Brandon Buckley

Brandon B.

San Diego, CA

About Brandon B.

Background check: Last verified 11/30/2015
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Brandon teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2004
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

What do Britney Spears and Beethoven have in common?

They're both pop music! One just happens to be 200 years old.

Berklee College of Music graduate from Boston, MA with a passion for all genres, though mainly popular music. For me, music has always been about having fun and doing what feels natural, and I try to pass this on to my students.

In all seriousness, if it's not fun, why do it?

I'm super laid back, but I refuse to let you spend your money, or someone else's, on lessons like it's going out of style. I believe that the more fun you have with music, the more you'll want to play, and as a result, the better a musician you will become.




*** Lesson Details ***
During the first lesson, we will create a clear goal and purpose for your lessons. Each lesson will be tailored to what YOU need in order to achieve your goal.

Every student has a different motivation for taking lessons. Whether you simply want to show off for that special someone or you're trying to get into an elite music school, it is my objective to get you there with a smile on your face.

Want to learn the top ten guitar solos of all time? And nothing else? Just say so!
Want to learn piano theory until you're dizzy? We can do that too!
Always wanted to play drums but think you're too uncoordinated? No such thing!

Or, maybe you're already a polished musician lacking the theory to get another degree - no matter what your motivation may be, together we can make it happen.

You don't have to listen to a specific type of music to be a real musician. Yes, believe it or not, Britney Spears is a musician too! We'll work on the types of music YOU enjoy, not the stuff your parents, friends, or coworkers consider 'good' music.

Whether you want to learn Justin Bieber or Rachmaninoff, it's cool with me - believe it or not, the two have something in common...don't believe me? I'll prove it!



*** Specialties ***
I specialize in online music lessons. I have an extensive background in computers and technology, and incorporate a lot of unique tools to my online lessons to greatly improve the user's experience, such as multiple camera angles; picture-in-picture views; displaying sheet music on your screen and being able to highlight, point, and change pages for you; as well as interactive games similar to Rock Band that I control on my end as the student participates on their end.

I teach all styles, though my interests are mainly in pop, electronic, rock/hard rock/classic rock, metal, and classical.

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PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING LESSONS:

- All students must meet at least once a week.
- Cancellations are allowed once every three months.
- Rescheduling is always allowed and requires at least 24 hours notice.
- Rescheduled lesson must occur within two weeks.

Photos and Videos

Online Piano Lesson

Experience

Music Instructor

Jan 2004 - Present
Self-employed

I've been teaching music lessons for over fourteen years. Part-time for the first eight years and full-time for the past six.

Education

BA Professional Music

Sep 2003 - Jun 2008
Berklee College of Music

Bachelor Professional Music

Sep 2003 - Jun 2007
Berklee College of Music

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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93 Reviews on Brandon B.

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Tynan Aug 25, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Have been loving my lessons! Brandon is very patient and has run longer than our scheduled duration for most of our lessons, which I love. Goes out of his way to make sure everything makes sense. Cool guy!
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Matt G. Aug 25, 2016
Piano · Online
I chose Brandon because of his positive reviews and all I can say is that they're spot on. Super cool guy with a ton of experience.

I was hesitant to take a music lesson online but now that I've been doing it for a while I wouldn't go back to a normal lesson.

Definitely recommend.
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Elle Aug 25, 2016
Piano · Online
My daughter has had three piano instructors and Brandon is by far her favorite! So far so good!
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Tom Aug 22, 2016
Piano · Online
Incredible teacher! Brandon REALLY knows his stuff! I've learned more with him in a month than I have with my past 3 instructors over the last 2 years!!
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Tom Aug 22, 2016
Piano · Online
Incredible teacher! Brandon REALLY knows his stuff! I've learned more with him in a month than I have with my past 3 instructors over the last 2 years!!
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lusha Jul 14, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Brandon is an inspiring teacher. Great classes.
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Curtis Jun 23, 2016
Guitar · Online
Been taking online lessons with Brandon for about a year. Blows away all the other teachers I've had with his knowledge of music and his teaching approach!
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Sharif May 3, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Fantastic
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Lori S. Mar 23, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Brandon was a great teacher. He is very adaptable to whatever the students needs are.
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Paramita G. Feb 19, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
I have been learning piano for a few months from Brandon. He is very knowledgeable and teaches concepts in depth. There are many aspects of music which has some amazing concepts. He takes time to unfold each of them with thorough explanations.
One of the best things I like about him is that he is open to any kind of music. I have bugged him with a few songs from Bollywood, but I get really amazed in the way he teaches the songs, the concepts behind those and how we could embellish the songs when we play it given that no other instruments are being played when we play the song. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning music.