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Introduction: I am a certified music teacher. I currently have 25 students from ages 4 to 55 years. I am professional, dependable and will always call, e-mail or text ahead of time to confirm scheduled lessons. I am very organized and structured in my lessons. I have two cases of learning materials that I use in my lessons for young children to ensure a positive and happy learning experience. I enjoy watching my students become successful on their musical journey. I also enjoy teaching and learning how to improve my teaching and performance skills. I gain great joy from observing my students perform on stage and growing in their musical endeavors and abilities.

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Serves San Antonio, TX

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Damaris I.

Guitar Lessons

It has been my pleasure working with Mr. Nolan on my guitar lessons. I came in with no knowledge on sheet reading, music notes, or anything related to playing the guitar. He knew exactly how to start me on this journey and provided me the structured I needed to feel successful. Mr. Nolan is a great teacher, very empathetic and provides a great deal of constructive criticism. If you put the time, you will see great results with his help!
johnnolanmusiclessons's reply
Thank you so much for the great review! I really appreciate you taking the time to share your learning experience. Thanks again!
Jul 31, 2019
Kristin M.

Guitar Lessons

John is a great guitar teacher and strives to do his best and have fun. He makes it a point to ensure that I am getting the type of guitar lessons that I am looking for, which I greatly appreciate. 10/10 would hire again!
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Thank you for the great review.
Oct 13, 2018
Tate N.

Guitar Lessons

John was an amazing teacher! I highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn guitar. I had never picked up a guitar until I took my first lesson, so I was brand new. John was great at teaching me fundamentals and instruction you just can’t get from a book or online. He is also very flexible with his lesson schedule, so it was easy to find a date and time that worked for me.
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Thank you for the awesome review, Tate. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Best of luck with all you do. Thanks again.
Jul 22, 2018
Lacey T.

Guitar Lessons

We have just finished our 6th lesson with John. My 5 year old daughter is taking piano lessons and I am taking guitar lessons. John is always on time, is always prepared, and is always eager to teach. My 5 year old can barely contain her excitement when he comes over. I am amazed at how much she has learned at such a young age. John encourages family participation during her lessons which is something that I fully agree with. Music in our house is a family affair. He has an obvious compassion for teaching young children and it is very obvious with the method he uses to teach them. He makes music fun. I am a middle school teacher, and would highly recommend him as a music teacher with your children too. As an adult student in guitar, John is always listening to my wants and needs. He is teaching me with a style that will benefit my ultimate guitar playing goal, and addresses my learning style carefully. I would highly recommend him as a guitar teacher too.
Mar 7, 2015
Paige B.

Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)

Mr. Nolan is teaching my 8 year old son how to play guitar. He is very encouraging and a really great teacher. I sit in on the lessons and feel very comfortable with him. Even I'm starting to learn guitar by sitting in on the lessons! Mr. Nolan has his own book to teach out of and its obvious that his years of teaching experience make everything run very smoothly. He is very clear in his instructions and is clearly laying out the foundation for more in depth musical knowledge. He is also very reasons and articulate with his homework expectations. My kiddo is really blossoming under his one on one instruction.
Dec 31, 2015

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John Nolan


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My prices are competitive with all surrounding teachers.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We have an initial meeting to review operating policies and go over any questions they may have, then we figures out schedules to set a weekly lesson time.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and 20 years of teaching experience in special education and music. I practice playing music on the guitar and piano daily. I constantly read music literature on music education. I am always learning and improving my teaching methods.

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