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David S.

27 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • B.A. in Music Composition from Salisbury University
  • Awarded Music Department Award 2003 from Salisbury University
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David S.

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David enjoys teaching students from all different backgrounds and levels of proficiency. Whether you are just starting out or a virtuoso shredder in the making, he is happy to teach you! Over all, he is fairly laid back, as long as you practice. He usually combines work with reading off of the treble clef (what he likens to "eating your vegetables." You may not want to do it, but it will make you a healthier musician!) with learning more popular songs (or songs the student says they would like to learn) through tablature and chord charts, depending on the style of the song.

David is also very pro music theory. He usually incorporates music theory into the curriculum in conjunction with the material already being discussed. He is also very knowledgeable about composition/songwriting, and if the student is interested in learning more about this area, he is happy to share what he knows!

About David

David is a successful singer/songwriter/guitarist out of Fairfax, VA. He has a bachelor's degree in Music with a concentration in composition from Salisbury University, where he also studied jazz and classical guitar . In the 25 years he has been performing (20 of those professionally) and playin

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John B.

105 Reviews
Arlington, VA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
  • Teaching since 1986
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John B.

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Classical guitar lessons are given to the beginner students up to advanced players looking to hone their professional skills. The lessons include instructions in note reading, exercises,theory and learning repertoire from composers such as Bach, Sor, Guiliani. Carcassi, Villa Lobos and others. Also, within the lessons, a method book will be incorporated to help in learning various techniques like, rest stroke, free stroke, slurs and ornaments and scales.

About John

I have been playing for about 35 years and teaching music and guitar for 25 years. I have a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Classical guitar. I've taught at the University level and currently maintain a professional studio in Arlington, Virginia. I am very well versed in many different styles of musi

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Maya B.
John is an excellent teacher, very patient, and helps you work on your technique. He definitely is the best classical guitar teacher I have ever had.
Anna
John is very patient and listens to what you are trying to get out of your lesson. I cannot recommend him enough.
Syed M.
Very approachable and knowledgeable!
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Nick R.

51 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Awarded 2001 JAS academy full scholarship from JAS academy in Aspen Colorado (director, Christian McBride)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Nick R.

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Nick performs with Paul McCartney, Jon Batiste (Colbert Show), Zeb Bangash, Antonique Smith, Rob Morrow, John Lithgow, The Hot Sardines, grammy nominated producer/composer/Indian percussionist, Deep Singh (tabla player with Sting, Katy Perry, Robert Plant) and grammy nominated producer/trumpet pla

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Shannon
Nick has done a great job with our 14 year old son! He has a great laid back style that is appreciated and keeps the lessons fun and engaging. Not only is he learning to play some of his favorite songs, but he is also getting ear training, music reading, picking, chord building, etc. We would highly recommend Nick!
Rachel
I would very highly recommend Nick as a guitar teacher. I've been taking lessons for five weeks and he has already helped me a lot with my technique. He has a great combination of the knowledge of a professional musician and also the patience and guidance of a very experienced teacher.

I also like that he is helping me with ear training. I've had previous experience with reading music, but he is really expanding my horizons with listening to music and trying to figure it out by using basic principles. This is a way to learn that I hadn't experience before in guitar lessons in the past, and I think it's a great way to learn.

I'm looking forward to many more lessons to come. This has really helped me to enjoy playing the guitar again!
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My teen daughter has been wanting to take guitar lessons for the last 3 years. Looking over Mr. Russo’s extensive qualifications, gave me pose in hiring him, after all she was so new she did not even know how to old a guitar, I figured he would be over kill. That plus the fact that he seems to tour a lot made me concerned that, once the pandemic receded he would be back to touring extensively, leaving us to find another teacher. I am glad I decided not to let my fear guide my decision because, he really is an excellent teacher. He put my teen who is people shy at rest, now you cannot tell her she is not the next Joni Mitchelle in the making. One of her favorite things to do after each of her lessons, is to FaceTime me(she is in boarding school) and enthusiastically show me what she is learning.

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Dee F.

53 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR from Marquis Edition, Who's Who of American Women, 2006
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Dee F.

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I was a student of master classical guitarist Christopher Parkening in college; he studied with Segovia. I have taught classical guitar over 20 years. I perform guitar professionally and have over 20 years experience performing classical guitar for weddings, etc. Have fun and progress quickly in lessons with me!

About Dee

I have been a private studio teacher of piano, guitar, voice, violin for 30 years. I have taught band, orchestra, and choir in public schools for over 20 years, which enables me to teach many instruments and voice. I hold an ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ENDORSEMENT, K-12, from University of Phoenix

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Raghav G.
She explained everything so great and took the time to needle out my mistakes
Kabura
really helpful, works with you to become great
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Great!

Matt M.

10 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Matt M.

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I have been teaching classical guitar for over 13 years. Curriculum is student-specific but in most cases will include left and right hand technique, rhythm, dynamics, sight-reading, chord theory, etc.

About Matt

Hi! My name is Matt M. and I am the owner and founder of Black & White Music Services, Inc., a professional music education and production company. I began teaching at a fairly early age and moved to teaching privately over 9 years ago. I have a deep passion for music and the guitar and do my bes

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Great friendly instructor!
Kevin K.
Matt continues to challenge me. His teaching methods are great - he doesn't just teach techniques, he immediately puts techniques to work by applying them to a song I would like to learn. He is also very good about explaining the reasoning behind certain techniques/habits.
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Abner C.

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  • Teaching since 1989
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Abner C.

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I love to teach and play guitar. I have BMA composition degree from Philadelphia university, from 1989 I have been teaching, composing and performing in different countries, specially Mexico and US. I worked for 10 years as guitar teacher for conservatory in Chihuahua, Mexico and other private schools and persons in US, from 3 years old kids to adults any age. I play electric guitar as well as nylon classical instrument. Pop english or spanish styles I can teach with proper hands technique and patience, Beatles, Queen, Boston. If you want a more deep knowledge of music notation and classical technique, we can focus on baroque and classical repertoire, Bach, Giuliani and Sor are the best for this purpose. For electric guitar we can take the jazz approach, mode scales, swing and fusion masters, like Ellington, Jobim, Carlton to inspire your learning and lessons.

About Abner

The joy of music is everywhere. The art of music is in everyone to be discovered by yourself, with devotion and love to others. Show your passion to music is to enjoy life at the fullest. There is pleasure in learning music but requires time to control what you want to accomplish. I am a teacher fo

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Average Cost of Classical Guitar Lessons in Mc Lean, VA

The average cost of 60-minute classical guitar lessons in Mc Lean is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Great instruction! The time was packed with information. Thanks Michael."
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Michael L.
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"Justin is an excellent teacher!! He is a master guitarist, always punctual, very courteous and gives 100% to my lesson. I am learning classical guitar and jazz guitar with him and I am delighted with the progress I've made in just a few months. I am playing beautiful songs and before his lessons I could not play any classical guitar songs at all. Justin tailors the lessons to help me learn the songs I am excited about learning to play. I most highly recommend him as a teacher for any style guitar. Amazingly he also teaches ukulele and mandolin too! He has a degree from Cal Poly in music and guitar and has over 20 years teaching experience. If you really want to learn how to play guitar easily and quickly, take lessons with him!"
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Justin M.
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"Hugo is a really amazing teacher! He is not only super talented, but also a very patient person. He is totally passionate about music, so he really tries his best to help his students! I super recommend him."
Rebecca
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Hugo A.
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"Travis is very talented and also very patient! My daughter loves him because he's kind and he doesn't get angry when she doesn't get it. He laughs with her and they just keep trying. He's the best teacher we've ever had (we've tried three). We'll be sticking with Travis!"
Cami
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Travis S.
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"Michelle is a wonderful teacher! She is patient and motivating, and helped me to set specific goals that advanced my classical guitar playing. I now have 4-5 pieces under my fingers that are so much fun for me to play and also taught me new techniques."
Rachel
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Michelle Y.
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"Ms. Taylor is a great musical instructor! Her attention to the abilities of her students maximizes their skill. She gives them pieces to both challenge them and enable them to thoroughly develop their musical ability."
Candis
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Susan T.
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"I have been a student of Bill's for almost three years. Bill's teaching is characterized by clarity of expression, high standards, patience and an upbeat and pleasant disposition. He is always clear and direct when explaining the technical aspects of playing- no matter how complex the matter at hand. He holds you (and himself) to a high standard- no shortcuts- you learn to do it right. Yet he is so pleasant to be with that every minute of every lesson is truly enjoyable. Every time I leave I am ready to practice and can't wait to return."
Steve
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Bill B.
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"Michael has been my favorite teacher! He’s knowledgeable, patient, and really helpful. Really good at explaining new concepts to me. Fair pricing and totally worth it. I definitely recommend."
Madi
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Michael K.
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"Ms T she are the greatest ever, she stick with what she are teaching you slow going but accurate, ooh yes she are a real teacher (the best yet)"
Robert
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Susan T.
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"Very good lesson. It was very enjoyable and Phillip was very encouraging."
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Phillip Z.
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