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Dennis B.

21 Reviews
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Starting at HK$312.02
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies, (Summa Cum Laude) from Howard University, Washington D.C.
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Dennis B.

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I teach all levels of guitar in the areas of rock, blues and jazz, but I really focus more on the musical skills need to play guitar in any style. These include a thorough chord vocabulary, experience playing rhythm guitar, and a complete progressive study of scales and their use in improvisation (lead guitar) starting with pentatonic scales and progressing to major scales, different forms of minor scales and modes. All scales are learned in multiple positions and the student learns to perform with them in any key. In every lesson the student and I play exercises and study materials together to make actual music from the materials being studied.

About Dennis

I have been teaching guitar for 25 years in the Washington DC metro area. I work with students 12 years of age and up, but I am especially experienced at teaching adult students regardless of whether they are beginners or have previous guitar experience. I have performed in acoustic Celtic, new age,

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Austin
I've been taking weekly online guitar lessons with Dennis for a little over a year now and I have nothing but good things to say. Dennis brings decades of playing and teaching experience to the table and it shows in each lesson.

Dennis is particularly great at tailoring the lesson material to the abilities and experience of the student. I had been self learning guitar for about 2 years before signing up for lessons with Dennis. In our first lesson, he got an idea of my skill and interests and built the lessons off of that. I am personally interested in jazz guitar and Dennis holds a wealth of knowledge in that department as well as many other genres and styles.

Ultimately, the greatest thing about Dennis' teaching method is that he helps you pursue your interests and goals and provides you with the tools and information to do so. You won't be spending any time practicing anything you don't feel is relevant to your interests.

Another note I'd like to add is that I have never felt looked down on or judged by Dennis throughout my year of lessons. I know this is common concern among adult beginners like myself (I am currently in my late 20's). I can assure anyone reading this that Dennis is a true professional and conducts his lessons in a stress-free, peer-to-peer manner.
Tom
Dennis has been a wonderful guitar teacher and mentor for me over the last 18 months or so. I am in my mid-50s and was starting essentially as a beginner when I signed up to work with Dennis. Thanks to Dennis' patient and individualized approach, I have made great strides and am pleased with how I have progressed. While he is a very accomplished guitarist, he is also a very experienced teacher. Dennis' teaching approach is not to ask the student to follow a rigid learning plan or replicate the journey he took to mastering the guitar, but rather focuses on tailoring the lessons to the student's abilities, musical interests, time constraints, learning modes, etc. The bottom line is that I enjoy working with Dennis each week and practicing what he has taught me.

The pandemic has obviously thrown a big wrench into the giving of guitar lessons. Before, Dennis was teaching me at his house. We now meet online using the Takelessons platform. Online lessons took some getting used to and are clearly not optimal, but I think Dennis has become more and more adept at making it work as well as possible.

I heartily recommend Dennis as a guitar teacher.
Mike M.
Dennis is easygoing and great to work with.
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Mark B.

30 Reviews
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Starting at HK$312.02
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1978
  • Awarded King Of The Blues from Guitar Center
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Mark B.

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I teach all levels of guitar lessons, from beginner to advanced professional...in all styles, except classical/flamenco.

About Mark

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. Now I am a bandleader and perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries. I started taking guitar lessons a

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Amit Dubey
Mark is a great instructor. Chill dude and lots of fun to work with. Loads of musical knowledge, and a ton on handy tips. If you ask nicely, he'll even teach you to play the uke behind your back or with your teeth.
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Esther B.

51 Reviews
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Starting at HK$351.02
  • Speaks Korean, Korean, English, English
  • A.A , B.M., M.M. from California State University of Sacramento
  • Teaching since 1984
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Esther B.

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I have been teaching the guitar 10 years. I'm building a strong foundation of techniques.I specialize in Blues, classical &typically use MelBay books and also have the following to use the Sheet music.
In addition,I emphasize how to read a good sight reading.

About Esther

I'm Esther, a very enthusiastic musician. I started out teaching myself piano and singing in a choir at the age of 9. I moved to the U.S. in 1992 and studied music for 10 years receiving my B.M. & M.M in music at California State University of Sacramento. I studied and trained with Claudia Kitka &

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Natalia
Esther is amazing! My daughter enjoys her piano lessons.
Jacey
Mrs. Esther is a really kind, patient, and honest piano teacher. She helped me work through my mistakes and told me what I needed to work on in order to improve. Her way of teaching is effective and it helped me gain more knowledge about piano and the techniques of being a good pianist. She is very caring and understands when I'm in a difficult situation and she always encourages me to keep going. I enjoyed all the experiences I had with Mrs. Esther and the unique personality she had. For the past 9 years, I have learned a lot about music and the hard work that goes into playing the piano. I will never regret having Mrs. Esther as my piano teacher and the adventures I had.
Lawrence
Mrs. Esther has taught me piano over the past 9 years. Over those years, I was able to learn a lot about the innerworkings of the piano, both theory and playing. Mrs. Esther carefully taught me piano with both elegance and patience and created wonderful experiences through the community concerts that she holds. Her kindness reached me in times where I was overburdened with both the study of piano and my schoolwork. The 9 years of piano that I spent with her have been very rewarding and an experience that I will continue to cherish as I continue pianoing.
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Jordan M.

118 Reviews
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Starting at HK$468.03
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded 2013 Award for Outstanding Graduate Student - Music - from San Diego State University School of Music and Dance Faculty
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Jordan M.

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Learn guitar in a relaxed, encouraging environment with a friendly expert :) Experienced guitar teacher for over 15 years and more than 11,000 lessons taught. Posture, hand position, chords, strumming, lead guitar, soloing, scales, and most importantly - your favorite songs!

About Jordan

1. All my students feel like rock stars! Each lesson is fun and enriching. 2. I provide a clear lesson plan complete with goals, achievement levels, and performances. *Experienced teacher and professional musician. *Has performed with: The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Bobby Kimball lead singer of

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Ethan A.
Thank you so much for a great first lesson!
Jeff C.
Jordan is a professional, first class person and instructor
Thaddeus
JJordan was patient and instructive. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for a novice like me.
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Ian M.

11 Reviews
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Starting at HK$195.01
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Ian M.

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About Ian

I started playing guitar originally in 1991. Over the years I eventually picked up bass and ukulele as well (not to mention a plethora of other instruments, such as voice, drums, piano, and harp). I started teaching in 2001 throughout the Chicagoland area. First in music stores, then schools, then p

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Bobby P.
Ian has been wonderful with my bonus son. He's learning the ukelele quickly, and I'm so excited to see the world of music beginning to open up for him!
Janet B.
Excellent!
William Z.
First lesson was great. It took a little time setting up and getting to know each other. For a first lesson, I came away with some very useful information on a song I was having a problem with. I like the direction it is going. Looking forward to the next lesson.
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Avi B.

19 Reviews
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Starting at HK$507.03
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Avi B.

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Experienced Guitar teacher of over 10 years available for students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of musical and critical listening skills. I specialize in rock, punk, metal, progressive, pop, and blues, and have cultivated my own curriculum which is personalized to each student.

Here are the tools available to use during lessons: Ovation Celebrity, Gibson SG Standard, Schechter Diamond Series, Marshall AVT50, Digitech RP500 effects pedal, and Logic Pro X.

Want to learn to play your favorite songs and find out why they're your favorite songs? I'm your guy!

Note: I also do double-lessons for parents/guardians and kids or friends to learn together. For this option, please choose the “60min— $120” offer. Thanks and see you soon!

About Avi

***COVID-19 UPDATE: Until authorities have deemed it safe, all of my lessons will take place online. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this strange and important time.*** Greetings! My name’s Avi and I’m committed to getting you to rock your heart out as quickly as possible.

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Dominick
Absolutely amazing teacher. Helped me work out some fundamental issues I had and then moved on to more of theory and workshopping.
Very knowledgeable and very helpful.
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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons is HK$514.83. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between HK$234.01 and HK$2,340.15 per hour.
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Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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"Damn. I was impressed by Ahmad. He is active in the music community and masterful! I was able to master some of the techniques that I was stuck on guitar. Now I don't embarrass myself when I perform."
Susan
Took Guitar lessons from Ahmad G.
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"I was out of town when my 15-year old son had his lesson with Kevin, so I sent a text to my son to find out how it went. "He is the best guitar teacher ever!!" my son replied. I think that says it all."
Aidan
Took Guitar lessons from Kevin J.
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"Judy was great dealing with an admittedly difficult student. I expect to learn a lot from her."
Michael
Took Guitar lessons from Judy G.
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"I love my lessons with John. He is patient and knows what he’s doing. I have learned so much already in a short amount of time. I look forward to each lesson every week."
STEPHANIE
Took Guitar lessons from John B.
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"It was a pleasure to have Joe meet our son for his first lesson !!! I like to the way he connected with my son. We all felt very comfortable and look forward to see him again on a weekly base !!!"
Eric Perez
Took Guitar lessons from Joe B.
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"I've learnt so much within a month! I'm so excited for the future! He's great!"
Gary
Took Guitar lessons from Ian S.
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"Excellent mechanics

Randall is a great teacher who is very flexible with his teaching and willing to teach you anything that you want to learn about guitar."
Amy
Took Guitar lessons from Randall C.
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"Matthew helped me work on pop and bossa nova songs for guitar. He is a patient and easy-going teacher who helped me at my own pace. We went over finger style techniques and rhythmic exercises. I have been enjoying lessons and I look forward to studying more with him."
Alex
Took Guitar lessons from Matthew I
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"Andrea was calm and patient throughout our lessons. He took a systematic approach to teaching and the lessons were always well structured. Of particular note was how the lessons were adapted to my play style, resulting in a smooth learning experience. Would reccomend!"
Haris
Took Guitar lessons from Andrea B.
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"I love my lessons with Indigo ! She makes you feel extremely comfortable and she is great at finding what you are interested in learning and tailoring the lesson to you. Each week I feel like I have a better understanding of the guitar and music and all the practice tips she gives are extremely helpful. I have only been taking lessons for a few months and I feel like they have had such a major impact on my improvement. I have learned so much more about music theory and it has been such a wonderful investment taking these lessons with her. I would absolutely recommend taking lessons with Indigo !"
Megan
Took Guitar lessons from Indigo S.
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Private Guitar Lessons and Classes

The guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments of all time. The versatility of the instrument, along with its iconic tone, makes it a favorite for new and experienced musicians alike. Some people dream of taking center stage, wailing on a guitar solo, while others picture themselves providing the rhythm for rock bands or jazz ensembles. Whatever your musical goals are, we can help you achieve them.

Here at TakeLessons, it’s our mission to give you the tools you need to make your guitar dreams a reality. That’s why we offer convenient and affordable private guitar lessons near you. With the help of a private guitar teacher, you’ll master everything you ever wanted, from sweep picking to songwriting.

We offer guitar lessons for children and adults and students o

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f all skill sets, so you’ll receive the guidance and instruction you need no matter where you are in your guitar-playing journey.

Many Reasons to Take Guitar Classes

There are plenty of reasons to pick up the guitar besides just looking cool and learning to play pop songs. Thanks to the versatility and mobility of the instrument, it wields great social power in a variety of settings. With an acoustic guitar and a few songs up your sleeve, you can bring groups of people together in song, anywhere you go.

Playing the guitar also imparts several mental benefits. Reading musical notation, guitar tabs, and chords can improve your memory and concentration. Plus, the skills needed to play guitar improve your hand-eye coordination, listening abilities, and multitasking prowess. With time, practicing guitar will strengthen your hands, wrists, and arms, improving dexterity and flexibility.

The benefits aren’t just for adults, either. Learning guitar enriches a child's development by improving cognitive ability, motor skills, academic abilities, and confidence. Playing the guitar has also been shown to be a useful therapy for children with ADHD, as it directs a child's energy toward a creative pursuit and improves their focus and discipline.

Topics You'll Learn in Private Guitar Lessons

With a private teacher, you can learn to play the exact style of music you love. Maybe you’ve always wanted to jam out to your favorite folk songs or learn to play classical guitar riffs. The beauty of taking guitar lessons is that you get to focus on the styles and techniques that most interest you. When you work with a private guitar tutor near you, your teacher will customize your lessons so that they align with your goals and preferences.

With in-person and online guitar classes, you'll benefit from receiving prompt feedback and lesson plans that are tailored to your needs. If you’re taking guitar lessons for beginners, you’ll start with the basics, focusing on how to hold your guitar and where to place your fingers. As you become more advanced, you’ll work on more challenging aspects of the instrument, such as mastering different fingering, picking, and strumming techniques. If you attend your lessons and put in plenty of practice, you’ll improve your guitar skills in no time.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Guitar Lessons

Guitar lessons for beginners may cover the following topics:

  • How to tune and hold your guitar
  • How to hold a pick
  • Introduction to music theory
  • Reading music notation, guitar tablature (tabs), and chords
  • Basic chords
  • Fretting, strumming, and picking
  • Guitar anatomy
  • Basic guitar care and re-stringing

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Guitar Lessons

With intermediate lessons, your guitar teacher may cover the following topics:

  • Open chords and power chords
  • Advanced strumming patterns
  • Intermediate riffs and licks
  • Barre chords
  • Extended chords
  • Major, minor, and pentatonic scales
  • Position playing
  • Alternate tunings
  • Modes, arpeggios, and more!

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Guitar Lessons

Lessons often cover the following topics:

  • Advanced rhythmic techniques
  • Alternate and sweep picking
  • Legato phrasing
  • Right-hand tapping
  • String skipping
  • Solo artistry
  • Improvisation
  • Performance preparation
  • Composition and songwriting

Wondering how long it’ll take you to master the guitar? This can vary depending on the frequency of lessons and how often you practice, but if you’re dedicated to learning, most students can play several easy songs within one to two months.

Find Guitar Teachers Near You

Whether you’re eager to start your own rock band or learn how to play your favorite tunes, it’s time to sign up for guitar lessons near you. When you turn to us here at TakeLessons, it’s easy to find a tutor and classes that suit your schedule. And if you prefer to meet with your teacher virtually, we even offer flexible online lessons that let you learn from the comfort of your own home.

Ready to kick start your lessons? Begin by choosing a guitar tutor near you. You can browse our inventory of certified teachers to find your perfect match. We have all kinds of guitar teachers with different backgrounds, expertise, and experience. Read their bios and check out reviews from their past students. You can even connect with them in advance to make sure they’re a good fit.

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