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  • Reverb Lessons

    Reverb Lessons

    Denver, CO · Lana A.

    (11 reviews)

    Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken cared of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensur
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  • Arvada Guitar

    Arvada Guitar

    Arvada, CO · Gene Crout

    (4 reviews)

    I have been a musician my whole life and therefore I understand many different aspects of musicianship beyond simply playing or teaching guitar.  But I am also a patient, caring teacher who communicates ideas and techniques to my students in a way they understand.  I am not rigid in my approach to teaching and I treat each student like the unique individuals they are.  My students often stay with me for 6,8 10 years and former students return to me because I provide a resource to them that they cannot find anywhere else.
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  • PZI Sound Productions, Inc.

    PZI Sound Productions, Inc.

    Westminster, CO · Kohl Aldjo

    (3 reviews)

    My name is Kohl Aldjo and I am a graduate of Indiana University's School of Music where I studied Classical Guitar & Music Theory. I have been playing guitar for over 30 years and have 23 years teaching experience. Over the years I have taught at Wildwood Music in Longmont & Louisville, Keith Music in Longmont, the CMIC in Longmont and the Music Education Center in Northglenn. I am now teaching with an amazing group of instructors at the Intermezzo Music Acadamy located at I25 & 120th which will provide music instruction for the areas of Thornton,
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  • Lyle Long - Morado Musicworks

    Lyle Long - Morado Musicworks

    Denver, CO · Lyle Long

    (2 reviews)

    My teaching approach: Real world experience that makes all the difference in effective and enjoyable lessons. I am accepting students who want to expand their ability on the guitar. My patient and enthusiastic approach will encourage your own relationship with the instrument I love. My influences are the great guitarists that have impacted music & the guitar. 37 years playing with over 28 years teaching experience. My influences are: Jeff Beck Jimmy Page Allan Holdsworth Eric Johnson Robben Ford Jimi Hendrix Pat Metheny Ty Tabor Steve Lukather Michael Landau Scott Henderson Mike Stern Larr
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  • Sollohub School Of Music

    Sollohub School Of Music

    Broomfield, CO · Jeff Sollohub

    (2 reviews)

    Simply put, we only hire the best teachers. A school of any kind is little more than its staff so the process in picking our instructors is very thorough and rigorous. Having been in the teaching profession and music environment for so long, we are confident that there are the very best instructors to be found anywhere under one roof. We've done all the leg-work for you in finding the best teachers in Denver. We are highly educated ( all college educated in music), experienced( all 10+ yrs as a teacher), and have the best character qualities of patience, enthusiasm, and professionalism.
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  • Dwayne's Guitar Lessons

    Dwayne's Guitar Lessons

    Broomfield, CO · Dwayne Jenkins

    (1 review)

    I teach both electric and acoustic guitar lessons. I am accomplished local musician in Colorado and Have been teaching throughout Colorado for over 10 years. I teach on Saturday @ the Music Education Center in Broomfield and in home lessons south in surrounding areas. Arvada, Westminster, Lakewood & Denver. I customize lesson plans to fit the needs of the individual student and focus on getting the results that they desire. With flexible scheduling and easy payment plans. In doing so I provide a fun and enjoyable experience for the student which helps them to feel comfortable learning ne
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  • Dave Brown Music Lessons

    Dave Brown Music Lessons

    Denver, CO · Dave Brown

    (1 review)

    I've written two books on theory and fretboard logic. I know the instrument in and out and I know the easiest paths for a student to reach their goals.

  • Noel Hernandez Guitar Lessons

    Noel Hernandez Guitar Lessons

    Denver, CO · Noel Hernandez

    (1 review)

    My teaching approach: Noel Hernandez is a classically trained guitarist who wrote his first orchestra at the age of 17 and was performing at Boettcher Hall by the age of 18. He has been independently teaching guitar since 1994, and also taught for Denver Public Schools for 7 years. Noel plays in four rock bands and has been featured twice in the Rocky Mountain News and has been on KBCO, KBPI, and The Mountain. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Rockley Music in LakeWood Colorado 1901 Kipling st. Lakewood Colorado.
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  • Chodosh Guitar

    Chodosh Guitar

    Arvada, CO · Michael Chodosh

    (1 review)

    Hi, I'm Michael Chodosh of Chodosh Guitar. I play lead guitar and am the singer/songwriter for the band Cherry Veil. We will start studying your style of music right away. Whether you're into rock, blues, jazz, country, classical, flamenco, folk, funk, R&B, all types of world, ethnic and religious or spiritual sounds we will cover how to play those songs that will bring you toward your goal. On top of that, you can expect scale studies, chord studies and if you like, theory, improvising, composing, arranging, recording and even music business studies. I've been a musician all my life and I
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  • Zachary Grim Lessons

    Zachary Grim Lessons

    University, CO · Zachary Grim

    (1 review)

    Zachary, heralded by the Pennsylvania Sinfonia as an 'Emerging Genius', is the Graduate Teaching Assistant and scholarship recipient at University of Denver, where he is earning his Masters of Music Degree in Guitar Performance. He has earned degrees as a Bachelor of Music in both Music Performance and Music Education from West Chester University, where he studied guitar with Glenn Lyons and lute with Dr. Mark Rimple while studying privately with Grammy-winning artist Jason Vieaux. During this time, Zachary had completed a minor in Music History wherein he performed academic research on the m
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  • Bagpiper & Guitarist Michael Lancaster

    Bagpiper & Guitarist Michael Lancaster

    Denver, CO · Michael Lancaster

    Michael has been teaching private bagpipe and guitar lessons for 20+ years and has also taught guitar at the University of Colorado at Denver School of Music for the past 12 years. Outside of teaching Michael performs at 275+ functions a year and runs his own recording studio where he composes and records music for film, video and commercials. Guitar Lessons An upbeat and quick approach to learning the guitar. Lessons are custom tailored for each student and are designed to give students a working knowledge of the guitar, a fundamental understanding of guitar technique, and a well-round
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  • John Nieto Guitar Lessons

    John Nieto Guitar Lessons

    Littleton, CO · John Nieto

    My teaching approach: I use a traditional, straight forward, practical and proven approach in my teaching style. My students all advance at an accelerated pace. I tailor my lessons to each individual student. My teaching studio is fully equipped with all pro tools including computer interface, digital recording equip. M-Audio Stage keyboard, Pearl Drum Kit, Practice Amplifiers, PA Equipment, Pro D.J. CD player’s w/stereo inputs for smart phone interface and all accessories. My influences are: My teachers: Mark Bretz (piano) Rene Heredia (classical guitar) Beth Rosebach (cello)... Guitar Gods:
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  • Song Spark Studio

    Song Spark Studio

    Littleton, CO · Becky Scarbeary

    My teaching approach: Hi I’m Becky! I teach guitar, ukulele, songwriting and vocal accompaniment (and cowbell? No one wants to pay for one hour of me saying, “More cowbell!” …….yet) at Guitar Center Studios In Denver, CO and online via Skype. Music is a language, and I love inspiring others to be able to create and “speak” their own music. I believe it’s called “playing” music and not “doing” music because it should be fun! My influences are: Cat Stevens, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Radiohead, No Doubt, Smashing Pumpki
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  • Kirk Redman

    Kirk Redman

    Denver, CO · Kirk Redman

    I have been studying music for most of my life and began teaching when I was 16. I have been given to opportunity to learn from some of the best musicians and teachers around. I regularly give performances throughout the Cincinnati area, as well as in surrounding states. I earned a bachelors of music in Guitar performance at The College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. While there I was able to meet musicians with different approaches to music and broaden my perspective on the way that I played and taught. I have taught students of all ages and skill levels and have been able to watch my
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  • Zebra Junction Guitar Lessons

    Zebra Junction Guitar Lessons

    Littleton, CO · Zebra Junction

    My teaching approach: THE BAND SCHOOL Summer classes open. Ages 7-17, 2-4 band members per group, 2 teachers at all times. What sets our band school apart are the opportunities to play all the instruments in the band, play multiple styles of music (not just rock), and to write and record original music in a professional studio environment. We provided students access to drums, percussion, basses, guitars, keys, vox. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Zebra Junction's studio in Olde Town Littleton, CO. Teachers Mi
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  • Ethan Williams Guitar Lessons

    Ethan Williams Guitar Lessons

    Littleton, CO · Ethan Williams

    My teaching approach: I'm 17. I have been taking guitar lessons for 8 years. I play in a band called In Due Time. I also play in my high school's Jazz Band. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Applewood, near Wheat Ridge and Golden. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing
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  • Colorado School Of Music

    Colorado School Of Music

    Golden, CO · Dean Cutinelli

    The Colorado School of Music is committed to providing the finest music lessons in Denver and the surrounding area. We offer private lessons for both instruments and voice, featuring instructors that specialize in many different styles. From beginner to advanced, we welcome students of all ages and ability levels. Our goal is to provide students with a comfortable yet challenging learning environment where they can study styles of music they desire to learn. Quality music education is our only business.
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  • J Highland Music

    J Highland Music

    Denver, CO · Justin Highland

    I'm a Colorado native and there is nothing I love more than sharing my passion for music with others! Whether you are preparing for a college-level audition, playing for fun or just trying out an instrument; whatever your goals are, I am completely committed to helping you achieve them! My number one rule is having fun! In addition, I am a multi-instrumentalist and play and teach piano, guitar, bass and drums. Piano is my primary instrument and I teach classical, jazz, pop, rock, blues, gospel, latin/brazilian and contemporary styles. I received my BA in Jazz and Classical Piano from the Met
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  • Set Apart Studios

    Set Apart Studios

    Denver, CO · Jordan Lane

    Hello, We are currently enrolling for In-Your-Home Music Lessons! Weekly lessons, recitals, and sectionals! I would love to talk to you more about our prices and options. My teachers are outgoing and exciting. They love to share their love for music with their students. :) All of our teachers are classically trained musicians. :) My studio not only teaches all aspects of music but builds a community for our students for encouragement and training. I would also like to offer you a free trial lesson.
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  • Tony G. Guitar Lessons

    Tony G. Guitar Lessons

    Denver, CO · Tony Goffredi

    Hi! My name is Tony G and I would love to help you learn to play the guitar! Whether you're looking to learn scales and the theory behind the music, or you just want to pick up a guitar, learn some chords and start playing songs, I can help you out. I welcome any and all ages as I have experience with children as young as 5 and adults as old as 70. It's never too early nor too late to start learning guitar. If you have a certain style you like, I'd be glad to accommodate you and I can do finger-style, chords, improvisation, it's up to you! I welcome all experience levels ranging from beg
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  • Bartle Guitar Studio

    Bartle Guitar Studio

    Wheat Ridge, CO · Lorian Bartle

    I am a classically-trained guitarist who teaches popular, traditional, and classical styles to students ages five to adult. In addition, I teach music theory and keyboard theory. I offer discounted lesson packages as well as sibling discounts. Students have two performance opportunities per year in conjunction with the Foothills Music Teacher Association.  My studio is located adjacent to the I-70/Youngfield exit in Wheat Ridge. I look forward to teaching you soon!
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  • CK Music Lessons

    CK Music Lessons

    Denver, CO · Chris Kelly

    I've been playing music pretty much my whole life - piano since 7, drums since 9, and guitar since 10. My main instrument for the past decade has been the guitar. I started teaching guitar in high school and am looking for new students. I recently moved to Denver from Washington DC and am looking to get back into teaching after a break in which I worked in politics. I played in a band in DC where I was the songwriter, lead guitarist, and singer. I've been writing music for over ten years now and love to help people learn how to play music.
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  • School Of Rock - Littleton

    School Of Rock - Littleton

    Littleton, CO · School Of Rock Littleton

    At SOR, we believe that the best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship, with programs designed for all skill levels and all ages. Below are a few links to get an idea of what we do best: Little Wing: Weekly 45 minute group class. Ages 3.5 - 5 Rock Rookies: Weekly 60 minute group class. Ages 6 - 7 Rock 101: Weekly 45 minute private lesson and 90 minute rehearsal. Ages 8 - 18 Performance Program: Weekly 45 minute private lesson and 3 hour rehearsal. Ages 8 - 18 (We have a per
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  • Chuck Fisher Guitar

    Chuck Fisher Guitar

    Denver, CO · Chuck Fisher

    Chuck Fisher, a guitarist with over 30 years of professional experience, is a musician and an entertainer with many levels of musical talent. Born in Detroit, Michigan, his music has developed in Colorado.  He studied music at the University of Colorado and privately under various professors from many colleges an Universities.  His training also has included voice and piano from many noted professors. Over the years he has played solo and in a wide variety of bands from R&B and Classic Rock, to Blues and Jazz Fusion.  Chuck was a founding member of the local Denver Jazz
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  • Performance High

    Performance High

    Denver, CO · Adrienne Osborn

    We help people become the singers and musicians they want to be.  Our vocal instructors specialize in commercial genres such as rock, pop, jazz, country, soul, R&B, and musical theatre, and our team of music instrument instructors will make it fun to learn bass, drums, or guitar quickly.  We also provide services for vocal performers such as artist development, stage performance coaching, band coaching, songwriting lessons, demo song production, and performance opportunities.
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  • School Of Rock Broomfield

    School Of Rock Broomfield

    Thornton, CO · Jennifer M

    School of Rock is music lessons done a little differently! We teach private piano/keyboard, guitar, bass, vocals, and drum lessons, and we also offer multiple opportunities for students of all ages to play together in a band setting. We find that when students play with others they are more motivated and inspired to develop and commit to their music. We have so much fun here, you really have to experience School of Rock to appreciate what we have to offer! 
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  • Andy's Music Lessons

    Andy's Music Lessons

    Englewood, CO · Andy Whitehead

    Andy is a guitarist and teacher located in Denver. He received his Bachelor's of Music with an emphasis in Jazz Guitar Performance from the University of Northern Colorado. He has taught for multiple music lesson companies. In addition, he writes music related articles that have been featured in blogs and in magazines such as Classical Guitar Magazine. He has recorded, toured, and performed with many groups in a variety of genres. In lessons, he strives to help his students reach their musical potential in a fun and supportive environment.
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  • Josh Maxey Guitar Lessons

    Josh Maxey Guitar Lessons

    Denver, CO · Josh Maxey

    Josh Maxey has been playing and teaching music professionally since 2003. In spring of 2011, while living in New York City, he began a series of album recordings featuring some of the best musicians in the city. There have been 9 album releases in less than 3 years. The original music is improvisational, in the jazz lineage with a heavy emphasis on blues. The series has been been downloaded over 25k times, played on the radio and favorably reviewed. In Josh's 15 years in NYC he was fortunate to learn from, play with, and be around many masters of music. He is always happy to talk with people
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Arvada Guitar Lessons

(27 reviews)

Arvada Guitar Instruction

Travis Chastain · Arvada, CO


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Travis Chastain is a guitar teacher giving guitar lessons in Arvada, Colorado, and we had a chance to talk via Skype with Travis about the climate of guitar lessons in Arvadaand how he approaches teaching his guitar students in teaching them how to play guitar. Check out the transcript of the interview below, or go to Travis’s guitar teacher page to watch it.

Arvada Guitar Teacher Travis Chastain

Lessons.com: We’re here today with Travis Chastain, who is a guitar teacher on Lessons.com. Welcome, Travis, it’s great to have you here today, and thanks for taking the time to talk to us about your guitar teaching.

Travis Chastain: Thanks for having me, James.

Lessons.com: My pleasure. Well, let’s start off with where you teach guitar. What state do you teach in and which city within that state?

Travis Chastain: I teach in Denver, Colorado.

Lessons.com: And, do you teach in guitar students’ homes or do they come to you?

Travis Chastain: I have a little bit of both. I have about 40% of my students that I go to and about 60% that come to my studio.

Lessons.com: And, when you travel, do you travel mainly within the Metropolitan Denver area or do you travel outside of that too?

Travis Chastain: I typically travel within the Denver Metro area. Highlands Ranch, I believe, is in the Denver Metro area, so no more than a ten, fifteen minute radius from where I live.

Lessons.com: It’s a good idea to have a good clear radius. That helps you out with your scheduling, I’m sure.

Travis Chastain: Oh, absolutely.

Lessons.com: Well, I wanted to ask you, what’s the guitar lesson climate there in Denver, Colorado. Do you find a lot of people want to learn guitar, and what styles are guitar students most interested in learning?

Travis Chastain: Well, yeah, there’s a very good climate for guitar and learning guitar in Denver, Colorado. In my experience, a lot of people want to learn acoustic guitar. I have a lot of people who also want to learn classical guitar, ironically. Yeah so … but there’s also a good electric guitar climate here, as well.

Lessons.com: And so, do you teach all three? Do you teach classical guitar plus acoustic and electric as well?

Travis Chastain: I don’t teach electric (guitar) – no. I don’t have any experience with that. My speciality is classical guitar, and I do teach a little bit acoustic.

Lessons.com: Okay … so your main focus is on classical guitar lessons?

Exactly.

Lessons.com: And, in simple terms, how would you describe your guitar teaching approach. When you’re with a student, what is your focus with an individual guitar student?

Travis Chastain: Well, my main focus is to make music and music learning the most enjoyable thing possible and, in my experience, learning guitar isn’t an easy process. It doesn’t feel easy. It doesn’t … you know, the ease of action is not there. You know, guitar can be very difficult; it can be very challenging, and, therefore, the joy can leave – the music making process can kind of go away. My main approach is to make guitar playing easy … and physically easy … fluid, and the mental and physical approach is needed to do those things.

Lessons.com: That sounds wonderful, Travis. And, do you teach guitar to both adults and children?

Travis Chastain: Yes I do. I have two kids three-and-a-half, at the moment, and I have guitar students as old as seventy. So, I go all over the range.

Lessons.com: So really, you have two students now, who are three-and-a-half-years-old?

Travis Chastain: Yeah, yeah, that’s quite a challenge, but they’re fun!

Lessons.com: That’s great … it’s wonderful to hear. And can you tell us a little bit about your guitar lesson fees and your scheduling format? How often to you work with students?

Travis Chastain: Well, I have a little bit of flexibility, but I typically recommend doing one (guitar lesson) a week. I teach thirty minute lessons, forty-five minute lessons, sixty minute guitar lessons for people, depending on what they need. And, my guitar lesson fees are $30 for a half-hour, $40 for a forty-five minute, and $50 for a sixty minute guitar lesson.

Lessons.com: Excellent! And, when you teach-you mentioned that you teach acoustic guitar and classical guitar- what kind of guitars do you use in your guitar teaching?

Travis Chastain: I use my classical typically.

Lessons.com: Yes, and is there a typical brand that you use for the classical and for the acoustic? … Just for prospective guitar students to know about the types of guitars you have … the brands of guitar. What do you have?

Travis Chastain: Well, I have three classical guitars with me here, and I have a Paulino Bernabe – he’s a Spanish luthier, who just recently … (Skype cuts out for a second or two). And, then I have an Australian luthier … Richard Price guitar. And those are my two main babies … those are my girls.

Lessons.com: Yes, and when you’re teaching guitar, do you ever employ recording equipment? Do you ever show your guitar students how to record themselves playing the classical or acoustic guitars?

Travis Chastain: Oh, absolutely, yes! I think it’s a very valuable thing for people to, you know, hear back what they sound like. It helps them improve, but it also gives them a little more value in the guitar lessons, so they can play back some of the things we went over.

Lessons.com: And, do you offer guidance to your students about what kind of guitars to buy, if they’re looking to buy a guitar?

Travis Chastain: Oh, absolutely, yeah. I recommend guitars to them, you know, depending on the person, what their aspirations are. I typically recommend a classical guitar for kids to learn guitar on. The strings are nylon, so, therefore, it doesn’t take as much energy and effort in the left hand, in particular to get the … For my style, promoting ease, I typically recommend classical because it’s easier to learn on.

Lessons.com: Makes sense. Especially when you’re beginning, the nylon strings can be a lot easier on the fingers, and that can often be something that can push a guitar student away – the difficulty of pushing down the strings.

Travis Chastain: Certainly. Absolutely.

Lessons.com: And, before we sign off – I don’t know if you have a guitar around – would you like to play anything for us? If not, that would be great; if not, we’ll end the interview here.

Travis Chastain: Well certainly. I will improv a little bit for you, and I’ll show you my guitar here … one second (Travis gets up to get his guitar, and returns). Okay.

Lessons.com: Now, which of the two girls would this be?

Travis Chastain: This is the Price guitar that I was telling you about.

Lessons.com: Yes, and that is Australian?

Travis Chastain: Yes, it’s an Australian luthier.

Lessons.com: Okay. Great.

(Editor’s note: Here Travis plays a resonant and melodic classical guitar improvisation. To hear Travis’s guitar playing, please visit the Travis Chastain guitar teacher page.)

Upon Travis completing his playing …

Lessons.com: That’s beautiful, Travis. Thank you for playing that, and I want to thank you very much for being part of this Lessons.com interview. It’s been wonderful talking with you about your guitar teaching.

Travis Chastain: Well, thank you so much for having me, James, and hope you have a great day.

Lessons.com: I hope you do the same, Travis, and take care. Good luck to you.

Travis Chastain: Thank you so much. Bye bye.

FindaGuitarTeacher: Bye bye.