5.0 (16)
10 hires on
1 employee
7 years in business

About this pro

At MadChair, one thing that's very different from lessons elsewhere, is bringing in other musicians to jam in a band type setting once the student feels comfortable. This has proven to be a great aid in getting the student accustomed to performing with others if this is one of their personal goals. I am well versed in blues, rock and roll, metal, classical, funk, jazz, and reggae, and of course have always been passionate about teaching, no matter what style you're into. 

I teach through Thumbtack as well, and my favorite part of teaching of course is watching my students progress! It benefits me for them do well so my brain is always in teacher mode no matter where I am. 

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San Diego, CA 92120
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16 Reviews


  • Don Dominguez

    I started Playing at 50 off and on but know that I have retired I can pursue my dream. Bryson did the first 3 things a teacher must do, Listen, Listen, Listen. to what my drive and level of my playing is. He has started putting My Lesson plan together to fit me and my ability. In my past life I was a corporate trainer for Sysco Food Service and trained 100s of salespeople and Bryson has it down, if you want to learn this is your last stop

  • Erik Kokke

    The instructors are nice helpful and flexible. Would recommend to anyone

  • Tricia M.

    Bryson has tons of knowledge and experience, and is able to share it in a way that is easy for his students to understand. My high schooler has been taking classes with Bryson, and is already playing songs on the guitar after just a few weeks! We really appreciates how patient and encouraging he is. It has been a very enjoyable experience and we will continue to go to Bryson. :)

  • Tommy Graham

    ’ve been taking lessons with Bryson and I’ve seen amazing improvements in my playing almost instantly. He’s an amazing teacher, who can tailor lessons based on what you want to accomplish and what you’re having issues with. Additionally, he’ll send you a video of what you learned that day after the lessons, so you can review and practice at home. All of that and he’s very affordable and flexible with his schedule. I’d recommend him to anyone trying to learn guitar. I was nervous about going to guitar lessons at 26 years old but now I look forward to it every week!

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

First, I figure out what their comfort level is on guitar if anything. And of course beginning guitarists are always welcome.

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

Years of guitar lessons and regular live performances with many other respected bands. I am also rated "Top Pro" on Thumbtack.

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

50 per hour 55 for in home lessons.

How did you get started teaching?

I was originally self taught before studying with Dr. Wermier at Villa Musica for 6 years. I have also started up numerous bands to be able to perform live regularly. This has helped me to develope my own voice on the guitar which helps to shape my playing to this day.

What types of students have you worked with?

I work with students of all ages from children to seniors and novice to advanced. All ages and backgrounds are welcome. Some of my students use Skype or FaceTime as well which has proven to be a great option.

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

What type of music they want to learn to play, and if they are interested in learning theory (the building blocks of music, learning standard notation, and how it all fits together).