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Bill G.
Troy, Michigan
Develop your finger style in various music styles, such as Classical/Flamenco and Folk guitar.
I teach everything from finger style classical/Flamenco guitar to all classic/alternative/indie rock; as well as songwriting development and arranging, and music theory.
About Bill G.

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 two EPs, two singles, 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.

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Rochester rd., Troy, MI
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Very good first lesson with Bill . Extremely knowledgeable and attentive to what I wanted out of lessons. He provided tab written out so I could practice as well as video of what we covered , which will be of great assistance. Looking forward to my next lesson. Relaxing atmosphere as well .

Posted Aug 17, 2021
Teacher's Studio

Bill is a great teacher. He is able to teach whatever songs or style of music you are looking for. He is extremely helpful and makes the lessons really fun and enjoyable. He is very accommodating and ensures you are understanding what he taught. Overall, I really enjoyed my lessons and I highly recommend him.

Posted Apr 13, 2021
Student's home

Bill is a delight to work with, he is patient and thoughtful. I am very pleased and fortuned to have found him as my teacher.

Posted Jan 19, 2021
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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
General studies
Sep 1991 - Jun 1993
Oakland
English
Native Proficiency
Greek
Native Proficiency
Designated North American champion
Jul 1988
American Guild Of Music
Toronto finals, July 1988.
Michigan & North American: All categories(Level of study, sight reading, and age)
May 1988
American Guild Of Music

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Instructor details
Guitar
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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Rochester rd., Troy, MI
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$23
45 minutes
$31
60 minutes
$39
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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