Dec 1, 2014
Acoustic Guitar ·
I have only had three lessons so far, but Parker has been very easy to work with. I am sure that I present a challenge as far as structuring a lesson program. I am an older student (late 60's), I had some formal music training learning to play the accordion when I was young, but I am entirely self taught on guitar. I played guitar for several years when I was in my late teens, & picked it up again about 8 or nine months ago.
Consequently, I am all over the map in terms of my capabilities. Advanced beginner or intermediate in some technical areas, but with major gaps in my understanding of both theory and technique, Parker has done a nice job initially of not spending too much time on things I already know, but still covering enough of the basics with me to identify gaps in my abilities that need to be strengthened. I have enjoyed my sessions, and the pace has been about right so far.
Jul 8, 2014
Music Theory ·
Extremely knowledgeable, and best of all: he knows good tricks to teach you the content. He's done this for years and will serve you well. He can occasionally get sidetracked/off-topic, but it serves to provide insight into other aspects of the lesson and doesn't detract from the content. Overall, I'm very happy continuing lessons with him! :)
Jun 2, 2014
Enjoying my lessons and teaching style a lot. Parker has given me a new way to look at the guitar.
Nov 7, 2013
Parker is terrific music mentor
I have been in formal music education since I was four (I am 42 now). In all that time, and across four different instruments, I have never had a better instructor. My knowledge of music as an art form, composition and technique improved 20 fold in the two and half years I worked with Parker. I couldn't recommend someone more strongly.
Nov 5, 2013
Great guitar teacher
Parker is an excellent teacher for my young children. We are lucky that we found him.
Nov 4, 2013
I played bass guitar in a band when I was in my twenties. I'm fifty five now and decided to pick up the acoustic guitar and knew I'd be fooling myself if I tried to do it on my own. Found Parker on "Take Lessons" and I'm sure glad I did. He is more than willing to take his time with an old fogy like me and the amazing part about it is I'm actually learning more about music than I thought I ever would. Moved on past the basics in no time and now working on jazz chord structure, diminished chord voicing and have actually put together songs of my own. Looking forward to my next lesson every time I leave the last. I'm considering extending my lessons to full hour sessions from the half hour lessons I take every two weeks.
He truly makes guitar addicting.
Nov 3, 2013
Kudos for a great teacher
Parker is a great teacher and he makes the lessons fun for my son. I didn't think my son would take to the instrument at first, but Parker gave him the incentive and interest to carry on and really enjoy it. Parker is able to adjust his lessons to my son's learning ability. He has done extremely well since he started and truly enjoys playing. Kudos for Parker!
Nov 1, 2013
Exactly what I had in mind!
Parker is an excellent teacher and is very open when it comes to scheduling. Each lesson I walk away with having learned something new that I can take and apply to my playing.
Nov 1, 2013
Great instructor with incredible depth of music knowledge.
I took lessons with Parker for a little over a year and was very impressed. In that year I went from a player that could play a few power chords to someone that understood why chords are shaped the way they are, how to solo over the chords and a wealth of other guitar tricks that took my knowledge and enjoyment of playing to a whole new level. As well as being an incredibly knowledgeable musician Parker is just an easy going, great guy who's easy to get along with and has a knack for knowing what interests you as a guitar player and how to push you when needed.
Overall I would highly recommend Parker as a guitar instructor especially for someone who is not just looking to play a tab they found on the internet but to really get to know the guitar as an instrument and get the full enjoyment out of it thru the theory and expertise he provides.
Nov 1, 2013
My son, Jack, has been seeing Parker for a few years now, and my son has become not only a fantastic guitar player, but a real lover of music. Jack was a complete beginner, but now plays like a pro. He is amazing! Parker inspires Jack to work hard, but also have fun playing. Jack looks forward to seeing Parker every week, and can't wait to show us what he's learned. Guitar has opened up a whole new world to my son, and given him focus as well as inspired his creativity. Parker is not just Jack's teacher, but has become his friend, and that makes Jack want to work even harder. I can't imagine a time when Jack does not take lessons with Parker. I really cannot say enough about Parker, and impact he has on my son's life. Jack isn't just learning guitar, but a new way to think. It has been life changing.