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Chase R.

13 Reviews
Brookline, MA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Master's Certificate in Theory, Harmony, and Ear Training from Berklee College of Music
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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
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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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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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
  • 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
BruceC1
The rhythm exercises were VERY helpful
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Aaron C.

5 Reviews
Allston, MA
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  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Awarded Nathan E. Corning Jazz Prize from Bay Chamber Concerts
  • Teaching since 2016
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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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Aaron is a great instructor and very easy to work with
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Michael O.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Guitar Performance/Music Synthesis from Berklee College of Music
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Michael O.

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Hello guitarists! My name is Michael and I am so excited to teach you the guitar. I'm 33, and I've been playing the guitar, studying and making music for over 18 years. I studied jazz/fusion guitar at Berklee College of Music and have played with more people in more situations than I now remember.

I love working with students at all ability levels. My passion is bringing out the artistry in my students and teaching them that music can be something that feeds your soul for the rest of your life. Any level of player can do this and I am excited to help you put your voice into your playing!

About Michael

Are you brand new to the guitar? Are you an experienced musician looking to learn more music theory or develop your technique? I can help with that. Whatever your ability level, I can help you develop your skills. There are as many ways to approach learning music as there are musicians, and you are

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Alana S.
Mike is a phenomenal teacher. I’m so glad I found him!
Steven
I've had several guitar teachers over the years and have to say that Michael is the most patience, careful, and attentive instructors I've had the pleasure of learning from. He has the ability to break down the overwhelming mysteries of playing the guitar into achievable goals and I feel like I've progressed steadily ever since starting with him. He's helpful at understanding where I want to grow as a musician and helps fill in my musical blind spots, so I feel like I have the habits of a real professional, even if I'm just learning for fun. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to to have fun, or even bring their professional musicianship to the next level!
Callie
I was recommended to Mike by my friend Tony. Mike is structured, focused, and encouraging. I was having a tough time with learning some basics and Mike helped me improve everything from proper posture, to volume control and generally helped me improve on just about everything. Looking forward to more lessons and definitely recommend Mike to anyone looking for a great teacher.
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Chris A.

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  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Chris A.

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Experienced teacher of 10 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate guitar, piano, and bass students! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Chris

I've been teaching privately since 2012 and have experience teaching all age groups. I received my bachelor's degree in Audio Recording/Engineering with a minor in Jazz Performance and a master's degree in Composition/Arranging. I create detailed lesson plans based on each student's individual nee

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"I began taking violin lessons from Rhonda at age 5 and eventually added guitar, mandolin, and an occasional vocal opportunity:) I learned so much from her over the years (approx 4) including proper technique, patience, & self discipline. I continue to be active in music & vocal performance in the community at age 18. Rhonda is a great teacher and person!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Rhonda C.
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"very thorough and great at explaining and breaking down technique."
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Took Guitar lessons from Christopher M.
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"Steve is a great instructor for my 6 year old daughter. She says, “he’s the best guitar teacher in the whole wide world because he understands what I want to do and he makes it fun for me.”"
Shawna
Took Guitar lessons from Stephen O.
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"Just had lesson number two with Lars. I've never played any instrument before and am having a great time. Lars is patient and encouraging when teaching. I'm having a blast and hope he finds as much enjoyment teaching as I do learning. Growing up in the 60's doesn't allow me much time to become proficient. There just aren't that many years left in me. I won't be playing any Freebird riffs anytime soon, but I'm pretty confident as I learn more with Lars I'll be able to play a few ditties around the fire pit. Looking for a good instructor, he's your guy!"
Mike
Took Guitar lessons from Lars N.
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"Chrissy is always punctual and professional. After just three lessons I am seeing great improvements not only in my daughters guitar skills, but her confidence as well. She is also working with my husband. He is enjoying the lessons and is inspired by observing her rip out some rock tunes."
Amanda
Took Guitar lessons from Chrissy D.
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"Juan is awesome. He makes learning guitar easy and never complicates it .. and makes it fun. He's a great teacher."
Dionne
Took Guitar lessons from Juan C.
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"Alex is a terrific teacher. He really connects with my son and introduces new musical ideas to him. My son is always happy after his lessons with Alex whether they meet in person or streaming."
Cathleen
Took Guitar lessons from Alex M.
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"Lars is an amazing guitar teacher 😎 !! I learned more than I ever imagined in just a short period of time. He has a gift at teaching and makes you feel comfortable. Which makes it even better and easier to learn. He actually enjoys teaching and you can tell he has a passion for it and takes pride in teaching you! Hands down best teacher ive ever had!!"
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"My brother and I took lessons from Jerry as we were growing up years back. He is the best teacher! Always worked at a pace that fit our learning needs, regardless if it was guitar or bass. He definitely has helped me become the musician that I am today! I highly recommend him!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Jerry M.
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