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Michael C.

Springfield, TN

About Michael

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music Studio: Control Room and band room, parents can sit in on lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my student to have their own guitar if that is their instrument {unless previously arranged} A pencil and staff paper, a bottle of water if they are taking vocal lessons and a wiliness to learn.

*** Specialties ***
When it comes to teaching, I am pretty much no nonsense. Right away we will get started on exercises in technique, key signature changes, chord voicing, arpegiation and scales. My goal is to equip the student with a full arsenal to be able to pla
y pieces as well as hear and improvise in a solo or band situation. Another goal is to make the lesson less like work and more like fun. I cover at least 6 different styles of playing. As a guitarist I focus more on chord voicing, improvisation and cover rock, jazz, classical, funk, flamenco and other related styles. On piano, I primarily teach the student how to read the grand staff and rhythm, time values with note drills. We begin to move into the circle of 5ths and 4ths and teach pieces in their related key signatures, technique inversions, block chords, arpegios, scales, also in each key signature. I want to facilitate the student with as much knowledge as possible in the shortest amount of time. I also try to focus on areas of concern.
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Michael C.

Michael C.

Springfield, TN 37172
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Cameron C.

Nashville, TN

About Cameron

Cameron is a musician, teacher, and worship leader. He recently moved from Anaheim, CA 9 years ago to achieve a Bachelors Degree in Commercial Music at Belmont University and now resides in Nashville, TN.

Since 2004 I have gigged, recorded, and wrote/ co-wrote music in Nashville, TN. When I graduated in 2008 I went on the road for a couple years with an artist named Dave Hunt when I returned from the road I wasn't quite sure what to do next. I decided that I might enjoy teaching so for the last 4 years I have started small and built up my student base to around 30-35 students a week. I als
o teach high school music history and music theory at a home school tutorial and enrichment school in town. I simply use the college curriculum that I received and fine tune it for students from all levels of playing (basically like getting a college music lesson for much cheaper!)

"I have a passion and love for finding the best way to teach a new musical idea/technique/song, I am bold and will use the best way to teach you, based on your learning style."

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach multiple styles (jazz, pop, rock, latin, country, bluegrass, and classical) on the instruments listed on my page and love to teach songs, technique, and music theory in my lessons. I also throw in, if asked for, note reading, and ear training by transcription of staff notation and the Nashville number system.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated lesson space.
- Amplifiers for electric guitar and bass.
- Electric guitar, 2 Acoustic guitars, Classical Guitar, Ukulele, and Mandolin
- Audio Technica AT4040, Pre-Sonus TubePre, M-Audio Mobile USB DAC, Apple Mac mini, Logic DAW, and M1 Active Alesis Studio Monitors for Audio Recording.
-M-Audio Keystation Pro 88 for Piano playing.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring all curriculum. I expect each student to own the respective instrument that they are wanting to learn.

*** Specialties ***
I like to blend a basis of music theory in with my song instruction, and I teach blues, jazz, country, rock, bluegrass, and latin styles of music. Since I have experience as a working musician, having been playing rock music in live settings for about 8 years and also jazz music for 6 years with 4 years of jazz study at Belmont University, I would say I have gathered a wide range of musical styles and specialize in all of them.
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Scott S. August 16, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I recently picked up guitar and have just concluded my 7th lesson with Cameron. He's done a great job at making the guitar fun and easy to understand. It is very clear that he is passionate about the instrument, and making sure that his students understand not only how to play certain songs but the theory behind them. It's been great having him as a teacher.
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Kara K. July 29, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
For years, I've wanted to play guitar and had picked up a very basic understanding of how to play along the way. Cameron quickly identified the things I knew and adapted each lesson to where my skill level was at. He was great at incorporating the things I wanted to know with the things I needed to know, and built my lessons from the meager understanding I already had. A great experience, all around. Highly recommended!
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Gerry M. April 17, 2013
Guitar
Great Success

As a middle-aged adult just getting started learning an instrument, I was concerned about how well I would do. Cameron makes the learning curve easy and with practical homework assignments along the way, immediate feedback is assured. Highly recommended
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Cameron C.

Cameron C.

Nashville, TN 37205
(3)
starting at
$17.75 / 30-min
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David F.

Nashville, TN

I majored in classical guitar in college, 1975-1977
and i continue to work on pieces like the Rodrigo guitar conciertos and several other pieces

About David

Since beginning his teaching career in 1974 David has taught 7000 people how to play guitar! Some aspiring only to play at home for fun and others to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

David F. has also taught advanced guitar and music theory to several professional musicians who already play other instruments fluently including Oscar nominee Scott Rogness, who co-wrote and performed the songs featured in the movie That Thing You Do. Scott had this to say about his study with David:

"I studied with David for about 8 months. Although proficient on keyboards, a singer and
songwriter; I had never learned the guitar. I knew a lot about the guitar by osmosis, but technically was green. David let me look at the guitar in a whole new way, using infinite variations on basic chords, showed me how to move and follow vocal melodies and challenged me to SEE what I was playing. All at the speed of thought."

Scott Rogness
Singer/Songwriter/Keyboardist/Guitarist

David F. plays a custom built guitar with Bartoline electronics made by Jay Rhyne in Atlanta, GA. For live performances, David uses a Roland Guitar Synth and an Apple PowerBook with Logic audio for mixing his arsenal of software synthesizers and samplers, as well as Guitar Rig for guitar effects processing. When in Nashville contact David F. for private guitar lessons.

I am always looking for the band that will allow me to express myself, my influences include Hendrix, Page, Dimeola, Weather Report, Chick Corea, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and many others.

I read music and charts, and between practicing, teaching, playing, and recording, I have spent 80+ hours a week for the past 34 years with a guitar. I like to soar in the wind when I am playing."

*** Lesson Details ***
Almost all of my students learn bar chords and how to use them in song they want to play in the first hour of lesson time.

Almost all of my students begin in the first lesson with songs like Little Wing and Georgia On My Mind, and Stairway To Heaven, with the right chords in sheet music form. Once you learn how to do that you can begin to take yourself through songbooks, if you learn how to use the printed music, there is a vast amount of it available everywhere.

Almost all of my students are reading melodies using real notation by the 4th or 5th lesson. Reading melodies they like and want to play. Although my students know how to use tab, Notation is the best way and they all prefer it, once they know the difference. Like the Stairway To Heaven Solo, or any of the beautiful Spanish melodies from J.Rodrigo, or blues ,jazz,rock and roll, once you can read, you can read anything in print on your own.

All of my students learn rhythm skills playing scales and songs with a metronome, so you learn how to play in time, as you develop stronger rhythm skills you can play better alone or with other people.

All of my students learn the Music Theory. What Time Signatures are and mean, Scales and scale harmonization. Chord progressions and playing through the chord changes. All of these and more are the fundamentals you will begin to work on in the first 4-5 hours of lessons with me.
I just don't show you songs, I teach you to teach yourself and begin to become musically independent.
Work on picking and speed and most importantly touch and feel.
Work on Finger picking as well, learn to use all 5 fingers on your right hand. or use the pick and 3 fingers, with me you WILL use your pinky or little finger.
By 3-4 months we will have covered the fundamentals and be working on more advanced material, songs and technique.

*** Studio Equipment ***
separate room with seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
I use a Learn to play Guitar book that i wrote and self publish in full color. I also use several books by Jerry Coker with some jazz students,and I recommend the Harvard Dictionary of music to students
I teach the fundamentals of music applied to the guitar and bass, as well as metronome skills,sight reading and music theory.
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Mike L. December 8, 2014
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
I have increased my lesson frequency to two one-hour sessions per week simply because of my progress under David's direction. After only three months of weekly lessons, I can now read music and play while reading. David has introduced me to effective melodic soloing, has significantly improved my understanding of barre chords up and down the fretboard, and has convinced me to abandon "guitaristic" thinking in favor of really understanding the potential of the guitar beyond shape memorization.
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Mike L. September 23, 2014
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
For those players serious about music, who are willing to devote the time and attention required to improve, and who appreciate not only learning to play guitar but the theory and history behind the music, David is your man. I have taken lessons in the past, usually consisting of a teacher asking what riffs I wanted to work on that day. Sound familiar? Not David. Within the first two weeks, he has me focused on plucking the strings with more feel, using a pick and fingers simultaneously with my right hand, practicing scales to the tempo of a metronome while using the forwards and backwards technique, etc. He has convinced me that I can become as accomplished a player as I put my mind and heart to. His mantra is to work towards playing at the speed of thought, which, for the first time in my life, looks to be a possibility with time. Thank you, David.
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Lewis G. May 15, 2014
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Just had my first lesson with David. Gave a wealth of info now it's up to me but with his approach I know it will be all good. Have had other teachers but David is not only an accomplished player he is also is able to instruct and teach. Will write again after a few more lessons.
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David F.

David F.

Nashville, TN 37209
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Zander W.

Nashville, TN

I received the highest awarded scholarship to MTSU for classical guitar studies. I have studied with John Pell, Bill Yelverton, Stanley Yates and Mario DaSilva

About Zander

I am a Nashville session musician, sideman and music teacher. I received a Bachelor of Music degree in Commercial Music with a Composition and Arranging Emphasis from Belmont University and I am currently pursuing a Masters in Music at MTSU. Coming from a family of Classical and Jazz musicians, I have been exposed to music my whole life. Over the years I have had the opportunity to play and record with many great bands and artists ranging from Country/Bluegrass to Rock to Jazz. I teach all genres of guitar, bass, banjo ukulele and mandolin.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe the ability to
play an instrument is only part of musicianship. I also strive to teach my students the theory behind the music they learn. I work hard to make sure that my students are doing everything in the easiest way possible. I want to ensure that they are able to progress quickly enough so that they can see the difference. The most rewarding moment as a teacher is when a student points out how hard something once was and how easy it has become.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music store environment. No pets.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I travel with all teaching equipment needed but a music stand is recommended for the lessons and for practicing.

*** Specialties ***
I am a very versatile teacher and player but I am often recommended based on my knowledge of Gypsy Jazz, Swing, bluegrass, country and rock teaching acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele
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Zander W.

Zander W.

Nashville, TN 37204
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Cesar M.

Spring Hill, TN

The techniques you may learn are the following:

finger picking, flat picking, arpeggios, sweeps, tapping, hammer-on/pull-offs, string skipping, alternate tuning, natural harmonics, artificial harmonics, ghost notes, volume swells, pinch harmonics, octaves, trills, whammy bar tricks, bending, sustain, melodic feedback, solos, rhythm guitar and more...

About Cesar

Cesar's first musical adventures started very early. In elementary school, the school faculty noticed Cesar's aptitude while testing for music skills. He was chosen to attend a local gifted program.

Soon after, he met his first true love, the Guitar. The ensuing fever which struck Cesar was unlike anything he had ever experienced. "Obsession" didn't even touch the tip of the iceberg. Cesar would learn half of the songs on one CD in a single day! All of his spare time was spent in his room, learning everything he could about the guitar.

It's that passion that brings Cesar to teach. See
ing every individual's face light up as they proficiently play their favorite passage from a song is such a reward for Cesar. His teaching style can be described as a combination of technique and motivation to keep each student interested, whether it's learning a new style or mastering their favorite song on the radio. Cesar believes that learning guitar CAN be fun and exciting!
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Steve August 20, 2015
Guitar · In home
Cesar is the best guitar instructor ever. He loves to teach, is patient and caring, passionate about his music and tailors each lesson to your interest and level of ability. I greatly look forward to each lesson and am disappointed when I can't manage time for a lesson because of the pressures of my work. Not only is Cesar a great teacher, he and incidentally also his family, with whom we have become great friends, are wonderful people.
I have been taking lessons from him now for several years and would unreservedly recommend him to anyone, adult or child, looking for quality instruction from a great guy.
PS His beautiful wife Erin is a great piano teacher too!!
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Jains July 27, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Both of my kids were bit hesitant to return for guitar lessons because they didn't have good experience in the past. Now it has been over 2 years and a smooth sailing..Very happy kids and always excited for their lessons. All the credit goes to Cesar. He works with them tirelessly, makes learning fun for all, no stress environment, works around with our schedules as much as possible..we never had any issue what so ever..Kids practice at home because they enjoy it more than ever..getting better class by class...And parents are pleased because not only kids are learning but energy well spent...(did I say money well spent ..hahaha) THANKS CESAR!!
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Chris July 25, 2015
Guitar · In home
As a student of Cesar's for about 5 years, I can honestly say he is the best guitar teacher (and player) around. Cesar has a humble and caring personality; someone who is genuinely excited to teach and improve your guitar playing. In each lesson, he takes his time to ensure that you fully understand and comprehend what is being taught. He methodically chooses songs and guitar exercises for each lesson to compliment your preffered styles and challenge your techniques. At the end of each lesson, he records the taught material, so that you can master it without forgetting what you have learned. Learning guitar from Cesar has converted my potential into talent!
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Cesar M.

Cesar M.

Spring Hill, TN 37174
(3)
starting at
$27.50 / 30-min

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