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It is unusual to find a true music teacher with a balance of education and performing experience. I have about 20 years of experience working with students on a one to one basis, a formal education in music up to the post-graduate level, and several decades of performing experience.
Brian Rivers provides the very best in guitar instruction. Brian loves working with all ages and abilities and has helped many guitar players, songwriters and musicians to become the performers they have always dreamed of becoming. Brian is a music educator, award-winning guitarist and graduate of the College-Conservatory of Music with a degree in Music Education with a specialization in Jazz Studies. Brian has extensive performance and recording credits and experience as both an acoustic and electric guitarist. Brian's home studio, Rivers Music LLC in the Clifton neighborhood of Cincinnati, OH. In addition to guitar lessons, B ... View Profile
I’ve been teaching guitar, piano and trumpet for 30 plus years and teach both children and adults. I have a number of students who have become professional musicians, including Casey McPherson with Alpha Rev, Mandisa guitarist David May, and worship artist David Brymer. I have a music degree from Colorado University but I get just as much enjoyment from teaching a Mom how to play a children’s song, or from a child who learns their favorite Christmas song. In the end it’s about music and connecting with one another as a community. ... View Profile
I am a professional fine painter and guitarist. I am a retired 20 year professional educator Ohio Licensed. I have been an artist all my life and enjoy teaching to all ages that art is not what you have been taught to believe. My paintings are sold all over the world are are viewable on my website, instagram, Saatchi Art, and by special appointment or commission. I am a master leveled fine artist in 5 exhibitions this year including Paris, Lisbon, New York, and Miami. Paintings sell in the 6-20k range. Cincinnati Exhibition April 27th 2019 Double Tree Hotel Ballroom in partnership with Decadence Production and supporting Koss Triple Negative ... View Profile
I taught guitar for many years in Memphis, TN. My bands played many of the local establishments and I met a lot of famous people( no name dropping it's not my style) and did get a chance to play with them on occasion. I got my first guitar when I was 4 and played my first show when I was 10. I teach mainly by ear but do utilize tab to make things simpler to start out. My motto is learn to hear in color not read black and white. I look forward to hearing from all of you. ... View Profile
We offer beginner piano, violin, guitar, mandolin, and ukulele lessons that are engaging, interactive and fun for beginning children ages 6+. We teach sight reading music, rhythmic and technical exercises, ear training, and theory. We hold twice yearly recitals for friends and family to come see and enjoy your child's progress! The lessons are fun with a special prize at the end of each lesson!
88 Keys Piano is a family owned and operated company, established in 2003. Our highly trained technicians have provided expert piano tuning, service, restoration, moving, player installation, quality preowned sales, and rentals to the Greater Coastal Empire for over a decade. We know pianos inside out! And since our focus is complete satisfaction for our clients, you can have peace of mind when you trust us with your unique and valuable instrument. 88 Keys Piano offers beginner Piano, Violin, Guitar, and Ukulele lessons for children ages 6+ at our studio. Join anytime! We currently have limited spaces available for beginners; c ... View Profile
I have many years' experience playing and teaching guitar and bass professionally. I have also taught guitar- and music-related classes at Cal State L.A., East L.A. College, L.A. City College, and at high schools in the Los Angeles area. I tailor my teaching approach to each student, since each student is unique and we don't all learn the same way or at the same pace. If you're willing to put in the time to practice I can pretty much guarantee I can help you have fun playing guitar or bass. ... View Profile
Hello! My name is Vera Ellen. I am 24 years old and am currently play guitar and sing in Girl Friday as well composing/playing solo. I moved from New Zealand to Los Angeles to pursue music and have been playing guitar since I was 8 years old.It's important to me that my students feel comfortable, relaxed and happy. I arrange what I teach based on your music taste and what you want to learn and play as a guitarist.If song writing is of interest to you I will help you compose/give you tools to compose your own stuff. And If you like I can help you record a demo to start getting your stuff out there. Music means the whole world to me and It's my ... View Profile
AJ Johnson is an NYU Tisch School of the Arts graduate who studied both Recorded Music and Screenwriting. He has worked at record labels in New York City and been a hired guitarist and drummer for live performances for the past 7 years. He now runs his own small recording studio out of his home in Pasadena, CA.
Welcome to The Val Larsen Music Studio! I offer private online lessons in Voice | Piano | Guitar | Ukulele | Harp | Music Theory & Songwriting I have a conservatory education and have made my living solely with art and music for the last decade. ** Enrollment is currently open for my Summer Workshops in an online class setting! These workshops offer a significant discount from my private rates. See my Website: thevallarsen.com/shop for details and to enroll! Workshop options: - Beginning Harp - HARP INCLUDED, 2 sets of dates - Ukulele Basics - Electric Bass-ics - Guitar Basics - BUNDLE AND SAVE ;) My goal as a teacher is to give my studen ... View Profile
My Approach: My job is to work with your current skill sets, desires, and goals to create a fun learning experience that you can gain lifelong skills from. If you want to focus on one instrument, we can do that. Another option is to combine instruments / production / engineering in any combination or form to create a unique and customizable lesson plan to suit your goals. My Story: I'm a 21-year-old multi-instrumentalist, composer/performer, and producer. I am self-taught in all areas of music, then furthered my knowledge in various forms of academic and creative education. I was accepted to California Institute of the Arts for Music Technolo ... View Profile
We hand-select, background check, and certify a team of expert instructors dedicated to helping you learn and grow as a guitar player. Our accelerated curriculum will help you skip the “Mary Had A Little Lamb” phase and get you right into the fun stuff - iconic songs, chords and strumming, and creative solos! Once we cover the basics, your instructor will custom tailor each lesson to help you learn songs, styles, and genres of your choice. For our more experienced players, we’ll help you improve on your skills by delving deeper into technique and music theory application. We’ll work on phrasing, chord progressions, key ... View Profile
I am a graduate of the Univeristy of Southern California Thornton School of Music (1998). My primary instruments are guitar and cello. I have been working as a professional musician for the past twenty years, recording and performing across the United States and internationally. I got my start in music at the age of 8 when my school music teacher came to my classroom looking for a cellist. I picked up electric bass and guitar at age 16 and fell in love with the acoustic guitar a year later when my older sister started to teach me worship songs. I have released several original albums under the names "Ken Oak Band" and "Oak and Gorski". My bac ... View Profile
With over two decades of private teaching experience and 15 years teaching music theory, history and sight singing/ear training at Hunter College, I know how to tailor my approach to each individual’s unique needs and learning style. My goal as a teacher is to take the mystery out of making great, expressive music. In addition to embracing traditional methods of guitar teaching, I also incorporate powerful muscular and energetic awareness techniques that help beginning students quickly build a solid technique, and enable more advanced players to solve thorny technical problems and play with greater freedom and ease. "Why is this ... View Profile
Originally from Denver, Colorado, singer-songwriter Hallie Spoor has been teaching voice, guitar, ukulele, and piano since 2011. She has a BA in classical voice from Loyola Marymount University in LA, and has produced, written, and arranged three studio albums. Her teaching philosophy emphasizes the importance of sparking curiosity and passion in her students. Making music should be fun; and should promote healthy expression of one's’ emotions and creativity. Currently residing in Brooklyn, New York, Hallie most recently appeared at Rockwood Music Hall and the famous Sunny’s bluegrass bar in Redhook with her Americana band. ... View Profile
I have been playing professionally, recording, and teaching in NYC for over 20 years. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Jazz Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in 2005. I have played guitar in over 35 original Broadway productions and currently play for Moulin Rouge! The Musical, as well as playing with many other artists.
The Paul Cabri Guitar Studio has been serving the community since the 1980's, offering quality music instruction to children, adults and seniors who want to explore the world of music through the guitar. My goal has been to give students a solid foundation on the instrument so they can develop the versatility needed to play whatever style of music they wish. Areas of concentration available are rock, pop, blues, jazz, folk and classical guitar. Students can learn how to read music (and/or tab), understand theory, improvise, expand their chord vocabulary, develop their strumming, strengthen their sense of rhythm, improve their technique, and l ... View Profile
Flexibility allows my teaching style to stand out (plus, I can teach in German if that is an advantage for you or your child). You dictate where we go generally. In an initial call or email or txt message, I determine what your level of play is and what kind of music you want to play and learn about. Then, I tailor a program to suit your needs. I base music theory lesson on the selction of songs and/or music genre that you like to learn about. Generally, I look to teach you theory and practical lessons simultaneously, but if you like we can focus on either one in any lesson. I am not sure to what extent that makes me different from my competi ... 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.