Featured Guitar Teachers Near Houston, TX

John M

John M

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I'm a teacher at heart and I always have something new and exciting to give to others in the form of information or skill. I've been teaching professionally for seven years and I love every single minute of it. I have worked in two Texas Independent School Districts and I have worked with a wide variety of age groups and subjects, not just music. I occasionally play live shows on the weekends with my band and I can play four other instruments besides the guitar.

Elijah R

Elijah R

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Music is like a language all it's own, and I try to teach it similarly to how we naturally learn language. Growing up we don't learn by grammar and rules, but by listening to others. I make sure they are prepared with everything needed to play songs/pieces, as well as all that is needed for improvisation and solos. Then I begin starting them on reading and writing music, typically using a beginner method book such as essential elements.

Drew M

Drew M

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I have taught a wide range of ages from 8-75 years old. I am able to teach a wide variety of musical styles, also including music theory, composition and ear training.  If you need help with solo/ensemble music for region or your are just looking to learn guitar for fun, I can help you achieve your goals.

Jovier O

Jovier O

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Raymiah J

Raymiah J

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My twelve years as a strings teacher has included both private lessons and public school settings. Many of his students have gone on to be involved in regional orchestras, Houston Youth Symphony, and university orchestras. From 2007 through 2010 orchestras under my care have earned consistent First Division ratings at UIL competitions, including “Sweepstakes” honors in 2008. Other superior and first division honors include those from the Humble Invitational, Pride of Texas and Soundwaves music festivals.

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