Steve Watson Guitar Lessons

Steve Watson Guitar Lessons

5.0 (4)
9 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee

About this pro

Students receive a solid foundation in music and are shown a proven path for continual improvement. Input from the student is very important and ultimately will guide the lessons after the fundamentals of music are learned. Lessons take place in a comfortable home studio environment in a beautiful neighborhood in the Sugarhouse area of Salt Lake City.

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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Credentials

Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • 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.

  • David Garcia

    I took lessons from Steve for about 2 years and I had a great experience learning from him. I was a beginner and did not have any experience in playing music at all. In our weekly half hour lessons he taught me in a very methodical, well thought out way how to read music and constantly improve my skills. I still play and it is a constant source of joy in my life to be able to pick up my guitar and play whenever I want.



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FAQs


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 premier Austin groups, including Mosaic and Trifecta. In Salt Lake City, I have formed a jazz guitar duo with Christian Madsen, and play lead guitar for 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.