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Emerson W.

8 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Danielle Salyer Memorial Scholarship from Pierce College
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Emerson W.

8 Reviews
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I want to make sure my students have a good time learning guitar but I also want to make sure they learn a lot..! I always make sure to ask my students what they want to learn and what their favorite music is... after that, I figure out what type of lessons to plan out.

About Emerson

Thanks so much for your interest in starting music lessons with me. I’m so excited to share my passion for music with you! As Lao Tzu said: “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe." Lesson details: My main goal as a teacher is to help my students reach their goals. If my student wa

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Rob S.
Emerson is awesome! The first lesson was great and I look forward to working with him on improving my guitar technique.
Eoghan
Emerson is super patient and a great teacher!
Marla Robbins
I enjoyed the learning process; I just hope my short fingers will stretch & curve in order to play the strings properly!
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Kai N.

Seattle, WA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Archaeology and Anthropology Bachelor's Degree from The University of Oxford
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kai N.

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A fun adventure through modern music...

About Kai

Music has always brought me the most joy. I keep a daily practice regimen of several hours working on a variety of genres, including most importantly the blues. As a teacher, I offer good lessons at a fair price. Everyone from a child to an adult wants to have a good experience learning musi

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Ann G.
Fun first class!
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Mitch E.

1 Review
Seattle, WA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
  • BA in Communication, Cum Laude from Truman State University
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Mitch E.

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I am a self-taught musician with 15 years of experience playing electric and acoustic guitar. My lessons begin by learning what inspires you as a musician, and working to take you where you want to go! Learning some of your favorite songs is often a great place to start. By learning a variety of music, you'll quickly begin to notice patterns & understand basic theory on what notes work together well. From there, you can apply that knowledge to improvisation, as well as songs you may want to write!

From those first few lessons, there's a million different ways we can explore the guitar together. With my lessons, I offer recording time in my home studio where you can learn how to write, record, produce, and mix fully arranged songs!

Reach out to say hi, and let me know what some of your immediate goals and questions are!

Specialties: Indie, Rock, Pop, Alternative, Psychedelic, Folk, Acoustic.
Open to students of all ages.

About Mitch

Hi! My name is Mitch. I am the lead guitarist, songwriter and producer for Seattle-based indie pop band Hi Crime. We play shows regularly around the NW, and occasionally tour to other parts of the country. Our music has been featured on popular Seattle radio stations KEXP & 107.7 The End, and has a

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Mary
Mitch gave lessons to my son about 6 years ago (when Mitch still lived in St. Louis). He still picks up the guitar a few times each week to unwind, and often mentions things Mitch taught him while practicing.

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Phil H.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Classical Guitar Performance from Columbus State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Phil H.

5 Reviews
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While my background is in classical guitar, I enjoy exploring other genres such as jazz guitar. If you're not sure what genre you want to study, let's first learn the basics and then go from there.

About Phil

I've been playing guitar for over 20 years and teaching since 2008. Along with teaching, I've also been pursuing music recording, an endeavor which has produced two full-length albums and one that is still in progress that should be released sometime in 2020. *** Lesson Details *** When teachin

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Luke
Lucas thought he was great! Really like first lesson!
Francine G.
Phil was easy to work with and I learned a lot in my first lesson. I look forward to improving and my future lessons.
Natalie
Phil Hodges is a phenomenal and inspiring guitar teacher. Over the past year of guitar lessons with Phil, my daughter's playing ability has rapidly advanced and she is so enthusiastic about practicing. Guitar lessons with Phil is a highlight of her week!
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Jon S.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • BME in Music Education from The College of Wooster
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Jon S.

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I work with the student to develop a curriculum based on their musical interests and my own teaching pedagogy. I strongly feel that for young musicians to own their education, they must have a say in what they play. Assigning method books and mindless etudes to practice doesn't have nearly the same effect asking them "Ok, what kind of music do YOU like? What do you want to PLAY? What do you want to LEARN?".

I believe that students learn best when they are invested in a subject, and the best way to get them invested is to individually get to know each one, speak to them on their level, and get them playing music they're interested in.

About Jon

I'm a professional performer, educator, and recording artist. I received my Masters in Music from New Mexico State University, and my BA and BME from the College of Wooster in Ohio. Students can expect to improve their technique and performing repertoire within a matter of weeks. We will collabo

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Abby
My experience with Jon is pleasant and effective. His knowledge and patience creates a fun atmosphere that is both challenging and inspiring. He clearly loves to teach and I am lucky to learn from him.
Nosa
Jon was wonderful! He gave me some great tips and even provided some material in helping me build
My guitar skills. He was great at listening and giving me a well thought out answers to my questions. I highly recommend it this teacher!
Dave
Jon is great! Initially I was concerned he was using a lot of the time assessing, but his suggestions were SO pertinent that I now appreciate that he spent a lot of time upfront to know me, my goals and my current level. I can tell his advice will be fruitful!
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Steve B.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Steve B.

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My tuition brings:

Personalized, well prepared, fun and practical lessons.

Continuation, each class builds on previously learned material.

Progress checks using memos taken during teaching.

My students know me for my patience, attention to detail, and positive reinforcement, but also equally for placing importance on the joy of learning.

I have been studying guitar privately for 27 years, have taught for 20 years and I am qualified to teach jazz/pop/rock guitar, improvisation, and theory. I graduated from the music performance program at Queensborough Community College. At Q.C.C. I was fortunate to receive formal training in ear training/ sight singing I-IV, music theory I-IV, convocation performance, performance juries, as well as receiving private lessons focused on jazz improvisation.

I majored in guitar performance concentrating on jazz improvisation but I also have been studying guitar privately for around 27 years with a strong emphasis on rock, blues, and pop.

About Steve

I have been studying guitar privately for 27 years, have taught for 20 years and I am qualified to teach jazz/pop/rock guitar, improvisation, and theory. I graduated from the music performance program at Queensborough Community College. At Q.C.C. I was fortunate to receive formal training in ear tr

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NK
Steve is teaching my son and we are both so happy with his teaching. My son is not a beginner and was looking for a teacher to help him take the next step on the guitar. They have been working on scales, intervals, improvisation, chords and more. I really appreciate how he gives my son clear instructions on what to review for the next class and then checks to make sure progress was made before moving on. Great teacher, highly recommend.

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"I've been playing guitar (on and off) for over 50 years. I read Jonah's post about 3 months ago and decided to call Jonah for lessons. I had been feeling very rusty and wanted to polish my skills and learn some new songs. I've already learned a lot from Jonah and my guitar playing sounds much better in every way. Jonah has been great to work with, he is easy-going, fun and most importantly, he's a great teacher."
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"Andrea is an excellent teacher. He is very patient and forgiving but very focused on accomplishing exactly what I wanted to get done. My problem is transition from chord to chord and he broke it down for me in simple basics while also reminding me to relax and enjoy playing. I highly recommend Andrea for any kind of skillset."
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Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Rhonda is an excellent teacher! She was very patient with my 5 and 7 year old
learning to play guitar in a brief summer session. We all had a great time together."
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Took Guitar lessons from Rhonda S.
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"I learned a lot in my first lesson with Brian. He clearly knows the guitar inside and out. The pace was on the faster side, but he answered all my questions about technique and theory. Beyond what I wanted to focus on (technique), he's laying a solid foundation for theory so that I don't have go rely on the capo or online tabs as much. He also gave me useful scale exercises to build up finger independence and articulation. So far so good."
Jina
Took Guitar lessons from Brian C.
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"Ron is very knowledgeable and understanding of his student's needs and abilities."
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Took Guitar lessons from Ronald A.
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"Shes really good at teaching me guitar"
Wyatt
Took Guitar lessons from Drew A.
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"Mr Lang is great guitar tutor."
Okokon
Took Guitar lessons from John L.
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"Excellent first lesson! Brandi, you're a great teacher and I can't wait to learn more.
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Monica DeShay
Took Guitar lessons from Brandi B.
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"Cameron didn’t like his lesson, he LOVED it. It was his first lesson and Phil was extremely patient. He’s looking forward to future lessons and promises to practice! Thank you, Phil, we think we have a winner that will hopefully take time away from video games."
Cameron
Took Guitar lessons from Phil H.
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John is patient and he makes learning the guitar fun! His instruction is very encouraging and my son was playing music from the first lesson! We are 100% happy with our choice to go with John!"
Mandy
Took Guitar lessons from John B.
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