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Chase R.

13 Reviews
Brookline, MA
Starting at $30
  • Master's Certificate in Theory, Harmony, and Ear Training from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Chase R.

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I can teach students theory, harmony, ear training, improvisation, how to play their favorite songs, how to create their own music, and how to read both tablature and sheet music.

About Chase

I started playing guitar when I was in the 8th grade. At that time I was into punk, and as I got older I moved into listening to classic rock, then blues, then all sorts of jazz and jam bands, and now classical and sacred art. And my playing of the guitar has following the same trajectory: I playe

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Sam
Chase and I worked together doing online lessons for guitar for a number of months. Chase is an incredible instructor. He helped me understand how to analyze and replicate my music tastes in a super effective way. His teachings on improvisation definitely brought out the best in my playing. I would highly recommend learning from Chase, whether you are a beginner or expert.
Nichole Coyne
Chase and I did not work together long because of other commitments. However, in the short time we did work together I learned a lot. Chase is easy going, highly skilled, very patient, and his teaching style is such that it fosters student confidence. I was really nervous at first, because I wasn't sure what to expect. Chase quickly made me feel at ease during the lesson. We only had half hour lessons, but that was definitely enough time to learn new materiel and make progress. I highly recommend him for guitar lessons.
Declan D.
My son is 7 and really seems to like Chase. He came well prepared and finally someone has started to teach him some rock songs .
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Neguine N.

13 Reviews
Arlington, MA
Starting at $66
  • Speaks Farsi
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Neguine N.

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I have been teaching guitar for 1 year and my students have been able to create and write their own songs, play in bands, and perform out. Within the first few lessons, you will be able to learn how to form and learn chord names and as time goes on you will be able to play full songs. I specialize in genres such as pop/rock/folk and provide beginner level books for students to work on. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and cannot wait to meet you!

About Neguine

Neguine has been teaching private lessons since March of 2016 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home and her apartment in Arlington, MA. Neguine has helped students accomplish new skills in vocal training, guitar, songwriting, and works with all kinds of individuals such as indivi

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Lamont B.
Neguine is a great teacher she's patient and very understanding I have my second class with her coming up and I can't wait
Sohan
Neguine was great. Patient and easy-going. My son enjoyed the lesson and looks forward to the next one.
Matthew
Neguine teaches piano to my two children, ages 8 and 6, and she’s been wonderful. She comes to our house and immediately the house is a calm friendly place to learn music. She’s patient with my kids who love piano but are still little, and she has a good sense of humor when they want to try something a little quirky. They also have been making great strides with sightreading, and their eagerness to learn more has only increased. Neguine also does not rush the kids: If a child needs to repeat part of a lesson for another week as she is good about making sure kids reinforce what they’re learning, which is something I appreciate, and my kids have learned to appreciate that too. I highly recommend her!
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Jason S.

2 Reviews
Watertown, MA
Starting at $30
  • Guitar Skills Specialist Certificate from Berklee
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
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Jason S.

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After earning my BA in Economics at Harvard, I followed my true passion and began playing music professionally. I'm a Berklee Music College Alumnus, and I did learn a lot there. My guitar heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton, Jimi Paige, John Lee Hooker, Duane Allman and Dickey Betts. I love all the inspired by the greats, but as well as listening to my favorite guitarists, I also listen to just about everything under the sun, and appreciate all types of music.

About Jason

I picked up a guitar when I was eight and became a blues/rock/funk guitarist over the years. After earning my BA in Economics at Harvard, I followed my true passion and began playing music professionally. I then returned to school at Berklee Music College, and later earned a Guitar Specialist Certi

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curtis F.
Had a great time. Looking forward to applying Jason's suggestions
BruceC1
The rhythm exercises were VERY helpful
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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Karen D.

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Guitar is one of my favorite instrument to learn and I began playing at age seven. To become a well rounded musician and player I always start with basics. Hand and finger technique, notes, rhythms, chords, learning the fretboard, soloing and songs. If the student is only interested in learning songs I am happy to have them bring in anything they want to learn. For students who want more advanced technique I will teach them theory and how it relates.

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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Aaron C.

5 Reviews
Allston, MA
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  • Bachelor of Music in Composition from University of Southern Maine
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Aaron C.

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Experienced guitarist/composer specializing in beginner and intermediate guitar, theory, and composition lessons. Every student learns differently, so we will discuss your goals and then craft a lesson plan that will best help you to get where you want to be! Whether working through chord progressions and melodies on guitar, expanding your understanding of the underlying music theory, or working to develop original compositions, we will methodically work through these concepts at a pace tailored to best suit your learning needs. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or are interested in beginning your musical journey!

About Aaron

I am a guitarist, percussionist, and composer originally from Maine and now based in the Boston area. I graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the University of Southern Maine, where I also studied jazz guitar, and graduated with a Master of Music in Composition from the Longy School

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Victor N.

West Roxbury, MA
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Victor N.

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Most times we miss the ultimate goal of learning, which is to master how to do it yourself. Hi, I am Victor and i have been teaching the guitar for over 20 years even before i graduated from Berklee college of music. I teach all popular styles of guitar playing and i also teach you how to master the habit of figuring things out by yourself because i believe that is the ultimate goal of learning.

About Victor

I am a professional guitarist, songwriter, and recording artist and music producer. I have toured around the world and shared the stage with a lot of popular artists. I graduated from Berklee college of music with a degree in Music production and audio engineering and electives on acoustic guitar.

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"Tom is an excellent teacher. He works great with my daughter. He is very talented and understands music. I highly recommend Tom."
Dave
Took Guitar lessons from Tom N.
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"I couldn't be happier. Eric is a great instructor. He's patient, extremely knowledgeable, and (the most important part) is very good at teaching. I'm an advanced player who needs help getting past a plateau, and I am 100% confident that Eric can get me to where I want to be as a guitarist."
Scott
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"The first lesson with Michael was fun. He has a great personality and doesn't sound like Ben Stein when he's teaching.

Micheal has a great way of communicating the lesson information through teaching principals, he has a wealth of music knowledge and recognizes my way of learning. I liked that the lesson was broken up into segments and he ensured I understood the concept before we moved on the next portion.

Micheal provided valuable feedback during the lesson and followed up with me via email. Included in the email was tablature and backing tracks to assist with practice.

I'm looking forward to our next lesson!"
Todd
Took Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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"Eric has been the most patient, well-prepared teacher I have ever had. Very concise and a great player himself. Jumped right into lessons that pertain to my playing style and my musical interests. Looking forward to continuing to grow as a player with Eric"
Austin
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"You can tell this man loves teaching and he is amazing at it! So far he has picked up any song I want to learn in a matter of seconds and showed me how to play it in a way that was comfortable for my level. Great instructor!"
Barry
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Juan is a wonderful instructor: he is knowledgeable, structured, instinctive, kind, patient and I am learning so many technical, practical skills. He's excellent and what he does, and a lovely person!"
Kate
Took Guitar lessons from Juan C.
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Tony has been my sons (age 8) instructor for months and we can not say enough positive things about him. My son is very shy and Tony was able to make him comfortable from his very first lesson. I have seen Tony play with his own band and he is an impressive showman. I can see where he can be able to teach and be comfortable with any level of player - from beginner to advanced. Thanks again Tony!"
phil
Took Guitar lessons from Anthony G.
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"Trevor is an amazing teacher. He is one of the best teachers I have come across for music, and I've had several. He has a near encyclopedic knowledge on almost all things music from composition to theory with a genuine interest in the material as well as teaching it. He is extremely patient, friendly, and kind of a nerd on several fronts, in the best, most awesome way possible I mean. If you want a truly comprehensive understanding of music from someone who knows what he is talking about and is fun to learn from, I'd say go with Trevor."
Bobby
Took Guitar lessons from Trevor H.
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"Though I have only taken lessons with Ryan for a few weeks, I am thoroughly impressed. Not only is Ryan very knowledgeable and talented, he is also a very patient and clear teacher. His lessons are organized, he gives lots of material to practice and I fully expect my skill level to grow exponentially under his tutelage."
Jamie
Took Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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"Gives Outstanding Lessons; Produces Excellent Video Series

I am writing a review from a couple of different perspectives, as I've received lessons from Ryan in a number of capacities. I am an intermediate-level bass player who received his initial music theory training from Ryan, and his explanations were clear and concise.

Recently, I've become a geography professor at the University of Akron, and I teach a variety of topics, including Introductory Cultural Geography. Part of this involves looking at how different types of music spread throughout the world. Ryan created an excellent video that supplemented my lecture; he thoroughly, yet very clearly, described how the spread of the minor pentatonic scale contributed to the development of heavy rock and metal music across the globe. Without this insight, my lecture would have been less accurate, as well as less entertaining to the students!

As a stringed-instrument player and a professor who includes music geography and history in his classes, I highly recommend lessons with Ryan. His descriptions and instructional method are outstanding (please see his excellent video series, "Swing's Shred Tips" on YouTube), and he also clearly demonstrates a deeper knowledge about music. Rather than just playing fast to shred, he will teach the underlying ideas behind the music to improve your playing (as he clearly demonstrated in his custom lecture on geography/history in my class). Highest possible recommendation!"
Jeremy
Took Guitar lessons from Ryan S.
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