Feb 28, 2015
I've known Brandon for almost four years and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn guitar. I was self-taught for about five years and relied heavily on YouTube and other free online resources. While some of the free stuff online was good, you get what you pay for. I found myself hitting a plateau and not getting any better, that's when I met Brandon.
I actually met Brandon at an open mic and was super impressed by his ability to play just about anything on command! I later asked him if he was just born that way and he explained there are actually tricks to being able to figure out almost any song be ear. Flash forward a few years and I can happily say that I'm now able to do that too, thanks to Brandon.
If your goal is to become a better guitar player, a better musician, or to be able to play by ear, you have to take lessons with this guy! His approach is very simple yet highly effective. I'd be amazed if someone isn't able to learn how to play by ear using his methods.
Feb 26, 2015
Brandon has been giving drum lessons to my special needs son, Lucas (8 years old). He has been incredibly patient about building a relationship with Lucas and fabulously effective about teaching him drum skills even though my son is very prone to shut down due to anxiety and stress when learning anything new. Brandon has been awesome for my son! I would highly recommend Brandon to any other parents with special needs children.
Feb 23, 2015
I'll have to admit I was skeptical about any kind of online teacher format for learning guitar but after experiencing it with Brandon I think I actually prefer it now. He is an extremely knowledgeable teacher who can get down in the nitty gritty of theory but explains everything in simple and direct terms. He is what I would describe as "chill", doesn't force you to do anything you don't want to, and definitely uses your input to direct his lesson plans. He'll take you in any direction you want to go and will make sure that you're getting what you want out of his lessons! If you're looking to learn guitar in any way, shape, or form, I highly recommend that you work with Brandon.
Feb 13, 2015
Brandon got me playing and enjoying the piano again after a 15+ year break. He is patient, kind and a brilliant musician. I definitely recommend him to anyone, at any skill level.
Feb 13, 2015
Book this guy without hesitation.
Before beginning I had reservations about an online piano lesson format, but he dispelled them immediately. Every lesson is engaging, informative, and - most importantly - productive. Excellent approach and truly tailors his lessons to the subjects that you're interested in exploring.
Feb 12, 2015
Acoustic Guitar ·
My daughter has been studying acoustic guitar with Brandon for almost a year and she absolutely loves it!
She's played a handful of instruments with various teachers, but never really seemed to get into it. I have to hand it to Brandon for getting her so excited and interested, she was never like this with our previous instructors.
My favorite part is that I don't have to drive across town anymore or clean up before the instructor comes over! Incredibly convenient!
Feb 2, 2015
Music Theory ·
Wow. Just wow. Never realized music was so simple! Wish I'd bumped into Brandon sooner!
Jan 29, 2015
If you or someone you know would like to learn how to play piano but find the whole concept rather intimidating, Brandon is the perfect instructor to help put your mind at ease and show you how to benefit from his experience and knowledge of music theory to learn quickly and have a great time in the process. He is attentive, insightful, and knows how to balance the right amount of coaching at all the right times to match your goals and personal preferences.
One thing that really stands out about Brandon is how far he goes to make sure that you are getting value from your entire lesson; it shows respect and caring for his students which makes me respect him even more. He is an ideal piano instructor in my book!
Jan 29, 2015
I really enjoy Brandon's approach toward guitar and what he can do through Google Hangouts. Not having to leave the house is also a huge plus!!!
He uses a good mix of theory and practical ear training, so it's not just drills and boring exercises. He's also ridiculously good at figuring out songs on the fly lol!
I definitely recommend taking a lesson with him. There's a money back guarantee, so why not!?
Jan 23, 2015
I've been a professional musician for over 30 years. I've recorded and gigged at some of the most famous studios and venues around the world. I actually found Brandon through a mutual friend in Nashville about a year ago. I expressed to my friend (a big producer) that I was feeling stuck with my songwriting. After decades of playing, I felt I'd hit a wall. It just so happened that one of the bands at Black Bird Studios who was also friends of the producer had a friend who apparently was a pretty popular music teacher who had attended Berklee with a few of his band mates. He put us in touch and we started working on songwriting over Google Hangouts (which I'd never used before). I admit I wasn't sure about the whole idea of taking a lesson over the internet, much less with someone so much younger than me. Well, I guess there's a reason for everything! Brandon has completely opened up a new way of thinking and understanding music. He's shown me songwriting tricks that frankly I'm astonished nobody has ever showed me before. Perhaps the best part is that I'm able to keep up with our sessions while on the road, since we meet online twice a week. Really excited about some of the tunes we've been working on for the next album!!!