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Chuck W.

Weymouth, MA

Learn how to play open chords, bar chords, pentatonic scales and melodies, and write songs of your own.

About Chuck

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are custom-oriented to your goals. You will learn confidence in your abilities to perform well and have fun. I will train your mental toolkit, while steering you toward the digital and real-world tools you need to achieve musical success.

Working towards clearly defined goals in a low-pressure, focused environment, my students reach their maximum potential quickly and with confidence. With my expertise and your dedication, we'll have fun and you'll come away from each lesson with something new to work on.

You already enjoy listening to music, now it's t
ime to enjoy making it!

***About Me***
I've appeared on recordings with dozens of rock, pop, jazz, and classical groups, and perform on a variety of instruments and styles throughout the Boston area.

I listen to and play all kinds of music from Beethoven to Stravinsky, Arcade Fire to Beyonce, James Brown to Snoop Dogg/Lion. I have had the pleasure to share the stage with rockers Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots), and Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), and jazz greats Maynard Ferguson, Jimmie Lunceford, Conrad Herwig, "Blue" Lou Marini, and Jeff Coffin (Flecktones).

I've played acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, trumpet, trombone, tuba, French horn, violin, cello, and string bass drums. Some of my favorite recent projects have been:
-Quilty (Pavement-style hard rock band)
-The Nevermind Orchestra (brass band that covers Nirvana tunes)
-Chill Sons (my own band for which I write songs, play guitar, and sing)
-Manhattan Symphonie (an entertaining symphony orchestra featuring soloists on piano, violin, saw, urdu, and tap shoes)

It is a treat to share music with others, and my lessons are fun, challenging, and engaging.

Thanks for stopping by to look at my profile! Let's hang out and do music things.
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Cameron S. July 21, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Chuck was on time, professional and my son really enjoyed his first lesson. Chuck was able to quickly figure out where my son was in the learning process so that they could get started right away. Excellent teacher!
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Jeff July 17, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Chuck was terrific with both my five year old son learning to play for the first time and my more experienced husband learning to refine his skills and progress further with theory. He is excellent with children and my son keeps asking if he can come everyday.
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Patricia O. June 4, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I lucked out when Chuck became my teacher to give me guitar lessons. After all these years, I am finally beginning to believe that I can actually play a guitar, thanks to Chuck. He gives me his positive feedback at every lession which encourages me to practice and believe in myself.. He is so smart, kind, patient, talented, and funny too. If anyone comes to you seeking a very talented teacher to learn an instrument, you would be wise to assign Chuck to be their teacher.
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Chuck W.

Chuck W.

Weymouth, MA 02188
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starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Brad K.

Rumford, RI

I have been writing, recording, and performing for almost ten years on both acoustic and electric guitar.

About Brad

I am a professional audio engineer and instrumentalist. I have a B.S. in Sound Recording Technology from DePaul University in Chicago. I currently hold two weekly teaching positions; low-brass instructor at Woonsocket High school and low-brass instructor at Hendricken High School in Warwick, RI. I am also a tenor section leader/cantor at St. Augustine's Church in Providence and I also perform acoustic guitar and bass guitar on Sunday evenings at St. Brendan's Church in Riverside, RI. In addition, I am also a freelance recording engineer. If you'd like to see my resume, please contact me.
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Brad K.

Brad K.

Rumford, RI 02916
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Holbrook G.

Quincy, MA

Beginning to advanced students- all styles.

About Holbrook

Professional performing and recording musician, recording engineer, producer, and educator.
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Aubrey C. May 19, 2015
Pro Tools Software · In studio
Verified Student
I went into working with Holbrook on the recommendation of the TakeLessons staff, after a bit of trouble trying to find the right person, namely because I had set a high order — I wanted someone to essentially give me a crash course in production, somehow helping me make an actual record out of a bunch of vocal song offerings.

It worked out a million times better than I'd expected! I went in there, with my big, presumptuously tall order, and Holbrook was wonderful about doing a lot of the heavy lifting in terms of making instrumental tracks around my vocals. I explained as best I could my vision for each song, and Holbrook would try out a variety of tempos and rhythms for each — and if I felt one wasn't working, he was completely fine with giving me something more to my liking. He was also approachable, relaxed, and good at explaining basic, simple things in music production to a green beginner, and showing me how I could do many of the steps myself in the future.

I highly recommend him to anyone who wants an instructor in music production and engineering. If he could teach me, he can probably teach anyone!
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Martin B. November 24, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
If you plan on learning or furthering your guitar knowledge I highly recommend Holbrook .
I've taken lessons with other teachers in the past but I must say Holbrook is the type of teacher that figures out your learning style ( yes we all have one ) , he'll take the time to find your strength and weaknesses as to make each less as beneficial as possible . I'm very fortunate to have him as a teacher !!
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Holbrook G.

Holbrook G.

Quincy, MA 02169
(2)
starting at
$29.99 / 30-min
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Frederick D.

Barrington, RI

Frederick has 30+ years of experience teaching, playing, gigging, and writing music. He served as Berklee College of Music's Alumni Chapter Leader for Rhode Island, and founded the popular Homegrown Music Seminars group instruction program.
His publications include;
Essential Harmony for Songwriting and Improvisation
Essential Pentatonics for Songwriting and Improvisation
Essential Jamming Skills for The Blues and Blues Rock
Introduction to Fingerstyle Guitar

About Frederick

Berklee College of Music alumnus with 30+ years experience
Proven one-on-one fast track curriculums for the following music genres and topics;

Rock, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Acoustic/Folk, Fingerstyle and Slide Guitar
Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, and Chord Comping
Scales and Modes, Chord Forms, Alternate Tunings
Music Theory, Harmony, and Reharmonization Techniques
Fingerstyle and Chord Solo Arrangement Development
Songwriting

Now accepting new students of all levels
Ask about the 'In Clubs in Six Months' guarantee
Lessons are offered in-studio and online

Freder
ick has 30+ years of experience teaching, playing, gigging, and writing music. He served as Berklee College of Music's Alumni Chapter Leader for Rhode Island, and founded the popular Homegrown Music Seminars group instruction program.
His publications include;

Essential Harmony for Songwriting and Improvisation
Essential Pentatonics for Songwriting and Improvisation
Essential Jamming Skills for The Blues and Blues Rock
Introduction to Fingerstyle Guitar

'Everybody learns differently. I've developed structured and documented curriculums for each of the programs I teach. Recognizing the strengths of each student I customize these to most effectively meet their objectives. Lessons and learning are fun, and results are measurable.'

'Being able to create music is its own reward. It would be great if we could all write hit songs and make huge sums of money but at the end of the day what really matters is being happy. Music provides opportunities to distance yourself from the pressures of the day, to feel inspired, to create, to achieve, and to build camaraderie.'
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Frederick D.

Frederick D.

Barrington, RI 02806
starting at
$45 / 30-min
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tyler A.

Holliston, MA

I was a self-taught guitar player until i studied music at UMASS Lowell where i learned about reading music and theory. I can give a unique approach to teaching by utilizing aspects of ear training and note recognition. I also have much experience in improvisation from studying jazz and playing in an improvisational band where listening and reacting to one another are key. I also go through lesson books such as the Suzuki books up to the real book.

About tyler

Hello, my name is Tyler. I am a recent graduate of UMASS Lowell with a strong passion for music. I play and manage a nationally touring band during the summer and locally during other seasons called Skyfoot. I am now 24 years old and have been playing instruments since i was 12 including guitar, bass, drums, piano, and voice. Teaching for me is very inspirational and i love immersing myself in the craft. I am hard working and have a very upbeat personality.
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tyler A.

tyler A.

Holliston, MA 01746
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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