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These Guitar teachers are highly rated by students in the Henrico area, including Quinton, Manquin, New Kent, Providence Forge and Charles City.

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Provide thorough quality instruction on playing the guitar.

Provide exceptional music skills instruction to beginner through advanced students.

Will learn Music Theory, Different Picking Styles, Chords, Scales, Arpeggios, composition, reading notation, tablature reading, guitar anatomy, and history of music.

Student will also be given instruction on guitar equipment and amplifiers, how to take care of your Guitar, including setup, minor repair instructions, and guitar modifications, etc.

Will develop lesson plans for each student for their short/long term goals.

Journals will be given for each of the students after lessons/homework will be created.

About Numan

Numan Senman studied Music at Central Connecticut State University playing guitar in the jazz band, and clarinet in the orchestra. Throughout his musical journey, he has studied with famous musicians/instructors (Miami Sound Machine Guitarist and the Guitarist from WASP) in the Northeast area. He has been a private guitar, bass and clarinet instructor since 1998. Numan is also available to teach basic drums lessons as well.

He has performed in many bands within many genres/styles of music from Rock, Jazz, Blues, and Pop. Doing 250+ shows. Numan has had 25+ years of experience playing in rock/pop, jazz and country bands in the Northeast and Southwest USA. He currently plays in a Foreigner and Journey Tribute Band in the Hartford, CT area. He is an enthusiastic and patient teacher who enjoys helping his students master their craft in mus

ic, guitar, and bass.

Students can expect to learn music theory and utilize lessons from using tools from guitar, bass, and clarinet instruction method booklets, and written lessons provided by the instructor, for example, music theory, chords, scales, sight-reading, improvisation, picking techniques, teach guitar tablature, songwriting, and lyric writing. Lessons will also incorporate having the student learn their favorite songs, and how to create their own songs.

Other training is also available including Computer Recording, Digital Audio/MIDI, DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) creation, amp setups, guitar equipment, guitar setups and modifications, repairs, music industry knowledge, etc.

Equipment: It's expected that the student has their own guitar, bass or clarinet and notation notebook for lessons.
Numan specializes in Metal, Rock, Blues, Pop, and Jazz, classical.
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November 24, 2015
John Coffey
If your considering taking guitar lessons for the first time,
or looking to "spice up" your playing ability, Numan is the teacher for you.
He's patient,knowledgable and always go's the extra mile to help me during our lessons together. I've had previous teachers who charged more and are nowhere near as talented; my playing has inproved drastically since studying with him and friends have noticed..Highly Recommended!
October 12, 2015
Maria
Numan first of all is a great guitar player. He has studio experience, and has played professionally for years. He has taught me many great techniques in playing guitar. He has patience and is very clear and thorough when teaching and works at the students pace. In just a short while I was already learning some of my favorite songs, reading music, scales, music theory and writing my own tunes! I definitely recommend this teacher if you want to learn the guitar from top to bottom.
July 4, 2015
Jon
Numan is the real deal. I spent years putting off taking guitar lessons as I've never been the best student. A friend of mine recommend Numan and I thought I'd give him a try. His teaching style is very patient and thorough. He does not get frustrated and works with me at my pace. He's also the best guitar player I've ever known. In just a few months I'm playing at a level I never thought I'd be able to. I cannot recommend Numan enough.

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Music should be fun, but just like anything, we must learn the techniques to become proficient. My goal is to help not only students learn to play the guitar, but also offer correlate it to other parts of their lives to enhance understanding.

About Joshua

I am a tutor who earned a music teaching degree, substitute taught, and didn't become a school teacher. I held professional tech retail jobs and am supplementing my life with my passion - education.

Whatever subject or instrument I teach, I celebrate students' successes; and I enjoy helping learners have new aha moments.

The majority of my students take guitar, bass guitar, or Spanish lessons. I am an educator and help my students learn other skills and knowledge sets too.

I went to Ohio State University for college, earned a BA in Music Education, and graduated Cum Laude. I also spent 4 years in the Ohio State University Marching Band.

Through my healing journey, I've developed patience, insight, and understanding for my students' learning processes.

I'm excited to help you incorporate new skills into your life!

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December 18, 2018
Dee Dee B.
My son had a wonderful lesson and was well prepared for his exam
September 16, 2018
Cameron P.
Our son first time playing bassoon. Base on my son experience, he find Joshua to be very nice, patients, and explains a lot of information. It help him understand about the instrument and the sound when he play. He do have a sense of humor which help my son to have fun and be more comfortable. He also teaches other instruments, too. Highly recommended to everyone!!!!
June 22, 2018
Torrin P.
This was my sons first guitar lesson with Joshua. Lesson went great. Because of Josh’s positive demeanor, My son is motivated to practice everyday. All good!

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I've been teaching guitar for 5 years helping students develop a love for the instrument and learn more about music along the way. There are many styles I'm comfortable teaching from folk (fingerpicking or flatpicking), rock, blues and funk and I would love working on developing a unique style of your own. Within the first few lessons you'll have a solid base of strumming, picking and chord changes and even a few simple songs under your belt. Moving on from there I will craft lessons to move you toward a "goal song," making sure to cater your progress to your needs while keeping a focus on good technique. I enjoy working with students of all ages and experiences and I can't wait to meet you!

About Ryan

Ryan is a musician from Jefferson Park who plays a plethora of different instruments. He specializes in guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele, but also dabbles in accordion, piano, drums, harmonica and several others. Learning to play instruments is one of the true pleasures in his life and he hopes he can make it one of yours, too.

As a teacher Ryan's goals are fairly simple. First and foremost he wants to make his lessons comfortable, interesting and fun. A close second is to build a strong foundation on the basics, so as we learn more advanced techniques we have a solid base of technique to build upon. And third, an understanding of the theory and history behind the music is a great way to engage in the music beyond just the rote learning of technique.

After a brief foray in physics, Ryan settle into a degree in music at the Univer

sity of Illinois, specializing in Ethnomusicology (the study of music of different cultures). This education gave him a strong background in music theory and history in the Western tradition, but also opened him up to a vast experience of a diverse cross section of music from around the world. His insatiable love for learning new instruments started here, where he studied music from West Africa to Bali.

Currently Ryan is a co-lead singer, songwriter and stringed instrument player for the local band Distant Brothers, a folk rock band based out of Chicago. They play venues throughout the Midwest, with some of the notable venues being House of Blues, Metro and Cubby Bear in Chicago. Another highlight of his time with the band has been a collaboration with Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra, where he not only was able to play in collaboration with the orchestra, but joined in the arranging and conceptualization of some of the pieces played.
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October 9, 2019
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September 25, 2019
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Michael M.

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I have been helping students reach their goals on guitar for over 18 years! I have been playing guitar for over 20 years and am accomplished on almost any style. My teaching methods help students achieve success because I adjust to each student's needs and abilities individually to create a great experience. I couple traditional teaching with performances offer professional student shows and concerts throughout the year to help enrich the experience!

About Michael

Hello, My name is Michael and Im excited to meet you! I've been teaching private & Professional lessons since 1997! I love helping students accomplish their goals like, getting into college, hit auditions, and more, but above all I love to inspire the love of Music and Performance Arts!

Throughout my professional career I have toured and played with bands such as Soul Fire, 3 Door Down, and others, and have performed for companies such as 4 County Players in Virginia, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and Carolina Players in NC. I play multiple instruments from woodwinds, brass, to guitar, mandolin, violin and have training in singing and vocal training and more!

I use a number of established teaching methods to instruct my studies as well as my own methods that I have perfected through my 18+ years of teaching. My philosophy is that

it is important to stay fluid and adjust to each student's learning style to create successful students at any age from 3 to 100!

My only goal is to help you reach yours!

-==Some of My Studio Equipment=--
Marshall, Crate, & Fender Amps
Williams and Yamaha Digital Pianos
Woodwind instruments
Violins of all sizes
Brass Instruments
Acoustic and Electric Guitars (Fender, Epiphone, Breedlove, etc..)
Computer and Multimedia Supplemental material
And others!

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I teach Suzuki Method when appropriate, as well as popular scholastic methods when needed for a school band program however, I mostly teach to the student. Each student gets a unique and personalized experience tailored to their specific goals and needs using a variety of available materials, but above all I strive to teach fun when learning the arts!
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February 28, 2017
Justine
I am an adult who has no experience with any type of instrument and was very nervous and intimidated at first. Then I met with Michael, and though there was a ton of information we had to go through, he really made me feel at ease. He has the knowledge, patience, and understanding I was really looking for in a teacher and I'm so happy I found him!
September 12, 2016
Holly
With his flexibility and willingness to accommodate us my daughter learned a lot from him. He was a wonderful teacher and a great person to do business with.
September 12, 2016
Sharon
Michael is very energetic and passionate about music. My kids have really enjoyed their time with him and we would recommend him to anyone!

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I've been teaching beginning rock, folk, and pop guitar since 2008. I focus on building strong fundamentals and basic knowledge of music structure and theory so that my students may become competent, independent musicians capable of creating fulfilling musical experiences for themselves and in ensemble settings.

About Timothy

I'm a Berklee College of Music-trained multi-instrumentalist with years of teaching experience. I have experience performing, composing, and/or recording on the genres of classical, jazz, Latin, rock and pop music, and I have extensive knowledge of jazz and classical music theory. I take great pride and pleasure in helping my students realize their innate musical abilities and in providing the structure and knowledge to allow them to expand those abilities in whatever direction their passion dictates.

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May 24, 2018
George I.
Great instructer. Very patient. Very willing to teach you what you want.
May 17, 2018
George I.
Very helpful and experienced. As I already have studied music he geared the lesson to my needs.
February 7, 2018
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I have been playing the guitar for 13 years. As a recent graduate from Southeastern Louisiana University, I have been teaching guitar and ukulele lessons as well as classes since the spring of this year (2017). I hold a bachelor's degree in music performance with my primary instrument being the guitar.
I can help you to acquire a solid foundation of music theory knowledge. You can help to better understand music theory concepts if they are paired with guitar techniques to supplement them.
If you are a complete beginner, do not be afraid! I will help you to learn at a pace which is comfortable but still effective for you. These lessons will be focused and designed to fit YOUR needs. Let's learn together :)

About Brandi

My name is Brandi and I am ready to become your music teacher! Playing the guitar has been my passion for 13 years and counting. As a part of the talented music program throughout my high school years, I decided that I wanted to pursue music as a profession. I attended Southeastern Louisiana University for music performance and focused on the classical guitar as my primary instrument. I have played many gigs ranging from open mic nights, accompanying a choir, classical guitar ensembles consisting of up to 12 people, and my solo recitals. I also play the electric guitar, ukulele and the piano, with recently expanding interests for electronic music and synthesis.

My goal since graduation has been to make teaching lessons my full time occupation. Building up a studio certainly doesn't happen overnight so I have come here to expand my ava

ilability to the internet! As your instructor, I can help you to learn any and all of the things that you want to accomplish on the guitar even if you are a complete beginner. Don't wait to create - we can progress together!
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October 20, 2019
Stephanie
September 19, 2019
Emily L.
Great feedback from the concert! Now Brandi's been working with me on basic classical - reading two or three lines at a time and going up and down the neck of the guitar with just the sheet music! No Tab Charts!! For me this has always been extremely hard, and probably the hardest musical skill for me overall is reading multiple lines simultaneously. Not great yet but - in quite a short time - have come Much farther than I was and am finally figuring out how to do it. Brandi has been super encouraging and patient and explains every step along the way when I get stuck - even multiple times if needed :)! Playing my normal rock or jazzy stuff with a lot more ease and "know-how" than before. She makes being pushed to your limits not only productive but also enjoyable.
August 17, 2019
Emily L.
I have a concert gig coming up in the span of a week playing guitar with a big band orchestra doing jazz or band arrangements of various popular songs including a big band arrangement of Play That Funky Music from the 70's. In other words not the easiest stuff to be playing :)! First lesson with Brandi and she cleared up all the trouble spots, tricky rythms and chord changes easily in an hour. She explains musical complexities clearly, knows what she's doing and at the same time makes it easy to understand and execute. I had read about her background in classical and knew she had to be good but was genuinely impressed with how well she understood jazz and funk styles better than I do. ( And I'm 28, have been playing since age 12 and performing publicly in multiple settings since 13) Great personality, a lot of fun to work with, and incredibly knowledgeable! Absolutely recommend!

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Joshua Z.

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We focus on playing and writing music immediately, the theory is second, music playing and having fun is first!

I'm 30 years old and I have been playing music of all kinds since I was 15. I practiced 3 years before I actually played with anyone and once I did I learned so much more. I don't want you to make the same mistake, try out my 30 minute discount rate and we can make sure you are having fun and playing music in no time, if you want to expand into harder lessons then we can worry about that later.

About Joshua

Guitar is the most amazing instrument to me. I got really lucky because someone gave me an electric when i was 12 and I just played it. I didn't even know they had to be tuned at first! Once I started playing with people I learned so much so fast. I also went to school for recording and am able to use Preamp features to increase the quality that you hear while we are playing together. I use loops to demonstrate ideas and also to keep time while we jam together. I promise you within a few lessons we will be making sweet music together. If you want to know theory and all the other mysterious interesting corners of music we will get there. It is all about playing and having fun. I look forward to hearing from you.

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July 10, 2019
April
Joshua is so friendly and always on time! Both of my kids are enjoying their lessons.

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Steven B.

Richmond, VA 23221

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I have been teaching guitar for over 10 years and take the time to really focus on the students individual goals. Along with focusing on the students individual wants I provide a strong knowledge of music theory, site reading, tablature reading, ear training, technique, covering multiple styles of music, and an overall understanding of the guitar and all the things it can do. I understand that people learn and grasp concepts differently, so your lesson time with me is 100% customized to you!

About Steven

Steven has been teaching private music lessons for more than ten years. He plays and teaches piano, guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, banjo and voice. Steven has worked with students of all ages (ages 4-early 60’s) and just genuinely enjoys sharing the gift of music with any and everyone! Steven believes that we are students in life and even though he has been playing professionally for half of his life he still sees himself as a student and loves learning from his students as well.
Steven began his musical journey at the age of 7 taking private piano lessons. In his early teens he was introduced to the guitar where his love for music and music education came full circle. In high school Steven took AP music theory and was the first chair guitarist in his high school jazz band. Though Steven was accepted to Berklee College of Music and B

elmont university he ended up attending VCU. While at VCU he took private jazz guitar lessons under Mike Ess. During his college years he formed two successful bands (Bella Blue, and Steve Carter Connexion) and also joined the popular hip hop group Earthtone. All of these groups were comprised of other outstanding musicians that have gone on to pursue professional careers in music as well.

After graduating VCU Steven continued his path in music teaching private lessons, playing guitar in church, and being a member and “hired gun” for multiple funk/rock/and R&B groups in the DMV area. Currently he is the lead guitarist and a vocalist for the band Stonebrook which is signed with EastCoast Entertainment, and Dance Candy which is signed with Sam Hill Entertainment. Dance Candy has been the rhythm section for the living legend of tap dance Savion Glover since 2015. They have performed everywhere from New York City to Mexico City and countless theaters in between. In 2017 Steven released his debut solo album entitled “Soullow” which can be found on iTunes, Spotify, and Tidal. Steven believes that getting to share the gift of music and educating youth and adults is an honor and a privilege that he is forever grateful for.
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