About Brandon P.
I started learning piano by the age of 4. Started composition by the age of 5. At the age of 12, I started guitar and never turned back. Music was always the ULTIMATE escape. To me there's nothing that compares to the feeling I get after completing a song, or the rush of a good performance. I decided that I'd rather do nothing else in life but music. After high school I went to the famed Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA., where I was taught by the most amazing musicians I've ever known. Some of the teachers who influenced me were Dan Gilbert from the Guitar World magazine, and David Oakes who trained with Andre Segovia (famed classical guitarist). After that, I continued with my Bachelors in Music at ENMU. My influences are a wide range. I love any music with shred guitar. Anything virtuosic is what I love. I enjoy playing everything from Latin, classical, blues, all the way to heavy metal. I have a lot of on stage experience that has served me well, and my mission is to give back the inspiration that has been my love for music.
*** Lesson Details ***
The most important thing with any instrument is that you're enjoying what your doing. If you're not having fun with guitar, then you're probably not going to stick with it. I teach beginning to advanced guitar and my students really enjoy the lesson plans. My lessons vary from student to student depending on what they want to accomplish, and what they need to succeed. After the student reaches a certain level I get them to play with other musicians. Sometimes I'll bring in my drummer and hop on the bass so the student can get the feel of playing with a full band! I expect a lot from students and they seem to have no problem delivering,
*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio- includes amps, guitars and recording equipment. Custom built computer designed for studio use. Pre-sonus Firepods. Focusrite Sapphire pro 26. Ton's of pedals. Pro Tools 10 Professional
*** Travel Equipment ***
I have backup amps and guitars just in case. I bring all the materials for the lesson plans to the student's home.
*** Specialties ***
classical, rumba, metal, classic rock, hard rock, shred, Brazilian, fusion, blues, and most Latin styles.
Associates in Performing Arts in Music from Musicians Institute
Teaches students 5 to 85
Teaching since 2008
Brandon is a great teacher and I definitely recommend! He's tailored the lessons right away to my music interests and skill level while still taking time to focus on the techniques I need to learn for bass. I've had a few lessons online and have already learned way more in these few weeks than I would ever have learned on my own. The online format works great for my schedule.Show More
Brandon is a great teacher. I had my first lesson with him yesterday and he can play and takes the time to show you exactly what you are doing. I was skeptical of an online lesson with a teacher but it was a blast and in my first lesson I learned a lot of valuable things that I can put in my toolbox. I look forward to learning and to keep taking lessons. Oh and practicing! Highly recommend Brandon.Show More
My first lesson with Brandon was a really instructional and inspiring interaction. Brandon listened to my goals and inspired me to become disciplined in practicing every day. His future classes and goals for me where explained after the first class. Both he and I have an understanding of where I want to be in the future and I know he will do everything he can to help me achieve my goals. Thanks Brandon!Show More
Excellent instructor. Professional with lots of patience and encouragement. I am looking forward to my next lesson.
He's an awesome instructor
I spoke to Angel this evening and he was really happy with the session today. I asked him to rate from 1-5 Stars and, as you can see, he rated Brandon as a "5".
Very good teacher.
Fabulous first lesson! Brandon quickly assessed my learning needs and made the online classroom feel like I was at the studio...Seriously glad to find this talented professional! Looking forward to the next class!
Brandon is a breath of fresh air!
Great first lesson for my 10 yo son, he really enjoyed it
.very good lesson for an initial lesson. Brandon definately has the knowledge and skill set that I'm seeking but it will take several more lessons to see a clear path to where we are heading. At this point I think our personalities are compatable.
We were so pleased to meet Brandon he was a great guy. Hunter was so excited and can’t wait for his next lesson. He showed us what he learned on his first lesson we were shocked he could do something just on one lesson. Thank you Brandon.
My first month of taking lessons with Brandon has been great!! He's a very well-educated instructor, and has pushed my knowledge and skills in several areas. He took his time to assess my skill, and created lessons that challenge me. He's introduced me to several genres already that I wouldn't have normally looked at before. He also does a fantastic job of teaching me the theory behind what I'm playing. Couldn't be more pleased with the experience, and look forward to taking many more lessons with Brandon.Show More
5 star teacher!!
Brandon is personable, knowledgeable, talented and very funny! Not only does he prepare great lessons that are suited for me and what I want to learn, but he also brings new styles and techniques that challenge me and broaden my interests!
Brandon is one of those people that you instantly feel comfortable with and my lessons are fun. I feel like we are just hanging out playing music instead of sitting through a mundane lesson.
Can't say enough great things about him! He's like the Beethoven of guitar!
Brandon, you rock!!
Brandon is able - and willing - to listen to the issues and concerns I have and address them with insight and clarity. He has been able to help me become not only a better Guitar Player, but a better Musician.
I WANT TO LEARN IT ALL. Brandon is super easy to work with. He has the lesson plan put together ahead of time ready for the session. I have a basic understanding of music and guitar. Brandon is by far, the best guy around to help me delevop and get me to the level I want to be at.
Very patient, very fun. I think I will have to get him and his family up to my place for a cookout and roller coasters (I live near cedar point, the roller coaster capital of the world). We will definitely become friends. Great guy! Great teacher! This will be fun!
Great first lesson. Brandon’s very personable and knowledgable. Particularly like how he provides a video summary of the lesson at the end for reference during practice.
First lesson! Brandon is a great teacher. I have pretty specific goals and Brandon is really receptive to my wants. The lesson was really focused. He's def getting me exactly where I want to go. Looking forward to more.
Very patient and thorough in teaching and explaining everything. :-)
I've had weekly acoustic guitar lessons as an adult beginner for a little over a month now. I consider Brandon to be an outstanding instructor for several reasons: He makes it a point to understand my interests & goals, and always keeps the lesson plans moving in this direction. Brandon is patient with the learning process, and he also keeps things dynamic and challenging with a good balance of music theory, technical skills development, and application. Each lesson pulls me out of my comfort zone but he is careful not to overwhelm me. It's a pleasure to be instructed by someone who is so highly proficient with such a deep understanding of music, and who also wants to share their knowledge and experience with others to help them grow. I highly recommend Brandon.Show More
Excellent. Down to earth. Extremely knowledgeable. Great to work with. Very accomodating. Can't say enough about him! Thanks Brandon!
Brandon is very good with my daughter. I highly recommend him.
Brandon has been an amzing teacher! He has shared with me so much more than just learning chords and songs. His positive light has been such a blessing for my path towards understanding music and discovering so much more about the guitar! I have seen such an improvement in my own abilities and understanding of the guitar.Show More
My son really enjoyed his lesson and is excited to go back for more.
I started taking guitar lessons from Brandon a few months ago. I didn't know much about guitar playing. I found Brandon to be very knowledgeably and extremely patient. He provides the motivation needed to learn to play. He is very intelligent and a genuinely down to earth person. I have seen Brandon perform on stage with one of his bands and he is an incredible guitar player. Lastly, I consider Brandon a friend and not just my guitar instructor.Show More
We are so happy we found Brandon,we had our third lesson this week and already my son is learning so much. I would recommend Brandon to anyone looking for a teacher that down to earth and really enjoys teaching guitar to his students.We look forward to continuing lessons with Brandon and watching my son excel at guitar playing.Show More
Puts a fun spin on learning!
My daughter is 10 and has been taking lessons with Brandon for about 3 months now. She has learned a lot and is starting to feel more comfortable with the guitar. She was starting from a total beginner, so Brandon has also been teaching her the basics of music theory.
He is always in a good mood and has fun with the lesson, but also does a good job of keeping the focus on learning. He has a plan for what she needs to learn next, but he allows the student to make the choices and set the direction. He is patient about certain aspects being more difficult to learn.
It think Brandon could teach anyone to play guitar, since he really lets the student set the tone, but his demeanor is great for kids. My daughter looks up to him and knows that he is cool, which helps her remember that learning the guitar is cool.
I appreciate that he isn't an over/under communicator and that he is always there and on time for the lesson. He is professional, but not overly strict or "all-business."
My son is very happy to head out to his lesson. After his lesson my son is enthusiastic to work towards his next class. Brandon is a very positiveand encouraging teacher. My son has progressed a great deal in just a few weeks.
My daughter loves learning how to play guitar! She has a really great relationship with Brandon. When she comes out of practice, she is happy, and ready to practice more. Thanks Brandon!
Brandon has only been working with my son for a couple of months, but so far we are very pleased. He is very knowledgeable about the guitar, and has a great mannor with our son. He adjusts his lessons each week to match our son's skill level and continues to challenge him while also encouraging him. Thank you, Brandon for your committment to teaching guitar!
If You're Looking For a Great Teacher, Look No Further!
Brandon is very knowledgeable and exhibits the very skills and experience that I was exactly looking for in my search for a an excellent guitar teacher. He is very patient and very helpful in answering all of my questions and request and provides me with a good resource of concise practice material to help ensure that I am learning. Brandon is a great teacher and I would recommend him to anyone.
feedback on Corey
Brandon works great with young kids to keep them focused. His teaching techniques are patient and very age appropriate.
Spent the time necessary to take from intermediate to a more advanced player. It's made a world of difference in a short amount of time. I highly recommend this teacher.
Brandon always answers my questions with details and background information. He is very responsive to my feedback and requests as a student, and is not afraid to challenge me.
Brandon is always positive. He leaves clear instructions that my son can understand for practice. My son is happy and enjoys his lessons.
Eastern New Mexico University
Fluent / Native Proficiency