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Collin M.

8 Reviews
Austin, TX
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Collin M.

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I approach the guitar as a creative tool of limitless possibilities, as an outlet not only to build confidence and character as a musician, but as a person! You do not have to be a virtuoso to create and enjoy beautiful music with the guitar. I strive to make music accessible to all and easy to understand.

Using my real-world experiences as a lifelong musician, a pragmatic teaching method, and over 15 years playing guitar, I will help you achieve your musical goals with custom tailored lessons that move at your pace.

My ultimate goal is to foster a passion for music and build the confidence of my students!

About Collin

I am a professional musician, composer, and producer currently based in Austin, Texas! I have been playing guitar for over 15 years, I have toured nationally as a sideman, lead several bands of my own, recorded in top of the line studios and worked with world class artists! I love all kinds of mu

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Preston
Collin helped me, as a beginner bass player, improve tremendously. Over the course of a year, he introduced me to new styles and techniques, while helping me build confidence to play with other musicians. Thanks, dude!
Kascidy
I had my first lesson with Collin as a beginner with no history in music and I learned (and retained) more than I was expecting myself to. He definitely knows his stuff but also had the ability to break it down and simplify it for me. It's important for me to not feel intimidated or slow while learning something brand new... I think that's why I enjoyed his lesson so much. He's patient, answered all of my questions along the way (and I had alot), was thorough, and hyped me up. I had a great experience. I'm definitely excited to keep learning from him!
Jackie
Collin is a very professional, patient, humorous, and beyond talented musician. 10/10 recommend to anyone learning to play guitar.
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Ian L.

Wimberley, TX
Starting at $50
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Western Swing Group of 2019 from Ameripolitan Awards
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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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Jon A.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • BA in Classical Guitar Performance from The College of Mt. St. Joseph
  • Teaching since 1990
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Jon A.

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I teach and perform styles ranging from classical and Jazz to country, classic rock and even metal. I enjoy teaching all styles and ability levels.

About Jon

I have been playing guitar since the age of 9. I have studied Classical, and Jazz at CCM's Prep Dept. in middle school and throughout high school as well as rock, folk, country etc. with other local teachers. I started teaching lessons at the age of 18 in local music stores and have never stopped.

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Jeff W.
My first lesson was heavy on intro and establishing a practice routine consisting mainly of exercises. This traditional method is what I grew up with and I'm looking forward to learning with Jon.
Cathy Miller M.
One of the best teachers that we have had! Great Experience
Mariah R.
Jon is an awesome teacher! He is great at explaining things and has helped me learn so much already, all while learning some awesome songs
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George C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Mandarin
  • Guitar Performance from Musicians Institute
  • Teaching since 2010
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George C.

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As with any instrument or art, you have to start somewhere and put work into. There are no shortcuts. However, a good instructor can quickly recognize what you wish to learn, zone in on those areas, and most importantly allow you the desire to keep play more. This type of guidance is the “shortcut”. For myself, I have 18+ years playing electric/acoustic guitar I have also attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA playing with other musicians and learning from the best instructors.

Beginner level: we have to start with positioning of you fret and pick hand. You can change a bit of this up later. To start, I might hear you play something: one note, a melody, or a riff just to see where you’re at. Starting from scratch? That’s perfectly fine.

We will work on two aspects: working towards playing single note melodies and strumming/learning basic chords. I would encourage learning the latter as pretty much all contemporary songs can be accompanied by rhythm guitar. Changing ...

About George

Hi, my name is George. I am available to teach electric or acoustic guitar and bass either at my place or yours, or online. It started with learning violin at an early age. It opened doors to my musical journey in the future. I have played both electric and acoustic guitar for 18+ and attended Mu

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Norm W.
George was so patient with me. I knew absolutely nothing about playing guitar and I learned exactly what I needed. He gave me the confidence I needed to learn the guitar.George is an amazing guitar player and I feel fortunate to have him as my instructor. I loved my lesson and can't wait for the next.
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Landon S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2021
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Landon S.

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Want to learn to play guitar? All lessons are customized for each individual student to create an optimal course curriculum! All concepts will be laid out in a simple easy to understand way!

About Landon

Want to learn how to play guitar? Each of my students will receive a customized lesson plan to best help them learn! I will lay out guitar concepts in a simple and easy to understand manner. If you're looking to take up guitar and think I'd be a good fit for you send me a message!

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Kristen B.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2015
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Kristen B.

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Guitar is such a fun instrument. Lessons are student based, we will learn what you want to learn, and the way you would like to learn! Your curriculum will be made just for you!

About Kristen

I’m Kristen! I am a mother to an adorable little boy named Beckett. I live on a farm with lots of animals. I love the spring time when all of the babies are born, I especially love baby goats (did you know they are called kids too!). During the weekdays you can find me teaching music lessons,

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"Dave is very good with younger children. My 6yr old son loves his Guitar lessons with Dave. I was a little skeptical when I started as I was not so sure how much my son would enjoy the lessons, but it has been very good. I would strongly recommend Dave."
Avishai
Took Guitar lessons from David R.
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"He is very friendly and really seems to know the guitar! I like his teaching style and my son does too!"
Jonathan
Took Guitar lessons from Omar G.
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"he is so patient and teaches very well"
Maria
Took Guitar lessons from Edwin I.
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"Great personality with an even greater ability to teach effectively yet enjoyable at the same time! He's very musically knowledgable and willing to teach you anything that you might want to learn. He's by far the best instructor I have ever had and I wouldn't recommend anyone else besides him as an instructor. He connects with you at a level that most instructors won't care to have with their students."
Zach
Took Guitar lessons from Kevin J.
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"Joel is very supportive of beginners and makes learning enjoyable. Before our first lesson together, I had never picked up a guitar. Since then, I've learned a lot and it's never been boring. I highly recommend him to students of all levels."
Jacki
Took Guitar lessons from Joel B.
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"Very personable. Great at getting to the point, staying on track . We had a great knowledge of the guitar"
Bruce
Took Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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"I am starting from scratch, with no background. Andrew is a great teacher, very personable and a great communicator. Looking forward to the next lesson."
Mike
Took Guitar lessons from Andrew D.
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"David is very relaxed and put me at ease instantly. He was very interested in my knowledge base and goals so he could fine tune the lessons for me. My only dissapointment is that he doesn't have an hour time slot available yet."
Mary Beth Hayes
Took Guitar lessons from David B.
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"My first lesson, i haven't had any other instructors, so it is hard to say best instructor ever. I was nervous about what to expect, but the lesson went well. Tim is skilled and makes it easy to learn. Aside from my sweating from nerves and unsureness, i feel it was a great lesson and will be going back for more."
Michael
Took Guitar lessons from Tim K.
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"Taking lessons with Ahmad has certainly been one of my best decisions!

I've always wanted to play the guitar, but I couldn't afford to start until I was 30. I tried learning on my own unsuccessfully using the internet. I had almost given up when I contacted Ahmad on a whim, as a last ditch attempt. I have been taking lessons for a year and a few months now.

Ahmad's superpower is providing me with the right material at the right time. He is the rare combination of someone who is a great teacher in addition to being a great player (other reviewers have gone over his excellent credentials). He has spent decades focused on developing exercises and tips to teach people of all skill levels, and has handouts prepared for every scenario. Each class, he provides me with handouts carefully designed to be challenging enough to sustain my interest, without becoming overwhelmingly difficult. Each lesson builds on the lessons before it, so that I can make good progress while making the most efficient use of my practice time.

Since the first lesson, Ahmad has emphasized strong fundamentals and playing in time, and this makes practice engaging and fun! We began with how to play simple sequences of notes, and moved on to power chords, open and barre chords, simple rhythms and rhythmic notation, and pentatonic scales. After a few months there, we moved on to the major scale, more complex chords, and pop, rock and funk rhythms. Along the way, I also learned techniques like hammer-on, pull-off and bends, and example riffs from songs. Ahmad is also familiar with the rhythmic tradition and scales from many styles and cultures, so at times we were able to apply several rhythmic and melodic concepts in both a Western context and an Indian (Carnatic/Hindustani) context, and have a lot of fun exploring bridges between cultures. Throughout, Ahmad has remained very positive and encouraging.

A little more than a year ago I thought it impossible that I could progress this much, starting from scratch as an adult, given my usual commitments. But thanks to Ahmad, I have progressed far beyond my expectations. While I still have a very long way to go, I have now found a friend for life in the instrument, and I look forward to continuing my journey."
Rajeev
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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