Captgoose Music

Captgoose Music

5.0 (5)
20 hires on
1 employee
11 years in business

About this pro

Successfully teaching current students with clear, concise lessons.

Students have developed confidence and enthusiasm to learn all materials presented in an easy to comprehend format.

Each student learns at different levels so all lessons are customized to challenge them but also insure they learn and retain all materials presented to them.

Currently have 16 students ranging from beginners to advanced level.

Main goals for myself are to help students enjoy Music without worrying. Satisfaction for me is when the students face lights up when they are able to play a previous lesson.

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San Diego, CA 92128
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5 Reviews


  • Nicole Welch

    Alex is amazing. Very good teacher

  • Trent Raley

    I've only had a couple of lessons, but he is responsive to my needs and is encouraging when I'm successful at new things. He suggests good exercises based on my skill level. As a new bassist, I have a lot of confidence he'll continue to challenge me. Much better than previous instructors I've had at the big box music stores in the past.

  • Tim Fitsemons

    Very friends and helpful for a beginner. He knows how to teach so you can pick up lessons pretty quick!

  • Elizabeth Barnes

    all aspects. ability talent skill interaction promptness courtesy

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Initially will setup lesson plans for first 3 cycles of instruction. Lessons are one hour, once a week.

Based on level of experience or if a complete beginner, will use simple songs to learn chords and develop left hand fingers.

After that, then we will progress to another level which is where customized plans are developed.

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

Five straight years working with current students has allowed me to focus on patience and consistent lesson plans.

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

Billing cycles are based on a standard 4 week interval. One payment required at the start of first lesson of each new cycle. 

Standard hourly price is $45 per hour.  However, if you use this website, I've set the price to $40.

How did you get started teaching?

A friend at work asked if I could teach both him and his son. Once I started, all my additonal students were referred by word of mouth from other friends.

What types of students have you worked with?

I work with beginner, intermediate and a few advanced students for now. For advanced students, I have to limit to only 2 at a time.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My first student was interested in me teaching him to read standard music notation. In a year's time frame he is able read the music I use in new lessons. The last cycle we were able to read through 15 Christmas songs in one evening.

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

When selecting a teacher, make arrangements to meet in person to review short and long term goals of learning a musical instrument. Pricing should only be used as the last criteria before making a final decision. It's important to insure your instructor is patient and willing to challenge students to setup a practice routine that will fit their current schedule.

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

If a student needs an instrument, have instructor give recommendations based on the musical styles they are interested in learning.

Students often ask how long it will take to learn to play a Guitar. What they should also reveal to the teacher are the three main reasons that excites them to learn to play.