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  • Marshall Biever Music

    Marshall Biever Music

    Philadelphia, PA · Marshall Biever

    (4 reviews)

    I have been teaching guitar for eight years. I've been performing in bands of various genres since the age of thirteen, and in addition to taking private lessons throughout high school, I studied guitar for two years at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Currently, I'm on and off the road with my own band Manic Pixi, and I play shows with a band from CT called Bonsai Trees. Generally speaking my approach to teaching begins with a focus on rhythm and technical ability before moving on to theory. I prefer to work on music that my students are already familiar with and have a passio
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  • Chris Jackowski Guitar Lessons

    Chris Jackowski Guitar Lessons

    Philadelphia, PA · Chris Jackowski

    (1 review)

    My name is Chris, I live in Philadelphia and have a lifelong passion for playing guitar. I have been playing for 12 years and teaching lessons for the past 5 years. I will help students acquire a wide vaiety of musical knowledge and touch upon various genres. From rock, blues, country, or jazz, I can help you learn the style of music you most desire! Please dont hesitate to contact me. I look forward to getting started!

  • A&G Music Center

    A&G Music Center

    Drexel Hill, PA · Cassidy DePaul

    (1 review)

    Our accomplished staff has over 20 years of professional experience in the music industry and they are sure to help you find the right instructor for you! We staff experienced, professional teachers, offering music lessons for guitar, bass, piano, brass, woodwinds, music theory, composition, drums, & percussion for beginners to professionals. Here at A&G, you will learn in a private, comfortable environment.

  • Mount Laurel School Of Music

    Mount Laurel School Of Music

    Mount Laurel, NJ · Mount Laurel

    (1 review)

    The Mount Laurel School of Music is South Jersey's BEST choice for private lessons! We cater to all ages, styles, and levels of experience, offering instructional programs for the following: voice and performance, piano, guitar, bass guitar, brass and woodwinds, violin and viola, as well as studio recording workshops!

  • Nicky's Guitar Lessons

    Nicky's Guitar Lessons

    Northeast Philadelphia, PA · Nicky Viola

    Ive been playing and teaching guitar for 30 plus years. Beginners welcome, I am very patient and will stick with you until you've got it. Learn what you want to learn while I teach you the basics you need to become a great guitar player. I teach all genres but my main strengths are: rock, hard rock, blues, metal, pop, classic rock, folk, country.

  • Ira Strum Guitar Lessons

    Ira Strum Guitar Lessons

    Mount Laurel, NJ · Ira Strum

    My teaching approach: I teach guitar lessons with a method that is more geared towards fun and being able to socialize with music than with theory (at least in the beginning). I find that most of my students appreciate this more than having to go through entire guitar lessons devoted to theory.Once the music bug has bitten everything else falls into place when explained. 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: Burlington County New Jersey - Ramblewood, Greentree, Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, Moorestown,
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  • Frank Butrey Guitar Lessons

    Frank Butrey Guitar Lessons

    Audubon, NJ · Frank Butrey

    My teaching approach: To help the student develop the ability to perform, compose, improvise, enjoy and understand music. I will tailor the lessons to the student’s desired style/interests but will also introduce them to other styles/genres. A strong foundation in the basics (good technique, some reading skills, basic theory, and song form) is necessary for a student of any level. This quickens the learning process and gives the student the ability to interact and communicate with other musicians as well as learn songs on their own. These skills would be worked on. If the student is interest
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  • Ian Macaulay Guitar Lessons

    Ian Macaulay Guitar Lessons

    Collingswood, NJ · Ian Macaulay

    My teaching approach: I try to strike a good balance between note reading/theory and ear training. Having toured with multiple international artists (Estelle, John Legend, Eric Roberson) I use my own personal experience to show my students just what it takes to become proficient on the guitar. I also have a BM in Jazz Performances. I think my diverse influences and strong educational background are very important. 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 in or near Camden County (Hadd
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  • Greg Snyder Guitar Lessons

    Greg Snyder Guitar Lessons

    Collingswood, NJ · Greg Snyder

    My teaching approach: I want to equip all of my students with the necessary skills to perform. This means the student will learn theory, sight reading skills, scales, improvisation skills, keys, they will learn how to use their ears, build a repertoire of music... The student can choose any genre to explore, but they will learn the material thoroughly. It is not good enough to just learn how to play a song from TAB. If you want to be a better player, you have to understand music. I try to do all of this while making the lessons fun. We crack a lot of jokes, but then spend time on some mind twi
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  • Jeff Skull Guitar Lessons

    Jeff Skull Guitar Lessons

    Collingswood, NJ · Jeff Skull

    My teaching approach: I try to strike a balance between the students' interests and what they need to know to be a reasonably well-rounded player. I love helping people figure out and play their favorite music, and seeing them smile the first time they see they can really play! I know for some people the guitar is simply a hobby while for others it's a career, so I tailor my approach to the individual. I've noticed some people enjoy a very structured approach while others like things to be more relaxed. I happy teacher either style. My influences are: Jimmy Hendrix, Pat Martino, Wes Montgomer
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  • Gabe Cifuni Guitar Lessons

    Gabe Cifuni Guitar Lessons

    Collingswood, NJ · Gabe Cifuni

    My teaching approach: I've taught students of all ages and have played in many local groups throughout the years. Also a graduate from the University of the Arts with a Bachelor of Music. I teach bass from beginning-advanced and guitar from beginning-intermediate. My influences are: Too many to mention. My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: In and around Glocester County Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exerc
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  • Kevin Cooley Guitar Lessons

    Kevin Cooley Guitar Lessons

    Collingswood, NJ · Kevin Cooley

    My teaching approach: Lesson plans are individually taylored to each students interests and needs.... My influences are: Jeff Beck 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: Burlington County NJ and surrounding areas... Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Slide Guitar, Performance, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Scales and Exercises, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: Introductory lessons wil
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  • NJ School Of Music

    NJ School Of Music

    Camden, NJ · Medford Guitar

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Established in 1958, the New Jersey School of Music is South Jersey's oldest Music School. Our expert, degreed, and professional staff instructs students of all ages and levels as well as all instruments including: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar, Bass, Voice, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo, Recorder, Drums, Trumpet, Banjo, Mandolin and Harmonica to name a few. Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: We have various days and times available Monday throu
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  • Vince Federici Guitar Lessons

    Vince Federici Guitar Lessons

    Philadelphia, PA · Vince Federici

    My teaching approach: I teach how to enjoy the instrument and how to find each student's individual style. I have a unique approach because I was self taught until going to The University of the Arts for Jazz Performance. My influences are: At first the big ones were Steve Howe from "Yes", Carlos Santana's "Abraxas", and Jimmy Page from "Led Zeppelin". Nowadays I'm interested in players like Steve Cropper "The MG's". Tasteful players. My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: All of Philadelphia Maple Shade, NJ Cherry Hill,
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  • Rob Swift Guitar Lessons

    Rob Swift Guitar Lessons

    Philadelphia, PA · Rob Swift

    My teaching approach: Every student is taught with their unique musical interest in mind! At Swiftlessons the goal is to make learning the guitar a fun and enjoyable experience while getting most out of each lesson! The Swiftlessons Guarantee! ✓ World Class Guitar Lessons from an experienced and qualified instructor! ✓ Unique audio/visual resources exclusive to Swiftlessons Students! ✓ Free guitar maintenance! No more spending big bucks at the guitar store! ✓ 24/7 advice from professional musicians who care about your progress! My influences are: David Gilmour, Jimi Page, Derek Trucks
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  • Michael Sanzo Guitar Lessons

    Michael Sanzo Guitar Lessons

    Philadelphia, PA · Michael Sanzo

    My teaching approach: I teach to the student. I prefer to assess where the student is and go at a pace that is appropriate for him or her. I emphasize playing with others and jamming skills in order to encourage the student to play outside of the lesson environment. As a songwriter I can also guide the student on how to begin to sing and play at the same time and to organize their ideas to beginning writing for themselves! My influences are: Modern rock guitarists, classic 60's and 70's rock and psychedelic guitar players. Folk guitarists and singer songwriters. My guitar lessons take place in
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  • John Gorbe's Guitar System

    John Gorbe's Guitar System

    Philadelphia, PA · John Gorbe

    Hi, My name is John Gorbe. I'm an endorsed, professional guitarist in Northeast Philly. I have over 20 years experience teaching guitar to students of all levels, ages and styles. I'm flexible in my approach and will work with your schedule to make you the best guitarist you can be! I also have a unique ranking system I developed to give you goals to reach along your musical journey. If you have any questions please contact me. Also check out my youtube channel to learn a little more about what I do: http://www.youtube.com/johngorbe
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  • Music Training Center

    Music Training Center

    Conshohocken, PA · Darryl Schick

    We provide high quality music education in a well-organized school of music and theatrical arts with locations in the Plymouth Square center in Conshohocken PA, in the Ardmore West center in Ardmore, PA, and in the Lincoln Court center in Malvern, PA. Our faculty is degreed, employed (not contractors), and experienced teaching children through adults. We have full time school administration staff available to serve your needs and our owner is always available to speak with you to ensure that your academic experience is enjoyable and productive. Our school includes a theater with a full sound a
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  • Full Time Guitar Instructor

    Full Time Guitar Instructor

    Philadelphia, PA · Ron Bennett

    As a guitar player, have you ever found yourself in a jamming situation when you're stumped about which scale to play in a musical situation? I may be able to help. My name is Ron Bennett, and I have been a full time guitar instructor in Center City Philadelphia for 20 years. I have been a professional guitarist and song writer for 3 decades. I specialize in teaching the usage of the Major/Minor Pentatonic System and the Diatonic Major Scale Modal System of improvisation to aspiring guitarists. A prior knowledge of music theory is NOT needed to understand the dynamics of these approaches. I'
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  • Top Tier Guitar Studio

    Top Tier Guitar Studio

    Merchantville, NJ · Nick Geracitano

    Nick has been teaching in the South Jersey area for 14 years and opened Top Tier Guitar Studio in 2008. Education includes a B.A. in Music with majors in Classical Guitar and Music Theory. All ages and styles are welcome to come learn. Nick has been teaching guitar lessons to students of all ages and skill levels for several years, and holds a B.A. in Music for Classical Guitar Performance as well as in Music Composition. Nick has taken several of his students from complete beginners to college-level performance ability in little more than a year of study, and has never had a student leave
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  • Joe Ryan Entertainment

    Joe Ryan Entertainment

    Philadelphia, PA · Joseph Ryan

    Anyone can learn a song or two by watching YouTube videos and I encourage that! What I can teach is how to make learning easier and more fun - how to be able to pick up a guitar at a party and play a few tunes that folks can sing along to.  How to entertain either just yourself or others. How to work on things like rhythm and strumming as well as solid left hand technique and how to be able to learn a song by ear.

  • Silver Music Studios

    Silver Music Studios

    Broomall, PA · Scot Silver

    Silver Music Studios has been an active private music studio since 1996. we have a dozen qualified, fun, friendly and knowledgable staff of guitar, voice, piano, ukelele and electric bass instructors on hand.  Lessons are typically held once a week in one of our convenient, quiet and comfortable studios. Free and easy parking at each location, Broomall and Drexel Hill, PA.  Silver Music Studios has been voted Best Instrumental Instruction in the area for 4 years running. Come see why.
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  • Andy Cranston Guitar Lessons

    Andy Cranston Guitar Lessons

    Glenside, PA · Andy Cranston

    I am a retired high school music teacher with a bachelor's degree from the Berklee School of Music in Boston. I also played guitar for many years in a number of bands and teaching various levels of students.I am offering private guitar lessons in your or my home. Regardless of your goals with guitar, I can definitely help you reach them. I teach Electric and Acoustic. If you are interested, please contact me.

  • Nancy's Piano Lessons

    Nancy's Piano Lessons

    Jenkintown, PA · Nancy Rodzwic

    I teach piano to students of all ages for several years now. I want to share with you my passion. I want to be able to help you be good at it. Please give me a call for inquiries and reservations. Thank you!

  • Wayne Blackman Guitar Lessons

    Wayne Blackman Guitar Lessons

    Willow Grove, PA · Wayne Blackman

    As a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, I've studied Guitar with some of the finest instructors in the world! I will help you to reach YOUR goals. - Enjoy learning and practicing.- Understand your instrument beyond the songs you know.- Learn how music is constructed.- Receive professional feedback.My lessons aren't like others out there. I will design your lessons based on your goals, preferences, and personality. You'll learn the songs you want to learn while discovering all of the elements used to create them. I will show you more efficient ways to practice, common patterns used in mu
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  • Resonant Recording

    Resonant Recording

    Philadelphia, PA · Steven LaFashia

    I have been so fortunate to be involved in the music industry for the past 28 years. I spent the majority of the 2000's touring in a rock band and am very grateful for that experience. I have been teaching since 1995 and love to share my knowledge with students. I am equally comfortable teaching either guitar/music theory or audio production as they have been my two focuses since I began my journey in music at age 14. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals in music and sharing everything I have learned over the course of my journey.
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  • Samwise Guitar Lessons

    Samwise Guitar Lessons

    Philadelphia, PA · Samuel Fernandez

    Hi my name is Samuel (Sam). I've been playing guitar since I was 12 years old. I have always been passionate about music, and the arts in in general. I love teaching and passing on the knowledge that I have learned throughout my years of playing a whole range of genres and styles. Blues, Hard Rock, Folk, Flamenco, Alternative, Modern, Some classical. My philosophy when it comes to teaching is to be fun, flexible, enthusiastic, and patient as well with my students. Whether a beginner or years of experience playing the instrument. My aim is always to help my students improve their playing and re
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Philadelphia Guitar Lessons

(7 reviews)

Philadelphia Guitar Instruction

Don Kimenker · Philadelphia, PA


Featured Instructor

Don Kimenker is teaching electric, acoustic, classical, and bass guitar to all levels of students in the Philadelphia, and on his profile Don clearly demonstrates his experience and thoughtfulness inherent in his guitar teaching by describing what a guitar lesson with him might entail. I concentrate on a few things:

a.) agreed direction and check in with you
b.) enjoyment level, especially for kids
c.) good mix of songs to technique material


A 30 minute lesson is made up of reviewing the previous week’s materials and moving on to new and satisfying stuff for the student. I try to mix theory with specific ways to apply the theory so it’s less confusing. Lesson culminate into optional annual recital.”

Don Kimenker Gives Guitar Lessons That Broaden His Students' Knowledge and Perspective in Philadelphia

The team at Lessons.com is often gratified that our site attracts guitar teachers who take their music, their guitar playing, and their guitar teaching so seriously, and what we see on Don’s profile certainly fortifies our feelings. Taking a close look at how much care he’s put into describing his guitar lessons is sure to give you the same feeling we have. What he says about the positive effects of learning music, particularly guitar, is another example of his sincerity and dedication:

“I think all students are ideal. Everyone is different and has different time available for practicing and lessons. My opinion is that any exposure to music is good for a person – any person. I believe strongly that music advances a person’s ability to think in life as it opens up pathways in the brain that might have otherwise been closed or diminished.”

Every guitar student, or his or her parents, have the right to expect nothing less from a guitar teacher than what Don Kimeneker brings to his guitar teaching, and we hope you’ll check out his profile to find out more.