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Melissa F.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Awarded Playfest Dramatic Award from Trinity Lutheran College
  • Teaches students Male: 5 and up; Female: 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Melissa F.

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My Teaching Philosophy for Guitar

* The younger student will start with a beginner kids guitar course.
* Learn how to read tablature and music.
* I also teach Christopher Parkening and William Leavitt's Berkley guitar classical study to the intermediate and advanced student(s).
* Learn how to play scales in the first position on your guitar.
* Build rhythm studies and cadences.
* Develop ear training and dexterity.
* Sightread chords and melodies.
* Will learn to read treble clef melodies and improvise.
* Play duets.
* Have fun playing songs.

Group guitar classes are also offered for groups with two or more children per half hour as follows:

Guitar: $15 1 hour per student
*Only six per class

About Melissa

Melissa is a music instructor and director who has her BA in Fine Arts in Music and Worship, written a family guitar book containing all original music, worship pieces, choreographed a musical and have mentored music students of all ages for over nine years. Her desire is to share her God-given gift

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Mackenzie/Abby
Very patient with our daughter
John F.
Melissa is very patient with me and I enjoy taking lessons with her.
Lana
My daughter loves her lessons with Melissa
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Dave T.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Professional Guitar Player from Atlanta Institute of Music
  • Teaching since 1990
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Dave T.

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Whether you are a complete beginner or highly advanced, I can help you get to the next level and beyond. My time tested and success proven curriculum was specifically designed to achieve maximum progress in the shortest amount of time possible. I fully understand that each and every student is unique and has different musical goals and dreams. For this reason our curriculum is always flexible and can be supplemented with customized instruction to meet the needs of the individual student.

I can teach you acoustic guitar and/or electric guitar. Choose from... Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Metal, Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Funk, R&B and more.

I can help you improve in many areas such as guitar fundamentals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, scales and modes, technique, music theory, chords, soloing and improvisation, flatpicking, fingerpicking, legato, ear training, music transcription, chord melody, sight reading, developing effective practice strategies, etc.

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About Dave

I am obsessed with helping YOU become a better guitar player. I started teaching after graduating from The Atlanta Institute Of Music in 1990. I've been a full time musician and guitar instructor since 1995. I have literally helped thousands of musicians become better guitarists. My approach works

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Jamie S.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Music Education from Appalachian State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jamie S.

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First and formost I love creating music. Whether that is playing, writing, or teaching. Making music is basically all I have done for the past 20+yrs. I play and perform on multiple instruments so that gives me an insight into how different instruments interact with one another either in a band situation or songwriting/arranging. My main goal as a teacher is to get you playing and making music as soon as possible. I want you to enjoy learning music by playing your favorite songs and really be excited about the whole process. Through learning songs the lessons and supplemental materials can become very personalized to the students' interests.
I throughly love sharing my knowledge and experience with my students. Knowing the joy music brings to my life fills me with the passion to pass it along to my students. Every student gets their own Google Classroom where the lesson materials and communications can happen quickly and directly. I record each lesson and provide the replay of ...

About Jamie

I have a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Appalachian State University and a Journeyman and Professional Certificate in Music Performance from Musicians Institute. I have been a studio musician for Westlake Studios in Los Angeles and a national touring artist for many years. I have been pla

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Mike Halliday
Jamie is a great instructor. As a self taught adult player with some playing skills already, it is important to me that my instructor can tailor the lessons to my goals and current starting point. Jamie listens carefully to my goals and priorities, and develops custom lessons that help me the most. I highly recommend Jamie for any level of student.
Kandy
Jamie is a fabulous teacher. I was new to the guitar but by the end of the first lesson he had me playing a song. He is also so very knowledgeable about music and excited to share that knowledge. I highly recommend him.
Steve and Abby
Jamie Rocks! Jamie taught our daughter to play guitar, first at the Rock House in person and then remotely during quarantine. He is such an amazing musician and his talent and passion for playing shine through during his lessons. He makes the guitar approachable and fun, never a chore. Our son is a drummer and both kids have played in bands that Jamie helped coach, and even pinched in with lead vocals when the band was short a singer. Jamie is an absolute pleasure to work with and we would recommend him to anyone who aspires to learn the guitar.
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Jesse H.

82 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music from UCSD
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Jesse H.

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Learn to play the Spanish Guitar through the unique "Romero Method"

About Jesse

Jesse H. plays guitar with The Mar Dels, one of San Diego’s best-known dance and party bands. But he’s more than just a rock-and-roller — he’s studied jazz and classical guitar with other master musicians. His lessons focus on developing: - Right and left hand technique - Finger picki

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Flavio S.
Great first class with Jesse! He was very nice, patient and knowledgeable.
Kathy W.
Jesse is an excellent instructor- very patient and encouraging- highly recommend
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Ben H.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best of teachers in 2015 from Thumbtack
  • Professional certificate guitar performance from Musicians Institute
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Ben H.

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Have taken many classes on classical guitar. Have taught over 50 students from levels of beginner to advanced. Have the ability to help the student read music as well as technique

About Ben

Hello, my name is Ben and GUITAR IS MY BUSINESS...AND MY BUSINESS IS GOOD so please consider me. I've been playing guitar for over 18 years and have been in playing bands for 12 years. Recently after the band broke up, I decided to further my education and went to Musicians Institute in Hollywood Ca

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Roy H.
Great
Britta S.
Pretty much let my kids run the show which meant not a lot got accomplished. He's nice the kids liked him though.
Johnathan P.
Ben was super understanding of my busy schedule. He jumped right in and worked well with my 15 year old son.
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Kieran G.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $22
  • Licentiate in Music Teaching from Rockschool International
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kieran G.

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I am a professional guitarist and qualified music teacher with extensive experience as a soloist, accompanist, and band member across various genres including Rock, Soul, Funk, Folk, Latin, Reggae, Gypsy Jazz, Classical, and more. I play Lead Guitar for the band El Misti and we're about to release our second album in 2021.

I have a Degree in Music Education from the international contemporary music awarding body, Rockschool, as well as Grade 8 Electric Guitar (Rockschool) and Grade 8 Classical Guitar (ABRSM), and an Audio Engineering Diploma (SAE Institute International).

I have travelled the world extensively researching world music genres, especially in Latin America.

About Kieran

I am a professional guitarist and qualified music teacher with extensive experience as a soloist, accompanist, and band member across various genres including Rock, Soul, Funk, Folk, Latin, Reggae, Gypsy Jazz, Classical, and more. I play Lead Guitar for the band El Misti and we're about to release o

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Armand
Kieran is very knowledgeable about many genres on guitar and has taught me different styles on both electric and acoustic. The lessons are very tailored to my own tastes. Excellent teacher.
Seb
Kieran uses plenty of resources so you can visualise and refer to boxes, patterns and diagrams. It really speeds up your learning.
Melissa
Kieran is very patient and really personalises material towards my own tastes. I've learned a lot from him. He's also great fun!

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"Alex is a great teacher! He is very knowledgeable and friendly when it comes to the lessons. Alex also helps make things fun which keeps my little one engaged in the lessons!"
Jessica
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Alex M.
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"Matt is a great teacher. Patient, knowledgeable, and always adding little interesting bits to the lessons. He pointed out my mistakes and was guiding me to make my playing much better. He opened me to the various interesting topics in music theory and pointed out importance of posture and exercise – playing scales and various simple arrangements. He has a great repertoire of songs of different genres at different levels, for his students – even those like me, who like classical music. I would very strongly recommend him for anyone wanting to learn or improve guitar playing skills."
Adrian
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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"Our children have completed about a month with Kirk on classical guitar, and we are very happy at their progress. They both look forward to their classes, which in and of itself says it all about the teacher. We're very happy to continue the journey and instill a life long love of music to them. Parents posting on behalf of the kids."
Rishav
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Kirk R.
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"Very patient, very accommodating and flexible, very excited about the next lessons!"
Peter
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Aidan C.
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"Amir is sensitive always on time master of his art and is a great teacher"
David
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Amir M.
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"A Great Teacher

John is a great teacher, encouraging, knowledgeable and flexible. I would recommend him for any level of lessons."
Lida
Took Classical Guitar lessons from John B.
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"Very knowledgeable and helpful, I went from picking up a guitar for the first time to learning chords and songs really quick! Lessons were also adjusted based on ability and progress, providing good pacing."
Karol
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Kaye C.
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"Mark played for my wedding, and I was incredibly impressed. I had certain musical portions of my wedding pre-arranged, but those plans ended up falling apart. Mark was able to pick up and play beautiful music right when I needed him to. His flexibility and willingness to go the extra mile helped make my wedding as successful as it was! He really saved the day, and I'm so thankful he was there! If I couldn't have him at other future events, I would be happy to take any of his students because I know they would have learned from one of the best."
Avery
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Mark W.
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"David is really patient and a great instructor, can't believe how much I've learned already from one lesson!"
Margaret
Took Classical Guitar lessons from David R.
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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!

elgie"
Jesse
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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