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Guitar Classes Cleveland OH

See below to find local guitar classes in Cleveland that give access to instruction on guitar for beginners, blue guitar basics, fingerstyle guitar basics, intermediate acoustic techniques, and lead guitar basics, as well as advice and content on bass guitar classes and more.

Brian W.
(877) 231-8505
McKenzie Road
North Olmsted, OH
Subjects
Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Tuba, Guitar, Piano, Upright Bass, Music Performance, Music Recording, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
I am classically trained but also adept in improvisation. I play and teach all styles of American and Western European music, including but not limited to rock (classic, alt, metal), r&b/soul/funk, latin and Afro Cuban, popular/show, and contemporary Christian.
Education
Stonewall Jackson H.S. - College Prep - 8/73 to 5/77 (High School diploma received) Abilene Christian University - English Lit - 8/77 to 5/81 (Bachelor's degree received) Abilene Christian University - Marketing/Finance - 5/81 to 5/83 (Master's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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West Side Piano & Guitar
(440) 835-4670
Westlake, OH
 
Chris T.
(877) 231-8505
South Overlook Road
Cleveland, OH
Subjects
Violin, Music Theory, Piano, Bassoon, Organ
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am primarily a classically trained musician, and the methods that I specialize in are as follows: I use various method books for teaching violin including Essential Elements string series with additional etude books, Galamian scale method and Basics by Simon Fischer. For piano, I use the Faber and Faber method. For organ, I use the Davis Method book. For bassoon, I use the Weissenborn method.
Education
University of Alabama - Music Composition - August 2008 - May 2010 (Master's degree received) Samford University - Violin Performance - August 2004 - May 2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Marina Kerze
12231 Eagle Nest Dr.
North Royalton, OH
Instruments
Ear Training, Piano, Theory
Styles
Classical, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$40
Years of Experience
10 Years

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Kathy Shanklin
43 Maple Hill Dr.
Chagrin Falls, OH
Promotion
$40 / hr
Hours
"Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Kids"
Services
Bassoon
Service Types and Repair
15 years

Guitar Conservatory
(216) 226-3540
1398 Edwards Ave
Lakewood, OH
 
Joshua K.
(877) 231-8505
Euclid Heights Boulevard
Cleveland, OH
Subjects
Music Performance, Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Classical.
Education
Cleveland Institute of Music - Piano Performance - 8/10-current (not complete) Manhattan School of Music - Piano Performance - 9/06-5/10 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Chris T.
(877) 231-8505
Hilliard Road
Lakewood, OH
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano, Organ, Violin, Bassoon
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am primarily a classically trained musician, and the methods that I specialize in are as follows: I use various method books for teaching violin including Essential Elements string series with additional etude books, Galamian scale method and Basics by Simon Fischer. For piano, I use the Faber and Faber method. For organ, I use the Davis Method book. For bassoon, I use the Weissenborn method.
Education
University of Alabama - Music Composition - August 2008 - May 2010 (Master's degree received) Samford University - Violin Performance - August 2004 - May 2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Olga Druzhinina
Pine Forest dr Cleavlend, ohio
North Royalton, OH
Instruments
Chorus, Organ, Piano, Voice
Styles
Classical, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
4 Years

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Natasha Fondren
7024 Pine Street
Chagrin Falls, OH
Promotion
$1 / hr
Hours
"Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Kids"
Services
Piano
Service Types and Repair
15 years

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The Art Of Practicing

The Art Of Practicing
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I have always believed that success, in practically any subject you can think of, is a direct result of "clear thinking". That is, the ability to understand very clearly what needs to be achieved and the action to set about surmounting very necessary hurdles in order to reach those goals. Less than successful people are either not clear in their goals or for one reason or another give up along the way. It's leveling that rough terrain, along with a clearly defined end result in mind that will get you there in the end. The success roadmap might go something like this:

Visualize goal => Surmount problems => Score

Sounds simple doesn't it? However, this clear thinking is all very well but it's usually the thought required before step 1 (visualization) that causes problems. Very often the goal does not manifest in mind because the process is so overwhelming.

And so it is with practicing the guitar, or any instrument for that matter. In more laymen's terms it's more like "What the hell should I be practicing?".

Practice is a constant struggle for many people. There is so much to learn and often so little time to allocate to it. For the jazz musician, clear thinking can be as simple as "I really like that Charlie Parker 2, 5 - how does he do that?". Then transcribing the line, practicing it in all keys and working the phrase into your own vocabulary. The 'score' as I like to call it is the ability to work it in to your own playing. I want to talk a little about that in a minute.

First, I think the most important thing to talk about is how to make best use of your practice time. There was a time when I started playing where I used to sit in my room and allocate 15 minutes to practicing scales and arpeggios, 10 minutes on technique exercises, 20 minutes on sight reading and 1/2 an hour on practicing my classical guitar repertoire. Why? because my teacher told me I had to. Years later once I started to study jazz guitar on my own I didn't feel the need to be practicing this way. It wasn't really benefiting me fully. I started to have my own goals in mind that I wanted to reach. I wanted to learn to play like one or two of my heroes, but more importantly because I liked what they played. Even more under the microscope were certain melodic lines and licks that tweaked my ear and fueled me to transcribe or simply copy the way they phrased or 'felt' a phrase. Once I clearly had in mind what I wanted to achieve I could go about achieving it - I knew what I had to do.

It's important to sit down to practice and be really clear about what you are going to do during that practice time. Now, one thing that helped me tremendously was when I made a huge commitment to scheduled practicing. In other words, deciding that every single day, no matter what, I would sit down and dedicate exactly one hour...

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