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Sean S.

31 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • BA, Human Development from Pacific Oaks College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sean S.

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The guitar is the most popular instrument to learn, and it can be used to play practically any kind of music in any style.

We all have a vast wellspring of creative energy within us, and my goal as a music teacher is to help you discover your gifts and make beautiful and deeply satisfying music. For this reason, my approach to teaching music is customized to the needs, tastes, and strengths of each student. You'll be able to choose material from popular and familiar music in whatever style attracts you.

You'll learn some basic exercises to develop core skills, gradually increasing technical challenges as your skills grow. Most importantly, you'll use scientifically-based learning techniques to train your brain and build "muscle memory." Soon you'll find yourself moving smoothly between chords without missing a beat, playing by ear, or writing your own songs. And woven into the practical lessons, you'll also learn basic elements of music theory.
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About Sean

COVID-19 Update: I'm starting to resume in-person lessons for students who have received full COVID vaccinations, using proper safeguards of masks and social distancing. Please check with me for details. I will continue teaching lessons online, using the TakeLessons app or through your web browser

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Great first lesson looking forward to the next.
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I've just done my first session w/Sean. I'm signing on for a while as he seems very approachable, knowledgeable, and flexible. He also has a varied background w/singing/songwriting/guitar playing which will work for my new approach. He also works in several complimentary areas of music & likes Rumi & J. Mitchell as much as I do!
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Colleen K.

5 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Colleen K.

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Whether you want to cover your favorite songs, write your own songs or just jam with friends, I can help provide you with all the tools and techniques you need to get there. I have 14 years of experience playing guitar, from jazz and ambient to rock and metal. I also have a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree and two years experience teaching students of different levels, ages and interests. There is no limit to what you can accomplish. Want to shred some sick solos? I'll work with you every week to help you get there. Want to play some Taylor Swift? No problem. Want to learn some jazz tunes, how to improvise and the music theory behind it all? Let's do it. I will tailor my lessons specifically to fit your needs, and make sure you get the most out of our time together. No matter what your desires are as a guitarist, I'll help you get there. Message me and let's get started!

About Colleen

I have had a strong passion for music ever since I was in elementary school. I started playing guitar at 11 years old, beginning with rock and alternative music. In high school I got into playing jazz and classical, and started my first band that I performed with consistently and wrote songs for. I

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Zoe
Colleen patiently made connections and answered my questions. She does a great job at explaining guitar techniques using music theory. Every lesson was custom and she tailored the lessons to be exactly what I needed. Highly recommend!
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Great lesson. Colleen is patient and knowledgeable.
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Ian S.

41 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ian S.

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I have been playing guitar for over 30 years, and have experience playing and teaching practically every style of guitar, including rock, blues, classical, jazz, country, pop, folk, metal, and fingerstyle. I have been teaching guitar professionally for 12 years. Let my experience and patience guide you on your way to mastering the guitar!

About Ian

A lifelong musician and songwriter, Ian S. has extensive experience teaching guitar and piano to students age 3 and up both as a private music instructor and as a staff music instructor at the Institute of Music for Children in New Jersey. With 28 years of experience on the guitar and 32 years on pi

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Bill
Ian is a talented, knowledgeable and thoughtful instructor. He listens to your needs and comes up with a plan to help you achieve what your looking for. Very personable and connects with his students immediately. Highly recommend.
Gary T.
I've learnt so much within a month! I'm so excited for the future! He's great!
Hayati
Even it was my first lesson I can feel the progress and I am confident about achieving my goal. Thanks Ian!!
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Maria S.

44 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, French, German, Italian
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Maria S.

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About Maria

Maria S’s love of the arts, innate gifts, and years of training have led her to perform leading and supporting roles in dozens of musicals and operas over the past 20 years. Some of those include: Meet Me In St. Louis, Guys and Dolls, The Last Five Years, Les Misérables, South Pacific, The King

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sara
My son lost all interest in guitar
Suzie P.
I had so much fun and I’m so excited for more lessons! Maria is awesome.
Isabella
Awesome instructor. My daughter was very happy, even to have homework
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Ryan B.

71 Reviews
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  • Communications from North Park University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Ryan B.

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I teach rhythm and lead acoustic and electric guitar for any style of music I teach songs by Metallica, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, AC/DC and many, many more

About Ryan

Is learning a new instrument on your 2022 New Year's Resolution list? I can help you accomplish your musical goals! I provide personalized and affordable online lessons. Online lessons are convenient and effective! My name is Ryan B. I play and teach guitar, bass and drums, and piano and wou

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Super Helpful!
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Karen R.

22 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Awarded Magna Cum Laude Honor from Grand Canyon University
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Karen R.

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I teach the basics of learning acoustic guitar technique including: Selecting an appropriate guitar for the student, correct holding of the guitar, finger and hand placement, guitar notes and scales, guitar tablature, reading and playing guitar chords, strumming and picking, playing guitar songs from most genres and music theory. I also teach electric bass guitar and ukulele, beginner through intermediate. I teach guitar in most genres of music (except hip-hop and rap). I have been playing acoustic guitar since I was 10 years old, and have a great deal of experience in playing most genres and techniques, I am used to accompanying groups of people in different settings on the guitar. I learned to play ukulele as one of my first instruments. I learned to play electric bass guitar in stage band and in a rock group in high school. I love the guitar and it is one of my favorite instruments because of its versatility.

About Karen

Karen R. was born and raised in a musical family in Lindstrom, Minnesota. Karen has loved to sing and play instruments almost all of her life, and became passionate about music early in her childhood. She has played 7 instruments proficiently including piano, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele, t

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Samantha N
Karen knows her stuff and is very encouraging. She teaches all ages and speaks fondly of her all students. I had a great first piano lesson. She also teaches virtually as long as you have a keyboard or piano.
Irma J.
Karen is very accommodating and wants to make sure her students get the most out of their experience. Would definitely recommend her and use her again!
Steven W.
Karen is very patient with me. Her soft voice and gentle create the perfect environment for learning

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"Once you go Terry, you never leave.

I've been taking lessons with Terry for about 5 years now. I've become a very skilled guitar player in these 5 years. Through Terry, I've learned my fretboard up and down, know how to use scales to improvise solos, and especially learned how to play heavy metal. He is an extremely talented musician. Not only does he teach you your instrument of choice, he gives you knowledge of music theory. Not because he feels like he has to, because he wants to. He is in my opinion one of the most valued teachers in Michigan. Go with Terry, you will not be disappointed."
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"Patient and communicates well. Is able to translate his experience into lessons"
Jonathan
Took Guitar lessons from Eric C.
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"Having not had any formal lessons in the past, I found myself stuck in a box for the past 13 years. What made me choose Eric as my instructor was his assurance that 'no matter what your goal is, I will get you there!'. This resonated with me as I needed a mentor who could turn me into a virtuoso in the course of a couple of years. In only 1 month, Eric has taught me all shapes and positions of the pentatonic scales, opening up the fretboard and allowing me to cover the entire neck when playing. He also explained the theory behind building chords and adding various melodic nuances to the rhythm section. Now we are dabbling with the dark arts of the harmonic minor scale. Eric is highly knowledgeable about music of all genres and generations and he is happy to share his own personal experiences and musical journey with me on days when I need motivation. He focuses on teaching the music that you want to learn and on songs that incorporate the theory is covered, which makes for a perfect marriage between theory and practice, and makes the lessons more fun and fulfilling. It is rare for a musician and a person of his caliber to share his knowledge so generously and patiently, and it is an honor and a privilege to be guided by him. I am hopeful and excited to see where this musical journey takes me with Eric at the wheel!"
Shreyen
Took Guitar lessons from Eric J.
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"Chris is an excellent teacher. All his appointments are specifically tailed to the candidate."
Andrew
Took Guitar lessons from Chris C.
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"Greg is an amazing teacher! I have progressed so much in the past few months, going from barely knowing a chord to now being able to play entire songs. He makes it fun while still teaching technique and challenging me. I would highly recommend🤘🤘🤘"
Tracey
Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"I am a self-taught guitar player and played in a band for 3 years when I was in high school. I'm originally from Arizona and when I moved to San Jose I was looking to get back into playing guitar a bit more now that I was done with college. Except this time, I wanted more formal training. I had homework to do every week, which was awesome because it gave me an excuse to jam out on my guitar more often. Even though I had been playing guitar for years, the lessons were very challenging and I still felt as though I had much more to learn. Also, you immediately feel inspired to practice more once you hear Ahmad shred on his guitar. This guy plays the crap out of that thing! Plus, he has a wide variety of musical background so you get to learn genres you never thought you'd enjoy playing (i.e. Blues). Overall it was an awesome experience and I would definitely recommend Ahmad lessons to all of my friends looking to play guitar."
Rick
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"Fun, well-structured lessons - I haven't played guitar since I was a teenager and decided to try again. Glad I did as I'm improving very quickly. Andrea comes highly recommended!"
Lisa
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Ronnie is great. He was patient with my child and passionate about music. My 5-year old son liked him and enjoyed the lessons. Unfortunately, my son did not seem keen on learning to play guitar, so we decided to stop. When my son is a little older, we will try again."
Vesna
Took Guitar lessons from Ronnie B.
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"Best instructor I have ever had!"
Peter
Took Guitar lessons from Indigo S.
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