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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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Karen D.

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Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music, and a related genre of country music. Influenced by the music of Appalachia, bluegrass has mixed roots in Irish, Scottish and English traditional music, and was also later influenced by the music of African-Americans through incorporation of jazz elements. Besides the standard basics that are learned with guitar, I will help the student focus on learning the blues scales, chords, rhythms, and picking, strumming patterns and songs. As the student advances theory will be introduced and learning how to solo.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Jared J.

102 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associates Degree (General/Music) from Pasadena City College
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Jared J.

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Guitar is my primary instrument and I can teach it in a variety of styles and with a variety of techniques. I'm comfortable playing with a pick or my fingers and playing in genres from Bluegrass to rock to jazz.

I also teach various forms of slide guitar:
Slide (Bottleneck) for the standard guitar, Lap-style Dobro (Open G Tuning), Lap Steel Non-Pedal 6 String Electric Guitar (C6 Tuning), and 10 String Pedal Steel Guitar (E9 Tuning).

About Jared

I am overjoyed and grateful to say I have been teaching music since 2008. I am a very friendly and fun teacher with a great deal of professionalism and patience. More importantly, I love teaching and playing music with a passion. I play a great variety of instruments and have had the opportunity

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Sally Y.
I absolutely recommend Jared's online class. He always can make student understand to avoid the mistakes or how to practice it effectively. I have gained a lot from his teaching. Another aspect I like about his teaching is that he is very flexible and make the pieces I like. Thank you.
Sally Y.
I m very lucky to have Jared as my instructor. Excellent teaching. I will book another ten lesson with him. Thank you.
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Spook H.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $46
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors Degree in Math and Business Administration (Phi Beta Kappa) & (Pi Mu Epsilon) from Rutgers University
  • Teaches students Male: 12 and up; Female: 18 and up
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Spook H.

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I TEACH all of my students - beginning beginners through advanced - that what seems complicated is nothing more than a bunch of simple things put together. The next step in your learning guitar is simple. We just need to identify it and learn it. No matter what skills you already have - or if you are just getting started - we can identify what you already know and build on top of it. If you have holes in your skillset (everybody does!), we can identify them and fill them in.

DID YOU KNOW that a lot of fingerstyle guitar moves and improvisation are EASIER than some types of strumming? Beginning and intermediate guitar players learn a lot of "campfire" techniques - how to strum a certain way, how to form certain chords. And this is really good. But there is a whole bunch of other techniques few players know that are just as simple. Just as easy. And when you learn them you will stand out as the accomplished guitar player you can be.

THE RESULT is that you will learn a ...

About Spook

I'm a lucky guy. After five years of college and earning a degree in math and business administration (and graduating Phi Beta Kappa) I was offered a lucrative job in the actuarial department of a major insurance company. At age 22, I was going to start a business career four rungs below vice presi

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Tamara
Spook has been a wonderful guitar teacher, always offering great insight and helping me understand new concepts with my guitar. He is very accommodating to my interests and will structure my lesson around what I am trying to learn. I have seen clear improvements over a short period of time while working with him and suggest him to anyone regardless of level!
Sue
Spook is a knowledgeable, patient, perceptive, fun, and inventive teacher. He teaches music, guitar performance, and songwriting in small, digestible steps so you can really get your head (and fingers) around it. But, more important than all of this, he is an advocate and a friend.
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Andrew M.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Advanced
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Andrew M.

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I believe in teaching what you love. And that doesn't mean just playing and recreating all of your favorite songs. It means deconstructing and understanding the ins and outs of music that you and others love, giving you the theory, techniques, and process to make great music of your own.

About Andrew

Andrew McFarlane is a songwriter, producer, guitar, and bassist based out of Nashville, TN. Andrew grew up playing blues and rock music in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, then honed his skills as a guitarist, bass guitarist, and producer at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Andrew's music can

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Brad F.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Masters of Music in Guitar Performance from East Carolina University
  • Teaching since 2009
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Brad F.

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I'm a guitarist and educator based out of Raleigh, NC. I received training at the University of South Carolina (Bachelors of Music, 2011) and East Carolina University (Masters of Music, 2015). I am an active performer in the Triangle area, drawing inspiration from American roots music, classical, and jazz traditions.

I have seen hundreds of students over ten years of private teaching, working with beginner to advanced students of all age levels. I teach in a wide range of styles, and I specialize in classical guitar and flatpicking (bluegrass/old time).

I hope to help you along as you grow as a musician and a guitarist!

About Brad

I am a guitarist and educator based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. I received training at University of South Carolina (Bachelor of Music, 2011) and East Carolina University (Master of Music, 2015). I am an active performer in the Triangle area, drawing inspiration from American traditional music,

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Tanya K.
He helps you play songs and teaches me very well!
Mia
Great first lesson!
Cindy T.
Brad is Very patient and easy to understand. He made my first lesson quite enjoyable and I'm grateful that he is prepared to go slowly as I start this new adventure.
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Michelle Y.

38 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music
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Michelle Y.

38 Reviews
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Flatpicking and bluegrass technique, chords, improvisation and learning lots of tunes!
Guitar lessons can include (but is not limited to):
-basic chords in first position and strumming basics
-advanced chords in other positions
-flatpicking basics
-advanced flatpicking techniques (cross-picking, speed and agility)
-basic and advanced fingerpicking techniques and styles
-learning to accompany yourself while singing
-learning to play with other people
-participating in jams
-basic of chord theory and structure
-reading music OR reading tablature OR learning by ear (or all three)

About Michelle

Get to know me a little better by watching my intro video below, or click on the "Ask Michelle A Question" button right next to my picture! Hi! My name is Michelle. I’m a professional guitar and banjo player, and music teacher! I teach all levels of classical guitar, acoustic guitar, bluegra

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Rachel
Michelle is a wonderful teacher! She is patient and motivating, and helped me to set specific goals that advanced my classical guitar playing. I now have 4-5 pieces under my fingers that are so much fun for me to play and also taught me new techniques.
Terry
I've been learning the banjo from Michelle for the past 18 months. Never touched a musical instrument before. Now have learned a dozen clawhammer tunes and four banjo tunings. Michelle is amazing...so patient but keeps you moving! I highly recommend her.
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"Tara has been teaching our 8 year old Evan Bluegrass guitar for a little over two years. He looked forward to his weekly opportunity to learn and play with Ms. Tara. To watch her interact - educate - and entertain Evan - was just a joy. We are sorry she has left Virginia - impossible to replace - if you get the chance - take it! She is an amazing teacher and a great friend of our Son."
Don
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Tara L.
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"Really good instructor. Appreciated his flexibility."
Bob
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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"Lucian will listen to whatever it is that you want to learn and give you all the building blocks to play how you want to play and explore your options on the neck in many different ways. I am a intermediate guitar player and within a few lessons with Lucian I was given tools to work on and practice for months to improve my skills and technique/ approach to playing. I would recommend his lessons to ANYONE looking to improve!"
Chase
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Lucian W.
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"Brad Farmer is a classically trained guitarist with an emphasis in Bluegrass guitar. He has the perfect teacher "temperament" and never gets frustrated with me...very patient and able to provide great insight on the best ways to practice so that you can obtain your goals quickly. While taking lessons with Brad, I have made marked improvements in a short period of time. Highly recommended!"
Landon
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Brad F.
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"Very insightful — was able to immediately diagnose issues with my playing and offer solutions."
Wilfred
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"I get a lot out of every lesson and a lot to take away and work on in practice as well. Great experience and I've noticeably improved after just a few lessons."
Matthew
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"Works very well with beginners like myself. Kind, patient, and helpful. Looking forward to further lessons."
Cady
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Richard C.
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"I had a wonderful first lesson with Richard. It was fun and he taught me exercises that I can actually do and really make music right off the bat. I was scared that I'd be overwhelmed and not be able to do anything right but Richard broke things down into small steps that were easy to follow. I'm really looking forward to my next lesson. Thanks Richard!"
Janice
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Richard C.
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"Max was a great teacher. I walked in wanting to learn better soloing techniques for my bluegrass guitar. With Max's help, I got over several humps in my playing and solo creating skills. If you're looking for a solid teacher that listens to what you have to say, Max is your teacher."
Matthew
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Max Z.
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"Brad is an excellent instructor. Willing to work with the student on their goals."
Tim
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Brad F.
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