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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.
I didn't know the first thing about playing a guitar before I walked into Craig's studio. After 1 lesson, I am confident that Mr. Sinclair is the best teacher I could've found. I was extremely impressed by his knowledge, professionalism and teaching technique. Craig ensures his students first master the very basics of guitar playing before advancing to more complex fundamentals. He has precise attention-to-detail and prides himself in teaching students the right way. Craig is easy to talk to and takes great interest in providing his students the best lesson(s) they can find anywhere. I highly recommend Craig to anyone looking for guitar lessons and I'm looking very forward to my personal future lessons with Craig.
Sarah has been absolutely wonderful to work with! My son and daughter have been taking piano lessons and love it!
Russell is a very knowledgeable music teacher, and I learned a lot while taking guitar lessons from him. A+
My two kids (14 and 12) and I have been taking guitar lessons from Ricc for over three years. Ricc is an incredibly skilled and knowledgeable teacher. He very effectively tailors his teaching to the skill level and interests of each student. He is able to explain things in ways that make them easy to understand and apply. He does a great job with both beginners and advanced students. Most of all, Ricc makes learning to play guitar fun for all ages. I whole heartedly recommend Ricc to anyone thinking about taking guitar lessons.
The best instructor I have ever worked with. Andy is both a very talented player and an excellent teacher. He is indeed very patient and is able to work with multiple ages and skill levels. Highly Recommended.
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!
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.
Guitar Lessons (ages 8 and up, all styles). 35 years of playing and teaching experience - classical, country, rock, blues, jazz, musical theater, praise/worship
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.
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 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 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'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 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!
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'm taking you from zero to hero on the guitar. I am a teacher of guitar. I have taught over 100 people on how to play guitar. I use a simplified syllabus. There are no text charges. Also, I can travel to you. I have my degree in education, so I'm a teacher by trade. I do all rhythm styles.
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.
Guitar Lessons are something I enjoy doing. I taught myself, and was playing music in front of an audience after three months. I played in a band for three years and recorded three professional albums with a multi-grammy award winning producer. My goal is to help people learn fast and enjoy music as much as I do.
I do this full time for a living and I love my job, not many people can say that but I can. I have over 12 years of experience in teaching people guitar. I am graduate of GIT Guitar Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA Top Honors My teacher was Jimmy Herring. Featured in Guitar Player Magazine and has a very successful band and track record.