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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
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  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Larry P.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Awarded Performance Award from Naval Shipbuilding Support Office
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Larry P.

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Were you curious about blues guitar? I'm the teacher you've been looking for. Of course I'll start you off with theory, but theory will help you to understand the workings of what makes blues guitar so good. I will be a good teacher for you because I can start you off right.

About Larry

First off, I want to mention something that potential Philadelphian students should be aware of. I can only go to certain sections of the city, and I can only give you lessons on weekday afternoons between 12-2pm. Sorry, no evening classes. I'll need time to travel between New Jersey and Pennsylvani

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Noor
He kept talking about HTML instead of JavaScript. It was really frustrating. I really need help with JavaScript because that is what we are doing in my class. I am sorry to say that the lesson was not helpful.
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Greg D.

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Starting at $32
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Greg D.

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I like to model my teaching method off of the teachers I learned the most from during my time at Berklee College of Music. I like to let the student’s interests and curiosity drive the experience. I think that everyone has a natural love for music and it’s important to keep that love in tact, especially for young students. This of course has to be balanced with essential skills regarding technique, guitar knowledge, and theory. My goal is to keep the student engaged in what they are learning and dedicated to continuing to learn more.

What I enjoy enjoy most about teaching is seeing people proud of themselves for learning something new. Music is a magical thing and learning how to make music is a rewarding experience (especially on guitar because it's an awesome instrument!).

I love guitar, so I like to help other people love it too.

About Greg

"Greg is as original a musician as you can get it. His concepts and musicality are very personal and his approach to music and teaching is incredibly proficient, honest, unique and most importantly, inspiring. As a fellow professional musician, I find every occasion that I've had to share knowledge

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Paul R.

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  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Paul R.

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I custom tailor the lesson plan with the student to maximize time spent on his/her priorities and areas of interest. Making suggestions as we go, I allow the student to be involved in the process. Fun and challenging for both of us!

About Paul

Hello! I've been a professional musician playing, recording and teaching in the Los Angeles, CA and currently upstate NY area for over 30 years. I currently play in the Celtic Rock band Penny Whiskey, and was a feature in Guitar Player magazine after taking 2nd place in the North American Rock Guit

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Cody O.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Cody O.

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With 6 years of teaching experience and 13 years of playing experience across a variety of genres, I offer students individually-tailored electric or acoustic guitar lessons for players of any experience level. I'm happy to work with students to improve in the areas most important to them, whether that is simple lessons on chord-shapes, scales, and strumming, mastering advanced playing techniques, or learning to play their favorite songs.

Additionally, I have extensive experience doing live and DI recordings, and would be happy to offer any students lessons on the best ways to record your playing or navigate recording software.

About Cody

I fell in love with the guitar when I was 10, and have stayed in love ever since. I'm a self-taught musician who grew up playing mostly blues music and my favorite rock songs, and have played with punk bands, post-rock bands, cover groups, and accompanied vocalists. I've written songs for and been f

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Tim M.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Music: Classical Guitar Performance from Hartt School - University of Hartford
  • Teaching since 1990
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Tim M.

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Get happy, play the blues! All the different styles can be explored. We'll start with simple blues scales and work towards understanding why certain notes go with certain chords. From there, improvisation and comping get so much easier.

About Tim

I am a Hartt School of Music trained classical guitarist raised on the electric guitar. With over 20 years of teaching experience, I have helped students of all ages achieve their musical goals. Whether it's getting into the school jazz band, a college degree program or simply playing for friends, I

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Cullen
I have been a student of Tim’s for a little over a year now. I started playing guitar at age 52 and when I started with Tim I was very close to giving up or settling on just being able to strum a few chords. I have had many hand injuries in the past that have resulted in arthritis and lack of dexterity in my wrists and some of my fingers and I started doubting I would ever be able to progress in my ability to play. From the very first lesson where I told Tim about my hand issues and my frustrations, he told me he was sure we could work around any physical limitations I had, and he was right. Tim has been able to work with me on alternative ways to play the chords I was having trouble with and has shown me that these alternate techniques along with the bit of music theory he sprinkles into lessons can really expand my ability to play.

In the time I have been studying with Tim, I have done more than I thought I ever could. I went from a frustrated beginner guitar player to having enough confidence to play on stage with some of Tim’s other students and I am now looking forward to what I will be able to do on the guitar instead of being frustrated with what I can’t do.

Tim is a talented and passionate musician as well as a knowledgeable and very relatable instructor which is a rare combination and he's also a really great guy and any student of any age or ability will benefit from studying with him.
Sam
Tim is an excellent guitar teacher and an overall great guy. He provided me with structure and support, enabling me to make the most out of my practice and ultimately progress as a player. His warm personality and contagious enthusiasm for music kept me looking forward to our time together each week. He was also very flexible when it came to scheduling to accommodate for my dynamic schedule.
Brad
Tim is an excellent teacher, providing excellent advice, practice techniques, and insights. He makes learning and improving easy and enjoyable.

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"I have been studying with Ahmad for just about 2 months. But that's enough for me to say he is an awesome guitar teacher. I think his teaching experience and method is a huge advantage for people who need professional guidance.

I was self-teaching for about a year before I came to Ahmad. It worked out just fine. I learned something. But I started to get confused at a point where I don't know how to move forward. I like a very specific group of guitarist (mostly Japanese fingerstyle players). And I wanted to learn how to master songs from those guitarist. And there is no such website or book that would teach me how to do that. Most of the guitar books or websites either give out general informations or put all information together as a mess.

Finally I decided to find a teacher. I found the lesson with Ahmad pretty effective. He is an experienced teacher who knows what you need to learn in order to achieve your goal. He has plenty of handouts that really helps me practice. The most important thing I learned from him is the big picture of guitar learning. For example, I learned the connection between scales and chords, why/how to improvise with these, how to go from there to other relevant things, etc.

When I look back over a year, I realize I have wasted some much time and effort trying to teach myself and wish it could have similar outcome as having a good teacher. Studying with Ahmad saves me so much time and effort (because it's actually easier!)"
Nobu
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"A great instructor, very patient and prepared, helped become a much more advanced player. Strongly recommend!"
Lisa
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Best teacher I have ever had!"
Darrell
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Trevor is a knowledgeable and capable teacher. I am not a beginning student, I have a degree in music and I have played guitar for many years. I was looking for someone to help take my playing in a different more refined direction. Trevor is excellent. He knew I had an understanding of music already and came to me with a nuanced and exciting curriculum.

He is personable, professional, and most of all, an excellent teacher."
Christopher
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Trevor H.
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"Nick is a very nice teacher he taught me how to play like Son House and Jack White in just one lesson"
Jean-Patricé
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Nicholas R.
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"I started to take lessons 6 months ago and I am really surprised how far I have gotten. I am a 57 year old male on the verge of retiring and Donnie has been able to communicate with me effectively and keeps me challenged. I would really recommend him to any age because he is a great teacher and very personable to take instruction from. He has offered to take my lessons on-line while recover from surgery. This is really great because I get to keep my momentum up. If you want a great teacher for a reasonable price this is your guy."
William
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Donnie E.
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"fun interesting & helpful. good start."
Gregory
Took Blues Guitar lessons from John N.
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"Best blues teacher and player you can find and a master of the classics!"
Rich
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Spiros S.
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"William is a great guy, loaded with patience. I would recommend him to anyone who asks. You won't be disappointed."
Charlie
Took Blues Guitar lessons from William G.
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"I came to Mich an with 8ish years of self-taught acoustic experience looking to make my first foray into electric/lead playing/improvising/soloing. After two weeks with Mich, my playing has improved exponentially. He's extremely patient and is more like your buddy showing you cool things than a rigid instructor. If you're committed to putting in the work and really wanting to get better, Mich the guy for you."
Justin Diamond
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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