EW Guitar Lessons
My name is Earle Wood and I give private guitar lessons to people of all ages in the Anne Arundel, Fort Meade and Annapolis area. If you’re a beginner, I can help you get started and teach you how to play the songs you love. If you’ve already been playing guitar a bit but want to hone your skills, I can do that too!
I’m here to help you become a better guitar player. My studio is centrally located in Crownsville, a town in central Anne Arundel County. I serve the areas around Severn, Glen Burnie, Severna Park, Annapolis, Anne Arundel and Fort Meade. I have a passion for teaching guitar lessons using a student-centered approach.
What does “student-centered” mean? It means that we will work together to define your goals as a musician and I will develop a customized guitar lesson plan to help you reach those goals. We’ll use real songs as the basis for your guitar lessons and exercises for learning techniques and theories.
I give guitar lessons full-time. I don’t have gigs or a second jobs that will pull my attention away from you. I am 100% committed to providing you with quality guitar lessons. I’m available during the week between our lessons to help in any way that you need.
The key to my approach is that it is all about you. You won’t be getting cookie-cutter guitar lessons out of a book.Your guitar lessons are tailored to you.
I create these guitar lessons using my background of more than 15 years of playing experience. I play bothacoustic and electric guitar in rock, blues, pop, R&B and folk styles. I have performed live and written my own music. I hold a Master’s Certificate in Guitar from Berklee Music, a division of the Berklee College of Music.
I also have experience working with children in daycare and sports settings. I studied elementary education at the University of Maryland, College Park.
If you’re looking for a teacher who is low on ego but high on enthusiasm, then you’ve come to the right place.
I think of myself as a teacher first and a guitar player second. I love to share my passion for music and the fun of guitar playing with my students. It is gratifying to watch my students grow.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I talk with the student to learn his goals and develop a lesson plan that will help him meet his needs. Oh, and we'll have fun too!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Masters Certificate from Berklee College of Music. I also have been teaching full time since 2011.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I have slots open during the week as well as limited slots on Saturdays. We’ll meet at my home studio in Crownsville to have our lesson. At the conclusion of each lesson, I will give you exercises that will keep your playing sharp until the next session.
So what about the cost? Here’s the breakdown:
Weekly lessons at my studio or online:
30-minute lessons – $35 per lesson, typically $140 per month.*
45-minute lessons – $40 per lesson, typically $160 per month.*
*Lessons are given on a weekly basis. The monthly cost assumes a typical month with four lessons. Occasionally, however, there will be five lessons in a month.
You don’t have to commit right away. I offer a $40 introductory lesson so that you can meet me before making a commitment. The introductory lesson is approximately 30 minutes long.
I accept cash or checks, credit cards or you can pay with PayPal.
How did you get started teaching?
I think it all goes back to being a big brother to a younger brother and sister. I caught the teaching bug when I was kid when I had opportunities to show my siblings how to do things.
Since then, I was an Elementary Education major at University of Maryland and I've worked at daycare for school-aged children. I started teaching guitar when I answered a Craigslist ad in 2009 and I've been helping people learn to play ever since.
What types of students have you worked with?
All ages. Men, women, boys and girls. Everyone can, and should, learn how to rock!
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Ask the teacher about his current student load. You want to make sure that the teacher is busy and in high demand. If he isn't, that's an indicator that he's not very good or that teaching isn't his top priority.