South Portland Guitar School

South Portland Guitar School

5.0 (2)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
14 years in business

About this pro

I have been a full time guitar, Ukulele and elctric bass teacher for over 30 years.  I have exceptional academic credentials with two undergraduate degrees from Berklee College of Music as well as a Masters and Doctorate from the New England Conservatory in composition.

My Style of teaching is to focus specifically on the students goals and in the genres that inpire them most.  Everyone student is an individual and Iwill always tailor my teacher style to most benefit them.

Since a very young age, music has been my passion.  Along with prerforming, composing and recording, I enjoy sharing my passion and knowledge of music with others.

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Credentials

South Portland, ME 04106
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Jake G.

    Greg was my instructor for 4 years and with him, I made a ton of progress not just as a guitarist, but as a musician. He was eager to focus on my personal interests which was primarily composition. He helped me with several progressive rock projects in our time together while teaching me guitar technique, music theory, and audio-engineering. I would highly recommend!

  • Diana M.

    Greg was my guitar teacher for 5 years. Being taught by Greg is unique because he uses a variety of teaching styles to teach his students not only songs but music theory, modes, scales and chords. Greg got me to the next level by letting me be creative and teaching me how to improvise but also because he never stopped challenging me with hard material. Greg put his students into groups to learn how to collaborate and play with each other. Greg adjusts his teaching style to fit the needs of his students and allows for creativity and innovation. I still play guitar at a very high level and it all started with Greg teaching me as a 14 year old! I also played my first rock shows with Greg's help. I would highly suggest choosing



FAQs


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

I think it is crucial to find out what kind of music they are most interested in and what their goals are. There is nothing worse than a teacher that treats all students the same and teaches them with cookie cutter methods. EVERY student is an individual, whether they are a child or an adult.


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

Berklee college of Music. Bachelors in Music Production/Engineering and Music Business Management from - New England Conservatory, Master of Musical Arts - New England Conservatory, Doctor of Musical Arts


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

$45/hour


How did you get started teaching?

At the age of 16, I was invited to work at a record store as one of their guitar teachers as I was already heavily active in the local music scene in 1982'


What types of students have you worked with?

Private guitar instruction. Private bass instruction. Music Theory. All aspects of musicianship including understanding of the music business, recording and production.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A joint project with a superb student before he went off to college. The student co-wrote the song with me, an absolute please. A melding of progressive rock, Jazz and Classical composition.


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

Look closely at your prospective teacher. What is their educational background and credentials? How long have they been teaching? And always ask for references.


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

What methods does the instructor use for teaching? What is the instructor's formal education and qualifications? What styles of music and techniques does the instructors teach? Does the instructor allow parents to attend their child's lessons? In what kind of environment are the lessons taught? What is unique about the instructor that differentiates him/her from other instructors?