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Riley W.

5 Reviews
Frisco, TX
Starting at $35
  • Professional Guitarist from Guitar Institute of Technology
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Riley W.

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About Riley

Since 1985, Riley has been one of the nation's premier guitar and bass teachers. He's been a working professional guitarist/singer since 1972, teaching since 1985 and a writer since 1987. You're read his work in "Electronic Musician," "Gig," "Guitar World," "Guitar School," "Real to Reel" and "Vint

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Brent P.
Great 1st lesson and covered a lot in only 45 minutes. Very knowledgeable and professional. Looking forward to some practice time and my next lesson with Riley.
Sharla
Event after more than 13 years of guitar instruction with Riley, there is always a new technique or song structure lesson to learn. He knows an incredible amount about music, performance, and (to be honest) living a good life. He is an inspiration to me both musically and personally, and his enthusiasm for both is unmatched.
Eric
In my opinion, I have very little natural talent for music. I hadn't played an instrument with any proficiency in the past. Well, I had played air guitar and guitar hero before, but neither of them really prepared me for actually playing a guitar. Sometimes I'd sing in the safety of my commute to work, but that's about it.

Riley helped me pick a guitar, gave me a book, and play along recordings. He had me playing classic chords in about two lessons. I can now read guitar music and have come up with some of my own tunes. I wasnt a very good student at first, but I showed up for my lessons. Just that took me a long way until I actually wanted to practice and really started to enjoy my guitar.

I was missing something in my life - all I did was work, eat, and sleep. I hadn't considered music as an outlet. My wife just signed me up one night and then told me I was going to learn something new. I was kind of mad at her at first (and hence my resistance to practicing), but I'm really glad she did that for me - and I thank her every time I play guitar.

Riley is great - he has a ton of patience with me. Considering that he went to one of the best guitar schools in the country (MIT/GIT), and can pretty much play wherever he wants, this really shows how much he loves to teach. Riley can play the obscure tune, pop, metal, classical guitar (he's got me on Beethoven now), and he even played yngvei with serious proficiency. The man has mastered the guitar and wants to teach. He is a working musician, and has had gigs every week that I've known him. He understands the music business, so he can give sound advice if you want a music career. So far as lessons go, it's just a matter of practicing what he tells you. There is no guitar, amp, or pick that can make you sound better. But Riley can.

I wish I (or my wife) had signed me up a long time ago. Best money I spend each month. Anyway, I better get back to practicing.

Jody R.

Plano, TX
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jody R.

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Beginning guitar is all about finding the motivation to get the student through the first stages. You'll have fun while learning good habits and getting your fingers to the point where they can play what you want.

The best guitar lessons are multi-faceted from the beginning. You start playing songs right away, all the while learning other things about music, good habits, simple songs, and helpful hints.

No experience is necessary to start picking up simple techniques that get you musical as soon as possible. Even at the very beginning, when we're learning simple scales and chords, every effort is made to help exercises not merely produce the tones required, but in a musical, emotionally-connecting way.
Music is the language of emotion, and you can learn that language.

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Keeping the student interested and having fun while learning,

Working at the pace of the individual students,

Keeping the student's goals in mind,

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About Jody

I have been a guitarist since 1990, and play rhythm guitar and compose songs for Bob Helps Band, an alternative rock band based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. I love guitar and teaching. I have been a teacher and instructor most of my life. I focus on: Personal service, Keeping the student inte

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Michael E.

33 Reviews
Dallas, TX
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 1972
  • Piano Lessons from Stonewall Jackson Elementary
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Michael E.

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Nothing can beat seeing an experienced person playing the guitar, except being able to ask that person questions and get answers. One on one private lessons are what I offer in a comfortable, relaxed environment. I can show you exactly how to make all the moves for playing correctly. This makes progress exponentially faster. We also get into theory, which is WHY you are playing the notes you play in songs. You want lead guitar? You've got it here. I teach all styles, old and new.

About Michael

*** SKYPE LESSONS *** My name is Mike E. I am a resident of Lake Highlands. I played by ear for eleven years before starting training on music and how to teach by Mr. Terrill Gardner. Terrill took me through music from the Rolling Stones all the way through "Modern Method for Guitar" books I, II,

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Susan
Michael used creative examples to quickly explain certain topics I had never quite grasped before. I can’t wait to go back next week!
Dan
A really cool instructor with friendly patience with someone ignorant like me. Nice Guy!
Steve
Great guy! Really simplifies things for ya. I've been playing almost 20 years and I learned something integral to my becoming a better musician. Highly recommend.

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Lilia B.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Bulgarian, English
  • Awarded Star Teacher from Oksana School of Music and Art
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lilia B.

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I emphasize developing a strong foundation in technique and ear training that will carry over to any musical genre, from classic rock, heavy metal, jazz, folk, or your favorite radio hits from today. I am dedicated to unlocking every student's musical potential, at any age or experience level, whether the student is just beginning to explore the keyboard or is preparing for an important audition. But more than experience and insight, I teach students to use music as a vehicle for creativity and expression, and develop a sense of true musicianship that goes beyond playing all the correct notes and the right time.
My home studio is equipped with amps, sheet music, instructional books, and music stands.

About Lilia

Hello, my name is Lilia! I have over a decade experience in teaching and offer private lessons in guitar, piano, and voice with a balance between theory, technique, and and ear training to help you play the songs you love to listen to. I created my own lesson book for guitar and am currently wo

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Ashley
My daughter loves Lilia!
Jacob S.
She came prepared and was accommodating. Lilia showed patience with my son with autism, which I appreciated and was relieved to see. She also has great pedagogical knowledge of how to instruct a child in piano.
Nikki
She does "unclean" vocals in her band, Karkaza but is super knowledgeable on regular singing. After only a couple months, I'm beginning to see some progress despite my years singing improperly.
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Samuel V.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Samuel V.

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I have been teaching guitar for over 10 years, in both private lessons and public elementary school. I work to help each student achieve their personal goals, all while learning the skills and techniques it takes to be successful. I love to have fun while learning, and I'm committed to helping answer all of your questions about guitar and music in general. I've got a Bachelor's in music education, 15 years of guitar playing experience, many of those leading worship at my church and writing my own songs.

About Samuel

I am a music teacher, songwriter, and musician with over 10 years of teaching experience, and 20 years of playing drums, guitar, and singing. I am passionate about teaching music and would love to help you grow in your skill and knowledge as well. I've worked with many beginners and intermediate

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Silas
Sam is an awesome teacher. His style of teaching makes learning the music AND the theory behind it a lot of fun! One of his best abilities is that he can understand questions really well. I have a lot of long, crazy, seemingly nonsensical, confusing, rambling questions, and he is able to ANSWER them all! I am continually astounded! He's assisted me in making a lot of progress, because of that skill, and others, such as patience and articulation, and demonstration. I would recommend him.
S
Sam is a fantastic drum instructor! He has the expertise to teach both beginners (like my child) and advanced students. His personality is winsome and friendly, firm yet kind. He explains music theory in an extremely accessible way - convincing his student why the theory “stuff” makes musical expression even more fun.
Tiffany
Sam is an amazing teacher! He’s so easy going (so my kids feel comfortable, able to ask questions and ask for input). This is great for confidence building! He’s also extremely knowledgeable and able to inspire the creative artist within your child. He gives concrete, helpful instructions on how to improve and practice each week. My kids always have a plan for their week which makes improvement a no-brainer. My kids have improved by leaps and bounds since taking lessons from Sam. They love the skill and artistry they are attaining and love their lessons from Sam. Great guy, great teacher. You will not be disappointed!!!

Julian G.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Julian G.

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My lessons are very adaptive and cater to your styles. While I specialize in rock, blues, and jazz, I can also help develop skills in classical and world music.

About Julian

Hi! I'm Julian. While I specialize in guitar, I also know my way around keys, bass, and a drumkit. I've been teaching guitar for about 11 years, and have spent a few years teaching out of music shops. My style is adaptive and fluid to suit a wide range of desires and skill levels, but in additio

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Angely M.
Julian is very patient and understanding. He definitely loves what he does and enjoys it. He makes sure the student stays asking for more. I would definitely recommend him as an guitar instructor.
Brooke
Julian is very patient and knowledgeable! He makes learning guitar exciting by allowing the student to learn songs that they enjoy. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with him, and I would recommend him for both children and adults.
Steve M.
Very good teacher. Very knowgeable. Helped me a lot on just my 1st lesson.

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"Andrew was VERY helpful in breaking down the basics of the guitar. He was very nice and polite and knowledgeable."
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"It was really fun and I learned a lot."
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Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"My first lesson with Daniel was great. Not only was he extremely friendly and easy to talk to, but he was able to pick up where I left off with lessons over a year ago and instantly made what I couldn’t understand back then “click”. Im now even more excited to practice and am looking forward to our next lesson."
Spencer
Took Guitar lessons from Daniel B.
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"Very happy that my son and I found Glenn!"
Scott
Took Guitar lessons from Glenn W.
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"Great lesson! I'm enjoying taking lessons with Brandi. She's an excellent teacher and awesome to work. Im looking forward to more lessons with Brandi."
Monica DeShay
Took Guitar lessons from Brandi B.
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"Andrea is a very patient teacher, suitable for beginners"
Kun
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"I've been taking lessons from Chris less than a year (I think), and it has been a very positive experience. He is well-versed in many styles of music and has a excellent grasp of music-theory, which he is happy to share and apply to my style. I've been playing guitar for several years, and the fact that Chris will adjust his teaching methods to fit my style is invaluable.

On a professional-level, these lessons take place in my home, and Chris is super-punctual, and is never late, which helps with my hectic schedule. His communication is excellent, and he responds quickly to all messages via text and email.

Great experience. Great guy. Highly recommended."
John
Took Guitar lessons from Chris B.
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"This instructor very good. Very patient and I learned a lot today.. very happy customer"
hector
Took Guitar lessons from Lucas M.
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