Learn components of the guitar, fretboard, strings, notes of music, major and minor keys, chord construction, scales, shapes, transcription, reading, ear training, timing and rhythm, music theory, improvising, several playing techniques, how to play songs, and much more. i teach not just to play but to understand what you are playing.
I am Ivan I've been playing bass since 1972, started with guitar in 1969, i only however been teaching beginner and intermediate bass guitar and theory (professionally) since 2007, not including the people i use to teach bass back in the day and here and there. you want to learn bass, i teach bass you can understand, you can come to my home studio, or online, were we can record you playing (before and after). Music Major Inkster high school, Inkster Mi. (74-79). Detroit School of Music, Detroit Mi.(80-81). Music Minor Richmond College, Dallas Tx.(Major; Business Computer Programming Associate Degree 86-88). i am currently studying advanced Music Theory, Harmony, Arranging and Composition. Awards include, multiple trophies, letters of excellence, 1st and 2nd place music proficiency medals 1974-1979. i have played on several studio recordi
ngs, commercials, albums, and CD's with talented artist. Learning to play from a DVD or the internet can not properly teach a beginner bass player, because there should be a student/teacher interaction, one has to already know how to play in order for a DVD to be effective, and i truly believe one will still need an instructor. i enjoy teaching and playing bass. i teach (4 to 6 string), which includes learning to read bass clef notes, scales, chords, keys signatures and time on the music staff, etc., etc., i can teach tab also. i like to teach beginners to give them the correct and formal fingering techniques, then later if they like, they can go all willy nilly. i get satisfactory results. i also love playing guitar and piano, i know these instruments very well and because i want to teach as many as i can to keep real music alive, i also teach beginner guitar and piano, all the above applies to guitar and piano lessons, and music theory and ear training. i like using small i's
*** Lesson Details *** Depending on the student's current level of understanding music and playing your instrument, i start with the healthy way to play your instrument, traditional left hand and right hand techniques, learning exercises, scales, chords, keys, ear training for how to find the part in songs, also music theory including how to read music, and improvising, then different styles of playing bass and guitar, including thump and pluck, now known as slap bass, hammer and tap, harmonics, flamenco and more, most of all i make it fun. With practice you will know how to play your instrument very well, or if you just want to learn songs or licks, its all good i work for you. are you ready? i am, lets go
*** Travel Equipment *** i can provide a bass, a guitar, a keyboard and amp, but i expect student to have their own instrument and amp to practice
*** Specialties *** i teach all genres, and i teach you to understand the music on your instrument.
I have been teaching guitar to students on the East and West Coasts of the United States for over 20 years. I was always interested in music and made my first “recording” at the age of 2 and a half. I got serious about playing the guitar when I was 10 years old after hearing the legendary Randy Rhoads for the first time. I begged my parents for a guitar, which I received at Christmas, along with a parental demand that I take classical guitar lessons, and a warning that if I did not practice, my parents would sell the guitar. Six months later, I still had the guitar, and a brand new electric guitar. I never stopped practicing, and spent summers at the National Guitar Summer Workshop, where I even built a guitar at age 15. By the time I was in high school, I was regularly playing in bands, recording in professional studios, and studying M
usic Theory. I credit my early development to my teachers, Ron Bluen, and Steve Famiglietti. I aspire to offer my students the same positive influence I received during my formative years. After high school, I attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, where I honed my chops. From there, I played with various bands, including Hollywood Rose (the precursor to Guns N’ Roses) and with Bruce Bouillet (Racer X, The Scream, Epidemic) and Tommy Chong. In 2006, I released my solo record, Contributions For An Atom Bomb. The Album has garnered a cult following and the respect of some of my all-time heroes. Today, I continue to play live shows, teach, study, write, record and jam. Nothing makes me prouder than jamming with my students and watching them grow as musicians.
*** Lesson Details *** I like to focus on three things every lesson. 1. Technical Exercises- to get your fingers moving and build strength and coordination 2. Music Theory - the fingerboard and the way music works seem complicated, but I have a great methodical and simple way to break it down so it all makes sense. 3. Tunes - I like to work with the music you like. We take songs and break them down to understand the techniques and theory behind them. You won't just play the song like the recording, you'll understand the chords and scales and why your favorite artist chose them.
*** Studio Equipment *** I have guitars, a bass, pedals, cables, metronome, practice amps, etc. All you need to bring is your guitar.
*** Travel Equipment *** I provide my own equipment and materials, students must provide their own guitar, amp, etc.
*** Specialties *** I teach students to understand theory and the fingerboard. All styles and genres are acceptable but I specialize in rock.
I teach all styles of guitar, as I have been in many different types of music situations: Soloist (Classical) Ensemble (Classical and Jazz) Lead and Rhythm (Various Rock and Roll bands) Songwriting and Recording. I am a people person that learned the guitar from many different sources. Most of my learning came from watching others and communicating with others. I like to learn about the people I am teaching so that I can better understand their needs as a musician. My education came as a practical necessity in order to get better as a teacher and performer, as well as make a living doing it. But, by no means do I preach the need to be "educated" but only to be a working, practical musician. I will surely go over the need to read music once the need becomes evident, enlighten you as to why it may be important to understand certain aspect
s of music as opposed to just "picking and grinning", IE learning only "By Ear." I do specialize in music theory, and have many students taking lessons simply for this excellent foundation for songwriting also.
I am a classically trained guitarist that performs both as a soloist and for ensemble in a wide variety of styles. I graduated in 1996 from Schoolcraft College with an Associates degree in Music performance, and then, studying under the tutelage of Brian Roberts went on to receive my Bachelor's degree in Guitar Performance with a secondary in Jazz from Wayne State University in 2004. While at Wayne State and along the way I've performed and participated in several masterclasses with renowned artists: William Kanengiser, John Holmquest, Philip Candelaria, Jason Vieaux, Scott Tennant, and Antigoni Goni. I have also completed the teacher requirements for books 1-a and 1-b for the Suzuki Guitar Institute.
Many of my classical guitar and electric guitar students have went on to study further at the collegiate level, some achieving scholarships. My most recent students are current Berklee school of music graduates now in a band called "Flight of Fire", recently opened for Bonjovi this past summer and are getting air time on local radio stations... well on their way to living the dream! â¦the bulk of my students become full time professional musicians.
*** Lesson Details *** I am an extremely patient person who has been teaching for over 20 years. I am laid back so there will be no pressure. With my electric and steel string guitar students, I host a special "Jam Session" 2 - 3 times a year to which will be one of your goals to participate in. This includes playing with a drummer, bassist, singer and another guitar player (usually me) and having it recorded. This should serve as your motivation to practice. This really eliminates the need for me to pull out a "yardstick" and "smack" your hands over the knuckles when not practicing your scales as many old traditional teachers may have done!
At your first lesson I will talk with you and give you examples of music that is played with a Flat-Pick, or music that uses the Finger-Style technique. This will be an important process as it will dictate which direction you will go in as a musician and especially during our lessons.
For the most part, playing with a Flat-Pick is generally used with the electric guitar and with most mainstream styles of music like "Rock and Roll", "Blues", "Rock-a-Billy" "Funk", and playing with the Finger-Style technique is used in styles like "Classical" and "Folk." After a while, I will introduce you to the other style of playing as well, as most great guitar players use both techniques in their playing...musicians (guitarists) such as: âJimmy Pageâ, âBrian Setzerâ, âStevie Ray Vaughanâ, âJoe Satrianiâ, âLindsey Buckinghamâ, âPaul McCartneyâ, âJohn Mayerâ, and many, many more.
To make learning the guitar Fun, I make sure to incorporate your main interest(s) first. Whether it be learning your new favorite song(s), learning how to write a song, or just learning some basics that you can use for when sitting around the campfire. This will be intertwined with which style you choose to start with: Flat-Pick or Finger-Style.
Pending on the level that you are starting at, (beginner, intermediate, advanced) I will include tidbits of music theory that will be used in a consistent manner. These will usually be progressive, pending on your level. For example, the songs you learn will be written out in an easy to understand chart that will have the fundamental aspects of theory (IE, chords, key, and rhythm pattern) that all musicians should understand.
With Children learning with a Flat-Pick, I encourage the use of a basic guitar instruction book. Level One (beginners) :
"Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book One" by Will Schmid.
I will also use as a substitute for Level One: "Alfred's Basic Guitar Method" by Alfred's Publishing Co.
More advanced players who can read music already (and graduates from book one) I prefer; "Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book Two"
With Adults, I will ask if learning to read music interests you. It is a vital part of a practicing musician, but sometimes your needs may require a more one dimensional approach as time may be of essence. Again, I learned by ear and educated myself later...so I understand the person who wants to hold off on reading right away.
Students who want to learn the Classical (Finger-Style) approach will be encouraged to purchase a beginners book that I use written by one of my first instructors/mentor. It is a very intuitive book that covers the technique in great detail yet is very easy to understand (along with my help.) I will provide means of acquiring this book at your first lesson.
Students who want to learn the Folk (Finger-Style) approach will usually start in the above book, unless your an adult who just wants to learn some basics.
At your first lesson I will also provide you with documentation that goes more in depth about the various styles of guitar as the above info is scaled down.
*** Studio Equipment *** -Amps
-Guitars (Electric, Acoustic, Classical, Bass)
- PA (loud speakers so you can Turn it Up! When playing along)
-Band in a Box (to play along with real prerecorded instruments seamlessly interleaved into a band type setting with almost unlimited genre choices...very impressive technology)
- Pro Tools (recording gear for all needs)
- Guitar Pro and Finale (to transpose music into sheet music)
-Skype (for out of town interactivity. Can do lessons via Skype)
-Basement with plenty of seating for parents, and or observers.
*** Specialties *** I specialize in Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Acoustic Guitar; Improvisation, Songwriting, Backup Vocals, Fretboard Harmony, Music Theory, Performance, and Recording.
I only got to take lessons from Marc for a couple of months in the summer of 2016 (I had to move away for work), but he is hands down the best music teacher I've ever encountered. It's a year and a half later and I'm still benefitting from his tutelage. From beginner to advanced, you've found the right guy for the job.
August 21, 2017
Marc is a great classical guitar teacher. He makes learning fun and easy. I highly recommend him.
I teach from a variety of guitar methods and also help students learn and work out current and classic popular songs that I have written out for them or songs that the student may also suggest. I find that this approach inspires and motivates students while learning the the fundamentals of the instrument.
I have been teaching guitar and piano for many years in the Metro Detroit area. I have also played professionally in many local nightclub and wedding bands as well as having toured with "Bob Seger" as his lead guitarist/writer/vocalist. I have done recording sessions for "Motown" as well as having studied under "Joe Messina", a legendary Motown guitarist with the original "Funk Brothers." I take great pleasure in mentoring, training and equipping students with the necessary musical skills to achieve at the personal and or professional level according to the specific student's interest, desire and goals. I tailor my teaching methods according to the student's ability and musical preference, and can teach most anything from classic rock, to pop, classical, oldies, jazz, etc. Many of my students have gone on to play at the professional leve
l, and one, in particular, has become a music professor at "Berklee School of Music". Another former student plays with the band: "Thirty Seconds To Mars." I have also been able to assist those students who have a desire to introduce vocals while playing their instrument. I am also able to provide personal assistance in songwriting when needed.
*** 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 specific goals 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, and therefore I incorporate humor when appropriate. The curriculum I use includes: "Berklee, Mel Bay, and Hal Leonard" methods for guitar. For Piano I use "Schaum and Thompson" piano methods as well as Hannon for technique. Additionally, I invite students to suggest personal favorite songs of interest of their choosing as a motivational tool to aid them learning from the music that inspires them. I find this very helpful for students in developing a good ear as well as sparking motivation to practice as they learn from their favorite musical artists in addition to learning the fundamentals of the instrument.
*** Travel Equipment *** I can provide music method books/sheet music etc. Students would need to own and bring their own instrument to lessons. I also provide guitar amplification.
*** Specialties *** Berklee, Mel Bay, and Hal Leonard blues guitar method's. Schaum piano method. Hannon Technique. Pop, rock and jazz styles.
Tom was great during the first piano lesson. He was well prepared with materials to present to my son, who's taken other musical instruction for a couple of years in guitar & drums. He was able to assess his abilities, and work the lesson up to his ability within the first hour. My son enjoyed the interactive lesson!
February 18, 2019
Tom is very knowledgeable and supportive! I'm very happy with the pace of the lessons and the learning material he has provided is excellent. I'd recommend him to anyone!
November 11, 2017
I was searching for a piano teacher that can put me back on track after I left playing the piano for a 19 years and I found Tom to be the one. I highly recommend him.
I offer the student comprehensive instruction regarding chords, scales, rhythm, reading and repertoire.
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, Malayalam,Tamil and Telugu Cinema, Pop and Traditional Music Transcriptions (with a few other genres thrown in)
1. Aaj Saanu O Mileya (Punjab)...................................from the film “Zubaan”
2. Aaj Unse Milna Hai..................................................from the film “Prem Ratan”
3. Aapke Pyaar Mein Hum...........................................from the film “Raaz”
4. All Izz Well...............................................................from the 2009 film “3 Idiots”
5. Ammadu Let's Do Kummudo (Telugu)....................from the 2017 film “Khaidi No 150”
6. Apurupamainadamma Aadajanman (Telugu)...........from the 1996 film “Pavitra Bandham”
7. Arikil Pathiye (Malayalam)......................................from the film “Oru Murai Vanthu Paarthaya”
Excellent first lesson. Took the time to do a thorough assessment, listened to her goals, and wrote out lots of tips, explanations and some homework. Great at explaining things. I could hear improvements in her playing already. I’m Looking forward to my daughter’s growth as a musician under his tutelage.
June 28, 2017
Like Ellie's working style , attention to detail and the he goes above and beyond to keep us interested and focused , I wouldn't find a better instructor!!!!!!
June 13, 2017
Ellie is the best! He knows what his students want and Focus more on that. He is really good at what he does and he has the ability to understand the students and adjust his lessons to their skill level.
I'm a guitarist and educator based out of Raleigh, NC. I received training at the University of South Carolina (Bachelors of Music, 2011) and East Carolina University (Masters of Music, 2015). I am an active performer in the Triangle area, drawing inspiration from American roots music, classical, and jazz traditions.
I have seen hundreds of students over ten years of private teaching, working with beginner to advanced students of all age levels. I teach in a wide range of styles, and I specialize in classical guitar and flatpicking (bluegrass/old time).
I hope to help you along as you grow as a musician and a guitarist!
I am a guitarist and educator based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. I received training at University of South Carolina (Bachelor of Music, 2011) and East Carolina University (Master of Music, 2015). I am an active performer in the Triangle area, drawing inspiration from American traditional music, classical, and jazz traditions.
I have worked with hundreds of students over ten years of private teaching. I teach beginner to advanced students in all styles, and I specialize in classical guitar and flatpicking (bluegrass/oldtime/country).
I hope to help you along as you grow as a guitarist and a musician!
Brad is very patient with our 9 year old special needs son and we appreciate his teaching very much!
July 15, 2019
Brad Farmer is a classically trained guitarist with an emphasis in Bluegrass guitar. He has the perfect teacher "temperament" and never gets frustrated with me...very patient and able to provide great insight on the best ways to practice so that you can obtain your goals quickly. While taking lessons with Brad, I have made marked improvements in a short period of time. Highly recommended!
You have likely heard the saying: "Give a man a fish you feed him for a day, but teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." My unique approach will assure you master music as it applies to guitar. The time we spend together will be devoted to giving you the 'secrets' that the guitar virtuosos know and appreciate. Learning a song is like being given a fish. Study with me I will show you how to 'fish'. I started playing guitar at 15, taught myself to read music, and went on to play any instrument with strings I could get my hands on. Currently I enjoy playing my guitars, cello, upright bass, ukulele, dobro, and also piano, harmonica, synthesizer and drums. I love teaching music. With almost 20 consecutive years of turning people of all ages into real guitarists, I can definitely confirm that everyone learns differently. The teaching experience I have gained helps me to confidently say that I will know how to maximize our time together for your benefit. What you can ...
I started playing guitar at 15, taught myself to read music, and went on to play any instrument with strings I could get my hands on. Currently I enjoy playing my guitars, cello, upright bass, ukulele, dobro, and also piano, harmonica, synthesizer and drums. I love teaching music and helping people of all ages reach their musical goals. I know everyone learns differently. I can adapt the lessons for your style of learning. My teaching experience has grown consistently for well over a decade and I always strive to provide lessons that are relaxed, engaging, entertaining, and enlightening. Let's get started!
Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate guitar student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of music theory, ear training, technique, and more. Let's get started!
I am a Music Instructor for Guitar, Bass, Songwriting, and Recording. I am also a Recording Engineer and Music Producer, having graduated from the Recording Institute of Detroit. I am an accomplished musician/songwriter with experience both on the stage and in the studio.
My students can expect to improve weekly with their musical knowledge, skill, and technique. Every student has a unique musical personality; I teach the skills and technique they need to unlock their own individual sound. I can help any student to perform music with freedom, confidence, and expression.
I work with guitarists, bassists, & songwriters at the beginner/intermediate skill level in my creative and comfortable home teaching studio in West Bloomfield.
Some of the musical styles I regularly teach: Rock, Indie Rock, Metal, Hard Rock, Alternative, Pop, Pun
k, and Blues.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
Jonny is such a great teacher: friendly, energetic and knowledgeable. Look forward to learning a lot and having fun doing it.
January 8, 2019
Thank you, Jonny! My son has really enjoyed his lessons with you! He loves the guitar and you have inspired him with your playing!
December 17, 2018
Jonny helped me quickly go from a beginner to an intermediate level on the guitar! I had struggled to make progress on my own---it really makes a difference to have a supportive teacher to show you the way! Thanks, man!
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