Bill Gerazounis

Bill G.

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Troy, MI
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Bill teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: November 1992
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I've been playing for 29 years, and teaching for 22. I’m both a professional musician/songwriter; as well as a professional, experienced, and diverse guitar instructor.
I teach all styles; from finger picking classical and flamenco guitar, to all rock(from classic to indie), jazz, world music styles, etc. I also teach bass; as well as Mediterranean instruments such as the Greek Bouzouki. All ages are welcome.
Some insight into my teaching method: I teach sight reading notation, and all general theory; as well as general guitar tab; from the simplest songs for young students, to complex classical guitar and jazz improvisation.
I started playing at 12 years old, have won numerous awards; locally and nationally; and have written and recorded in a wide variety of styles. I also front Detroit based indie fusion trio The Static Dial; as guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. We’ve been featured on radio and publications from our hometown to the UK, and we've worked with several national and international touring bands.
Music samples are available here on my profile.

*** Lesson Details ***
As an instructor, I start students with the basics (open chords, major/minor diatonic and blues scales, rhythm/timing, and beginner technique), and like to get at least a basic ability to sight read (music notation).

For younger students, I get them started on a beginner book for sight reading music; and simple/basic songs to start with and build up their ability.

If a student is a little more capable, we start on a more modern/popular song they like. For my more advanced students, we get into music theory (cycle of fifths, harmony, chord language, etc.) and with some students we study specific genres.

My approach is one of building up a student's self confidence; and ultimately making learning fun. I take teaching seriously and value my student's time; so I work to get the most out of them, and to make their lessons worth while. All ages and levels are welcome!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio space in Helen's of Troy. Office is furnished with seating, music stand, and amplifier.
Student must have their own instrument and pick.

*** Specialties ***
I'm a singer/songwriter as well as a guitar player/instructor, so the construction and arranging of a song; from the music to the lyrics; are very much within my experience and teaching.

Photos and Videos

Video for the track "Tides" from The Static Dial's debut EP(Bill Gerazounis-guitar/vocals/songwriter). Music and lyrics by Bill Gerazounis


Guitarist/Vocalist/Songwriter Mar 2010 - Present
The Static Dial

My own project started and based on my written material. We have released a debut EP (self titles), the "Move Along" extended single, and our latest single "Desert Song".
We have been featured on major and indie radio from Detroit to the UK, worked with several national and international touring bands, and have been featured in several publications.
We're are also available on Spotify, Radio, and Itunes radio.

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
Greek Fluent / Native Proficiency


Michigan & north American champion of level of study, sight reading, and age. Jun 1988
American Guild Of Music
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18 Reviews on Bill G.

Sam G. Sep 15, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
First lesson for my son was great! Bill is patient and energetic. He even took the time to show my son how to restring and properly tune his guitar (which it needed badly). My son is looking forward to his next lesson, which is awesome.
Norbert K. Aug 16, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Bill is very accommodating to our schedule. He is very patient with his teaching. Our son has learned so much through Bill. He takes the time to make sure our son fully understands the lesson.
Norbert K. Aug 16, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Bill is very acc
Matthew Y. Aug 6, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Bill is an excellent guitar teacher. Very knowledgeable of a wide variety of styles and methods. Great attitude and very patient. He's always been flexible and accommodating with scheduling.
Lily S. Aug 5, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
he is very professional
Andy G. Aug 5, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Innovative, patient, encouraging. Bill goes the extra mile to make learning the guitar fun.
Sherry L. Aug 5, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Based upon my experience with Bill teaching my son, I would definitely recommend him for guitar lessons. He was always upbeat, pleasant and ready to share his knowledge, not to mention, he could listen to a song and then jot down the sheet music for it. In that regard, he could teach a person any song they would like to learn. I would say, my most convincing recommendation comes from the fact that my son was always ready and happy to attend a session with Bill, which as a mom, made my heart happy. Give Bill a try!
Stephanie N. Apr 1, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very helpful with determining how and where I need to start.
Bao N. Dec 29, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
A great teacher!
Bill is a very knowledgeable, flexible, and patient guitar teacher. Thanks Bill.
Bernie E. Apr 13, 2014
Verified Student
First lesson

Took my first lesson today and I have to say that I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would. Looking forward to the next off to practice!