You will be guided by me through method books. You will use a notation system that suits you best. I have developed a system a 6 year old can read/play on guitar. I will create supplemental materials to help you fill your voids so you can catch up to your appropriate level.
I NOW TEACH ONLINE LESSONS. I teach according to your individual needs. I only teach in my own studio. I do not travel anymore. I also have time to teach lessons every other week. You may inquire to me about my availability to teach every other week on Saturdays. I help you become successful on piano, violin, cello, viola, bass, guitar, or bass guitar. I help you learn the instrument and learn to read music with my own ideas using fun worksheets and songs you really like to learn how to play. I fill your voids with activities such as practice techniques, sub-lessons, and ear training. I guide you toward proper posture, tone development, and the ability to keep a steady beat. I help you develop your musical independence by tweaking lessons to help you succeed. I help you have fun learning to read music for your instrument using my materia
ls. I believe talent is not a factor in learning. Mastering an instrument is the result of effective instruction and step by step guidance toward foundations and skills. I love to teach private lessons because I believe in spreading the word to make the great gift of playing music available to many. It is an inherited right and gift to enjoy a lifetime of personal satisfaction from playing a musical instrument. I love to help students build confidence and make progress. I help them problem solve by going through problems with them. I teach "how to think" and how to become a life long learner of the instrument. I love the challenge of finding ways to help students become successful at every step of the way. I am excited and enthused to be apart of student progress. I am influenced by many 20th Century performers including Van Cliburn, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, Erroll Garner, Yudi Menuhin, Issac Stern, Dave Brubeck, and Horowitz among others. I am passionate in my teaching about providing an effective solution to my student's needs. I am pleased to announce my teaching has awarded a cello student a spot at Del Sol music high school for the 2017-2018 school year. this student of mine passed an audition January of 2017 as a result of my teaching. The student worked very hard and followed my instruction very well. Congratulations!! I am also pleased to announce two of my cello students have both passed auditions to play in the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra starting in September 2017, September 2018, and September 2019. They both auditioned during May 2017, May 2018, and May 2019. Congratulations to both of you!!! There is also a viola student of mine who has passed audition for LVYO in May 2019 for the September 2019 season; Congratulations!! I also had a violin student who passed auditions for LVA (Las Vegas Academy) a couple of years ago. I have no connection to these organizations. These students all worked hard and followed my instruction. I can help you learn as well. Recently with the development of "octave" strings, if you have been split between learning violin, viola, or cello; these strings installed on a violin or viola make the instrument sound like a cello. It is really something. They are tuned an octave below, so they sound very low. A lot of cello music will have to be transcribed for owners of these instruments installed with "octave" strings. Videos can be found on YOU TUBE of these instruments played. They are ordinary violins or violas strung up with thicker strings to sound an octave below.
I am a professional educator who works with both children and adults, and has the patience to help them. I am a performer who has over 30 years of public experience in solo playing as well as ensemble work. I have performed at Nordstrom for nine years, and performed at many private functions. I have performed classical as well as jazz music as part as my performance experience. I have taught private lessons for well over 20 years. I'm sorry, as of Summer 2016 I do not travel to student locations. I teach at my studio as well as online. If you are among the many parents who home-school your children, you should consider music lessons for them. There are many benefits of home-schooling, but unfortunately students miss out on specials. Practicing an instrument can make up for that and also teach critical learning habits and personal skills toward learning in general. Give me a try, in my studio or online; I can help you learn.
*** Lesson Details *** I believe in personalizing your approach to the strangeness of the instrument. You need to learn much about posture, and proper tone production within the first year. Method books are not "how to" books. You need a teacher to guide you toward becoming familiar with the instrument. You also need to learn how to listen to the sounds you make as you play. To develop "musical independence" you need to become musically literate, develop tone production skills, and internalize a steady beat. Rhythm and tone are basic concepts that must be mastered to maximize pleasure in playing your instrument. Learning how to problem solve is another skill I teach so you can help yourself toward progress. I believe in using the instrument in daily activities such as playing "Happy Birthday" at family get together. Christmas Songs or Hanukkah Songs can bring much joy during December family parties. A musician in the house brings much joy during holidays and celebrations; and the families are brought closer together. Memories are created and last forever. Playing an instrument is exciting and expresses what can not be said using words. I believe in teaching students based on their strengths, and building upon them. I am excited to help you learn!!
I only teach in my own studio and online. I do not travel anymore.
You can advance quickly if you are taught to listen to yourself and follow my instruction. I will guide you every step of the way to understand how music making works. Music lessons are fun and enjoyable. I am pleased to guide you through your learning every step of the way. My students in Las Vegas have had much success with my teaching and guidance. I will succeed where others fail. You will reap the benefits of my professional instruction. I bring a wealth of teaching experience, teacher training, and professional playing experience to every lesson. Most music store studio instructors have very little or no teacher training. Playing experience does not make one a helpful teacher. Failure to learn "how to" teach along with not earning any teaching credentials will not make anyone an effective music instructor. I have experience teaching children and adults with autism within a variety of functioning ranges. They learn in their own unique style which suits them best. *** Studio Equipment *** Grand Piano 5'1', Digital Piano 88 Keys, Violin, Viola, Bass Guitars ( 5 String Fretless), electric guitar (Fender), Upright Bass 3/4 Size French/German Bows.
*** Specialties *** Suzuki for string instruments. Thompson, Schaum for piano. Blues, Jazz and " Real Book " for jazz piano as well as Frank Mantooth books for chords. I also create materials to suit individual student needs. Classical Piano Volumes.
Mark is a great teacher, not only for his knowledge in music but for the instrument as well. He is a patient and kind but will also encourage you to break out of your comfort zone to guide you towards the goals you want to achieve on your instrument. I really enjoy my lessons because not only am I getting better on the upright bass, I feel the lessons have helped me become a better musician.
July 22, 2019
Excellent first lesson with Mark (also very first online lesson in anything). I was impressed with how much was accomplished and done in just 30 minutes. Most importantly, my kid enjoyed it despite the initial resistance and is already asking about his next lesson.
Styles, technique, note reading and theory, songwriting and performance. Electric, Acoustic steel string, acoustic nylon string, mandolin.
My name is Edward and I have been playing music most of my life. I was involved in every form of music education that I could find, and took private lessons on guitar and piano for ten years. During this time, I learned that I improved when I performed music that I liked. I attended the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and received a B.S. in Studio Music in 1996. I then moved to San Diego, CA and started my own business teaching music. The lessons were taught at the students' homes and I incorporated the students' interests in teaching. I have also performed for many years and have written many songs that have been recorded and performed.
*** Lesson Details *** My teaching method is unique; I never teach the same way for everyone. The main objectives I teach include performance, reading, ear training, theory, composition and improvisa
tion. I find that playing examples of music that you like is the best way to improve skills. I will recommend books that best suit your style and level. The main styles include (but not limited to) rock, blues, classical, pop, jazz and country. Please contact me if you have any other questions about my teaching methods.
*** Studio Equipment *** I have a Yamaha 88 key weighted action digital piano with recording features. I also have music stands and amps for guitars. We have a smoke and pet free home. I also have a large collection of sheet music and music books available for lessons.
*** Travel Equipment *** I will travel to your home. Clark County, NV
*** Specialties *** Music, Guitar, Piano, Electric Bass Sight reading, ear training and songwriting
Edward is very knowledgeable, professional, and patient. My kids really like their lessons with him and we have seen lots of improvement.
May 28, 2019
Very inviting upon my arrival. Edward made me feel very comfortable and was patient with my beginners skills. I learned more in that hour than I did in the whole year I’ve had my bass. I’m looking forward to learning next week with Edward
Each lesson will consist of a unique and personalized curriculum to fit the student’s needs. This will be done at a pace that allows for confidence to be built and a complete understanding of the material. Each student is taught the basic skills of guitar so that they can become an independent and self-sufficient musician with a strong fundamental foundation. Crucial skills such as reading music, scales, various chords, and more will be taught in each lesson. Each lesson will be just as enjoyable as it is informative. After all, “pleasure in a job puts perfection in the work”. That is why I ask each Student to bring a song or piece that he/she enjoys working on. Overtime, all the skills learned will allow students to play with confidence!
I am a 24 yr old student @ CSN. I was in High School When I bought my first guitar and developed a passion for music. For me music opened the door to a new lifestyle and ultimately led me to begin teaching and sharing music with others. I have taught a variety of ages, ranging from children to adults. For beginner guitarists, I believe there can be just as much joy and fun as there can be practice. I strive to make everything simple while important skills are learned. I am a patient and committed teacher who can show you these skills that will help to make you a well-rounded musician.
***Lesson Details*** Each lesson will consist of a unique and personalized curriculum to fit the student’s needs. This will be done at a pace that allows for confidence to be built and a complete understanding of the material. Each student is taught the
basic skills of guitar so that they can become an independent and self-sufficient musician with a strong fundamental foundation. Crucial skills such as reading music, scales, various chords, and more will be taught in each lesson. Each lesson will be just as enjoyable as it is informative. After all, “pleasure in a job puts perfection in the work”. That is why I ask each Student to bring a song or piece that he/she enjoys working on. Overtime, all the skills learned will allow students to play with confidence!
***Lesson Duration*** Lessons are available in 30, 45, & 60 min durations. Below are the recommended times based on age that I find most beneficial to most students. These will help you achieve the most out of each lesson while keeping things fun & simple!
kids under 11- 30min 12-17 - 45min Adults- 45min or 60min
***Studio Equipment*** Students will be provided all handouts and paper material. Books, guitars, and amps are available to use during each lesson. Guitars available for purchase as well. Over time it is recommended that you work on acquiring your own equipment as well.
Graduate from Musicians Institute (Hollywood, CA) I start teaching the basics, chords, reading Scales, Harmony and Theory but I keep it fun and Interesting. I've been teaching and playing for many years and was self taught until I was a young graduate from Musicians Institute in 1986. I teach all styles of music from Rock to Blues and Jazz to R&B. I teach you what you want to learn and at a pace that is easy for you. I have many references
*** Lesson Details *** Chord Structure and Shapes Fretboard Knowledge Scales Harmony Theory Reading
*** Studio Equipment *** Rivera amplifiers Roland cube amplifiers
*** Travel Equipment *** Acoustic Guitar or Electric with Roland Cube 60 Watt amp
*** Specialties *** Blues, Classic Rock, Jazz, Pop, Country, Funk
I perform six nights a week in Las Vegas and have used what I have learned through performance to inspire countless students.
After our first lesson, I will then develop a plan, including exercises, songs, and a sample practice schedule that will get you where you want to be if you put in the time and effort!
Lessons will be typically broken into sections of harmony, technique and tune learning. Although, this is flexible, depending on the student.
I understand that every student learns differently and has different interests.
Having taught hundreds of students, all from different backgrounds and age ranges, I have the experience and ability to custom-tailor lessons to your needs.
He is a full-time professional musician who has taught hundreds of students how to play. You can see him play five nights a week at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas!
Nick has also transcribed over a dozen books for the Hal Leonard Publishing Co.
He has spent time as a private guitar and bass instructor at an accredited Conservatory of Music, two music stores, three private schools, as well as in his own private studio before relocating to Las Vegas to pursue more playing opportunities!
His playing experience includes, but is not limited to: original funk/rock/fusion groups, jazz ensembles, metal bands, improv bands, and various cover/tribute bands.
His performance experience has found him entertaining on large festival stages throughout the midwest, as well as intimate club and casino gigs, private
parties, corporate events and weddings.
Nick has been teaching private lessons and masterclasses since 2004. He has a extensive experience teaching all styles of electric and acoustic guitar, including extended range instruments. Additionally, he teaches bass, improvisation, music theory, songwriting, and advanced techniques.
During your lessons you will work on anything from absolute basics, your favorite songs, reading notes, music theory and ear training to technique, improvisation, composition and anything in-between! And you will be learning in ways that are fun to play, sound good and can be applied immediately to your current playing!
Stop waiting! It's time to begin or extend your guitar knowledge and get you achieving that sound you're looking for!
Although an occasional book may be recommended, and any book you already have can be used, all other lesson materials will be provided (sheet music, charts, scale info, jam tracks, etc.) by your instructor!
Check out Nick's latest TakeLessons.com blog here: http://takelessons.com/blog/cruise-ship-musician-jobs
Have been playing guitar for over 35 years. Learn from your influences, develop your own style, tone, amp and pickup study. Whether you wanna be a great rhythm player or a smoking shredder, let me teach all the great things I've learned along my journey. I have 11 internationally released records. I have done 5 albums with the late great producer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Rolling Stones, Cinderella) I've also been featured in Premiere Guitar and the Harper Collins published book "Power Chord" I'll make you the player you've always wanted to be.
What's up 6 stringers! I am a professional teacher, songwriting and touring artist who also loves to teach guitar to beginners, intermediate and advanced students. My music has been featured an on many hit Television shows like Duck Dynasty and Whalburgers. I have toured the world several times with quite a few famous bands. I have recorded and written many successful albums. Let my special technique and 38 years of playing guitar and 23 years of teaching, make you a great musician and player you want to be! I look forward to hearing from you!
Superb instructor! Stacey was able to assess my level of proficiency within minutes and expertly tailored the first lesson accordingly. HIs teaching style and personal approach toward learning the guitar made me feel comfortable and confident at the same time. I couldn't be happier that I've found a guitar teacher like Stacey; I'm very much looking forward to future lessons.
June 29, 2018
Stacey is the most qualified and established player I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I feel very lucky to have him accept me as a student. He is warm, friendly and highly skilled. Look no further for an instructor, if you want the best!
March 3, 2018
I’m going into my 4th week of lessons with Stacey, I made so much progress with him, than with my last instructor. For the first time I’m not as frustrated. I like that he is teaching me how to play, and not just show me tabs and good luck....I highly recommend him as your instructor !
Hello! My name's Taylor and I can't wait to share and create music with you! I'm a Music Education major at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Teaching, music, and helping others succeed. Learning a new instrument is a difficult task, and I promise to be patient and helping with you along the way. We'll go at your own pace, and I'll answer any questions you have. Lessons will be tailored to what you want to learn and play. Thank you again, I look forward to helping you achieve your goals!
Skills you can learn: -Be able to read sheet music/tabs on guitar -Be able to listen to songs and learn them by ear -Be able to play guitar with a pick and/or with fingers -Be able to learn entire pieces/songs. -Be able to compose pieces/songs -Be able to play with proper technique -Be able to play with vibrato -Be able to play harmonics -Be able to play chords of all types (open, barre, power, diminished, augmented) -And much more!
Hello! I'm a Music Education major at UNLV. My passions are music and helping others. Learning a new instrument is a daunting task, that's why when you do lessons with me we will go at your own pace, and learn the things that you want to learn. Lessons will be tailored to your specific needs and wants. I can't wait to help you achieve your goals!
He helped me out a lot! He is a skilled player and knowledgeable musician. Taylor is a versatile teacher and therefore able to adapt his teaching skills to work with and help anyone improve just about any style of playing.
February 20, 2019
Taylor is a great guitarist and teacher! Very professional and knowledgeable, can't recommend him enough.
February 20, 2019
Taylor's guitar skills are as great as his awesome personality and passion to teach, and this says a lot! Though Taylor is a great performer, he is very humble, friendly, and inviting! Choose Taylor as your teacher, you'll be happy you did!
"This is my second review. As you can tell my the date of my first review, I've taken lessons with Benjamin for about three and a half years. I can honestl
y say he is the best guitar teacher I've had. He will help you understand the music and you will think like a musician!"
"Nils is an excellent teacher. After many years of trying to master certain songs he was able to hone in on the instruction that I needed. He helped me mak
e progress and enjoy myself along the way."
"Years ago I took Guitar Lessons at a local music store ( a very prominent one) as a raw beginner and quickly became frustrated with my lack of progress. A
lthough my teacher was a great player and "very hot" to look at I soon began to feel like I was merely his "practice dummy."... I'd play the chords he showed me, endlessly,... while he seemed to be just practicing his solo playing. ... I then tried On-Line Lessons from various sites which were actually even less helpful and soon just lost interest completely. A friend of mine said she had taken lessons from a Don DeBold for about 5 years before going off to college and highly recommended him. I've now been taking lessons from Don for almost 2 years and having a blast ! I've learned how to play along with most of my favorite songs (mainly Blues and Rock) and now I'm learning to play Solo Guitar that needs no accompaniment ! Unlike my first teacher, during many lessons Don barely plays or even has his Strat on his lap because he's busy concentrating on what I'm doing ! He's a stickler yet lots of fun at the same time> I super recommend him as a Guitar and Music Teacher !!! Aneiah J."
"Alex is a fantastic instructor. He gave my 10 year old guitar lessons and was very patient with his attention span and sometimes lack of practice :-) He t
aught my son the songs that he wanted to learn, not forcing him into learning things of which he had no interest. I can't recommend Alex more highly....he has found his calling and has mastered it!"
"Shon is very accommodating to helping you learn at your own pace. He is very patient, encouraging and insightful. Shon is very relaxed which helps me feel
comfortable and not feel pressured. He gives reassurance all the time that the "growing pains" of learning guitar are normal things everyone fights through. I would highly recommend him."
"Mike B- Fantastic Teacher
My son Jayden just completed his first lesson in home with Mike and we are both overjoyed with his approach and ability. He com
municated with me all along before the lesson, letting me know what he would bring and wanting to know what Jay was like. He spent time getting to know Jay before they worked on some things in lesson 1. He really is down to earth , kind and overall proffesional with his lesson. We feel blessed to have this kind of person teaching guitar to a zealous learner."
"Remi is a very professional, informative, and patient teacher who is great at teaching guitar skills. I am learning to play a lot of great songs and a lot
of new chords and now am beginning to learn right-hand techniques. Remi is definitely several points above average as a guitar teacher!"
"My son is 8yrs old and very much enjoys hid lessons with Michelle."
"My first lesson, i haven't had any other instructors, so it is hard to say best instructor ever. I was nervous about what to expect, but the lesson went w
ell. Tim is skilled and makes it easy to learn. Aside from my sweating from nerves and unsureness, i feel it was a great lesson and will be going back for more."
When you're learning guitar, it's fun to explore different types of music. Playing country guitar is fun and relatively easy to learn when you focus on easy country songs. Great county songs generally have a slow, easy pace and a memorable melody and chorus. This makes it easy for you to understand how the songs are supposed to sound, and helps you to play them correctly.
Basic Song Structure
Whether you're playing country music or another style of music, you will learn the same basic song str …