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Chase R.

13 Reviews
Brookline, MA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Master's Certificate in Theory, Harmony, and Ear Training from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Chase R.

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I can teach students theory, harmony, ear training, improvisation, how to play their favorite songs, how to create their own music, and how to read both tablature and sheet music.

About Chase

I started playing guitar when I was in the 8th grade. At that time I was into punk, and as I got older I moved into listening to classic rock, then blues, then all sorts of jazz and jam bands, and now classical and sacred art. And my playing of the guitar has following the same trajectory: I playe

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Sam
Chase and I worked together doing online lessons for guitar for a number of months. Chase is an incredible instructor. He helped me understand how to analyze and replicate my music tastes in a super effective way. His teachings on improvisation definitely brought out the best in my playing. I would highly recommend learning from Chase, whether you are a beginner or expert.
Nichole Coyne
Chase and I did not work together long because of other commitments. However, in the short time we did work together I learned a lot. Chase is easy going, highly skilled, very patient, and his teaching style is such that it fosters student confidence. I was really nervous at first, because I wasn't sure what to expect. Chase quickly made me feel at ease during the lesson. We only had half hour lessons, but that was definitely enough time to learn new materiel and make progress. I highly recommend him for guitar lessons.
Declan D.
My son is 7 and really seems to like Chase. He came well prepared and finally someone has started to teach him some rock songs .
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

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Guitar is one of my favorite instrument to learn and I began playing at age seven. To become a well rounded musician and player I always start with basics. Hand and finger technique, notes, rhythms, chords, learning the fretboard, soloing and songs. If the student is only interested in learning songs I am happy to have them bring in anything they want to learn. For students who want more advanced technique I will teach them theory and how it relates.

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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Jason S.

2 Reviews
Watertown, MA
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  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Guitar Skills Specialist Certificate from Berklee
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Jason S.

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After earning my BA in Economics at Harvard, I followed my true passion and began playing music professionally. I'm a Berklee Music College Alumnus, and I did learn a lot there. My guitar heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton, Jimi Paige, John Lee Hooker, Duane Allman and Dickey Betts. I love all the inspired by the greats, but as well as listening to my favorite guitarists, I also listen to just about everything under the sun, and appreciate all types of music.

About Jason

I picked up a guitar when I was eight and became a blues/rock/funk guitarist over the years. After earning my BA in Economics at Harvard, I followed my true passion and began playing music professionally. I then returned to school at Berklee Music College, and later earned a Guitar Specialist Certi

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curtis F.
Had a great time. Looking forward to applying Jason's suggestions
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The rhythm exercises were VERY helpful
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Aaron C.

5 Reviews
Allston, MA
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music in Composition from University of Southern Maine
  • Awarded Nathan E. Corning Jazz Prize from Bay Chamber Concerts
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Aaron C.

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Experienced guitarist/composer specializing in beginner and intermediate guitar, theory, and composition lessons. Every student learns differently, so we will discuss your goals and then craft a lesson plan that will best help you to get where you want to be! Whether working through chord progressions and melodies on guitar, expanding your understanding of the underlying music theory, or working to develop original compositions, we will methodically work through these concepts at a pace tailored to best suit your learning needs. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or are interested in beginning your musical journey!

About Aaron

I am a guitarist, percussionist, and composer originally from Maine and now based in the Boston area. I graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the University of Southern Maine, where I also studied jazz guitar, and graduated with a Master of Music in Composition from the Longy School

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Victor N.

West Roxbury, MA
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Victor N.

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Most times we miss the ultimate goal of learning, which is to master how to do it yourself. Hi, I am Victor and i have been teaching the guitar for over 20 years even before i graduated from Berklee college of music. I teach all popular styles of guitar playing and i also teach you how to master the habit of figuring things out by yourself because i believe that is the ultimate goal of learning.

About Victor

I am a professional guitarist, songwriter, and recording artist and music producer. I have toured around the world and shared the stage with a lot of popular artists. I graduated from Berklee college of music with a degree in Music production and audio engineering and electives on acoustic guitar.

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Ray T.

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Franklin, MA
Starting at $38
  • BA Film Scoring and Synthesis from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Ray T.

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I've been playing guitar and piano since I was little. I've been playing professionally since I was 16 and can cover many styles of music. Berklee College of Music graduate.
I really love teaching and try to incorporate new techniques and technologies into my lesson. It comes down to getting to know you and making the lessons relevant to you.

About Ray

I've been a professional keyboard player for over 30 years. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, I'm able to teach music from many different perspectives. I like to get to know my students and tailor their lesson to their interests and goals. I can competently teach Pop, Jazz, Classical, Ear T

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Alisa
Mr. Tarantola has taught my three kids to play piano and to read music. Their confidence in their music abilities has grown over the years as they continue to learn. The skills they learned with Mr. Tarantola has helped them in school music, band and in learning new instruments such as drum set and clarinet. Mr. Tarantola has the ability and personality to teach all ages including new beginners such as I - who began lessons in my 40's. Highly recommend!

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Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"My experience with Tony has been excellent. I have tried learning guitar for a few years now and it wasn't until I started my lessons with Tony that my skills have drastically improved. Tony listens to what you want out of each lesson and constructs an effective lesson plan to accomplish those goals. I eagerly look forward to my lesson every week."
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Took Guitar lessons from Tony N.
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"Learned a great deal since beginning the lessons. Still a long way to go but at least on the right path!"
Vi
Took Guitar lessons from Ben H.
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"Teresa is a fabulous music teacher! She's very knowledgeable, caring and very passionate about music. We are very thankful we have found her. :)

Keep up the awesome work Teresa!"
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"Works really well with my 11-year old son and treats him with respect. My son looks forward to the lessons."
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"Kyle is a fantastic guitar teacher! He takes the time to show you how to play guitar with good fundamentals, and teaches you a little bit of music theory along the way without making it complicated. I tried learning on my own using online TABs and Youtube videos and a game called Rocksmith. This was a good start, but eventually I hit a wall and wasn’t really progressing. Kyle has really helped me develop my skills. We went over all the basics like how to hold a pick, how to hold the guitar, how to play single notes vs. chords, palm muting and alternate picking. I was missing all of this technique before and I was actually making playing the guitar more difficult than it needed to be! Kyle explained it all in a very easy to understand way and gives you as much detail as you need. I like lots of detail, so we went over everything! He knows a lot of little tips and tricks from playing as long as he has and this is the kind of priceless information you can't get elsewhere. He's very easy to talk to and has a breadth of knowledge on all kinds of music. We normally geek out about anything from Jimi Hendrix to 90’s music to more modern music and everything in between. I can’t say enough about how knowledgeable he is – highly recommended!"
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