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Apex Musical Instruction

Apex Musical Instruction

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My teaching approach: I am a Berklee College of Music trained professional with extensive experience performing and teaching. I teach all ages and levels from beginners to advanced. Each lesson plan is tailored to suit the needs of each student, results come quickly. Learn Theory, Advanced Harmony and Improvisation, or just to strum a few of you favorite songs. References available upon request. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises ... View Profile
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Rockstar Guitar Studio

Rockstar Guitar Studio

5.0 1 Review
My lessons are tailored to your goals, musical tastes and current skill level. I create step by step lesson plans to get you to your goals. I have been teaching for over 18 years and have almost 20 years of playing, performing and teaching experience. I have been featured in numerous guitar lesson magazine columns. I'm currently releasing DVD/Download lessons through MetalMethod.com, the world's most popular guitar lessons. My best selling Metal Rhythm Extreme series can be found at http://www.metalrhythm.com All lessons at RGS include professionally transcribed tab/music notation, Guitar Pro files, that allow you to play the exerci ... View Profile
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Benjamin Ellis Guitar Lessons

Benjamin Ellis Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have a bachelors degree in guitar (classical) performance from SUNY Fredonia and a Masters in Classical Guitar Performance from Syracuse University. I have extensive experience with a verity of musical styles as well as performing. Touring with both classical ensembles and rock bands has given me valuable insights into both the act of performing as well as the business aspect of being a musician. My influences are: Julian Bream, Marcin Dylla, Th Beach Boys, Neil Young, Radiohead My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Lesson schedules are flex ... View Profile
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Kalen Ridley Guitar Lessons

Kalen Ridley Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I have an Associate's and Bachelor's degree in Music Performance, as well as working on finishing my Master's degree here at Syracuse University. Through my academic career in music, it has allowed me a wide variety of experiences to pull from and help my students with. My teaching ability is not limited to one specific style (as you can see above). My teaching approach is that of a tailored style to each student. That means is that I don't follow one specific teaching method with all of my students; rather, I try to mold how I teach each individual student differently, based on their needs. My influences are: Electric ... View Profile
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Johnny Matarazzo Guitar Lessons

Johnny Matarazzo Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I use a somewhat revolutionary method in which my relationship to the student is much like a coach and an athlete. I work with each student as an individual according to their goals and coach the ergonomics of playing as applied to that individual while he or she is also learning the theory atht is so important. My goal is to see each person truly enjoy their instrument My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Performance, Vocal Accompaniment, Fingerstyle, Open tuning, Rhythm ... View Profile
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Michael Meredith Guitar Lessons

Michael Meredith Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: My teaching approach really depends on the students needs and aspirations. I have been playing guitar for about 10 years both with others and without. My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
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Guitar And Music Theory Lessons

Guitar And Music Theory Lessons

Need help playing a song? Need help learning how to play chords, scales, and styles of music? Need help with Music Theory homework? I am an alumni of the prestigious Ridge School of Music and I can teach you everything you need to know on guitar, and also I have a strong background in jazz and music theory.I can come to you. I'm only about a mile from downtown Syracuse.I look forward to teaching you about music! ... View Profile
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The Way Of Guitar

The Way Of Guitar

My teaching approach: As a teacher, musician, writer, guitar player, and performer, Jeff is extremely passionate. He is committed to giving his best at all times. He is willing to teach and share his knowledge and guide other like minded individuals who are committed to achieving their guitar playing and musical goals. He is currently working with students of all ages and levels of playing. Jeff is as sincere in the progress of his students as he is to the progress of his own growth as a musician, songwriter, and performer. My influences are: Jeff began playing guitar at the age of 12. He was greatly influenced by heavy metal groups such as ... View Profile
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Joshua Christian Guitar Lessons

Joshua Christian Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: I'm an established and recorded/published artist. A graduate from Musicians Institutes Guitar Program (GIT) I have both album and film credits. My specialty when I was young was "shred" guitar with a heavy focus on Scales, Theory and Comping skills. Over the years I've developed a fun and unique approach to the instrument. My skill is my ability to convey Musicality while keeping it interesting My guitar lessons take place in: in the teacher's studio or student's home Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Sk ... View Profile
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Chord Chameleon Guitar Lessons

Chord Chameleon Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: individual lessons - beginners, ages 8 and up. Different levels / age groups Group lessons utilize various methods and techniques. Including using guitar tab Started playing in local church, then high school band. After college, played in big bands, small groups, local theater and symphony. Currently performing in wedding band, praise & worship band, jazz trio. Over 20 yrs experience. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Performance, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar ... View Profile
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John Magnante Guitar Lessons

John Magnante Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Case by case approach depending on student\'s goals. My influences are: Metheny, Montgomery, Robben Ford My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Flexible hours including weekends. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Music Theory, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment Selection Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: Assess current level of playing and determine goals. A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: Catering to individual student\'s need\'s and in ... View Profile
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Loren Krzykowski Guitar Lessons

Loren Krzykowski Guitar Lessons

My teaching approach: Simplified teaching style with emphasis on individual custom tailored lessons My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment Selection
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Peter LaVine Guitar Lessons

Peter LaVine Guitar Lessons

Peter LaVine - Private Guitar Instruction (315) 767-4164 [email protected] Peter LaVine has been teaching guitar in the Dewitt community for over 12 years. Throughout that time, he has had the privilege of teaching all styles of guitar to both youth and adult students. His studio is conveniently located across from the Dewitt Wegmans. Lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Vocal Accompaniment, Slide Guitar, Fingerstyle, Open tuning, Rhythm guitar, Le ... View Profile
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Frequently asked questions

How much do guitar lessons cost?

The average cost for guitar lessons is $40 per hour. Available for all ages and all skill levels of guitar playing, the pricing of individual or group guitar lessons can start as low as $20/hour. Teachers charge based on their location, years of teaching, levels of knowledge and expertise, and travel time (if applicable). Lessons can last from half an hour to a full hour, and are priced accordingly.


How long does it take to learn guitar?

If you just want to learn a few chords to strum along to some songs, then learning to play the guitar really isn't that hard for most people. Many students are able to learn a few chords and get a decent strumming pattern going after a few weeks. If you've had prior experience playing an instrument, you can expect to pick it up after just a few lessons.


Should I take guitar lessons online or in person lessons?

Private in person guitar lessons with a skilled instructor that is focused on you, your interests, and your progress is the most sought after experience and hard to replicate online. Plus, you tend to learn faster in person. On the other hand, online guitar lessons are quickly becoming popular. The selection of teachers is not limited to those in your geographical area and you can communicate via video in real time with your teacher in the comfort of your home. When filling out your request on Lessons.com, we recommend you select both online and local options, then compare your options and see what works best for you.


How old should children be before starting guitar lessons?

A child as young as 4 can begin to learn if they are really motivated and have a patient, creative, and devoted teacher. However, we've found almost all kids under six are too young to benefit from formal guitar lessons, as they require dexterity and levels of concentration children their age can't provide. That being said, lessons do not need to be formal right off the bat, and can just provide a fun introduction. Also, your child may benefit from using a ukulele to start, as it's smaller and easier to learn, but very similar instrument.

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