Guitar Lessons By Steve Watson

Guitar Lessons By Steve Watson

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14 hires on
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About this pro

In this time of Covid-19, the safety of student and teacher is paramount.  I have been vaccinated, but if the student has not, masks are required and appropriate social distancing is observed.  

Students receive a solid foundation in music and are shown a proven path for continual improvement. Input from the student is important and ultimately will guide the lessons after the fundamentals of music are learned.

After teaching guitar for many years you develop confidence in your ability to teach others how to get better at their instrument. There is a lot of satisfaction in passing on knowledge, and it is also really great to get to know the students while working together on something you love.

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Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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5 Reviews


  • Scott Smith

    Easy to reach. Nice guy.

  • Andrea Nelson

    He was always prepared and had a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from.

  • Shaun Cooper

    My son took lessons from Steve for 2+ years. Steve is a great instructor and musician. My son learned to enjoy his guitar. My son was sad when Steve moved (to join is wife in Utah).

  • Janice Tomasulo Bradley

    Steve is thoughtful, knowledgeable, and patient teacher. After the first lesson, I learned enough skills to successfully practice on my own. I highly recommend him for learning how to play the guitar.

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

If you have never played guitar before, we will start by learning to read music. By the second lesson you will be playing simple songs. The lessons are progressive so the songs you play are slightly more complex each week. Experienced guitarists receive a tailored approach appropriate to their musical needs and wants.

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

After studying classical guitar at the Chicago College of the Performing Arts, I moved to Austin TX and studied jazz guitar with a series of noted jazz recording artists including Glen Rexach, Clay Moore, and Steve Geraci while performing in many Austin groups, including Mosaic and Trifecta. In Salt Lake City, I have formed a jazz guitar duo with Chris Madsen, and play lead guitar with The Imperial Rhythm Boys.

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

Lessons are $25 for a half hour, and $35 for an hour.  If you pay monthly there is a 10% discount.

How did you get started teaching?

When I perform I am often asked if I give lessons.  Early on I was not interested in pursuing teaching because I wanted to focus on performing, but later changed my mind and now enjoy it as much as performing.

What types of students have you worked with?

I work with ages 10 and older. 

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

Every student deserves a teacher that seeks input from his students to guide the lessons in a way that excites your interest.