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Karen D.

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Somerville, MA
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  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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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
Starting at $59
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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David S.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Awarded Music Department Award 2003 from Salisbury University
  • B.A. in Music Composition from Salisbury University
  • Teaching since 1996
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David S.

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David enjoys teaching students from all different backgrounds and levels of proficiency. Whether you are just starting out or a virtuoso shredder in the making, he is happy to teach you! Over all, he is fairly laid back, as long as you practice. He usually combines work with reading off of the treble clef (what he likens to "eating your vegetables." You may not want to do it, but it will make you a healthier musician!) with learning more popular songs (or songs the student says they would like to learn) through tablature and chord charts, depending on the style of the song.

David is also very pro music theory. He usually incorporates music theory into the curriculum in conjunction with the material already being discussed. He is also very knowledgeable about composition/songwriting, and if the student is interested in learning more about this area, he is happy to share what he knows!

About David

David is a successful singer/songwriter/guitarist out of Fairfax, VA. He has a bachelor's degree in Music with a concentration in composition from Salisbury University, where he also studied jazz and classical guitar . In the 25 years he has been performing (20 of those professionally) and playing

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Gabriel H.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • BA in Jazz studies, AFA in Music from Columbia College
  • Awarded Louis Lundemo scholarship award, best film score of the 2011 24 hr film fest from MCC, Milwaukee 24 hr film fest
  • Teaching since 2004
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Gabriel H.

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I teach a chordal approach, and cover all of the possible picking patterns

About Gabriel

I graduated with a BA in jazz studies from Columbia in 2007 and have been teaching since 2005. I have played in many different projects, covering many styles including Rock, Jazz, Latin, Hip hop, classical, orchestral, and country. So, I have a strong understanding on the specifics of each of thes

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Yishay L.
Gabriel is an amazing music teacher not only is he helping me with bass guitar but also understanding a bit of music theory. He shows me ways to to help maximize the amount of learning I can get out of practicing. Overall he is a great teacher with knowledge of a multitude of instruments and music in general.
Elliana
Elliana really enjoyed her first lesson with Gabriel. She was able to play some new things for me right after he left. I'm excited to see how she grows.
Josh G.
He is so friendly and professional. I really enjoy his lesson.
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Ahmad G.

240 Reviews
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  • Speaks Arabic, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Masters in Music & Audio Production from San Francisco State University
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Ahmad G.

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I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. and M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with John Mayer, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, George Lynch and many others. I have performed hundreds of concerts in the U.S. as well in Europe and the Middle East with Artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Michael Angelo Batio, Ratt, Sammy Hagar, Dokken and many others. I ranked #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition. I was in the "list of top 5 guitar players ever" according to The Examiner, also picked as one of the best guitarists of 2013 and 2014 consecutively in the Rockwell UnScene magazine, and ranked 3rd in the Steve Vai Sam Ash Best in Shred competition.

I find a student's strengths and weaknesses using various ways to encourage each student. I am very patient, ...

About Ahmad

I'm Ahmad a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself guitar at the age of 12. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 and studied music for 15 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music and audio production at San Francisco State University. I then moved to Los Angeles then studied and trained with

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I've been taking lessons for 3 years now with Ahmad. My guitar ambitions are frequently met with technical and musical obstacles, and Ahmad has always helped me work through them and keep me moving forward.

I have also been working on music theory and basic guitar chords - Ahmad has helped guide me to a better understanding and technical proficiency.

Lessons are conducted in a friendly and supportive way and his positive attitude plays a vital role in motivating me to keep working at guitar. I think no matter what your guitar goals are, Ahmad can help you move improve and keep taking it to the next level.
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Damien S.

47 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1997
  • BFA Studio Composition from SUNY Purchase
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Damien S.

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Students can expect a knowledge and theoretical based training in development of the classical guitar. Being able to play well with the knowledge of what they are doing.

About Damien

I am a working, music composer and educator. I have been teaching and writing/performing professional scores for over 20 years. In regards to teaching, I teach privately and in a classroom atmosphere. My youngest student is 4 and my oldest has been in their 70 ’s. I approach my teaching style in a

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Great first lesson. Took the time to see where I am with my skills and took it from there. Looking forward to working with him to get better.

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"My 9 year old really loves his guitar lessons with Dan. Dan has inspired him to learn new songs and to keep practicing, which can be challenging at this age. Lessons with Dan are the highlights of my son's week. Dan is always on time and we never had any issues with scheduling. We both highly recommend Dan."
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Daniel E.
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"Jon has exceeded my hopes and expectations as an instructor. His depth of knowledge in all aspects of guitar instruction continues to be an inspiration to me in my journey with the guitar."
Nick
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jon A.
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"It's been a great experience taking lessons from Dennis. He is clearly very knowledgeable about the subject matter, and is very patient and clear in his teaching instructions. He also takes the time to explain the theory behind the instructions and strives to keep every session interesting and fun."
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Took Classical Guitar lessons from Dennis H.
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"Ahmad is an amazing guitar instructor. My daughter is 13 and was interested in playing the guitar. We purchased a guitar, talked to friends about instructors and searched Yelp. We initially took video lessons, but that did not cut it. Actually, it was a waste of time - my daughter needed one on one instruction. I spoke to a few guitar instructors, but chose Ahmad based on his background in guitar instruction and playing. Ahmad provided a good overview in the first lesson and then spent time with my daughter , teaching him the basic chords. In the course of 7 lessons, my daughter can play 21 chords and is also starting to play "Stairway to Heaven". Pretty amazing work in 7 lessons. Ahmad has provided my daughter with a curriculum and also provided us with tips on iPhone apps to use that allow my daughter to stay in rhythm and to tune his guitar. We will continue to have Ahmad teach my daughter guitar. Ahmad has definitely exceeded our expectations and I would highly recommend Ahmad as your next guitar instructor."
S.C.
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Totally would recommend Jesse for guitar teaching. He is very patient and teaches in a fun way my child was able to grasp and learn from. He is very experienced and a great teacher to learn from. My son was 7 years old when Jesse taught him guitar, and he loves playing guitar now - all thanks to Jesse."
Manasa
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"John is an excellent teacher, very patient, and helps you work on your technique. He definitely is the best classical guitar teacher I have ever had."
Maya
Took Classical Guitar lessons from John B.
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"Great class I really enjoy it."
Kerriann
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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"Loved Ben and Zane liked him also. He was on time and very patient. Loved that the lesson are in our home."
Shelley Davila
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Ben H.
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"Nothing but good things to say about Brendon. Aside from his insane talent as a composer and musician, he was phenom with our son Max. A few thoughts below...

We knew Brendon was the right person to help our son Max on day one with TakeLessons, when we wrote to 4 or 5 potential instructors. The other folks wrote back and just said 'sure, I'm here, happy to help'. But Brendon wrote back with thoughts about the pieces Max needed to learn for his audition, a rough outline of a plan, and shared enough about himself that we knew he had truly 'heard' what we needed were looking for. That kind of thoughtfulness is unique.

Brendon is great with kids, and created instant rapport with Max over the video lessons. Brendon will always spend a little extra time than budgeted, which is appreciated. And his scheduling was flexible which always helps with us busy families. We did a few in person lessons and Max came away inspired - for classical guitar but also for music in general. Max's skills grew throughout, and he never resisted practicing; he looked forward to the lessons and the chance to talk about some guitar-related thing with Brendon.

Brendon isn't a big disciplinarian so after a few weeks I had a little chat with Max about what it means to respect your teacher, even if they seem young and cool and are on video. That's something I think parents need to monitor a little.

Recommended w/o any hesitation. If you have Brendon in mind you're headed in the right direction for sure. -MR"
marc
Took Classical Guitar lessons from Brendon R.
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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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