Monty's Guitar Lessons

Monty's Guitar Lessons

5.0 (2)
1 employee
2 years in business

About this pro

I'm not quite a buisness, just one guy giving back with something he loves! I love guitar and teaching, so naturally I figured I'd teach others the ropes! Even if it is on the side, I'm still very flexible since I'm currently just going to school part time. I believe I offer cheaper prices than most at $25 a half hour. On top of that, I come to you! I normally teach children from ages 7-12, but am willing to teach a little out of that range if needed. I've taught for a couple of years now but am just starting to establish an online basis. I look forward to your text/call!

I enjoy being able to see people enjoy something I enjoy so much, and being able to share the experience of strumming a catchy tune that brings people together. Seeing a smile and hearing a nice chord is the best feeling in the world for someone who teaches guitar.

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Credentials

New Britain, CT 06051
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Sarah

    I signed my son up for guitar lessons and the results were truly phenomenal! I am so happy that this instructor was so patient and knowledgeable as he was and could not have asked for better. It is such a shame that he had to move to New Britain but I have no doubts that he will help others the same way he helped my son become great at guitar

  • Pam Clampitt

    He was a great teacher!!! I was one of his first customers and he surprised me, so I recommended him to a few others, great price for a great person with kids!!!



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FAQs


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

First, I start off by working through the Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1 for the first half of the lesson. Throughout this book, I help students apply what they learn in the book to songs that they will enjoy playing, which simultaneously helps them learn the skills and enjoy the lesson!


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

As a young child, I took lessons for about 2 years, and also learned from my two uncles, who saw medium success as a band with a few others. I used my knowledge to develop my skills and practiced on my own, learning several songs, skills, and important scales in the process.


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

Yes, if the residence is 5 miles within the New Britain area code, I will charge $25 for a half hour and $45 for an hour. anything outside of the area is an extra $5 tacked on.


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching my younger cousins, who looked forward to it every week! Eventually, a family friend had reached out to me, offering to pay to teach her younger son. From there, I taught a few different clients with her helpful word of mouth over the past couple of years.


What types of students have you worked with?

Almost all of the students I've worked with were younger, in the 5-12 range, but motivated to play, and had asked their parents for the lessons. Some were definetly rowdy, and didn't quite complete their "homework," but in the end they still learned the skills I set out for them to, and I hope they still practice their pentatonics I tried to impress onto them. 


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

I would say don't overpay if you don't intend to take it far. If you're just trying to test the waters and see if it's for you, look for good value, maybe not the cheapest person who won't put in time outside of lessons to make sure they have their gameplan together, but someone at a reasonable rate who will give you what you need to determine if you want to go to the next level (like me for example!)


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

I think considering what you want out of a lesson is important. For example, do you want to be able to read music? read tabulature? Learn a few songs? Whatever the case may be, these questions usually become your goals, which help you on your journey to becoming a rockstar.


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