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  • Finger Picking Folk Guitar

    Finger Picking Folk Guitar

    Bloomington, IN · Dan Willens

    (10 reviews)

    I love teaching guitar and have taught for 49 years. I began playing guitar at age nine. At age eighteen I studied classical guitar at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem under Joseph Yerushalmi. I also began at that time to teach guitar. At age twenty-one I opened ‘The Guitar Studio’ in Bloomington Indiana and continued teaching 40 students per week. It was during this time that I wrote my method book for acoustic guitar called “Fingerpicking Folk Guitar”. My students find this method easy to use, make rapid progress, and can actually start playing guitar and accom
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  • Mark Walker Guitar Lessons

    Mark Walker Guitar Lessons

    Indianapolis, IN · Mark Walker

    My teaching approach: Music is a big part of my life and I want to make it a big part of yours! I play everything from folk to rock, so I'm sure we can learn your favorite songs together. Here's what I play: Martin D15 - Acoustic Danelectro - Electric Peavey Delta Blues - Electric Amp Ampeg - Bass Acoustic Stack - Bass Rig My influences are: Johnny Cash, Paul Simon, John Prine. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: My teaching schedule is very flexible, 7 days a week. Guitar Techniques: Rhyt
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  • Flynn Studios

    Flynn Studios

    Indianapolis, IN · JJ Flynn

    I love teaching Music! I personally believe that music is the cornerstone of all education, the bond that nurtures mental growth. After over forty years of playing music and learning new instruments I have found a purpose. My purpose is to pass the music to all who are willing to learn. I began in music many, many years ago. Yet I have learned several instruments: Harmonica, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Organ, Synthesizer, Dobro, Mandolin, Dulcimer, Soprano Ukulele, Baritone Ukulele, Fiddle and Accordion. With a diverse background in many styles such as Classical, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Folk/ Rock, Rock
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  • String Quest Studio's

    String Quest Studio's

    Indianapolis, IN · William Smith

    I have been playing guitar for 20 years. I started teaching guitar about 5 years ago. I love to teach! It is such an awesome feeling when a student comes back, plays, and sings a song you have just taught them! I took lessons from one of the music stores for a short time, after 6 weeks I had learned the notes on the first string and how to play Beethovens, "Ode to Joy". I have to admit, I got bored and quit! Because of this I have several lesson plans that teach songs as well as chords and scales. Songs that you want to learn! It is a mixture of work and fun. I enjoy teaching one on one and I
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  • Tom Young Guitar Lessons

    Tom Young Guitar Lessons

    Indianapolis, IN · Tom Young

    My teaching approach: First I find my students main interest, usually starting off teaching chords and rhythum techiques so students can begin to play songs early on. Next I teach lead riffs to add to with the chords as students also learn Guitar Scales and Lead Runs. I do have references available. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I teach in the Indianapolis Area at my home. Guitar Techniques: Rhythm guitar, Performance, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Guidance In Equipment
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  • Mark Wilder Guitar Lessons

    Mark Wilder Guitar Lessons

    Indianapolis, IN · Mark Wilder

    My teaching approach: I am an experienced, qualified, and patient teacher whos been teaching guitar since 2003. I have a degree in Music Theory and Jazz Studies from IU Jacob School of Music, and did my graduate work at Berklee in Boston. I have taught as adjunct faculty at IUPUI and Butler. I provide in home lessons to cut down on your need to travel, as well as lessons at our office off of 86th St. in Nora. I have taught students of all ages and experience levels. Classes are typically 1 hr, but I also offer 30 min lesson bus as well. Pricing varies with location. My influences are: I am in
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  • Michael Purvis Guitar Lessons

    Michael Purvis Guitar Lessons

    Indianapolis, IN · Michael Purvis

    My teaching approach: THIS PATIENT TEACHER’S 4U! Michael D. Purvis, BME Butler University/Masters work: Butler/I.U. I am the founder of PlaySingNDream.com and a versatile, well-educated, experienced teacher for Ages 6 – 100. I teach lessons in guitar, piano, voice, theory/comp, mandolin, ukes, banjitar and offer life coaching, too. Study one thing or let me craft a multi-faceted, personalized course of study just 4u! My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I typically receive students from Indianapolis, Castleton, Fisher
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  • Rick Wilhelm Guitar Lessons

    Rick Wilhelm Guitar Lessons

    Indianapolis, IN · Rick Wilhelm

    My teaching approach: Private 1/2 hour lessons in my studio located in Carmel, In. With over 21 years playing professionally, I teach all modern methods (Rock, Metal, Country, Jazz, Blues and Gosphel). I teach electric, acoustic, classical and bass. Learn to read music, tablature, chords, scales, play your favorite songs and apply music theory. Purchase a group of lessons now for that loved one, at a discount. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I teach at my home studio in Downtown Carmel, Indiana. Guitar Technique
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  • Brandon Whyde Guitar Lessons

    Brandon Whyde Guitar Lessons

    Indianapolis, IN · Brandon Whyde

    My teaching approach: I have studied guitar at Indiana University, as well as the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. I was asked by movie star Katherine Heigl to perform at her wedding. I have recorded and toured with her famous performing and hit songwriting husband Josh Kelley. I was featured on the cover of NUVO magazine in 2009. I have performed in theaters and music venues across the country. With my focus on songwriting and composition I aim to teach a student, not only to play music, but to understand how to create it. A typical guitar teacher can not offer the kno
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  • Casey Wilson Guitar Lessons

    Casey Wilson Guitar Lessons

    Indianapolis, IN · Casey Wilson

    My teaching approach: As a teacher, I don’t believe in forcing kids through method books and programs. Instead I try to teach them the songs they want to learn. I remember being 12 years old and really wanting to learn to play guitar and not trudge through “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” I believe in helping my students build curiosity and that curiosity will breed the passion necessary to progress as a student and a musician. These days I’ve been studying Troy Stetina’s lead guitar program, helping lead worship at local churches and playing in the pop/blues band Rookwood with my wife Krista. My in
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  • Bill Lancton Guitar Lessons

    Bill Lancton Guitar Lessons

    Indianapolis, IN · Bill Lancton

    My teaching approach: I have 35 years of professional performance on stage and in studio, and I'm a 2005 inductee into the Indianapolis Jazz Hall of Fame. I believe in sound fundamentals, but also believe in applying theory in real time to jazz tunes. I teach how to play solo chord melody versions of standards, and work with students on how to approach improvising on changes. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Downtown Indianapolis and Broad Ripple (north Central Indianapolis) at music stores Guitar Techniques: Lea
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  • Devan Miller Guitar Lessons

    Devan Miller Guitar Lessons

    Indianapolis, IN · Devan Miller

    My teaching approach: I have been teaching guitar lessons for over five years now. Over that time I have reached the conclusion that the best students I have had are not the ones with the most natural ability, but the ones who were the most motivated and excited to learn. I teach every student as an individual, and base our lessons around their interests and musical goals. I think that there is a difference between what can be taught, and what must be learned. I teach my students what I can, and guide them to learn what must be learned. My influences are: My family and friends, Plato, and ot
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  • Fishers Guitar Lessons

    Fishers Guitar Lessons

    Indianapolis, IN · Fishers Guitar

    My teaching approach: Fishers Guitar music courses are designed to provide a well rounded, enjoyable learning experience for beginners of all ages. Lessons are tailored for age level and student capability. Private, group and class instruction are provided for guitar, bass and drums. The professional musicians that make up the teaching staff have a combined experience of over 45 years. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Fishers, Geist, Indianapolis Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording an
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  • Robert Coates Guitar Lessons

    Robert Coates Guitar Lessons

    Indianapolis, IN · Robert Coates

    My teaching approach: I teach anything from basic songs and simple strumming to playing solo guitar, all styles and skill levels. Improvisation, Songwriting, Music Theory, Technique, whatever your interest, I can help. I hold a BM in Classical Guitar Performance from Butler University, Master of Music from the University of Michigan, and a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Southern California (in prog) My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Students' homes or my studio in Indianapoli
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  • Mike Middleton Guitar Academy

    Mike Middleton Guitar Academy

    Indianapolis, IN · Mike Middleton

    I'll teach you guitar by teaching you the songs that you want to learn. Your lessons will be based on your musical interests. I've been playing since 1982 and teaching professionally since 1998 and I know how to achieve results. I provide expert guitar lessons that are fun and easy. You will be playing some of your favorite songs in a matter of weeks. I tailor all my lessons based on the student's musical interests. With my 35 years' experience, I can guide you step by step to success. I teach from beginner through advanced lessons. I teach all types of rock, metal, blues, folk, country and co
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  • Ted Kirkendall Guitar Lessons

    Ted Kirkendall Guitar Lessons

    Indianapolis, IN · Ted Kirkendall

    My teaching approach: I like to treat each student as an individual as each has his or her own goals and interests. There is no single way of most effectively teaching a student. What may be work well with one may not get positive results with another. Determining this of course does not happen immediately. My influences are: Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, George Harrison, Robben Ford, Pete Anderson, Jimi Hendrix, James Burton, Clarence White, Charlie Christian, Ronnie Earl, Mark Knopfler, and above all else The Beatles My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's
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  • Alan Picard Guitar Lessons

    Alan Picard Guitar Lessons

    Indianapolis, IN · Alan Picard

    My teaching approach: I'm a bass teacher (all levels) and Guitar teacher (beginners) .I beleive that students should have fun learning what they want and learn a minimum of theory, scales and basic techniques as you go. I require weekly home practise but I'm patient and forgiving. I have toured 17 countries on bass in the last 20 some years, I love playing live music and really enjoy teaching students, I played bass in a band called 1000 Generations and with a california based ministry called Celebrant Singers.. My influences are: all of them. from Django to Jaco , the Beatles to DMB My gui
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  • Midwest School Of Music

    Midwest School Of Music

    Indianapolis, IN · Barb Chirgwin

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Our guitar teachers all read music and understand theory. They have all undergone background and reference checks. They are all positive in their teaching methods. We provide in-home lessons, studio lessons, and after school programs. Instrument Type: Electric bass, Classical guitar, Electric guitar, Acoustic guitar Music Styles Christian/Gospel Guitar, Ethnic Guitar, Ragtime Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Pop Guitar, HipHop Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Classical Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Metal
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  • Arthur's Music Store

    Arthur's Music Store

    Indianapolis, IN · Amy Osborne

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Arthur's Music Store has been at the same location since 1952, and is still owned and operated by the Arthur family. Although a lot has changed in the last 50 years, the level of personal service that Mr. Arthur instilled in his family and employees is continuing to provide a high degree of customer satisfaction today. We offer private music lessons on virtually all instruments and music theory. Instrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Classical guitar, Electric bass Musi
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  • Dewey White Guitar Lessons

    Dewey White Guitar Lessons

    Indianapolis, IN · Dewey White

    Hey there! My name is Dewey White, and I'm a guitarist as well as an enrolled college student with a declared music major. I've played guitar for about 6 years now, and I'm extremely passionate about playing and teaching guitar. I've taken lessons myself from industry professionals like Angel Vivaldi and Francesco Filogoi for the past 2 years. Guitar is not the only instrument that I play though, as I've studied various brass instruments and taken music theory courses since 2007. Weighing that in, I have about 9 years of professional music instruction. As for my experience with teaching, I
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  • Mike Donaldson Guitar Lessons

    Mike Donaldson Guitar Lessons

    Indianapolis, IN · Mike Donaldson

    I offer one-on-one or small group private lessons My practical approach to music education will get you playing in no time! . Beginning students learn their first song in three weeks, . Learn the skills you need as you need them including: . What are chords and how do you play them? . Learn to read music. . Improvise your own solos. . Play by ear. . Write your own songs. . and do much, much more! Intermediate/Advanced students can take their playing to the next level: . Develop your technique to play faster, cleaner and with less effort. . Train your ear to better understand (and r
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  • Meridian Music School

    Meridian Music School

    Carmel, IN · Hillary Blake

    We offer private lessons on vitrually every instrument including voice.  Our instructors have excellent credentials and teach a wide variety of musical styles. Meridian Music helps people of all ages realize their dream of playing a musical instrument. Parents have the option of observing their children’s lessons or taking advantage of our wireless "hot spot" in the lobby.

  • Mooresville Arts Partnership

    Mooresville Arts Partnership

    Mooresville, IN · Rosemary Rogers

    Mooresville Arts Partnership is a not for profit performing and visual arts school that serves the Indianapolis and South Central Indiana area.  We offer classes in all forms of dance, tumblem music, theatre & art.

  • Carmel Music Academy

    Carmel Music Academy

    Carmel, IN · Jon E. Gee

    1. We teach you the songs you want to learn. 2. 3 FREE Rectials/Concerts a year 3. Month to month lessons, No long term commitments or semesters 4. Student recognition program where students are awarded, wristbands, certificates and trophies for milestones they acheive.

  • Starmaker Studio For Performing Arts

    Starmaker Studio For Performing Arts

    Indianapolis, IN · Miranda Kilbourne

    Starmaker Studio for Performing Arts prides itself on providing professional instruction in a positive and nurturing atmosphere. We strive to make each class unique and challenging for our students, giving them the opportunity to grow according to their own needs and natural abilities.We offer an extensive curriculum for all levels and ages - from the beginner to advanced - from the very young, to the young at heart. It is our goal to provide a comprehensive dance and music education to all our students and to help them develop an understanding and love of the Art of Dance and Music.
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  • Carmel Music Center

    Carmel Music Center

    Carmel, IN · Carmel Music Center

    One of Indiana's largest and award winning best teaching studio for over 30 years. Lessons for most instruments, all styles and techniques. Some places just offer a simple recreational approach to learning music. Carmel Music Center focuses on learning how to be an well rounded, actual musician with an emphasis on having fun. Highly skilled and qualified professional musicians on staff. Don't be fooled by music studios with a similar name. We are THE Carmel Music Center. Located in the heart of The Arts & Design District.
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Indianapolis Guitar Lessons

(10 reviews)

Indianapolis Guitar Instruction

JJ Flynn · Indianapolis, IN


What or who inspired you to start teaching?

My Daughter had a Music teacher that was so connected to her students and to music. That inspired me and then the offer to teach came to my attention. Driven by helping them reach their goals musically. I love teaching because I have become thoroughly connected to the growing musical spirit of my students.

What types of students have you worked with?

My Students have ranged from 5 year olds up to Early 70s. I also have had a couple of students, who were special situations. Several years ago, I taught a five year old who was mostly blind and wanted to learn. And also a very special 16 year Autistic Boy. He started on Piano, flourished but decided that he could meet more girls playing guitar.

What advice would you give aspiring students?

To me learning music has always been vital, listening, performing, teaching and spreading the word. Music is vital for the development of the brain for all. My advice for aspiring students is to focus on your goal and practice, practice, no substitution for practice.

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