Charles Watson

Charles W.

Gilbert, AZ
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I have been playing guitar for over 29 years I started as a young child I have studied it professionally in school and I teach all styles of guitar and doing lead solos or playing rhythm for any style I teach popular songs and also traditional classical or jazz blues songs as well as folk any style any age and I make the lessons as fun as they are informative

About Charles W.

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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Cindy
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Instructor is very talented!

Posted Dec 27, 2018
Brekyn J.
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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!

Posted Oct 19, 2018
Kristina K.
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Great teacher,with innovative ideas, learning a lot, I feel like a real musician

Posted Oct 5, 2018
Derek P.
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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.

Posted Oct 5, 2018
Landon G.
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Charles is a great drum instructor! Very knowledgeable and my son really enjoyed it. We will be signing up again!

Posted Jul 31, 2017
Aimee K.
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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!

Posted Jan 22, 2016
Paul B.
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Very comfortable. Has great ability to adapt to individual growth rate.

Posted Jan 10, 2016
Bryan K
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A+++!

Posted Jul 23, 2015
Dawson G.
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A+

Posted Jun 11, 2015
Drake G.
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A+

Posted Jun 11, 2015
David G.
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A+

Posted Jun 11, 2015

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Experience

Teacher
Jan 2004 - Jan 2013

Arizona Music Academy

Education

MUSIC
Jan 2009 - Present

asu

Music
Jan 2009 - Present

ASU

music
Jan 2000 - Jan 2006

MCC

MUSIC
Jan 1998 - Sep 1999

MIM

music guitar
Jan 1990 - Jan 1994

Freemont

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

guitar contest arizona
Feb 2006

Arizona guitar player magizen

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education
Jan 2014
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