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Adam S.

Granby, MA

Acoustic guitar for celtic, bluegrass and klezmer music

About Adam

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.
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Edward F. April 6, 2015
Mandolin · In studio
I took mandolin lessons from Mr Sweet when I was a student at UMass Amherst. At that time, he was teaching at the Red Barn in Amherst. He's moved to a new location in Granby, MA and that's where you'll also find the Mandolin Orchestra and a few other great mandolin projects he's got going. Basically, I learned everything I know from this guy. Mostly about the mechanics of playing the instrument, but a whole lot about music theory related to the mandolin, history of the instrument and music and lots more. We were constantly going out to concerts and performing at local festivals and other places around the area. If you want to learn mandolin you really should think seriously about contacting Mr. Sweet.
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Richard K. April 24, 2014
Mandolin
The best teacher I have ever had

I am an adult who has never taken music lessons. My girlfriend gave me a mandolin for Christmas and I looked around online before I found Mr Sweet. As I live in Maine, I can't make regular lessons in person, so we do lessons online using Google+ Hangouts, which is really convenient for me. He's teaching me everything about playing the instrument, also how to improvise, play chords, some music theory, lots of music history. He's patient, kind and bolsters my self esteem with lots of positive comments and useful criticism. I recommend him to everyone I know that wants to play mandolin. I am now playing mandolin in a band!
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Adam S.

Adam S.

Granby, MA 01033
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starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Joy C.

Easthampton, MA

I teach guitar basics like the names of the strings, tuning, ear training, strumming and finger-picking.

About Joy

*** 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
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Joy C.

Joy C.

Easthampton, MA 01027
starting at
$50 / 30-min
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Lincoln A.

Greenfield, MA

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.

About Lincoln

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 want. My background in jazz and theory allows me to teach any style, and explain what is happening within the music, rather than just present a sheet of chords or scales. Ear training plays a big role in our lessons, with the goal of you being able to pop in a CD and be playing along with the song within a few bars. Of course, it takes work too! But my job is to make the "work" less like work and more like fun. Looking forward to meeting you, and playing music together!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Extra room for Music: all instruments, amps, seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
When traveling to students' home, I will bring my guitar, portable speakers w/ iPod hook-up, and any teaching papers I may need. The student is in charge of their own guitar / amp, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I enjoy all styles of music, and am capable of teaching all genres at a proficient level. I am primarily a jazz guitarist, and that is my area of expertise as well as what I am most passionate about. My knowledge in jazz gives me a broad knowledge of music theory - i.e. scales, modes, harmony, chord progressions, reading music, etc.
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Melissa A. December 2, 2013
Ukulele
Verified Student
fantastic!

Lincoln is very knowledgable in music theory. His style is relaxed and is willing to adjust to my needs as a learner. It's been lots of fun after just three lessons!
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Lincoln A.

Greenfield, MA 01301
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Bruce G.

Longmeadow, MA

All styles from shred to swing.

About Bruce

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 oldes
t 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.
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Ron N. June 11, 2015
Guitar · In home
Excellent guitar instruction. This guy's been playing a long time! Laid back style, easy going, and humor too.
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Bruce G.

Longmeadow, MA 01106
(1)
starting at
$25 / 60-min
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Pete M.

East Longmeadow, MA

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!

About Pete

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 of their own, in both the recording and performance industries. I love hearing an old student on the radio or seeing them perform on t.v. It makes me feel like a proud papa!!
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Pete M.

East Longmeadow, MA 01028
starting at
$35 / 30-min

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