My name is Brandi and I am ready to become your music teacher! Playing the guitar has been my passion for 13 years and counting. As a part of the talented music program throughout my high school years, I decided that I wanted to pursue music as a profession. I attended Southeastern Louisiana University for music performance and focused on the classical guitar as my primary instrument. I have played many gigs ranging from open mic nights, accompanying a choir, classical guitar ensembles consisting of up to 12 people, and my solo recitals. I also play the electric guitar, ukulele and the piano, with recently expanding interests for electronic music and synthesis.
My goal since graduation has been to make teaching lessons my full time occupation. Building up a studio certainly doesn't happen overnight so I have come here to expand my availability to the internet! As your instructor, I can help you to learn any and all of the things that you want to accomplish on the guitar even if you are a complete beginner. Don't wait to create - we can progress together!
Bachelor of Music from Southeastern Louisiana University
Teaches students 5 and up
Great feedback from the concert! Now Brandi's been working with me on basic classical - reading two or three lines at a time and going up and down the neck of the guitar with just the sheet music! No Tab Charts!! For me this has always been extremely hard, and probably the hardest musical skill for me overall is reading multiple lines simultaneously. Not great yet but - in quite a short time - have come Much farther than I was and am finally figuring out how to do it. Brandi has been super encouraging and patient and explains every step along the way when I get stuck - even multiple times if needed :)! Playing my normal rock or jazzy stuff with a lot more ease and "know-how" than before. She makes being pushed to your limits not only productive but also enjoyable.Show More
I have a concert gig coming up in the span of a week playing guitar with a big band orchestra doing jazz or band arrangements of various popular songs including a big band arrangement of Play That Funky Music from the 70's. In other words not the easiest stuff to be playing :)! First lesson with Brandi and she cleared up all the trouble spots, tricky rythms and chord changes easily in an hour. She explains musical complexities clearly, knows what she's doing and at the same time makes it easy to understand and execute. I had read about her background in classical and knew she had to be good but was genuinely impressed with how well she understood jazz and funk styles better than I do. ( And I'm 28, have been playing since age 12 and performing publicly in multiple settings since 13) Great personality, a lot of fun to work with, and incredibly knowledgeable! Absolutely recommend!Show More
Brandi was so patient and very informative. My daughter can’t wait for her next lesson.
Brandi is super knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. I’m so happy that she is my instructor.
Brandi was very patient with my very distracted, impatient 6 year old. My daughter wanted to play the ukulele, but didn't really want to sit through the lesson. We only tried 5 session and then quit, but Brandi was great throughout with suggestions for how to keep her interested and working with her. We will definitely come back to lessons with Brandi when my daughter is more ready.Show More
Really great instructor
Brandi is always motivated, instructive, patient and encouraging! She answers questions and provides a good lesson plan!
Lessons for my daughter are going great!
The best teacher EVER!!
So enjoyable to work with
She's awesome and fun!
Brandi is great! She is very knowledgeable and patient. My 5yo daughter loves her lessons with her.
Once again had a thought out plan for the lesson and all the tools needed to accomplish everything entailed. Excellent feedback and recommendations on technique and ways to improve the areas I’ve struggled with. A must have instructor.
Very sweet and reliable!
My 7 year old daughter just loves Brandi. As a mother I think Brandi has been fabulous for my daughter. Brandi is very patient but also knows how to bring out the best in my daughter and gets her to reach higher challenges. They always have a fun and productive lesson.Show More
First lesson with Brandi and she broke everything down very thoroughly. Really easy instructions and its obvious shes a talented instructor.
great tips .
good, positive person and is definitely experienced.
Brandi is such a great person to learn from. She works with my schedule which is random to fine. Very laid back, but tough at the same time. She's always challenging me with songs i know and like. I highly recommend her as a teacher. Her experience is phenomenal.Show More
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been playing the guitar for 13 years. As a recent graduate from Southeastern Louisiana University, I have been teaching guitar and ukulele lessons as well as classes since the spring of this year (2017). I hold a bachelor's degree in music performance with my primary instrument being the guitar.
I can help you to acquire a solid foundation of music theory knowledge. You can help to better understand music theory concepts if they are paired with guitar techniques to supplement them.
If you are a complete beginner, do not be afraid! I will help you to learn at a pace which is comfortable but still effective for you. These lessons will be focused and designed to fit YOUR needs. Let's learn together :)
Northlake Academy of Music
Instructor for Guitar, Piano, and Ukulele
Instructor for private and semi-private lessons
I have participated and performed in many different scenarios. Here are some of the things I have done: - Performances with the Southeastern Concert Choir - Performances accompanying NPAS Choir - Performances at academic events with guitar trio - Solo recitals @ SELU - Guitar ensemble recitals @ SELU
Instructor for private lessons and classes for guitar and ukulele
Southeastern Louisiana University
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Southeastern Louisiana University
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