Music Lessons By John Baldwin
As a session musician, producer, engineer, performer, and teacher, I am excited to help my students learn in all aspects of music. I have been helping my fellow musicians with their projects for years, and frequently fill in as a session drummer or bassist when needed. Whether you want to sharpen your fingers, or create your own musical masterpiece, I can help!
Teaching music is very enjoyable to me, because it involves helping students navigate some of the same challenges and discoveries that I made when I was younger. It's a form on mentorship that is incredibly rewarding. Plus every now and then, I learn something from my students.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I will try to learn as much about them as I can: their level of skill and experience, style, goals, motivation, and preferred method of learning. Then we will proceed by making a plan to achieve the student's goals.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Studied for 2 semesters with Grammy award winner Quentin Baxter at College of Charleston
Session drummer for many, including: Gio Bard Zero, Alex Trainor, Joshua Jarman, Ryan Frankett, Tristan Lamunion (Summerville, SC), Sponsored Content, Alex Trainor (Denver)
Session bassist for artists including Joshua Jarman, Eldritch Root (Summerville, SC), Alex Trainor, Fat Brando (Denver)
Took lessons for 5 years from Bates Holman, James Cannon, Matt Masie
Leonard School of Music - 8 years of after-school band classes
Continously practicing jazz charts and playing in 2 ensembles on drums and bass
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
30 minutes - $25
45 minutes - $35
1 hour - $45
How did you get started teaching?
I started giving lessons to some friends of mine, in addition to seeking out new students in Denver. I've made connections through a variety of channels.
What types of students have you worked with?
I work with all levels of students, from absolute beginners to experience multi-instrumentalists who want to expand their knowledge.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Not too long ago, I got an invitation to fill in a spot at a show for a local venue. They had a band drop out several weeks before the show. I booked my band, Fat Brando. Then we heard that the whole lineup dropped out, and they wanted us to fill in the whole night! I made some calls, and ended up playing both as a solo act and with the band. It was a blast of a night that was put together last minute through hard work and preparedness.