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David C.

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Lakewood, WA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 1989
  • Bachelors of Music from Cornish College of the Arts
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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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Nathan M.

5 Reviews
Olympia, WA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Nathan M.

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Hi, I’m Nate and I want to help you build a lifelong relationship with the guitar! I’m an award-winning, nationally-toured musician / video game composer, and I’m passionate about fun and effective music education. I offer individualized lessons in beginning and intermediate guitar to students of all ages. I’ll support you in meeting your musical goals and help you develop the tools you need to follow your musical curiosity wherever it takes you :)

About Nathan

All my students receive: • Individually-tailored lessons for the music YOU want to learn • A pre-lesson questionnaire about your goals and interests • Coaching & support in building a sustainable personal music practice With me you can learn: • To play your favorite songs & riffs •

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Will
After a long time trying to find a guitar instructor with affordable rates and availability that suits my needs, I am so glad to have been referred to Nathan. He radiates kindness and patience, making it easy to quickly feel comfortable with him. He moves at my pace and shows interest in the songs I want to learn and my own goals rather than working from an agenda. Nathan offers Covid conscious in-person as well as Zoom lessons which is convenient. I highly recommend him and I am so glad to learn from him.
Brian
I've worked with Nathan as a songwriting collaborator on various projects in the past and I can attest to his talent as a guitarist and songwriter. Nathan is a very innovative composer and an incredibly kind and thoughtful person. I've had the pleasure of co-writing and workshopping songs with him and it's always an inspiring experience. I would strongly recommend him as a guitar instructor and songwriting teacher.
Adam
Nathan’s optimism and continuous support helped reignite my passion for writing and playing! It’s obvious that he puts in an abundance of time and energy into personalizing a lesson plan for you, constantly assessing (and reassessing) your goals and then laying out achievable steps you can take to reach those. He has never been discouraging or judgmental; on the contrary, I look forward to sharing my progress with him each week. He breaks otherwise daunting concepts into small, palatable portions, teaching and incorporating into your practice regimen seamlessly. Outside of musical theory and technique, he also has advice for a number of problems, whether it be regarding networking, stage presence, recording, or less music-based problems such as burning out or handling drastic life changes.

If you’re looking for a talented, empathetic teacher who truly cares about you and your pursuit of music, Nathan is my only recommendation!
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Andrew B.

2 Reviews
Puyallup, WA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Andrew B.

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I understand that each person learns differently and has different musical goals. Because of this, I do not teach everyone the same. I do not teach out of any specific book or teaching program. Instead I design lessons around the student and their own personal style and goals. I feel that this creates a more motivating and driven curriculum and makes lessons more enjoyable for myself and my students.

About Andrew

My name is Andrew. I am a private guitar teacher in the Puyallup,WA area. I have been teaching professionally in the area for the past 6 years, and have been playing and studying the guitar since I was 11 years old. Music is my life, and teaching people to play this music on guitar is my passion. My

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He’s dedicated to taylor a great experience for his students
Hannah
Andrew is an excellent instructor. He is really knowledgeable in music theory. I took lessons for only a short time but was able to learn so much, because he used my knowledge of piano to help me understand guitar concepts and he focused on the techniques and songs that I was most interested in.
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Jake B.

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Olympia, WA
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  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Songwriting from Western Washington University
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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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Jase
Jake was extremely friendly and enthusiastic during our lesson! He was very flexible and willing to teach depending on what I was interested in, and skilled enough to give immediate examples of how to apply those skills. I would highly recommend him for Ableton lessons!
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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Matt M.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors Degree of Music-Jazz Performance from William Paterson University
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Matt M.

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I have been teaching Rock, Jazz, Classical, Folk and just about any other kind of guitar lessons you can think of since 1998. I have a degree in Jazz Performance and also have an extensive background in music theory, ear training and music technology. I work as a freelance musician and private teacher in the United States as well as Europe. As a teacher I pride myself on being prepared and patient.

About Matt

I am a professional jazz guitarist, singer-songwriter and teacher. I've been teaching music to students of all ages privately and in groups since 1998. After graduating from William Paterson University with a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance I spent 10 years in New York City working as a freel

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Jessica R.
Matt is fantastic! He is encouraging and moves at a pace that is comfortable. Thank you!
Doug
Excellent lesson. He took the the time to assess my skill set and objectives. He got me going with an initial practice plan and sent me materials supporting the plan. Fantastic. Just what i wanted.
Doug
Excellent. Matt got a good understanding of my skill set and has an initial game plan setup for me to start working on.
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Jack H.

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  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jack H.

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I love song writing and performing, but I also enjoy giving students an avenue of expression through technical skills and music theory knowledge, enabling them to create their own compositions. I would love the chance to instruct you!

About Jack

I am an experienced guitar player and guitar instructor looking to take on new students! I have been playing guitar for 20 years. I play and teach a variety of styles including fingerstyle, rock, blues, pop, and jazz. Many of my past students arranged for me to teach in their homes, and I am

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The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in University Place 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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"He was patient, my daughter was nervous but he made her feel comfortable. Great teacher!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Greg D.
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"Joe is a personable and knowledgeable guitar instructor. My son is really learning a lot even only after a short time."
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Took Guitar lessons from Joe S.
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"Jonathan was an excellent instructor. Always punctual and professional. Showed a real interest with my son's lessons. Kelly Sheridan"
Kelly
Took Guitar lessons from Jonathan H.
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"Greg is a great teacher with lot's of patience and is all around nice guy. He works around your learning style and your style of music which made it a lot more enjoyable and kept my interest and motivation up making me want to play and practice more! He does repairs as well at a very reasonable price as well which is awesome. He was the only guy in town who was actually able to fix the break in my guitar neck and did it well! I'd highly recommend him as both a teacher and a repair person as well. 👍👍"
Colin
Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Jonah is a Godsend, seriously! I couldn’t have imagined, in my wildest dreams, a better introduction to guitar. Not only is he incredibly patient and knowledgable concerning guitar, but his passion and genuine love for the teaching process is palpable. I would recommend him a billion times over to anyone looking to learn, brush up, or further shape their guitar skills!"
Maurice
Took Guitar lessons from Jonah R.
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"Rhonda is amazing! Made me feel very comfortable right from the outset. This is my second attempt to learn the guitar. First time was when I was a teenager and I gave up because I tried it on my own. I sure hope Rhonda will be able to help me learn."
Ikramul
Took Guitar lessons from Rhonda S.
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"Meghan dove right into the lesson, customizing it at the perfect level for our daughter's experience. We liked that she was prepared and maximized the time. She has a youthful personality and knowledge of pop songs which is a great personality fit with our 13 year old daughter. She also customized the lesson and song choice in a way that would appeal to my daughter. My daughter is actually excited to take lessons and is already planning her list of songs she wants to learn."
Lily
Took Guitar lessons from Meghan L.
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"We are extremely happy with our decision to go with David. He is extremely encouraging and positive during his lessons and his teaching skills are top notch!!!"
Sam
Took Guitar lessons from David M.
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"Nils is an extremely knowledgeable and accomplished instructor. He has extraordinary patience and excellent teaching skills. Coming from an adult student with high expectations, Nils has constantly delivered instructional value far beyond beyond what my paid "app" lessons were able to teach me. I highly recommend you give Nils a shot if you want to take your guitar playing to the next level."
John
Took Guitar lessons from Nils B.
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"Gives Outstanding Lessons; Produces Excellent Video Series

I am writing a review from a couple of different perspectives, as I've received lessons from Ryan in a number of capacities. I am an intermediate-level bass player who received his initial music theory training from Ryan, and his explanations were clear and concise.

Recently, I've become a geography professor at the University of Akron, and I teach a variety of topics, including Introductory Cultural Geography. Part of this involves looking at how different types of music spread throughout the world. Ryan created an excellent video that supplemented my lecture; he thoroughly, yet very clearly, described how the spread of the minor pentatonic scale contributed to the development of heavy rock and metal music across the globe. Without this insight, my lecture would have been less accurate, as well as less entertaining to the students!

As a stringed-instrument player and a professor who includes music geography and history in his classes, I highly recommend lessons with Ryan. His descriptions and instructional method are outstanding (please see his excellent video series, "Swing's Shred Tips" on YouTube), and he also clearly demonstrates a deeper knowledge about music. Rather than just playing fast to shred, he will teach the underlying ideas behind the music to improve your playing (as he clearly demonstrated in his custom lecture on geography/history in my class). Highest possible recommendation!"
Jeremy
Took Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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