Students constantly tell us that we are so much more than just music lessons, because of how we connect with each and every one of them. It feels like a loving, caring community. Knowing they feel that, is exactly why we love being peoples choice for guitar, drum, piano, voice, ukukele and bass lessons in Schenectady, NY
We love observing how confidence and a sense of excitement comes to life as students see their progress. As the owner, It thrills me to hear music and laughter coming out of each room. The energy here leaves the stress and anxiety of the daily grind behind.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
The Warren Lesson approach is based on each individuals personal goals and needs. Each instructor is gifted in tapping into the style of teaching each 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 what music has to offer, through the songs they like.
Some want to read music 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?
When the founder has given lessons to classic rock icons as well as many of the areas top music instructors, you can be sure each Warren Lesson instructor is more than qualified.
More than that, each coach/instructor has proven track records of connecting with students in a way that brings so much more than just reaching their music goals.
kids, teens and adults love the sense of confidence and energy they feel after a lesson.
Students of our program have gone on to many avenues of success, including:
Earning scholarships to schools such as Julliard, Berklee, Crane, Belmont etc.
Becoming professional music educators in each level of academia
Performing and recording professionally
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.
$140.00 per month, which invludes any 5 week months. Each lesson is 30 minutes, and a discount is offered for an hour long lesson or if more than one family member takes lessons.
How did you get started teaching?
Because I have worked at high levels within the music industry in a number of capacities, It just came naturally. I was teaching adults and teens since I was 15.
What types of students have you worked with?