Featured Guitar Teachers Near St Paul , MN

Jesse K

Jesse K

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I used customized lesson plans for every student I teach. No two people are alike and no one book can meet the needs and pacing each student requires. With younger students I generally teach them simple power chords and having them playing along to a song within the first lesson. With adults, I identify the roadblocks and create lessons to break out of plateaus. I have an experienced eye for identifiying strategies to take your playing to the next level.

Mike S

Mike S

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One of the best things about teaching is seeing how much of an impact music can have on a student. One thing that really motivates me as a teacher is pushing for that moment when a student has accomplished something that they might feel to be impossible. As a past student I clearly remember the great feeling of accomplishment and pride I had when my teachers were encouraging and gave me enthusiastic compliments on my playing. More than anyone, my teacher’s opinion really mattered to me and I never hesitate to give a pat on the back to good effort and accomplishment. 

Steve H

Steve H

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I have taught private guitar and trombone lessons occasionally since college. I have also been working with high school students in small groups at clinics and while visiting schools since I began studying education. I recently student taught for a total of 17 weeks at Lincoln Center Elementary in South St. Paul and Central High in St. Paul, including classroom music, band and orchestra conducting, and band sectionals. The focus of my teaching has been musical independence. I want my students to be able to play their instruments without a teacher looking over their shoulders, and this means learning good practice habits, practicing good tone, and playing with confidence and joy.

Louis P

Louis P

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I am primarily an electric guitarist who has a fascination with composing/producing original music of a wide variety of styles. I was born into a musical family; I began taking classical lessons on piano at age six, and later upright bass at eight (guitar being a venture on my own accord that began somewhere in between). Though I consider guitar to be my main instrument, double bass allowed me to achieve considerable success in my high school years. From 2006 to 2010 I sat first chair in the symphonic orchestra at Lees Summit West High School (Lees Summit, MO) and was even a member of the Missouri All-State Orchestra all four years. From 2011 to 2014 I earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Production at the McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul, MN. Since then I have had the pleasure of teaching many guitar and bass students of all ages and experience levels, and I hope to continue to do so while I am not composing! 

Mark R

Mark R

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I have passionately studied many styles of guitar playing for 30 years. As a beginner, I enjoyed playing country music and classic rock and roll, and then moved on to classical guitar. For over twenty years, me and my classical guitar played at, coffee houses, restaurants, and music festivals. I also started playing banjo when in high school, as well as the harmonica. I have some skills on piano, but never has formal training. The past ten years I have focused on composition. I have recorded fourteen CD's, and have new material I am composing and recording now.

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