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Karen D.

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Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • 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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Zane B.

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  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Zane B.

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Together we will learn to think about the guitar differently. We will start with the basics of strumming, rhythm, and fundamental chords. We will also learn the major scales, blues, and pentatonic scales. These ideas will open the door for your creativity within the guitar fretboard and translate to other instruments as well. I will teach you how to solo and play along with any song of your choosing. The skills and ideas I will teach you will allow you to create your own music, and set you up for a successful experience with the guitar.

I have been a guitarist since I was a kid and I have learned from real professionals and online tutorials. I have recorded 4+ albums in the last 3 years under the name Randy Sax. I will instill confidence in your guitar playing to unlock your genius and style. Let's Rock!

About Zane

Hello! My name is Zane. I am a passionate guitarist and musician. I have a large fundamental knowledge in creating melodies, riffs, and solos. I create my own alternative rock music and play live shows around Chicago under the name Randy Sax. I learned everything I know from professional teachers an

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Chris A.

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  • Audio Engineering/ Jazz Commercial Music from Five Towns College
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Chris A.

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Experienced teacher of 10 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate guitar, piano, and bass students! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Chris

I've been teaching privately since 2012 and have experience teaching all age groups. I received my bachelor's degree in Audio Recording/Engineering with a minor in Jazz Performance and a master's degree in Composition/Arranging. I create detailed lesson plans based on each student's individual nee

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Christopher S.

28 Reviews
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  • Speaks Italian, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. in Music from Humboldt State University
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Christopher S.

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Blues is the music from America. It has a long and exciting history and is played by many throughout the world. I generally start with easy blues songs and we work our way to blues greats like Robert Johnson!

About Christopher

Hello! Hola! Benvenuto! My name is Christopher S. and I am a classical guitarist, composer, polyglot, and experienced language and music teacher. I am a recent graduate with a Doctorate of Music Arts degree from the University of South Carolina. In 2016, I graduated with my M.M. from the New Eng

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Mel P.

41 Reviews
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  • Awarded EMMY award from The National Academy of Television Arts
  • Teaching since 1968
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mel P.

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From B B King to Eric Clapton. All styles of blues. Let you creative side get in the groove.

About Mel

I have tons of experience and formal university training in music education. I know how to take the complex and make it simple. There are very good reasons my students rise to the top. Experience makes a difference, and I have more professional teaching experience than 99% of other instructor

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Hannah
I highly recommend Mel for fiddle. He had a lot of really good tips and was very willing to find songs that fit the kind of music I wanted to play. Highly recommend!
Ilona
I absolutely love Mel’s lessons and look forward to them every week! I haven’t played seriously in years and have developed some bad bowing habits and difficulty with pitch over time and was close to not playing anymore. After reading the other reviews, I decided to give him a try and am so thankful I did!! My bowing and intonation is improving, he incorporates some music theory appropriate to what we are learning to master the song. I can’t wait to see where I am in 6 months from now! Thank you Mel, my passion for music is returning and am looking forward to my audition in the community orchestra next season!
Hannah
I just started working with Mel and he is awesome! He really listened to my goals and the type of music I am interested in playing and he is planning our lessons based on that. He is very good at explaining things and giving examples. I look forward to our lessons. Highly recommend!
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Leora M.

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  • Bachelors, Thornton School of Music from USC
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
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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 started taking lessons with Ahmad a couple of months ago and would recommend him for anyone who wants to learn guitar"
Jared
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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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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"Very rare to find someone who can really teach. This instructor really knows. Highly recommend!"
Chelsea
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Nils B.
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"Leaving a second review for William to tell players out there how awesome he is. Having worked with William for over a year, I can tell you his teaching style and ability to communicate are superior to that of other teachers. Moreover, William helped me develop a strong technical foundation for playing—and after 16 years of guitar playing with other teachers, I was surprised how far those little changes can go (i.e., how you hold the pick, where to put your thumb on the neck, the sequential order to playing notes on a chord, etc.) While that may sound basic, believe me, it's not. I almost had to relearn how to play. Overall, I highly recommend William if you're looking to crush your guitar playing goals."
Gregg Anderson
Took Blues Guitar lessons from William G.
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"I'm an older self taught player that finally decided to take lessons. I have been working with William for a little over a month now. He began with cleaning up my playing position. This was really big for me as I have had issues that prevented me from playing as long as I would like due to back and hand pain.
William spent the time to figure out where I was and wanted to go. Im very pleased with the progress I'm making and am confident that taking lessons with William was a great choice. He has also been very giving of his time to help pick out instruments and gear to move my instruction along.
I see a lot of instructors here that are players trying to augment their gigging money by giving lessons. Williams education and background really show in his lesson presentation and effectiveness."
Kevin
Took Blues Guitar lessons from William G.
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"Best teacher I have ever had!"
Darrell
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"I feel very lucky to be learning from Andrea. It's great to be learning Blues Guitar from someone that played with grammy nominated artists and has such a strong professional background. He also knows how to teach very proficiently and he is a pleasure to be around."
George
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Andrea is a great teacher! He is able to tailor every lesson and make it fun to learn. My skills at the guitar significantly improved over the past few months. I strongly recommend him."
Lucia
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Adam’s got some cool blues pockets. I’d never really thought about lead as pockets - kind of like a drummer would think about a fill. So I guess if you think about lead as discrete pockets it should be “easier “ to break down the lead guitar."
Ed
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Adam S.
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"Amazing teacher.. super patient and happy person"
Davide
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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