Bill Gerazounis

Bill G.

Troy, MI

About Bill G.

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Bill teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: July 1992
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Guitarist/Songwriter Bill G. is a versatile and experienced instructor, who's been playing and teaching guitar for over 20 years, and is fluent in everything from finger style Classical/Flamenco and Folk guitar, to Jazz, all Rock(from classic to modern Alternative/Indie), and various World music styles.
From first lesson beginners to highly advanced students; and from simple songs to elaborate music theory, improvisation, and songwriting development; all are welcome to sign up with this patient, and highly recommended teacher.
Starting guitar lessons at a very young age; Bill went on to win many regional, national, and international awards through out his formative years as a student. Writing and recording in several different styles over the years; and also being a vocalist and songwriter; he founded Indie Fusion trio The Static Dial in 2010 as it's leader. The band has worked with several national and international touring bands, has been featured on indie and major radio from their hometown in Detroit to the UK, and has released an EP, two singled, and a full length album.
Feel free to message with any questions about potential lessons; we'd love to hear from you!.


*** Lesson Details ***
As an instructor, I start students with the basics (open chords, major/minor and blues scales, general 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

From the "Desert Song" video shoot by The Static Dial.

Experience

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

My own project started and based on my written material. We have released an EP (self titled), the "Move Along" extended single, the "Desert Song" single and video, and the "Audio Nomad" full length album.
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 iTunes, Pandora, Bandcamp,Spotify, Rdio, etc.
Web: www.thestaticdial.com

Education

General studies
Sep 1991 - Jun 1993
Oakland

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Greek
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Designated North American champion
Jul 1988
American Guild Of Music

Toronto finals, July 1988.

Awards

Michigan & North American: All categories(Level of study, sight reading, and age)
May 1988
American Guild Of Music

28 Reviews on Bill G.

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Shamili T. Jan 10, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Bill is a wonderful Instructor and truly talented! He is very patient, specially when you have zero experience in Guitar before, that is what you expect from your instructor. He is motivating and always comes up with tips and tricks to make my lesson easy. He is very flexible with the timings. Also, I really enjoy my classes.
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Kenneth Oct 11, 2016
· Bass Guitar · In studio
I bought a bass guitar about two years ago, and now that I'm taking lessons, I can finally put it to use! Bill has been an wonderful instructor so far, and each lesson we work on what I want to improve on or learn about. He's very knowledgeable, talented, and all round fun to work with. I'd recommend him to anyone interested in playing bass!
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Alyson C. Oct 11, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
As a newbie to guitar with little musical background experience, Bill's instruction and encouragement is motivating to my pursuit of mastering this instrument! His patient and professional approach put me at ease as well as his ability to adjust or modify lessons based on whatever my current skill level. As an instructor Bill has a vast repertoire of technique and versatility of style and skill. His passion for his craft is evident in the energy he brings to the table as a legit artist/musician. Thanks for sharing your talent!
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Carissa Jun 10, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
He is pretty good at teaching and has great ideas to help me improve my skills quickly.

He also worked with me and was able to teach me a song he never heard before after just listening to it once
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Phil A. May 13, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
Bill is a great teacher, and willing to adjust the lessons to match my skill level and learning style.
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Sam (Bass) Apr 16, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
Bill is always great as a teacher! My son started taking lessons a few months ago and plays great, learning very quickly! Then my husband started after hanging out at his lessons. They always look forward to their lessons together, and speak highly of Bill. Definitely would recommend!
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Gary K. Apr 3, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
I really enjoyed my lesson with Bill. I was a little nervous at first but Bill made me feel at ease. He's very knowledgeable with the guitar and gave me some good pointers to help me improve my skills. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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Ryan H. Mar 31, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
Great first lesson, looking forward to working together. Relaxed and accepting atmosphere. Personable instructor with positive attitude.
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Jonathan Miller Dec 30, 2015
· Music Theory · In studio
Bill is an excellent teacher! He caters the lessons to what you want to learn and sure knows how to teach. I like that Bill was able to highlight my strengths while still challenging and bettering my weaknesses. Highly recommend lessons with him!
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Samantha M. Dec 9, 2015
· Guitar · In studio
I really liked how passionate Bill is about teaching. It's easy to enjoy your lessons when your teacher enjoys them as well! Thank you so much for everything Bill.
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