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I've been playing guitar the better half of my life. I like to use method books, but also teach in a more hands on style where the student learns chords and scales and songs as well.
A Berklee College of Music graduate and a professional music instructor for over ten years, I can help you to reach your musical goals. I tailor lessons to suit your needs covering everything from skill development, music theory and musicianship, to expanding your repertoire and composing original work. I play and teach drums, piano, bass and guitar. I am new to Seattle, having just moved from San Francisco where I performed regularly at a wide array of venues such as Great American Music Hall, Freight and Salvage, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Bimbos, Bottom of the Hill, Savanna Jazz, Amnesia, Ashkenaz, Mystic Theater and Cafe Du Nord. I play many styles of music. Jazz, rock, funk, punk, blue-grass... you name it. I can show you how to play what you want to play.
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I have a Bachelors of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Cal State Northridge. I come from a background of instrumental guitar where rock, metal, classical and jazz are my specialties. I believe that music should take you on a journey and that it begins with your first lesson and your first note.
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Lessons are tailored to the individual and are built upon the student’s needs and goals. Concepts of rhythm, theory, repertoire, technique and musicality are discussed during the lessons. Patience, encouragement and fun are stressed at all times.
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Lessons take place in a separate music room. I provide all the accessories to get started.
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I provide amp, music stand, Materials. Student provides the ...
If you have NO experience, we will begin with a handful of basic exercises that will familiarize your fingers with the strings and fretboard. Once you are more comfortable with the instrument we will move on to more difficult exercises and/or a method book. Preferably a Mel Bay or Hal Leonard method book.
Regardless of experience, if you consider yourself a beginner, our primary goal will be to build an indestructible foundation of healthy technique and organized musical understanding.
You've studied some books, know your root position chords, some scales, songs (Are you singing and playing?), fingerpicking and maybe even a solo transcription or two. Our focus will be to strengthen your pre-existing skill set and build up your arsenal as a player. We will learn songs, sing and play them, study music theory, ear training and if you'd like we'll work on song writing too.
Our goals in this category will be more specific to what the individual ...
My name is Evan G. and I've been teaching for nearly 15 years. I was raised by music educators and began playing guitar at age six. I do it all; performing, writing, recording, building and teaching (guitar, voice, ukulele, music theory, live performance, etc). I have a Bachelors in Music from Cornish College of the Arts (2003-2007) and I've studied and performed with many great musicians from all over the world. My teaching methods begin with your goals and your needs as a musician. I will get you there.
My main areas of expertise are Jazz, Latin, Blues, Funk and Rock. Guitar and bass students will begin with a fundamental foundation of scales, chords, rhythms and theory that will fully prepare them for whichever direction they ...
Varying styles from finger-picking to strumming patterns, as well as riff-oriented and lead/scale techniques.
MUSIC INSTRUCTION AND
ENJOYMENT OFFERED. Very enthusiastic and
experienced musician available for instruction offering the following:
# In-depth written music theory coupled with an equivalent of ear training and tone
# Introduction to performance skills with instruments that include:
Guitar - electric & acoustic
Drum Kit and percussion rhythms
# Group lessons or private instruction, depending on personal preferences and age
1) 15 years of GUITAR: professional performance
and composition. Styles include rock, folk, blues, chord
progressions, and alternate tuning.
2) 15 years of DRUMS and PERCUSSION: Latin, ...
As with all instruments I teach, we'll explore chords, scales, improvisation, songs by beloved artists, etc.. I make sure to play my Stratocaster every day because without it I might go insane! In my band I am the lead guitarist and singer. Riffs, rhythm, lead, you name it, we'll cover it!
I've been exploring music since age 13 when I started on guitar and electric bass. I've gigged around the Puget Sound area for over a decade and am passionate about many styles of music. I've played in jazz and blues ensembles while studying music in Boston and Seattle. I currently play in a band Wax Orchards in Seattle and perform on my own as well. I play acoustic and electric guitar, electric bass, and have taken up Ukulele in recent years.
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I provide my own student binder that is divided into two main sections: Songs and Fundamentals.
I will write up any song for you that you'd like to learn, assuming it's within your skill level. If you have no particular recommendations, I bring in songs regularly of my own choosing as ...
The instrument I play and teach is the guitar. Notwithstanding, I view myself in addition to my aspiring students as musicians. Nevertheless, the guitar seems to have grown into a counter culture indicator of ones personality. A mainstream view that I see as separating guitarist from musician.
Learning the guitar takes time. In fact, I tell my beginning students that learning the guitar should be seen like anything else one aspires to be "good at". Namely patience, consistency, effort and regrettably - time. I usually follow up the comment with - I hate to break it to you guys, but these four characteristics unfortunately eclipse talent.
I play in all major styles and genres. For all intents and purposes, I consider myself a Jazz guitarist. Not necessarily because on occasion you'll find me playing Be-Bop or swing. Rather, it's based on the idea that I literally play the Jazz guitar in somewhat of a Jazz idiom. A idiom that boasts a specific theory and sound. ...
I fell in love with music at a very young age. Perhaps occurring while seated in the very back of my moms Datsun 510 station wagon during a mildly warm and smoggy Los Angeles afternoon. While my mom ran a quick errand, I vividly remember being consumed by a radio pop tune left on for us kids to enjoy. It was during this moment that I recall consciously thinking - "I want to do that". Whatever "that" was remained to be seen....
Despite "wanting to do that", I wasn't taken serious when my mom arrived back in the car. Arriving to a son yelling "I wanna do that", "make it louder", I wanna do that". She laughed. This while probably reflecting back on those other occasions in which I insisted on being a ...
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."