I've been playing guitar for 40 years. I have many references and play for Cumberland Community Church in Smyrna. I play all sorts of styles but I love Blues and Classic Rock the best.
Music is an expression of ones self. We all have something to say through music. It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a master player. We just have to learn how to look inward so we can speak what is already inside of each of us through music. I love it when a student has the light bulb go off in their head and the 2001 Space Odyssey theme starts playing. That's what it's all about.
Glen is the most passionate guitar instructor I’ve hired. He’s talkative and friendly which creates a very comfortable atmosphere to learn the instrument. I take his more advanced lessons where he’s teaching me lead guitar over him playing rhythm, but have heard many kudos from other parents that he’s also phenomenal with beginners and intermediate learners. Couldn’t be happier.
Glen taught me a guitar lesson. He is extremely passionate about guitar and just as encouraging. My 30 minute lesson lasted almost two hours just because we both had the time and were enjoying playing guitar. No extra charge of course. Glen really cares about his students understanding the concepts taught so that you walk away feeling that you have learned something.
Glen is a most excellent guitar teacher. I took my young son under his wings for several years. Now at 16, Michael closes his eyes, puts his head back... and the music flows out of Michael. Glen was a huge part in Michael's development. Michael always loved his lessons and jam sessions with Glen. Glen always went the extra mile, took the extra time, and put in the energy and fun to energize Michael. I'm confident he does the same with all his students. Thanks Glen! And here's a recent video of Michael doing his thang! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwhBOdq9R28
My son has been taking guitar lessons from Glen for almost two years. He is teaching my son solid music theory and versatile and accurate technique. In addition to giving practice assignments, he also gives "listening assignments" so my son can hear quality music that exemplifies the skills he is working on that week. Most importantly, Glen is a passionate, excellent, and authentic guitarist himself, and I value that he desires to instill that passion for playing in my son. Glen has evaluated my son and his goals, and has taught, mentored, and challenged him accordingly. We are grateful that we have found such a great teacher for our son!
I like to sit down with the student and go over everything they know about the guitar. The physical make up of the guitar and what education of chords and theory.
I have been playing the guitar for 40 years. I am mostly self taught, but have searched for theory, and have a practial knowlege of theory as it applies to the guitar. I play mostly jam stlye music, so I teach the ability to know theory "on the fly" so a guitarist can sit down with any musicans and be able to play with confidence.
I charge $30.00 per lesson. Lessons usually run between 45-60 minutes. If we go over (which happens often) I never charge more. If a student wants to take more than one lesson a week I am up for negotiton.
I was playing at church and a parent asked if I could give lessons to their child. I have been coaching sports with kids for 23, so I really enjoy working with kids. This student started to excel on guitar and then other parents also had me start working with their children.
At present I have a 5 year old taking lessons from me. He is my youngest student to date. I have worked with someone that is giving lessons at a middle school so he could get more comfortable accessing theory while jamming in a performance. I teach beginners as well as more advanced students.
One student that I have been working with for many years played a gig at Center Stage.
Ask questions and be curious. Also don't "settle" on a teacher. The wrong teacher can stiffle your goals. I have seen this many times. I do my best to NEVER be that type of teacher. Everyone has music inside them. It's up to the teacher to help the student learn to express what is inside each of us.
Do they really what to play the guitar. Playing the guitar is hard work and a life long commitment. It is worth it, but it is hard work and requires a lot of practice.