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Jonathan B.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Music Theory from Temple University
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Jonathan B.

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I was first asked to teach blues guitar by a guy I met on a street corner on the Temple Campus. I had never really played blues before that, but I used my knowledge of Ragas to develop a unique approach to the genre which has worked for me very well since I started with it several years ago. For more details, check out my Blues Raga Guitar Series on YouTube through the links on my TakeLessons.com profile.

About Jonathan

I studied music therapy and music theory at Temple University from '06-'10. Learned a lot. Then again, I learned even more teaching at a school for kids with learning disabilities and working as a traveling street performer. Once you see the world and work with some unexpected challenges, you learn

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Preston T.
Mr. Jonathan was absolutely fantastic with my son. He was patient, supportive and always so positive. He worked hard to connect with my son and figure out ways that would make the learning fun.
Ramon L.
great human beign.
Jim M.
The first class was very good. We covered a good amount of ground. There's only so much an instructor can do during a first class as the teacher and student get to know each other, however, so I'm looking forward to future classes to get deeper into the lessons
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Ari S.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • BS, Liberal Studies from The New School for Public Engagement
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Ari S.

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Arguably the basis for all modern Western music, the blues is an important building block for any musical education. We'll learn the chords and scales that make up this style, and can branch out if you're feeling adventurous!

About Ari

I am a guitarist, bassist, writer and composer based in New Haven county. With international touring experience, songs licensed to film and television, and a degree from The New School, I have an approach that is both holistic and comprehensive. I am easygoing, adaptable and excited to approach musi

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Jonathan
Fantastic and versatile teacher, able to cover all styles comfortably. Definitely recommended for in-home lessons for adults or kids. Relaxed & easygoing, Ari can also push when you need to get over that next practice hurdle. Super nice guy and great teacher.
Carolyn
Wonderful teacher. Creative patient and kind
George
Ari is very knowledgable but presents information in a relaxed, approachable way. It's obvious that he really enjoys teaching and his low key manner makes students feel at ease. Highly recommended!
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David E.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Guitar performance from Musician's Institute
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David E.

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Everyone learns differently and I try to make each lesson fit their needs. I find what goals you have and make a lesson plan specific to you. I have 10+ years of experience teaching ages 5-80. I have learned that no student is alike. At the end of the lesson I want everyone to have fun while learning.

About David

I stated playing guitar when I was 8yrs old. By the time I was 15 I was playing in band s and local venues in Phoenix. When I was 18 I relocated to L.A. and attended Musician's Institute in Hollywood CA. I performed and recorded for many artist while living out there. Ranging from up and coming arti

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Fernanda
Just had my first lesson with David and it was so much fun! David is kind, patient and a great instructor!
David Rickers
Excellent lessons, always fun and exciting.
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James W.

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  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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James W.

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Interested in learning guitar for the first time, or have been playing for a while and want to develop your skills? When I teach guitar, I try to focus as much as possible on the student's goals as a musician, so we can get you playing songs you enjoy in only a few lessons. I also encourage students to try learning by ear as much as possible to improve their skills and be able to apply it to their own music. If you're interested in taking lessons with me, be sure to reach out and don't be afraid to ask questions!

About James

I'm James, and I'm willing to help you pursue your future musical endeavors! Over the course of my life I have about 13 years of musical experience, as I grew up in a very musical family. I have been teaching music lessons privately for about 2 years. I have also been volunteering at a local communi

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Spook H.

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Starting at $46
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded No. 2 Song from International Radio Charts
  • Bachelors Degree in Math and Business Administration (Phi Beta Kappa) & (Pi Mu Epsilon) from Rutgers University
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Spook H.

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I TEACH all of my students - beginning beginners through advanced - that what seems complicated is nothing more than a bunch of simple things put together. The next step in your learning guitar is simple. We just need to identify it and learn it. No matter what skills you already have - or if you are just getting started - we can identify what you already know and build on top of it. If you have holes in your skillset (everybody does!), we can identify them and fill them in.

DID YOU KNOW that a lot of fingerstyle guitar moves and improvisation are EASIER than some types of strumming? Beginning and intermediate guitar players learn a lot of "campfire" techniques - how to strum a certain way, how to form certain chords. And this is really good. But there is a whole bunch of other techniques few players know that are just as simple. Just as easy. And when you learn them you will stand out as the accomplished guitar player you can be.

THE RESULT is that you will learn a ...

About Spook

I'm a lucky guy. After five years of college and earning a degree in math and business administration (and graduating Phi Beta Kappa) I was offered a lucrative job in the actuarial department of a major insurance company. At age 22, I was going to start a business career four rungs below vice presi

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Tamara
Spook has been a wonderful guitar teacher, always offering great insight and helping me understand new concepts with my guitar. He is very accommodating to my interests and will structure my lesson around what I am trying to learn. I have seen clear improvements over a short period of time while working with him and suggest him to anyone regardless of level!
Sue
Spook is a knowledgeable, patient, perceptive, fun, and inventive teacher. He teaches music, guitar performance, and songwriting in small, digestible steps so you can really get your head (and fingers) around it. But, more important than all of this, he is an advocate and a friend.
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Marcela C.

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  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Marcela C.

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Experienced teacher of 10 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate guitar student! 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 Marcela

Hi, I'm Marcela! I would love to be your music instructor. I am a professional guitarist and teacher, with experience of teaching students of all ages, privately and in groups for over 10 years. I teach Guitar, Bass and Ukulele. I structure my lessons specifically around what you would like to l

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Michael
I had a great first lesson!
Natalia
Marcela is an incredible teacher! She is really great at teaching the basics while working you up to playing styles of music that interest you. I'm really excited for our next lesson!

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"Andrea has been the best teacher I’ve ever had, hands down! I have been playing guitar for a few years now and had learned some licks on my own, but Andrea really helped me understand how to incorporate these licks and make my own using different chord progressions. He also taught me that it’s not always about how many notes you play, but the feel and meaning behind every note that matters."
Bryan Silver
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"TLDR; The guy is fantastic. He knows his stuff, he is a real performing musician, and he is a great and inspiring teacher.

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I've had a guitar sitting around my flat for about two years. The only thing I could do, other than looking at it, was playing three open chords very very very badly. And I just thought that playing music wasn't for me and that I didn't have the mind for it.

Because I am stuck at home for the quarantine, I decided to check if maybe I could do something productive with my time and decided to give taking some guitar lessons a try.

Doing research online for someone willing to teach me remotely, I found Nick, and I am thrilled I did.

We have now had only about 6-7 lessons, but he has ignited in me a passion for learning the guitar and also made me believe I can.

He has a style that will accommodate and inspire any sort of student.

In my case, I want to learn the blues. But because I knew nothing about guitar playing, I need someone that can take me through the basics in a structured way where things build on each other. Nick did just that.

The guy is a proper performing musician with a great personality and loads of experience under his belt.

I have been inspired and made confident by his way of teaching, and I want to study with him for years to come."
Pablo
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Nick R.
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"Lucky for me that TARA moved to NY when i decided to Take Acoustic Guitar Lessons.She is very Patient & Knowledgeable with Different Music Styles.I have been taking lessons for about a year with good results.
Great Teacher & Excellent Musician with Mandolin or Guitar Highly Recommend ."
thomas (63)
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Tara L.
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"I started taking weekly electric guitar lessons with Mr. Soukis at his Times Square studio, after watching many videos of him rockin' the blues at various venues in New York City. He is one of those rare teachers who is not only knowledgeable, but also able to share the knowledge with his students in a comfortable and relaxing manner. I have always been afraid of the guitar but the man has cured my guitar phobia. He has made learning the guitar approachable and fun!!"
CHRIS D
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Spiros S.
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"I took lessons with Andrea for three years to work on the material that I was performing with my band at the time. It was an amazing experience, I quickly realized how much knowledge I had been missing out on and my guitar playing was quickly taken to the next level. He definitely took me out of the rut I was in and was an invaluable help in getting to the next level."
Solomon
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"Adam is a patient and wonderful teacher. He writes down the lessons and is helpful by sending videos as well. He has reinforced my instrumental play by refreshing the basics, the major and minor pentatonic scales."
Bob
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Adam S.
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"Joe is a vey patient teacher, with great intuition on what I need to learn the guitar. He is very organized and I intend to continue with his lessons for a long time."
Jeff
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Joe N.
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"Nick R. is truly an extraordinary guitar instructor. He is brimming with technical proficiency, enthusiasm, and a communication skill set that is unparalleled. His ability to hone in on exactly what you are doing wrong and right for that matter means you make progress rapidly and naturally. And he is a nice guy too!!"
Paul
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Nick R.
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"I came to Mich an with 8ish years of self-taught acoustic experience looking to make my first foray into electric/lead playing/improvising/soloing. After two weeks with Mich, my playing has improved exponentially. He's extremely patient and is more like your buddy showing you cool things than a rigid instructor. If you're committed to putting in the work and really wanting to get better, Mich the guy for you."
Justin Diamond
Took Blues Guitar lessons from Michael S.
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"Ryan was great! He's obviously a talented guitarist and he is very laid back and makes you feel comfortable. He shows you in detail what you need to do to become a better guitar player. My ONLY advice, and the reason he doesn't get 5 stars, is I think he should have more visual aids with his lessons. For example, write down the different scales or transcribe the first several measures of a song. Then, one has something to refer back to when you are practicing and invariably get stuck. Other than that, I would highly recommend Ryan as a guitar teacher!"
Mark Herr
Took Blues Guitar lessons from ryan S.
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