Rockwell Guitar School

Rockwell Guitar School

5.0 (1)
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: At Rockwell we get you playing something you like and something your friends will recognize in your first lesson. We believe that inspiration leads to motivation and we operate on that principle throughout a student's career. We also offer traditional methods of teaching, for those interested in pursuing a higher education in music. Rockwell can set you on a path to accomplish any kind of musical endeavor you set your goals to. We have taught all ages and skill levels in over 10,000 lessons since 2008.Best describes my music education organization: guitar studio offering guitar lessonsInstrument Type: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Classical guitar, Electric bassGuitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment SelectionMusic Styles: Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar, Folk Guitar, Country Guitar, Alternative Guitar, R & B Guitar, Metal Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Classical Guitar, HipHop Guitar, Pop Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Ethnic Guitar, Christian/Gospel Guitar, Reggae Guitar

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Credentials

St Paul, MN 55126
Phone verified

1 Review

5.0

  • Eric Herman

    Alex had been my guitar instructor for five years! There isn't a style of music or song that he can't play. More importantly, there isn't a style of music or song that he can't teach! He is flexible, adaptive, patient and an overall great teacher. I highly recommend him for beginners to advanced players and everyone in between! He has definitely taught this old dog new tricks!



FAQs


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

With new players it's my goal to get them playing something they like and/or their friends will recognize, by the end of the first lesson. In order to do this, I ask them about what music they like, assess their skill level, and teach them something we've mentioned. Most of the time I can also teach them how to read tablature in the first lesson.


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

Education:

-Bachelor's Degree in Guitar Performance, McNally Smith College

-Classical Training at Musikhochschule Luebeck, Germany

-AAS Degree, Electronic Engineering

Training:

-Over 10,000 lessons taught

-Business owner


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

$25/35/45 per 30/45/60min lessons.

Paid one week or 1-2-4-9 or 12 month(s) at a time


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching on my own because people were asking for it and just to make a little extra college money. Eventually a friend hired me for his school, where I gained a ton of experience. After that I started my own school, Rockwell.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all sorts of characters ages 4-64, and also all skill levels. I've taught squirrelly kids, metal heads, jazz cats, special needs people, ukelele grandmas, cougars, groups, you name it.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my favorite things to do is to help people prepare for auditions, contests, performances, etc. We can put a game plan together on short notice but preferably advanced notice.


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

I think the most important thing to remember is that great players don't always make the best teachers. A lot of players focus on the playing skill set and the teaching skills are an afterthought. Find a teacher that knows their instrument well but is also patient, a good listener, a good interviewer, has an engaging personality, is on time and organized, and is always looking to improve their skill set as well.


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

Do you have time to practice? Are you willing to invest in your success and set up real consequences when you don't meet your goals?


Lessons offered