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Guitar Lessons in Detroit

By Nic C. - Detroit Guitar Teacher

Driving down the streets of Detroit, one sees what used to be the incredible infrastructure of a vibrant music scene. There are abandoned venues and independent guitar shops replaced by Starbucks and guitar centers. You can find some of our highest quality instruments in the pawn shop windows of some of our most poverty stricken areas. But even today the guitar is as engrained in our being as the automotive industry that once supported this town. We find that the guitar has gone the way of so many jobs in our community; outsourced. Manufacturing shipped to China, Japan and numerous other countries for cheap labor that we cannot compete with.

While the situation seems bleak, some of the country’s greatest artists have risen above the poverty and hardship to come out on top. Guitarists such as Mark Tremonti, Ted Nugent, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Alice Cooper and many others all grew up here, took guitar lessons in Detroit, and helped to revitalize the community through their music. In this tough economic time, teachers and musicians in this city must not forget the common goal that our predecessors held so dear; to raise the consciousness of the masses through our music, our playing, and through teaching guitar lessons in Detroit. From where I’m sitting, the future of the guitar in Detroit looks as promising as the gifted players that this city has produced throughout the years. With every note that every guitar student plays, I see a love and passion for the instrument; a joy that comes from playing that will help to revitalize not only our city but the youth in it. Join the movement – sign up for guitar lessons in Detroit today!

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Bill G.

Troy, MI

I teach everything from finger style classical/Flamenco guitar to all classic/alternative/indie rock; as well as songwriting development and arranging, and music theory.

About Bill

Guitarist/Songwriter Bill G. is a versatile and experienced instructor, who's been playing and teaching guitar for over 20 years, and is fluent in everything from finger style Classical/Flamenco and Folk guitar, to Jazz, all Rock(from classic to modern Alternative/Indie), and various World music styles.
From first lesson beginners to highly advanced students; and from simple songs to elaborate music theory, improvisation, and songwriting development; all are welcome to sign up with this patient, and highly recommended teacher.
Starting guitar lessons at a very young age; Bill went on to w
in many regional, national, and international awards through out his formative years as a student. Writing and recording in several different styles over the years; and also being a vocalist and songwriter; he founded Indie Fusion trio The Static Dial in 2010 as it's leader. The band has worked with several national and international touring bands, has been featured on indie and major radio from their hometown in Detroit to the UK, and has released an EP, two singled, and a full length album.
Feel free to message with any questions about potential lessons; we'd love to hear from you!.

*** Lesson Details ***
As an instructor, I start students with the basics (open chords, major/minor, and blues scales, rhythm/timing, and beginner technique), and like to get at least a basic ability to sight read (music notation).

For younger students, I get them started on a beginner book for sight reading music and simple/basic songs to start with and build up their ability.

If a student is a little more capable, we start on a more modern/popular song they like. For my more advanced students, we get into music theory (cycle of fifths, harmony, chord language, etc.) and with some students we study specific genres.

My approach is one of building up a student's self confidence, and ultimately making learning fun. I take teaching seriously and value my student's time; so I work to get the most out of them, and to make their lessons worth while. All ages and levels are welcome!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio space in Helen's of Troy. Office is furnished with seating, music stand, and amplifier.
Student must have their own instrument and pick.

*** Specialties ***
I'm a singer/songwriter as well as a guitar player/instructor, so the construction and arranging of a song; from the music to the lyrics; are very much within my experience and teaching.
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Carissa June 10, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
He is pretty good at teaching and has great ideas to help me improve my skills quickly.

He also worked with me and was able to teach me a song he never heard before after just listening to it once
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Phil A. May 13, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Bill is a great teacher, and willing to adjust the lessons to match my skill level and learning style.
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Jeff April 16, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Bill is always great as a teacher! My son started taking lessons a few months ago and plays great, learning very quickly! Then my husband started after hanging out at his lessons. They always look forward to their lessons together, and speak highly of Bill. Definitely would recommend!
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Bill G.

Bill G.

Troy, MI 48083
(25)
starting at
$23 / 30-min
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Tom N.

Sterling Heights, MI

Classic rock, blues and jazz guitar methods, including ear training, improvising, and help with rhythm issues.

About Tom

I have been teaching guitar and piano for many years in the Metro Detroit area. I have played professionally in many local nightclub and wedding bands as well as having toured with Bob Seger as his lead guitarist/writer/vocalist. I also have done some recording sessions with Motown. I take great pleasure in mentoring, training and equipping students with the necessary skills to achieve at the personal and/or professional level according to the students interest and desire. I tailor my teaching methods according to the students ability and musical preference and can teach anything from class
ic rock to pop, classical, oldies, jazz, etc. Many of my students have gone on to play at the professional level and one, in particular, has become a music professor at Berklee School of Music. In addition, I have aided students who have a desire to incorporate vocals while playing their instruments as well as giving personal assistance in songwriting.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very easy to get along with during lessons, however I can provide extra encouragement and motivation the student needs based on their individual goal for taking lessons whether it be for personal enjoyment or for the purpose of making music their career. I believe that learning music can be fun even as a serious venture, therefore I incorporate humor when appropriate. The curriculum I use includes Berklee, Mel Bay, and Alfred's Methods for guitar and Schaum and Thompson Methods for piano. Additionally, I invite students to bring in their favorite CD's whereas they can also learn from the music that interests them. This is helpful to develop a good ear as well as sparking motivation to practice as they learn from their favorite musical artist in addition to learning the fundamentals of the instrument.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would provide music method books/sheet music. Students would need to own their own instrument. I provide Guitar amplification.

*** Specialties ***
Berklee, Mel Bay, Alfred's guitar method's. Schaum piano methods. Pop, rock and jazz styles.
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Christine B. September 17, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Had my first lesson today and loved it. Tom instantly knew what I need to learn. Looking forward to many more lessons with Tom.
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Anthony Licari January 27, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
It was a great experience.
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Darryl L. August 4, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
He is patient and very knowledgeable!
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Tom N.

Sterling Heights, MI 48310
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Jerry W.

Grosse Pointe, MI

I have been playing guitar for over twenty years. Learn how to read music, chord symbols, learn strumming patterns, fingerpicking patterns, and common rhythm guitar techniques. I can teach acoustic or classical guitar.

Guitar is one of the easier instrument to learn to play simple chords but one of the hardest to master. I look forward to the chance to help you reach your musical goals whether it is to chord along with your favorite song or master the musical potential of the guitar.

About Jerry

I have been making music and teaching music for over 30 years. I have a PhD. in Music Composition from Michigan State University and played Trumpet with the Macomb Symphony Orchestra for 7 years.

I have worked as a music director in churches for over 25 years helping volunteers achieve their musical potential. I have a passion for helping people succeed on their chosen instrument and would love to have the opportunity to help you reach your goals.

Each person is unique, so I will work to develop a plan for musical growth that works for you. At the same time there are fundamental conce
pts and skills that all musicians must master. So I will guide you to know what is essential to your instrument and musical goals.
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Kloie September 16, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
my child had a great time; looking forward to the next lesson. THANKS!
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Sally D. February 2, 2016
Trumpet · In home
Verified Student
My sophomore daughter has enjoyed taking trumpet lessons from Dr. Wyrick this school year. He has been consistent, creative and enthusiastic. She looks forward to her scheduled lesson each week and shares only positive experiences with us. As a parent, I appreciate Dr. Wyrick's kind demeanor and knowledge base. We definitely see progress and increased confidence in our trumpet player. She even received a superior rating on her trumpet solo at this year's Solo and Ensemble Festival in January.
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Russ W. June 23, 2015
Guitar · In home
I am a 46 year old man and I have always wanted to play the guitar, so I finally bought a guitar last year. I had tried to teach myself by using a lesson book from the guitar store, then I tried to learn from an instructor on-line. I became frustrated with both attempts, finding I was not understanding what the book and the on-line instructor was trying to teach. I also tried another instructor, but became quickly discouraged by his teaching methods and even stopped playing for about 6 months. When I started taking lessons from Jerry, I actually got excited to play again. I only have a small amount of time to practice so my progress has been very slow, but Jerry has always been patient and encouraging. I had learned more from Jerry in the first few lessons than I had in all of the other methods combined. I started with Jerry really believing that I was physically unable to finger the strings on my guitar, but Jerry took the time to see what I was doing wrong and gave me help on how to correct the issues.
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Jerry W.

Jerry W.

Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Ellie E.

Utica, MI

I teach using the evaluation and gradient method. Students skills, knowledge and proficiency are evaluated and then we progress up the gradient to higher levels all the while objectively measuring the students integration of new skills and concepts to ensure practical proficiency.

About Ellie

I have 17+ years of experience teaching guitar in both private and ensemble settings and 20+ years of professional performance experience.I have a degree in Music Performance. My average student has taken 91 lessons. I encourage students to inquire about their potential teachers professional training, performance experience and the teachers student retention rate as these are the criteria by which teachers should be evaluated. My motto is the success of the teacher is determined by the success of the student.
I also specialize in Bollywood Music. Below is a list of transcriptions that I
have done for my students.

Hindi And Tamil Cinema And Pop Music Transcriptions
(with a few other genres thrown in)

1. Aaj Saanu O Mileya (Punjab)................................from the film “Zubaan”
composer- Ashu Phatak
lyrics- Surjit Patar and Varun Grover
published by T-Series

2. Aaj Unse Milna Hai...............................................from the film “Prem Ratan”
composer- Himesh Reshammiya
lyrics- Irshad Kamit
published by T-Series

3. Bekhudi..................................................................from the film “Tera Surroor”
composer- Himesh Reshammiya
lyrics- Sameer Anjaan
published by T-Series

4. Bhaador Aashin Maashey (Bengali)
composer- Ansuman Roy
lyrics- Gouri Prasanna Majumder
published by Hindusthan Musical Products

5. Bhador Ashwin Mase (Bengali) Bhoomi
composer- Ansuman Roy
lyrics- Gouri Prasanna Majumder
published by Saregama

6. Blue Eyes
composer- Yo Yo Honey Singh
lyrics- Yo Yo Honey Singh
published by T-Series

7. Bolna......................................................................from the film “Kapoor and Sons”
composer- Tanishk Bagchi
lyrics- Dr. Devender Kafir
published by Sony Music India Pvt. Ltd.

8. Chaiyya Chaiyya....................................................from the film “Dil Se”
composer- A.R. Rahman
lyrics- Gulzar
published by Venus Worldwide Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

9. Chal Pyar Karegi....................................................from the film “Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai”
composer- Jatin and Lalit
lyrics- Anand Bakshi
published by Tips Music

10. Chammak Challo....................................................from the film “Ra. One”
composer- Vishal and Shekhar
lyrics-
published by T-Series (c) 2011 Super Cassettes Industries Limited

11. Chehra Hai Ya Chaand Khila Hai...........................from the film “Saagar”
composer- R.D. Burman
lyrics-
published by Sippy Films

12. Chura Liya Hai........................................................from the film “Yaadon Ki Baaraat”
composer- R.D. Burman
lyrics- Majrooh Sultanpuri
published by Saregama

13. Cinema Choopistha Mama Song (Telugu)...............from the film “Race Gurram”
composer- S Thaman
published by- Lakshmi Narasimha Productions

14.Crazy Feeling (Telugu)...............................................from the film “Nenu Sailaja”
composer- Devi Sri Prasad
lyrics- Ramajogayya Sastry
published by Sri Sravanthi Movies

15. Dheere Dheere Se Meri Zindagi (older version).......from the film “Aashiqui”
composer- Nadeem and Shravan
lyrics- Rani Malik
published by T-Series

16. Dheere Se Meri Zindagi (new version)
composer- Honey-Singh
lyrics- Yo Yo Honey Singh and Bhupinder Kaur
published by T-Series

17. Dilli Wali Girlfriend...........................................from the film “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani”
composer- Pritam Chakraborty
lyrics- Kumaar
published by T-Series

18. D.J. Waley Babu
composer- Badshah
lyrics- Badshah
published by Sony Music India

19. Eena Meena Teeka (Tamil)......................................from the film “Theri”
composer- G.V. Prakash Kumar
lyrics- Pa Vijay and Arunraja Kamaraj
published by- Think Music India

20. Fevicol Se............................................................... from the film “Dabanng”
composer- Sajid Wajid
lyrics- Sajid ajid and Ashraf Ali
published by T-Series

21. Gerua.......................................................................from the film “Diwale”
composer- Pritam
lyrics- Amitabh Bhattacharya
published by Sony Music India

22. Ilaya Nila Pozhigirathe (Tamil)...............................from the film “Payanangal Mudivathillai”
composer- Ilaiyaraja
lyrics- Vairamuthu
published by Motherland Pictures

23. Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Deva
Hari Om Sharan
published by- Wings Music
copyright- Wings Entertainment Ltd

24. Jag Ghoomeya Song -female version......................from the film “Sultan”
composer- Vishal & Shekhar
published by- YRF

25. Jhalli Patakha...........................................................from the film “Saala Khadoos”
composer- Santosh Narayanan
lyrics- Swandand Kirkire
published by T-Series

26. Main Hoon Hero Tera..............................................from the film “Hero”
composer- Amaal Mallik
lyrics- Kumaar
published by T-Series

27. Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon
composer- Amaal Mallik
lyrics- Rashmi Virag
published by T-Series

28. Main Shayar To Nahin.............................................from the film “Bobby” 1973
composer- Laxmikant and Pyarelal
lyrics-
Distributed by R.K. Films Ltd. Production Company- R.K. Studios
a “version” has been published by Vale Entertainment Ltd

29. Maya Nadhi Song (Tamil)........................................from the film “Kabali”
composer- Santhosh Narayanan
published by Think Music

30. Mehndi Mehndi.......................................................from the film “Chori Chori Chupke Chupke”
composer- Anu Malik
lyrics-
published by Universal Music India

31. Nazar Ke Saamne Jiigar Ke Paas............................from the film “Aashiqui”
composer- Nadeem and Shravan
lyrics- Sameer
published by T-Series

32. Om Jai Jagadish Hare...............................................sung by Anuradha Paudwal
composer- Shardha Ram Phillauri
published by the Label Musica with copyright by The New Digital Media

33. Papa Kehte............................................................from the film “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak” composer- Anand Milind
lyrics- Majrooh Sultanpuri
published by T-Series Super Cassettes Industries Ltd.

34. Patola
composer- Preet Hundal
lyrics- Guru Randhawa
published by T-Series

35. Peene Ki Tamanna...................................................from the film “Loveshuda”
composer- Parichay
lyrics- Kumaar
published by Tips Industries

36. Punnagai Mannan Theme Music (Tamil)................from the film Punnagai Mannan
composer- Illaiyaraaja
Published by Kavithalayaa Productions

37. Raghaputi Raghav Raja Ram...................................sung by Hari Om Sharan
composer-
lyrics-
published by Saregama

38. Sanam Re.................................................................from the film “Sanam Re”
composer- Mithoon
lyrics- Mithoon
published by T-Series

39. Saree Ke Fall Sa......................................................from the film “R...Rajkumar”
composer- Pritam
lyrics- Kumaar
published by Eros International (copyright: Shotformats Digital Works Pvt. Ltd.)

40. Soch Na Sake..........................................................from the film “Airlift”
composer- Amaal Mallik
lyrics- Kumaar
published by T-Series

41. Subha Hone Na Da..................................................from the film “Desi Boyz”
composer- Pritam
lyrics- Kumaar
published by T-Series

42. Tera Chehra..............................................................from the film “Sanam Teri Kasam”
composer- Himesh Reshammiya
lyrics- Shabbir Ahmed
published by Eros Now

43. Thalli Pogathey (Tamil).........................................from the film “Achcham Yenbathu
Madamaiyada”
composer- A R Rahman
lyrics- Thamarai
published by Eros Now

44. Tum Hi Ho...............................................................from the film “Aashiqui”
composer- Mithoon
lyrics- Mithoon
published by T Series

45. Vineem Vithayil (Tamil).........................................from the film “Thegidi”
composer- Nivas K. Prasanna
lyrics- Kabilan
published by Think Music India

46. Why This Kolaveri Di? (Tamil/English).................from the film “3”
composer- Anirudh Ravichandran
lyrics- Dhanush
published by Sony Music India

updated 8/09/2016

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Sendhil K. January 8, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very good instructor. Understands students pace and teaches well.
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Ellie E.

Ellie E.

Berkley, MI 48072
(1)
starting at
$22 / 30-min
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Chenyu Z.

Madison Heights, MI

For guitar: I can teach you guitar chords, reading notes on the fretboard, and finger-picking styles.

I played guitar for church worship band from 2013-2015.

Please let me know your learning goals and how I can help you achieve them. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have!

About Chenyu

Hi there! Thanks for visiting my profile :)

During May 2016, nine of the children I teach performed in a recital at Evola Music Center. Parents and families really enjoyed this event so I will host another recital this winter.
(If adults are also interested in performing, I will get together a group of musicians to play together.)

I have a Master's degree in Social Work and love building relationships with clients and empowering people. I am currently still taking piano & violin lessons from accomplished music teachers to continue learning techniques to pass on to my students...I believ
e a great teacher never stops being a student.

**I no longer travel to students' homes for lessons, so please choose the option to take lessons at my apartment/studio. Thanks!**

I look forward to hearing from you,
Chenyu
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Mo September 19, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
She is great!
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Caleb C. September 17, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great start. Very patient
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Ryan L. September 5, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
100% pleased!
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Chenyu Z.

Chenyu Z.

Madison Heights, MI 48071
(12)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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