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Luke P.

Winston Salem, NC

Come one, come all! Time to learn the guitar! If you have been playing for many years and want to break out of a rut, or if you just got your first guitar and suspect that there is a better way to learn than trying to sort through the haphazard offerings on youtube, I welcome you. Sign up for a lesson and come on over. I think we will have fun and you be happy to find yourself learning to play this great instrument. Stick around and you will be surprised at how far you can take it.

About Luke

I majored in music at Berea College, then went on to The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where I completed a Masters degree in guitar performance and served as the graduate assistant to the guitar department.

For the past ten years I have earned a living performing and teaching guitar. I am a certified Suzuki instructor, and I've held teaching positions at Winston Salem State University and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, along with at least half a dozen other schools and institutions. I've been featured on other artists' records, and received a gra
nt to release an album of my own songs. I regularly perform in a wide variety of bands and ensembles.

I love to teach, and over the years I have taught hundreds, maybe even thousands of lessons. Having learned something from each and every one of my students, I am now at a point where I excel at honing in on the individual interests and learning styles of whoever comes to me for help. There are many ways to learn guitar. The best one is the one that engages and inspires you the most. That said, there are also music fundamentals that we all need to know. My joy as a teacher lies in finding a way for you to master the fundamentals while at the same time following your personal bliss and intuition. We plot the course together, combining your curiosity and enthusiasm with my years of experience.

I also love working with kids. While they are having fun jamming, I discretely provide them with the technique and musicianship they'll need to excel in any musical environment, whether it's conservatory study or playing in a great band.

*** Lesson Details ***
Your enthusiasm is the key to your success, so my lessons are tailored to the interests and abilities of each student. That said, my classical background and dedication to effective teaching inform everything I do.

All of my students learn Music Fundamentals:
-Technique (habits of movement)
-Theory (how music works)
-Aural skills (hearing pitches, chords and rhythms clearly)

Many of my students use books. There are hundreds of great books these days, and I will work with students from any book they choose. Listed here are the books I regularly use. They all deliver great results:

-Aaron Shearer "Leaning The Classic Guitar"
-Will Schmidt and Greg Koch "The Hal Leonard Method"
-Joe Pecoraro "Read This First"
-David Oaks "Music Reading For Guitar"
-William Leavitt "A Modern Method For Guitar"
-Mateo Carcassi "Melodic and Progressive Studies, Opus 60"
-Leo Brouwer "Simple Studies"

Many of my students prefer to work without a book, and that is a great option too. These students learn scales, chords and theory and develop a repertoire of songs. I will show you how to play any song you'd like to learn. You can also work on writing your own songs or compositions, or improvising in any context, be it jazz, blues, Indian raga or flamenco.

Singing is also encouraged!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio: music stands, extensive library of all kinds of music, great sound system and ability to stream any song, several guitars, recording equipment, footstools, keyboard and percussion instruments.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I'll bring my guitar and books, accessories as needed.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in versatility. I regularly play gigs doing classical, jazz, blues, rock, pop, and world music. All of these genres have a place in my heart, and I've devoted years to learning to play and teach them well.

I am equally polyamorous when it comes to the various things musicians do. I love to sing pop songs, dissect jazz lines, delve into expressive groupings with classical pieces, drill scales and arpeggios, you name it. Reading, improvising, composing and notating, transcribing and playing by ear, memorization, classical technique, blues technique, bluegrass technique, theoretical analysis... hit me up for any of that, or whatever else interests you.
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Justin June 1, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson. Made it easy to learn what he was teaching me. Very laid back and patient. Excellent instructor
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Chandni S. April 25, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Amazing first lesson! Looking forward to following classes.
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Steven M. October 20, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson! Looking forward to my next 4 lessons.
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Luke P.

Luke P.

Winston Salem, NC 27103
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$25 / 30-min
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Michael C.

Catawba, NC

Taught all levels of Music from Beginner to Advanced Professional.

About Michael

I have a Masters Degree from Central Michigan Univ. I am an Air Force Veteran.

Two deep leadership at all times and parents have waiting areas visible to classes. I love guitar and playing music, I think I have taught so long I would not know what to do without a music/teaching career. I have made a living playing guitar for 25 years.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have been a music teacher so long I have become very simplistic. I teach the following:

(1) To practically play while having fun (3 locations to choose).

(2) Music Theory.

(3) Playing by ear.

(4) Leadership Skill
s. I am still having a great time teaching, so we do it a lot. I love to teach and enjoy it very much, I owe a lot to my music career and want to pass it on. We are in Rotary and support many community activities.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have - 3 Professional teaching studios - that are in nice locations.

I really enjoy my job and have a lot of great equipment; we work hard, but have a lot of fun too.

*** Travel Equipment ***
(1) Respectfully what is reasonable. I am a full time musician, I am flexible and happy - we can work these things out.

(We have a lot of equipment, I am very thankful). We have very good business relationships in the community.

I appreciate my job.

*** Specialties ***
(1) Group interactive method based on theory.
(2) Students show leadership in their own program.
(3) Students work with me (instructor) on Lesson Plans.
(4) Students pick out material they want to study.
(5) Students work on (ear training) and reading music.
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William A. July 14, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Michael has been a great teacher,always positive and encouraging.
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Joshua June 7, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
great teacher! very talented, very impressive and also made us feel comfortable. loved the 1st meeting & lesson!
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Tina March 24, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Michael is an exceptionaly talented musician, as well as a wonderful mentor who has taught so many students and enriched their lives. He has students with only 2 yrs of experience who sound as if they have been playing for 20 years! What a Role Model!!! With a lifetime of experience under his belt, Michael has mastered music and recording. He will help you; It really doesn't get any better than that. I am a reporter for a good paper. I wrote this about Michael after an interview. Michael and his band had the placed packed, all ages, and everyone insisted on being as close to the music as humanly possible. Michael works as a guitar instructor and runs several studios. Michael is truly a "gifted guitar player" and his vocals are just as nice and polished. The Next time this gifted musician and band rolls into town check him out.
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Michael C.

Michael C.

Catawba, NC 28609
(7)
starting at
$50 / 60-min
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Christopher J.

Davidson, NC

Get guitar lessons from someone who has been an instructor for the past 15 years. I teach ages 8 to adult.

I cover just about everything:

reading music (both standard and TAB); music theory as it applies to the guitar; open position, bar and moveable chord shapes; intervals; scales;ear training; transposition; rhythm;singing and playing; song writing; strumming patterns; technique builders, soloing....

About Christopher

Get guitar lessons from someone who has been an instructor for the past 15 years. I teach ages 8 to adult.

I cover just about everything:

reading music (both standard and TAB); music theory as it applies to the guitar; open position, bar and moveable chord shapes; intervals; scales;ear training; transposition; rhythm;singing and playing; song writing; strumming patterns; technique builders, soloing....
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Jon June 14, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Good first lesson. We worked our way through the basics and I was given the right amount of homework for the next lesson.
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Christopher J.

Davidson, NC 28036
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jon S.

Concord, NC

Beginners can expect to start by learning how to hold a pick, play basic chords, simple techniques, simple songs, tune their guitar, and learn basics of reading music. Intermediate students will learn how to play more advanced chords, music theory, minor and major scales, how to read more complex music, how to write songs, singing while they play, more advanced techniques, and how to play more advanced songs. Advanced students will learn more in depth music theory, how to learn songs by ear, even more advanced techniques (sweep picking, artificial harmonics, etc.), very complicated songs, how to read very intricate music, and more complicated scales and modes. All lessons are tailored to the students learning speed and goals for their own playing.

About Jon

Jon started playing music in 2007 at the age of 12 first starting on acoustic guitar and then adopting electric guitar and bass guitar as well. He has played in many local bands and directed the Remix Worship Band at Concord First Assembly from 2012-2015. Some of his directorial duties included training beginner musicians to play their instruments, how to perform in a live situation, and how to play with a band. He specializes in rock and roll (both new and older styles), metal, blues,and worship music but has experience playing and performing all genres.He has travelled all over the United S
tates performing with bands and playing conferences and camps to all ages. He is currently pursuing a degree in Guitar Performance and being classically trained by master guitarist Charles Vaughn at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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Reggie July 16, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Kind, patient, and very knowledgeable.
Great teacher
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Wayne R. May 23, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
My son enjoyed his first lesson and he is enthusiastic to learn more
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Someshwar S. May 21, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
It was great and learnt some basics from him in the first class.
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Jon S.

Jon S.

Concord, NC 28027
(10)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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John B.

Charlotte, NC

Learn to read standard music notation and TAB. Emphasis on Ear Training. Beginners start with first position, intermediate will be accessed for 2nd position and beyond. Music Theory is used to explain the "WHY" behind music. Beginners are taught how to hold instrument and tune it and care for it to avoid damage. Various methods including book, CDs, Smart Phone Apps, are used in each lesson.

About John

Hello!
My name is John B. I can't wait to meet you and introduce you to the wonderful world of music!

I have been involved with music since my teen years. I have had a lot of fun in my life playing various musical instruments in school bands, local and regional talent shows and festivals. I am a founding member of a Charlotte based popular local Cajun Band - "Carolina Gator Gumbo" and performed on stage for 12 years. I appeared on CBS Nationwide Network and local TV, Radio, and done multiple studio recordings. I have performed in Bluegrass and Old Time Bands as well as Swing/Jazz
Bands.

I would love to introduce you to music so you can begin to have fun too - whether playing for your own pleasure, with your friends - or as a career. I hope to hear from you soon so we can discuss your goals.

I've been teaching private lessons part time off and on since 1971. My passion is to help my students read music and to play guitar, dobro or mandolin as well as other instruments. I earned an AFA in Music from Central Piedmont Community College. I'm a patient and flexible person and my teaching style is coaching and encouraging and fun!

I use various methods of teaching in my one on one lessons including books, handouts, internet sources, and smart phone technology and apps. I do my best to tailor lessons to suit your individual needs. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Marie June 11, 2016
Fiddle · In studio
I highly recommend John for music lessons. I took fiddle lessons with him and he is extremely patient and professional. He sincerely wants his students to succeed and have fun.
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Gail June 10, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I met John Bishop while playing in a band. He added a lot of musical expertise and experience to our group. John has experience being lead singer, lead guitar, and upright bass player, as well as playing other instruments.
Because of his love of playing and teaching, John pursued a full Music Degree from Central Piedmont music department in North Carolina, and is set to be a full time teacher. His studies also included theory and composition, and performance.
As John's student I found him to be attentive to the musical needs of each student. He teaches each student the appropriate techniques for the type of music they wish to learn, and the style of music they enjoy.
I would like to recommend John as a long term teacher for the younger students, and as a very capable and fun teacher for adults as well. John also is able to recommend places to develop your playing as a member of music groups, and camps, and other fun venues to help further develop your musicianship.
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Jeff June 7, 2016
Fiddle · In studio
I learned so much from John. He brings a wonderful balance between listening and learning. I had taken lessons from two other instructors before coming to John. John was the first instructor to teach me how to hold the violin properly. He started where you should....the basics. His approach made learning a delight!
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John B.

John B.

Charlotte, NC 28269
(12)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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