BRYAN BAKER

Bryan B.

Richmond, IN

Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have 20 plus years of experience teaching guitar. Find out why private one on one instruction is still the best way to learn how to play. With the amount of free sheet music and videos online you may wonder what the point in paying for private lessons is. While some content is helpful it is usually a hindrance to your improvement. Students often develop bad habits that they don't realize and a personal guitar instructor can easily spot these and correct them. It's also easy to gloss over critical information and techniques on how to play the guitar properly and thus slows the amount of time it takes to start playing well.

Through my 20 years of teaching I've picked up on what the most vital information is and what the fundamentals of guitar playing are that students need to learn so you can cut through a lot of the clutter and focus on learning the guitar the right way.

I've taught ages 7-70, all styles and genres from total beginner to advanced. I'm also still an active working and gigging musician and you can usually find me on stage somewhere in my area on weekend nights playing music. I still have a great passion for guitar. I can also give direction to students wanting to eventually play live music. Shoot me a message to get started or ask any questions and I'm looking forward to working with you!
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About

BRYAN delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1997

I've played guitar since I was a little kid, lucky enough to have a Dad who is an accomplished musician. I've continued to play and teach ever since and think my experience in actual live band paid performances is a great asset in my teaching career. I know what it takes to become a good guitar player and can help students achieve their goals.

I currently play with the Ashley Martin Band and the Gil Puckett band in addition to doing acoustic solo and duo shows and doing studio work. Again, my experience in these situations provides a great teaching perspective as I concentrate on getting students playing and performing songs quickly while also teaching the fundamentals of great guitar playing.

I've taught students from all age groups and from all experience levels. Most of my students are beginners but I'm also well equipped to handle intermediate and advanced lessons in a variety of genres. I find it extremely helpful when giving lessons that I can say I not only teach these styles but preform those styles on stage every week. Playing professionally gives me a few insights on learning the guitar that students will find useful.

Perhaps my greatest strength however is my continued passion for guitar and music. I don't consider playing gigs and giving lessons a job. It's very satisfying to be able to do what I love every day and my excitement for music can make the lessons fun and entertaining. I hope you consider me as an instructor for you or your child.

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Experience

Substitute teacher
Aug 2016 - Present
Richmond Community Schools

I am a substitute teacher for grades K-12 part-time. I substitute for a variety of subjects.

Guitar Instructor
Jun 2015 - Jun 2017
Music Studio

I owned a small music store and gave guitar lessons there as well. I continue to teach on my own.

Education

Music Theory
Aug 1995 - May 1998
Richmond Community Schools

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