Glenn Weiser Guitar Lessons

Glenn Weiser Guitar Lessons


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My teaching approach: First I find out what your musical goals are, and we chart a course towards achieving your goals. Lessons are geared toward the music that you want learn, not what I might like. I have been teaching for over 35 years and have been described as a "master teacher" by Acoustic Guitar magazine, for which I have written. I also am the author of seven guitar books and three books on harmonica. I am patient and knowledgeable as a teacher, and I know how to play many styles of music. I also teach banjo, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica, and ukulele. My influences are: Jimi Hendrix, Andres Segovia, Eric Clapton, Robert Johnson, John Fahey, Chet Atkins, Doc Watson, Clarence White, Tommy Emmanuel, Rev. Gary Davis, BB King, Albert King, Mike Bloomfield, Pete Seeger, Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Lemon Jefferson, to name a few.My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studioGuitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Southwick MA-Tuesday - Thursday. noon -8 pm. Newington, CT, Friday, noon -7 pm.Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment SelectionYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following: At the first lesson we'll talk about where you want to go with your playing. Guitar studies can go in a lot of different directions, so I want to have a clear idea of your musical goals. Then I'll listen to you play to evaluate your skill level. I'll be looking at your general technique, and listening to your timing, among other things. Next we'll plot a course towards your goals. Some students just want to learn to play their favorite songs-that's fine with me. But others are looking for a more structured, progressively graded course. I can do that too-I'm flexible.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: First we will review the previous week's assignment. I will listen to your playing and make any necessary corrections. Then we'll move to on the next step with your lessons-some new chords, songs, riffs, or theory pointers, all depending on the focus of your studies.Usually I play only briefly to demonstrate-the rest the time is all about getting you to play your guitar with authority.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: You should be committed to learning and practice regularly. You should be patient and understand that mastering a musical instrument takes time. After that, leave the rest to me.

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Southwick, MA 01077
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First I'll find out what level of experience you have and what your goals are. If you are a beginniner, I will begin with the basics. If you have been playing for a while, we will start from you are and move forward from there. The goal is to get you to play the kind of music you want to learn.

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

I took formal classical guitar lessons with Maestro Paul Battat from 1967-1970 and studied music thoery while still in high school. I was then trained to teach privately at Woodside Music Studio in Park Ridge NY in 1974 and began my teaching carreer.

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

Yes, it's $30 for a single lesson or $100 for 4 private 1/2 hours once a week.