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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
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  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

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Blues Guitar:
There are so many styles of blues to choose from and in our class we will touch on the ones that especially interest the student.
Starting with the basics (learning notes, chords, rhythms, techniques and scales) we will also be learning different picking and strumming techniques, playing slide, learning songs and soloing.

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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Colin M.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Lyle R.

28 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 1989
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Lyle R.

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I cannot learn something without wanting to immediately begin sharing what I know. That's what inspired me to begin teaching, and it continues to drive me today.

My credo is, "Take fun seriously." There is a reason we say that we "play" music; it is meant to be entertaining, for the listener and the performer. I know you want to learn to play an instrument so that you have one more pleasure in your life, and not to take up a new profession. But I also assume the highest potential in my students. If something is worth learning, it's worth learning well. My goal is for people to say to each other, "There seem to be a lot of good guitarists coming out of the Madison area. What's in the water?" My bottom line: Whatever your personal objectives, it is my job to discover them and help you meet them, whether you're interested performing at the campfire or the concert hall.

If you do not live nearby, we can learn together through online chat via FaceTime, Skype, or Google Hangout. I ...

About Lyle

- Degree in Music Theory / History from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. - 25 years' teaching and performing experience. - Fluent in all electric styles, plus acoustic and classical. *** Lesson Details *** I like to cover the fundamentals while focusing on your personal goals. All stages

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Lorraine D.
gets right to the music no small talk just what I needed had a good lesson can hardly wait to progress.
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Scott R.
So far so good. Very patient as mistakes after mistake was made. Corrected quite a few mistakes I was making so that my habits would be good habits from the start. Let me talk to myself as I messed up and complimented me when I was on the right track.
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Michael M.

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  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Michael M.

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Mincer Guitar Lessons is the best place to get in-person or digital 1-on-1 guitar lessons. Whether it be acoustic, electric, or bass guitar, Michael Mincer will be able to help you grow your love for music, no matter how far along you are in your musical journey! As a guitar player for nearly 10 years and an experienced instructor, Michael thoroughly enjoys the art of music and strives for all to know its capabilities. From just learning chords to one song, to learning aspects of in-depth music theory, Michael is glad to help in any way he can. Feel free to email him at the email provided or message him for further details!

About Michael

Hi there! My name is Michael, and I can't wait to share my gift of music with you. I am an experienced musician of over 10 years, and cannot wait to bring that talent to other people, hopefully starting them on the long and exciting journey through the arts. Though I have only been teaching formally

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Jack U.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jack U.

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Hi! I've been playing guitar and with bands for over 15 years. I started on upright bass and played in an orchestra before moving onto jazz band, and then eventually taught myself guitar. The last band I was in toured and recorded all over the country before moving to Seattle. Songwriting is my greatest passion. If you have any interest in writing your own songs, I'd be more than happy to help. I'm comfortable with multiple genres and with electric or acoustic guitar. We can come up with a lesson plan together, or I can plan something myself based on your needs. Thank you!

About Jack

I play guitar, upright & electric bass, and piano. I've played in multiple bands throughout my life. I moved to Seattle with my band from Ann Arbor in 2016. We played Indie Psych Rock and were influenced by bands like Talking Heads, The Strokes, and David Bowie. We had the privilege of recording a s

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Geoff A.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches students 16 and up
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Geoff A.

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Whether just starting out, or having played for years, the focus will be on helping the student become proficient - or to improve - in their ability to express themselves in the Blues.

Everything you need to achieve the styles of Blues you want to play, learning the chords, scales, finger picking, hybrid picking and how to apply them into the Blues as a style, so you can achieve your goals, even developing your own style and approach.

About Geoff

I am a professional musician with a career spanning over 40 years (touring and studio work), and 30+ years teaching music, including college level classes. What do you want to learn? How far you go is up to you! *** Lesson Details *** BEGINNING students start with the fundamentals, what you m

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Michael
I took lessons about 40 years ago from other teachers, not sure what I was expecting. However Geoff far exceeded whatever they were. Very knowledgeable, an excellent teacher.
Jay
My son had a great first lesson with Geoff. He was kind and patient but also very knowledgeable.
Ethan
"It was kind of hard but fun!" My 9 year old left saying, "now I finally know how to learn how to play from sheet music!" Geoff is patient and knowledgeable.

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"You can tell Andrea has a lot of experience playing jazz and blues, He can adjust to all the sub genres in each style and most importantly really knows how to teach it. He is extremely knowledgeable and competent. My playing has improved substantially since studying with him. Strongly recommend!"
Michael
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Adam is a great instructor and gave me some good new ideas for blues lead guitar"
Brian
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Adam S.
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"There's guitar teachers and then there's William! Being a classical guitar player himself, he is meticulous and precise when it comes to his instruction. He is exceptional in teaching students how to play guitar the correct way. He formulates his lessons to be student specific, and keeps record of the students progress. With William, you will learn how to crawl before you learn how to run, and you will learn it the right way, and will be a better musician because of his instruction and dedication to his students, which is the backbone to his dedication to music."
Scott
Took Blues Guitar lessons from William G.
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"Nick R. is truly an extraordinary guitar instructor. He is brimming with technical proficiency, enthusiasm, and a communication skill set that is unparalleled. His ability to hone in on exactly what you are doing wrong and right for that matter means you make progress rapidly and naturally. And he is a nice guy too!!"
Paul
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Nick R.
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"Jon immediately saw my playing ability and provided written lesson plans, and explained/described what benefits deeper music notation and music reading would do for me. Jon is very straight foward no nonsense instructor, A+..."
Willabe
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Jon A.
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"I took lessons with Andrea for three years to work on the material that I was performing with my band at the time. It was an amazing experience, I quickly realized how much knowledge I had been missing out on and my guitar playing was quickly taken to the next level. He definitely took me out of the rut I was in and was an invaluable help in getting to the next level."
Solomon
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Phil is a phenomenal teacher - right from the start, he will get you on track with exercises and practice routines that keep you focused on learning to play the guitar. He will cover the areas that you must know to become proficient on the guitar, including forms, modes, chords and progressing toward learning to read music.

After struggling to teach myself to play the guitar, I realized that I had hit a wall in my self-instructed learning and I needed to find a guitar teacher. I found Phil through word of mouth - and I have made great progress under his tutelage.

If you want to learn to play the guitar, Phil is the teacher you want - if you just want to learn to play songs, well, there’s YouTube."
Greg
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Phil C.
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"Patrick is a gem, he's so good at assessing what you need next in learning guitar. He is so knowledgable and he taught me things about guitar I didnt even know that I needed. Within one lesson I was already playing better. Also not to mention he is the most easy going kind human and just a good soul you want to be around. THANKS PAT"
kate hansen
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Patrick B.
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"It is fun to learn basics with Richard. Looking forward to the next lesson."
Mac
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Richard C.
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"Enjoying lessons. Learning a lot. Justin makes learning fun. He explains very clearly and am learning to put blues soloing together to make real music. Thanks"
Joan
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Justin M.
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