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I have been taking electric guitar lessons for a 18 months and Samantha is an excellent teacher for players from any level. She has a depth of technical knowledge, different styles of playing and most importantly, she makes it fun and interesting. It is rare to find a skilled guitar player who is also a skilled teacher, and Samantha is both.
I started taking his piano lessons only about a month ago, but it''s been such a great joy to work with him. He constantly assesses my weaknesses and strengths, and plans my lessons accordingly. He also listens carefully to what I like and what I want to do, too. I live a bit far from his studio, but it's totally worth it. I highly recommend him!
Evan was my classical and blues guitar teacher for over a year. He is knowledgable and patient. I would recommend him strongly for guitar lessons (for adults or children)
Attila was great with my 8 year old. He is very patient, was able to teach some basic guitar concepts, and gave reasonable homework for the time between lessons. We've only had one lesson so far, but my son is excited to learn more!
Very polite, and got back to us promptly, however we feel that the quote is too high for beginner lessons.
Helen, was AMAZING, she taught my 6 yr daughter her first piano lesson. We were going to try out a few different teachers, but after meeting her, I have no interest going anywhere else. Thank you for being so friendly and so talented! <3 A few things that were important to me were, 1. She could connect with my 6 year old. 2. That she could teach syllabus. 3. That she has opportunities for her students to perform during the year. She met all three of those. :)
I have taken lessons with guitar instructor Manny Martinez. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and very encouraging. He makes learning fun. Northwest School of Music is great!
When I was 16 I took guitar beginner guitar lessons with Elisa and absolutely loved it! I definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a music teacher. She was and is very supportive of my dream in music.
My guitar lessons are the highlight of my week. Geoff is an amazing teacher who makes learning the guitar enjoyable and accessible .
I originally went to Ky for harmonica lessons in Flagstaff after playing around with the instrument by myself for a couple of years. I wanted to learn how to play music with others. Ky tailored my lessons to me and taught me the basics. He played guitar along with me so I could get used to playing with people. Soon after, I picked up guitar and decided to see him for that as well. He was a great instructor for guitar too! Even for a complete beginner like me. He was very patient and helped me pick songs to master and skills to work on in areas where I needed improvement. Most of all, the lessons were fun and not frustrating! I walked out of each lesson feeling challenged, but accomplished and excited by the music we played. Ky is a very talented musician, teacher, and just a really cool, down to earth guy. Check him out!
Tamara Pozzi is an accomplished musician and patient teacher. All three of my children took piano lessons from Tamara for more than five years. While students of Tamara, my children learned to read music, became more confident in their playing ability and had fun. Today all three kids consider Tamara a mentor who had a positive influence in their formative years.
I have a graduate background in the arts. I also have done graduate work in Art Therapy and painting. The guitar is a way I enable people to enjoy music and their creative spirit.I use efficacy and positive reinforcement to help people learn music.
I offer guitar/piano lessons. I have 26 years of experience in the industry. I'm trained and perform in multiple styles of music. Referrals are available upon request.
I am a Portland based guitar instructor. My teaching career began in NY, where I am originally from. I have had students from ages 6-60. I specialize in classical guitar, but I have plenty of experience in teaching and performing various styles, including rock, jazz, and folk. I believe that a good technique is essential, and an understanding of music theory is essential. However, these things are only one side of the coin. In addition to teaching you what to practice, I will teach you how to practice and how it ties in to what you love.
Lessons on upright bass or bass guitar. All ages, all styles. Beginners welcome. I'm good with kids, and have forty years of experience. Rock, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, country, swing. Flexible hours, reasonable rates.
I have been playing guitar all my life. I love music and working with customers. I play many styles, including electric/acoustic/finger style/classical.
For the past 20 years, I have been developing my craft as a musician. I have been formally trained in voice, piano, drums, and guitar. During college, many people approached me and asked if I would teach their daughter or son guitar. I naturally became a guitar teacher. Many of my guitar students have gone on to create their own original songs. With my experience of writing over 100 songs for many different genres, I am able to draw out the songwriting abilities of my students. Outside of teaching, I have been the music director of a church, written music for film producers, and performed all around North America. I look forward to helping you or your child learn guitar.
I offer bass guitar and guitar lessons. I teach bass guitar lessons and beginning guitar. I try to teach in a very basic way to get students playing as soon as possible, or if I'm teaching a more advanced student on how to achieve their next level of playing. I'm nice and simple.
I take a step-by-step approach to teach students music as seen through the lens of the guitar, and I provide a well-rounded education for the beginner to thrive, whether playing solo or performance pieces or playing for a church or a band. Several quick facts about me are as follows: * I am almost 30 with 15 years of experience playing the guitar. * I love teaching kids and inspiring passion in them to master an instrument. * I can read music, chords, tabs, and teach rhythm and picking.
Hi! I'm Matt. I am looking to expand my teaching practice, and I'm excited to share the gift of music with you. I have experience teaching students, both young and old. I offer instruction in: * Blues, rock, country, folk, classical, and jazz styles * Rhythm and lead playing (Yes, even you can play guitar solos.) * Finger-picking or using a pick * Use of scales and arpeggios * Sight reading * Ear training, music theory and proper technique * Even ukulele and Bass Guitar My #1 rule: Guitar lessons are for the students. That means, I do my absolute best to make sure the students learn what they want to learn. If I don't know how to play something that you want to learn, I will learn it expressly, so I can pass it on to you. The details are as follows: Lessons are done in the student's residence. I come to you! Lessons are a full-hour long, weekly at a set time. The rate is $40per lesson. Lessons are paid at the beginning of each month. Availability varies day to day and by your location. Half hour lessons also available for $25 a session. But wait, there's more! The first lesson is free, and there's absolutely no obligation! You got friends? Referrals make my job possible. For each friend who signs up, I'll give you $20 credit off your next month's tuition! Feel free to contact me with questions. I look forward to hearing from you!
Enrich your life with music! We offer guitar lessons with Jesse Schmunk. * Toured and recorded with Curtis Salgado and Jimmie Vaughan * Toured and performed with Steve Miller and George Thorogood * Toured and performed with Ellen Whyte, Kathy Walker, Fred Stickley, Chris Mayther and Rodeo Rose * Multiple performances at the Waterfront Blues Festival, Rose Festival and additional heavy regional and national tours I am teaching all levels from beginner to intermediate. I am teaching all ages. I have toured and performed with the best, and will transfer all these great information and inspiration to you!