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Eric E.

Grand Rapids, MI

Using a variety of method books and years of experience I teach students chords so that they can learn some of their favorite songs quickly!

For more advanced students, we will be focusing on scales, finger picking technique, and other techniques to get you playing like a pro.

About Eric

Hey there! I'm excited you dropped by my profile. I'm even more excited that you are thinking about taking music lessons or are planning on giving the gift of music lessons to a loved one. A little bit about me so you can understand how my teaching benefits my students: I went to DePaul University in Chicago,IL and studied Music (voice) and Religious Studies. I have been teaching guitar, voice, banjo, drum and piano lessons professionally for three years, however, I've been teaching on and off again for over ten. Through that time I've taught diverse groups of people, all with different skil
l levels. No matter where you are on your musical journey or who you are, I can help get you where you want to go!I also have extensive experience as a professionally touring musician. I currently front and manage my band The Northern Skies. If you are looking to start playing with a band, professionally or otherwise, I can help you on that path. Remember: it doesn't matter what skill level you are now! I can help you get there!

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that every lesson should be fun and comfortable! Depending on the students age and skill level, I pick out books that work for each student, and also ask the student to bring in a piece that they want to work on. Maybe we can learn that new radio hit or the oldie but a goodie that you've been wanting to learn for years! However, learning from books or internet videos alone do not offer the kind of one on one attention students need while learning an instrument. I have the experience needed and a unique curriculum that is based off of understanding the student's musical goals. For beginners, I teach basic techniques and chords through easy songs to get the student playing as soon as possible.Learning music has to be fun! I am a very laid back and believe that learning music involves good communication, having an open mind, and the desire to have fun and LEARN! So I can be very laid back while interacting with students and their families. However, learning to play an instrument takes a lifetime of practice. Even the pros practice every day! Therefore, practice is a vital part of taking lessons and something I take very seriously. I hope you will choose me as your music teacher!

*** Studio Equipment ***
The teacher's home studio lessons are taught in a downstairs home office/music room. The home includes electric guitars, bass, amps, acoustic guitars, classical acoustic guitar, drum set, electric piano and books. Seating is available. Wireless internet is available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide the programming. I expect students to provide their own instrument and to buy the required materials (e.g. book if applicable)

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching students guitar, voice, and banjo. However, I am able to teach a wide range of instruments because of my education and experience as a professional musician.
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LaDonna H. May 26, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Eric was an incredibly patient instructor, and really took the time to put detail and thought into his lessons. He has always been very friendly, too. I highly recommend him!
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Don H. April 22, 2015
Banjo · In home
Verified Student
Eric has been an awesome instructor. Very patient with me, an old guy who doesn't get to practice as much as he should be. Eric goes out of his way to find new and interesting things to try. A very good instructor and I recommend him to everyone.
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Chris R. February 9, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Eric is a great teacher. He is clearly passionate about music. He has been so patient with me and spends as much time as we need when I struggle with some aspect.
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Eric E.

Eric E.

Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Thomas K.

Grand Rapids, MI

About Thomas

Thomas was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has attended Grand Rapids Community College, Aquinas College and Western Michigan University. He remains active in Grand Rapids as a writer, composer and performer.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that music lessons should be interesting and fun! My experiences have taught me that we play our instruments not just as a hobby, but to further our growth as individuals. While studying with me, one can expect to learn dedication and discipline in a comfortable and nurturing environment. I aim to teach my students the music that inspired them to
pick up the instrument. I use a variety of different method books and instructional tools for my students. After the first few months of instruction, a student can expect to have their knowledge of the instrument furthered quite considerably. They will have the basics mastered, if they have not already achieved that before our studies began, and a thorough understanding of how chords are constructed and how chord progressions operate.

*** Specialties ***
I am comfortable teaching any style of guitar or bass guitar. With piano, I prefer to emphasize the student's strengths and focus in on their areas of comfort and familiarity. I use a wide variety of method books, depending on the student's goals and their own personal interests.
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Thomas K.

Thomas K.

Grand Rapids, MI 49525
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Kelsey P.

Grand Rapids, MI

I teach guitar lessons for beginner level up to intermediate. I use FJH curriculum for younger students and New York Guitar school curriculum for older students. Students will learn how to read music, play chords and rhythms, and learn how to play their favorite songs!

About Kelsey

I love singing! I've been singing for as long as I can remember, and I've been creating songs and playing guitar since shortly after that. I have a Bachelor's in Music from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI and I have been a full time working musician for two and a half years.

After graduating, I worked for two years at Baker College in Owosso, MI as a tutor for English and Math in the school library and eventually started teaching a basic English class. During these years I developed a passion for teaching. I love helping students discover skills they never thought they had,
and helping them develop those skills so they can become even better. Whether I'm teaching Singing, Performance, Songwriting, I strive to find ways to help each student achieve their goals.

Let's set big goals and achieve big dreams together!

*** Lesson Details ***
Singing-
*sing warm ups at the beginning of every lesson
*choose songs that are at your level of singing, this means that if you choose a song I don't think you're ready to sing, we'll choose a different song until you're ready.
*set goals for performance.

Songwriting-
*break through writer's block
*explore your creativity
*journal every week

Guitar-
*Learn your favorite songs!
*Learn scales, chords, and basic music theory

*** Studio Equipment ***
Office Space
Piano
Guitar
Internet

*** Specialties ***
Singing
Writing
Guitar
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Sandra W. June 8, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I am 62. About 2 years ago I started singing karaoke when we go out with our friends on Saturday nights. My voice needs a lot of help, so I am very limited to what I can sing, and what I do sing is just okay.
Kelsey is patient, and as part of my lesson, i was to list songs as part of my goal. She picked out a couple of them for me to work on to improve my overall singing. Each week she would pick out areas of the song and tell me what I need to do to umprove on it. I have quite a ways to go, lots of bad habits to correct, but I have been able to apply what I have learned so far to songs that I have already been doing and to other songs that I wouldnt have considered before I started 3 1/2 months ago.
Kelsey is a great teacher, and I really look forward to my lessons.
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Alexandra M. June 5, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Kelsey was terrific with my 9 year old granddaughter! I'm very excited to see how she helps her!
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Shelby H. February 9, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Coming in as never having any singing background, Kelsey has taught me that I can actually sing and that I can sing a lot higher than I ever thought I could. YAY!!! I'm a visual learner, and Kelsey uses a lot of visual techniques with teaching me how to sing. That, in return, has helped me to catch on a lot quicker.
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Kelsey P.

Kelsey P.

Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(11)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Mark B.

Fruitport, MI

My lessons are tailored to each individual student based on their goals and skill level. While being thorough, I try to keep the lessons relaxed and fun. Playing the guitar is fun, and learning to do so can be fun too!

About Mark

I have over 30 years of experience with the guitar and would be happy to share my knowledge with you.

Lessons are given in my home studio in a relaxed and casual setting. I instruct basic music theory, guitar playing techniques, and how to properly practice.

I also go into guitar setup and maintenance, how to properly care for and get the most out of your instrument. A guitarist should know his guitar....intimately! I will teach you how to properly tune, intonate and service your instrument.

Additionally, I like to touch on the intangibles of being a musician and to help any student e
ventually have the confidence to perform well at a live venue. Playing for an audience is a big part of why many of us picked up the guitar in the first place....we want to perform! I can help you with that too.

*** Lesson Details ***
I design a lesson plan for each individual student based on their current skill level and what their immediate musical goals are. Usually meeting once a week, the lesson starts with a warm-up and a brief review of the previous lesson before continuing on with further instruction. Sometimes the lesson will go slightly beyond 30 minutes and I do not charge extra for that. I like to take the time to be sure that my teaching is fully understood and that you're not leaving confused and unable to practice the lesson on your own.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Fairly well equipped instructional studio.
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Mark B. April 18, 2014
Guitar
My guitar teacher

I've only been playing the guitar for a year or so, but I didn't really make much progress until I started lessons with Mark. Having a good teacher like Mark has helped me stay motivated and inspired to get better on the guitar. With his help, I've progressed faster than I thought possible. Regardless of who you choose, find yourself a good teacher and you'll be glad you did...I am!
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Mark B.

Fruitport, MI 49415
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$25 / 30-min
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Tom G.

Grand Rapids, MI

I have been playing guitar since 2004. I am not a virtuoso, and I do not learn or teach much in-depth theory. My teaching philosophy is founded in the idea that everyone, no matter their age, can learn simple chord progressions and rhythms to start making music right away.

About Tom

Beginning at a young age, I have self-taught myself a handful of instruments and continue to collect them in my studio. Students are welcome to try out any instruments they want to, ranging from cello to hammered dulcimer to guzheng.

Over the last 5 years I have performed music professionally, recording multiple albums and playing upwards of a hundred and some shows a year.

My personal approach to learning a new instrument is through creative experimentation through recording. Simple songs can be constructed and recorded using the myriad of instruments that I have. This not only enables
the student to learn the instrument of their choice, but also experiment with other instruments and learn by ear how to construct different parts and listen to how they work together. This, combined with basic theory, I think makes for a fun exploratory way to learn. Plus, students have a recording to take home and practice to.
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Tom G.

Tom G.

Grand Rapids, MI 49503
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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