Guitar, Bass,Ukulele, Music Theory, And Improvisation Lessons

Guitar, Bass,Ukulele, Music Theory, And Improvisation Lessons

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Begin the musical journey of a lifetime with easy guitar lessons from Geoff Svendsgaard. He has 22 years experience and offers private guitar lessons for all ages and skill levels with free first lesson. Geoff has the experience, diversity, and patience to guide you to your goals! "It amazes me after all these years in discovering new and fresh insights while teaching my students. It's from the help of my students that I have been able to build such a strong catalog of songs that they enjoy learning. If you are a beginner or an advanced player, it doesn't take long for me to identify the tools and practice exercises that will be personally tailored to what works best for you." Geoff offers Lessons at The Starving Musician on Shattuck ave. in Berkeley on Monday and Fridays.  He is in Manteca on Saturdays  at Janis Music and also offers lessons in the park at Lake Merritt in Oakland and Yerba Buena gardens in San Francisco. 415-724-7004

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Fremont, CA 94539
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Getting familiar with your personal goals. I like to find out what styles or songs you are interested in learning

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have 10 + years of lessons through various private instruction.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$35 per half hour or $60 for an hour weekly

How did you get started teaching?

I inherited about 20 students from a previous instructor back in 1995 after he decided to relocate his business.

What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with all ages and diversities and tailor my lessons to each individuals learning curve.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I always enjoy collaborating with my students if they bring in a musical idea. I can explain and teach the theory behind it and show them how to identify the musical key and then show show them how to identify the correct scales, chords, and other creative possibilities that works for adding different sections to their songs. The possibilities are endless.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find someone that is patient and passionate about your goals and helps you with each step to your sucess.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

It's always good to have inspirations from other musicians or artist that you like to help envision what it is that you want to do.