Glenn S.

Glenn S.

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7 Reviews
Long Beach, CA

About Glenn S.

Background check: Last verified 11/26/2014
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Glenn teaches: Males 5 and up
Females 5 and up
Last sign in: Yesterday
Average response time: 8 hours

Overview

Hi, I'm Glenn. Thank you for viewing my profile. I've been teaching students for over 20 years, playing all styles and levels of music, from day-one beginners to seasoned pros seeking to sharpen their playing skills. I teach both traditional notation and tablature, writing my own teaching methods in both formats. I can transcribe any song or solo for you, and can arrange the music to fit your particular level of skill.

I earned a B.A. in Music Composition and an A.A. in music theory, and have worked as a professional musician since graduation. I play in a variety of bands that cover rock, jazz, surf, oldies, and country, and also write and arrange music for those bands as well as writing my own music that can be heard on my own YouTube channel.

The first song I learned to play was "Pipeline." I own and play several acoustic and electric guitars, as well as ukuleles, mandolins, bass guitars, and lap steel guitars. I'm personable and patient, and my lessons include songs, techniques, and instruction for improving your musical skills. I look forward to meeting you and having fun learning and playing music together.

-Glenn

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm big on teaching songs and techniques learned through scales and chords, which will enable you to improvise, solo, and write your own music. I can teach either traditional note reading or tablature, and can transcribe your favorite songs and solos. The lessons are fun, with new material to learn and play every week. I hope every time you pick up a guitar, it will be a creative experience!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio: front room turned into music studio. recording gear, all instruments listed, additional seating for parents.

Morey's Music: Music store setting, small practice room, additional seating for parents.

*** Specialties ***
I've done it all-like theory, all styles of music.

Photos and Videos

Original instrumental song

Experience

Pro Musician Aug 1987 - Present
Classic Productions

Pro musician on salary with this company since 1987. Concerts, corporate events, car shows, theme parks, casinos, etc.

Education

bachelors degree; music composition Aug 1978 - Jul 1980
UCSB
Music Composition Sep 1978 - Jun 1980
UCSB
Bachelors degree-Music composition Sep 1978 - Jun 1980
UCSB
bachelors degree; music composition Aug 1978 - Jun 1980
UCSB
Bachelor's Degree; music composition Sep 1976 - Jun 1980
UCSB

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

BA music composition Jun 1980
UCSB

also have AA in music from El Camino College

Awards

signed songwriter Jan 2014
BD4N Records
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7 Reviews on Glenn S.

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Emilie P. December 9, 2014
Guitar
My son is 7 years of age and has never received any music lessons. I bought him a guitar for his birthday and he was just happy to play with it without any guitar lessons. I convinced him otherwise. I did not know what to expect from Glenn. I knew about him because he was highly recommended in our Long Beach neighborhood. I signed my son up and after a few minutes of being with Glenn, my son was hooked. He came away from his first 30 minute session saying, “wow…I did not know I could play the guitar!”. My son was so excited. As a parent…that is very exciting! I was sold! I was amazed how he was able to pick up what Glenn taught him within that first lesson. Glenn made it fun. The atmosphere was very relaxed and his style of teaching clicked with my son right away. After basically 12 sessions, my son was able to perform at a musical recital Glenn hosted for his students. Not only was I proud of my son, I also got to see kids of all ages and adults performing that day and it was pretty impressive. Overall, I highly recommend Glenn. He is able to keep my 7 year old boy focused and teaches him effectively while making it fun!
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Glenn S. December 7, 2014
Guitar · In studio
My son is 7 years of age and has never received any music lessons. I bought him a guitar for his birthday and he was just happy to play with it without any guitar lessons. I convinced him otherwise. I did not know what to expect from Glenn. I knew about him because he was highly recommended in our Long Beach neighborhood. I signed my son up and after a few minutes of being with Glenn, my son was hooked. He came away from his first 30 minute session saying, “wow…I did not know I could play the guitar!”. My son was so excited. As a parent…that is very exciting! I was sold! I was amazed how he was able to pick up what Glenn taught him within that first lesson. Glenn made it fun. The atmosphere was very relaxed and his style of teaching clicked with my son right away. After basically 12 sessions, my son was able to perform at a musical recital Glenn hosted for his students. Not only was I proud of my son, I also got to see kids of all ages and adults performing that day and it was pretty impressive. Overall, I highly recommend Glenn. He is able to keep my 7 year old boy focused and teaches him effectively while making it fun!

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Eunice G. January 5, 2014
Banjo
Verified Student
Glen is a cool teacher

He's been a great teacher, I've learned a lot of fun songs. I'm learning to play the banjo, this is the dirt instrument I've learned and I've had a lot of fun learning thank you Glen!
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Larry F. November 3, 2013
Ukulele
Verified Student
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A patient teacher obviously well versed in music theory, who disseminates information in an easily adaptable manner. No rodomontad thrasonic bombastries, he paces teaching to the rate at which I'm learning, as he evaluates my progress.
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Dan M. June 15, 2013
Banjo
Verified Student
Great Lessons

I had special needs as I'm old and already performing in public solo. He has tailored the lessons to my needs perfectly and I've learned a great deal in a very short period of time. I've recommended him to a couple of other musicians that I know. I plan to continue with him for quite a while.
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Lawrence F. January 23, 2013
Guitar
Glenn is Awesome!!!!!

He's a great teacher and I recommend him as a teacher. He teaches you many things and I've been a student for at least 1 year. He teaches many things like chords, strings, triads,and even more than that.He's and awesome teacher and try to help you learn. He just loves the kids who want to learn.
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Robert S. January 11, 2013
Guitar
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Glen is very knowledgeable and has a unique ability to impart his immense talent to his students. He is encouraging, pushes the right amount and is generous in his praise. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning from him, and will continue to take lessons from Glen.