Acoustic guitar for celtic, bluegrass and klezmer music
I have a BA in Ethnomusicology and certificates in violin, viola and chamber music from Hampshire College, The Conservatory at Rivers and the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. I opened my studio in 1986, and have been teaching mandolin and violin ever since. I offer private and group lessons in Celtic, Bluegrass and Klezmer/Balkan music, and am the musical director of A Sweet Mandolin Experience, a mandolin ensemble based in western Mass.
I teach guitar basics like the names of the strings, tuning, ear training, strumming and finger-picking.
*** Travel Equipment *** I provide a guitar, and my basic music theory, singing, and songwriting teaching skills *** Specialties *** - vocal projection - voice tonal pitch training - ear training - melody making - harmonizing - chord progressions - identifying the key of a song - basic major/minor scale training - chord making (1-3-5), major/minor/7, etc
Teaching all aspects of guitar: chords, strumming, finger picking, learning your favorite songs, scales, guitar soloing techniques, all genres, ear training, music theory, reading music and guitar tablature, and advanced jazz guitar method.
I am a professional jazz musician, actively teaching and performing in the Western Massachusetts music scene. In addition to years of live experience as well as teaching lessons, I have a Master's of Music degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Southern Maine, as well as a BA in Jazz Performance and Composition from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. *** Lesson Details *** Lessons are catered directly to each student as an individual. Of course, the building blocks of music provide a basic foundation for every musician, but beyond that the possibilities are endless. The best way to approach each lesson is from your own perspective of what YOU want to learn. I can assess your strengths and weaknesses and help you get to the point where you can play what you want, when you ...
All styles from shred to swing.
Bruce G. is an American guitarist from Hartford, CT, United States. As a virtuoso guitarist, he has performed for over 36 years dazzling audiences with his soul and feel approach to playing guitar and with true “non-stop” and “all energy” shows throughout the United States and North America, Europe, and The Mediterranean. Bruce has performed on some of the greatest event stages graced by a multitude of major international recording artists and entertainers. He has not been short on inspiration in his musical direction. In his early teens, Bruce was invited to play at one of Massachusetts oldest jazz, blues, and rock venues, Theodore's Blues, Booze & BBQ with the legendary Billy Arnold and Taj Mahal. Shortly after, he was invited to play and study with jazz legend Jackie McClean.
I teach all styles of guitar, on electric, acoustic and classical. I can show you how to read music in both standard notation and tablature. My goal is to teach you how to have fun and really enjoy making music and so I cater to each student's specific goals. (Not everyone wants to get up on stage and play!) I'll never yell at you for not practicing because I understand you have a life outside of guitar, but the more time you put in the sooner you'll be making music!
I'm a full time musician with over 20 years of experience in both teaching and performing. I currently travel up and down the east coast, from ME to FLA, with a band called Maxxtone. When I'm local, I sing and play guitar in an acoustic duo at various clubs, restaurants and private functions. I perform classical music for wedding ceremonies and private functions. I also teach private lessons on guitar, trumpet and trombone at the Wilbraham - Monson Acadamy. I started my teaching career at The Guitar Acadamy in Agawam when I was still in college studying music. I've since been teaching private lessons at students homes for the past 15 years. I really enjoy seeing my students grow in their musical capabilities, and I even have some former students that have gone on to have musical careers ...
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