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Dimitri Diatchenko

Dimitri Diatchenko

North Hollywood, CA (map)

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About Dimitri Diatchenko

Beginners to advanced, kids and adults are all welcome. I have a Master's Degree from Florida State University in guitar performance where I taught several styles of playing: rock, blues, country and classical.

I focus my teaching approach to my students' desires with a strong technical instruction. My goal is to get my students to be able to learn and successfully perform what they want on their own eventually and to play effortlessly.

Call me today to set up a lesson.


North Hollywood, CA 91601

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Question and answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Know that there are soooo many "guitar teachers" out there that will take your money and give you very little solid instruction. Find out who they studied with. That will tell you a little about how good a teacher they are.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. With regard to guitar instruction, my approach is both flexible and thorough. I have a successful history of assessing my students level of technique and musical knowledge and tailoring the lessons to improve their skills accordingly while keeping the process fun and fresh.....AND I ENJOY SEEING MY STUDENTS FALL IN LOVE WITH THE GUITAR AS I HAVE.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. My favorite teaching experiences always involve the moment when my student has a breakthrough in their playing....ie they finally are able to play a tune from beginning to end and nail it or during the end of lesson jam session are able to play a lead that impresses them. It's like seeing a light turn on in their eyes. Magic.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Usually prospective students will tell me what they dislike about their playing and ask me what they are doing wrong or why they can't play something well. The answer is usually, "YOU MUST WALK BEFORE YOU CAN RUN"

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. Guitar is a very difficult, athletic instrument to master. There is a method to learning to play well and most guitar teachers don't get it. They either use a cookie-cutter approach to everybody or they overwhelm their students with too much info at one time.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I've always had an affinity for music. I fell in love with the guitar because of it's rich, international history. I feel that it is the most accessible instrument in the world and I'm proud to be an ambassador.

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