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  • Strive School Of Music

    Strive School Of Music

    Memphis, TN 38117

    5.0 (5)

    Hi, my name is Kenton Jackson, founder of Strive School of Music. Strive School of Music is more than Music, Instrumental, Vocal private and group lesson, we are a family of Musician that build personal relationships with our community, city, and state. We are bridge builders in our city. We are a bilingual company that provides effective methods to learn music. I have several locations to teach from. We also travel for group lessons. I have a wonderful Staff that assist me. Strive School of Music hires U of M students and industrial High school teens. Strive School of Music has prepared stude
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  • The Memphis Guitar Spa

    The Memphis Guitar Spa

    Memphis, TN 38112

    Besides having some of the finest instructors in town, we are home to Ferner Fine Instruments, the only custom boutique instrument builders in Memphis, TN. Additionally, The Memphis Guitar Spa is a full service repair/restoration/setup & maintenance shop, and the only full service custom finish shop in the Midsouth. We offer 10% off of ALL repair and maintenance work for anyone taking lessons from us, as well as 10% off all strings and accessories!!! We are your one-stop place for all things music!!!
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  • Chase Craven Guitar Lessons

    Chase Craven Guitar Lessons

    Capleville, TN 37501z

    My teaching approach: I usually sit down and talk to the student for a few minutes to figure out what their immediate and long-term goal with the instrument are. After that is established, I like to start with the foundations of music theory and basic guitar technique. After the student has begun to acquire a basic command of the instrument, we move into learning songs. I let the student choose the songs and music they want to learn, while occasionally assigning songs of my choosing which I feel would help the student reach his/her musical goals. The student will be sent home with materials to
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  • Rande Johnson Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

    Rande Johnson Guitar And Ukulele Lessons

    Memphis, TN 38104

    I have been playing guitar since I was 10 years old, and fell in love with it from the beginning. I am currently working in releasing my own work as a musician, and have a lot of experience performing. Learning guitar can be very repetitive and tiresome, so making sure that learning is enjoyable is a main priority.

  • Beginning Guitar, Dobro, Bass, Or Accordion Lessons

    Beginning Guitar, Dobro, Bass, Or Accordion Lessons

    Memphis, TN 38167

    NOW is the perfect time to sign up for beginning Guitar, Dobro, Bass, or Accordion lessons.I currently have guitar students between the ages of 12 and 60. I've found that kids need to be about 8-9 to be able to physically play the guitar, but younger kids can learn the dobro, bass, and accordion. Sign up NOW for a lesson time between 5:00-7:00 p.m. on weeknights. I currently play acoustic guitar and dobro in a local bluegrass band. Let me know what songs or what band you like, and I'll teach you THOSE songs in chords that are easier to play as a beginner, then teach you how to play those songs
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  • Jimmy Ellis Guitar Lessons

    Jimmy Ellis Guitar Lessons

    Capleville, TN 37501

    My teaching approach: Specializing in Guitar and Mandolin Chord Transposition, Scales, Arpeggios and Tab My influences are: So Many! 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: U of M Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Performance, Jamming Skills, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing

  • Solid Macro Studios

    Solid Macro Studios

    Memphis, TN 38104

    I teach music theory, and voice too. I have been playing off and on professionally now for about 10 years. I am 26, and as a performer, I am addicted. I am teaching now to help others, especially kids, learn to jam with other people. It's a lost art as most musicians don't understand theory these days, and most of them have no idea what it means to listen and work with to other people. Things I focus on: -Well rounded Musicianship -Organized practice sessions -Chord, and scale theory -Reading music and tablature -Basic Piano lessons to learn theory -Voice Lessons (For those who want to sin
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  • Jason / Prescient Moon Percussion

    Jason / Prescient Moon Percussion

    Capleville, TN 37501

    My teaching approach: I ascribe to a student-centered learning program, aka - i teach to my student's self-direction. What the student want's to know is what I teach. Typically a novice student is playing basic material within two to six weeks based on skill level. My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Anywhere in the Memphis area. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scale
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  • Alex Music Studio

    Alex Music Studio

    Memphis, TN 38120

    Hi, my name is Alex. I have been a Music teacher for15 years and have been playing music instruments since I was 10 years old. I am an enthusiastic teacher and I love teaching for so many reasons. The way I teach is simple, I teach my students how to play correctly while having fun. Whether you are a beginner or someone with a few years experience, take lessons with me and I promise that you will get better and enjoy your lessons. I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your goals! Experienced Fun Passionate about teaching
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  • School Of Rock Memphis

    School Of Rock Memphis

    Memphis, TN 38117

    Welcome to School of Rock Memphis, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Memphis’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Memphis has the right teachers, instruments, and programs your student needs to jam their way to success. School of Rock isn’t just about creating killer musicians with a lasting love for all things rock. Because life isn’t a solo act, we’re equally focused on creating awesome bands of friends and musicians. We’re as much about orchestrating a community in Memphis full of cool experiences as we are about
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  • Mark Allen Music

    Mark Allen Music

    Memphis, TN 38117

    Hello students. I love everything about music from performing to recording to composing and arranging. I graduated with a bachelor in guitar in 2014 and have been teaching private and group lessons for the past 9 years. I have had lots of experience playing in different musical groups and bands that has made me into a very well rounded musician. I play and teach a variety of styles and I try to incorporate modern music theory practically to help my students grow as musicians overall.
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Memphis Guitar Lessons

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Memphis Guitar Lessons

Randy Toma · Memphis, TN

What or who inspired you to start teaching?

I began teaching guitar at 15 in 1973, working for a local piano studio. -My mom had to drive me to work, as I didn’t have a driver’s license yet! I just thought I could, as I’d been taking private lessons since I was 7. My first teacher was North America’s premier cellist, and taught all stringed instruments.

My next teacher was Mr. Fusco, a graduate of the great Andre Segovia music school. He was a true renowned guitar professional, written up in international guitar journals. I’d had 2 great teachers, and felt confident in my abilities to share what I’d learned. I had 8 adults taking classical guitar lessons from me, all standard notation. Not TAB, no computers!

What do you love most about your job?

Seeing a student “get it” -that lightbulb going off when it finally makes sense. The “A-ha! moments.”

What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught children, teens, adults, retirees, groups. Everything from grade-school dropouts without a GED to PhD/MDs. Students who were from other countries, other hemispheres, students who had never held a guitar to piano virtuosos. The guitar doesn’t care who you are or what you’ve done, you must do it the guitar’s way, before you can do it ‘your way.’

The one determining factor in your success on the guitar is DESIRE. If you have the mindset to ‘make it happen,’ you will, and nothing will stand in your way. We all do what we want to do. In general, that amounts to these 6 words: “Time On The Fretboard Between Lessons.” Too often, students understand the concepts, and can grasp the material, but “Understanding How To is not the same as Being Able To.”

Tell us about your passion for teaching

I guess I got it from my 2 teachers. Teaching and performing were their only jobs, and it is mine also. I just feel compelled to share, and explain what I’ve gathered over the decades. I feel my job is to shorten the learning curve, to teach what I know is essential and explains the way things work. So many teachers just teach “the what and the where.”

I teach the ‘How & the Why’ things work. It’s not just about memorizing, but more about understanding. All music shares basic fundamental concepts, just like art, or writing, or any creative field. You’ve got to know the basics before you can refine the particulars. Whether it’s basketball, physics, singing, every field of study starts with the fundamentals, and expands outwards. This is so crucial to enable growth and an understanding of the subject.

What advice would you give aspiring students?

I have witnessed so many students grow and succeed, that I know it is possible to reach your goals. One interesting pattern I have observed: most students start out and don’t develop much in the first few months. Then, as if by magic, they ‘leapfrog’ up and are suddenly playing at a level much higher than they were! I have seen it in myself, in hindsight. So, don’t stop, just because you feel you’re not progressing as fast as you thought you would. (Everyone thinks they’ll be great in just a few weeks!) It takes time; consistent “Staying at it,” but it will pay off. Here’s the strange thing:

“It gets easier and easier! The beginning is the hardest part. Like pushing a car that’s come to a dead stop: The first 5 feet are the hardest, but the last 5 feet ….the car is flying down the road, and you have to jump in to put on the brakes! Realize anything worthwhile takes persistence. "

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