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Bill I.
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Develop world class guitar skills by practicing with a world-class player
With 40 years of teaching and touring experience and a Music Performance Bachelor Degree, Bill can teach a variety of styles be it rock, funk, blues, pop, or folk in a fun atmosphere. From beginner to pro either guitar or bass TAB or reading music manuscript charts, Bill teaches his students how to be their own prolific guitarist harnessing their own style with sophisticated harmonies and techniques. Bill C I. has the ability to instantly elevate the proceedings on any lesson or session by channeling the spirits of his own personal guitar heroes, George Benson to Larry Carlton, as well as Jimi Hendrix to Joe Satriani.
About Bill I.

I'm a rhythm and lead guitarist & songwriter for for multiple projects with worldwide social recognition. I graduated from San Jose State with a Bachelor's of Music in jazz guitar, and am currently teaching around 40 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My versatility, experience and formal training helps me to make the learning experience easy, stress free and fun. Currently, I play in a number of performing groups gigging regularly & produce artists for their own projects. I spent much of the past 20 years touring with a blues gospel artist, EC Scott, in which I have played with and rubbed elbows with a number of well known musician celebrities. Since 2001, I have released 5 Albums which have received airplay worldwide on various digital platforms and radio stations. I am currently endorsed by Blade guitars by Gary Levinson. I teach my clients in my creative and comfortable home teaching studio in Gilroy, California. I work with singers, guitarists/bassists, pianists & songwriters/producers/composers in a wide age range, assorted skill levels with a variety of musical goals. Some of the musical styles I regularly teach: Rock, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, and Folk. I am Currently teaching all styles in guitar, bass, and ukulele in a fun atmosphere!

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1991

Education

Bachelor Of Science Jazz Performance

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Teaches ages 5+

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Avatar of the tutor
Bill I.
Teaches Online
Develop world class guitar skills by practicing with a world-class player
With 40 years of teaching and touring experience and a Music Performance Bachelor Degree, Bill can teach a variety of styles be it rock, funk, blues, pop, or folk in a fun atmosphere. From beginner to pro either guitar or bass TAB or reading music manuscript charts, Bill teaches his students how to be their own prolific guitarist harnessing their own style with sophisticated harmonies and techniques. Bill C I. has the ability to instantly elevate the proceedings on any lesson or session by channeling the spirits of his own personal guitar heroes, George Benson to Larry Carlton, as well as Jimi Hendrix to Joe Satriani.
About Bill I.

I'm a rhythm and lead guitarist & songwriter for for multiple projects with worldwide social recognition. I graduated from San Jose State with a Bachelor's of Music in jazz guitar, and am currently teaching around 40 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My versatility, experience and formal training helps me to make the learning experience easy, stress free and fun. Currently, I play in a number of performing groups gigging regularly & produce artists for their own projects. I spent much of the past 20 years touring with a blues gospel artist, EC Scott, in which I have played with and rubbed elbows with a number of well known musician celebrities. Since 2001, I have released 5 Albums which have received airplay worldwide on various digital platforms and radio stations. I am currently endorsed by Blade guitars by Gary Levinson. I teach my clients in my creative and comfortable home teaching studio in Gilroy, California. I work with singers, guitarists/bassists, pianists & songwriters/producers/composers in a wide age range, assorted skill levels with a variety of musical goals. Some of the musical styles I regularly teach: Rock, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, and Folk. I am Currently teaching all styles in guitar, bass, and ukulele in a fun atmosphere!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1991

Education

Bachelor Of Science Jazz Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Has background check

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I've been studying with Bill for years, and I benefit from him tremendously! As a teacher myself, I love how he strikes a balance between letting me set the direction for a lesson with my questions and goals but also how he is sure to focus on things that all guitar players must know to get better. I feel like I leave every lesson with lots more tools for my toolbox. Highly recommend!

Posted May 20, 2021
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I've been studying with Bill for years, and as a teacher myself, I love his approach to lessons. I always leave each session with a bunch of new ideas for my toolbox for how to approach the particular tune we're working on. Bill is the perfect balance of letting me set the direction for my lessons by telling him what is challenging me or what I want to learn and having a professional guitarist decide on and teach me the things that every musician needs to know. Highly recommend!

Posted May 19, 2021
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Bill instructs both of my children. One (14)on bass for about a year and a half. The other (10) on ukulele for about 6 months. They both enjoy their lessons and his teaching style. I have seen consistent growth in their playing. So happy to have found Bill!

Posted May 14, 2021
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Jan 2018 - Present
Oakwood High School, Morgan Hill, Ca
Teaching lessons guitar in class
Guitar Instructor
Jan 2003 - Present
Private Studio, San Jose, Ca
Teaching private lessons guitar, bass, and ukulele
Bachelor Of Science Jazz Performance
Jan 1985 - May 1991
San Jose State University
Bill C Ireton
Jun 1991
San Jose State University
Bachelor Of the Arts in Music: Jazz Performance
National Association of Music Merchants
Jan 2007
NAMM is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.
BMI
Jan 1991
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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Instructor details
Guitar
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$45
45 minutes
$60
60 minutes
$75
90 minutes
$100
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30