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Jordi L.

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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Jordi L.

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Six-string electric guitar was the first instrument I picked up over 13 years ago, starting out reading tabs and chord charts before learning more in-depth harmony and notation in my later music studies. Having grown up playing rock and pop music, I feel prepared to teach my students the fundamentals of guitar playing, from chord progressions to reading (sheet music, tabs, and chord charts) and even improvising solos over progressions. I also want to help my students develop a strong technical foundation (picking and finger-style) and productive practice habits to help them achieve success, whether it be alone in their bedroom or on stage with a band! I use a variety of method books for reading and rhythmic training, as well as basic theory (including scales, arpeggios, and harmonic foundations) to help my students get a grasp on reading and the mechanics of guitar playing.

TENOR (electric or acoustic)
Two years ago I picked up the tenor guitar to further my jazz studies ...

About Jordi

Jordi Lara is a multi-instrumentalist educator, session musician, and freelance performer in the Atlanta/Athens, Georgia area. He received his Bachelors Degree in Cello Performance from the University of Georgia in 2021 as well as a minor in Jazz Studies (electric/upright bass). During his time at U

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Kaylie
I have always wanted to play the cello but never had any musical experience. I was hesitant doing online lessons at first but that worry quickly ran away when I had my first online lesson with Jordi. Jordi was so welcoming and it made me excited for the next lesson to come! He is extremely patient and encouraging whenever I would mess up or get a bit nervous playing which helps my anxiety. I always learn something new from him every time we meet and he creates a clear plan on what to work on for my next lesson. He is an understanding teacher and tailors to your experience level and the kind of music genre you like to play. He is also very flexible with his schedule. I'm a senior in high school so I have many things on my plate but he's willing to make time fit mine and his schedule. I'm very thankful to have him as my cello teacher. If you're researching and contemplating which teacher you should choose, picking Jordi is the smartest choice! :)
William
My daughter loves her cello lessons and has made amazing progress. Jordi is both professional and relaxed which is a great combination.
Leslie
Jordi was a Godsend when the pandemic hit. I had a life long desire to make music as well as listen and learn how to relax. He has far surpassed any of my expectations of an instructor. He is phenomenal. He teaches, he listens to my questions; He even anticipates my questions. His smile immediately says “I understand where I can help.” I am always eager to meet with him every week.
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Kenton M.

15 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA: Liberal Arts from Berea College
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Kenton M.

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I teach all aspects of electric guitar from rock, country, blues, twang, jazz etc. You can learn both finger style and plectrum techniques.

About Kenton

I have been teaching for over fifteen years. I play various styles including jazz, rock, blues, classical, country, and bluegrass. Instruments I teach include guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele. I also teach the Q Chord. I have performed in many different bands including rock, top forty,

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Nancy D.
kenton is a very knowledgeable and capable instructor. He really knows his music
Nancy D.
very good advice and technique i will follow through
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Joey B.

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  • High School Degree from Berkeley Carroll School
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joey B.

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I have been playing guitar for 13 years and have taught for around three years. I have experience playing rock, pop and jazz and have extensive work experience with kids. I have studied music at three different summer institutions including New York Summer Music Festival, Litchfield Jazz Camp and Interlochen Center for the Arts. I have most recently earned my Bachelor's Degree in Music and Psychology. I have experience performing in Jazz Competitions in the United States and Canada, arranging scores and using GarageBand and Logic Pro X for music production. I have worked with students who are new to guitar and those who have been playing for a few years. I love teaching guitar and sharing my passion with others!

About Joey

I am from Brooklyn, NY and recently graduated from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. I majored in Music and Psychology and have been tutoring and teaching guitar for around three years. I have extensive work experience with kids as a babysitter and a camp counselor in both day camp and sleep a

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Sarah
Joey is an amazing and patient teacher! I had never taken lessons before so it was slow starting out, but Joey is very skilled and was extremely helpful. I continue to take lessons and will continue to for a while.
Celeste
Joey and I were in the same composing class during undergrad and they kindly offered to teach me guitar. Since I was at a beginner level, I had to learn techniques and music theories from scratch. As a result of their teaching, I was able to progress efficiently and enjoyed their selection of practices. In addition to our guitar lessons, Joey also answers my questions outside of class times, which has been extremely helpful during the pandemic. Joey is a great teacher who's passionate about music and teaching. I strongly recommend Joey to anyone interested in taking guitar lessons.
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David S.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BM -- Jazz Performance from The Ohio State University
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David S.

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My goal as a teacher is to give you the facility to express yourself through music. The key parts to developing this facility are:

1. theory -- notice i say theory, not rules. learning music theory is not about learning rigid rules that will stifle your creativity. when you learn theory, you learn to identify patterns and give them names so you can remember and reuse them. the more you know your theory, the more ways you know to express your ideas
2. technique -- the last thing you want is for your technique to hinder your ability to express your idea. Having good technique lets your ideas flow naturally. and really, why would you not want to be the best you can be?

When you take lessons with me, you get out of it what you put in. Your job as student is to be honest with what you expect to achieve and my job as teacher is to give you the tools to achieve it

About David

I have been playing music almost my entire life. I first started on trombone in 4th grade then switched to guitar in 6th. I picked up the electric bass in my later teenage years and learned the upright bass (both jazz and classical) in college. My students get the benefit of my education, as well

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Sean I.
David is very thorough and professional. He insists on building a strong technical foundation--getting the fundamentals right before moving you forward.
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Greyson
5 lessons in and David has gotten me to break through some of my bad techniques and has also given me completely different ways to think about my instrument. We're just getting started and I couldn't be more excited to see where this journey is going to take my skills.
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Elliot F.

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  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Elliot F.

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Learn how to play songs, guitar technics and more !

About Elliot

Hi I'm Elliot ! I moved over to Chicago from France five years ago and I am looking to share my passion which is music. If you are looking for easy going guitar lessons, DAW tips or french words I am your man.

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Kelly
I’m so glad I took my first lesson with Elliot! As a beginner I was very nervous about the idea of online lessons but he was so patient and explained things really well. I look forward to future lesson with him. Highly recommend!
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David D.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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David D.

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Learn how to play your favorite songs, good technique, and some music theory as well!

About David

David is a multi-instrumentalist, music producer, mix engineer, and music instructor who works with artists and students at varying levels developing their skills, creativity, and music. After nearly 2 decades of studio work and live performance gigs, David has an understanding of the skillset and m

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Grace S.
great experience for my daughter. David was very knowledgeable and supportive! Highly recommend
Kimberly
I'm re-learning the piano with David and he has changed my relationship to music for the better. After only a few lessons with David I've gotten a greater understanding of music theory than I had in my few years of early piano training. He is patient and flexible with his style of teaching. If it's taking me awhile to understand a concept he's good at explaining it more clearly. I definitely recommend him for learning the piano!
Christian J.
David is a highly skilled multi-instrumentalist and producer. I was introduced when he recorded an EP for my band and since then, we've spent many an evening talking about performing, recording, teaching and making music. He is kind, patient and extremely knowledgable about his craft. I always learn something new, interesting and immediately applicable to my playing when I work with him. I've had the privilege of sharing the stage with some of his students and they have always been exceptionally professional and prepared. I highly recommend David for lessons in whatever discipline you request - the crossover knowledge from all of his experiences will be invaluable to you.

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"Matt has taught me electric guitar through High School and I had learned techniques beyond I thought I could ever conquer. He is a exceptional teacher and is very inspiring to my guitar playing and music capabilities."
Donny Mcneel
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Matt O.
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"I have been taking guitar lessons with Nick Russo since February 2018. In my opinion, Nick Russo is a terrific musician and an outstanding teacher. He is an active gigging musician with an encyclopedic knowledge of music theory and music history and is well-versed in various types of music including,but not limited to classical, jazz, metal, folk, world music, etc., etc. Nick comes from a musical family and is very passionate about music, and this comes accross loud and clear in his lessons.He lives and breathes music.

I came to Nick after taking lessons for several years with another teacher. I liked this teacher very much, and the lessons only ended because the teacher moved to another geographic location. Although I did like this teacher, the lessons were starting to get stale and repetitious. When I started working with Nick that feeling was turned around. Lessons with Nick are very stimulating and interesting. Although Nick knows sight reading and theory well, he places a great emphasis on aural (ear) training. I have worked with him learning intervals, scales and songs, using my ears instead of my head. It’s a little hard to explain, but it’s a very organic kind of way to learn music. You learn the instrument more intuitively and I have had a number of’ “aha” moments when some pattern or connection or aspect of theory makes sense in a deep way. In the time that I’ve worked with Nick, my knowledge of the fretboard, and my ability to figure things out by ear has improved tremendously although I still have a long way to go.

Nick is also an incredibly kind and compassionate person, and he has shown a great deal of patience when working with me. If I don’t understand something he will try to break it down or present it in such a way that it finally makes sense to me. He has also worked a lot with me on my technique, and has tried to help me play more efficiently and ergonomically. Earlier in my guitar playing career, I developed

tendonitis in my left hand from playing. In addition, I have chronic lower back problems. Nick has made numerous helpful suggestions so that I don’t exacerbate these problems or injure myself again. One suggestion that was particularly helpful was to use a bass guitar strap for my electric guitar. Because the bass strap is much wider than a regular guitar strap, the weight is more evenly distributed across my back, resulting in less back strain.

I began my lessons with Nick face-to-face, but this changed to video due to the coronavirus pandemic. We utilize Skype and it seems to work pretty well, although there’s no substitute for meeting in person. Nick seems very adept at working in this modality. For example, he will have me position the camera so he can see how I am playing something. He will also provide close-ups of his own fingering to show me how he is playing something. In addition, Nick sends his students notes regarding the most salient points of each session. This is something he did even prior to the pandemic. Nick allows me to audio tape the sessions, and when I am able to go through the tape I gain an even deeper understanding of whatever was covered.

In short I feel that Nick is great person and a terrific teacher and that I was very lucky to have found him. I would recommend him to anyone with no reservation."
Jim
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Nick R.
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"Greg had ne understanding more advanced techniques like sweep picking and tapping, he also introduced me to new musicians work that I would've likely missed, and these artists gave me further inspiration."
Anthony
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Great lessons with Donnie so far!"
Lou
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"Greg is an experienced teacher of electric guitar, acoustic guitar and bass guitar. He is a master of his craft and great working with students of all ages."
Mark
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Greg has been able to help me with all my questions about effects, amps and the terminology associated with their settings and what they actually do for any of my electric guitar setups !"
Michael
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Ahmad is fantastic. I have never touched a musical instrument in my life. After several lessons, Ahmad taught me to play music, read music, and appreciate music. Ahmad is very knowledgeable, patient with his students, and just a cool guy that enjoys playing music and teaching music. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate level, or advanced level guitar player, everyone can benefit from Ahmad. Ahmad is the best!"
Max
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Marcela is an incredible teacher! She is really great at teaching the basics while working you up to playing styles of music that interest you. I'm really excited for our next lesson!"
Natalia
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Marcela C.
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"He is good!!!
I can play the very basic when I started but still need someone to help me to put everything together. He can diagnosis my level and design the learning plan for me when we first met. Lesson is fun and he always got something new/interesting to for students to work and practice."
Ryan M.
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Stephen B.
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"Ahmad brought my playing to a new level in a very short period of time. I had been stuck and not making much progress with my improvisational skills for the better part of a year when I first started lessons with him. I was impressed by his ability to quickly analyze my playing and knowledge and suggest some focus areas. After working on various intervals, I began to feel a magnetic pull in my fingers when playing. The intervals enabled me to make the connection between the licks and lines in my head and the physical fret board on the fly during improvisational sessions.

Ahmad is extremely organized. He has exercises for every topic imaginable. His exercises are clearly written with specifics on how to effectively practice them, and they progress in an incremental and logical fashion. This level of organization allows you to get the most out of your time with Ahmad. He can quickly retrieve exercises for a topic, without having to stop and think, or waste time on transcription.

I leave every lesson with more than enough material to keep me busy. Ahmad has been very flexible working with me and changes that arise in my schedule. On top of all of this, Ahmad is a genuinely pleasant person to spend time with and I really look forward to our time together. For me, I was an intermediate player looking to get to the next step. But I'm confident that Ahmad could accelerate anyone's playing at any level."
Ivan
Took Electric Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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