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John S.

25 Reviews
Collierville, TN
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Masters degree from University of Memphis
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John S.

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I can teach beginning guitar students how to play their favorite songs. Also, how to read tabs and chord charts. Advanced students can learn theory and jazz improvisation. I can help students who have been using a capo learn how to play bar chords so you will no longer need a capo.
Guitar students should be at least nine years old.
I do not teach finger picking style.

About John

I have been teaching young people and adults how to play musical instruments for over 20 years. A lot of my students are well on their way to a rewarding future with music, some as professionals and others as hobbyists. In addition to being a teacher, I am also a professional performer who has worke

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Traci
My son has taken piano lessons with John in studio and online for several years. John gets kids playing and enjoying music quickly. John and my son have a great rapport and he has helped encourage my son’s music interests.
I wasn’t sure about online lessons when Covid started, but they have been going very well. John is always timely and prepared.
Monique B.
My children took online lessons with John for 6 months. They were not beginners; rather they had many years of prior experience. Our need for a new teacher was due to our previous teacher retiring. My children have always loved and excelled at their music lessons, and they've had a wonderful rapport with their previous teachers.

John would often come to piano lessons unprepared. He would spend a significant portion of the lesson sight-reading and fumbling over a piece, trying to figure out how it was supposed to sound before attempting to teach it to my child. Then he would become impatient when my child had a question or thought it was supposed to be played differently. Once I was compelled to intervene because John became noticeably upset with my child, accusing him of arguing, when my child had merely pointed out a legitimate problem with an instruction he had given. John admitted he had been impatient and apologized. It also bears noting that my child, with whom John lost composure, is autistic. John was well aware of this.

Most recently, my younger child had some similar confusion/questioning over an instruction that was given. John flew into a tantrum, repeatedly accusing my child of arguing. His voice was raised, he was clearly upset. In addition he told my child "you're really stressing me out...maybe I'm just not the right teacher for you...usually with my piano students we have a lot of fun but you just keep arguing...maybe you're just having a bad day..." At this point I intervened. John continued to repeat himself - I had to raise my voice in order to be heard. I identified myself, asked what the problem was - what was my child arguing about? He just kept repeating "you're just arguing" without addressing me or giving any specifics. I responded "John, am I arguing with you? I'm just trying to ask a question." John raised his camera, at which point I observed he was red in the face, sweating, shaking and rocking back and forth in distress. He had completely lost control. Then he spoke again to my child - who was sitting quietly, in total shock - instructing him to play the piece again. I said "I think we need to be done for today." Before I ended the call, my child managed to squeak out a "thank you." As soon as it was over he burst into tears. This was the first time in over eleven years of devoting time, money and hard work into music lessons that a teacher made one of my children cry.

John took no responsibility for his grossly unprofessional behavior. I had hoped he would calm down and at least acknowledge how completely out of line he had been. Unfortunately that was not the case, and instead he dropped my children, citing a sudden schedule conflict.

I wish I didn't feel compelled to write this review, but my attempt to resolve the incident privately was unsuccessful. My sole purpose for sharing this information is to prevent a traumatic experience from happening to anyone else's child. Learning music should be challenging, enriching and joyful. The teacher ought to come prepared, and absolutely must be in control of his or her mental and emotional state. This was not our experience with John, thus I absolutely do not recommend him.
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Sam K.

9 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sam K.

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About Sam

I play and teach Guitar (Electric/Acoustic), Bass (Electric/Upright), 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass and Old-timey), Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Piano Accordion. I have been teaching in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and owned my musi

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Catherine
Sam was awesome - is a wealth of knowledge and skill and had so much to share. I will definitely be going back for many more lessons!
Katharina K.
Sam is very patient with this novice student and has given great practice tips for improvement.
Marc S.
Great first lesson with Sam. Learned a lot the entire way through
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Robert S.

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  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Intermediate
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Robert S.

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It is my experience that no matter what kind of music you end up playing a solid classical piano background is invaluable. I was privately trained in classical piano from the ages 5 - 17 in Los Angeles, California. My teachers were Mary Brady, Mae Gilbert Reese and Jeane Weiss. I graduated from Har

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Lynn W.
I LOVE MY CLASS
Lynn W.
He is very patient.
Tennessee O.
Really enjoyable lesson. Very pleased.
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Kat M.

41 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $85
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Awarded Independent Music Awards VOX POP Winner from Independent Music Awards
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Kat M.

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Do you want to learn to play your favorite song? Work on rhythm technique? or gain a better understanding for music theory or composition? I have 19 years experience playing Guitar and would love to share the tips and tricks I have learned along the way in a fun and engaging class!

Because my lesson schedule is close to capacity, please message me before booking lessons to make sure we can find a time slot for you before you purchase lessons.

About Kat

Playing Music brings me such joy! I want you share that Joy with you by bringing that to our classes and helping you grow in a fun and encouraging way! I'm a singer songwriter and have worked as a full time musician for the last 16 years. I graduated from Auckland University with Bachelor's of Pe

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Kat is an amazing teacher! Not only does she have a beautiful voice and attitude towards life, she is so knowledgeable about the art of singing. She always finds creative and supportive ways to ensure that I am comfortable to sing. I am excited for my lesson every week and always learn something new. I have noticed my voice strength improving and feel more confident in general. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Kat. I am forever grateful to have found her.
Shana
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Jeremy P.

12 Reviews
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  • Bachelor of Art in Music from Sonoma State University
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Jeremy P.

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Work on any subjects you'd like to cover! Whether you want to accompany yourself singing, learn to play Bach, or learn country, blues, jazz, rock, or a little bit of everything, we can customize your lessons to work on what you want to learn! Please feel free to reach out with any questions!

About Jeremy

I began playing guitar by ear around age ten. I learned rock songs from records for a few years, and then I began a more serious study of theory in high school. Over the next several years I alternated between pursuing my music degree and playing in bands around the midwest. In 2004, I transferred f

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Susan K.
During the first session, Jeremy immediately had a sense of what I needed to learn in order to develop my guitar playing. Patient and experienced, I’m excited for what’s to come!
Ivy
Aloha! I am a student from Hawaii! Wow, my words are not enough to express how awesome Jeremy is as a teacher. What a wonderful person he is, he is so friendly and patient. It is extremely difficult for me to learn anything but he make it super easy. It’s also really cool that he has an online option so I can learn anywhere. I must say, I am very proud of myself and how much I’ve accomplished through his teachings. I highly recommend Jeremy and you will not regret it! Amazing teacher and I am grateful. Thank you Jeremy and please don’t ever stop teaching! Mahalo!
Michelle C.
Great teacher. Takes time to answer questions Very thorough
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Christopher M.

49 Reviews
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  • Speaks English only
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Christopher M.

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Become the guitar player you've always wanted to be! Learn to play along to your favorite songs, how to figure out your favorite songs, how to solo in ANY genre and ANY key, how to use modes, construct any chord arpeggiate/sweep, write your own songs, music theory, ear training, reading music and more!

About Christopher

My name is Chris and I am a professional guitar player. I have been teaching sense 2008 now and sharing the joy of music with others has become a passion of mine. I started playing the piano at the age of five, the trumpet at nine and the guitar at thirteen. Over the years I have also learned to p

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Matthew D.
Phenomenal teacher. Chris is extremely knowledgeable and makes learning how to play very simple. I always look forward to his lessons as I am constantly improving and hitting new milestones.
Charles F.
Chris is the perfect teacher for what i need, he knows his craft and is a straight shooter and he,s a nice guy.
Dianna S.
I was apprehensive in the beginning for my first in person ukulele lesson. I didn’t want to feel stupid or be a slow learner. But Chris Immediately made me feel comfortable and by the end of the lesson I felt I had made a friend. He is so knowledgeable and walked me through at my pace. After watching endless hours of YouTube ukulele videos, I finally understood the concepts with Chris’s help. Can’t wait till my next lesson with him.

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"First lesson was awesome! David let my son take the lead and was able to quickly change focus and use his vast knowledge to teach relevant skills. He learned so many new things this first lesson and can't wait for the next one. David was so patient and kind with my teen, who is on the spectrum. We highly recommend him."
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Took Guitar lessons from David E.
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"Greg is a great teacher and he teaches everyone at their own level even if its during a summer camp. I took private lessons and also did summer camp and when I was struggling he always found a way to help me understand. Awesome teacher and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Punctual, knowledgeable and extremely competent. From basic music theory to advanced concepts. Adam is patient and a great communicator with my 8 year old.
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Took Guitar lessons from Adam T.
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"Alex is a wonderful teacher. Our son Kai is a pretty non-traditional student- he was really interested in jingles and commercial music. Some teachers would have gone the traditional route but Alex really listened to Kai and customized a lesson plan that made it fun and interesting for him incorporating the types of music he liked no matter how left field. Kept his interest so it was fun not work and he really developed his skills and appreciation for making music."
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Took Guitar lessons from Alex B.
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"Russell is an amazing guitar teacher! He continuously makes the guitar lessons with my son fun and exciting which is extremely important for an active 9 year old. Russell is a patient and dedicated teacher. My son took a couple of lessons with another teacher prior to Russell and was not inspired to continue with his lessons. With Russell, my son is motivated and excited to demonstrate his progress. He has started to venture into drafting his own lyrics and matching them to guitar chords. As a parent, it is very rewarding to see your child take such interest in an instrument, in part due to his great guitar teacher."
Vincent
Took Guitar lessons from Russell S.
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"Matt is an awesome instructor. Unlike a traditional guitar teacher, Matt understands what his students want to play, making lessons much more interesting and making practicing much easier. I've had a few lessons with Matt and have learned more in those lessons that I could have ever learned by myself. Highly recommend."
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Took Guitar lessons from Matthew K.
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"Greg has a depth of experience that enables him to teach me anything I want to know about guitar, practical and theoretical. We'll often add something at the last second and he's always been able to make it happen, no matter the style, skill, or musical genre. And he's very encouraging."
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