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Jonathan B.

36 Reviews
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  • Speaks German
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Awarded CARAS Grant from Temple University Research Administration
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Jonathan B.

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I've been teaching guitar since 2010, starting with a classical foundation and branching out into about everything I could get my hands on. I learned that there is a fundamental set of skills that make just about everything possible. I encourage beginner students to start with whatever they are drawn to, no matter how obscure or cliche. As they come along I help them realize what is common to all things musical and develop the skills that are equally useful in all styles so they have the freedom to explore anything their heart desires effectively.

About Jonathan

I studied music therapy and music theory at Temple University from '06-'10. Learned a lot. Then again, I learned even more teaching at a school for kids with learning disabilities and working as a traveling street performer. Once you see the world and work with some unexpected challenges, you learn

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Preston T.
Mr. Jonathan was absolutely fantastic with my son. He was patient, supportive and always so positive. He worked hard to connect with my son and figure out ways that would make the learning fun.
Ramon L.
great human beign.
Jim M.
The first class was very good. We covered a good amount of ground. There's only so much an instructor can do during a first class as the teacher and student get to know each other, however, so I'm looking forward to future classes to get deeper into the lessons
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Rob S.

27 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded North American Rock Guitar Competition from Guitar Player Magazine and Gibson Guitars
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Rob S.

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Learn the kind of music you want to learn. We will always focus on the music you want to play and use examples of the music and performers that you want to play to teach each new technique. That way it’s always FUN! The way it should be.

Learn the techniques to reach your fullest potential in speed, dexterity, strength and musicality. My technique, derived from classical, jazz, fusion, rock, blues, metal and shred players, includes specific exercises to help develop proficiency in both hands for the best results.

Improvisation: Learn soloing, melodic phrasing, rhythmic analysis and how to apply various musical styles and articulations, along with scales for all types of chords and key structures, including major/minor, pentatonic, blues, modes, harmonic and melodic minor modes, as well as exotic and synthetic scales - all skills for lead guitarists. Practice diverse approaches to various musical genres and proficiencies.

Soloing: Master advanced techniques including ...

About Rob

I am an accomplished, award-winning guitarist, composer and teacher and have been teaching guitar and music for 20 years. I have both a Bachelor's and a Masters Degree in Music. I teach all levels from beginner to advanced, including at the university level, and all styles (rock, jazz, blues, folk,

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Juan *.
Great teacher for my 8yr old daughter. He is patient and explains things I'm a way that gets through to my kid. Highly recommended!
Bella
Phenomenal teacher! Rob simplifies advance techniques and organizes your lesson based on your personal goals. My lessons have been very informative but still always fun! I’ve improved significantly since our lessons began and have received guidance on how to make the most of my practice time on my own as well.

During this quarantine, having my lessons virtually is such a light during these challenging times, and they’re just as enjoyable as in person. Rob really is easygoing and has a great sense of humor!
Myles
Excellent teacher! Highly recommend! Feel like I’m going to learn so much and improve greatly!
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George C.

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  • Speaks Mandarin
  • Guitar Performance from Musicians Institute
  • Teaching since 2010
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George C.

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As with any instrument or art, you have to start somewhere and put work into. There are no shortcuts. However, a good instructor can quickly recognize what you wish to learn, zone in on those areas, and most importantly allow you the desire to keep play more. This type of guidance is the “shortcut”. For myself, I have 18+ years playing electric/acoustic guitar I have also attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA playing with other musicians and learning from the best instructors.

Beginner level: we have to start with positioning of you fret and pick hand. You can change a bit of this up later. To start, I might hear you play something: one note, a melody, or a riff just to see where you’re at. Starting from scratch? That’s perfectly fine.

We will work on two aspects: working towards playing single note melodies and strumming/learning basic chords. I would encourage learning the latter as pretty much all contemporary songs can be accompanied by rhythm guitar. Changing ...

About George

Hi, my name is George. I am available to teach electric or acoustic guitar and bass either at my place or yours, or online. It started with learning violin at an early age. It opened doors to my musical journey in the future. I have played both electric and acoustic guitar for 18+ and attended Mu

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Norm W.
George was so patient with me. I knew absolutely nothing about playing guitar and I learned exactly what I needed. He gave me the confidence I needed to learn the guitar.George is an amazing guitar player and I feel fortunate to have him as my instructor. I loved my lesson and can't wait for the next.
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Richard W.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best Musical Act 2013 from Minnesota Renaissance Festival
  • BA in Music from U of Minnesota, Duluth and Twin Cities Campuses
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Richard W.

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As a self-taught guitarist who later got a college music degree, I tailor all my lessons to the student's age, ability level, music interests, and preferred learning style. No matter what music, riffs, parts, changes, or improvisational skills you want to learn, I can teach you. But more than that, I believe in teaching you how guitarists teach themselves.

About Richard

Rick's been teaching Guitar, Banjo, and Ukulele at his home, and at the Mount Olivet School of Music in South Minneapolis, since graduating with a degree in music from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2003. He gigs around town in various bands, pit orchestras, and weddings. He also taught at Da

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Bob
As a 57 year old student Rich understands life and its commitments. I enjoy the half an hour with him. My appreciation for music has grown with Rich. He introduces me to material I would have never picked on my own. I am still taking banjo lessons because of Rich.
Thank you Rich. Bob
Jordan G.
Richard is awesome! Really knows his stuff and funny too!
Andrea
As an adult learner, I was put at ease and able to work on songs I was interested in right away. Wonderful teaching style.
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Michael M.

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  • Teaches students 10 to 70
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Michael M.

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Music First!! I always base my lessons off of songs or artists that the student enjoys listening to and want to learn. then from there, introduce the theory behind it or the "how?" behind it. we can work on a specific piece of music for as long as you like or have every lesson be a bit different but still connect each lesson to what you want your desired outcome to be. can also give performance and gear tips!

About Michael

I am an experienced guitarist and bassist playing in multiple original and cover bands. My Guitar students can expect to improve week by week, all the while, playing their favorite songs and learning a wide variety of techniques they can use to craft their own sound. My personal passion is songwriti

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Isaac W.

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  • Bachelor of Design in Interaction Design from University of Washington
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1996
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Isaac W.

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Guitar is among the most intimate performance instruments. Whether strumming it for rock 'n roll or caressing its strings for folk or classical music, it evokes an instantly recognizable emotional response. It's become the ideal instrument for expressing the vulnerability and uncertainty of love, the brief sting of agony, or any existential expression.

It's portable. It's loud enough to be heard in a crowd of voices, but quiet enough to be practiced in your bedroom. Musically its fretboard is based on the piano's chromatic scale. Its six strings accommodate both simple and complex voicing, depending on the player's skill or desired effect.

As a classically trained musician with 25 years of guitar performance experience in pop, folk, and rock music, I offer a range of styles, techniques, and comprehensive approaches to understanding and mastering this historic instrument, depending on your personal preferences. My focus is on exploration, discovery, and learner-directed lessons. My ...

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CUSTOM-MADE FOR YOU Learning involves playfulness, curiosity, and personal connection. I've studied how people learn and how people play, along with 25 years of professional and performance experience, and I focus it entirely on you. We start with what you love, discover what you already know, then

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Ansley
Isaac helped to distinguish the difference between creating art and copying which tapped a different side of drawing for me. Had a good session on training on seeing the tones of shades.
Bill P.
Isaac was great and very patiently explained everything I needed to do to get started on my guitar.

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I am 35 and this is my first foray into music. I have always wanted to learn to play the guitar and finally got one last Thanksgiving. I tried to learn via online resources but quickly realized one needs hands on personal instruction as one starts out. Juan had great reviews and I decided to get some lessons to get started with him last January. That has been the best decision I could have taken, even better than buying a Guitar! He is a thorough professional who totally understands students needs, limitations, and learning curve. I am a busy professional and am frequently traveling or entertaining business partners. Juan structures my learning according to my interests and time available, and is flexible about scheduling. He is very encouraging and makes a newbie feel comfortable about his bumbling yet evolving guitar skills. If you read his profile on this site, you would understand the thoughtful mental process that he employs to help students reach their individual goals. I would recommend Juan not only as a guitar teacher but a solid individual in all respects."
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Took Guitar lessons from Juan C.
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"My son really looks forward to his lesson with Daniel. The method Daniel uses is working. My son is taking on-line lessons and in just a few lessons he's learned a lot. Daniel is very understanding and explain things clearly."
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"GAVIN ROCKS!!!!! Literally he can rock it out like your at a live concert, it is amazing. Even more amazing are his teaching skills. He has the kids excited & engaged. He makes me want to try to learn guitar myself. I would HIGHLY recommend Gavin. Thank you
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"He's the best. Really easy going and nice guy. His wife even makes cookies for each lesson. As a beginner, Jim has streamlined and accelerated my learning ten fold since self teaching myself online. For references he gives you all the materials you need such as the music sheets he makes to form a lesson. They're very concise and easy to follow. I have bar chord sheet he made that's by far the best reference for those chords that I've seen.
It's really a fun experience and he takes joy in helping his students learn. Highly recommended."
John
Took Guitar lessons from Jim B.
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"Keeps the lesson moving and is very positive with feedback."
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