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Matthew M.

4 Reviews
Lorton, VA
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Bachelor's of Music, Music Industry from James Madison University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Matthew M.

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Experienced teacher and performer of 14 years. I teach all ages and keep lessons fun, yet challenging. I tailor every lessons to match my students interests and goals. I’ll teach chords, soloing techniques, songwriting skills, and music theory. Let’s rock out and learn some awesome songs!

About Matthew

I am a professional guitarist, songwriter, and drummer. I have been performing and teaching for over 14 years. I’m the singer/guitarist/songwriter of a local band and have gigged at all over the DMV area. I graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelors of Music, emphasis in Music Indus

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Dean M.
Great guy, made me feel extremely comfortable.
Didn’t make me feel awkward at all on my first ever lesson.
I definitely recommend him to anybody.
Dan S.
I had a great session with Matthew covering some theory, blues chord patterns and scales - a lot covered in an hour and lots of things for me to practice in the meantime. Looking forward to the next lesson. Two thumbs up!
Boris
Matthew is a great teacher. He is very knowledgeable & patient. He always answers my son’s questions, gives him advise and homework. My son has learned alot from Matthew and he always looks forward to his Guitar lessons. We are both very happy with matthew. If you need guitar lessons, contact Matthew. You won’t regret it. he is an excellent teacher.
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Greg M.

5 Reviews
Davidsonville, MD
Starting at $42
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Music from Anne Arundel Community College
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Greg M.

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My methods vary from student to student. I focus primarily on ear training, applications of chord construction to learning solo's, songs, and chords, and reading guitar tablature when a student is lost. I believe guitar is an especially creative instrument and do NOT focus on reading sheet music as a part of the student's learning experience. An emphasis is also placed on performance as well as proper technique to avoid injuries. Listening to music is an extra-curricular activity that should be done every day with a special emphasis on hearing what the 'greats' do with a magnificent piece of wood in their hands.

About Greg

I have been playing guitar for over 14 years, played in four different gigging bands ranging from country to jazz to improvisational funk. I taught music theory, guitar, and bass at M.E.A. Music in Lexington Park, Maryland for 3 years and currently teach and manage at the School of Rock in Arnold.

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Ava and Davis S.
My kids love Greg - he’s fun and keeps the lesson interesting for them! He’s a great instructor!
Michael
He moves fast and Inhave a hard time keeping up. I just need to practice and improve my skill level
William
Greg is intimately connected with the guitar. There is no other type of teacher I can recommend than one who is so passionate about music, it's development, and it's exploration. I highly recommend this teacher.

Gustavo C.

1 Review
Arlington, VA
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Gustavo C.

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Personalized guitar lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students that are tailored to your needs and goals, all in the comfort of your own home. I offer in-home and online lessons teaching everything from guitar chords and scales to songwriting and music theory. If you are looking to learn a specific genre, I specialize in jazz, rock, blues, Latin and pop. With my formal music education(Bachelors of Jazz Studies) and years of experience, I can help you become the guitarist you want to be. Don't miss out, schedule a trial lesson today!

About Gustavo

Hi! I am a musician, composer and teacher. I graduated from the University of Maryland - Baltimore County with a Bachelors in Music with a focus in Jazz Studies. My focus in teaching is helping you be the best musician you can be. I teach guitarist of all skill levels and ages, from beginners to

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Sebastián
Very encouraging instructor.

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john r.

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Starting at $35
  • Speaks english
  • Master of Music from San Diego State University
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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john r.

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Originally from San Diego, JP had his first introduction to music when his father brought home a harmonica for him at age 8. He learned "Old Susanna" by ear, and was hooked on music. He was playing trumpet by age 10, and guitar by 14. Early lessons were in rock and blues, and by age 15 JP was pl

Andrew W.

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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Andrew W.

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I enjoy working with students of all ages and ability levels. With over 10 years of teaching experience, I’m confident that I can help you learn how to play more proficiently on the guitar and gain more satisfaction from your playing. I do not think that there is one “correct” approach to learning and I find that working on a variety of genres helps students grow the fastest while enjoying the process.

With an efficient combination of exercises, technical development and song learning, you'll see yourself improving on your instrument faster than you thought possible.

About Andrew

Hi, my name is Andrew. I'm a professional guitarist, bassist, and recording artist located in Virginia. I graduated from Virginia Tech in 2013 with a B.A. in Music Performance and Technology. I have over 10 years of experience teaching and enjoy working with students of all ability levels. St

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Warren
Andrew is an excellent instructor and group director. He understands his craft very, very well and is able to instruct in a clear and effective manner. He has the ability to teach all ages, from young beginning musicians to senior citizens of all experience levels. His instructions lead to learning how to play very quickly. He matches his level of instruction both to the student's needs and desires. Andrew does not get locked into strict methods that can become quite boring like some other instructors, but rather tailors his instructions to the individual. If you have the desire to learn, Andrew will take you where you want to go with music. It is important to note that, as well as guitar, Andrew can play and teach drums, keyboard, bass guitar, and trombone. Thus, Andrew knows well how to blend these instruments into an effective group. He knows how to lead a band and get the most from the group.
Andrew is well educated in music. In addition to his teaching and directing abilities, he demonstrates exceptional professionalism in all he does. I have seen him work with venues to set up performances. He is clearly respected by the venues as well as his peers. I have seen his peers seek his advice on music matters relating to instruction, direction, and arrangements. While serious in his endeavors, he also demonstrates a great empathy for people and a terrific sense of humor. I have seen parents and students request him specifically because of these fine qualities. Some people are born to do certain things in life. Andrew was born to inspire and teach music to anyone interested in learning.
People enjoy music in different ways. Andrew is able to understand people's musical interests and abilities and is able to adapt his instructions according to the individual's talents and desires. He responds well to his students questions and needs. He is interested in seeing his students grow and keeps adding more challenges as his students advance. If a student prefers to go in a different direction with lessons, Andrew quickly revises his approach. I was taught by Andrew for 4 years in private lessons and group band. He presented many different types of music, riffs, and styles. It is not a stretch to say that learning from Andrew is exciting and challenging.
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ryan S.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Art specializing in 3d Animation/modeling from American academy of art
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ryan S.

5 Reviews
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I have been playing guitar for over a decade and have tons of performance experience gigging in a local rock band. Combine that with a curriculum that starts with fundamentals and expands quickly into playing your favorite songs and you have a great start to beginning or expanding your guitar playing abilities.

About ryan

Hi, my name is Ryan and I would love to teach you how to play guitar. I've been playing for over 10 years and have been gigging for a little less than that in my band. Over the years I have gained a lot of experience performing on stage and teaching to people of all ages. If you want to shred, jam,

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Joey M.
Learned a lot today! Very friendly and helped me improve the quality of existing recordings I made with gain staging and additional compression techniques
Joey M.
Very helpful and provided a lot of useful tips on difficult subject matter
Mark Herr
Ryan was great! He's obviously a talented guitarist and he is very laid back and makes you feel comfortable. He shows you in detail what you need to do to become a better guitar player. My ONLY advice, and the reason he doesn't get 5 stars, is I think he should have more visual aids with his lessons. For example, write down the different scales or transcribe the first several measures of a song. Then, one has something to refer back to when you are practicing and invariably get stuck. Other than that, I would highly recommend Ryan as a guitar teacher!

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The average cost of 60-minute blues guitar lessons in Alexandria is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $276 per hour.
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"Guy helped give me the tools I needed to methodically build upon the skills that I already had and push me forward."
Ben
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Guy L.
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"Excellent teacher! Highly recommend"
JT
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Nick B.
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"As a long time guitar player coming from an entirely self-taught background, Ryan has done a great job getting me on track to formalize my existing skills and give me new tools to approach my instrument and art. Very refreshing learning experience!"
Robare
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"Couldn't ask for a better instructor! Ahmad is an unbelievably talented player, but more than that, he has a system for instruction which breaks down a number of complex concepts and makes it easy to absorb new things. I can tell from listening in on his other lessons (when I arrive early) that he's great at tailoring his lessons to the individual's goals. For some, it's music theory and structure, for others its riffs and teaching particular songs."
Ken
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"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"
Lamar
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Mark M.
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"I have been a student of Tim’s for a little over a year now. I started playing guitar at age 52 and when I started with Tim I was very close to giving up or settling on just being able to strum a few chords. I have had many hand injuries in the past that have resulted in arthritis and lack of dexterity in my wrists and some of my fingers and I started doubting I would ever be able to progress in my ability to play. From the very first lesson where I told Tim about my hand issues and my frustrations, he told me he was sure we could work around any physical limitations I had, and he was right. Tim has been able to work with me on alternative ways to play the chords I was having trouble with and has shown me that these alternate techniques along with the bit of music theory he sprinkles into lessons can really expand my ability to play.

In the time I have been studying with Tim, I have done more than I thought I ever could. I went from a frustrated beginner guitar player to having enough confidence to play on stage with some of Tim’s other students and I am now looking forward to what I will be able to do on the guitar instead of being frustrated with what I can’t do.

Tim is a talented and passionate musician as well as a knowledgeable and very relatable instructor which is a rare combination and he's also a really great guy and any student of any age or ability will benefit from studying with him."
Cullen
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Tim M.
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"Tim is great. I haven’t play guitar in many years and Tim got me back up and learning easily. The lessons are paced well and I’m covering both theory and the material I’m interested in. He’s very knowledgeable encouraging and gives me extra tips and tricks to make the lessons fun. I highly recommend Tim."
Paul
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Tim B.
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"Jon immediately saw my playing ability and provided written lesson plans, and explained/described what benefits deeper music notation and music reading would do for me. Jon is very straight foward no nonsense instructor, A+..."
Willabe
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Jon A.
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"I have been studying with Ahmad for just about 2 months. But that's enough for me to say he is an awesome guitar teacher. I think his teaching experience and method is a huge advantage for people who need professional guidance.

I was self-teaching for about a year before I came to Ahmad. It worked out just fine. I learned something. But I started to get confused at a point where I don't know how to move forward. I like a very specific group of guitarist (mostly Japanese fingerstyle players). And I wanted to learn how to master songs from those guitarist. And there is no such website or book that would teach me how to do that. Most of the guitar books or websites either give out general informations or put all information together as a mess.

Finally I decided to find a teacher. I found the lesson with Ahmad pretty effective. He is an experienced teacher who knows what you need to learn in order to achieve your goal. He has plenty of handouts that really helps me practice. The most important thing I learned from him is the big picture of guitar learning. For example, I learned the connection between scales and chords, why/how to improvise with these, how to go from there to other relevant things, etc.

When I look back over a year, I realize I have wasted some much time and effort trying to teach myself and wish it could have similar outcome as having a good teacher. Studying with Ahmad saves me so much time and effort (because it's actually easier!)"
Nobu
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I'm about to have my forth lesson with John and I must say he is an amazing musician and an amazing guitar teacher. In the last four weeks, John and I have been working on blues guitar licks. I've been playing at the same level for years. John has changed that for me immediately after our first lesson. He has made a huge difference in my playing and my approach to the guitar.

After I finish writing this review, I will be signing up for additional lessons.

Thanks John"
Jim
Took Blues Guitar lessons from John N.
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