Christian Lumsden

Christian L.

Baltimore, MD
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Transcend the instrument and be able to play with anything. Learn your favorite tunes by ear and on the guitar. That is what I focus on. From beginning rudiments all the way through completely breaking down and conceptualizing the fretboard.

I've been playing for 20 years and have studied jazz at Peabody Conservatory and Berklee College of Music. However, I have played in bluegrass, rock, funk, hip hop and klezmer bands, as well.

I try to create an individual approach for each student because every person learns uniquely. I work with people on skills that apply to music at large, as well as the guitar 🎸. My goal is to help a student learn how to learn on their own, and provide the tools to do so.


About Christian L.

Hi! I'm Christian!

I play the guitar. I've been playing for 20 years now. Ive studied with all sorts of folks and at multiple music schools. I play in the DC and Baltimore area. Over time I've assembled quite a bucket of music tools and skills. I've also learned that everyone who wants to do this thing, at some point, has to formulate their own approach. I can help with that.

I focus on basic to advanced skills and approaches.

My goal is to get people playing and listening critically and to facilitate being able to play with and learn anything. So, typically, I focus on:

Ear Training
Technical skills and exercises
Conceptualizing the fretboard (making a mental map...or several)
How to learn songs
Analyzing musical elements....form, structure, harmony, melody, rhythm, audio mix
How to play! Specific techniques for specific purposes
How, where, and when to practice. This is a biggie.

There is A LOT, but!.... this is just the pool of knowledge I have to take from. Each student has specific needs, and we will focus on each of those one at a time.

I love to see people learn and grow and look forward to hearing from you!



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Jazz Guitar
Aug 2018 - Present

Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins

Jazz Guitar
Aug 2009 - May 2011

Berklee College of Music



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