Forest has been teaching all styles and levels of music professinally since 2012. While his lessons are custom tailored to each student, he addresses topics on Electric and Acoustic guitar such as Technique, Music Theory, Ear Training, Notation, Performance and Composition. Encouragement being the primary focus of his lesson plans, Forest is confident that he can help you reach any level of playing you wish to achieve! He is available for lessons through Zoom. Lessons are scheduled in half hour to hour long weekly intervals and paid for by the month at time of booking.
Background: Studied Music at American River College under Joe Gilman. Two years perpetually touring all over USA and through Australia promoting debut album release as a solo performer, sharing the stage and opening for acts such as Adrian Bellue, Scott Mulvahill, Joe Kye, Christie Lenee, Van Larkins, Andrew Gorny. Coaching and performing with student bands and helping students prepare for college level music courses and professional careers since 2013.
Currently: Educating, Performing and Recording based out of Portland, Oregon. Endorsed by Ernie Ball, Cole Clark Guitars, Elite Acoustics Engineering, Furch/Stonebridge Guitars, Rattlesnake Cables, Wilddog Stomps & G7th Capos.
Seeing my students get that "a-ha" moment, where they feel empowered through the study of music!
Mr. Bailey sets a welcoming, team like atmosphere with his student. Corrections are done naturally as part of process of learning. My grandson looks forward to each lesson and we hear him practicing often throughout the day.
Forest takes an intuitive approach to teaching, assessing where a student is in their guitar journey and creating a plan that fills in what may be missing and challenging you to reach beyond what you thought possible. After 40 years of playing, I'm finally feeling like I'm a real guitarist! Bonus: lessons are fun. :)
Forest is a skilled guitarist with the heart of a teacher. I’ve been impressed with ability to explain and demonstrate in ways that really make things click. The written material he provides for me to refer to when practicing on my own has been easy to follow. He’s accessible for questions between lessons. He’s also just a kind-hearted guy and makes beautiful music!