Bill Ireton
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Bill Ireton

Bill I.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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5 Reviews
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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 13, 2021
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Bill was teaching me ukulele sometime a year or two ago, but I stopped since I became really busy with my business. I am a piano teacher, so I also have a music background and I know that Bill is very knowledgeable.
I contacted him again this year to teach my 4 year old son ukulele. I really like Bill’s teaching style. He’s patient with a 4 year old that can easily lose focus.

Posted May 13, 2021
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My son started taking lessons with Bill in person in 2018. When the pandemic hit he started lessons online. I was worried at first if this would work. After 14 months I believe that anyone can learn from Bill in any location. My son is playing his electric guitar and sounds better than his father. Thank you Bill for the great teaching. We really appreciate it.

Posted May 11, 2021

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Guitar Instructor
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

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