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Jake B.

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Olympia, WA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, English
  • Songwriting from Western Washington University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jake B.

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What makes lessons with Jake fun is that he is very approachable and friendly. Jake has experience teaching kids in the classroom and also online- he is good at both! You can expect to have some fun while gaining a solid foundation in the basics and making progress towards your goals.

Jake was born near Seattle, WA, and was always a natural when it came to music. He taught himself how to drum at an early age, he started composing original music. Motivated by curiosity and passion, he also taught himself how to play guitar and ukulele in college, as well as the art of mixing and music production.

His interest in music took him to the quaint town of Bellingham, WA, where he combined the studies of music theory, recording, and creative writing, and he majored in Songwriting at Western Washington University.

Around this time, Jake began playing in bands and playing gigs locally. Local gigs led to regional tours, which in turn paved the way for national tours with the bands ...

About Jake

People often tell me that I'm approachable and friendly, so that makes our lessons extra enjoyable! I have experience teaching kids in the classroom and also online. You can expect to have some fun while gaining a solid foundation in the basics and making progress towards your goals. I was bor

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fernando
I still plan on continuing learning from Jake. He's way of teaching is very helpful for my way of learning. Very patient and won't rush anything moment of the time you're learning from him.
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David C.

29 Reviews
Lakewood, WA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best Original Music Score from Animadness 2006 Film Festival
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David C.

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All styles available: rock, blues, jazz, country, classical, progressive, metal, and more. 40 years experience in guitar.

Acoustic steel string or nylon string. 6 string, or 12 string. All styles. Whether you want to be a weekend warrior who plays around the campfire, or someone who wants to study at a professional or advanced level, we can make that happen!!!! My unique approach to teaching guitar will have you playing guitar on the first day. No joke.

About David

Hello! My name is David, and I am a music teacher of many different subjects. These include guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, recording, music theory, production, composition and film music composition. All styles, and all ages. Classical, Rock, Alternative, Slide Guitar, Blues, Jazz, and more!

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Albert Cerrato
Well I’m 76 years old and took guitar lessons and piano lessons years ago and kind of faded away but Always a music lover. And now I need a guitar which they said they would tell me where to buy one I’m looking forward to this very professional operation. I am impressed.
Jennifer & Sarah G.
I actually feel I got somewhere on the first lesson. He starts by teaching a song. Love it.
Jordan Waits
Awesome lesson very knowledgeable and fun to be around
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Jared C.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish, German
  • BFA Music Performance - Jazz Guitar from Columbia College Chicago
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jared C.

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I customize my students curriculum based on their specific goals. I feel teaching students to play and transcribe songs and solos is my most important job. Most students come to me looking for structure so I try and provide a clear path for them to reach their goals. Although I love teaching music theory I understand that it is not for everyone, so I only offer theoretical principles when it is appropriate or asked for. I rarely use textbooks, but I do employ a lot of exercises and educational material when it applies to a lesson.  

For students with no prior music experience I use text books, and exercises to strengthen their technique, expose them to musical ideas, and give them a foundation of basic music theory.  After that is accomplished I move into a curriculum that is more personal to their specific goals.

About Jared

I have been playing instruments and performing live since I was eleven. In college, I studied both piano and guitar, and received a bachelors of fine arts with a concentration in jazz guitar from Columbia College Chicago in 2004. I moved to Seattle in 2004 and have been performing and giving private

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Conrad
Great first lesson.
Raahil J.
He pays attention to detail, is super organized with a definite plan and knows how to keep a student's interest. He is balanced and very realistic in his approach. He is talented and meets the student where he is. He is even transcribing a Bollywood song for my son and my son is loving it! He is flexible... We are so happy to have found him.
Sofia
First lesson with Jared was great. Looking forward to many more in the future!
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Kevin C.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin C.

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Hey there! I'm a multi-instrumentalist with a strong foundation in Guitar, Bass, and Drums.

My lessons are curated behind a few things:
-the understanding of music theory (scales, chord progressions, rhythmic structure, song composition etc.)
-student's requests to learn specific songs and creating original song
-having FUN!

Because in my experience, you're not learning if you're not enjoying what you're doing.

After 6 years, of playing drums, I began my time as a guitar player. I grew as a guitar player tremendously fast because of my understanding and practice of rhythm. I began as an acoustic/folk guitarist, progressed into a blues/funk guitarist, and now play mainly jazz and neo-soul. I also am accustomed to teach many other genres. I now write, produce, and perform my own music and stream online.

When you take lessons with me you can expect that the lessons will increase your music theory knowledge, finger/hand dexterity, rhythm, ear training, performance ...

About Kevin

I am a Multi-Instrumentalist who teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Cinematography, Photography, and Video Editing. My instrumental experience includes 13 years of live performance, recording and songwriting. I focus my lessons around the understanding of music theo

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Steve M.
Excellent first lesson!
Connor J.
I have learned so much in just a few short lessons with Kevin. He is a great teacher, and a great musician. We explored so much more than I anticipated and he put me on the right track to teach myself more on my on time, which I am very grateful for. You will learn a LOT from Kevin!!
Sergio P.
Great lesson, I leaned so much from Kevin! He has so much patience and is really good with giving tips and tricks.
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Joseph M.

3 Reviews
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  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joseph M.

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As far as general guitar technique am able to teach to a advanced level except for heavy metal electric and jazz styles. For any kind of fingerpicking can teach to a advanced level.

About Joseph

My Story: As a guitarist in my early years I spent much time reworking my technique and gaining insight in how guitar playing really works. My early struggles gave way to a solid knowledge of the guitar and music. This was gained through no small part through

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Ryan L.
Learning flamenco and classical guitar with Joe. He's got tons of knowledge and skill, and really pays attention to the musicality of things, which is something other teachers often miss.
StephenS1
Great teacher

My daughter enjoyed lessons with Joe. He was patient and good at explaining to a beginner.
JosefP
Great teacher !!!
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George C.

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Teaches Online
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  • Speaks Mandarin
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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George C.

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As with any instrument or art, you have to start somewhere and put work into. There are no shortcuts. However, a good instructor can quickly recognize what you wish to learn, zone in on those areas, and most importantly allow you the desire to keep play more. This type of guidance is the “shortcut”. For myself, I have 18+ years playing electric/acoustic guitar I have also attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA playing with other musicians and learning from the best instructors.

Beginner level: we have to start with positioning of you fret and pick hand. You can change a bit of this up later. To start, I might hear you play something: one note, a melody, or a riff just to see where you’re at. Starting from scratch? That’s perfectly fine.

We will work on two aspects: working towards playing single note melodies and strumming/learning basic chords. I would encourage learning the latter as pretty much all contemporary songs can be accompanied by rhythm guitar. Changing ...

About George

Hi, my name is George. I am available to teach electric or acoustic guitar and bass either at my place or yours, or online. It started with learning violin at an early age. It opened doors to my musical journey in the future. I have played both electric and acoustic guitar for 18+ and attended Mu

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Norm W.
George was so patient with me. I knew absolutely nothing about playing guitar and I learned exactly what I needed. He gave me the confidence I needed to learn the guitar.George is an amazing guitar player and I feel fortunate to have him as my instructor. I loved my lesson and can't wait for the next.

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"If you're thinking about taking lessons from Ahmad , do it. For years I thought I just couldn't play the guitar. I tried learning online, but nothing stuck. I even took a group class, which was better than trying to learn online, but I still wasn't satisfied. So, I decided to look into private lessons, even though I was nervous about the one-on-one dynamic. For years I have struggled with performance anxiety and was afraid that would prevent me from ever really learning the guitar and playing with other people. I discussed this with Ahmad before and at my first lesson. I can't tell you how amazing it felt a few months later when we played a song together and I had no fear or anxiety.

I credit this to the fun and relaxing atmosphere Ahmad has created in his studio space which makes it easy to learn, ask questions and enjoy my lessons. He has a deep passion for music which is infectious. I leave every lesson feeling energized and excited to work on my new material.

If you're interested in learning how to play the guitar or improve your skills, give Ahmad a shot. You'll be so glad you did. Before, I thought I just couldn't learn how to play the guitar, now I'm looking forward to years of honing my skills, playing with friends and experiencing the joy of creating music."
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Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Moa is a dynamic, friendly and passionate teacher who my kids really respond to. We are lucky to have found her."
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"Sergei is really dedicated and talented musician and tutor. He is very patient and friendly, encouraging to go further and learn more and more every day. We have so much fun every class. Sergei is also very understanding if you face a challenge while learning a new song. He will simplify it for you according to your level of your experience that you are able to play no matter what. Really great guitar tutor. Recommend to everybody!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Sergei Z.
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"I took my first lesson with John this afternoon for the 45 minute session. He is very patient and knows how to teach very well. You will leave with homework that is applicable to your skill level and geared for improvement."
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"Groovy Judy is a "great guitar teacher" with "unique" and "very effective" teaching methods.
Thanks to Judy, my son Joseph plays complete songs very well by Pink Floyd, Green Day, Modest Mouse and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers using strumming and picking.
Joseph is extremely happy with the guitar skills that he received from Groovy Judy !"
Edward
Took Guitar lessons from Judy G.
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I am new to guitar but Alex has already given me useful pointers that I can practice between lessons. I have just started but things seem clearer than with a prior instructor. I look forward to the lessons and hope I achieve a degree of competence within a reasonable time."
Kenneth
Took Guitar lessons from Alex S.
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