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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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  • Alejandro Olson Music Lessons

    Alejandro Olson Music Lessons

    Denver, CO 80210

    5.0 (9)

    I offer the best instruction at the best price available.  You can expect to learn the classical guitar, music theory, music skills, composition, and more.  I incorporate all of these aspects into your lessons so that you get the best experience out of learning to play music.    

  • Smoky Hill Music

    Smoky Hill Music

    Aurora, CO 80015

    5.0 (5)

    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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  • 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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  • Guitar Lessons With Nicholas Keith

    Guitar Lessons With Nicholas Keith

    Denver, CO 80203

    4.8 (5)

    Are you looking for a qualified teacher who’s available to provide tailored lessons for your needs? I offer personalized lessons and instructive services to students in the Denver area and online to anyone. I love what I do and have taught people of all ages and experience levels, always maintaining my commitment to help others discover and reach their full potential.

  • Jengo Studios

    Jengo Studios

    Aurora, CO 80013

    5.0 (4)

    One of the greatest joys is to see a student learn and grow in their quest to learn an insrtument or voice. The student will learn theory, history,notes explore different genres of music . I have been teaching in the Denver area since 1990. I have a degree in Piano Performance and have been a performer. and I have directed many musicals.  I also hold a State of Colorado Teaching Liscense.  My students have gone on to music schools, my choir has sung for the last 4 years at the Denver Nuggests games. My website is www.jengostudios.com
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  • Music Lessons By Bill LLC

    Music Lessons By Bill LLC

    Aurora, CO 80015

    5.0 (4)

    Teach guitar, bass, drums plus classical piano.

  • 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 2018
  • Robert Croft Guitar Lessons

    Robert Croft Guitar Lessons

    Littleton, CO 80121

    5.0 (3)

    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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  • Music Magic Productions

    Music Magic Productions

    Littleton, CO 80126

    5.0 (2)

    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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  • Courtside Records

    Courtside Records

    Englewood, CO 80111

    5.0 (2)

    Steven Cleveland is the founder of Courtside Records, a music studio based in Greenwood Village. He is a member of the band, Ping Trace, lending his expertise and experience with electronic music production, synthesizers and soft synths to the group. His work with Ping Trace has captivated international record labels, with two releases on Black Hole Recording/Magik Muzik in 2011, and their most recent release “Resolution” in July 2012 on Spanish deep house label, Flame Records. Steven has been working with electronic music production since 1995 with Cakewalk Pro 5. He soon added Cu
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  • 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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  • 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 2018
  • 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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  • Lorian Bartle Strings

    Lorian Bartle Strings

    Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

    5.0 (1)

    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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  • Zachary Grim Lessons

    Zachary Grim Lessons

    Gwynn Oak, MD 21207

    5.0 (1)

    Teaching Philosophy My goal as a teacher is to help my students play music and achieve their individual goals while getting the best possible sound from the guitar. After a solid musical foundation is established, I have found that technique is learned best when in tandem with repertoire that supports it. While I encourage my students to explore various and any genres of music, I do request that my students are open to learning technique as it equips the student with the skills necessary to tackle any genre of music. Student Materials Materials that are required for a successful experience in
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  • Guitar Lessons With Pat

    Guitar Lessons With Pat

    Denver, CO 80236

    5.0 (1)

    I teach a practical guitar method that will get a beginner student playing songs quickly and can bring intermediate players to the next level. You will understand chord and scale relationships and learn basic music theory as it applies to the guitar. I can show you how to sing and play guitar at the same time. I teach acoustic guitar and electric blues guitar as relates to the blues scale. I have been playing guitar since the 1960's and am currently in a Denver Retro-Grass playing both resophonic and acoustic guitar. I have worked both professionally and semi-professionally in bands and as a s
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  • Chodosh Guitar

    Chodosh Guitar

    Arvada, CO 80003

    5.0 (1)

    Hi, I'm Michael Chodosh of Chodosh Guitar. I have been teaching guitar for many years to many happy students ( http://chodoshguitar.com/student-comments/index.html ), I have performed for many bands touring the country and now I play lead guitar and am the singer/songwriter for the band Cherry Veil. We always start studying the student's style of music right away, even young beginners. Whether into rock, blues, jazz, country, classical, or any style, we will cover how to play those songs that will bring our student towards thier goal. On top of that our students have come to expect lessons inc
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    Best of 2018
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • J.A.M. Music Conservatory

    J.A.M. Music Conservatory

    Littleton, CO 80123

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: The Jan Angle Memorial (JAM) Music Conservatory is dedicated to promoting the enjoyment and practice of music performance. We believe that private music instruction that utilizes proven methods and a fun approach is the best way to achieve that goal. Our teachers are experienced professionals with degrees in music, most with graduate degrees. Beginners and aspiring professionals are welcome. Instrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Classical guitar, Electric bass Music St
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Lakewood Guitar Lessons

(64 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.

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