Brandon B.

Brandon B.

★★★★★
★★★★★
30 Reviews
San Diego, CA

Bass Guitar

Levels Taught: Intermediate

About Brandon B.

Background Check: Last verified 06/15/2013
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Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99

Overview

They're both pop music! One just happens to be 200 years old.

Berklee College of Music graduate from Boston, MA with a passion for all genres, though mainly popular music. For me, music has always been about having fun and doing what feels natural, and I try to pass this on to my students.

In all seriousness, if it's not fun, why do it?

I'm super laid back, but I refuse to let you spend your money, or someone else's, on lessons like it's going out of style. I believe that the more fun you have with music, the more you'll want to play, and as a result, the better a musician you will become.




*** Lesson Details ***
Together, we will create daily, weekly, and monthly goals for you to achieve. In this way, we can both easily identify areas where you are excelling, as well as struggling.

Every student has a different motivation for taking lessons. Whether you simply want to show off for that special someone or you're trying to get into an elite music school, it is my objective to get you there with a smile on your face.

Want to learn the top ten guitar solos of all time? And nothing else? Just say so!
Want to learn piano theory until you're dizzy? We can do that too!
Always wanted to play drums but think you're too uncoordinated? No such thing!

Or, maybe you're already a polished musician lacking the theory to get into a top notch music school - no matter what your motivation may be, together we can make it happen.

You don't have to listen to a specific type of music to be a real musician. Yes, believe it or not, Britney Spears is a musician too! We'll work on the types of music YOU enjoy, not the stuff your parents, friends, or coworkers consider 'good' music.

Whether you want to learn Justin Bieber or Rachmaninoff, it's cool with me - believe it or not, the two have something in common...don't believe me? I'll prove it!



*** Specialties ***
I specialize in online music lessons. I have an extensive background in computers and technology, and incorporate a lot of unique tools to my online lessons to greatly improve the user's experience, such as multiple camera angles; picture-in-picture views; displaying sheet music on your screen and being able to highlight, point, and change pages for you; as well as interactive games similar to Rock Band that I control on my end as the student participates on their end.

Musical styles I cover are mainly pop, pop/rock, rock, hard rock, metal, classic rock, and classical.

Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 30 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Review Considering that I am not very tech-savvy, I was a bit hesitant. However, I was proven wrong! Brandon was great at tailoring the lesson to fit my musical background and was super friendly. He used a couple of cameras and shared a notepad which made me feel like it was an in-person lesson. Now, I can't wait to go home and put into practice what we covered today. I highly enjoyed the experience! March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Review I really enjoyed my ear training lesson with Brandon. Brandon was clear, concise, easy to understand and patient as I am a beginner. His teaching method is light but very focused and in one session I learned to recognize six different pitches by ear. Brandon also gave me some tips so I can practice on my own. I will be coming back for another lesson soon. March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Review Brandon did an excellent job explaining the basics of guitar to me! We went over the proper way I should be positioning my hand when playing chords to reduce stress on the hand and allow easy movement between chords. He also explained the difference between major and minor chords, which I never knew. In the end he was showing me how a lot of classic rock songs are just a few chords and suggested I try to play along to practice switching between chords. All in all a great experience! March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Review very cool guy , and helpful lesson for a beginner to music March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Review he`s amazing nice guy , he gives you nice new exercises and tips to be perfect musician March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Review This was a very interesting and nice experience. Brandon was very friendly and a great teacher. He made the online format work very well. And I got to brush up on my major seconds and perfect fourths. Definitely recommend it! March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Review This introduction to the world of recording was excellent. Brandon precisely answered every question I've had and gave great advice on do's and don'ts. March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Review Brandon was really helpful throughout the lesson.His take on music is to make it easy. Give it a shot. March 6, 2014