E Carter Enterprises

E Carter Enterprises

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About this pro

With more than forty years of experience, Earl has performed with quite a few well known artists including many grammy-nominated celebrities. My performance and recording resume includes Freddie Jackson, Regina Belle, Mya, Syleena Johnson, Coolio, EU, Tony Terry, Angela Bofill, Alyson Williams, Marion Meadows, Nick Colionne, Mike Phillips, Gerald Veasley, Michael Lington, Bobby Lyle, Marcus Johnson, Bob Baldwin, Bobby Humphrey, Miles Jaye, Pamela Williams and many others. In addition, He has released eight solo recording projects and worked as the music director for overseas projects, television shows and more. His influences are: Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, George Benson, Peter White, Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Page, Norman Brown and many other great guitarists.

Most of his sessions take place at his Greenbelt Maryland studio. He offers sessions that range from learning how to become a skillful musician in multiple genres to coaching on how to become a full-time musician as well as teaching techniques in lead guitar, rhythm guitar, finger-style performance, chord inversions, improvisation, jamming skills, site reading, ear training, music theory, scales & exercises, song writing, recording & production, guidance in equipment selection and more.

If you're seeking music lessons, your first coaching session with Earl will usually include an instructional book at no additional cost. However beginners will need to have their own instrument and accessories (required for practice). Earl works with each individual based on his or her personal goals and believe that every client has a unique gift.

For more info visit: www.EarlCarterMusic.com

After many years in Corporate America, Earl is now a full-time musician who travels the world, produces national and local artists, runs an independent record label and coaches new clients on a regular basis. If you're in the Washington, D.C. area, you can hear and/or meet him in person at many of the local concerts that he performs.

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Greenbelt, MD 20770
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4 Reviews


  • Ryan Erwin

    Earl is a wonderful teacher. He is patient, goes at your speed, and is incredibly knowledgeable. I strongly recommend Earl to any and all who wish to learn guitar.

  • John Day

    Had my first lesson with Earl and found him to be a true professional. Very knowledgeable, adjusted the lesson to my skill level and his teaching style is on point. Very glad I selected Earl for my lessons!

  • Aiysha Taylor

  • Chris Schramm

    Earl is a great and patient teacher for all levels.

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

Since every client has a unique talent, each individual's training is based on his or her personal goals.

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

His rates are $60 per one hour session, $50 per 45 minute session and $40 per 30 minute session.

How did you get started teaching?

Several people that attended his live concerts asked if he offered private tutoring so he decided to offer music lessons in an effort to help musicians reach their personal goals.

What types of students have you worked with?

He specializes in teaching beginners.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

He recently performed Blues Alley for the sixth time as a solo artist and has performed there somewhere between 50 to 100 times as a sideman for celebrities as well.

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

Becoming a fluent musician requires practice. Becoming a successful full-time musician takes dedication. Remember, the more you practice, the better you’ll get. Therefore, how quickly you excel is ultimately up to you.

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

Determine what you actually want to accomplish from your sessions and make sure you are both on the same page before selecting a trainer.