Guitar Lessons with Denis
Guitar Lessons with Denis

Guitar Lessons with Denis

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Introduction: Hello my name is Denis and I am an experienced instructor willing to work with all ages and abilities. I own a BM degree in guitar performance at San Jose State University and I am able to travel or teach out of my private studio. I've had master classes with luminaries such as Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Scott Tennant (Member of the L.A. Guitar Quartet) I focus on the classical technique but versatile and open to other styles as well. Lessons will include a thorough introduction to reading standard notation and tablature, basic technical form for both hands, and learning correct posture for beginning students. Intermediate and advanced students will have an opportunity to build on their skills and expand what you've already learned. Let's start a fun and exciting musical journey today! P.S. - During these trying times I am offering internet services as well. Be safe out there and use this time to learn the wonderful sounds of the guitar.

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Serves Sunnyvale, CA

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21 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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

Exceptional 5.0

20 reviews


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Hannah L.

Guitar Lessons

I've had 3 one hour lesdons with Denis so far. He's been very patient with my slowness since I'm a beginner and can't really read music. He's been very creative in teaching me how to read music and showing me how to move my fingers on the strings. He's very knowledgeable when I ask about the historic guitarists such as Francisco Tarrega and Andre Segovia and many others that I like. Denis is a great teacher and I've signed my 21 year old son up with him to learn to read music and play classical, acoustic and electric styles. He's had many years of experience with all ages. I highly recommend him to all my friends and family, adults and children that maybe interested in learning music! Guitar is the way to go because you can carry it with you wherever you go! :-))
Dec 17, 2014
Steffi B.

Denis taught guitar lessons to two of my sons (10 and 8-year old at the time). My sons said he was the best guitar teacher they ever had. Denis connects to children immediately and is amazing at passing his music knowledge. Highly recommend!
Mar 26, 2019
Allie L.

Guitar Lessons

Denis has been amazing! He has been giving lessons to our two boys and it always on time, great communicator, and the boys have even been practicing on their own because they are starting to love Guitar thanks to Denis! Highly recommend hiring him!!
Mar 21, 2019
Hannah W.

Guitar Lessons

Great teacher with patience and support with student’s learning speed. He’s very knowledgeable in various classical pieces that I inquire about. I’ve recommended him to many of my friends for lessons and parties. :-))
Jul 8, 2018
Sameet s.

Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)

Denis is very patient and straight forward with my kids and teaches them with a focus on basics. He is always on time and flexible the times we need some flexibility.
Nov 14, 2017
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Denis Ryman


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

    Guitar is something I've always loved to do and teaching one of the best ways to interact with it. My university professor from San Jose State landed me a job teaching at some local schools after graduation and I haven't stopped since. I teach mostly private now and really enjoy it.

  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

    Be patient in finding the right instructor. Chemistry is just as important as ability in most cases. Always find the best fit according to your personality and skill levels.

  • What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

    Teaching guitar takes patience and a touch of lighthearted goofiness as well. Balancing a serious approach with a sense of humor is important in any form of teaching.

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