Gary Narducci - GSN Recording

Gary Narducci - GSN Recording

5.0 (4)
1 employee
49 years in business

About this pro

Gary has been teaching guitar since the late 1960s. He can play a wide variety of guitars styles.  He teaches electric, acoustic and classsical guitar.  Gary can teach theory, ear training, performance accompaniment and more. His goals are to teach his student to eventually stand on there own without the need for lessons.  Gary can teach beginners to advanced student in a wide variety of musical genres

I enjoy teaching guitar because I can share my love of the instrument and music with people of all ages.  Teaching to others has taught me more than what I ever got out of a book.  

I like to use real world analogies to convey the concepts of music and guitar to others. To see a smile of confidence in the eyes of student is a joy that can only be shared in a one-on-one situation.

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Credentials

Dellwood, MN 55110
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Kayla Koonce

    Super personable, awesome guy and a really good teacher. He takes the time to understand your interests as a musician and he’ll use his free time to create lessons for the student.

  • Jake mortenson

    Great hands on teacher, will take the time to break everything down for you. He teaches you music theory step by step so you will understand it. Greatest lesson he will teach you is how to pick out music by ear. I am capable of learning anything i want the exact way they play it because of this man

  • Susan Koch

    Gary provided guitar lessons to my son for over 7 years before my son went off to college. Gary's teaching style was a great fit for my son. Gary was more than just a guitar instructor, he was a wonderful influence, adviser, teacher, and friend to the family. We are grateful for having worked with him.

  • Don

    Gary is an excellent teacher that encourages playing creatively, and making songs your own. I would highly recommend him to anyone who seeks to learn guitar and truly love the art.



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FAQs


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

The first lesson is always a fact finding mission.  I interview the student to determine their long term goals. I do my best to tailor their lessons to the individuals wants and needs.

I like to introduce the new student by teaching them the parts of the guitar. Also, I go through rudimentary music notation.


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

I am a working professional musician with years of performance and recording to my credit. I have performed in folk rock band, oldies bands, hard rock/heavy metal bands and country bands.  My repitoire of material spans several hundred songs across genres.


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

Cost of lessons depends on distance traveled and the number of lessons booked. A bulk rate can apply if lessons are paid in advance for a month or more.


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching when my skills reached a level where I felt comfortable sharing the knowledge I acquired after several years of performance and additional learning.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught beginners to highly advanced students.  With beginners I concentrate on developing their understanding music while trying to make it fun to learn. 

With advanced students I will teach to their goals whether it is ear training, adding to their knowledge base or helping them to fill in gaps in their playing.  I have a vast knowledge of chord theory as well.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I attend a concert performance of Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd.  I have seen my favorite guitar player, Jeff Beck eight times and always succeed in learning something new by watching him.


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

Plan to have fun learning.  Music and guitar can provide a lifetime of joy and accomplishment.  Always endeavor to improve your skills.  You will achieve a very high level of satisfaction.


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

What goals do you wish to achieve?

Why do you want to take guitar lessons? You will learn more quickly if you have a strong reason to learn.

Never take lessons to please someone else. Are you taking lessons because of a parent or a peer? 

How far do you want to take you musical skills?