My name is Adam Stapleton, a private music teacher serving the greater Ann Arbor area, and I have a passion for helping people young and old build confidence in their musical voice, both literally and instrumentally! I provide patient, tailored instruction in a multitude of instruments and styles.
Why go through the hassle of going across town to a studio when you can have the studio come to you? Stapletones Music Lessons is the only Private lessons teacher in the Ann Arbor area specializing in personalized in-home music lessons. So stop driving, and start playing!
Adam is very easy-going and pleasant to work with. Both my 9 year old son and I take lessons from him. He does a great job with both kids and adults alike! It's been a huge plus for us that he is able to come to our home for lessons. I appreciate that he is able to tailor the instruction to suit individual interests and goals.
My first guitar lessons were with Adam and he helped me find my love for music and guitar and it’s grown to be a huge huge part of my life. Adam has been an amazing teacher and friend and has taught me a lot. I’d reccomend anyone with an interest in guitar to Stapletones in an instant. Adam keeps it fun and personal while still teaching you everything from favorite songs to advanced music theory. 5 stars isn’t high enough!
I tend to start at square one with a new student. If the student has previous experience, I'll assess their skill, and move forward from there. If the student is a total beginner, then I will start them with the basics of building hand strength, familiarizing them with the fret board, and getting callouses developed. From there we will work our way to basic chords, rhythms, and learning songs!
I went to school for music at Richland college, though I didn't finish, the skills and knowledge from those years have helped me be successful over the past 4 years of music teaching!
I typically charge $50 for a single half hour, or a package of 4 lessons a month for $200/ month.
I got my start teaching for a private music school called Texas Guitarville in the DFW area. I spent 5 years teaching there!
I've worked with every age type ranging from 7 to 70! My style is adaptable to any learning style.
1. Why are you wanting to pick up the instrument? Its good to think through your "why" before you jump into learning, it just helps you push through the hard times and mundane parts of learning an instrument.
2. What style/ genre of music do you wish to play/ learn?
3. How much time per week do I have to commit to learning the instrument?