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Founded in 2010 outside the Nation’s Capital, The Music Loft is a premier center of excellence, focusing on music education. As we continue to set the standard for musical study, we are pleased to introduce our Online Academy, which includes extensive offerings for all ages and abilities. Our programs include the following areas of study: Standards of Learning Program The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program WunderKeys™ Adult Lessons Sacred Music Studies Online Classes Whether you’ve been playing an instrument for years or are just getting started, we invite you to become part of our tradition of excellence, either ... View Profile
My business stands out because of great prices, great customer service, experience and the use of advanced technology. I've been teaching students from five years old and up for over 20 years. Many of The guitarists I've trained are playing professionally now. I have studied music all the way through college and have played professionally for many years. I am also on the preferred independent guitarist instructor teacher list for the Herndon high school guitar program. I know what it takes to train guitarist to play music and achieve their goals. Please visit my website. www.herndonguitar lessons.com ... View Profile
Professional Guitar Instructor(Top 10 in this area) 30 years of professional guitar teaching experience specializing in tailored learning paths for beginner through advanced level students of all ages and musical backgrounds Developed customized curriculum based on clients' needs Organized all aspects of private lessons from invoicing, scheduling and lesson management Please check my website www.samguitar.net ... View Profile
I was classically trained for nine years. I have been playing piano for eighteen years and have been teaching for twelve 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.& ... 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
At Crescendo Studios, each student is approached as an individual. Our talented and experienced teachers use their knowledge and skillset to progress students at their own pace and in the direct of their passions. This creates a unique educational experience for our students. You can find teachers for the following instruments: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Voice, String and Woodwinds, Recording Arts, Ukulele, Music Theory, Songwriting. 30-Minute Lessons: $35 per lesson 60-Minute Lessons: $65 per lesson ... View Profile
One of the richest feelings in the world is giving the gift of learning music to someone. I strive to meet the individual needs of each student in a way that is enriching to them. I have been teaching music since 1987 and have traveled all over the world as a performer and lecturer. I hold a BM in Performance (Jazz Studies) and an MM in Composition from Shenandoah Conservatory. I served for 20 years as a guitarist and bassist with the United States Marine Corps Band and the US Army Band "Pershing's Own".https://www.danpetersonmusic.net ... View Profile
I like to see students grow taking a passion to make a dream a reality. My goal is to help students simplify the cycle of music and songs, develop a firm understanding for music theory, and rise to the next level of musicianship. These skills allow the student to learn and memorize material more easily, and to develop the confidence to perform live.
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
Hi! I am a 22 year old UVA grad in Music and Cognitive Science. I have been playing music with a passion since I was six years old, was the leader of a band for three years, and am currently working on a solo EP. I am most interested in and have experience teaching elementary through high school students who have little to no experience with the guitar, hoping to be a good first step in their hopefully long musical journey! Please feel free to contact me with any potential questions. ... View Profile
I believe in encouraging my students through exhibiting patience and an understanding of their individualized needs. I incorporate my unique and effective teaching methods to meet diverse learning styles. Translation: I will have you playing your favorite songs in no time! Most importantly, I believe that learning how to play guitar should be fun! For more than 20 years, I have taught guitar to hundreds of students of all ages and levels. I teach my students fundamental skills and techniques which they apply to learning their favorite songs and music styles. These include rock, pop songs, folk, swing, country, rockabilly and others. M ... 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
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
My teaching approach:I’m a firm believer in thoroughly covering all subject matter, including music theory and staff and chord chart reading. Learned in acoustic, electric and bass guitar and piano instruction, I incorporate computer-aided teaching techniques to capture students’ attention and maintain a logbook of student progress, supplementing reports with digital images of each student’s technique. I’ve developed a chord specific teaching methodology and created my own teaching curriculum. I Offer points of motivation and obtainable objectives to encourage each student’s growth and developed a teaching system ... 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.