Billy Chadwick

Billy C.

Azusa, CA

About Billy C.

Billy teaches: Ages 18 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2008
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

I have been playing piano and guitar whilst performing for 8 years though I'm not short of experience. I went to Citrus College to perfect my guitar and piano playing and musicianship where I was moved to top of my class. I have been on tour with California's top cover group Night Shift going such places as Hawaii and numerous states for music festival performance and have been a hired musician for numerous groups for both recording and performing. I have musical knowledge in rock, blues, jazz, R&B, pop, salsa, reggae, funk, country, and many other genres. But enough about my knowledge. Let me tell you about me: I love music. It's my passion and I've made a career out of what I do and love it. What I want to teach you are the skills that will allow you to continue to become more creative and precise but covering not only technique and theory, but why we choose certain things that sound and feel good and thus feeling beyond rewarded for what we've learned.

I'll cover soloing, learning chords, strumming, performing songs, learning songs, theory, technique, and multiple things you can come up with. And I promise I won't hit you with a ruler... We don't need a ruler for music anyways.

Ultimately, I feel lucky to be able to do what I do and I want to share it with you. That rhymes.

*** Lesson Details ***
I cover soloing,piano and guitar rhythms, learning chords, technique, theory, I do multiple genres as well and I do this all in a very progressive and interactive way that most of my students find fun and help the learning process. And I'm great with kids.

*** Studio Equipment ***
1979 Fender stratocaster guitar, Ibanez Hollowbody guitar, Yamaha MO6 keyboard, and numerous minor equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
1997 Geo Prizm.. very reliable

*** Specialties ***
My specialties include Pop, Rock, Funk, Indie, Jazz, and R&B. I'm also fluent in Country, Reggae, Ska, Electronic and Soul.

Photos and Videos

This is a band I play with my section starts at 8:10 but I'm playing through out.
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7 Reviews on Billy C.

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Sofia H. Apr 6, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
First class done and she loved it! Billy is patient and knowledge. We're excited to continue lessons!
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Roberta R. Jun 15, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Billy is a very patient teacher, and he has helped me make a lot of progress, which is wonderful. Whenever there is a problem, he helps me break it down into little bits that are easier to work through. I highly recommend him as a teacher.
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Danielle R. Oct 2, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Billy is a great teacher in guitar and he us just so easy going and relaxed. He makes you feel comfortable and us very patient. You won't regret choosing him
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Roberta R. Jul 19, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
An excellent teacher, patient, knowledgeable, he has good suggestions for how to improve practicing on the piano.
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Shelly C. Jun 17, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
He is my favorite teacher ever.
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Hilary F. Mar 3, 2014
Acoustic Guitar
Verified Student
As good as it gets!

Billy is an excellent teacher! He is very warm and friendly, and I look forward to my lessons each week. At every lesson I always learn something new and also improve my current skills. He is extremely knowledgable about guitar and music theory. In his lessons you not only learn the logistics of playing guitar but you also learn the details of reading music and more! He is very dependable and if I need to reach out to him about a question I have he gets back to me within a few hours! I am excited to continue my journey with him and can't wait to see where I will be at in the next few months. Thank you Billy and Takelessons.com for having the best teachers available at my convenience!
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Danielle N. Feb 5, 2014
Guitar
The best guitar teacher I've had!

Billy is very patient and kind. He is very passionate about what he does, definitely will be recommending him to everyone I know!