Jun 30, 2015
I am a beginner on the piano. Brandon is extremely knowledge about music and he has a patient process that has already helped me understand music in a whole new light. I have a long way to go but I feel like Brandon's teaching style is putting me on the correct path.
Jun 18, 2015
In the 2 months I've been taking lessons with Brandon I've learned more than what I learned in the 6 months I had previously been taking with a different instructor. Brandon is super patient and has a lot of great methods to help you learn difficult concepts.
I took the class online and it was super easy! He's set up some crazy software that lets you see what he's playing and the notes on a staff. Love that Brandon is really chill and flexible around my schedule. He structures your lessons around what you're interested in, because let's be honest, you're not going to practice if you don't like what you're playing. I prefer this waaaay more than in person lessons now. Taking it online doesn't take away from the quality of the class at all, if anything it makes it better :)
I always look forward to our lessons. Two thumbs up!
Jun 10, 2015
Brandon has been working with my two children ages 9 and 14 for a few months now and they absolutely love him! I love the fact that we don't have to leave the house for piano lessons. Brandon's also very flexible with rescheduling, which is fantastic because we tend to need to move things around with our hectic schedule!
Jun 4, 2015
Very patient and really customizes a development plan just for you.
May 27, 2015
I have taken few online piano classes from Brandon, and I am very impressed with his way of teaching. I was initially skeptical about the online learning experience, but actually I like it much better than traditional way of learning. He organizes lesson plans based on my need and wishes which makes the class interesting. Instead of being restricted to a book like in traditional way of learning, his organizes my homework's from different resources based on my goals. I enjoy using the online resources he points to for theory and notes practice. I don't have to leave home to take classes, and still I get the best experience of learning piano.
May 22, 2015
I have only had my first lesson with Brandon. I am an intermediate-level guitar player who has been searching for a mentor to take my playing and understanding of music theory and composition to the next level.
My immediate impression of Brandon is that he has an amazing depth of understanding of music and guitar. In my first 45 minute lesson, Brandon was able to assess my current knowledge and abilities and begin to build a development strategy.
His use of technology during the lesson with regard to video, communications, demonstration, and instruction was efficient and effective. He is professional and approachable. I never sensed any condescension or arrogance, as I have with one or two teachers in the past.
I cannot compare him to any others available through takelessons.com, however, I believe that he is easily better than the credentials that are listed in his profile.
I would highly recommend Brandon to anyone looking to learn to play guitar, or advance their abilities.
May 11, 2015
I've been playing guitar for about eight years. I'm proficient at rhythm guitar, but recently I've been wanting to improve my lead guitar playing by learning scales, modes, etc. I looked through many internet tutorials, but none of them really helped me to understand how to get better at soloing, so I decided to try online lessons with Brandon. I was extremely skeptical at first about online lessons, but Brandon is incredibly friendly and made me feel comfortable right from the beginning. In the first lesson we identified my strengths, weaknesses, and goals for taking lessons so that he could devise a curriculum for us to follow. After each lesson he takes very detailed notes on what was accomplished during that session and what should be practiced during the week. Also, Brandon is very flexible when it comes to rescheduling. I contacted him to move a lesson, and within ten minutes we had the new lesson scheduled. Brandon made learning lead guitar a much less daunting task than it had seemed, and he also made it very enjoyable. You will not be disappointed by taking lessons with Brandon!
May 1, 2015
Online lessons are the way of the future. Period.
We get so much more done in the same amount of time I've had with prior instructors that it makes me sad just thinking about how much money I wasted before I started guitar lessons online with Brandon.
I love the fact that he stores everything in the cloud, so I'm able to view assignments from my iPhone or pull up any of our materials regardless of where I am or whose computer I'm on - super convenient for someone who travels as much as I do!
Brandon is very bright, kind, easy to get along with, and overall a fun person to spend time with. You can also tell that he really wants you to succeed; he really cares that you get value from each lesson. He's also never charged me for a last minute cancellation (something I can't say about past teachers), which means a LOT to me since I'm not made of money!
It shows that Brandon loves what he does and has the best intentions for his students.
Oh, and for anyone who thinks an online lesson isn't as good as normal lessons, it's the opposite. Brandon really knows his stuff when it comes to computers and takes full advantage of it. I looked at other teachers who were offering online lessons, but after a trial with Brandon, realized that the other teachers weren't doing much beyond sitting in front of a webcam. Brandon, on the other hand, essentially takes over my screen and uses it to display sheet music, he turns the page for me, he'll explain theory using a white board complete with pictures and movies, uses multiple cameras so I can see his fretboard better than if we were in the same room, and a lot of other awesome things I'd never seen anyone else do. Check him out.
Apr 29, 2015
There is a reason Brandon is so highly rated and has so many great reviews. He is an outstanding educator! I’m a 58-year-old self-taught, intermediate-level piano player looking to get to the next level. After little more than a month of online piano lessons with Brandon I’m making great progress. He is teaching me techniques, sight-reading skills, and strengthening my understanding of music theory and song structure. All this while keeping it fun.
At first I wasn’t sure about the whole online lessons thing but now I’m convinced that online is the best way to go. First, with his help the set up was easy. Second, online lessons are incredibly convenient (no commute, no picking up the house before a visit from a teacher). Finally, Brandon takes full advantage of the technology to share sheet music, links to relevant websites, music video and audio files, etc. and uses piano graphics to illustrate what he is doing at the keyboard. He can play a passage and on your screen will appear the notes as he plays them and/or the keyboard graphic will show his key strokes. It’s brilliant!
Apr 16, 2015
Acoustic Guitar ·
Try the online lessons with this guy, you won't regret it. Brandon knows his stuff. As a pianist and guitarist, I love how Brandon is able to translate knowledge between both instruments for me. Even though we do guitar lessons, he explains how everything also maps onto a piano, which I find incredibly valuable since most of my previous guitar teachers couldn't do this. Makes music seem downright simple.