Areas of Focus: - Solo Skills & Improvisation - Music Theory - Technique - Learning Songs & Solos
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Are you looking to learn Guitar, Singing, Beatboxing or Songwriting? No matter what style you are in to, I can help you build the skills, confidence, & practice strategies to become a successful musician. Beginners, Intermediate, & Advanced all welcome!
Majoring in classical guitar performance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts I was a part of many performance opportunities. These included solo classical guitar recitals, weekly performance class, a collaboration with the Columbia City Jazz Dance Company, and a performance at the Columbia Museum of Art to name a few. Now I frequently participate in songwriting showcases, street performances, and collaborati
ons with bands and music groups of many different genres.
In a lesson with me you will be focusing on four main areas:
1] REPERTOIRE: Songs you are working on in preparation for performance or just to play for fun! 2] MUSIC THEORY: Exercises in ear training, note-reading skills, sight-reading skills, and overall knowledge of how music works. 3] IMPROVISATION: Learn drills to improve solo skills and increase your confidence jamming with other musicians. 4] TECHNIQUE: Guitar lessons focuses on how to properly use the left and right hands in a way that that is relaxed and tension free. Voice lessons entail learning how to breath properly, prevent vocal strain, and expand your range.
In addition to instrument lessons I also provide Songwriting Lessons, Music Theory Lessons, and Music Performance Lessons for more advanced students + I teach Recording, Web Design, and Graphic Design subjects for Artists or others looking to learn how to promote themselves or their projects. (Subjects Include: Logic Pro X, WordPress, Web Design, Graphic Design, HTML, CSS, & More!)
Get started on your path to better musicianship today!
I love to help with all of the basics and then go from there with whatever specific genre or technique each student might be interested in!
Hey guys! My name is Wes and over the last 6-7 years I've absolutely fallen in love with music. It's amazing to me to see that music affects every single human, no matter what specific genre they might prefer. And to be able to pick up and instrument and join in on it is such an incredible experience. I started by showing a few of my friends how to play some guitar back in 2013 and I've been teaching guitar and piano lessons ever since. I love to help people along and see them progress and overall ENJOY it! Hope I can be a good fit for you!
Electric guitar can be intimidating! Amps and pedals provide a wide variety of sound, but which one is right for you? Together we will work to build the precision necessarry to get your instrument sounding great!
My name is Claire and I have been making a living as a touring/gigging musician for the last eight years. I studied music performance and production at Columbia College Chicago. I have played in a variety of styles, both solo and as part of a band. I currently tour with my band, The Lucky Dutch on keys and vocals. My students start their journey learning music of their choice, sparking interest and enthusiasm from the very first lesson. My motto is "Relentless Positivity" and it shows in my lessons. There is never a consequence for a wrong answer or misplaced note and the worst thing that can happen is we play it again. We will work together to navigate this inspiring and often humbling path.
A word on cancellations: consistency is the most important aspect of music education. With that in mind, I need to maintain a strict scheduling p
olicy for canceled or missed lessons. While I will try to accommodate illnesses and emergencies, I do ask for 24 hour advanced notice when canceling. I will have to charge full lesson price for late cancellations and no shows. Thank you! ~Claire
We'll work on guitar fundamentals, sound, technique, combined with learning music from the artists that inspire you. We'll decide on a couple short-term and long-term goals, which will help you see your progress and keep you motivated! I can also teach you the fundamentals of music theory and ear training; perfect for someone planning on applying to music college.
I'm a professional guitar player from Norway and a recent graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music. I'm currently doing my graduate studies at the Manhattan School of Music. I have toured in places like Argentina, Norway and Japan, and have played some of New York's most famous jazz rooms like Smalls and Dizzy's club at the Lincoln Center, and other notable east coast venues like the Side Door, Scullers, Regattabar and South Jazz Kitchen. I am comfortable showing you the ropes for any style you enjoy within contemporary music, such as rock, pop and jazz. I have won several notable awards and scholarships for my playing and writing, including the notable Berklee Jimi Hendrix award. I am excited to be working with you!
Lesson topics could be: - Guitar fundamentals, technique and sound - Pop/Rock/Jazz guitar playing - Impro
visation - How to learn from your heroes and favorite recordings - Ear training - Preparation for music college auditions/entrance exams
Schedule notes: As I am a full time graduate student, I try to keep most of my teaching to Saturday and Sunday, and possibly Friday. However, you are free to contact me for other times, if these days are very inconvenient for you of course, and I'll try my best to work with you!
Age/experience notes: If you're booking for your child I'd recommend booking 30min lessons, maximum 45min lessons. I'll recommend the same time frame for any age if you are a complete beginner, as I can show you more than enough helpful material in 30mins, that'll keep you busy!
Tim is an amazing teacher! I recently started playing guitar and Tim has helped me improve with each lesson. He is kind, understanding, patient, and knowledgable. Tim teaches students of all levels. If you do well in your lesson, he might even treat you to a homemade Norwegian cat cookie:)
February 19, 2019
Had a great lesson with Tim! I got a lot of helpful advice and while having a great time!!
As a Berklee College of Music alumnus, Sergei applies its curriculum, approaches, and techniques that proved their effectiveness regardless of an age and level of students. Also, Sergei has an extensive educational experience including teaching the Guitar Performance Techniques, and Style classes for British Irish Modern Music Institute in Berlin, Germany, and being enrolled in a post graduate certificate program in Learning and Teaching provided by University of Sussex, UK.
Sergei is a Berklee alumnus, guitar player, improviser, composer, and educator. Awarded a Berklee Online Celebrity Scholarship in the name of Steve Vai, he now serves as a Berklee mentor. Sergei is a leader of the Los Angeles jazz quartet, Deuces Wild Jazz. He has more than 10 years of experience as a guitar tutor, and taught Guitar Performance Techniques at BIMM (British Irish Modern Music Institute) in Berlin, Germany. Known for his electrifying guitar sounds, charismatic live performances, and trademark fusion of musical influences, Sergei continues to explore guitar horizons while defying standardization.
Great lesson with him！Seigei is a very professional teacher
September 12, 2019
I'm suprised how much my 13 year old daughter is learning after just a couple lessons, it is super fun to watch!
September 11, 2019
Stellar. Sergei knows his stuff, is good at figuring out quickly where you are and helping you see a path forward. Super patient and skilled at what he does. Recommended for jazz, blues, improv and the basics.
I have years of teaching experience with the following features:
- Focusing on students personal musical interest - Customizing music curriculum accordingly - Teaching all styles, specializing in Jazz, Rock, Blues - Offering beginner to advanced level lessons and theory - Nurturing students passion for music - Creating a soothing atmosphere - Online and in-home lessons available - All ages welcome
I am Joe L. from Lebanon, New Hampshire. I started playing guitar at age 11. Over the years I explored many different styles such as rock, blues, metal and classical. As I further devoted myself to music I started playing the flute, saxophone, piano, and bass. My passion for music led to several successes including earning first place in Tuck’s Rock Dojo’s regional music competition as a lead guitarist and media appearances including The Herald and Valley News newspapers. I was also teaching private lessons at the time to students with various interests and learning abilities. Upon approaching jazz, I studied with Don Mock and Scott Mullett. Soon after, I was accepted to Berklee College of Music as a guitar performance major, during which time I performed with several ensembles and studied with significant artists such as Richie Hart, She
ryl Bailey, Bruce Saunders. Currently, I’m focusing on establishing myself as a performing artist and growing as a music teacher.
Taught me some cool new blues picking. This guy knows his shit!
August 5, 2019
Joe is a great guy and musician, a really easy person to work with, talk to, and hang with. Most importantly he is an extraordinary musician, he knows his stuff, and he knows how to communicate it to a student. His knowledge spans far beyond a pro and his teaching skills surpass many "professional" teachers I have worked with in the past. Nothing but a joy every lesson. Joe has opened my eyes to what the fretboard displays harmonically. I am grateful for what he has given me. Thanks Joe!
August 5, 2019
I'm currently taking electric guitar lessons from Joe. Without a doubt, it is the highlight of my week to spend an hour jamming with him. While learning a new instrument is always difficult (especially one as physically/mentally demanding as the guitar), Joe is endlessly knowledgeable and always has a cool new trick to show me to make everything less daunting and more fun. It has been such a joy to be instructed by someone so funny, talented, patient, and kind. I cannot recommend Joe enough!
Experienced music teacher with nearly 10 years experience teaching students of all ages and abilities from beginner to advanced. I also have experience teaching music to students with special needs, including autism and total vision impairment. I begin accepting students for guitar at age 8 and teach students up to age 99+. For students younger than 8 who wish to learn guitar, I start them on a ukulele which is much easier for very young students to handle. With lessons from me, you'll learn to read music and understand tab, develop your ear for hearing music (ear training), music theory, and technique with a goal of getting you playing your favorite style of music in the quickest time possible. I can teach you to play whatever style you wish. I can even help you learn to compose your own music! To accomplish that, I use a variety of learning aids and games to assist you in learning to read music and understand the deeper concepts of music theory. I taylor my teaching style to each ...
I grew up in a musical family. My mother was a piano teacher for 20 years, and my father could play any instrument he decided to pick up. From as young as I can remember, music was always surrounding me. I came to love it in all its forms and styles. I began playing piano when I was a little girl. As a teenager, I learned guitar, harmonica, and drums. Since then, I have been devoted to learning as much as I can about music theory, composition, music history, and musical instruments. I'm currently learning the violin and hope to add mandolin and banjo to my musical repertoire in the near future. I'm also working on making my own method books and composing music. I began teaching music back in 2010.
I work diligently to be in tune with my students' goals and provide excellent instruction to every student.
Schuyler Kieley holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Instrumental Education from George Mason University. He is extremely passionate about teaching and performing all forms of music. Originally from Poughkeepsie, New York, Mr. Kieley grew up in a thriving musical environment with both his parents having musical backgrounds and was a student in the Arlington Central School District, recognized as one of the best in New York State. In his high school years, Mr. Kieley performed with the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Conference All-State Jazz Ensemble and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-Eastern Jazz Ensemble. He also played both lead and solo trumpet in the Arlington High School Jazz Machine, which placed first at the Berklee High School Jazz Festival his junior and senior years. His senior year, he
received the Judges’ Choice award and Superior Musicianship award at the festival. In the Jazz Machine, he was awarded the Louis Armstrong jazz award. He also received the Arlington Band Boosters Scholarship Award and Arlington Symphony Orchestra Association Scholarship Award.
At George Mason, Mr. Kieley was actively involved in the School of Music. He currently played trumpet in the Wind Symphony under the direction of Professor Mark Camphouse and the Brass Ensemble under the direction of Professor Phil Snedecor. Since his freshman year, he played trumpet, guitar, and bass in the Green Machine Pep Band under the direction of Dr. Michael Nickens, and was also a scholarship recipient and setup crew leader with the band. In the past, he has performed with the Mason Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensembles, and Symphonic Band. Mr. Kieley studied with Professor Phil Snedecor, who performs with the National Symphony Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony, and Washington Symphonic Brass. In the past, he has studied with Steve Luck, former principal trumpet of the West Point Military Academy Band, Dr. Dennis Edelbrock, former United States Army Band trumpeter, and James Osborn, trumpet faculty at Vassar College. In the summer of 2015, Mr. Kieley was a trumpet counselor at the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pennsylvania. Mr. Kieley currently teaches guitar and jazz band at South County High School and has a private guitar and trumpet studio in the Northern Virginia area.
"I took both acoustic and electric lessons from Max, he was awesome! He is extremely talented and can help figure out any song you like and teach it to you
. He's also incredibly knowledgeable about music theory and can help with anything from rock to to jazz . He's a very patient teacher and I would recommend him to beginners, as well as advanced players trying to increase their guitar skills."
"I'm 2 lessons in and so far Michael has been a great teacher. He is exceptionally skilled and has a wealth of knowledge to share, as well as being very go
od at listening to what I am trying to accomplish and creating well thought out exercises to help me progress. Highly recommended!"
"I took lessons from Cole last year in hopes to get a better feel for understanding the major/minor scales for lead guitar. I've been playing rhythm guita
r for decades and wanted to work my way into playing lead guitar. He asked a ton of questions on what I wanted to accomplish and dialed in his lessons to address these needs. Great teacher and was always on time! I can truly say I am a better guitar player due to my time spent with Cole."
"Greg has been able to help me with all my questions about effects, amps and the terminology associated with their settings and what they actually do for
any of my electric guitar setups !"
"I took guitar lessons from Greg for a year. I had a GREAT experience and HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to play."
"Hands down a great teacher. Very experienced, and knowledgable about anything you might want to learn. Great with all ages. He always finds a way to make
lessons fun so you want to come to the next one every time."
"I have been studying with Ahmad for more than half a year now and it's been a great experience! Coming from wind instrument, my understanding of chords is
seriously lacking. Ahmad addressed all my questions step by step. He's patient and motivating! If you live in the bay area and want to learn guitar, Ahmad is your best friend and teacher!"
"Knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. Would recommend highly to anyone."
"Andy taught me a lot about playingstyles (Rock- & Jazz) and chord- & songbuliding. He was my teacher for more than 2 years and i wish i had taken my lesso