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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

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Bluegrass Guitar:
Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music, and a related genre of country music. Influenced by the music of Appalachia, bluegrass has mixed roots in Irish, Scottish and English traditional music, and was also later influenced by the music of African-Americans through incorporation of jazz elements. Besides the standard basics that are learned with guitar, I will help the student focus on learning the blues scales, chords, rhythms, and picking, strumming patterns and songs. As the student advances theory will be introduced and learning how to solo.

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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Bill J.

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Starting at $34
  • Master of Music from San Diego State Univesity
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Bill J.

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I played guitar for many years only by ear & then I learned to read music and studied classical guitar. Now, decades later I can bridge the gap that you may have between these two perspectives!

About Bill

An up and coming musical presence in Southern California, Bill J. has been performing and teaching guitar for over 15 years. Since 2004 he has studied classical guitar very closely with the world renowned Romero family and in 2009 he received his Master of Music Degree from San Diego State Universit

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Max Z.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded 2017 Texas Flatpicking Guitar Championship- 3rd place from Bay Area Bluegrass Association
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Max Z.

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Learn to play lead, rhythm, jam, improvise

Beginner to advanced, ages 12 and up

Private in-studio lessons tailored to your level and goals

If you’re just starting, we’ll begin with
Basic technique (holding the pick, struming)
Playing chords
Playing simple melodies

As you advance, you’ll be working on

Good tone production
Keeping solid time
Alternating bass patterns, single-string lead notes
Various picking techniques, dynamics, fingering
Variations, ornamentation, slides, hammers, pulls
Learning your favorite licks
Increasing repertoire
Learning more complex rhythms and improvisations
Developing fast and clean picking

Learn by tab, standard notation, or by ear

We'll focus on tunes you want to play, or take a broader approach incorporating reading music, ear training and theory

About Max

I am a Berklee College of Music graduate in guitar & mandolin performance, and play in two 4-piece bluegrass/country bands and an acoustic duo. I've played over 400 shows since returning to Austin in 2016. Lessons are tailored to your level and goals. We can focus on tunes you want to play, incor

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Anne
When I started taking lessons with Max, I knew three chords and very little about music theory. I never thought I would get past G-C-D. His patience and structured lessons helped me become a better player. Max is very encouraging and that was most appreciated. I have more confidence in my playing thanks to him. I even understand the circle of fifths!
Larry S.
Max is a very patient and experienced teacher. I enjoyed my lesson with him and will be back for more.
Erika tatum
Max was prepared and was flexible with teaching both guitar and mandolin. He was very patient and knowledgeable.
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Colin M.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $38
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Music from University of Virginia
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Colin M.

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Want to play your favorite songs? Interested in learning to write and record your own music? Wish you knew more music theory and technique? Would you like to improvise and be creative with music? Or maybe you're not sure what you want but you're looking for a fun and rewarding teacher.

No matter what your goals are, I can get you there!

I will help you build a solid foundation of music theory and technique while tailoring to your personal tastes and goals. We will learn how different songs and genres work, and why. We will learn how to write our own music, and record it, if you're interested. We will learn the music that you want to learn, as well as the deeper structures which connect all music together.

I have 5 years of experience, 20+ years of experience playing music, and a degree in Music and Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia. I have taught students from age 6 to 66, in all styles, and all ability levels. Send me a message to see if we will be a good fit!

About Colin

Hey! My name is Colin M. I am a guitarist, pianist, songwriter, and recording artist. I have degrees in Music and Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia. My lessons are student-driven: You learn what you want to learn! My goal is to spread my love for music, so I keep lessons fun and enga

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Annie Mac
Like many people in my age group (60+) I took lessons as a child and gave them up to career, kids, etc, and now I have the time to play again! Colin is great to work with, he was good at gauging where I am in my piano journey and listening carefully to tailor his lessons to my needs. He gives me as much theory as I can handle or want and is really good and patient when I don't understand. I give him top marks as a teacher!
Oscar
Colin is a great teacher. I learned to play guitar in middle and high school and hadn't taken a lesson in over 30 years. When I realized I wanted to try lessons again, I found Colin.

He's fun to connect with, relaxed and friendly. He's focused on my goals (learning campfire favorites, classical pieces, finger style, and jazz). And he gives great feedback and constructive tips to keep improving.

Highly recommend!
Julia
Colin has been awesome. Our son is taking lessons for 1.5 years now, mostly online. That's hard enough itself, but Colin managed to teach him amazing songs on the guitar. He is very skilled in all sorts of instruments and has an unique sense of humor and discipline to connect to his students. If you're looking for a great teacher, he's your man.
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Nathan H.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2020
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Nathan H.

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I've been playing live music for over 4 years in jazz/fusion and bluegrass groups, and am currently a guitar student at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media. I teach guitar fundamentals such as proper left and right hand technique (strumming/picking), notes on the fretboard, and basic chords. I specialize in improvisational techniques, and can teach to utilize basic and advanced theory concepts in a live setting. My strongest genres are blues, fusion, rock, funk, and bluegrass, but I'm more than happy to help you learn whatever it may be that interests you!

About Nathan

Hello! I'm a lead/rhythm guitarist and vocalist. I currently play in 3 bands. I co-founded The Family Recipe, an instrumental jazz/fusion/rock group in Athens, GA in 2017 and we've since released four studio albums and EP's. I also co-founded the Afternoon Raccoons which is a traditional bluegrass g

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Jordi L.
Nathan is a phenomenal guitarist and instructor! He has a great sense of musicality and has helped me feel more confident with performing in front of others. I would recommend him to anyone looking to pick up the guitar or work on improv skills!
Cyaira
I was really nervous to even attempt picking up guitar, but Nathan has made me feel extremely comfortable and capable from the get go. Being someone with very little experience (actually basically none), Nathan has taught me key concepts and explained things in ways that stuck with my non musically inclined brain! I really recommend him for beginners and will continue to take lessons from him!
Will
I have only had a couple lesson with Nathan and he has completely changed the way I approach the guitar. Not only has he made the process less intimidating, but he has made it so enjoyable and creative. I highly recommend him for all ages and levels of playing!
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Leora M.

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Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors, Thornton School of Music from USC
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Leora M.

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Music industry professional with a background in concert touring and production. I teach a combination of guitar and aural skills to all ages for a more enjoyable playing and listening experiences as music becomes a bigger part of your life! Technique is always grounded within the framework of songs and creative endeavors.

Specialized in fingerstyle, acoustic, country, rock, blues, pop, punk, jazz and more.

Above all I am a passionate educator, and aim to taylor my teaching style to the student. Experienced with kids 5+.

In person students have access to guitars (Fender Strat, Gretsch 6121, Martin D18, Ovation Applause), amplifiers (Princeton reverb), effects pedals and a full recording setup to track their progress if requested. *Of note, I also do lessons on DAW operation (Ableton Live, Logic Pro) and recording techniques as well on request.

About Leora

Hi there! My name's Leora and I love helping people connect to their creativity, and grow as musicians and listeners :) Lessons prioritize Fun! But are always structured. Perhaps the best gift a teacher is to remove doubt about what to practice, or whether they are improving. We make a plan toge

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"I get a lot out of every lesson and a lot to take away and work on in practice as well. Great experience and I've noticeably improved after just a few lessons."
Matthew
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"I had a wonderful first lesson with Richard. It was fun and he taught me exercises that I can actually do and really make music right off the bat. I was scared that I'd be overwhelmed and not be able to do anything right but Richard broke things down into small steps that were easy to follow. I'm really looking forward to my next lesson. Thanks Richard!"
Janice
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Richard C.
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"Lucian will listen to whatever it is that you want to learn and give you all the building blocks to play how you want to play and explore your options on the neck in many different ways. I am a intermediate guitar player and within a few lessons with Lucian I was given tools to work on and practice for months to improve my skills and technique/ approach to playing. I would recommend his lessons to ANYONE looking to improve!"
Chase
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Lucian W.
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"Max was a great teacher. I walked in wanting to learn better soloing techniques for my bluegrass guitar. With Max's help, I got over several humps in my playing and solo creating skills. If you're looking for a solid teacher that listens to what you have to say, Max is your teacher."
Matthew
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Max Z.
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"Brad is an excellent instructor. Willing to work with the student on their goals."
Tim
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Brad F.
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"Very insightful — was able to immediately diagnose issues with my playing and offer solutions."
Wilfred
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Robert M.
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"Works very well with beginners like myself. Kind, patient, and helpful. Looking forward to further lessons."
Cady
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Richard C.
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"Brad Farmer is a classically trained guitarist with an emphasis in Bluegrass guitar. He has the perfect teacher "temperament" and never gets frustrated with me...very patient and able to provide great insight on the best ways to practice so that you can obtain your goals quickly. While taking lessons with Brad, I have made marked improvements in a short period of time. Highly recommended!"
Landon
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Brad F.
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"Really good instructor. Appreciated his flexibility."
Bob
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Grant H.
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"Tara has been teaching our 8 year old Evan Bluegrass guitar for a little over two years. He looked forward to his weekly opportunity to learn and play with Ms. Tara. To watch her interact - educate - and entertain Evan - was just a joy. We are sorry she has left Virginia - impossible to replace - if you get the chance - take it! She is an amazing teacher and a great friend of our Son."
Don
Took Bluegrass Guitar lessons from Tara L.
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