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Ben H.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 to 85
  • Awarded Best of teachers in 2015 from Thumbtack
  • Teaching since 2006
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Ben H.

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I have a degree in guitar performance at MI in Hollywood Ca. I am in 3 gigging bands here in the DFW area.

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Hello, my name is Ben and GUITAR IS MY BUSINESS...AND MY BUSINESS IS GOOD so please consider me. I've been playing guitar for over 18 years and have been in playing bands for 12 years. Recently after the band broke up, I decided to further my education and went to Musicians Institute in Hollywood Ca

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Roy H.
Great
Britta S.
Pretty much let my kids run the show which meant not a lot got accomplished. He's nice the kids liked him though.
Johnathan P.
Ben was super understanding of my busy schedule. He jumped right in and worked well with my 15 year old son.
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Paul S.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, English
  • AA Degree in Liberal Arts from Broward Community College
  • Awarded Exclusive Registry from Cambirdge Who's Who
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Paul S.

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All elements of acoustic and electric guitar to the masters level. Blues, jazz and improvisation are my specialty. I teach all styles and from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. I have vast depth and knowledge of blues and application. I am also a masterful slide guitarist and teach that skill also.

About Paul

Hi! My name is Paul and I'd love to share the joy of playing the guitar with you! I have been a professional musician and teacher for over 35 years. I know much about playing the guitar and being an artist. I am passionate about music, which is why lessons with me are so fun. I know how to customi

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Deborah
Paul's enthusiasm for the bass is infectious and a great motivator. I actually feel like I may be able to learn to play! In just one lesson I learned more than 5 hours of You Tube tutorials could have taught me.
Ken A.
Great Teacher

I played a little guitar throughout my life but was lacking an understanding of how the instrument works. I found myself strumming a few cords here and there but never with focus or improvement. After only three lessons with Paul, I'm now jamming to rock and the blues!Paul was quickly able to access my level of playing and I'm now understanding how the fretboard works and most importantly having lots of fun during lessons and practice. He teaches with passion and doesn't simply open a book but rather instills his lifelong experience and philosophy into lessons. Many can teach the mechanics of guitar but with Paul, you'll also understand the soul.
Meg M.
Paul Rocks !!

I just had my 2nd lesson with Paul and felt inspired to write a review. I have wanted to learn guitar for many, many years now. In the past, I have always gotten frustrated -or bored- and gave up before I ever even learned a chord. Our 1st lesson, Paul started me with some very basic mechanics. It was just the right amount of information to keep me interested and challenged but not so much that I was overwhelmed the 1st week. From just 15 -30 minutes a day of practicing, I have already gained some flexibility in my fingers and am beginning to have a "feel" for the instrument. I have seen more improvement and learned more from Paul and the exercises he has given me in just 2 lessons than I have collectively ever learned from any other teacher in the past or any book or online tutorial. His knowledge of the instrument, as well as music theory, is vast and he knows how to break it down into digestible bits for maximum benefit to the student. So I am not only learning to play guitar, I am also being introduced to music theory in a very easy to understand manner. He is very patient and creates a safe and supportive environment in which to learn comfortably. I am SO glad I found him!!! His way of teaching really works or me ~ I feel hopeful, inspired and motivated for the first time ever in attempting to learn this instrument. Thank you Paul and Thank You Take Lessons !!
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Karen D.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
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Karen D.

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I can teach you the piano skills and theory that you will need to play the synthesizer. A great instrument if you enjoy making new sounds to play with a band or use in the recording studio.

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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Dennis H.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Hungarian, English
  • Bachelor Of Arts from Rutgers University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dennis H.

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I can teach you the finer points of digital recording. You will learn to set up your own system to record your own backing tracks. You can unleash your ideas using ProTools, Logic, or the recording software of your choice.

About Dennis

With a bachelor's degree in music from Rutgers University, I began teaching guitar over 20 years ago. I have recorded with Larry Coryell and many other artists over the course of my career. My teaching style is direct and to the point. We will go through all the necessary theory of music and apply

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Vipin
It's been a great experience taking lessons from Dennis. He is clearly very knowledgeable about the subject matter, and is very patient and clear in his teaching instructions. He also takes the time to explain the theory behind the instructions and strives to keep every session interesting and fun.
Rick P.
Dennis makes you comfortable right away. Very easy to relate to. He moves at a pace his students are comfortable with. I look forward to MANY more lessons.
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Lizzie O.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Illinois State University
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Lizzie O.

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Whether you have no experience in music theory or you are in college level music theory, all are welcome here! I am able to teach directly from the AP Music theory booklets for students studying for college entrance exams. For beginner music theory students or band/choir students wanting to learn more about music theory, I am able to give you the tools and experience you need to succeed. Ear training is also offered if it is requested!

About Lizzie

I am a licensed teacher and experienced singer. I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelors of Music Education, specifically in voice. Throughout my years of experience as a musician, I have experience in both playing and teaching the following instruments: voice, piano, trumpet, and

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Rachel M.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Sign Language (Very basic)
  • Teaching since 2001
  • The Art Of Belcanto from The Hages Music Studio
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Rachel M.

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Stella Adler, Stanislavsky, Chekhov, and Meisner Acting Technique for Theatre/Camera is taught in private and group classes. All students are exposed to each technique and Rachel sees which technique each student responds to the most. Once the student and Rachel are able to identify the technique, Rachel continues to use the terminology of that technique for the remainder of the time the student is in lessons. Students eventually are able to play roles truthfully and realistically, even if the roles are opposite of the student's own personality.

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**Due to the pandemic, all lessons will now be held on a virtual/online platform until further notice.** Rachel is fully background checked by three different companies and is also fingerprinted. Rachel's private studio is where you not only learn healthy technique, but how to become a self-su

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Christopher B.
Wonderful. I was rather nervous about my first lesson and she worked with me through it. Good guidance, good feedback. I'm looking forward to more lessons.
Zoe
Racheal did a wonderful job helping my daughter with her stage presence.
Sara V.
My 9 yr. old daughter received singing lessons with Rachel. Rachel was SO wonderful, patient, and creative with every session with her. She was constantly coming up with different ways to keep her engaged and was always reassuring her to increase her confidence. She gave great constructive feedback on how my daughter was doing and what she can work on to improve. I give her 5 stars! Thanks so much, Rachel!

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