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I was classically trained for nine years. I have been playing piano for eighteen years and have been teaching for six years. I am extremely relational. Teaching is not just about teaching to me. It is about building relationships with the student and with the family. I teach to the student's ability. If the child is able to go through the primer in a matter of a few months. I will go quickly through the primer. If he needs to be in the primer for over a year. I will do that. I believe that every student is unique in his or her learning capabilities and that it is incredibly important to cater to each individual learning level.&nbs ... View Profile
I have studied guitar, double bass, piano, theory, bass guitar and composition for over 15 years and have performed all over the DC and Baltimore area in various genres and styles. I recieved my bachelors in music from the Peabody Conservatory, and I am a conductor with the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra. My teaching approach for insrumentalists: I like to emphasize good technique. This way the students can apply this at home and learn a lot on their own. I like to help students help themselves. I also like to use songs of the student's choice to learn with and I am open to any style of music. I can help you become anything from a lead g ... View Profile
My teaching approach: I design lesson plans to fit the individual student. Please visit my website at www.stevekillian.net to hear audio samples, read student testimonials and more! My influences are: Joe Pass, George Benson, Chet Atkins, Barney Kessel My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: My teaching hours are very flexible and I am usually able to accomodate student's schedules. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Improvisation, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following ... View Profile
My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Sunday 9am - 10pm Monday - Wednesday 8am - 10pm Thursday 8am - 7pm Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection ... View Profile
What we value most is transmitting the joy of growing, of acquiring new skills, of improving, and loving music more and more. There is no better way to get this feeling than working in a professional recording studio with a team of people who do this for a living. This is how the Sweet Spot School is different from most other place that teach. We understand music theory and we understand the music industry and the business of music. ... View Profile
Who We Are at Bach to Rock Bristow Music School Bach to Rock in Bristow, VA provides music lessons for students of all ages and skill levels living in Bristow, Gainesville & Manassas. Instruments we teach include guitar, piano, drums, voice, violin, trumpet & more! B2R birthday parties and seasonal camps are great opportunities to play & learn music with your friends and make new ones! We also have early childhood classes for toddlers and preschoolers. Take your skills to the next level in a Glee Club or Rock Band. B2R offers opportunities f ... View Profile
My teaching approach: I teach popular styles except classical, hiphop, ethnic and flamenco. Guitar playing is FUN. My teaching style is to find songs you want to play, and inject necessary concepts into the process of learning it. Includes music theory and technique. I use ear training, chord diagrams, tab, even standard notation. Bring songs or use my library. My background is in bands, in living rooms, and in the studio. So I can teach you to play by yourself, with others or in bands. My influences are: The British Invasion and folkies got me going in the last 60's - but I've been in bands since then, learning whatever was popular in each d ... View Profile
We are a non-profit music studio in downtown Georgetown (M & 31st). Why us? -We some of the best faculty in the area, with training from conservatories such as Juilliard, Curtis, MSM, Jacobs School, and AVA with careers that have taken them to major concert halls and stages around the world. Our teachers are experts in their field. -Preparation for the Royal Colleges ABRSM exams, which can be used for school credits, resume-building, and college scholarships internationally. -Music theory and other instruments also offered. -Music community: Monthly studio classes, large recital opportunities, special seminars and workshops such as ... View Profile
I am a 40 yr professional performer and instructor. Playing in Rock, Jazz, Bluegrass, Big Band and ethnic bands from Nashville to New York City. I have played with National Acts such as Riders In The Sky (cowboy music) Hank Williams Jr. I have recorded for PBS specials, radio commercials and many individual sessions. I have taught at many music studios in the Washington DC area. Music & Arts, Foxes Music, Capone Music, Picker's Supply and Kingstowne Acoustic Music as a manager where I ran a monthly jam session. I am certified by Ross Nickerson to teach his banjo methods. I have played with Doc Scantlin's Imperial Palms Orchestra, Deanna B ... View Profile
Going on 12 years now I first picked up the guitar at the age of 10, and still haven’t put it down! My passion for music has shaped his life and has afforded me many amazing opportunities in performance,personal study and in working with students. I want give back to music through teaching. Music gave me a true universal outlet for communication, as the guitar is an extension of who I am and my internal thoughts and feelings being painted through sound for the audience. I performs regularly in the DC area and do session work along with teaching. I began performing and teaching professionally during my sophomore year i ... View Profile
My name is Derrick Rush and have recently moved to the DC area to continue my education at AU-Washington, DC. I am currently working towards finishing my BFA in classical guitar performance. At this time, I am looking for new students who wish to start learning guitar or who would like to build off established skills.With 10+ years experience and formal training, I can provide training in all musical methods, including theory, ear training, sight-reading, guitar technique, song writing and guitar performance. Styles include Rock, Metal, Classical and Acoustic. Goals & objectives of students are evaluated and lessons are customized for eac ... View Profile
Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuring that only the best instructors help you learn t ... View Profile
My teaching approach: Guitarist Marcus Webb is a recognized as a incredibly creative and innovative guitarists and a restless collaborator who is engaged in exploring and extending the boundaries of his instrument. Lessons with me take place ONLINE only via Skype. Topics covered: Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Vocal Accompaniment, Slide Guitar, Fingerstyle, Open tuning, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar. Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: We will review or go over ... View Profile
We are a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional music lessons studio, with solid experience in the musical classroom. For the past 3 years, we have provided music lessons in-studio and in-home, for child and adult students. Our educators are very comfortable with all aspects of the music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone colour, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition, and reading and listening skills. Our teachers possess solid understanding of these concepts and skills in the context of various musical styles, periods and genres. Our staff me ... View Profile
Ben Young is a talented and knowledgeable guitarist, educator, composer and multi-instrumentalist who performs and gives lessons regularly, all over the DC area. Originally from DC, he graduated Cum Laude from the Berklee College of Music in Boston with a Bachelor of Music, and shortly thereafter released his first EP of original music for a jazz quintet, “Ruminations.” After returning to his hometown, he began teaching private lessons on guitar, as well as piano, bass and ukulele, and performing regularly, not only in and around DC, but also Baltimore and New York. He has played music spanning a w ... View Profile
I am a young and enthusiastic musician providing professional guitar lessons (Acoustic and Electric) in the DC area. I believe that fun and relaxed lessons provide the best learning experience and I take care in ensuring all lessons are catered specifically for the student's musical ambitions. Wherever you are on your musical journey, I truly believe that I have both the skills and experience necessary to guide you to the next stages of your guitar development. I can help you: - [ ] Develop specific techniques - [ ] Learn to play songs - [ ] Develop your music theory - [ ] Learn about music equipment and effects - [ ] Record yourself - both p ... View Profile
I stand out by being able to answer your questions,Teaching you every aspect of guitar playing. This includes Reading,Improvisation,Songwriting,Music Theory,Soloing and Accompanying Singers or playing in a band in every idiom of Music from Rock, Metal, Blues, Country & Jazz. I have taught Guitar over 25 years with students from all ages and backgrounds and experience levels, whether Beginner or Experienced. If you are serious about learning to play Guitar,I will take you Seriously! I have the teaching ability and patience to guide you on your journey as a Musician. I have a Bachelors in Music Education. I am an Alumni of Berklee College o ... View Profile
Friendly and Humble Greetings, My name is Doug Byrd and I am a life student in all my areas of expertise; especially with regards to my instruction. I have to study, learn, and dynamically adapt to each one of my students in order to provide them with the most efficient and effective instruction possible. I am great with kids too. And I have an extremely open mind and am very flexible; so please feel free to talk to me; feedback good or bad always helps to accomplish the common objective. I specialize in Bass/ Lead Guitar, and Aviation. All of which I do professionally. I also instruct Beginner American Sign Language Music: I have been t ... View Profile
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Featured Instructor: Glenn Weiser
Glenn Weiser, acoustic guitarist and string-instrument musician, is a well-respected and sought-after guitar teacher in the Hartford Connecticut (Newington) and Southwick, Massachusetts areas, as well as a writer of such Mel Bay publications as Celtic Guitar (Acoustic Masters), and he stopped by Lessons.com via Skype the other day to fill us in on his approach to acoustic guitar lessons, chicago blues guitar lessons and, in general, learning how to play guitar. We invite you to visit Glenn’s FindaGuitarTeacher page to view the interview, but, if you’d like, you can also read the interview below.
FindaGuitarTeacher: We’re here today with Glenn Weiser, who has a profile on FindaGuitarTeacher.com. Welcome, Glenn, and it’s great to be here with you today, and thanks for taking the time to talk with us about your guitar teaching.
Glenn Weiser: Thanks for having me, James.
FindaGuitarTeacher: It’s a pleasure to be here with you. Well, first, can you tell us where you teach guitar – what state are you in and what region within that state?
Glenn Weiser: Well, I teach guitar in, actually, two states. I teach guitar in Massachusetts, in Southwick, Massachusetts; I have a studio in my home. I also work in a music store in Newington, Connecticut, near Hartford, called Just Guitars.
FindaGuitarTeacher: And do you also offer Skype guitar lessons?
Glenn Weiser: Yes, I do. I do teach guitar online – webcam via Skype.
FindaGuitarTeacher: And you mentioned your studio in Southwick and the store in Connecticut – do you also travel at all to students’ homes?
Glenn Weiser: No, I don’t do that.
FindaGuitarTeacher: What is the guitar lesson climate there – do you find a lot of people wanting to learn guitar, and what guitar styles are people interested in learning?
Glenn Weiser: Well, I just actually moved here, so that remains to be seen. But, in general, there is a lot of interest in the sort of stuff – acoustic music – that I do in New England – you know, bluegrass, irish music, folk rock, things like that.
FindaGuitarTeacher: What other guitar styles do you you offer? You mentioned those styles of guitar – do you also offer other styles besides?
Glenn Weiser: Oh absolutely! I teach electric and acoustic guitar. I teach rock lead guitar. I teach acoustic and electric blues guitar … the early country blues, delta blues guitar, as well as Chicago blues on electric guitar. I teach classic rock – 60’s and 70’s. I teach folk music; I teach Irish music; I teach bluegrass; I teach alternative, I teach country music, and I also teach classical guitar.
FindaGuitarTeacher: That’s wonderful. Do you teach other instruments as well?
Glenn Weiser: Yes, I teach banjo, I teach mandolin, harmonica, fiddle and electric bass … and ukelele too.
FindaGuitarTeacher: People calling you have a lot of options.
Glenn Weiser: Well, they do.
FindaGuitarTeacher: And do you teach both adults and children how to play guitar?
Glenn Weiser: Yes, all ages.
FindaGuitarTeacher: And can you tell us a little bit … when you’re with a student, 1) How long are the lessons? and 2) Can you describe your basic guitar teaching approach?
Glenn Weiser: Guitar lessons are usually a half-hour. Hours are little bit more appropriate for advanced guitar students. The essential system is, basically, find out where the student wants to go with their musical goals, and help them get there. You could even call it the taxi driver’s school of musical instruction. Where do you want to go? Just tell me; I’ll get you there. You know, I don’t try to force my own tastes on the students. It’s all about what the student likes – not what I like, because I like so many different kinds of music that … You know … It’s not about me – it’s about getting the student to where they want to go musically.
FindaGuitarTeacher: That sounds wonderful, Glenn. And, can you tell us a little bit about what your fees are and what is your scheduling format? How often do you work with students?
Glenn Weiser: Well, let’s see, in the Newington store, it’s $25 a half-hour. At my studio it’s 22.50 – that would be ninety a month for four private half-hour guitar lessons.
FindaGuitarTeacher: Yes. And, when you’re teaching, what kind of equipment do you use? What kind of guitar do you have, and do you ever help guitar students learn how to use recording equipment in order to record themselves.
Glenn Weiser: I don’t do that so much. But, as far as my guitar goes, I have a lot of guitars, so if I’m teaching a bluegrass guitar lesson, yes, I’ve got a Martin D-28; if I’m teaching old country blues, I’ve got this (Gibson) J-45 here; if I’m teaching classic rock, I’ve got Strats, Teles, Les Pauls … things like that.
FindaGuitarTeacher: Sounds like you’re ready to go, no matter what style of music your guitar students want to get into.
Glenn Weiser: Yeah. Sure. I’ve pretty much got what it takes.
FindaGuitarTeacher: And do you offer guidance to students when they trying to buy a guitar?
Glenn Weiser: Oh, absolutely, I’ll help them pick out a guitar. Yeah.
FindaGuitarTeacher: That’s wonderful. This has been very helpful to help us learn more about you and what you do with your guitar teaching. I notice you do have the guitar with you. Could you play something for us to end the interview? You said that’s (Gibson J-45) your, more of … your Delta blues guitar.
Glenn Weiser: Well, yeah …
Editor’s Note: At this point of the interview, Glenn starts playing a compelling and rich country blues guitar riff that exemplifies one aspect of his guitar teaching. To hear a bit of Glenn’s playing style and what you could learn by taking guitar lessons with him, check out the full interview on Glenn’s FindaGuitarTeacher Page.
FindaGuitarTeacher: That sounds wonderful, Glenn. Thanks for playing that for us.
Glenn Weiser: Okay.
FindaGuitarTeacher: And, I also want to thank you for taking the time to do this interview with FindaGuitarTeacher.com. It’s really great to speak with you and to learn about your guitar teaching.
Glenn Weiser: Alright, thanks, James.
FindaGuitarTeacher: Thank you, Glenn, and best of luck with your guitar teaching in the new area where you are.
Glenn Weiser: Okay. Thank you.
FindaGuitarTeacher: Take care. Bye-bye.