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By Mike N. – Milwaukee Guitar Teacher
Am I sensing an interest in taking guitar lessons in Milwaukee? There are quite a few opportunities to get involved with in the area and some great local players, too! Milwaukee has many places to learn guitar and has a music scene where live music can be found daily. Taking what you learn from your guitar lessons in Milwaukee and applying it to playing and listening is the best way to start learning and keep learning guitar!
Here are a few specific things about Milwaukee that will help you learn guitar and broaden your guitar knowledge through listening:
Learning From and With Our Peers The UW-Milwaukee Suzuki & Pre-College Guitar program is an excellent place to see players who are also at a beginner to intermediate level. A nice aspect of this opportunity is that you can join in on group lessons if you want to play with other folks in an educational setting.
Listening to Academic Technical Guitar Playing When players are ready to listen to more complicated music, there is a very unique opportunity in store at UWM. This is one of the first programs to offer degrees emphasizing finger-style guitar. You will not forget listening to your first concert, and you will continue to go back for inspiration! Some of the players presenting recitals are graduating with master’s degrees in guitar!
Visiting Local Venues to Hear Professional Playing Milwaukee is an industrial city that has a great atmosphere for live music. There are many venues for popular and up-and-coming acts. Shank Hall, The Rave, The Pabst Theater and The Riverside Theater are all places that hold 150 to 1,000 people. There are a lot of great acts that come through here at affordable prices.
Summerfest – The World’s Largest Music Festival When speaking of venues to see music in Milwaukee, we can’t leave out Summerfest. Summerfest occurs at Henry Maier Festival Park every year, where 11 stages are full of bands for 11 days. Those stages are full of local groups, as well as internationally touring professional acts. This festival is referred to as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and brings the best in the business of guitar playing to Milwaukee’s lakefront!
Don’t forget! Absorbing music by practicing and listening is very important when learning guitar. Making it a point to take advantage of the resources that are available to you while taking guitar lessons in Milwaukee will only help you in your guitar adventure. Add these venues and opportunities in your browser’s favorites, and drop a pin in your phone. Above all, have fun and make music through your guitar!
Students of Michael J. will be taught the tools to hit the ground running playing their guitar. Students will learn the basics of open and bar chords, strumming, electric or acoustic and how to apply basic theory the music they would like to play.
Michael J. has been the beginning guitar instructor at a private studio for the past year and a half and previously taught private in home students.
Students can expect to learn basic chords and beginner essentials so that they can start learning their favorite songs as quickly as possible.
Teaches chords and the Songs you want to learn!
Teaching beginners, intermediate, and also advanced players.
Acoustic and electric guitar, reading, chords, songs, and more!
Beginner students are welcome and shown how to enjoy music in a simple and fun way along with learning songs too.
* Chords and strumming patterns
* play your favorite songs
* learn melodies and solos
* the basics of your guitar (tuning and maintenance)
* keeping time, reading music,
* or just taking it slow and having a little fun...
Intermediate students can improve areas in which they wish and learn new areas or another instrument.
* chord voicings, triads, music theory
* soloing, double stops, scales, arpeggios
* improvising, ear training,
* fingerpicking, classical/acoustic/pop
Advanced students can really improve their music by learning more difficult aspects of music, technique and songs. They can also use the recording studio for their lesson to practice or record their own music.
* advanced soloing and improvising techniques
I will get students playing the songs they like right away as they learn new skills that will improve their playing.
Music is all about patterns if its reading a piece, improvising, learning different chord shapes, scales. After some time with me you'll start to notice the different patterns and will grow as a musician.
* Groove: playing in time and being consistent with other musicians
* Technique: holding your instrument properly, picking techniques, etc.
* Reading: learn how to read a chart
* Relaxation: develop the ability to practice and perform with no tension
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