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Greg C.
Helena, Montana
practical GUITAR lessons, I want to help YOU get great at guitar quickly!
I am genuinely passionate about your success in becoming the best player you choose to be! I like to teach with repetition (wax on wax off) and prefer to present the big picture first so that every obstacle may potentially never be an obstacle for you. I take years of teaching experience and what have been topics of frustration brought to me by students in the past. I try to smooth the road and teach you, so you get the highest yield of success for your money with as few headaches as possible :) I would LOVE to have the opportunity to show you how great you can be in WAY less time than a traditional private teacher would get you...
About Greg C.

Hey musician! I am EXTREMELY excited to help you get to your best potential through lots of flight hours as quickly as you like! I hope you will pick me to help you avoid common setbacks in your progress. I look forward to helping you be your best on your instrument! I play fretted and fretless bass, electric and acoustic guitar, ukulele, drums, and vocals. I am a guitar effects pedal and gadget fanatic. I have helped thousands of private students step into a life of music since my first student in 1988. In 1994, I was one of ten finalists worldwide in Bass Player Magazine’s Billy Sheehan scholarship contest. That same year, I became a key volunteer staff member at the annual Bozeman Bass Bash. I have shared the bill, performed alongside or recorded with: Bob Babbitt, Victor Bailey, Jean Baudin, Jeff Berlin, Blondie, Suzy Bogguss, Brian Bromberg, Oteil Burbridge, Yves Carbone, Christopher “C3” Cardone, Anthony Cox, Billy Dickens, Lester Estelle jr, Emerson Drive, Sean Feucht, Foghat, Marc Grabowski, Wylie Gustafson, Carol Kaye, Geno Kreis, Rob Kohler, Michael Manring, Stewart Mckinsey, Darren Michaels, Brady Muckelroy, Vince Neil, Adam Nitti, Dave Pomeroy, Psychedelic Furs, Benny Reitveldt, Kelly Roberti, Tim Rosenau, Rich Ross, Andy Rumsey, Trinity Seely, Billy Sheehan, Russell Smith, Norm Stockton, Scott Tecca, Randy Tico, Eddie Tsuru, Twisted Sister, Michael Tyrrell, Gerald Veasley, Trip Wamsley, Doug Wimbish, and Neil Zaza.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1989

Education

Worship arts

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Teaches ages 4+

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Speaks English

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Avatar of the tutor
Greg C.
Helena, Montana
practical GUITAR lessons, I want to help YOU get great at guitar quickly!
I am genuinely passionate about your success in becoming the best player you choose to be! I like to teach with repetition (wax on wax off) and prefer to present the big picture first so that every obstacle may potentially never be an obstacle for you. I take years of teaching experience and what have been topics of frustration brought to me by students in the past. I try to smooth the road and teach you, so you get the highest yield of success for your money with as few headaches as possible :) I would LOVE to have the opportunity to show you how great you can be in WAY less time than a traditional private teacher would get you...
About Greg C.

Hey musician! I am EXTREMELY excited to help you get to your best potential through lots of flight hours as quickly as you like! I hope you will pick me to help you avoid common setbacks in your progress. I look forward to helping you be your best on your instrument! I play fretted and fretless bass, electric and acoustic guitar, ukulele, drums, and vocals. I am a guitar effects pedal and gadget fanatic. I have helped thousands of private students step into a life of music since my first student in 1988. In 1994, I was one of ten finalists worldwide in Bass Player Magazine’s Billy Sheehan scholarship contest. That same year, I became a key volunteer staff member at the annual Bozeman Bass Bash. I have shared the bill, performed alongside or recorded with: Bob Babbitt, Victor Bailey, Jean Baudin, Jeff Berlin, Blondie, Suzy Bogguss, Brian Bromberg, Oteil Burbridge, Yves Carbone, Christopher “C3” Cardone, Anthony Cox, Billy Dickens, Lester Estelle jr, Emerson Drive, Sean Feucht, Foghat, Marc Grabowski, Wylie Gustafson, Carol Kaye, Geno Kreis, Rob Kohler, Michael Manring, Stewart Mckinsey, Darren Michaels, Brady Muckelroy, Vince Neil, Adam Nitti, Dave Pomeroy, Psychedelic Furs, Benny Reitveldt, Kelly Roberti, Tim Rosenau, Rich Ross, Andy Rumsey, Trinity Seely, Billy Sheehan, Russell Smith, Norm Stockton, Scott Tecca, Randy Tico, Eddie Tsuru, Twisted Sister, Michael Tyrrell, Gerald Veasley, Trip Wamsley, Doug Wimbish, and Neil Zaza.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1989

Education

Worship arts

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 4+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Guitar
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Georgia drive Shop / Garage
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$34
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First 3 lessons
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Greg is an amazing teacher who has a lot of patience and encouragement for beginners. I highly recommend him.

Posted Apr 29, 2022
Teacher's Studio

I have two kids taking lessons with Greg and if we could more than 5 stars we definitely would! We have a 13 yr old excelling and fine tuning his guitar skills and an 11 yr old just starting out on the bass. Greg is fantastic at customizing each lesson to be tailored to the student and meets them where they’re at with every lesson. We couldn’t ask for a better instructor and we look forward to many more lessons together!

Posted Apr 29, 2022
Online

If I could give a 10 star rating I would!! Greg, is so talented as a musician and as a teacher. He is able to break concepts down, so they are easily understood. He has a sweet set up with many tools to assist in illustrating various bass rhythms. If you are looking for a great bass or guitar teacher-he's your guy!!

Posted Apr 7, 2022
owner
May 2006 - Present
Private Company
OVERVIEW Greg has been a professional musician and teacher both since 1989. During that time, he has cultivated himself to be a teacher of other musicians. He has gained vast knowledge and experience in sculpting others to meet their goals. This experience has made him knowledgeable of instruments, sound equipment, and the workings of a music team as a whole. He has served as a worship team member at four churches. Currently, Greg leads the worship arts dept at his home church and grows his heart and skill for worship leading. Running his own business and developing marriage coaching skills will prove useful in the leadership and guidance of those he assists in improving their skills. STRENGTHS TEACHING Greg's goal is the building up of those around him in ways that they can understand. Being a strong teacher isn't about being right; it is about leading so that others will follow you. Finding the way to teach a person how they need to learn is a skill Greg has developed through years of practice and listening to students. WORSHIP TEAM EXPERIENCE Several years working with worship teams at different levels has allowed Greg to see them from many vantage points. These experiences have had him everywhere, from leading worship to running sound and everything in between. Knowing that these areas are all essential and must all come together to facilitate a congregation to worship is a strength Greg brings with him. KNOWLEDGE During Greg's years as a musician, he has picked up many skills that add quality to his leadership abilities. Not only is Greg skilled in playing the bass, vocals, guitar, and drums, but he is knowledgeable in the theory behind the music. He can teach those around him to read and understand the music they are playing. He has also spent many hours putting together and running sound systems, so his knowledge goes beyond the stage and into the team's overall sound. Having experience of CCLI and how the music industry works, Greg will use "pop sensibilities" to best utilize and choose music that is pertinent and worshipful. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT ROSSITER KIDS COLLEGE 2013 & 2014 It is introducing 20 kids at a time to guitar basics. Greg often runs into many of these children at outreach programs at church. He gets to be the familiar face that allows them to feel comfortable and a sense of belonging. HELENA FIRST ASSEMBLY YOUTH WORSHIP LEADERS 10/2011 – 9/2012 Greg and his wife Lisa spent a season as the leadership for the youth worship team at Helena's first assembly. They were very blessed to be used by God to build those young musicians into some heavyweight worshipers! They finalized our time with the young adults by facilitating a practicum to adjudicate the kids as they progressed. They still maintain relationships with most of these students who are now adults. SMALL GROUP LEADERS 9/2011 – present After reading an article online that stressed the importance of marriage enrichment and the lack of this being available in most churches, Greg and Lisa approached their pastor. He said suggested they start leading a group at our church. They have been leading marriage enrichment small groups ever since. It has blossomed into a calling for them, leading them into the creation of a website. HELENA FIRST ASSEMBLY WORSHIP TEAM 6/2011 - present Greg began attending Helena's first assembly in October of 2010. June 4th of 2011, Greg started playing on the worship teams at Helena First assembly, including special music projects and Sunday worship. As a Bassist, guitarist, harmony vocal, and drummer. EXPERIENCE CONSULTANT TO FELLOW PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTORS 2004 - present Due to the current political impositions on society, Greg has become a go-to for his fellow instructors as a consultant for keeping up with online instruction for a large variety of age groups and technology experience levels. Greg cares deeply for his competitors and loves assisting them to thrive during this unfortunate season imposition. HELENA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY GUITAR INSTRUCTOR 2019 - present Greg develops and instructs In-person and online courses for beginner guitar for the Helena College of technology. FORTRESS OF JOY – WORSHIP ARTS DEPT HEAD 06/2016 –present Greg is accountable to God for putting lyrics into the mouths of a congregation. He is Holy-Spirit lead while he leads and instructs a team of revolving musicians at a large variety of levels of commitment and skill. Wylie and the Wild West 10/2015 – 06/2017 Touring: Bass guitarist, mandolin, and harmony vocalist. capitalFRET co-owner 9/2004 - present The company was run for a season as a retail store. It housed multiple music instructors from April 2008 to December 2013. At that time, I scaled back to only me doing lessons and setting up guitars. Greg's wife had joined him in this endeavor in October of 2009. They continue to work side-by-side every day as Greg teaches privately and executes guitar repairs at their home facility. PICCOLOS MUSIC 5/2006 – 3/2008 Rental Contract Writer, Electronics installation, High-quality Control, Instrument Maintenance, Instrument set-up tech, Inventory, Laborer, Luthier, Marketing, NAMM/Trade show representative, Promoting, Receiving/Ordering Sales, Salesman BOZEMAN BASS BASH 1994 – 2012 Greg participated heavily in creating and facilitating the Bozeman Bass Bash, which has become the model used for bass-centric events worldwide. Greg gave support in all areas from development and advertising to being a Bass Bash clinician who taught classes for participants. PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN 11/1989 - Present Band Leader, Bassist, Booking, Contract Writer, Electronics installation, Endorsee, High-quality Control, Instrument Maintenance, Instrument set-up tech, Inventory, Laborer, Luthier, Marketing, NAMM/Trade show representative, Promoting, Receiving/Ordering Sales, Salesman, Set-up and tear down crew, Shipping, Stringed instrument hardware assembly technician, Telemarketing, Touring, Vocalist WORSHIP TEAM MEMBER 2006 - PRESENT Worship team member at Valley Christian Fellowship, Hannaford Street Bible Church, Helena First Assembly of God Church. Play Bass, guitar (acoustic and electric), drums, vocals, and youth worship team coach. Greg now resides at Fortress of Joy Worship, art director. BOZEMAN ADULT EDUCATION GUITAR INSTRUCTOR 2004 Greg instructed 180 guitar students per session for two sessions in 2004 in the Bozeman adult education program. GIBSON GUITAR 4/2001 to 1/2002 Assembly, Buff, Construction, Detail sanding, Electronics installation, Final assembly, Finish sanding, High-quality Control, Instrument Maintenance, Instrument set-up tech, Inventory, Laborer, Neck shaping, (buttons & heel caps), Pickguard mfg., Quality control NORTON GUITARS 3/2000 to 4/2001 Assembly, Buff, Construction, Contract writer, Delivery, Designer, Detail sanding, Electronics installation, Endorsee, Final assembly, Finish, Finish sanding, Finisher, Fretting, Gluing backs to rib structures, High-quality Control, Instrument Maintenance, Instrument set-up tech, Inventory, Laborer, Luthier, Marketing, NAMM/Trade show representative, Neck shaping, Promoting, Quality control, R & D, Receiving/Ordering, Sales, Salesman, Sanding sealer, Set-up and tear down crew, Shipping, Stain, Stringed instrument hardware assembly technician, Telemarketing.
Elementary Music Instructor
Aug 2016 - Jun 2017
Helena Christian School
Greg taught music education for preschool through 6th-grade. He facilitated a weekly worship assembly for kids preschool through 6th grade. Greg also coached the high school worship team.
Worship arts
Aug 2018
Worship arts
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
D'Adarrio Education Collective
Jul 2017
a global community of music educators who are committed to inspiring the next generation of lifelong musicians. Our program provides music teachers with access to resources and other tools to help support their role in education. The Education Collective will grow to include opportunities to network with other teachers, share your knowledge and content, and attend special educational events. Our goal is to support those that support the future of music.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Aug 2001
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
Instructor details
Guitar
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Georgia drive Shop / Garage
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$34
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30