The Dancing Foot

The Dancing Foot

5Exceptional(7 reviews)
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Learn the basics, simple music theory, 3 chord songs, rock and roll, bluegrass, blues, folk, jazz, swing, funk, country, anything, etc. Super easy and fun.

Taught many styles of music for over 25 years. Music is easy. It's just people that make it complicated. =)

I charge $30 an hour or 4 lessons for $100. Happy to do in person or Zoom. Had equal success with both.

Email anytime and we can set something up to get you playing asap. I look forward to working with you.

Seeing an "ah ha" moment with my students when a lesson really clicks.


Hired 2 times
1 employee
28 years in business
Serves Denver , CO
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    Ashley F.

    He was super professional and a patient teacher!
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    March 03, 2023

    Jeff W.

    I had a GREAT experience with Chad! Hes an amazing teacher, really great at explaining music theory and the concepts, and super patient. Best guitar teacher out there hands down!
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    March 03, 2023

    Tiffani L.

    Chad is a super fun, down to earth kind of guy that makes learning music easy and fun. I didn’t feel like I couldn’t do it, he gave me a lot of encouragement. I’m left handed and that didn’t stop him from teaching me. I’ve had friends tell me it’s too hard to teach a lefty. Not for Chad, he was patient and has a ton of great advice!
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    March 03, 2023

    Sandy W.

    He is an excellent teacher. Always upbeat, positive, and excited about music. He’s been great for our entire family. We love learning with him!
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    March 03, 2023

    Nick G.

    Chad is a superb teacher! His emphasis on 1-4-5 structured songs and the boom chuck got me playing music quicker and really looking forward to lessons and practice. Cheers Chad and see you next time.
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    February 09, 2023

    JD B.

    Chad is a fantastic musician and a patient teacher. He has a way of simplifying complex music theory into simple concepts that can be easily applied to start understanding and making music.
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    February 09, 2023

    Frequently asked questions

    I typically start by showing students the primary colors of music. The 1st, 4th, and 5th degree of the major scale. There's only 7 notes, so simple music theory is as easy as counting on your left hand.

    Then I explain how once you learn one single "1-4-5 song", you basically know a milllion songs.

    “1-4-5” is “1+1=2” for music. There is no easier way to start off playing your favorite songs. Any other method is over complicated. IMHO today’s music school programs are obsolete, boring, and expensive.

    Reading music is nice, but it’s not necessary to jam your favorite songs with friends. Music = FUN. Schools should teach 1-4-5 and the 1st song taught should be Johnny B. Goode or You Are My Sunshine. ☺

    Why take 3 months to learn 3 song, or painstakingly learn how to read music when you could learn 10000000 FUN songs in 5 minutes?

    Since I was 15, I have always been interested in learning songs, scales, arpeggios, tricks, theory, etc. The interest never really drifted.

    There's always a new layer of the onion to peel back. And since I learned the hard way... I can simplify it for students.

    The center of my lessons is really... keeping it simple. As they say... "Give a woman a fish and she eats for a day, teach her to fish and she eats for a lifetime".

    Keep it simple, learn the basics, and you'll have friends to jam with across the world. Oh and of course... tap that foot.

    I do. I start of with 5 different strumming and fingerpicking patterns over a simple 1-4-5 chord progression. So in the key of A.... the other two "magic chords" are D and E.

    Applying different everyday rythym patterns gives the student the power to jam with folks within weeks.

    Just like basketball, you gotta learn to dribble. Once you can dribble... you're in the game! Same with learning a couple basic rythym patters over 1-4-5 songs. It gets you... in the game.

    I started teaching in my 20s. It was a way to make some extra money but also an excuse to share something that I love.... the gift of music.

    I teach kids, adults, and adults that think their kids.

    I had a student breakthrough with the simple ideas I mentioned above. Now she goes to bluegrass jams in town and is starting to learn some blues rhythm patterns so she can go to blues jams around town.

    Dont let someone confuse you with complex theory, reading music, or complicated songs.

    Learn one simple 1-4-5 song... and boooom.... you know a million songs.

    What kinda music do you love? What style do you want to play? 

    Services offered

    Music Theory