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Steve's Guitar Lessons (Online)
Steve's Guitar Lessons (Online)

Steve's Guitar Lessons (Online)

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Introduction: By opening my ears to not only the Music, but the desire of my students, I can deliver a personalized and individual service. I will check out the Music you're into and learn tunes you want to learn because I want you to feel like I'm investing just as much time and energy into this as you are. I am a motivated, flexible and dedicated teacher who wants to share the beauty of Music with as many people as I can. Seeing a students face as they finally get the fingering or strumming down just right on something they've been struggling with. Whether it be a tune they love, or just an excerpt in a guitar book, it's amazing to know I helped. I also enjoy seeing the light bulb go off in my students head when we are discussing Music Theory or chord relationships and they truly understand what I am saying. That is a remarkable feeling.
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Hired 89 times

Serves La Mirada, CA

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8 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Excellent 4.9

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Sarah C.

Guitar Lessons

I feel very fortunate to have found Steve. He has perfected teaching guitar over Zoom which I’m sure is not easy. He is great at adapting his teaching style to the needs of his learner. He is very good at assessing when to move on and when to keep practicing a skill while keeping a 7yo engaged. My daughter loves his lessons and I’m learning a lot too!
Mar 11, 2021
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James S.

Music Theory Lessons

I have been taking guitar/music theory lessons from Steve for the past couple of months. I can honestly feel myself improving in almost all aspects of playing the guitar since we’ve started. Lessons are structured really well with some warm up exercises, sheet/sight reading, then learning new chords and scale techniques. Would highly recommend if you want to improve as a musician or hobbyists
Nov 2, 2020
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Patrick B.

Guitar Lessons

Steve is an amazing and brilliant teacher. I am in my 50's and decided to pick up guitar. I had tried other teachers but it just didn't click until I met Steve. He is fantastic and within a few weeks I was playing some songs and learning a lot about music. I cant say enough about what a great teacher he is.....I look forward to every lesson and I am progressing each time. Who says "you cant teach an old dog new tricks"...Thanks Steve!
Jan 22, 2020
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Andy T.

Guitar Lessons

So far I've only had one lesson with Steve but I'm already so excited to begin this journey. Having played guitar for many years on and off being self-taught, it was an incredibly rewarding experience to finally learn the concepts behind what I was playing. In just one lesson I already feel like I'm beginning to fill crucial gaps in my foundational knowledge and that's a testament to Steve's teaching style. He's extremely attentive and receptive to how I'm playing and will adjust his lesson based on what I'm doing well and what I'm struggling with. When you're learning anything whether it's math or guitar, instructional ability is just as important as expertise and Steve definitely has demonstrated that he has both. Looking forward to continuing to grow my skills with him!
Jul 30, 2019
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Jeff B.

Guitar Lessons

I can't thank Steve enough. I have only had a few lessons so far and already I can feel myself growing and learning. I came from knowing practically nothing about the guitar and I am feeling more confident every day thanks to Steve. He is very friendly and answers all of my questions. The price for his lessons are also great. Each time I go to him for a lesson, I don't even notice the time fly by, it's just a blast to learn from him.
Jun 27, 2019
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FAQs

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I usually speak with my new clients over the phone first to discuss where they are at with the guitar and where they want to go. Based on that conversation, I bring a variety of guitar method books and manuscript paper to the lesson and see what the student can and cannot do and we begin the learning process at a point that is mutual. I also spend a bit of the first lesson talking about Music with my student to know what they enjoy and to simply get to know them better.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have my Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance and have been playing the guitar for over 15 years. I've also taught guitar lessons for over 5 years and currently work part-time at two music schools. I also play bass in a band and am composing original music for my own group. I can bring my knowledge and experience from years of performing, teaching, rehearsing, composing, and improvising to the lesson space.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I was hired as a substitute guitar teacher at a music school and realized how rewarding giving a lesson felt.

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