques from years of performing, research and teaching, I help my students make consistent progress while having fun!

***Areas of study***

Performance
Singing & playing
Music Theory
Improvisation
Technique
Fretboard Understanding
Recording
Songwriting & composition
Reading (notation, charts, TAB)
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Michael B. April 5, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
I've been working with Trevor for just over a year. His teaching goes beyond just dry technique and theory to answer the question "why am I doing this?" When you work with Trevor, there is purpose behind everything you do. He starts with your big picture goals and breaks them down into actionable steps that you can take feeling like it's going somewhere. This makes for way more efficient and exciting practice sessions. If you don't know exactly where you want to go with your playing, Trevor will help you find that as well.
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Nathan S. March 30, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Trevor is an amazing teacher! He works with you to make a plan to learn whatever interests you. I can bring in any kind of music or style of playing and he will help me learn all of the elements. He is happy to go as far into theory as you want or stay more high level. Also has been very helpful in transitioning from learning tunes to writing and recording my own songs. Highly recommend.
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Nick H. March 27, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Trevor and I worked for about 3 months preparing for my audition that would decide if I was accepted into Berklee College of Music. He was very helpful and made sure I was well prepared for my audition. I continued to take guitar lessons with Trevor after my audition to prepare for music school. He is very helpful and I have learned so much from taking lessons with him.
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Trevor P.

Austin, TX 78753
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About Adam B.

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Austin, TX

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I'm a patient teacher with the ability to structure and pace lessons to meet the individual needs and ability levels of a wide variety of students. I am a professional performer, composer and recording artist with 20 years experience on stage and in the studio. I'm familiar with a wide variety of styles, and have studied blues, African, classical and Brazilian guitar at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. I offer lessons on acoustic or electric guitar, depending on student preference.

About Adam
I'm a professional performer, composer and recording artist, now accepting guitar students. I play folk, rock, blues and finger style guitar and have studied with African guitar scholar Nathaniel Braddock. I've toured extensively in Europe and North America, opened for the band Wilco, and played at Chicago's well known music festival Lollapalooza.

I enjoy working with children and adults of any age. I can teach from my studio in Northwest Hills or travel to your preferred location.

My rates are-
$35/30 minutes
$40/45 minutes
$50/hr.

I look forward to meeting you!
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Jerry December 8, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
excellent teacher/mentor.. My Son, has enjoyed his lessons.
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Jo October 12, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Adam is helping me get back to playing guitar after some 40 years in which I did not play at all. With his help, I’m refreshing what I used to know (basic chords and notes on the staff), and extending my skills into new areas, like finger-picking, barre chords, and tablature-reading--plus learning a lot of new songs. He’s an excellent teacher.
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Jamie October 11, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
As a middle aged man trying to learn an instrument, it was a daunting task to find a teacher that would work with me to learn the basics of guitar without laughing at my inability to actually play the darn thing.

Adam has been a great teacher and exactly the sort of professional and understanding person I was looking for. While I don't think my mediocre (getting better every week) guitar skills are the best testament to Adam's ability as a teacher, I think the fact that he has encouraged me to stick with it and turn a crazy idea into a legitimate hobby is.
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Adam B.

Austin, TX 78757
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About Colton D.

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Austin, TX

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Hello!

Weather you decide to take lessons with me or not, I'm so excited that you're looking into learning an instrument. It has been something that has shaped my life for the better and I hope that it is able to do the same for you!

As an instructor my primary goal is to find out what you love in the instrument and foster and grow that into experience and knowledge of not only the instrument, but also the music that you'll be playing.

I'm an Alumni of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, I have over 5 years of teaching experience and I cant wait to get started in your training!

About Colton
As an instructor I have two goals with every one of my students.

1. To find what they love about the instrument and use that to build on practice/knowledge.

2. To teach them to know the instrument, as well as how to play their favorite music.

It was these two things that helped encourage my own music journey and I think they are incredibly helpful to keep anyone on an accelerated path.

When I was first learning the guitar, I quit. I didn't want to learn my scales, I didn't want to practice The Beatles (I was 13, cut me some slack!), and I didn't want to play like my instructor. It took me over a year to get back into it, which I only did because I found my drive to learn the instrument. Once I did, I came to the realization that I really only knew how to play songs on an instrument, but I didn't really understand the instrume
nt itself. It was this that lead me to learn my scales and yes, eventually a few Beatles songs in the end!
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Colton D.

Austin, TX 78746
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$30 / 30-min

About Chris Y.

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Austin, TX

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I have been playing guitar for 33 years and teaching since I was in high school. I majored in jazz guitar in college. I have taught guitar at the university and high school levels as well as privately to students from age 7 to 70. I am patient, kind and customize my lessons to various learning styles and aim to help my students stay motivated by helping them play music they really love from the beginning.
I would love to help you or your child become a better guitarist!

About Chris
I am originally from Houston, TX and began playing the guitar at the age of eight and began studying classical guitar at age ten.

While studying jazz at the High School for the Visual and Performing Arts in Houston TX, I began working professionally as a guitarist, playing locally in clubs and at corporate functions. It was also during this time that I first began teaching private music lessons at my local music store.

While attending the University of Miami under music scholarship, I performed in the award-winning University of Miami Concert Jazz Band and played with jazz greats Wynton Marsalis, Joe Lovano and others. I also played in several bands and with numerous local artists.

Upon graduating from college, I coached a jazz guitar ensemble of five undergraduate guitarists and a rhythm section at the University of Miami and
also led the jazz guitar program at Miami’s arts magnet high school, “New World School of the Arts” and taught jazz improvisation to a large class of multi-instrumentalists.

In 2000, I moved to New York City and began playing guitar for neo-soul songstress Angie Stone. We toured nationally in support of her album, “Mahogany Soul” and appeared on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Live at the Apollo” and BET’s “106th and Park”. During this time I also performed, recorded and/or toured the US and Japan with Interscope Records avant-garde R&B artist Bilal Oliver, African pop singer and superstar fusion bassist Richard Bona and Japanese jazz pioneer and saxophonist Sadao Watanabe. Along with balancing performing, songwriting and recording, I taught guitar, bass and piano privately to a wide variety of students.

After moving to Japan in 2004, I performed with numerous bands and artists including Japanese taiko drummer Isaku Kageyama. Our CD, “Hybrid Soul”, a creative collaboration fusing musical elements from Japanese folk songs, psychedelic rock and ambient music was released in 2011.

I have over 30 years' experience as both a performer and teacher and this helps me instill confidence in my students and I am able to help them quickly progress on the guitar and have fun doing it!

“Chris was hired by our family several years ago to teach our two teenage sons to play guitar... His musical talent and knowledge along with his focus, maturity, creativeness and personality allows his students to receive his lessons with enthusiasm and retention." - Nancy C. (parent)
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Chris Y.

Austin, TX 78752
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$34 / 30-min

About Mark M.

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Leander, TX

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Guitar has been a passion of mine since I was 15, and I've played in numerous bands. My first guitar teacher was Michael Knust (Fever Tree guitarist) at the Dale Mullins studio in Houston TX. I've also had the opportunity to study with legends such as Bob Brozman. Passing on the lessons I've learned to new students is my way of honoring my teachers.
My emphasis is on technique and theory while keeping the "play" aspect in mind. I'll teach you how to express yourself musically while learning song structure and playing by ear.
I've extensively studied blues guitar as well as classic rock, and I'm equally comfortable with acoustic, electric, rhythm, lead, finger picking, and slide playing. In addition to playing, I can also help you get the tone you want from your instrument with a combination of technique and equipment settings.

About Mark
The most important thing about playing guitar is having fun. Knowing how to play popular songs, jam with other musicians, and create your own songs helps you have the most fun possible.
Learning the guitar can be a lifetime journey of exploration.
Choosing a teacher is very important.
I like to start with learning about the student to get an idea of their abilities and interests.
When you really want to learn something, you need to approach an expert in that field.
I like to say I've been learning to play the guitar for over 40 years now. No matter how much you've learned there's always more. How far you go on that journey is up to you, but I can help give you a start and the tools to go as far as you'd like. Even great guitarists have mentors that help push them to be better players.
I still remember that first time I heard an el
ectric guitar, a Fender Telecaster on a Twin Reverb, way back in 1978. I had been playing clarinet for 5 years before picking up a guitar. This gave me a great foundation in music and discipline.
Besides playing guitar, I've run a recording studio, record label, and publishing business. I've played on TV and radio as well as a wide variety of live gigs.
I was originally inspired by listening to blues by Mance Lipscomb and Muddy Waters with a desire to play guitar, but I quickly fell in love with Rock'n Roll and the electric guitar. I was lucky enough to hear the classic song's of the '70s before they were classics and had them imprinted in my receptive ears. I was their student and they were my teacher.
I was living near Santa Cruz and doing a lot of coffee shop gigs when I met Bob Brozman, considered the master of National resonators, and became inspired to learn more about finger picking and slide from him.
When I started my record label I worked with an old blues artist, Robert Lowery, that further deepened my knowledge of country blues.
Before the digital era, when you made a copy of something, the quality was never the same as the original, though it may be good. By the time you copied the copy of a copy, it got completely lost. The same can be said about music: the energy of the original songs that inspired covers and variations gets diluted. You've got to connect the roots with the leaves to make them alive.
There are hordes of guitarists that can dutifully copy other music they hear and present it nicely. Those that can also create original music and play their instrument in an original style are much rarer.
Beginner or experienced, let me help you get more out of your journey learning the guitar.
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Lamar May 1, 2019
· Blues Guitar · In studio
Enjoying my Guitar Lessons with Mark. My strumming and rhythm has improved dramatically after just a couple lessons. Mark is a patient instructor and I am looking forward to my next session
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Leander, TX 78645
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