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At our music school, we believe that classical methods of teaching best lay a musical foundation for our students giving them a musicianship centered around classical pedagogy while exploring other genres like pop, rock, musical theatre and even Indian music. During this period of cultural diversity in our society, we also find ourselves to have the unique fortune of bringing excellency in training in the Western, Indian and diverse styles of music, thus training by ear and by notation, to our younger generations. Students of our school actively perform on stages - big and small. Many of our students take and c ... View Profile
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
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
My name is Brian Waitzman from Best Friends Studio and I have been a teacher for 14 years and a musician my whole life. I teach all ages and skill levels on guitar, bass, piano, and ukulele -as well as music theory, composition, and audition prep. I am a certified recording engineer and a seasoned performing artist. I have helped develop curriculum for local music schools and created and mentored ensembles/bands. Whether you want to play Bach on the piano or Jimi Hendrix on the electric guitar; whether you have never done this before or want to get back into it, I offer a broad range of knowledge to create customized f ... View Profile
32 years experience teaching in-home music lessons to students from age 4 to 84...Music is my life, i do it full time, and i make it FUN for my students. 40 years as a performing musician in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Long time member of the American Federation of Musicians. Very good with children and problem students. Holistic and real world methodology prepares students for: school band, ensemble playing (rock, jazz bands, etc.), note reading, music theory, interpretation, ear training. Most styles taught, with an emphasis on what the student really enjoys, which is the basis of my success...Music major (brass, guitar) in college (De ... 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 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
I've been playing guitar since 15, and was playing in bands in front of people three months after that. My specialization is in teaching beginners and CCM-style playing. I have tons of experience with many different church bands, and if that is the focus, I can help you learn to listen and play useful parts for the band as a whole. I've also been a bedroom rocker since I started playing, and can certainly help other players take a journey from pop-punk and classic rock to 80's metal. My focus is on learning songs, and learning to improvise. I do NOT teach how to read lined sheet music. However, I do get into theory. I've had many students ove ... View Profile
I am a dedicated, diligent guitar educator and performer with a passion for excellence and progress. With vast experience on the stage and working with students, I love to share what I have learned with curious minds. I have been teaching privately for 12 years and cover many specialties including jazz, pop, rock, metal, and blues. I have performed music all over the country and world. Music is a wonderful tool for spreading joy and stimulating the mind. Let's get you to the next level! ... 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
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
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
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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.