The Oakland Music Studio

The Oakland Music Studio

2 hires on
4 employees
29 years in business

About this pro

As the owner of The Oakland Guitar Studio our lessons provide:

1) A positive learning environment for beginning through advanced level students and for professional musicians.  2) Top selling books from Conduire Music Publishing to accelerate your learning process and understanding of music. 3) Over 45 years of playing experience and 30 years plus as an instructor. 4) The opportunity to learn songs by your favorite musical artists. 5) Tools for writing your own songs.

I enjoy teaching many styles of music including rock, jazz, blues and country. 

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South Lyon, MI 48178
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I believe in making learning enjoyable for all of my students. I encourage my students to learn chords and scales, read music or tab, play their favorite songs  and understand several music theory principles.  We set goals for success with our students!

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

i am an award winning author of best selling music education books that sell  around the world. I am also an audio engineer specializing in creating trademark pro audio sound for musicians. 

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

I have private lessons available in person or on-line. I also teach songwriters music theory workshops and classes. All of these educational opportunities are available Monday through Saturday with morning, afternoon and evening appointments. Sunday lessons are available by special request. 

How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching through stores, schools and colleges. My schedule has built extensively over time through many referrals, feature stories and advertising.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with beginning thru advanced level students and professional musician/songwriters. I welcome students of all ages. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I enjoy seeing professional musicians perform in a small venue. The up-close personalized experience is truly inspiring!

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

Learning to play guitar is enjoyable and it entails persistence and dedication to be successful. Learning to play your favorite songs is a huge motivator! 

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

The styles of music they enjoy and favorite artists too! Write down 12 favorite songs you would enjoy learning