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Anchorage Acoustic Guitar Lessons

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Sarafin Guitar
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from 7 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi L.
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My children have been receiving classical guitar lessons from Paul for the past 4-5 years. He is an exceptional teacher who skillfully interacts with and motivates children to achieve their goals for guitar playing. His unique and creative style translates into fun for the kids, all the while holding them to a high standard of performance. My kids have ALWAYS enjoyed going to lessons and this speaks volumes!!

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I am an Anchorage based guitar instructor with a love for teaching/learning and guitar playing/music making.

  • 16 years in business
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Do you want to learn some music? Do your kids want to learn music? Do you want your kids to learn music? Those are entirely different questions from whether they want to learn, as I know very well. Whichever it is, let's see if I can help you. I began teaching part-time out of a studio sometime around 2002. Working part-time at the studio quickly became full-time, and after a couple of years, I started offering house calls. Pretty soon, I gave up the studio as everyone seemed to prefer the convenience of having me come to them. I don't mind doing it as it gives me a few minutes to relax and prepare myself for the next lesson while driving from place to place. I make house calls to most of the Anchorage Area and depending on your needs, I can offer lesson scheduling on a regular or flexible basis. Contact me to discuss specifics. So, if you'd just as soon avoid the rush-hour traffic and have the music teacher come to you, read on and see what I have to offer. About lessons with me: Music is fun and despite the fact that one is engaged in learning, lessons should be too. To that end, I teach people the basics and help them work on whatever type of music most interests them. I don't talk down to people or whack anyone's wrists with a ruler; in fact, I'm the antithesis of the stereotypical "strict old lady" neighborhood piano teacher. I'm more of a "positive encouragement" kind of guy. Don't get me wrong. I do expect and require students to practice, and in the case of kids under 13 or so, that generally means the parents have to assist in making practice a regular part of the schedule, but I set reasonable goals, which if followed, will result in steady progress. I recognize that each person learns differently, so I try to tailor lessons to the particular needs and goals of the student, but I also strongly believe in the importance of developing effective learning and study habits, which can greatly increase the amount one can accomplish during a practice session. The lessons I offer are as follows: 1. Piano lessons I offer piano lessons for all ages, beginner to advanced. The lesson include: classical, jazz, blues, ragtime, rock, new age, country, TV and movie themes, video games, or whatever else someone wants to play. I focus on developing basic musical literacy: reading notes, counting rhythms, proper techniques, scales, theory and ear training. I generally use the Alfred or Bastien piano methods, supplemented with various sheet music, exercises, and work pages. I also strongly encourage improvisation and composition and teach MIDI sequencing and basic digital audio recording/mixing for those who are interested. Recitals are occasional and optional although again, I strongly encourage participation to develop performance skills. 2. Guitar lessons I teach guitar lessons to all ages, beginner to intermediate. It is roughly the same approach as piano but much easier to hang from a strap around one's neck. If you're looking for a great experience in music education for yourself or your children, I'll be happy to see if I can assist you. Lots of more information are available upon request, so contact me anytime. If I'm teaching or otherwise engaged, I'll get back to you as soon as I can. I look forward to hearing from you!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Passion, I am so very passionate about music and Guitar, onh thst doesn't mean other are not but I truly feel that music heals it can cure depression, heal a broken heart, makes a dull day positive and bring people together.

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I help you learn to play basic chords and read tablature for a basic understanding of guitar and the ability to learn almost any song at your own pace!

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I teach guitar basics and theory and guitar familiarization. I teach acoustic, electric, and classical guitars. Learn to play the guitar. I service the Eagle River area.

  • 3 years in business
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My work may stand out from other guitar and bass teachers because I cover a wide variety of styles (whatever you may be interested in) and because I have 11 years experience of playing and have been taught my some of the best :)

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I allow people to learn the guitar the way that best fits that particular person. If they prefer "the feeling" of music, I guide them through that. If they want to learn chords or Notes then I show them how. My courses are created for the person by the person, so they can not only learn guitar, but they may also experience and enjoy it as well.

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I provide guitar as well as vocal lessons. I have been publicly performing music solo and in a group for over 30 years. I have helped individuals from ages five to fifty to develop their abilities and hone their skills in playing guitar, singing and preforming in front of a crowd.

  • 4 years in business
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I am a very patient and motivated person. I have played music since age 7. I have, and always will love music. This will be my first time teaching professional lessons, but I have taught people in less formal settings. I was in a band for four years and we played many venues. I can teach guitar, and bass. If you choose my lessons you will also have the opportunity to learn how to read music as well bass, and treble clef.

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I work within the realm of chord context and progressions. I am writing coherent pieces that will further your understanding of chords and their relationships.

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I know how to play the guitar and read notes, and I can communicate with kids who are having troubles learning how to play the guitar.

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I have been giving private lessons for 3 years, anything from beginning to intermediate. I have a lot of experience playing guitar on and off stage, and have a method of teaching that has been proven to launch students into becoming well rounded musicians. I have a strong background in music theory, and can teach all styles and techniques. I do classical, jazz, contemporary, blues and anything else to fit your preferences. I have a flexible schedule and am willing to accommodate your needs.

  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Learning bass guitar should be a fun experience under the tutelage of this teacher. He has over two decades of experience in offering bass guitar lessons for all aspiring musicians.

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Hire this expert if you are on the lookout for someone who offers voice and guitar tutorials. This pro has been playing the guitar for 38 years.

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