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Popular Guitar Teachers Near Henrietta

Megan S.

Rochester, NY
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Laudon S.

Rochester, NY
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Keith S.

Fairport, NY
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Megan S. Rochester, NY

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Piano, Songwriting

About Me

I have been a lifelong music student, learning piano from a young age and moving on to french horn, voice, guitar, mandolin, and percussion. As a piano teacher with five years of teaching experience for beginner to intermediate students I chose to obtain a Bachelors Degree in Music followed by a Masters degree in Music Therapy. I enjoy helping people of all ages and levels of skill follow their dream to learn a musical instrument. In my free time I learn to sing and play my favorite songs on guitar and improvise and write music with my friends.

*** Lesson Details ***
As your music teacher it is my job to help you realize your goals in learning music. Depending on what pace you would like to go or what end result you would like to achieve, we will work together to develop the arc of our lessons. I like to have fun while learning and have lots of creative ways to get though the frustrating or tricky parts.

For beginners, I like to start with the Alfred Piano Series, using the books as a guide to learn how to read music, keep a steady rhythm, and navigate music theory. With practice, after 3 months a student will be confident in these basic skills. After 6 months the student will be playing full-length songs using their music.

When a student moves into the intermediate stages, we can choose pieces from composers that focus on technique and expression, exploring a new range of musical skills. Together we can begin to work on improvising, ear training and sight-reading.

Students that are interested in Song-writing and have intermediate skills on their instrument of choice can learn from my experience of writing many original songs in a variety of styles including folk, ballad, children's, R&B and pop.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide materials such as educational manipulative's (flashcards, visuals, etc.), a metronome, standard quality recording equipment, some music books (available on a loan basis if necessary), and necessary bookkeeping devices.

Students are expected to provide a working, tuned instrument and a lesson notebook.

*** Specialties ***
Alfred Piano Library, classical methods and genres, some experience in the Orff method, adaptive techniques

Laudon S. Rochester, NY

Subjects Taught

Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory

About Me

When I first heard my dad play "Blackbird," I was hooked. I borrowed my little brother's guitar and started teaching myself from some old Hal Leonard books. There was something so exhilarating about making a piece of wood produce beautiful sounds. Soon I was taking lessons on electric guitar, playing Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. My teacher at the time pushed me toward classical guitar and I starting attending evening classes at the local community college when I was in high school. I fell in love with making music and decided to make it my career. I earned my Bachelor's of Music from Arizona State University, studying under Frank Koonce. During my first few years there, I focused on technique and commissioning new works for the guitar, while exploring the vast repertoire of music available.

The summer before my senior year, Frank asked me take a look at an edition he was doing for Mel Bay and asked if I would like to help him with it. It was all sixteenth century vihuela and lute music. I spent the summer learning to read old tablature systems and even bought t a cheap lute. Lute music had me entranced and I decided I had to learn to play the instrument. I cut my nails off, and started practicing lute for 6 hours a day, in the hopes of auditioning for a Master's program at one of the few schools that offer them. Luckily, I passed my audition and was admitted into the Eastman School of Music, where I earned my Early Music MM and DMA studying under Paul O'Dette.

Though early music is my focus, I am constantly exploring new musical avenues. I've performed in folk duos, improvisation bands, and composed new works for lute and guitar. I've also coached singers, string players, wind players, and co-directed a staged opera. My goal is to use my diverse musical background to help my students in every way possible.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am here to help you meet your goals! In nine years of teaching, I have taught students who just want to have fun and learn to play guitar, aspiring professionals, and professional musicians. I will tailor my teaching style to your specific needs and will always keep them in mind as we progress. Generally, I use Frederick Noad's "Solo Guitar Playing, vol. I" for classical students and students looking to focus on technique and Hal Leonard's "Guitar Method: Complete Edition" for folk, country, and pop. For students looking to learn play lute or theorbo, I will create a program dependent on the specific period and instrument you are interested in.

In 3 to 6 months you can expect to be able to read music, have a comfortable knowledge of first position on the fingerboard, and a grasp of several techniques that will help you toward your playing goals. Of course, I like to remind my students that a music teacher functions like a coach, we are here to help you and guide you, but the speed of progress is dependent on the practice you put in!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in designated lessons room

*** Travel Equipment ***
I ask that my students have an instrument (guitar, lute, theorbo), a music stand, and the text or method that we have decided to use.

*** Specialties ***
My degrees are in classical guitar and early music. My early music instruments are lute (Renaissance) and theorbo (continuo). In addition, I have played and taught bluegrass, country, and folk. I am also comfortable teaching electric guitar up to an intermediate level.

Keith S. Fairport, NY

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet

About Me

I have a master's degree in musical education. My main instrument is guitar, and I have played in rock groups, studied classical guitar with a student of Pepe Romero, and am a solid blues player. Receiving my NYS teaching certificate has allowed me to teach band and lessons in public and private schools for twelve years. I have taught most band instruments in these settings, as well as a beginning guitar class and a guitar ensemble. In my younger years, and while in college studying music, I have developed great piano skills as well.

*** Lesson Details ***
I will cater to your musical taste while teaching technique and theory. You will be led through the skills of noted reading, chord fingerings, scale shapes and their application, while learning music you like in a structured lesson. I keep things laid back and humorous as lessons should be something to look forward to, not another chore.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Finished basement: guitars, chairs, stands, amps

Living room: piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would provide my own instrument, if I have the particular one, staff paper for writing anything down.

They would provide their instrument, any lesson books, instrument supplies (reeds, oils, etc.) and a stand (if at their house).

*** Specialties ***
Guitar: beg to adv
Piano and sax: beg to inter

I am a guitarist who specializes in rock and blues. I have classical guitar training at the college level. I have taught band methods for the past 10 years.

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