Brian Margell
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Brian Margell

Brian M.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I love classical guitar, and I am passionate about not only helping students grow as musicians, but to grow in their passion for music as well.

I teach classical guitar and host an instructional YouTube channel. I received professional training at the University of Washington in Seattle, and I have taken lessons with the composer/guitarist Kevin Callahan.

I have taught students from age 4 to 80, and I know how to make learning enjoyable for the young and less young. I have learned how to be an encouraging and constructive instructor as I train students in how to play and practice.

Performance and instructional videos are available on my YouTube channel, which can be found by searching for my name.

Thank you!

About Brian M.

In addition to professional university and private teaching, I have benefitted from attending performances and masterclasses by many of the world's foremost classical guitarists, including Xuefei Yang, Jorge Caballero, Marcin Dylla and Fabio Zanon.

I have a great deal of experience studying theory (I have analyzed many Bach chorales for enjoyment), which enables me to teach students to understand the music they learn.

From personal experience I have learned how to develop a strong technique while protecting against playing related injuries. I have also taken lessons in conducting and voice, and have led songs for church congregations. I also have experience playing classical guitar for school ensembles, club ensembles, and events.

I consistently pursue personal growth through aggressive training, which includes constantly learning new music so that I can regularly post performance videos to my YouTube channel.

I have also studied resources on pedagogy, technique and expertise, which has enabled me to grow as both a performer and a teacher.


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5 Reviews
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Brian is a fantastic teacher and an amazing guitarist. He gears the lessons to the students needs and makes the lessons very enjoyable.

Posted Nov 28, 2020
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My daughter has been taking ukulele lessons from Brian for several years. First of all, her skills and confidence have soared. She enjoys playing and practicing and will often just start strumming and practicing when she has spare time.

Brian's patience, skill and enthusiasm are a huge reason for my daughter's ukulele success. He is also very flexible in scheduling classes and accommodating interruptions.

I cannot recommend Brian enough. Anyone needing ukulele or guitar instruction, would do well in considering him.

Posted Nov 24, 2020
Sheila Dorame
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My son had been taking lessons for about 4 years before he began working Brian. Our son was looking to learn more about music theory and exploring writing his own music. This is exactly what he received when he began working with Brian. Brian would send him home with weekly lessons and my son was excited to explore this Avenue of music theory and creating his own music. Brian unlocked our son’s creativity and gave him a much needed confidence boost. Brian was extremely flexible with our sons schedule which is a plus, with a teenager who has other activities. My son feels that Brian took his skills to the next level and opened his creativity window to explore other playing styles. Brian exudes patience, kindness, creativity, and a passion for teaching others his love for guitar. We are thankful for Brian’s dedication to our son, it’s such a joy when our son plays for us. Trust me, you can’t go wrong with Brian

Posted Nov 24, 2020
Celeste Hewitt
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My son, Nathan, decided that he wanted to learn to play the guitar 2 years ago. He was nervous because he had never touched an instrument before and wasn't sure if he was too old to begin (he was 13).
Brian was warm and patient with him, and provided the personal speed needed for my "timid beginner"... and then, adjusted that speed to keep challenging my now "eager learner".
I am grateful to Brian for nourishing that life-long connection, and love for music, that my son now possesses! He still looks forward to his lessons, and is now playing guitar for his High School's Jazz Band!

Posted Nov 12, 2020
Lonnie Kelly
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Brian has been such a wonderful instructor for our daughter. He has shown kindness, compassion, patience, and an infectious enthusiasm for teaching his craft to others. Our daughter looks forward to each and every lesson!

Posted Nov 9, 2020

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Guitar Instructor
Jun 2018 - May 2020

Northwest Music Center

Offered private lessons in classical guitar, acoustic guitar, and ukulele.

Guitar Instructor
Feb 2017 - Aug 2018

Ted Brown Music

Classical and acoustic guitar private instruction.


Classical Guitar Performance
Sep 2010 - Dec 2013

University of Washington, Seattle

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