Dennis Rayburn
Fairfield, CT
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Dennis Rayburn

Dennis R.

Fairfield, CT
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
An evaluation of your goals in taking lessons.
An assessment of your current level of guitar playing and music theory knowledge and ability.
A lesson plan based on your goals and current ability level.
Lessons that work towards your goals.
Lessons are provided in classic rock, mainstream rock, funk, blues, pop, and folk guitar styles.

Are you interested in getting started with learning guitar? Are you tired of trying teach yourself? Have YouTube and other free online sources not provided you with what you want? Have you taken guitar lessons that didn't really seem to help?

My first job with a new student is to understand what they are looking for in guitar lessons. Do you want to be able to strum songs that you like? Do you want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Do you want to play along with backing tracks or songs? Do you want to learn music theory? Do you want to enrich your life with playing music? Do you want to write your own songs? I start by understanding what you want to be able to do with your guitar. I send new students a short questionnaire which they can fill out in as much detail as they want. I make sure that what I teach you matches your personality and learning style, and is geared towards your personal goals.

I have been teaching guitar for 20 years. I have played music since I was 10 years old (various instruments). I specialize in rock, blues, pop, jazz, and fusion. I currently study with Bruce Arnold. I have studied at Bekeley Online and with Chris Morrison, Hy White, and Tom Hess. I am enrolled in a an ongoing mentoring group for music teachers. I take the art of teaching seriously.

About Dennis R.

One of my main passions in music is teaching guitar. My approach is to focus on the student's goals and then to craft lesson plans around that. I enjoy working with students and helping them overcome obstacles.

I am a guitarist, composer, and teacher. I have been in the music field for over 30 years. In addition to electric and acoustic guitar I also play piano and keyboards. The styles I usually work in are rock, funk, blues, pop, jazz and jazz fusion.

I am always educating myself in music and teaching. I have studied with a number of excellent teachers including Bruce Arnold, Bill Bickford, Hy White, and Tom Hess. I have completed a 70 hour guitar instructor training course from Tom Hess, and I have taken a number of courses through Berklee Online.

I started teaching about 20 years ago, and during that time I have been part of a worldwide mentoring group for music instructors.I have learned from other music teachers all around the world and have crafted my teaching techniques with the support of that mentoring group.

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Ken
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Dennis is a fantastic teacher. My son always looked forward to his lesson.
He makes the learning process fun.
I highly recommend him.

Posted Sep 9, 2021
Jeff
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Dennis is an outstanding teacher. He's insightful and patient, and customizes his lessons and practice assignments to your specific needs. I've been making great progress since starting lessons with Dennis and enjoy playing more and more as a result.

Posted Aug 30, 2021
Rachel Lynn
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A great and fun learning experience with Dennis. He’s the best!

Posted Aug 30, 2021

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