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Featured Guitar Teachers Near Ontario, CA

Here are just a few of the many teachers offering Guitar lessons in Ontario . Whether you are looking for beginner guitar lessons for your kids, or are an adult wanting to improve your skills, the instructors in our network are ready to help you now!

Gabriel W offers Guitar lessons in   Ontario, CA

Gabriel W

Instruments: Guitar Bass Guitar Ukulele Electric Guitar Classical Guitar Acoustic Guitar

During his lessons, Gabriel covers topics ranging from learning how to play starting from the basics, strumming patterns, chords, scales, modes, sweep picking, tapping, alternate and economy picking, bending, harmonics, hybrid and fingerpicking, how to create bass lines, songwriting, improving your technical chops, your ear, sight-reading, theoretical knowledge, and improvisation, as well as guitar maintenance, amplifiers, and effects.  He has plenty of handouts and sheet music to aid your progress. Read More

Sameh M offers Guitar lessons in   Ontario, CA

Sameh M

Instruments: Guitar Electric Guitar Acoustic Guitar

I found my calling as a teacher two years ago, back in Dubai, when I was asked to help a friend's sister with a learning disability to play the guitar. My proudest achievement came when, during one of our lessons, she started playing the chords to Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and sang along beautifully. After that, I was hooked. I started putting up ads in the street and, in no time, I was getting dozens of calls a day. Read More

Eric B offers Guitar lessons in   Ontario, CA

Eric B

Instruments: Guitar Drums Music Electric Guitar Classical Guitar Acoustic Guitar

I like to mix instructional books with opportunities to learn songs outside of the text books appropriate to the student's interests, style, and skill level. For the guitar, I like Terry Carter's Rock Like the Pros, Beginning Class Guitar Method and Intermediate Class Guitar Method. These books have comprehensive practice exercises, including classical and popular music exercises, and great songs of all levels to learn. The Mel Bay and Alfred music method books are also great for guitar or drums. Read More

Matthew C offers Guitar lessons in   Ontario, CA

Matthew C

Instruments: Guitar Classical Guitar

Hi! My name is Matt C. and I'm a guitarist who has been teaching privately for over 20 years. I am a classical guitarist, but I can teach other styles as well. I have have my bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in guitar performance and music history and I have been teaching at the college level since 2006. Over the last few years, like many of us I have largely made the transition to online instruction and have found how effective it can be. Read More

Chris T offers Guitar lessons in   Ontario, CA

Chris T

Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice

First and foremost we will have a great time, and you will learn a ton. If you choose to only practice while we are in our lessons, you will get a little better. If apply the techniques and ideas we come up with during our lesson during the week, and practice everyday, you will improve in ways you never thought possible. If you are coming for voice you will learn to extend your range, intonation, pitch, as well as ways to connect with your audience. Read More

Jannel R offers Guitar lessons in   Ontario, CA

Jannel R

Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice Flute Bass Guitar Organ Accordion Ukulele

My philosophy is to teach the student what they want to learn while including basic music theory so that they know what they are doing and why. I plan performance opportunities for the students every couple of months. Read More

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Jimena F

Instruments: Guitar

What advice do you have about practicing effectively?
Practice in small bits. Once you start overthinking or forgetting stuff you have to take a break. Studies prove for any topic you retain information for up to 20 minutes. I highly recommend to practice effectively for a short time. It doesn't matter if your schedule is tight either going to school or working. You can sort out the most important things you want to have down and be able to improve. Repetition is good as well. Those two will get you results. For example, learning a song try starting with couple measures (small bits) and repeat them until you have them down, then move forward to the next parts.

How do I know if my child is ready to start lessons?
Anyone is ready to start lessons at anytime. Music will develop different skills and will bring joy to anybody. Having the desire of learning is the best thing to encounter in a student. I personally wanted to learn music when I was 6 years old but my parents thought it was not the best time or that I'd quit for being too young. Later on they realized I was focused on nothing else but music to a point of graduating College and moving out of the country I was raised. I want to give anybody the opportunity of helping them to do and learn what they want.

When will I start to see results?
Results are subjective to anybody's opinion and needs. Results depend on the teacher and also the student. The teacher can give the material to the student but if the student shows no interest on keeping up, then the pace would be slower. I'd rather focus on what the student wants to learn and start from there; Therefore, as a teacher, I can keep the student interest and will to keep learning and improving. My interest is to show the students their own improvements from the first day to few lessons later.

What do you think is the hardest thing to master on your instrument?
I think there is never enough things to learn, practice and improve. We always have something to learn as musicians. We have theory and rules to follow, but there is always something new to do or deviate from the music theory that ends up being a hit on billboard every day. The hardest thing to master is to know you have to keep practicing no matter how good you think you are. It's challenging getting out of the comfort zone once you identified what you want or what you're good at on your instrument. Techniques and styles will always come and go.

What does a normal practice session look like for you?
I have a schedule that I divide into specific sections. I always warm up, like if it was a sport., you're using your muscles and tendons so I want to take care of that first. Then start pace by pace already on my instrument and from there it could be scales, arpeggios, chord tones, triads, chords, multiple chord voicings, substitutions, extensions, reading, ear trainning, theory, new songs, solos, licks etc. All lasting less than 30 minutes to focus totally on the topic and get the best out of each one of them,

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