Arnell Bertumen - Basic GUITAR, Basic PIANO & Self-Healing TaiChiGong Teacher

Arnell Bertumen - Basic GUITAR, Basic PIANO & Self-Healing TaiChiGong Teacher

4.8 (8)
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6 years in business

About this pro

I teach Foundational Know-How for Basic GUITAR and Basic PIANO to Kids (7 to 15). And, I also teach Self-Healing TaiChiGong to Adults and Teenagers with Concentration and Self-Worth concerns and/or issues.

I am looking for Open-minded Students who can follow simple instructions, whose Parents and/or Guardians are supportive towards the success of their Child.

I've raised 4 Kids and a GrandPa of 6 (1 thru 10).  I'm an Empty Nester and a Widower for 2.5 years now. I exercise regularly, love to ride my bike and swim, and cook most of my own dishes. Dancing, Singing, and Playing my Instruments occupy most of my time. I have Friends all over the World and regularly connects with them via Facebook.

Sharing what I know is my Passion.

It's always Gratifying to see when the Student feels that he/she doesn't need my Lessons anymore.

To me, that's the sign of the Seed I've planted have finally grown and now well rooted to become its own. That, the once Little Bird is now ready to Fly on its own. 

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Draper, UT 84020
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8 Reviews


  • Elba Maldonado

    Very patient

  • Bradford Johnson

    Arnell Bertumen is very knowledgeable of Eastern Philosophy and is an exceptional teacher of TaiChiGong. I very much enjoyed learning from him.

  • Charlotte Thomas

    Haven’t had any piano lessons yet but I was very impressed the way he handled speaking to me and working out the details.

  • Sindi Duricko

    Our son had a fantastic experience with Arnell’s introduction to guitar. Arnell encouraged our son with every lesson and gave him confidence to pursue his interest in music. He was always very patient and kind. His love for the guitar is evident in his teaching style. Our son is no longer able to take lessons with Arnell due to our family relocating out of state. However, the time spent with Arnell gave him the fundamental skills, a great appreciation for the guitar and wonderful memories to cherish .

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

Beginner Student MUST have its own Guitar (preferably a Nylon-stringed Classical Guitar).

The other additional optional but helpful tools to have down the line are a Metronome, an Electronic Tuner, a Foot Stool, a Capo, a Chord Book, a Music Stand, a Clip-on Light, and a Book Binder with clear Plastic Sheets.

A Lesson could be an-Hour or Half-hour long. The 1st Lesson will cover Self-introduction, Guitar Skill Assessment, the Do-and-Dont's of Practice, 1st Lesson and the 1st Assignment given.

In the following days, at their own pace space and time, Students are expected to practice the lessons learned and assignment given for at least a total of 3-5 hours a week before the next session. What is recommended for Beginners are a short 15-30 Minute per Setting 2x a Day.

In the subsequent Lessons, students are expected to play the previous week's lesson(s) with some sense of confidence and mastery before moving to the next lesson.

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

I am a Self-Taught Music Educator. I don't have a Diploma in Music but simply a Product of my own experiences and the amount of time that I put in on Self-study, observing and learning from other Guitarists & Pianists and Music Teachers, as well as participating in Seminar-Workshops and Master Classes. 

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

$25.00 for a 45 Min Session;

$35.00 for One-Hour Session.

How did you get started teaching?

The Summer of 2016, I taught a 12-Week Group Basic Guitar Program at St John the Baptist Parish in Draper (UT).

What types of students have you worked with?

Elementary, Middle School and High School Students.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

It was a pleasure and a delight when I recently participated and played my version of 'Manha de Carnaval' at the Utah Classical Guitar Society's Open Mic.

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

Finding the Best Teacher to fit your needs may require Time and Patience. You will not know, until you have gone through several lessons, if the Teacher is able to effectively communicate the lessons well, transfer the KnowHowSkills, challenged and inspired the Student to continue Practicing & Playing.

My Rule of Thumb in Teaching is to help: Guide. Inspire. Motivate. Elevate. 

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

Will it be possible to video record the Session so I can go back and review it on my own during the week?

The answer is: 'Absolutely Yes'!