Mitchell Tousley Music

Mitchell Tousley Music

5.0 (1)
2 hires on
3 years in business

About this pro

I've played guitar since the age of 7 and have had a deep passion for the instrument (and music in general) ever since. I'm a music student at BYU focusing my studies on audio engineering and am well versed in theory, technique and a multitude of genres. 

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Rosemead, CA 91770
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  • Katie Miller

    We love Mitchell!! He is knowledgeable, talented, and so great with kids and tweens. He is such a good fit for my boys 11 and 14. They always look forward to lesson days and have progressed so much over the last year with their music. Mitchell is skilled at guitar but is also a fantastic teacher: he listens, he goes at a good pace but also pushes them, and he’s kind, and my boys think he’s so cool. We have been so happy with this experience. 👏🏼

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

I like to spend the first lesson getting to understand the student's musical background and aspirations, as this help me better understand what to focus on when teaching and how to tailor that to the student. The first few lessons will be spent laying down some fundamental concepts and elaborating on them as necessary. After essential groundwork is laid, the student gets to take the reins in terms of their direction and I help them excel at what they want to learn. 

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

I have taken private guitar lessons from industry professionals for a total of 12 years and am a commercial music student at BYU specializing in jazz guitar. 

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

$20/half hour, $40/hour.

How did you get started teaching?

I've started teaching over the past few months, mostly with family and other friends. I have taught other subjects in the past, but have found success in my recent teaching of guitar. I also mentor and work as a pseudo-music director at the Caleb Chapman Soundhouse in American Fork, UT. My experience at the Soundhouse mostly involves musicians in middle and high school, although I've had the opportunity to teach elementary school aged children there as well. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Mostly children and teenagers, but my guitar students have mostly been 30-50 years in age. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I fondly recall the last live performance I participated in. I played guitar at a local venue for a rapper and it was a very entertaining and rewarding experience to perform underground music for an energetic crowd. 

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

I would advise students to look for a teacher who can not only teach them how to play well, but understand the instrument on a deep and musical level so that the student can come away from each lesson knowing more about music and how to make it themselves. 

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

They should consider these things:

Why am I interested in this instrument?

To what point do I intend to progress with this instrument?

Is this a hobby or something more serious to me?