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By Mike N. – Milwaukee Guitar Teacher

Am I sensing an interest in taking guitar lessons in Milwaukee? There are quite a few opportunities to get involved with in the area and some great local players, too! Milwaukee has many places to learn guitar and has a music scene where live music can be found daily. Taking what you learn from your guitar lessons in Milwaukee and applying it to playing and listening is the best way to start learning and keep learning guitar!

Here are a few specific things about Milwaukee that will help you learn guitar and broaden your guitar knowledge through listening:

  1. Learning From and With Our Peers The UW-Milwaukee Suzuki & Pre-College Guitar program is an excellent place to see players who are also at a beginner to intermediate level. A nice aspect of this opportunity is that you can join in on group lessons if you want to play with other folks in an educational setting.

  • Listening to Academic Technical Guitar Playing When players are ready to listen to more complicated music, there is a very unique opportunity in store at UWM. This is one of the first programs to offer degrees emphasizing finger-style guitar. You will not forget listening to your first concert, and you will continue to go back for inspiration! Some of the players presenting recitals are graduating with master’s degrees in guitar!

  • Visiting Local Venues to Hear Professional Playing Milwaukee is an industrial city that has a great atmosphere for live music. There are many venues for popular and up-and-coming acts. Shank Hall, The Rave, The Pabst Theater and The Riverside Theater are all places that hold 150 to 1,000 people. There are a lot of great acts that come through here at affordable prices.

  • Summerfest – The World’s Largest Music Festival When speaking of venues to see music in Milwaukee, we can’t leave out Summerfest. Summerfest occurs at Henry Maier Festival Park every year, where 11 stages are full of bands for 11 days. Those stages are full of local groups, as well as internationally touring professional acts. This festival is referred to as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and brings the best in the business of guitar playing to Milwaukee’s lakefront!

  • Les Paul and Others Les Paul grew up in Waukesha, which is a suburb west of Milwaukee. This is very inspiring when we know that every great guitar player is just a normal guy or gal who worked hard! Others famous musicians from Milwaukee include James Solberg (Short Stuff), Hubert Sumlin (great low profile blues guitarist), Daryl Stuemer (Sweetbottom, Jean-Luc Ponty, Genesis), and Greg Koch (Fender Clinician).

  • Don’t forget! Absorbing music by practicing and listening is very important when learning guitar. Making it a point to take advantage of the resources that are available to you while taking guitar lessons in Milwaukee will only help you in your guitar adventure. Add these venues and opportunities in your browser’s favorites, and drop a pin in your phone. Above all, have fun and make music through your guitar!

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    Students of Michael J. will be taught the tools to hit the ground running playing their guitar. Students will learn the basics of open and bar chords, strumming, electric or acoustic and how to apply basic theory the music they would like to play.

    Michael J. has been the beginning guitar instructor at a private studio for the past year and a half and previously taught private in home students.

    Students can expect to learn basic chords and beginner essentials so that they can start learning their favorite songs as quickly as possible.

    About Michael
    Michael has been a drums/percussion/guitar and Chess instructor for over 8 years. Having studied and performed all styles of music, from Jazz, Blues, Rock, Symphonic Band and Marching Band music, he has a firm knowledge of varies styles of music and techniques.

    Michael currently works as a percussion instructor for UW-Waukesha and Wauwatosa East High School. He has also been a private instructor at White House of Music, Uncle Bob's Music Center, the Theater on Main in Oconomowoc and currently owns and operates a private studio in West Allis, WI.

    As a Chess instructor, he has worked and managed a private Chess Academy in Milwaukee since 2008. He works exclusively with schools districts like Wauwatosa, Hartland, Milwaukee and many private schools for their after school chess program.

    *** Lesson Details ***
    The lessons with Mi
    chael will cover a wide variety of topics and areas. Each lesson will focus on at least 2 different topics with an emphasis on what the student would like to work on.

    Drums/percussion: Main areas of focus will include rudiments, basic drum set patterns, reading music, proper technique and what the student would like to learn.

    Guitar: Areas of focus include open/bar chords, strumming, scales and applying those lessons to the music a student likes and wants to learn.

    Chess: Based on experience, students will learn basic movement to advance strategy. Maneuvers like Forks, Pins, Skewers, openings and end game are all included in the lessons.

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    My studio is equipped with everything needed for each student. All supplies and major instruments provided. My studio is NOT a basement or private residence. The studio is located in the main business district of West Allis along with 80 other businesses.

    *** Specialties ***
    Drums: reading music, rudiments, proper technique. I teach mainly out of the book Basic Drumming by Joel Rothman

    Guitar: Open chord and bar chord strumming that applies to learning the songs a student wants to learn.
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    Pat B. April 16, 2018
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    I'm an old fart but I'm learning! =D
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    · Ukulele · In studio
    Patient, knowledgeable, and affable.
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    Ariana E. March 5, 2016
    · Guitar · In studio
    Mike is very patient with my daughter. My daughter looks forward to and is excited about going to every lesson so far!!
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    About Gabriel H.

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    Teaches chords and the Songs you want to learn!

    About Gabriel
    I graduated with a BA in jazz studies from Columbia in 2007 and have been teaching since 2005. I have played in many different projects, covering many styles including Rock, Jazz, Latin, Hip hop, classical, orchestral, and country. So, I have a strong understanding on the specifics of each of these styles, and a big part of my lesson plan is to teach my students to be as versatile as possible. Hence they have many options as far as playing music. I also play a wide variety of instruments including Piano, Latin Percussion, Mallets, Drum set, Guitar, and bass, so if at any point a student has an interest in trying something different t they have many options.

    *** Lesson Details ***
    Gabriel has been drumming professionally for nearly a decade, and teaching for seven years. In 2007 Gabriel received his BA in Jazz Studies/percussion pe
    rformance from Columbia college Chicago, where he studied Drumset with Chicago legend Tom Hipskind, conga virtuoso's Rubin Alverez, and Giovanni Hildalgo, and studio vibraphonist Rick Embach. Gabriel has a high success rate with his students including the winner of the "Heat Strokes" drum competition 2007, Joey Handley. Gabriel's method of teaching is relaxed, yet enthusiastic he strives for making even the most complex musical ideas as simple as possible, and overall making learning fun.

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    Music, Music Stands, Acoustic Piano, Keyboard, Fender Rhodes, Drum Set, Hand Drums, Guitars, Bass, metronome, amps, computer and more!

    *** Travel Equipment ***
    When teaching at a student's home I am able to bring: Music, Music Stand, Drum Sticks, Hand Drum, Guitar, Bass, Computer, metronome and more!

    *** Specialties ***
    I work out of various books for drums: Stick Control, Advanced Bop Drumming, A Funky Primer for The Rock Drummer, and also have an assortment of my own exercises and rudiments.
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    Yishay L. June 14, 2018
    · Bass Guitar · In studio
    Gabriel is an amazing music teacher not only is he helping me with bass guitar but also understanding a bit of music theory. He shows me ways to to help maximize the amount of learning I can get out of practicing. Overall he is a great teacher with knowledge of a multitude of instruments and music in general.
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    Elliana January 11, 2018
    · Drum · In home
    Elliana really enjoyed her first lesson with Gabriel. She was able to play some new things for me right after he left. I'm excited to see how she grows.
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    Josh G. December 18, 2017
    · Bass Guitar · In studio
    He is so friendly and professional. I really enjoy his lesson.
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    Milwaukee, WI 53212
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    I focus on teaching you to play guitar through the music you enjoy listening to. If you enjoy what you are playing then you will be inspired. If you are inspired you will practice and if you practice you WILL get results!

    About Don
    The focus here at my guitar school is on teaching you to play guitar through the music you enjoy listening to. If you enjoy what you are playing then you will be inspired. If you are inspired you will practice and if you practice you WILL get results!

    There are plenty of other guitar teachers out there so why would you want to learn from me? The simplest reason I can give is because I really care. I will do whatever it takes to insure you fully understand and can play everything I teach you. I'll be there with you every step of the way!

    ~ We use a structured guitar method focused on taking you from the very beginning stages of learning to play guitar onwards to whatever skill level you desire to reach

    ~ You'll learn to play guitar by picking songs that YOU want to learn whether that be songs by Taylor Swift, Beatles, Green Day, M
    etallica, Zeppelin etc...

    ~ We'll jam on these songs along with full band backing tracks. You'll be the guitar player in the band! Next, we'll record your performances and create cool videos with them.

    ~I'm there for you whenever you need help! Just go to your student classroom, view any of the video lessons and if you still have questions go to the chat room and ask away. I'm here to help!
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    Nick S. May 15, 2018
    · Guitar · In home
    Don is patient and mixes up the curriculum so you become well rounded and see results quicker than you would expect!
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    Erin May 12, 2018
    · Guitar · In studio
    Don does a great job with our son. He has been taking lessons for going on two years. I have recommended him to many people.
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    Ron H. April 7, 2016
    · Guitar · In studio
    I asked questions, Don answered them. Very personable, to me, seems to know a great deal about teaching guitar. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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    Specializing in a comprehensive approach to music which includes instrumental technique, music theory, rhythm and aural skills, music history and appreciation, music performance and songwriting in order to build a solid foundation in musicianship. Pop, Rock, Country and Folk genres.

    About Lena
    GUITAR CURRICULUM (VOCAL INSTRUCTION CURRICULUM SEE BELOW):
    You like music. I like music. You want to learn how to play guitar. I can teach you how to play guitar, and so much more. It's that simple. I have real-world experience in getting out there and playing guitar in a band, in front of a real crowd, and I can teach you how to do the same. Whether you're interested in performing in front of your relatives, at your local open mic down the street, or if you want to pursue music as a possible profession, you need strong, basic fundamentals to get there. That's where I come in.

    *** Lesson Details ***
    Lessons include: guitar technique/knowledge/maintenance:
    -Getting to know your instrument, such as the name for parts of the guitar, and what they contribute to the instrument. How to identify notes on each string and in every
    fret across the fretboard. First, you need to learn how to speak guitar. This is like learning the basic language so we can communicate with each other.
    You: "Why do I have to identify all the parts of the guitar?"
    Me: "So when I tell you to strum over the sound hole, you won't mistake it for your ear."

    -How to tune and care for your guitar such as changing strings
    You: "Why do I need to learn how to tune my guitar and properly change my strings?"
    Me: "So when you learn how to play the thing, it sounds good and stays in tune, and your neighbor's dog won't start howling when you pick up your instrument."

    -Chords and Strumming: Open chords, Power chords, Barre chords, 7th chords, 9th chords, 1st and 2nd inversion chords. More chords than you can shake a stick at.
    You: "Why do I need to learn chords?"
    Me: "So you string chords together, and play a song, Silly."

    -Scales (Major scales, Natural minor scales, Harmonic minor scales, Melodic minor scales, In every key and in six different positions)
    You: "Why do I need to learn scales?"
    Me: "Just to torture you. Just kidding! Scales build strength and speed and get your two hands working together. And scales are fundamental for learning licks and writing melodies later on down the road."

    -Other fundamentals include chord chart reading, tablature reading, and specific technical skills such as hammer-ons and pull-offs, palm muting, using a pick, and finger picking styles.

    MUSIC THEORY:
    Strictly for impressing your friends and/or classmates. Ok, not really. Music theory is important, especially if you want to play other instruments down the road, and to give you a the "Big Picture" of music.

    Fundamental theory you will learn includes
    -Basic music notation (The music alphabet, rhythm, the staff, ledger lines, time signatures, etc)
    -Major and Minor Scales and Key Signatures (You've heard about the Circle of Fifths. Now you'll be able to decipher it!)
    -How to identify and play intervals (Major, Minor, Perfect)
    -Chord theory (What makes a Major chord, well, Major; Minor chord, Minor. Diminished, Augmented, etc)
    -Harmonic Analysis
    You: "I've heard about this I IV V I progression stuff. What does that mean?"
    Me: "In due time, Grasshopper"
    -Transposition (Good for changing the keys of your favorite songs so you or your lead singer can sing them in his/her vocal range)

    First we learn this stuff through take-home worksheets. Then, we apply what we know to the guitar and make it useful and practical.

    Music history and appreciation. Ever wonder about the origins of the guitar and how it came about to be one of the most popular instruments played in modern time? Or who the great Blues guitarists were from the 30's and 40's and how they influenced later day Rockers such as Jimmy Page or Keith Richards? Or how about how modern Western music formed and is what it is today, starting with Ancient Greece, through the Middle Ages, to Beethoven, to Ragtime to popular music today? Yep, we got that covered. It's all about perspective.

    Songwriting. So you're tired of playing other people's songs and it's time to get your thoughts on paper. Congratulations. You are officially an Artist as well as a Musician. I can teach you how to develop your lyrics and chord progressions into cohesive, tightly arranged songs sure to make your Mom or Girlfriend/Boyfriend proud. Songwriting expands the limits of learning, that simply copying another artist note-for-note cannot do. Tapping your "Creative Vein" is the ultimate path to learning music. Let's get started.

    music performance. Alright, you got knowledge, you got skills, you got songs. You have the tools to get out there and show the world what you can do.

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    office/studio 5 guitars seating for parents

    *** Travel Equipment ***
    I have my own guitar and curriculum. Students are expected to have their own instruments.

    *** Specialties ***
    Specializing in Rock, Folk, Country beginning guitar lessons. Focus on rhythm guitar, songwriting and performing. Incorporate music history and theory as well.

    VOICE CURRICULUM INCLUDES:

    VOCAL TECHNIQUE/KNOWLEDGE/MAINTENANCE:
    -Anatomy of the voice
    -Voice maintenance
    -Body awareness, relaxation and posture
    -Breath control and support
    -Tone creation and range building
    -Resonation
    -Tone placement
    -Diction

    MUSIC THEORY:
    -Basic music notation (The music alphabet, rhythm, the staff, ledger lines, time signatures, etc)
    -Major and minor scales and key signatures
    -Intervals (major, minor, perfect)
    -Chord theory and harmonic analysis
    -Transposition
    -Aural and rhythm skills

    MUSIC HISTORY AND APPRECIATION:
    Have you ever how modern Western music formed and how it became what it is today? We’ll start with Ancient Greece, travel through the Middle Ages, learn about Classical composers such as Beethoven, and study different styles of music from Ragtime to today’s popular music all with listening examples to immerse you into the world of music history.

    SONGWRITING
    If you've grown tired of playing other people's music, then it’s time for you to get your songs on paper or recorded. I’ll teach you how to develop your lyrics and chord progressions into cohesive, tightly arranged songs. Songwriting expands the limits of learning that merely playing another artist’s music cannot do. Tapping your "creative vein" is the ultimate path to learning music.

    MUSIC PERFORMANCE
    Alright, you've got knowledge, you've got skills and you've got songs. You have the tools to get out there and show the world what you can do. But before you hit the local area open mic or book a gig, let's talk about music performance. You’ll learn simple, effective techniques such as strong stage presence and audience rapport.
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    John C. August 3, 2018
    · Guitar · In studio
    I am an adult guitar student. Lena is a terrific teacher! She is organized and has a plan. She is very postive and encouraging. I am learning a lot from her and enjoying the process.
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    Mary April 1, 2018
    · Guitar · In studio
    I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor for my daughter’s first guitar lesson experience. Lena’s lessons are focused in her student’s interests and level of experience. Would HIGHLY recommend Lena for anyone who is interested in leaning how to play a guitar.
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    Jo-jo November 13, 2017
    · Guitar · In studio
    Lena is an absolutely fantastic teacher. She provides the encouragement needed for the beginner and the constructive feedback to take a person to new heights. I look forward to every lesson with her.
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    About Paul N.

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    Teaching beginners, intermediate, and also advanced players.
    Acoustic and electric guitar, reading, chords, songs, and more!

    Beginner students are welcome and shown how to enjoy music in a simple and fun way along with learning songs too.
    * Chords and strumming patterns
    * play your favorite songs
    * learn melodies and solos
    * the basics of your guitar (tuning and maintenance)
    * keeping time, reading music,
    * or just taking it slow and having a little fun...

    Intermediate students can improve areas in which they wish and learn new areas or another instrument.
    * chord voicings, triads, music theory
    * soloing, double stops, scales, arpeggios
    * improvising, ear training,
    * fingerpicking, classical/acoustic/pop

    Advanced students can really improve their music by learning more difficult aspects of music, technique and songs. They can also use the recording studio for their lesson to practice or record their own music.
    * advanced soloing and improvising techniques
    * ...

    About Paul
    ***My goal as a teacher***

    I try to teach what the students are interested in and make it fun and interesting so that they learn the lessons and their favorite songs. Every student is different and needs to be taught in a way that makes learning easy and fun for them.

    I have a passion for all people and all ages and am blessed to be able to teach from the very young, (ages 2-5 Toddlermusik lessons) to teens and adults.....all the way to senior citizens. I've had many older students all the way up to a 93 year old gentleman who is taking singing lessons and asked me to put music to his lyrics. We have recorded over 50 songs together.

    ***Background***

    I started playing trumpet in 5th grade and knew that music was for me. I also liked playing with drums and piano also because they seemed exciting. I've competed in WSMA (Wi
    sconsin School Music Assoc.) for many years which taught me a lot about performing for judges, being relaxed, and the importance of preparation.

    I started playing the guitar and bass guitar when I was 13 and have never stopped practicing and performing since. I also have done a lot of writing, recording, producing, and have a Pro Tools Studio for students to use.

    ***College and Teaching***

    I began teaching music lessons in college and enjoyed it very much. I received my B.A. in Music from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. There I was very much involved with guitar, piano, voice, trumpet, and being in bands and writing music. After receiving my B.A. I also took 3 years of Education classes at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. I write, produce, and perform my music along with performing with bands around the Midwest.

    ***Life in Music***

    After receiving my B.A. in Music, I continued teaching and opened up my home studio. After a year and a half I had enough students that I was able to quit my factory job and teach music full time. I've been teaching, performing, and writing music ever since.

    ***Performing and more***

    I have been on stage performing music since I was 11. In school band, marching band, competing in music competitions, and in bands touring the Midwest.

    I have recorded many CDs with bands and on my own. My most ambitious project was a CD of my original music called, "Girls". I've performed my music and promoted it by being interviewed on Milwaukee radio stations along with internet music sites such as CD Baby. It is very exciting talking on live radio about my music and my passion. It is also even more exciting, and scary, playing my music live on the radio, lol.

    ***Instruments Taught***

    I have been teaching for over 2 decades. Students take lessons for:
    * guitar (electric / acoustic)
    * piano
    * violin
    * voice
    * drums
    * trumpet
    * saxophone
    * harmonica
    * music theory / ear training
    * studio recording / songwriting

    I also give kindermusik lessons to 2-5 year old all the way up to senior citizens 70-93. I play parties, concerts, and Nursing Home performances.

    I am experienced as an online (Skype) instructor, and I have taught online lessons worldwide. I've witnessed great results from my online students (both national and international).

    I hope I can help you with all of your musical goals and get you going in a positive musical direction.

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    Monica M. February 21, 2018
    · Drum · In home
    Extremely knowledgeable. Pays attention to detail and he makes it easy for me to understand. I’m looking forward to my future lessons!
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    Brian July 23, 2017
    · Guitar · In studio
    I meet Paul about three months ago, While not a complete beginner, I had tried to teach myself thru out the years and picked up a lot of bad habits. Paul helped me to see and fix my habits. Paul is a very qualified teacher, of many instruments, drums, keyboards, guitar, and others. I'm 59 years old, Paul doesn't mind my age, doesn't treat me like I'm too old to learn new stuff. And is more than willing to see me thru complete guitar instruction. Thanks Paul...
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    Steve May 11, 2017
    · Harmonica · In studio
    Good start to my first music lesson in my life
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    I will get students playing the songs they like right away as they learn new skills that will improve their playing.

    About David
    I have been giving guitar lessons for 10 years and playing guitar since I was 12 years old. I will customize each lesson to meet your needs and give you the tools that you need to achieve your goals. Along the way, I will broaden your horizons to accomplish more than you thought possible!
    I have 15 years of experience playing in bands with a wide variety of music styles. I also have experience with song writing and recording as well as performing. I can help you learn to play Pop, Rock, Classical, Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Heavy Metal, and Thrash Metal music.
    If you have any questions, just ask. Don't forget to click the "GREEN BUTTON" to get started right away!
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    Jack D. September 5, 2018
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    My son loved His first lesson with David! Can’t wait to have more.
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    My son has enjoyed his lessons with David, he is a great teacher!
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    Lucas B. August 30, 2016
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    It's always overwhelming when your trying out a new instrument for the first time but David is the one to show you in the right direction. In just a short hour, he had showed me the basic principle on how to play and how to read the notes off the page which were greatly helpful. I can't wait to go to my next session!
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    I am a very patient teacher.
    I have 2 children of my own, so I am very understanding and great with kids, my lessons are fun and never boring!
    Adult students trust me, I will have you learning your favorite songs before you know it.
    I teach by asking and understanding what each student is looking for, then based off each individual students needs and abilities I teach from there.

    Thank you,
    Christopher P. Giaimo
    Rock n roll of all styles is my speciality.

    About Christopher
    Hi!
    I have been playing guitar for 25 years.
    I have taught hundreds of student how fun guitar can be.
    I have played in bands all over the USA.
    Opening for bands like Evanescence, Filter, Smashing pumpkins, Stabbing westward,
    Slayer, Pantera and more.
    I absolutely love to teach others, teaching is a part of who I am.
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    Shaun December 15, 2017
    · Acoustic Guitar · In home
    Chris and I live in different states, and we use Skype for our lessons. It is working out great. His schedule has been flexible, and he plans our lessons around my hectic schedule. I am a beginner, and Chris is patient, positive, and encouraging. His teaching style and personality are great. He makes me feel calm, and relaxed during our lessons. I always look forward to my next session. He is an excellent person and instructor, and I highly recommend guitar lessons from Chris.
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    Sam Fargus December 15, 2017
    · Guitar · Online
    Chris was my favorite teacher by far this year. I actually went to about 6 different teachers in town.
    But none of them were giving me the info I was looking for most of them seemed bored. But Chris is my teacher for life he made everything fun, easy
    And actually gave me absolutely everything i was looking for. If there was a certain song part I wanted to learn he would either know it already. Or would learn it for me specifically then teach me in a way that was easier than say a youtube video. He knows like hundreds of songs off the top of his head... Crazy!
    Thanks again chris
    See ya next week!!
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    I believe that music should never feel like a chore and that music learning should be curiosity-driven, active, enjoyable, and emphasize self-expression. Learn good habits from the beginning and build techniques from a solid foundation to adapt to any musical style you'd like!

    About Diana
    Diana is a classical guitarist and pianist originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. In addition to guitar and piano, she teaches voice, ukulele and songwriting in New York City, where she now resides. She spent the better part of a decade studying closely with two mentors: celebrated classical guitarist Lynn McGrath, and revered pianist Stephen Montoya. As a high school student, Diana regularly performed in recitals and participated in competitions and festivals across the U.S., including the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) and The Parkening Guitar Competition, where she received masterclass instruction from distinguished guitarists like David Russell, Ana Vidovic and Christopher Parkening. She went on to study classical guitar at the North Carolina School for the Arts as the youngest student admitted in her focus at the age of 17, and la
    ter completed her studies in music performance, composition, and foreign language at the University of New Mexico. In addition to her classical studies, Diana sang in a variety of traveling choral groups throughout high school and took small roles in the Broadway musicals ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and ‘Rent’.

    In the course of her studies, Diana was honored with awards of excellence from the National Honors Society of Guitar and recognized for her performances with the critically acclaimed woman’s guitar ensemble, ‘Presti Quartet.’ She was selected two years in a row to perform 1st chair in the New Mexico ALLSTATE Guitar Orchestra - the first-ever young woman to earn that position. The following year she was chosen as one of twelve guitarists to represent music in education in the United States.

    In the time since her studies, Diana has called many places home. She lived in New Orleans for several years and in that time her music interests broadened to embrace traditional American forms, such as jazz and the blues. During that time she ran a private music practice, teaching children and young adults to become proficient with music. She continued her travels, her studies and her teachings during the summer of 2017 in Spain. She has been living, studying and teaching in New York City since the fall of 2017, always carrying with her the belief that music should never feel like a chore and that learning music should be curiosity-driven, active, enjoyable, and emphasize self-expression. Diana believes in building a strong foundation of musical knowledge with her students by providing the tools to create good habits from the beginning and encouraging effective, deliberate practice. It is her mission to inspire aspiring musicians as a music educator and bring a life-long love of music to her students.
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    Rayray G. August 13, 2018
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    Diana was warm proffesional and knowledgeable. Im very excited to work with her.
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    Lily April 27, 2018
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    Dianna is a great teacher! So knowledgeable, so patient, so sweet, she is great with my child. Would recommend her to everyone.
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    Sam F. March 18, 2018
    · Classical Piano · In home
    A great teacher and more. Diana in our experience is amazing. Patience and technique, knowledge and customization. Diana is making the student being successful. Diana has a very good understanding how to bring out the student's abilities to its best and knows what to work on to make the student become a really good pianist. Thank you for your dedication.
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    I have over 10 years of experience playing guitar, I have grown up playing a lot of different genres, and am very flexible in terms of what I am able to teach. Growing up I played in a band playing mostly classic rock, and then I played in a jazz band. I mostly play rock currently but will be able to completely build lessons around what you specifically want to learn, from improving techniques to learning a specific song.

    About Ethan
    I have been playing guitar for over 10 years, and have been in groups playing classic rock to jazz. I have a lot of skill in terms of technique and can definitely create a program oriented around what your goals are, ranging from just improving some techniques to learning a specific song. I have played mostly classic rock and metal recently but am completely flexible in terms of what you want to learn. Feel free to ask me questions concerning what I would be able to teach you or what my program would look like. I am able to teach anything from beginning to advanced guitar lessons.
    I am currently a student at Clemson studying Microbiology and volunteer at Kidspring at the local Newspring Clemson campus.
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    Drake October 15, 2018
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    I played guitar and knew basic music theory when I was younger, but since then I've forgotten mostly everything I knew. Ethan offered to help me refresh what I had once learned. He did a good job covering the basics of music theory, and he made a solid platform for me to continue relearning music theory.
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    I had a great lesson! I learned so much and the instructor was super fun and helpful.
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