- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 7 to 70
- Teaching since:
- January 2000
I have enjoyed music as long as I can remember! Whether listening, playing, writing, or teaching…I find great pleasure in the creative outlet that music provides.
At the age of five I began studying classical piano, in elementary school I studied trumpet, in middle school I picked up the guitar and bass, and in high school these experiences collided as I began to write and arrange for various ensembles.
Receiving a Bachelor of Music in Music Education at Gordon College in Wenham, MA, I studied classical guitar with David Patterson for four years while I gained much experience in various areas of classroom education (band, choir, theory, general music) with students grades K-12. I developed a great love for teaching students music (emphasis on the students), learning that music education is not an end in itself. The primary focus of music education must be on the development of the student, not on the production of the music.
Since music is a means by which students can learn to excel and achieve, music education must be tailored to each student individually. Private teaching provides me with an opportunity to do what I love: to be intentionally involved in the development of well-rounded music students. I look forward to making music with you, and helping you grow as a music-loving musician!
*** Lesson Details ***
In lessons you can expect to have fun, work hard, and make progress! Through a laid back yet challenging teaching style, I will help you deepen your love for music and grow in your ability to practice hard, play for fun, and perform well. I will tailor my instruction to you—who you are, how you learn, your preferred style, and future goals. And will encourage you when you’re frustrated and commend you when you excel!
Lessons will consist of (1) learning to play by ear songs you enjoy, (2) working through a guitar/bass method book, (3) developing technical skills through various exercises.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you grow as a well-rounded musician!
*** Specialties ***
I enjoy teaching rhythm/strumming on steel string guitar and pima finger picking on nylon string.
Great teacher. Patient. He takes time with student to make sure everything is understood.
Bryan is great. He is always on time. He provides very good instructions and lessons for my son to work on. My son, Garrett that is 15 has only positive things to say about Bryan. He looks forward to his lessons every week. This has been a worthwile experience.+ Read More
In just a few weeks, my daughter has learned how to play 3 of her favorite songs! We are absolutely amazed with her progress and commend Bryan with his excellent teaching!
Bryan is a great instructor. He is very clear in his instruction and what he wants my son to be working on between lessons. We have had a great guitar experience so far!
Very great instructor, works very well with me. I am a new player, and in three lessons I have learned so much. GREAT TEACHER...