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I am very experienced and can accommodate and customize lessons according to students needs. I fell in love with music at an early age, and was attracted to guitar music at age 15. Since then, I've been collecting guitars, learning all about the different brands. I also began to explore different playing styles. I played electric bass guitar in my first band
Thank you for your interest in The Music Loft. Let me tell you a little bit about The Music Loft and what we do: The Music Loft is a center of excellence for music education. We specialize in private music instruction. All of our teachers are certified music educators and have experience working with all kinds of learners. Each lesson is customized to fit your child's learning style. Our lesson program runs in 8 week semesters (you can register at any time however). We offer 7- 30 minute private lessons here at the studio with the same teacher on the same day and time that works for your schedule. On the 8th week the ... View Profile
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
My teaching approach: I’m a Conservatory-trained guitarist, and I have performed and taught guitar for over 25 years. I teach many styles, including classical, folk, rock blues and more. For beginners, I teach easy notes and chords, basic rhythm, strumming and picking, and how to tune the guitar. Lessons for more advanced students are tailored to their specific needs. All students will use their favorite music as a basis for lessons. I encourage students learn to read standard music notation as well as tabs and chord symbols. I also teach “painless” music theory, using the guitar fingerboard to illustrate concepts. My influe ... View Profile
ROCKmeGUITARS is a fun, energy-packed and safe environment where kids are encouraged to love God, music, their band members, and their electric guitar or bass. Our desire is to partner with parents to teach kids (6 & Up) music as languange skills using technology, Rock, Blues and Worship and this to serve as foundation for their musical growth and performances in their lives. The Method 1) Music is a language...... By: Victor Wooten. Both music and verbal languages serve the same purpose. They are both forms of expression. They can be used as a way to communicate with others, they can be read and written, then can make you laugh or cry, t ... 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
I am a piano and guitar player with many years of teaching experience both privately and at Bach 2 Rock Music School in Bethesda. I studied Jazz at Emory University and spent 3 years playing in Jazz Combos there. I love Rock n' Roll, Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Showtunes and I enjoy learning to play new pop songs as well as writing some of my own music. My greatest strengths as a teacher, I'm told, are that I'm fun, easy to get along with and good at simplifying complicated pieces. Looking forward to meeting you and getting started! ... 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
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
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'm offering guitar lessons for beginner's to intermediate guitar players, any age. What's a beginner? You have no knowledge or experience playing. What's intermediate? You have limited knowledge and/or are familiar w/ chord names/shapes. Whether you want to play in a band or just have fun - your personalized lessons will help you achieve that goal! One FREE lesson w/ each purchase. Also, will accept groups of 2-5. Please contact me for more information. Thank you!Happy learner :)"Very pleased with the time I spent with Rachel! She is patient and takes her time when explaining everything!I feel comfortable recommending her services to ev ... View Profile
Hello! I have been teaching music privately and in the Baltimore Public School System since 1990. I offer private lessons, semi-private, and group instruction on guitar, bass, piano, music theory, accordion, etc. I also include students in my performances which gives them a chance to showcase their talent! I graduated from Musicians Institute (G.I.T), Hollywood, CA in 1990. I hold a BA degree in Music Education/Jazz Studies from Temple University, Philadlelphia and a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. I am passionate about teaching and performing music. Please consider studying with me if you ... View Profile
Artist Music Center only employs teachers who are experts in their field. Most of our teachers have advanced degrees in the fields they teach in, and all of our teachers have a minimum amount of college level training in the field they teach. Our students have the opportunity to participate in recitals, receive awards, and attend additional classes and events.
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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.