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Karen D.

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Somerville, MA
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

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Classical Guitar:
A member of the guitar family used in classical and flamengo music, but many popular artists play it for it's warm sound and ease of playing. It is an acoustical wooden guitar with strings made of nylon, rather than the metal strings used in acoustic and electric guitars. The traditional classical guitar has twelve frets clear of the body and is held on the left leg, so that the hand that plucks or strums the strings does so near the back of the sound hole. The modern steel string guitar, on the other hand, usually has fourteen frets clear of the body and is commonly played off the hip. I always start with the basics of finger techniques, learning notes and chords, how to read, theory and soloing. Right away the student will begin to play songs. This guitar can be used for most styles of guitar playing.

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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Victor N.

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

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Associate´s Degree Guitar Performance from Musicians Institute
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Rene S.

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Been teaching professionally for 15 years, currently active in the music industry-a very competitive and actualized scene.
Musicians Institute Alumni (MI) which is known as the best contemporary music school in the US.
Former Lead Guitarist of the most successful tribute band in history (Masters of Puppets).
Charismatic, nice and patient.

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About Rene

15 Years teaching professionally makes me charismatic, nice, patient and cheerful, I can teach any age. Singing, Guitar and Piano. Also, years as a working musician in the music industry allows me to teach you what you need to succeed in the music industry, or maybe you just want to learn a few song

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robin
Rene is incredibly knowledgeable but that doesn’t prevent him from breaking down the basics to help me as a beginning singer.

He’s very informative, explaining the why and the how, and doing so in a way that’s easy to understand. It’s helping me establish the foundations of musicality while working on the physicality of developing my muscles, mind and body, to be successful with this new skill.

Aside from the art/skill of singing, Rene has been patient and flexible with my nomadic lifestyle, which can be susceptible to weather, connectivity, and a myriad of other disruptions. I don’t wish him another student in my circumstances, but he’s been willing to work with mine!
Tyler
Rene is a great guitar player and a great teacher! He has an incredible ability of assessing where you are currently at in your guitar journey and using that’s information to determine what lessons/knowledge you need in order to achieve your music goals.
Anthony R.
Rene is a talented patient teacher which will give all the tools you need to be a great guitarist. Save yourself months of messing around and book him now! He will teach you anything you want to learn from theory or your favorite guitar riffs.
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Alex L.

22 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Alex L.

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From Renaissance to Beatles.

About Alex

Trained and educated (MM) in Russia and USA, over 20 years experience in teaching. Individual approach to the course development based on student personality, goals, skills. Major instruments are piano, classical guitar, accordion. Student must have own instrument and desire to learn! *** Le

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Nikki P.
Alex was very kind and enthusiastic. Unfortunately we do not have the same kind of accordion so I did not end up continuing lessons with him. The introductory lesson we did have was a lot of fun and I can tell he is very passionate and knowledgeable about technique and music theory.
Ilona
Soooo Smart! So much fun! Really, I couldn’t have felt more at ease and excited for the next one!
Ken K.
please cancel and refund my remaning lessons
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Brendon R.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Morton Gould Young Composer Award from ASCAP Foundation
  • Teaching since 2009
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Brendon R.

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We'll focus on the fundamentals of good right- and left-hand technique through a mix of pieces and etudes. You'll learn to read standard notation, but my focus is on getting you actually playing music. We'll also talk about issues of muscle tension and musicality.

About Brendon

I have taught music extensively for the past 15+ years in a variety of settings, including teaching private guitar lessons at Saint David's School in Manhattan, teaching private composition lessons and TA'ing two electronic music courses at Yale; teaching guitar and musicianship in public elementary

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Lionel
Fantastic teacher. Highly recommend.
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David
Brendon helped me get started writing songs / producing music. Brendon was very helpful getting past anxieties with getting started and feeling overwhelmed by all the possible ways you can go about making music. Each week he had suggestions on how to improve the structure of my music. Also, he was willing to go wherever my interests were at.
Furthermore, he's nice.
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Matt M.

22 Reviews
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  • Speaks english
  • Awarded Bobby Hacket Award from CCRI
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Matt M.

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I've been studying guitar for 20 years and have been teaching it since 2001. I have a vast knowledge of the techniques and repertoire necessary to succeed as a classical guitarist.

About Matt

I am a professional jazz guitarist, singer-songwriter and teacher. I've been teaching music to students of all ages privately and in groups since 1998. After graduating from William Paterson University with a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance I spent 10 years in New York City working as a freel

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Jessica R.
Matt is fantastic! He is encouraging and moves at a pace that is comfortable. Thank you!
Doug
Excellent lesson. He took the the time to assess my skill set and objectives. He got me going with an initial practice plan and sent me materials supporting the plan. Fantastic. Just what i wanted.
Doug
Excellent. Matt got a good understanding of my skill set and has an initial game plan setup for me to start working on.

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"Great first lesson. Very personable and engaging. Looking forward to my remaining lessons."
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Norman T.
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"Amir is sensitive always on time master of his art and is a great teacher"
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Amir M.
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"I've already improved very much, and I love it that Andrei is giving me music theory as well! Deatil oriented but very patient."
Xenia
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Andrei P.
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"I moved to San Diego for a few months for work and decided while I was there I would start to learn classical guitar. By luck or aligning of the stars or whatever you want to call it I found Francesca as an instructor. When it came time for my first lesson, and first time playing a guitar, I was a bit nervous and didn't know what to expect. With that first hug and incredible positive attitude all worries shed away. I walked away from every lesson feeling like I had really learned something because you can tell she has a genuine desire to teach people. I'm really going to miss our weekly lessons but I walked away with a lifelong desire to play the guitar and a lifelong friend."
Joshua
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Francesca V.
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"First rate instructor."
Patrick Holmes
Took Classical Guitar lessons from David R.
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"Jessie has taught my daughter classical and regular guitar for a couple of years. There are many, many thing I like about Jesse's teaching. One of the things that I like most is that he asks my daughter what she wants to learn and then teaches it to her. He mixes up the theory and it's application with what she wants to learn keeping interest and motivation at a high. Another thing that I like is the breadth of material he brings. His students end up well versed in all types of music and are able to play well known pieces in many different genres. Yet another thing that I like is his creditability. He walks the walk. His group plays regularly. Any doubts that your teenager may have about him can be quickly and easily put to rest just by going to hear him perform. Jesse is a good teacher and I highly recommend him."
Irene
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"Kevin is an excellent instructor. He supports your desires for playing with great understanding of what you need to improve to achieve your goals. He is also very personable and easy to work with. His experience gives him the ability to understand what is difficult and how to master those situations."
Norman Griswold
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Kevin F.
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"She is a amazing teacher and she is very fun and she focuses very well on what she is teaching and I am very happy that she is my teacher."
Frank
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Francesca V.
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"Keith is very exacting and wants me to do it right. Even if I know how to read music and meter, ifI made a mistake because I couldn't find the place on the guitar, he would make me start over. Perfect for me"
Babette
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Keith D.
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"John is very patient and extremely knowledgeable. He is the best instructor/teacher i have had in the many years I have taken lessons."
Scott
Took Classical Guitar lessons from John B.
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