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David S.

26 Reviews
Fairfax, VA
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • B.A. in Music Composition 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.

102 Reviews
Arlington, VA
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  • Bachelor of Music from Howard University
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Syed M.
Very approachable and knowledgeable!
Scott B.
John is very patient and extremely knowledgeable. He is the best instructor/teacher i have had in the many years I have taken lessons.
Judith W.
Excellent and it's just my first lesson!
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Dee F.

50 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR from Marquis Edition, Who's Who of American Women, 2006
  • Teaches students 5 to 90
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Dee F.

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I was a student of master guitarist Christopher Parkening in college. I have taught classical guitar over 20 years. I perform guitar professionally. 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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Katie
Great!
Alicia C.
Dee is patiently teaching both my son and daughter, and fostering their love for playing music. My hat is off to her, for accomplishing an already challenging task with young kids, while doing so virtually!
Emma
I am loving working with Dee! She is so understanding and gentle with me, while still keeping things moving, and ensuring that we are making progress. After just a few lessons, I feel confident working my way around my instrument, have developed a solid practice strategy, and am already building my repertoire, thanks to her guidance. I am so excited to continue studying the mandolin with her!

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Azuri M.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaching since 2007
  • AA IN GUITAR PERFORMANCE from MUSICIANS INSTITUTE.
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Azuri M.

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We will study the classic motifs in music from composers such as Bach all the way to Andres Segovia, etc.

About Azuri

Learning is one of my main pursuits. My name is Azuri and I have studied music for over a decade and have my degree in guitar performance from musicians institute. I've had the gift of studying many artistic crafts and spend my time today trying to further my own study, while sharing what I've lear

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Dylan
Very patient and gave a nice introduction to the basics for my 9 year old.
Juan G.
Azuri is great, l recommend it to anybody. THANK YOU!!!
Juan G.
You not will be disappointment. He is very professional. My first lesson and l like the way he teach.thank you azuri.
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David L.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Jazz Studies from University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David L.

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Just like a classical approach on piano, I believe that a similar approach on guitar is the best method. It helps establish good technical foundations, it gets you playing better, sooner and it also helps remove the mystery from some aspects of music.
A classical guitar approach takes lots of patience, but is very rewarding. Studying from a method book such as the “Berklee Guitar Method” is the first step. Then, learning to play Bach and other early composers is next. Playing in all major and minor keys and learning solo pieces is a long term goal.

About David

My name is David and I'm a professional musician who just moved to North Austin. I came from Cincinnati, where I went to the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, taught dozens of students at all levels and played regular gigs every weekend. I have been teaching for over fifteen y

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Ron E.
I searched for an excellent upright bass teacher for a good while. Then I found David Lloyd. David is patient, humorous, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. He carefully taught me all the necessary groundwork to enable me to continue on my own for a while. In a few months I will, without question, continue my studies with David. I would, without hesitation, recommend David to anyone interested in seriously studying the Upright Bass.
Keith
David is awesome with kids, very calm and works well with those who need a little more encouragement. We’ve been with him for 3 months and are happy with the progress.
Nawal N.
Love his method of teaching! Encourages you to your best abilities! Recommend!!!

Warren M.

5 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Warren M.

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20 years plus of teaching experience working with students from kids to adults means I know how to teach guitar! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. I grew up in the rock era so I am super at home teaching classic rock. I later expanded into classical guitar, Jazz, blues, bluegrass and fiddle tunes. I love working with students that are excited to learn and motivated to practice. I have legit educational credentials from UNT, Denton, TX and have studied classical guitar in Spain and Italy. I'm ready to help you achieve your musical goals, let's get started!

About Warren

I began my musical journey at an early age. My early influences were my mother who was trained as a classical pianist / visual artist and father who played Johnny Cash and Ventures tunes on the guitar. Growing up music was always in the around the house. From Debussy, Ravel, Tchaikovsky to folk, co

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Blake
Warren was my first and only private lesson teacher outside of a school program. I first started taking lessons with Warren back in 2012 when I was 12 years old. At this time I got my first guitar and had no prior music knowledge. After a few lessons, Warren taught me the very basic blues progression and made it very fun and interesting. My first few lessons is the reason I stuck with him for 6 years and kept returning weekly. Throughout those years Warren shaped me to become my own as a musician by teaching me how to play the instrument as a whole rather than songs (although we did go over plenty of essential songs). As I grew as a musician with more questions, Warren presented me with practices, theory, and other concepts to give me all the answers I was looking for. I highly recommend him as a teacher as he will work with you and be loyal to your musical journey. He was even generous enough to teach me some basic piano! I would not be as involved in music as I am now if I had any other teacher.
Prithvi
My son is learning to play acoustic guitar from Warren McDonald and has been doing so for several years. Warren is an excellent guitar and music teacher. First he is formally trained and clearly has a strong theoretical music background. His teaching style and personality and knowledge of various musical genres is well suited to teaching musicians of all ages and interests. I have heard Warren play classical guitar and classic rock and folk guitar music. He also is a fine pianist. He has inpsired my son who is 15 and has been taught how to play some fairly impressive classic rock and instrumental pieces. I highly recommend Warren McDonald.
Noah
I have studied with Warren for several years. He has helped me grasp music theory and enabled me to take my playing to the next level. I highly recommend Warren to anyone looking to start with the guitar and also for students looking for a new direction with their playing.

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"Genial!!!!! me enseñó todo lo que sé de guitarra, me gustan mucho sus clases, muy profesional, cuando regrese a Austria lo estaré esperando para seguir aprendiendo... gracias por todos sus consejos y su guía."
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Juan P O.
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"My main regret is that I did not start with him when I was much younger!

I have had the pleasure of lessons from Jesse Horner for two years. I started when I was 73 years old and never had any music training before, so I started from scratch. Jesse has been great in guiding me in the direction I seemed to want to go. With almost 40 years experience, I think Jesse has experience and knowledge of every aspect of music theory, guitars and guitar playing(also Ukuleles). He makes the lessons enjoyable and is very flexible and understanding in his teaching process. My main regret is that I did not start with him when I was much younger!

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Jesse
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"My son has thoroughly enjoyed his time with Jordan. Jordan makes it fun for my 10 year old, and is very patient with him. I really like Jordan's approach with kids, but also respect his professionalism and talent. Thank you, Jordan for sharing your gifts with your students!"
Emily
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jordan D.
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"Chris is the most understanding, invested, and patient guitar teacher I have ever had. I have been playing for 11 years, and about 6 years into that I began learning classical guitar from Chris. He was able to teach me anything from beginner level until I was ready for advanced techniques. Very responsible and the best experience I’ve had with any guitar teacher."
Joseph
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Christopher J.
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"I look forward to my lessons with Aidan. He is encouraging and helpful. I enjoy the relaxed home atmosphere."
Susana
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Aidan C.
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"Seth is very talented and explains things in simple ways that are easy to understand. I am so glad to have found him!"
Pauline Eadie
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Seth D.
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"Do you think you can't learn guitar? think again...I am 50 years old and almost gave up after several attempts , I am not a talented person...Then, 4 years ago William, patiently achieved the impossible...I am intermediate classical guitar player now..."
David
Took Classical Guitar lessons from William G.
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"With a patient and intuitive approach, Juan tailors each lesson to fit not only the student’s skill level, but also desire for depth of understanding. When I first began taking lessons, I was only able to plunk a few chords and play along with a few basic songs. However, over the course of a year and a half with Juan, I gained a foundational knowledge of the classical guitar, as well as the confidence to site read and play a range of other styles of guitar music. He seamlessly integrated music theory concepts into song studies, helping me learn major/minor scales and chord shapes, and then apply this knowledge to better understand song structures and composition. It has been such a great experience learning from Juan, especially because he is both an exemplary teacher and guitar player!"
Chrystine
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Juan C.
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"I started lessons with Ahmad last year as a birthday present from my wife, and I can I look forward to my lessons as much now as I did then! Ahmad has provided the exact style of instruction I need and has continued to help me grow as a guitar player.

Ahmad is able to connect with his students to understand their goals and objectives with lessons. I appreciate how he is able to tailor his teaching style and method to each individual and adjust as needed. His knowledge of music is superb and his musical interests are wide. Ahmad can flex between jazz to classical guitar to the newest pop single as easily as changing radio stations.

As a classically trained musician he can not only play the music, but also knows the music theory. I look forward to my lessons every week, and I can't recommend Ahmad highly enough!"
Gary
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Luke is knowledgeable and personable. He is a clear communicator too. I have looked for a guitar teacher for two years now. Finally my search is over."
Dean
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Luke P.
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