Bill Gerazounis

Bill G.

Troy, MI

About Bill G.

Bill teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: November 1992
Last sign in: 6 days ago

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, 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

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Greek

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Michigan & north American champion of level of study, sight reading, and age.

Jun 1988
American Guild Of Music
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25 Reviews on Bill G.

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Carissa Jun 10, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
Bill is a great teacher, and willing to adjust the lessons to match my skill level and learning style.
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Jeff Apr 16, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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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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.
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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.
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Norbert K. Aug 16, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Bill is very acc