Warren Lessons

Warren Lessons

5.0 (11)
3 hires on Lessons.com
3 employees

About this pro

THE ONLY PROGRAM RUN BY AN INSTRUCTOR WHO

- Coached and provided ongoing guitar instruction to multiple classic rock icons,

- Is a voting member of the Grammy's

- Has given lessons to other noted guitar instructors and has mentored multiple, now-established guitar instructors both locally and nationally.

- Has unprecedented skills to connect with and develop any level of student

- Has developed and assisted students who went on to earn significant scholarships to Berklee, Crane, and Belmont.

- Invented and sold a training pick to the world’s largest music accessory supplier (D'Addario / Planet Waves)

- Founded the U-Rock Camp weekend music experience for kids, teens, and adults. This has been a life changing event for countless people of all agesin building playing ability, skills, performance confidence, networking, andrelationships.

- Proficient in multiple genres of music, including rock, R&B, blues, folk, pop, metal, country, bluegrass, gospel, reggae, funk etc.

- Worked with Blink 182, Blue Oyster Cult, Dan Toler (Allman Brothers) etc.

- Shared stage and/or studio credits with multiple well-known recording artists including Trey Anastasio (Phish) Hall Ketchum, John Sebastian (The Lovin Spoonful), Richard Bell (The Band)

- Has performed annual sold out shows at Caffe Lena spanning more than 25 years

- Created and developed a unique, unprecedented sounding guitar, including securing a national endorsement for guitars with a Nashville session legend. See www.warrenguitars.com

Both my son and I are passionate about our ability to help lead, coach, teach, mentor students of all ages and levels. It is just our calling, plain and simple and the results speak for themselves.

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Credentials

Schenectady, NY 12301
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11 Reviews

5.0

  • Ann Auberger

    Jimmy Page once said that everyone has their own identity coming through the guitar, and it's been a pleasure finding and developing mine with Don. Unlike other teachers, Don doesn't use a book, so the lessons are customized to fit each student's unique personality and taste in music. If you're an adult, you won't have to feel ridiculous playing children's songs, because Don will start you out with the music YOU like. Within a few short weeks, I was already playing Nirvana, Green Day, Led Zeppelin, and Lynyrd Skynyrd songs. Don also has a great way with people. I'm a shy individual, but I feel at ease working with him and his other students (who are also some pretty amazing people). Don challenges me to step outside of my comfort zone, but at a pace that I feel comfortable with. The experience of working him and the other students has given me a lot more confidence and has brought a lot of joy to my life. I feel so fortunate to have Don as both my teacher and friend.

  • Pam DiMezza

    My daughter was very shy when she started taking lessons from Don. She has been taking lesson for just over a year now, and is much more comfortable with performing. While she is still shy, Don has helped boost her confidence. Don is paitent with his students and really listens to his students. I can wait to see the next generation of musicians that Don and Mike help produce.

  • Matthew Mead

    Don Warren's approach to teaching guitar is perfect for an older student like me. I was learning songs - not scales - at my very first lesson. Don made a point of learning what music I wanted to play and has customized my lessons to my musical tastes. But wait - there's more! Don is the Mr. Miyagi (see "The Karate Kid" films) of guitar teachers. Although I didn't realize it at the time, Don was teaching me guitar technique and music theory while teaching me songs I wanted to learn ("wax on, wax off"). I have made more progress in six months than I ever imagined I would. I recommend Don Warren to any guitar student.

  • Steve Resler

    Lessons and learning based not on formulaic approaches, using instead a very personal approach based on the student's interests, abilities and progress. I've said it over and over - I learned and was able to do more after my first lesson with Don Warren than the previous 50+ years of struggling and learning bad habits. After a few lessons with Don he turned those bad habits into a positive and after improving what I was doing said: "This is your signature way of playing". It is. And I like it.


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FAQs


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

The approach is based on the person's goals/needs. It is important to find what style of teaching the student responds to best.

Some like a traditional "Here's the lesson, learn it, get more" while others enjoy a more interactive style where we explore the songs they like and discover more, through a creative technique.

Some want to read misic off a page, while others want to do it like they see their favorite performer do. 

It's Never a one size fits all approach. 


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

INSTRUCTOR / COACH BIO

I love working with beginners, though I've coached and provided ongoing guitar instruction to multiple classic rock icons,

Have given lessons to other noted guitar instructors and has mentored multiple, now-established guitar instructors both locally and nationally. 

Has unprecedented skills to connect with and develop any level of student

Has developed and assisted students who went on to earn significant scholarships to Berklee, Crane, and Belmont.

Invented and sold a training pick to the world’s largest music accessory supplier (D'Addario / Planet Waves)

Founded the U-Rock Camp weekend music experience for kids, teens, and adults. This has been a life changing event for countless people of all ages in building playing ability, skills, performance confidence, networking, andrelationships.

Proficient in multiple genres of music, including rock, R&B, blues, folk, pop, metal, country, bluegrass, gospel, reggae, funk etc.

MUSIC INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL BIO

Voting member of the Grammy's

Worked with Blink 182, Blue Oyster Cult, Dan Toler (Allman Brothers) etc.

Shared stage and/or studio credits with multiple well-known recording artists including Trey Anastasio (Phish) Hall Ketchum, John Sebastian (The Lovin Spoonful), Richard Bell (The Band)

Has performed annual sold out shows at Caffe Lena spanning more than 25 years

Created and developed a unique, unprecedented sounding guitar, including securing a national endorsement for guitars with a Nashville session legend.See www.warrenguitars.com

Why does this matter?

My personality and teaching style, combined with my vast and varied experience and musical knowledge at the highest levels, allows me to guide students anywhere they desire. 

Whether students want to play for their own personal satisfaction, play a simple campfire song, play in a group, perform in public, attend music school, pursue a musical career, or just play for fun, I can lead you there.

We will work together to accomplish any music goals you have at a speed you are most comfortable with. Building relationships and musical skills is my forte. I love what I do, and my students can feel that. 


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

$120.00 per month.


What types of students have you worked with?

beginners

Touring Pros

senior citizens

teens

kids

groups