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  • Reverb Lessons

    Reverb Lessons

    Denver, CO 80204

    5.0 (11)

    Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken cared of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensur
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  • Littleton School Of Music

    Littleton School Of Music

    Littleton, CO 80120

    5.0 (5)

    Come see why we have been teaching private lessons, rock band lessons, songwriting, and confidence for over 10 years. We have several methods that are our very own along with many that are long-standing. You want music teachers that are fun and friendly. Meet our qualified staff of engaging and fun teachers who are ready to listen to what you want the most out of playing music. We approach everyone differently as everyone has a different goal of desire in music. Come see our two-story space, fully-loaded with comfortable waiting rooms, kitchen, bathrooms, and several teaching rooms that are fu
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  • Arvada Guitar

    Arvada Guitar

    Arvada, CO 80004

    5.0 (4)

    I have been a musician my whole life and therefore I understand many different aspects of musicianship beyond simply playing or teaching guitar.  But I am also a patient, caring teacher who communicates ideas and techniques to my students in a way they understand.  I am not rigid in my approach to teaching and I treat each student like the unique individuals they are.  My students often stay with me for 6,8 10 years and former students return to me because I provide a resource to them that they cannot find anywhere else.
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    Best of 2017
  • PZI Sound Productions, Inc.

    PZI Sound Productions, Inc.

    Westminster, CO 80035

    5.0 (3)

    My name is Kohl Aldjo and I am a graduate of Indiana University's School of Music where I studied Classical Guitar & Music Theory. I have been playing guitar for over 30 years and have 23 years teaching experience. Over the years I have taught at Wildwood Music in Longmont & Louisville, Keith Music in Longmont, the CMIC in Longmont and the Music Education Center in Northglenn. I am now teaching with an amazing group of instructors at the Intermezzo Music Acadamy located at I25 & 120th which will provide music instruction for the areas of Thornton,
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  • Lyle Long - Morado Musicworks

    Lyle Long - Morado Musicworks

    Denver, CO 80233

    5.0 (2)

    My teaching approach: Real world experience that makes all the difference in effective and enjoyable lessons. I am accepting students who want to expand their ability on the guitar. My patient and enthusiastic approach will encourage your own relationship with the instrument I love. My influences are the great guitarists that have impacted music & the guitar. 37 years playing with over 28 years teaching experience. My influences are: Jeff Beck Jimmy Page Allan Holdsworth Eric Johnson Robben Ford Jimi Hendrix Pat Metheny Ty Tabor Steve Lukather Michael Landau Scott Henderson Mike Stern Larr
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  • Sollohub School Of Music

    Sollohub School Of Music

    Broomfield, CO 80020

    5.0 (2)

    Simply put, we only hire the best teachers. A school of any kind is little more than its staff so the process in picking our instructors is very thorough and rigorous. Having been in the teaching profession and music environment for so long, we are confident that there are the very best instructors to be found anywhere under one roof. We've done all the leg-work for you in finding the best teachers in Denver. We are highly educated ( all college educated in music), experienced( all 10+ yrs as a teacher), and have the best character qualities of patience, enthusiasm, and professionalism.
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    Best of 2017
  • Dave Brown Music Lessons

    Dave Brown Music Lessons

    Denver, CO 80222

    5.0 (1)

    I've written two books on theory and fretboard logic. I know the instrument in and out and I know the easiest paths for a student to reach their goals.

  • Noel Hernandez Guitar Lessons

    Noel Hernandez Guitar Lessons

    Denver, CO 80215

    5.0 (1)

    My teaching approach: Noel Hernandez is a classically trained guitarist who wrote his first orchestra at the age of 17 and was performing at Boettcher Hall by the age of 18. He has been independently teaching guitar since 1994, and also taught for Denver Public Schools for 7 years. Noel plays in four rock bands and has been featured twice in the Rocky Mountain News and has been on KBCO, KBPI, and The Mountain. My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Rockley Music in LakeWood Colorado 1901 Kipling st. Lakewood Colorado.
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  • Zachary Grim Lessons

    Zachary Grim Lessons

    University, CO 80208

    5.0 (1)

    Zachary, heralded by the Pennsylvania Sinfonia as an 'Emerging Genius', is the Graduate Teaching Assistant and scholarship recipient at University of Denver, where he is earning his Masters of Music Degree in Guitar Performance. He has earned degrees as a Bachelor of Music in both Music Performance and Music Education from West Chester University, where he studied guitar with Glenn Lyons and lute with Dr. Mark Rimple while studying privately with Grammy-winning artist Jason Vieaux. During this time, Zachary had completed a minor in Music History wherein he performed academic research on the m
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  • Chodosh Guitar

    Chodosh Guitar

    Arvada, CO 80003

    5.0 (1)

    Hi, I'm Michael Chodosh of Chodosh Guitar. I play lead guitar and am the singer/songwriter for the band Cherry Veil. We will start studying your style of music right away. Whether you're into rock, blues, jazz, country, classical, flamenco, folk, funk, R&B, all types of world, ethnic and religious or spiritual sounds we will cover how to play those songs that will bring you toward your goal. On top of that, you can expect scale studies, chord studies and if you like, theory, improvising, composing, arranging, recording and even music business studies. I've been a musician all my life and I
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    Best of 2017
  • Dwayne's Guitar Lessons

    Dwayne's Guitar Lessons

    Broomfield, CO 80020

    5.0 (1)

    I teach both electric and acoustic guitar lessons. I am accomplished local musician in Colorado and Have been teaching throughout Colorado for over 10 years. I teach on Saturday @ the Music Education Center in Broomfield and in home lessons south in surrounding areas. Arvada, Westminster, Lakewood & Denver. I customize lesson plans to fit the needs of the individual student and focus on getting the results that they desire. With flexible scheduling and easy payment plans. In doing so I provide a fun and enjoyable experience for the student which helps them to feel comfortable learning ne
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  • Bartle Guitar Studio

    Bartle Guitar Studio

    Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

    I am a classically-trained guitarist who teaches popular, traditional, and classical styles to students ages five to adult. In addition, I teach music theory and keyboard theory. I offer discounted lesson packages as well as sibling discounts. Students have two performance opportunities per year in conjunction with the Foothills Music Teacher Association.  My studio is located adjacent to the I-70/Youngfield exit in Wheat Ridge. I look forward to teaching you soon!
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  • Andy's Music Lessons

    Andy's Music Lessons

    Englewood, CO 80113

    Andy is a guitarist and teacher located in Denver. He received his Bachelor's of Music with an emphasis in Jazz Guitar Performance from the University of Northern Colorado. He has taught for multiple music lesson companies. In addition, he writes music related articles that have been featured in blogs and in magazines such as Classical Guitar Magazine. He has recorded, toured, and performed with many groups in a variety of genres. In lessons, he strives to help his students reach their musical potential in a fun and supportive environment.
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  • Boulder Guitar Studio

    Boulder Guitar Studio

    Boulder, CO 80301

    Study Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Dobro, Lap Steel, Voice, Songwriting and more! Professional Instructor Lee Johnson at Boulder Guitar Studio offers custom programs to suit your needs, teaching the techniques and fundamentals you need to become proficient at YOUR favorite songs and styles. Lee has 20+ yrs FT experience teaching ages 6 and up, all styles all levels! Lee studied formally at UCD Denver for BA in Music and Sound Technology. Lee is a multi award winning songwriter, and has songs placed in film tv as well as with Major Label publishers.
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  • Bagpiper & Guitarist Michael Lancaster

    Bagpiper & Guitarist Michael Lancaster

    Denver, CO 80210

    Michael has been teaching private bagpipe and guitar lessons for 20+ years and has also taught guitar at the University of Colorado at Denver School of Music for the past 12 years. Outside of teaching Michael performs at 275+ functions a year and runs his own recording studio where he composes and records music for film, video and commercials. Guitar Lessons An upbeat and quick approach to learning the guitar. Lessons are custom tailored for each student and are designed to give students a working knowledge of the guitar, a fundamental understanding of guitar technique, and a well-round
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  • Brian Rosh Rocheleau Guitar Lessons

    Brian Rosh Rocheleau Guitar Lessons

    Boulder, CO 80301

    My teaching approach: Rosh will teach you all the skills you need to play the music you love by creating lessons specifically tailored to your current skill level from the music you choose. Rosh has a M.A. Music and has been playing guitar, performing and writing music for over 20 years. He has beeb teaching in Boulder for 5 years now. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I teach Guitar out of my home studio in downtown Boulder CO. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar,
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  • Kirk Redman

    Kirk Redman

    Denver, CO 80210

    I have been studying music for most of my life and began teaching when I was 16. I have been given to opportunity to learn from some of the best musicians and teachers around. I regularly give performances throughout the Cincinnati area, as well as in surrounding states. I earned a bachelors of music in Guitar performance at The College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. While there I was able to meet musicians with different approaches to music and broaden my perspective on the way that I played and taught. I have taught students of all ages and skill levels and have been able to watch my
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    Best of 2017
  • Colorado School Of Music

    Colorado School Of Music

    Golden, CO 80401

    The Colorado School of Music is committed to providing the finest music lessons in Denver and the surrounding area. We offer private lessons for both instruments and voice, featuring instructors that specialize in many different styles. From beginner to advanced, we welcome students of all ages and ability levels. Our goal is to provide students with a comfortable yet challenging learning environment where they can study styles of music they desire to learn. Quality music education is our only business.
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  • KJZ Music

    KJZ Music

    Aurora, CO 80017

    Lesson Details Daytimes or evenings are available Our instruction area is spot on. The store and studio provide an exceptional learning environment and contain amplifiers, acoustic, electric and bass guitars. We have the latest technology in keyboards, and the use of drum machines make the lesson more fun utilizing the feel of being in a band. We are conveniently located just off Hampden Ave. and Tower Rd. The teaching style is laid back and comfortable. Focus is on teaching students how to teach themselves The basics: music theory, music reading, chords, chord progressions, melody, harmony
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  • Robert James Music

    Robert James Music

    Boulder, CO 80305

    Since graduating the Musicians Institute (GIT) Hollywood, California in 1989 Robb has taught hundreds of students from beginners to professionals in a variety of styles. "In short it comes down to this: (1) play the music you love with heart and soul, (2) learn how to learn on your own, and (3) when you feel called to, dip into the ocean of improvisation, songwriting, and practical theory, to experience the thrill of expressing your own creative voice.
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  • So You Wanna Play Guitar

    So You Wanna Play Guitar

    Boulder, CO 80301

    My approach for a beginning student is to find the songs that they really want to play and to teach them how to play these songs in the easiest possible way. Guitar Philosophy 1. PATTERNS – This refers to the fact that guitar is an instrument that can be played somewhat easily by memorizing left hand patterns. A guitarist can play alot of music this way and have only a very limited knowledge of notes and theory. 2. NOTES – This refers to the fretboard and actually knowing the names of the notes on any fret. Having this knowledge links the pattern orientation of guitaring with theory and
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  • Musical Bouquet

    Musical Bouquet

    Lafayette, CO 80026

    Felicity Muench began studying the guitar at age 7 with the Cuban born concert artist Hector Garcia and continued her education receiving a Masters degree in guitar performance from California State Univ., Northridge. She studied with Andres Segovia, Pepe Romero and Alice Artzt along with master classes in Volos Greece and Quebec Canada. She began teaching at age16 in her hometown of Albuquerque and has always had a passion for teaching the guitar. She has experience teaching students of all ages, including university students, adults, seniors and kids as young as age 5. Felicity believes th
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  • Janu Grobbelaar Guitar Lessons

    Janu Grobbelaar Guitar Lessons

    Boulder, CO 80302

    Hi my name is Janu Grobbelaar. I am an enthusiastic person that loves teaching and keeping it fun while teaching, I've been playing guitar for nine years, i will teach you the genre of music that you prefer to learn , classical, jazz, blues, rock, hard rock, metal, heavy metal, are the genres i can teach you so take your pick and I promise immediate improvement whether you are a beginner or have a couple of years of experience or if you just want to freshen up your skills a bit that's okay to , I have a very flexible schedule the only days i am off is on Saturday.
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  • CK Music Lessons

    CK Music Lessons

    Denver, CO 80211

    I've been playing music pretty much my whole life - piano since 7, drums since 9, and guitar since 10. My main instrument for the past decade has been the guitar. I started teaching guitar in high school and am looking for new students. I recently moved to Denver from Washington DC and am looking to get back into teaching after a break in which I worked in politics. I played in a band in DC where I was the songwriter, lead guitarist, and singer. I've been writing music for over ten years now and love to help people learn how to play music.
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  • Thomas Gosselin: Guitar Lessons

    Thomas Gosselin: Guitar Lessons

    Boulder, CO 80303

    I have been playing guitar for about ten years and have only become more passionate about it as time goes on. I was fortunate to learn guitar when I was younger from dedicated and professional instructors. Learning to play guitar and having confidence in your abilities as a player is never an easy process. With the help from a dedicated guitar teacher, that process can be a fun and rewarding time. I work to motivate students to succeed by finding their individual learning styles and interests. I create differentiated lesson plans catering to the individual student's approach.
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  • Daniel Luthjohn Guitar Lessons

    Daniel Luthjohn Guitar Lessons

    Boulder, CO 80301

    My teaching approach: I believe in making music, not making music academic. My teaching approach is one of Practical Application. I teach the student songs they want to learn while introducing the concepts of Music Theory, Note Reading, Tablature Reading, Scales, Exercises and much more. I focus on all aspects of becoming a versatile guitarist and musician. My influences are: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy, Eric Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Marvin Gaye, John mayer, Flea, Victor Wooten, Andres Segovia and many more. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the
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  • Michael Binder Guitar Lessons

    Michael Binder Guitar Lessons

    Boulder, CO 80301

    My teaching approach: Guitar or Bass lessons from former touring musician Get lessons from one of the best Currently a music producer in Boulder County Teach all levels and styles Reasonable rates My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Vocal Accompaniment, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production

  • Sam Goldberger Guitar Lessons

    Sam Goldberger Guitar Lessons

    Boulder, CO 80301

    My teaching approach: Professional: 9yrs experience My playing style is strongly influenced by the likes of -Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom) -Kirk Hammet and James Hetfield -Dimebag Darrell RIP -Zakk Wylde -Steve Vai I have plenty of gear if students don;t have their own -2 ESP High-end LTD's w/EMG's (Alexi-200 w/SDBlackout active and Eclipse EC-1000 in black cherry finish -Jackson RR3 w/floyd rose Small Marshall amp My guitar lessons take place in: in the teacher's studio or student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Willing to split lesson locations 50/50 betw
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  • Jason Kirby Guitar Lessons

    Jason Kirby Guitar Lessons

    Boulder, CO 80301

    My teaching approach: I tailor the lessons to individual student. It's important to come up with a lesson plan and write it down so that progress can be gauged. I believe the ability to read music is a huge advantage to any musician. Theory is just as important because if a musician learns the "whys" of music, it will make the "hows" that much easier. Technique is also a big focus. I have taught over 200 students in my career and have a strong knowledge of many styles as well as theory. I make the lessons fun and un-intimidating. My students feel comfortable asking me questions. My guitar les
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  • Music Magic Productions

    Music Magic Productions

    Littleton, CO 80126

    ERIC ROBERTS is an accomplished guitarist and bassist as well as composer, and has been playing professionally since the age of 16. He holds a B.A. in Music from Ithaca College and a Master’s in Music from the University of Miami. He has enjoyed a successful career playing in Broadway shows, backing up name entertainers such as Chuck Berry, The Fifth Dimension, The Drifters, Bob Hope, Joan Rivers, Anthony Newley, Maureen McGovern, Chita Rivera, the Smothers Brothers, Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Danny Ganz, recording with the Orchestre Suisse Romande, performing solo guitar concerts, gi
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Arvada Guitar Lessons

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Arvada Guitar Instruction

Travis Chastain · Arvada, CO


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Travis Chastain is a guitar teacher giving guitar lessons in Arvada, Colorado, and we had a chance to talk via Skype with Travis about the climate of guitar lessons in Arvadaand how he approaches teaching his guitar students in teaching them how to play guitar. Check out the transcript of the interview below, or go to Travis’s guitar teacher page to watch it.

Arvada Guitar Teacher Travis Chastain

Lessons.com: We’re here today with Travis Chastain, who is a guitar teacher on Lessons.com. Welcome, Travis, it’s great to have you here today, and thanks for taking the time to talk to us about your guitar teaching.

Travis Chastain: Thanks for having me, James.

Lessons.com: My pleasure. Well, let’s start off with where you teach guitar. What state do you teach in and which city within that state?

Travis Chastain: I teach in Denver, Colorado.

Lessons.com: And, do you teach in guitar students’ homes or do they come to you?

Travis Chastain: I have a little bit of both. I have about 40% of my students that I go to and about 60% that come to my studio.

Lessons.com: And, when you travel, do you travel mainly within the Metropolitan Denver area or do you travel outside of that too?

Travis Chastain: I typically travel within the Denver Metro area. Highlands Ranch, I believe, is in the Denver Metro area, so no more than a ten, fifteen minute radius from where I live.

Lessons.com: It’s a good idea to have a good clear radius. That helps you out with your scheduling, I’m sure.

Travis Chastain: Oh, absolutely.

Lessons.com: Well, I wanted to ask you, what’s the guitar lesson climate there in Denver, Colorado. Do you find a lot of people want to learn guitar, and what styles are guitar students most interested in learning?

Travis Chastain: Well, yeah, there’s a very good climate for guitar and learning guitar in Denver, Colorado. In my experience, a lot of people want to learn acoustic guitar. I have a lot of people who also want to learn classical guitar, ironically. Yeah so … but there’s also a good electric guitar climate here, as well.

Lessons.com: And so, do you teach all three? Do you teach classical guitar plus acoustic and electric as well?

Travis Chastain: I don’t teach electric (guitar) – no. I don’t have any experience with that. My speciality is classical guitar, and I do teach a little bit acoustic.

Lessons.com: Okay … so your main focus is on classical guitar lessons?

Exactly.

Lessons.com: And, in simple terms, how would you describe your guitar teaching approach. When you’re with a student, what is your focus with an individual guitar student?

Travis Chastain: Well, my main focus is to make music and music learning the most enjoyable thing possible and, in my experience, learning guitar isn’t an easy process. It doesn’t feel easy. It doesn’t … you know, the ease of action is not there. You know, guitar can be very difficult; it can be very challenging, and, therefore, the joy can leave – the music making process can kind of go away. My main approach is to make guitar playing easy … and physically easy … fluid, and the mental and physical approach is needed to do those things.

Lessons.com: That sounds wonderful, Travis. And, do you teach guitar to both adults and children?

Travis Chastain: Yes I do. I have two kids three-and-a-half, at the moment, and I have guitar students as old as seventy. So, I go all over the range.

Lessons.com: So really, you have two students now, who are three-and-a-half-years-old?

Travis Chastain: Yeah, yeah, that’s quite a challenge, but they’re fun!

Lessons.com: That’s great … it’s wonderful to hear. And can you tell us a little bit about your guitar lesson fees and your scheduling format? How often to you work with students?

Travis Chastain: Well, I have a little bit of flexibility, but I typically recommend doing one (guitar lesson) a week. I teach thirty minute lessons, forty-five minute lessons, sixty minute guitar lessons for people, depending on what they need. And, my guitar lesson fees are $30 for a half-hour, $40 for a forty-five minute, and $50 for a sixty minute guitar lesson.

Lessons.com: Excellent! And, when you teach-you mentioned that you teach acoustic guitar and classical guitar- what kind of guitars do you use in your guitar teaching?

Travis Chastain: I use my classical typically.

Lessons.com: Yes, and is there a typical brand that you use for the classical and for the acoustic? … Just for prospective guitar students to know about the types of guitars you have … the brands of guitar. What do you have?

Travis Chastain: Well, I have three classical guitars with me here, and I have a Paulino Bernabe – he’s a Spanish luthier, who just recently … (Skype cuts out for a second or two). And, then I have an Australian luthier … Richard Price guitar. And those are my two main babies … those are my girls.

Lessons.com: Yes, and when you’re teaching guitar, do you ever employ recording equipment? Do you ever show your guitar students how to record themselves playing the classical or acoustic guitars?

Travis Chastain: Oh, absolutely, yes! I think it’s a very valuable thing for people to, you know, hear back what they sound like. It helps them improve, but it also gives them a little more value in the guitar lessons, so they can play back some of the things we went over.

Lessons.com: And, do you offer guidance to your students about what kind of guitars to buy, if they’re looking to buy a guitar?

Travis Chastain: Oh, absolutely, yeah. I recommend guitars to them, you know, depending on the person, what their aspirations are. I typically recommend a classical guitar for kids to learn guitar on. The strings are nylon, so, therefore, it doesn’t take as much energy and effort in the left hand, in particular to get the … For my style, promoting ease, I typically recommend classical because it’s easier to learn on.

Lessons.com: Makes sense. Especially when you’re beginning, the nylon strings can be a lot easier on the fingers, and that can often be something that can push a guitar student away – the difficulty of pushing down the strings.

Travis Chastain: Certainly. Absolutely.

Lessons.com: And, before we sign off – I don’t know if you have a guitar around – would you like to play anything for us? If not, that would be great; if not, we’ll end the interview here.

Travis Chastain: Well certainly. I will improv a little bit for you, and I’ll show you my guitar here … one second (Travis gets up to get his guitar, and returns). Okay.

Lessons.com: Now, which of the two girls would this be?

Travis Chastain: This is the Price guitar that I was telling you about.

Lessons.com: Yes, and that is Australian?

Travis Chastain: Yes, it’s an Australian luthier.

Lessons.com: Okay. Great.

(Editor’s note: Here Travis plays a resonant and melodic classical guitar improvisation. To hear Travis’s guitar playing, please visit the Travis Chastain guitar teacher page.)

Upon Travis completing his playing …

Lessons.com: That’s beautiful, Travis. Thank you for playing that, and I want to thank you very much for being part of this Lessons.com interview. It’s been wonderful talking with you about your guitar teaching.

Travis Chastain: Well, thank you so much for having me, James, and hope you have a great day.

Lessons.com: I hope you do the same, Travis, and take care. Good luck to you.

Travis Chastain: Thank you so much. Bye bye.

FindaGuitarTeacher: Bye bye.