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  • Reverb Lessons

    Reverb Lessons

    Denver, CO 80204

    5.0 (11)

    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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  • Littleton School Of Music

    Littleton School Of Music

    Littleton, CO 80120

    5.0 (5)

    Come see why we have been teaching private lessons, rock band lessons, songwriting, and confidence for over 10 years. We have several methods that are our very own along with many that are long-standing. You want music teachers that are fun and friendly. Meet our qualified staff of engaging and fun teachers who are ready to listen to what you want the most out of playing music. We approach everyone differently as everyone has a different goal of desire in music. Come see our two-story space, fully-loaded with comfortable waiting rooms, kitchen, bathrooms, and several teaching rooms that are fu
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  • Smoky Hill Music

    Smoky Hill Music

    Aurora, CO 80015

    5.0 (4)

    My lessons are customized to the individual students goals and interests.  -Playing professionally since 1983. -Teaching locally in SE Aurora since 2004. -Patient, fun teaching style with students of all ages. -Multi-instrumentalist: guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, pedal steel guitar. -Multi-genre: Offering specialized instruction in many music styles:  Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, Folk, Fingerstyle and more... -Music producer:  I've produced song demos and album projects for songwriters, soloists and bands in my home recording studio. -
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  • Arvada Guitar

    Arvada Guitar

    Arvada, CO 80004

    5.0 (4)

    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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    Best of 2017
  • Sollohub School Of Music

    Sollohub School Of Music

    Broomfield, CO 80020

    5.0 (2)

    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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    Best of 2017
  • Lyle Long - Morado Musicworks

    Lyle Long - Morado Musicworks

    Denver, CO 80233

    5.0 (2)

    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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  • Chodosh Guitar

    Chodosh Guitar

    Arvada, CO 80003

    5.0 (1)

    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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  • Dave Brown Music Lessons

    Dave Brown Music Lessons

    Denver, CO 80222

    5.0 (1)

    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 80215

    5.0 (1)

    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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  • Zachary Grim Lessons

    Zachary Grim Lessons

    University, CO 80208

    5.0 (1)

    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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  • Bartle Guitar Studio

    Bartle Guitar Studio

    Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

    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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  • Andy's Music Lessons

    Andy's Music Lessons

    Englewood, CO 80113

    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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  • Boulder Guitar Studio

    Boulder Guitar Studio

    Boulder, CO 80301

    Study Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Dobro, Lap Steel, Voice, Songwriting and more! Professional Instructor Lee Johnson at Boulder Guitar Studio offers custom programs to suit your needs, teaching the techniques and fundamentals you need to become proficient at YOUR favorite songs and styles. Lee has 20+ yrs FT experience teaching ages 6 and up, all styles all levels! Lee studied formally at UCD Denver for BA in Music and Sound Technology. Lee is a multi award winning songwriter, and has songs placed in film tv as well as with Major Label publishers.
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  • Bagpiper & Guitarist Michael Lancaster

    Bagpiper & Guitarist Michael Lancaster

    Denver, CO 80210

    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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  • Music Magic Productions

    Music Magic Productions

    Littleton, CO 80126

    ERIC ROBERTS is an accomplished guitarist and bassist as well as composer, and has been playing professionally since the age of 16. He holds a B.A. in Music from Ithaca College and a Master’s in Music from the University of Miami. He has enjoyed a successful career playing in Broadway shows, backing up name entertainers such as Chuck Berry, The Fifth Dimension, The Drifters, Bob Hope, Joan Rivers, Anthony Newley, Maureen McGovern, Chita Rivera, the Smothers Brothers, Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Danny Ganz, recording with the Orchestre Suisse Romande, performing solo guitar concerts, gi
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  • Joey Ihly Guitar Lessons

    Joey Ihly Guitar Lessons

    Littleton, CO 80123

    My teaching approach: Would you like to be able to apply your technical musical aspects to benefit your own creativity? Or would you like to learn basic techniques to be able to play music around a campfire? You know exactly what you want to do and learn with music, which is exactly why you are browsing this ad. Point in case, bring me what you want, and I will make you achieve it. My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Wr
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  • Colorado School Of Music

    Colorado School Of Music

    Golden, CO 80401

    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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  • KJZ Music

    KJZ Music

    Aurora, CO 80017

    Lesson Details Daytimes or evenings are available Our instruction area is spot on. The store and studio provide an exceptional learning environment and contain amplifiers, acoustic, electric and bass guitars. We have the latest technology in keyboards, and the use of drum machines make the lesson more fun utilizing the feel of being in a band. We are conveniently located just off Hampden Ave. and Tower Rd. The teaching style is laid back and comfortable. Focus is on teaching students how to teach themselves The basics: music theory, music reading, chords, chord progressions, melody, harmony
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  • Robert Croft Guitar Lessons

    Robert Croft Guitar Lessons

    Littleton, CO 80121

    Hi, I'm Bob Croft. I've taught guitar lessons privately since 1978. I've taught at several music stores over the years, and I have also taught guitar at the University on Colorado at Denver. I teach fundamental musical skills and apply them to whatever kind of music motivates you. This includes basic techniques, warming up, how to practice, how to read music (standard musical notation, chord symbols, rhythmic notation, TAB), ear training, music theory, and improvisation. I address a wide variety of playing techniques in a thorough and musical manner. I also work with non-beginners who may nee
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  • CK Music Lessons

    CK Music Lessons

    Denver, CO 80211

    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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  • Vince Cirrincione Guitar Lessons

    Vince Cirrincione Guitar Lessons

    Littleton, CO 80123

    My teaching approach: My goal, as a guitar teacher, is not to have the student mimic me, but to help the student find and develop their own unique artistry. Yes, music is an art, and art is a form of expression, from Rock and all of its subgenres, to Classical, and everything in-between. The first steps toward expressing yourself through music are good technique and a firm grasp of music theory. I don’t make any false claims like “you’ll be a rock star in a few weeks”. You need to learn to walk before you can run, and run before you can sprint. My influences are: Too many to mention. My guit
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  • Jordan Ingram Guitar Lessons

    Jordan Ingram Guitar Lessons

    Littleton, CO 80123

    My teaching approach: I teach to cater to what the student wants to learn. We will discuss your guitar/bass goals and Then we will start with a good foundation and move you to your goals. Guitar never learns itself, and It takes time. I have taught for 5 years with children, teenagers, and adults. I grew up playing music at my church. Then I was head of the Worship band for 8 years. I can play all kinds of music, but Worship is my background. I don't teach Advance and Professionals because in my opinion once you are at that level you can basically figure anything our that you want and you won'
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  • Calum Borthwick Guitar Lessons

    Calum Borthwick Guitar Lessons

    Littleton, CO 80123

    My teaching approach: I hold a masters degree and a bachelors degree in guitar performance and have performed extensively throughout my homecountry of Scotland and here in Denver both in the classical field and as an electric guitarist in metal and rock bands. I have recorded and released various EPs and albums and have worked as a session guitarist and as a pit musician for musicals. I have my main classical guitar, an acoustic guitar, and both 7-string and 6-string electric guitars. In my home studio I have a pro-tools and logic recording set up and an extensive library of printed music. M
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  • Travis Chastain Guitar Lessons

    Travis Chastain Guitar Lessons

    Littleton, CO 80123

    My teaching approach: My teaching style is guided by one philosophy. No one is untalented and everyone can learn. As a Master of Music student at the University of Denver, with 7 years teaching experience and over 13 years of practical experience on the guitar, I know the importance of technical freedom and You inner poise in achieving one's potential. I offer a fun, enthusiastic, and encouraging learning environment predicated on achieving physical ease and personal growth as a musician at any age, level, or genre. My influences are: John Williams, Julian Bream, Lorenzo Micheli, Andres Segov
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  • Kevin Johnson Guitar Lessons

    Kevin Johnson Guitar Lessons

    Littleton, CO 80123

    My teaching approach: I emphasize good technique and theory. I have extensive performance experience, a Master's degree in classical guitar, and have received instruction by several world famous classical guitarists, including Pepe Romero, Manuel Barrueco, Christopher McGuire, Carlos Barbosa-Lima and others. I have also performed as lead guitarist in several working bands. I enjoy teaching all styles. In my studio, electric students will plug into a tube amp, and all students will appreciate the ability to have their lessons recorded if they wish. My influences are: Slash, Joe Bonamassa, Satr
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  • Vince Madison Guitar Lessons

    Vince Madison Guitar Lessons

    Littleton, CO 80123

    My teaching approach: I have been playing guitar for over 40 years. I am also a professional composer and pianist with 7 CDs out. Visit http:vincemadison.com for more info, and look for the "Students" link on the bottom of the home page. I specialize in beginner guitar, and teach both traditional notation and tab. My goal is to get you playing music you like ASAP! My guitar lessons take place in: in the teacher's studio or student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Stapleton/Lowery/Park Hill mainly, but anywhere in Denver metro can be considered. Guitar Techniq
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  • John Nieto Guitar Lessons

    John Nieto Guitar Lessons

    Littleton, CO 80123

    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 80123

    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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  • Zebra Junction Guitar Lessons

    Zebra Junction Guitar Lessons

    Littleton, CO 80123

    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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  • Kirk Redman

    Kirk Redman

    Denver, CO 80210

    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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Lakewood Guitar Lessons

(32 reviews)

Morado Musicworks LLL

Lyle Long · Denver, CO


What or who inspired you to start teaching?

I was inspired by my Musical Hero's, plus my High School and College music teachers to strive for excellence as a musician. I did not originally study music with an eye towards teaching. I wanted to be a studio musician or a performer. (Which I have also done) A drummer friend of mine worked in a retail music store as I just left college. I used to hang out there somedays in the afternoons. Folks would pick up a guitar and sometimes I would offer advise on their playing. The guys who ran the store noticed this and offered me a teaching position.

I thought " Teach? Hmmmm, You mean share my knowledge and passion for music with others, have the instrument in my hands and get paid? I'm willing to give that a shot." That was 31 years ago. Turns out I have a knack for teaching. Some of my original students went on to do much higher things musically. I am proud of what they accomplished. I love being part of their lives.

What do you love most about your job?

I don't think of it as a job, really. I am blessed to just do what I love. I enjoy sharing my passion and knowledge of music with other likeminded people. Seeing the progression and pride in my students as they grow. Impacting the next wave of musicians towards their own musical identities. Being independent in my own business. I love experiencing a beginner play their first song. I love experiencing more experienced students start to master deeper musical concepts. I love seeing my students smile and feel they have accomplished something.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students from the age of 6 years old to over 70 years old. Beginners up to professional level. Students interested in Rock, Metal, Blues, Jazz, Country, Funk, R & B, Praise & Worship, Music Theory, Music Technology and Recording. I have students that have toured and done album releases. Students have played SXSW. A former student just opened for Slipknot. I have taught other music instructors, up to Masters Degree holders. They take lessons with me after they see the results I am having with my students. They want to experience my methods. My patient teaching style is very adaptable and flexible.

Tell us about your passion for teaching

I look forward to each student. I truly do. I love showing them how to play. I love teaching solid musicianship concepts and hearing my students play. I love playing with my students. I love the challenge of getting consistently positive results from my teaching methods. That is an ongoing work in progress. I love trying to figure out better ways to teach. I love being a student myself, I have so much to learn. I want to be a great musician AND a great teacher. That is the goal. I want to be a trusted source for my students. I love the look in their eyes when the lights turn on!

What advice would you give aspiring students?

1) My advise would be to relax and be open to learning. No fear! I serve you. These are your lessons.

2) Play guitar everyday. See that word "Play"? It means have fun. Enjoy the process. Yes, we will practice things but the reason WHY we practice, is to play music. Don't think "Practice makes perfect". That is a not true! The truth is "Practice makes permanent!"

3) Don't be perfectionistic. Allow yourself to make mistakes. It is how we learn.

4) Ask questions. Tell your instructor when you don't understand something. I love that. That is a chance to really get it taught.

5) Let's play music you enjoy. I don't take folks through a book. I get them playing music they want to play. There isn't a song we can learn that is bad for our playing, so why not play stuff you enjoy?

6) Be open to influence. Art is not developed in a vacuum.