Accompaniment

Levels Taught: Beginner - Advanced

My name is Beau, and I've been playing guitar for almost two decades and teaching for much of it. I have a Bachelor's degree in music and have worked in the music industry in several different roles. But performing and teaching guitar is my first passion. I have immense gratitude for all of my teachers and family who have supported my craft, and that's the feeling I want to inspire in all my students.

Lesson plans involve a balanced approach and include learning chords, scales, ear training, progressions, theory, improv, lead, rhythm (I'm also a drummer) and borrows from any style the student is interested in. Helping my students reach their own personal goals is the best proof of my ability as an instructor.

I'm very dedicated to becoming as good a musician as I can and continually seek new techniques and players I can learn from. Music has been my best teacher, and I would love to talk with you about the music that inspired you to learn guitar too.

Teaching keeps my own passion high, and I've seen wonderful progress in all of my students, young and old. I'm confident that my methods simplify dense material, and often the student is learning songs and riffs by the second session.

I've taught in a formal class setting as well as children with special needs. I'm currently teaching by visiting students in their homes in the Denver and Fort Collins areas, and also over web cam.

Please have a listen to some of my acoustic instrumental material from the link below. I've been lucky to perform it at art museums, Colorado venues, and weddings. I hope you enjoy it!

Thank you for reading, and even more for considering me to be your instructor. I'd love to hear from you!

Best regards,

Beau J.

About Beau J.

Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99

Overview

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Bios

Acoustic guitar instrumentals from the foot of the Rockies. Melodic and dynamic... organic and romantic. Drastic and frantic.
I cut the cables running through his exoskeleton's hollows. Its movements a fight: frantic, deliberate… a calculated rest punctuated with a mean twitch. I need this limb and one of its brothers took mine. I'd make it hurt more if I could. For both of us.
Face-melting acoustic folk-punk rock music.

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TEACHING

Tag: “Creativity is my higher power!”
Bio (Short): I've been playing guitar for almost two decades now. Music has been a friend and teacher to me for as long as I can remember. I feel a passion playing guitar that I don't easily find elsewhere. Which is a good thing, because music is free!
Bio (long): I am an experienced, educated and patient guitar instructor who's accepting students of all ages. I teach acoustic and electric styles, including fingerstyle, classic and modern rock, blues, jazz, open tunings, and more.

I take a personal stake in my students' success by answering follow-up questions and giving extra study materials between sessions, if requested. I ensure that every moment we play, we enjoy it with a little bit of everything in each lesson plan. We learn exactly what you want to learn, what you are passionate about, then learn technique and music theory as it supports that main purpose.

My background:

* Attained a bachelor's degree in music and audio engineering from CU.
* Performing artist with 17 years of dedicated practice.
* Performances include the Fort Collins Art Museum, Loveland Art Museum, Fort Collins and Denver area galleries, cafes, restaurants, venues, and at hospitals for recovering patients.
* Recording engineer for a commercial Denver studio, recording and producing Denver area bands and musicians.
* I've operated my home and mobile recording studio for over a decade.

I am impressed by my students' constant improvement, and I have the fullest faith and gratitude in them. I have taught an autistic student and am experienced with children of special needs. I've seen them show extraordinary talent once I find their learning and thinking style. I believe that my best talent is playing guitar, but I think that the same potential is innate to anyone who's interested, beyond any boundary or limitation; there are none!

I am also available for performances of original and cover material! Two hour gigs a cinch! Please hear my acoustic instrumentals here:


I run a mobile recording studio and would also love to help you record demos and better! I can take my gear to your studio, with minimal set-up. High quality mics and a trained recording engineer to boot.

I'd love to hear from you! I'm eagerly seeking opportunities for lessons, performances and recording projects alike.

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