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  • Lessons with Mike Salow

    (5 reviews)

    Mike is a graduate of McNally Smith College of Music and received a B.M. in guitar performance with a music business minor (Cum Laude). He's played with various acts, with genres ranging from jazz/fusion to hip-hop; metal to country. Mike has toured throughout the Midwest over the years, most recently with rock quartet, Chester Bay. The band has been featured in magazines such as Rolling Stone and Relix, they've had national radio airplay, and have had their music placed in television and film. Additionally they've shared the stage with national acts like Candlebox, Los Lobos, Fitz and the Tantrums, Great White, and The Avett Brothers. Chester Bay has recorded and released two full length albums; Get Free and the most recent, Changes with the Midwest Moon. Outside of teaching at McNally Smith, Mike also teaches at several other schools throughout the greater Twin Cities area as well as having a number of private students. He also makes monthly video tutorials for InfiniteGuitar.com. Mike has been featured on TruthInShredding.com, received an Outstanding Solo award at the Elmhurst Jazz festival with the Kirkwood Community College Big Band, and has also had success in online guitar competitions, placing 1st in one, and was a finalist in two others. I teach students of all ages, beginning to advanced, and all styles of playing. My lessons are anything but boring and are fast paced. Students will see results fast! I touch a lot on improvisation because in my mind, it is the best way to understand the instrument. It allows one to truly express one's self through the instrument. I also focus on: - Ear training - Technique - Theory - Sight reading - Performance skills and etiquette, etc. If the student knows exactly what they would like to learn, I am more than happy to focus on whatever that may be. For more information, feel free to visit my website. It contains my resume as well as links to multiple social networks, music, videos, and more!

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  • Brady Lillie Guitar Lessons

    (3 reviews)

    I am a teacher who comes to you! When I decided to learn how to play the guitar, I had one goal in mind: to possess the ability to play and sing songs from my favorite records. I wanted to sound great, playing the guitar as fast as possible. I imagine that you or someone you love has something similar in mind. The most efficient way to start playing the guitar effectively (or to expand your skills) is to take lessons from someone who understands your goals, and has spent his life perfecting this craft. My simple goal has led me on a life-long musical journey, which has taken me from tinkering on the guitar in my bedroom as a teenager, to playing over 150 shows every year with my band, Soul Tree and sitting in with other bands around Minnesota. I began my professional musical training at Perpich Center for the Arts High School, followed by McNally Smith College of Music. Since 2007, I have been a private guitar instructor at St. Barnabas Center for the Arts. I've worked with students from ages 8 to adult. I can work with your needs, and schedule to find the best arrangement for private in-home lessons. Note: I offer package deals depending on travel distance. Please call or e-mail for details!

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  • Learn To Rock Guitar Lessons

    (3 reviews)

    I instruct students on proper technique and form, basic and advanced chords, scales, playing by ear, playing with others, learning songs, barre chords, Chord proressions, rythem, lead guitar, multiple rythem pattrens/styles. Accoustic and electric guitar. Alternative, Rock, Classic Rock, Reggea, Skaw, Punk, Blues, a little blue grass and folk. other things I teach include: Learning and developing your own style. Writing and creating rifts and songs. Restringing your guitar properly. the many different ways to tune. I start first with Teaching my students the right way to play. What I mean by that is knowing your barre chords, your box chords, the names of your chords, the skales in the songs you want to play with and to, as well as teaching how to find the key in each song. It is very important to know the names of chords and where they are. For example: when your playing with other musicians, one might say "ok, this song is in the key of G" and if you know what that means then you are pretty set, however if you do not know what that means then you will be comfused and unless you know that song already you will have trouble playing it. I am devoted to my student's success and inspire them to love playing the guitar as much as I do. Please contact me by phone for more info. thank you. Best wishes Steve Belify

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  • Blackbird Music

    (7 reviews)

    Blackbird Music provides top-notch music lessons in fiddle or violin, mandolin, guitar, piano, and clawhammer or bluegrass banjo. We also offer a weekly group lesson and beginner's jam for adult learners.

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  • Smith Guitar Lessons

    I do specialty training in beginning to intermediate guitarists. I am proficient in playing in a band setting and I specialize in worship music settings. I am also able to teach my students about their basic chord structures and scales. If they are willing to dig deeper, I am able to teach them into more complex areas such as soloing techniques, different chord voicing and the mechanics required to play with lead/rhythm players. My rates are reasonable and I am willing to travel to you to teach you in the comfort of your own home. So, if you are looking for reasonable priced guitar lessons and want to learn how to woo your audience on the guitar and hang out with a super cool and fun teacher, I'm your guy!

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  • Hall's Guitar Lessons

    I will teach you how to play based on the music you like. Learning theory will be incidental to actually learning songs.

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  • Guitar Pro

    I offer guitar teaching tailored to your needs! I teach rock, blues or your way! Be it a rock star or a blues star, you name it, but we'll make you a rock star! Fun, fun and more fun -- I'll make it fun! In 1 week, you will be able to play tunes! I will give you the key to create your own melodies! I offer fun, fun and more fun!

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  • Guitar Lessons Local

    Minneapolis MN Guitar Lessons Local is a guitar school. We are one of the largest guitar schools in the nation. We offer beginner through advanced tennis lessons throughout the Minneapolis Metro area. We can even come to teach you in your home. Lessons are one-on-one; meaning you will get the best attention and you will learn how to play guitar quickly. Our schedule is seven days a week. We teach lessons for ages four and up. Lesson Pro has been seen on NBC, FOX News, ESPN, and has a following of over four million viewers on YouTube for it's instructional videos. We have taught thousands of lessons. Prices are affordable from just $47.50 per lesson and up depending on how many lessons you get. View our website below.

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  • (1 reviews)

    By learning through study and experience, failure and success, I will teach and learn with you. If you want to play guitar, piano or drums or want to know how to record music at home, I can help you learn.

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  • Juan Williams Music

    (2 reviews)

    I have been teaching piano and guitar lesson to students of various age groups for 8 years with a special talent working with young people. I am able to apply my successful coaching style to teaching piano and guitar. I have an associate in fine arts degree in music from normandale community college and a B.A. Degree in business administration from Augsburg college. I offer various music lessons in the genres of jazz improvisation, classical and contemporary music styles. I would enjoy the opportunity to share my knowledge of music.

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  • My name is Drew Barbes. I have been in the music industry for 10 years. I currently am in two bands, The Morning Kings and Social Soundtrack. I would love to help you learn the basics on guitar.

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  • Hello! If you are looking to learn how to play guitar, or advance the skills you already have, I offer a custom tailored guitar lesson experience in any style you want to learn. As the lessons progress, a custom method book is designed for you specifically that you can take with you for the rest of your guitar playing life! It is professionally engraved digitally, so if you lose it, it can easily be retrieved. *Any style or level *Long-term lessons or singles are available *Flexible pricing and scheduling *Long distance/online lessons available upon request *Guitar and amp supplied at my studio, so you don't have to lug your guitar to the lesson if you don't want to. I have been teaching guitar for 9 years and play guitar in a local delta-blues/rock band (The 4onthefloor).

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  • Zentopia Music

    I can teach everything you need to know, learn or do to become an exceptional electric guitar player. I teach performance guitar playing.

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  • Jesus Purisaca

    I teach guitar for beginners. The students will learn the following: * Proper position to play the guitar * Parts of the guitar * Tuning the instrument * Music theory * Technique to use properly both hands (right and left) * Identify notes in first position, string by string * Play popular melodies * Play the basics chords * Be able to understand the relationship between the notes on the fretboard and the staff All the students at the end of this course will be able to continue growing in their skills, going to a different level. This is my specialty. Please contact me for further details. Thank you.

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  • Chad Hanks' Private Guitar & Bass Lessons

    I have been a guitar and bass teacher at School of Rock Eden Prairie for the past 5.5 years. I have over 30 years of experience on guitar and 20 years of experience on bass guitar. I excel with absolute beginners and intermediate students.

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  • Stellar Licks

    I want to provide my students with a sense of accomplishment each time that they step foot into my guitar/bass lessons. I want to feel like you have enhanced your livelihood by coming to each lesson every week. Music is life, Life is music. It is in everyone one us, and we all have the ability to activate that potential. I have many techniques to share with my students, whether that includes basic rhythm/lead or more intermediate/advanced techniques such as tapping, sweeping and incorporating harmonics into riffs and solos. If you decide to hire me for a lesson, expect an excellent return on your investment and then some, I strive to teach with one hundred and ten percent.

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  • Improvise Tomorrow

    Hello, Andrew Barksdale here! What I offer in my guitar lessons is an openness to my students' specific taste in music, as well as their ambitions for music. Along with this, the focus of lessons will be building your musical intuition so that you will be able to go on to create and hone your craft on your own!

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  • Little Abundance: Lessons & Engineering

    Little Abundance Lessons provides education in a wide range of musical skills to beginner and intermediate students looking to expand their horizons. Whether you need guitar, drums, ukulele, bass guitar, piano, or vocal lessons, Little Abundance will design a custom approach each month to assure your progress. There has never been a limit to the things we can learn about music. Music Theory alone is an abundance of information. Yet no matter how much we learn, there's little we can say to properly describe our passion for music. I can only hope to pass part of that passion on to others. The following things are what to expect as a student with Little Abundance Lessons: 1. Being treated as an individual, with unique desires and needs 2. Progress with physical and intellectual control of your instrument 3. Motivation to practice (and love practice) 4. Excitement for your next lesson

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  • Will MacBride

    I'm an experienced pianist with skills in jazz and classical playing, and I'm offering beginner and advanced lessons. I take an approach that emphasizes creativity in the learning process. I also offer instruction on guitar and other instruments emphasizing jazz theory, composition and improvisation.

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  • Music Heals

    My teaching style is rigorous but fun and engaging. My goal is to have beginning students playing Fur Elise or another famous piece within 3-6 months. My teaching philosophy is based around engaging with my student and fostering a love for music and giving the student the skills to play what they want to play. I want to give my students a new, profound way to express themselves. Music is healing! My guitar lessons are less traditional. I ask my beginners for a list of songs they like and start teaching them chords through playing songs they know and love. I play electric guitar in two bands and can include teaching about the electronic aspects of the instrument as well. I strongly encourage my guitar students to write their own songs from the very start. I incorporate songwriting into my lessons. Intermediate guitarists who need help with songwriting or music theory to improve their own songs are welcome too!

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  • Easy Guitar Lessons

    Murco Music Academy

    (20 reviews)

    This enterprise has a group of experts who have been offering guitar music theory lessons in your vicinity for several years. This firm has achieved plenty of positive reviews from clients.

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  • Guitar Lessons

    Mike O'Malley Guitar Lessons

    (17 reviews)

    Learn to play guitar songs from a columnist and recording artist. Mike O'Malley works with each learner to help them bring out their skills and fulfill their goals.

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  • Music Teachers

    Real Guitar Now

    (14 reviews)

    This well-known enterprise has been offering local guitar lessons for beginners in your locality for many years. Hire them and be satisfied with quality services at competitive rates.

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  • Music Lessons

    If I Had a Song

    (14 reviews)

    Polish your guitar playing skills by hiring this private guitar teacher. Brian offers local music lessons. Check out his Thumbtack profile.

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  • Piano, Voice, Songwriting & Guitar Lessons

    Performance Music Lessons

    (12 reviews)

    Enhance your skills by taking rock guitar lessons at Performance Music Lessons. Aside from guitar lessons, their experienced musicians also provide piano lessons, vocal coaching and song writing sessions.

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  • Guitar Lessons

    Music with Josh (Launch Pad Studio)

    (5 reviews)

    For competitively-priced private guitar lessons, hire Joshua James Schmidt. He is a professional guitarist who has been providing hands-on guitar instruction for over 10 years.

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  • Guitar Instructor

    Lessons with Mike Salow

    (5 reviews)

    Enjoy a free lesson from Mike Salow. He is an experienced performing guitarist who provides results-oriented and fun advanced to beginner guitar lessons for children and adults.

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  • Guitar Instruction

    Dan's Guitar Studio

    (4 reviews)

    Dan's Guitar Studio provides quality guitar lessons for beginners and advanced players. Whether it is folk, country, or classical, they have got it all covered.

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  • Private Guitar Lessons

    Brady Lillie Guitar Lessons

    (3 reviews)

    Brady Lillie offers guitar lessons for kids and adults, and his services can be done in your home or in a studio. This pro also offers private lessons, and more.

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  • Guitar Teacher

    Zeb Cruikshank

    (1 reviews)

    Zeb Cruikshank has been providing music instruction since 1994. This teacher offers professional guitar lessons in all styles to students of all ages and levels.

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  • Guitar Lessons

    Sound Waves Guitar Instruction

    If you want local guitar lessons that are fun and informative, then choose Paul Bergren as your tutor. He specializes in teaching beginners of all ages.

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  • Music Lessons of All Kinds

    Laurel Music Studio

    Laurel Music Studio offers banjo, mandolin and bass guitar classes that will improve your playing skills. This music school also has lessons for instruments such as the piano, violin and harmonica.

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  • Metal Guitar Lessons

    Local Guitar Tutor

    Are you interested in taking up lead guitar lessons? Check out Dave Hoover. He is an experienced lead guitarist who provides private guitar lessons.

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  • Professional Fingerstyle Guitarist

    Ben Abrahamson

    Ben Abrahamson is one of the active guitar instructors and players, improvisers and composers who specialize in providing private guitar lessons as well as group workshops.

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  • Acoustic & Electric Guitar Teachers

    Rymerson/Ferrin Music and Recording

    Enroll in this company's music classes and you can be one of the best guitarists and musicians someday. Apart from acoustic and electric guitar teaching services, they also do audio recordings.

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  • Music Teacher

    Chris Holm Music

    Learn how to play a new instrument by getting quality bass lessons from Chris Holm. He is among the best guitar teachers who specialize in teaching both beginners and intermediate players.

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  • Fingerstyle Blues Guitar Lessons

    Chris Holm Music

    Learn to play fingerstyle blues guitar with the help of Chris Holm. He mainly plays in open D and open G tunings, with and without slide.

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  • Guitar Instructor

    David Dahl

    Have you always wanted to learn to play electric guitar and be in a band? Take home guitar lessons with David Dahl. His main genres are rock and roll and blues, but he can teach almost any style.

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  • Guitar Instructions

    Tony Wickland

    Take beginner and intermediate guitar lessons in the privacy of Tony Wickland's home. He has over thirty years of experience in playing the instrument.

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  • Guitar Lessons

    James Gould

    James Gould offers private guitar lessons for all levels and teaches all playing styles. He designs individualized method books for each student, and also provides online guitar lessons upon request.

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“Need Guitar Teacher”

Saint Paul, MN

Student age
26-55
Guitar type
Electric
Years of experience
1
Last piece performed
Master of puppets
Can read the following musical notation:
Yes, I can read guitar tabs
Interested in the following musical style(s)
Blues, Rock, Other (Metal)
Has instrument
Yes, I have my own instrument
Short term goals
Learn to play better rhysmicly and then lead
Long term goals
Be competent to play most leads
Amount of time student is interested in taking lessons
Indefinitely
Frequency of lessons
Once a week
Lesson length
Day preference
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time preference
Morning (9am-noon)
Details
I took previous lessons but felt they just wanted to teach me songs and not the theory or technique.
$28
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“Need Guitar Teacher for 14yr Old Son”

Minneapolis, MN

Frequency of lessons
Once a week
Guitar type
Acoustic
Experience
Beginner
Details
My son is 14, took lessons for two years when he was 7-9. Wants to play again.
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“Need a Guitar Instructor”

Minneapolis, MN

Readiness
Ready to hire
Frequency of lessons
Once or twice a month
Guitar type
Electric
Experience
Intermediate
Details
I've had a few lessons and have been working on my own but want to piece things together and actually be able to play full songs and learn to improv a bit. Mostly interested in rock, alternative, and a little bit of blues aka Bonamassa.
$10
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