What’s TAGA like?

I am officially a music major…

Kosuke

I’m doing great and enjoying my time at college. I just wanted to let you all know that I am extremely thankful that I was able to have you as my guitar teachers for about a year, and that I was able to learn from you all.

Now that I am officially a music major in my school now, I have found that everything you have taught me has helped me a LOT. I am currently ahead in all of my music classes compared to all of the freshman in my school and still going strong. This would have been impossible for me to do without all of your help.

I know it is kind of late to tell you this but I am truly thankful for you all teaching me and helping me out with my musical journey. You have equipped me with more skill than I thought I had and I am so thankful for that.

Kosuke
コウスケ(IMP生徒)
Student
学生

It’s been about 20 years…

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I started to play the guitar again after about 20 years.  I am enjoying learning from the basics to something that I have never learned before regarding Music Theory.  Not only in just guitar, but now I have a deeper understanding of music over all.  I would like to thank my teacher, Michael Kaplan.

Masaki
マサキ

Now I enjoy playing guitar more…

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I highly recommend learning guitar at The American Guitar Academy. After my first few lessons I was already noticeably much better at playing and was also learning guitar faster than I have ever had before. Plus, now I enjoy playing guitar more than I ever have!

Marc
マルク(翔也)

I am looking forward to getting more new lessons…

ギター子供レッスン

My teacher Giovanni plays guitar perfectly well. I am looking forward to getting more new lessons. Please teach me arpeggio and other strumming styles next time!! From Maro.

Parent of Maro: 個人レッスンで、個人のキャラクターをみながら上達を促してくれます。

〇Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo?: Webで拝見してとても楽しそうな雰囲気だったので。日本の一般的な教室の決まりきったプログラムではなく、外国人の先生方ともコミュニケーションをとりながらオリジナリティーのあるレッスンをしていただけると思ったので。

Maro
マロ
Future guitarist
将来はギタリスト(8才)

確実に成長していることが実感できます!(Student of PMP class)

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経験豊かな先生に教えてもらえるので、的確に自分の弱点がわかる。 自分のプレーに対して、どこをどのように改めれば良いか的確なアドバイスがもらえるので、楽しくて確実に成長していることが実感できます!

〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 2 and a half years ago

〇Lesson Style: PMP lesson

〇Nationality: Japan  〇Age: 27

Yuken
ユウケン
University student
大学生

40歳を過ぎてから…

ギター講師

40歳を過ぎてから、ギターを始めました。Hiroshi先生は覚えのわるい私に根気よく丁寧に教えてくださるので、毎回楽しく通っています。 昔から音楽が好きでしたが、楽器には特に触れてきませんでした。ギターを習うことで、音楽に対する幅が広がり、より興味深く考えるようになりました。 様々なジャンルの音楽にトライしてみたいです。 いつか、弾いてみたい曲がひけるよう、今後もご指導よろしくお願いいたします。

〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 1 and a half years ago  〇Lesson Style: Classical guitar

Mariko
マリコ
Employee
社会人

一石二鳥です!

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American Guitar Academyの講師はギターの技術も素晴らしく、また教え方も上手のなで、毎回自分のスキルが上達しているのを感じることができます。また英語でもレッスンの中で英語で会話をすることができるので一石二鳥です!

〇Lesson Style: Rock guitar, Blues guitar

K.O.
K.O.
Employee
社会人

Unique instruction…

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teacher_photo08I learned the knowledge and techniques not available in any other schools in Japan!

毎回先生と相談しながら…

プライベートギターレッスン

決まったテキストを順に進めるのではなく、毎回先生と相談しながらレッスンを進められるので、やりやすいです。コードを習ったり、コードを使う曲や弾き方を教わったり、タメになる雑談をしたり。
講師や教室の雰囲気がリラックスでき、レッスンの方法もかた苦しくない! 先生が外国の方なので英語が話せるともっと楽しいだろうなあ…

〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 1 year ago  〇Lesson Style: Acoustic guitar

Yasutaka
ヤスタカ
Employee
社会人

My teacher is awesome!

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My teacher is awesome!

〇When did you start  lessons at TAGA:  1.5 years  ago

〇Lesson Style: Pop&Rock guitar

〇Nationality: Canada 〇Age: 50

Richard
リチャード
Manager
マネージャー

I couldn’t be happier!

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I couldn’t be happier! My teacher is great and has motivated me a lot to continue to play. Fantastic!!

〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 1 year ago

〇Lesson Style: Rock guitar

〇Nationality: Belgian   〇Age: 41

Filip
フィリップ
Finance
金融関係

Great!

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My guitar classes are great!

Keigo
ケイゴ
Student
小学生

Naturally…

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At the American Guitar Academy, not only just learning songs, but I also got to strengthen my foundation and get to learn how to use various of techniques naturally.  It’s such a big difference between a player who gets the basics down compares to a player who doesn’t.

Taro
タロー
Student
学生

Looking forward for the next lesson.

Amy2

After the second class I feel the communication is great, and he teaches me some ways to practice at home that was really helpful. Looking forward for the next lesson.

〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 1 year ago

〇Lesson Style: Acoustic guitar

〇Nationality: Taiwan   〇Age: 27

Amy
エイミー
Numerical Analytics
Numerical Analytics

インストラクターがしっかりした経験があり…

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一流のミュージシャンによる楽しく役に立つレッスンが受けられます。 東京にあるたくさんのギタースクールは大よそMethodがしっかりしていないけど、TAGAのレッスンは、インストラクターがしっかりした経験があり、過去に受けたカリキュラムにもとづいている。 基礎から教えていただき、自分の足らない所を強化してくれる。リズム、読譜、スケール、コードなど。

〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 3 years ago

〇Lesson Style: Jazz guitar & Flamenco guitar

K.S.
K.S.
Employee
社会人

Very happy to discovers and enjoy guitar here!!

Enak Ravasio

Parent of Enak: Very happy to discovers and enjoy guitar here!! Good atmosphere and very good teacher able to adjust to my pace. looking forward to more. Teachers and staff made my son eager to learn guitar.

〇Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo? :  Experienced guitar lessons at TIS. Once left TIS wanted to continue with the same company as we were very satisfied.

Enak
エナック
Student
小学生

I feel very lucky…

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I took lessons at the American Guitar Academy while working in Japan. I feel very lucky to have found out about the academy and highly recommend it to anyone interested in guitar while in Japan.

My instructor was an experienced guitar teacher, and attentive to both my progress and my learning methods. Many times when I was struggling during practice, my instructor was able to show me a solution that got me through the difficult problem.

Ryan
ライアン

Great teachers, Very relaxing atmosphere…

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Thank you for teaching me. I want to learn how to play chords!

Parent of Alex: Great teachers, Very relaxing atmosphere, The online booking system is flexible. You are doing all well!

Alex
アレックス
Student
小学生

I’m really glad I came to TAGA! (Group class student)

ギター初心者

I really like the lessons here in TAGA because the teachers are gentle and pay attention to see whether you’re having trouble following the class or not. I’m really glad I came to TAGA!

 

Germano
ジェルマーノ
Student
中学生

大学院留学というゴールを…

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英語でギターが習えることが決め手でした!初心者にも分かりやすく教えてもらえるので安心です。アットホームな雰囲気なので、毎回のレッスンに行くのが楽しみです! 大学院留学というゴールを目指して頑張るモチベーションになっています! 家でも復習したり知識を得られるので、ブログやオンラインの動画、メルマガが役立っています!

Shuri
シュリ
Employee
社会人

It’s not just guitar, it’s “Music”…

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I am having a lot of fun learning at the American Guitar Academy! My teacher has taught me not only guitar but what music really is.  I was obsessed with learning techniques and I have forgotten the fun when playing the guitar.  My teacher always reminds me of the fun when I was struggling with playing.  Thank you very much for giving me a chance to enjoy the fun in music!

Aiko
アイコ

I liked my lessons…

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I liked my lessons at The American Guitar Academy because they made it feel easy and good!!!

Leo
レオ
Student
学生

He is a very kind teacher!!!!

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My teacher always encourages me during the lessons and he is a very kind teacher!!!! And of course, he is a wonderful guitar performer!!!

 

〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 1 year ago

〇Lesson Style: Acoustic guitar

〇Nationality: Japan 〇Age: 34

Kanako
カナコ
Clinical psychologist
臨床心理士

Thanks to you I love music even more!

ギター教室大人

I started as a novice beginner (I could not read the score), I really appreciate it is all being taught very politely to me. Thanks to you I love music even more!! The number of classrooms also increased, and time flexibility also works very well, so It is easy to schedule lessons when you are working.

〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: More than 2 years ago

〇Lesson Style: Rock guitar

〇Nationality: Japan 〇Age: 28

Satoru
サトル
Employee
社会人

I really like the atmosphere at TAGA.

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I love TAGA!  I have never really learned an instrument before and I feel like TAGA has encouraged and supported me every step of the way.

I received a recommendation from a friend and I found out that the classes were in English, which was a major drawcard.  I also found Roppongi to be a convenient location. I like the ability to be able to reschedule lessons online most of all.  I really like the atmosphere at TAGA.  Everyone is positive and friendly and I’ve always felt uplifted when coming here after a rough day at work.  I always appreciate suggestions of songs that I will be able to master quickly.

〇Lesson Style: Ukulele  〇Nationality: Australia

 

Michaella
ミカエラ
Employee
保育士

Keep on Rollin’!!

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Fell in love in the world of Blues, I came to The American Guitar Academy.  I was at a point where self-learning was not enough to take me to the next level on something that I am passionate about.  Thanks to my teacher’s dedicated teaching, after taking some lessons, the barrier to the next step of my guitar learning journey started to crumble down.  Although I am busy everyday because of work, I would think of what my teacher always says to me, “just 5 minutes everyday”,  and sits down and practice.  Through everyday’s practice, I hope I can one day be as good as B.B.King.  Keep on Rollin’!!

B.B. Hikky
B.B. Hikky

The teachers are nice to me!

ギター教室千駄木

It was fun because from the first lesson I learned new chords and I stretched and moved my fingers! I also learned how to tune! The teachers are nice to me! I love to come to American guitar academy!

Parent of Hana: 〇Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo?: 英語でのギターレッスン。レッスンのメイクアップがし易い。個人に合わせたレッスンをしてもらえる。個人のレベルや性格に合ったレッスンを提案してもらえる。

Hana
ハナ
Student
小学生

マンツーマンなので集中してレッスンできている。

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Thank you!

Parent of Mirai: 今後も楽しみながらレッスンして頂ければ嬉しいです。

〇Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo?: 小さな子供でもクラスがあった事。 マンツーマンなので集中してレッスンできている。

Mirai
ミライ

まだまだやりつづけたいです!(Student of group class)

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わたしは。むかしからギターをひくのがゆめでした。それでここで一年くらいいてさいきんうまくなってらくになってきました。まだまだやりつづけたいです!

Parent of Nana: グループレッスンなので、音を合わせる楽しさを経験する力や、相手を気遣えるようになってきた。教室のソファが気持ちいい!

〇 Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo?: 英語でレッスンしてくれる。 親友といっしょにレッスンができる。 先生がとてもいい先生。

Nana
ナナ
Elementary
小学生(8才)

We can easily communicate in English…(Student of group class)

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Parent of Beatriz: Beatriz enjoys the lesson a lot. It’s good to listen her laughing while practicing. Both teachers are great and the staff always nice.

〇Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo?: We can easily communicate in English.

Beatriz
ベアトリス
Elementary
小学生(8才)

いつも目からうろこが落ちる思いです。

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アドリブを弾きたいとずっと思っており独学で頑張ってきましたが、限界を感じ門をたたきました。新しいことを教わるたびに、いつも目からうろこが落ちる思いです。ギターの楽しさ、難しさ、奥深さを日々感じさせてもらってます。

〇Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo?  : 英語とギターをいっしょに学べる。 発表会と毎月のセミナーがある。

〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 2 and a half years ago  〇Lesson Style: Jazz guitar

Yaz
Yaz
Employee
社会人

I feel like a great guitar player!

William Roertveit

I feel like a great guitar player! You are the best especially Anri!

Parent of William: They’re professional & kind people, an experienced qualified teacher for kids. Teacher’s patient teaching skill. He gave children confident to play guitar.

William
ウィリアム
Student
小学生

Great quality! Great Value! Great People!

音楽留学

Thank you for giving me awesome lessons as always.  Teachers are so sweet and flexible in scheduling and they always give me something new and inspirational.  Great quality! Great Value! Great People! Great quality and knowledge!

〇Lesson Style: Jazz guitar  〇Nationality: Japan

Shota
ショータ
Musician
ミュージシャン

Easy to understand!

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 It’s fun.

Easy to understand!

Rimi
リミ
Middle school
中学生(13才)

Every Lesson I Learn Something New!

ギター練習

Always easy to understand and fun lessons!

〇When did you start  lessons at TAGA:  3 years ago

〇Lesson Style: Classical guitar

〇Nationality: Japan 〇Age: 34

Kae
カエ
Hair stylist
美容師

Thank you for interesting lessons!

ギター講師

Thank you for interesting lessons!  Though I’ve been playing the guitar for a while, I didn’t know what to do to become a more skilled player.  Since I’ve started to take lessons here, I found flaws in my playing and how to fix them, finally.

Takashi
タカシ
Employee
社会人

You can learn many things…

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It is such a valuable experience that I get to learn many things in English from teachers who have lots of overseas experience.  Although I never had the opportunity to study abroad, I am very grateful and it’s like a dream come true that I get to have this experience while working in Japan.  Thank you very much.

Emi
エミ

英語と共にギターを習える…

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Parent of Ryoto:

Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo?  外国人の先生からコミュニケーションツールとして英語と共にギターを習える。 キャンセル振替がネット上で容易に出来る。 クラス設定が豊富!

Ryoto
リョウト
Elementary
小学生

できるとうれしいです…

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I can learn English and the guitar at the same time, so I think it’s like killing two birds with one stone. All the teachers have Individuality and it is interesting.

Parent of Ritsu: 先生がみなさんフレンドリーで、楽しくレッスンを受けられています。クラシックだけではなく「コード」「ピック」も学ぶ事ができます。 レッスンの曜日、時間の選択肢が豊富で受講しやすいです。 振替もHPで確認、変更できるのでたいへん便利です。

Ritsu
リツ
Elementary
小学生(10才)
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