The Music Tutor

The Music Tutor

5.0 (2)
4 hires on

About this pro

Professional musician and teacher for over 30 years. Lessons are created to fit the needs of the student. Friendly and compassionate about turning every student into a musician.

Very easy approach to playing Classical, Folk, Rock, Blues and Jazz Improvisation.

Recording artist and studio engineer.

Working with beginners  is my passion.

Need an instrument? I am affiliated with Dirt Cheep Music in Smyrna Ga. and Hills Music in Henderson NC for friendly advice on purchasing. 

Offering lessons on FaceTime and Zoom! Very popular for those who do not drive or have a very busy schedule. Please call got more information.

Special Student and Veteran rates!!

I enjoy introducing music to those who have dreamed of playing an instrument. I have created very simple and easy ways for the beginner to not only have fun but start playing right away. My classes are guaranteed to make anyone a musician with a little practice.

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Clarksville, VA 23927
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2 Reviews


  • Vandyke

    He was very informative, easy to understand, a nice person,he was the best to me, I give him the high five.

  • Don Parkerson

    Gil is an accomplished musician and teacher. He has already helped me to learn to play the sax in so many ways. I highly recommend Gil.

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

We start from the very bare bones beginning. A small bit of music theory goes a long way. We discuss the alphabet of music which is used for every instrument. Making the learning experience fun and very easy to understand.

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

Jazz studies at Alameda College in California. Masters Degree in Business and Marketing. Professional performing musician for over 20 years.

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

Standard lessons are $125 per month for 1 30 minute lesson per week. 

How did you get started teaching?

I was a student teacher in high school. After having success teaching my friends I moved to strangers and boom! It took off from there.

What types of students have you worked with?

Ages 6 to76. People of all ages and walks of life. All beginners welcome. Taught middle and high school band.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my students is now in the 6th grade but playing high school level music. All of my students excel and progress quickly with the help of their parents.

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

Look for someone with years of teaching and performing experience.

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

How long has the teacher been teaching and performing?