- Teaches students:
- Ages 18+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- September 2008
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.
Billie is a great teacher who is always welcome in our house. He began teaching my teenager keyboard and ended teaching him guitar. He is thoughtful and responsible with great communication skills. Patient and encouraging, he did a great job fitting in to a very busy teens schedule. Thanks again for everything!+ Read More
First class done and she loved it! Billy is patient and knowledge. We're excited to continue lessons!
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.
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
An excellent teacher, patient, knowledgeable, he has good suggestions for how to improve practicing on the piano.
He is my favorite teacher ever.
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!
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!