Very friendly staff, the lessons feel very personal and it's obvious they want to help you and your music grow. Extremely pleased with their service
We have had a great experience working with Southtown Guitar over the past 3 years! Our two boys have taken guitar lessons and I feel that their teachers at Southtown really took the time to get to know them and tailor their teaching style to work with them. Our boys have continued to progress and enjoy their lessons and I couldn't be happier!
I had great lessons with Dean, Dean went to college with my son. I just happened to pick him. we would work on Rock riffs and study different players. I think that I would make him practice to do the lessons.
Dean is straight forward with how to improve and is encouraging when learning new stuff and stepping outside of comfort zone.
I would start by getting to know the student's background with music and also what they are interested in learning. From there I would develop a game plan for helping the student learn what they are hoping to learn. I usually spend half of the lesson on note reading and half of the lesson working on a specific song or two that the student wants to learn.
I have a B.A. in Music from Wheaton College where I studied jazz and classical guitar.
30 minute lessons:
$30 for 1 visit
$125 for 5 visits ($25 / lesson)
$400 for 20 visits ($20 / lesson)
60 minute lessons:
$60 for 1 visit
$250 for 5 visits ($50 / lesson)
$800 for 20 visits ($40 / lesson)
I started teaching private lessons when I was in high school. Helping others learn is something that I have always enjoyed!
I've worked with students as young as 3 and as old as 80. I have taught numerous special needs students and am also currently working with a professional symphony orchestral musician.
We hosted a recital at Marge's Donut Den and our students and the patrons had a blast!
Making sure that you gel with the teacher is important so I would definitely try out a lesson or two before making any long term commitments. You should also make sure that your teacher understands exactly what you personally hope to get from lessons -- ask if they can confidently provide the help you're looking for! Some teachers have one way of doing things that may not be conducive to all learners.
I think it's important for a student to get a sense of what they hope to achieve in taking lessons. Do you just want an introduction to the instrument? Are you looking to learn the basics for personal enjoyment? Are you hoping to pursue this as your career? The answers to those questions will determine the type of teacher that can best help you achieve your goals.
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