Lessons By Alex Crosby

Lessons By Alex Crosby

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About

Hello everyone! Please read this before reaching out to me for lessons.

*** I am currently only accepting students who are committed to a weekly slot, I can no longer do Bi-Weekly (every other week) lessons.

*** My available time slots are as follows, only contact if one of these times works for you, as instructors pay $20 to reply to students on this platform.

Monday: 2 - 3pm

Tuesday: Any time between 1 - 3pm

Wednesday: 9am-1pm, 5pm

Thursday: 1-3pm

Also, please note I have been unable to add client reviews to lessons.com for about 5 months. Consequently, my review section is missing about 15 reviews. 100% satisfaction is always guaranteed.

Being a self taught guitarist gives me a deep understanding of the struggles students face when trying to learn the instrument for the first time. My approach focuses on building a sense of "guitar/musical intuition" that is accessible to beginners of all ages. I strongly believe students need to learn what they like to play, not simply memorize information a teacher gives them. I also believe you learn most when you are doing what you love and when you are having fun doing it.

I have taught children as young as 4 and adults in their 80's. I enjoy teaching because I value transmitting information to people with curiosity and passion. I have found in my years of schooling that many instructors approach teaching with a preconceived agenda, which ends up muddling their topic and deterring students from asking questions. I enjoy teaching for the opposite reasons, and feel rewarded in helping students develop the tools they need to explore music from a place of intuitive understanding.


Highlights

Hired 25 times
1 employee
9 years in business
Serves Tampa , FL
Offers online services

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Square, Apple Pay, Zelle

Details

Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience

Able to read music

Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Reviews

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evan T.

My 9 year old son has had such an amazing experience learning guitar from Alex. He is so kind and patient. The material he starts with is fun and makes it exciting for him to learn. Thank you, Alex.
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March 30, 2024

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drew D.

Alex does a great job helping my teenage son learn to play guitar and helping him learn the songs and style he likes. Alex is also good about working with your schedule.
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March 30, 2024

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jeanne M.

🎸🌟 Raving Review for Alexs Guitar Lessons! 🎸🌟
If youre on the hunt for a guitar guru who can turn even the most reluctant rockstars into strumming sensations, look no further than Alex! My daughter, armed with nothing but her newfound electric guitar and a dream, embarked on a musical journey under Alexs tutelage.
I must confess, I was a fretting parent (pun intended!) about whether my 11-year-old would stick with it. But lo and behold, Alex worked his magic! His teaching prowess is as legendary as a rock anthem, and his patience? Well, lets just say he could give Yoda a run for his money.
Whats his secret sauce, you ask? Its a blend of encouragement, enthusiasm, and a dash of musical wizardry. He waved his wand – I mean, guitar pick – and suddenly, Liz was trading Minecraft for power chords and Roblox for riffs!
Thanks to Alex, our household has been transformed into a mini concert hall, and I couldnt be happier. Not only is he a maestro in the making, but hes also as affordable as a budget-friendly riff and as flexible as a bendable note. Plus, the fact that he comes to us? Its like having a rockstar at our doorstep!
So heres to you, Alex! Thanks for sharing your musical mojo with Liz and igniting a passion for music thats sure to last a lifetime. Cant wait to witness her rockstar evolution under your expert guidance. Consider us your biggest fans – and your loudest cheerleaders! 🎶👏
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March 28, 2024
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dave L.

Alex is focused and patient and he listens to you.
His style is relaxed. Alex offered a great suggestion on getting a different guitar, that was more suited to me. Im very happy to have hired Alex.
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March 15, 2024

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marie G.

Alex is patient. He listens to his students and try to make the lessons as fun as possible. He is an excellent teacher.
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August 21, 2023

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april K.

Alex, is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Ive never played a guitar and in 1 lesson, Ive learned to play Mary had a little lamb! Im so excited on this journey to learn how to play my guitar. Definitely would recommend Alex 👌
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August 20, 2023
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Frequently asked questions

My process is first to understand the reason why a student wants to play, so that I can begin to formulate a  lesson plan for them. My next step is to ask students about their musical influences. After this, I will explain the basic parts of the guitar and the purpose they serve. After this a student will be ready to learn some very basic songs such as "Smoke On The Water" and "Twinkle Twinkle".

I have a batchelors degree in Philosophy as well as Classical Civilizations, and I currently operate a printmaking and publishing studio in Tampa. I have taught children, adults, and seniors the basics of guitar for roughly a decade.

30 minute lessons...$40 45 minute lessons...$50 60 minute lessons...$60
I got into teaching when my grandfather told me he wanted to learn guitar and asked if I would give him a few lessons.

I have been teaching beginners since highschool, when I worked teaching young children how to play tennis. A few years later I began giving guitar lessons to my grandfather and acquaintances.


Services offered

Guitar