Charles Watson

Charles W.

Gilbert, AZ
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Classical Guitar

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I am a professional classical guitar performer I study and perform guitar at ASU

I also have been teaching classical guitar for over 20 years and teach it traditionally as well as contemporarily to show how many techniques can be applied to other styles of music

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Charles delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
May 1998

I am an international recording artist and seasoned performer. I have been playing music since the early age of 8 yrs old. I have always been inspired by music and love to inspire others with music. Some of my accomplishments include putting an album out with Universal Records as a Nashville recording artist, having over 7 albums out internationally, and recording and playing with some of the biggest names in the music industry. I am a classically trained musician as well as an innovative and experienced teacher. I have been teaching for over 15 years and have seen many of my students go on to become top-notch performers themselves while pursuing successful careers in music. In addition to being a private music teacher, I have also taught at many schools in the valley including the Center for Educational Excellence School, Grand Canyon Preparatory private charter school and the Arizona Music Academy. I teach all levels of guitar, bass, and drums and tailor every lesson to the individual student’s needs and personality. My annual recitals are live-performance concerts featuring bands and other performing groups formed from among my students along with solo performances. My students also perform regularly throughout the community and are successful in their musical endeavors at all ages. I teach a wide range of genres and styles from classical music, blues, jazz and rock to heavy metal with an emphasis on becoming A-Level lead guitar soloists and song writers. I teach songwriting skills, music theory, and have even helped many of my guitar students be able to sing better while learning their main instrument.

*** Lesson Details ***
I make my lessons fun and informative and have had many students stay with me for up to 7 years. I show you everything you will ever need to know about music theory but in a very useful applicable way. I teach popular songs from any artist and classics that have stood the test of time and show you how to become a great song writer of your own giving you an insider’s knowledge about how to perform and have the audience standing asking for more. No matter if you want to become a pro lead guitar player or just play to have fun I can show you how to sing and play the guitar or piano at the same time or singing songs from church as well as your favorite rock or pop songs with confidence.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Just my own guitar and amp they need their own equipment.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, flamenco, rock, heavy metal guitar. I have also developed new classical guitar techniques that I call the "trem" stroke and the "harpeggio"

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Jan 2004 - Jan 2013
Arizona Music Academy


Jan 2009 - Present
Jan 2009 - Present
Jan 2000 - Jan 2006
Jan 1998 - Sep 1999
music guitar
Jan 1990 - Jan 1994


Fluent / Native Proficiency


guitar contest arizona
Feb 2006
Arizona guitar player magizen


National Association for Music Education
Jan 2014

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Photos & Videos

A cool little solo in the key of Am
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Photo by Charles W.

Photo by Charles W.

Photo by Charles W.

Photo by Charles W.


11 Reviews

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Cindy Dec 27, 2018
Cello · In studio

Instructor is very talented!

Brekyn J. Oct 19, 2018
Piano · In studio

My first lesson with Charles went great! I can tell he's going to help me reach my goals very quickly and efficiently. So excited to feel confident with the piano!

Kristina K. Oct 5, 2018
Piano · In studio

Great teacher,with innovative ideas, learning a lot, I feel like a real musician

Derek P. Oct 5, 2018
Guitar · In home

Charles is cool, makes the learning fun, taught me easy songs so I stay encouraged. If you dont practice, there isn't a teacher that can help. Thanks for the jump start Charles.

Landon G. Jul 31, 2017
Drum · In studio

Charles is a great drum instructor! Very knowledgeable and my son really enjoyed it. We will be signing up again!

Aimee K. Jan 22, 2016
Guitar · In home

Initially impressed with Charles video displaying his prowess with the guitar. Even further impressed with his patience with my over eager 9 yr. Old on her first lesson. And he is a local talent!

Paul B. Jan 10, 2016
Piano · In home

Very comfortable. Has great ability to adapt to individual growth rate.

Bryan K Jul 23, 2015
Piano · In home


Dawson G. Jun 11, 2015
Drum · In home


Drake G. Jun 11, 2015
Drum · In home


David G. Jun 11, 2015
Drum · In home


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