Josh Taylor Guitar Lessons

Josh Taylor Guitar Lessons

5.0 (1)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
8 years in business

About this pro

You can sum up what I do like this: Music is just one more outlet for passion, creativity and discipline.  I help people find it.

At Guitar Lessons Made Simple you'll get the patience you need to pursue the guitar whatever your pace.  I try to reiterate new concepts a few different ways to help you understand. 

Here you get a combination of playing your own favorite songs in additional to foundational techniques which I bring.

Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: I go through the basic chords, and ask if they've had any other musical background with note-reading or anything like that which can help. If they're already past that stage we dig right in to more advanced material.

Check out the website if you want to know more about me and my methods.

Meeting new interesting people.  When I see them progress it's exciting to see.  When you've been practicing consistently, the growth seems very slow, sometimes difficult, but I see the progress from week to week, and definitely notice when it happens.

When I know I've been a part of the creative development of others it feels amazing to have made a difference.

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Credentials

Portland, OR 97233
Phone verified

1 Review

5.0

  • Robert Skinner

    Josh is awesome, fun to work with and very patient. I highly recommend him to all, Robert S



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FAQs


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

If they haven't bought a guitar I help them through the process giving them suggestions and resources through phone, text, or email.  Once we meet, we talk about our backgrounds and music they like, and what they'd like to learn.  Then I show them a few of the main beginner chords like E, A, D, Em, and Am.

I try to get them playing songs as soon as possible, which is usually the first few weeks.


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

I majored in Music and have played guitar and piano for over 20 years.  I've taught guitar over 5 years, and have experience in working with different types of people, from creative types to more logical types who need a more systematic approach.


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

$90/month, four half-hour lessons.


How did you get started teaching?

There were people who wanted me to teach them, and my landlord at the time had a studio, so it just worked out.


What types of students have you worked with?

Most of my students tend to be teenagers.  Adults are definitely welcome.  It's never too late to learn!


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I get excited when I see students progress when I know they've been working hard at it.  And when someone sings or plays a song they really love, it makes it worth all the time and work put into it.


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

Make sure the instructor is aware that the student is learning something new and be willing to back it up, repeat and take it slow, not condescending.  If the instructor is just jamming and making you watch and not understanding the material, you've wasted your time and money.


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

What style do I want to learn?  Keep a few of your favorite songs in mind, because that helps shape the direction of the lessons.

Are you willing to have the patience to work with a beginner such as myself?  Lots of guitarists play great, but not all teach well.  These are different skills entirely.