For Those About To Rock

For Those About To Rock

5.0 (1)
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

I taught guitar for many years in Memphis, TN. My bands played many of the local establishments and I met a lot of famous people( no name dropping it's not my style) and did get a chance to play with them on occasion. I got my first guitar when I was 4 and played my first show when I was 10. I teach mainly by ear but do utilize tab to make things simpler to start out. My motto is learn to hear in color not read black and white. I look forward to hearing from all of you.

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Dayton, OH 45432
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  • Dean Vincent

    Geoff is an extremely patient and talented musician! I highly recommend his services.


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

First lesson basically entails judging where the student is in the learning process and evaluating their technique. Discussing the style of music the student wants to pursue and develop a weekly practice schedule. Then go over the basics of hand positioning and give the student exercises for the week.

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

I started playing guitar around the age of 4 and performed in front of my first audience at age 10. I am self taught, I started teaching guitar lessons in high school and just continued from there.

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

15$ for 30 minute lessons

25$ for 45-60 minute lessons

How did you get started teaching?

My best friend in high school wanted to learn to play so I loaned him my acoustic and started teaching him. He did by his own acoustic and electric guitar after about 3 months and he still plays today.

What types of students have you worked with?

The youngest student I've taken on was 4 and the oldest was 78 so everything in between I've had the pleasure of instructing.

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

Shop around and ask questions based on how you feel you learn, I know I'm not the perfect teacher for everyone so better to look before you leap so to speak.

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

First and foremost what style of music are you interested in learning. Second determine if you want to learn by ear with tablature or be taught standard sheet music. Most importantly is this something I'm going to stick with and give the time too because you will need to practice at least 30 minutes a day every day for the first few months at least in order to become proficient.