Clay Schroeder

Clay S.

Carrollton, TX

About Clay S.

Clay teaches: Ages 7 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: February 2012
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

I started playing guitar when I was 14 years old, and I continued to pursue music as a serious profession when I attended McLennan College for Commercial Songwriting. Now I am currently teaching guitar and basic drums for a music school, while also performing in a live Top 40 cover band. I consider myself a serious songwriter as well, and I have been writing and recording my own tracks for 8 years.

I encourage my students to bring in music they are interested in learning because learning how to play guitar or drums is more than just theory and techniques. Music is meant to be fun! I also personalize each lesson for every student based on what they are looking to learn and improve. Every student learns at a different pace and there is no rush to get where they want to be -- patience is just as important as practice.

Photos and Videos

Intro to Major & Minor Scales

Experience

Private Instructor

Feb 2015 - Present
4/4 School of Music

Instruct beginner to intermediate guitar and beginner drum lessons in a one-on-one setting. Student age levels range from 5 years to 85 years old, so nobody is too young or too old to begin!

Independent Instructor

Feb 2012 - Aug 2014
Self

Instructed private guitar lessons at beginner and intermediate levels covering chords and fretting techniques to introduction to jazz theory and modes.

Education

Associates degree in Commercial Music Songwriting

Sep 2006 - May 2008
Mclennan Community College

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Songwriter of the Year

Feb 2008
McLennan Community College

Affiliations

Audio Engineers Society

Aug 2011
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Established in 1948, the Audio Engineering Society, Inc. (AES) draws its membership from amongst engineers, scientists, other individuals with an interest or involvement in the professional audio industry. The membership largely comprises engineers developing devices or products for audio, and persons working in audio content production. It also includes acousticians, audiologists, academics, and those in other disciplines related to audio. The AES is the only world-wide professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology.

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16 Reviews on Clay S.

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Mark Jun 17, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I can't imagine how it could have gone any better. Clay is a gifted teacher who quickly understands how to adapt the instruction to the student.
You can tell when it has been productive and engaging when 45 minutes seems like 10. Can't wait for the next one...
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Vinod S. May 8, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Mr clay has been a great teacher. Considering this was my first lesson, he was very comforting and knowledgeable. He was vey patient and guided me step by step.Great teacher overall.
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Narasimhan S. May 2, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I liked clay very much in term of being patient answering questions a beginner will have, Excited to have found a good teacher. Thanks to take lessons!
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Juan Apr 14, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Clay is an excellent instructor with a lot of patience and excellent music knowledge. He knows how to transmit his knowledge of the guitar and my son is very happy and motivated with his class. We recommend him and we think his class is really good.
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Anmol Apr 9, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Mr.Clay is very nice and talented. When I'm having trouble learning a song, he works with me very comfortably till I learn the song. He is the best guitar teacher ever!
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Jason Apr 2, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Clay is an awesome guitar teacher. My kids really enjoy talking classes from him.
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Thangamani Mar 22, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Clay is a very great teacher.My 9 yrs old son is taking guitar lessons. He loves going to guitar class every week .One of the best teacher my kid has ever got.
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Alyssa W. Feb 22, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Clay was very professional. He was patient took time to get to know some music my daughter likes and was able to teach my daughter the beginnings of some of her favorite songs. She has been playing since he left. She is excited to have another lesson next week.
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Rafael Feb 12, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Very knowledgeable of the guitar instruments, chords and notes. Friendly and display patience at all time. He knows how to encourage you to continue practicing. Clay really shows the desire for you to learn how to play guitar.

I highly recommend Clay as a guitar teacher.
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Kai Jan 27, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Clay is a great teacher, patient, responsible and skillful. He has a nice personality and I felt very relaxed when we were working together. Strongly recommended.
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