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My son (currently age 8) took ukulele lessons with Kevin for one year before switching over to guitar. We've now been doing weekly lessons with Kevin for 2 years. We do our lessons over video chat, because we don't live in Des Moines. I was a bit concerned that the video experience wouldn't really work, but it as been fantastic! Kevin is a phenomenal teacher. He is incredibly patient, positive and encouraging, which I think is important for young children. He expertly balances teaching the fundamentals of music (including reading music and playing technique) with having fun playing. When my son switched over to guitar, I started taking lessons too so that my son could practice playing with another person (this is a limitation of the video lesson format, as my son can't play duet with Kevin). We're having a blast! I've been impressed with how quickly my son is learning and that he continues to look forward to playing. Kevin is also really great about bringing in extra songs to supplement the book we're using. When my son expressed an interest in Beatles music, the next week Kevin had sent the music for "Yellow Submarine." The verses are still challenging (but my son is progressing - frankly he can play it better than I can), but you should hear us wail on the chorus! I highly recommend Kevin as a teacher for anyone, but I've been particularly impressed with his ability to teach my young (and sometimes squirrelly) son.
Guitar lessons with Craig are so great. Now only do you leave with so much more knowledge you go in excited and ready to go. He makes playing fun while making it very very productive. Earlier this year I started to build a 76' Gibson Explorer re-issue and the day I told craig about it he was eager to help. Now its almost done and it looks tremendous. All in all, Craig is a great instructor as he is a great person! Go ahead and try a lesson!
Russell is a very knowledgeable music teacher, and I learned a lot while taking guitar lessons from him. A+
Sarah has been absolutely wonderful to work with! My son and daughter have been taking piano lessons and love it!
Guitar Lessons (ages 8 and up, all styles). 35 years of playing and teaching experience - classical, country, rock, blues, jazz, musical theater, praise/worship
Still in the process of learning and taking lessons but my experience has been great! He is very patient and works with me at my own speed!
Ryan is a good teacher and very easy to get along with/understand, and my son's playing is improving by the week.
Nathan is very knowledgeable when it comes to the guitar and music in general. He was easily able to explain the song that he was teaching me in simple terms, even though I had no idea what I was doing. He knows how to teach a new player well.
I can give beginning through intermediate guitar instruction to anyone interested. I can teach hammer-ons/pull-offs, reading sheet music/tablature, jazz, blues, rock, reggae, and classical. I can teach a wide range of techniques and disciplines.
I offer guitar lessons for beginners and intermediate players. My styles range from blues to rock and metal. I do hourly rates, and I'm pretty flexible on the price.
I provide beginner to intermediate guitar lessons for students of all ages. I work with students to develop a unique plan to achieve their goals, whether that be playing in a rock band with friends, playing in the school jazz band, or just having fun learning a new instrument.
This is a one-stop shop for lessons, sessions and other musical obsessions. I bring over 30 years of guitar and vocal ability. My professional skills include songwriting, arrangement and music theory. I studied jazz and classical guitar at a collegiate level which includes piano and music improvisation. I have a rich diversity of musical styles and extensive live performance/touring background which includes video shoots, recording and artist development with G.M.A. I have appeared on 5 international Christian progressive rock recordings. I have traveled and lived abroad throughout the United States playing covers and original music on a full-time professional level. For more information on my achievements, please inquire.
Starting with zero experience, I taught myself guitar, that's why I am now comfortable playing, leading and singing more than once a week, once playing in front of over 800 people. I play with Vineyard Church Des Moines, Drake InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and International House of Prayer Iowa. I am also beginning to write and record my own music. Over the years, I have learned many tricks, lessons and habits to make learning guitar quick and fun. I feel very comfortable teaching beginners and moderate level guitar learners how to take their skills to the next level. This could include everything from basic chords for beginner, how to play live with others, and the basics of soloing. If you are looking for lessons for your child, I have three years of experience working with children at Boy's and Girls Club. If you are looking for lessons for yourself, I have also spent the last four years working with and mentoring college students. I am looking for students of any age and beginner to moderate skill level who are motivated and dedicated to learn guitar. Don't be discouraged if you've tried before, with a little of my help to point you in the right direction, you too can play! Lessons for the Des Moines area are available as frequent as preferred with no contract or commitment. I charge $25 per hour and I can drive to anywhere in the Des Moines area. No experience or equipment needed except a guitar and a good attitude! Call today if you would like to set up a time or meet me first.
I provide lessons at low and competitive rates. If we are working on something during a lesson and the hour is over, we won't finish until that task is learned. I will do everything that I can to help you learn; however, your progression depends on how much you are willing to put in on your own time. I am available to my students beyond the lesson. You can contact me anytime for help. Even if you don't live in my town, we can do live lessons online together!
I've played guitar for many years and love teaching and inspiring others. I am willing to meet any of my students' needs with learning the material wanted and where they want to go in music.
I have 9 years of musical experience with electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar and songwriting and a half year of collegiate music composition education under my belt. I also play a little bit of piano!
Play guitar like you've always wanted to! Learn chords, scales and modes, keys, ear training, improvisation, fundamentals, and more! All theory and practice will be covered. Note: First lesson is free, so we can assess if we are compatible in styles, goals, practice commitment, etc.
I currently work for waste management, and I live in a recovery house. I've been playing the guitar for 14 years! I am willing to give lessons to the right person who wants to learn.
I provide private lessons for beginning and advanced guitar instruction, guitar technique, music theory and improvisation for all ages.
If you want to be a musician and learn how to play guitar, I will make that happen. I teach full beginner guitar lessons, which include both acoustic and electric. You will know everything you need to get you started as well as learn different styles and techniques of playing. I will also be teaching "Being In A Rock Band 101". If you are interested in joining or forming a rock band, then this is for you. I will teach the basics on recording, touring, playing live gigs, regular practices to full rehearsals, and everything you need to know about being in a rock band. Contact me.
I love music and can teach anyone who wants to learn.