GUITAR: Master Classes * Lessons


Includes introductory lessons on Ukulele, Banjo, Autoharp & Spoons!

You can learn: 

  • Lessons for ages 8 to adult.

Berklee School of Music guitar method with Listen Like Learn method 

  • Folk Guitar Expert: 
  • Finger styles
  • Chords & Chord Patterns
  • Strumming
  • Ragtime & Blues
  • Jazz
  • Melodic Playing
  • Open Tunings
  • Accompaniment
  • Tablature

Lessons Include: 

  • Music Theory
  • History & Appreciation
  • Musical Style & Genres: Folk, Fingerstyles, Country, Blues, Rock, Jazz and more! 
  • Sight reading
  • Ear Training & Listening skills
  • Rhythm, Tempo & Timing
  • Conducting
  • Songwriting
  • Composition
  • Improvisation
  • Arranging
  • Performance, Recitals and Performances

 Listen to Rahel play. 

 About Rahel:

    When you learn guitar with me you will enjoy learning left and right hand playing techniques including melodic finger patterns, strumming and rhythm styles to match a myriad of genres featuring renaissance, classical “light”, Celtic, romantic Spanish and contemporary harp-like melodic music as well as country, blues and ragtime, pop, new age, jazz, a wide selection of oldies, children's tunes, and even some fast driving rock and funky stuff! You will also learn music theory, appreciation, open tunings and about world music, performance and songwriting. 

     I've been playing guitar since I was 14 and professionally since 1976. I started with a private teacher who taught me according to the Berklee School of Music guitar method by William Leavitt, which, today I use as a foundation for teaching my own students. 



  • Rates include instructors' travel expenses.
  • A twenty-four (24) hour notice is required to reschedule a private lesson. 
  • If the instructor must cancel a lesson, the lesson will be rescheduled at a time convenient to both parties.
  • Scheduling does NOT follow the school or holiday calendar. All private lessons are mutually scheduled.
  • If the weather conditions are questionable, please call first!

 Students say:

   "I am an intermediate level adult guitar player, and Rahel was my guitar teacher for several years. I had weekly lessons, and couldn't wait for each one. She was the best teacher I could have asked for: patient, kind, funny, creative, and compassionate. She understands music theory, and is a superb musician herself. I highly recommend her." - Linda S.

   "Rahel and I have worked together in the music industry for ten years. She is a caring and dedicated individual. Rahel is passionate about whatever it is she is doing. I would highly recommend Rahel as an honest and hard working person." - Chris DelRossi, "The Cat's Room" studio

   "Rahel is a colleague in a few different businesses with me. I find her to be very collaborative and supportive. She is generous with her time and considerable creative talents. She is an experienced musician and accomplished composer." - Sue Hurwitz


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