Shred Academy

Shred Academy

1 employee
3 years in business

About this pro

Im well versed in many styles and feel like having experience playing as a multi instrumentalist gives me more of a variety than the average teacher. I have been playing music for 22 years and have had the oportunity to play with several bands of different styles. I teach all levels of playing so wether you're a beginner or have been playing for several years and just feel like you're in a rut i can help you reach a level of playing that you may be struggling to reach. 

Music is my life so getting the chance to play on a daily basis and teach future musicians is a great feeling. Empowering young ones and even adults to pick up an instrument and just start jamming out to there favorite tunes is the reason i get up everyday.

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Innsbrook, MO 63390
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

When starting out with a new student i find that establishing goals and interests is a must. For example making a list of there favorite bands or styles of music. Once this has been done i dive straight into chords and common scales that are used to get the student playing. After a few sessions i go into rhythm training and chord progressions that are commonly used in the students favorite tunes. As the student progresses i dive deeper into scale theory, chord theory, fret board theory. Really just music theory to give the student the best education to help them succeed.

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

22 years of experience playing in bands and hired as a session player in recordings. College education from st charles community college/ berkley online courses(still attending). Studied jazz with randy bahr who is the jazz guitar instructor at scc and jim martin who is a trumbonist for the st louis symphony and jazz director for scc and lindenwood university,also was a horn player for buddy rich(for those that dont know buddy rich was a famous jazz drummer). 

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

20 dollars for a 30 minute session and 40 dollars for an hour

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching back in my senior year of highschool helping my friends figure out there favorite tunes or fellow band mates with scale routines in concert band