Nick Burbey Guitar Lessons

Nick Burbey Guitar Lessons

4 hires on
1 employee
18 years in business

About this pro

I play 250+ shows a year on Fremont Street with Spandex Nation. I have played in several shows (World's Greatest Rock Show, MJ Live, Zombie Burlesque) and many bands on the strip. Using my professional experience, I teach the guitar as a whole. The ultimate goal is to be able to play any song and create the sounds you imagine in your head, and I teach how the guitar and music work, so you can get there! My lessons are custom tailored to each students needs. No two people learn exactly the same way, and your learning experience should reflect that, in a positive way! I also provide 90% of all lesson material. Diagrams, examples, transcriptions (sheet music) are all included.

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Las Vegas, NV 89144
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We discuss your goals, availability, and then we start! It's pretty straightforward.

There are no sign-up fees or forms. No contracts. I ask that my students pay monthly by cash, check or PayPal and offer a 24 hour cancelation/reschedule policy.

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

I have attended universities for formal music training, but most of your real learning has to come from intensely studying books and playing gigs. I feel that this perspective is good for a student to understand. You have to be ready to do the work.

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

My price is $45 per weekly hour lesson.

I teach out of my home studio to keep prices down. I stay quite busy, so traveling to my students isn't an option. If you were to compare my prices with shops around the city, you would see that I'm about half the price of most shops. I offer a more personalized experience, free material, a typically a more flexible reschedule policy.

How did you get started teaching?

I have never known anything else. I started teaching directly out of high school (15 years ago) and was already playing professionally. My teaching and performance passion allowed me to move cross country to Las Vegas where I have worked hard and successfully established myself as an in demand player.

What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with all ages and skill levels! I love teaching everyone and know through experience that everyone can play, if they work hard enough!

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was recently the "guitar one" role in the World's Greatest Rock Show. I got to play as EVH and Ace Frehley, six nights a week at the Stratosphere Las Vegas for about a year!

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

Look at their real world experience. Look at their reviews. Many of my competitors (shops) just sign you up with a random guitar teacher who is typically just starting out.

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

Do I have the drive to practice every day? To get to a point of satisfaction with an instrument, a certain level of dedication is a necessity.