Classical Guitar Lessons & Classes in Whitney
Find the perfect teacher or instructor in Whitney for private classical guitar lessons in your home or in their studio.
Vince Lauria is an award-winning composer, guitarist, and author. Vince Lauria has collaborated with notable artists such as Denny Laine (The Moody Blues, Wings), Hall of Fame recording artist Dave Marks (The Beach Boys), Duncan Faure (Rabbitt, Trevor Rabin, Madonna), film composer and Academy Award nominee John Debney (Sin City (2005), The Passion of the Christ (2004)), award-winning film composer Jeffrey Gold (Pigweed Philosopher), TV/film composer Dan Ferguson (Toto, Steely Dan, Cher), Emmy award-winner Jimmy Danelli (Winnie the Pooh, Disney), actor Marc McClure (Apollo 13 (1995), Superman (1978), Back to the Future (1985)), Academy Award-winner Timothy Hutton (The Falcon and the Snowman (1985), Ordinary People (1980)), Jazz great Richie Cole, Donnie Vie (Enuff Z'nuff), Jake E. Lee (Badlands, Ozzy Osbourne, Sarah Thiele), and Vinnie Castaldo (Phil Collins, The Killers).
They teach incorrectly which you will need to relearn correctly.
I have a visual learning method that is fast and fun!
I have the best results in the state. (Google stats)
Many students film parts of the lesson.
Please check my Google, Thumbtack reviews and IMDB credentials. I am a Clio Award winning guitarist.
I am a gold medal winning pianist and composer.
I taught at a one of the best music vocational schools in the world.
I have a complete classical guitar program with proven success!
Lesson runs between 35 and 45 minutes.
I am not like the average teacher in that I create a music program based upon your personal goals.
I give you a tailor made system to get your there fast.
Also you get free - hundreds of music PDF's valued at thousands of dollars!
Thank you for your inquiry!
For classical guitar we will use my favorite standard method book by mel bay, which will allow you to work ahead of lessons and develop ideas and questions.
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
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
· Guitar · Online
· Guitar · Online
· Guitar · Online
Playing and teaching the guitar is my life's biggest passion. I began playing guitar in highschool in a rock band, and fell in love with the instrument. Since then I decided to major in music, became obsessed with classical guitar, and now I'm teaching classical guitar at UNLV while pursuing a doctorate of music there.
I teach all styles though, and I aim to help my students reach whatever goals with music they may have. I also have a good knowledge of music theory, something that's helpful in all musical endeavors. I'm also very good for beginners, as I can ensure no technical bad habits are developed.
I aim to give my students the skills to pursue whatever they would like on the guitar. I'm a professional classical guitarist, but I got my start playing rock and roll and am comfortable teaching a variety of genres if the student wants to learn a specific style. I feel I am a great teacher for total beginners as well, I make sure the student has a rounded approach and avoids developing bad habits.
· Guitar · In home
· Guitar · In home
· Ukulele · In home
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I have been playing the guitar for 13 years, then started learning classical guitar approximately 7 years ago. As a recent graduate from Southeastern Louisiana University, I have been teaching guitar and ukulele lessons as well as classes since the spring of this year (2017). I hold a bachelor's degree in music performance with my primary instrument being the guitar.
I can help you to acquire a solid foundation of music theory knowledge. You can help to better understand music theory concepts if they are paired with guitar techniques to supplement them.
If you are a complete beginner, do not be afraid! I will help you to learn at a pace which is comfortable but still effective for you. These lessons will be focused and designed to fit YOUR needs. Let's learn together :)
My goal since graduation has been to make teaching lessons my full time occupation. Building up a studio certainly doesn't happen overnight so I have come here to expand my ava
· Guitar · In home
· Ukulele · Online
· Ukulele · Online
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My lessons are custom tailored to the needs of each individual.
I take a lot of time to learn the interests goals & musical preferences of each student.
Just let me know what you want to learn and I will help you enjoy the ease of learning "The Art of Guitar". I love to teach and I have great rates.
All guitar styles are available: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Metal, Classical, Indy, Folk, Country and more!
The music you want to learn taught with creativity and fun.
Learn songs, chords, rhythms, music reading, technique, theory,
scales, soloing, whatever you want to learn.
Once I have a good idea of what the student is looking for,
I make a helpful book for each student, as well as video tutorials
on various parts of each lesson based on your interests, goals, & needs.
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"My first lesson was amazing!"--Whitney
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My lessons are custom tailored to your needs to learn.
I pay careful attention to your learning style, your interests, your goals & musical preferences to make sure that you get the most out of my lessons at a great price.
Pick your favorite genre: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Metal, Classical, Indy, Folk, Country and more! We'll turn you into a pro all on your own.
I also teach arranging & music theory
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
· Guitar · In studio
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I'm a guitarist and educator based out of Raleigh, NC. I received training at the University of South Carolina (Bachelors of Music, 2011) and East Carolina University (Masters of Music, 2015). I am an active performer in the Triangle area, drawing inspiration from American roots music, classical, and jazz traditions.
I have seen hundreds of students over ten years of private teaching, working with beginner to advanced students of all age levels. I teach in a wide range of styles, and I specialize in classical guitar and flatpicking (bluegrass/old time).
I hope to help you along as you grow as a musician and a guitarist!
I have worked with hundreds of students over ten years of private teaching. I teach beginner to advanced students in all styles, and I specialize in classical guitar and flatpicking (bluegrass/oldtime/country).
I hope to help you along as you grow as a guitarist and a musician!
· Bluegrass Guitar · In studio
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I have been playing guitar for 33 years and teaching since I was in high school. I majored in jazz guitar in college. I have taught guitar at the university and high school levels as well as privately to students from age 7 to 70. I am patient, kind and customize my lessons to various learning styles and aim to help my students stay motivated by helping them play music they really love from the beginning.
I would love to help you or your child become a better guitarist!
While studying jazz at the High School for the Visual and Performing Arts in Houston TX, I began working professionally as a guitarist, playing locally in clubs and at corporate functions. It was also during this time that I first began teaching private music lessons at my local music store.
While attending the University of Miami under music scholarship, I performed in the award-winning University of Miami Concert Jazz Band and played with jazz greats Wynton Marsalis, Joe Lovano and others. I also played in several bands and with numerous local artists.
Upon graduating from college, I coached a jazz guitar ensemble of five undergraduate guitarists and a rhythm section at the University of Miami and
In 2000, I moved to New York City and began playing guitar for neo-soul songstress Angie Stone. We toured nationally in support of her album, “Mahogany Soul” and appeared on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Live at the Apollo” and BET’s “106th and Park”. During this time I also performed, recorded and/or toured the US and Japan with Interscope Records avant-garde R&B artist Bilal Oliver, African pop singer and superstar fusion bassist Richard Bona and Japanese jazz pioneer and saxophonist Sadao Watanabe. Along with balancing performing, songwriting and recording, I taught guitar, bass and piano privately to a wide variety of students.
After moving to Japan in 2004, I performed with numerous bands and artists including Japanese taiko drummer Isaku Kageyama. Our CD, “Hybrid Soul”, a creative collaboration fusing musical elements from Japanese folk songs, psychedelic rock and ambient music was released in 2011.
I have over 30 years' experience as both a performer and teacher and this helps me instill confidence in my students and I am able to help them quickly progress on the guitar and have fun doing it!
“Chris was hired by our family several years ago to teach our two teenage sons to play guitar... His musical talent and knowledge along with his focus, maturity, creativeness and personality allows his students to receive his lessons with enthusiasm and retention." - Nancy C. (parent)
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
From there each successive lesson we attacked those weak areas of my play. I was able to get incrementally better each week from the advice and handouts he offered, overall elevating my ability to play dramatically.
Chris is a very down to earth guy - and despite being an excellent musician was not even a little pretentious in carefully explaining concepts that were basic, but that i needed to know.
Overall, Chris takes the time to very effectively communicate how you can improve your guitar skills, and if you put in the practice from his instruction - you'll see the results.
He's also a nice guy and very easy to talk to.
It’s my passion to see people learn to play the guitar. I spent 3 years being trained in classical, blues, rock and jazz. I’ve been teaching people how to play music for almost 10 years. I have expertise in learning how to play with a band and I perform on a weekly basis. I am gifted in identifying your strengths and goals, then developing you into the musician that you want to be. From people who want to be on a big stage to those who just want to have a fun hobby, I can get you where you want to go!
I spend the bulk of our first lesson trying to figure out what your goals are. Some people are aiming for the big stage, while others just want to learn a few songs that will impress their friends and loved ones. For any goal you have I can equip you to get there.
I have a few key values and commitments I make as a guitar teacher that have proven successful:
1. Cultivate an environment that is encouraging for the student.
2. Highlight areas of strength and build from there.
3. Give productive critique, feedback, and advice on how to improve.
4. Agree on a practice schedule in our first lesson that will help the student meet their goals and set them up for success.
5. Remain available during the week to answer questions and provide guidance in between lessons.
6. Receptive to ways that I can better teach you and help you meet your goals.
7. Have fun playing the BEST instrument in the entire world!
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for a lesson today and let’s get you ready for the big stage, or mom’s living room! I’m excited to go on this adventure with you!
Once we learn how to read, nothing can stop us from playing! After that it all depends on what you want to do with your guitar. Classical guitar is a gate to all music genres and music theory will definitely bring your level higher + it gives you confidence.
-Also as a performance major musician, I have the ability to play the techniques I teach and simply explain how it is done in today's guitar world.
Performer, and I also Compose.
"To Play The Guitar Well Is Easy,
To Play The Guitar Poorly Is Difficult."
The guitar is actually a very fun instrument, you just need to practice and trust the process!
Here's some resume for you:
I have won the Jack Kent Kooke Young Artist Award 2018, the UNLV guitar competition of 2018, selected for the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Command Performance for winning the Nevada Solo and ensemble competition. I have performed and done interviews, and streamed Live concert for NPR in 2018.
I have been a member of UNLV's classical guitar quartet for over 2 years.
"It is the artists of the world, the feelers and the thinkers who will ultimately save us; who can articulate, educate, defy, insist, sing and shout the big dreams." - Leonard Berstein
Hello future students! It is an incredibly joyful and rewarding experience to be able to whole-heartedly express ideas, communicate, and provoke meaning in our lives through the wonders of music; it is truly an honor for me to share my knowledge and passion with you as we embrace the world of music!
Each lesson will cater to your individual developmental needs and will explore a wide variety of concepts, techniques, and experience-based applications. From your first note to your first audition. I promise to provide all the time and care in my ability to excel in each and every one of your aspirations! Most importantly, each student will be creatively engaged and encouraged to achieve greatness!
I welcome all levels/ages of students (specializing in beginners) and will teach a variety of topics in
Upon my years of experience, I have received various first prize awards across the nation, including the Orange County Guitar Circle International Youth Competition, the XXIV Annual Appalachian GuitarFest Competition, the UNLV Performing Arts Center Classical Guitar Competition, the Rotary Club Dan Stover Music Scholarship Regional Competition, and the NMEA Solo & Ensemble Command Performance Competition.
Moreover, I have also been recognized as a National YoungArts Foundation Merit Winner in C
I have also been fortunate enough to perform various solo and group concerts across Las Vegas, as well as work with and study from world-class educators and musicians. I have years of experience teaching young children/adults in a large array of playing levels, and I am eager to join you on this gratifying and fun journey through music!
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