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Jeff A.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Americanism from American Legion
  • Teaching since 1979
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Jeff A.

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I've been teaching music for over 35 years in all kinds of settings, including universities, public schools, community education programs, commercial music stores, and private practice. I've taught over 24,000 individual lessons and 160 sections of music classes on a variety of topics and hold both bachelor's and master's degrees in music. I am very client-centered while striving to meet generally recognized goals.

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I have taught over 26,000 individual lessons and 160 sections of classes in virtually every setting, such as universities, public schools, commercial music stores, community education programs, private practice, and the internet. I have two degrees in music, a master's and a bachelor's, and a certif

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Peter H.

18 Reviews
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  • Professional Diploma in Arranging and Composition from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
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Peter H.

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I graduated Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music and have been teaching all levels, ages, and styles for many years. My students have ranged in age from six years old to eighties. With children, I develop a special rapport that keeps students interested in their lessons. With intermediate and advanced students, I evaluate each student's strengths and weaknesses and customize their lessons to help them gain a thorough knowledge of their instrument and the musical concepts involved in whatever style they desire to play. I believe in teaching not only the hows but also the whys of playing. Proper technique is vital to long term success. I start beginners correctly and coach intermediate and advanced students to correct technical flaws that keep them from attaining their goals. I have taught beginners through professionals, including Bachelors and Masters Degree students in Guitar, Bass, Improvisation, and Theory at university. Many of my students have studied with me for years. Music ...

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Music has been the focus of my life since I was 10 years old. I love teaching students of all levels, ages, and styles! I feel that proper technique is essential for students to attain their goals. I start beginners correctly, so they don’t run into issues later, and have a great rapport with kids

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Chad Reese
Peter is a master musician. We used him for years while he was in Savannah. Our daughter started with him when she was six. He is patient and engaging. Probably our favorite part about the Peter Hennes experience is his ability to connect with young minds at their level - I can appreciate this much more since our covid in-house learning experience. From a parent's perspective, Mr. Hennes is pleasant, flexible and a pleasure to work with - we asked for our daughter to focus on different things multiple times and he made it easy. He also turned into a family friend of ours during his time living in Savannah; we wish him the best!
Lee I.
I've been a self taught guitarist for over 20 years until I started taking lessons with Peter. I was interested in improving my technical & improvisation skills as well as learning music theory & harmony in relation to Jazz.

Peter has been a great teacher and is very knowledgeable about Jazz Theory/Composition and even simpler topics like fingerings or questions about gear.

I've only been taking lessons for a couple of months and already notice big improvements in my playing ability & understanding of music theory & harmony.

I highly recommend Peter as a teacher for a student of any skill level.
Erin
Peter has been teaching my 14yo for a couple years now and transitioned him from electric to jazz guitar, preparing him for auditions for the band in high school. My son as a freshman made the advanced band which I credit to Peter’s help in getting him up to speed through a pandemic! Great teacher!
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Christopher S.

28 Reviews
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  • Speaks Italian, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.A. in Music from Humboldt State University
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Christopher S.

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The classical guitar is a rich and powerful instrument that has a long history. It has been developed like many instruments such as the piano, and today the guitar has a very powerful influence on modern music. However, the beautiful sounds from the past eras of music, Renaissance, Baroque, and Romanic composers have created wonderful and mysterious pieces that feature this incredible instrument. My goal is to help people who are interested in this type of music be able to perform and reproduce these amazing sounds.

About Christopher

Hello! Hola! Benvenuto! My name is Christopher S. and I am a classical guitarist, composer, polyglot, and experienced language and music teacher. I am a recent graduate with a Doctorate of Music Arts degree from the University of South Carolina. In 2016, I graduated with my M.M. from the New Eng

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He is a great instructor and is really helping my child with his Spanish.
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Great job! Very friendly with good ideas about what I can work on.
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Mike B.

11 Reviews
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  • Bachelor degree, Jazz performance from Hartt School of Music
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mike B.

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learn proper finger style technique. Beginner to advanced

About Mike

I teach all styles of music and all levels of ability. As I look back at my life, I see that music was my constant companion. My passion for music, and more specifically for the guitar, goes back to the time when, as a ten year old I received a guitar for my birthday. The sound of the instrument t

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Jane
Strong teacher very patient and plays wonderful he can teach all styles which was perfect for me!!!
Jenifer C
Mike is a great teacher!!! thank you so much for all your help.
John
Mike is a great guitar teacher!!!! He is really patient and organized.
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David R.

26 Reviews
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  • Speaks Italian, Italian
  • Teaches students 6 to 96
  • Guitar Performance from Florida State University - School of Music
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David R.

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David’s 35 years of teaching and performing experience, coupled with intensive years of formal studies with many of the world's greatest guitarists, have afforded him a rich and in-depth understanding of music and the guitar. He shares all of this with his students in an insightful and uniquely original manner. David is committed to helping students enjoy and excel in playing the music they love.

About David

David discovered his love for music early on at the age of seven with the musical/movie: The Sound of Music. He and his siblings would entertain their babysitter by acting out the entire musical - singing and dancing along with the soundtrack. To make it even more fun, they would sometimes speed u

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Srini K.
David is an excellent Guitar instructor. My son has been learning for a while. We are very happy with his progress and he is also preparing for the ABRSM exams. I highly recommend David. Very good teacher and handles kids well. He is one of my son's favorite instructors
Patrick Holmes
First rate instructor.
Mark N.
David has a cheery disposition and heart for his students. For those who want to go into classical guitar he’s a fantastic choice!
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Wes F.

10 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts from Asbury College
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Wes F.

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I studied classical guitar on the college level. For those interested, I can supply needed instruction on classical guitar technique, reading, and performance.

About Wes

I studied classical guitar and composition at Asbury College and later more in depth guitar studies rock, jazz, and classical at the Atlanta Institute of Music. I have been teaching steadily for the past ten years as well as spending my time with various other musical projects such as leading worshi

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"David is really patient and a great instructor, can't believe how much I've learned already from one lesson!"
Margaret
Took Classical Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Justin is an excellent teacher!! He is a master guitarist, always punctual, very courteous and gives 100% to my lesson. I am learning classical guitar and jazz guitar with him and I am delighted with the progress I've made in just a few months. I am playing beautiful songs and before his lessons I could not play any classical guitar songs at all. Justin tailors the lessons to help me learn the songs I am excited about learning to play. I most highly recommend him as a teacher for any style guitar. Amazingly he also teaches ukulele and mandolin too! He has a degree from Cal Poly in music and guitar and has over 20 years teaching experience. If you really want to learn how to play guitar easily and quickly, take lessons with him!"
Lisa
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Justin M.
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"We can't believe our good fortune in finding Ahmad; he's a top-notch teacher and musician. He teaches my 11 year old, and the progress he's made in just under a year is really unbelievable. Ahmad is patient, flexible and easy going, yet keeps my high energy kid focused and motivated.
Can't imagine going to anyone else!"
J P
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Jon is AWESOME! His patient yet enthusiastic demeanor made my 9yr old look forward to her lessons, and really enjoy learning! I plan to continue with him as long as her interest holds!!!!"
Katie
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jon A.
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"Edward was on time, friendly, and patient with my 13 year old daughter. We are looking forward to ongoing lessons with him."
Ciel
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Edward F.
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"Classical guitar lessons with David

Off and on since my 20s I've fooled around with guitar lessons but never lasted very long. I am 62 now. I relayed this to David and he laid out an organized plan for systematic improvement. But he was very honest with me about the importance of good practice habits. I've been with him almost 5 months and showing progress. His enthusiasm and patience is appreciated. Thanks, Dave."
Frank
Took Classical Guitar lessons from David M.
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"My first lesson was heavy on intro and establishing a practice routine consisting mainly of exercises. This traditional method is what I grew up with and I'm looking forward to learning with Jon."
Jeff
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jon A.
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"Excellent first class"
Tim
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Brian C.
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"Great player and even better teacher! I didn't even know how to string my guitar when I started. Josh was patient and taught me everything I wanted to learn and more!"
Leeann
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Joshua A.
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"Rachel is outstanding! Very enjoyable experience to date."
Greg
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Rachel H.
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