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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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    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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    Richard March 5, 2016
    · Drum · In studio
    Lessons with Michael are fun, challenging and rewarding! He motivates me to do better and is flexible with my changing schedule. I look forward to continued lessons with Michael. Thank you all concerned.
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    Nathan February 23, 2016
    · Drum · In studio
    First lesson went well. Michael is very helpful.
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    Michael J.

    Michael J.

    Milwaukee, WI 53214
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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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    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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    Patricia S. December 3, 2017
    · Piano · In home
    Professional, on time and ready to get to work. I am excited to learn and Gabriel's enthusiasm and knowledge are great motivation. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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    Gabriel H.

    Gabriel H.

    Milwaukee, WI 53212
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    About Keith


    *** Travel Equipment ***
    Student must provide their own instrument and private place for lesson with NO distractions

    *** Specialties ***
    Although I can teach beginning and advanced guitar techniques my specialty is Jazz guitar as I am a professional jazz guitarist.
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    Keith W.

    Keith W.

    Milwaukee, WI 53218
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    $25 / 30-min

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    I am versitile in a variety of styles of guitar from rock, metal and pop to classical. Additionally I have experience teaching Suzuki method.

    About Jason
    Jason received his Bachelor of Music from UMKC Music Conservatory and went on to receive his Masters Degree in Music Performance at the Rudi E Scheidt School of Music where he studied with Lily Afshar. Jason has won several competitions including the "Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Competition" and has performed at various festivals including the Piccolo Spoleto festival in Charleston, South Carolina. He currently received an Artist Diploma from SUNY Purchase with Frederic Hand. Jason is passionate about teaching guitar to all ages. He has received Suzuki guitar training at the Frank Longay Conservatory of Guitar and is qualified to teach the method to children as young as three years old and older.

    Jason is equally as proficient in Rock/Metal as he is in Classical and World music styles. He has studied rock music at various instit
    utes such as the "National Guitar Workshop" in New Milford Connecticut.

    Jason has been teaching guitar for over ten years.

    *** Lesson Details ***
    Do you want to raise your level of guitar playing to the next level? Are you a complete beginner and would like to learn the basics like: chords, scales, and how to read music? Do you want to learn music theory? I can teach you all of these things. I am classically trained as well as trained in a wide variety of other genres of music. I am passionate about teaching you what YOU want to learn. I have taught students as young as three years old and as old as sixty! I can teach all levels of players from beginners to advanced . My goal is to find what you most enjoy about guitar playing and music and help you to develop it. I encourage my students to find their musical voice through their own personality, aptitude and individuality.

    I teach various methods, which depends on what the student wants to learn. I am a firm believer in building proper technique. This is crucial for the Rock player as well as the Classical player.

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    lessons in studio with music stand, books, acoustic guitar(s), Electric guitar(s), amplifier, Cords.

    *** Travel Equipment ***
    I provide Music, Staff Paper, Music Stands. Will bring travel amp if necessary.

    *** Specialties ***
    I have experience as well as training in Suzuki method. I have experience teaching Classical/Rock/Metal/Pop/Folk
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    John Aldrich July 30, 2015
    · Ukulele · Online
    Great first lesson. Can't wait for more
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    ralph H. July 21, 2014
    · Classical Guitar · Online
    Very knowledgeable, easy to talk to. He has helped me with my technique, hand positioning which is very important with classical guitar. I highly recommend Jason.
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    Ernest S. March 11, 2014
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    My 1st lesson with Jason was very relaxed & professional. I learned more in 45 minutes than the last 5 months on my own in regards to reading music, rhythm, timing and playing the notes on the staff. He is very patient and knowledgeable. His diversity in music provides an understanding of where you are at and where you want to go with music. I look forward to my next lesson with Jason.

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    The ability to shred and sing love songs to impress that special someone, everyone starts there musical journey from somewhere, I've been through it all, and can offer help from my personal journey

    About Zachary
    Music is a passion that my life revolves around. Im an experienced performer in addition to being classically trained in both guitar and piano. With my years of experience in teaching and working with both the elderly and kids, I will help bring you to a high level of proficiency in a quick time frame. Tailor your lesson with me and let me know what you want to get out of the instruction. It is all up to you.
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    Mauricio G. June 22, 2015
    · Guitar · In home
    Being the first lesson and these lessons are for our 11 years old son.....first impression started really good!....we have big expectations from Zack! :)
    He seems like a great guy and he know what the progress should be for the lessons..... we're glad we hired him :)
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    Kevin A. March 3, 2015
    · Guitar · In home
    Zach was an awesome teacher! I will for sure come back. He was very helpful and seemed very knowledgable with the guitar. I recommend taking his classes!
    -Kevin
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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
    * 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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    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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    Johnny D. March 28, 2017
    · Guitar · In home
    Awesome job. Made it fun, easy to understand and listed to what my goals are. Fantastic teacher
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    Paul N.

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    Milwaukee, WI 53227
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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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    Lucas B. August 30, 2016
    · Acoustic Guitar · In studio
    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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    Kevin R. August 12, 2016
    · Guitar · In studio
    Very nice and friendly instructor. I sure will recommend Dave.
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    Jerry January 25, 2016
    · Acoustic Guitar · In studio
    I really like taking guitar lessons from Dave R. He makes the lessons fun and I learn a lot! I can He show all my friends and my mom the new songs that I'm learning. Dave R. is very patient with me if I have trouble learning something. never rushes me and lets me learn at my own speed.
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    David R.

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    Waukesha, WI 53186
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    About Trapper S.

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    It's not rocket science. It's rock 'n roll science with Trapper at the helm. He brings years of touring experience and private teaching to the table with Reverb Lessons. He can guide beginner to intermediate players with basic technique, chords, scales, fingerstyle playing and songwriting.

    Trapper is a Wisconsin-based tunesmith and teller of tales (both tall and true). His songwriting and storytelling have landed him on international tours with artists like the Wallflowers, Jayhawks and Old 97's and he's most recently released his second album Rangers & Valentines through the London based record label, Xtra Mile Recordings. The record follows his critically acclaimed 2012 debut Run Engine, Run, with his band the Shades. That LP earned notices in Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and Paste, with the folks at Huffington Post calling him a “master storyteller” and PBS hailing his “story songs that explore and explode the conventions of rock and roll.”

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    About Trapper
    Trapper is a Wisconsin-based tunesmith and teller of tales (both tall and true). His songwriting and storytelling have landed him on international tours with artists like the Wallflowers, Jayhawks and Old 97's and he's most recently released his second album Rangers & Valentines through the London based record label, Xtra Mile Recordings. The record follows his critically acclaimed 2012 debut Run Engine, Run, with his band the Shades. That LP earned notices in Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and Paste, with the folks at Huffington Post calling him a “master storyteller” and PBS hailing his “story songs that explore and explode the conventions of rock and roll.”

    Aptly, Trapper has a Certificate in Rock and Roll Studies from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and spent time as a DJ at NPR's Milwaukee Public Radio. His musicianship a
    nd industry experience have led him to instructing, where he'll help hone guitar skills from beginner to intermediate players.
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    Wanda W. October 10, 2017
    · Acoustic Guitar · In home
    Trapper was very patient with me during my first lesson. He is a confident and knowledgeable instructor which whom I am looking forward to grow and as his student.
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    Jonathan September 16, 2017
    · Acoustic Guitar · In studio
    FWe started with a booklet and some 3 chord songs. Moved to scales, which helped me play along with the first songs we learned in a new style. The little bit of theory has gone a long way. Reccomemded.
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    Kristen September 16, 2017
    · Acoustic Guitar · In studio
    Trapper has been a great asset to my two kids. He started with one son and the other followed. It's been great for my boys to get their feet wet with their musical education and have fun with Trapper, too.
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    Milwaukee, WI 53211
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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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    Milwaukee, WI 53213
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    I love guitar. Guitar is fun and suppose to be. I am self taught and can relate to uoi musical struggles you have. Together we will set musical goals and reach them. With your guitar lessons we will make you the guitar player you want and have fun in the process.

    About Sam
    I teach guitar. Electric and accoustic. I was self taught and took lessons here and there. I know what it's like to struggle learning guitar. Having a vision of something in your head only to struggle to get it out on your instrument.

    I've been there and done that. Tell me your musical goals and I guarantee I'll show how easy and fun it is to reach them.
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