Gary Benson

Gary B.

Seattle, WA
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Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
One of my goals in teaching is to instill 'ownership' in the student; in addition to teaching the fundamentals(chords, strumming/playing technique), I ask them if they have a favorite song that they would like to learn. If they like the songs they are working on, they will have more fun in their lessons.
I do stress practice each day---25 minutes max. I don't want to overwhelm the student with long practice times---consistent daily shorter times work better for the student in my opinion.
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About

Gary delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 21 to 60

Teaching since:
2010

My name is Gary; I've been playing acoustic guitar for 35+years; I love to as I put it, "play the songs I grew up with." That means I play the songs I've always loved---in my early years up to the present. I play the coffeehouse and community festival circuit, playing the music of James Taylor and other artists of that era up to the present. My goal is to have you play the songs you like, too….you'll never forget them once you learn!

Education

Visual Communication
Sep 1974 - Jun 1978
Western Washington University/Bellingham, WA

Awards

The Professional Photographer's Showcase at Walt Disney World
Feb 1986
Eastman Kodak

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