Ted Mentry Guitar

Ted Mentry Guitar

5.0 (3)
1 hire on Lessons.com
47 years in business

About this pro

I am not simply a "by the book" instructor. I cater to the needs of each and every student as each person seeks different goals and resonates in unique ways. I tailor our lessons to the style needed for that particular student.

I enjoy playing every minute and revel in the satisfaction of progress with the sharing of information.

 I have been playing for 40+ years and enjoy sharing many aspects of the instrument; from the basics to the stage experience and all the nuances in between like Tone and building, repairing and modifying.

It is worth mentioned and fair to include that if we start working together, not only will you receive all the technique and theory you require, but also an in depth education in live performance, gear acquisition and selection, and sound analysis, both electric and acoustic. And yes, there are some stories to share. Whomever you choose, good luck in your musical journey!

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Moorpark, CA 93021
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3 Reviews


  • Steve Thomas

    Great Start. COVID 19 has put things on hold.

  • anthony nguyen

    Great patient and engaging teacher. We had Ted teach all 3 of our boys. They had a wonderful experience and we are bummed we had to move...

  • Nadia Pietropaolo

    He's a great teacher, patient with kids, and very talented

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

A typical first lesson will entail some questions such as, where do you want to go with your playing, or who are your favorite artists, or what do you set for goals for your lessons. All this in order to tailer lessons individualized for each and every student.

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

I have studied with some of the very best in the business such as Dale Bruning, Bill Lawrence, Carl Verheyen and others.

I studied and graduated from Red Rocks Community College and majored in Luthiery.

I have 30 yeas road experience and have recorded on 30 albums.

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

My lessons are $50/hr.

$60 if Indrive to their location.

How did you get started teaching?

I was asked to give lessons to some friends and found that I really enjoyed the sharing of information.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with many different skill levels on boys and girls and men and women from 8 to 70 years of age.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I produced a CD for one of my students.

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

Find a teacher that you like, trust and can communicate with.

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

1. What do I want to accomplish?

2. Do I want to learn theory, ear training or do I just want to learn some songs?

3. How far do I want to go with guitar?

4. How consistent can I be?

5. Will I show devotion and dedication or is this just a hobby?

6. Can I commit to the time and will I reserve time for practice?

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